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Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Poop for Black Friday

nbcchicago.com — Instead of coal in their stockings, thousands of Cards Against Humanity customers will be getting a box of poop-bull poop. The creators of the popular card game protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website, instead only offering one item-a box of "Bulls*@t" for $6.
Dec 18, 2014

Anybody get fooled?? Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Poop for Black Friday | NBC Chicago nbcchicago.com/news/weird/Car… via @nbcchicago

Dec 18, 2014

"Cards Against Humanity" creators protest #BlackFriday, sell boxes of poop to about 30,000 nbcchi.com/n0HGYfd pic.twitter.com/0URdbGGD1I

Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller Election

nbcchicago.com — Governor Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the Illinois Legislature to approve a special election to choose a new Illinois comptroller following the death of Judy Baar Topinka. Quinn is said to be looking for someone who will "carry out Topinka's role as a watchdog."
Dec 18, 2014

Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller Election | NBC Chicago nbcchicago.com/news/local/Qui… via @nbcchicago

Patterson Bumped From Mayoral Ballot

nbcchicago.com — It appears Willie Wilson has won his challenge to bump Fenton Patterson off the ballot as a candidate for mayor. That was the word from key political sources on Wednesday evening. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign argues Wilson is trying to cut the number of African American candidates from the February ballot.

Reports: Cutler Benched by Bears for Week 16 vs. Lions

nbcchicago.com — With the Chicago Bears sitting at 5-9 and facing an offseason full of firings and coaching moves, Marc Trestman apparently has added more fuel to the fires of controversy surrounding the team as multiple reports have emerged that he has benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler.
Dec 18, 2014

Reports Cutler OUT, Clausen IN against Lions next week. QB changes this late in the season? bit.ly/1z7x7Fs pic.twitter.com/wygqcjZWDD

Opinion: Cutler Benching an Unnecessary Move in Lost Season

nbcchicago.com — Between Aaron Kromer taking his criticisms of Jay Cutler outside of Halas Hall and players like Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett reportedly creating tension in the locker room, it didn't seem like the 2014 season could get any weirder for the Chicago Bears, but on Wednesday we were all proven wrong as Cutler was benched by head coach Marc Trestman.

How Sex Traffickers Communicate in the Digital Age

nbcchicago.com — On a recent day in an undisclosed suburban Cook County motel, 11 men answered an ad for sex on backpage.com and ended up in handcuffs. There were 11 arrests within 90 minutes. "The volume is immense," said Bill Leen, a commander with the Cook County Sheriff's Police vice unit.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @TomDart: .@MarionBrooksNBC continues to tackle sex trafficking trends. Parents must be aware of their kids' online activities. nbcchicago.com/news/local/sex…

Hawks, Caps Stars Featured Heavily in Epix Series Debut

nbcchicago.com — The Epix original series "Road to the NHL Winter Classic" premiered on Tuesday night while the Chicago Blackhawks were busy beating the Minnesota Wild 5-3, and as the first episode in the series, it naturally focused on the big stars of both the Hawks and the Washington Capitals.
Dec 17, 2014

Just how many F-bombs were dropped on "Road to the Winter Classic"? My recap of Episode 1 has the answer nbcchicago.com/news/sports/Bl…

Man Rescued From Chicago River

nbcchicago.com — A man was pulled from the Chicago River early Wednesday in the Near West Side neighborhood after a local resident threw a life preserver to keep him afloat until rescue crews arrived. Seth Rems was walking home across the bridge near Randolph and Canal about 1 a.m.

Cheney Blasts Torture Report

nbcchicago.com — "I would do it again in a minute." - Former Vice President Dick Cheney, defending the brutal interrogation tactics used by the CIA in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and highlighted in a a report spearheaded...
Dec 16, 2014

RT @NBCLA: "I would do it again in a minute": Cheney defends CIA's brutal interrogation tactics 4.nbcla.com/1swWwRG pic.twitter.com/QM0SRK97BK

State Appeals Court: Reporter Doesn't Have to Disclose Source

nbcchicago.com — A reporter previously held in contempt of court while covering a grisly Joliet double-homicide will not have to disclose his source, a state appeals court ruled. The court on Monday reversed the September 2013 decision of a Will County judge to find Patch.com reporter Joseph Hosey in contempt for not revealing how he acquired detailed reports of the stranglings of Eric Glover and Terrance Radkins.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcchicago: Appeals court reverses lower court decision to hold reporter in contempt for declining to reveal source nbcchi.com/IVLtKEX

Cook County to Join Cameras-in-Court Program

nbcchicago.com — The Illinois Supreme Court has allowed the use of cameras and audio recording devices in Cook County courts on an experimental basis starting next month. Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman and Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans made the announcement Tuesday morning.
Dec 16, 2014

AT LAST. Cook County approves cameras in criminal courtrooms. bit.ly/1GMdthv

Listless Bears Fall 31-15 on Monday Night to Saints

nbcchicago.com — The Chicago Bears are talking a good game about not being resigned to their fate, but they didn't show that on the field as they put forth a listless effort in a 31-15 drubbing at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.
Dec 16, 2014

So does that mean we're not going to the playoffs? RT @Grizzly_Detail: Listless #Bears fall 31-15 to #Saints in #MNF nbcchi.com/9oGfp0I