House Speaker Michael Madigan knew in advance that several lobbyists would send secret payments to a top lieutenant he ousted in a 2018 sexual harassment scandal, recently unsealed court records have revealed. The revelation undermines the script the now indicted ex-president released when the Tribune first revealed that his longtime confidant Michael McClain lined up friendly utility lobbyists to pay Kevin thousands of dollars. Quinn despite her abrupt departure.
In other news:
- The Chicago casino project has taken a step forward.
- As the United States Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Illinois said she has begun offering abortion pills by mail to qualifying state residents.
- And New York Yankees’ Josh Donaldson received a one-game suspension for what Major League Baseball called “inappropriate comments” made to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson during the game. Saturday.
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In his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Richard Irvin has been plagued with inconsistencies between his past actions as Aurora mayor and his statements since hitting the stump. From his views on mandates imposed during the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and gun control to his personal voting history and views on Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Irvin often finds himself in conflict with GOP gubernatorial candidate Irvin.
For his part, Irvin denies any disparity in his positions. “I think I’m consistent all the time, whether it’s mayor or a candidate running for governor,” Irvin said.
David Husser was sleeping at his Lincoln Park home earlier this month when he woke up to the sound of gunshots. “It looked like they were right outside my house,” Husser said of the May 6 shooting that left 23-year-old culinary student Dakotah Earley fighting for his life. “I saw a man stand over him and shoot him again.”
Earley’s mother, Joy Dobbs, met Husser for the first time on Monday and thanked him for not only calling 911, but also administering first aid and staying with her injured son. while they waited for the police and an ambulance. The Georgia resident said her son had always been cautious and was “the nicest kid around” and “so naive”.
People with long-term COVID-19 who visited a Northwestern Medicine clinic still had symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and brain fog for a period of time, according to a new study from Northwestern. median of 15 months after first falling ill, although they never needed hospitalization.
The Willis Tower still dominates the Chicago skyline 49 years after it was built, but when Blackstone bought it for $1.3 billion in 2015, the iconic structure inspired more admiration than affection. “It was an engineering marvel, but it was monolithic, with granite everywhere, so it left a lot to be desired,” said David Moore, senior vice president of EQ Office, a wholly owned company. Blackstone.
But company officials say a five-year makeover is complete, and a groundbreaking ceremony today will celebrate the transformation of the 110-storey building, once the world’s tallest, into what they call it a group of neighborhoods, open to workers, nearby residents and the many tourists who flock to its famous observation deck.
Tribune reviewer Michael Phillips calls “Top Gun: Maverick” a really good time, and often a really good movie for the jittery blur we find ourselves in right now. It’s comfortable. And it will be catnip for those who can’t wait to see Tom Cruise flash That Look.
Orange Garden, Chicago’s oldest Chinese restaurant, which recently sold its iconic neon sign and will sell out next year, may not be for sale after all.
“I don’t want to sell,” owner Hui Ruan told Tribune’s Louisa Chu. He spoke in Cantonese, seated in a booth in the historic North Center dining hall. “I am 72 years old this year. Before, I didn’t want to work anymore, because of my age, and because I’m tired. But now my kids say they really like this restaurant so I can’t bear to sell it.
The children, an adult son and daughter, now run the business, perhaps best known for Chinese American classics including foo young eggs and Chicago-style peanut butter spring rolls. Ruan’s children, however, are unwilling to take over the family restaurant – another wrinkle in Orange Garden’s long, contested history.