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 2 yrs | Barbara Byrd-Bennett: Ex-head of Chicago Public Schools pleads guilty in bribery scheme

              Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 20 mail and wire fraud counts in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving $23 million in no-bid contracts, the Associated Press is reporting. (more)   

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 2 yrs | One Direction ‘not splitting up,’ just taking a break, band member says

              Boy band One Direction is "not splitting" up, but will be taking a "well-earned break" at some point next year, band member Niall Horan said on his Twitter account on Monday night. "Don't worry though, we still have lots we want to achieve ! can't wait for you to hear all the new music we have for you and to perform some new songs as the tour continues," he said.   

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 2 yrs | Chicago White Sox legend Billy Pierce dead at 88

              Billy Pierce, who was considered to be one of the best pitchers in the 1950s, has died after a battle with gall bladder cancer, the Chicago White Sox have confirmed. He was 88. "Generations of White Sox fans lost one of their heroes today," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement. "It was an absolute privilege to consider Billy a friend. He epitomized class, not just as a ballplayer on those great Go-Go White Sox teams of the 1950s, but as a gentleman and as a human being who devoted so much of his life to helping others." [full statement attached]   

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 2 yrs | Appeals court partially overturns conviction of former Illinois Governor Blagojevich

              An appeals court has overturned some of the most sensational charges against former Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, ordering five of the eighteen corruption counts to be scrapped and sending the case for retrial on the vacated counts or, if prosecutors choose to drop the charges, to proceed directly to re-sentencing on the remaining counts. Blagojevich will remain in prison pending a retrial or re-sentencing. [court documents attached]   

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 2 yrs | Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman renamed Chicago’s ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ after prison escape - NBC Chicago

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