Chicago Tribune Daywatch
August 29, 2016 View email in browser


Sentencing in red-light cameras scandal 

John Bills, who rose through City Hall as part of the patronage army of House Speaker Michael Madigan, faces between 10 and 30 years in prison Monday for taking up to $2 million in cash bribes and gifts in exchange for helping grow the city’s red-light camera program into the largest in the nation.

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Fringe’ candidates yanked from ballot

Presidential hopefuls Emidio Soltysik, Frank Fluckiger and Mary Vann are among the names the State Board of Elections is dropping from the Nov. 8 ballot.

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Ventra surcharge pinches the poor, agencies

The Ventra fare system makes it tough for homeless people or social service agencies to buy single-ride tickets because of a 50-cent surcharge, they say.

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Suspects held in killing of Dwyane Wade’s cousin

Brothers Derren Sorrells and Darwin Sorrells Jr. were charged Sunday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade.

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Where are the monarch butterflies?

As monarchs start their 3,000-mile winter migration from Canada to Mexico this month, butterfly experts say monarch numbers are extremely low, the latest downturn in a 20-year decline for the striking orange and black insects.

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Loss dampens Cubs’ onesie trip

Despite a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers in L.A. on Sunday, the Cubs stuck to their annual onesie dress-up for the trip back to Chicago.

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‘Hamilton’ creator coming to Chicago

Lin-Manuel Miranda will talk with Tribune theater critic Chris Jones as part of a one-night-only event presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago Tribune.

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Review: Springsteen mixes ‘River’ and surprises at UC

He’ll be 67 next month, but Bruce Springsteen powered his way through 3 hours and 35 minutes of songs from his 1980 album “The River,” plus some rarely-performed gems at the United Center Sunday night.

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