Chicago Tribune Daywatch
August 30, 2016 View email in browser

Mosques get out the vote

For decades, Muslim leaders have urged the faithful to go to the polls on Election Day to perform their American civic duty. But a surge of anti-Islam rhetoric in this year’s election cycle has fueled additional efforts by area mosques to boost voter turnout.

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10 years for ‘immoral’ acts

John Bills, convicted in Chicago’s red-light cameras scandal, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge who slammed “our own homegrown corruption.”

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August’s deadly trend

There have been at least 78 homicides this month, making it the most violent in Chicago since October 1997, according to data provided by the CPD.

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Aldermen: Whoa on police reform vote

Some aldermen are sending a “not so fast” message to Mayor Emanuel as he pushes for a Sept. 14 vote on an overhaul of the complex system that investigates claims of police misconduct.

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EU to Apple: You owe $14.5B

The world’s richest company benefited from a “selective tax treatment” in Ireland, the European Union regulator said today, ordering Apple to repay a record 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest.

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72 mass graves 

The Associated Press has documented and mapped dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria where the Islamic State massacred people when the group invaded their territory.

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Cubs rally after Arrieta knocked around

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero sent the crowd home happy after driving in the winning run in the 13th inning against the Pirates, snapping a two-game skid.

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Gene Wilder, prince of panic

The actor who died Sunday at age 83 was “his generation’s greatest comic hysteric, without peer in the art of sly escalation and perfectly pitched freak-outs,” thinks critic Michael Phillips.

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