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Friendly and Not-So-Friendly Faces Back in the News

By Joanna Miller in News on Apr 12, 2006 6:09PM

Several subjects of past Chicagoist posts are back in the news this week:

Remember that guy who drunkenly stumbled onto a runway at Midway last month? He pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and was sentenced to 18 months of court supervision and 10 days in the Cook County sheriff’s work program. Oh, and he isn’t welcome at Midway anymore.

megabus2.jpgAnd then there’s Megabus, that new dollar bus line. We hope none of your were on its maiden voyage from Cleveland to Chicago on Monday because it ran out of gas. Riders were stranded for an hour and the bus arrived two hours late. Oops.

Michael L. Jackson, the HIV/AIDS policy and communication specialist who assaulted a nurse after being charged with running over and killing a cab driver in Lakeview last year, is in trouble again. He’s now charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct for having sexual relations and not disclosing his HIV status while in jail. We’re guessing that makes him a somewhat ineffective HIV/AIDS communication specialist, but we already knew the guy had some issues.

turano2.jpgThere's more good news for the Gay Games: The event’s rowing competition cleared the final hurdle with the Lakewood village board voting 3-1 to approve it. We thought this was already a done deal, but now it's really, really happening.

Finally, Renato “Ron” Turano won his bid for a seat on the Italian Senate where he will represent Italians living in North and Central America. Turano is present of the Berwyn-based Turano Baking Company. Hopefully, they will continue to bake up those yummy carbs in his absence.

Turano image via ABC7