By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Sep 11, 2007 12:20AM
- Two homeless men shot in a 24 hour span in Uptown -- they appear to be unrelated.
- In more shooting news (why is there so much?!): Police have two "persons of interest" in custody Sunday morning after two teenagers were shot in a playlot on the South Side in the Woodlawn neighborhood, blocks from the University of Chicago campus.
- Our dear friend warns us: This is why you NEVER put headphones in your ears while biking; don't ever let me see you doing this. One cyclist was struck and killed by a train while listening to his iPod in the far western suburbs. Tragic.
- In positive train accident news: Moments before a car stuck on tracks in north suburban Glenview was hit by two Amtrak trains Saturday night, a local teenage boy pulled the elderly driver from the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
- The much-loved and much-hated Logan Square's Discount Mega Mall burned down, which also suspended Blue Line Service Saturday night.
- There's lots of named streets around Chicago. And from now on, Oak Street in Maywood will be known as Fred Hampton Way.
- Ilana Rosenzweig, the Los Angeles attorney hired to restore public confidence in investigations of police wrongdoing disclosed Friday that she inherited an 85-employee department with 20 vacancies.
- Another woman in power kicking butt and taking names. It's show time for Brenda Barnes. The CEO, halfway through her turnaround of Sara Lee Corp , will put her marketing skills to work this week when she unveils new products aimed at wowing Wall Street and spurring growth at the 68-year-old company.
- Taking a page from the CTA, are we? Stroger gets blasted for cutting the budget at the expense of lower income workers and leaving his high paid buddies with jobs.
- Speaking of, Las Vegas police have recommended the prosecution of the former head of Cook County Hospital and two Chicago businessmen -- one of them Orlando Jones, the politically connected godson of former Cook County Board President John Stroger.
- Cardinal Francis George faced the mostly African-American congregation at St. Agatha Catholic Church on Sunday morning and thanked them for their patience during "that terrible tragedy of sexual abuse." It was the first time George had addressed the congregation since St. Agatha's former pastor, Daniel McCormack, was sentenced July 2 to five years in prison for molesting boys.
- It's a rough, rough sport, but they say this was an "anomaly" of an accident. Windy City Roller "Tequila Mockingbird" says she will walk again after her roller derby injury.
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