By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 21, 2009 10:00PM
- Gang member Mark Downs was found guilty today in the 1996 murder of six-year-old Nico Contreras.
- Gov. Quinn is going after the Illinois EPA after the Tribune's investigative report on tainted water in the south suburban town of Crestwood.
- Oh, Todd, you scamp. This appearance on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" warranted the following press release from Todd's spokesman, Sean Howard:
During President Stroger’s interview of WTTW’s Chicago Tonight’s 7:00 PM telecast, the President was quoted as saying “I'm sure employees get arrested all the time.” The President’s intent was to express that of the 24,000 Cook County employees, his office is not informed of every worker who may be arrested. The President holds a high regard for all Cook County employees and regrets any misinterpretation of his statement.
- Chicago police have arrested Jonathan Gary in connection with multiple Blue Line robberies on March 2.
- Large Latino community organization United Neighborhood Organization has released a study it hopes to use to fight overcrowding in Southwest and Northwest side schools.
- If you're going to go have sex in another car, do not leave your four-year-old child alone in your own car. Bad form.
- A Civil War-era grenade was removed from the Porter County Museum by a bomb squad in Valparaiso, Indiana after it was determined the grenade could still be an active explosive.
- Tracking Cheetos bags through Rogers Park.