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Midday News Links: City Purchases 8,500 More Face Shields For Police

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Mar 22, 2012 6:20PM

  • The city decided the 3,000 face shields they purchased in preparation for the NATO summit just won't be enough, even without the G-8 summit. The city spent $757,657 in federal grant funding to purchase an additional 8,500 face shields for police. [NBC]

  • First Lady Michelle Obama will show off her old South Side neighborhood while she takes the world's "first spouses" on a tour of the city. [NBC]

  • And what will they be discussing at that NATO Summit? This British ambassador knows. [ABC7]

  • Students at Chicago State University are holding a stand-in at the school's library to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. [Sun-Times]

  • South Loop's Dr. Lisa Henry-Reid won national recognition for her work as an HIV and AIDS researcher. [Chicago Journal]

  • A music blog in Milwaukee and a music blog in Chicago are engaging in a "sound swap" exchange system between the two music scenes. [A.V. Club]

  • Blagojevich's lawyer says our former governor is "very popular in prison." Interpret that however you like. [Fox]