Extra Extra: Man Fatally Shot Outside South Side Elementary School

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Apr 8, 2013 11:00PM


  • A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest outside of James Madison Elementary School in the South Shore neighborhood around 8:30 a.m. Reports say schoolchildren were not near the scene when it happened, but the campus was put on a 20-minute lockdown. Parents were informed of the incident six hours later, and some say they should've been told sooner. [DNAinfo]

  • Airline ratings improve but United still comes in last. [Tribune]

  • City Hall coughs up $22 million for private lawyers in 2012. [Sun-Times]

  • Merchants aren’t keen to Ald. Brendan Reilly’s plan to have them foot the bill for more police patrolling the Mag Mile. [Crain's]

  • The FBI is hot on the trail of the "Mummy Bandit" who robbed a TCF bank in a Northcenter Jewel-Osco using a cane on Sunday. [CBS]

  • David Axelrod officially opened the University of Chicago Institute of Politics today. [Chicago Magazine]

  • Why is Mike Ditka making sausages? Why are they chicken sausages? Why do these “Polish” sausages have mozzarella and tomato in them? [Vienna Beef]