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Midday News Links: Ty Warner Tax Evasion Conviction Heads To Appeals Court

By Chuck Sudo in News on Sep 17, 2014 6:40PM

In this 2003 photo, Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner celebrates the 10th anniversary of the miniature stuffed toy that was all the rage in the late 1990s. (Photo credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

  • Federal prosecutors seeking a prison term, instead of probation, for Beanie Babies kingpin Ty Warner are making their case to an appeals court Wednesday. [Tribune]
  • Four people with Chicago ties earned MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" Wednesday, including Victory Gardens playwright Samuel Hunter and Northwestern University professor Mark Hersam. [Sun-Times, Sun-Times]
  • A legislative panel wants more time to mull over new rules by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources governing fracking and when they'll take effect. [Crain's]
  • Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. [CBS Chicago]
  • Evanston ranks fifth on 24/7 Wall St.'s list of the best places to live in the country. [24/7 Wall St.]