The [Monday] Papers
"Cook County prosecutors rarely file felony charges against students accused of sexual violence on college campuses, according to a Tribune analysis. A survey of 16 local colleges found that police investigated 109 reported sex crimes since fall 2005, with 12 resulting in arrests and five in convictions," the paper reported over the weekend.
"Cook County prosecutors are not the only ones to struggle with forcible sex offenses on college campuses.
"The Tribune reported earlier this year that women who report sexual violence on campuses rarely see their attackers arrested and almost never see them convicted. A June survey of six schools in Illinois and Indiana found police investigated 171 reported sex crimes since fall 2005, with 12 resulting in arrests and four in convictions. Only one of the convictions stemmed from a student-on-student attack.
"The arrest and conviction rates in the Midwest and Cook County surveys were far below the average for rapes reported nationally."
Yes, I added the link to the Tribune's previous story referenced by the Tribune.
"At the bottom of the stack was a copy of talking points prepared by Jackson's staff, apparently intended to help comedian Bill Cosby call Blagojevich to urge Jackson's appointment."
"Jackson aides sent a package that included 'talking points' about why the congressman was the best for the seat - materials sent in response to media inquiries and to supporters including Aretha Franklin, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Hunter Biden, the vice president's son," the Tribune reports.
Jesse, Jesse, Jesse.
See also: Jackson Salivates.
"Only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found."
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"Flying Food Group announced Saturday that production at its Lawrenceville, GA facility has been suspended pending an investigation into the problem. In July, Flying Food Group expanded the recall by an additional 6,901 pounds of chicken, turkey, beef and pork products used in various wraps and salads.
"A few days later it recalled all of its federally regulated products - sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads - because of the Listeria concerns."
"Legendary Chicago-based entrepreneur Sue Ling Gin is Founder (1983) and CEO of Flying Food Group LLC, a leading wholesale food production company," the company's website says. "FFG provides quality passenger meals to over 70 top airlines - primarily international - and to retail partners in grocery, food service and specialty markets, including 4200 US Starbucks."
"Sue sits on the boards of Exelon Corporation and Commonwealth Edison and is on the board of The Foundation for the National Archives. She is the first non-French citizen to join the board of Air France catering arm, Servair. Chicago-area board memberships include DePaul University, The Field Museum, Chicago Botanic Gardens and Rush University Medical Center.
"McGowan met his match in Sue Ling Gin, who shared his passion for the risks of business as well as his tough, scrappy style," the New York Times said in a lengthy profile of the couple published in 1988.
"Her riskiest - and most successful - real estate gamble came when she began to pick up properties in the West Loop section of Chicago, a dingy warehouse district known as Haymarket, which she envisioned as the Soho of Chicago. To make the deal for the Haymarket properties work, Gin badgered Chicago politicians and Illinois lawmakers to ease the laws on acquiring tax-delinquent properties. Some of those properties, for which Gin paid thousands, are worth millions today."
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Posted on December 5, 2011
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