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The [Thursday] Papers

1. Lemont, Lithuania.

"One of the artifacts on display at the Lithuanian World Center, a vast community center on more than 18 acres of land in Lemont, a leafy village on the outskirts of Chicago, is a wooden sculpture of Hitler and Stalin scalping a kneeling man," the Economist notes.

"The man is Lithuania. The country suffered under Soviet, Nazi and again Soviet occupations for 50 years, and before that under tsarist rule. 'We used to be the largest country in Europe and then we just disappeared from the map,' says Marijus Gudynas of the Lithuanian Foreign Office, in Vilnius. These traumas have left 1.3m Lithuanians (from a country of barely 3m) living abroad. Chicago is their undisputed capital."

2. Lone Holdout Juror Prevented Convictions On All Counts Against Manafort.

3. Slow Motion Criminal Justice.

"Research from the University of Chicago has revealed that when juries are shown CCTV footage of a crime taking place in slow motion, they are three times more likely to convict of murder than if the footage was shown at real-time speed. The reason it seems is all to do with the perceived intent of the offender," Crime Traveller reports.

4. Gross.

5. Hoover Vacuum Family's Glencoe Estate For Sale At $15.9 Million.

* Tribune, 1986: A Family Feuds Over Fortune.

* Tribune, 1988: Disinherited Son Fails To Reopen Estate Of Hoover Vacuum Exec.

6. New Law Means More Oversight For Illinois Police Shootings.

"Police departments across the state of Illinois will soon have to review incidents in which their officers shoot people, a seemingly obvious step that wasn't required until Sunday when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner addressed the gap in oversight by signing a law that requires departments do a 'thorough review' after shootings.

"The legislation was a response to an investigation by WBEZ and the Better Government Association into police departments in the Cook County suburbs.

"That investigation, Taking Cover, found that between 2005 and 2018 there were at least 113 shootings by suburban police. Those shootings included more than two dozen cases where the person shot was unarmed. There were also shootings when police shot innocent bystanders or even wounded fellow officers. Not a single officer involved in those shootings was disciplined, fired, charged criminally, or even sent for retraining. What's more, almost none of those shootings were even reviewed for misconduct."

7. Prehistoric Turtle Lacked A Shell, But Had A Beak.

What.

8. New Undergarments Created By Rockford Surgeon Preserve Dignity.

9. Freshmen Start At Kankakee High School While Upperclassmen Expected To Work At Home.

10. Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler Demands President Trump Stop Playing His Songs At Political Rallies.

But please can we stop writing such eye-rolling, groaner leads like this? It's not clever, it's not good writing, it's hardly original, it's totally lame.

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ChicagoReddit

Soon to be a UChicago Grad student, but so many shootings! Am I making a mistake? from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Chef Inocencio Carbajal, Chicago's Carnitas King.

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Posted on August 23, 2018


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