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Long Grove Covered Bridge – What’s Behind the Accidents? – Chicago Tribune

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A common case that was dropped one of Chicago’s most violent gangs started small.

In the fall of 2016, Chicago police officers involved in organized crime investigations were involved in drug trafficking on the West Side, making relatively low-level buys. They climbed the wires and built a case, but the target wasn’t high-ranking gang members, just an increasingly complex puzzle to piece together.

What grew out of those first threads became the Wicked Town racketeering case, one of the largest prosecutions of the gang in recent years at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. Ultimately, the investigation would require thousands of hours of work by a number of different federal and local agencies, including the Chicago Police Department, the Illinois State Police, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the IRS and the US Attorney’s Office.

At the center of it all were agents from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who helped gather evidence, including ballistics and firearms, wiretapping, physical and electronic surveillance, jail calls and social media posts. to paint a larger picture of the violence and terror that Wicked Town, a faction of the Wandering Vice Lords, has brought to the Austin community.

Their efforts over the past five years culminated earlier this month when a federal jury convicted Donald Lee, the notorious leader of Wicked Town, and one of his top “shooters,” Torrance Benson, guilty of RICO (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations) conspiracy. with a series of murders, shootings, robberies, beatings and other violence stretching back two decades.

Read the full story from the Tribune’s Jason Meisner.

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As motorists travel along Robert Parker Coffin Road in north suburban Long Grove, they become the subjects of a fascinating psychological test. In front of them is a magical covered bridge that would fit right into a Robert James Waller novel. The only difference is a large yellow sign attached to a tree that reads “8’6”, much shorter than the average school bus or truck.

Do the drivers of such vehicles pay attention to the many warning signs before approaching the bridge? Are they taking a last chance to turn onto a side road? Or do they value discovery and take risks?

A sign for Angela Clay, who is running for the North Side's 46th District, is posted outside her office on Nov. 23, 2022, in Chicago.

With the Chicago City Council poised for major changes next year, progressive candidates and their organized supporters seeks to make significant progress and change the board’s power dynamics.

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Chicago’s municipal elections are just over three months away, and at least 11 current aldermen will not be part of the panel that will be sworn in next May. The majority there is retirement. There are others ran against Mayor Laurie Lightfoot or were elected to another public office. One leaves while under federal indictment.

Senior Jonathan Turner looks at some of the drones used in their Corliss Early College STEM High School aviation program.

A’Janai Larry considered the wind pattern and traffic at the airport before descending on the runway. Only this runway was a dotted line of blue masking tape in a classroom at Chicago’s Corliss High School, and the air conditions were her teacher’s instructions.

Lury is among the participants Corliss’ new aviation program known as “pilot school”. It gives students the opportunity to prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Drone Pilot Certification Exam, a license that allows them to operate drones for hire or for any non-recreational purpose.

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Moussaka at Nisos Mediterranean Greek Restaurant, 802 W. Randolph Street in Chicago.

The Tribune’s Nick Kindelsperger writes that the moussaka is like almost everything at Nisos Mediterranean in the West Loop wonderful, expensive and confusing.

Chef Augeria Stopaki takes a homemade multi-layered dish of eggplant, stewed minced meat and potatoes and turns it into a visually stunning decoration. Instead of a square, she rolls the beef mixture into a cylinder with thin slices of roasted eggplant and serves a handful of crispy potato straws on the side. When the server brings it out, a mist of dry ice trails around the edges of the dish. The dish is also priced at $28.


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