Chicago in the national news: 4/19

April 19, 2010

It's Monday afternoon and time for a recap of Chicago in the national news. Today, the Russian holding firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST) announced an investment of $135 million in the Chicago start up Groupon, now valued at over $1 billion. Tomorrow's deal, 40% off matryoshka dolls. CNN is reporting on Drew Peterson's decision to change up his defense team. He's hired Joseph "The Shark" Lopez, a veteran trial attorney known for representing Chicago mobsters. Rumor has it he's called the shark for his tenacity, his ability to tear apart cases and his heightened popularity for one week every August. According to MSNBC's The Scoop, Sandra Bullock's sister Gesine Bullock-Prado is busy fighting the benign rumor mill. Bullock-Prado used her blog to alert the world that she did not spend Easter with her sister in Vermont but with her husband in Chicago. Specifically, eating a "splendiforous and eggtastic meal at Yolk." The prose! This woman's overdue for a Webby. USA Today posted a photo of Vince Vaughn and his wife Kyla Weber watching game two in matching Blackhawks jerseys.‚  Apparently, he will be filming a new Ron Howard comedy Cheaters in Chicago starting in May. Last but definitely not least, Charles the cat made it home to Albuquerque. No jokes this time, just hard hitting, heart warming news.