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Caryn Rousseau

Two brothers who said they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself are suing the Empire actor’s attorneys for defamation.
A hair stylist suffered more than 40 stab wounds to his upper body in a fatal attack last month in the high-rise Chicago condo of a Northwestern University professor, police said Friday. The since-fired professor, Wyndham Lathem, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren were arrested in the San Francisco area eight days after 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau was found dead last month. Cornell-Duranleau suffered “lacerations and mutilations to his body, his upper body, but not to the point of decapitation,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He described the attack as “certainly very intense.”
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records Tuesday.
An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age. Granddad, who was 4-foot-long and weighed 25 pounds, had stopped eating and started showing signs of organ failure. He was euthanized on Sunday. A necropsy — or animal autopsy — found conditions consistent with old age, aquarium officials said.
Chicago Cubs players enjoyed their victory lap on Friday, waving to tens of thousands of elated fans crowded along miles of city streets during a parade honoring the first Cubs team to win a World Series title in 108 years. Crowds near Wrigley Field were several people and congratulatory-signs deep as Cubs players, clad in their jerseys, left the historic ballpark atop open-roofed buses. The players are on their way to the city’s sprawling Grant Park, where troves of fans decked out in Cubs jerseys, caps and T-shirts stood shoulder-to-shoulder waiting for players to arrive for a rally.
Trustees at financially troubled Chicago State University voted Friday to approve a separation agreement that includes a $600,000 payment for President Thomas Calhoun Jr. after he spent just nine months on the job. The vote was 6-1 to accept Calhoun’s resignation after a meeting interrupted by protesters supporting Calhoun, with neither the board nor the outgoing president having explained the reason for his departure. His contract, which was supposed to run until January 2021, paid him $300,000 a year and included wording that Calhoun could be removed without cause and accept two years of salary to leave immediately.