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Cheap Suits

Case # 99L006298 Quinn v. City of Chicago, Midway Airport, and Southwest Airlines May the floor rise up to meet you. John Quinn says he suffered “physical and emotional trauma” after slipping and falling to the floor near the Southwest Airlines ticket counter at Midway. Quinn blames the airport and Southwest, both of which “permitted […]

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Chi Lives: shaking all over

You’ll have to forgive Shari Fields if she sounds a bit jaded. But after three years of working as a professional belly dancer, she’s just being practical. “A belly dancer’s career is very limited,” says Fields, who’s 32. “Once you start to age, there’s always younger belly dancers that’ll dance for less–that’ll undercut your prices. […]

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Schivarelli’s Beef

Schivarelli’s Beef “I’ve got to tell you,” says Peter Schivarelli, the former 43rd Ward superintendent, when I ask about his lawsuit against CBS, Channel Two, and reporter Pam Zekman. “In airports or anything, people would say, ‘Why won’t she stop? Why is she doing this over and over again? Why don’t you do something?’ It […]

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In Print: public servants with the gift of grab

Nineteen ninety-seven was a difficult year for police superintendent Matt Rodriguez. Seven Austin District police officers were under indictment on corruption charges, and several off-duty police died under suspicious circumstances. The 12th District commander made disparaging remarks about Hispanics. The Fraternal Order of Police announced a vote of “no confidence” against Rodriguez on November 3. […]