Afternoon Briefing: Chicago-area vet, dog show judge arrested on child porn charges

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A Chicago-area veterinarian who is a well-known judge on the national dog show circuit has been arrested on child pornography charges alleging he chatted online about a plan to sexually assault his newborn son, posting ultrasound images and photos of baby outfits as proof of the child’s pending arrival.

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Charges dropped in federal juice loan extortion case that had roots in Chicago mob probe

After a chaotic mistrial earlier this month, a federal juice loan extortion case with ties to a larger probe of the Chicago Outfit ended Monday when prosecutors announced they were dropping all charges. Read more here.

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Boeing CEO to exit in broad management shakeup as manufacturing issues plague storied plane maker

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Review: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Paramount has all of that Tennessee Williams pain

“Streetcar” has not been seen much of late in Chicago; the last truly memorable production was David Cromer’s staging at Writers Theatre in Glencoe in 2010. This one is right up there with that gobsmacker. Read more here.

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UN demands cease-fire in Gaza during Muslim holy month of Ramadan, its 1st demand to halt fighting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to Washington by a high-level delegation and accused the U.S. of “retreating” from a “principled position” by allowing the vote to pass without conditioning the cease-fire on the release of hostages held by Hamas. Read more here.

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