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10:34am

Tue September 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Alleged Gunmen Charged In Chicago Mass Shooting

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 1:51 pm

A family photo provided by the Rev. Corey Brooks shows 3-year-old Deonta Howard recovering from a gunshot wound Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.
AP

Authorities have charged two more suspects in connection with last week's shooting in Chicago that wounded 13 people. Police believe that one of them, 22-year-old Tabari Young, was the one who severely wounded a toddler.

That brings to four the number of people charged in connection with the mass shooting Thursday at Cornell Square Park on the city's South Side. Police say it was gang-related.

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7:57am

Mon September 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Two Arrests In Chicago Shooting That Wounded 13

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 1:07 pm

After last Thursday's mass shooting in Chicago, a police detective collected crime scene tape when investigators were done with their work.
Paul Beaty AP

"Two men are in custody in connection with last week's shooting in a South Side park that left 13 people injured," the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Tribune adds that:

"The men, both 22, were arrested around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in an abandoned building in the 5200 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said. No charges have been filed.

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4:45am

Fri September 20, 2013
The Two-Way

13 People Shot In Chicago; 3-Year-Old Most Seriously Wounded

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 10:24 am

The scene late Thursday at a park in Chicago's South Side after a shooting there in which 13 people were wounded.
Paul Beaty AP
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(Our most recent update, at 12:15 p.m. ET., is here.)

A work week that began with a mass shooting in Washington, D.C., that left 12 victims dead concludes with a mass shooting in Chicago in which 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded.

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12:15pm

Mon August 26, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: A Hot Dog Cookoff

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 1:33 pm

The entry from Kuma's. There's a hot dog hiding in there somewhere.
Jamie Bernstein

There is still debate as to whether the hot dog evolved from lesser sandwich forms or is the work of an intelligent designer, but everyone can agree it's a marvel of simplicity. At the Gapers Block Hot Dog Cookoff earlier this summer in Chicago, though, five chefs were challenged to reinterpret the humble tube steak, and we were challenged to eat them all.

The chefs were told to "start with Vienna Beef hot dogs" and "use them in any way imaginable." Those instructions, when you think about it, are frighteningly open to interpretation.

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11:19am

Fri August 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Bill For Three Years In Airport Parking Lot? $106,000

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 1:17 pm

A "Denver Boot" wheel lock attached to a car in a parking lot at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Tim Boyle Getty Images

Chicago resident Jennifer Fitzgerald has finally settled her airport parking tickets — $106,000 worth of them.

But she'll pay just a small fraction of what she originally owed under a deal she's reached for a car registered in her name that was left for nearly three years in an employee parking lot at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

According to a lawsuit that was dismissed last week, Fitzgerald's ex-beau, Brandon Preveau, who worked at O'Hare, abandoned the 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, where it began collecting tickets on Nov. 17, 2009.

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