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This month forty years ago, seven people died in the Chicago area after ingesting Tylenol capsules filled with potassium cyanide.
Their deaths led to tamper-resistant packaging, federal laws against product tampering, and urban legends about tainted Halloween candy. But despite the attention the killings generated and the panic they caused around the world, no one was ever charged with this horrific crime.
And time is running out.
We’ve traveled across the country over the past year examining evidence and following new leads. We’ve combed through tens of thousands of public records, including a few that are still sealed. And we’ve interviewed over 150 people for our new series, many of whom have never been registered, until now.
In our six-part series and accompanying podcast, we’ll take you through law enforcement’s latest — and possibly last — attempt to solve these crimes. These efforts include exhuming a suspect’s body and traveling to Boston a few days in advance to talk to someone else.
Join us as we tell the story of the Tylenol Crimes like no one has ever seen before.
– Stacey St. Clair And the Kristi Gutofsky
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One of the themes in New York Attorney General Leticia James’ multimillion-dollar fraud lawsuit against former President Donald Trump is that he undervalued property if it would save him money and overvalued property if it helped him take out bigger loans.
The presentation of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago is cited as an example of how Trump allegedly sought in both directions. When he needed collateral, he and his team put a high value on the property and when he wanted a tax break, he labeled the property worthless, according to the lawsuit filed by James’s office.
City councilors rejected, and then approved, a controversial plan to install a training facility for the Chicago Fire football team on the grounds of the Chicago Housing Authority — an extraordinary reversal that highlighted the power of mayors to carry out their agenda.
The proposed 24-acre, $80 million complex will be built where the ABLA public housing complexes once stood. Plans call for two hybrid grass pitches and a goalkeeper pitch; Underground heating system Sand pit Three artificial turf pitches, one with inflatable dome for use six months a year; A two- to three-story office building, an auxiliary structure for maintenance and storage and a car park for 147 vehicles.
Recreational cannabis consumption became legal in January 2020, and with concerts and festivals returning to pre-pandemic operations, more brands are looking to capitalize on the relationship between marijuana and music.
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Cannabis consumption is currently prohibited in public places in Illinois, although a local cannabis licensing law proposed to the Illinois General Assembly last year could allow counties and municipalities to issue special licenses to juveniles.
Twice a year, during the spring and fall equinoxes, the rising and setting sun line up Chicago’s east-west grid of streets, creating stunning photo opportunities as the sun frames the Chicago skyline. Today is the autumnal equinox.
Take a look west shortly before sunset, according to Michelle Nichols, lead educator at Adler Planetarium. The effect is visible for about a week before and after moderation. And if you missed it, wait another six months for the next month.
Paul Sullivan wrote: “A large media group appeared on Tuesday for what was considered a pivotal match, but only one TV channel appeared on Wednesday at a pre-match press conference in Miguel Cairo, where the acting manager praised the team for having “played their butts” the night before.”
Cairo again blamed himself for not making the right decisions and admitted “It was a difficult night because you want to guess yourself.” … It is commendable to Cairo for taking the heat, but this loss was directly on the shoulders of the players, who managed to avoid a lot Of the blame all season because of the heavy focus on coach Tony La Russa.”
Michael Phillips wrote for Andrew Dominic’s “Blonde,” which airs on Netflix on September 28, is meant to be a tough, enduring situation, and more than just a rough, often miserable life.
wrong mission. But the job is done.