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10 Must-Read Stories for This Week in Chicago

Bill Murray, Waukegan police, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, and more

Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg   Photo: Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune

1. Bill Murray Talks Second City, Fame in Uncovered 1988 Interview

In 1988, a crime writer traveled to New Jersey for Irish America magazine to talk with the star. PBS’s Blank on Blank finds his sit-down with writer T.J. English.

2. As Police Commander’s Trial Nears, a “Black and Blue” Legacy Is in the Spotlight

Black CPD officers have to navigate neighborhoods that are both high in crime and mistrustful of the police. The Chicago Reporter goes back into their history on the force.

3. Fight Over Charter School Signals Philosophical Differences in How Schools Are Viewed

The Noble Network is one of the city’s most successful charter networks. The area at 47th and California is an empty lot. But not everyone wants a charter school there. WBEZ goes to Brighton Park.

4. Waukegan Police Have History of Wrongful Convictions, Abuse Allegations

It’s so bad that a local expert on police misconduct would be afraid to live there. The Tribune delves into their ongoing problems.

5. Campus Cops: Authority Without Accountability

How the University of Chicago’s campus-police model spread across the country. The American Prospect explains.

6. Five Minutes with Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg

The NBA vet and former Iowa State coach talks team chemistry and the medical reason he doesn’t wear a tie. Grantland gets the team’s new coach to open up.

7. My Special Needs Son Hates Halloween

The father of a boy with Down syndrome balances a meaningful holiday for kids with respecting his son’s disinterest. David M. Perry recounts his experience for Pacific Standard.

8. Harper Reed on Norwegian Death Metal, the Art of Tending Robots, and Re-Inventing Mobile Commerce

The Threadless co-founder, Obama campaign CTO, and co-founder of Modest—just acquired by PayPal—talks about the future of his industry. Between Worlds chats with the young tech legend over dinner.

9. An Ode to Funk

A new book enlivens Michael Abrahamson’s 1970s juke-joint photos with new poems by Patricia Smith. Chicago magazine looks inside.

10. Burt’s, the Pizza Chicago’s Foodie Internet Made Famous, Closes

It caught the eye of Anthony Bourdain and made the cover of Saveur, but only because the city’s network of devoted eaters discovered it. Fooditor charts its rise.


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