Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. https://t.co/soStSUfrMN
“When I heard and saw that there were gunshots… It’s terrible. It’s like my heart just raced and my stomach just got upset,” says a woman following a shooting in Aurora, IL that killed five civilians on Friday. https://t.co/WAuHsk0jYQ
“The shooter is identified as Gary Martin. He is a 45-year-old man and we believe he was an employee of the company. At this time we aren’t sure of the motive of this act of violence.” Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.
“There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams and their futures,” says Governor JP Pritzker after five people died in a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon. https://t.co/VIY3W1UIu5
R. Kelly's lawyers deny his Near West Side recording studio is used as a residence; but city inspectors say they found bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, a full bar, clothes, and shoes inside. A judge ordered the second floor closed, due to faulty stairwells. https://t.co/ATc6IzNOsy
'Empire' actor Jussie Smollet says he was assaulted in a homophobic and racially fueled attack overnight in Chicago. Police say there is surveillance video placing Smollett near the scene of the alleged crime but they have not found video of the attackers. https://t.co/isbWizKXnA
While celebrating Black History Month at the Thompson Center, Hyatt Hotels executive Tyronne Stoudemire asked for Governor Rauner's help while he used a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate a lesson on corporate diversity.
Candice Payne's selfless act spurred a group to rent 60 hotel rooms to keep homeless people off the streets of Chicago during the historic cold. “Maybe they didn’t know how to or where to start to help, so I’m glad that I was able to be that vehicle.” https://t.co/m7s5WVjgaC