Trial set for 6 reputed members of Chicago’s O-Block gang


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Chicago police investigate the scene of a shooing at the 0-100 block of East Oak Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood on Aug. 4, 2020.

On Tuesday, more than three years after FBG Duck’s slaying, Ralph Turpin, 34, and five other reputed members of O-Block are going on trial in U.S. District Court on charges of conspiring to murder Weekly as part of a criminal racketeering enterprise. Read more here.

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A vintage Georgian-style mansion on North Astor Street in the Gold Coast that once was the home of Rosemary Baur — known as Chicago’s “richest girl” because she inherited a reported $2.5 million on her 18th birthday, in 1929 — sold on July 28 in an off-market transaction for $4.25 million.

The home was built around 1910 for Monon Railroad President William H. McDoel. Read more here.

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No local TV lineup is the same for all local broadcasts, but even the Hawks and members of the crew admit they struggled for continuity and chemistry, so the changes they made in the offseason amount to more than just a few tweaks. Read more here.

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Carpaccio di polpo at Ummo, 22 W. Hubbard St., is shown here on Oct. 4, 2023, in Chicago.

José Sosa, previously executive chef at Gibsons Italia, cooks perfect pasta, steak and octopus chicharrón inspired by Mexico. Read more here.

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An Israeli soldier works on a tank at a staging ground near the Israeli Gaza border in southern Israel, Oct. 9, 2023.

Israel’s military ordered a complete siege on the Gaza Strip Monday, halting entry of food, fuel and supplies to its 2.3 million people as it pounded the Hamas-ruled territory with waves of airstrikes in retaliation for the militants’ bloody weekend incursion. Read more here.

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