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Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex displayed at Chicago’s Field Museum, didn’t use its tiny arms very often.  That’s the initial conclusion from a study by the Argonne National Laboratory. 

Researchers scanned the arm bones to generate a 3D image down to the cellular level.  Associate Dinosaur Curator Pete Makovicky says the image doesn't show many signs of stress on the bones that would indicate frequent use.  

The Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball filed a federal lawsuit last week against three dozen vendors for allegedly selling counterfeit Cubs gear around Wrigley Field.

Their lawsuit claims the individuals are "causing substantial and irreparable injury to the public” and to the team.

The complaint features photos of the alleged big-league pirates and their imitation wares.  These include a t-shirt showing Marilyn Monroe wearing a Cubs jersey and a bucket hat with the Cubs’ bear on it.


  The battle between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues after the city council voted to raise water and sewer taxes.

Emanuel wants the money to go toward underfunded city pensions.  He also needs Rauner and state lawmakers to approve his plan to change pension benefits.

But Rauner is critical of the mayor’s proposal.

Days after terrorists struck Paris, France, last November, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence placed a ban on Syrian refugees from being resettled in the state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sought an injunction against the ban, stating Pence doesn’t have the authority to do that.


ACLU’s attorney Ken Falk made the same argument Wednesday at a federal court in Chicago.   


Roosevelt University

Chicago professor and political analyst Paul Green passed away this weekend due to an aortic aneurysm.    

Green was director of Roosevelt University's Institute of Politics, but he was also well known for moderating panels and giving lectures as Chairman of the City Club of Chicago. President Jay Doherty said he’s known Green for more than thirty years.

“Impeccably honest and brutally frank,” Doherty said. “He just called it like it was. He had a very biting wit. As he said many times, ‘I don’t give a rip. I’m going to tell it how it is.’”