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Rauner is fighting to keep details of a lawsuit filed by former business partner under wraps, and other Chicago news

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click to enlarge Governor Bruce Rauner announces the public-private partnership to develop “the 78,” a 62-acre site on the Chicago Pier October 19 - MAX HERMAN/FOR THE SUN-TIMES
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  • Governor Bruce Rauner announces the public-private partnership to develop “the 78,” a 62-acre site on the Chicago Pier October 19

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, October 20, 2017.

  • Rauner is fighting to keep a former business partner's lawsuit sealed

Governor Bruce Rauner is fighting to keep a lawsuit filed by former business partner Harreld "Kip" Kirkpatrick III sealed, according to the Sun-Times. Kirkpatrick, a former Democratic candidate for Illinois treasurer, and Kirkpatrick Capital Partners Fund filed the lawsuit against Rauner October 5, but very few details are available. "We believe it should be unsealed. They believe it should be sealed," Kirkpatrick attorney Bill O'Neil told a judge during a status hearing Thursday. [Sun-Times]

  • The long-awaited Apple flagship on the Chicago River opens Friday

The highly anticipated Apple Store on the Chicago River is set to open Friday at 5 PM. Customers will enter on Michigan Avenue's Pioneer Court and walk down two pairs of granite staircases to the store on the riverfront. "When Apple opened on North Michigan Avenue in 2003, it was our first flagship store, and now we are back in Chicago opening the first in a new generation of Apple's most significant worldwide retail locations," Angela Ahrendts, Apples vice president of retail.  [Curbed Chicago]


  • The Chi throws out Dumpster full of food used for filming a fake store in a food desert

The upcoming Showtime show The Chi has been filming in a fake corner store in North Lawndale for months, but when the show stopped using the set, the staff threw out the store's real food and household supplies. The new items filled up a whole Dumpster, outraging neighborhood residents. "It is so shameful that a company like this is profiting off of a show about the hardships and struggles . . . living individuals face living in Chicago," a neighbor, Jayleen Sandoval, wrote on Facebook. "It is even more shameful that the company failed to recognize that all the food and items they simply tossed could have been donated to the numerous shelters around the Chicagoland area INCLUDING the South Side." Residents took matters into their own hands and went through the dumpster to salvage items. "It felt like they just got what they wanted and left," Sandoval's roommate, Kimberly Camacho, said. "I felt insulted." [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • U.S. attorney for Chicago nominee John Lausch approved by Senate committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voiced its approval of nominee John Lausch as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago. The committee voted to advance Lausch for approval by the full U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump nominated Lasuch, who is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, for the position. [Tribune]

  • Milo Yiannopoulos's Patio Theater talk canceled

The Patio Theater in Portage Park has canceled former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos's controversial November 13 talk for safety reasons. "While Patio Theater prides itself on being one of the few truly independent venues in Chicago, the views and opinions of the performers do not necessarily reflect the views of this organization," representatives from the theater said in a statement. "Patio Theater is committed to promoting and supporting diversity and culture, but spares no expense to ensure the safety of our staff, patrons and community at large." [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Saturday Night Live exhibit opens at the Museum of Broadcast Communications this weekend

Saturday Night Live has regained its stride in the Trump era, and a one-of-a-kind exhibit dedicated to the sketch comedy show is opening at the Museum of Broadcast Communications Saturday. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the show, including re-creations of Studio 8H, Lorne Michaels's office and the control room, according to NBC Chicago. "It is a perfect fit for Chicago since countless actors and writers cut their comedic chops here before being discovered by SNL, and we are going to have a lot of fun with this," the museum's chairman, Larry Wert, said. "Saturday Night Live has never been hotter, and we are excited to add this to the historic significance of the museum." [NBC Chicago]


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