Top Chicago news: Ex-police commander spared prison; local brewer acquires Ballast Point; more

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Disabled boy bullied after mom shares photo online

A Chicago-area family is turning some negativity online into an opportunity to raise awareness about disabilities.

Read the full story on NBC LA.

Chicago-based brewer to acquire San Diego-born Ballast Point

Ballast Point Brewing Co. is being sold to Chicago-based Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. for an undisclosed amount.

Read the full story on 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV.

Former police commander spared prison for collecting dead mom’s Social Security checks for years

A former Chicago police commander once considered a rising star in the department was spared federal prison Tuesday for pocketing more than $360,000 in Social Security payments intended for his mother that he continued to collect for nearly 25 years after her death.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Police superintendent’s problems allegedly began at legendary downtown bar

Ceres Cafe, where fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is said to have had a couple of drinks, remains a Chicagoan’s version of Chicago, where well drinks are filled four fingers high and the bartender knows your order.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Actor playing Romeo leaves Chicago production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Edgar Miguel Sanchez, the actor playing Romeo in director Barbara Gaines’ production of William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet,” has left the show some three weeks prior to its closing.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

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