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• Chicago Ideas Week is underway and the weeklong event kicked off yesterday with a talk on “Social Impact Investing” and culminated for us with a packed house at Cadillac Theater for “Politics: Behind The Headlines” moderated by former Meet The Press host David Gregory. Speakers in the lineup include Deepak Chopra, Sean “Diddy” Combs, George Lucas, Mellody Hobson, Alexis Wilkinson, Laura Desmond to name a few. [CHICAGO IDEAS]
• Cicchetti, in Streeterville which opened 10 months ago is shuttering following service on this Saturday and Sopraffina, the casual concept next door, is also closing on Friday. The decision to close “ultimately it came down to profitability at this location.” [EATER]
• Aurthur Budovsky who used his currency transfer and payment processing company, Liberty Reserve, to move $6 billion in illicit transactions for drug dealers and other criminals was extradited from Spain back to the US Friday and is due in court today. [WHAS]
• The Wall Street Journal reports that the alleged killing of a transgender Filipino(Jeffrey Laude) by a U.S. Marine (Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton) this past weekend has stiffened local opposition to a new U.S.-Philippine defense. [WSJ]
• Fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing his Beats by Dre headphones last week, 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick led his team to a Monday night football defeat of the St. Louis Rams with a score of 31-17. he threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns. [AP]
• Commonground/MGS is the new umbrella of a holding group that includes Chicago’s own CommonGround-founded by Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam. The new advertising agency holding company headquartered in New York is billed as the first in the advertising industry to be wholly owned by members of minority groups. [NYTIMES]
• Actress Amy Poehler, whose new book “Yes Please” will be released October 28, talks about her divorce from Will Arnett, stating in the book ‘getting a divorce really sucks.’ She was married for 10 years and is now dating comedian Nick Kroll, whom she also acknowledges in the book. [RADAR ONLINE]
• After much speculations, designer Oscar De La Renta has confirmed that former Nina Ricci Artistic Director Peter Copping will be the fashion house new Creative Director. It marks the first time that De la Renta has brought somebody on board in this capacity. [VOGUE UK]
•Chanel hosted a dinner Monday night in NYC to fete the new Baz Luhrmann directed short film for No.5 with Gisele Bundchen as the new face of the perfume. Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and Oscar winning Costume designer Catherine Martin-Baz’s wife, were some of the notable names in attendance.
LOOK OF THE DAY
• Toni Garrn
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