Hotness In The News Thursday February 19

Hotness in the News, brought to you by SociaLifeChicago, is your daily intel for quick news stories to keep you up on what’s going on in Chicago and the world.  With sports, celebrity, business, fashion news and our ‘Look of The Day.’ Make small talk, better.

  “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou

CHICAGO NEWS

Yes it’s freezing in Chicago today but this should warm you up or at least make you look forward to summer. Jamaica Jerk Villa, the Caribbean restaurant serving jerk chicken and fish that lost its previous shop to extra alarm fire last year,  will reopen sometime this summer at 2216 S. Michigan Ave. [DNA INFO]

NATIONAL NEWS

A memo, calling for “white power” and that black cops “belong in the toilet,” printed on the police department’s letterhead and placed into the mailboxes of several officers, as well as an internal mailbox that is accessible only to cops, was found in the Bridgeport (CT) Police Department. [NY DAILY NEWS]

WORLD NEWS

Don’t worry, I’ll pay you back son! In the continuing saga of Greece’s financial woes, Greece has requested a six-month extension to its euro zone loan agreement on Thursday, offering major concessions since its EU/IMF bailout program me will expire in more than a week. Greece pledged to meet its financial obligations to all creditors, recognise the existing EU/IMF programme as the legally binding framework and refrain from unilateral action that would undermine the fiscal targets. Germany has rejected their extension proposal. [REUTERS]

SPORTS

The Detroit Red Wings beat the Blackhawks in a 3-2 shootout at United Center Wednesday evening. The teams were tied 1-1 with less than 2:30 remaining in the third period, red wings’ Darren Helm scored at 2:06, then Blackhawks’ Brandon Saad tied it. The Blackhawks are now 35-18-5 on the season and 7-3 in shootouts; they will play the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. [ESPN]

BUSINESS

Like an episode  from the show “The Good Wife” Apple Inc is being sued by electric-car battery maker A123 Systems for poaching its top talents, further proof the phone & consumer electronics maker may be developing a car. Reuters reports, a search of LinkedIn profiles turns up more than 60 former Tesla employees now employed by Apple, including dozens of hardware, software, manufacturing and supply chain engineers. There are also a variety of ex-Tesla recruiters, retail or sales specialists, attorneys and product managers. [REUTERS]

CELEBRITIES

The reason why Eddie Murphy did not make jokes during his #SNL40 appearance may have been revealed by former SNL castmate Norm McDonald. Murphy was slated to do a Bill Cosby impression during “Saturday Night Live” but the day of the show, he backed out.[PAGE SIX]

FASHION

Very Exclusive…with a payment plan. VeryExclusive.co.uk headed by  shuttered MyWardrobe founder Sarah Curran will go live today, bringing mid-market luxury labels to a new consumer with its “take three” payment plan, allowing shoppers to pay in three installments. [VOGUE UK]

LOOK OF THE DAY

• Blake Lively
blake lively marchesa 2015

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