Hotness In The News Wednesday March 18

Hotness in the News, by SociaLifeChicago, is your daily intel for quick news stories to get your morning started and up to date on what’s going on in Chicago and the world. Make small talk, better.

  “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ― Confucius


In a #lifecomesatyoufast moment, Rep. Aaron Schock from Peoria (167 miles from Chicago) went from rising young voice in Congress to resignation effective March 31 due to investigations in his spending. Once he steps down, Schock no longer will come under the jurisdiction of congressional ethics investigators but lawyers at the Justice Department’s public integrity section, the Federal Election Commission, or state or federal prosecutors in Illinois could still examine the allegations leveled against him to determine if he violated the law. [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]


An envelope that may contain cyanide was sent to the White House but intercepted at another facility is being retested for confirmation by the CIA. It was reported “the envelope listed a return address for a man who the alert says has a record with the Secret Service dating back to 1995, which includes sending a package covered in urine and feces. That person has sent multiple packages over the years; the most recent package was received on June 12, 2012, which contained mini alcoholic beverages.” [USA TODAY]


With almost all votes counted, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party came from behind to win.  The prime minister narrowed the gap with Mr Herzog’s Zionist Union, by issuing grim warnings about the consequences for Israel if he lost – Arabs with Israeli citizenship were voting, so his people needed to turn out. [BBC]


Former NBA player Jack Haley, who was a reserve member of the Chicago Bulls’ 1995-96 championship team has died of heart disease. Haley played for the New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. [SI]


The first interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in over a decade may be coming soon, as early as June or in September. The U.S. central bank’s latest policy statement, following the two-day meeting, is scheduled to be released today. The last time the Fed raised rates was in June, 2006, when a roaring housing market and strong growth prompted it to push its target rate to 5.25 percent. [REUTERS]

Former InStyle publisher Karin Tracy has been hired by Facebook as its beauty industry lead to develop strategy that will help beauty brands market more effectively and drive sales In the publishing world, she was InStyle’s vice president and publisher for a year but was unceremoniously let go in November. [WWD]


Royalty celebrities Prince Charles and wife Camilla are in the US for a four day tour that will include three days in Washington, D.C., and then Louisville, Ky., before heading home Friday. [WSJ]


• The finalists for the 2015 LVMH Prize has been announced and Chicago’s own Virgil Abloh made it through, Glory! The eight finalists, chosen from a pool of 26 designers who presented their collections at a showroom during Paris fashion week, were voted to move to the final round by a panel of industry experts—editors, journalists, photographers, stylists, and department store execs among them.Craig Green, Arthur Arbesser, Coperni, Faustine Steinmetz, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Vetements, Marques’Almeida, Jacquemus. The winner will be decided on May 22. [STYLE.COM]

The pricing of three of Chanel’s signature bags – the 11.12, the Boy bag, and the 2.55, will be globally aligned and prevent any questions over authenticity due to differences in price. This move sets the stage for the luxury brand to offer all it’s wares online [VOGUE UK]



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