A movie about mobsters Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana is in the works and other Chicago news

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Chicago mobster Tony Accardo, right, and his attorney H. Clifford Allder at the witness table during a 1959 Senate Rackets Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. - AP PHOTO/FILE
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  • Chicago mobster Tony Accardo, right, and his attorney H. Clifford Allder at the witness table during a 1959 Senate Rackets Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Monday, March 21, 2016.

  • Weather: Sunny with a high in the mid-40s

Monday won't be much different from Sunday. It will continue to be sunny, with a high of 46 and a low of 43. [AccuWeather]

  • Notorious Chicago mob bosses Giancana and Accardo get joint biopic

Public Enemies director Michael Mann has another Chicago-focused organized crime movie in the pipeline, this time about mob bosses Sam Giancana and Tony Accardo. Accardo was close to Al Capone before he took over the Chicago mob and then handed it over to Giancana, who many conspiracy theorists believe ordered the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1957. Mann is also working on an accompanying novelization of the Accardo and Giancana story. [Vanity Fair]

  • Radiohead, Lana del Rey set for Lollapalooza 25th anniversary headliners?

The giant music festival will take over Grant Park for four days in July, and some of the Lollapalooza lineup leaks early nearly every year. Music site Consequence of Sound is reporting that Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana del Rey, LCD Soundsystem, and J. Cole will headline. The official lineup will be announced "soon," according to Lollapalooza's own website. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Chicago's police misconduct bill is disturbing amid financial crisis

Chicago has been plagued by serious debt and poor credit ratings over the past few years, and the enormous sum of $662 million that the city has had to pay out for police misconduct since 2004 hasn't helped the situation. How did it get to this point? "If you were seen going after police, you were seen as being for crime," alderman Howard Brookins Jr. told the Associated Press. "Nothing happened to the police officers even after they got a big judgment against them, so it appeared to be like Monopoly money." [Associated Press via ABC News]

  • Rahm's proposed Paseo trail would connect Little Village and Pilsen

The once-controversial 606 trail has turned into a popular route for commuters and strollers alike. Now the city is working on building a similar "rails to trails" project it's calling the Paseo, with four miles of bike trails and footpaths connecting Pilsen and Little Village. Like the 606, the trail would have its own neighborhood flavor and include art, gardens, and more. [Sun-Times]

  • Chicago woman endures Tinder nightmare at SXSW

A Chicago woman identified only as "Amanda" recently attended South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. While she was there she used dating app Tinder, and New York Magazine has the story of what happened next: Amanda reportedly matched with a guy named Hunter, who made a hilarious attempt, complete with PowerPoint presentation, to convince her not to return to Chicago. About half of Chicago's population is thinking of moving to the Texas capital city anyway, according to Hunter. [New York]


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