Judge drops cop from Cedrick Chatman suit, Chicago Law gets fast-tracked, and other Chicago news

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Actors from Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD onstage during a panel discussion in Pasadena, California, last week. - FREDERICK M. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Actors from Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD onstage during a panel discussion in Pasadena, California, last week.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday January 22, 2016. Have a great weekend!

  • Weather—Just below freezing, with a good chance of snow

Temperatures continue to inch higher with a high of 31 and a low of 25, before they finally move above freezing over the weekend. It's likely that some snow will fall, but not more than an inch. [AccuWeather]

  • Judge drops one cop from fatal police shooting lawsuit

The family of 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman, who was shot by Chicago police officer Kevin Fry in January 2013, sued Fry and his partner, officer Lou Toth. But U.S. district judge Robert Gettleman dropped the lawsuit against Toth, who did not fire his gun, after viewing a video of the shooting. [Sun-Times]

  • Violence breaks out at DIY show space Young Camelot

A man says his jaw was broken earlier this month when police attempted to clear out approximately 200 concertgoers from Young Camelot, an underground music venue and DIY show space in Humboldt Park.[DNAinfo Chicago]

  • High school choir escapes bus fire, still wins competition

Members of Wheaton Warrenville South High School's show choir were en route to a competition in Wisconsin Friday when one of their buses burst into flames. Everyone escaped unharmed, and in a display of remarkable fortitude, they choir still went on to win the competition. [Tribune]

  • Get ready for Chicago Law

Buzz about a fourth Chicago-based show from Law & Order megaproducer Dick Wolf has been around for a while. Now NBC has reportedly put Chicago Law on the development fast-track; a 2016-2017 midseason launch is likely. [Deadline Hollywood]

  • All the Bulls' most memorable mistakes from 1966 to today

Everyone remembers (or at least knows of) the Bulls' golden run with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. But the NBA franchise has had its downs over its 50-year history, from Jordan's short-lived baseball career to narrowly losing Magic Johnson in the draft to Derrick Rose's injuries. Here are 50 moments the 50-year-old team would probably rather have you forget. [Chicago Reader]


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