Afternoon Edition: July 29, 2021

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Lee Anglin at home in Lansing in 2018.

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Good afternoon. Here’s the latest news you need to know in Chicago. It’s about a 5-minute read that will brief you on today’s biggest stories.

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Fugitive who served 12 years for $10 million scam arrested in Orland Park for parole violation

Deputy U.S. marshals and Orland Park cops yesterday arrested a 50-year-old businessman who failed to report to federal prison for parole violations in a $10 million fraud case.

Lee Anglin was taken into custody at a sports and dining club on 143rd Street in Orland Park after the Orland Park Police Department got a tip he was there.

A man who said he runs the club’s daily operations told our Frank Main that Anglin’s wife, Jenni, is the president of the facility, called the Riviera Country Club.

Lee Anglin was paroled in 2018 after serving about 12 years in prison for a $10 million real-estate scam.

Anglin violated his parole when he failed to tell his parole agent about business ventures he and his wife were involved with in Utah. He also failed to tell the court he was getting paid for providing legal advice to inmates. He was supposed to report to prison June 29 for a six-month sentence.

Court records involving his parole violation didn’t mention his involvement in the Orland Park facility, which opened in June after closing under previous ownership during the coronavirus pandemic.

Main has the full story on Anglin’s arrest. For more background, read our 2018 story on how Anglin, fresh out of prison after serving 12 years for a real-estate scam, claimed he would straighten up and repay his victims.

More news you need

  1. A CTA employee was stabbed in the neck after he accidentally sprayed a woman with water while cleaning a platform in the Loop last night, according to Chicago Police. The woman was arrested at the scene and charges were pending, police said.
  2. Charges have been filed against a man who broke into his girlfriend’s West Humboldt Park home last November and shot her, police said. The man was arrested yesterday and is expected to appear in court today.
  3. A pair of settlements between the city and two food companies will pay $935,000 in restitution to thousands of employees for unpaid sick hours. One of those companies is also at the center of the corruption scandal that culminated in the indictment of Ald. Edward Burke (14th).
  4. The many people entering Grant Park today for Lollapalooza were greeted not only with a requirement for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, but by signs informing them that, by attending the festival, they assume all risk related to exposure to the virus. The signs make clear that Lolla won’t be held responsible if anyone gets the coronavirus while attending.
  5. If you’re among those not going to the festival, you can still watch live performances from many of the biggest acts on Hulu. Subscribers will be able to watch sets from Post Malone, Foo Fighters and more.
  6. Sticking with Lolla news, festival organizers announced a new program that will donate $2.2 million over five years to supporting arts education in CPS schools. The fund is being created in partnership with Ingenuity, an arts education nonprofit.
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A bright one

Field Museum gives inside look into how researchers analyze millennia-old portrait

The Field Museum gave a glimpse into how scientists can analyze a 2,000-year-old portrait that can reveal ancient trade routes for painting materials and manufacturing techniques using state-of-the-art technology.

Researchers can examine the way paint reflects, absorbs and emits radiation at different wavelengths by using a special camera that can capture light in the ultraviolet and infrared ranges beyond what can be seen with the human eye.

The portrait examined yesterday is thought to have been displayed in the 1893 World’s Fair and was later added to the Field’s collection. Researchers Giovanni Verri of the Art Institute of Chicago and Marc Sebastian Walton of Northwestern University are leading the effort to learn how it was made — and what it can tell us about the period.


Marc Sebastian Walton of Northwestern University talks about their findings from a 2,000-year-old portrait that was part of the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy being researched at the Field Museum, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. |

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Walton said the millennia-old portrait helps tell a story of a period when Egypt was part of the Roman Empire that helped blend Roman, Greek and Egyptian culture into one. This meant including a painted portrait of a deceased person on a slab of wood that was then incorporated into the mummy’s wrappings.

“When we are looking at this, it is in a fragmentary state, but by using all these analytical techniques, we can basically go back in time to realize what these might have looked like originally,” Walton said. “This is considered to be the beginnings of Western portraitures and would become very critically important when we are talking about the entire scope of the history of art. This is really where our painting practices began.”

Manny Ramos has more on the fascinating process.

From the press box

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Yesterday, we asked you: With August right around the corner, what’s something you want to do before summer ends? Here’s what some of you said...

“Perhaps go out to eat and just relax and be waited on, by myself. Just to be able to sit, people watch or read for awhile would be heaven.” — Sue Shannon Whelan

“Hit the lottery and be OUT and in HAWAII FOREVER before winter hits. Otherwise, I just want to go to the beach at least one more time.” — Anthony Howard

“I want to have a quality of life in the little things like eating out, going to a ballgame or an evening walk with the dog while feeling safe from violent crime.” — Jennifer Weed

“Clean out my garage and have a garage sale.” — Regan Robertson

“Camp at a state or national park, and hope I’m not eaten by a bear, or attend the Illinois State Fair.” — Elliott Avant

“Go to a Cubs game.” — Deb Zenner

“Go to Brookfield Zoo.” — Frank Collins

“Go swimming at the beach.” — Mike George

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