8 Sept. 11, 2013

1 Stony Island exit

Mayor Emanuel wants to rename Stony Island Avenue the “Reverend Bishop Brazier Avenue” to honor the late civil rights leader. The move would be a permanent name change for the street, not one of those honorary designations. [Sun-Times]

2 ‘Extreme’ doubt

Six years before a formerly homeless man was cleared of a rape conviction, a lawyer with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office “cast doubt — in the extreme” on Carl Chatman’s guilt. [Sun-Times]

3 Zell sitting this one out

Sam Zell, once known for snapping up failed properties, says only 30 percent of his personal investments are in real estate these days. The “grave dancer” admits he’s cautious to the point of missing some opportunities: “I would have made a fortune when the market went down.” [WSJ]

4 S is for speed

Though it’s not the sexiest feature, speed matters on the new iPhone 5S, writes tech columnist Andy Ihnatko. It’s what drives the clever camera and the phone’s neatest trick — fingerprint-scan security. [Grid]

5 Griffin stays on message

Citadel’s Ken Griffin doesn’t much like Wall Street (among other things), and he lets them have it in an interview in which he once again calls for the separation of banking and trading operations. [FT] (registration required)

6 Trading high-fives

Meanwhile, on the same website, Griffin and CME boss Terry Duffy thumb their noses at the Wall Street houses that lamented the shifting of over-the-counter derivatives trading to clearinghouses like the CME. [FT]

7 Sky-high storage

ShopperTrak’s Willis Tower office is tricked out with many stylish details, but the biggest luxury may be having warehouse space on the 41st floor. [Grid]

8 A big pond

Blackfinn Ameripub hopes its lower prices and casual vibe will stand out among its fancier River North neighbors. [Grid]

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