Dorothy Brown receives a kiss from her husband, Benton Cook, before giving a victory speech at The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash (the site of her election night headquarters) in March 2012. | Sun-Times files
Dorothy Brown’s husband cashes in
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s husband, Benton Cook, was paid more than $146,000 in salary and fringe benefits from Gov. Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence program.
The new disclosure — following a scathing audit of the program earlier this month by Auditor General William Holland — shows how, in at least some instances, political clout shared equal footing with lofty intentions when it came to the implementation of Quinn’s 2010 anti-violence program. [Early & Often]
And then today, activists said that same anti-crime program needs more money. [Early & Often]
Sarah Kustok: Dad not capable of killing
The former Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter testified in defense of her father. [Sun-Times]
Crews are addressing scores of potholes in blitzkrieg fashion — but the fixes may only last a day. [Early & Often]
Where’s flight 370?
Days later, there’s still no sign of the Malaysia Airlines plane. [CNN]
How important is Josh McCown?
So important that re-signing him should be a priority for the Bears. [Sun-Times]
Welcome home, Dad!
A devout Catholic dad returns from Afghanistan to learn his daughter is the Duke porn star. [New York Post]
Revelers take part in the “Morgestraich,” marking the opening of the Basel Fasnacht Carnival on Monday, in Basel, Switzerland. Starting at 4 a.m. when the city lights shut down, groups of fifers and drummers move through the town center while playing carnival tunes. Basel Fasnacht Carnival is the largest carnival in Switzerland with approximately 15,000 participants dressed up in costume and the only Protestant carnival in the world. | Getty Images
Video: Escaping Auschwitz
In this incredible video, Leo Bretholz describes how he made a daring leap for survival while on a train headed to the concentration camp. [Washington Post]
Sbarro files for bankruptcy
If you’re a fan, you might want to head to the mall sooner than later. [Forbes]
Justin Bieber, starring in ‘The Train Wreck’
That’s about the only way to describe his deposition video. [Daily Dot]
The Bright One
Lori Rackl breaks down the “True Detective” finale. [Voices]
New documents show that in 1998, Rahm Emanuel wanted to shove something up Charlton Heston’s a–. [Early & Often]