Doug Sohn chats with customers as he takes orders at Hot Doug’s on Tuesday. Sohn announced that his restaurant would close in October. | Peter Holderness / Sun-Times.
Encased meat emergency: Hot Doug’s to close
“Honestly, there’s no hidden agenda, there’s nothing that will come out later,” owner and chef Doug Sohn told the Sun-Times during a brief break from serving a late-morning lunchtime crowd Tuesday. “It’s just time. It’s been unbelievably great, but I want to do something else. And I don’t know what that is.”
No celebratory blowouts are planned, he added. It will be “business as usual” until the end. [Voices]
Quinn goes on the attack
Governor slams Dorothy Brown, spouse for Neighborhood Recovery Initiative deal. [Early & Often]
Monica Lewinsky opens up
She says it’s time to bury the blue dress — and blames Drudge for “global humiliation.” [Early & Often]
U.S. joins search
A team is being sent to Nigeria to help find kidnapped schoolgirls. [Time]
Living on Bitcoin?
One woman is giving it a go. [Forbes]
Slavery didn’t die with the Civil War. [Voices]
Don’t eat the meatballs
Goodies found in a dog-walking area in San Francisco are being tested for poison. [L.A. Times]
A woman sits in the shade underneath lines of lanterns after the Vesak Buddhist Ceremony celebrating Buddha’s birth at the Jogyesa Temple in Seoul, South Korea. The lantern festival, celebrating Buddha’s birthday will be held until May 11. | Getty Images
Bears’ plan B?
Their “guy” could be gone at No. 14 in NFL Draft. [Sun-Times]
Another Twitter outreach campaign backfires
Latest victim? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. [Buzzfeed]
The Bright One
Niklas Hjalmarsson can’t speak. But that doesn’t mean he can’t play. [Voices]
Dennis Rodman insists Kim Jong-un didn’t kill family members, so it must be true. [Dujour]