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Man Shot At Argyle Red Line Stop In Uptown

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man was shot at the Argyle CTA Red Line station in the Uptown neighborhood early Wednesday.

The man, 20, was at the station in the 1100 block of West Argyle Street shortly after 2 a.m. when a gunman approached, yelled gang slogans and fired, hitting him in the shoulder, police said, citing preliminary information.

The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition, police said.

Police also confirmed the shooting was gang related and that the victim has “gang affiliations.” Police said investigators are looking at surveillance footage to determine whether the shooting happened on the platform or train car.

CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said there was an eight-minute delay following the shooting, but that train operations have returned to normal.

Area North detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be…

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Judge OKs $160M Settlement In Racial-Bias Case Against Merrill Lynch

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(CBS) – An eight-year legal saga ended Friday when a federal judge approved a $160 million settlement between Merrill Lynch and African-American financial advisers who said they had been discriminated against.

“There were many times when we didn’t think this day was going to take place,” co-plaintiff Rocky Howard said following the settlement.

More than 1,400 black financial advisers from all over will take part in the settlement with the financial giant. Plaintiffs had alleged that the playing field at Merrill Lynch was not even for minority brokers.

“A large portion of my book, the assets I had under management, was taken from me and given to two white brokers – rookies,” lead plaintiff George McReynolds said.

It was the largest race-discrimination class-action settlement in history, netting an average of more than $111,600 for the workers.

Merrill Lynch agreed to take part in a three-year…

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Lindholm: The Numbers Behind Gould’s Second-Down Field Goal Attempt

CBS Chicago

By Scott Lindholm-

(CBS) Lost among all the discussion regarding Marc Trestman’s puzzling decision to have Robbie Gould attempt the game-winning field goal on second down are some very interesting facts, facts that I will guarantee were not part of his decision-making process.

Since 1999, there have been 363 field goal attempts on second down—the vast majority (319) were with less than 20 seconds left in the game—the situation was forced on the team. In 44 instances, there was more than 20 seconds left, implying the coach made a conscious decision to kick even with additional down(s) available to him.

Of these 44 instances, there was one field goal attempt the same length as Gould’s 47-yard attempt—on Oct. 16, 2005, the Titans made a 47-yard field goal with 37 seconds left to move the score from 31-20 to 31-23—they did it in order to set up an onside kick, which failed. No other…

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