Rita Chatterton (center) said Vince McMahon told her that if she “wanted a half-a-million-dollar-a-year contract,” she would have “to satisfy him.” Photo: Courtesy the International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame On August 28, 2021, Rita Chatterton, a sandy-haired 64-year-old woman, stood at a podium in Albany to receive a “Trailblazer Award” from the International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was the brainchild of a wrestling fan named Seth Turner, who wanted to honor Chatterton for being the World Wrestling Federation’s first female referee. “Seth calls me and says, ‘Rita, I need you to do the Hall of Fame with me,’” Chatterton recalls. At first she refused; she didn’t want to revisit her time with the WWF, now known as WWE. But Turner finally convinced her, and she was ultimately glad she did it. “I always said I don’t want to live and die and be forgotten,” she told him. Chatterton has been forgotten before. In 1992, she came forward publicly … [Read more...] about She Was WWE’s First Female Referee. She Says Vince McMahon Raped Her.
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0 Pets Plenty of adorable animals are up for adoption in the Chicago Heights area. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply If you've been hoping to add a fluffy ball of love and affection to your family, you should check out these shelters in and around Chicago Heights for a pet up for adoption. About 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered or taken in each year by animal rescue organizations nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter animals are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new family member is at South Suburban Humane Society, where Crayon the cat is waiting patiently, or another local rescue facility. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed … [Read more...] about Chicago Heights Area Adoptable Pets: Dogs, Cats & More
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Arts & Entertainment Saturday, July 16 at 7 pm on The Heath MainStage - Co-Star of the Hit HBO Max Series 'Hacks' David Rosenberg Public Relations , Community Contributor Posted Reply Due to popular demand, The Den Theatre is pleased to announce a third stand-up performance for comedian and actress Hannah Einbinder , co-star of the hit HBO Max series Hacks, on Saturday, July 16 at 7 pm on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The previously announced shows on Friday, July 15 at 7 pm & 9:30 pm are SOLD OUT. Tickets ($18 - $35) for the added performance are currently on-sale at thedentheatre.com or by calling (773) 697-3830. Hannah Einbinder has quickly established herself as a highly sought-after actress and comedian. She can be seen starring in the HBO Max comedy series … [Read more...] about The Den Theatre Presents Comedian HANNAH EINBINDER
ROME (AP) — Leonardo Del Vecchio, who founded eyewear empire Luxottica in a trailer and turned an everyday object into a global fashion item, becoming one of Italy's richest men in the process, died on Monday, Italian authorities said. He was 87. Luca Zaia, the governor of Veneto, the northeast region where Del Vecchio started his business in a trailer in an Alpine valley town, hailed Del Vecchio as one of the “entrepreneurs of greatest success in all the world.” Italian media said Del Vecchio died in a Milan hospital. No cause of death was cited. From a start in a Milan orphanage, Del Vecchio went on to become one of Italy’s richest industrialists. Globalizing fashion eyeglasses, Luxottica now makes must-have frames for dozens of stellar fashion names, including Armani, Burberry and Chanel,. On Forbes' list of richest persons, Del Vecchio and his family was ranked last year at No. 60, with $24.5 billion. Del Vecchio's father sold vegetables on the streets of Milan but … [Read more...] about Leonardo Del Vecchio, founded Luxottica eyewear empire, dies
(CNN) — Beyoncé has hailed this summer’s liberation anthem with the release of her new single “Break My Soul” — and its Black queer roots are undeniable. The song’s release earlier this week comes at the intersection of Juneteenth, Pride Month and Black Music month. A house track at its core, the song samples Robin S.’s 1993 hit “Show Me Love” and vocals from Black queer bounce icon Big Freedia. READ MORE: Some US Companies Will Cover Travel Costs For Employees Who Need An Abortion House music is a form of electronic dance music developed in the early 1980s in Chicago that quickly spread throughout underground music scenes in cities like New York, Detroit and London. The genre has also increasingly influenced mainstream music. In 1989, Queen Latifah released a rap-house song “Come into My House.” Throughout the ’90s, Crystal Water’s “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” saw pop success as well as C+C Music Factory’s blend of hip-hop and house, which produced classics such as “Gonna … [Read more...] about Song ‘Break My Soul’ Pays Homage To Black Queer Roots Not House Music
1 Crime & Safety According to police, the 3 people all resisted arrest. One man had a semi-automatic pistol under his seat. Eileen O'Gorman , Patch Staff Posted Reply PARK FOREST, IL — Three people were arrested Friday on the side of Western Avenue in Park Forest, police said. According to police, officers stopped a vehicle after spotting 20-year-old Keon Townsend inside. Townsend had two outstanding warrants at the time for charges of resisting a peace officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon following a 2021 Park Forest arrest. When officers approached the car, police said Townsend bent down and appeared to put something under his seat. As officers tried to arrest Townsend, he fought with police, "causing his arrest to take place on the pavement on Western Avenue," police wrote in a news release. Police said neither Townsend or officers were injured during the fight. Two women who were in the car were … [Read more...] about 3 Arrested In Park Forest, 1 With Outstanding Warrants: Police