Jake LaMotta, the middleweight champion boxer famed for his ferocity in the ring in the 1940s and early '50s, died this week — nearly 40 years after his obituary was written.
That obituary, of course, is Raging Bull.
LaMotta published a memoir of that title in 1970, but it was Martin Scorsese's adaptation of the book, released late in 1980 to critical acclaim and commercial indifference, that became the lasting monument to his life.
Chicago, IL – ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER ALEXI GIANNOULIAS IS SEARCHING FOR APPROXIMATELY $45,000 DOLLARS IN UNCLAIMED MONEY AND PROPERTY FOR JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS.
THE 35 CLAIMS WERE FILED JUNE 23RD DURING THE STATE TREASURER'S CASH DASH OUTREACH EVENT AT THE JACKSON COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE.
THIS WAS THE FIFTH CASH DASH EVENT HELD BY THE STATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH JACKSON COUNTY TREASURER SHIRLEY BOOKER'S OFFICE. THERE IS CURRENTLY MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED MONEY AND PROPERTY OWED TO THE RESIDENTS OF JACKSON COUNTY.
Springfield, IL – ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR CHRISTINE RADOGNO [ROW-DOUGH-NYO] IS NOW ONE OF SEVERAL REPUBLICANS EYEING THE GOVERNOR'S SEAT IN 20-10. SHE SAYS DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF STATE POLITICS HAS LEFT A FISCAL MESS SHE'S COMPELLED TO CLEAN UP. BUT RADOGNO SAYS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO A BID MAY COME FROM HER OWN PARTY. RADOGNO HAS REPRESENTED PART OF THE SOUTHWESTERN SUBURBS IN THE ILLINOIS SENATE SINCE 1997. SHE SAYS SHE WON'T MAKE A FIRM DECISION ABOUT RUNNING UNTIL THE 2008 ELECTION IS OVER.
Springfield, IL – GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCED TODAY (YESTERDAY) A YOUTH JOBS PROGRAM. 10-THOUSAND SUMMER JOBS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS THROUGH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. TOM GREEN IS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. HE SAYS THERE ARE A VARIETY OF JOBS AVAILABLE FOR YOUTHS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 22: