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Afternoon Briefing: Will County inmates accused of defrauding COVID-related loan program

Good afternoon, Chicago.

Joliet police and federal authorities have arrested 15 people for filing fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan applications while in custody in Will County jail on felony gun or drug charges. Law enforcement officials said some people used jail phones to complete the PPP loan process; some spent the PPP money to bond out of jail.

And a Cook County judge who is facing a domestic violence charge has been put on restricted duties.

ICYMI: The Tribune launched the first two parts of a six-part investigation and podcast today on the 1982 Tylenol murders.

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The Logan Square brewery will continue producing small and experimental batches for an array of upstart brands in Chicago, but the bulk of its production will be in a 43,000-square-foot former Pabst warehouse that Milwaukee Brewing Co. converted to a vast, modern facility in 2018. Read more here.

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