Eight @ 8 on Feb. 16, 2019: Week In Review

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week. Make sure to check back on a weekly basis as a new edition of 'Eight @ 8: Week In Review' will be posted every Saturday morning.

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In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week. Make sure to check back on a weekly basis as a new edition of 'Eight @ 8: Week In Review' will be posted every Saturday morning.
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Found Guilty on All Counts, Faces Life in Prison - After three months since the trial in the expansive case began and deliberation that lasted six days, a verdict on the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was reached on Tuesday—guilty on all 10 counts that are likely to put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Sorting through what authorities called an "avalanche" of evidence gathered since the late 1980s, El Chapo and his murderous Sinaloa drug cartel made billions in profits by smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, meth and marijuana into the U.S. He is set to be sentenced on June 25.
Aurora Shooter Had Extensive Criminal History -nGary Martin, the man responsible for killing five former co-workers at a suburban industrial complex, had a long criminal record, including stalking allegations, criminal damage to property, and other charges.
Congressional Lawmakers Reach Deal on Border Wall Funding -nTrump said Tuesday he would need more time to study the plan, but he also declared he was not expecting another shutdown this weekend when funding for parts of the government would run out. He strongly signaled he planned to scrounge up additional dollars for the wall by raiding other federal coffers to deliver on the signature promise of his presidential campaign.nHere’s a breakdown of what Monday night’s tentative agreement looked like:n-tNearly $1.4 billion for border barriers and keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30n-tAllow 55 miles (88 kilometers) of new fencing (that would be built in Texas' Rio Grande Valley)— constructed using existing designs such as metal slats— but far less than the 215 miles (345 kilometers) the White House demanded in Decembern-tAlthough Dems dropped the demand for a cap on interior enforcement beds, the overall cap of ICE beds goes to 40,520
'Devil in the White City' Set to Become a Hulu Series -nIconic Chicago-set thriller "Devil in the White City" is getting the TV streaming treatment—Hulu and Paramount TV are developing an adaptation of Erik Larson’s best-selling book, Hulu’s senior vice president of originals announced onstage at the Television Critics Association Press Tour this week. Paramount Pictures previously confirmed it optioned the best-seller with plans for Martin Scorsese to direct a film and Leonardo DiCaprio to star in it, however now that it is set to become a series, DiCaprio's on-screen status remains unclear. Read the full story above.
Memorial Service Marks Anniversary of Cmdr. Bauer's Death -nOn the one-year anniversary of his tragic death, Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was remembered with lingering heartbreak, shock and nostalgia Wednesday at the Thompson Center—the location that witnessed his final act of courage as the 31-year police veteran was shot and killed while chasing a suspect down a staircase. More above.
Persons of Interest in Smollett Case Released - It was a wild week in the Jussie Smollett case, as the actor appeared on "Good Morning America" to share his story on Thursday, and then two persons of interest, who were arrested in Chicago this week, were released without charges on Friday as detectives continue piecing the case together.
Hamilton Exhibit Coming to Chicago - Don't throw away your shot: after months of planning, an immersive exhibit inspired by the hit musical "Hamilton" will finally be opening in Chicago this spring.
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Flashback: Michael Jordan Trades Sneakers for Cleats - It's hard to believe it's already been 25 years, but it indeed has been a quarter of a century since Michael Jordan began his attempt to launch a baseball career with the Chicago White Sox, and we have a look back at our coverage of his quest on NBC 5.
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