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Kayce T. Ataiyero

Kayce T. Ataiyero
Kayce Ataiyero, a native of Washington, D.C., is Press Secretary of the Governor, State of Illinois. She was a reporter with the Chicago Tribune for three years and started as a general assignment reporter in the paper's Schaumburg bureau, where she worked for two years. Ataiyero also covered Cook County Criminal Courts – including the R. Kelly trial – and, briefly, Chicago Public Schools. Prior to joining the Tribune, Ataiyero worked for three years at The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C., covering education and later cops and courts. She also worked at a number of major papers, including The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Kayce Ataiyero, a native of Washington, D.C., is Press Secretary of the Governor, State of Illinois. She was a reporter with the Chicago Tribune for three years and started as a general assignment reporter in the paper's Schaumburg bureau, where she worked for two years. Ataiyero also covered Cook County Criminal Courts – including the R. Kelly trial – and, briefly, Chicago Public Schools. Prior to joining the Tribune, Ataiyero worked for three years at The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C., covering education and later cops and courts. She also worked at a number of major papers, including The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. « Show less

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  • Sun-Times music critic ordered to testify

    Sun-Times music critic ordered to testify
    Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis must testify at R. Kelly's child pornography trial, a judge ruled today. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan said DeRogatis--who provided the police with the sex tape at the heart of the case--is not protected by any...
  • Ex-friend of alleged victim identifies her, R. Kelly as those on tape

    Ex-friend of alleged victim identifies her, R. Kelly as those on tape
    The former best friend of the alleged victim in the R. Kelly child pornography case testified Wednesday that she recognized the singer and the girl on the sex tape shown in court and that she spent time with them at various locations, including his home....
  • Attorney's musical overture hits sour note

    Attorney's musical overture hits sour note
    A lawyer was booted from the Cook County Criminal Courts Building today after attempting to foist his own music CD on R. Kelly in the courtroom where his trial is taking place. Attorney Mike Roman approached Kelly on Friday morning while the singer was...
  • Sun-Times critic won't face arrest warrant for failing to appear

    Sun-Times critic won't face arrest warrant for failing to appear
    There will be no jail time for Jim DeRogatis, but the R. Kelly trial judge ordered the Sun-Times music critic to come to court Wednesday. A subpoena had been issued compelling him to appear Tuesday, but DeRogatis never showed. The newspaper argued the...
  • Prosecution's star witness will not testify Thursday, judge says

    Prosecution's star witness will not testify Thursday, judge says
    The carrot has dangled before us all week, taunting and teasing us like an aquatic mirage in the desert. We sat patiently as the state called witness after witness to say what the others had already said before. We struggled through testimony about...
  • Jurors have R. Kelly case

    Jurors have R. Kelly case
    The jury deciding the fate of R. Kelly has recessed for the night after deliberating for about 3½ hours Thursday. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan, who is presiding over the trial, said jurors would be sequestered at a motel. Deliberations are...
  • R. Kelly trial: More mole testimony expected in prosecution's rebuttal

    R. Kelly trial: More mole testimony expected in prosecution's rebuttal
    After the surprising close to the defense case early Monday after just two days, the prosecution will begin its rebuttal to the defense's case Tuesday. The prosecution plans to again call Grant Frederics, a forensic video analyst who found what...
  • Sears Tower name change has few Chicago fans

    Sears Tower name change has few Chicago fans
    Changing the name of Sears Tower to Willis Tower is a no-brainer, especially if you're Willis Group Holdings. Corporate naming rights, whether it's a stadium or an office tower, boil down to ego, marketing and money, and now a London-based insurance...
  • Be wary of recalled toys at thrift stores

    With the economy putting a real cramp on budgets this year, more consumers are likely to turn to second-hand stores and Web sites to do their holiday shopping. But when bargain hunting for children's products, experts say, keep in mind the risk of unsafe,...
  • No strings attached to IRS' offer to help taxpayers this year

    If you're like me, "IRS" is one of the scariest abbreviations in the English language. I pay my taxes, file my returns on time and don't cheat. Did I just jinx myself? So, I was pleasantly surprised when I got word the other day that the Internal...
  • As economy sinks, scam artists rise

    As economy sinks,  scam artists rise
    5 tips on avoiding scams 1. Be vigilant. Scams appear to be more prevalent during this economic downtown. 2. Beware of financial-services firms requiring upfront fees. Lenders cannot do so. 3. Credit repair services can't require you to pay until...