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Fatburger owned by Kanye West closes

From Crain’s Chicago Business | Kanye West’s Fatburger franchise at 15100 S. La Grange Road in Orland Park closed this weekend after failing to meet the chain’s financial expectations. West’s Fatburger in Beverly will remain open. He has rights to develop a total of 10 restaurants in the Chicago area. Get the full story>>

Kanye West sued over lyrics to hit ‘Stronger’

Kanye West’s Grammy-winning song “Stronger” copies certain lyrics from a 2006 song by a Virginia rapper known as Vince P., according to a copyright infringement case filed in a U.S. District Court in Illinois.

Vincent Peters, of Leesburg, Va., said in the complaint filed Friday that in 2006 he wrote and recorded a song called “Stronger.” West had access to the song through West’s long-time friend and business manager John Monopoly, who had heard and received a copy of Peters’ “Stronger,” the lawsuit said. Peters had wanted to work with Monopoly. Get the full story »