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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That Cook County lost thousands of highly paid, well-educated residents between 2007 and 2011? Steve Bogira

• That during a debate last night in Springfield among the GOP candidates for governor, Bruce Rauner apologized for previous misleading statements about his daughter’s admission to Payton Prep? Steve Bogira

• That it turns out it’s not illegal to make fun of the National Security Agency? Mick Dumke

• About why maps always put north on top? Aimee Levitt

• That artist and gallerist Hudson, once a fixture of Chicago’s performance art community, has died? Tony Adler

• Bill Simmons’s list of the NBA’s worst contracts? Tal Rosenberg

• About the mom in Utah who spent $567 on “indecent” T-shirts just to get them off PacSun’s shelves? Brianna Wellen

• This Reddit AMA with a glitter manufacturer? Aimee Levitt