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  • A plane is deiced at Midway this morning.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, is reporting that it may be quite cold in Chicago today? (We’re seeking confirmation.) Steve Bogira

• That nonwhite students are now the majority in Illinois’s public schools? Mick Dumke

• That Hal Faulkner, 79, just received an honorable discharge from the Marines, 57 years after he was kicked out for being gay? Ben Sachs

• That a Jewish senator has been reminding a Mormon senator about the pope’s views on inequality? Steve Bogira

• That Jennifer Weiner has finally gotten her New Yorker profile? (For the record, Jonathan Franzen has never had one, although he’s published many personal essays, stories, and novel excerpts.) Aimee Levitt

• That Russell Banks lacks the gene that makes reading F. Scott Fitzgerald enjoyable? (Me too!) Steve Bogira

• The Daily Beast’s online reprint of John Schulian’s 1985 GQ profile of Mike Royko? Tal Rosenberg

• Or see the indoor clouds created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde? Tony Adler

• This remembrance of the Everly Brothers? Aimee Levitt