Taking the stand in his defense yesterday, Rod Blagojevich delved into an hours-long biography, filled with tales of triumph, tragedy, love, fashion, and the summer he warmed the bench for his Little League team. Also, he said he never tried to shake down U.S. rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former congressman. He’s back on the stand today. (Sun-Times)

The Chicago Housing Authority wants every resident to be tested for drugs. The ACLU is crying foul. (Sun-Times)

Mayor Daley’s new gig at the University of Chicago will pay $100,000 a year. Not too shabby, MayDay. (Sun-Times)