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United Airlines is keeping its HQ here in Chicago, and it wants to be paid for doing so. Rich Miller highlights the crony-capitalist proposal in Springfield to cap the airline’s jet fuel taxes, shifting about $4 million a year from taxpayers to UAL.

Why is it only a problem when there are “too many women” on a career-day panel?

The National Association of Railroad Passengers lists the 16 US airports you can get to by train. No word about how fast they get you there, though.

Over at GreenBean, Erik Olsen notes that the five-story in-town mall Southgate Market, 1101 S. Canal, has what is probably the largest area of permeable pavement in Chicago — 15,000 square feet — plus several other unusual green features.