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Homo Daleyius: An Evolution

How Mayor Daley evolved from back-slappin’ neighborhood guy to iron-fisted kingmaker. (Tribune) Cook County state’s attorney Anita Alvarez is blocking the county’s inspector general from probing her office in the case of a Daley nephew implicated in the death of a suburban man. (Sun-Times)

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Mayor Daley’s Last Stand

Mayor Daley will preside over his last City Council meeting today. (Sun-Times) Evanston, a dry town until the 1970s, has rejected an application from sexy sports bar the Tilted Kilt. (Tribune) Fired by the city, and now by the county, former city water boss Tommie Talley Jr. says he’s a victim of politics. (Sun-Times) The […]

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Cabrini-Green’s Next Tenant: Target?

What’s next for Cabrini-Green? Possibly a three-story Target. (Sun-Times) Raccoons are taking over the lakefront. (Sun-Times) The Bulls dropped Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal game against Atlanta, but Derrick Rose will likely be named the league’s MVP today. (Tribune) Gas prices have hit record highs for Chicago. (Tribune)

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Morning Newsfeed: Osama bin Laden Is Dead

Osama bin Laden, who as Al Qaeda’s leader preached for war against the United States, has been killed. President Obama late last night announced U.S. forces descended upon a compound near Islamabad, Pakistan, and killed bin Laden after a firefight. His body was recovered and later buried at sea. (Washington Post/Reuters) Read the New York […]

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The Oath

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens Thursday 6/3 with “The Oath,” a documentary that contrasts Guantanamo prisoner and former Osama Bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner prosecuted by military tribunal, with his brother-in-law Abu Jandal, now a cab driver in Yemen.