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By Chuck Sudo on Aug 8, 2007 11:00PM


- BREAKING: The Tribune and Sun-Times agree to a historic distribution deal where the Bright One contracts the Tribune to handle most of its delivery. More on this tomorrow after we've had time to let this one sink in.

- A Dallas real estate investment firm is thisclose to signing off on an $850 million deal for four downtown office buildings, including 440 S. LaSalle, aka One Financial Place.

- United Airlines files lawsuits against the FBI and CIA to get agents from both agencies to testify in the lawsuits filed against United by families of 9/11 victims.

- Another reason to use VISA: A manager of a Jewel Food Store stole customers' checking account information and used it for a shopping spree of his own.

- 4th Ward Alderman Toni Preckwinkle is satisfied with redesigned plans for the proposed Olympic Village in her ward, still doesn't crack a smile.

- Kevin Taylor of South Holland now faces 75 felony counts in connection with his alleged dog fighting ring.

- Juan Luna was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1993 Brown's Chicken murders.

- In the wake of the I-35 bridge collapse in Minnesota, the House Transportation Committee proposed a five-cent increase in the federal gas tax to start a trust fund to repair similar structurally deficient bridges. We all know what this means for our already high gas prices, right?

- The dirtiest beach in the Midwest (and sixth most-polluted in the country)? 63rd Street Beach in Jackson Park.

- "No one ever said being a cop was easy, Your Honor." Mayor Daley responds to the recent police-related deaths of Gefery Johnson and Aaron Harrison by stating that being a cop is "very difficult."

"Consider" courtesy of pantagrapher.