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By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 5, 2007 11:28PM


It's making the rounds, so we feel sort of obligated to link it up, but bleh. Someone really did hang a skinned goat on the Harry Caray statue, though their curse-cursing didn't do anything. And the cops had to cut it down.

Still trying to figure out what to do tonight? Local artist Brian Morris's solo show of drawings and customized toys has its opening party at Rotofugi tonight. If you like skulls and old-school tattoo stylings, you're gonna plotz. If you prefer reading series, there's a Dollar Store tonight.

Can't do better than the Trib on this one: Gold Coast resident accidentally shoots self in face.

Former Bear Shaun Gayle's pregnant girlfriend Rhoni Reuter was shot and killed yesterday. So far, the police don't have any suspects.

The convicted murderer who had escaped an Elgin mental health facility Sept 3? Yeah, the police finally caught him today, holed up at a relative's house on the South Side. We learned from this story that there's a Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Force.

A Valparaiso first-grade teacher was arrested for being drunk at school. We believe that's called a TUI. Ho, ho.

The Oprah has spoken! The new book club book is Love in the Time of Cholera. It's about a girl, right? In other book news, Chicago Magazine put together a list of the great Chicago novels.

Hey, City government people: It's time to give up on the damn blue bag program. Who the hell is going to buy it?

The parking meters of the FUTURE have arrived! Now you can pay for parking from your phone, with a credit card. Right now, it's only a 1,000-device pilot program, but if it catches on, it'll expand.

8,000 kids in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties are going to be part of a 100,000-subject study of human development.

Our spidey senses are tingling. Seems like a lot of our favorite shutterbugs are becoming shutter arachnids. Don't hate on our word play.

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