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By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 10, 2007 12:09AM
The City's already poured $2 million into a park in Bronzeville, but now Alderman Pat Dowell and Mayor Daley want to sell the property. Ex-alderman Dorothy Tillman is not pleased.

Chicago's lone Wal-Mart paid more than $5 million in state and local taxes during its first year, including $1.3 million to the City and $400,000 to Cook County. That means the store brought in between $55 and $60 million for the year, which is slightly less than what stores that size should make, according to Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a local retail real estate firm that tracks this kind of thing. And you thought your day job was grueling.

Jerry Miller spent 25 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Now that DNA evidence has exonerated him, he's asking for a state pardon fromBlagojevich so he can clear his name and get compensation from the state.

Local author Kevin Guilfoile continues his fantastic, fascinating coverage of the Hans Peterson case. Peterson's father has been making the local news rounds this week.

So...when's the CTA budget coming out?

Police in Evanston are looking for four juvenile suspects in an armed robbery; one of the suspects is described as being nine years old.

Get out an extra blanket tonight. It's going to be chilly tomorrow. Finally!

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