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By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 19, 2007 12:22AM

Security at O'Hare missed about 60 percent of bomb-making materials.

Two Naperville North freshman were diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, aka drug-resistant staph. The students are out of school and receiving out-patient treatment.

Around 1,000 firefighters and paramedics are retiring by 2009, which means the Chicago Fire Department is about to get a lot younger--and more diverse.

We know we've been ragging on the Sun-Times a lot recently, but...that's got to be one of the crummiest political cartoons we've ever seen. Are they even trying anymore?

There's a robot that performs bypass surgery at the U of C. We thought robots did stuff on their own; this one's controlled by a doctor. Less cool than a robosurgeon, but still cool.

The Beachwood Reporter's latest ditty: "99 Years of Cubs Losses"

Photo by Primeau, from his stunning photoset documenting the demolition of the Jacob Riis Elementary School