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By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 29, 2007 11:31PM Lake County Sheriff says the crash that killed 14 horses was "completely avoidable and inexcusable." The driver, James E. Anderson, 34 of North Dakota, was hauling 59 Belgian draft horses in a double-decker semi truck. He's been charged with disobeying a traffic control device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and he may face additional charges. Apparently 59 horses is way too many to pack in one truck; according to one stable owner, 15 horses is considered a full load. Photographer Joe Shuman's images from the scene are amazing.

The Jeff Awards are tonight. Can you feel the excitement?

Ron Huberman, if you want to remain our Civic Crush of the Year, you need to figure this CTA funding stuff out now. Distance yourself from Frank Kruesi already, tell Dan Lipinski that this isn't about the damn Olympics: It's about regular Chicagoans being able to live in their city. C'mon, Ron.

The family of the man who drove the wrong way down the highway says they have no idea what led Fredrick Sy, 29, to cause a three-car crash that killed him and four others.

Spooky skyline photo via ankylosaur