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By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 6, 2007 1:03AM

A freshman at Corliss High School on the South Side says his school's security guards assualted him--and a student has the incident on tape. According to the Sun-Times, the tape shows an officer wrapping his arm around the student's neck and pining him to the floor.

RIP, Betsy the harbor seal. The 36-year-old resident of the Lincoln Park Zoo was quite old for a harbor seal.

The City Council's finance committee approved the Mayor's updated tax plan, which still raises taxes $276.8 million. Take a deep breath and file this as a memory to recall on election day. On a semirelated note, those really are some god-awful signs.

Dozens of protesters called on Blagojevich to get his shit together and fix transit funding. The Governor sent a letter to legislative leaders saying, "We must all be willing to come together, put past differences aside, and work in good faith." Then he got on his unicorn and galloped to the Marshmallowland where he's the governor of baby giggles.

Four people have been arrested for robbing the AMC River East, and two of them worked there. Ayeeee.

Hey, Shia's mug shot was released,'s no Busey. We think he looks adorable. Drunk, scruffy and adorable. Ah, the triple crown.

The sign says "please take back all milk crates, thank you." By Joe M