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By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 21, 2007 12:52AM

2007_11_20.badsign.jpgHappy 80th birthday, Alderman Bernie Stone! All the other aldermen threw him a surprise party today. Squee, cutest city council meeting ever.

Police are looking for a silver or white four-door car with a red door on the drivers side because it may be linked to Amadou Cisse's murder.

John McDonaugh has quit his gig as president of the Cubs and was named president of the Blackhawks today. According to the press release, McDonaugh will "responsible for all day-to-day operations both on and off the ice."

What a sad story. Police are saying that 34-year-old Kaushik Patel is the only "person of interest" in the case of his two sons being doused in gasoline and set on fire. No charges have been filed yet, and interviewing Patel is difficult due to his burns. It looks like Patel poured gasoline on his sons Vishv and Om, ages 7 and 4, and burned them in their home's shower. All three are being treated for severe burns at Loyola University Medical Center.

From the You Don't Say! department, we're still the worst in mail delivery.

Are we the last people to know about the marching band that does classic video-game songs? Just in case we're not, we had to share it.

"Holly Hairi" by Pantagrapher