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By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 1, 2007 12:40AM

2007_11_30.ladder.jpgTrain update: "Fire Commissioner Ray Orozco said five people were in serious to critical condition and at least 30 people suffered less serious injuries. That number could rise to 50, he said." The NTSB is investigating.

Storm watch this weekend. Cold, icy, rainy, blerg.

RIP, Evel Knievel. America's Legendary Daredevil was 69.

Check it out: local steampunk wedding. Congrats!

Here's our favorite part of
this Freakonomics interview
with Sin in the Second City author Karen Abbott: "Once a year, around the holidays, Uncle Ned would pay enough money to rent out the entire club just for himself. He didn’t want wine, or gourmet food, or a bath, or even to climb the stairs. He requested two buckets of ice, into which he thrust his bare feet. He drank a tall glass of sarsaparilla, and then shouted, “It’s a wonderful day for an old-fashioned sleigh ride,” while the girls danced around him singing “Jingle Bells.” "

LOL was only a matter of time.

US News and World Report unveiled its 100 best high schools, and Illinois's Northside College Preparatory High School, Payton College Preparatory High School, Young Magnet High School, Adlai E Stevenson High School, Lincoln Park High School, and Jones College Prep High School made the grade.

It's not even weird that The Golden Girls are buying condoms, it's that they're buying lambskin condoms.

Can't control ourselves, Joshua