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By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 6, 2007 12:43AM

2007_12_5.escapes.jpgAn 8-year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull on the far South Side today. Police say he's in very serious condition.

The Stacy Peterson madness continues. Illinois state police served Drew Peterson with a new warrant so they can keep his cars and the eight guns they seized as part of the investigation for longer. And divers searched Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Romeoville and Lockport today for any clues to Stacy's disappearance.

Today in meaningless lists, we're the 7th most walkable city, but only the 46th best golf city. Man, just when we were going to walk to the links. Oh, well.

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Illinois's wage gap is widening. "For every new job paying twice the current median wage, three will pay less than half." Now how will we be able to afford green gold? That's ethical gold, btw.

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