The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Extra, Extra

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 1, 2008 12:21AM


The Sun-Times giveth, and the Sun-Times taketh away. How great: a list of 10 inspiring women of 2007! Wait a second...Jennifer Love Hewitt and the beauty queen who thinks we don't have maps? Come on. And what exactly do Paige Wiser and Lisa Donovan mean when they say that Laila Ali "redefined our idea of a female athlete"? [S-T]

Fire investigators said today that an accelerant was used in the deadly Oak Forest fire yesterday that killed three people and destroyed a 36-unit building. [Trib]

Rhoda Pritzker, philanthropist and matriarch of the Pritzker empire, died last at her home in Florida. She was 93. [UPI]

Police found the woman who left two of her three little kids on the CTA. Sharmaine Nicole Smith left her sons Isaiah, 6, and Angelo,4, on the Red Line on Thursday, and police had been looking for her ever since. She called 311 early this morning, and the operator apparently figured out who she was and called the police. [Trib, Sun-Times]

Registration for the Chicago Marathon has been pushed back until February 1. [CBS]

Happy New Year, by JoeM500