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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 11, 2008 12:42AM

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More bad news for and from the Sun-Times: business editor Dan Miller, a 2006 inductee into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, resigned today as seven non-union employees were laid off, including editorial board members Michelle Stevens, Lloyd Sachs and Michael Gillis, and Assistant Managing Editor Avis Weathersbee. Miller wrote in an email that he thinks the Sun-Times will be sold in a matter of months. [Crain's, Trib]

You can own a piece of the now-shuttered Jays--all their stuff, including fryers, goes up for public auction Jan 24. [Crain's]

Having a bad day? How about a God cookie? Joseph, who runs one of our favorite blogs in town the Book Design Review, spotted these bizarre cookies at a Mrs. Field's on Wabash. Would you eat a cookie that says "painful moments [:] trust God"? Mmm, sacrilicious.

Illini star Rashard Mendenhall is going to forgo his senior year and enter the NFL draft. [AP]

Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mt. Everest, died last night. He was 88. [BBC News]

26 percent of Chicago children live in poverty. Within the 874 school districts in Illinois, poverty rates range from 60 percent (Cairo) to 1.4 percent (Winfield School District 34). [S-T. We wish they would publish that data as an Excel spreadsheet and not a .pdf so we could play with. Damn.]

The Humane Society is offering $5,000 rewards for information that leads to dog-fighting arrests. [CBS 2]

The man who was shot while driving on the Kennedy Expressway early this morning is still in critical condition. Kendall Rogers, 31, was shot several times in the gut, arm and chest following an altercation with a group of men on at a restaurant in Greektown. [S-T, Trib]

"Eagle-eyed Chicagoans"? Don't you mean "Chicagoist readers," CBS 2? [Duh]

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