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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 19, 2008 12:00AM chess champion Bobby Fischer died yesterday. He was 64. [AP]

Want to buy a hotel? In Chicago, you can officially pay more than $400,000 per room. At least that's what the person who bought the James Hotel paid. And it's not even on Boardwalk. [Crain's]

Voter registration is up in Illinois, but slightly down in Cook County. [S-T]

Um...did Pet Finder always have video? Because our hearts just exploded. We don't even mind the pee stains.

Indiana officials blame Chicago for their state's lousy air quality. [Trib]

Former Chicago Police Sargeant John Herman was found guilty today of sexually assaulting a woman--while on duty--and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. [ABC 7]

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