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By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 7, 2008 12:47AM

Photo by SFMoe

After the Trib ran a story about Wheeling's Amante Enad roasting pigs in his back yard in traditional Filipino fashion, the village issued him a citation barring the practice and asking him to fork over (hay-oh!) his roasting equipment. [Trib]

Moto-X at Soldier Field? Hell yes. The Chicago Park District is accepting proposals for events at Soldier Field. [S-T]

Adding another odd twist to our city's transit saga, the City Council voted today to increase the real estate transfer tax, and to give that money to the CTA...but only if the CTA gives free rides to active military personnel and disabled veterans. [Trib]

Paging the irony police: A ship carrying road salt is stuck in the frozen waterways of Illinois. [CBS2]

We're the closest -ist to Michigan, we think, so this is our jurisdiction...or...something: A Michigan couple found a dead ram on their property. Then someone decapitated it. And no one will come clean it up. Weird and gross. [AP]