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Extra, Extra

By Margaret Lyons on Feb 20, 2008 12:59AM

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Did the president of Medill use made-up quotes in a newsletter? We...barely care. What really bugs us is journalists citing the existence of Facebook group as some kind of indicator of anything--"students and alumni joined the new 'Save Journalism at Medill' group on Facebook. On Tuesday afternoon, there were nearly 90 members ...." There are 650 fulltime students at Medill. Fewer than 90 of them clicked a button. Agh, not news. [Trib]

Renovations at the Brookfield Zoo... [S-T]

August: Osage County is getting an open-ended run on Broadway. [Crain's]

Someone stole a 6-foot tall, 150-pound sculpture from the Newberry Library. [Trib]

Mayor Daley announced his plans for tighter gun control in Chicago. He wants to ban semiautomatic assault weapons and .50-caliber military-grade rifles, use the State Police to license gun dealers, limit handgun purchases to one a month per person, and to mandate trigger locks, among other proposals. [S-T]

Are Wisconsin and Ohio backing out of our Great Lakes pact? Not so great! [Trib]

The US Olympic Committee might move its HQ to Chicago, and if they do, they might move it to the Sears Tower, and if they do, the Sears Tower might change its name. [ABC 7]