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Extra, Extra

By Margaret Lyons in News on Apr 3, 2008 11:17PM

Carl Kassell is thrilled to win a Peabody. Photo by mjkmjk

Lawyer, judge, and former mayoral candidate Eugene Pincham died this morning. He was 82. [S-T]

Del Close's last days. [Reader]

"'Does it make any sense to go to a proctologist to have your teeth cleaned?'" We salute you, Assistant State's Attorney Cheryl Galvin. [Trib]

The St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island is closing because no one wants to buy it. Or even take it. For free. [WSJ]

Ultimate Fighters are competing in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament. [WBEZ]

Chicago Police were called to disperse an "unruly crowd" this afternoon at a CPS high school. The crowd? A group of parents angry that the principal canceled a scheduled meeting. About fighting. Are CPD officers now moonlighting as the irony police, too? [Trib]

That was kind of a depressing Extra, Extra. Let's look at cute drawings,
babies dressed as lobsters, and cupcakes. Ah. Better.