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By Margaret Lyons in News on May 12, 2008 11:37PM

Photo by Katherine of Chicago

City crews have filled over 400,000 potholes since December. Wow. But the Transportation Commissioner says real resurfacing projects can't be completed until the state coughs up the money. [S-T]

Nick Swisher writes "D.30" on the underside of the brim of his hat, which stands for his nickname, Dirty 30. [link, via]

"[Police superintendent Jody] Weis marked 100 days on the job Saturday and he hasn't just ruffled feathers. He's plucked them." [AP]

The judge in Anthony Abbate's trial has ordered a gag order for attorneys in the case. [S-T]

"The sun on the horizon makes you wonder, Is it rising or setting? And is it our sun or a weird invader sun? The five rays coming out of the sun symbolize the five times that I have had sex." [New Yorker]

Steven Spielberg has put his Chicago 7 movie, which was supposed to star Sascha Baron Cohen, on hold, and will instead be filming a Lincoln biopic, starring Liam Neeson. [Variety]

"The best site for information regarding deactivated and defunct high schools in Illinois's storied history." [Illinois High School Glory Days]