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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 1, 2008 11:20PM

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One woman was killed and three others injured early this morning when the car she was driving struck a pillar supporting the elevated Green Line in the 3700 block of West Lake Street. [Trib, S-T]

We (and some of you) have been wondering about the fuel dump that happened during yesterday's emergency landing at O'Hare. The omnipotent Trib answers our questions. Elsewhere in the plane-i-verse, everything is $50.

Did you know that Chicago was the first city to equip its airports with automated external defibrillators? Since the implementation in 1999, AEDs are credited with saving 49 people.

Starbucks is closing 600 stores. Lucky for us, we have plenty of alternatives around town.

Oprah allegedly made a secret visit to her South African all-girls school recently. Visit aside, the last week has been tough on the big O: there are whispers of her losing her lustre, it was revealed she was once snubbed by Doris Day, and she's upsetting evangelicals.

Chicago-born NBA star Dwayne Wade might not have been traded to the Bulls per pre-draft speculation, but at least he now has some cache in China, even if it is an unauthorized use of his image.

All-Star Update: For the Cubs, Soto and Soriano seem to have clinched spots on the starting roster, but Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun is closing ground on Japanese import Fukudome. Chances of a White Sox player making the starting team are slimmer: third baseman Crede is a distant third while both Cabrera (SS) and Pierzynski (C) are in fifth place at their respective positions. Voting continues at the Major League Baseball website until 10:59 Chicago time tomorrow night.

And finally, a Free Music Tuesday Redux: Chicago hip-hop duo The Cool Kids have a brand-spankin' new mixtape out for your enjoyment.