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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 2, 2008 11:00PM

2008_07_02_EE.jpgG-Rod is calling lawmakers back to Springfield to work on that pesky, still unsigned state budget. [Trib, S-T]

Something we realize all too well: the murder rate in Chicago is up 13% over last year.

Alderman Sandi Jackson is claiming that new airline baggage charges are illegal since they are "discriminatory" by applying only to economy/coach travelers.

A federal judge dismissed attorney Blake Horwitz's lawsuit challenging Chicago's three-year-old ban on using handheld cell phones while driving.

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on I-55 just southwest of Dwight on Tuesday night. No one was hurt.

First, it was Obama's off day. Now, the Sun-Times delves deeper into humanity's soul to ask "Is it cheating if there's no sex?"

Friday is the deadline to nominate someone for the Playboy Foundation's 2008 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards.

And, finally, though we don't condone such actions, if you're one of the few that are going to be stuck in the office after lunch tomorrow, you could pass the time with this pretty awesome game.

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