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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 7, 2008 11:10PM

Photo by The New No. 2

An teenage boy is dead and a 21 year-old woman is injured after an early morning shooting in Lawndale. [Trib, S-T]

James Nasti, 51, of Naperville reportedly collapsed and died on Friday as he was climbing Mt. McKinley.

Remember the pufferfish toxin guy? Turns out he had taken out a $5 million insurance policy on his wife and it wasn't the first time she was his intended target.

Obama's plane, traveling from Chicago to Charlotte, made a precautionary landing in St. Louis. No word on whether or not the presumptive Democratic nominee actually resembled a dolphin.

50 Things Being Blamed On Rising Oil Prices. Elgin's wind turbines are mentioned at #21.

Chicago's anti-smoking legislation has a new victim: the production of Jersey Boys.

Chicago's other football team, the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League, were knocked out of the AFL playoffs yesterday by the Grand Rapids Rampage, 58-41.

Ringo (yes, that Ringo) celebrated his birthday in Chicago with cupcakes and peace signs.

We're less than two weeks from the Pitchfork Music Festival, which means it's time to get your Hipster Bingo cards printed. In that vein, we present to you something to help you shake that case of the Mondays: Hipsters in Space.