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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 15, 2008 11:49PM

Photo by Kudzuplanet

I've had "Concrete and Clay" stuck in my head all damn day. Good thing it's so awesome.

Illinois has seen fewer road fatalities this year than last. So far in 2008, there have been 484 traffic fatalities, which is about 100 fewer than over the same period last year. Finally, something good about high gas prices. [WBEZ]

Jody Weis testified in front of City Council today. [Trib]

A Red Line train struck and killed a person near the Argyle stop around 5pm tonight, which is why Red and Purple Line service was so janked this evening. [S-T]

Sixteen stingrays died at the Brookfield Zoo yesterday. "Sources said there was a voltage failure in the life support system in the 16,000-gallon saltwater tank. A chiller didn't go on and as a result, the temperature rose 10 degrees over several hours." [CBS]

Oooow, my heart.

Aargh, we forgot: The Chicago Outdoor Film Festival (aka "movies in Grant Park") starts tonight with All About Eve

Happy birthday, Grammy!