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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 24, 2008 11:15PM

Photo by TheeErin

Chicago Police Officer Michael Ciancio, arrested yesterday for soliciting bribes from tow truck drivers, received up to $800 a week with his scam.

Police have arrested a man in connection with a Wednesday morning incident in Humboldt Park in which a 2-year old girl was shot with a BB gun.

A memorial created by children at Nicholson Elementary honoring the CPS students killed this year will soon be displayed in the Maori Gallery at the Field Museum.

Ben Stein on Obama's planned stadium speech at the convention: "Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the Fuehrer would have done." Wait...what???

A Dutch trader fund and its Chicago unit have been charged with "manipulating oil markets" in 2007. If someone with a business degree could translate the rest of the article for us less financial-news-inclined, we'd appreciate.

So the Lakefront Path is getting more and more crowded for people to run, bike, etc. The sidewalks in our neighborhoods are just fine, thanks.

The family of Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts has been identified as the second bidder approved to the next rounds in the Cubs sweepstakes, joining Mark Cuban.

Don't hold your breath for a Bartman sighting: he claims he won't take the $25,000 a convention recently offered him to sign a photograph.

Damn it's been a long day. Luckily, Wilson's here to take us in to Friday!