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By Amy Mikel in News on Nov 26, 2008 12:00AM

Photo by D. James | Darren Ryan
  • The state's attorney's office is calling in a special grand jury to investigate the case of the St. Charles North high school student who was hospitalized Friday after jumping from a moving car.

  • The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says that the Chicago Metropolitan Area has about seven years of landfill space available, compared to southern Illinois' 54 years.

  • The Showman's League building at Franklin and Randolph - home to Harry's Hot Dogs and one of the few buildings left downtown that date from the 1870's - remains in danger of being razed in order to "create a new place for pedestrians to relax in the Loop." Executive director of Preservation Chicago Jonathan Fine calls bullshit.

  • Actress Keri Russell is set to be the special guest at the Daley Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2nd.