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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 5, 2009 11:30PM

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  • The family of Aquan Lewis is asking for a second autopsy to be performed, disputing what they call a "startling" and quick decision by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office that ruled Aquan's death a suicide.
  • Police continue to investigate the rape of a woman that occurred early Monday morning in the Bucktown neighborhood - 2300 block of W. Moffat - just south of the Western (Milwaukee) Blue Line stop.
  • Today in Executive Resignations: Dawn Catuara, acting executive director of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, has abruptly resigned. Cyrus Freidheim, president and CEO of Sun-Times Media Group, has also announced his resignation.
  • Father John Regan of Roselle's St. Walter's Parish is facing nine counts of theft over $100,000 from a place of worship, one count of continuing a financial crimes enterprise, seven counts of theft and four counts of money laundering for pocketing his parishioners' tithes.
  • It seems the Bernie Madoff scandal had no trouble reaching Chicago, where over two dozen people fell victim to his scam.
  • First Raptors, now Zombies!