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Extra, Extra

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 1, 2009 11:00PM

Photo by mr. martini

  • According to the Trib, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is accompanying President Obama on the quick trip to Copenhagen. We're guessing they sneaked out before Sen. Burris knew they were gone.
  • Speaking of Obama, once tomorrow's Olympic announcement is out of the way, he'll send Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Chicago to follow up on the Derrion Albert attack.
  • We're not the only ones going all-in on the 2016 announcement; our pals at The Reader have a lot of great coverage of their own.
  • Police had to use mace to subdue a suspicious passenger on the Orange Line this afternoon.
  • The CHA's "Plan For Transformation" is now 10 years old.
  • A source tells us tonight's SNL Weekend Update (7 p.m., NBC 5) will have a Chicago theme for the open.
  • Don't forget: if you're up late tonight to catch the Chicago 2016 final pitch to the IOC, swing by and follow along with us. We'll have the coffee on!