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By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 27, 2009 10:50PM

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  • With property tax bills set to arrive in mailboxes over the next several days, it looks like they're going up by double-digits, even higher than previously expected.
  • John Ambrose, a deputy U.S. Marshal accused of leaking information to mob members involved in the Family Secrets investigation, has been sentenced to four years in prison. When he was convicted in April, it was reportedly the first breach of the Witness Protection program.
  • Former Chicago Bear Tank Johnson testified today in the murder trial of Michael Selvie, charged with shooting and killing Johnson's boyhood friend Willie Posey at the Ice Bar in December 2006.
  • Arson for profit is becoming more popular in the down economy.
  • Chi Town Daily News founder Geoff Dougherty appeared on WBEZ's 848 this morning to discuss his new venture, Chicago Current, which will be a combination of both a daily website and a monthly print magazine. The venture launches November 9.
  • Sad news for the Chicago Theatre community today as Goodman Theatre's lighting designer Michael Philippi collapsed and died today.