By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 19, 2009 11:30PM
Photo by D-J-C
- Pvt. Francheska Velez, one of the two area soldiers killed in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage, was laid to rest today.
- The state's unemployment rate hit a new 26-year high in October at 11 percent.
- The RTA today gave the official thumbs up to the deal struck with Gov. Quinn that would avoid another CTA fare hike.
- University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno and his partner - Hans Larsson of McGill University in Montreal - gave the world our first glimpse at their amazing find: fossils of an ancient crocodile species.
- The Bears aren't speaking to NBC ahead of their Sunday Night game against Philadelphia, which the network is broadcasting.
- Oak Park is seeking to re-brand its tourism image with a new tagline and logo but the new logo has raised, er, eyebrows.