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By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 17, 2011 10:00PM

  • Today's layoffs announced by the Sun-Times, which they said were planned before the passing of chairman Jim Tyree, make for unfortunate timing. Among the cuts, media columnist Lewis Lazare. [Phil Rosenthal/Tribune]
  • Months of wet weather mean area waterways are at an increased risk for flooding. [Tribune]
  • Mayor Daley is still pushing for a high-speed train to O'Hare. [Sun-Times]
  • The Bulls are set to unveil a bronze bust of Scottie Pippen during halftime of their April 7 game against Boston. [Chicago Breaking Sports]
  • Lame duck 47th Ward Alderman Gene Schulter said he still plans on being the ward's committeeman for a long time. [Chicago News Co-Op]
  • Eric Caine, one of Jon Burge's suspected torture victims, was freed from prison a day before Burge was required to begin serving his own sentence. [NBC Chicago]