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By Staff in News on Aug 18, 2011 5:40PM

  • The stock market is taking a dip today amid fears the European fiscal crisis could spread. [Chicago Breaking Business]
  • Chicago area apartment prices are rising. [Sun-Times]
  • Ethel Darden, Illinois' oldest resident, passed away at age 111. [Sun-Times]
  • Illinois is receiving $17 million in federal funds for transportation projects. [Crain's]
  • Construction on the CTA's new Oakton Yellow Line station delayed the start of the lines runs by two hours this morning. [Chicago Breaking News]
  • Politicians aren't working the Illinois State Fair the way they used to. [WBEZ]
  • A $3,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of whomever murdered pregnant teen Charinez Jefferson. [ABC 7]
  • Two more teens were shot and wounded in Marquette Park. [CBS Chicago]