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By Staff in News on Aug 19, 2011 5:40PM

Gary Eckstein provides photographic proof Lil' Ed Williams never does it without his fez on.

  • A sixth person has died from last weekend's stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. [Chicago Breaking News]
  • A growing number of suburban communities are cutting ties with ComEd and inking deals with competing electrical utilities. [Crain's]
  • Before Jim DeRogatis went on vacation, he spoke with 1st Ward Ald. Proco Joe Moreno about the city's long antagonistic relationship with the local music scene. [DeRogatis/WBEZ]
  • The Tribune put together a nice graphic showing accidents involving motorists and pedestrians are still widespread, despite safety enhancements in recent years. [Tribune]
  • Random House is set to publish "lost" Dr. Seuss stories. [Publisher's Weekly]
  • Today's time suck: a Flickr set of a 2009 Wilco photo shoot at Superdawg. [Superdawg Flickr]
  • Four were hurt in a collision on the Stevenson Expressway caused when a truck flipped. [Sun-Times]
  • A Smithsonian Channel program on police forensics will focus on the corpses of John Wayne Gacy. [Tribune]
  • Tribune photojournalist Ariel Uribe has video of flying with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team over Lake Michigan. [Tribune]
  • Roger Ebert, in his review of Conan the Barbarian: "I'd love to get my hands on the paycheck for subtitling this movie." [Ebert/Sun-Times]