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By Staff in News on Aug 29, 2011 5:50PM

  • Consumer spending in July increased at its fastest rate in five months. [Chicago Breaking Business]
  • The Chicago Triathlon had no major problems aside from some rough water during the swim portion. Mayor Emanuel's participation in the triathlon was only coincidental and not related to the smooth logistics. [Chicago Breaking News]
  • The Gay Softball World Series kicked off in Schaumburg, St. Charles and Elmhurst. [Daily Herald]
  • Chicago magazine names Elizabeth Fenner, assistant managing editor at Money, as its new Editor-in-Chief. [Chicago Mag]
  • Jack Silverstein's "People with Passion" series highlights the Reader's Mick Dumke. [Readjack]
  • The Illinois National Guard has been recalled from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene duty. [CBS Chicago]
  • Groupon executive Daniel Kibblesmith will get help in matchmaking from Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger tonight. [Fox Chicago]