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By Staff in News on Sep 2, 2011 5:40PM

  • Betty Loren-Maltese holds a garage sale. [Tribune]
  • The Fraternal Order of Police calls Mayor Emanuel's call for cutting the Police Department's budget by $190 million a "stunt." [Huffington Post Chicago]
  • The unemployment rate remains unchanged as employers created no new jobs. [Sun-Times]
  • The city is looking at turning Motor Row into a music district for jazz and blues. [Clout Street/Tribune]
  • An Elgin Super Wal-Mart announces a tentative grand opening date. [Daily Herald]
  • Today's "no shit" news item from Hall of Fame baseball columnist Peter Gammons: Jake Peavy isn't the same pitcher he once was. [CBS Chicago]
  • llinois is risking costly legal action, the health of its prison employees and population due to severe overcrowding -- and a divisive partisan climate has made solving the problem far more difficult. [Progress Illinois]