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By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 12, 2011 5:40PM

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  • While Mayor Emanuel talks about cracking down on city employees abusing sick time and vacation days, an Andersonville water main crew held an impromptu grilling session at work. [Chicago Current]
  • A Will County judge acquitted a Joliet woman in the death of a man at a party in September 2010. Tiffany Startz punched John Powell as part of a bet. He later died. [Sun-Times]
  • Illinois gives a $7.3 million IT health contract to a Massachusetts firm. [Crain's]
  • The Newberry Library plans a $25 million makeover. [Shia Kapos/Crain's]
  • Illinois Republicans are hoping to raise $85,000 with a $5-a-head Presidential straw poll. Good luck with that. []
  • White Sox manager Robin Ventura is confident he up to the task. Oh, and did you know he once got into a fight with Nolan Ryan? [Fox Chicago]