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Midday News Links

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

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  • Chicago Reporter Publisher Alden Loury has stepped down to accept a job at the Better Government Association. [Community Renewal Society]
  • At least two teams have expressed interest in Bears running back Matt Forte. [Tribune]
  • 71-year-old Robert Bostic was sentenced to 30 years in prison in the 1982 murder of Carlton Richmond. Richmond didn't pay up a bet over a bottle of whiskey. [Tribune]
  • Mark Ditka, aka "Another Son of Ditka," pleaded not guilty to DUI today. [TribLocal]
  • Smoke was reported at the Blue Line Logan Square station. Shuttles are running from California to Jefferson Park. [Chicago Breaking News, CTA Alerts]
  • ComEd is trying to buy smart grid legislation votes. [Illinois Statehouse News, via]
  • Mayor Emanuel's proposed water fee hike may be a boon for Evanston. [Tribune]