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By Samantha Abernethy in News on Oct 21, 2011 11:00PM

  • A Chicago cop swam the Strait of Gibralter in under four hours. For those who failed geography, that is between Spain and Morocco. [ABC7]
  • A woman's "very decomposed" body washed up from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park. [Tribune]
  • You better find your pet the perfect Halloween costume because the Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control's annual animal costume party is Saturday night. Or just dress yourself up and help raise money for a good cause. [FCACC]
  • Aldermen want the Chicago Police Department to hold public hearings before moving on with their plans to close three police stations. [Chicago News Coop]