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Midday News Links: A List That Makes us Miss "Matilda" in the Comments

By Chuck Sudo in News on Dec 27, 2011 7:00PM

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  • A man in his 60s trying to drive around lowered train crossing gates was killed when a Metra train slammed into the car in Palatine. [Chicago Breaking News]
  • This list of the 20 unhappiest people you'll meet in the comments of year-end lists will make you long for longtime reader Matilda, who fits the template on 15 of these. [NPR]
  • Former Chicago School Board President passed away at the age of 88. [Sun-Times]
  • The new investment group that bought the Sun-Times last week quietly closed the deal yesterday. [Feder/TOC]
  • 18-year-old Alexis Marron, a Rolling Meadows High School student, was found dead and his body burned in the trunk of a car in Mexico, where he was visiting family. [ABC 7]