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Extra Extra: Mayor's Office Mocks Santorum In April Fools' Spoof Press Release

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Apr 2, 2012 11:00PM

  • In a spoof April Fools' Day press release, the mayor's office said Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new four-letter F-word is "FOIA," jokingly promising to learn more about himself. “I’ve Google’d myself before,” Emanuel said. “Who hasn't? Other than Rick Santorum. I Google’d myself while I was riding the Brown Line to work this morning. But I consider Googling myself a down-payment on what I’m going to do now.” Burn! [NBC]

  • Police have dropped the charges against a man who shot an intruder to his home. He'd been arrested for illegally owning a gun. Police confiscated the weapon, and the elderly man has vowed to buy a new one. [Sun-Times]

  • A 64-year-old man has been charged with robbing a bank on the Northwest side. [Tribune]

  • A Chicago-area family has filed a lawsuit against a playground equipment manufacturer after their child fell off one of the company's slides. [NBC]

  • A Joliet woman says a DirecTV installer shoved her against a wall and cut her cables when she complained about a damaged window blind. [Sun-Times]

  • AT&T has decided not to charge a Hinsdale church for a $27,000 bill a hacker tacked on to their bill. [Tribune]