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The Daybook: V for Vacation

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The holiday weekend quickly approaches, and as some travelers are packing up their gladiator sandals for a quick getaway, some Chicago officials are anticipating an influx of travelers. Our Tony Arnold stops by O’Hare International Airport to scope out the scene there. And IBM couldn’t have picked a better time to release its Commuter Pain Index, which tracks the emotional and economic toll of traveling. The survey found Chicago to be the fourth-worst city--just behind Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and Miami. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced who he’ll be appointing to the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees. Quinn has already appointed Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy, who is the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, and former federal prosecutor Lawrence Oliver.

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