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Top story: This could turn into a nice little media circus. The Trib is reporting that the CPD have a suspect in custody for a burglary committed Monday morning. This is the burglary that the police officer was responding to when his car slid off Lake Shore Drive and struck a tree. The police officer died from the injuries. CPD Chief Jody Weis hinted at charging the burglars (when caught) with murder, because of the old rule that if a police officer is injured in pursuit, the criminals are held responsible. Last I checked, murder charges would come from the State’s Attorney’s office, not the CPD. Paging Alvarez...paging Anita Alvarez...She might be a little busy. B story: Did you know that Pat Quinn was forced to do this Web site as a condition on extending the budget process? I was under the impression that the administration was going for transparency, but if you really read between the lines, this is really mandatory to get the extension. Hmm. C story: Sucks about the Sea World trainer who was attacked by a killer whale. But I hate to be the one who points this out...but the whale does have a peculiar name to be used for captive amusement. Weather: When did it snow last night? I was up around 1 am for a glass of water and everything was snow-covered, but nothing was coming down. I went to bed around 11 pm. So the snow must have come down and stopped in a 1-2 hour period. Sports: I’m really done with the local media’s Twitter-gate. Who cares? So Ozzie has a Twitter account. That’s what Twitter is for, to follow personalities. Ozzie is a personality. Don’t make him think about it. It’s absurd that he has to even talk about it. Next, we are going to hear stories like “Ozzie talks to friends” and “Ozzie eats a hot dog.” Kicker: Any dog show pictures? Seriously, I am giving dog-lovers a chance to be showcased on this here blog. If you don’t speak up and take a picture with your dog cuddled up on a retro WBEZ T-shirt in the next 24 hours, this blog is going to go all cat, all the time.

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