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Friday, July 8, 2011

Chicago is only the fourth most expensive place to park

Posted By on 07.08.11 at 11:37 AM

Parking rates in Chicago are the nation’s fourth highest. The median rate to park all day downtown is $32, according to a new survey. It costs $41 to park all day in Manhattan, the most expensive place in the country. (Sun-Times)

Police say a Minnesota city councilman, in an attempt to gain sympathy from voters, traveled to Chicago to mail himself a fake grenade. What could go wrong? (Tribune)

Coming in 2015: A universal CTA, Metra, and PACE pass. Also, hoverboards. (Tribune)

The city and county are seeking apps that use publicly available data. (YouTube)

President Obama will celebrate his 50th birthday at the Aragon. (Sun-Times)

Police are questioning an inmate about the 2010 death of Chicago police officer Michael Bailey. (Fox Chicago News)

A Hammond, Indiana, man was charged in last weekend’s Boys Town stabbing. (Tribune)

Meanwhile, Father Pfleger wants to know where the outrage is about crime on the south and west sides. (NBC Chicago)

Gov. Quinn says state lawmakers need to reconsider cutting writing from state standardized tests. (Tribune)

Illinois is in a class by itself — it’ll be the only state with a conceal-and-carry ban after today. (Tribune)

A baseball fan at a Texas Rangers game fell to his death after trying to catch a ball thrown by a player. (Star-Telegram)

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch chose to close the 168-year-old News of the World tabloid, after it became embroiled in a British phone-tapping scandal. The paper’s former editor, Andy Coulson, who resigned as Prime Minister David Cameron’s press secretary several months ago, was arrested today. Police are questioning him about the scandal, as well as the paper’s practices of paying police for information. (Guardian)

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