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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our expanding waistline: Illinois is the fattest it's ever been

Posted By on 07.07.11 at 10:37 AM

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We are getting fatter and fatter, according to a new report. In fact, adults in Illinois are fatter than ever. (Tribune)

RELATED: Here’s a cool interactive graphic showing just how fat the world is getting. (Washington Post)

In an effort to “rein in 'unsupervised' children,” aldermen are debating an 8:30 PM curfew for kids under 12. (Sun-Times)

Attendance at Taste of Chicago was down 11 percent this year. Theories include a lack of fireworks and big-name bands. Or perhaps people have gotten wise to the fact that an $11 churro is a rip-off. (Sun-Times)

Police are questioning a teen in the iPhone theft-related death of a woman at the Fullerton el stop. (Tribune)

Roseland seems to be ground ground zero for violence these days. There’s even a memorial for children slain by gunfire. (Tribune)

Meanwhile, hundreds of people attended a forum on the recent violence in Boys Town. (Tribune)

Casey Anthony, acquitted of murdering her daughter, was sentenced to four years in prison — with credit for time served - for lying to authorities about her daughter’s disappearance. With credit, she could be out this month or next. (Tribune)

Remember watches? Apparently young people are rediscovering them. (NY Times)

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