House approves Chicago casino; Emanuel "key" to deal

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The Illinois House approved plans yesterday for a casino in Chicago, while senate president John Cullerton called Gov. Quinn “irrelevant” to the current budget process. Skokie Democrat rep. Lou Lang said Mayor Emanuel's lobbying was "key" to the gambling bill's passage. (Tribune)

While Chicagoans were enjoying a warm day off, six people were killed and another 21 were shot yesterday. The heat also caused police to close North Avenue Beach. (Tribune/Sun-Times)

As the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s suicide approaches, Hemingway societies are ignoring the date. (Tribune)

A suburban man attempting to usher a group of ducklings across I-294 in Schiller Park was fatally struck by a car yesterday. (Sun-Times)

In 2008, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi gave Goldman Sachs $1.8 billion to invest. But the firm ended up losing 98 percent of the funds, infuriating Gadhafi. (Wall Street Journal via New York Post)

Are there Western troops on the ground in Libya? Al-Jazeera filmed what it says are possibly British forces working with the rebels. (Guardian)

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