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The Feds are ordering the cleanup of the Chicago River so that it’s safe enough for canoeing and swimming. (Tribune)

Some el stations haven’t been updated in more than 50 years, service is spotty in some areas, and buses and trains break down. Short story: Rahm Emanuel and Forrest Claypool have a lot on their hands. (Tribune)

Here's some good CTA news: the agency will install LED signs with information on bus arrival times at 160 stops. (Crain's)

Two cops have been charged with sexually assaulting a Rogers Park woman to whom they gave a ride home. (Sun-Times)

Charged with stalking and assault, former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti finally got close enough to confront someone. (Sun-Times)

The United States and Pakistan have had a long-standing agreement to allow U.S. forces to go after al Qaeda leaders inside Pakistani territory. According to the Guardian, “Under its terms, Pakistan would allow US forces to conduct a unilateral raid inside Pakistan in search of Bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the al-Qaida No3. Afterward, both sides agreed, Pakistan would vociferously protest the incursion.” (Guardian)