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Firefighters and Good Samaritans staged “a daring rescue” of a mother duck and five ducklings attempting to cross Lake Shore Drive last night. (Tribune)

Ugh. A south suburban women allegedly killed her baby, then took it shopping. (Sun-Times)

A second Lakeview Walmart? (Curbed Chicago)

Former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti will stand trial for allegedly stalking and assaulting an ex-girlfriend. (Sun-Times)

Mayor Emanuel is ending furlough days for city workers, and is offering unions a choice: accept work-rule changes, or face layoffs. (Tribune)

Discount airliner Spirit Airlines is offering “f-ing golden” $17 fares to and from select cities, a tie-in to Rod Blagojevich’s conviction. Curiously, none of those cities is Chicago. The deal ends tonight at 10:59 PM. (Tribune)

The Cubs aren’t the only thing failing in Wrigleyville. City food inspectors flunked several Wrigley rooftops; at least one had not been inspected since 2003. (Tribune)

Does Alderman Burke really need bodyguards? (Tribune)

Suicide bombers in Afghanistan attacked a hotel popular with Westerners yesterday. The siege lasted six hours and killed 30 people. (NY Times)

An al Qaeda leader was captured in Afghanistan, dressed like a woman. More and more male suicide bombers are cross-dressing, according to NATO. (USAT)

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