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It might feel like 105 degrees today

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After last night’s apocalyptic hailstorm, today’s forecast calls for hot. And it may feel like 105, according to the National Weather Service. About 22,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning. (Tribune/Sun-Times)

A massive lightning bolt struck Willis Tower last night. (Chicagoist)

A Chicago woman is accused of donning a nun costume and a mask, a la the film The Town, and robbing a bank — to pay back another bank from which she allegedly embezzled $20,000. (Tribune)

Feldco is suing the Better Business Bureau for the “no rating” rating the agency gave the carpet company. (Sun-Times)

Navy Pier may get a $200 million facelift. (Tribune)

Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle has scrubbed the disastrous Project Shield initiative, designed to combat crime and terrorism using federal funds. It’s drawn the attention of the FBI, was way over budget, and apparently used faulty and dangerous equipment. (Sun-Times)

Mayor Emanuel yesterday said he’d “deal” with Alderman Ed Burke’s bodyguards. But might Burke get rid of them on his own? (Sun-Times)

The sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is about to collapse. (NY Times)

Newt Gingrich’s employees thought his purchases at Tiffany’s could be a campaign liability. They were right. (Washington Post)

What happens when “a liberal, intellectual, communist, media-elite, Jew-bastard from San Francisco” watches Glenn Beck for nine months? (DigiDave)

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