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The Marin Report for Thursday, February 28, 2013

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The Marin Report is a quick video recap of the day's top stories from renowned reporter Carol Marin. Watch it each weekday at noon.

Here are the stories we're following today:

• First lady Michelle Obama is home for a short stay as she address a big issue: childhood obesity. A quarter of all Chicago Public School students are said to be obese.

• Chicago's Cardinal Francis George had a brief one-on-one conversation with Pope Benedict XVI on his final day as leader of the Roman Catholic church. On a more public note, Benedict's last tweet went out at 10 a.m. Chicago time.

• A new statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled Wednesday in Washington. But Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell reminds us it was a bittersweet day: Legislation to make this happen was introduced in 2005 by then-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

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The Marin Report for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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The Marin Report is a fast-paced, insightful look at the day's top news from renowned reporter Carol Marin. Watch it each weekday at noon.


Here are the stories we're following today:

• It's a good day if you are a friend or family member of Larry Dominick. The incumbent Town President of Cicero cruised to victory last night.

• They burned the mid-night oil in Springfield. A key committee narrowly approved a same-sex marriage bill, setting the stage for a full House vote in a couple of weeks. It has already passed the Senate.

• Beware the boot. The Sun-Times' Fran Spielman reports on a plan to allow Chicago to boot your car for any bills you might owe the city.

• The answer: Buy his mom a brand new condo. The question: What will Fenwick High School history teacher Colby Burnett do with the $250,000 he won in Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions?

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The Marin Report for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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The Marin Report is a fast-paced, insightful look at the day's top news from renowned reporter Carol Marin. Watch it each weekday at noon.


Here are today's stories we're following:

• Voting is under way in two high profile elections -- the 2nd Congressional District and Cicero town president. Turnout could be 20 percent or below, making predictions problematic.

• How safe do you feel on the CTA? A Sun-Times analysis shows even with high-resolution security cameras in place, crime at CTA rail stations is up by 21%.

• We're watching the weather. Robust is the word for this evening's commute, with varying amounts of rain and snow.

• And finally flamboyant former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea today to conduct a basketball camp. In a country where gray seems to be the national color---well, we'll just leave it at that.

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The Marin Report is a fast-paced, insightful look at the day's top news from renowned reporter Carol Marin. Watch it each weekday at noon.



Here are today's stories we're following:

• The Sun-Times' Dan Mihalopoulos reports a Madigan campaign fund took in more than $24,000 during a fall UNO sponsored fundraiser.

• Illinois GOP head Pat Brady faces an in-party challenge after he came out in support of gay marriage.

• Famed local meats emporium Moo & Oink may have closed down but their products live on thanks to a new website.

• There's a lot to break down on the day after The Academy Awards.

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Carol Marin

Carol Marin

Carol Marin is the political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. In addition to her work at the paper, she is the political editor for NBC5 News and an interviewer/contributor to WTTW's Chicago Tonight program.

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