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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