The Marin Report for Monday, March 11

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Here are the stories we're following today:


• Friday marks one year since former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked into the Englewood Federal Prison in Littleton, Colo. His release date? May 2024.

• Jury selection is expected to begin today in federal court in Chicago in the trial of Cook County Commissioner Bill Beavers. He's charged with failure to pay taxes on $225,000 in campaign money he used to gamble at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

• The CTA wants to raise one-way train rides by 75 cents. It's an effort to get riders to use a new payment card beginning this summer that tacks on a transfer fee, whether you use it or not. There's a public hearing tonight at CTA headquarters.

• The Wells Street Bridge opened to train traffic today right on schedule with the mayor taking the Brown line to work.

• The Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports Attorney General Lisa Madigan has a big fundraiser set a week from today. Speculation is swirling over a potential challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn in next year's Democratic primary. 

• And fear not Blackhawks fans after a second straight loss. After an incredible 24-game run, Rick Morrissey writes: "When you've been spoiled the way the team has spoiled this city, you tend to think the supply of success is endless." The team gets a much deserved three-day break.

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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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