The Marin Report for Monday, March 18

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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:


• Only a fourth of the 506 homicides in Chicago last year were solved. In a chilling account, the Sun-Times Frank Main provides a key reason why: fear. A sentencing hearing begins today for 21-year-old Rashod "Fat Man" Bethany, who is charged with drug crimes. The Feds say it took six years to get witnesses to testify against him.

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios' employees include his sister, his son and his daughter. And he sees nothing wrong with that. The county's Ethics Board has hired former City Hall Inspector General David Hoffman to prove the cunty's ehics ordinance applies to Berrios and that his relatives should be fired.

• The Illini hope the No. 7 seven seed in the NCCA tournament keeps them dancing.

• Spring arrives this week, but you couldn't' tell it by today's snow and rain.

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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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