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