The Marin Report for Thursday, March 14

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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:

• As Catholics around the world begin to learn more about Pope Francis, these are trying times for the church in Chicago. The Sun-Times reports today the number of Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese has dropped by 276,000 since 1980.

• The funeral for 6-month old Jonylah Watkins will be Tuesday.  She died after being struck by five bullets Monday on the South Side.

College students will pay more for discounted passes to ride the el beginning this fall. The CTA will increase the cost from 81 cents to $1.07 a day. It doesn't take an economics major to determine that's a 32 percent increase.

• And this note from the always interesting Chicago City Council, which now counts not one, but two Progressive Caucuses. Combined the "progressives" total 18. Which begs this question:  How does one describe the other 32 members?

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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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