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Here are the stories we're following today:
• Gov. Pat Quinn's new fiscal plan outlined today in Springfield proposes cutting spending for Illinois classrooms by $400 million. Blame the state's pension crisis for the austerity budget.
• Chicago billionaire Sam Zell has sold the Ford City Mall, a property he's owned for 25 years. The Sun-Times' David Roeder reports there's no word yet on the new owner's plans for the Southwest Side shopping center.
• Tuesday's snowfall shattered the old mark for March 5 of 3.8 inches. The new one: 9.2 inches at O'Hare. Midway got 9.4 inches. Happy shoveling.
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