The Marin Report for Wednesday, March 6

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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:

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.

• Isn't everybody now a die-hard Blackhawks fan? Marian Hossa broke the 1,000-game mark and scored as the Hawks beat Minnesota 5-3 Tuesday night.

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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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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