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A section of Rockefeller Plaza outside the 'Today Show' was shut down this morning as a man wielding a knife threatened to stab himself.

Security was able to subdue the man but not before he was apparently able to harm himself.

Matt Lauer addressed the situation on the show saying, "He was controlled by our security team out there. However, he did harm himself in some way, so he's now being attended to by medical personnel."

People in the crowd outside the show tweeted what they saw:


Groupon has launched a 'deal' in honor of Chicago cyclist Robert Cann, who was killed last week by a driver while cycling in River North. Cann, a 26-year-old transplant from New Hampshire, had worked at Groupon's editorial department.

The deal allows purchasers to donate to Active Transportation Alliance's Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign - "which aims to equip Chicago and its residents with a 100-mile network of protected bike lanes by 2015."

Groupon notes that Cann's crash happened near the intersection of Larrabee Street and North Clybourn Avenue, where there are no bike lanes.

"Death can come to us at any time. A meteor can come dashing in from a whirling asteroid belt. The very universe could blink off, just as it once blinked on. In a moment, in a breath, it is over. But living under the stars--a miracle and a wonder that Bobby cherished close in his heart--is not inherently dangerous. So it should be with cycling," writes Groupon's Catherine Bullard in the same type of blurb that Cann used to write himself.

Park Ridge resident Ryne Sanhamel was later charged with reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving in the crash.

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Use this map to see where red light cameras are located in the Southland:

Stormy weather could be in store for us today and into the night. Here's this morning's briefing from the National Weather Service.

Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown has been against the idea of an elected school board in Chicago. Until Wednesday, May 22. That's the day that the Chicago Board of Education, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in nearly the blink of an eye, voted to close 50 public schools in the city.

Mark wrote about his change of heart on an appointed body. Here he discusses why he sees need for a change.

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According to U.S. Census data out today, city living is, increasingly, the life we lead. While Chicago posted only a modest gain - not enough to reverse years of decline, Art Golab reports - most major American cities saw robust population gains for the second straight year.

Big cities surpassed the rate of growth of their surrounding suburbs at an even faster clip, a sign of America's continuing preference for urban living after the economic downturn quelled enthusiasm for less-crowded expanses.

Farther-out suburbs known as exurbs saw their growth slip to 0.35 percent, the lowest in more than a decade.

You can explore the different rates of population movement in Illinois and Indiana in this searchable database:

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A look at the people who are deciding the fate of the schools on the CPS closing list:

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A 737 that had a cracked windshield landed safely at Midway Airport Wednesday morning.

A standby and EMS Plan 1 response was called for the plane's landing about 8:45 a.m.

The emergency response was called because the plane reportedly had a cracked windshield, according to dispatch reports.

About 9 a.m. the plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.

Reporting from Sun-Times News Wire

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