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Casey Anthony sentencing: Casey will be released from jail July 13

Casey Anthony will be released from the Orange County Jail on July 13. Chief Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Casey Anthony this morning for lying to police, giving her four years in jail and credit for the time she’s already served since 2008.

Teen questioned in ‘L’ station shoving death

A 17-year-old boy is being questioned about the death of a 68-year-old woman who was pushed down the stairs of the Fullerton Avenue “L” station by a fleeing robber.

Illinois adults getting fatter each year

Illinois’ adults have grown more obese than ever, according to the latest “F as in Fat” report released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Last year the report ranked Illinois 28th highest in adult obesity with 26.6 percent prevalence, but this year we tipped the scales at 27.7 percent adult obesity and moved up to 23rd.

Pia Toscano signs with Interscope Records

Remember that times “American Idol” fans were outraged when early favorite Pia Toscano was eliminated early on in Season 10, placing ninth? Fret not, Pia fans. Your girl is doing just fine. Toscano has officially signed a recording deal with Interscope Records, “Idol” mentor Jimmy Iovine’s label, THR reports.

Johnny Depp close to deal for fifth ‘Pirates’ movie

Depp is close to a deal to star as Captain Jack Sparrow for a fifth time, a source close to negotiations told TheWrap.

CTA’s bus, rail fares among highest in country in cents per mile

CTA bus riders are paying the highest fare in cents per mile in the United States compared to other big cities. And rail riders pay nearly the highest fare in cents per mile.

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