Weekend Rewind: 10 Chicago Stories To Know

10 headlines from the weekend

Monday, Mar 25, 2013  |  Updated 8:50 AM CDT
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Rahm Says Closing Schools is Lesser of Two Evils

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is aware that his new plan will cause anguish and pain for many families and school employees, but he s confident the plan will positively impact young students in the future, he said in a press conference Saturday.

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Happy Monday and welcome to the Weekend Rewind. Here are 10 stories from the past couple days you need to know to start your week.

Emanuel Says Closures Better Than 'Trapping' Kids in Failing Schools
Mayor Rahm Emanuel returned from his vacation Saturday to say he knows his plan to shutter 54 elementary schools will be difficult for many families and school employees. But he said he is confident the plan will positively impact young students in the future.

2 Dead, 13 Injured in Weekend Violence
Two people were killed and at least 10 others were injured from reported acts of violence throughout Chicago this weekend.

Three Injured in Woodfield Escalator Mishap
Three elderly people were injured Saturday in an escalator mishap at a store in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

Report: Chicago No. 1 for Late-Night Food Orders
Got the late-night munchies in Chicago? According to a new report, the Second City is first in the country for late-night delivery.

Postal Workers Protest Ending Saturday Delivery
Hundreds of postal workers rallied outside of Federal Plaza Sunday to protest the Postal Service’s plan to eliminate Saturday deliveries.

Bears Agree to Deal with LB James Anderson
After the Bears recently signed former Bronco D.J. Williams to replace Brian Urlacher, the team continued to build their linebacker setup with a one-year contract with former Carolina Panther James Anderson.

James Bond Suiter to Open Chicago Shop
Chicago men might not be as swift as James Bond, but now they can suit up like him.

Wilco Frontman Calls for Gay Marriage Approval in Ill.
Jeff Tweedy isn’t holding back his support for gay marriage.

Wrigleyville Fake Bomber Apologizes in Letter
A young Lebanese immigrant awaiting sentencing for placing a backpack he thought held a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field wrote a letter to the judge saying he drank "all day, every day" for months before the would-be attack.

Residents Seek Help for Cat Stuck on Utility Pole
A small gray cat was stranded on top of a utility pole for nearly two days before ComEd agreed to answer residents' pleas to save it.
 

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