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HuffPost Chicago On WBEZ's 'Eight Forty-Eight': This Month's Top Stories

07/30/2010 05:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Huffington Post had the privilege of appearing on WBEZ's daily news magazine this Friday to discuss some of this biggest stories in Chicago this month.

Jen Sabella, editor of HuffPost Chicago, was a panelist on the Chicago Public Radio program "Eight Forty-Eight" Friday morning, alongside Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg, WBEZ's Natalie Moore and host Alison Cuddy. The three discussed headlines from July on the program's "Month In Review." (Listen to the segment here.)

Here were Jen's picks for some of the biggest headlines of the past month (some of which were discussed on the program):

Most Significant Story: The reporting by Mark Konkol and Frank Main of the Chicago Sun-Times on "why they won't stop shooting in Chicago," and the the "no-snitch code" that keeps violent offenders on the streets.

Winners: The White Sox for their astonishing charge into first place in the division; mobile-foodies, for the food-truck ordinance that may finally bring gourmet food on the go to Chicago.

Losers: Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois legislature, for miring the state in the worst deficit in the nation, and for skipping payments to a massive list of nonprofit agencies.

Overreported: The Rod Blagojevich trial (yes, we're guilty too).

Underreported: News coming out of the University of Illinois, including the new President's assistant making nearly $200K and the firing of a religion professor for alleged homophobic teachings. And, today, his rehiring.

Stories to Watch: The resignation of a Cook County GOP leader after allegations of sexual misconduct and a party-wide cover-up; the city's failed attempts to recycle.

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