My sugar buzz has worn off from yesterday and I'm back to normal, healthier eating. I have been catching up some of the local news this morning - here are a few stories that caught my eye:
1. It never ceases to amaze me that Chicago and the state of Illinois still has corruption and clout in its politics. I am absolutely disgusted by the Tony Rezko case. Rezko has been charged with fraud - he fundraised for our current governor, Rod Blagojevich, and used his political connections to manipulate state boards, making millions of dollars in the process. *You can read coverage of the case here.
2. Teen Killed, 2 Others Wounded in Chicago Shootings - this is the 22nd student in the Chicago Public Schools system who has died during this school year (and the 20th who has died from gun violence). We urgently need stronger gun laws and a crackdown on gang violence. Most of the teens have been killed on the city's west and south sides, which are notoriously dangerous. Ben and I took a woman home on Christmas (a few years ago) to see her family on the west side, and it was one of the scariest neighborhoods we've ever been in. I can't imagine what life is like for children growing up in these areas.
3. Man Holds Wife Hostage at Gunpoint at Evergreen Park mall - the 22-yr-old guy was shirtless as he held a gun to his wife's head. Ridiculous.
On a lighter note, I was totally fooled by an April Fool's Day joke... my friend was playing a trick on her mom, but she fooled me too :)
And something that totally made my day - my friend Ashley sent a link to these fantastic Tracy Joy DSLR camera straps. So cute!! The Reese bag looks fun too - it beats carrying my Nikon around in a bulky, ugly black camera bag...