As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.
Starting next Tuesday, letters to Santa will be available to the public.
Federal authorities say a Chicago man sent letters to 16 states that purported to be from Osama bin Laden, and that claimed that al-Qaeda had planted bombs around the country.
For a moment, they were the same two excited 8-year-old girls who first began looking for things they had in common 36 years ago.
Some city workers are wondering whether someone inside City Hall is slipping private information about them to the Rahm Emanuel mayoral campaign.