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More From 2011
* Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty.
* Grant Achatz’s highly anticipated restaurant, Next, opened.
* NBA named Chicago Bull Derrick Rose the MVP.
* Sears/CME tax breaks were signed into law, preventing both comapnies from leaving Illinois.
* EPA told Chicago to clean up the river.
* Two Chicago Tribune reporters traveled to Mexico and located eight Chicago fugitives, revealing flaws in the justice system.