The Marin Report for Monday, April 1

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Here are the stories we’re following today:

Timothy Forrest, a Cook County jail guard and a small-time crook, was working for the FBI when he was killed in 2006. The Sun-Times’ Kim Janssen pulls back the covers on the undercover work by an FBI informant and what went wrong.

A new $25 tax kicks in today on a gun bought in Cook County. Opponents have gone to court to try and stop it.

The White Sox and the Cubs open the 2013 season today. The biggest drag for the Cubs may be financial. The Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer notes the team’s debt load effects who is on the field and has led to an austerity-based rebuilding program.

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A Big Ten recruit staying close to home and some exceptional multisport athletes highlight the list of the area’s top quarterbacks.
The bicyclist was struck by a black SUV in the 9900 block of South Avenue L, Chicago police said.
Taha Khan was weeks from turning 6 and was looking forward to a party with a Pokémon theme.
Caray, who died in 1998, was brought back in the form of a hologram during the seventh inning stretch in Thursday’s game.
Cubs-Reds at Field of Dreams Stadium didn’t hook a grouchy grinch at first, but in the end it delivered.