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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Smith sees no way forward with GM Ryan Poles, though he left open the possibility of the McCaskey family stepping in to broker a solution.
The boy was attacked in the 9700 block of South Ewing Avenue Monday night.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest, and an 18-year-old boy was grazed in the eye and shot in the leg.
The man, 38, saw the thieves inside his car in the 4600 block of South Lake Park about 12:15 a.m. and approached them, police said.
The two families became close, and the girl’s mother isn’t sure whether to reach out now that the teens are no longer dating.