The Marin Report for Monday, April 1

The Marin Report is a fast-paced, insightful look at the day’s top news from renowned reporter Carol Marin. Watch it each weekday at noon.

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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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Alexander Canario’s home run ignited a Cubs offense that found its groove late in a 5-3 victory in Game 2. The Marlins won the first game 3-2.
The 20-year-old was found Saturday in a bedroom of a home in the 7700 block of South Trumbull Avenue, police said.
But the Sox broke through for five runs against reliever Ricardo Pinto in the ninth inning to avoid a record eighth shutout in 20 games in a 9-5 loss.
After Alzolay’s latest blunder, the Cubs might have a closer problem.