Hot Links: Illinois Governor Arrested; Gay Rights Supporters Plan Boycott of Work; Chandler Woman Possibly Kidnapped

Big catch: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is arrested by the FBI on corruption charges. Gay rights supporters urge people to call in sick to work on Wednesday to protest the California (and don't forget Arizona) ban on same-sex marriages -- despite massive job layoffs around the country. Lots of news locally today: A Chandler woman disappears after a burglary. Resigning Avondale councilman is goin' to California. Arpaio offers $5,000 reward for info on fugitive rapper DMX. Bad grades for Snowbowl and state emergency care. Foreclosures drop, extra fuel charges stay in place and a Tempe high-rise's bank accounts are frozen.

Number of Valley foreclosures drops

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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