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Cross-country microphone run comes to Chicago on Friday

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Updated: April 6, 2013 6:22AM

The “American Idol” microphone relay will blow through Chicago on Friday during its cross-country tour. Since the launch last week in New York, “Idol” fans, local officials and former contestants have been passing along the mike from city to city during a two-week, 5,000-mile publicity trek that ends in L.A. March 13 in time for the Top 10 live performance show. Watch highlights from the mike’s journey online at

Lori Rackl

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