I have to send some sympathy out to Kanye West. His Mom passed away recently apparently as the result of some cosmetic surgery. Say what you will about the evils of cosmetic surgery, but my heart still goes out to him. If you've listened to his music you know he loves his Mom very much. I send my condolences. (I know, Kanye totally reads my blog.) It is no secret how much I love Chicago, and Kanye is the biggest Chicago booster out there.
Sorry for your loss Kanye.