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The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chris Kennedy to introduce exciting new phase of campaign!

Posted on May 26, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Democracy dies behind a paywall, early voting, bad journalism and a Top Gun sequel.

Posted on May 25, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's CPS graduation policies get even follier.

Posted on May 24, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Poor Cubs rip off Mesa taxpayers.

Posted on May 23, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pritzker takes page from Rauner's cynical playbook.

Posted on May 22, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hancock renaming ritual. Plus: Sanford & Dylan.

Posted on May 19, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
ICYMI.

Posted on May 18, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Ferro is giving us all tronchitis.

Posted on May 17, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Yesterday's Tronc news tomorrow, hopefully. Plus other stuff.

Posted on May 16, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
J.B. Pritzker shows his gubernatorial chops.

Posted on May 15, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Me and Zero request you in the Mercedes.

Posted on May 12, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If only the state didn't sew Rahm's mouth shut, he could have alerted everybody to the extent of CPS's financial distress.

Posted on May 11, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Snowden: "This FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of my political activities. If I can oppose his firing, so can you."

Posted on May 10, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPD's nonexistent moonlighting policy. Plus: The false gang rifle narrative, and how to tell who is lying about that Preckwinkle-Rauner phone call.

Posted on May 9, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Made in Chicago: Prick Blades.

Posted on May 8, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Newborn lemur; $30,000 3BR on South Lowe; a brief visual history of Black Muslims in Chicago.

Posted on May 6, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A huge owl-like creature that looked to be six feet with glowing red eyes. People threw rocks at it.

Posted on May 4, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Malort: Tonight's the night you fight your dad.

Posted on May 3, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fly Lufthansa.

Posted on May 2, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Who are we to question Ryan Pace?

Posted on April 29, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Road to ruin.

Posted on April 26, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Valerie Jarrett's NEIU commencement speech should be titled "How It Often Takes Public Shaming To Motivate Leaders Showered With Unmerited Praiseworthy Media Coverage To Do The Right Thing."

Posted on April 26, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reminder: Even the reformers in Illinois are crooked. Plus: Sigma Alpha Oopsilon; Bruce Rauner's Subscription Superstar; and Beardstown Bullshit.

Posted on April 25, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Let the people go!

Posted on April 21, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Contractor Factor. Plus: Why You Should Fear Sinclair Media, Today's Worst Person In Chicago Not Named Todd Ricketts, and more!

Posted on April 20, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Consulting the city council on ethics. Plus: What's up with CPD News Affairs staffing?; Rauner, abortion and e-mail "interviews;" more Sean Sphincter; and why blaming Hillary Clinton is wrong.

Posted on April 19, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vaunted local columnist unaware of Sean Sphincter. Plus: God & Chicago, South Shore evictions, ex-CBOT chair dodging divorce payments, and party buses on water.

Posted on April 18, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner is lyin' again. Plus: A taxing Tax Day report, the old new American story, before Dao, and millennial St. Louis.

Posted on April 17, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
New police union president off to a portentious start.

Posted on April 14, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's police officers have just doubled down against reform.

Posted on April 13, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even Hitler wasn't dragged off a plane.

Posted on April 12, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
United we fall.

Posted on April 11, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's reformy police video release policy exposed as fake.

Posted on April 10, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When the CHA doesn't think some kids are "poisoned enough" to merit intervention.

Posted on April 7, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's new plan for high school kids not very well planned.

Posted on April 6, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's racist insurance premiums. Plus: When Does Rauner Get The Trump Treatment? and The DePaul Arena Shell Game, Continued.

Posted on April 5, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bike lanes vs. violence. Plus: Cops vs. life; the lottery vs. transparency, ethics.

Posted on April 4, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Don't look to Ronnie & Rosty for a romantic model of tax reform.

Posted on April 3, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner's latest victim: Chicago Wilderness.

Posted on March 31, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pop Is Dead Again. Heroin Chic. Build Comiskeyville. Rahm's Infrastructure Bust. More Bears Garbage. And more!

Posted on March 30, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Where's Rahm's desegregation plan? A way forward. Plus: Fun personal notes.

Posted on March 29, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Burke's Rules, The Not Ready For Prime Time Democratic Players, Museum Blues, Chicago Spangled Spanier, Rahm's Predatory Pricing Policy, and The Problem With Weathercasters Continued.

Posted on March 28, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's yellow-bellied meteorologists. Plus: Right museum, wrong location.

Posted on March 27, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Inside the mind of the greatest artist of all time.

Posted on March 24, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The problem with anecdotal leads, as exemplified by today's Tribune.

Posted on March 23, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The problem with anecdotal leads, as exemplified by today's Tribune.

Posted on March 23, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The problem with anecdotal leads, as exemplified by today's Tribune.

Posted on March 23, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The problem with anecdotal leads, as exemplified by today's Tribune.

Posted on March 23, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Saving Sears.

Posted on March 22, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Build Peotone already, for godsakes.

Posted on March 20, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Look at my resume.

Posted on March 17, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Daley.

Posted on March 16, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rachel Maddow has been pulling this shit for years.

Posted on March 15, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Editor's note.

Posted on March 13, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
So, yeah, corrupt media.

Posted on March 10, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Exploits.

Posted on March 9, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richard Simmons, Kyle Schwarber and Edward Snowden together.

Posted on March 8, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pacing.

Posted on March 7, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Programming note.

Posted on March 6, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Here's some stuff.

Posted on March 3, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
America, delete your account.

Posted on March 1, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Normalizing.

Posted on February 28, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Reminders.

Posted on February 25, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No proper column.

Posted on February 22, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Aldermen stake claims to Rahm's property tax rebate slush fund.

Posted on February 21, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Debbie Nelson, office worker from Orland Park, your Twitter feed is full of adorable pandas, and I don't mean to punch down, but you are Today's Worst Person In Chicagoland.

Posted on February 20, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Punxsutawney, Illinois.

Posted on February 18, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Skilling in Edgewater, Hooter's in Cicero, Pepe in the White House, Boeing on the line, Immigrants at home, poison on the Far Southeast Side, Evanston in Apple, hate groups in Illinois, and more!

Posted on February 16, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Flynnghazi. Plus: Peter Roskam plays Telephone (badly).

Posted on February 14, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rascally Roskam. Plus: Grammy Whammy & What Hitler Couldn't Do.

Posted on February 13, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Empty statements, empty pockets. Starring the Wall Street Journal and Susanna Hoffs.

Posted on February 12, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
From condoms to Lysol.

Posted on February 10, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's minimized minimum wage. Plus: Serial liars, journalism and the Muslim Ban hearing.

Posted on February 8, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
United Airlines We Stand? Plus: The police union's fake news.

Posted on February 7, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I don't mind saying once again that David Kidwell's red-light reporting has been absolutely remarkable. In fact, I rejoice in saying it! Inspiring and important. Journalism!

Posted on February 6, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's Worst Person Within Two States Of Chicago.

Posted on February 3, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Punching Nazis.

Posted on February 2, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
White Christians are killing us.

Posted on February 1, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Thank the lawyers, kill the printer-makers.

Posted on January 31, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"The BBC World Service reporter's social media accounts were probed despite him having traveled to Chicago's O'Hare airport from London Heathrow while holding a British passport."

Posted on January 30, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trump, Trump, Trump.

Posted on January 26, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Extra Value Tax Meal, Bruce's Bears & Minnesota's Turnaround Agenda.

Posted on January 25, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
About Chicago's missing Trump signs.

Posted on January 24, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kellyanne Conway's clown show and the normalization of deceit.

Posted on January 23, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Inauguration reporting from Jonathan Pie.

Posted on January 20, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chelsea Manning delivered "one of the most cited and valuable archives in journalism."

Posted on January 18, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's critics right again.

Posted on January 17, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
CPD, DOJ, Rahm, Obama, McGruff and Flukey Stokes.

Posted on January 14, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's newest Public Enemy No. 1.

Posted on January 12, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Weren't we all just talking about the importance of facts?

Posted on January 11, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Price of Pork.

Posted on January 10, 2017

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's red-light cameras screwing you again.

Posted on January 9, 2017

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"A careful review of Obama's major human rights decisions shows a mixed record. In fact, he has often treated human rights as a secondary interest - nice to support when the cost was not too high, but nothing like a top priority he championed."

Posted on January 6, 2017

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trolls, white people, presidents, democracy.

Posted on January 5, 2017

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The greatest hits of retiring state Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago, natch).

Posted on January 4, 2017

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How not to write about transparency.

Posted on January 3, 2017

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
A list to check twice.

Posted on December 24, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm releases e-mails he denied existed, from account Tribune editor used.

Posted on December 22, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Building a new high school in Englewood is really a way to close high schools in Englewood.

Posted on December 21, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The show must go on - unless you're homeless.

Posted on December 19, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Louis Farrakhan, Donald Trump and the times that try our souls.

Posted on December 18, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All colleges are for profit.

Posted on December 16, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fudge my school. Plus: Slick Willie Cochran.

Posted on December 15, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ald. Willie Cochran, not the sharpest tool in Rahm's shed, indicted.

Posted on December 14, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
An atheist who did God's work. Plus: Another Football Fatality, Rahm's Flavor Favor and The Utter Failure Of Humanity To Do Its Job.

Posted on December 13, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Officer Gamekeepers, Opa Whoa and Early Admission.

Posted on December 12, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
City of secrets.

Posted on December 10, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS violates inspector-client privilege.

Posted on December 8, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A year ago, it looked like Rahm might not survive.

Posted on December 7, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
City, media, judge ruin food truck fun.

Posted on December 6, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
I still believe in facts, but facts alone are not enough.

Posted on December 4, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Someone invented the blanket.

Posted on December 2, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blanket tomb.

Posted on December 1, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's (unlikely) deposition. Plus: Rahm's Restaurants.

Posted on November 30, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Two (mystery) guns and a cop.

Posted on November 29, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Every single Trump voter owns this.

Posted on November 28, 2016

The [Thanksgiving 2016] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Featuring rhino penises, gummy cocks, dirty nails, greasy turkey anuses, long-acting birth control and Donald Trump.

Posted on November 24, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sliding into despotism. Plus: Dan Webb's web & a suburban Illinois school bus company's crash record.

Posted on November 23, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today in The Resistance.

Posted on November 22, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You are not alone.

Posted on November 21, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Goody bag.

Posted on November 18, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Life during wartime.

Posted on November 16, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Neo-Nazis in the White House.

Posted on November 15, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Basically, if you're not an able-bodied white Christian heterosexual male, you have great cause to be scared out of your wits.

Posted on November 11, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Two encounters.

Posted on November 9, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Election Day Chicago: Logan Square Voting Fucked Up; Clarence Mudd, Sprinklicious; and inevitably, Su Nueva Lavanderia.

Posted on November 8, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Paging Russia! We have an assignment for you.

Posted on November 7, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Happenstance.

Posted on November 3, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"This can only end with maximum pain."

Posted on November 2, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Good morning, Cleveland.

Posted on November 1, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"There isn't going to be room for us bums."

Posted on October 31, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Off exploring the inner workings of Old Style. And the Cubs.

Posted on October 28, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Smash-and-grab in Cleveland.

Posted on October 27, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dispatches from clever Cleverland.

Posted on October 26, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lying is a slippery slope.

Posted on October 25, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Face value Cubs tickets deemed more unethical than slushy TIF funds and the existence of Ed Burke.

Posted on October 24, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rickettsville: Gentrifying the gentrified.

Posted on October 22, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's secret Ebola zone.

Posted on October 20, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trump and Cubs pinatas.

Posted on October 19, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cook County's neglected children. Plus: Deplorable Peter Roskam & Rahm's Budget Hall of Mirrors.

Posted on October 18, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
In bloom.

Posted on October 16, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's staff gets Cost of Living With Rahm Adjustments.

Posted on October 14, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Teenage Illinois black dude voting for Trump now famous. Plus: Naperville's ghost neighborhoods and Geofeedyatothecops.

Posted on October 13, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Making art, journalism and a living.

Posted on October 12, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why Chicago's kids are in a bad mood today.

Posted on October 11, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The world's most interesting website.

Posted on October 10, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Body camera bunk.

Posted on October 6, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Scoundrels, scaliwags and the Cubs: Part 2.

Posted on October 5, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The city council and Cubs tickets: A Chicago story.

Posted on October 4, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Reminder: Rauner is with Trump.

Posted on October 2, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Whole Foods opens in Englewood.

Posted on September 29, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Was Trump more effective in Monday night's debate than he's getting credit for?

Posted on September 27, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
ConAgra played Bruce Rauner like a dime-store fiddle.

Posted on September 25, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's cop plan leads us back to where we already are.

Posted on September 22, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Working on it.

Posted on September 21, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roast Bears beef.

Posted on September 20, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Forrest Claypool's merry auditors.

Posted on September 19, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Media, Trump, Cubs, Riot Fest, Race, Sky.

Posted on September 17, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Shout it from the rooftops.

Posted on September 16, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Welcome, Duracell!

Posted on September 15, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
#TrumpsHealth.

Posted on September 14, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Undocumented Education, Right-Sizing CPD, America's Best Writer, Corruption On A Curve and Debate Moderation.

Posted on September 13, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Portion control.

Posted on September 12, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Cook County's road trip. Plus: Heroin, We Have A Problem & Ferro Warning.

Posted on September 10, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All the action is on Twitter today - 24 hours of Donald Trump, Matt Lauer, Rahm Emanuel, John Kass, and the nation's shittiest journalists.

Posted on September 8, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Footchases and funding.

Posted on September 7, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm annexes city's elite.

Posted on September 6, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Body cams and Bobby Rush.

Posted on September 3, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How many CPS students have been lead poisoned? The city won't say.

Posted on September 1, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A profession stubbornly gorges on cyanide day after day while the antidote sits on the shelf. Plus: Venetian Night self-immolates.

Posted on August 31, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fired law clerk about to become Cook County judge.

Posted on August 30, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The very Chicago story of Jewel's Bus Co.

Posted on August 29, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Corn con.

Posted on August 28, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lori Lightfoot, The Guarantini & Braelin: The Next Speidi.

Posted on August 25, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Forrest Claypool and Frank Clark are Today's Worst People In Chicago.

Posted on August 24, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Least amusing administrative law judge ever.

Posted on August 23, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The police board on trial.

Posted on August 22, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
FEMA has not yet arrived.

Posted on August 20, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The gods of High Life.

Posted on August 18, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner's ground game vs. the Bears' ground game.

Posted on August 17, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
AG to CPD: Hand over e-mails to CNN.

Posted on August 16, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm: Crooked cops nor the system that creates them are to be ostracized.

Posted on August 15, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Corruption Night's first pitch. Plus: Chicago Foodies & Jamila Woods.

Posted on August 13, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sun and alcohol.

Posted on August 11, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Newspapers don't need defending. Plus: Thomas Friedman, Trump and the Just Joking People. And: Governor Baloneyvich and his uninformed media enablers.

Posted on August 10, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago's prison band can't save him.

Posted on August 9, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More irregularity.

Posted on August 8, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nothing but heroes.

Posted on August 4, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Catching up.

Posted on August 3, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Freedom (From Police) Square. Plus: Preckwinkle & the President.

Posted on August 1, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trumpism vs. Clintonism.

Posted on July 27, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We can lock up Hillary later. First, this.

Posted on July 26, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Like Michael Madigan, we need Hillary Clinton on that wall.

Posted on July 23, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The gross malpractice of the city's law department.

Posted on July 22, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Disappearing Homan Square and soft-pedaling an Illinois Trump delegate's racism.

Posted on July 21, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The only one looking good at the RNC this week is Lucifer - and that includes Michelle Obama. Plus: Redaction Rahm and his invite-only Happy Hour.

Posted on July 20, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
RNC 2016: Come for the white supremacy, stay for Scott Baio's sparkling intellect.

Posted on July 19, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fundamental understandings of Ed Burke and Bruce Rauner.

Posted on July 18, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago staples.

Posted on July 16, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Double Door, donuts and douchebags.

Posted on July 15, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm waits for DOJ, which doesn't want him waiting.

Posted on July 14, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fran Spielman denies Rahm buried the Laquan McDonald video.

Posted on July 13, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chris Rock, Newt Gingrich, Ja'mal Green, and the truth about the Cubs.

Posted on July 12, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
President of Chicago plastic cheese company devastating communities.

Posted on July 9, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Community conspiring to prevent Rahm Emanuel from reforming Chicago police. News at 11.

Posted on July 7, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A taste of Chicago's reptiles, painkillers, spongy snake cakes.

Posted on July 6, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who's (Best) Friend of the Parking Lot now?

Posted on July 5, 2016

The [Fourth of July] Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
We droned some a lot of (innocent) folks.

Posted on July 2, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gubernatorial culture shock.

Posted on June 27, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Guess which alderman is Today's Worst Person In Chicago.

Posted on June 24, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The DOJ has contacted more than 400 residents who have made complaints or statements online or to a phone hotline, talked to members of 80 community organizations, visited all 22 police districts, and met with 150 police officers and 34 IPRA investigators.

Posted on June 23, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wrigley Plaza coverage fouls off.

Posted on June 22, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Voters wanted a turnaround artist, not a Turnaround Agenda.

Posted on June 21, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's most interesting website.

Posted on June 20, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
CPD: Chicago Politics Department.

Posted on June 18, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayoral security cynicism.

Posted on June 16, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
IPRA's new catch phrase: "You're almost fired!"

Posted on June 15, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
John Kass doesn't recognize his own bark of bigotry.

Posted on June 14, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner: No matter the human cost, making it less expensive for companies to maim workers is worth it.

Posted on June 11, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The principal narrative. Plus: Chicago underwater.

Posted on June 9, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Principally speaking.

Posted on June 8, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Donald Trump, Sammy Sosa, R. Kelly, Sturgill Simpson and Dairy Queen.

Posted on June 7, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's missing Ps. Plus: Walstate & The Deporter-In-Chief.

Posted on June 6, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Butterflies and bees.

Posted on June 4, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Non-tronc edition: Job Sprawl & Cop Chop.

Posted on June 3, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unpaid leave day.

Posted on June 1, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Code of silence now valued at $2 million in Chicago.

Posted on May 31, 2016

The [Memorial Day 2016] Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
America 2016: Coke, Trump, Walgreens and watermelons.

Posted on May 28, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Ferro's latest (dis)honor. Plus: Moving Justin Dearborn, Patrick Soon-Shiong's Artificial Intelligence, and California Screaming.

Posted on May 27, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Ferro is a Golden Lion.

Posted on May 26, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dumb Digital Doomsayers and Ferro's War.

Posted on May 25, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CueCat is both dead and alive.

Posted on May 24, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Parochial Potholes of TSA Theater. Plus: The Footpenis Building & Deb Mell Still Hasn't Visited The South And West Sides, Maybe Ever.

Posted on May 21, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
City attorneys would admit to being the Zodiac Killers if it meant they could keep Rahm off the stand.

Posted on May 20, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Fourth may be with us.

Posted on May 19, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Residences at Trib Tower.

Posted on May 18, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Neither Mel Reynolds nor Sinead O'Connor is funny. Plus: Wrong-way Rickettsville

Posted on May 17, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The actual flight is now the shortest (and most comfortable!) part of flying.

Posted on May 16, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Reporters' dumb question, Rahm's worse reply.

Posted on May 14, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is this the most interesting website in the world or what?

Posted on May 12, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Headline wonder.

Posted on May 7, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Head games, head taxes and tax heads.

Posted on May 5, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Not gonna happen.

Posted on May 4, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why so few civilian complaints against police get investigated.

Posted on May 3, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The donor-media class vs. the rest of us.

Posted on May 2, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's mic drop.

Posted on May 1, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The wheels are coming off at Beachwood HQ.

Posted on April 28, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Readers lose.

Posted on April 27, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Coming soon: Headlines like "610 Schools To Stay Open!"

Posted on April 26, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Today? Plus: Hastert History: DeLayed Gratification.

Posted on April 25, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Trib: Prince wholly derivative; rap a passing fad.

Posted on April 23, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dig if you will a picture.

Posted on April 22, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mixed grill.

Posted on April 21, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Are the Blackhawks the Cardinals?

Posted on April 20, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Full-time tuition for part-time faculty who work full-time. Plus: Lucas Mucus; Securing Airport Freedoms; and Ken Skunkin'.

Posted on April 19, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Eddie's Johnson's mission. Plus: Bring on the watermelons!

Posted on April 18, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rohingya refugees here. Plus: Introducing the Weekend Pizza, Hot Dog and Italian Beef Reports!

Posted on April 16, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A bad omen for the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force report.

Posted on April 15, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Not happening today.

Posted on April 14, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Confirmed: Homan Square is a black site housing the disappeared.

Posted on April 13, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Guardian transparency lawsuit has revealed the second person known to have died in police custody at Homan Square. And the discrepancies in the reports are stark.

Posted on April 12, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More Homan Square horrors the Chicago media will ignore.

Posted on April 11, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Introducing Weekend Jukebox and Weekend Protest. Plus: DREAMERS in a dreamland; What is it about society that bothers you?; and the 1994 crime bill.

Posted on April 9, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mossack Fonseca, y'all. Plus: About Denny Hastert - Who Knew What When?

Posted on April 8, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune breaks through Hastert's hush money, hush hearings.

Posted on April 7, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For example, we might ask what kind of world we live in, where we can pay for $7 million worth of state-of-the-art digital technology at the White Sox baseball stadium, but we can't pay for computers in our classrooms.

Posted on April 6, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Top Kop, Rahm's Airport Run & Andrew Dice Trump.

Posted on April 5, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The weekend wacky weather that wasn't. Plus: The Panama Papers.

Posted on April 4, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice.

Posted on April 2, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today in Top Cop: Bring the broom.

Posted on April 1, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Help us, DOJ, you're our only hope.

Posted on March 31, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How not to regain trust in the CPD. Plus: Boeing's Bilious Baloney.

Posted on March 30, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Police chief blues deja vu.

Posted on March 29, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's gonna Rahm.

Posted on March 28, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago team secretly plays in secret basketball tournament.

Posted on March 26, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Week in Rahm. Plus: Chicago Newsroom; Trib Op-Ed vs. Snopes; Chicago [Hearts] Trump.

Posted on March 25, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
On point.

Posted on March 24, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hate-covering music festivals.

Posted on March 23, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cleaning up Illinois.

Posted on March 22, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner crosses the Trump rubicon.

Posted on March 21, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Sexual assault case in the south suburbs a textbook example of how high schools are even less equipped to handle rape allegations than colleges.

Posted on March 19, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Here we go again. #QuintonioLeGrier

Posted on March 18, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Diffing Sanders & Radioactive Rahm.

Posted on March 17, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The people have shouted.

Posted on March 16, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gatekeepers, miracles, objectivity, narratives, scoundrels and Today's Worst Person In Chicago.

Posted on March 15, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Ferro, Donald Trump and stuff.

Posted on March 14, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Unforeseen circumstances, talking Trump and a bunch of other stuff.

Posted on March 11, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Help us, Judge Darrah, you're our only hope!

Posted on March 10, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama kills FOIA reform. Plus: Trib Chatter.

Posted on March 9, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quentin Young vs. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. #UniteBlue

Posted on March 8, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tribune logic: Changing the makeup of school board members will lead to the status quo.

Posted on March 7, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
What Trump told Oprah in 1988.

Posted on March 5, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trump vs. the Pritzkers revisited.

Posted on March 4, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Two-Party Partisan Problems (or Are We All Trumpettes Now?).

Posted on March 2, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Questions for new Tribune publisher/editor Bruce Dold.

Posted on March 2, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dear Hollywood: Chicago investigations that should be made into movies.

Posted on March 1, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Albert Einstein, Blair Hull and naked baseball players.

Posted on February 29, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Situation no win.

Posted on February 27, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Everybody's look-ing for-ward to the week-end.

Posted on February 26, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
That time when Rahm and his team pimped out Bettie Jones's family for public relations points.

Posted on February 25, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tribune Publishing's new CEO is basically not allowed to speak truthfully about the company unless under oath.

Posted on February 24, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Ferro's footprints on the Sun-Times and handprints on the Tribune.

Posted on February 22, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago high school graduate rates are bogus, man.

Posted on February 22, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Old Post Office is the new Block 37.

Posted on February 20, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kensington Griffin, The Big McCheese, Secord Still Sucks, Rahm's Better Late Than Never Policy, and The Accomplice.

Posted on February 19, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner bumps into Bruce Dold at Springfield magic shop.

Posted on February 18, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner in Wonderland: A second budget address before passing the first.

Posted on February 17, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Re-engineering CPS finances, Chinese stock exchange, and Obama's immigration raids.

Posted on February 16, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'm off ranking the presidents in order of war criminality.

Posted on February 15, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Sigma Alpha Ick. Plus: Wrickettsville.

Posted on February 13, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Speaking of the CPD's lineups, files and batteries . . .

Posted on February 12, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's big bad bond deal. Plus. the sounds of CPD's silence.

Posted on February 11, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gawker exposes, again, the MSM's mendacious mindset. Plus: Bernie Bucks, Loosie Lunacy, Buncha Pussies, Middling Mat Latos, and Sears Slipping Away.

Posted on February 10, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois' three-strikes law is foul.

Posted on February 9, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Genius Bar for urgent MacBook repairs.

Posted on February 8, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Welcome to Super Bowl weekend: Jilted taxpayers, broken-down players, warlords and Coldplay. Pass the chips!

Posted on February 6, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Markets shudder and a city weeps as Michael Ferro assumes control of Tribune Publishing.

Posted on February 5, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bad news for Chicago journalism: It looks like we're stuck with Michael Ferro for a long, long time.

Posted on February 4, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm hides the ball, not the gall.

Posted on February 3, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
As defense lawyer, former Chicago police chief never saw an honest report.

Posted on February 2, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The massive institutional failure that is the Chicago Police Department - aided and abetted a series of mayors and state's attorneys.

Posted on January 30, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The governor continues to play chicken with human lives.

Posted on January 29, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner's elephants and cornfields.

Posted on January 28, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The state of the state is worse.

Posted on January 27, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who killed Quintonio LeGrier? You and me. Plus: Rauner's Ruinous Rap.

Posted on January 26, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If you do your reporting deeply enough, you can write/speak with authority - that's objectivity, because the facts are incontrovertible.

Posted on January 25, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Gamer Don Rumsfeld & Flint's Chicago EPA Administrator.

Posted on January 24, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rolling it over into the weekend.

Posted on January 22, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blow your cover.

Posted on January 21, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Rauner Schools.

Posted on January 20, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's Worst Meta-Person In Chicago.

Posted on January 19, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Where the Trib stood on MLK.

Posted on January 18, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Cedrick Chatman, an iPhone box and Pat Camden.

Posted on January 16, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago police trophies. Plus: City treasurer two-times MLK breakfasts.

Posted on January 15, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Central Committees Foxxy Lady, Generally Inspecting The City Council and Twitter Hates Me.

Posted on January 14, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm doing MLK breakfast alone? Losing black prop pastors faster than Jimmy John's delivers. Plus: CPD's systems fail and today's Tribune hate-read.

Posted on January 12, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner has a list - and a girlfriend in Canada.

Posted on January 12, 2016

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Trump.

Posted on January 9, 2016

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The devil's advocate, IPRA and the devil.

Posted on January 8, 2016

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Podcast programming.

Posted on January 7, 2016

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm: What we've just seen is not possible.

Posted on January 6, 2016

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chock full of non-Papers.

Posted on January 5, 2016

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even Chicago's integration is racist.

Posted on January 4, 2016

The [Christmas 2015 - New Year's 2016] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The King, Jesus, a bag of dicks and Lovie Smith.

Posted on December 24, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Like the Beastie boys said, it's (dash-cam) sabotage.

Posted on December 23, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Beachwood Radio Hour is back - X2!

Posted on December 22, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trumped up poll.

Posted on December 21, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Chi-Town Rising renamed Taste of Privatized Chicago.

Posted on December 19, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Cubs, the Cadillac Tax and the Code of Silence.

Posted on December 17, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Homan Square-Laquan McDonald axis.

Posted on December 16, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The top row of letters on my keyboard have become as reliable as Pat Camden's statements at crime scenes.

Posted on December 15, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The judge was the best friend of Garry McCarthy's wife.

Posted on December 14, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Schemer has a Field day; Chicago puppets do not.

Posted on December 12, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When you've lost Ronnie Woo-Woo, you've lost the city.

Posted on December 10, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The rubber stamp city council was misled.

Posted on December 9, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More cop stuff to come.

Posted on December 8, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm wears the sweater and the jacket.

Posted on December 7, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel is on the clock.

Posted on December 5, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
While I continue to burrow into the fast-moving events surrounding the Laquan McDonald case, here are some additional posts to divert your attention.

Posted on December 3, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Firing McCarthy: Right move, wrong reason.

Posted on December 2, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What you may have missed over the long holiday weekend.

Posted on November 30, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

16 shots, hell no you can't shop.

Posted on November 28, 2015

The [Thanksgiving 2015] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Malcolm London explains it all.

Posted on November 26, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's booty call.

Posted on November 24, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm unwittingly makes another argument for an elected school board.

Posted on November 23, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Look who owns the world's largest ketchup bottle now.

Posted on November 21, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Memo to the governor: Indiana is not a model state. #SyrianRefugees

Posted on November 19, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why I want to hug a woman in a hijab today.

Posted on November 18, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You have a better chance of winning the Illinois Lottery - and getting paid - than a terrorist has of slipping into the United States posing as a refugee.

Posted on November 17, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel's shifty CPS-CPD shell game.

Posted on November 16, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Two paths to go by, but in the long run . . .

Posted on November 14, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
City council a no-drone zone.

Posted on November 13, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois' link to nationwide attorney-client surveillance scandal.

Posted on November 12, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago gets tough on non-existent attacks on military personnel.

Posted on November 11, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The governor, in effect, has just compromised with himself. Plus: Vetting Ventra, Paper City & The Suneiform-Times.

Posted on November 10, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Outrage everywhere. Plus: CTA's Bus Boo-Boo; Rauner's Golden Fucking Rule; Pushing Ventra; and Paper Principals.

Posted on November 9, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
In Rauner's world, Illinois cannot afford to provide services to the elderly and disabled until it enacts term limits.

Posted on November 7, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Say it ain't so, GI Joe. Plus: UNO In Ruino & CPD's Zack Thwack.

Posted on November 6, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Media blames everyone but themselves for the GI Joe narrative.

Posted on November 5, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nice voir dire.

Posted on November 3, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Code Red: The most substandard person in the state is the governor.

Posted on October 31, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Scary creatures: Bob Fioretti, Dennis Hastert, Obamacare.

Posted on October 30, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A city council property tax hike notebook featuring some of the planet's worst aldermen.

Posted on October 29, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Keeping Rahm budget coverage weird.

Posted on October 28, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's dips, Rahm's lips.

Posted on October 27, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The connection between Peoples Gas and SUPES.

Posted on October 26, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Alternate media universes.

Posted on October 24, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beachghazi.

Posted on October 23, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hey, CTA, call me sometime when you have no class.

Posted on October 22, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Snow removal machine.

Posted on October 21, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
O'Hare's "Fly Quiet" program might as well not exist. Plus: Cubs Curse Finally Decoded!

Posted on October 20, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More breaking Homan Square news for the Chicago media to deny.

Posted on October 19, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
New Beachwood Cubs music video! Plus: The Hunt for MLB McMarketing.

Posted on October 17, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dorothy Brown is going down. Plus: The real Dennis Hastert.

Posted on October 16, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dorothy Brown on deck.

Posted on October 15, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barbara Byrd-Bennett not fondly remembered in Cleveland.

Posted on October 14, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Working against the clampdown.

Posted on October 13, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Selective e-mail releases show SUPES scandal is merely a political problem to Rahm, not a learning moment.

Posted on October 12, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's lame bet rejected. Plus: Meet the Chicago-area man who has upended the race for U.S. Speaker of the House.

Posted on October 10, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barbara Byrd-Bennett inscribes herself into the Chicago Testament.

Posted on October 9, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Keywords: Bruce Springsteen, Deacon Blues, Homi Bhabha, Kevin Coval, Mark Grace, Rod Beck, Sarah From The Real World Miami, The Chicago Board of Exchange, The Ricketts', Wicker Park, Wrigley Field.

Posted on October 8, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Schrodinger's Medicaid. Plus: Bro, Cubs, Bro.

Posted on October 7, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The real case against Garry McCarthy - and it's not about gang violence.

Posted on October 6, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Chicago Private Schools.

Posted on October 5, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Ask yourself why modern newspaper sports sections don't look like Grantland.

Posted on October 3, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Corporate tax breaks don't work. Rahm caught fibbing again. The bystander president strikes again.

Posted on October 2, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago welcomes a corporate criminal.

Posted on October 1, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The calendars and e-mails of United Airlines, Bruce Rauner, Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on September 30, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If Danny Solis or Mark Brown says your mother loves you, check it out.

Posted on September 29, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Chicago Perpetrates Stupidity.

Posted on September 28, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Redmoon puts its shingles out.

Posted on September 26, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kane commentary coming.

Posted on September 25, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Uber 311.

Posted on September 24, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Has this really been the way we want to see rape cases reported?

Posted on September 23, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What it takes for a cop to get fired.

Posted on September 22, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Day-to-day.

Posted on September 21, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Blackhawks have soiled themselves. Plus: Forrest Cesspool!

Posted on September 19, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
New CPS cast, same CPS shitshow.

Posted on September 18, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
With great regret considering the topics on my agenda, I have to attend to other business today.

Posted on September 17, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For those scoring at home, that leaves net jobs gained on today's items at 177 - and the biggest losers are blacks in North Lawndale, not whites in Schaumburg.

Posted on September 16, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Crisis management is exhausting.

Posted on September 15, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The $2.45 billion Bears are 0-1 and stealing our money.

Posted on September 14, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
9/12 Nation.

Posted on September 12, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
9/11 Edition Antidote.

Posted on September 11, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's racist DUI checkpoints probably aren't about DUI.

Posted on September 10, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ousted United Airlines CEO Jeffrey Smisek tries to remain in an upright, unindicted position.

Posted on September 9, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Saint Forrest Sets An Example, Charter Barter & Going To An Eviscerated School. Plus: The Garbage Mayor.

Posted on September 8, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Segregation is no accident. Plus: From Israel to Illinois. And: Weekend BeachBook reads.

Posted on September 6, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Yes! Yes! This is what it's all about.

Posted on September 4, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wooly.

Posted on September 3, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Grown men playing political games with children.

Posted on September 2, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Rahm Emanuel Budget Hearing Trilogy: Episode 1.

Posted on September 1, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
About that goofy, cheesy Sun-Times Blago editorial.

Posted on August 31, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Exclusive: When the corpse flower will bloom.

Posted on August 29, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bullshit is everywhere.

Posted on August 28, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Day-to-day.

Posted on August 27, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The upside-down premise of the Trib's pension perk story.

Posted on August 26, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
East Chicago-bound and down.

Posted on August 25, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chuy's commission looking better and better.

Posted on August 24, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Chicago Vortex.

Posted on August 22, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Jordan's unrecognizable likeness.

Posted on August 21, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Blago could learn from Redflex.

Posted on August 20, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune is only sorry that everybody on the planet is reading that hurricane column wrong.

Posted on August 18, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Obama Library scam.

Posted on August 18, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Drives and showers.

Posted on August 17, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hurricane McQueary.

Posted on August 14, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Weep for Woodlawn.

Posted on August 13, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
McRib, Toby Keith, Arlington Park and quite possibly much more!

Posted on August 12, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More Patrick Kane inanity. Plus: Governor Raunervich, CPS's Special Budget, and College Kops.

Posted on August 11, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reporting on the Patrick Kane investigation is already off the rails.

Posted on August 10, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Everything returns Monday.

Posted on August 9, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A bunch of things happening at once.

Posted on August 6, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blackhawks laughing all the way to the bank. Plus: Rubber Stamps, Pension Pickups, Lies & Politics At Our CPS.

Posted on August 5, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blackhawks net $10 million from the city.

Posted on August 4, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Guidance.

Posted on August 3, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Lollapalooza up your schnozzle.

Posted on August 1, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rocky nudges, Rahm winks.

Posted on July 31, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rocky Wirtz should be ashamed of himself.

Posted on July 30, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Chicago Ald. Will Burns and the Hammond police have in common.

Posted on July 29, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blame Blago.

Posted on July 28, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Journalism stories.

Posted on July 27, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Making the Medill-Milwaukee mural.

Posted on July 25, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our incredible Infrastructure Trust. Plus: The sad saga of Pilgrim Baptist Church.

Posted on July 24, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm names new interim schools chief. Plus: The State of United Airlines.

Posted on July 23, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A buttload.

Posted on July 21, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Meigs Avenue. Plus: CPD's no-snitch code.

Posted on July 21, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Just what Rahm promised: More of the same.

Posted on July 20, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Heat, corn and cabals.

Posted on July 18, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Saint Forrest.

Posted on July 17, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Now Rahm wants to run CPS like the El.

Posted on July 16, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS swaps spit. Plus: School Colors; Taste of Journalism; Antonio Brown P.S.

Posted on July 15, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hello, Taste of Cleveland! Plus: CPS & El Chapo and Miming McCarthy.

Posted on July 14, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Welcome to Chicago - You'll Have To File A FOIA For That*.

Posted on July 13, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Me Time; Greece, The Musical; Mmmm, Ponderosa; Bubble Wrap Blasphemy; Grateful Road House.

Posted on July 7, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
American Beauty.

Posted on July 4, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bang bang.

Posted on July 3, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Affecting the classroom.

Posted on July 2, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's mysterious pension payment. Plus: James Meeks pines for flash cards.

Posted on July 1, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
D(ebt)-Day. Plus: Phillies disappear Cubs; Heinz disappears Kraft.

Posted on June 30, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Choosing Chicago.

Posted on June 29, 2015

The [Rainbow] Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Nino Knows Best. Plus: Wrong-Way Rahm, Nature Is Agnostic, Pride Ride, and The Nature of Change.

Posted on June 27, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Party!

Posted on June 26, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rocky Mountain High. Plus: Sarah Palin is no REO.

Posted on June 25, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Party at Jr.'s. Plus: Toni Stroger, Accretive Accountability, and Fucking Golden.

Posted on June 24, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Don't save Ferris. Plus: CPS Cash Credibility Crisis & Naive Nate Silver.

Posted on June 23, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm wears the jacket for CPS. Plus: Mumford & Bums.

Posted on June 22, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The greatest bar this world has known has ceased to exist.

Posted on June 18, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Third-class rally in world-class city. Plus: Keep Your Hands Off Corey Crawford; Rick Telandersaurus; I Can't Listen To Chicago Sports Radio Anymore; Fire David Brooks; and Free Congressional Research Now!

Posted on June 17, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
That's hockey, baby!

Posted on June 16, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In case of victory, break glass.

Posted on June 15, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
GradRateGate continued. Plus: Mark Halperin is the worst.

Posted on June 13, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Lieraq.

Posted on June 11, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hastert's bail out. Plus: Millennial marketing monsters & the park district's Worst Person In Chicago.

Posted on June 11, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Leaks & Lightning.

Posted on June 10, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More open than a 7-Eleven.

Posted on June 9, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The truth about testilying. Plus: Blackhawks South & The War on Walgreens.

Posted on June 8, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The surveillance president strikes again. Plus: The Blackhawks, Remix Chicago, The Preakness and the Lido Deck.

Posted on June 6, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Explore Minnesota!

Posted on June 4, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Obama library perfectly represents the cynicism of our president and our mayor.

Posted on June 3, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm elects school board, places bet.

Posted on June 2, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Springfield dinner show getting rave reviews.

Posted on June 1, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Flyovers and outsourced wars.

Posted on May 30, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gathering string.

Posted on May 29, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago even waived its security deposit when the NFL came to town.

Posted on May 28, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS synergies.

Posted on May 27, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS is a rogue nation.

Posted on May 26, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Reminders.

Posted on May 23, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Madigan's millionaire tax vs. Minnesota.

Posted on May 22, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
SUPES to nuts.

Posted on May 21, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
McDonald's vs. The Media.

Posted on May 20, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The longest prison term in the U.S. for someone wrongfully convicted. Plus: Illinois & Israel; The Andromeda Strain.

Posted on May 19, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune inaugurates its drama queen.

Posted on May 18, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
NSA Blackmail, Zip Code Kids, Black Hole Homan, Ed Debevic's Tower and other discontents.

Posted on May 16, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's faulty food safety.

Posted on May 15, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hot road dogs, flying spiders, United exploits and other junk.

Posted on May 14, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All of Rahm's junk in all of the wrong places.

Posted on May 13, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago lands presidential propaganda palace. Plus: Roadside Rahm.

Posted on May 12, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
SWTF SWAT. Plus: Oxy Poxy, Mail Call, Hyatt Housekeeping.

Posted on May 11, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Bruce Almighty, Garry Rigged and Forrest Preserved.

Posted on May 9, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Police states and constitutions.

Posted on May 8, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stuff happens.

Posted on May 7, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The shit hits the fans.

Posted on May 6, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Seven percenters, giant eyeballs and Potbelly's new spokesman.

Posted on May 5, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stuff.

Posted on May 4, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's Chicago is history.

Posted on May 2, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Draft Town.

Posted on May 1, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
War president says violence is not the answer.

Posted on April 30, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm and Rekia.

Posted on April 29, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When Chicago's whites rioted.

Posted on April 28, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois' French Revolution in reverse.

Posted on April 27, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Aramark, Anita, Claypool, Rauner, Starbucks and Hermene.

Posted on April 25, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Friday stuff.

Posted on April 24, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rekia Boyd is just the latest stain on Anita Alvarez's terrible record.

Posted on April 23, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rekia Boyd reaction: Bewilderment shifts from judge to prosecutors. Plus: What one of the defense attorneys tweeted at me.

Posted on April 22, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reading the Rekia Boyd ruling.

Posted on April 21, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fine offerings!

Posted on April 20, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Barbara Byrd-Bennett is a symptom, not a cause.

Posted on April 18, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
RFP: The Ballad of Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

Posted on April 17, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
SUPES sandwich. Plus: Is CPD breaking the law by not releasing a dash-cam video?

Posted on April 16, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune continues to misfire on its Burge coverage. Plus: Ed Burke is half-right about strip clubs & Daft Town USA.

Posted on April 15, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Odds and ends.

Posted on April 14, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richie and Rahm's Excellent O'Hare Adventure.

Posted on April 13, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Piss-Poor Starts, Ties That Binder, Loose Structural Change.

Posted on April 11, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Flying the safety-impaired skies, whacking Walgreens workers & the smallness of the Ricketts family illustrated again.

Posted on April 10, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our permanent crisis.

Posted on April 9, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The City of Magical Thinking.

Posted on April 8, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Election Day Notebook featuring Rahm's secret campaign, Mary Schmich's Pulitzer Prize-winning commentary and who I think is on The List.

Posted on April 7, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Chicago doesn't have a pot to piss in.

Posted on April 6, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Changing Indiana's heart - and Rahm's.

Posted on April 4, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's lying secret government. Plus: Mediocre sports hacks, aldermanic bouncers and more!

Posted on April 3, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Robert Rubin is with Rahm. Phil Ponce voted early. Chuy meets the son he never had.

Posted on April 2, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fire Phil Ponce.

Posted on April 1, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Debate prep.

Posted on March 31, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You've never really seen it all in Chicago because money does wonders for cynics' imaginations.

Posted on March 30, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
CPS's Flamin' Hot Cheetos are on fire.

Posted on March 28, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How we know Rahm lost last night's debate.

Posted on March 27, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's torturous consistency and other discontents.

Posted on March 26, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Road House, Rostenkowski and Royko.

Posted on March 25, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ten for Tuesday, including Why Is Chuy So Happy?

Posted on March 24, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Me vs. the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Posted on March 23, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The schemes, scams, hypocrisies and evasions that are killing satire in Illinois.

Posted on March 21, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama library follies. Plus: America's most important Twitter timeline right now.

Posted on March 20, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Amnesty to Rahm: Let us in to Homan. Plus: Rahm's brackets.

Posted on March 19, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Aaron Schock waves goodbye; lessons for everyone.

Posted on March 18, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The day after a televised debate, the host channel should broadcast a definitive fact-check of what they broadcast the night before. That might even get more viewers than the original program.

Posted on March 17, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tonight's predictable debate. Plus: Homan Squared.

Posted on March 16, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Shamrock Shakedown Edition.

Posted on March 14, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's neighborhoods. Plus: COD PR.

Posted on March 13, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Inhuman behavior.

Posted on March 12, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Paperwork, printers and proselytizers.

Posted on March 11, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's not a cover-up, it's a feature. #HomanSquare #CarolMarin

Posted on March 10, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm, Brian Williams, and Jays Cutler and Mariotti.

Posted on March 9, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Big Willie on the block.

Posted on March 7, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mmm, squab.

Posted on March 6, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
John Conroy vs. the Chicago media. Again.

Posted on March 5, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another day, another Guardian story about Homan. Eleven so far.

Posted on March 4, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You should know better, Chuy. You grew up here. You're not supposed to sell-out until after getting elected. Plus: Rauner's Ex-Ministers.

Posted on March 3, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Local media complains about CPD lies and evasions, then gets beat by a reporter from Brooklyn and sides with CPD lies and evasions. Without asking a single question.

Posted on March 2, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Moody's, Mell and the Mayor.

Posted on February 28, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Health insurance terrorists strike Illinois; Rahm's bad bad landlords list.

Posted on February 27, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why Chuy will win as unknowingly revealed by the panic-mode Trib.

Posted on February 26, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wide awake.

Posted on February 25, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our rigged, racist election.

Posted on February 24, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our fictional campaign.

Posted on February 23, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We'd like to thank the Academy.

Posted on February 21, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Patti Blagojevich is back! Bruce Rauner attempts murder! Barack Obama designates bullshit!

Posted on February 20, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Late takes.

Posted on February 19, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fact-checking Politico's article on Rahm and education. Plus: Rauner budget preview!

Posted on February 17, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Same column I've written for eight years.

Posted on February 17, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The discontents of journalism, politics and U2.

Posted on February 16, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Brought to you by mugs of Old Style and adults behaving badly.

Posted on February 14, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Coming next: complicated feelings about David Carr.

Posted on February 13, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our mayor is held to lower standards than a Little League coach. Plus: The punditry has been trite and parochial; there are other kids involved too who don't live here.

Posted on February 12, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Once again, I wasn't watching the same mayoral debate as local reporters.

Posted on February 11, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The real Rauner, the real Rahm, the real Rush.

Posted on February 10, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Redeterminate this!

Posted on February 9, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It happened again - you went to sleep in 2015 and woke up in 1920!

Posted on February 7, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I went downtown today to get fingerprinted.

Posted on February 6, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
That wasn't a debate, it was a game show. Plus: The real state of the state.

Posted on February 5, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dear Chicago: Stop whining about your fucking side streets. Grab a shovel and some neighbors and do it yourself. Christ.

Posted on February 4, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A baby, a bozo, a jerk, a firebrand and a stiff - yup, that's Neil Steinberg alright.

Posted on February 3, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The hullabaloo over Plow Tracker escapes me.

Posted on February 1, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Super Bowl Is A Circus On Mars. This Year's Super Bowl Is Peak NFL. Beyond the Square Pool: The Game, The Bets & The Depravity. Plus: All-In On The Seahawks, The Lies Of Roger Goodell and Katy Perry's Complete Maximum Evil.

Posted on January 31, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner's private equity blueprint for Illinois. Plus: The Danny Davis Shitshow & Rahm's Trust Fund.

Posted on January 30, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Two candidates have bought their way into this race: Willie Wilson and Rahm Emanuel. Neither should be deemed credible.

Posted on January 29, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm moderates debate.

Posted on January 28, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"And which one of you nice gentlemen is Dock Walls?"

Posted on January 27, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ernie Banks sure made a lot of white people feel better about themselves by never complaining. On the insidiousness of race.

Posted on January 26, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mayor Trendy spices up Super Bore Sunday.

Posted on January 24, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Friday lineup.

Posted on January 23, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The many civics lessons of Rahm Emanuel - with exhibits.

Posted on January 21, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Mike Ditka Shitshow makes a clown of Bob Fioretti.

Posted on January 21, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
U of C trauma and Rahm's Enron guy.

Posted on January 20, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Top 10 Reasons Hiring John Fox Is Actually Kinda Cool.

Posted on January 17, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If the Obamas want to do what their foundation says, they'll choose UIC. If they want to assist a private institution in its bid to take over more public land and expand its elitist footprint, they'll choose U of C.

Posted on January 16, 2015

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who is Avis LaVelle?

Posted on January 15, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama Library Follies and Today's Worst Person In Chicago.

Posted on January 14, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Inauguration blues.

Posted on January 13, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A peaceful transfer of power but a great disturbance in the Force.

Posted on January 12, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Allah made him funny. Plus: Save Sledding & Lashing Out At Lupe.

Posted on January 10, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
On the recovery curve.

Posted on January 9, 2015

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
#JeSuisCharlie

Posted on January 7, 2015

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How Rahm Emanuel is both vulnerable and inevitable. Plus: Media Redlining; Cops vs. Civilians; and Convicted In Cook County.

Posted on January 6, 2015

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Send whiskey.

Posted on January 5, 2015

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Special New Year's Would You Rather Edition.

Posted on January 3, 2015

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Katy Perry, North Korea, Cat Stevens, Jerry Angelo and David Orr.

Posted on January 2, 2015

The [New Year's Day 2014] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Happy nuke year!

Posted on January 1, 2015

The [New Year's Eve 2014] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Salty dogs.

Posted on December 31, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Crucial new comments!

Posted on December 30, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Firing on some cylinders. Plus: Today's Worst Mall in Illinois.

Posted on December 29, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The year's most emblematic Chicago news story.

Posted on December 27, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Incidental.

Posted on December 26, 2014

The [Christmas Day 2014] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Santa in Chicago.

Posted on December 25, 2014

The [Christmas Eve 2014] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Xmas dinner conversation. Plus: The Illinois GOP's War on Christmas continues!

Posted on December 24, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
People I wish would just quit it this week.

Posted on December 23, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even in holiday mode, the Beachwood delivers.

Posted on December 22, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Santa's sweatshop.

Posted on December 20, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Confirmed: Rahm's red-light cameras are making the city more dangerous.

Posted on December 19, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A few of my not-favorite things. Plus: Cuba and Clausen.

Posted on December 18, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cutler and Cuba.

Posted on December 17, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Exclusive: Rauner's famous musical act.

Posted on December 16, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Illinois GOP's War on Christmas.

Posted on December 15, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's not every day you get to say this, but at least you're not Angelina Jolie.

Posted on December 13, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Comptrolling. Plus: Sweet Home CPD.

Posted on December 12, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How media patsies enabled CIA torturers.

Posted on December 11, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
John Kass and the Tribune editorial board willfully unimpressed with the Torture Report shaking the world.

Posted on December 10, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CIA and Kirk Hinrich.

Posted on December 8, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
John Kass, Jay Rockefeller and Richard Posner ruining my day.

Posted on December 8, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
CPS inflates its own grades.

Posted on December 6, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who polices the Chicago police? The police.

Posted on December 5, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
American Tone Poem II.

Posted on December 4, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kids of aldermen and Medline execs take precedence over kids waiting four more years until their parents can earn $13 an hour.

Posted on December 3, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How about a mandatory minimum of reporting? Sun-Times's "Gun Shy" is Fact Shy.

Posted on December 2, 2014

The [Thanksgiving 2014] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pirate skulls and bones.

Posted on November 26, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
American tone poem.

Posted on November 25, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pedestrian signs a hit - with drivers running them over.

Posted on November 24, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Forget the Packers; beat Lovie!

Posted on November 22, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Yada, yada, in production.

Posted on November 21, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Save the Screw, Nuke the Luke.

Posted on November 20, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Out with the arena, in with the Lucas. Solves two problems. Plus: 10th District Zen, The U of I's Easter Basket, and Cook owes Chicago.

Posted on November 19, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahmper Room.

Posted on November 18, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"We thought we had beat the machine. Ah, we didn't really know Jane Byrne."

Posted on November 17, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
You get the official beer you deserve.

Posted on November 15, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm doubles down on his lying.

Posted on November 14, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS's new school report cards are like Jay Cutler's contract.

Posted on November 13, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Serving veterans in a frigid economy.

Posted on November 12, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'm not sure the Bears' organizational failure is the worst one in town.

Posted on November 11, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears make book.

Posted on November 10, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Somebody govern in poetry, please.

Posted on November 8, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's coming, people.

Posted on November 7, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Best post-election analysis anywhere is on the way.

Posted on November 6, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Come to Jesus, Pat. By Thursday.

Posted on November 5, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mock the vote.

Posted on November 4, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Contrary to our local scolds, they came to watch Nik Wallenda live, not to watch him die.

Posted on November 3, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rahm Bilandic's War on Halloween.

Posted on November 1, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Everything's in progress.

Posted on October 31, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's scary elevators. Plus: Ald. Scareston.

Posted on October 30, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red-light Rebekah strikes again.

Posted on October 29, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Karen and Toni's guy. Plus: Rahm's Swabs & UNO's Silence.

Posted on October 28, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
My profession is full of idiots.

Posted on October 27, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
CPD swabbies on the CTA's deck.

Posted on October 25, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ballin'.

Posted on October 24, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times saga.

Posted on October 23, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune's RahmNation. Plus: The city treasurer's love triangle.

Posted on October 22, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times's Great Suburban Sell-Off. Plus: When Quinn And Rauner Were Both Right; Bad Legacy Media Habits That Won't Die; and Why Rahm Might Be Right About Police OT.

Posted on October 21, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Usually Patrick Collins doesn't investigate you until after you're elected governor.

Posted on October 20, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The public-private adventures of Rahm and Rauner. Plus: Jeff Tweedy divvies up Taste and Divvy tastes like Tweedy.

Posted on October 18, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dear God, someone please make Metra stop. Plus: Chicago is a zero-party town.

Posted on October 17, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Metra: Still Ass-Backwards. Plus: Civic Federation confirms Bruce Rauner is a liar.

Posted on October 16, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lite Govs, Forrest Fires and Red X Rahm.

Posted on October 15, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Missing Karen Lewis already.

Posted on October 14, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The city's red-light program embodies the administration of Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on October 13, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
But seriously, maybe the most awesome thing I've ever seen on local TV.

Posted on October 11, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Until it all comes to fruition, please enjoy these fine features!

Posted on October 10, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red-Light Rahm's Yellow Lights & Another NRI Gun That Didn't Smoke.

Posted on October 9, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another non-smoking gun. Plus: The Department of Aldermen Strikes Again; Our Torturous Mayor; and Jim Oberweis Clowns The South Side (Again).

Posted on October 8, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner is a pathological liar, but the latest NBC Chicago/Sun-Times report is grossly unfair.

Posted on October 7, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Robert Kuzas, Jesse White and Walter Burnett, you are Today's Worst People In Chicago.

Posted on October 6, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
I would be more interested in both spectacles if a blindfolded Nik Wallenda walked across the Great Chicago Fire Festival.

Posted on October 4, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blind faith.

Posted on October 3, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CPD is spying on your cellphone. Plus: Olympic Bid Bills Still Coming Due and Rahm's Rigged Red-Light Refunds.

Posted on October 2, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sun-Times shames suicidal man to sell papers. Jim Oberweis shames himself trying to buy black votes.

Posted on October 1, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Raunocchio and Rahmocchio's phone follies.

Posted on September 30, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Onside and off.

Posted on September 29, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Is here.

Posted on September 27, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Production values.

Posted on September 26, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Resourcing Rahm. Plus: Raunocchio Strikes Again & Pot vs. Gambling.

Posted on September 25, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner: Just another empty Carhartt jacket.

Posted on September 23, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
America's Real Fifth Column. Privileged Parent Power. Really Early, Really Often.

Posted on September 22, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Voters need to know if their potential governor is a monster.

Posted on September 22, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Cardinals, commissioners and candidates.

Posted on September 20, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The congestion that I get.

Posted on September 19, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner Can't Handle The IDOT, That's Donne!, Signs Of Chicago's Bizarro Times, Obama's GOOPY Secrets, and more!

Posted on September 18, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rascally Rahm and Bongripper Brucey.

Posted on September 16, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Depression, corporal punishment and the band that won Riot Fest weekend.

Posted on September 16, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago transit by Howard Jones.

Posted on September 15, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's own Orange Revolution is on.

Posted on September 13, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
DCFS is a mess, as always. Kids' lives are in the balance.

Posted on September 12, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CHA, CNN & CYA.

Posted on September 11, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fact-check, please.

Posted on September 10, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Santa Rauner is a bigger pander bear than Blago.

Posted on September 9, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Just like the white-winged dove that Bruce Rauner just shot dead.

Posted on September 8, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Blue whales, blonde ambitions. Plus: Bruce Rauner's Trash Van.

Posted on September 6, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The National Park Service vs. the Cubs.

Posted on September 5, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times's portal conceit, NBC Chicago's muddy makeup, Rahm's checkbook & IL's Medicaid mess.

Posted on September 4, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I've read stories like this forever and thought, "I don't see part-time job on that resume."

Posted on September 3, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Turning out corporate-compliant zombies whose only value as humans is their economic output. Brought to you by Rahm Emanuel!

Posted on September 2, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Rich continued to bank on the misery of the Poor this week, with almost total impunity. Happy Labor Day!

Posted on August 30, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Either way, Nanci Koschman couldn't win.

Posted on August 29, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nanci Koschman vs. Jane Byrne. Plus: Chicago Begetting, Discovering The Discover Card & Bruce Rauner's Freak Show Act.

Posted on August 28, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Don't worry, it's all just a hologram.

Posted on August 27, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner's Wranglers, Seinfeld Chicago and A Lost Magritte.

Posted on August 26, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Case of Chicago's Most Notorious Missing File.

Posted on August 25, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rahm's parade route, the outrage in your face and the fourth law of thermodynamics.

Posted on August 23, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Finally, Quinn and Rauner both tell the truth.

Posted on August 22, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Twinkie as metaphor for America as a discount country whose branding has been destroyed by a death-spiral strategy of quick-fix liquidation. Or something.

Posted on August 21, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel may indeed be the murder mayor given his mental health policies.

Posted on August 20, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
One more time: Judy Baar Topinka did it.

Posted on August 19, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm has turned safe havens into scary hovels.

Posted on August 18, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
EDM did not murder 112 Chicagoans last night.

Posted on August 16, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm, Quinn and Kanye's DJ in trouble. Plus: Why Jerry Reinsdorf is a loser.

Posted on August 15, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's only hope is to buy $10 million of popularity.

Posted on August 14, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red-light camera program crumbling. Plus: Losing The Lottery.

Posted on August 13, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Robin Williams vs. Rahm Emanuel. Plus: Pat Dowell vs. Bud Billiken, McPier vs. FOIA, and Dick Durbin vs. the South Side.

Posted on August 12, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
David Vitale, God's Special Creature. Plus: Wanna Save Lives? Build Peotone. And: The new Council Wars.

Posted on August 11, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Featuring This Weekend's Worst Person In Illinois.

Posted on August 9, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Harold's Chicken Shacks are wack. So is the news.

Posted on August 8, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
State Troopers Deployed By Emanuel, Quinn Campaigns.

Posted on August 7, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deep dives at the Chicago Marathon for the Obama's terrorist watchlist.

Posted on August 6, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
LaShawn Ford may be an angel, but coverage of this saga makes me squirm.

Posted on August 5, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'll be ignoring the Tribune until I figure out how to read their new website.

Posted on August 4, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Wool must be getting really expensive, because they're not even trying to pull it over your eyes anymore.

Posted on August 2, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Call 911, blame Comcast.

Posted on August 1, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A loophole closes around Pat O'Connor's neck.

Posted on July 31, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Like radar love.

Posted on July 30, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Phony minimum-wage politics.

Posted on July 29, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Here's a poll: 100 percent of those reached said the Sun-Times has their head up their ass. Caveat: I paid for the poll.

Posted on July 28, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
No child left behind. Well, maybe some . . .

Posted on July 26, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Post-production.

Posted on July 25, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Including: Least Transparent Motherfucker Ever. Rauner's Estranged Relationship WIth The Truth. Daley Skates Again. Red Light Rahm Redux. Whose Chicago? Their Chicago. The James Cappleman Show.

Posted on July 23, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
McCarthy's Mess. Club Med District. Slick Willie Burns. Pet Sounds. Red Light Rahm.

Posted on July 23, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor Jet Noise. Plus: Rauner is the new Rutherford.

Posted on July 22, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's putrid police chiefs, CPD's cloudy crystal ball unit & Rahm's red-light racket.

Posted on July 21, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Nelson Muntz Edition.

Posted on July 19, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red Light Rampage & CPS's Sordid Sorting.

Posted on July 18, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bizarro Springfield & Topinka's Stinka.

Posted on July 17, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel, heartless. Toni Preckwinkle, gutless.

Posted on July 16, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Poll Pablum. Leaving A Bad Taste. Good Cappy, Bad Cappy. Speaking Rahm.

Posted on July 15, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The best laid plans of mice and men.

Posted on July 14, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Big Meat vs. Big Cupcake. Plus: The governor's race no one is winning.

Posted on July 12, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Follow the money, not the bull. Featuring Bruce Rauner, Weber Grill, Rahm Emanuel, the Polar Vortex, Ty Warner and the Riverwalk.

Posted on July 11, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Meet Today's Worst Employer In Chicago. Plus: The People v. CPS, Pat Quinn's Secret Prison Doctors, Potbelly's Plunges and much, much more!

Posted on July 10, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS's Stark Arts Inequities. NEIU: Eminently Devious. Pat Quinn's Secret Prisons. And: The NSA, CIA, FBI And Obama Lied About Everything.

Posted on July 9, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn's Secret Prisons, Mike Madigan's Secrets Revealed, Illinois' Obamacare Secret and Illinois' Prep Sports Secrets.

Posted on July 8, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CTA Screws Kids, Hookah Pookah, The Media Mayor, Crime Context and Cubs Moneyball Madness.

Posted on July 7, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Cubs Get Beaned, Quinnochio Gets Subpoeaned, Rauner Gets Hosed, and I Get Surveilled.

Posted on July 5, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Field of Dreams, Pols on Parade, Dwitter, and Cheers for Coachella.

Posted on July 4, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even Montgomery Burns is embarrassed by Bruce Rauner.

Posted on July 3, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nothing like questions about bonus pay to spark a ComEd executive's interest in attending to storm outages. Plus: There is no Human Fund.

Posted on July 2, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Walgreens and waffles.

Posted on July 1, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beating up Benton and Brucey.

Posted on June 30, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm alienates electricity users. Durbin loses the plot.

Posted on June 28, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ed Burke suddenly conflict-averse.

Posted on June 27, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We all know what happened, and we all know that the U.S. Secretary of Education let it happen.

Posted on June 26, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I felt a disturbance in the Force last night. It was as if the entire city had been told these weren't the droids we were looking for.

Posted on June 25, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chelsea Clinton is just the worst. Plus: Secret stingrays and Obama the imperial assassinator.

Posted on June 24, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Navy Pier Inc. Ish.

Posted on June 23, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
I guess patronage really is over 'cause now we're importing bad guys based on their resumes. Plus: Trump L'oeil.

Posted on June 21, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Soul of a New Chicago Machine, Samardzija vs. Cutler, and A Citgo Story.

Posted on June 20, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Now we know why those horrendously noisy new flight paths that appeared over Chicago this year were such a surprise: The FAA lied.

Posted on June 19, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A new Trump sign strategy? Plus: Pizza Hut Exec Betrays Roots and The Parking Meters Of St. Louis.

Posted on June 18, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Ladder, Brucey's Budget and The Cook County Murder Taskforce Lawyer Who Is Making Bank In The Sex Toy Industry.

Posted on June 17, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois Democrats vs. U.S. Republicans. Discuss.

Posted on June 16, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Chicago shade.

Posted on June 14, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trumping the news.

Posted on June 13, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rob Ford, Walgreens and the Illinois PR community meet at the corner of greedy and venal.

Posted on June 12, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn bounces a check that could cost him his job. Plus: Chicago can no longer afford the letter X.

Posted on June 11, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS deemed ineligible.

Posted on June 10, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The rich and the truant in Chicago.

Posted on June 7, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Madigan's Magic Money Magnet. Plus: CPS FOIA Fails Part One Zillion & Insufferable Medill.

Posted on June 5, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fallon and Koschman.

Posted on June 4, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Moving is hell.

Posted on June 3, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blackhawks Xs & Os, Chicago Footwork in Denmark and the Pakistani national airline's mysterious Chicago office.

Posted on June 2, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Obama High School's Boundary Issues, Divvy's Dollars, Ledge Lunacy and more.

Posted on May 31, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barry Manilow, Edward Snowden, Exene Cervenka, Barry Gibb and The Ledge.

Posted on May 30, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We here at Beachwood HQ are committed to doing less with more.

Posted on May 29, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pot, astrology, lead paint and fake renovations.

Posted on May 28, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Many hands make light work.

Posted on May 27, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Special Memorial Day Would-You-Rather Edition.

Posted on May 24, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Canadian coat fires, Skokie giraffes, Panda Bear & Pelican, and the hippest trips through the city and around the globe.

Posted on May 23, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Steve Albini, Gay Steelworkers, Duncan Hines, Adam Carolla, Jeff Samardzija, Lupe Fiasco, Pete Ricketts, Jesse Jackson Jr., Pat Sajak, Scott Waguespack, Hash Brownies and Brent Seabrook.

Posted on May 22, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red-light camera smoking gun found in Virginia. Plus: Smoking gun found (again) in White House; Arne Duncan's Disconnect & The Tribune In Denial.

Posted on May 21, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The work of nations - and Olympic committees and high school athletic associations. Plus: Lynn Sweet played for a sucker and Cook County's rogue lobbyists.

Posted on May 20, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel: Alienating Chicago one constituency at a time. Plus: Rahm's Loophole Alliance & IHSA's inequities.

Posted on May 19, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Beachwood Radio Hour is the future.

Posted on May 17, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Are Illinois Democrats even capable of self-loathing anymore?

Posted on May 16, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red-light camera fixer linked to Daley, Madigan and Emanuel.

Posted on May 15, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Culture of misinformation.

Posted on May 14, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Transparent, generous and accessible; if you're Chicago-based with a health-access angle, you need to know about them.

Posted on May 13, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Highways in Rahm's skies.

Posted on May 12, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Are the 2016 Olympics coming to Chicago after all?

Posted on May 10, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Downbound Dorothy Brown.

Posted on May 9, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quinn's debacle splashes mud on Rahm.

Posted on May 8, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The problems and politics of Pat Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

Posted on May 7, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reminder: Obama is black. Plus: Dorothy Brown, Dream Catcher.

Posted on May 6, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Only in Chicago can you tighten the noose by making the Loop bigger. Plus: Derby Odds, Bloated Corpses, Rob Ford and Schaumburg.

Posted on May 3, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
After 100 years doing business in Chicago, clout-heavy McHugh Construction discovers minority contracting fraud.

Posted on May 2, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"A super-stealth parliamentary maneuver literally when nobody was looking."

Posted on May 1, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daily Show Chicago.

Posted on April 30, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Patti Blagojevich is back in the most perfect way possible. Plus: Our Hinky Universities.

Posted on April 29, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's racially selective high schools. Plus: The New Jordan Rules & Surveillance City.

Posted on April 28, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Pleading Pat Quinn, United Airlines Values & Comptroll This!

Posted on April 26, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
L-I-V-I-N.

Posted on April 25, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The real secret sauce for schools. Plus: Bill Daley, God's Special Creature.

Posted on April 24, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Undeniable.

Posted on April 23, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's values.

Posted on April 22, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The city's most coincidental law firm.

Posted on April 21, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mike Madigan finds a new way to do absolutely nothing wrong. Plus: Lindsay Lohan's sex list, Malaysian Flight 370 and importing oligarchs.

Posted on April 19, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's receipts.

Posted on April 18, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois: Of your family, by your family, for your family.

Posted on April 17, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
TweetWood.

Posted on April 16, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cops caught testilying - while FBI chief in town. Also: Vanecko flees jail & Fioretti challenges Rahm.

Posted on April 15, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Truth About Chicago, Obama's Internet And Economics 101 From Crain's.

Posted on April 14, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Special Glass Boxes for Rahm, Rauner, Quinn, Metra and CPS.

Posted on April 12, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's Tangled Train Set. Madigan's Millionaire Malarkey. Overlord Oberweis. LSC WTF.

Posted on April 11, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS finds money - again - in the couch cushions.

Posted on April 10, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Field trip.

Posted on April 9, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Paul Vallas is bored and he's not even lieutenant governor yet.

Posted on April 8, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The evidence is in (again): Charters are not smarter.

Posted on April 7, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mike "Thor" Madigan and High-Rise Rahm.

Posted on April 5, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
TIFs backfire, Metra's nuts and bolts, McCPS and Exelon's maniacal power trip.

Posted on April 4, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's blitzkrieg, CPS's ditzkrieg and the alderman who was a spy.

Posted on April 3, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Madigan's Metra.

Posted on April 2, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In honor of April Fool's Day: the Cubs and the CIA.

Posted on April 1, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm eats collard greens with black journalists. Plus: The Cubs, Walgreens & the Sun-Times whiff.

Posted on March 31, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
White Sox bars and swizzle sticks.

Posted on March 29, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
BP, Obama and the Tribune Company double-down.

Posted on March 28, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Grounds for Rahm's arrest. Plus: The Ricketts' Get Richer, Anne Burke's Secret Story, Kassking Rauner & Orwell's Ambulance Service.

Posted on March 27, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reporters in Quinn's toolbox. Plus: Garry McCarthy is just the worst.

Posted on March 26, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tweeting Cardenas, Kirk's Shirk & Chicago's Sister Cities Act.

Posted on March 25, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Exclusive 101.

Posted on March 24, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
CPS Suspends Black Children, Fires Their Teachers. Plus: Bracket Busting and Divergent White People.

Posted on March 22, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In loco CPS.

Posted on March 21, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Local School Council War.

Posted on March 20, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roundup rodeo.

Posted on March 19, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Digital Lab Delusion, Rahm's Pool Boys & The Luis Gutierrez Show.

Posted on March 18, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The New York Times's odd take on our governor's race.

Posted on March 17, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Pray for Jay Cutler's children. Plus: Cards Against Humanity, Piggly Wiggly and this year's special dye for the Chicago River.

Posted on March 15, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daley family's diplomatic immunity. Plus: MasterRahm.

Posted on March 14, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois Dixiecrats.

Posted on March 13, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Schools without teachers.

Posted on March 12, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Media storytime. Plus: The first family of Cook County Democrats is racist.

Posted on March 11, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dorothy Brown Cooked. Plus: Koschman Cover-Up Con't.

Posted on March 10, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Chicagoland!

Posted on March 8, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Billion-Dollar Baby.

Posted on March 7, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
REM vs. Obama, Rahm vs. History, and Mrs. Englewood vs. Chicago.

Posted on March 6, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Test Fest. Plus: The Soldier Field SRO.

Posted on March 5, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sneed Reads, CPS Hood Winking, Ice Cream Man's Brain Freeze, Liquor Is Quicker and Calling On Cawley.

Posted on March 4, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Swimmy Fallon, the Oscars and Billy Corgan.

Posted on March 3, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Our Official Winter Weather Prop Bets.

Posted on March 1, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The GOP Follies.

Posted on February 28, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Dowell's Pot, Obama's Lab, Chicago Stategate, The Boeing Boing and Fab Fraud.

Posted on February 27, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Total consciousness.

Posted on February 26, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Being Harold Ramis. Plus: 3D BS, Jody Weis Rewrites History and Boeing's Bad Attitude.

Posted on February 25, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's ugly Monday Morning Police Chief. Plus: Shredding the evidence in Pilsen and how Toni Preckwinkle is part of the problem.

Posted on February 24, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Wang Dang Sweet Fucking Hell.

Posted on February 22, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Northwestern testilies. Plus: The Hilton's Mel Reynolds Suite and Rauner's favorite jeans.

Posted on February 21, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fallible doctors at the U of I. Plus: City Scofflaws, Warrior Games & Melzie Sneed.

Posted on February 20, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Porn is the least interesting part of the Mel Reynolds story. Plus: Political Prison Poop.

Posted on February 19, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Mysterious Missing Koschman File. Plus: Metra Marty, County Seat, Shirley You Can't Be Serious, The Illinois Department of Children, and Illinois' Fruit Belt.

Posted on February 18, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The NSA snoops on a Chicago law firm. Plus: Dan Bumbleford, Mass Transit Madness, Lincoln Logroll and the inaugural Beachwood podcast.

Posted on February 17, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago-style science, pot schools and the Cubs' new excuse.

Posted on February 15, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dan Rutherford is toast. Plus: Ice Cream Politics & Rent Revolution.

Posted on February 14, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What the media missed in the Obamacare report. Plus: Truth in Portraiture & Street Dumb Chicago.

Posted on February 13, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How can you tell when City Hall and CPS are lying? When their mouths are open. Plus: Rahm Gets A Rush and Medicaid Madness.

Posted on February 12, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Darren O'Brien is Today's Worst Person In Chicago. Plus: Nyuk, Nyuk, Nayak.

Posted on February 11, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Koschman cover-up worked.

Posted on February 10, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mob actions, Metra's mess and more Sochi madness.

Posted on February 8, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Emma & Ike, together again. Plus: Our non-existent school safety task force. CPS's no-tolerance data fail. Illinois' corrupt fight club. And a real taste of Chicago.

Posted on February 7, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's beat cops and borrowing.

Posted on February 6, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley and Koschman.

Posted on February 5, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All eyes in the city upon today's release of the Koschman report. Plus: Pat Quinn planning post-primary pablum.

Posted on February 4, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fact-checking Quinn's job claims, AP's reporting and the "recovery."

Posted on February 3, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Markets gone wild as Hell freezes over.

Posted on February 1, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Shenanigans in Springfield: Rahm wants the state to raise property taxes while Madigan wants the state to lower corporate taxes. Do the math.

Posted on January 31, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The NSA's talking points are now classified. Plus: Rauneromics, Madigan Mike, Train In Vain and Moto Dodo.

Posted on January 30, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cold closings and the #SOTU.

Posted on January 29, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's State of the Union media meme is memorable - because he's been using it for five years. Plus: Rauner Wrong On Reagan & NSA The Chicago Way.

Posted on January 28, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Swingers.

Posted on January 27, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Your literal guide to surviving Super Bore Sunday, literally.

Posted on January 25, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
God refused to comment on this season's Republicans.

Posted on January 24, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red-light red flags and shocking the monkey mayor.

Posted on January 23, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Guilty: Cardinals Cody, Bernardin, George and a man named Richard M. Daley.

Posted on January 22, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS's magical thinking, dizzy Divvy and a taxicab non-confession.

Posted on January 21, 2014

The [MLK Day 2014] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
King vs. Chicago.

Posted on January 20, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
OfficeMax trolls the dead, Gusto recalls its ham and a nun has a mystery baby.

Posted on January 18, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Moving the Sun-Times, investigating Joe Berrios and boozing with Pat O'Connor.

Posted on January 17, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's Justice League. Plus: Who is giving the Archdiocese advice?

Posted on January 16, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner, Arne Duncan, Kurt Vonnegut, Old Style, Crane Kenney, Clark Cub, Edward Snowden, Walter Jacobson, Chicago PD and Tom Morello.

Posted on January 15, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS's makeup test. Plus: Shawshanking Ty Warner and Ambrosio Medrano.

Posted on January 14, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bruce Rauner's real campaign-ender. Plus: CPS's ghost students.

Posted on January 13, 2014

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Anagrams in the news.

Posted on January 11, 2014

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Side Streets Saga, The Possible Non-Trial Of The Century, Blurred Poverty Lines and Governor Burns.

Posted on January 10, 2014

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kirk Dillard the real loser in the Bruce Rauner minimum wage fiasco. Plus: Dennis Rodman & Paul Vallas.

Posted on January 9, 2014

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's trash man won't go away. Plus: Democrats hate poor people too and dodgy doctor discipline.

Posted on January 8, 2014

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's cold weather performance.

Posted on January 7, 2014

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's not even fun to stay at the YMCA today.

Posted on January 6, 2014

The [New Year's 2013] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Turkey legs, alcohol, Play-Doh and Michael Bolton.

Posted on December 31, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lou Lang's Loophole.

Posted on December 30, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Milkman Speedeth, Swine Come Hometh To Roost, Resting In McPeace, Graterheads, and The New Old Drake.

Posted on December 28, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Atheist's money no good in Chicago suburbs. Plus: Getaway City & Cluster Suck.

Posted on December 27, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What the Boston Marathon bombing really teaches us.

Posted on December 26, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Christians, atheists, jailhouse preachers, awkward reindeer, pardons and news dumps, Cubs, Bears, Venus Flytrap, Joe Girardi, Josh McCown and Butter Stamos.

Posted on December 25, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Jesus Wouldn't Do. Plus: Empty Building Task Forces, Safe Fish Passage, Infrastructure Bust, Lakeview Buzzill, GOP Tax Dumps and Beatbox This!

Posted on December 24, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm at home in China. Plus: ACA sticker shock, pinball press and the return game.

Posted on December 23, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The 10% solution.

Posted on December 21, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Post-party posts.

Posted on December 20, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Burt Natarus, Jennifer Hudson, Brent Seabrook, The Gold Coast Madam, Barrett Brown, Smokin' Jay Cutler, Elmer Scheid, The California Clipper and Roelly "The Beast" Winklaar.

Posted on December 19, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rape kits finally tested. Plus: CPS moving & shaking.

Posted on December 18, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Iffy.

Posted on December 17, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's CPS WTF, Comptrolling Rahm, Groupon's Blooper & Contracting O'Hare.

Posted on December 16, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Monkeys in space, yahoos on Earth.

Posted on December 14, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS Movers Misunderestimated, Billy Goat Block Bust and Shilling Shiller.

Posted on December 13, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Chicago Public Shells. Plus: FOIAing Karen Yarbrough & Amazon's Dopey Drones.

Posted on December 12, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Torture not "harmless error" after all. Plus: Pension richness.

Posted on December 11, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Owl City, CTA PU, Rahm Breaks Parking Promise, Sysco Sucks.

Posted on December 10, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Many of us believe in second, third and even fourth chances, but 25?

Posted on December 9, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Who knew Sebelius was Finnish for Claypool?

Posted on December 7, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The moral arc of the universe doesn't bend on its own; somebody has to do the bending. Plus: Wrangling Rangel, Vetting Vanecko and New Blue Hooey.

Posted on December 6, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Courting Madigan.

Posted on December 5, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Amer Ahmad E-Mails.

Posted on December 4, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Trash Man Cometh . . . Back. Plus: Pension Piffle.

Posted on December 3, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In Trestman I still trust.

Posted on December 2, 2013

The [Thanksgiving 2013] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Turkey shots.

Posted on November 28, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vanecko defense team goes nuclear.

Posted on November 27, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rauner's money, Illinois loyalty.

Posted on November 26, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Children's Fund Follies, Free Passes and Honeymoons.

Posted on November 25, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Ventra on track! Plus: The Chicago Toy & Game Fair, Derrick Rose's Other Knee and The Feminine Mystique at 50.

Posted on November 23, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ventra, the Cubs, McDonald's, Reinsdorf, Oprah and a city that can't handle the truth.

Posted on November 22, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The incredible claim behind an attack on food stamps.

Posted on November 21, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Exorcising Chicago.

Posted on November 20, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Costanza.

Posted on November 19, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mavericks.

Posted on November 18, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Divvy dollars, Charbucks and the magical new 2nd Ward.

Posted on November 16, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ventra makes mugs of us all.

Posted on November 15, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Spies R USA. Today's Worst Witnesses And Worst Judges In Chicago. Daley The Artful Dodger.

Posted on November 14, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The NSA's Search Engine, All-American Airlines and Name That Real Estate Merger.

Posted on November 13, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's feelings named most tender. The Sam Hurd saga. Noisy sex. The Boeing affair. Crony State University. And more!

Posted on November 12, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Statewide shenaniganery.

Posted on November 11, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Of Roaches and RahmArts.

Posted on November 9, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tax cheats and the infrastructure beat.

Posted on November 8, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm defines debacle; Cubs exemplify it.

Posted on November 7, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Charlie Trotter, Rob Ford, Gay Illinois and how Minneapolis does democracy way better than Chicago.

Posted on November 6, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is there a quarterback controversy in Chicago? Plus: The truth about Millennium Park and how Chicago police ask black people for their papers.

Posted on November 5, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jesse Jackson Jr. vs. Jamie Dimon. Yusef Jackson vs. Budweiser. Cook County Jail vs. CPS. Chicago lawyer vs. tax code.

Posted on November 4, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Divvy Split, the Undead Milkman and a new round of Would You Rather?

Posted on November 2, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's winningest lawyer and losingest news site.

Posted on November 1, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Neither Daley nor Vanecko was charged with any wrongdoing.

Posted on October 31, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Powerline: The NSA, the Mekons, Rahm, New Zealand and CNN.

Posted on October 30, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Chicago fairy tale told in Boston. The elitist insider divide of the NSA scandal. The media's short memory.

Posted on October 29, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS now offering classes in bathroom stalls.

Posted on October 28, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
String Cheese Incidents, Krokodil, Patsy Sneed, Neko Case, He Is Division Street, and Chicago's Ultimate Metallica Tribute Band.

Posted on October 26, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The NSA's world dominance. Obamacare on a dare. And the Cubs, Michael Jordan and Jesse Jackson Jr. make house calls.

Posted on October 25, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's budget bull.

Posted on October 24, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reassessing Snowden. Maya Angelou Turns On Obama. JFK Overdrive.

Posted on October 23, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Lois Scott Network. Plus: Gump Claypool, Robbin' Robbins, Kristin Cavallari and Today's Worst Person in Chicago.

Posted on October 22, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jay Cutler's groin and Red Roof Rutherford.

Posted on October 21, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Blue ribbons to the CTA, the RTA and Penny Pritzker.

Posted on October 19, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The politics and profit of our anti-public transit system.

Posted on October 18, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A minimum of bullshit is apparently mandatory.

Posted on October 17, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How mandatory minimum supporters are like global warming deniers.

Posted on October 16, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Working on it.

Posted on October 15, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS as Rico Suave. Plus: The USX Factor & Ice, Ice, Baby.

Posted on October 14, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Casey Urlacher, a Gold Coast Poltergeist, Mr. Slate's South Suburban Adventure & Krokodil Rock.

Posted on October 12, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Wrong-Way Rickettses. Plus: Unsealing Vanecko, Insufferable CPS Lawyers and the Chicago Housewares Authority.

Posted on October 10, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Secret government work.

Posted on October 10, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Former CBOT chairman Patrick Arbor is God's special creature.

Posted on October 9, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Rahm & Ed & Michael & John & Anita Show.

Posted on October 8, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Double dipwits.

Posted on October 7, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Would You Rather: Special Shutdown Edition.

Posted on October 5, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ghosts, hosts, spies and lies.

Posted on October 4, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How Illinois is like the Cubs.

Posted on October 3, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beanie Babies, Looney Tunes, Chicago Exports & Disliking Ike.

Posted on October 2, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ghost shutdown.

Posted on October 1, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Scrubs, Cubs and flubs.

Posted on September 30, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Uncle McFester's Magic Sequester. Plus: Rahm's plazas. And: Illiana wants you.

Posted on September 28, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Centromatic for the people.

Posted on September 27, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
American exceptionalism and exceptional Chicago.

Posted on September 26, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
R.J. Vanecko will never see the inside of a courtroom. Plus: The Big Hog With The Little Nuts. And The Chicago Board of Political Education.

Posted on September 25, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Footloose.

Posted on September 24, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In and out, back and forth.

Posted on September 23, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Food stamps, rubber stamps and rubber plants.

Posted on September 21, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A park that is anything but a playground.

Posted on September 20, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's no-bid, revolving door comptroller's office.

Posted on September 19, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beanie Baby Bust, Rosebud's Racism and Wesley Wiillis's Joyrides.

Posted on September 18, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All about Bill.

Posted on September 17, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's not just the rich getting richer, it's the richest. Plus: Rahm's Mystery School and Comptroller Chaos.

Posted on September 16, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Bosses, birdies, bogeys and Brand.

Posted on September 14, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Cook County Jail vs. Walmart.

Posted on September 13, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Brazier burger, CPS's toy fans & the city council's new windows.

Posted on September 12, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A scandal of historic proportions.

Posted on September 11, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's getting really chilly in America.

Posted on September 10, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's latest "reformer."

Posted on September 9, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Old Style of politics depends on who your Bud is.

Posted on September 7, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Cornholes, Doodles, Seals and Sharks.

Posted on September 6, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Syria, Whole Foods and Rahm's X.

Posted on September 5, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahmony Snicket's Whole Paycheck.

Posted on September 4, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ten for Tuesday.

Posted on September 3, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Charlie Trotter vs. Bucky Badger.

Posted on August 31, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I wouldn't say city CFO Lois Scott is exactly being fit for the jacket on this one, but clearly her business dealings deserve more scrutiny.

Posted on August 30, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The awesome authoritarianism of the Chicago Board of Education.

Posted on August 29, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahmnation, Walgreeds & the March on Wall Street.

Posted on August 28, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sick day.

Posted on August 27, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
First day of school, but just another day of CPS being shady.

Posted on August 26, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Test prep for Rahm's Chicago.

Posted on August 24, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn went to Germany and all he got was a lousy 40 jobs.

Posted on August 23, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS's Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Plus: Beer Run Chicago!

Posted on August 22, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It not only can happen here, it is happening here.

Posted on August 21, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The saga of Rahm's comptroller.

Posted on August 20, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Column unlikely.

Posted on August 19, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm launches raid, Quinn attacks puppies, Cook County tastes gross.

Posted on August 17, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Comptrolling the fuck out of Chicago.

Posted on August 16, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More Metra Board Games and Rahm's Fare Hike Fiasco.

Posted on August 15, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Xeroxing Chicago and Rahm's scratch.

Posted on August 14, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Away on business.

Posted on August 13, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's need for speed cameras, video poker chumps and CPS's passage play.

Posted on August 12, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Wills, ways and means.

Posted on August 10, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
President's pal not in the clear. Plus: Being Bill Daley.

Posted on August 9, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
President's pal leaves dirty trail. Plus, Rahm's appearance management.

Posted on August 8, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trotter, Rush, Davis and Mugabe.

Posted on August 7, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Where the bullshit runs.

Posted on August 6, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our secret police are even secreter than we thought. Plus: UIC's vice chancellor of vice and Illinois' Pac Man.

Posted on August 5, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Cockroaches and the CTA.

Posted on August 3, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Manning, Snowden and you.

Posted on August 2, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pot, Lottery, Nickelback, Daley's Girlfriend, Rahm's Budget Movie, The Grandstand Governor, Obama's Double Taps and More Manning Malpractice.

Posted on August 1, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who knew that when Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever he was talking about our transparency and not his?

Posted on July 31, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Thank Bradley.

Posted on July 30, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn's finishing school. Plus, Mike Madigan's Metra and Tom Cross's courage.

Posted on July 29, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Second City, Third-World Country.

Posted on July 27, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
This is not America. Oh wait, it is.

Posted on July 26, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ticks and hacks.

Posted on July 25, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Working on it.

Posted on July 24, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
United Airlines, Alfonso Soriano, The Royal Baby, Joe Moore, Metra, Bill Daley and Stephanie Izard.

Posted on July 23, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Swagger like us.

Posted on July 22, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Detroit and Chicago: Broke and broken.

Posted on July 20, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS in a meltdown.

Posted on July 19, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Yeah, they said it.

Posted on July 18, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We're all just at-will citizens.

Posted on July 17, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Worst. Father. Ever.

Posted on July 16, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Burkes and the Banks. Plus: Jenny McCarthy and Kirk Dillard.

Posted on July 15, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mega Creep.

Posted on July 13, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The further quantum physics of CPS's Central Office. Plus: The Mells Smell.

Posted on July 12, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Metra's Meltdown. Plus: Rats, robots and RiRi.

Posted on July 11, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Springfield clown show, the Tribune's "for sale" sign, and the Metra's dog fight.

Posted on July 10, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Trust Is A Bust.

Posted on July 9, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stretched thin.

Posted on July 8, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Secret court, secret spying, secret government.

Posted on July 7, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Turnkey tyranny, American exceptionalism and fireworks by Usher.

Posted on July 5, 2013

The [Fourth of July] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Meats and unicycles.

Posted on July 4, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The war president.

Posted on July 3, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Daley vs. Pat Quinn, Juan Rangel vs. Dr. Evil, Jimmy Buffett vs. God.

Posted on July 2, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
UNO's fireworks, the Park District's parrotheads, Hoosier Hosers and Star Bores.

Posted on July 1, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Rush and red squads.

Posted on June 29, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
About that parade. Plus: Mark Kirk's impaired vision.

Posted on June 28, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our one-dimensional city council.

Posted on June 27, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's excuses and a CPS time capsule.

Posted on June 26, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blackhawks, bros, Bolland, Belushi.

Posted on June 25, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Snowden Was Here, The President's Pants, McKinsey 4 Kids, Rahm's Sacks, BP's BS & Handball Hardball.

Posted on June 24, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Paula Deen, Jeffrey Skilling and Chicago 2024.

Posted on June 22, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hacks to the Max.

Posted on June 21, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS has just issued the latest in a string of bald-faced lies or there is an unconscionable game afoot.

Posted on June 20, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Hastings vs. Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on June 19, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cell towers and civil liberties.

Posted on June 18, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
On the make with Elzie Higginbottom.

Posted on June 17, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
STFU.

Posted on June 15, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS officials should no longer be allowed to speak without being strapped to a polygraph.

Posted on June 14, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Within your reach.

Posted on June 13, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tales from the encrypted.

Posted on June 12, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Barbara Byrd-Bennett Show, with Bill Daley opening.

Posted on June 11, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who's traiting who?

Posted on June 10, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The NSA, the Pope, the Jacksons and our governor.

Posted on June 8, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Has any figure that's come out of CPS in the last two years not been inflated, deflated, massaged, spun, shaded, invented, fudged or conjured out of thin air?

Posted on June 7, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roseland reprieve, wet debt and Billy Daley's latest tease.

Posted on June 6, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Failures to communicate.

Posted on June 5, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sears vs. Roseland Hospital.

Posted on June 4, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
A tale of two states.

Posted on June 1, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A new CPS problem. Plus: Chicago is unemployed and scrambled.

Posted on May 31, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Time's Rahm wankery.

Posted on May 30, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another day, another false claim by CPS and Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on May 29, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
UNO's success is no failure at all.

Posted on May 28, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Beaches and bums.

Posted on May 25, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Meter Madness, Money & Mara.

Posted on May 24, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
My city of ruins.

Posted on May 23, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
D-day.

Posted on May 22, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
So far.

Posted on May 21, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For now.

Posted on May 20, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Truth, dares and consequences.

Posted on May 18, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS selling more whoppers than Burger King.

Posted on May 17, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trick question.

Posted on May 16, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Magic slots, fun with roads, Donald Trump and Rachel Schteir.

Posted on May 15, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bush-Obama road movie: Dumb & Worse.

Posted on May 14, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
UNO is a Wall Street play. Get it?

Posted on May 13, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Workers unite, Emanuel divides.

Posted on May 11, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Parking Meters 2.0: Something is definitely up.

Posted on May 10, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unrequited faith.

Posted on May 9, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS is breaking eggs and burning pancakes.

Posted on May 8, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS just doesn't quit. Plus: Jersey's Jackson and Toni TIF.

Posted on May 7, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richard Herman, God's special creature. Plus: Casino lessons from Toronto.

Posted on May 6, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Kentucky long shots and Chicago gambles.

Posted on May 4, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS admits whopping error but sticks to story.

Posted on May 3, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Golden Padlock, Piggly Wrigley, and the Northwestern wahmbulance.

Posted on May 2, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Too late.

Posted on May 1, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Did Rahm just make the parking meter deal worse?

Posted on April 30, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Notgunnahappen.

Posted on April 29, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Governor Gumby's PDFs.

Posted on April 27, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rangel and Rahm sittin' in a tree . . .

Posted on April 26, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Return of the Arne Duncan clout scandal.

Posted on April 25, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Math class.

Posted on April 24, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahmocrisy.

Posted on April 23, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's hospital desert. Plus: Rahm the Repackager and more CPS class size madness.

Posted on April 22, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Unfunniest. Week. EVER.

Posted on April 20, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Schmidt's Artist Lofts, PBR Talls and Reporting That Doesn't Suck.

Posted on April 19, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
North Side sinkhole and generally inspecting ethics.

Posted on April 18, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our Town.

Posted on April 17, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Let's be solemn, not histrionic.

Posted on April 16, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Knows Best. Plus: Obama vs. Obama.

Posted on April 15, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Not Doing It Right: North Korea, Tiger Woods, Caribou Coffee, bra professor.

Posted on April 13, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Garbage pick-up.

Posted on April 12, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tom Ricketts has no one to blame but himself.

Posted on April 11, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Creating Phony Statistics.

Posted on April 10, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Minding Rahm's P's.

Posted on April 9, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The final cut.

Posted on April 8, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Apparently the last 100 years of scientific and social progress has also been sequestered.

Posted on April 6, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm and Ricketts.

Posted on April 5, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune doubles down on disingenuousness.

Posted on April 4, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Not like a good neighbor.

Posted on April 3, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Credibility Patently Sapped.

Posted on April 2, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daley House of Horrors.

Posted on April 1, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Great Chicago Fire Fest! Too soon?

Posted on March 30, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahmmies-come-lately.

Posted on March 29, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The anti-factuality of Rahm Emanuel. #cpsclosings

Posted on March 28, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Official Chicago vs. The Rest Of Us. Plus: Sheila Simon gets head start on campaign lies and Obama administration bluffs on gay marriage.

Posted on March 27, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Time bombs and tribulations.

Posted on March 26, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The ghost of Daley dunnit.

Posted on March 25, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The return of Rahm and other discontents.

Posted on March 23, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS as Lichtenstein.

Posted on March 22, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Closing black schools, the Cubs' reporting trough and the Modern Wing's circus trip.

Posted on March 21, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The school closers will be greeted as liberators.

Posted on March 20, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cop Corrections, Ward Wars, Jail Fail and Wireless Bill Beavers.

Posted on March 19, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our Democrats.

Posted on March 18, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Persepolis, Pat Quinn and Penny Pritzker.

Posted on March 16, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pigeons with little nuts.

Posted on March 15, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The self-sequester of Illinois. Symbolic screws. Bruce Rauner's voices.

Posted on March 14, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Beavers, Derrick Rose and Cheap Trick.

Posted on March 13, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Programming notes.

Posted on March 12, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Transparency vs. Truth.

Posted on March 11, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The fetching stylings of Ed Burke, Rand Paul, James Meeks, Pat Brady and Stompin' Tom Connors.

Posted on March 9, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Math.

Posted on March 8, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Can't Plan Shit.

Posted on March 7, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm loses class size credibility.

Posted on March 6, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dawn Clark Netsch, Redflex, Aaron Swartz, Bruce Rauner and Michael Sneed's Gangnam Style.

Posted on March 5, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Third World Chicago.

Posted on March 4, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's Uncle McFester's Magic Sequester!

Posted on March 2, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Points of light.

Posted on March 1, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sequester jesters.

Posted on February 28, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Told ya so.

Posted on February 27, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jean-Claude McCarthy, Blago's Burner, Poll Hole, Governor Gumby and more!

Posted on February 26, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cuts, courts and clout.

Posted on February 25, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Daniel Day-Lewis, Karen Lewis and The Wheel of Life.

Posted on February 23, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The common laws of Drew Peterson.

Posted on February 22, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Junior, Sandi, Rahm and Robin.

Posted on February 21, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Taste of Heroin.

Posted on February 20, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Droning on.

Posted on February 19, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Presidential.

Posted on February 18, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The most bizarre, disgusting, shadiest, jaw-dropping story of the week.

Posted on February 16, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Late.

Posted on February 15, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CPS list, Joe Moreno's gymnastics and Pat Quinn's candy heart.

Posted on February 14, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The shaky debut of Rahm's new alderman.

Posted on February 13, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unicorny.

Posted on February 12, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago: The Most Coincidental City On Earth!

Posted on February 11, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Panetta & Teller.

Posted on February 9, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reflex and Rahm in crisis.

Posted on February 8, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lead from ahead.

Posted on February 7, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Imperfect victims and Illinois' mental health.

Posted on February 6, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In Illinois, the punch line writes you.

Posted on February 5, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jealous, petty sniping.

Posted on February 4, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Socratic politics.

Posted on February 2, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mission almost accomplished.

Posted on February 1, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Brain freeze.

Posted on January 31, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hammer time.

Posted on January 30, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Brain freeze.

Posted on January 29, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Brain redistribution.

Posted on January 28, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's Super Bore Sunday time!

Posted on January 26, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our hero saves Wrigley Field. For the Ricketts'.

Posted on January 25, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Just like North Korea.

Posted on January 24, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A town's malice.

Posted on January 23, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Gary Larson and MLK said.

Posted on January 22, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama and King.

Posted on January 21, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The real frauds.

Posted on January 19, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bull.

Posted on January 18, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Butts and nuts.

Posted on January 17, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ed Burke's lions' den.

Posted on January 16, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
McCarthy misrepresents.

Posted on January 15, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Remembering Aaron Swartz.

Posted on January 14, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Sandi Jackson, Hugo Chavez, Joe Biden, Mark Zuckerberg, Taylor Swift and Australia's Wall of Sand.

Posted on January 12, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A brief programming note.

Posted on January 11, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sensationalism and stenography.

Posted on January 10, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beer brawl, Chicago casino, CPS food fraud, deja Daley and Hobby Lobby.

Posted on January 9, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Robin Kelly's race to lose and a spectacularly bad casino idea.

Posted on January 8, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tax rackets.

Posted on January 7, 2013

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Fiscal graffiti and football plays.

Posted on January 5, 2013

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Dick and Deb Mell Show.

Posted on January 4, 2013

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gay games and car shares.

Posted on January 3, 2013

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago smells.

Posted on January 2, 2013

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Remembering snow.

Posted on January 1, 2013

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Volume.

Posted on December 31, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Flying Saucer is back from break and other important updates.

Posted on December 29, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Corporate profits and hot plates at all-time highs.

Posted on December 27, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pizza beer and Obamacare.

Posted on December 26, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
InstaChristmas.

Posted on December 25, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Holiday schmoliday.

Posted on December 24, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Coal in the NRA's stocking.

Posted on December 22, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Daley, Sandi Jackson and Midway's meterness.

Posted on December 21, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Snowflakes and Sandy Hook.

Posted on December 20, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Guess what? There was a hidden drawer.

Posted on December 19, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cook County Illustrated.

Posted on December 18, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The intersection of guns, Rahm, mental health and the 2nd District congressional seat.

Posted on December 17, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Shipwrecks vs. Trainwrecks.

Posted on December 15, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jacksonomics, Rahmonomics, Obamanomics.

Posted on December 14, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jay Levine vs. Mick Dumke.

Posted on December 13, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Via social media.

Posted on December 12, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS: Expanding access to high quality bullshit.

Posted on December 11, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Judge Dread, a bus jihad and Sandi (maybe) makes her move.

Posted on December 10, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk "B" Team
PSY vs. Obama.

Posted on December 8, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trotter busts a cap, Quinn does a rap, and Preckwinkle minds the gap.

Posted on December 7, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Donne Trotter and the Rahmfather.

Posted on December 6, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Potatoes, Peraica and Electric Rahm Orchestra.

Posted on December 5, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Casino queens.

Posted on December 4, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Personal day.

Posted on December 3, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The illusion of choice in Chicago.

Posted on December 1, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
LaShawn Ford is no bank fraud. Plus: bad week for Anita Alvarez.

Posted on November 30, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How can you tell when Rahm is lying? His lips move.

Posted on November 29, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's red light district. Plus: Mel Reynolds returns to finish the job and Barbara Byrd-Bennett does her best Brizard.

Posted on November 28, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor Rahmney strikes again.

Posted on November 27, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Martin Sandoval, Debbie Downer, Rhymefest, Lawrence from Office Space and the U.S. Supreme Court meet again.

Posted on November 26, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk "B" Team
Disposition matrixes for Egypt, Bobby Rush, Larry Hagman and dwarf planets.

Posted on November 24, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Governor Squeezy's Black Tuesday and other insanities.

Posted on November 21, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Embarrassment Bowl: Squeezy vs. The Bears.

Posted on November 20, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A python is now the official state joke, though the Chicago city council is still in the running.

Posted on November 19, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Ditka, Boehner, Israel, Romney and mini-Ditka go over the cliff.

Posted on November 17, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's secret con, the Bears' secret concussion and the Jacksons' con to-be.

Posted on November 16, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Brain damage.

Posted on November 15, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's Ding Dongs and Chicago's latest conspiracies.

Posted on November 14, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Methinks Rahm protest too little.

Posted on November 13, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Milhouse Nixon.

Posted on November 12, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
A New America where David Petraeus acts like Justin Bieber.

Posted on November 10, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Planet Quinn, Junior's World & Hurricane Sandi.

Posted on November 9, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sneed takes a message; Bill Daley cries wolf.

Posted on November 8, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Canned and panned.

Posted on November 7, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Voting has become an exercise in spite as much as anything else.

Posted on November 6, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Otter Defense and our Rise Group overlords.

Posted on November 5, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Louie C.K.'s new diversions. Plus: Groupon and Metra go bump.

Posted on November 3, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fair weather Rahm caught not minding the store.

Posted on November 2, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's billboards, Junior's absenteeism and Moreno's hipster hash.

Posted on November 1, 2012

The [Halloween] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A new fiesta in the making.

Posted on October 31, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago traders upset Sandy pausing their profiteering.

Posted on October 30, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Bush, Mayor Rahmney and The Riot.

Posted on October 29, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Putting the Hi in Ohio.

Posted on October 27, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obamnesia and other discontents.

Posted on October 26, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dirty Diana, Barbara Byrd-Brizard and Pat's Prisons.

Posted on October 25, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Field of Memes.

Posted on October 24, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Junior's saga gets weirder by the day. Plus, a Taste of Chicago Truth Test.

Posted on October 23, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Robo Jackson and Redflex.

Posted on October 22, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mouth Walsh.

Posted on October 20, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cook County Clue, Rahm's multiple choice test, Proco Joe's pet issue and Junior's Spun-Times.

Posted on October 19, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The red light specials of Michael Madigan and Toni Preckwinkle.

Posted on October 18, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Redflex rapped, the fiber optics to torture, more Night Shift at the morgue, and Cubbie math.

Posted on October 17, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's magical budget, Northwestern's magical patch of land and Brendan Reilly's magical bike patrols.

Posted on October 16, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Junior's furniture, Wade's shoes, Rahm's red lights and one nutty judge.

Posted on October 15, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Meet next year's Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Posted on October 13, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mopes, dopes, rats and scat.

Posted on October 12, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Amusing taxes.

Posted on October 11, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Taxing bullets and suckers.

Posted on October 10, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Boo, hoo & moo.

Posted on October 9, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Columbo Day.

Posted on October 8, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Streets & San, Sex & Sports, and the Chicago McMarathon.

Posted on October 6, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Clout kings and debt stings.

Posted on October 5, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama sucks, Rahm's socks and The Egg Plant That Ate Chicago.

Posted on October 4, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pumpkins and pot.

Posted on October 3, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dog whistles and double standards.

Posted on October 2, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lindsay Lohan! Plus: Ed Burke's gum, Yusef Jackson's beer, Tribune Co.'s hypocrisy and Cook County's clout courts.

Posted on October 1, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Beer politics and bitter tears.

Posted on September 29, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's roust ruled unconstitutional. Sandi Jackson ruled despicable.

Posted on September 28, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Appealing to your senses.

Posted on September 27, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tales of Sandi Jackal.

Posted on September 26, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The day Illinois stopped caring.

Posted on September 25, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The smallness of Madigan's mouthpiece and Sandi's spokesman.

Posted on September 24, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Taste the evidence.

Posted on September 22, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Limping toward Bethlehem.

Posted on September 21, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor Rahmney, Mrs. Christ and Kissing Toronto.

Posted on September 20, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Budgets, morals, chickens and beer.

Posted on September 19, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Prison state and the Cactus bomber.

Posted on September 18, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Terrorist targets bike messengers.

Posted on September 17, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Strike back at ya'.

Posted on September 15, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Goats, Walmart and Tammy Buckworth.

Posted on September 14, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kid stuff.

Posted on September 13, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Political conslutting.

Posted on September 12, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Speed cameras of choice.

Posted on September 11, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Secret prisons, revolving regulators and the home rule ruse.

Posted on September 10, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Lance Armstrong, Paul Ryan and marathon negotiations.

Posted on September 8, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Drew Peterson and Chief Keef.

Posted on September 7, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Land of Lincoln.

Posted on September 6, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Would you like lentils with that?

Posted on September 5, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ryan's lies vs. Rahm's.

Posted on September 4, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Betrayed.

Posted on September 3, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Neverland, Indiana; the flame retardant lobby; and Chicagoland's vagina chronicles.

Posted on September 1, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The long goodbye of J.C. Brizard.

Posted on August 31, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unaccountable: TIFs, Rahm and the Chicago Code.

Posted on August 30, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gambling and the Infrastructure Trust.

Posted on August 29, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS and CTA follies.

Posted on August 28, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The suburbs are killing us.

Posted on August 27, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Is a Category 1 storm forcible enough for you?

Posted on August 25, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Slush funds and subsidies.

Posted on August 24, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
West Nile, Mancow's Madness and Hastert's Highway.

Posted on August 23, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Preckwinkle vs. Reagan.

Posted on August 22, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Garry McCarthy plays dumb.

Posted on August 21, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Just a shorty.

Posted on August 20, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Paul Ryan and Pussy Riot.

Posted on August 18, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Springfield puts on a show. Chicago expresses its values.

Posted on August 17, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Expel Bellwood, save Derrick Smith and resist the park sharks.

Posted on August 16, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ed Burke, Faisal Khan and the hapless board of ethics.

Posted on August 15, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Water cannons and sister cities.

Posted on August 14, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Motorola's mobility and Pat's secret prisons.

Posted on August 13, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Corn, cheese, Paul Ryan and Netflix.

Posted on August 11, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bears, FBI, parking tickets and Team Rahm.

Posted on August 10, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Usual Suspects starring Patti Blago, Richard M. Daley, Penny Pritzker, Pat Quinn, Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on August 8, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times in the shark tank. CPS too.

Posted on August 8, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
George Ryan still sucks. And black-on-black is really poor-on-poor.

Posted on August 7, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
#Sikh, #Curiosity and #Lolla.

Posted on August 6, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Olympic taxes, value meals and helper bugs.

Posted on August 4, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The ghosts of Todd Stroger and Rahm's twisting Trust.

Posted on August 3, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Big tables, bad people.

Posted on August 2, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The ghost of Daley and the ghost of Springfield.

Posted on August 1, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Crowdsourcing the council, the Cardinal rules and Cubmageddon.

Posted on July 31, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cash Dash, Vo-Tech, Bleeding Heart.

Posted on July 30, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
An homage to Olympian myopics.

Posted on July 28, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dutiful.

Posted on July 27, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
End game.

Posted on July 26, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Moreno chickens out.

Posted on July 25, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Custom built.

Posted on July 24, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Same conditions apply.

Posted on July 23, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Fred Willard, Walmart and Beer.

Posted on July 21, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ditto.

Posted on July 20, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Adjust your viewing accordingly.

Posted on July 19, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mopes and dopes.

Posted on July 18, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Clown state, bro.

Posted on July 17, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Teachers win, cops lose, Taste draws.

Posted on July 16, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Legacies.

Posted on July 14, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We Are Illinois.

Posted on July 13, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Disorder and dat.

Posted on July 12, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Moody suckers.

Posted on July 11, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Team Rahm's unbearable whiteness of being.

Posted on July 10, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Shame.

Posted on July 9, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Bliss vs. Ignorance. Transparent vs. Empty. Death vs. Taxes.

Posted on July 7, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hot, exhausted, red-eyed and wrongfully prosecuted.

Posted on July 6, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
License to ill.

Posted on July 5, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sillynois.

Posted on July 4, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hinky and winky.

Posted on July 3, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Brown paper bags and Molotov cocktails.

Posted on July 2, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Mall cops and news dumps.

Posted on June 30, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Medicaid and mopes.

Posted on June 29, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dewey beats Obama.

Posted on June 28, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Medical mysteries and paper clips.

Posted on June 27, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Joe Berrios can only exist because Democrats let him.

Posted on June 26, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fierce urgency of Rahm's patronization.

Posted on June 25, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Underlying conditions: Incredibly bleak.

Posted on June 23, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gridlock, gangs and data portals.

Posted on June 22, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Turkey legs and green screens.

Posted on June 20, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Got Pot? Plus: Geek Mart.

Posted on June 20, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Crotch squirrels and colonoscopies.

Posted on June 19, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Justice delayed and messages made.

Posted on June 18, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Punch Line Edition featuring Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Costner, Lindsay Lohan and the euro.

Posted on June 16, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's pot tickets and press agents.

Posted on June 15, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Governor Hoover.

Posted on June 14, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trust betrayed.

Posted on June 13, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Exhibiting fake job creation

Posted on June 12, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's fake graduation claims.

Posted on June 11, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
The soft bigotry of Chicago's low expectations.

Posted on June 9, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Unknown Legislator and Criminal Injustice.

Posted on June 8, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Social distortion.

Posted on June 7, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Martha Washington way hipper than Garry McCarthy and Barack Obama.

Posted on June 6, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Defunding the torture commission. Subsidizing Hyatt and Sara Lee.

Posted on June 5, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Goodie bag.

Posted on June 2, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Loose change.

Posted on June 2, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Misdirection plays.

Posted on June 1, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trading posts and presidential ghosts.

Posted on May 31, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Opposites attract.

Posted on May 30, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago goes moo.

Posted on May 29, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Fictions. Frictions. Corrections. Elections. Prescriptions. Depictions.

Posted on May 26, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The games Democrats play.

Posted on May 25, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fitzgerald vs. Obama.

Posted on May 23, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Donuts, postmen, dogs and Chicago pols.

Posted on May 23, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Protesters Get High Marks!

Posted on May 21, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ghost of Richie Daley sighted again.

Posted on May 21, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
NATO goes donuts. And The Kerry Wood Watch.

Posted on May 20, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We had Wood; now we've got Ricketts.

Posted on May 18, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Yay NATO! Yay Rahm! Yay America!

Posted on May 17, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's NATO, the CPS spy and Bill Daley's favorite banker.

Posted on May 16, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Courage.

Posted on May 15, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Illini's faulty search engine.

Posted on May 14, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Truth takes a beating.

Posted on May 12, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hints, lies, allegations.

Posted on May 10, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
And you're worried about traffic tie-ups?

Posted on May 10, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our man in fantasyland.

Posted on May 9, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
NATO kites, whistleblower rights and Wrigley plan bites.

Posted on May 8, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Legacy projects.

Posted on May 7, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Kentucky Derby Alpha Edition.

Posted on May 5, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Helter Skelter in the Heartland.

Posted on May 4, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Conrad, Kanye and Cowley.

Posted on May 3, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richie Daley's pension scam.

Posted on May 2, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The city's latest economic impact study isn't even close.

Posted on May 1, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Derrick Rose is still a cheater. Tom Thibodeau is an awful person. Pat Quinn's pants are on fire. Rahm Emanuel makes us gag. And suburbanites dull their dullness.

Posted on April 30, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
The need for speed.

Posted on April 28, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Red zones and monkeypox.

Posted on April 27, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The aliens are already here.

Posted on April 26, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Aldermen behaving dumbly.

Posted on April 25, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's new bank won't even come with free toasters.

Posted on April 24, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's pants still aflame. Plus: Hogan's heroes.

Posted on April 23, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
The Wolf, The Kardashians and National Record Store Day.

Posted on April 21, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Saucerful of secrets.

Posted on April 20, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's not really infrastructure, it's extrastructure.

Posted on April 19, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mary Schmich's yellow pad.

Posted on April 18, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mary Schmich's maudlin bullshit is rewarded with a Pulitzer.

Posted on April 17, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Love and hope and sex and dreams.

Posted on April 16, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Penguin poo and the long lost Blago brother.

Posted on April 14, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fierce urgency of Aragon bathroom sex and other sordid tales from the big city.

Posted on April 13, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bombardier away.

Posted on April 12, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Governing in reverse.

Posted on April 11, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Moneyball Mayor's credibility gap.

Posted on April 10, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Whole cloth in the Koschman case. Alexi's punky bank. Hog McNuts with fries.

Posted on April 9, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Tiger Woods vs. the economic recovery. James Cameron vs. history. CPS vs. itself.

Posted on April 7, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Breakfast Club.

Posted on April 6, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Strip clubs and CEOs.

Posted on April 5, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daddy is a little crazy.

Posted on April 4, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Evil walks beside you.

Posted on April 3, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gone fishin'.

Posted on April 2, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's the Final Four . . . Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Posted on March 31, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm vs. Junior. Lazy lottery suckers. Teen parking meters.

Posted on March 30, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Judging Jesse White. Plus: Rahm plants a story and more from Chicago Way University.

Posted on March 29, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How about never? Is never good for you?

Posted on March 28, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's lack of street cred. The South Side's post-trauma syndrome. And more milk magnate madness.

Posted on March 27, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Milk and media games.

Posted on March 26, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Pluto, Tebow, Newt-o, and Syrian chic.

Posted on March 24, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
University of Illinois flunks. CPS program dunks. Rahm Emanuel funks. Airline punks.

Posted on March 23, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm declares a sewage emergency. Plus: Was Putin behind the G8 move?

Posted on March 22, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Banks got bailed out, students got the shaft.

Posted on March 21, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Voting for the Machine out of spite?

Posted on March 20, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ballot busting.

Posted on March 19, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rosie, Blago and a pony for the CTA.

Posted on March 17, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago's road show.

Posted on March 16, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bye Bye Blago.

Posted on March 15, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Arrested state rep is the least of our problems.

Posted on March 14, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
There but for the grace of Patrick Fitzgerald goes Rahm.

Posted on March 13, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Citizens advised to ignore judge's campaign contributions to those who appear before him.

Posted on March 12, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Daley is a Family Guy.

Posted on March 10, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If it wasn't for Lori Healey, Rahm Emanuel, unnamed top administration officials, mayoral confidantes and Michael Bloomberg, Annazette Collins be Today's Worst Person In Chicago.

Posted on March 9, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's global citizens.

Posted on March 8, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A new fiesta in the making!

Posted on March 7, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Losing our moment.

Posted on March 6, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
McCarthyisms.

Posted on March 5, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Whoring it up with Justin Bieber and Lindsay Lohan.

Posted on March 3, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Summiteering.

Posted on March 2, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The lost decade that isn't anybody's fault.

Posted on March 1, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's collection state.

Posted on February 29, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
They didn't keep score: The end of magic secret hockey.

Posted on February 27, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Patrick Daley is rich, sleazy and still in business with his father.

Posted on February 26, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Artist vs. The Candidates.

Posted on February 25, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Beavers: Living proof the clothes don't the make the man.

Posted on February 24, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Governor Gumby and the (new) pothole mayor.

Posted on February 23, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quinn's spin, Rahm's frame, poor Orr, Leinie's leap.

Posted on February 22, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The failed policies of the past.

Posted on February 21, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm vs. kids, teachers, the mentally ill.

Posted on February 20, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Danica Patrick vs. Mitt Romney, Jerry Seinfeld vs. Steve Carell, and Penn State vs. Spain.

Posted on February 18, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tuck in your shirt and shut up!

Posted on February 17, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If you want to inflame protesters and set the stage for a disaster, the city is doing everything right.

Posted on February 16, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Heartland of Darkness.

Posted on February 15, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's secret sauce, Chicago's Peanut Man, Hammy Grammy's and the Koschman case goes from bad to worse - again.

Posted on February 14, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The way Abe would've wanted it.

Posted on February 13, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Rahm Emanuel exposed as a liar who pimped a six-year-old's death in order to fake the real reason why he pushed so hard for speed-camera legislation.

Posted on February 11, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's mouth stuck shut.

Posted on February 10, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sticker shock.

Posted on February 9, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn loves patronage. Michael Madigan hates torture commissions.

Posted on February 8, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Homer Cantu's hangover remedy. Plus: Menard's vs. Krupp's.

Posted on February 7, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Goodies galore.

Posted on February 6, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Germans blindside Rahm. Plus: Your Super Bowl Reader.

Posted on February 4, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
They're planting stories in the press.

Posted on February 3, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Milwaukee Avenue Soul Train.

Posted on February 2, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Anita Alvarez is Today's Worst Person In Chicago. But Joe Moore sucks too.

Posted on February 1, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Earthquakes, nukes, pharmacies, segregation and Rahm's lack of faith-based transparency.

Posted on January 31, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Chicago Obama knows.

Posted on January 30, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Super Bore Sunday Edition.

Posted on January 28, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's protesters get paid; everyone else's get jailed.

Posted on January 27, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's rent-a-protesters and Keystone Illinois.

Posted on January 26, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The State of the Union sucks pretty hard.

Posted on January 25, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's selective name-naming.

Posted on January 24, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The greasy glide path of an alderman's daughter.

Posted on January 23, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Sex, villains, secret heirs and mysterious ward maps.

Posted on January 21, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel and Michael Madigan: The Blues Brothers.

Posted on January 20, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The trader traitor and the president's bad optics.

Posted on January 19, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cabs, contracts, cronyism and corporate welfare.

Posted on January 18, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our crappy congressmen. Plus: Kraft bash and bad boy Billy Marovitz.

Posted on January 17, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beware posers who would oppose King if he were here today.

Posted on January 16, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Breaking news: Snow is slippery, Paula Deen causes diabetes and the Eurozone is in crisis.

Posted on January 14, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vulture capitalists, vulture journalists, and vulture politicians.

Posted on January 13, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's moneybomb, Desiree's faux pas and G8/NATO meter madness.

Posted on January 12, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Alexi, Obama, Burke, Spike Lee, Lady Gaga and the Merry Millionaire.

Posted on January 11, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Daley and Todd Stroger are back.

Posted on January 10, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Homeland Insecurity, Rahmen Noodles and Roadkill.

Posted on January 9, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Vegas values control the narrative.

Posted on January 7, 2012

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm don't like Mondays.

Posted on January 6, 2012

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fixing the glitch.

Posted on January 5, 2012

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Muddling through Rahm's scary reversal.

Posted on January 4, 2012

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fat Cats, The Pope and The Pastor.

Posted on January 3, 2012

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Bush and buying Drano.

Posted on January 2, 2012

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Invasive species in Iowa, the Great Lakes and the Kraft Hunger Bowl.

Posted on December 31, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Occupying Cardinal George.

Posted on December 30, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
An abbreviated taste of Chicago: Cardinal George, beer futures and dirty sandwiches.

Posted on December 29, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sears essentials.

Posted on December 28, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sears sucks.

Posted on December 27, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Packergirl, Olyndra and a new corruption tax.

Posted on December 26, 2011

The Christmas 2011 Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
A sexy snowpocalyptic Christmas for the rest of us.

Posted on December 24, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Santa Claus, Tim Tebow and Cardinal George.

Posted on December 23, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, the ACLU, Harper's, the Atlantic and Colin Powell's former chief of staff vs. Barack Obama.

Posted on December 22, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Torture, banksters and the Sun-Times News Cooperative.

Posted on December 21, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Slouching toward 2012.

Posted on December 20, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago, Lohan, Ed Burke, Kim Jong-il and Our Lady of the Underpass.

Posted on December 19, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Pardon us. We don't want to disrupt your weekend with any actual news or anything.

Posted on December 17, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack McCarthy, Rod Sneed, Gentile George and the Asbestos Judge.

Posted on December 16, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago's fake drug problem, the CPD's fake Koschman investigation, and Rahm's fake transparency.

Posted on December 15, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The evolution of Rod Blagojevich, James Zagel, Playboy, Brian Urlacher, the Obama re-election campaign and more.

Posted on December 14, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Frickin' universe.

Posted on December 13, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Peanut butter jelly time with the Bears, Blago, Groupon and Terry Savage.

Posted on December 12, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Special Tim Teb

Posted on December 10, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pizza meth and more.

Posted on December 9, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bleak Blago.

Posted on December 8, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why Blago deserves no mercy.

Posted on December 7, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Throw the book at Rod Blagojevich.

Posted on December 6, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Cosby, teen sexting and Listeria.

Posted on December 5, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Inside jobs.

Posted on December 3, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm and Pat's mental health.

Posted on December 2, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The shameless, stubborn state police. Corporate incentives gone wild. And our local dailies on the block again.

Posted on December 1, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel's lies and secrets.

Posted on November 30, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No tax break for Sears until they stop selling those jeans.

Posted on November 29, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mic checked.

Posted on November 28, 2011

The [Thanksgiving 2011] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
America can no longer afford turkeys.

Posted on November 23, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Holiday greetings.

Posted on November 22, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is this heaven? No, it's Egg Harbor.

Posted on November 21, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
There's a reason he's called Superman not Committeeman.

Posted on November 19, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lawyers gone wild.

Posted on November 18, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Where's the outrage? It's here.

Posted on November 17, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor 1%. Celebrity pancakes. Mob wives. Tart cherries.

Posted on November 16, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Redistributionist Rahm and Master Madigan.

Posted on November 15, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The jokes of Michael Madigan, Ed Burke, Dan Webb and federal jury system are on us.

Posted on November 14, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Most countries tear down the symbols of their tyrants' power. We hide behind them.

Posted on November 12, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Can anyone here run a federal jury? Plus: Graham Spanier's North Shore migration and the insanity of Bill Beavers, Michael Jordan and CPS.

Posted on November 11, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Disgraced Penn State president grew up on the South Side.

Posted on November 10, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fierce urgency of coddling the rich and punishing the poor.

Posted on November 9, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rich kids, poor kids. Plus: Rahm hates democracy as much as Daley did.

Posted on November 8, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama owns this economy. Democrats own your judges. Pilates owns reform.

Posted on November 7, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The new 9-9-9.

Posted on November 5, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Turkey bowling, Rezko, and American Dads.

Posted on November 4, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deposing Daley. Occupying the tax code. President 1%. Redistricting Chicago.

Posted on November 3, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The media's mystery aldermen.

Posted on November 2, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Songs and stories.

Posted on November 1, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Harvey banksters.

Posted on October 31, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Special Halloween Costume Edition.

Posted on October 29, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Memo to MSM: John Cullerton, the CME and Jerry Reinsdorf have something to do with Occupy Chicago.

Posted on October 28, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois taxpayers (99%) continue to subsidize Jerry Reinsdorf (1%).

Posted on October 27, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Occupy McRib.

Posted on October 26, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Let them eat bugs!

Posted on October 25, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's villains.

Posted on October 24, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Intelligence is up, Princes are down. Plus: The NFL teams you'll never see in London.

Posted on October 22, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Of the children, by the children, for the children.

Posted on October 21, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Emperors, clothes, and a perfect example of what everyone is so angry about.

Posted on October 20, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
There's the right side of the rivalry and the stupid side.

Posted on October 19, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
On to Wednesday!

Posted on October 18, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Occupy Wall Street's new math.

Posted on October 17, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Bears futures, class warfare and prodigal thugs.

Posted on October 15, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS vs. CTU vs. CYA.

Posted on October 14, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama is yesterday's news; now the followers are leading.

Posted on October 13, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Theo Epstein occupies the Cubs, Kid Rock occupies the Midwest and lice occupies your kid's head.

Posted on October 12, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Occupying Daley, Rahm and Obama.

Posted on October 11, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Neil Steinberg wants us to love America or leave it.

Posted on October 10, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
May this be the bloated '85 Bears cow's final milking.

Posted on October 8, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dining on the enemy.

Posted on October 7, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Steve Jobs: The genius and the horror.

Posted on October 6, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Cellini gets another nickname.

Posted on October 5, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
13 Loko.

Posted on October 4, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The most grandly titled Illinoisan ever goes on trial.

Posted on October 3, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Tweet it out, bitches.

Posted on October 1, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The emperor is shedding more clothes than a Charlie Sheen party at the Playboy mansion.

Posted on September 30, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Always a good decision.

Posted on September 29, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Million-dollar bash.

Posted on September 28, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fire sale!

Posted on September 27, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Skunks and Packers.

Posted on September 26, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
As long as you're not under the market when it crashes, you're pretty much golden.

Posted on September 24, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Class war, evil mini-medical school and cab court.

Posted on September 23, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The never-ending abuse of the public till.

Posted on September 22, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago lobbyists swear they're not really trying.

Posted on September 21, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
To Minneapolis.

Posted on September 20, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vote Dave.

Posted on September 19, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Smells like a steak and seats 35.

Posted on September 17, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bratwursts and Bootsy.

Posted on September 16, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Like a good neighbor.

Posted on September 15, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Where hope goes to die.

Posted on September 14, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Liberal fakers in Reaganland.

Posted on September 13, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Homers.

Posted on September 12, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Widespread socioeconomic devastation on Kickoff Weekend.

Posted on September 10, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The generic president.

Posted on September 9, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Penny Pritzker's housekeeping.

Posted on September 8, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Maybe if the torture had occurred under Cook County State's Attorney Dick Cheney.

Posted on September 7, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Strange times when Conrad Black becomes likable and Barack Obama becomes detestable

Posted on September 6, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Department of Labor doesn't even want us working on our jokes.

Posted on September 3, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The people at the top always take care of themselves, don't they?

Posted on September 2, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm is the Don Rickles of politics.

Posted on September 1, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our folks are a joy to read even if you don't normally follow the topics they do.

Posted on August 31, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Chicago police are too busy to respond to your shooting. Plus: Rahm's budget baloney.

Posted on August 30, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
State babysitters, Cicero hot dogs, Brown Line wood and bad parenting.

Posted on August 29, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Heckuva job, Barry.

Posted on August 27, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A bold experiment: Let's stop reporting on what candidates and officeholders say altogether. Instead, let's only report what they do or have done.

Posted on August 26, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The spin machines of Rahm Emanuel and Michael Madigan.

Posted on August 25, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The latest mystery of Michael Madigan. Plus, Bill Gates' local investments and how a small town downstate is stealing from Chicago.

Posted on August 24, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Libya's American-made enablers.

Posted on August 23, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's getting crowded in here.

Posted on August 22, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Mission: Impossible's latest edition, "Hair and Gas."

Posted on August 20, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hints and allegations.

Posted on August 19, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How Rahm is letting Daley off the hook in the Burge cases.

Posted on August 18, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The book the president hasn't read.

Posted on August 17, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Enjoy these fine offerings.

Posted on August 16, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Motorola Mobility's mockery.

Posted on August 15, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Garbage in, garbage out.

Posted on August 13, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Alternate punch lines.

Posted on August 12, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Please don't settle the Burge case.

Posted on August 11, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley is to Rumsfeld what Ricketts is to Obama.

Posted on August 10, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Torture and taxes.

Posted on August 9, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deportations and dreams.

Posted on August 8, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
A bloodied credit rating.

Posted on August 6, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bouncing braless in Obama's America.

Posted on August 5, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bulls on Parade: Daley, Rahm, Obama.

Posted on August 4, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
World-class poverty.

Posted on August 3, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Austerity America.

Posted on August 2, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jim Hendry vs. Barack Obama. Plus, the Amazing Vaneckos.

Posted on August 1, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Market Report goes out with a bang.

Posted on July 30, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
That's Pat!

Posted on July 29, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Patsy Quinn strikes again. So does Boeing, United and Uncle Fatty's.

Posted on July 28, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Garry McCarthy and the Sun-Times frame an issue in contradiction to the facts.

Posted on July 27, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unlike the debt ceiling debate, Amy Winehouse wasn't a joke.

Posted on July 26, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Missing Koschman files just another Chicago coinkydink.

Posted on July 25, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Completely fake recycling.

Posted on July 23, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The debt ceiling is the debate; Daley once again disappears from history.

Posted on July 22, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor Rahm: Typical Liberal.

Posted on July 21, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When being loyal to the Daleys more important than a dead kid.

Posted on July 20, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Revisiting Daley's deadly moment.

Posted on July 19, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rubber chickens and topless bars.

Posted on July 18, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
No one beats Rupert Murdoch in a being-sorry competition. No one!

Posted on July 16, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Here we are now, entertain us.

Posted on July 15, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A march of folly.

Posted on July 14, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
R. Kelly bombs the suburbs.

Posted on July 13, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deng, Boeing, United, Albini, Skilling and a peacock named Fluffy.

Posted on July 12, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
About Illinois' student loan czar. Plus: Rahm Hendry, Chicago's Cupid, Cicero's Stroger.

Posted on July 11, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
A new White Sox drinking game. Plus, Ed Burke's security, Pat Quinn's shin-kicking, and the mystery of Arby's.

Posted on July 9, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Komcastic!

Posted on July 8, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
George Ryan is not sorry.

Posted on July 7, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Doctor day.

Posted on July 6, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Giant turkey legs and deep dish.

Posted on July 5, 2011

The [Fourth of July] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Spicoli, Dylan, Bragg.

Posted on July 4, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Fourth of July Conversation Stopper Edition.

Posted on July 2, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
America The Ugly.

Posted on July 1, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Megabus, Spirit Air and the NEA.

Posted on June 30, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois: The Comedy Central State.

Posted on June 29, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago Notes.

Posted on June 28, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Verdicts and paydays.

Posted on June 27, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The eight-ring circus comes to town.

Posted on June 25, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beach Blanket Bingo.

Posted on June 24, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jean-Claude Antoinette.

Posted on June 23, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Salary pump at CPS.

Posted on June 22, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Imagine if the city ran the only brothel in town.

Posted on June 21, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Patsy Quinn's candy store is open.

Posted on June 20, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Starring Michelle Bachmann as Temporary Sarah Palin.

Posted on June 18, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Transfers of wealth, treasure and sanity.

Posted on June 17, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Casting call for Chicago.

Posted on June 16, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rainy day people.

Posted on June 15, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mark Kirk pumps it up.

Posted on June 14, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wendy's To Sell Arby's To Hardee's.

Posted on June 13, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Spray tan, bathroom breaks and endless Buffetts.

Posted on June 11, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sick day

Posted on June 10, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Back in black. Back in black!

Posted on June 8, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
This sucks.

Posted on June 7, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Crash landing.

Posted on June 6, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Here come the bloodsuckers.

Posted on June 4, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago buries himself in lies.

Posted on June 3, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tumbling dice.

Posted on June 2, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A sucker's bet. And you're the sucker.

Posted on June 1, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Get me rewrite.

Posted on May 31, 2011

The [Memorial Day] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Gone fishin'.

Posted on May 30, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Corruption, corruption everywhere and nary a Blatter to bribe.

Posted on May 28, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why the law, dad?

Posted on May 27, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Playing craps with the media, the city and the state.

Posted on May 26, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
LeRoy Neiman's Chicago.

Posted on May 25, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Poker stars.

Posted on May 24, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
World-class delusions.

Posted on May 23, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Everyone gets an Apocalypse sometime.

Posted on May 21, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Structural protein, market economics and trampolines.

Posted on May 20, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's symbolic (non-existent) budget cuts.

Posted on May 19, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The corporate casino.

Posted on May 18, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Change is like sex; those who talk the most about it do it the least.

Posted on May 17, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daley Code.

Posted on May 16, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
#goodriddance.

Posted on May 14, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A smooth transition.

Posted on May 13, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We're a world-class little town!

Posted on May 12, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Schock, Pfleger, KFC and Bank of America.

Posted on May 11, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ponzi transition.

Posted on May 10, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richard M. Daley: Duff Man.

Posted on May 9, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Trump vs. Osama.

Posted on May 7, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's poison.

Posted on May 6, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beachwood goes blue.

Posted on May 5, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Liars and cheats.

Posted on May 4, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
God floods Illinois; welcomes Osama with virgins.

Posted on May 3, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Osama's dead, baby. Osama's dead.

Posted on May 2, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Dirty sheets, royalty and miracles.

Posted on April 30, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The media's royal miss.

Posted on April 29, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Frames and fakers.

Posted on April 28, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Catch-up day.

Posted on April 27, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Royal Wedding.

Posted on April 26, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Zagel, Blago, Wilco and the Canucks.

Posted on April 25, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Post-election resurrection.

Posted on April 23, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I Can Has Blagojevich Cat.

Posted on April 22, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's Partner in Reform.

Posted on April 21, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Retrospectable.

Posted on April 20, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The late shift.

Posted on April 19, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another teachable moment whitewashed.

Posted on April 18, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius and The Weekend Desk B Team
Sequel city.

Posted on April 16, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dumbing it down.

Posted on April 15, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Covering Blago's pseudo-event.

Posted on April 14, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Foreign types with the hookah pipes.

Posted on April 13, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Jesus would do on the North Shore.

Posted on April 12, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Walmart Mayor screws Austin.

Posted on April 11, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Deja non-essential.

Posted on April 9, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sex, guns, alcohol, sports and God.

Posted on April 8, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Programming note.

Posted on April 7, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahmfest.

Posted on April 6, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Meet Rahm Emanuel's new partners in reform.

Posted on April 5, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Not Detroit: We have our own code.

Posted on April 4, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We've run the numbers. It turns out you're worth $50 a year.

Posted on April 2, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dreams deferred.

Posted on April 1, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Khadafy and hot dogs.

Posted on March 31, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deja Daley.

Posted on March 30, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Looking factual.

Posted on March 29, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times can't see beyond its front door.

Posted on March 28, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Product placement and the NCAA's new math.

Posted on March 26, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Getting into Whitney Young.

Posted on March 25, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Slap and tickle economics.

Posted on March 24, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pinetop and Big Z.

Posted on March 23, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Daley (D-AT&T) is filthy rich.

Posted on March 22, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois goes to Libya.

Posted on March 21, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Anita Alvarez stops making sense.

Posted on March 19, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Newz From Da Hood.

Posted on March 18, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Police Chief Charades.

Posted on March 17, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CPD and Vanecko.

Posted on March 16, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor McGuinness.

Posted on March 15, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Secret society.

Posted on March 14, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Would you rather . . . ?

Posted on March 12, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quinn returns to normal.

Posted on March 11, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama gets cute with the death penalty.

Posted on March 10, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Linking Stroger.

Posted on March 9, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Glory delayed but not denied.

Posted on March 8, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It turns out the schools are totally fucked up.

Posted on March 7, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Jody Weis Memorial Edition.

Posted on March 5, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beep beep.

Posted on March 4, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The unbearable lightness of being Rahm.

Posted on March 3, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Teaching Columbia journalism students a real lesson.

Posted on March 2, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
George Ryan and The Chicago Code.

Posted on March 1, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What the media ignored about Rahm and . . . the media.

Posted on February 28, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Oscar Preview Edition.

Posted on February 26, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayors and panhandlers.

Posted on February 25, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm's coalition; demonic possession.

Posted on February 24, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The enemy is them.

Posted on February 23, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The system works just as designed.

Posted on February 22, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago, you disgust me.

Posted on February 21, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
In which we contract that rare form of flu that looks exactly like a weekend bender.

Posted on February 19, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deep dish and rape kits.

Posted on February 18, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CPD doesn't care about sexual assault; Pat Quinn doesn't care about the poor.

Posted on February 17, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Behind today's headlines.

Posted on February 16, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All of Obama's pieces are in place.

Posted on February 15, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Chicago Code drinking game.

Posted on February 14, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Junk vs. Trunk.

Posted on February 12, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Poll Finds That 92% Of Chicagoans Lack Enlightened Political Views.

Posted on February 11, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Absolutely Sweet Marie.

Posted on February 10, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's secret security state.

Posted on February 9, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The news remains the same.

Posted on February 8, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Greedy Groupon is no Saturday Night Live.

Posted on February 7, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Ben Roethlisberger is not the only unsavory character America has propped up.

Posted on February 5, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's not The Daley Show until it is.

Posted on February 4, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jay Levine's misdirected outrage lets Daley off the hook once again.

Posted on February 3, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rapidly deteriorating conditions on the way to Snow Man's Land.

Posted on February 2, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
SNOMG!

Posted on February 1, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Carol Moseley-Braun, Rahm Emanuel both on crack.

Posted on January 31, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Super Bore Sunday Edition.

Posted on January 29, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A zone of facts.

Posted on January 28, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Anne Burke has already proven herself disingenuous.

Posted on January 27, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Independent verification, television-style.

Posted on January 26, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm seen at Whole Foods buying dead fish, and other plausibly true developments.

Posted on January 25, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
On Wisconsin.

Posted on January 24, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Hair today, mayor tomorrow.

Posted on January 22, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hu and Daley exchange secrets.

Posted on January 21, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jimmy John's can suck it. So can Jeff Tweedy. Plus: The Daleys play dumb - again.

Posted on January 20, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No wonder Rahm is attracting so much support; he stinks.

Posted on January 19, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Memo to liberals: Take back your party.

Posted on January 18, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Commemorative food stamps and race.

Posted on January 17, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Who farted?

Posted on January 15, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
There's never an egg timer around when you need one.

Posted on January 14, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A lesson for the kids: Attendance doesn't matter in politics.

Posted on January 13, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
While we slept, the media made us dumber.

Posted on January 12, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel's racial politics.

Posted on January 11, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Not every nutjob is a product of the right or left.

Posted on January 10, 2011

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Sarah Palin vs. Carol Moseley-Braun.

Posted on January 8, 2011

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I should just roll up this website and move on.

Posted on January 7, 2011

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Media choices for early prison release no surprise: White; connected.

Posted on January 6, 2011

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The news today is weird, my friends.

Posted on January 5, 2011

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Insuring prompt service.

Posted on January 4, 2011

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
And how was your New Year's Eve?

Posted on January 3, 2011

The [New Year's Week] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No politics, just rock.

Posted on December 31, 2010

The [New Year's Week] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Slouching toward free pool.

Posted on December 29, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A coupla Old Styles and some sweet jukebox action.

Posted on December 27, 2010

The [Christmas Week] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Christmas at the Inn.

Posted on December 24, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bob's workshop is abuzz.

Posted on December 21, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Olympic fix was in all along.

Posted on December 20, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Time for a World Cup Mayoral Race update.

Posted on December 18, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pot, beer and other stocking stuffers.

Posted on December 17, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dick Durbin votes for a bill he thinks will harm America. Barack Obama wrote it.

Posted on December 16, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat-downs, shakedowns, hoe-downs and low-downs.

Posted on December 15, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Adam West for Mayor. Really.

Posted on December 14, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Don't dismiss Carol Moseley-Braun.

Posted on December 13, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's the game of the century. Yes we can?

Posted on December 11, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'm not sure there are any real reformers in Illinois politics, but there sure are a lot of fake ones.

Posted on December 10, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Do I like Republicans? No. But unlike Democrats, I'm not sure anyone has any illusions about them.

Posted on December 9, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Traitors and treason.

Posted on December 8, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Billionaires, books, Obama and crooks.

Posted on December 7, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Flying Saucer wins the Renegade Craft Fair and other tales from the weekend involving gingerbread, Simon Cowell, Sears, tasers, exotic birds and the Beachwood jukebox.

Posted on December 6, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Renegade journalism redux.

Posted on December 4, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Renegade journalism.

Posted on December 3, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
New Trier's war crimes Hall of Famer. Plus, the anti-Rahm and Todd Stroger's last day.

Posted on December 2, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nuclear beer is coming to Chicago.

Posted on December 1, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The taxicab king Patrick Daley sent and his connection to Team Chico. Plus, the media pretending it doesn't exist.

Posted on November 30, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The taxicab king Patrick Daley sent and his connection to Team Chico. Plus, the media pretending it doesn't exist.

Posted on November 29, 2010

The [Thanksgiving] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
God gave rock and roll to you. Put it in the soul of everyone.

Posted on November 24, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The bus of the future is here. Plus, pythons, prostates and muscle cars.

Posted on November 23, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pay-to-play even infects the local beer market. Plus, Tom Dart's brother is evil and Rahm Emanuel misses the TIF point.

Posted on November 22, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's a brick wall, people.

Posted on November 20, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A march of folly.

Posted on November 19, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mixing alcohol, caffeine and satire in a can.

Posted on November 18, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Broadway Bank, Bristol Palin, Dairy Queen, Four Loko, Tower Records and unicorns in every backyard.

Posted on November 17, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Ricketts' are Chicago's Worst Family of the Day. Plus, White Castle is trending.

Posted on November 16, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Joe Ricketts detests public spending - except when he wants a handout.

Posted on November 15, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Porn, Lotto, PBR, Bingo, Chuck Berry, Boise State, Heart Valves and Hipsters.

Posted on November 13, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sweet tooths and hard truths.

Posted on November 12, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Anatomy of a campaign roll-out.

Posted on November 11, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
God is against global warming.

Posted on November 10, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Denials, delays, destruction and dismay.

Posted on November 9, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A mandate for McRib.

Posted on November 8, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The race for Illinois Chess Club president is over; the slightly less socially adept candidate concedes.

Posted on November 6, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Please, no more Manny's Deli, Billy Goat and Oprah.

Posted on November 5, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Billy Goat Bogus Beer Summit and other oddities.

Posted on November 4, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A new baseline for determining how many tools live in Cook County.

Posted on November 3, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago's nuts and other Election Day oddities.

Posted on November 2, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jury duty.

Posted on November 1, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Electioween 2010.

Posted on October 30, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Exactly what the facts is.

Posted on October 29, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Six legs bad.

Posted on October 28, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deer tacos, cocaine, fraud and high winds.

Posted on October 27, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mmm, Chiclone . . .

Posted on October 26, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bring me the head of Jay Cutler, Pat Quinn, Neil Steinberg, Mary Schmich and Sneed.

Posted on October 25, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Wikileeks right here at home.

Posted on October 23, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fraud, hit men, Oreos and elders.

Posted on October 22, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Amoral sexism in corrupt newsrooms.

Posted on October 21, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wasting away again in Randy Michaelsville. Plus, Rhymefest runs.

Posted on October 20, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The brew situation was totally covered.

Posted on October 19, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Alexi's Spotless Mind.

Posted on October 18, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
If you're going to mess up a candidate's name, make sure it results in the appropriate satirical statement.

Posted on October 16, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sluts, whores, frauds and phonies.

Posted on October 15, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A misdirection play that's working.

Posted on October 14, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More news from Delta Tau Zell.

Posted on October 13, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trade secrets revealed.

Posted on October 12, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What does Gerry Kern know and when did he know it?

Posted on October 11, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Shares in Duh skyrocket; klaxons sound.

Posted on October 9, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Separating church, state, Hooter's and reporting.

Posted on October 8, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trib reporters pretend they don't know if Michaels is lying.

Posted on October 7, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
World's Greatest Frat House.

Posted on October 6, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The life and times of Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on October 5, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Parsing the Rahm Emanuel pseudo-news. Plus, the real Daley is back.

Posted on October 4, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rahm yes, Piven no.

Posted on October 2, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rahm Emanuel energizes the mayoral race because so many people loathe him.

Posted on October 1, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If honest was a ballot requirement we'd have nobody to vote for. Featuring Quinn, Brady, Giannoulias and Kirk. Plus, a special appearance by George W. Bush.

Posted on September 30, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears are ridiculous.

Posted on September 29, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears, God, Twitter, Egg-Tossing and the real choices you have in November.

Posted on September 28, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
My problem is with the leak meme that has taken hold. Let's not repeat it unless or until we know it's true.

Posted on September 27, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Zombie Olympic bid returns. Wrigleyville bomber up for Cubs job. Lindsay Lohan update. And more.

Posted on September 25, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Elephants, pot, parking meters and the timeless appeal of Paper Lace.

Posted on September 24, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
One of the biggest heartbreaks of my life continues to be the lame stupidity of the newsrooms I once aspired to. Plus, another Obama myth exposed.

Posted on September 23, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Junior's (alleged) big mistake. Plus, dictators and incompetents.

Posted on September 22, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How do Michael Sneed and the Dave Matthews Band keep their jobs?

Posted on September 21, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Waivers, inquiries, omissions and accidents.

Posted on September 20, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Christine O'Donnell defines her terms and the CTA takes ghost hiring to a whole new level

Posted on September 18, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Support Your Local Beachwood: Drink beer and tip well.

Posted on September 17, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Family businesses: Ponzi schemes, pimps and politics.

Posted on September 16, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I've never been a fan of Weis, but if forced to choose between him and the FOP I'd take Weis eight days a week.

Posted on September 15, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Strings are being pulled as we speak.

Posted on September 14, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richard M. Daley: Legally Blonde.

Posted on September 13, 2010

The 2010 Weekend Desk NFL Kickoff Report

By Natasha Julius
Unstoppable Forces vs. Immovable Objects.

Posted on September 11, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The time is nigh.

Posted on September 10, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
And so it begins.

Posted on September 9, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reform is not on the way.

Posted on September 8, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tambourines and elephants.

Posted on September 7, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Turns out the Universe is godless, not headless.

Posted on September 4, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Contrary to reports, the Illinois corrections executive forced to resign doesn't have a reputation back home in Ohio that is exactly pristine.

Posted on September 3, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
From baseball to crime, reporters can't get their facts straight even as the stats stare them in the face.

Posted on September 2, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Foreigners attack us with Pepto-Bismol and lotteries.

Posted on September 1, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jeff Tweedy Day! And other delights.

Posted on August 31, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The cure for common journalism.

Posted on August 30, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Turns out being trapped underground for four months isn't the healing balm for the human spirit you might expect.

Posted on August 28, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'll put Beachwood writers up against any wankers in the local media any day of the week - and twice on Friday night.

Posted on August 27, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Best reads redux.

Posted on August 26, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's best and most interesting reads.

Posted on August 25, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Signs of our times.

Posted on August 24, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Face it: Some people are stupid, and others learn to be stupid by believing the media.

Posted on August 23, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Major Lying Bastard season is just getting interesting.

Posted on August 21, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who we briefly thought the holdout juror was. Plus, The Pabst Blue Ribbon Line and Joe The Plumber.

Posted on August 20, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The holdout juror and the continued misreading of the law.

Posted on August 19, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago pundits dream up every possible theory except the obvious one: It was a terrible jury and they got it wrong.

Posted on August 18, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Expediting beer, permits and the Meat-Man Parfait.

Posted on August 17, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Return from Bizarro Chicago.

Posted on August 16, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Triumvirate strikes again and Metra goes back to basics.

Posted on August 14, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Color me impressed.

Posted on August 13, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Myths about Rosty; speculation about Blago.

Posted on August 12, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The gang's all here - Richard M. Daley, Gery Chico, Emil Jones and Desiree Rogers.

Posted on August 11, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Spare me Camp Blago and fake exclusives with Sam Adam Jr.; bring me the head of Chandler Bigelow!

Posted on August 10, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn continues to inspire.

Posted on August 9, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
This Report rates a disappointing AAA++.

Posted on August 7, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chandler Bigelow pulls through again.

Posted on August 6, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cash flow is for closers.

Posted on August 5, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For a news organization to retain credibility, its business operations must be as pristine as its editorial. The papers here have failed that test.

Posted on August 4, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The (adolescent) tone at the Trib is set from the top.

Posted on August 3, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Class war.

Posted on August 2, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
You'll never guess who's American royalty. We sure as hell didn't.

Posted on July 31, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson have no business being in a newsroom anymore.

Posted on July 30, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trying to reach the jury through their TV sets.

Posted on July 29, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why The Sam Adam Jr. Show Sucks.

Posted on July 28, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Whatever it takes to win - and get rich.

Posted on July 27, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pied pipers - ponytailed and others.

Posted on July 26, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rough week for People futures; Britney Spear's Hermit Kingdom strikes again.

Posted on July 24, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our mayor is a master of details except when it comes to the ones that matter most; then he is curiously absent-minded.

Posted on July 23, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Oh, but Blago did testify.

Posted on July 22, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jim Hendry keeping his job is far more disappointing than Blago not testifying.

Posted on July 21, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pitchfork, Comcast, the White Sox and no Papers.

Posted on July 20, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is our city that devoid of civic leadership, courage, honesty, guts?

Posted on July 19, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
BP caps, Daley craps, and Steve Jobs apps.

Posted on July 17, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Early warnings and long-term trends.

Posted on July 16, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What I learned from George Steinbrenner.

Posted on July 15, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even Lollapalooza is wired with Daleys.

Posted on July 14, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A see-saw press in a see-saw town.

Posted on July 13, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jody Weis fails to understand. Daley's hiring hall. Astroturf in the Sun-Times. The heartless Tribune.

Posted on July 12, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The A Team returns from maternity leave to find empty bins, empty promises and the slow transformation of the city's institutions.

Posted on July 10, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rod Blagojevich, latex salesman. Plus, Leinie's, LeBron and liquor carts.

Posted on July 9, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lindsay Lohan's fingernails rock.

Posted on July 8, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn gives a raise to the budget director charged with cutting everyone's budgets. And other edifying tales of civic leadership.

Posted on July 7, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A taste of the Chicago Way. Plus, how to get a county contract without actually having a business. And, Sneed and Steinberg are idiots.

Posted on July 6, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
All eyes on LeBron James, the Declaration of Independence, and Rod Blagojevich's wardrobe.

Posted on July 3, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley and Devine still rewriting Burge history.

Posted on July 2, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By The Beachwood Canada Day Affairs Desk
Incredibly high quality content throughout the site.

Posted on July 1, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Walmart mania blinds the Tribune editorial board to its paper's own reporting about Ald. Anthony Beale.

Posted on June 30, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Its facile to suggest that ongoing handgun violence in the city proves the ban hasn't worked.

Posted on June 29, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The code of silence is in our newsrooms too.

Posted on June 28, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Big Z go boom! And other developing news stories we're following for you this weekend.

Posted on June 26, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Burge conviction an even bet. Plus, city hiring, Walmart, and another cop who got away with one.

Posted on June 25, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley sweetened his own publicity, but didn't do a damn thing for prospective Walmart workers. Plus, today's worst judge in Cook County.

Posted on June 24, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Media mindset: Blago is fun, Burge is boring.

Posted on June 23, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Filling in the missing pieces in the Burge and Blago trials.

Posted on June 22, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
John Conroy tells you what the dailies don't about Jon Burge's testimony.

Posted on June 21, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Welcome to the George W. Obama presidency. Plus, Storm Watch 2010!

Posted on June 19, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jon Burge's crocodile tears, and the media's incomprehensible lack of basic research skills.

Posted on June 18, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jon Burge telling a federal judge he would take the stand made it all the way to page 11 in the Tribune and page 16 in the Sun-Times.

Posted on June 17, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How can a city be captivated by a trial the media is ignoring?

Posted on June 16, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why is this man working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office?

Posted on June 15, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The moral calculus of Jon Burge, museum CEOs, Sinaloa Cowboys, and drinking beer from the Stanley Cup.

Posted on June 14, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
World Cup fever hits the Weekend Desk.

Posted on June 12, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who knew what when in Burge and Blago - including Obama.

Posted on June 11, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Blackhawks are not the biggest news story in Chicago today.

Posted on June 10, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The media doesn't care that it's become more apparent than ever that Chicago's political powers knew about Jon Burge. Plus, the Blago trial beat.

Posted on June 9, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Burge trial? Plus, our greenwashing mayor and bike rack baloney.

Posted on June 8, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A profile that leaves out the subject's biggest controversy.

Posted on June 7, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Simulated families, simulated outrage, simulated heart and simulated artistry.

Posted on June 5, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Allergic to justice.

Posted on June 4, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Burge vs. Blago.

Posted on June 3, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jon Burge is finally on trial. Ho-hum.

Posted on June 2, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune still has Olympic fever. Plus, saggy pants, Boystown parking mystery, and Daley's devilish fountain.

Posted on June 1, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We're spicing up your Memorial Day barbecue with gays, tools and impotent rage.

Posted on May 29, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Joke amongst yourselves. I'll give you some topics.

Posted on May 28, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Torture testimony, Daley's mouth, Roeper's sexism, Stella's stupidity and a jukebox hero.

Posted on May 27, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The wet mayor and the slimy governor.

Posted on May 26, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Either Rick Bayless needs to zip it or Lynn Sweet should be fired.

Posted on May 25, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's fake regret and false assertions. Plus, It's nice that Greg Hinz can construct an answer to the question that set Daley off, but Hinz isn't the mayor.

Posted on May 24, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The city expands its reach by monitoring bored citizens waiting for late trains while a Poisonous hole threatens our treasured national institutions.

Posted on May 22, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How in the world would firing a round up Mick Dumke's ass show how effective Chicago's gun ban is?

Posted on May 21, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Die Speakeasy, die.

Posted on May 20, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Betty Loren-Maltese, Conrad Black and Todd Stroger are made for each other. Plus, Rick Bayless gets the silent treatment from the White House.

Posted on May 19, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why won't we see Tony Rezko on the witness stand in the Blago trial? Reporters aren't saying.

Posted on May 18, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune is shockingly proud of its ancient antics.

Posted on May 17, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Careful what you wager . . .

Posted on May 15, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Now if they could only get rid of that damn ballpark . . .

Posted on May 14, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
This is the show.

Posted on May 13, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Connecting Greece to Vancouver to the Olympics to health care reform gives me a headache.

Posted on May 12, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Elena Kagan joins the club.

Posted on May 11, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Laura Washington's assertions are just plain wrong; Neil Steinberg's assertions are just plain wacky.

Posted on May 10, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

The Beachwood Weekend Desk "B" Team
YouAreSoVeryFucked.com.

Posted on May 8, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our contributors kick ass.

Posted on May 7, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's Worst Person in Chicago nominees: Carrie Austin, Willie Cochran, John Pope, Michael Madigan, Lisa Madigan and Steve Brown.

Posted on May 6, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Walmart whitewash blackout continues. Plus, Ed Burke: Just like us.

Posted on May 5, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Luis Gutierrez is on the griddle.

Posted on May 4, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Cubs and the White House maintenance staff.

Posted on May 3, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Don your goofiest hat and pull up a couple of mint juleps, it's time to watch exploited workers labor in intolerable conditions.

Posted on May 1, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reporters too often forget to question the basic premise, moving instead to dueling "reactions" without considering the story's facts in the first place.

Posted on April 30, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It must have been Plain Shots of Water Night at the Martini Ranch. Plus, who is Judge Thomas Gainer Jr.?

Posted on April 29, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A "conspiracy" doesn't need time to gel when it's just the way things are done. Plus, the White House press corps starts to catch on.

Posted on April 28, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richard M. Daley's new Route 66. Rich Miller checks Neil Steinberg. And a Killer Kaption Kontest.

Posted on April 27, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Calling in the National Guard to quell violence on Chicago's streets not the stuff that Governor Gumby is made of, and King Richard II has ridiculed the idea in the past.

Posted on April 26, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Blagojevich defense attorneys were said to be mulling a subpoena of Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels

Posted on April 24, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reporters covering Obama are the kings of the caveats.

Posted on April 23, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Don't think it can't happen here.

Posted on April 22, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jesus dolls and waffle fries.

Posted on April 21, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Snitches and sportsmanship.

Posted on April 20, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS blames the dead guy - but don't quote us on that!

Posted on April 19, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Bacon wrapped in fried chicken is totally good for you. Larry King, volcanic ash and Ben Roethlisberger, not so much.

Posted on April 17, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A local news blackout of David Remnick's new book about Obama and Facebook as a primary news source.

Posted on April 16, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deja vu all over again on Chicago Tonight. Is every night a rerun?

Posted on April 15, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The curious case of the vice mayor and other Chicago oddities.

Posted on April 14, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The consequences of friendship journalism.

Posted on April 13, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Alexi is practicing choking up at just the right moments as we speak.

Posted on April 12, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Credit might be given where credit is possibly due.

Posted on April 10, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Suddenly, CPS is showing Ben Joravsky the love - though not necessarily the facts.

Posted on April 9, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Joravsky did shouldn't have been extraordinary, but in this town it was: He read the budget. Plus, the media-burnished images of Ron Huberman and Forrest Claypool.

Posted on April 8, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The creature known as Betty Loren-Maltese-Sneed-Kavanagh. Plus, the disingenuousness of Forrest Claypool's new campaign.

Posted on April 7, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Baseball does teach us lessons. Sometimes the wrong ones.

Posted on April 6, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Proudly presenting the best piece of sportswriting in the nation today.

Posted on April 5, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Probing the intersection of joblessness and mindlessness.

Posted on April 3, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
April Fools (so far): Blago, Huberman, Roeper, Santo, and the Tribune.

Posted on April 2, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The old business models are the new ones.

Posted on April 1, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Real life parents vs. fabulously wealthy media animatrons.

Posted on March 31, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's $4 million mistake. And the inevitable upturn in online advertising.

Posted on March 30, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The absolute horrors of Jim Warren, Sheila Simon, Richard Roeper and Arne Duncan. Where do they come from?

Posted on March 29, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
With a gold medal, a vat of pomade and a controversial lack of substance, what could possibly be next for Evan Lysacek?

Posted on March 27, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The cynical use of Paul Simon's name. Plus, As The Clout List Turns.

Posted on March 26, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If Daley doesn't think anything was wrong with the lobbying, why would it have been wrong for him to know about it?

Posted on March 25, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley and Duncan dissemble on the CPS clout list.

Posted on March 24, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No one ever should have felt like a call from the CEO's office about a politically connected student whose name appeared on a secret list constituted pressure in any way!

Posted on March 23, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nobody knows nuttin' in this town. Until they have to know sumptin'.

Posted on March 22, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Among this week's economic casualties: Spring, horny teenagers and our dignity.

Posted on March 20, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Purists is the word editorialists always spit out to describe people who think there are more important things in life than money.

Posted on March 19, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Support for health care reform but disgust with the legislation before us is indeed bipartisan.

Posted on March 18, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jobs for Zombies and the coming Zombie Apocalypse.

Posted on March 17, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
New faces at the city's Department of Aldermen. Plus, newspapers are not the same thing as news.

Posted on March 16, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
And that's what the Grateful Dead, LA Ink, the newspaper industry and Toyota have to do with each other

Posted on March 15, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Greece, Toyota, Milton Bradley and fat drinkers.

Posted on March 13, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Luis Gutierrez may not have done anything illegal, but he certainly did something - several things - wholly unethical.

Posted on March 12, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quinn's budget: Dead On Arrival? More like Dead On Departure.

Posted on March 11, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Google's journalism.

Posted on March 10, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The city council's Friends & Family Plan. The Harvey Mayor's Me & Me Plan. And, it takes a liar to know one, starring Guess Who.

Posted on March 9, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Axelrod under fire. Luis Gutierrez's family plan. And the thieves at NBCChicago.com.

Posted on March 8, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Oscar predictions yield some strange and sinister results.

Posted on March 6, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lady Liberty Lives!

Posted on March 5, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The various ways that Bon Scott, Brian Johnson and Milwaukee rule.

Posted on March 4, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Global stupidity, the Sun-Times's short tail and how Daley controls contracts.

Posted on March 3, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fast Johnny Cullerton. Slow Jackie Higgins.

Posted on March 2, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vancouver's Olympics go bust. Fast Johnny Cullerton. More parking meter madness. And the EPA's secret chocolate documents finally revealed.

Posted on March 1, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Ron Huberman goes green for Chicago.

Posted on February 27, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Snow jobs.

Posted on February 26, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kabuki Health Care Theater. Plus, the profiles of discouragement called John Cullerton and Michael Madigan.

Posted on February 25, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pitchforks against Cullerton. Health care nonsense at the Sun-Times. Sting's Tyranny. And Tommy Boy meets Big Z.

Posted on February 24, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Helpless, feckless, powerless newsfolk. Plus, E. Duke McNeil, a teen sex urban legend, The Mysteries of Curling, and Psychedelic Velveeta.

Posted on February 23, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Refusing to show someone your Super 8 VIP card: Priceless.

Posted on February 22, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Who needs the Olympics when we have the massive failure of regional transit to embarrass us?

Posted on February 20, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Work Weirdos and Santa Margaritaville.

Posted on February 19, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Your dumb, secret government. Your dumb media. Plus, calling Dr. Drew!

Posted on February 18, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our secret senate. Plus, Thurston Moore is a bore and the Goldwater Institute takes on the Cubs.

Posted on February 17, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tribune vs. Toyota. Toyota vs. Obama.

Posted on February 16, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Burkes do it again. Jason the Plummer. The prison chief's past.

Posted on February 15, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Years later, Blago is still making your money work for him.

Posted on February 13, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's re-election bid on? More Madigan malarkey. And a must-see plea to save the newspaper.

Posted on February 12, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lite guv sophistry. Bill Kurtis Blows. Jack Higgins Sucks.

Posted on February 11, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The ground shook.

Posted on February 10, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sliming Cohen; deferring to Madigan.

Posted on February 9, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Scott Lee Cohen saga exposes the rank hypocrisy of our media and political elites.

Posted on February 8, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We'd rather be waterboarded than sit through another Doomsday season.

Posted on February 6, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Green Line Panhandler, Daley's World, Alexi's Dream and Capone.

Posted on February 5, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Broadway broadsides and the Pat Bush administration.

Posted on February 4, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Depressing the voters.

Posted on February 3, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ballot bollocks and the Carothers case.

Posted on February 2, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

Quinn on wrong side of history. Plus, Fast Eddie, Fast Nick and TV News 101.

Posted on February 1, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The pageantry of the Pro Bowl can't mask the unmistakable gloom of Super Bore Sunday.

Posted on January 30, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quinn's race card. Statues of limitation. Alexi's evasions.

Posted on January 29, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn, money launderer. Plus, the John Kerry presidency.

Posted on January 28, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pat Quinn, master banker.

Posted on January 27, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

Pat Quinn is a classless schmuck.

Posted on January 26, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

Arrogance and ignorance starring Bernie Lincicome, Monique Davis, Michael Madigan, Pat Quinn, Michael Scott and Rufus Williams, Plus, Ironside and the Scorpions.

Posted on January 25, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

Todd Stroger announces plans to fire 90% of the voting public.

Posted on January 23, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

The most devastating political ad I've ever seen. Plus, the foibles of Daley's many cronies.

Posted on January 22, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

The Madigan Rules.

Posted on January 21, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

The Massachusetts Miracle. Plus, Quinn vs. Hynes.

Posted on January 20, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

Terry O'Brien sucks. So does Illinois' stimulus. Daley's un-worldview. AT&T's hooks. And the Girls on the Wall.

Posted on January 19, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

Exporting Chicago's failed schools turnaround to the rest of the nation. Plus, Gov. Fester.

Posted on January 18, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

Just remember, Doomsday's dealing with the same delays you are.

Posted on January 16, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

Mark Grace's balls. Pat Quinn's delusions. Richard Daley's hypocrisy. Jersey Shore comes to Chicago. Popeye's. Susan Boyle (SuBo).

Posted on January 15, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

The state of the state is stupid.

Posted on January 14, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

The brothers Burke. The monster Madigan. And a Beachwood mind meld.

Posted on January 13, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

Racist crocodile tears. McGwire's expediency. David Hoffman's connection. Kirk Dillard's dopiness. And Rahm, Richie and Metallica.

Posted on January 12, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

The China Syndrome. Plus, more Stroger madness, the mayor's major mental malfunctions and a very special Neko Case.

Posted on January 11, 2010

The Weekend Desk Report

Football dominates the Weekend Desk and the nation's economic recovery.

Posted on January 9, 2010

The [Friday] Papers

The Hawk and the Preacher. Plus, Robbie Fulks now.

Posted on January 8, 2010

The [Thursday] Papers

A lover scorned makes for phenomenal blogging. Plus, Stroger's latest bumble and a Beachwood bow to Andre Dawson.

Posted on January 7, 2010

The [Wednesday] Papers

The cost of the Henry Louis Gates distraction.

Posted on January 6, 2010

The [Tuesday] Papers

Apprentice Blago. Phony Quinn. More bad people killing our diners.

Posted on January 5, 2010

The [Monday] Papers

Mix tapes of the decade, Bears madness, McPier gouging, police metrics and Cutler crap.

Posted on January 4, 2010

The [New Year's] Papers

Stay funny, my friends.

Posted on December 31, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Cancer, cops, martians and Martin.

Posted on December 30, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Andy Martin teams up with Neil Steinberg. Plus, The Roland Burris Show and how 'bout those Bears.

Posted on December 29, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Tommy James, Porky's, outwitting Facebook, checkbook journalism and Vic Chesnutt.

Posted on December 28, 2009

The [Christmas] Papers

A Beachwood Christmas.

Posted on December 24, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Being Dorothy Brown and a Twisted Christmas.

Posted on December 23, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Santa's got the swine. So does NBC and TribCo. Plus, the county candidates have their say.

Posted on December 22, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

NBC buried stories about Randy Michaels and Michael Scott.

Posted on December 21, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Time to look at the stories that might catch our roving eye in 2010.

Posted on December 19, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Daley puts his foot down - on someone's head. Plus, the Detroit Cobras.

Posted on December 18, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Emil Jones back in action. World's worst best legislator. Michael Scott's shady business affairs. And what was really on Blago's stolen computers.

Posted on December 17, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Of horse mullets and firing squads.

Posted on December 16, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Danny Solis is today's Worst Person In Chicago. Plus, Kobe Bryant, Lovie Smith and the Flaming Lips.

Posted on December 15, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Piss, vinegar and chili.

Posted on December 14, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Reports from Beachwood desks far and wide.

Posted on December 12, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Frozen facts.

Posted on December 11, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Twits of the Week. Google Labs. Abe Lincoln vs. Rich Miller. About Alexi.

Posted on December 10, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Rod the Jester. The Terry O'Brien Show. Morrissey's move. And plenty of Daley.

Posted on December 9, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Daley's property relief scam. The Redwood Lounge. Durbin To Bloggers: Drop Dead. And ComEd's coming after you.

Posted on December 8, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Abu Dhabi is writing your parking tickets. Daley sees no evil. The Desiree Rogers Show. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Jon Stewart.

Posted on December 7, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Sure, it's the same old troop-surge strategy. But it sounds so much more freakin' awesome now.

Posted on December 5, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Roland Hedley. Desiree Rogers. Mister Ed.

Posted on December 4, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Life is too boring and complicated for newspaper editors. Plus, Pat Quinn as Todd Stroger. The Wilco loft. Ron Artest is Nuts. And the Trib's shock jock CEO.

Posted on December 3, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

A lot of old Russian generals are having a big laugh today.

Posted on December 2, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Fighting the last war. Our right to know about Tiger Woods. Inside Barbara's Bookstore. The Jesus Lizard. The CTA Holiday Train. No Charlie Weis.

Posted on December 1, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Our mayor is a serial liar.

Posted on November 30, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Black Saturday.

Posted on November 28, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Long live rock - be it dead or alive. Plus, the intervention brothers and the great chicken wing shortage.

Posted on November 27, 2009

The [Thanksgiving] Papers

Turkey Day's Turkey of the Day.

Posted on November 26, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Terror cells. Travel ethics. Mr. Ed. Grilled Cheese. Angelina Jolie. Daley's big Oprah joke. Saving Jay Cutler. And hamster hell.

Posted on November 25, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Signs of the times.

Posted on November 24, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Pearls before swine.

Posted on November 23, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Why Land of the Lost beats the hell out of your morning commute

Posted on November 21, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Misery.

Posted on November 18, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

The flu comes to Beachwood HQ.

Posted on November 16, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Is CBS poised to pull off the most brazen cross-promotional coup in Super Bowl history?

Posted on November 14, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

City lawyer says corruption no longer exists. Jim Ryan in denial. Jay Cutler intercepted. And Lovie Smith's next job.

Posted on November 13, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Nano mania in Skokie. McGovern for President. Bike baloney. Hangovers. And Mr. Stinky.

Posted on November 12, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Optimizing for Daley.

Posted on November 11, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Independent police authorities, magnet schools, and Danny Davis.

Posted on November 10, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

The Bears' worst brings out sportswriters' best.

Posted on November 9, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

The 10.2% solution.

Posted on November 7, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

11-digit dialing on a digital world. Plus, CPS breakfasts and a Beachwood celebration.

Posted on November 6, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

The Beachwood is a winner.

Posted on November 5, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Air Daley. The Stimulus Sham. Return of the Living Hack. The New Block 37.

Posted on November 4, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

MSM Madness! Plus, Jesus, Jay Cutler and drunkards.

Posted on November 3, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Jay Cutler, Mark McGwire, Dick Cheney, Cheap Trick, Marvin Gaye, Mike Flannery, the MacArthur Foundation and heads exploding.

Posted on November 2, 2009

The [Halloween] Desk Report

The objective is clear: win every Halloween party you attend.

Posted on October 31, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

The silver bullet to all our problems - and it's not alcohol.

Posted on October 30, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Apparently there's no success like failure in Chicago's media world.

Posted on October 29, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Make no mistake: These property tax bills belong to Daley.

Posted on October 28, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

The Oh For Godsakes! Files.

Posted on October 27, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Paring the city payroll is not the answer. Neither is Lovie Smith or wallyball.

Posted on October 26, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Gone drinkin'.

Posted on October 24, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Zombie journalists and melba toast packin'.

Posted on October 23, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Save Ooga Booga.

Posted on October 22, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

The dominos fall on Blago. Plus, Herman Munster.

Posted on October 21, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Wilco, Bugs Bunny, Michael Madigan, John Cullerton, Tom Tresser and the crappy Big Ten.

Posted on October 20, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

CeaseFire: The new DARE. Plus, Ofman and Coffman on the Bears. And the shadow governments revealed by clout lists.

Posted on October 19, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

The dominoes keep falling from Obama's shocking Nobel Prize win.

Posted on October 17, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

More clout lists in Nerf America.

Posted on October 16, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Plotting Michael Madigan's departure.

Posted on October 15, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Before Fenger, there was Collins, Plus, Google's Chicago HQ.

Posted on October 14, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dylan's awesome Christmas. Separating church from state. Fighting viilains.

Posted on October 13, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Kyle Orton, Joel Qunneville, Richard M. Daley, Todd Stroger, Danny Davis, and how one of our writers became a security guard.

Posted on October 12, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

A Nobel nomination written in crayon.

Posted on October 10, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Worst Nobel Ever. Journalism for Dummies. Ethics for Dummies. Dummies.

Posted on October 9, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Stella's solution. Stimulus hijinks. Another Daley schlub.

Posted on October 8, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Youth violence is not a disease, despite what the media tells you.

Posted on October 7, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

The Cubs' comfort zone and the Silly Olympics.

Posted on October 6, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

The bid is over but the games go on.

Posted on October 5, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Pele trumps Oprah.

Posted on October 3, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

You're either for the Billy Decs (and Eric Zorns and John Williamses and Valerie Jarretts) of the world or you're against them.

Posted on October 2, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

If Chicago gets the Olympics, do the terrorists win?

Posted on October 1, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Michelle Obama says she'll tell the IOC how Chicago works. If only!

Posted on September 30, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

TV station: Olympic reporter has right to be proud!

Posted on September 29, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

I don't have a Ph.D in Economics like our major columnists apparently do, but I do have something they don't: A familiarity with the data.

Posted on September 28, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Things aren't looking good for the world's foremost celebrity dictatorship troika.

Posted on September 26, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Olympic projections blown out of the water.

Posted on September 25, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

The Magic Olympics: Is there nothing they can't do? Plus, schoolkids ask the mayor to stop lying.

Posted on September 24, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Does that Olympic insurance cover journalistic malpractice?

Posted on September 23, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Olympic insurance inanity. Red light revenge. The Milton Bradley files. Jordan, Blago, Swayze. And Betty Loren-Maltese's double agents are back.

Posted on September 22, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

The local media have covered Chicago's Olympic bid in reverse.

Posted on September 21, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Rajoelina is on the move again.

Posted on September 19, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Patti Blago. alien. The mystery of Obama's Olympics. Toast-Terror. And Fake Plastic Dirt.

Posted on September 18, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

What Jimmy Kimmel should have said to Blago. Plus, the Daley White House. And, Swine Clout.

Posted on September 17, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Weasels and cockroaches.

Posted on September 16, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Beachwood business and the Future of Newspapers.

Posted on September 15, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Pension follies and horse hockey.

Posted on September 14, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Our definitive guide to Kickoff '09.

Posted on September 12, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Beer is good, beer is wise. A Beachwood special.

Posted on September 11, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

The city council isn't the only rubber stamp in this town.

Posted on September 10, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Olympic madness strikes Mark Brown. Efforts to cure with facts underway.

Posted on September 9, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Sun-Times columnists don't do their homework.

Posted on September 8, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

We first became aware of the loss of essence, Mandrake, during the physical act of love.

Posted on September 5, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Oprah's non-event. Billy Dec pounds sushi, Olympics. Deborah Sims is stupid. Sam Zell lives. And Quinn's trustees.

Posted on September 4, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Lori Healey faced. Paper Tigers. The Oprah Effect. Dan Hynes 2.0. And meet Dr. Dude.

Posted on September 3, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Need to pipe in some PR to the Sun-Times? There are apps for that. Plus, continuing Olympic media ignorance.

Posted on September 2, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Anne Kavanagh aids and abets. Multiple Olympic recipes for disaster. Rickey Hendon U. And horses, geeks and weirdos on a channel near you.

Posted on September 1, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Betty Loren-Maltese's chauffeur. Neil Steinberg's cultural illiteracy. Barrington's chocolate milk. And the domination of Beachwood Sports.

Posted on August 31, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Apps and robbers.

Posted on August 29, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Olympic illiteracy. The Fawell Affair. Governor Gumby. Patrick Kane regrets. Moonshine Willy. And bear-watching.

Posted on August 28, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Milton Bradley, David Hoffman, ramen and mannequins.

Posted on August 27, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

The despicable Richard M. Daley. Plus, the teenage face of the CPS scandal.

Posted on August 26, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Whitney Young: Clout Central. Plus, Zorn's with Hynes and more Olympic lies.

Posted on August 25, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Death panels, Blago's dirty air, Daschle's a douchebag, Olympic bid fading and a bulging sports section.

Posted on August 24, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Tori Amos, Valerie Harper and Lisa Madigan together again. Plus, the Ricketts quandary.

Posted on August 22, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Health care debate: bullshit meets bullshit. Plus, Pat Quinn Radio and the Bottle Rockets.

Posted on August 21, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Kickin' it with Billy Dec, Sheryl Crow, Patrick Kane, Richard Roeper, Chris Kennedy, Pat Quinn, Rick Bayless and Melissa Bean.

Posted on August 20, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Billy Dec is a dick. Plus, the Trib's new editorial cartoonist. And, an ultimatum for the Trib's edit page.

Posted on August 19, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Durbin did it too. Plus, how to report on stupid people.

Posted on August 18, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

The CPS clout scandal goes back at least 20 years. Plus, Happy Freakin' Furlough Day!

Posted on August 17, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

The world wakes to the terror of Rajoelina.

Posted on August 15, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Kicking Zell to the curb. Obama discovers bribery. Les Paul leaves us better than he found us.

Posted on August 14, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Further lessons in defining change down.

Posted on August 13, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Baby Boomer editors and their anniversary math.

Posted on August 12, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Tulsa rocks!

Posted on August 11, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Lollapalooza review, Penthouse TV, Carlos Zambrano's diaper.

Posted on August 10, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Britney Spears and Jody Weis, together again.

Posted on August 8, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Michael Scott, the mayor's man. Plus, an homage to The Breakfast Club.

Posted on August 7, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Today's best.

Posted on August 6, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Taco Bell, Walmart, Wicker Park, Arne Duncan, Carrotmob, prosecutors acting badly, and a University of Illinois trustee (D-Chicago) who plainly doesn't get it.

Posted on August 5, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Cash for Clunkers. Walmart for Weasels.

Posted on August 4, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Mysterious crime stats. The other side of the Peavy trade. Duncan's Dunkirk. A Blair Hull sighting. Port Blago.

Posted on August 3, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

We put our asses on the line for this one. Literally.

Posted on August 1, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Beer summit bullshit. Ab Mikva's challenge. Urlacher vs. Cutler. Schmich vs. common sense. Budget baloney.

Posted on July 31, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Obama's beer summit - and his health care cave-in.

Posted on July 30, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Dear Obama: Chicagoans break. Plus, Tony Cole, Richard M. Daley, Ted Lilly, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Posted on July 29, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Clout U lacking party skills. Plus, church not separated by state; Blago's book; Daley's new tool; and Yellow Brick Wrigley.

Posted on July 28, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Mark Buehrle, Frank McCourt, Arlo Guthrie, Blago's book, The Baffler and ComEd.

Posted on July 27, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Obama acted stupidly. Plus, the best texts from last night.

Posted on July 25, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Drugs, gambling, Neko Case, Grand Ole Opry, trash-talkin' Olympic president.

Posted on July 24, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Pot, Daley, Ligue, Boeing, Parque, Stella, McCourt, clout run amok, Notre Dame, red lights and banking gone wild.

Posted on July 23, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

The Daley Show resumes. Plus, Kennedy, Cicero, Hancock and Sunstein.

Posted on July 22, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

The real enemy of health care reform.

Posted on July 21, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Cink blows it. Sachs blows it. Obama blows it. The CTA blows it. The Hawks blow it. The Sox will blow it. Pitchfork rules.

Posted on July 20, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

We're not stupid like Cubs fans. We know the economy's [bleep].

Posted on July 18, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Pitchfork's greatest hits. Obama loses his cool. And librarians meet in Chicago to shelve books and fuck like wild rabbits.

Posted on July 17, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Andy Shaw's BGA. Willis's Tower. King Quinn. Roeper is the man. Damon is the informant. Porch collapses. Jesus Lizard and Ed Burke live.

Posted on July 16, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Video poker, tattoos and Tom Tunney. What a night!

Posted on July 15, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

The South Side may be the worst place in Illinois to be buried. Plus, red-light mania and behind the decline of investigative journalism.

Posted on July 14, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Cubs grub, Whoopi's ship, red light running and data storage in Chicago.

Posted on July 13, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Funeral duty for pop stars, pop icons, pop presidents, a popped economy, and a pop logo.

Posted on July 11, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Daley's out of ideas. But we're not. Plus, The Chicago Coincidence. Exene Cervenka. The Non-Mystery of Milton Bradley. Soriano and Sosa. More Olympic lies. And guest Beachwood bartending.

Posted on July 10, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Connecting the dots between Jon Burge and the University of Illinois's law school.

Posted on July 9, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Madigan staying put.

Posted on July 8, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

A law school with a broken ethical compass.

Posted on July 7, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Access remains overrated. Plus, the blogosphere reports far more Taste of Chicago violence than official outlets.

Posted on July 6, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Just how free are we?

Posted on July 4, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

The Wisconsin boondoggle of Public Enemies. Still more parking meter madness. Still more U of I clout madness. And ATM fee revenge.

Posted on July 3, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Karl Malden. The Wesley Willis ledge. Public Enemies. And the amazing Stella Foster.

Posted on July 2, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

The truth about Arne Duncan and Chicago school reform. Plus, flying drumsticks in Wrigleyville.

Posted on July 1, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Stella Foster: Bad, Dangerous and Off The Wall.

Posted on June 30, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Billy Mays. The moonwalk. The Milton Bradley leak. CPS turnover. Release from dreams.

Posted on June 29, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Well, at least we're not living in Iran, Zimbabwe, or Detroit.

Posted on June 27, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Off The Wall vs. Thriller.

Posted on June 26, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Re-enacting the news.

Posted on June 25, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Abbate outrage is overblown while the real outrage is virtually ignored.

Posted on June 24, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Milkshakes and square dancing.

Posted on June 23, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

UNO the new HDO? Nonsense from Rick Morrissey and Chris Lauzen. Lauren Conrad and Lisa Madigan.

Posted on June 22, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

An unprecedented number of cheap and easy jokes flood the Change market.

Posted on June 20, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Hard-won Olympic truths. And ribs.

Posted on June 19, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

What did the mayor just do? That depends on who - and how - you read.

Posted on June 18, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

What Sammy Sosa, Richard M. Daley, a Chicago-based hedge fund director, Jeremiah Wright, the cops of '68 and Karl Rove have in common.

Posted on June 17, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Daley conspiracy theory - with photographic evidence!

Posted on June 16, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Twinkies, Cubs, Roger Corman, the Baldwins, Daley's escape, rape kits and echo chambers.

Posted on June 15, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Guess what? Turns out your dog doesn't have a guilty face. Science just proved it.

Posted on June 13, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Daley knew. So did B. Joseph White.

Posted on June 12, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Opinion writing.

Posted on June 11, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Richie Daley cries us a river.

Posted on June 10, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Free the lakeshore. Al Capone slept here. Money changes everything, including justice.

Posted on June 9, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

The taxpayer-subsidized new owner of the Sears Tower wants you to call it The Big Willie. Seriously.

Posted on June 8, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

It's fantasy corruption league time again.

Posted on June 6, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

The Beachwood kicks ass.

Posted on June 5, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Koko Taylor, Wrigley Field, and what's wrong with the Democrats.

Posted on June 4, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Parking meter money madness.

Posted on June 3, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

The University of Illinois will form a task force to study its clout list. Seriously.

Posted on June 2, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Springfield, Sotomayor, and The Salad Bar Series.

Posted on June 1, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Kim Jong Il won't rest until he vanquishes that adorable little Hollie Steel.

Posted on May 30, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Subversive beer cans. U of I clout list. Indicting Ike. The politics of pot.

Posted on May 29, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Another alderman biting the dust? Plus, the fiction of Roland Burris.

Posted on May 28, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Ideology is inherently intellectually dishonest. Plus, Jim Hendry's evil ways and Today's Worst Person in Illinois.

Posted on May 27, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Illinois politics? There's an app for that. Plus, pot, slumpbusting, Ed Burke, Roland Burris, and Jay Bennett's "Pieholden Suite."

Posted on May 26, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

We warned you about long-delayed sequels, but did you listen?

Posted on May 23, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Video poker, pot and Giggity Google,

Posted on May 22, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Gamble and drink, please! Plus, Meter Mofos, Kiddieland, and The Rod & Patti Show.

Posted on May 21, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Great Moments In Cook County Board History. Plus, graffiti, tsunamis, newspaper whiners, crashing condos, Mach 6 and the Carbon Cruiser.

Posted on May 20, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Jerry Springer and Chicago's Worst Cop.

Posted on May 19, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Blackhawks, parking meters, Madigan Electric, Musket Man, ChicagoMachine.com, and the vintage drum show.

Posted on May 18, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Detroit is a bone-thin city strapped to the bloated carcass of a dead industry.

Posted on May 16, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Bucky, the Cubs, the Dead and the Beachwood.

Posted on May 15, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Being Bucky Badger. White Collar Whiteout. TIF Spliff. Cable Fable. Millennium Spark. City Council Crumbs. Olympic Backhand. And Tweeting Billy Corgan.

Posted on May 14, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

The Inaccessible CTA. Todd and Tribune's tax troubles. Twitter flitter. The legendary Zodak Yonan. And who is Chris Kennedy?

Posted on May 13, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Miss Illinois and Playboy. Supreme Court picks. An Olympic proposition. Obama's Ethics. Stroger's vote-counting. And Burris's learning curve.

Posted on May 12, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Cinco De Porno. Anne Burke. Coffee Wars. Lewis Bizarre. Ray LaHood. Todd Stroger. Alan Keyes. Not Another Detroit. And A Murder of Tulips.

Posted on May 11, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Chicago 2060: marathon lawyering, synchronized ticketing, and second-generation fame-whoring.

Posted on May 9, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

John Doe, Elizabeth Edwards, Tony Peraica, Willie Nelson, and Today's Worst Person In Chicago.

Posted on May 8, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Eulogies to Leon Despres are nice, but where has everybody been? Plus, honey-laundering and broken elevator inspections.

Posted on May 7, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Torture, Paul Blart, Crestwood, pedophiles. yo-yo kings, Wilco, Devin Hester, and a Beachwood secret.

Posted on May 6, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Save the Kid Cop! Plus, Alexi's car; Durbin's nutty Supreme Court idea; Arne Duncan's hypocrisy; Chicago Fatigue; and the Fire are en fuego.

Posted on May 5, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Daley's secret government.

Posted on May 4, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

The Hamdemic may be fading, but at least one rogue is still on the rise.

Posted on May 2, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Beachwood Derby Betting Guide. Blago's Rape Kits. Muscle Cars. Krusty Brockman. And The Detroit Cobras.

Posted on May 1, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Swine flu flotsam. Media hysteria about Twitter. Playboy, bunnies, brothels and Blago. And fightin' words.

Posted on April 30, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Advice to unemployed journalists, the mayor, Whole Foods, Democrats, Firebird fans and fantasy baseballers. Plus, rappin' Vince Shlomo and Killing The Spilotros.

Posted on April 29, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Mourning the Trans Am, the Firebird and the GTO. Plus, the Tony Cole saga gets worse; Bea Arthur is dead; AOL is hiring journalists; Meet The Spilotros; Slouching Toward Indy; and our version of reform.

Posted on April 28, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Twit of the Week: Neil Steinberg. But he's not alone.

Posted on April 27, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Tokyo's shocking anti-bird stance and the hidden benefits of patriarchal oppression.

Posted on April 25, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Stick-ups on the CTA, Miss California, Tribune morale, Bill Daley, EbertFest, and Ha Ha Tonka.

Posted on April 24, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Pete Wentz, the Olympics, Rahm vs. Quigley.

Posted on April 23, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

McRib, David Simon, Blago, garbage cart fraud, and feminist waves.

Posted on April 22, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Todd Stroger reaches new lows. So do the Pulitzers. Plus, our brand of anti-journalism.

Posted on April 21, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

How and why the media endlessly repeats myths instead of reporting their falsity. Plus, a good time to be a Chicago sports fan. And Crestwood's criminal water contamination.

Posted on April 20, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Torture at home and abroad. Plus, Todd Stroger, the woman-hating busboy, and your money.

Posted on April 18, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Beat realignment, Steve Albini and party planning.

Posted on April 17, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Why you shouldn't live in Edison Park. Plus, Sam Zell, Todd Stroger, Jay Levine, Pimp King Daddy, Blago's legal reality, Nelson Muntz, and Joe Cari.

Posted on April 16, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Puncturing Duncan Fever. Plus, sexting, Neko Case, Mayor Muntz, and the Beachwood throws a party.

Posted on April 15, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Links serve citizens.

Posted on April 14, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks, the future of Chicago media, Arne Duncan Fever, Jesse Junior G-Man, Marilyn Katz, the Olympic Shuffle, Amy Sedars, Dennis Hastert, Quigley, the Dead, Desiree Rogers and the new Apple store.

Posted on April 13, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Six-Party Flops and TB-Jeebies, y'all.

Posted on April 11, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

AP equals Absolute Pinheads. ESPNChicago.com set to debut. Lew Lazare's Olympic bullshit. Top Ten Jays In Sports. And Caraoke at the Chicago Auto Show.

Posted on April 10, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Unmasking The Parking Ticket Geek. Hating on Comcast. Daley on corruption. Zell refuses comment. The IOC moves on.

Posted on April 9, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Chicago Bid "Strong" Just Like Others. Airport wars. Daley's mental health.

Posted on April 8, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Newspapers act as if they don't exploit other people's work for revenue. Oprah, anyone? Plus, Opening Day in four short videos. Richard Roeper's last 20 tweets. Nelson Algren's last night in Chicago. Sex, politics and Bloodshot Records. And how Obama will seal the Olympic deal.

Posted on April 7, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Algren's elbows. Axelrod's millions. Hendon's hijinks. Olympiconomics.

Posted on April 6, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

Vin Diesel applies for full NATO membership.

Posted on April 4, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

Blago, Patti, Tony, Greta, Twit of the Week, and new Wilco.

Posted on April 3, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

Welcome IOC. Let me tell you how stupid our newspapers are.

Posted on April 2, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's junk in a box.

Posted on April 1, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

Newspapers drown in debt and stupidity as assets flee to the Web. Beachwood investigative news. Plus, I'm a moron.

Posted on March 31, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

Hosting matters. All hands on deck. Izzo F'Shizzo. And where journalists can get hired.

Posted on March 30, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The ShamWow economy is overrun by the bracket economy.

Posted on March 28, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Huberman gives Daley's game away. Plus, Calabrese, Stroger, and Corgan.

Posted on March 27, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kids left in prison to rot. The Daley Way. Peoples Gas Journal update. And Wanny in the Sweet 16.

Posted on March 26, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daley Show wears thin. Plus, the school board's slush fund. And, Jeff Ruby's Capital Song.

Posted on March 25, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why is everyone picking on Al Sanchez? Because he's guilty.

Posted on March 24, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Olympics, casinos, trains and fire.

Posted on March 23, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The fate of our post-industrial economy lies in Tyler Hansbrough's sweaty palms.

Posted on March 21, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Meter madness. Pot. Big Mac Snack Wraps. Taxes, Olympics and AIG.

Posted on March 20, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unlike, say, Oprah's puppy dying, the Sanchez trial has been grossly underplayed. Plus, writing unknowingly about the Olympics, the mayor, and the police chief.

Posted on March 19, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS students killed; others don't count. Plus, the snitch line and David Schwimmer.

Posted on March 18, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
From the Sweet 16 to the Great Pumpkin.

Posted on March 17, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CPS has nothing to do with kids being killed. Plus, Quinn's tax plan. And the pundits on Sears Tower, Jim Cramer, dashboard video, St. Patrick's drunkenness, the Sanchez trial and the rock 'n' roll highway.

Posted on March 16, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Welcoming our new ant overlords.

Posted on March 14, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What TwitterGrade has to do with Jon Stewart and the media's performance on the Iraq War.

Posted on March 13, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Earmarks, Twitter, Roeper, Attitude, and Brown's Chicken.

Posted on March 12, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who would have thought Desmond Tutu was such a putz? Plus, the mayor's lies well eclipse those of Roland Burris. And, hope for online ads.

Posted on March 11, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richard Roeper is craaaaaaazy, dude! Plus, fuck you, Gary Sinise.

Posted on March 10, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
And Silicon Valley shall lead them. Plus, Yelp sucks. And, Waco Beachland.

Posted on March 9, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
If you don't like this column, just hit the Reset button.

Posted on March 7, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
lethal

Posted on March 6, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mumbletypeg.

Posted on March 5, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kid cop, kid congressman, kid mayor.

Posted on March 4, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who should win the 5th - and who will.

Posted on March 3, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dancing Queen, Getting Pregnant, Online Betting, Pickle Hats.

Posted on March 2, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
March Badness is almost upon us.

Posted on February 28, 2009

The [Eric Zorn] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Taking Zorn down.

Posted on February 26, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

New content models are the new business models.

Posted on February 26, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

Daley plays dumb. Durbin wusses out. Burris lies again.

Posted on February 25, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reporters puzzled by links. News at 11.

Posted on February 24, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mainstream media discovers the Internet. News at 11.

Posted on February 23, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
As the trade deadline looms, Human Rights are totally getting shafted in favor of the bottom line.

Posted on February 21, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hard to believe, but even more problems for Roland Burris.

Posted on February 20, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It gets worse for Roland Burris and stupider for the Sun-Times. Plus, Kass beats Zorn again. Stella beats all. And we reveal The Real Roland.

Posted on February 19, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is Roland running out of gas?

Posted on February 18, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roland, Roland, Roland.

Posted on February 17, 2009

The [Presidents' Day] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Roland Burris Show is back in town.

Posted on February 16, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report: SPECIAL BURRIS EDITION

By Steve Rhodes
Your laser-rocket financial stimulus check should be in the mail soon.

Posted on February 15, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Olympic fables. Parking meter fables. Stimulus fables. Michelle Obama's heartless hospital program. Uncovering the Fifth. And Bruce Springsteen's Valentine's Day.

Posted on February 13, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago cooks up a deal. Stimulus madness. And more!

Posted on February 12, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wanna link to the Trib? You need their permission! Plus, Daley caught in a lie - again.

Posted on February 11, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Phony bipartisan stimulus.

Posted on February 10, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Trib botches its Olympic poll.

Posted on February 9, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Deja Huberman.

Posted on February 7, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley vs. Daley. The secret stimulus list. More class cluelessness at the Trib. And The Beachwood Help Wanted Desk.

Posted on February 6, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Holy Name, Stiltgirl! Plus, freedom smothered in its Chicago crib. Meter madness. Park Politics. And CPS vagabonds.

Posted on February 5, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why we can't wait til Halloween. Plus, Blago's co-enablers Obama and Daley.

Posted on February 4, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Joey the Clown lied. So did Obama. Plus, the new Chicago lineup on Letterman!

Posted on February 3, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Super Bowl madness on the way.

Posted on February 2, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rod runs out of horses to rustle and Ron saddles up his magical pony.

Posted on January 31, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Illinois returns to normalcy: sleaze that works.

Posted on January 30, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kid cop, boy governor.

Posted on January 29, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The kid cop rules.

Posted on January 28, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Live-blogging Blago.

Posted on January 27, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
As Blago Turns.

Posted on January 26, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's Super Bore Sunday. As depressing as Super Bowl Sunday, but without the football.

Posted on January 24, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rod's balls. Obama's balls. Playboy's balls. Yo Yo Ma's balls. Daley's balls. And a great train story.

Posted on January 23, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tabloid wars. Patti Blago fired. Oprah wrong again. Stroger & Geithner. Daley & Obama. An (allegedly) drunk alderman and a drunk with power (and legal fees) governor.

Posted on January 22, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How the pundits got Obama's speech wrong.

Posted on January 21, 2009

The [Inauguration Day] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dreams and moon rovers.

Posted on January 20, 2009

The [MLK Day] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The greatest American of all-time?

Posted on January 19, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We quit.

Posted on January 17, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Democrats try hard not to look like the cold bastards that they are, while Republicans don't care if they look like cold bastards.

Posted on January 16, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Deb Mell and Roland Burris deserve each other. Plus, Timothy Geithner and Roni Lynn Deutch.

Posted on January 15, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A real meeting of the minds when Roland Burris visits the Chicago City Council.

Posted on January 14, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Everyone in the Roland Burris saga is wrong.

Posted on January 13, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago, Durbin, Ferdy, Leo Burnett, Blackhawks, J.J. Tindall and parking meters.

Posted on January 12, 2009

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
The Weekend Desk is snowed under.

Posted on January 10, 2009

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roland Burris is the prohibitive favorite for 2010.

Posted on January 9, 2009

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley screws a homeless shelter; so does Patti B. Plus, the state of impeachment and the best Burris commentary anywhere.

Posted on January 8, 2009

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roland rolls 'em.

Posted on January 7, 2009

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mystery Burris Theater.

Posted on January 6, 2009

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roland, Roland, Roland.

Posted on January 5, 2009

The [Winter Classic] Papers

By Natasha Julius
Our seats were behind the third-base goal. How funny does that sound?

Posted on January 2, 2009

The [New Year's Eve] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Rod and Roland Show.

Posted on December 31, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
One hundred seasons in the sun, twelve days of Cubness, ten things hospital CEOs won't tell you, one bad governor, and zero wins in Detroit.

Posted on December 30, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bears, cookies, derailments, Adrian Holovaty, pot, earmarks, emergencies, nails and a visitor from another planet.

Posted on December 29, 2008

The [Christmas] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fitzmas, Springsteen, Beauty, Russo, Bluhm, The Titan Peeler, Da Bears, Bob Reed, Jennifer Aniston, Maxwell Street Misdeed, Surviving Dan Ryan, City Hall Flashmob, LaHood, Chia, Our Savior.

Posted on December 24, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Going metal on Axelrod.

Posted on December 23, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Santa Clout is in the house.

Posted on December 22, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The economy hangs on by a . . . oops!

Posted on December 20, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mixing politics with bingo and tits.

Posted on December 19, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago digs in. It's gonna be a long winter.

Posted on December 18, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blagogate continues to deliver.

Posted on December 17, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's a Blago, Blago, Blago world.

Posted on December 16, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The circus rolls on.

Posted on December 15, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes
Weekend at Blago's.

Posted on December 13, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's a Blago, Blago World.

Posted on December 12, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Blago compendium. Again.

Posted on December 11, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Blago compendium.

Posted on December 10, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago arrested. Alleged to be an idiot.

Posted on December 9, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It looks like we're the center of the world after all.

Posted on December 8, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Big Three horsemen ride on the Hill, possibly on Ron Huberman's magical pony.

Posted on December 6, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Goodnight, Blago. Parking meter madness. Shower Boy. Burge Buckshot.

Posted on December 5, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama punts. Meter madness. Odetta.

Posted on December 4, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Permutations of commutations, and parking meter madness.

Posted on December 3, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dick Durbin's bumbling logic.

Posted on December 2, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lovie's Folly, God, rock and roll, gluttony, home for the holidays, the Turkey Bowl, the Lone Daley Dissenter, Turkey Jell-O, the Turkey Shoot, The Thanksgiving Papers, and The Five Dumbest Ideas of the Week.

Posted on December 1, 2008

The [Thanksgiving Weekend] Papers

By The Beachwood Black Saturday Affairs Desk
God, rock and roll, gluttony, home for the holidays, the Turkey Bowl, the Lone Daley Dissenter, Turkey Jell-O, the Turkey Shoot, The Thanksgiving Papers, and The Five Dumbest Ideas of the Week.

Posted on November 29, 2008

The [Black Friday] Papers

By The Beachwood Black Friday Affairs Desk
God, rock and roll, gluttony, home for the holidays, the Turkey Bowl, the Lone Daley Dissenter, Turkey Jell-O, the Turkey Shoot, The Thanksgiving Papers, and The Five Dumbest Ideas of the Week.

Posted on November 28, 2008

The [Thanksgiving] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Timeless Beachwood Classics.

Posted on November 26, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Billy Corgan is tiresome and unoriginal. The Obama administration is rich in irony. And bully-proofing seems to work.

Posted on November 25, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Rams are just who we thought they were. So are the Bears. Plus, GM, Google, McDonald's, Subway, Pace, the CPD, and David Lynch.

Posted on November 24, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Hollow Gestures and Too Little Too Late. Plus, Blago's hair.

Posted on November 22, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The wrong week to open a new runway, and budget aldermania.

Posted on November 21, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's mess at O'Hare. Bullyproofing. Mariotti's right. And Derrick Rose.

Posted on November 20, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The man who brought Old Style to Chicago is dead. We thank him.

Posted on November 19, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Automakers and your hometown. Plus, Frank Mancari plays the papers and Berny Stone clowns it up.

Posted on November 18, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lovie Smith, bailout blues, Ed Burke and the circus, Sweet Lou, Bill Cellini, Valerie Jarrett and Kerry Wood.

Posted on November 17, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Henry Paulson continues his slow decline into Dick Cheney while the Dow Jones continues its decline into Seriously Not Funny.

Posted on November 15, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CTA hates its customers. Daley hates Illinois. Danny Davis hates justice. Dick Durbin loves Joe Lieberman. Plus, Bubblegum Pop, the Economic Death Spiral, and Jimi Hendrix's drummer.

Posted on November 14, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Condoms, paranoia, Doublemint, elephants, hipsters, Sarah Palin, Martin Eisenstadt, Somerby and Rahm.

Posted on November 13, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Take walk down Division Street.

Posted on November 12, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Which wards delivered the most and the least for Obama. Plus, back-door raises at Cook County and the mayor's memory.

Posted on November 11, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hoary transition narratives. Is Tunney The One? Rahm apologists. Hailing Quick Takes.

Posted on November 10, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Stephanie B  Goldberg
Michelle Obama, the Family Palin, Jon Voight, Patti Heaton, Rahm Emanuel, Joy Behar, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Mitch McConnell, Joe Lieberman and Joe the Plumber.

Posted on November 8, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daleys capture the White House.

Posted on November 7, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The lame historic front page of the Sun-Times. Fevered false Olympic dreams. Turnout truths. And the real change Chicago wants.

Posted on November 6, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Connectivity issues in Chicago.

Posted on November 5, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
History doesn't need me today. But the 7-11 does.

Posted on November 4, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The usual suspects in the news in the usual way - the Chicago Way.

Posted on November 3, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Stephanie B  Goldberg
The five dumbest ideas of the week, what's new at Division Street, and what's coming on Beachwood.

Posted on November 1, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The embodiment of the Combine is indicted. Who his friends are tell you everything you need to know. Plus, lawyer for the damned, Principal Todd Stroger, trading sex for Obama, McCain's infomercial, and a Chicago Girl's Olympic Dreams.

Posted on October 31, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor stops reading the paper. Plus, the Reader, Todd Stroger, the deal with the Sun-Times's circulation, and an exclusive report from India on Obama and the press.

Posted on October 30, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Luis Gutierrez wheels and deals. The mystery McCain man of Roselle. Daley on Hudson. And the Lincoln Library director's sticky fingers.

Posted on October 29, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Burge, Madigan (Lisa), the CTA's new ads, Atwater, and Nazis.

Posted on October 28, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
New idea: Put cops where the crime occurs. Plus, the Burge legacy.

Posted on October 27, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Stephanie B  Goldberg
A Halloween costume we found to be just right. Plus, Donatella Versace and Lee Atwater.

Posted on October 24, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor is not sorry about torture. Is Obama? Plus, Celine Dion, Alan Greenspan, Sandra Bernhard, Axl Rose, and the double cheeseburger.

Posted on October 24, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago is no Bush. Obama in Grant Park. Taco Night in America.

Posted on October 23, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago is exactly the kind of place where this sort of thing happens.

Posted on October 22, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's propaganda wars. Obama's dentist. Patti's investment banking career. WVON's new morning man. Michelle Obama's fake lobster. And model train heaven.

Posted on October 21, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's health plan, AC/DC's allure, and Falsani's aura.

Posted on October 20, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Stephanie B  Goldberg
The Five Dumbest Ideas of the Week. And the people who had them.

Posted on October 18, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
John McCain is comedy gold. Neil Steinberg isn't. Joel Quenneville is. Jody Weis isn't.

Posted on October 17, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Finally, a real debate. Plus, the mayor's nephew has a lot of nerve.

Posted on October 16, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What can McCain do, call Bill Ayers on his cell from the stage?

Posted on October 15, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Banks Bank. Located on Chicago Way. Plus, Chip Caray, AC/DC, Oprah, Levi Johnston, the Ramen Souper, the DiGiorno's Supreme, and David Axelrod's pro-patronage Op-Ed.

Posted on October 14, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's propaganda shop, the Olympic dog tail, and dumb Derrek Lee.

Posted on October 13, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Stephanie B  Goldberg
The five dumbest ideas of the week - and the people who had them.

Posted on October 11, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pool Boy and Another Chicago Miracle. Plus, Stella yells at the kids and a cremation primer.

Posted on October 10, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tom Dart's star foreclosure turn. Our slothful garbagemen. The Obama Channel

Posted on October 9, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A lame debate that just knocks the spirit out of you.

Posted on October 8, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
My verdict is in on the Trib's redesign.

Posted on October 7, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cubs futility, Sox humility, Stephanie Izard and the Chicago International Film Festival.

Posted on October 6, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Stephanie B  Goldberg
The Five Dumbest Ideas of the Week. And the people who had them.

Posted on October 4, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sarah Palin Got Game. Robert Feder not so much.

Posted on October 3, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kass tells fairy tales too. And Maggie Daley gets taken to school.

Posted on October 2, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Monster That Ate Midway. Rod Piniella. Sandra Bernhard's racist gang-rape fantasy.

Posted on October 1, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ed Burke's greed, Martin Ozinga's lame excuse, and Roger Ebert's blowhard political writing.

Posted on September 30, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pool Boy. Ben Stiller. Mayor Daley. Winona Ryder. Paul Newman. Gordon Gekko. Eric Zorn. Ethan Hawke. Cubs. Sox. Bears.

Posted on September 29, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Brought to you by JP Morgan.

Posted on September 27, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Good night, White Sox.

Posted on September 26, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley screws cops, kids. Cubs screw fans. White Sox screw up.

Posted on September 25, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley's dumb drinking idea. Springsteen and Dangerfield. Elia and Vedder.

Posted on September 24, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Trib enters the 80s, Telander's charges splatter, and what the Twins will do to the White Sox.

Posted on September 23, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cubs clinch, Bears flinch, White Sox not a cinch.

Posted on September 22, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Rod Blagojevich would like you to know they're relevant too.

Posted on September 20, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wall Street, Tamale Guy, Eddie Vedder, Mooseburgers and your evening commute.

Posted on September 19, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Moose hunt.

Posted on September 18, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vote your conscience.

Posted on September 17, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama's silent signal. A U of C professor's definition of womanhood. Remembering Richard Wright.

Posted on September 16, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No-hitters, no-brainers, Steve Stone, Jay Mariotti, Eric Zorn's sexism and the CPD's new lethal weapons.

Posted on September 15, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Keeping our eye on Hurricane Lehman, CTA bus driver alerts, and Roger Ebert.

Posted on September 13, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Allison Payne's unholy alliance with the Jackson family. Sam Swell. And what Obama should say.

Posted on September 12, 2008

Five Boys On A Golf Course

By J.J. Tindall
Tall buildings shake. Voices escape.

Posted on September 11, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Allison Payne gets a gift from Jesse Jackson worth far more than a keychain. Plus, the Cubs Karma Train and text messages the city is preparing for you.

Posted on September 10, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trouble in Obamaland. Plus, Ellen, Jaws, Bush, Cardinal George, United Airlines, boots, and Big Macs.

Posted on September 9, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears are ridiculous. So are the Cubs. So are the feminists. So is Obama. And Daley. And Blago.

Posted on September 8, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Hurricanes and superlawyers.

Posted on September 6, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
McPalin, Machines, Moes, and Hockey Moms.

Posted on September 5, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even the leftosphere is blown away by Sarah Palin.

Posted on September 4, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sliming Sarah Palin.

Posted on September 3, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The pundits get it backwards. Plus, Bob Michel in blackface.

Posted on September 2, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The dawn of the Sarah Palin era.

Posted on August 30, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Roger Ebert is wrong about Jay Mariotti.

Posted on August 29, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama's money-grubbing, corporate convention. Plus, Joe Biden screws you on bankruptcy.

Posted on August 28, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Plenty of new and great.

Posted on August 27, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michelle Obama's American success story.

Posted on August 26, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Emil Jones, classiest mentor to a president ever. Plus, the Obama patronage power nexus.

Posted on August 25, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It may be closing time for some, but here at the Weekend Desk we're just getting started. Market Update Officials with John McCain's presidential campaign note the nation's mortgage crisis has reached such desperate levels their candidate no longer can...

Posted on August 23, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Emil Jones is a vile man and, now we've learned, so is his son. Plus, the Ghost of Royko and Dear Chicago.

Posted on August 22, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor Daley, buzzkill.

Posted on August 21, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Judging the Emil Jones Punditry Sweepstakes.

Posted on August 20, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Machine Night in Denver. Plus, the lame posts of Fred Armisen and John Cusack.

Posted on August 19, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fake New Age Tribune strikes again.

Posted on August 18, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Olympic Gold: George W. Bush, Cindy McCain, the CTA and Amy Winehouse.

Posted on August 16, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor wants you to smoke more and abandon your bike.

Posted on August 15, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Follow the bouncing budget. Plus, Kanye West and Arianna Huffington.

Posted on August 14, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
This reporter is attending to business.

Posted on August 13, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pay raises and politics.

Posted on August 12, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, John Edwards.

Posted on August 11, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Sleaze Olympics are in full swing, plus the longest city-wide benders in the land.

Posted on August 9, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CBGB's of China. Plus, the missing link in Neil Steinberg's China obsession.

Posted on August 8, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We'll miss Arenda Troutman.

Posted on August 7, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Go, scofflaws, go.

Posted on August 6, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The bitchin' storm that apparently wasn't.

Posted on August 5, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley in Beijing. J-Fed's feather bed. Lance Briggs, Brett Favre and Bill Daley.

Posted on August 4, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The well-documented struggles industry giant Freddie Mac reportedly have begun to impact the long-term prospects of Bernie Mac.

Posted on August 2, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor plays the boot card, Obama plays the race card, the Twins play the White Sox card.

Posted on August 1, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago 2040: Funny because it's true.

Posted on July 31, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How 'bout we spay and neuter our aldercreatures instead? Plus, Daley's budget bullshit, Bennigan's goes buh-bye and the Trib goes home again.

Posted on July 30, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hot bods and text-walking.

Posted on July 29, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If the honeymoon between the media and Obama is over, it's only because it's finally been consummated.

Posted on July 28, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Apparently, Amy Winehouse was not made out of wax... at least, not until this week.

Posted on July 26, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The ultimate fake presidency awaits. Plus, more proof of black people getting screwed. Bob Novak's victim is way funnier than he is. And Styx vs. Steinberg.

Posted on July 25, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The governor's failure to communicate. The Obamalympics. Tony Rezko as Keyser Soze. Bobby Novak hits and runs. Daley's News. Steve Bartman and Devin Hester.

Posted on July 24, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Inside Urlacher's contract.

Posted on July 23, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The new kind of foreign policy experience.

Posted on July 22, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hollywood Hendon's after-school specials.

Posted on July 21, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Salsa and Chips, Beer and Pork.

Posted on July 19, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Conditions at the Cook County Jail are literally murderous. Plus, Clout Kids and Toni Preckwinkle as the anti-Obama local hero.

Posted on July 18, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sheesh, you'd think Chicago had never experienced a rise in crime before.

Posted on July 17, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How the Trib is like the Chicago Police Department.

Posted on July 16, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ann Marie Lipinski's departure as Tribune editor is not a surprise. Gerry Kern as her replacement is.

Posted on July 15, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago will ruin your day; Chris Berman will ruin your night.

Posted on July 14, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The dog-eat-dog world of high school politics and our favorite rogue state gets un-decertified.

Posted on July 12, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama throws African American leaders under the bus. Mike North throws himself under the bus. Daley throws Weis under the bus. Amy Jacobson throws herself under the bus.

Posted on July 11, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jesse Jackson is right about Obama. Plus, Oakland says bye to Harden and the Onion's Jimmy Carter scoop.

Posted on July 10, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Olympic boss doubts anything bad will affect Chicago bid. Plus, meet Billy Daley Jr.!

Posted on July 9, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The governor is not a sociopath. Chicago's It Girl. Wrapping up R. Kelly.

Posted on July 8, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Blago's pardons. O'Hare Towing. Roeper on Oprah. Mike Royko. Lenny Bruce. Al Gore. The Shriners.

Posted on July 7, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Reading this column may make you less free, but what the hell? Let's bust out the sparklers and celebrate our independence!

Posted on July 5, 2008

The [Fourth of July] Papers

By The Fourth of July Desk
Miss Manners, Kids in America, Well-Regulated Militia, The Redacted Banner.

Posted on July 4, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mike North, Steve Stone, United Airlines, Vince Foster, Craiglist and Olympic Day.

Posted on July 3, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The left gets wise to Obama.

Posted on July 2, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's third Bush term. Alejando Escovedo & The Boss. McWrigley jumps the shark.

Posted on July 1, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Beachwood loves L.A.

Posted on June 30, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It could be the end for the Triumvirate of Terror. Then again, it could be the end for us all.

Posted on June 28, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama challenges reporters. Reporters fail.

Posted on June 27, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama challenges Chicago reporters. They fail.

Posted on June 26, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lewis Lazare, Dawn Turner Trice, Second Life, Arne Duncan, the Flintstones, Seinfeld, Barry Angel, Mike North, Don Imus, Nancy Pelosi and Michael Keaton.

Posted on June 25, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I don't believe today's generation is dumber than those who came before because they don't read newspapers. I think newspapers are dumber.

Posted on June 24, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jay Mariotti, Liz Phair, Barack Obama, Ferris Bueller, Todd Stroger, Geovany Soto and George Carlin.

Posted on June 23, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Drama at Illinois High.

Posted on June 21, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A crosstown classic.

Posted on June 20, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Just die already, newspapers. Just die.

Posted on June 19, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another reason to hate Petey Wentz. And comparing online and print gatekeepers.

Posted on June 18, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Scalloped.

Posted on June 17, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Father's Day farce.

Posted on June 16, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Whitey makes us building a Bridge to Nowhere.

Posted on June 14, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Doing less with less.

Posted on June 13, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For the children. Of the mayor. And his pals.

Posted on June 12, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Richie Daley cares more about children than anyone! Plus, Burge is back. The impeachment memo. Wrigley Field Follies. And HEARTING the Dells.

Posted on June 11, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Four aldermen debate the Children's Museum. Guess which side acted like children?

Posted on June 10, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sox fans and the food they eat. The long lost lakefront El. And newspapermen who hate gay people.

Posted on June 9, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Corporate America gets a clue and Big Brown gets a fashionable advantage.

Posted on June 7, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times and Tribune - stupid in their own distinctive ways.

Posted on June 6, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Scenes from the Rezko verdict. Plus, the Sun-Times sportswriter who ranks homosexuals with pedophiles.

Posted on June 5, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How Obama did it.

Posted on June 4, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Hey Bo Diddley. Father Mike Stand. Nerds.

Posted on June 3, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Pfleger blames YouTube for Michael Pfleger.

Posted on June 2, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Yes, they are out to get you. Even Sir Charles.

Posted on May 31, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Missing the point about Daley's commencement speech. Plus, Rezko at Caesar's!

Posted on May 30, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The old Scott McClellan would feel right at home with the Obama campaign. Plus, how AT&T wants to screw you. And please, make SITC madness stop, before I kill.

Posted on May 29, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Pardoning George Ryan. Honoring Earle Hagen. Dissing Stella Foster. Ridiculing Rod Blagojevich. Explaining Barack Obama. And a whistling parrot.

Posted on May 28, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Plastic cocktail drink monkeys.

Posted on May 27, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
A calorie count won't make you healthy, and being healthy won't make you right.

Posted on May 24, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Memorial Day sendoff.

Posted on May 23, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The usual suspects.

Posted on May 22, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Controlling the delegate narrative.

Posted on May 21, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Quorom is the word of the day. Plus, International Pickle Week!

Posted on May 20, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Beachwood investigation shows the city council is hardly working.

Posted on May 19, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Beachwood B Team
Pete Wentz vs. Taylor Hicks.

Posted on May 17, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Chicago Plan Commission overwhelming passes one of the most unpopular plans in city history.

Posted on May 16, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Back on the menu: A diseased, rotting organ of an abused animal.

Posted on May 15, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Punch lines ripped from the headlines.

Posted on May 14, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No condos at Wrigley. Chicago City Council's foreign policy. Reinsdorf responds. And the Zen of Bobby V.

Posted on May 13, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Let's put the adults underground and leave the children alone.

Posted on May 12, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Christmas comes early for the CTA this year.

Posted on May 10, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Beachwood history.

Posted on May 9, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The dance that's stayin' alive.

Posted on May 8, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Does Indiana suck?

Posted on May 7, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Slump-busting Daley and Blago.

Posted on May 6, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted on May 5, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk Affairs Desk
A unified field theory of the Kentucky Derby and American politics. Plus, Lindsay Lohan.

Posted on May 3, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Grounding Air Blago. Hating on Emil Jones. And facing up to Abu Ghraib again.

Posted on May 2, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Children's Museum's muscle, Wright wronged, and Melrose Park's Stern Pinball.

Posted on May 1, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Anatomy of a break-up, starring Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright.

Posted on April 30, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The problem isn't whether Obama shares Jeremiah Wright's views, it's whether Obama is telling the truth.

Posted on April 29, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Welcome to Chicagoland's Premier Foreclosure Tour.

Posted on April 28, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The insufferable airs of the Nouveau Pauvre.

Posted on April 26, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Here and there.

Posted on April 25, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Karl Rove, the Tree Trimmer, Garfield, the Mosquito, Lauren Conrad, 50 Cent, the Artful Dodger, and Michael McDonald as Jeremiah Wright.

Posted on April 24, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's all about NBC5 today.

Posted on April 23, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A primary monologue.

Posted on April 22, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lyin' and Cryin' Brian Urlacher.

Posted on April 21, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We went to bed in Illinois and woke up in California.

Posted on April 19, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Yes, that was an earthquake we all felt this morning.

Posted on April 18, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama had a terrible night, not only because he seemed despondent for some unknown reason, but because he was caught several times making statements that simply were not true.

Posted on April 17, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
CTA: Cover Their Ass. Plus, Daley Doinked.

Posted on April 16, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama met with an Iraqi investor as a favor to Tony Rezko.

Posted on April 15, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Like a good neighbor, the Spindle could be there.

Posted on April 14, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Following directly behind the [Friday] Papers.

Posted on April 12, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Allstate's museum play, Olympic obnoxiousness, and the tyrannical tracking of teens.

Posted on April 11, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Looting, waffles and ethics.

Posted on April 10, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Todd Stroger resists his own ideas. Plus, Tax Irony Financing.

Posted on April 9, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune wins a Pulitzer. The Sun-Times pouts.

Posted on April 8, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama disses King. Daley teaches a valuable lesson. And a way to save the toboggan slides.

Posted on April 7, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Drink your way to a better economy. Or, at least, a less-memorable one.

Posted on April 5, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fix is in. The deal is done. And it's the mayor and museum officials who are acting like children.

Posted on April 4, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's racial riffs get short shrift.

Posted on April 3, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Vallas for governor. Daley for retirement.

Posted on April 2, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stuart Levine, I wanna party with you!

Posted on April 1, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Opening day web gems.

Posted on March 31, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
You'll never have to fear the long, unmanicured arm of the law again.

Posted on March 29, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The governor spews more bullshit, but not nearly as much as the president of the Chicago Children's Museum.

Posted on March 28, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'm not sure if the city has a Ministry of Parks yet, but it's getting awfully heavy-handed when it comes to its vaunted green space.

Posted on March 27, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rev. Jeremiah Wright has bigger problems than Obama. He's lost Oprah.

Posted on March 26, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Progress: African-American women who hold political office in Chicago are sleazy too.

Posted on March 25, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stroger's Friends & Family Plan gets an extended run.

Posted on March 24, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Jesus saves the plunging dollar.

Posted on March 22, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Don't smother Facebook out of desperation. Plus, a review of the Sun-Times's march to war.

Posted on March 21, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The war records of the Tribune editorial page and Obama's campaign might surprise you.

Posted on March 20, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama was forced to give this speech. Like the man, it mixed inspiration and promise with subtly-seeded cynical politics.

Posted on March 19, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Shit's bad, people. Plus, the new edit acid test and cop shop intrigue.

Posted on March 18, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois is being offered for sale on eBay. And the Cubs season is already a circus.

Posted on March 17, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Did you hear Barack Obama's important announcement?! Of course not, you were coincidentally drunk at the time.

Posted on March 15, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cow tongue, Obama's ears, chimps in suits.

Posted on March 14, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sam Zell vs. Chicago.

Posted on March 13, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Today's media story du jour is wonderment over why political wives stay with their straying husbands.

Posted on March 12, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Daleys play Todd Stroger for a fool. Plus, Stella's booty and Pitchfork' genius.

Posted on March 11, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
J-Fed, Baloneyvich, The Milk Dud and Chicago's best burger.

Posted on March 10, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
You can't handle the truth. And thanks to the Italian court of appeals, you won't have to.

Posted on March 8, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Okay, where's Ashton Kutcher? Is Cook County getting Punk'd?

Posted on March 7, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wheel of Fortune, the Milk Dud, and jury duty.

Posted on March 6, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Paging Tina Fey.

Posted on March 5, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fan backlash is part of the Cubs brand. And the Tribune is really good at it. Plus, Sam Zell: Mobile home czar.

Posted on March 4, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Of course the name of Wrigley Field shouldn't be sold to the highest-bidder. I thought that'd be a no-brainer, but maybe I overestimated the amount of heart left in a beaten-down populace.

Posted on March 3, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
World Leader Rehab With Dr. Drew.

Posted on March 1, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Friday funnies.

Posted on February 29, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's best bands. Starbucks' three-hour coffee break. Re-judging John McCain.

Posted on February 28, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
There's no way you can convince me that anyone covers debates better than we do.

Posted on February 27, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Maybe Obama should buy the Sun-Times. But then, why buy the cow when you're getting the milk for free?

Posted on February 26, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Jordan clouts his kid into a magnet school while CPS holds other kids back.

Posted on February 25, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Weekend Desk's official Oscar picks and all the latest from the Triumvirate of Terror.

Posted on February 23, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Redirection play.

Posted on February 22, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
More spooky good fortune for Obama. Plus, Showergate and Tony Rezko's underwear.

Posted on February 21, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times outsources its advertisers.

Posted on February 20, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fidel Castro will not release his superdelegates.

Posted on February 19, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reading stories from the bottom up to get the real news.

Posted on February 18, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
This year's Olympics will be truly breath-taking and Hanoi Jane bombs again.

Posted on February 16, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"It was weird he walked through there, but nothing seemed wrong until the shots went off."

Posted on February 15, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I don't know if privatizing Midway Airport is a good thing or not because I'm not getting the full story. Plus, the best love letter of the day.

Posted on February 14, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The fight over superdelegates and the Michigan and Florida delegations is purely political, not an audacious defense of democracy.

Posted on February 13, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Monetizing boredom and confusing Facebook with journalism. Plus, Laski on Daley, and Zorn fails to get a Lincoln endorsement for Obama.

Posted on February 12, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Grammy grannies. The coattails of change. Novak's myths. And The Curse of Sam Zell.

Posted on February 11, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Pimping Chelsea Clinton, Mitt Romney, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Eli Manning, the State Department, and your tax rebate.

Posted on February 9, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The media was blindsided by Anita Alvarez, but the political professionals knew exactly what was going on.

Posted on February 8, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The media shouldn't be so surprised that Anita Alvarez won. Plus, Daley's latest childish rage and the publisher of the Sun-Times demonstrates why the paper is in trouble.

Posted on February 7, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The election judges kept insisting they were trained to hand out magic pens. And other notes from Super Tuesday.

Posted on February 6, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No cheerleading in the press box. No voting in primaries.

Posted on February 5, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Giants, Prince, Tom Petty, fags, Jews and Democrats.

Posted on February 4, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
How the economy is like Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse.

Posted on February 2, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A dome over Chicago. Daley's lies. The Kennedy myth. And Super Bowl predictions.

Posted on February 1, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
No Papers, but great tips for your Super Bowl party.

Posted on January 31, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times is more important to the city than Millennium Park and the Olympics.

Posted on January 30, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It turns out Obama did favors for Rezko after all. Plus, a Baloneyvich Sandwich!

Posted on January 29, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who would Jesus endorse? Obama and Huckabee.

Posted on January 28, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Presenting the patented Beachwood Reporter Weekend Desk Super Bore Sunday Distraction List, to get you through the annoying bye week before the big game.

Posted on January 26, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse, Kenickie, Huckabee, Dick Mell and Lisa Madigan. Plus, what's the deal with airline food?

Posted on January 25, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If the Chicago media says they love Obama, check it out.

Posted on January 24, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama and Rezko were closer than the senator has indicated.

Posted on January 23, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Did Barack Obama really say that? Plus, the most naive judge on the federal bench and how Tribune Company has rolled the press.

Posted on January 22, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What more in the name of love.

Posted on January 21, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Take the tendons, give the points.

Posted on January 19, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A programming note.

Posted on January 18, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sam Zell's employee handbook, Barack Obama's Reagan fixation, and the mayor's budget priorities.

Posted on January 17, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If only the police department were a TIF. Plus, Lipinski's Law and YouTube trumping the press.

Posted on January 16, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Coincidentally, a race war breaks out just before South Carolina.

Posted on January 15, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
If anyone is crying crocodile tears, it's Barack Obama.

Posted on January 14, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Expanding the new CTA free-ride program.

Posted on January 12, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rod Baloneyvich strikes again. Reform is off at the police department. And all hail Pat Dowell.

Posted on January 11, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Unpleasant tasks and chores.

Posted on January 10, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama thought he was done being vetted. But it's really just starting.

Posted on January 9, 2008

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Missing Gravel and Biden. Fact-checking Obama and the Sun-Times. Perplexed by Jody Weis.

Posted on January 8, 2008

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Robert Novak - and Barack Obama - are provably wrong.

Posted on January 7, 2008

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
If a market plunges in the forest . . .

Posted on January 5, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Empty rhetoric and media softness win again.

Posted on January 4, 2008

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Empty rhetoric and media softness win again.

Posted on January 4, 2008

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Radar O'Reilly chooses a president.

Posted on January 3, 2008

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Outdoor hockey and indoor horoscopes.

Posted on January 2, 2008

The [New Year's] Papers

By The Beachwood Banana Creme Pie Affairs Desk
The existential Bears and the Kinky Entrapment Bowl.

Posted on December 31, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The lower ring of Hell is now open.

Posted on December 29, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The discussion about Obama that isn't taking place in Chicago.

Posted on December 28, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The University of Illinois president's teachable moment continues. And so does Obama's hypocrisy about lobbyists.

Posted on December 27, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Seasons greetings and more stupidity from a black-and-white, unlinked and disconnected media.

Posted on December 26, 2007

The [Christmas] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You have been served your Christmas papers. Now get out.

Posted on December 25, 2007

The [Christmas Eve] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Have a rap-rocking, anarchist, faithless Christmas.

Posted on December 24, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Public figures are warned.

Posted on December 23, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
People in power are lying to you.

Posted on December 21, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tribune Co. executives are looting their company just as Conrad Black and David Radler looted theirs.

Posted on December 20, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Like father, like son. Daley caught dead to rights and on the warpath.

Posted on December 19, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sam Zell, Ben Eason, Barack Obama and Richard M. Daley do not have your best interests in mind.

Posted on December 18, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Newspapers are dead. Not because of shifting reader habits and the Internet. They will have died at their own hands, spurred by cowering, closed-minded, frightened and immature minds.

Posted on December 17, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
President Bush urged the public not to jump to any conclusions about players named in the Mitchell Report until they had been properly detained and interrogated.

Posted on December 15, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Patrick Daley had a secret deal with the city. Blago's gaming adviser was indicted on gambling-related charges. And Sam Zell tries to screw you.

Posted on December 14, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why is Mike Ditka getting such a free pass?

Posted on December 13, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All hail Tom Latourette, the Beachwood and Google.

Posted on December 12, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor hopes the Burge settlement puts an end to "that type of error."

Posted on December 11, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
There is a chance that historians will examine this period in American history and wonder if journalism left the field.

Posted on December 10, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk
A new report on Bush's intelligence. Plus, torture home and abroad. And, Mormon Country.

Posted on December 8, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Reader carpet-bombs its staff and readers and tries to pretend otherwise.

Posted on December 7, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A chronic internal failure to deal fairly with complaints against rogue police. Plus, the police chief we deserve is in Miami.

Posted on December 6, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Law enforcement officials at all levels, from the detectives who investigate cases to the superintendent, as well as the state's attorney's office, have failed to properly police the police, the Tribune finds.

Posted on December 5, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Even if the Sun-Times insists upon being tabloidish, several options existed for playing the Iran story with headlines blazing instead of just ignoring it.

Posted on December 4, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We know next to nothing about our new police chief because the press is asking the wrong questions.

Posted on December 3, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Evel Knievel Memorial Edition honors Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Rod Blagojevich for daredevilry in crisis conditions.

Posted on December 1, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago has a new police chief, about whom we learned next to nothing this morning outside his love of bicycling.

Posted on November 30, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another ethically challenged insider Obama deal. And recent tough stands by the Sun-Times editorial page.

Posted on November 29, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The search for a new police chief is in as much disarray as the department he or she will lead.

Posted on November 28, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Oprah on the outside, illegal PAC donations on the inside. The latest Obama scandal.

Posted on November 27, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Drew Peterson headlines you may have missed. Plus, Devin Hester, baby Jesus, Tom Tunney and Harold Washington.

Posted on November 26, 2007

The [Thanksgiving] Papers

By Bethany Lankin
Not even Whole Foods carries fresh praying mantis. Or pink tricorne beets from shores of Atlantis!

Posted on November 21, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Props to Avril Lavigne, blowing Hastert and a recipe for change.

Posted on November 20, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why Clinton and Obama are both wrong about drivers licenses for illegal immigrants.

Posted on November 19, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Sad Irony Sweepstakes and Our Teenage President.

Posted on November 17, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The presidential debates are fun. Invite some friends over and see for yourself. Plus, the Sun-Times can't even do tabloid right.

Posted on November 16, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor is caught in a lie while playing his sly CTA game.

Posted on November 15, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mayor Giggles separated at birth from Nelson Muntz. Plus, a mayoral coup of the police board and why Cardinal George is a dick.

Posted on November 14, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Beachwood Media Company means business.

Posted on November 13, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Developer Allison Davis is today's Worst Person in Chicago. Former state Rep. Calvin Giles places a close second.

Posted on November 12, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Hitting rock bottom.

Posted on November 10, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama and Richard M. Daley pretend. Plus, Big Horse, the Inn, Loud Lucy and the Replacements.

Posted on November 9, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The textbook lessons of the Sun-Times. Jim Thompson's black thumb. Tasin' Daley. And the Tribune tips its hand about the poor.

Posted on November 8, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
George Ryan searches for the real killer.

Posted on November 7, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Stale radio, TIFs under attack, and the Republican field reassessed.

Posted on November 6, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times's tabloid fantasy come true, Obama's glass house, and what Illinois's First Lady shares with Brian Urlacher.

Posted on November 5, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The governor's Homecoming. Plus, the writers' strike and your world.

Posted on November 3, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's double-talk and Chicago Tonight's F-bomb.

Posted on November 2, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama writes the Republicans' script - and embellishes his own.

Posted on November 1, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
My So-Called Halloween.

Posted on October 31, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The decrepit CTA is proving more of an Olympic obstacle than defecting boxers and a botched marathon. Plus, Obama's strategic error.

Posted on October 30, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times comes out against defection and in favor of exploiting missing kids.

Posted on October 29, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Gloriously phony competes with masterfully stupid.

Posted on October 27, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The doll is still dead. And George Ryan's appeal is on life support.

Posted on October 26, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Same as yesterday.

Posted on October 25, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A primer on the sort of insider deal the Daley administration thrives on. Plus, lying about the police and a dead doll.

Posted on October 24, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I didn't realize the Sun-Times was actually on the Chicago 2016 Committee. I thought they were just kissing its butt.

Posted on October 23, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is this the beginning of the Olympic Tax? Plus, the Bears' winning drive and a better alternative to Millennium Park.

Posted on October 22, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk Affairs Desk
Unforeseen circumstances at the Weekend Desk.

Posted on October 20, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Mad Men of Illinois politics.

Posted on October 19, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A perfect storm of taxation. Get the pitchforks.

Posted on October 18, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tom Tunney digs himself in a little deeper. Jesse Junior makes us wistful. Daley's spores sedate a city.

Posted on October 17, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ald. Tom Tunney is today's Worst Person in Chicago.

Posted on October 16, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Devin Hester is ridiculous. Again. So is the mayor. And Obama with his phony ad.

Posted on October 15, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk B Team
Al Gore is winning. America is losing.

Posted on October 13, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor cries and lies; the Democrats mandate a moment of silence.

Posted on October 12, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's mysterious tax hike.

Posted on October 11, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The rogue police unit Daley just defended is disbanded. His facts on the marathon are wrong. And his statement about the Olympics is a lie.

Posted on October 10, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago Marathon officials screwed up, no matter what they say.

Posted on October 9, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A tragic Chicago Marathon.

Posted on October 8, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Larry Craig looks like a lock in the Blackwater USA Overstayed Welcome event.

Posted on October 6, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Cub fans don't want to hear the truth. City Hall doesn't want to tell it.

Posted on October 5, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
What Britney Spears and Radiohead have to do with the Cubs.

Posted on October 4, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's secret police force.

Posted on October 3, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor might have put on a Cubs cap, but he wouldn't be caught dead in one from the CTA.

Posted on October 2, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Cubs will be the death of us all.

Posted on October 1, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Baby bonds will mature. Stroger, Bush and Daley may not.

Posted on September 29, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For more than a year insiders have buzzed about an elite police unit drenched in scandal.

Posted on September 28, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bill Wirtz is dead. TribCo's gifts to pols. Cave in a park.

Posted on September 27, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune Company is offering the same sort of gifts to pols it prohibits its reporters from accepting.

Posted on September 26, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
We're all better off for having had Ahmadinejad speak at Columbia.

Posted on September 25, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears, Cubs, Children's Museum, Obama, Whole Foods, Daley, Burge and the Adler.

Posted on September 24, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Shit's bad, people.

Posted on September 22, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicagoans love Grant Park more than they hate corruption.

Posted on September 21, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The loudest voices are racial: those of Mayor Daley and Gigi Pritzker.

Posted on September 20, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Let's rename the Children's Museum after Daley because he's acting like a child.

Posted on September 19, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who's afraid of a bunch of kids? The mayor.

Posted on September 18, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's Daley's CTA - has been for 18 years.

Posted on September 17, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The War on Death, The War on Transit and The War on Hotties.

Posted on September 15, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor deflects federal criticism of a CTA under his control for 18 years.

Posted on September 14, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dealmakers and dealbreakers.

Posted on September 13, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor rides bikes in Paris while the CTA burns.

Posted on September 12, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Regarding 9/11: We blew it. And the Connie's Pizza story as Chicago morality tale.

Posted on September 11, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Univision debate vs. Britney Spears.

Posted on September 10, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
NASA will be monitoring your weekend.

Posted on September 8, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rep. Jerry Weller's business is none of yours. Plus, hooves and rock chicks.

Posted on September 7, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times bombs its B-52 story. The media is still afraid of tattoos. And the mayor's woman at O'Hare.

Posted on September 6, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The skinhead who wasn't. Plus, Zambrano and Patterson.

Posted on September 5, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Carlos Zambrano is such an idiot it's not even fun joking about him. Plus, the Segway scoops and editorial pages gone wild.

Posted on September 4, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The next White House resignation will hit closer to home.

Posted on September 1, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
There's no place on Earth you should rather be than at a Detroit Cobras show. Plus, Fran Spielman's Wi-Fi Infidelity.

Posted on August 31, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The media has utterly failed to learn anything from Richard Jewell, Hilly Kristal or Fat Joe Scapini.

Posted on August 30, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lance Briggs has taught us all a valuable lesson: If you crack up your car while stinkin' drunk, flee!

Posted on August 29, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
New from Beachwood Labs.

Posted on August 28, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bush to Nation: Just a flesh wound. Plus, Blago builds half a bridge. And the Trib hates Hillary.

Posted on August 27, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Bob Murray's evil mountains, Nick Saban's evil condos, and the evil of the Big Mac.

Posted on August 25, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times: Yesterday's news tomorrow. Plus, BP, Schmich, Buerhle, Garofalo, and the Bears Kool-Aid quiz.

Posted on August 24, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jennifer Hunter is in way over her head. This time the victims are the Obamas.

Posted on August 23, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Another Sneed exclusive that isn't. Plus, Mary Schmich beats another silly narrative into the ground.

Posted on August 22, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The complications of her case are exactly the reason why Elvira Arellano was the face of illegal immigrants in America.

Posted on August 21, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Governor Baloneyvich strikes again. So does the easily impressed, politically inexperienced Jennifer Hunter. And Gwenyth Paltrow validates us.

Posted on August 20, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Keeping an eye on the stock market's stupidity bubble, Tony Snow's last Big Lie - until he returns to Fox News - and the whiners at Metra.

Posted on August 18, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A giant red star is zipping through the Milky Way 300 times faster than a speeding bullet, with a turbulent tail stretching trillions of miles across space. Plus, requiem for Max Roach and the truth about Dennis Hastert and Jose Padilla.

Posted on August 17, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Let Elvira Arellano go to Washington. Then arrest her.

Posted on August 16, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A wistful Joey the Clown takes the stand. The guv gives himself a raise. And Obama campaigns as a Christian.

Posted on August 15, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Karl Rove's dirty Chicago trick. Michael Cooke's Sun-Times circus. Steve Huntley's surge of stupidity.

Posted on August 14, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Love the El, hate the CTA. Ghetto truths. And Thornton Mellon teaches the University of Chicago business school a lesson.

Posted on August 13, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Tracking more lead-filled Chinese exports, that nutso mine guy, and George W. Bush's transformation into Todd Stroger

Posted on August 11, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago's homeless disappear. Chicago's casino reappears. And gay marriage spurs Democratic fears.

Posted on August 10, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A better use of the front page would have been a huge frickin' headline saying "Angelina: Buy Our Newspaper!"

Posted on August 9, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

Everything we said Tuesday still stands.

Posted on August 8, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Torturing the truth out of Gonzales. Perry Farrell's inner Reagan. And the newspaper industry's slow-motion suicide.

Posted on August 7, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Until last week, the Tribune editorial page had never heard of the Daily Kos. Next week they discover The Daily Show. Plus, Obama's lobbyist hypocrisy and Murdoch spins the Trib.

Posted on August 6, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We'll be moving between the AT&T and Adidas Stages at Coporatalooza while the Chicago police and NBC News will work the MySpace Stage.

Posted on August 4, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Joyless Judy Baar Topinka. The Many Moods of Neil Steinberg. And Obama's Foreign Policy Follies.

Posted on August 3, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Neil Steinberg offends white people. The mayor's toys recalled. And The Obama Doctrine revealed.

Posted on August 2, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nearly 2,000 people were asked why they had sex. Researchers found 237 reasons, from 'I wanted to feel closer to God' to 'I was drunk.' Plus, remembering Bergman, Walsh, and Snyder.

Posted on August 1, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nearly 2,000 people were asked why they had sex. Researchers found 237 reasons, from 'I wanted to feel closer to God' to 'I was drunk.' Plus, remembering Bergman, Walsh, and Snyder.

Posted on July 31, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A mattress dealer? That's the best the Trib could do for its first front page ad? Maybe times are tougher than I thought.

Posted on July 30, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Cheney will undergo minor surgery to replace the battery in his cold, metal heart. Bush will assume control of the nation during the procedure. Plus, Lilo!

Posted on July 28, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Coming Soon: Aquafina Mercury, BP Twist, and Indiana Green Tea. Sludge-enhanced. Plus,

Posted on July 27, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Kwik-E-Mart boom. Saving the Spindle. Obama's special interests. Friends make you fat. And Dusty Enabler Baker.

Posted on July 26, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You wouldn't know it by reading your local papers, but Barack Obama has really stepped into it.

Posted on July 25, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I have met with kings and presidents and prime ministers and sheiks and tribal leaders.

Posted on July 24, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Why does the mayor behave like a profoundly unhappy man with a guilty conscience? Plus, is John Kass telling you the whole story about that Chicago cop wronged in Iowa? And Jason Kendall yanks your chain.

Posted on July 23, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk
Dick Cheney will be president this weekend. Stay alert.

Posted on July 21, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Further consolidation of power under Daley should never be called reform.

Posted on July 20, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Our police department is so great that complaints against even our toughest officers are rarely upheld!

Posted on July 19, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's pal is fingered in court as a restaurant-bomber. The mayor plays dumb on police brutality. And Obama' s completely uncynical reliance on polls and numbers-fudging.

Posted on July 18, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I personally would rather not have newspapers than have newspapers that can't be trusted. Perhaps that's the choice readers are already making.

Posted on July 17, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
You start paying attention to local TV news and you miss a lot. For example, obstruction of justice seems to have become our national pastime.

Posted on July 16, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
America has surgery. Beijing accomplishes what Wicker Park couldn't. And the fearsome future of Connie Black.

Posted on July 14, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Amy Jacobson's behavior is even worse than we thought. She was also too close to the police.

Posted on July 13, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When Geraldo Rivera is laughing at your loose journalistic standards, you know you've screwed up. Unless you're Eric Zorn.

Posted on July 12, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Did fired Channel 5 reporter Amy Jacobson really deliver "scoops"? Soap opera voyeurism should never be mistaken for journalism.

Posted on July 11, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The latest news from the Kwik-E-Mart Affairs Desk, the Missing the Point Bureau, and the Division of Unnecessary Explanations.

Posted on July 10, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times asks, "But will pop music raise our awareness of Earth's ecological woes?" Hello! It just did!

Posted on July 9, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The global consciousness markets collapsed this week. We'll tell you why.

Posted on July 7, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"They loved their country better than their own private interests; and, though this is not the highest form of human excellence, all will concede that it is a rare virtue, and that when it is exhibited, it ought to command respect."

Posted on July 6, 2007

The [Fourth of July] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Lead us away from here.

Posted on July 4, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Charge the mound at Wrigley, go to the pokey. Out a CIA agent, get a pat on the head from the president. Plus, how joyless is the Trib? Very.

Posted on July 3, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Kwik-E-Mart and Wikipedia go hand-in-hand like Daley and Obama dodging the press.

Posted on July 2, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The betting window is open on the Supreme Court. We have all the odds.

Posted on June 30, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Supreme Court has just made life a bit suckier in America. Is Kirk Dillard running for governor? And more Olympic evasion.

Posted on June 29, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Mary Mitchell vs. Neil Steinberg. A new Sun-Times editorial page editor. And what's for sale at Oprah's new store.

Posted on June 28, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Showing the idiots who run onto the field during games is the responsibility of every broadcaster. Plus, what you missed when the radio went kerfluey on Tuesday.

Posted on June 27, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bong hits for Jesus. Mis-hits at the mob trial. And a state senator's double-dealing.

Posted on June 26, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Rod Beck deserved better. He will be missed.

Posted on June 25, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk Affairs Desk
Send Tank Johnson to Guantanamo Bay. Send the CIA to the dustbins of history. Send the FBI to FBI school.

Posted on June 23, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The reputed Wisconsin cheese salesman on trial for murder. The difference between schools - and developers - in Wilmette and Chicago. And Barack's hit squad.

Posted on June 22, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Revealed: Obama's plan to manipulate the media - and the war - on the way to the White House.

Posted on June 21, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When Daley said he did not know where the Tribune got its information, the congressman peered down at the story. "I know my eyes are getting a little weak," he said, "but it appears to me that the source is the City of Chicago."

Posted on June 20, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Apparently Todd Stroger thought he could just disappear for three weeks and keep it a secret, even though he is the chief executive of the 19th largest government in the United States.

Posted on June 19, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama not so clean; Mayor Daley not so green. Plus, the Trib prepares to spin the surge. And our Tool of the Week.

Posted on June 18, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The world keeps turning, and we spend another weekend chasing it. Market Update We saw the sub-prime bubble burst coming a mile away, and we figure the nation could weather the steep price increase for staple foods. But when these...

Posted on June 16, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Public housing pass laws, Baby Blagojevich, Brendan Natarus, and the ostrich defense.

Posted on June 15, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama says he barely knows Tony Rezko. The New York Times says otherwise.

Posted on June 14, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
How can the madness be stopped? Maybe we actually decide that saving our childrens' lives is more important than boat slips and shareholder value.

Posted on June 13, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Obama brand exposed. The Tribune's TPS Reports. Phony weather sightings. And how suburban Republicans are talking more about the CTA than the mayor of Chicago.

Posted on June 12, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sopranos ends just right. The Cubs lose just right. The Tribune describes itself just right. Plus Wilco, street sweepers, and Danny the Lip.

Posted on June 11, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
There are some things you can't cry your way out of. Like jail.

Posted on June 9, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Waco Brothers open for Blue Oyster Cult at Ribfest in Naperville on Sunday July 1. I smell Beachwood road trip. Plus, how Illinois public figures would behave if stuck in a line at the airport.

Posted on June 8, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The only crucial moment at a high school graduation is the one when it's over. Plus, a seventh-grader solves the cicada mystery.

Posted on June 7, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
For a bunch of law-and-order guys talking tough about national security, the Republican presidential candidates are amazingly lax about Scooter Libby.

Posted on June 6, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It is the responsibility of all graduating teenagers to mock and disrupt the pomposity of such momentous events to the cleverest of their abilities. Plus, the Trib buys into another ridiculous "terrorist plot."

Posted on June 5, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ald. Brendan Reilly is waiting for more facts before deciding whether to save the Lake Shore Athletic Club. But all the facts are at-hand. Plus, Gov. Baloneyvich, and a local bouncer who tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

Posted on June 4, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Market Update Tension in the global markets eased this week as a long-held economic theory was once again proved correct: America can be counted on to under-perform in sectors Americans don't really care about. Domestic manufacturers, however, took heart in...

Posted on June 2, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
So maybe Blago is only the third worst governor in the nation. Give him time.

Posted on June 1, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The perversity of funding schools via gambling. What's wrong with both bullpens. And the $100 million mystery donor.

Posted on May 31, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Emil Jones's casino legislation is the gift that keeps on giving. Barack Obama's health care plan is anything but.

Posted on May 30, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Emil Jones is "tucking' all sorts of interesting things into proposed gambling expansion legislation. Guess who benefits? And rooting for the parking ticket scofflaws.

Posted on May 29, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Memorial Day is here, but the world's best Father's Day gift has already arrived. Plus, getting teenagers out of cars and into their basements, where they can hatch their massacres in private.

Posted on May 26, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The CTA's doomsday scenarios may be familiar, but is that because it's always crying wolf or because it's always forced to operate in crisis mode? Plus, a postal plan and Obama's first kiss.

Posted on May 25, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Teenagers have the Tribune to thank this morning for making their lives even more miserable than they already are when it comes to overbearing adult supervision.

Posted on May 24, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Nation's worst governor strikes again.

Posted on May 23, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bob Sirott, now playing a newsman on Channel 5, was granted a few minutes by the mayor. He asked how corruption made this swearing-in "different." And Obama corrects his own Op-Ed.

Posted on May 22, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"Officer Alvin Weems shot an unarmed man point-blank in view of CTA security cameras. Investigators recommended that he be fired. Phil Cline promoted him," the Reader reported. So why are Neil Steinberg and Michael Sneed so unhappy to see him go? Plus, Obama needs another reality check - or two.

Posted on May 21, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The resignation of Paul Wolfowitz failed to boost share prices in Government Credibility, though it did move the odds on Alberto Gonzales and the rest of the Preakness field.

Posted on May 19, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Things have gotten mean: Cubs and Sox fans are urging each other to take the CTA to this weekend's city series. Plus, an Olympic casino? And the Sun-Times's credit is worse than yours.

Posted on May 18, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"They started it" isn't likely to be a strong defense for Chicago police officers charged with pummeling other bar patrons in a West Loop tap. Plus, the Olympic logo is torched and Barack Obama's Tony Rezko problem continues.

Posted on May 17, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jerry Falwell and Styx. Jim DeRogatis and Jeff Tweedy. And the state of human rights reporting in Chicago.

Posted on May 16, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dick Durbin knew from Intelligence Committee briefings that the Administration wasn't telling the public the truth about the pending Iraq war. Should he have violated his oath of secrecy and spoken up? Plus, it was the noble Obama campaign that sunk Blair Hull in the muck. And an endorsement for Fox Chicago Sunday.

Posted on May 15, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The American flag is back on the Sun-Times cover. It should come with an apology for the paper's ginned-up war coverage - as anti-patriotic as journalism can get.

Posted on May 14, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Childhood Obesity, Fradulent Sushi, and a Fabricated Oral Sex Panic. We hope.

Posted on May 12, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fast Eddie Vrdolyak not fast enough. The nation's worst governor: ours. And what the mayor knew about police torture but won't tell us.

Posted on May 11, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bursting the President's bubble and sending off Burt Natarus.

Posted on May 10, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Neither Sammy Sosa nor Pat Ryan is talking. KidNews is dead. Political reporting sucks.

Posted on May 9, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Introducing the Mount Lou Alert system. Color-coded for your safety.

Posted on May 8, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A Monday monologue on MySpace, YourSpace, and Barack'sSpace; Ghetto Nation; and pining for Rupert Murdoch.

Posted on May 7, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk
Officials in Washington live out their fantasies of being on the other side of doing anything for a buck. France seeks its revenge. And Lou Piniella hopes for an early Bulls playoff exit.

Posted on May 5, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Greater Historic Condo District gets landmarked. Emil Jones, two-faced. And the Trib corrects the compensation package of its boss from filthy obscene to ugly obscene.

Posted on May 4, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Tag cloud: Leinenkugel's. Emil Jones. Kenny Loggins. Stella Foster. Hank Kissinger. Bob. And Barack.

Posted on May 3, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Finally, someone who gets it! No incoming CTA boss has ever promised more efficiency and better customer service before! Plus, another Barack blowjob and Big Jim Thompson's inconceivable testimony in the Conrad Black trial.

Posted on May 2, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Ald. Manny Flores wants to take Dwight Yoakam's chicken lickin's away. The evidence is in: layoffs and mergers don't work. And the Daily Herald got it right on the war.

Posted on May 1, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama falls to Earth. Forrest Rezko - he's everywhere. And the incivility of the city's condo conversion.

Posted on April 30, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The markets react to contrasting fortunes of Big Boris and Cheneybot. The Republicans vow to match the Democrats' new suppress-the-vote strategy. And the nation's governors go wild.

Posted on April 28, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Trib punts on war coverage. Wal-Mart has been good for the Obamas. And the Sun-Times stands by Sneed's misreporting.

Posted on April 27, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune's coverage of the war was only better than the Sun-Times's by its blander, colder and more professional presentation of the same pack of lies.

Posted on April 26, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama's campaigns on hope that the press will stop asking about Tony Rezko.

Posted on April 25, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama is always the last to know. Daley stops lying - by refusing to answer questions. And the Tribune is in a death spiral.

Posted on April 24, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
While Barack Obama was working on real estate deals for Tony Rezko, his constituents were living in slums. Buiilt by Tony Rezko. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama was making the right connections in the Daley Administration. Huh, imagine that.

Posted on April 23, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Frank Kruesi-Alberto Gonzales Derby is settled. Vegas licks its wounds. Plus, 70 percent of top NFL prospects are liars, the State Department tries to manage the Lindsay Lohan crisis, and a small South Asian country leapfrogs Mayor Daley in electoral innovation.

Posted on April 21, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
All the people who usually lie to you are still doing so, and all the suck-ups and posers who enable them continue unabated.

Posted on April 20, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sore throats can be serious business. Just ask the Boston Red Sox. Plus, updating Michael Sneed's worldwide blunder.

Posted on April 19, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Sneed botches it on a purported national scoop. The Sun-Times begins a smear campaign against Rio. And Trib sports columnist Mike Downey obviously doesn't read the news pages.

Posted on April 18, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A lot of talk about the Virginia Tech shootings, but precious little insight. Perhaps there is none to be had. Why can't we accept that? Plus, a Des Plaines man is convicted of being a sleeper spy, Obama endorses Daley's lying Olympic dream, and readers respond to Steinberg and Pickett.

Posted on April 17, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
"We have many best-new friends in the press," says Chicago Olympic bid Chairman Pat Ryan. Or, as a Los Angeles Times writer puts it, "[Chicago's] gushing local media might as well have been part of the Chicago Olympic committee."

Posted on April 16, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Todd Stroger predicts the future . . . the Weekend Desk predicts God's ambivalence . . . Larry Birkhead predicts foolishly.

Posted on April 14, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama, inside-out.

Posted on April 13, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
And another thing, Vonnegut!

Posted on April 12, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Somehow Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are to blame for Don Imus. But the truth is that while Sharpton and Jackson have been calling out black entertainers for years on their racial language and imagery, white people have given Imus a free pass.

Posted on April 11, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Trib debunks the city's claim that nearly every Olympic games has made money. What took so damn long? Plus, Obama the Fabulist, and the Sun-Times confronts its lapdoggedness.

Posted on April 10, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Jesus couldn't make Easter services - He was busy at the Master's.

Posted on April 9, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
As forecasts of CTA doom failed to materialize, we realized we were in Hell already. Plus, Paris Hilton returns her hostages.

Posted on April 7, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Zell and the Trib executives who struck their deal are in it to make as much money as they can. They aren't in it to deliver the best journalism they can produce as a civic duty, public interest, and bulwark of democracy. Those two objectives are at cross-purposes.

Posted on April 6, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Dorothy Tillman is nuts. Michael Cooke is a disingenuous tool. Or is that Ted Matlak? And the Chicago Police Department undeniably has a cultural problem.

Posted on April 5, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A new account shows once again that Barack Obama ain't all he's cracked up to be. Plus, Bizzaro Daley and new lipstick for an old pig at the Sun-Times.

Posted on April 4, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Naivete abounds when it comes to Sam Zell's plans for Tribune Company and Phil Cline's tenure at the Chicago Police Department. Plus, Steve Stone in a new Cubs ownership group?

Posted on April 3, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune goes to Sam Zell, the CTA goes to hell, and baseball answers the opening bell.

Posted on April 2, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk
Our immediate focus is the Final Four, but we're also keeping an eye on who will be forced to resign first: Alberto Gonzales or Phil Cline. If only it could be Frank Kruesi.

Posted on March 31, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Chicago police chief Phil Cline apparently can't spot a crime wave; he still thinks the department just has a few bad apples.

Posted on March 30, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Wolf Blitzer goes easy on Obama. The Sun-Times Charity Fund goes klepto.

Posted on March 29, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Police chief Phil Cline doesn't get it. School test scores are "insane and ridiculous." And the tide turns against Obama.

Posted on March 28, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The blue wall of silence extends from the Chicago police department to the mayor's office. And other tidbits on the Rev. Jesse Jackson, why I don't care about Rudy Giuliani's personal life, and the newly invigorated Conscious Choice magazine.

Posted on March 27, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Trouble in Camp Obama, as a disturbing pattern emerges.

Posted on March 26, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Rod Blagojevich and Frank Kruesi compete for a share of the federal hair maintenance budget. And other stories we're following.

Posted on March 24, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Add Dorothy Tillman to the list of Barack Obama's political friends that call into question his image as a reformer.

Posted on March 23, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In Obama's rainbow universe of unity, you'd think the morality of homosexuality would be a no-brainer. You'd think wrong.

Posted on March 22, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bringing Metromixology back.

Posted on March 21, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Did the Sun-Times's new CEO fund terrorists? Does Obama think homosexuality is immoral? Did the Justice Department try to remove Pat Fitzgerald? What do you think?

Posted on March 20, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Conrad Black trial is a horror for the Sun-Times, but also an opportunity for the paper to finally tell the truth about its damaged editorial integrity and start fresh. Of course, it won't.

Posted on March 19, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
This week we begin our attempt to handicap the Nobel Committee's annual prize selection. The U.S. Army, U.S. Postal Service, and CTA get off to a slow start.

Posted on March 17, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Peter Pace isn't the only one who thinks homosexuality is immoral. Try Barack Obama.

Posted on March 16, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor's on the phone. He wants all the facts out!

Posted on March 15, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The city isn't putting real money into the Olympics, the mayor explains. Just play money. Shhh, don't tell the USOC!

Posted on March 14, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's easy for the press to make fun of the city council for being rolled on the Olympics, but maybe they ought to look at themselves.

Posted on March 13, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bizarro Beachwood, in which I commend Sneed, Steinberg, and Novak.

Posted on March 12, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Ethanol will face Renewable Energy in a March Madness play-in game. Obama is already in; Chicago is on the bubble.

Posted on March 10, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor says he'll answer all questions about torture. Then he says he won't. What is he afraid of?

Posted on March 9, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Reporters repeatedly asked the mayor if he was breaking his promise that no public money would be used on the Olympics. He repeatedly refused to answer, saying only that "We will issue the statement very shortly."

Posted on March 8, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Scooter Libby case was a slam dunk; not so much Chicago's case for the Olympics.

Posted on March 7, 2007

The [Olympic Visit] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Beachwood welcomes the United States Olympic Committee to our fair city.

Posted on March 6, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Curiously missing from a report dissing CTA board members is mention of who appointed them - Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Posted on March 5, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's good to be the Swiss, but don't give Cheney any ideas.

Posted on March 3, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Calling talk radio to drop the Beachwood's name is highly encouraged. As are mass e-mails promoting our work, as long as you don't try to sell penis enlargement at the same time.

Posted on March 2, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The pundits blame voters for tolerating corruption but conveniently omit the editorial pages - and Obama - from their criticism.

Posted on March 1, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The good news: a free Detroit Cobras show. The bad news: a more independent city council is a pipe dream.

Posted on February 28, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Replacements don't care who gets elected. Neither, it seems, does the Chicago media.

Posted on February 27, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
A few inconvenient truths about Al Gore, Richard M. Daley, Fran Spielman, Barack Obama, and Burt Natarus.

Posted on February 26, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk
Dick Cheney and the crying judge from the Anna Nicole case go head-to-head at the Oscars.

Posted on February 24, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Obama's chief spokesman once approved an ad linking Howard Dean to Osama bin Laden. Obama's favorite mayor says he's the only one who didn't know cops were torturing black suspects. And Obama's Christian beliefs prevent him from supporting gay marriage. Just FYI.

Posted on February 23, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Arenda Troutman is for what the people are for, and she promises to find out what that is soon.

Posted on February 22, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

Daley thumbs his nose at a second federal judge. Britney's hair - and lighter - goes on sale. And Robert Novak somehow still has a job.

Posted on February 21, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

Obama's memoir is filled with composites and 'out of precise chronology.' In other words, it's a work of fiction.

Posted on February 20, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Blagojevichs see no conflict paying for Tony Rezko's services and paying him back in kind.

Posted on February 19, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Trust us: you don't want to be Todd Stroger's valentine.

Posted on February 17, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I wish this more reporters would get arrested for no good reason so they'd take complaints of police mistreatment by activists and minorities more seriously.

Posted on February 16, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune Company hasn't so much mismanaged the Cubs as managed them just the way they want to - which is to say in their own interest but not necessarily in ours. The Sun-Times would have just mismanaged them out of cheap stupidity.

Posted on February 15, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Though they won't acknowledge it, the media's war frame has shifted.

Posted on February 14, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Little Luis Gutierrez and the smallness of our politics.

Posted on February 13, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The meritocracy is not all it's cracked up to be.

Posted on February 12, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The CTA calls for a rapid and significant reduction in passengers.

Posted on February 10, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

Fear and Loathing With Anna Nicole Smith.

Posted on February 9, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

A lot of people want to know how such a lousy football program as Illinois recruited such a terrific freshman class.

Posted on February 8, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

Daley is running a private campaign to which we are not invited.

Posted on February 7, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

Sean Salisbury says five teams in the AFC are better than any team in the NFC, maybe six depending on Kansas City.

Posted on February 6, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Fighting cynicism, the Daley Tax, and Pink Freud.

Posted on February 5, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Human futures plunged this week due to out-of-control expenditures.

Posted on February 3, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Are you wearing your Beary best?

Posted on February 2, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Boston law enforcement authorities apparently don't have cable.

Posted on February 1, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
They thought ED stood for Enormous Ditka.

Posted on January 31, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Bears lube job. Daley's tube job. Sun-Times's rube job.

Posted on January 30, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When pundits ask if America is "ready" for a black president, what they really mean is is America still too racist to elect a black president. But they don't like to phrase it that way.

Posted on January 29, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Now even Canada wants to break up with us.

Posted on January 26, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Tribune's public editor says newspapers don't print rumors, gossip or falsehoods. Now where exactly would I start with that?

Posted on January 26, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Affirmative action isn't about hiring unqualified people. That's what patronage is for.

Posted on January 25, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Coming soon: Daley's Obama Olympic Dream!

Posted on January 24, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Beachwood prepares a bid for the state lottery. A Barrington contractor calls out Rex Grossman in an Indy paper. And the chief of the CTA debates whether the system is better than those in the Third World.

Posted on January 23, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I honestly really thought, deep in my heart, that the Saints would blow them out. But there's still one more chance for Bears skeptics to say we told you so.

Posted on January 22, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk
The administration will now get court approval before tapping your phone because you once made a joke about Dick Cheney.

Posted on January 20, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is anyone in the city producing work as interesting as ours? I didn't think so.

Posted on January 19, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears No. 1 fan on Sunday will be President George W. Bush.

Posted on January 18, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's unBARACKalievable!

Posted on January 17, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
An adult columnist with a major metropolitan newspaper is "Beary" happy.

Posted on January 16, 2007

The [MLK DAY] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
He had a dream.

Posted on January 15, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Over/Under on long bomb targets this weekend finds the Bears' Bernard Berrian in the same league as Darfur.

Posted on January 12, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Who is the better role model: George W. Bush, Richard M. Daley, Arenda Troutman, or Tank Johnson?

Posted on January 12, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When CTA reality outpaces CTA sarcasm, it's time for someone to lose their job.

Posted on January 11, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Troutman had the gall to (allegedly) accept a bribe to develop a property that wasn't even in her ward.

Posted on January 10, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Arrested Ald. Arenda Troutman delivers an instant classic.

Posted on January 9, 2007

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'm going to side with those who think spacemen were visiting O'Hare. Why be a killjoy?

Posted on January 8, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
History tells us Florida will win the national championship - in overtime.

Posted on January 6, 2007

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Worse than ComEd's corrosive cynicism and failure to deliver model corporate citizenship, though, are the whores who signed on to the utility's print ads to give them their grass-roots patina.

Posted on January 5, 2007

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times editorial page conveniently leaves out the source of its data about polar bears. Maybe global warming is melting their brains.

Posted on January 4, 2007

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The people already know where the mayor stands on the issues, his campaign manager says. Yes. Silent.

Posted on January 3, 2007

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Apparently the media's resolution this year is to suck as bad as it did last year.

Posted on January 2, 2007

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
President Bush secures another well-deserved mandate.

Posted on December 30, 2006

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Prediction for 2007: Journalists will remain alarmingly naive.

Posted on December 29, 2006

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
C'mon people, get a grip. Gerald Ford wasn't even a good ex-president.

Posted on December 28, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
It's a good thing we can still rely on old-fashioned newspaper columnists like Mary Laney and the great logicians of the Chicago Tribune editorial board to deal in facts, unlike those lazy and reckless bloggers on the Internet.

Posted on December 27, 2006

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? Me neither. The media is lamer than ever.

Posted on December 26, 2006

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
It's not too late to avoid Christmas with the family.

Posted on December 25, 2006

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Barack Obama: A new breed of Daley-approved and Stroger-endorsing progressive.

Posted on December 22, 2006

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
I'd rather see the foie gras ban enforced than the ban on pot.

Posted on December 21, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When the Daley camp wants to get a message out, they know just who to call.

Posted on December 20, 2006

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Perhaps the only thing different about Obama is the quality of his rhetoric.

Posted on December 19, 2006

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Bears, the governor, and the mayor all lack urgency.

Posted on December 18, 2006

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
Breaking news from Oz.

Posted on December 16, 2006

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The nation's most accessible public official refused to comment. Again.

Posted on December 15, 2006

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Daley urges poor people to snitch on their neighbors, but lauds the loyalty of the stand-up men in his own administration who remain silent about the crimes they've committed on his behalf.

Posted on December 14, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor simultaneously claimed to be "the most accessible public official you ever met in the country" with a defense of the quickie interview format that prevents reporters from actually conducting interviews.

Posted on December 13, 2006

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Devin Hester is the only one who can beat Daley now.

Posted on December 12, 2006

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
When the mayor says he wants to be judged on his entire record, he means he wants you to ignore the criminal part.

Posted on December 11, 2006

The Weekend Desk Report

By The Weekend Desk Shadow Government Affairs Division
Baker-Hamilton's other report.

Posted on December 9, 2006

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
In terms of career punditry, being wrong about the war has proven more valuable than being right.

Posted on December 8, 2006

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Extending the Iraq Study Group to fixing the rest of the Bush Administration's failures.

Posted on December 7, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The mayor is still a crook.

Posted on December 6, 2006

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Organized crime isn't dead; it's running our city.

Posted on December 5, 2006

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The death of Rex Grossman, and traitors in our midst.

Posted on December 4, 2006

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
The Axis of Evil has been replaced by the Triumvirate of Terror

Posted on December 2, 2006

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Guest starring Criss Angel, Michael Bloomberg, Danny DeVito, and Newt Gingrich.

Posted on December 1, 2006

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Combine had a field day.

Posted on November 30, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The difference between Richard M. Daley and Todd Stroger is that Todd Stroger doesn't know any better.

Posted on November 29, 2006

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
People all over the world are not joining the love train.

Posted on November 28, 2006

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Michael Richards speaks on Jesse Jackson's nationally syndicated radio show, and the Trib puts it in its celebrity column next to Mario Lopez going on vacation.

Posted on November 27, 2006

The [Thanksgiving] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Pilgrims had no buckles. And turkeys can't fly.

Posted on November 23, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The best thing we can do for veterans is not play them politically or exploit them commercially. In other words, actually care.

Posted on November 22, 2006

The [Tuesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Is the Soriano deal evidence that the Cubs are for sale - or a Tribune Company poison pill?

Posted on November 21, 2006

The [Monday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Borat must be good, given the kind of folks who are lining up against it.

Posted on November 20, 2006

The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius
We had JoePa in the Big Ten Legends death pool. So imagine our surprise.

Posted on November 18, 2006

The [Friday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Railing against the noxious thoughts of Neil Steinberg, the Tribune editorial page, and the General Assembly will have to wait.

Posted on November 17, 2006

The [Thursday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
Just what we suspected: There is no budget line for a Department of Criminal Affairs.

Posted on November 16, 2006

The [Wednesday] Papers

By Steve Rhodes
The Sun-Times can't even get being a tabloid right; the Tribune editorial page can't look inside its heart because it doesn't have one.

Posted on November 15, 2006

The [Tuesday] Paper