The [Friday] Papers
"Some candidates for Chicago mayor are touting ethics plans to clean up a City Hall infamous for its shenanigans," AP reported on Thursday, citing Rahm Emanuel and Gery Chico.
"Chicago mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Gery Chico . . . declined to swear off campaign contributions from those who do business with the city," the Tribune reports on Friday.
To be fair, Emanuel and Chico say "they'll be happy to forgo" such contributions once they become mayor.
They didn't say they'd be happy to forget such contributions once they become mayor.
"Chico said he can't afford to cut off potential campaign donors while trying to keep pace with Emanuel's fundraising apparatus."
I have to be just as dirty as my dirtiest opponent! Then I'll change! Until re-election!
"Emanuel said he will refuse donations from registered city lobbyists. When asked if he would go a step further and also turn down contributions from city contractors while campaigning, his initial response was 'that's not a problem.'"
Um, can we add a 32nd objection to Rahm's campaign petitions based on residency? Because he clearly doesn't live here.
"After a few minutes of thought, Emanuel backpedaled. 'Taking it further than what I'm saying is not what I want to do,' he said."
I don't know if that's a backpedal or a pirouette.
I know, ballet jokes are cheap when it comes to Rahm. It's been a long, screwed-up week.
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"The finding by U.S. Presiding Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier clears the way for the end by Jan. 31 of the sheriff's office's involvement in the decades-old Shakman litigation and the monitoring of its hiring and promotions by the court. Cook County government and Mayor Richard Daley's City Hall remain under the decree."
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From the fair:
"Join us for the 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale in Chicago on December 4 + 5, 2010, from 11am - 7pm at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk)! With over 150 of today's finest indie-craft talents setting up shop, holiday shoppers are sure to find something for everyone at this FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design + DIY spectacular!"
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Posted on December 3, 2010
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