The [Friday] Papers
"He needs cookies and milk, department stores to make his appearances and post offices to handle all the letters from children.
"If Santa Claus ever wants to relocate from the North Pole, he should consider Peoria in central Illinois. That's the conclusion of a Canadian think tank that analyzed data on Canadian and U.S. cities to compile a scientific list of top-10 places suitable for Santa," AP reports.
Plus, he doesn't even have to guarantee jobs cleaning reindeer dung to get a tax break.
Spooky Action At A Distance
"Nelson, Polk County's communications director, removed a cardboard image of the Denver Broncos quarterback from a public park in Bartow after complaints about its placement beside a Christmas Nativity scene."
Here's the spooky part: The park is called Millennium Park. And Nelson is a Bears fan. (And I used to work at the Ledger).
Plus, click through to see the photo, it's pretty awesome.
Christmas Message From Cardinal George
Reminiscent of George likening the media to communist spies.
Cook County Democratic Party leaders are finding him a job at O'Hare as we speak.
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Posted on December 23, 2011
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