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The [Friday] Papers

Let's catch up with the week's news. Some of these items will receive expanded coverage in the days to come; some will not.

1. Bring Us The Heads Of C.J. Watson, Omer Asik And Carlos Boozer.

2. Obama's Gay Marriage Gambit.

3. Company that lies about its circulation reportedly buying the Reader.

4. Rahm willing to interfere in law enforcement investigations for any of his constituents.

5. State attorney general represents state representative who owes taxes on her state office.

6. Rahm: Pension contracts can be broken but parking meter lease can't.

7. "Groupon Grassroots, the social-giving branch of the online deal site, has raised $163,000 for 79 local organizations across the country since its relaunch April 16."

So $2,063 per organization, on average. They'd be better off just saving some money on expenses by using some Groupons.

8. "There are no Everlasting Gobstoppers, and there's no chocolate river," Chicago's very own Billy McWonka announces.

9. "Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, spelled out in detail [Sunday] what Washington expects from its NATO allies at the upcoming summit in Chicago: a long-term financial commitment to Afghanistan. Crocker also bluntly dismissed the idea of issuing an apology to Pakistan over last November's errant NATO strikes."

10. Fifty Shades of Grey Chicago.

11. The Week in Chicago Rock.

12. How will they know the difference?

13. State rep caught accepting bribe from fake company defends himself by alleging company was fake.

14. Governor's mansion available 325 nights a year.

15. Jamie Dimon loses $2 billion bet, will not be foreclosed upon.

16. Chicago officially wants someone to die in a traffic accident in the year 2020.


The Beachwood Tip Line: Book it.


Posted on May 10, 2012

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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