The [Friday] Papers
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From Zay N. Smith to you:
Cook County Clue
"Preckwinkle still hasn't said who recommended that she appoint John Bills, a longtime political worker for House Speaker Michael Madigan, to the part-time post at the Cook County Employee Appeals Board, a panel known as a haven for those with political clout. It pays nearly $35,000 annually plus health benefits."
Our guess: Madigan in a Smoke-Filled Room with a Threat.
No, but seriously, The Beachwood has narrowed down the list of suspects.
"As a broadcast journalism student at Harold Washington College, Emily Rabinovich is learning the ins and outs of chasing stories," the Tribune reported Friday.
"On Thursday night, she found herself cornered by news cameras after firefighters rescued her from a pitch-black elevator stuck for an hour in a Near North Side high-rise."
Rahm's Multiple Choice
April 13: "Rahm Defends Crime Strategy."
(After, presumably, testing them in neighborhoods that didn't.)
August 27: "Cops Treading Water? Emanuel Says No."
Let's break that down.
"A Sneed source whose name might be Sandi Jackson wants Sneed and only Sneed to know this because Sneed won't ask questions in exchange for this 'scoop' and is a useful conduit to distract attention away from her husband's myriad problems amidst a re-election bid in which he is not campaigning and may not even be around to serve by blaming the press for apparently blocking his walking path to a doctor who joins the list of doctors whose names we don't know and who have never attached their names to any public statement put out by the Jackson camp about the congressman's condition."
Meanwhile, the paper announced it would be changing its name to the Chicago Spun-Times.
Students entered the conference room through a revolving door and were treated to a table full of pension sweeteners before hearing from special guest John "Quarters" Boyle.
Also, Cubs To Bring Train Wreck Tour To Wrigley.
Meanwhile, the Cubs announced their new marketing slogan: Just wait 'til next, next, next year.
Could Cause Drowsiness
"Under questioning Thursday at City Council budget hearings, Ferguson promised not to run for any public office that includes the city of Chicago for at least two years after stepping down as inspector general."
My favorite part, though, was this:
"Ald. 'Proco' Joe Moreno (1st) pressed the issue during Thursday's hearing."
Then Moreno reportedly went around the room and got every single person to make the same vow, including security guards, reporters and babies. Then the mayor patted him on the head.
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The Beachwood Tip Line: Retrograde.
Posted on October 19, 2012
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