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The [Friday] Papers

LaShawn Ford, c'mon down!

You are the next contestant on the The Indictment Is Right.

And so far you are losing - big time.

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"An indictment is an accusation and a theory of what those people believed happened as far as the life I live," Ford told OakPark.com.

Um, sort of.

"This is a case of the feds not knowing how real estate is done in the community."

Do you mean to say the feds don't know how real estate transactions work or that they don't know how they work (wink, wink) in the 'hood?

"The prosecutors - they have a good writer, and they wrote a good story," he told the Sun-Times.

It's not really that good a story. Total lack of character development.

"I'm a hard-working man. They have a way of working, and I have a way of living. I'm honest."

You just said the U.S. Attorney's Office is neither hard-working nor honest, which historically is not a great strategy.

"I'm not a bank fraud, that's for sure."

And I bet you're not a submitting false information to a bank either.

"I ran for office for times like this."

Well, every Illinois politician can say that.

"There's no reason for LaShawn Ford to resign unless he can't be a legislator for the people of the 8th District. My work speaks for itself. My actions speak for itself."

And he apparently speaks for LaShawn Ford.

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See also: Ford Introduces Resolution To Save Bank.

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LaShawn Ford in the Beachwood:
+ See the item Church and State.
+ Calling for the National Guard.

Paging Anita
"After a controversial trial that sparked interest in the legal community, a Chicago attorney has been acquitted of charges she improperly let a suspect in the slaying of a Chicago police officer use her cellphone in an interrogation room," the Tribune reports.

"A Cook County jury deliberated a little less than three hours Thursday evening before clearing Sladjana Vuckovic on two counts of bringing contraband into a penal institution."

Good.

"The charges sparked controversy among criminal-defense lawyers who said they routinely bring their cellphones into police interview rooms and sometimes let clients make calls," the Tribune reported on Thursday. "Some veteran attorneys said they could not remember a similar case ever being pursued by police."

Tough week for Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, who seems intent on bringing vengeful picayune cases on behalf of the Chicago Police Department - while being less aggressive on cases that really matter.

As The City On The Make Turns
"The owner of a company that recently won a $99.4 million janitorial contract from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration was the longtime business partner of a man accused of involvement in organized crime," the Sun-Times reports.

Guilt by associate.

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Speaking of which, Mob Wives Chicago was canceled on Thursday. We say good riddance.

Replacing Junior
"The field is taking shape for a 2nd Congressional District race as two new candidates announced Thursday they are running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress and a third says he has a leg up on getting key Democratic party backing," the Sun-Times reports.

See our updated Political Odds for our current assessment.

Arlington Crybabies
In TrackNotes.

We've Got A Situation
In QT.

The Week In Chicago Rock
The Who, Enrique Bunbury, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and the People Under The Stairs.

Renegade Beachwood
I'll be working the Flying Saucer booth at the Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday Sunday, so stop by and say hello.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Bank shot.



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Posted on November 30, 2012


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