Chicago - Dec. 14, 2017
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
 
Must-See TV
Army Of Darkness
ElRey
5 p.m.
A discount-store employee is time-warped to a medieval castle, where he is the foretold savior who can dispel the evil there. Unfortunately, he screws up and releases an army of skeletons. (tvguide.com)
Weather Derby
Tribune: 51/37
Sun-Times: Ferro/McKinney
Weather Channel: 44/41
Ntl Weather Service: 54/43
BWM*: 82/12
Beachwood Bookmarks
K-Tel Classics
WKRP in Cincinnati
So You've Decided To Be Evil
St. Paul Saints
Nye's Polonaise Room
The Arcata Eye
Roadside USA
This Day In . . .
Onion History
Weird Al History
Baseball History
Beachwood History
History History
Spy Magazine History
#OnThisDate History
Chicago
Indicted!
Under Suspicion
Find Your Towed Car
Cable TV Complaints
Freedom of Information
The Expired Meter
The Mob & Friends
Stolen Bike Registry
O'Hare Music Tracker
Rats
Report Corruption (city)
Report Corruption (state)
Beyond
Scoundrels, State
Scoundrels, Federal
The Odds
Random Flight Tracker
Casting Calls
Cosmic Log
Buy Stamps
Beachwood Blogroll
A Handy List
Beachwood Ethics Statement
How We Roll
Today's Horoscope
Liberties will be taken.
Do We Sudoku?
No, but we do do moose stuff, and that can be anything you want it to be. Except Sudoku.
Losing Lottery Numbers
8, 25, 39
Daily Affirmation
I am open and receptive to new avenues of income. (louisehay.com)
Ellie
Knowing that a person may be unwittingly in danger of an assault imposes a moral duty to warn them.
Now Playing
Psychodrama/Marshall Law
Letters to the Editors
FAQ
About
Tip Line
"The Papers" archive
RSS
Beachwood Link Buttons
Media Kit/Advertising
 

The [Friday] Papers

Did the media blow the story of Arthur Bishop, the short-lived director of the state Department of Children and Family Services?

I take a look in The Sad Saga of Arthur Bishop.

*

Also, while you're there: The Week In Juvenile Justice.

-

Billion-Dollar Baby
"A bill making its way through the state House would allow Russian steel company Evraz Group to keep its employees' state taxes," the Tribune reports.

"In 2011, the state made a deal with Evraz worth $4.2 million in corporate income tax credits over 13 years. In exchange, the company promised to relocate its North American headquarters to Chicago and create 70 jobs.

"The company is now requesting to use that credit against its employees' withholdings. Companies make such a request when they pay little to no corporate income taxes to the state."

*

"Illinois laid on $3 million in incentives to sweeten the deal for Evraz, including tax credits spread over 10 years and a one-time training grant of $50,000," the Oregonian reported in 2011.

"The recession bruised Evraz North America, which gained sales again last year and aims to exceed $3 billion in revenues this year. 'We want to be a $4 billion company going to $5 billion,' [North America CEO Mike] Rehwinkel said."

Even if it takes taxpayer money to get there!

*

"Shares in the FTSE 100 steelmaker Evraz fell by more than a tenth as the metals company plunged into the red due to falling steel prices," the Financial Times reported last April.

"Russia's largest steelmaker, which is part owned by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, said it would not pay a final dividend 'due to the deterioration in the market environment, and consequently our performance' which saw the company swing from an $873m pre-tax profit in 2011 to a $106m loss in 2012."

That's the steel business; there happens to be a glut right now.

Oh, and Roman Abramovich is the 137th wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of $9.1 billion.

*

Back to the Trib:

"The bill, which was introduced last month by Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, D-Chicago, now sits in the House Income Tax Subcommittee."

-

Tweeting Chicagoland
I don't think I can go through a whole season of this.

Beachwood Photo Booth: Jeri's Grill
Served a million people - and rocked them all.

Prop Bet
Howard Brookins added to the board.

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Whitney Peyton, Peasant Revolution, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Bob Mould, Robbie Fulks & Jon Langford, Fred Frith, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Call It Treason, and Life Once Lived.

-

BeachBook
* At Illinois DHS, New And Improved Is 'Inhumane.'

* Today Show 'Safety Mom' Was Really A Paid Endorser.

* Brands' Facebook Reach Has Crashed.

* Guantanamo's Restricted Library.

-

TweetWood

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

-

The Beachwood Tip Line: Heavy.




Permalink

Posted on March 7, 2014


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Cricket vs. Brexit.
POLITICS - Charter Schools Complicit With Segregation.
SPORTS - USA Gymnastics Bans Illinois Coach.

BOOKS - The Randomness Of Harvard Admissions.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Public Lands Matter.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Email:

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter



Beachwood Radio!


Ask Me Anything!