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The [Friday] Papers

Non-tronc edition.

"More low-income workers are making the reverse trek outside the city for retail and manufacturing jobs in suburban Cook and surrounding collar counties," LaRisa Lynch reports for the Chicago Reporter.

"What experts call 'job sprawl' and 'spatial mismatch' - the disconnection between where people live and where they work - is changing the commute for some residents. Spatial mismatch disproportionately affects African-Americans in metropolitan areas with high poverty rates and high levels of segregation.

"In Chicago, the impact of the mismatch may be felt the hardest in neighborhoods on the West and South sides, which have among the highest unemployment rates in the city. Black workers have seen modest-paying, manual labor jobs quickly disappear from their communities, leaving them few options but to commute to far-flung suburban locales to earn a living."

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I'm going to steal this ↓ and encourage you to read the whole piece.

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This has been a problem for a long time, and it's one reason why clustering so much development around O'Hare, for example, can be unhelpful. (Peotone, people.)

It also gets to the nature of our transportation network, and its political economy. To wit:

"Take the Red Line. Former Mayor Richard J. Daley promised in 1968 to extend it to the city limits. The extension still hasn't happened."

Cop Chop
"In the more than 60 years since Mayor Richard J. Daley was elected, Chicago has had seven mayors and 14 police chiefs," Thomas J. Gradel writes for Illinois Issues.

"Many of the mayors had significant police scandals on their watch, which often led to the sacking of the police chiefs. Most of the police superintendents were fired or resigned because they were about to be fired.

"The police superintendents themselves didn't commit crimes, take bribes, abuse citizens or shoot unarmed fleeing suspects. But too many rank and file officers did. They committed these offenses on the chief's watch when he supposedly was in charge of his officers. The superintendents were usually slow to take corrective action and in most cases, the bad cops were never disciplined. That's business as usual in Chicago, and it typically doesn't seem to bother the mayor, until the news media and voting public became upset. Then the ax falls."

Spot. On.

"Each time it's the same movie with a slightly modified script. But the end is the same: the police superintendent resigns, is told to resign or is fired. The mayor survives and gets another chance to appoint his next 'ideal' top cop."

Put this, too, on your weekend reading list.

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Programming Note
I will have Tronc-Tribune material this weekend, if not later today, as well as a bunch of other stuff.

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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #105: Baseball City
Is in post-production.

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Beachwood Photo Booth: Greystone Chicago
Our answer to brownstones.

U Of C Team Goes Inside ISIS's Looted Antiquities Trade
Successful looting requires its own social markets.

Mitch McConnell's Memoir On Obama
Senate Republican leader hard to take on many issues, but his descriptions of the president ring true.

This Week In Concussions: Another Enforcer Down
Plus: BMX Legend Afflicted; Soccer & Rugby Next.

The Political Odds
Updated to reflect recent (non-Tronc) developments.

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Subhumans, Florist, PVRIS, and Lacuna Coil.

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BeachBook

Shark Tank Casting Call Coming To Chicago.

Perhaps someone with a content curation and monetization machine ought to give it a try!

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#ObamaOut.

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#ObamaOut.

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United's Plane Porn Instagram Strategy.

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Former Head Of Strategic Air Command Will Freak You Out Now.

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Baltimore TIF Strategy Sounds Familiar.

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Every Time Oprah Said 'The Vultures Are Waiting To Pick Your Bones.'

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Keeping Traditions Alive At The New Maxwell Street Market.

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More Logan Square Development Bullshit On The Way.

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TweetWood
A (non-Tronc) sampling.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Tips welcome.



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Posted on June 3, 2016


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