The [Monday] Papers
By Steve Rhodes
BREAKING 12:32 P.M.: We're very pleased to report that a joint investigation by Chicago Talks and The Beachwood Reporter has won the Society of Professional Journalism's 2008 national award for online investigative reporting by an independent media outlet. The investigation found that the committees of Chicago's City Council routinely acted on measures without a quorum, without a record of testimony by those appearing before the committees, and even without records of attendance by city councilmen themselves. This project could not have been possible without the generous assistance of Jay Stewart and the Better Government Association. I'll have a little bit more tomorrow.
The [Monday] Papers
And have we already seen the play of the year?
New Game In Town
Lynn Sweet will also write for PoliticsDaily in addition to her Sun-Times gig.
The Future Is Now
"Crossed fingers that Kulman will dodge the 'Duncan fever' that seems to have affected much of the education beat, and see through the various education types who will - starting now - try to praise and manipulate her to get the coverage they want."
Paying For Propaganda
I wonder if Katz would argue the other side for $1.2 million.
Not Like Mike
The real question is: will the editorial boards and pundits ever endorse toppling the bosses? After all, that means Richard M. Daley first and foremost.
"As it turns out, the most recent Internal Revenue statistics estimate that about 86 percent of taxes owed are collected," the New York Times reports.
I'm still confused about what constitutes essential government services. How is managing an airport governed by city, state and federal laws not an essential government service? How is regulating the public roadways not an essential government service? And compared to what, inspecting porches and hosting the Olympics? Subsidizing stadiums and wealthy corporations? Someone please help me here.
The Peoples Social Secretary
I mean, when she was making $1.8 million in the first half of 2008 alone as CEO of Peoples Gas, my gas came almost every day!
She probably got that job after majoring in natural gas delivery! I'm sure she was a total energy expert!
Plus, fashionista much?
She's even worn trendy black nail polish to White House events! How rad is that?
Maybe she'll run ComEd next.
Don't blame me for the ridiculous auto-generated links.
Gus Van Sant
The Beachwood Tip Line: Burn after reading.
Posted on April 13, 2009
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