The [Monday] Papers
"For two years, Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios has insisted in the face of nepotism allegations that county ethics rules don't apply to his office," the Sun-Times reports.
"Now, county ethics officials have hired a former City Hall inspector general to go to court and prove him wrong,
"A judge recently approved the Cook County Ethics Board's request and appointed David Hoffman a special state's attorney in the Berrios case."
It gets even more galling.
"The county has been footing the legal bill for Berrios, who also is the Cook County Democratic Party chairman, to fight the ethics panel."
Thank you, Toni Preckwinkle and Pat Quinn, for endorsing Berrios.
And thank you, Democrats, for your partisan relativism when it comes to corruption.
Hey Mike Madigan, you're the chair of the state party, whaddya say?
Pat Quinn has lost his soul.
"After the headlines faded, Ruth Ann Steinhagen did something else just as surprising: She disappeared into obscurity, living a quiet life unnoticed in Chicago until now, more than a half century later, when news broke that she had died three months earlier . . .
"The story, with its elements of obsession, mystery, insanity and a baseball star, made it part of both Chicago's colorful crime history and rich baseball lore."
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* The best reporting/explanation I've seen describing the breakdown of gang hierarchies into even smaller units than I think the media realizes. By Natalie Moore.
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Posted on March 18, 2013
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