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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.

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Hey Mike Madigan, you're the chair of the state party, whaddya say?

Rahm?

Anyone?

Our Illinois
"Gov. Pat Quinn has argued in recent weeks that Illinois is in the middle of a job-creation revival, but while some of his claims stand up to scrutiny, others don't, and still others do not appear based on anything concrete enough to be sure," AP reports.

Pat Quinn has lost his soul.

Oh, Cubs
"She inspired a novel and a movie starring Robert Redford when in 1949 she lured a major league ballplayer she'd never met into a hotel room with a cryptic note and shot him, nearly killing him," Don Babwin writes for AP.

"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."

Click through for the rest of the story.

CSI: CPS
Disaster capitalism at work.

Best In Show
* The best account I've seen of the Persepolis book ban. By Linda Lutton.

* 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.

* The best reporting/account I've seen about how the media champions some victims of violence while disregarding others. Also by Natalie Moore.

(John Kass has also been writing about "imperfect victims.")

Interpretive Jazz Dance To The Match Game Theme
A totally viral video by our very own J.J. Tindall.

SportsMonday: Spin-O-Rama
Sharpshooting.

Zine-O-Rama
A fest, a snow home and a long-arm stapler.

Meet Calumet Fisheries
"Smoking fish our way is a disappearing art."

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
SXSW must have taken it out of everyone because this is all we could find.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Long-armed.



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Posted on March 18, 2013


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BOOKS - The Fresh Air Fund's Complicated Racial Record.

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