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The [Monday] Papers

"Martin Cabrera Jr. is out, but he's still in," Dan Mihalopoulos writes for the Sun-Times in a pretty awesome lead.

What makes it work so well, of course, is that it has the benefit of being true.

"The investment banker who was brought in to oversee reforms at Chicago's scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization, the state's largest charter-school operator, didn't last four months before stepping down recently as UNO's board chairman, citing unspecified differences over the group's 'philosophy and mission.'

"But Cabrera retains close ties to politicians including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th) - both big supporters of UNO and its embattled chief executive, Juan Rangel.

"Cabrera has built and maintained especially strong ties to Burke as Cabrera Capital Markets, the Chicago financial services firm Cabrera founded, has enjoyed multimillion-dollar growth, getting a cut of deals involving billions of dollars as a bond underwriter for city and state agencies and major governments across Illinois and nationwide."

Click through for the rest of the story.

The Furloughed Skies
"United Airlines has unveiled a new ad campaign that it hopes will bring customers back to the better days of flying," the Tribune reports.

"The Chicago-based airline announced Friday it developed a series of ads featuring its famous 'Fly the Friendly Skies' tag line it last used in 1996."

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"For more than a decade, thousands of United Airlines pilots have been furloughed, forced to pursue second-choice careers as nurses, home inspectors, travel agents, sales representatives and computer programmers," Crain's reports.

"But eventually, they get recalled. And when that day comes, they have to decide: return or move on with the life they've made in the interim?"

Inequality For All
See the trailer for the new documentary featuring Robert Reich.

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"In 2012, the top 5 percent of households received 22 percent of all income in the country - a share that has climbed steadily over the past three decades. Prominent economists have shown that income inequality is now greater than it was in 1928, the eve of the Great Depression."

Home Run
"West Michigan is calling, and it wants you to come back home," MLive reports.

"Advertisements now in place across Chicago and online aim to coax people to move back as part of a larger effort to help people adjust to the area, said Cindy Brown, executive director of Hello West Michigan."

Um, hello? Just called to say No thanks!

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I'm not from Western Michigan, but just imagining if I was.

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Also, what are you still doing there?

Big Mac Attack
"On Wednesday, the new class of MacArthur Fellows - known to the world as the "genius grant" winners - will be announced," Cecilia Conrad of the MacArthur Foundation writes for the Washington Post in Five Myths About The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'.

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He's Back
Comeback tour ends in Chicago.

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Miller Time
That's the Beachwood Reporter's J.J. Tindall, mister.

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It's Trestman Time
SportsMonday: Learning To Play Ahead.

Chicago Export Report
Hot dogs and popcorn.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Including: Pop. 1280, Radiation City, Shining, The Dodos, Lee, Vic Mensa, J.Cole, Kid Cudi, Logic, Tyler The Creator, Wale-Clappers, Underground United 2, Sworn In, Victims, Gift Giver, Jimmy Cliff, Anathema, and Tommy Emmanuel.

Thanks For The (2005) Memories
They're all we have now. In The White Sox Report.

The Cub Factor
Will appear on Tuesday.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Sworn in.



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Posted on September 23, 2013


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BOOKS - Windy City Blues.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Fish Unboxing.


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