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The [Monday] Papers

"Under former Mayor Richard M. Daley, City Hall paid millions of dollars in legal fees to Katten Muchin Rosenman, the law firm where Daley now works," the Sun-Times reports.

"But under Daley's successor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the firm has seen its City Hall business fall sharply, records show.

"Last year, Chicago taxpayers paid Katten Muchin $139,964 - the lowest amount the firm has been paid by City Hall in more than 16 years."

Surely that's just a coincidence.

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"Emanuel administration officials won't talk about Katten's decline in legal work since Daley left office."

Not even to say it's a coincidence?

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"Daley has had a long relationship with Katten Muchin, particularly with one of the firm's partners, Terry Newman. Daley and Newman have been friends and regular dinner companions for two decades, and Newman remains in the former mayor's inner circle.

"A month after Daley left office, he joined Katten Muchin 'as Of Counsel to the firm, where he draws on his vast knowledge, experience and relationships globally to contribute to the continued growth of the firm,' according to Katten's website.

"The law firm also hired Daley's former City Hall press secretary, Jacquelyn Heard, and deputy press secretary, Jodi Kawada."

Oh.

Beachwood Radio
New episodes in the books!

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #3: What The FBI Director Saw In Chicago. Plus: Mayor Fioretti? Life With Bon Scott and Love In The Time Of Cholera. Being A Chicago Democrat. Roamin' Rahm. Chicago Street Photographer Helene Smith. And more!

* Beachwood International with The Angry Aussie No. 10: We Don't Care How They Do It In New York. Plus: Updates on Heartbleed and Ukraine.

Beachwood Sports
* SportsMonday: Six Degrees Of Playoff Losses. Commiserating with Blackhawks and Bulls fans.

* The White Sox Report: Attendance Already In Check. It's the ballpark, stupid.

* The Cub Factor: Will appear on Tuesday.

Beachwood Music
* The Weekend In Chicago Rock: Chuck Loeb, Ghost, Excision, Twistid, Blaze Ya Dead, Orquesta Aragon, Chevelle, Middle Class Rut, and Twista.

BeachBook
* Clinton Advisers Manipulated Wall Street Deregulation, Records Show; Now Work For Obama. Ignored risks to American economy and its citizens in pursuit of their own greed. Now millions pay the price.

* White Sox A Haven For Cuban Ballplayers. South Side "the center of an expanding universe of Cuban defectors in Major League Baseball."

* Aon Revamps Man U Sponsorship. "From focusing on awareness to driving 'understanding and preference.'"

* Chicago's $20 Million Club. Another list of overpaid CEOs.

* NYPD Commissioner Turned Felon Has A Message For Us Now That He's Been To Prison. Now against mandatory minimums that Garry McCarthy and Rahm Emanuel continue to push despite 30 years of research that unequivocally shows they do not work.

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Posted on April 21, 2014


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