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The [Monday] Papers

"Lawmakers left the Capitol on Sunday for an uncertain summer amid stalemate over a new state budget and pro-business changes as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic legislative leaders engaged in a heated round of attacks over who is a better protector of the middle class," the Tribune reports.

I have unsurprising news for you: None of them giving a flying fuckwad about the middle class - and they give even less about the poor.

But if you want a theater review, click through and read the rest.

Express This
"Emanuel has made repeated statements recently that Chicago should try again to launch a nonstop express passenger rail service between downtown and O'Hare," Jon Hilkevitch writes for the Tribune.

Yes, please hurry me to my delay! I can't wait to . . . wait.

B3 Downgraded To Junk
Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigned and I'd like to bring you Lauren FitzPatrick's report for the Sun-Times, but I just don't have the patience this morning to suffer through browser freeze.

Rahm's Flyover
On this weekend's Beachwood Radio Hour with Natasha Julius: Trains, Trails, Rivers & Riot Fest.

Segments include: The Riverwalk Is (Sort Of) Open; The 606 Is (Finally) Here; Rahm's Flyover; Pat Quinn's Blue Ribbon Recommendations Are (Sadly) Dead, Dead, Dead; Riot Fest Got Screwed; and Confession: Maggie Daley Park Is Really Cool.

Consult our Show Notes for the segment that interests you!

Talkin' Thibodeau Turkey
Rhodes vs. Coffman. One of us defends Jerry Reinsdorf!

Segments include: How The Pundits Get The Ray McDonald Story Wrong; The White Sox Are Boring And We're Done With Them; The Cubs Are Still A Bit Clownish; and The Blackhawks Are Still Playing!

Consult our Show Notes!

The White Sox Report
Somehow hanging on.

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The Cub Factor will appear later today or tonight. SportsMonday will appear on Wednesday as Jim "Coach" Coffman previews the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Temples, Fever the Ghost, Dead Feathers, Tobacco, Porches, Saba, The Oblivians, Chronixx, Murder by Death, Pity Sex, Masked Intruder, Young Widows, The Brokedowns, Drake, Little Dragon, Bamboo, The Boris Hauf Sextet, Vance Joy, Falling In Reverse, and Future.

BeachBook
* This Is Why You Couldn't Get A Pair Of 'Chicago' Air Jordan 1s.

* Federal Reserve's Bond-Buying Program Helped Regions That Needed It Least.

* Washington Wisdom On Data Collection Shown Up By Justice Department Verdict.

* Paula Cooper Could Not Escape The Burden Of Justice.

An excellent piece by Beachwood alum David Rutter.

* Can You Tell The Difference Between Bush And Obama On The Patriot Act?

Consider how remarkable this New York Times lead is:

"For the first time since the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans are again free to place phone calls - to friends, lovers, business associates, political groups, doctors and pizza restaurants - without having logs of those contacts vacuumed up in bulk by the National Security Agency."

* Are Your Health Care Premiums About To Go Up?

The cost curve does not bend toward justice.

* Cook County State's Attorney's Office Denies FOIA About FOIAs.

* Another Imprisoned Man Cleared Of Murder In Lake County.

* Matt Lauer Waits In Parking Garage For Anonymous Source On Parenting Trends.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Resigned.



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Posted on June 1, 2015


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