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The [Monday] Papers

"Three Chicago police officers and a Glenview police officer have been charged with lying under oath in court during a drug case last year," the Tribune reports.

"The officers - Chicago Police Sergeant James Padar, Officer William Pruente, Officer Vince Morgan and Glenview Officer James Horn - have been charged with felony perjury, according to a statement issued early Monday by the Cook County state's attorney's office.

"The charges come after a video contradicted the officers' sworn testimony during a March 2014 court hearing on whether evidence in the drug case had been properly obtained."

See also:
* Washington Post: How Do We Fix The Police 'Testilying' Problem?

* Vice: Testilying: Cops Are Liars Who Get Away With Perjury.

* Politico: When Cops Cry Wolf.

"Police have been setting up suspects with false testimony for decades." - Frank Serpico.

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Blackhawks South
"Around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, after the hometown Lightning surrendered a second goal to the Chicago Blackhawks to cough up Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, a strange noise emanated from the corner of First Avenue N and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street," the Tampa Bay Times reports.

"Raucous, joyous cheers.

"The source of this out-of-place excitement? Engine No. 9, a bar and highly regarded burger joint in St. Petersburg where the Blackhawks fan-per-capita is often higher than anywhere else in Tampa Bay.

"It's designated an official Blackhawks bar by the team - the only one outside of Illinois and Wisconsin - and will be hosting Chicago fans again when Game 3 starts tonight."

You may be wondering:

"How does a bar in the middle of Tampa Bay Lightning territory end up as a destination for Chicago's faithful?

"The bar's owner is Jason Esposito, son of legendary Blackhawks goaltender Tony Esposito."

War On Walgreens
"A [Pittsburgh] woman will go to court against Walgreens later this week," CBS Pittsburgh reports.

"She says she caught the store in Murrysville overcharging her.

"Consumer Advocate Mary Bach says it was just before Easter when she bought some Milky Way and Snickers candy bars.

"She says the price tag on the package was for $1.89, but at the checkout she says she was charged $3.50 for each.

"She says she told the clerk and was given a refund, but when she went back four days later: 'They still had lots and lots of these items on the shelf, and they were all price marked just as these bags were,' said Bach.

"She bought the same items, and once again, she claims she was overcharged. So she decided to sue.

"'I just want all retailers to be held accountable,' she said."

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That might seem petty, but it seems like a pretty standard Walgreens problem.

The Political Odds
Updated to reflect recent developments.

Chicagoetry: A Black Horse Grazes The Red Grass Of Mars
It only took 20 years to find the second line.

The Young People's Poet Laureate
Brown girl dreaming.

TrackNotes: American Pharoah Thrills And Chills
What a thing to happen!

The White Sox Report: Try The Whitefish
Barely (not even) mediocre.

The Cub Factor: Left Out
The weakest links.

ICYMI: Last Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Begin By Gathering Supplies, Mint Mile, Refused, Paramore, Calexico, Hidden Hospitals, Will Butler, Epik High, Royal Blood, and The Very Best.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Is in production!

The Beachwood Radio [News] Hour #60
Is in production!

The Beachwood Radio [Sports] Hour #54
The Exquisitely Boring Blackhawks. All the drama is on the ice.

Plus: Extensive Bulls Coaching Search Turns Up Fred Hoiberg; Most Boring Manager In World Manages Most Boring Team; Cubs Make Kind Of Play They Never Make; How The Triple Crown Is Like The Cubs; and Get Sepp!

SportsMonday Programming Note
Jim "Coach" Coffman is going to follow the Blackhawks through the Finals and then take the summer off from writing until it's time to start covering the Bears again. He'll still appear on our weekly sports podcast, thankfully.

BeachBook
* If Ben Bishop Had To Poop, The Lightning Need To Just Say So.

* Chicago Lawyer Allegedly Tried To Extort Whitney Houston.

* Taco Bell With Booze Should Have Bouncer, Last-Call, Group Says.

Wade Garrett's the best, but he's getting old. Get Dalton.

* It Ain't Journalism, Folks.

The Washington Post finds great meaning in Rick Perry's wink. Out of ideas over there? 'Cause I got a bunch.

* Made In Chicago: First Defense Legal Aid.

* Bobby Bare Jr.'s 2003 Version Of 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.'

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Posted on June 8, 2015


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