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The [Monday] Papers

TUESDAY UPDATE: All of the action is on Twitter for now, what with Rahm firing Garry McCarthy, announcing formation of a task force on police accountability, and holding a press conference this morning. More here later.


While I work on some Laquan McDonald material for today [some now below], here are some fresh posts elsewhere on the site as well as posts you may have missed over the long holiday weekend.

ADDED 4:31 P.M.:

* Song Of The Moment: 16 Shots.

From Sherm N Demand.


ADDED 3:41 P.M.:

* The Weekend In Chicago Rock.

Featuring: Health, Baroness, Bumsy & The Moochers, King Diamond, Cathy Richardson, AM Taxi & The Ike Reilly Assassination, Exodus, Joseph Arthur, Larry Hernandez, Car Seat Headrest, The Faceless, Houndmouth, Modern Baseball, Northlake, Tink, and Winter Jones.


ADDED 1:36 P.M.:

* The [Laquan McDonald] Papers Pt. 1: Where's Rahm?

Playing dodge ball.


ADDED 12:51 P.M.:

* The Political Odds.

Now reflecting recent developments.


ADDED 11:11 A.M.:

* Amazon, CyberMonday & You.

Add wage theft to a sick and abusive corporate culture.


* Stinky Seaweed Spurs Invention.

Elastec, a downstate Carmi company that specializes in oil spill response, has made a seaweed barrier, the "Beach Bouncer," after receiving calls from resorts in Antigua and the Dominican Republic plagued by the stuff.

* Beachwood Photo Booth: End School Zone.

Begin learning.

* U.S. Taxpayers Set To Shell Out For Growing Peanut Pile.

A mountain of peanuts is piling up in the U.S. south, threatening to hand American taxpayers a near $2-billion bailout bill over the next three years, and leaving the government with a big chunk of the crop on its books.

* Surf The White Winter Wave!

Winter is on at the Cook County forest preserves - Twig-Tac-Toe, Animal Tracking, Bonfires, S'mores and more!

* New Site Tracks Social Media Content Takedowns.

At, users themselves can report on content takedowns from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube.

* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #79: Bears Beat Starr, Favre, Rodgers.

Plus: Watch The Bouncing Blackhawks; Bulls Also Bounce; and the Warm Stove League.

* Fantasy Fix: The Pope's Nose Awards 2015.

A Thanksgiving tradition involving the ass of a turkey.

* The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: Confidence Picks.

The fascinating evolution of Bears fans' expectations this season.

* Chicago Teachers Pension Fund Sues Wall Street.

The banks masked their collusion by using code-names for joint projects such as "Lily," "Fusion," and "Valkyrie," according to the suit.

* Who Turned My Blue State Red?

Argument: The people who most rely on the safety-net programs secured by Democrats are, by and large, not voting against their own interests by electing Republicans. Rather, they are not voting, period.

* State Lawmakers To Investigate Workers' Comp Opt Out.

Bruce Rauner no doubt watching closely.

* Jonathan Pie, TV Reporter! Grow Some Balls, Tell The Truth.

How to really deliver the news that we all know is true.

* Classic Chicago Thanksgiving TV.

Mmmm, the Carvel Tom Turkey Cake . . .

* Meet The Era: A Chicago Footwork Documentary.

Born and raised here.

* The Week In Chicago Rock.

Featuring: Lupe Fiasco, Nacho Picasso, Grimes, Nicole Dollanganger, Interpuesto, Simply Saucer, The Atlas Moth, Lights, The Pharcyde, Knuckle Puck, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.


Laquan McDonald

* The [Thanksgiving 2015] Papers.

Malcolm London explains it all.

* The Weekend Desk Report.

16 shots, hell no you can't shop.


The Beachwood Tip Line: Hell no.


Posted on November 30, 2015

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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