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The [Monday] Papers

"A bribes-for-jobs scheme allegedly being run out of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown's office will be at the center this week of a federal trial involving one of Brown's top former aides," the Tribune reports.

"But when Beena Patel faces a jury Tuesday at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse on charges that she lied to a grand jury investigating the pay-to-play allegations, one figure will be noticeably absent from the proceedings: Brown herself."

I'm not sure which literary character to liken Brown to, but there must be one. As the Trib notes, Brown has been under federal investigation for five years. Click through to find out why.

Casino Queens
"Before leaving town for the General Assembly's two-week spring break, senators approved a bill that would allow for any of Illinois' 10 existing riverboat casinos to pick up and move anywhere in the state - freeing them from a decades-long rule that confined casinos in Illinois to riverboats," the Daily Line reports.

Anywhere? That would be a huge change in state law.

"The impetus for the bill was to allow Penn Gaming, the owner of the Hollywood Casino Aurora, to move its facility to another part of the city, said State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines). But Moylan, the bill's House sponsor, told The Daily Line that he felt the same opportunity should be afforded to all casinos in the state, and not just for a potential move across town."

If I'm Penn Gaming, I'm not going to settle for moving across Aurora - I'm heading for Lincoln Yards or The 78. Or both.

Brodsky Bully
"In a rare rebuke, attorney Joel Brodsky, best known for representing convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson, has been suspended from practicing in federal court in Chicago for one year stemming from his scorched-earth tactics in a mundane civil lawsuit," the Tribune reports.

"A three-page order by an administrative panel of federal judges made public on Thursday found that Brodsky had violated the rules of professional conduct in a civil lawsuit involving a used Infiniti SUV.

"Brodsky's bizarre antics in the case - all but accusing a witness of inventing a son and saying his rival attorney was running a 'criminal enterprise' - had already garnered him a stiff $50,000 fine and an order to undergo anger management training."

Or get a job in the Trump Administration. He'd be a perfect fit.

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Anniversary: Prince in the Beachwood

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Tweeting Mueller
A sampling.

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Tweeting Trump
A sampling.

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New on the Beachwood . . .

Last Chance To See Mummies
"Using non-invasive CT scanning, our scientists were able to see an Egyptian woman inside her intricate layered wrappings. At the time of her death, likely from tuberculosis, she was in her early 40s and had curly hair. Her gilded mask not only acted as an idealized portrait, but also ensured she kept her eyesight, hearing, taste, and smell in the afterlife."

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Stories Of Im/migration: Chicago
A new digital archive.

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Illinois Supreme Court Draws A Line At 40 Years For "Life" Sentences Imposed On Youth
Children, it turns out, are redeemable.

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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #248: Cubs Season Already Exhausting
Pleasure greatly exceeded by pressure, urgency, payroll, bullpen, Bryzzo. Plus: Most Dramatic Week Of White Sox Season Already Over; TWIB Notes; Tiger Woods Is No Ben Hogan, Muhammad Ali Or Rick Allen; Third-Choice Porter Moser Lays Down A Marker; and Bears Skipping First Day Of Draft.

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The White Sox Report: Tick, Tick, Tick
For the present-day White Sox, a challenge of immense magnitude.

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SportsMonday: Baez, Bote Reset Cubs
Also helping: Cy Chatwood!

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Whistleblower Spurned By Players For Exposing Tennis Crooks
Tennis whistleblower Marco Trungelliti says he is paying a heavy price for exposing wrongdoing in the sport; other players have ostracized him since he gave evidence of match-fixing.

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ChicagoReddit

Adult Baseball Leagues in the City? from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Sir Grout Chicago - For The Children.

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BeachBook
A sampling.

Claims Of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny To A Second Boeing Jet.

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Michael Jackson Biographers Face History, And The Mirror.

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A Day Working At Rustler Steak House.

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TweetWood
A non-Mueller, non-Trump sampling.

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The Beachwood McRibTipLine: Smokin'.



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Posted on April 22, 2019


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BOOKS - The Hidden Places Of World War 2.

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