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The [Monday] Papers

Let's begin the arduous task of once again trying to catch up on the news.

1. Vice Squad.

"Hyde Park's second brewery may arrive before the end of the year. Vice District Brewing Company co-owners State Rep. Curtis Tarver II (D-25th) and Quintin Cole plan to open in the South Side neighborhood by 2020, the Chicago Tribune reported." - via Eater Chicago

Vice Brewing actually only gets a mention in the (worthwhile) Trib story, which is a broader look at "the unbearable whiteness of brewing."

But I'm glad Eater flagged Vice because of Tarver's involvement. His flip-flop on rent control - and subsequent lying about it - was almost comical.

It turns out Vice District was evicted from its original South Loop location, among other recent problems plaguing the operation. Click through to Eater for the delicious deets.

2. Pun Parade Is Back.

I admit, when I first heard about the Cows on Parade in 1999, I rolled my eyes as hard as they could roll. When I actually saw them close up, on Michigan Avenue, my eyes were charmed out of their sockets. Well, they're back, so here you go:

But please, everyone, no more cow puns. The cows are not on the moove and they're not udderly interesting.

3. Ghosts On The Highway.

"The Illinois Department of Transportation, State Police and law enforcement agencies are teaming up to prevent alcohol- and drug-related crashes and fatalities through a ramped-up enforcement period that runs through July 8," AP reports.

I'm not saying this isn't really happening, but every holiday weekend when I see these stories my mind flashes back to the state patrolman in another state who once told me they often make these announcements without adding extra patrol just to make motorists think there is extra patrol out there.

Assignment Desk: Check it out!

4. Dare Force.

"How dare this nation easily, quickly and totally dismiss the allegation of a respected media professional that she was raped by the man who sits in the Oval Office when far less substantiated accusations have been given limitless exposure on the center stage of American media," Vernon A. Williams writes for the Chicago Crusader.

Go read it. I'll wait.

5. Chicago Just Discovered She's 'The Other Woman.'

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New on the Beachwood . . .

TrackNotes: Double Trouble
"You either suppress the reality of the game and go along merrily, enjoying all the horses of their different colors. Or you catch the Emerald City parade and then look behind the wizards' curtains and see and understand the chicanery, hypocrisy and outright deceit. Either way, it is very stressful, I will attest."

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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #258: Craptastic Cubs
Continuing conundrums. Plus: Cubs To Be Well Represented In All-Star Game If You Include Alumni; The Unprecedented Nature Of Kris Bryant; The NL Central Actually Sucks; All-Star Catcher Willson Contreras Is Actually Worse Than We Thought; Tim Anderson's Got An Ankle; Yonder DFAlonso; I'm Going To A White Sox Game; Stan Bowman Rolls Draft Dice; and Rapinoe, France & Eric Trump's Spitter.

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SportsMonday: A Modest Cubs Proposal
The time has come for this change.

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The White Sox Report: Ovah The Hump
The season now is right at its halfway point, and the Sox, standing at 39-42, are a far different ballclub than a year ago when they were 28-53 on their way to 100 losses. Sox faithful, those days are ovah!

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Chicago Thrift Store Book Haul
"Hauling books from a really nice thrift store I visited while on vacation in Chicago."

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ChicagoReddit

Any decent store in Chicago that buys board games? from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

The Beths at the Logan Square Arts Fest on Sunday night.

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BeachBook

Joe Biden: "I Like Dick Cheney, For Real. I Think He Is A Decent Man."

And then Biden goes on to describe Cheney's private national security staff, without any indication of that having been a problem. In 2017.

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Subway Royally Screwed Franchisees Out Of Their Businesses.

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Most Skin Care Products Are A Scam.

And by "most," we mean all.

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When Will The First Female Play In The Major Leagues.

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Megan Rapino's Greatest Heartbreak - And Hope.

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Scabies Means Misery. This Pill Can End It.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood McRibTipLine: Bank it.



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