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The [Thursday] Papers

1. Wouldn't it be more productive to just bank the $6 million?

2. This list is missing crooked city workers.

3. Fortune tellers now welcome in Cook County forest preserves.

Previously had to work off-site.

4. 409 pages of garbage.

5. Our Weaselly New Political Map.

See also: Chicago's Ward Remap Begins With Everyone On Alert

6. "With former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge in prison for lying about the torture of criminal suspects, federal officials have turned their investigation to detectives who worked under Burge and to former Cook County prosecutors, the Tribune has learned.

"FBI agents and federal prosecutors from Chicago and the Justice Department's civil rights office in Washington are looking into the testimony and actions of several detectives who worked for Burge, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

"The authorities are also examining the role of assistant state's attorneys who once worked in the office's felony review unit, visiting the widow of one former prosecutor just two weeks ago, the sources said. Felony review prosecutors play a crucial role in approving criminal charges against suspects and in some cases help direct investigations and question suspects."

How far will they take it?

7. "Mayor Rahm Emanuel has quietly disbanded the $3.6 million-a-year Office of Compliance that former Mayor Richard M. Daley created in 2007 to get around an inspector general who had embarrassed him," the Sun-Times reports.

See also: Daley Is Unfit To Be Mayor


Can't Daley be charged with racketeering for the manner in which he ran the city?

8. Progressive Democrats To Demonstrate At Obama Chicago Headquarters.

Then they're going to march over to my place and apologize en masse for how much shit they gave me for telling the truth about the guy in 2008.

9. Rick Morrissey can't change the fact that soccer fans, like, sooooooo don't care what he thinks.


"The qualifying round of the Women's World Cup came to a dramatic and fantastic end with the United States defying the odds and surmounting one of the most unbelievable comebacks in Women's World Cup history, and they did it with only 10 players on the pitch," Ryan Miller writes for the George-Anne.

"Viewer numbers all over the U.S. skyrocketed. The number of people tuned in equaled the number of views of the U.S. women's last World Cup championship victory over China in 1999 . . . The match, which was broadcast on ESPN, acquired 3,890,000 viewers. This feat placed third on the U.S. Women's World Cup all-time views list behind the Brazil-U.S semi-final match in 1999, which had an electronic audience of 4,924,000 people, and the Women's World Cup final between U.S.-China, which attracted an audience of 17,975,000 people."

10. "A one-time Air Force airman from upstate New York will appear in a suburban Chicago courtroom on August 1 after a wedding-crash gone badly awry,"HuffPost Chicago notes.

11. This Astonishing Star Wars Videogame Is Real, But Only A Few Will Ever Play It.

"The game was devised by Arthur Nishimoto, a student at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago."

12. Naperville Unveils New Sports Complex On Old Nike Missile Site.

13. Live Like A King Outside Chicago In A Castle All Your Own.

14. Rumsfeld patted down at O'Hare.

15. GayTV Chicago.

16. Carl's Cubs Mailbag: They Built This City

17. I Am A Security Guard: Rest In Peace.


The Beachwood Tip Line: A march of folly.


Posted on July 14, 2011

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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