The [Thursday] Papers
By the time Illinois holds its Republican primary in March, Rick Santorum may be long gone from the race, but for now stories like this one that include his yearbook photo from Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein are fun and interesting to read.
See also: SantorumIllinois.com.
He Fought For Your Rights
"In his four decades with the organization, he denounced threats to civil liberties wherever he saw them - whether it was filing suit on behalf of women who were subjected to police strip-searches after traffic stops, or criticizing angry African-American aldermen who ripped a student painting of Mayor Harold Washington in women's undergarments off a wall of the School of the Art Institute.
"Mr. Miller, 83, died Tuesday in Evanston of complications from emphysema, said his son, Joshua.
Thank you for your service, Jay Miller.
Your Vote Rarely Counts
"That adage rang true Tuesday for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he was declared the winner in the Iowa caucuses by a scant eight votes over Rick Santorum.
"The concept of close votes easily brings to mind the 2000 presidential election in which a narrow margin of votes between George W. Bush and Al Gore brought court challenges, concerns about voting technology and popularization of 'hanging chads.'"
Um, not really.
As far as Iowa goes, 122,255 votes were cast and for all intents and purposes it was a tie. Mitt Romney and Santorum each received 11 delegates. Big whoop.
Ron Paul Not Dead Yet
"It's what we fill those days with and what quality of both food and experience we bring to the families of the city of Chicago," Emanuel said.
I feel like that's begging for a punchline, but I can't seem to find it. Maybe something about turkey legs.
"The report noted systemic abuses of the federal free lunch program at one West Side high school where school and even district employees had enrolled their children to receive free or reduced lunches despite earning six-figure salaries."
I feel like that's begging for a punchline, but I can't seem to find it. Maybe something about Taste of Chicago.
"According to the report, payroll errors led to 185 retired teachers being paid more than $1.13 million in improper vacation and holiday pay after returning to the classroom to teach part time."
The Beachwood Tip Line: Glitchy.
Posted on January 5, 2012
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