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The [Thursday] Papers

"Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn crossed the Fox Network for the second time this week when his campaign re-used an image of Simpsons villain Mr. Burns in a video spot attacking Quinn's Republican challenger Bruce Rauner," CSNChicago reports.

"After Fox complained, YouTube yanked the 40-second anti-Rauner ad, posting the notice: 'This video contains content from FOX, which has blocked it on copyright grounds.'"

Even Montgomery Burns doesn't want to be compared to Bruce Rauner.

Scheduling Conflict
Trib headline: "Too Soon To Say If Cubs Will Make Early July Deal."

Um, it is early July; almost too late to say.

Money Madness
"City Hall paid $6.5 million during the past year to the company that's leasing Chicago's parking meters - about $500,000 more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration predicted when it renegotiated the deal," the Tribune reports.

But $1.5 million less than Rahm just received in campaign contributions.


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The Beachwood Radio Hour #13: Derecho & The Dominos.

Piercing the Heart 'O' Chicago.


Beachwood Today
* The Political Odds.

Updated to reflect recent developments.

* Exclusive! Inside The Bulls' Plans To Get 'Melo.

Rauner's accountant; Rodman's furs.

* Exclusive! Inside WGN America's New Lineup.

Madder Men; The Shielding.

* The Wonder Of Oak Park's Charlie Carpenter.

"While he has difficulty with everyday tasks like making change for a dollar, he plays pipe organ at genius level."

* Bedrooms Of The Fallen.

In Local Book Notes.


* A Portrait Of Nimble, Self-Seeking Connivers On The Greasy Pole Of Advancement!

* The Surveillance State Can't Even Keep Track Of How Many People It's Spying On Anymore.







Neighborhood schools as Alderaan.








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Posted on July 3, 2014

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