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The [Thursday] Papers

"The shots kept ringing off the post and the crossbar for the Blackhawks - one, two, three, as the groans from the crowd at United Center grew ever louder, ever more insistent. Those clangs echoed in the second period and the third period until the puck sneaked into the net," Ben Shpigel writes for the New York Times.

"The shots kept sailing wide of the post for the Lightning - one, two, three, as the cheers from the crowd grew ever louder, ever more insistent. Those misfires in a chaotic final three minutes tormented Tampa Bay as the clock struck zero.

"The final score Wednesday was Blackhawks 2, Lightning 1, victory secured by a third-period goal from Brandon Saad, and the result validated the wisdom that had been spouting for days from each team's locker room - that these Stanley Cup finals were as tight as a subway car in morning rush hour."


See also: Blackhawks Get A Real Shake-Up Call From Coach Q.

Presumably for SEO reasons, the Tribune writes out 'Joel Quenneville.' I don't play that game.

Bail Out
"Before Kalief Browder's story was about suicide, it was about a $3,000 bail he nor his family could afford."


Hastert posts $4,500 bail after indictment.


See also: The Reality of Bail.

Beach Ball
"In a small protest and news conference before Wednesday night's park board meeting, some residents questioned why the Park District waived a $937,500 rental fee to use Grant Park and nearby parkland for the recent NFL draft, when that money could have helped keep the Humboldt Park Beach open this summer," the Tribune reported.

See, in this scenario, the NFL is Hastert and the residents of Humboldt Park are Kalief Browder.


"Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner said the two matters were unrelated, adding the NFL draft offered free programs and activities for people who attended.

"It's apples and oranges," Maxey-Faulkner said. "It's not a waiver. It's a partnership."

Jessica Maxey-Faulkner, you are Today's Worst Person In Chicago.


"In other park board action, a $2 admission fee hike was approved for the Art Institute of Chicago, effective Monday, to offset inflationary wage increases."

Again, in a real digital operation this would be a separate blog entry, not the last sentence of an article about a completely different topic.


Millennial Park
An online chat.

From: Steve Rhodes
To: Tim Willette
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:48 PM
Subject: Fwd: Tomorrow: Knight Twitter chat about millennial local voting

oh god, kill me.


Tim: You should join in and talk about nothing but Pizza Hut.

Steve: I so might do that.

Tim: Articles like that confuse me. Millennials are unlike others because they'll only buy fresh, high-quality food? I thought they're all broke.

Steve: Oh, but when we talk about generations, we only talk about the elites of that generation ... or something.

Tim: They're not voting for the same reason a lot of Gen-X people didn't vote during our recession(s) - deferring marriage/spawning/homebuying = moving around more and less likely to be registered, perceived lower stake in the system (esp. local issues - property values/taxes, school boards, etc.), more likely to work jobs/hours less conducive to voting than older salaryfolks'. Hey, I could do this one for you!

Steve: It's all yours!

Tim: I'll be too preoccupied w/slacking.

Steve: Yeah, I can't be bothered.

Tim: Next: Why aren't Gen-Xers doing Knight Twitter chats about Millennials not voting locally?


Discovering Katherine Mansfield
Revolutionized the short story; new cache of poems found in Chicago.

Mosquitos Told To Buzz Off
AMCA reminds the public to practice the THREE Ds of mosquito prevention - Drain, Dress and Defend.


* Support Access To Cook County Court Records.

* Game 6 Suite Tickets For $4,000 Per.

* Serial Plagiarist Benny Johnson's Washington Post Comeback Profile Was Written By His Friend.


A sampling.



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Posted on June 11, 2015

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