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The [Thursday] Papers

In no particular order.

1. Daley Crowned.

"Bill Daley is padding his lead in the mayoral fundraising sweepstakes - and topping the $1 million benchmark - with help from two of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's most reliable campaign contributors," the Sun-Times reports.

"On Tuesday, Daley reported receiving $75,000 from Lester, Patricia and Paula Crown and another $25,000 contribution from Richard Robb, an executive with Henry Crown & Co., who is married to Rebecca Crown."

Lester, Patricia, Paula and Rebecca Crown, you are Today's Worst Family In Chicago.

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"Daley also bagged a $50,000 contribution from Chicago venture capital pioneer Bryan Cressey. Cressey was an early partner in the private-equity firm GTCR that once included Gov. Bruce Rauner. The 'C' stood for Cressey. The 'R' stood for Rauner. Cressey gave $276,200 to Emanuel's mayoral campaigns."

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Meanwhile . . .

"On Thursday, Daley bristled when asked whether he was in the race to stay.

"I'm not even gonna answer that stupid question," Daley said. "I'm not insulting you. But, it is a stupid question."

It's only a stupid question because of the way it was presumably posed: "Are you in the race to stay?" Um no, I'm in the race to drop out. I mean, he does have a track record of dropping out of races - sometimes before he even gets started. And there are better questions to ask him. But still, poor form, Bill.

2. Bulls' Official Asset Manager.

"The Chicago Bulls and Calamos Investments today announced a multi-year partnership that makes the metropolitan Chicago-based global asset manager the first company to display its logo on the Bulls court apron in the United Center," the team announced.

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About founder John Calamos:

"It was at that time in the late 60's, fighting a war in Vietnam, when he started thinking about managing risks in the markets and convertible securities."

3. AFL-CIO LOL.

"The biggest federation of unions in the United States has called on companies this year to raise worker pay amid a flourishing economy. But now employees of the AFL-CIO say the labor group isn't practicing what it preaches - and they're prepared to picket over it," the Washington Post reports.

"About 50 janitors, drivers, secretaries and accountants at the union's offices in greater Washington, all represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), voted Tuesday to authorize a strike if their employer does not meet their demands."

4. Biometric Burke.

"A proposed amendment to the Chicago municipal code would allow businesses to use face surveillance systems that could invade biometric and location privacy, and violate a pioneering state privacy law adopted by Illinois a decade ago," the Electronic Freedom Foundation says.

The amendment's sponsor is Ed Burke.

5. Who Own Da Beach?

"In an unexpected twist, the State of Illinois has emerged as the owner of Lincoln Street beach, once the private lakefront domain of Northwestern University that opened to Evanston residents this year," the Evanston Review reports.

"Lincoln Street beach is not the property of Northwestern University. I cannot tell you whose property it is," Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said at a Sept. 17 City Council meeting.

But on Oct. 1, Bobkiewicz confirmed it likely belongs to the state.

"We've had some further discussion with (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) and they believe they" own it, Bobkiewicz said. "The State of Illinois."

Does that mean Bruce Rauner can now privatize it?

6. Food Desert Debacle.

"Improving food access in 'food desert' communities is a stated priority of the City of Chicago," Marynia Kolak, Daniel Block and Myles Wolf write for the Chicago Reporter.

Over the past few years, City-led initiatives promoted new store openings in high need areas, such as the Whole Foods in Englewood. Most, but not all, of the Dominick's stores that closed in 2013 have reopened under new banners.

Despite these seemingly positive steps, findings in our recent study "Urban foodscape trends: Disparities in healthy food access in Chicago, 2017-2014" suggest that many of the new stores that were added provided even more options - but only in areas that already had many options. They did little to improve supermarket access in areas with persistently low access in 2007 and 2011.

Good job, everyone!

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"Despite an increase in the total number of supermarkets in Chicago, food deserts and food inequity persists. For example, African Americans make up approximately one third of Chicago's population, but almost 80 percent of the population of persistently low or volatile food access areas."

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New on the Beachwood today . . .

Lyric Opera Strike An Old Story
CEO gets a big raise while cutting workers' pay.

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USA Today's Op-Ed Disaster
A difference in degree, not kind, of the egregious practice followed by nearly all the nation's newspapers, including the New York Times and the local Chicago dailies.

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Let's Face It, College Athletes Don't Have Time For School
The data is in.

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Political Books Red Hot
Bob Woodward's Fear was the fastest-selling title for Barnes & Noble in over three years, with stores selling more than a book every second on the first day.

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Chicago Man Named America's Best Driver
Thank you, Myron Hubbard.

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ChicagoReddit

Going to Chicago soon and wondering if I can purchase a bottle of Malort at the Duty-Free shop in the O'Hare airport from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Houston Nileators vs. Chicago Lights.

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BeachBook

Just 100 Companies Responsible For 71% Of Global Emissions.

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"Can Anyone Hear Me?" Shout Terrified Climate Scientists Frantically Waving Arms As Passerbys Walk Straight By.

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Instagram Poetry Is A Huckster's Paradise.

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Epson Tricked Its Customers With A Dangerous Fake Update.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Any day now.



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Posted on October 11, 2018


MUSIC - Lyric Opera Strike Settled.
TV - WFLU-TV.
POLITICS - USA Today's Op-Ed Disaster.
SPORTS - SportsMonday: Come On, Vic!

BOOKS - Chicago Book Haul: The Dial.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Chicagoetry: West Town Blues.


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