The [Tuesday] Papers
By Steve Rhodes
"An Illinois man is accused of stealing more than $45,000 worth of glasses from Milwaukee-area stores because he enjoys being around eyewear," AP reports.
Well played, AP.
"[Jerry] Lowery admitted to police that glasses have been a problem for 15 years, saying he likes to wear them, look in a mirror, then give them away, throw them away or sell them.
"Lowery was not supposed to leave the state of Illinois after a parole in January of this year on a 15-year- prison sentence for armed robbery in 2002.
"Illinois court records show he has been convicted for nine different armed robberies in that state."
Well played, Mr. Lowery.
Well played, Alex.
This is very well played.
"'My own feeling is that the board needs new voices and new faces,' former federal judge Abner Mikva said Monday after listening to five hours of testimony before the Illinois Admissions Review Commission.
"His comments came after former Presidents Stanley Ikenberry and James Stukel said they would support the replacement of all nine governor-appointed trustees, and after the current university president for the first time called the admissions scandal a 'crisis' for the state's top public campus."
And only after conducting a poll to see which way the wind was blowing.
Or you can look here and see how it compares to a chart about the making of a baked potato.
Jon Stewart vs. the Tribune editorial page. You decide.
Russo has also filed a FOIA in his quest to find out just what Duncan does every day.
Daley's Newest Tool . . .
Madigan's Drug War
Seeking left-hander to sign final papers.
I know there's a better line than that out there, but I'm too tired to figure out what it is. Suggestions welcome.
UPDATE 1:27 P.M.: And here they are:
- Waiting on priest to come bless the balance sheet.
- Seeking approval to turn shuttered McCormick Freedom Museum into another Captain Morgan Club.
- Goes out to feed meter but finds Tower has been towed.
- Marilyn Ferdinand, Beachwood reader Mark
"Specifically, Page 61 of the recently signed $31 billion capital spending bill calls for a construction grant for a new cabin at Camp Chi, a facility in Lake Delton operated by the Jewish Community Center of Chicago. The direct recipient of the grant is Keshet, a Northbrook-based organization that serves Jewish children with special needs.
"Meanwhile, Page 101 earmarks $250,000 for renovations to the Friendship House of Christian Service in Peoria; Page 341 earmarks $150,000 for 'facility improvements' at the Salaam Conference Center of Muhammad's Holy Temple of Islam in Chicago; Page 176 earmarks $700,000 for capital improvements at St. Malachy School, presumably the Catholic elementary on the West Side, though the bill doesn't specify which of the Illinois schools named for St. Malachy is to get the money.
"And on and on."
Wherefore art thou, Jay Stewart, former executive director of the BGA who is now on Quinn's staff of lawyers?
Even with his perfect game, Buehrle's ERA is still higher over the last three games than that of the Twins starter he'll face tonight, Scott Baker: 4.12 to 3.72.
Not that I wouldn't rather have Buehrle . . . I just thought it was interesting.
Party On, Wayne
Dudes, you're killing the ratio!
Yellow Brick Wrigley
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Posted on July 28, 2009
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