The [Tuesday] Papers
"White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has commissioned his longtime pollster, Stanley Greenberg, to survey Chicagoans about a potential mayoral bid," Lynn Sweet reports. "Meanwhile, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun will accept a mayoral "draft" at a Monday news conference in Chicago.
"Sources told me that polling calls for Emanuel were being made over the weekend and that Emanuel has activated his Chicago network of pals to reach out to political figures in Chicago on his behalf. While Emanuel backed out of a Chicago visit this past weekend, I'm told he will be in Chicago by the end of the month."
Throughout this long, arduous process you'll want to keep checking in with our Mayoral Odds as we update the board.
But remember: This isn't a game. It's not sport. It's not entertainment. It can be entertaining, but it's, um, kind of important who the next mayor is. You might even say lives are in the balance. Let's not forget that - or let the media forget it.
I guess I just find it interesting that Spielman - and her editor/s - used the word "warned."
Not only that, but Sherman reports that plenty of good seats are still available for this week's showdown with the Twins, which starts tonight.
"They dug not just a hole, but a 25-man grave," our very own Andrew Reilly writes in The White Sox Report.
Anne Burke Watch
Bets Are Off
"Stretch Run Sporting Club and Grille at 540 N. LaSalle St. closed abruptly Sept. 5 after the company managing the restaurant operations abruptly cleared out, partners said.
"The facility, which offered live race wagering, was operated by Inter-Track Partners, LLC, a joint venture of Hawthorne Race Course, Maywood Park Racetrack, Balmoral Park, and Hostmark Hospitality Group."
"If you thought u-turns were legal in Chicago because they are legal where you used to live, that's just too bad. You broke the law, and not knowing the law is no excuse."
But if you thought you were just conducting politics as usual by shaking down campaign contributors awaiting action by your brother on state policy issues while he is under federal investigation for trading political favors for campaign contributions, then, well, everyone loves you if you emote a straight-arrow bearing because you once had top secret security clearance to manage Pershing missiles in Germany but you are a naif nonetheless, then, well, it's okay to pretend you had no idea what was going on and in that case breaking the law is okay.
Zell vs. Eisner
Cubs vs. Twins
The Beachwood Tip Line: Your choice.
Posted on September 14, 2010
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