The [Tuesday] Papers
The Papers will return tomorrow but in the meantime please enjoy these fine offerings from The Beachwood Media Company:
* "Illinois is a state in severe financial distress-one program being slashed aids low-income seniors and disabled," AP reports. "Thousands will be left to financial and health ruin on September 1."
* The College Football Report: Other Teams Receiving Votes
The [Monday] Papers
"But we thought it was more interesting to dive into Motorola Mobility's filings. As footnoted regulars know, we like to plunge head-first into the filings, especially following a big deal. And it didn't take us long to find this severance plan that was attached to the 10-Q that Motorola filed just over two weeks ago."
Nice. Do we get our money back now?
"The company, Tea-Rific Beverage Inc., was allegedly used to launder millions of dollars stolen by two family members of Cicero's current town attorney, Michael Del Galdo."
World's Fair Updates
"Fire crews were called to the 'World's Largest Stove' at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Saturday night after storms moved through the area."
* "Four carved wooden panels from Japan's pavilion at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition are together again after a 118-year journey that spanned Jackson Park, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the area underneath Soldier Field's bleachers," the Sun-Times reports.
"The Art Institute of Chicago is the new home to the four ramma, which were hung together in the museum's Japanese Art Galleries earlier this month. The panels were originally the show-stopping centerpiece inside Phoenix Hall, Japan's home at the 1893 exhibition that stood out among the expo's 'White City.'"
Hot Dog Wars
"Legal arguments in the long-ranging wiener war between Chicago companies pit Sara Lee Corp, which makes Ball Park franks, against Kraft Foods Inc., which makes Oscar Mayer. The case could clarify how far companies nationwide can go when boasting that their product is better than a competitor's."
Second City Again
"Up to 152 men and women donned their swimming trunks and bikinis to set the Guinness World Record on Bournemouth beach, breaking the previous feat of 145 individuals bathing together in Chicago in 2009."
Did somebody really say that?
Ald. Joe Moreno (D-Minor Threat)
"The title isn't one that the 39-year-old council member embraces - he prefers 'contemporary' - but Moreno may nevertheless be the only elected official in America with a vinyl copy of the 1984 Minor Threat compilation prominently displayed in his office."
"The hospital also hasn't provided any evidence that the taxpayer-funded renovation and expansion has spurred economic growth - one of the goals of the tax-increment financing program that provides the cash subsidy."
Backup Bears Better Than Backup Bills
Invasion of the Nerds
The Weekend in Chicago Rock
Big Z Envy
Kites and Koreans
Jesus at the Ballpark
The Beachwood Tip Line: Blessed.
Posted on August 16, 2011
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