The [Tuesday] Papers
"With two days left before the Chicago Board of Education votes to close or restructure failing schools, community groups staged a candlelight vigil protesting the dramatic measures and marched to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home on the North Side," the Tribune reports.
"With the headline 'CPS statement on CTU rally' implying the rally had been staged by the teachers union, spokeswoman Becky Carroll said in the statement: 'CPS is breaking away from a status quo that has failed our students year after year. What has been tried in the past has not worked and going back to the same failed policies is not in the best interest of our students.'"
So the policies of Richard M. Daley and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan failed? That's what we've been saying!
BREAKING: "Rahm Aide Calls The Policies Of Obama's Education Secretary A Failure."
Smoke And Mirrors
Noble Charter still garnishing his wages.
"He learned of Carlos Robles, a real estate agent/wrestling promoter who was running an independent wrestling league, GALLI-Gladiator Aztecs Lucha Libre International-patterned after the 'lucha libre' Mexican wrestling, complete with capes, masks, and fast-paced athletic moves.
"Benno and Robles became business partners, and the league started taking on some of the characteristics of American professional wrestling, featuring heroes and villains and storylines. Shortly after Benno got involved on the business end and provided legal advice, another idea struck him-why not wrestle as well?
"Benno began training-losing 40 pounds, building a wrestling ring behind his wood-paneled law office and perfecting his moves. Equally important, he developed his wrestling alter ego: 'Apocalypto,' a character who 'plays the mediator, staying neither good nor bad, leaving audiences uncertain.'
"Befitting this new persona, Benno-as-Apocalypto wears a mask with one side depicting a grin, and the other a frown. Apocalypto made his wrestling debut last November, entering the ring at the Addison Park Community Rec Center to the Darth Vader 'Imperial March' from Star Wars. After some flying leaps off the turnbuckle, and a few more well-choreographed moves, Apocalypto had his first 'victory.'"
"That's why the third annual Chicago Craft Beer Week will be spread over 11 days, from May 17-27. We have a few early details, and it sounds as if beer lovers should clear the week."
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Real Housewife Of The Northwest Suburbs
Meet Bernie's Book Bank
The Beachwood Tip Line: Gutbucket.
Posted on February 21, 2012
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