The [Tuesday] Papers
"Ahead of Gov. Pat Quinn's anticipated rewrite today of a measure regulating the carrying of concealed firearms, challenger Bill Daley released a video endorsement from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg," the Tribune reports.
"By touting the Bloomberg endorsement, Daley, the son and brother of two Chicago mayors, may be ceding any chance of gaining widespread support among Downstate Democrats who generally support gun-owner rights."
Those changes are expected to look something like this: "
"The Illinois Lottery has 'material weaknesses' in its internal financial controls - weaknesses that led to $200 million in reporting errors, a new state audit has found," Crain's reports.
Also, the fireworks shows the Lottery will sponsor this year will not include fireworks.
Today's Worst Person In Illinois
"It's yet another bizarre twist to a golden parachute attracting increasing heat. The pay increases, totaling more than 6 percent, cover Clifford for more than two years after a June 21 resignation tied to what Metra Board Chairman Brad O'Halloran has described as a 'generous' separation agreement."
In other words, dude won the Illinois lottery.
"Moreno also admitted he pocketed a $5,000 payoff for backing a waste transfer station while sitting on Cicero's economic development panel.
"He also acknowledged yet additional wrongdoing by taking bribes for using his influence as a county commissioner to cause Stroger Hospital to buy a certain brand of bandages."
No Joy In Mudville
Fans who didn't complain will not have to attend another Buffett show.
Remember: Santo Dead, Hull Alive
Adventures In Branding
Proving once again that the letterhead industry is recession-proof.
"Although the Rehab Institute is well-known by its current name, the new brand likely will have a strong appeal to consumers, said Jeffrey Nemetz, founder and managing partner of Chicago-based Health Brand Group, a strategic branding consultancy that focuses on health care.
"'The promise of ability and empowerment is what all patients who come in there . . . that's what they're looking for,' he said."
Or maybe people just get stuck on a brand when a brand sticks with them.
"Even so, the institute will need to spend marketing dollars to educate employees, doctors and prospective patients on what the new brand stands for, he added."
Proving once again that strategic branding consulting is recession-proof.
That's a lot of fireworks and lasers.
Remembering Jason, Jim And Jay
Boy's Drone Death Tests Obama's Pledge
The Beachwood Tip Line: Fireworking.
Posted on July 2, 2013
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