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The [Tuesday] Papers

"Of five Chicago hospitals on the South Side, the University of Chicago Medical Center is currently the best equipped to handle adult trauma patients who need emergency care, according to a recently released study," the Tribune reports.

Oh good. That's really needed.

"But while officials with the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital say they plan to soon start treating juveniles as old as 17 in its trauma center, they have expressed no interest in building a level-one center to treat adults, according to the study, which was released by the Illinois Department of Public Health."

Oh. Even if we give you some parkland?


A Barack H. Obama Trauma Center would have far more lasting impact on actual lives than a presidential library. Maybe ask library donors to fund both?

King In Chicago
"With the election safely over, the truth about the housing summit came out . . . "

Of Course He Did
"When former Enron trader and Texas billionaire John Arnold donated more than $1 million to a November 2014 initiative to reform the public pension system in Phoenix, pension activists took notice," Politico reports.

"Arnold's donation to Proposition 487, also known as the Phoenix Pension Reform Act, constituted close to 75 percent of total donations for the ballot measure, which failed. Had it passed, it would have moved new state employees from a defined benefit plan into a less generous (and less expensive) defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) . . .

"Arnold's critics argue that he exaggerates the insolvency of public pensions nationwide. They also question his fitness to evangelize for pension austerity, given that he made his fortune at a company that in its 2001 collapse wiped out $2 billion of its own employee pension funds and cost public employees whose pension funds invested in Enron an additional $1.5 billion. 'We're talking about a former Enron executive who profited off a bankruptcy that destroyed the retirement savings of millions of hard-working Americans,' says Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

"Still, Arnold is undeterred, giving generously to politicians who support pension benefit cuts. In the 2014 cycle, Arnold and his wife donated $200,000 to a super PAC that supported Democrat Gina Raimondo's successful gubernatorial campaign in Rhode Island. As Rhode Island's state treasurer, Raimondo had enacted pension benefit cuts that cost her union support. Rahm Emanuel, who made similar changes to Chicago's pension system, also received financial assistance from Arnold."

- Tim Willette


See also: The Billionaire Pension Thief John Arnold Puts His Money On Rahm.

Diary Of A Lost Pregnancy
On September 17, our very own Natasha Julius went for a routine 8-week prenatal check-up. For the next two months, she e-mailed a small group of us about what was found and the ordeal that followed. This week we begin a series comprised of those 12 e-mails.

* Diary Of A Lost Pregnancy, Part 1: No Fetal Heartbeat.
* Diary Of A Lost Pregnancy, Part 2: Firing Squad Or Hemlock?

Youngest Learners Need Mental Health Treatment Too
Yet few preschools have mental health professionals on staff, leaving many children in danger of falling through the cracks.

Grateful Dead Chicago
The remaining members of the landmark band will return to the site of their last show - Soldier Field - to celebrate their 50th anniversary. We've got that last show as well as other appearances in Chicago over the years, thanks to sources close to YouTube.


See also: How The Media Covered Jerry Garcia's Death.

The Weekend In Chicago
Featuring: KRS-One, Zola Jesus, Mordatorium, Oozing Wound, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Degeneration, Wale, Audio Push, Bully, Cloud Nothings, Assault & Battery, The Accidentals, Gretchen Erickson, Hands Like Houses, Silverstein, and Railroad Earth.


* Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears Detail Team's Excessive Painkiller Use.

* Contestant Reveals The Brutal Secrets Of The Biggest Loser.

* Guantanamo Diary Reveals Horrors Of U.S. Torture Program.

* The End Of Gangs: Cleaning Up Los Angeles.

* LA Entertainment Magazine Posts This Shit Endlessly.

* In A Safer Age, U.S. Rethinks Its 'Tough On Crime' System.

* Tony Blair Not In Jail? I Literally Don't Understand.

* CAN TV's First Permanent Home.

* Central Illinois Xpress Emerges As Unlikely Force In Fifth-Grade League.

* On First Agreeing With Maureen Dowd.

* The Callaway-Ruddle Report 1976.

* Boost For Press Freedom Campaign By European Court.

* Hazel Crest Man Is County's 15th Cold-Related Death.


A sampling.




The Beachwood Tip Line: Be disorderly.


Posted on January 20, 2015

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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