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The [Tuesday] Papers

I can only imagine that Mick Dumke drew Labor Day duty at the Sun-Times and some crap-ass editor made him go in search of a Donald Trump supporter in the city's tourist district. Because, um, 34,038 Chicagoans voted for Trump in the Republican presidential primary here last spring, which Trump won. They live among us - and they've actually been named in the press!

Look, here's one who started a Facebook group!

And from the Tribune in July:

"A week before accepting the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, businessman Donald Trump comes to Chicago on Tuesday to collect more than $1 million in campaign fundraising help . . . The Chicago lunch fundraiser has been organized by businessman Ronald Gidwitz, who has assumed the title of Trump Victory Illinois finance chairman."

Maybe give him a call and arrange to meet him downtown!

Just sayin', let's not pretend they are nowhere to be found in our "liberal" city.

Priming Payton's Pump
"Officials and students at Walter Payton College Prep High School cut the ribbon Monday on the elite high school's new $20 million dollar annex that'll eventually raise the school's capacity by about 400 students," the Sun-Times reports.

"When students report for the first day of class Tuesday, they'll find a spacious cafe, third-floor gym, black box theater, mirrored dance studio and more than a dozen additional classrooms in a bright new space at 1034 N. Wells St.

"Principal Tim Devine was delighted that the dance students and theater troupes who once had to cram into hallways now will have dedicated spaces to practice and perform."

Awww, that's nice.

To Twitter:

Does Burnett see the problem here?






. . . when you cherry-pick the best, brightest and cloutiest and disregard the rest.


. . . and a pay cut.


Back to the Sun-Times:

"Meanwhile, the financially-strapped district is suffering a crisis in its neighborhood high schools, whose graduation rates are credited with raising the district's newly-touted rates of 73.5 percent, but who are stuck in an ugly spiral of losing students and cutting programs as their budgets shrink."


Rahm: "Payton gives kids from across the city an opportunity to think big, dream big, realize big."

And, for the vast majority of them, to lose big.

"The annex will allow Payton to boost its enrollment by over 400 students," Fox 32 reports.

Total CPS enrollment is around 390,000.

"No longer when applying at Payton will it be that some kids get in because they're academically qualified and some get rejected because they're academically qualified. There'll be enough seats for all those kids," Emanuel said.

The Fortunate 400.



Beachwood Wins Bogus Award
Only Chicago publisher so honored.

The "Miracles" Of Saint Teresa
Um, okay.

McDonald's & Fast Food Workers' Global Revolution
Black Work Matters.

How American Policing Fails Neighborhoods
Law enforcement playing the wrong game.

Hey, U.S., Get Off Of My Cloud
"The fact that today our private e-mails are kept on a server maintained by an Internet company doesn't change the government's obligations under the Fourth Amendment."

The DOJ disagrees.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Guided By Voices, Suicideboys, Black Sabbath, If These Trees Could Talk, Prophets of Rage, The Symposium, Rival Sons, Tweens, and Player Blue.


From the Beachwood sports desk . . .

The Kaepernick Effect
The classroom Pledge is next.

Boot Scoot 'n BBQ
A beer league invite to Tommy La Stella.

Fly The Coop
If you listen to Hawk Harrelson, Don Cooper is an elite pitching coach . . .

Bears Upgrade To 5-11
Gould out, Sitton in.




U.S. Companies Tout Climate Policies, Fund Climate Skeptics.


Word Games: What The NSA Means By "Targeted."


The Big (Apparel) Business Of College Football.


Heavy Metal Magazine, Long A Provocateur, Returns To Its Roots.


Trio From Chicago Discover The Joys Of Paddling The Boundary Waters.


A sampling.



And yet, the press more fascinated by mock debates and who will play Hillary. 'Do you mind pulling back the curtain a bit?'


Sadly, as I've written before, a lot of journalists think their job is to simply moderate competing claims.


The Beachwood Tronc Line: Tronc squad.


Posted on September 6, 2016

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SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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