Chicago - Mar. 19, 2022
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
Must-See TV
Army Of Darkness
5 p.m.
A discount-store employee is time-warped to a medieval castle, where he is the foretold savior who can dispel the evil there. Unfortunately, he screws up and releases an army of skeletons. (
Weather Derby
Tribune: 51/37
Sun-Times: Ferro/McKinney
Weather Channel: 44/41
Ntl Weather Service: 54/43
BWM*: 82/12
Beachwood Bookmarks
K-Tel Classics
WKRP in Cincinnati
So You've Decided To Be Evil
St. Paul Saints
Nye's Polonaise Room
The Arcata Eye
Roadside USA
This Day In . . .
Onion History
Weird Al History
Baseball History
Beachwood History
History History
Spy Magazine History
#OnThisDate History
Under Suspicion
Find Your Towed Car
Cable TV Complaints
Freedom of Information
The Expired Meter
The Mob & Friends
Stolen Bike Registry
O'Hare Music Tracker
Report Corruption (city)
Report Corruption (state)
Scoundrels, State
Scoundrels, Federal
The Odds
Random Flight Tracker
Casting Calls
Cosmic Log
Buy Stamps
Beachwood Blogroll
A Handy List
Beachwood Ethics Statement
How We Roll
Today's Horoscope
Liberties will be taken.
Do We Sudoku?
No, but we do do moose stuff, and that can be anything you want it to be. Except Sudoku.
Losing Lottery Numbers
8, 25, 39
Daily Affirmation
I am open and receptive to new avenues of income. (
Knowing that a person may be unwittingly in danger of an assault imposes a moral duty to warn them.
Now Playing
Psychodrama/Marshall Law
Letters to the Editors
Tip Line
"The Papers" archive
Beachwood Link Buttons
Media Kit/Advertising

The [Tuesday] Papers


#street #streetphotography #halloween #zombie

A post shared by @gboozell on


The Secret.

This is the real Secret. #quimbys

A post shared by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore) on


Cop Calculus
"The job pays $72,000 per year with full benefits and pension but the Chicago Police Department is having a hard time finding recruits, according to 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney," Loop North News reports.

"Still, more than 14,000 applications have been received since February."

I asked my friend Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project if this meant that Tunney was wrong; I had trouble squaring 14,000 applicants with a hard time finding recruits.

Surprisingly, he said no.

Huge numbers get eliminated at every step of the process. Some number never show up to test. Then a rather significant number does not pass. Then another significant number fails the background check. Then the drug test, then the physical, and then the mental, etc.

Also many applicants who are serious about becoming cop are testing in multiple jurisdictions; suburbs tend to hire faster.

In other words, CPD may have 14,000 applicants, which seems like a huge number, but by the time they get to the end of the process the department is coming up short.

Assignment Desk: Track an applicant class from start to finish!


Is Youth Football Past Its Prime?
Hint: Yes.


The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Montana of 300, Bob Dylan, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Ludlow, Jen Cloher, 1000 Fuegos, The Main Squeeze, Die Eclectics, Shosha Wolf & The Midnight Howlers, Mukqs, Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan, Insane Clown Posse, Yonder Mountain String Band, Janet Jackson, Tori Amos, Warrant, Jack Russell, Yanni, Lala Lala, Girlpool, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, The Obleeks, and Screaming Females.



Hurricane Maria Has Now Caused The Longest Blackout In U.S. History.


When Staying In The Trump Administration Is Worse Than Leaving It.


Pilsen Rap.


Union Organizing At The Los Angeles Times.


A sampling.





You don't get to say this after closing 50 schools - mostly in neighborhoods desperately in need of community-building.


The Beachwood Tronc Line: Ghoulish.


Posted on October 31, 2017

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.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter

Beachwood Radio!