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The [Tuesday] Papers

Chicago journalist Jamie Kalven appears on the latest episode of Ken Davis's Chicago Newsroom with a fairly stunning anecdote.

From Davis's newsletter write-up:

Kalven tells that Toni Preckwinkle played a critical role in bringing the "sixteen shots" narrative into the public consciousness. He tells us that he'd asked her directly if she could find any details about the Laquan autopsy, which had been performed by the Medical Examiner's Office, under her supervision. Here's what he told us on this week's show.

"I was actually going out for a run in the evening, a cold December night, snow falling and she drove up alongside me and beckoned me into her car . . . As I recall it she didn't even say hello. She immediately said, "16 shots front and back," and that was the first time I heard those words and it continued to reverberate. And then not too long after that I was able to FOIA the autopsy."

That, my friends, is a moment - one I don't remember having been previously disclosed.

It feels like we still don't know everything about the Laquan McDonald case.



El Chapo Jr.
"As with many family businesses, when the patriarch is unable to perform his duties one of the children steps up to run things," Chuck Goudie reports for ABC7-TV.

Such is the case with Jesus Alfredo Guzman-Salazar, who federal agents say is overseeing the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico while his drug lord dad is preoccupied with a cocaine trafficking trial in New York City.

But Guzman-Salazar, 35, does not appear to have assumed quiet control of cartel business.

Investigators say he routinely posts photos of his lavishness on social media accounts, some of them private, displaying exotic cars and expensive private jets, vacation hideaways, high-powered weapons and stacks of cash that they say are the spoils of an illicit lifestyle.

Guzman-Salazar, who goes by the nickname "Alfredillo," has been wanted by U.S. drug agents in Chicago since his indictment with his father nearly a decade ago. El Chapo's flesh-and-blood, six sons via various marriages, "remain in charge of his vast drug trafficking empire" according to federal prosecutors in a newly-filed court document.

The Daily Mail had the story last week.


O'Hare Gantry?
"While The Boring Company is hard at work preparing for the upcoming public showing of its proof-of-concept tunnel in Hawthorne, CA on December 10, the tunneling startup also appears to be laying the foundations for its high-profile transport project in Chicago. The project, which would connect downtown Chicago to O'Hare airport, is expected to break ground within the next few months," Teslarati reports.

"The Boring Company has issued few updates on the Chicago project since it won the contract last June. Save for an image of a tunnel boring machine gantry that was shared on Twitter; the tunneling startup has been quite silent about the progress of its preparations for the high-profile project. Earlier this month, though, Teslarati photographers Pauline Acalin and Tom Cross were able to snap more images of the TBM gantry being built for the Chicago transport line. What's more, sophisticated equipment in the same site also suggests that a large machine - possibly The Boring Company's new TBM - is under construction."


Obama Library Center Losing Designs
The Diller Scofidio + Renfro is clearly the best - and better than the one we're getting. I wonder why it was rejected. Assignment Desk, activate!


Inbox: 7-11 Delivers!

Dear Steve . . .

Get snacks, high octane beverages,
paper towels and more delivered right
to your party.
Get snacks and beverages delivered

Delivery fees waived on your first three orders. Offer available only to registered 7NOW customers who have not placed their first order as of 8/1/2018 and expires 30 days after your first delivery. Any free deliveries not used during this period will be forfeited. First Three Deliveries Free Program ends 12/31/2018, regardless of when you place your first order. Limited delivery area. Void where prohibited.

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The ensuing e-mail conversation . . .

Steve: Do you think this includes beer? Hookers? Blow?

Mike: It would be fascinating to know where they draw the line - can I have nachos delivered?

Steve: Right. "Yes, call for delivery. I'd like condoms, a fifth of Scotch and Plan B."

Tim: "Give me a bottle of anything and a glazed doughnut to go."

Steve: "Three scratch-offs, please."

Tim: "Hello, 7-11? Can I have ten thousand marbles, please?"

Assignment Desk, activate!


New on the Beachwood today . . .

Segregation Snapshot: One Saturday Afternoon On The South Side
Black people sitting on one side, predominately white folks on the other - mirroring the demographics of the teams on the field.


Megyn Kelly's Race Record
If you have to declare you're not a white supremacist . . .



Am I living in Chicago wrong? from r/chicago



I'm pro-candy corn, btw. Very pro-candy corn. Love candy corn. It's classic! The rest of you are the worst.



Elevator World: Multiple New High Rise Projects Win Approval In Chicago


A sampling.





The Beachwood Tip Line: Pocket play.


Posted on October 30, 2018

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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