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The [Tuesday] Papers

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Let's take a look around the suburbs - and exurbs - today.

Zapped
"Harger Lightning & Grounding on Ziegler Drive in Grayslake will receive $600,000 in payments and tax incentives to stay in the village," the Tribune-owned Lake County News-Sun reports.

Does any business anywhere fund their own operations these days? Isn't this . . . socialism? (Or . . . fascism, which I always took to technically mean the merging of business and government?)

"The Village Board voted unanimously Nov. 5 to participate with several government bodies in an incentive package designed to keep the lightning protection company from seeking a new facility elsewhere.

"The village has a history of doing everything it can to prevent businesses from leaving," Mayor Rhett Taylor stated at the board meeting.

Don't let the lightning and grounding protection company get away!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: Corporate tax incentives should be illegal. It's not a proper use of public money.

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"Since 1960, Harger has been providing solutions to the lightning protection and grounding industries," the company says on its website.

"Harger has long been one of the leading providers of structural lightning protection for commercial buildings. In fact, some of the world's tallest structures such as the Willis (Sears) Tower, 875 N. Michigan Ave. (John Hancock) and the Aon Center (Amoco Oil) in Chicago are protected with Harger systems. "

That is interesting, I will admit.

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But this is a lie:

"Located near Chicago, Illinois, Harger is centrally located to serve the needs of customers from coast to coast."

Grayslake is not "near" Chicago in my book; it might as well be Nebraska to me.

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Sources close to Google say Grayslake is 38.53 miles from Chicago. It's 56 miles from Milwaukee.

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Medical Malpractice
"A jury awarded $101 million to the mother of a severely brain-damaged boy who sued a Chicago-area hospital for medical malpractice, but an agreement between the parties cut the amount to $50 million, a lawyer said Tuesday," AP reports.

"Attorneys told a Cook County jury that medical staff at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park ignored ultrasound results that indicated the unborn baby didn't move for six hours during labor in 2014.

"Experts testified that a cesarean section would have prevented Gerald Sallis' brain damage. The 5-year-old cannot speak, walk or sit up on his own. The hospital was accused of ignoring Tequila Sallis' concerns that she couldn't feel him move."

That family deserves every penny. When a pregnant woman says she can't feel the baby moving, believe her.

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Dateline: Winnetka
"A century after a dozen Winnetka families gathered on the front porch of Charles Mordock's home in 1918 to discuss the creation of a new private school that would be an equal to elite East Coast boarding schools, officials at North Shore Country Day School say student enrollment is nearing historic highs," the Tribune reports.

I forced myself to read on.

"While a majority of students at the school are from the North Shore, [Head of School Tom] Flemma said students who are currently enrolled represent 40 different zip codes, including as far north as Waukegan, as well as the northwest suburbs and Chicago. In addition, officials offered about $2 million in financial aid last year."

They have a Head of School.

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"The whole rationale for starting our school was the idea that to receive a world-class education, you don't have to send your children to the East Coast," Flemma said.

You can send them to the North Shore for the same elitist experience!

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But North Shore, you'll never be the East Coast no matter how hard you try. And that hurts you, I know. There, there.

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Oh McHenry
"Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is planning to open its first McHenry County location in 2020," Patch reports.

Also Nebraska.

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Naperville Kitchen
"Residents of a Naperville house on the city's far north side were told they could not return home because of the damage done by a Sunday night kitchen fire, the Naperville Fire Department said," the Tribune-owned Naperville Sun reports.

"Two adults and a dog evacuated the single-family house in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road about 7:15 p.m. after calling 911 to report a cooking oil fire that spread from a stove top to the rest of the kitchen, a fire department news release said.

"Firefighters extinguished blaze the first-floor blaze in about 10 minutes and needed another hour to remove smoke and make sure the fire was completely out, the release said."

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New on the Beachwood . . .

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What the hell was that.

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ChicagoReddit

What's the most Chicago restaurant I can take an out of town guest to? No limitations on location/price/cuisine. from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

St. Marlboro at the Empty Bottle on Sunday night.

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I Was An Astrologer. Here's How It Really Works - And Why I Had To Stop.

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A "Sneaky" Asteroid Narrowly Missed Earth This Summer. Internal Emails Show How NASA Scientists Totally Missed It.

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Butcher Department Poses Highest Risk Of Worker Injury.

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How Folgers Has Ushered In Almost 170 Years Of Happy Mornings.

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TweetWood
A sampling of the delight and disgust you can find @BeachwoodReport.

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Posted on November 12, 2019


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