The [Wednesday] Papers
"The U.S. Postal Service says Chicago ranks high among cities for dog attacks on mail carriers," AP reports.
"There were 30 dog attacks on postal workers last year in Chicago. That put Chicago at No. 11, tied with Philadelphia."
Could we train dogs to bite aldermen instead?
1. Lance Tyson, a municipal bond lawyer who worked in Richard M. Daley's intergovernmental (lobbying, patronage, bullying) affairs office and then served as chief of staff to Todd Stroger (for $162K a year). Trifecta!
2. Melissa Conyears, whose claim to political fame is that she's the girlfriend of 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin - a detail Ervin, who is on the selection committee, forgot to mention until reminded.
3. Eddie Winters, a Chicago police officer and perennial candidate for a variety of offices, including a run for this seat in 2008 that may or may not have been backed by Rod Blagojevich, depending on which of various reports to believe. Yay!
"Ervin did not return calls requesting comment about his relationship with Conyears, who also volunteers for Ervin's 28th Ward Democratic Organization," the Tribune reports. "Conyears refused to say if she was in a relationship with Ervin, saying she didn't want anything to 'discount her credentials.'"
She wants to be seen as a weasel in her own right.
"As far as transparency, I did provide all of the information that was requested of me," Conyears said.
Dumbing transparency down - hey, that's Rahm's job!
"I do not think that anyone or anything should diminish all the hard work that I have done to get where I am."
Which is competing against Lance Tyson and Eddie Winters for the right to run against a dumb indicted pol. Congrats on your journey!
See also: Ald. Jason Ervin's Candidate For State Rep Draws Scrutiny. Send out the hounds!
Mmm . . .
"National Donut Day, celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I."
I did not know that.
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