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The [Wednesday] Papers

"Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, who's weighing whether to try to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel next year, already has done her part to boost City Hall's finances," the Sun-Times reports.

"Records show that, since 2013, the three vehicles registered to Gainer's Lakeview home have been ticketed nearly 200 times for speed-camera, red-light-camera and parking violations."

Whoa. That hardly even seems possible - I mean, given that Gainer is white.

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"Gainer's family has paid more than $16,500 in fines over the past five years for a long list of infractions the City of Chicago has issued against their 2008 Toyota Highlander sport-utility vehicle and two BMWs - a 2011 BMW 328xi and a 2015 BMW 228xi."

That's a bad look, but let's not jump to conclusions; surely Gainer has a reasonable explanation for what seems from the outside to be gross entitlement and obnoxiousness.

"Gainer wouldn't answer questions about the tickets except to say by e-mail, 'These are family cars and all tickets have been paid.'"

Oh.

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Family cars, but public roads. I mean, it's like saying "These are family knives and the hospital bills of that dude I stabbed have been paid."

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At least she didn't say "I'm juggling a lot like every other working mother."

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The BMWs were not available for comment, but could be seen huddling with Gainer's million-dollar house.

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Game over, Gainer.

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New on the Beachwood . . .

Court Rules Government Officials Who Tweet To The Public Can't Block Users They Disagree With
First Amendment triumphs over Trump. But who will press the matter around here? Assignment Desk, activate!

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Free At Last | A Century Later, The First Black Heavyweight Champion Of The World Is Pardoned Posthumously
After Obama declined, Jack Johnson's Chicago family lost all hope.

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What Nazi Exhibitions Tell Us About How The Far Right Engages Audiences Today
Welcome to Kekistan.

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Ancient Coins Shine In Chicago Auction

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BeachBook

Common Cause Urges FEC To Enact Stronger Proposal For Disclosure Of Online Political Ads,

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Vitamins Don't Work.

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Park District Pulls Proposal For Floating Water Park At Montrose Beach.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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Pants on fucking golden fire.

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Apparently what this means is that (T)ronc doesn't think it's worth it to serve up its websites without tracking the fuck out of you.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Trexit.



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