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The [Wednesday] Papers

"Megyn Kelly's slow-motion exit from NBC News has turned into an all-out legal battle," CNN reports.

"NBC is said to be reluctant to pay out the rest of her three-year contract, which is reportedly worth $69 million. And Kelly is said to be reluctant to sign away her rights to speak freely.

"Sources confirmed to CNN that one of the sticking points involves something called a non-disparagement clause, which would prohibit Kelly from speaking ill of NBC in the future."

I'm not exactly a Megyn Kelly fan, but I hope - and we all should hope - she holds firm on the rejecting a non-disparagement clause. Silencing a former employee is bad enough, but when that former employee is, well, not exactly a journalist but a media person, it's even worse. Shame on NBC - but then what else is new.

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Office Of Labor Standards
Last week: Chicago One Week Away From New Office Of Labor Standards.

Today:

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Ed "Chuy" Burke
"Burke's opponents recognize he's been working overtime to repair his image with predominantly Hispanic voters," WBEZ reports.

"He's doing things he has never done before," said Jamie Guzman, who moved from Little Village to Gage Park three years ago for the specific goal of beating Burke. "He is out there knocking doors; he just created a Facebook page. He is definitely pandering."

"In addition to Guzman, Burke is also facing challenger Jose Torrez in February.

"That new Facebook page confirms that Burke has been making the rounds at neighborhood events and appearances at anti-deportation demonstrations. At City Hall, he forced the leadership of a city-funded, social service agency to explain their involvement in detaining child immigrants. More recently, he targeted an agreement the city has with Gary Airport in Indiana for its work deporting immigrants captured from around the Midwest."

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But this is the best/worst part:

"Alderman Ed Burke says: 'Say No to Trump by Voting against Rauner on Nov. 6th,'" reads a graphic texted to residents, urging them to vote out Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The words hover around a photo of Burke standing alongside two of Chicago's most prominent Latino Democrats, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

Click through to see for yourself.

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Patched Out
"Days before the election, a leading motorcycle group is rescinding its endorsement of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner," NPR Illinois reports.

"ABATE of Illinois' political action committee says it's disappointed in a recent executive order from the governor.

"Issued last week, the order is aimed at expanding opportunities for developing self-driving cars in Illinois.

"ABATE warns that the current technology isn't good enough to spot bikers and prevent collisions."

Hmmm, that seems like a stretch. Really, ABATE? Does he at least get to keep his patches?

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New on the Beachwood today . . .

Punishing Bullies Doesn't Work
"The current consensus on how to reduce bullying is amorphous. Researchers talk about 'holistic' and 'multi-faceted' approaches that focus on improving both "school climate" and 'social-emotional learning.'

"It's a lot of jargon but from what I can tell, they're talking about building a strong, caring community where students learn to take personal responsibility for their own actions.

"Rather than targeting the bullies, the idea is to teach everyone to be a better person.

"Researchers believe that bullying can thrive when it's socially acceptable and bullying is more likely to be tamped down when it's not 'cool.'"

In other words, it's not about the bully, it's about how everybody else reacts to the bully. Change the community response and the bully will follow.

cc: Republicans.

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Honored | Chicago's "Doctor Of Wrestling"
David Curby, who has served as executive director of Beat the Streets Chicago and also coaches a youth wrestling club at St. Sabina, is going into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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ChicagoReddit

Anyone here ever lived in a coach house? from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Chicago, A Rugby City.

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BeachBook

God, The Editor.

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MLK: What We Lost.

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How Republicans Became Anti-Choice.

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We Posed As 100 Senators To Run Ads On Facebook. Facebook Approved Them All.

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What Went Wrong At Treasure Island?

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Spooky action at a distance.



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