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The [Wednesday] Papers

"Shoveling isn't just about being a good neighbor - it's the law in Chicago," the Tribune notes.

Even more so than it used to be: "The shoveling law was amended in 2015, and now is in effect seven days a week."

I guess shovelers used to get the weekend off.

"It's not like, 'Oh, but it's the weekend.' That's very nice but people still need to be able to walk down the sidewalk on the weekends," a city spokesperson said.

She added: "It significantly raised the fine options."

And there we have it.

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But do people in poor neighborhoods get fined more - like they do for everything else - for violating the shoveling ordinance than in affluent neighborhoods? Assignment Desk, activate!

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Daylight Checking Time
"By an overwhelming majority, the Illinois Senate has approved a measure that would lead the state to observe Daylight Saving Time throughout the year," NBC Chicago reports.

Wait, what?

"By a vote of 44-2, Senate Bill 533 passed the chamber on Tuesday and was referred to the State House during the legislature's veto session."

First, who were the two who voted Nay and, second, this is going virtually under the media radar because it has no chance of getting through the House or being signed by the governor, right?

Because it strikes me as a big deal!

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"The proposal was originally put together by students from Carlinville High School."

They are Carlinville.

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Madman Across Chicago
"Elton John has decided to say goodbye to the music world with his lengthy Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour," WXRT notes.

"The tour saw John perform two shows at the Allstate Arena on February 15 & 16, 2019 with fans thinking it may be the last time they could see he legendary musician in Chicago.

"That's not the case as John has extended his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour including two shows at the United Center on June 19 & 20. Tickets for both shows will go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com."

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Elton John was my first musical hero. I used to check out his records from the local library when I was a kid until I finally started buying them for my own. To this day, Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy is a very important record to me.

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Who's Got Next
Next has announced its themed menus for 2020. I could've sworn we once posited our own themes for Next, but I couldn't find it. A little help, if anyone remembers. I feel like it was exceedingly funny and well written.

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New on the Beachwood today . . .

Exclusive! An Inside Look At The World's Largest Starbucks
Featuring the Chicago Pour Over and the Madigan Grande.

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The Ex-Cub Factor
Larry Rothschild! Phil Regan! Butters!

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The Bonkers Battle Between NBC And CBS To Be The First To Film A Berlin Wall Tunnel Escape
The tunnel CBS chose was a disaster that resulted in arrests and court trials. NBC's tunnel ended up being in one of the most decorated documentaries in American television history.

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Loyola Research Behind New Federal Predatory Lender Bill
The Veterans and Consumer Fair Credit Act would establish the country's first national usury law that imposes interest rate limitations on nearly all financial products and services in an effort to protect consumers from predatory lenders.

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These New Books On Consciousness Will Blow Your Mind
Nothing is real. Or is it?

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ChicagoReddit

A City of Chicago truck working on my street just knocked the mirror off my car. Is there anything I can do? from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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Also got in a good batch of tapes that are for sale!

A post shared by Bric-a-Brac Records (@bricabracrecords) on

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"Chicago" / Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz

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Anish Kapoor: "I Have Nothing To Say As An Artist."

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

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Posted on November 13, 2019


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