The [Wednesday] Papers
Lombardo took the stand on Tuesday in his own defense and played the part of overgrown street kid.
"At times, Lombardo meandered in his testimony, like the man at the dinner party who doesn't realize his story has gone on too long," Steve Warmbir of the Sun-Times reports.
But Joey knows the score, though I think he's a bit stuck in the past.
"There are 50 bosses in Chicago," he said. "If you want anything in this city, you go see the alderman. If you want a zoning change, you go see the alderman. If you want a card game going, you go see the alderman. If you want a dice game, you go see the alderman. If he tells you to stop, you stop."
There is only one boss in Chicago now. And he and his minions are more interested in condo games than card games. But still.
I thought it was up to the media to decide where to put the focus.
"Blago Raises Own Pay" might have been a good front-page headline.
Though I still like this one too.
So let's not be so easily impressed.
Yes, they were reclassified as green spaces.
* "Tribune Company shares fell as low as $24.46 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, nearly $10 below the $34 a share that investors are receiving as the company goes private," Crain's reports. "Shareholders have been pushing down the stock, fearing that the company's worsening performance and a crunch in the wider credit market could endanger the deal."
* Meanwhile, analysts are high on The Beachwood Media Company. Investor inquiries welcome.
Memo to Park District: I'll do it for half. Even less if I get to tell the truth.
Karl, you may recall, is the same guy whose company pulled in $468,000 a year from the Chicago Police Department to produce Crimewatch even as he reported on unsolved murders for Channel 5.
Over the last 15 years, the city blew its chance to nurture the Wicker Park neighborhood and its collection of artists as well as other aspects of the indie, jazz, and alt-country communities and instead has smothered it with a thousand lead pillows.
Let's face it, Richard M. Daley doesn't rock.
The Daily Hypocrisy
Apparently commenting to newspapers - or working for them - is for suckers.
The Beachwood Tip Line: Suckers welcome.
Posted on August 15, 2007
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