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The Weekend Desk Report

OK.

Market Update
The answer, as always, is not bad enough.

Special "John Fox? Oh . . . um . . . OK" Edition
Apparently some people aren't particularly enthusiastic about the Bears' hiring of veteran head coach John Fox. But despite his prematurely grandfatherly demeanor and inability to win a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning, there are still plenty of reasons to be really excited.

Here we present the Weekend Desk Top 10 Reasons this is Actually Pretty Cool:

1. He has a strong defensive background, which is great because the Bears couldn't stop a freakin' Metra train in a snowstorm last year.

2. He's got sort of a Leon Kowalski thing happening, but that is some straight-up Roy Batty hair.

3. He's coached in twice as many Super Bowls as Mike Ditka. The fact he lost them both just means we'll be spared bullshit like this in 30 years.

4. He totally made Jake Delhomme a thing for a little while there.

5. Maybe you thought new GM Ryan Pace looked like a pencil-necked dweeb with anger management problems, but you put him next to John Fox and BAM! Hello, hot stuff!

6. His wife apparently calls him "John Fox," like that's totally a thing.

7. You guys, he was in the building for Nipplegate.

8. No one wins Super Bowls with Peyton Manning anyway, so . . . right?

9. He'll never find as many people to blame as our new governor.

10. OK, Top 9 reasons.

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: In the circle.

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The Beachwood Radio Network

* John Fix is no typo. In The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #34.

Plus: Trouble In Bulls Paradise; The Blackhawks Remain A Delight; Super Bowl Bound; Coach On Kogan; and Our Man On The Spread.

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #40: Coffee With Rahm.

Dark roasted and devious. Plus: My Jerky Throat; The U of C Screwed The Obama Library Pooch; John Fox Is The Fixer; Chuy Garcia Has Lost Me; and This Week's Worst Journalist In Chicago.

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The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Lowell, Kill It Again, Lia Ices, Grifters, Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium, Operators, Heat, SIMO, Ian Maskin, Goran Ivanovic Trio, The Ham Council, The Tragically Hip, and Robbie Fulks & Justin Roberts.

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The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Mary J. Blige, the 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,' joins Jim and Greg for a conversation about her two decades in music, keeping it real on American Idol and hopping across the pond to record her new album The London Sessions. Later, Jim and Greg review the new release from Portland folk-rock group The Decemberists."

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The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report: Technology Access Television: The Chicago Defender.

"The Chicago Defender's Kai El' Zabar joins Bruce Montgomery to discuss the state of the 100-year-old publication and plans for the future."

Saturday at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21.

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BeachBook
* Despite Being Blind, Latina Chef Opens Dream Restaurant In Chicago.

Despite being blind and Latina!

* Lupe Fiasco Doesn't Want To Be Relevant Anymore.

Mission accomplished!

* Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Products.

* Illinois Firm Recalls Pork Products.

Not the same firm!

* Chicago-Based Empire Looking For Extras.

Must have sharp suit.

* We Lock Up The Poorest, Not The Most Dangerous.

Incontravertibly. But not a political priority. Some lives don't matter.

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