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The Weekend Desk Report

By Natasha Julius

Look on the bright side, Bears fans. At least it's safe to watch football this weekend.

Market Update
Illinois' battered economy looks set to receive an unexpected boost as the state is poised to post significant gains in the import market for other people's problems.

Track This
Governor Pat Quinn this week announced a deal to stave off sharp fare increases for Chicago's public transportation system. CTA officials say this means they will no longer be able to upgrade the popular Bus Tracker feature to tell users exactly how fast one their buses is approaching.

Daddy Issues
Injured Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher reportedly wrote a letter on behalf of former Chicago alderman Ed Vrdolyak, describing "Fast Eddie" as a "father figure" to him. Which, when you think about it, makes a lot of sense.

The Oracle of Ravenswood
Lawyers for disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich this week argued that their client's dwindling trial should be delayed because, although he may have done a ton of illegal shit, he totally knew that it stood a decent chance of being completely un-illegal at some point in the future. Which would mean, naturally, he actually didn't do anything wrong in the first place, right?

The Oracle of the Weekend Desk
Finally this week, industry prognosticators seem certain that The Who will provide this year's Super Bowl halftime entertainment on CBS. Accordingly, the Weekend Desk Setlist Prediction Department has generated the following potential lineup:

1. Who Are You?
2. Won't Get Fooled Again
3. Baba O'Riley


Posted on November 14, 2009

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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