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The Weekend Desk Report

Don't worry; we won't start our new gig before the weekend's out.

Market Update
It's true what they say; one industry's free-fall is another's feeding frenzy.

Pate of the City
With the race to succeed Richard Daley apparently almost over, we have yet to analyze one of the key factors in any Illinois election: candidate hair. Front-runner Rahm Emanuel at first seems like the logical midpoint between old-fashioned respectability and Hollywood glamour, but how much of his crowning glory has been bought?

While there's no doubt Carol Moseley-Braun's hair is her own, we suspect at 63 years of age she may be masking certain unfortunate facts of life.

Gery Chico is certainly not denying his grays, but his track record won't convince anyone he can manage a recession.

Of the major candidates, it seems only City Clerk Miguel del Valle has absolutely nothing to hide.

Jets Fuel
Finally this week, whether you prefer a right jolly Rodgering or a gentle Cutle, perhaps we can all agree it'd be nice to see all-pro dirtbag Ben Roethlisberger get the Dirty Sanchez he so richly deserves.


And for your viewing edification, The Weekend CAN TV Report brought to you by CAN TV:

Perspectivas Latinas: PERRO
Jerry Mead-Lucero and Rosa Gomez from the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization discuss its advocacy campaign against harmful emissions from factories in the Pilsen area.

Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
25 min


Bronzeville International Annual Summit: Countdown to 2016 - Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, delivers the keynote speech at the annual summit on the future of Bronzeville.

Sunday, January 23 at 9:00 a.m. on CAN TV21
50 min


Green Growth in Chicago
Executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center Howard Learner joins other leading environmental and conservation groups in Chicago to deliver their green growth platform for the city's next mayor.

Sunday, January 23 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
26 min


Mayoral Forum
Chicago mayoral candidates Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle and Carol Moseley-Braun share their views on community and environmental issues.

Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 50 min


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Hair today, hair tomorrow.


Posted on January 22, 2011

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

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