The Weekend Desk Report
Sorry we're running a little late. We had the flu.
It was a mixed bag on the Women's Index this week as the federal government announced plans to cut funding for Dignity. Not surprisingly, this was met with a massive run on Crazy. Analysts now suggest we may be in the midst of an historic depression.
Election Day is at hand and two of the leading candidates are doing their level best to make front-runner Rahm Emanuel seem perfectly sane and reasonable. Good thing no one's paying attention to the actual sane and reasonable guy.
The recently-approved plan for a Navy Pier flyover to reduce congestion on Chicago's lakefront trail was defended this week as "not a bridge to nowhere." It's worth noting, however, it's not exactly a bridge to just anywhere either.
Reports surfaced this week that a U.S. couple's yacht has been hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. In response, the State Department has announced it will deploy its top agent to hijack them back.
Finally this week, duh.
The Weekend Desk Tip Line: A bridge to everywhere.
The Weekend on CAN TV
LGBTQ Mayoral Candidate Forum
Tracy Baim from Windy City Media moderates a mayoral candidate forum focused on education, HIV/AIDS, youth homelessness, transgender rights and public safety.
Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
Sunday, February 20 at 3:00 p.m. on CAN TV21
West Side Mayoral Candidates Town Hall
Community groups from Chicago's West Side host a panel discussion for mayoral candidates to address economic justice, housing, education and youth.
Saturday, February 19 at 9:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
Sunday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m. on CAN TV21
Asian American Community Services Mayoral Forum
Chicago mayoral candidates discuss their positions on public safety, community development, minority business enterprise, affirmative action, education and redistricting at this forum held by Pan Asian Voter Empowerment.
Sunday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. on CAN TV21
2011 Mayoral Candidates Statements
Chicago Mayoral candidates present their positions in statements taped exclusively at CAN TV.
Sunday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
Chicago Mayoral Forum on Violence Against Women
WBEZ's Alison Cuddy, moderates a community forum for mayoral candidates to share their plans for addressing the issues of violence against women, girls, and LGBTQ people.
Sunday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. on CAN TV21
Posted on February 19, 2011