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The Weekend Desk Report

Natasha Julius is on assignment inside the Emanuel inauguration preparations, though we haven't heard from her for quite some time. Maybe she shouldn't have worn a wire.

Ding Dong
"Daley Exits City Hall To Applause."

No one is clapping louder about his departure than we are.

The King Is Dead
From @BeachwoodReport:

End of an Era: Unfortunately, #MayorDaley's departure from City Hall is not a perp walk. #goodriddance

End of an Era: #MayorDaley leaves behind red ink, Meigs, Block 37, Millennium Park, the Duffs, Sorich, Hired Truck, the parking meter lease.

End of an Era: #MayorDaley leaves City Hall with $1 million retirement TIF. #goodriddance

End of an Era: #MayorDaley unindicted as he leaves City Hall. #goodriddance

End of an Era: #MayorDaley shreds last document, leaves City Hall. #goodriddance

Long Live The King
Rahm Emanuel to be sworn in on Monday.

"I solemnly fucking swear . . . "


As a Jew, will he put his hand on just the first half of the Bible?

Beer Run
Pabst Moving To Los Angeles.

More hipsters there.

Like A Virgin
Pornography Stash Found At Osama bin Laden's Compound.

Osama bin Wankin'.

- J.J. Tindall (and the New York Post)

UPDATE: The Daily News went with Osama Porn Laden.

On The Occasion Of Tonight's Cubs Game
Internet Fosters Black Market For Wrigleyville Parking Passes On Game Day.

Talking Shit
"Making the Chicago River safe enough for swimming would waste taxpayer money and increase the risk of people drowning, officials who oversee the waterway said [Friday]," the Tribune reports.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District then announced it would start polluting Lake Michigan as a precaution against boating accidents.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Purified.


The CAN TV Weekend Report

Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding The Labor Movement From Below
Attorney Laurie Burgess and a panel of fellow labor advocates discuss methods for workers to gain control of the union from the bottom up and facilitate change within the workplace.

Sunday, May 15 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 44 min


The Political Economy of Transnational Labor Citizenship
Professors Gerardo Otero and Margaret Gray review the changing political economies of Mexico and the U.S. and the residual effects on labor migration and workers rights.

Sunday, May 15 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 43 min


Homelands and Hometowns: Emigrant/Immigrant Organizing in the U.S.
Doctoral candidate Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro joins professors William Sites, and Roger Waldinger to discuss the limitations of Mexico's policy of diaspora engagement and the expanding role of Mexican hometown associations in Chicago.

Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr 5 min


Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America About Democracy
Author and scholar Paul Apostolidis discusses his book on the positive impacts immigrants can have on the United States.

Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 11 min


Posted on May 14, 2011

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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