The Weekend Desk Report
Natasha Julius is getting some well-deserved rest today after being thoroughly exhausted by Chicago's professional baseball teams. Here are the stories the Weekend Desk is watching.
New White Sox Drinking Game Announced
Ed Burke Less Secure - Or Is He?
"After completing a review, it has been determined that the officials who have security paid for by the city require less or no protection," McCarthy said in a written statement released Friday afternoon. "Most of the police officers will go back on the street at a savings of $650,000 to the taxpayers."
"The security details for Burke and City Treasurer Stephanie Neely will both be 'reduced,' according to the McCarthy's office, but the statement did not say by how much.
"'We can't discuss that - it's a security issue,' a spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel said."
Sometimes the punch lines write themselves.
Arby's Now Wendy's
Separately, Ripley's notes that there are still about 3,600 Arby's restaurants on the planet.
Mission Almost Accomplished
And by "capturing" he means "killing."
The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Par for the course.
The CAN TV Weekend Report
Community Forum: Occupation of La Casita
Community Forum is on location at Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen to hear from the Whittier Parents Committee about the ongoing struggle with CPS to preserve and renovate the community field house.
The Poetry Center of Chicago: Tony Fitzpatrick and Marc Smith
The Poetry Center of Chicago's 38th Annual reading series features poet Tom Fitzpatrick alongside Marc Smith, the local founder of the slam poetry movement.
We're Still Here: Changing Definitions of Identity in Chicago
The Chicago Cultural Alliance hosts a conversation on how the cultural identities of Chicago's ethnic communities form and change from one generation to the next.
Sunday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m. on CAN TV21
Zephyr Dance: Unmasking
Zephyr Dance Company presents Unmaking, a preview of movement experiments and dance sketches by artistic director Michelle Kranicke.
Sunday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
NIU Fine Arts Center: New Dialogue of Korean American Artists
Visiting curator Sun H. Choi discusses the New Dialogue exhibit and how it connects the diverse histories and artistic styles of the participating artists.
Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. on CAN TV19
Posted on July 9, 2011
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