The Weekend Desk Report
Natasha Julius is on a top secret mission that may or may not involve drones, so the B team is on the desk this weekend.
"ThyssenKrupp A.G., the big German metal technologies company, is opening a North American regional headquarters in Chicago," Crain's reported Thursday.
"The announcement, made Thursday by company officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, initially will bring about 100 jobs to the city, but that figure is expected to grow over time."
Emanuel said in a press release that "ThyssenKrupp's decision to locate their North American headquarters in Chicago is a testament to the world-class business environment the city offers."
Here's Rahm at a press conference announcing the move with Torsten Gessner, chairman and CEO for ThyssenKrupp North America.
Chicago! Second to None!
Er . . .
"ThyssenKrupp - the German conglomerate that has agreed to make Chicago its North American regional headquarters - created a racially hostile work environment at a Chicago office that included frequent use of the n-word and a black face routine at a company meeting, the Illinois Department of Human Rights has ruled," the Sun-Times reports this morning.
D'oh! Paging Ron Paul!
1. The Super Bowl Is Decadent And Depraved, in which our very own Thomas Chambers takes you on a journey from The Three Horsemen Of Boulder Dam College to Kelly Clarkson's midriff.
2. The Beachwood Super Bowl Prop Bet. Enter now!
But then, um, who will, uh, lead the cheers?
But was it within 30 minutes?
9. @BorowitzReport: "The #SuperBowl is a perfect symbol for 2012 USA: a few men paid millions for making 100 yards of progress."
The Weekend Desk Tip Line: No droning.
The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "Go back in time to 1967. Jim and Greg explore this watershed year and discuss the birth of the album as art."
The CAN TV Weekend Report: CAN TV brings you local, relevant issues from Chicago's neighborhoods and communities. See what's happening around the city in education, the arts, government, cultural events, social services and community activities.
Grady's Notebook: Tuskegee Airmen
Daughters of Tuskegee Airmen tell their fathers' stories and share family photos.
Saturday, February 4 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
Perspectivas Latinas: Latin United Community Housing Association
LUCHA's executive director Juan Rivera discusses how the foreclosure crisis is hitting Latinos in Chicago and programs they have to help.
Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
Shattered Lens: A Citizen's Right to Film
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy joins a panel of journalists, lawyers, and public officials to discuss legal issues faced by citizen and professional journalists in today's political climate.
Sunday, February 5 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
Martin Luther King's Vision and Beyond
Professor Erik Gellman discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and how it can serve as a blueprint for action in the 21 st Century.
Sunday, February 5 at 10 a.m. on CAN TV21
American Jobs Act: Pathways Back to Work
This Youth Hearing highlights the latest statistics on youth employment and the firsthand experiences of young people as they discuss the impact of potential legislation with local and national officials.
Sunday, February 5 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
School Closings Dialogue
Pastor Alvin Love joins local organizations in raising concerns about the process surrounding the closing of CPS schools and calling for more transparency and public input.
Sunday, February 5 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
Posted on February 4, 2012
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