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The Weekend Desk Report

While Natasha Julius has been on missions of national import quite frequently lately, she's also utilizing The Beachwood Media Company's generous mommy leave policy to tend to her adorable 2-year-old, Tiki. Natasha has been with us from Day One here, so she's accumulated an unlimited number of mommy days to keep her fresh, witty and sane. Once again, I step into a breach I cannot fill, but which I can at least hope to contain.

Schock Treatment
"Peoria's Schock Proposes Tax Breaks For Olympic Medalists."

Hey, they didn't do that alone.

Value Meal
"Cardinal George says that city officials like the mayor shouldn't be trying to define Chicago's values," WLS-AM reports.

"The mayor says in response, he's not defining them he's just expressing them."

Hey, I didn't make up these values, they were posted on the wall when I walked in! I'm just relaying them to the rest of you!


For what it's worth, though, anyone who can diagram this statement from Rahm should be awarded an honorary University of Chicago degree:

"First of all, there has been enough been said and I'm going to be focusing on our kids. and I express my views as it relates to the values and I've always had those values which is I'm for gay marriage and legalizing it."

Peeling The Onion
"Jones called the blurb 'a very important story,' then added: 'We're surprised other major news sources are not giving it the coverage it deserves.'"

World Report
Libya begins to normalize.

Police Story
When the raid's on the other foot.

The Weekend In Chicago Rock So Far
Part one of our ongoing coverage.

Illinois Native Will Date You If . . .
. . . You Help Fund Her Book Tour.

The True Story Of How An Incompetent Gun-Runner . . .
. . . Fraudulently Founded Streeterville.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Operatic.


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: "This weekend 10% of all sales will be donated to Vida/SIDA of Humboldt Park and their El Rescate program. This program helps provide transitional residency for homeless LGBTQ youth of Chicago."


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg sit down with the hardest working man in rock, Jack White, at Third Man Studios in Nashville."


The CAN TV Weekend Viewing 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.

Perspectivas Latinas: Mujeres Latinas En Accion


Arabel Lopez of Mujeres Latinas shares the group's efforts to make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic abuse.

Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Creatives at Work Forum: Health Insurance Options


This forum highlights the services available to artists, musicians, and dancers and choreographers, who are among the least insured artists in the country.

Sunday, August 5 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Ninth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review


A panel of legal experts evaluates the performance of the Illinois Supreme Court during its 2011 term.

Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Local School Council: Reading Possibilities


Nine-year-old I'deyah Ricketts, who recently published her second book (along with a study guide), tells about her joy of reading and her goal of encouraging other children to read.

Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


Beneficial Bugs in Your Home Garden


Join Erik Grossnickle of Bartlett Tree Experts to learn about setting up an integrated pest management program for your garden, including the use of beneficial insects.

Sunday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Winning Marriage Equality in the Courts


Couples challenging the Illinois law denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry provide updates on the status of their cases.

Sunday, August 5 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage


Protestors from Stand Up! Chicago and other groups demonstrate throughout the city, calling for an increase in Illinois' minimum wage to more than $8.25 per hour.

Sunday, August 5 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19

1 hr


Posted on August 4, 2012

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PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - The Bad News About Human Nature.

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