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The Weekend Desk Report

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Sandi Jackson to 18 months in prison to be served prior to a a four-year prison term they are asking for her husband, Jesse Jr., so their kids won't have both parents in prison at the same time.

The Jacksons, on the other hand, will suggest to the judge that the best way to ease the transition and maintain some normalcy would be for Sandi to serve in prison in Chicago during the week and then return to their Washington home to tend to the kids over the weekend, and for Junior to serve in prison in Chicago over the weekend after tending to the kids in Washington during the week.

Also, a third of Junior's prison commissary fund would go to Sandi for consulting fees.


Thanks to the NSA for reading the first few drafts of that item and suggesting changes to make it pop a little more.


Also, if you're thinking about seeing a movie this weekend, the NSA is now making suggestions based on your psychographic profile.


By the way, Pope Francis just made the list of suspicious persons.


Chicago-based Boeing also stealing from poor people.


As is DePaul. Irony!

Friday News Dump
Quinn Restores UNO Funding.

To really keep it quiet, the governor made the announcement outside the reach of the NSA by writing it out longhand on paper, reading it to himself, then eating it.


Also, the check will just be made out to CASH.

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Deb Mell set to vote yes on every Emanuel initiative for foreseeable future.


Memo to Progressive Caucus: Breed faster.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: All ears.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Does January's best album still hold up in June? After submitting their favorite records to months of listening, Jim and Greg unveil the Best Albums of 2013 . . . So Far. Plus, Queens of the Stone Age are back; Jim and Greg review . . . Like Clockwork."


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Pardon our dust.


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.

Feminism & Abolition Lecture with Angela Davis


Political scholar and activist Angela Davis lectures on "Feminism & Abolition: Theories & Practices for the 21st Century."

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Women for Compassionate Immigration Reform


A coalition of women's and immigrant groups kick off a national campaign advocating for immigration reforms that would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, keep families together, and allow women to report domestic abuse without fear of being deported.

Sunday at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21.


The Legacy Project 2013


Keynote speaker Aaron Jackson shares his story of constructing Equality House as a symbol of equality across the street from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church at this event celebrating LGBT individuals past and present. Hosted by WGN-TV's Sean Lewis.

Sunday at noon on CAN TV21.


"Still in the Shadows?" A Town Hall on Immigration


The Chicago Reporter hosts a community forum on immigration reform. Chicagoans affected by deportations and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez discuss their impact and the state of reform legislation in Congress.

Sunday at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Gun Violence: Chicago Under Fire


A Sip of Inspiration host Stephanie Wilson-Coleman interviews guests about what they and their organizations are doing to reduce gun violence in Chicago. Guests include Ameena Matthews of Cure Violence and Rev. Gwindol P. Tate of R.I.S.E. Ministries.

Sunday at 1 p.m. on CAN TV19.


Posted on June 8, 2013

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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