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The Weekend Desk Report

Politician lies. Details at 10.

Special Weather Report
Basically, you have a choice: go outside and get hit in the face by extreme cold or stay home and get bit in the ass by your extremist friends.

You'd think with 49 fewer buildings CPS would have an easier time finding an eighth of their elementary students. Perhaps, if they look really hard, they could find an extra $20 million in questionable spending to throw at the problem.

Dramatic Improvements
Hey, who knew Sebelius was Finnish for Forrest Claypool?

Globalization Amok
Wow, they buried the lede in this one. Apparently, France is now neighbors with Ecuador and Honduras!

Talk like a Man
Finally this week, a new study reveals that many young men are now "uptalking" like little girls. Which is refreshing, since men have been talking down to girls for centuries.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Bury your lede.


The College Football Report: The Worst Best Rankings.


The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: How 'Bout Them Cowboys.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg present the Best Albums of 2013, and they hear nominations from guest critics in the listening audience."


Give The Gift Of The Beachwood: We'll even wash your car.


The Renegade Craft Fair Weekend Report: "Join us December 7 + 8 for the 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago! This free-to-attend fair will take place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. both days at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 West Blackhawk Street).

"We'll be presenting a curated collection of 150+ of today's best and brightest indie makers, take a peek at this year's artist lineup.

"The Chicago Holiday Market is always an especially festive affair: a design and DIY spectacular in one of Chicago's most charming venues. Attendees are encouraged to take part in free craft workshops, hosted by Martha Stewart Living and RX Made.

"The Pulaski Park Fieldhouse will be decked out with festive installations from Amanda Walters, Michelle Weed, and zerobird studio.

"Visitors are invited to take a photo to commemorate their indie shopping experience in the free photo booth provided by Magnolia Photobooth Co.

"Local DJs from Dusty Groove, Reckless Records, and CHIRP Radio will be playing all our favorite music to keep the atmosphere lively all weekend long.

"Need directions? Want to know more about Renegade? Check out our Chicago Holiday Market FAQ for answers to all your questions."


Editor's Note: Our good friends at the Flying Saucer will once again be serving up hot chocolate, chili and sandwiches to fair-goers. Beachwood editor & publisher Steve Rhodes will be working the Saucer booth on Sunday from 1 p.m. to close. Stop by and say hello!


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Meanwhile, back at the restaurant . . .



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.

Emotion in Sound


Performers from Poland, Ukraine, Italy and the United States work together to create a drama - set to music - connecting diverse cultures and transcending boundaries.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Prison Impact: A Conversation


A roundtable of activists discuss working and protesting within a state with a high incarceration rate.

Sunday at 10 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Posted on December 7, 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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