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The Weekend Desk Report

Old white man to replace even older white man. Details at 11.

Market Update
The Status Quo looked pretty good in early trading. Then it imploded.

Excuses, Excuses
To review, Ignorance is not a suitable excuse. Incompetence, apparently, is.

Filling In The Details
You know what? Maybe Bruce Rauner could appoint a committee to figure out how his big talk on education can be fulfilled. Maybe, like, by the time the Super Bowl rolls around, maybe.

Red Ribbon
Oh come now, no way would the Russian firm that's buying Pabst tinker with "the quintessential American brand." Although, if they do decide to shake things up, the pink ribbon should be available.

Drawn And Quartered
Not to completely dismiss this obviously nutty poll result, but it would appear 1 in 4 Americans can be convinced of just about anything.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Unravel the mystery.


The Beachwood Radio Network

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #24: Pussy Riot, Rahm & Rauner.

Rascals & Robber Barons. Plus: The Congestion That I Get, Bimbo Roles de Canela, Duck Sex, Chicago Transit By Howard Jones, Depression, and Chicago Media Folk Confused About Hitting Kids.

* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #18: Return To Bear Mountain!

In Tresty We Trusty. Plus: Brandon Marshall And Gloria Allred Grind Coach Coffman's Gears, No Tears For Lovie, and California Uber Alles! Cubs And White Sox Under Alles.


The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Spoon, Shonen Knife, Enrique Bunbury, Sonata Arctica, Hassan Hakmoun, Nicolae Feraru and his Romanian Gypsy Band, Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn, Sham 69, Delain, A Day To Remember, Sondorgo, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Descendents, Superchunk, So Cow, Scott and Charlene's Wedding, Plague Vendor, and Samhain.


TrackNotes: Four Quarters And The Perfect Grift
As a wagerer, you have to have at least some faith it's on the up-and-up, square, game. I don't.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jeff & Spencer are 'Tweedy.' The Wilco frontman and his son join us for a special recording in front of a live audience at Chicago's Lincoln Hall."


The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report: Celebrating the Life of Les Orear.

The Illinois Labor History Society commemorates the life and legacy of its co-founder, journalist and activist Les Orear, who passed away on May 30, 2014.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


* Tourism Turns Its Back On Illinois Production Houses.

* Berkeley J-School Students Asked To Pay $10K More A Year Two Days Before University Officials Give Themselves A Raise.

* Wanted: Hershey's Retail Sales Mechandiser - Elmwood Park, Oak Park & Logan Square Only!

* Shonda Rhimes Educates The New York Times On 'Angry Black Women.'

* Loyola Frat Suspended For Three Years.

* Inventor Of Slush Puppies Dies At 74.

"Radcliff had spotted a slush machine at a 1970 Chicago trade show and saw the possibilities of icy sweet drinks that could be made for a few pennies. He thought the sound of icy crystals hitting the cup, the smell and taste of flavorings and the texture pleased all the senses."

* Groupon Buries Horrible Diversity Report Hoping Media Won't Notice How White Male It Is.

* 8 Ways The Obama Administration Is Blocking Public Information.

Here's one:

"Day-to-day intimidation of sources is chilling. AP's transportation reporter's sources say that if they are caught talking to her, they will be fired. Even if they just give her facts, about safety, for example. Government press officials say their orders are to squelch anything controversial or that makes the administration look bad."

* Indicted Commander Has Community Support, McCarthy Says.

The evidence of that claim is specious, but even if true, a lot of folks the CPD arrests have "community support" too.

* Kerry's Pretentious Scolding Of CODEPINK For Protesting Escalation Of War In Iraq & Syria.









Posted on September 20, 2014

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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