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The Weekend Desk Report

The Jane Byrne Interchange wlll go dark at midnight to honor the former mayor, who died on Friday; the ensuing rash of car crashes will symbolize her administration. Then we can go back to calling it the Circle.

Side Eye Illini
"Only select fans can buy a beer at a University of Illinois football game, but according to billboards around the state, Coors Light is now the 'Official Beer of the Fighting Illini," the Tribune reports.

"The billboards went up in August, soon after the university reversed a ban on beer sponsorships, allowing them in exchange for at least 'six figures' in additional revenue a year, according to officials with the university's Division of Intercollegiate Athletics."

For seven figures and a building, the university will offer a major in Comparative Beer Studies.

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"But university officials were blindsided by the billboards. While they had approved the artwork to be used at places that sell alcohol - bars, restaurants and grocery stores, for example - they didn't realize it also would be displayed on billboards, including some near campus."

And because the university doesn't want to give the impression that it is promoting drinking on campus (at the rate of the current contract), it asked MillerCoors to take the billboards in Champaign down.

Which is almost as lame as letting Coors Light be your official beer.

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Besides, High Life is the Champaign of beers.

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By the way, the Fighting Illini have a better record than the Bears, whose official beer is Miller Lite, which is about right.

This state has a long way to go before it's drinking Wisconsinbly.

The College Football Report
Steel Panther vs Judas Priest.

The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report
Home on the Rage.

Remarkably Prescient Cutler Scouting Report
Sizing up the future Bears QB as he entered the NFL draft.

Beachwood Sports Radio: Paging Professor Trestman
The Bartman Bears. Plus: Derrick Rose Is Not A Fully Formed Human; The Blackhawks In The Cover 2; and Outlawing Sports Gambling Is Un-American, And We're Not Going To Sit Here And Listen To You Badmouth The United States Of America.

See also:
* Trestman's Redemption.

* They Loved Trestman In Montreal.

College GameDay

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Tip Wisconsibly.

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The Beachwood Radio Hour: Accountability Uber Alles
Look in the mirror, newsies. Plus: Jane Byrne Sucked; Illini, Bears Need Tougher Beers; CPS Office of Accountability Is Super Ironic; Meet The New Swaps, Same As The Old Swaps.

The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Interpol, Todd Rundgren, Deerhoof, Hammered Satin, Holy Sons, Dave Davies, and Quintron.

The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim, Greg and the listeners nominate their most disappointing albums of 2014. Later, a unique take on the lyrics of Bob Dylan."

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BeachBook
* The Continuing Horror That Is Multi-Million Dollar Rhodes Scholar Rachel Maddow.

Make no mistake, she's been deeply dishonest since Day One.

* Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone - Especially The Wealthy.

"Maybe my favorite study done by the Berkeley team rigged a game with cash prizes in favor of one of the players, and then showed how that person, as he grows richer, becomes more likely to cheat."

* Friends Go On Every Disney World Ride In 17 Hours.

One is a Chicago dude.

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Posted on November 15, 2014


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SPORTS - Teens Still Underreporting Concussions.

BOOKS - America, We Need To Talk.

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