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The Weekend Desk Report

For completists, there was no column on Friday.



East Chicago Blues, Pt. 1,000,000,000
"A federal magistrate judge has sided with the American Civil Liberties Union by holding the East Chicago Housing Authority in contempt of court for violating a previous order that barred the local housing agency from warrantless searches," the Northwest Indiana Times reports.


Previously in East Chicago:

* Flawed CDC Report Left East Chicago Children Vulnerable To Lead Poisoning.

* East Chicago Is Toxic.

* A Start In East Chicago.

* East Chicago Residents Screwed (Again) Over Lead And Arsenic.


Musk Busk

Maybe we can ride little submarines - on electronic skates - to O'Hare!


New on the Beachwood . . .

The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #208: Best World Cup Ever?
Full of surprises. Plus: Cub Factors; The Return Of Rodon!; Matt Nagy Married His High School Sweetheart, Therefore He's A Great Guy Who Will Lead The Bears To Glory; Beasting Up The Summer League; 7-Player Trade!; and Schweinsteiger!



Disabled Border Kid Passed Through Chicago
"Even though [a Brazilian] was found to have a credible fear of returning to her home country, she had been detained in El Paso ever since, while her grandson, who has severe epilepsy and autism, was transferred to a facility in Chicago and later a state-run center in Connecticut because he needs constant care."

Families_Belong_Together_Rally_RZ_TT.jpgRachel Zein for the Texas Tribune


When High School Officials Suppress Students' Free Speech
"Educators can't teach kids to value the truth if they're suppressing students' ability to speak it."



Gagging At The Water Reclamation District
"Was there wrongdoing? We don't know, and they're not saying."



Debunking The Broadcast Industry's Claims About Sinclair's Tribune Takeover
"Viewers have every reason to expect that Sinclair's expanded control will instead lead to a decrease in local political news coverage and an uptick in highly suspect 'must-run' content handed down from Sinclair's corporate headquarters.

"Local viewers see no benefits from and express no increased demand for this content, which promotes anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and other racist bigotry and simply airs White House propaganda."

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Scholarly Publishing Is Broken. Here's How To Fix It.
"Giant, corporate publishers with racketeering business practices and profit margins that exceed Apple's treat life-saving research as a private commodity to be sold at exorbitant profits."



Weekend ChicagoGram

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Weekend ChicagoTube

"New Ways to Fail" / Sarah Shook & the Disarmers.


Weekend BeachBook

Pence Family's Failed Gas Stations Cost Taxpayers More Than $20 Million.


Youth Soccer Participation Has Fallen Significantly In America.


Five Years Ago: Rahmnado.


Go Tavern Legend.


Weekend TweetWood
A sampling.




The Weekend Desk Tronc Line: Witch hunt.


Posted on July 15, 2018

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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