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The Weekend Desk Report

For completists, there was no column on Friday.

"Vic Mensa is making good out of a bad situation," Footwear News reports.

"The Chicago rapper and his SaveMoneySaveLife foundation have announced that they plan to hold an event at the same location where a controversial sting operation took place earlier this month. Mensa and his charity pledge to give away thousands of free tennis shoes to local Chicago children in need.

"A sting operation involving a 'bait truck' full of Nike sneakers parked in a poor, predominantly black Chicago neighborhood had sparked outrage this month after a video circulated online of police arguing with local residents who claimed that the truck was a 'trap' for kids playing basketball at a nearby court. Eventually, Norfolk Southern Railway, which orchestrated the operation in response to a series of cargo thefts in the area, owned up to the deed and apologized to the community for stoking distrust between locals and law enforcement."

East Chicago Agony
"USS Lead Superfund site residents and advocates were not shy about their frustrations Saturday with the local, state and federal government agencies responsible for the decades-long investigation into contaminants in the Calumet neighborhoods, blood lead testing and case management efforts," the Northwest Indiana Times reports.

"And some were equally perplexed as to why it took the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - an advisory agency for the Environmental Protection Agency - two years to release its first in a series of reports about children's blood lead results in the Superfund site."


See also from WBEZ: What Happened To The East Chicago Residents Forced Out By Pollution?


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.

* Item: East Chicago Blues, Pt. 1,000,000,000.

It's Never Too Late
Click through and read this thread.


New on the Beachwood . . .

Our Aretha
Sock it to us, mama.


"One thing that bothers me is when people call me a great natural singer. I studied music. I am a trained musician and I know every note that I hit."


Jake Tapper's Flawed 'Happy Fact Check Friday' On Medicare For All
CNN anchor refuses to budge even after shown to be obviously wrong.



Manafort Trial Reveals Rahm's Slush Fund TIF Game
Shoveling cash to rich pals with no accountability.

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Trying To Prove God's Existence
With a delightfully surprising unintended consequence.



'Complete Joke' | Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies
"Democrats at the FCC 'oversight' hearing could have easily pressed Pai on his bullshit 'I knew nothing' DDoS claim by pointing out his press shop actively maligned and misled reporters, and at least three staffers gave false statements Congress and FBI investigators. But nah. That the FCC lied repeatedly to the press, public, and Congress about a bogus DDoS attack is a complete afterthought at this 'oversight' hearing. Even in this corrupt mess of a country, that's fucking incredible."

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The Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Tinariwen, Ndpndnt, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Metric, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Alberto Alvarez, Josie Dunn, Michael Angelo Batio, Kozmic Kicks, Beyonce and Jay Z, The Gaslight Anthem, Bernard Allison and Mike Zito, The Ally Venable Band, and Autograph.



The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #214
With Jim "Coach" Coffman is out of town, I intended to go solo this week on the podcast - plenty of Cubs talk, believe me! - but I'm also caught up in a project at home, so we'll see.


Weekend ChicagoReddit

I was up early enough to see them refilling the lake from r/chicago


Weekend Chicago Gram


Weekend ChicagoTube

Al Pacino On Stage In Los Angeles At The Greek Theater With Chicago Not Knowing The Words To "25 Or 6 To 4."

But it could've been for a movie, I'm not sure, and this could've been in 2014, though it was just uploaded by this particular account on Saturday. But still, know the words, dude.


Weekend BeachBook

Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue At Arkansas Capitol.


How People Become Part Of A NASCAR Pit Crew.


Huntress Singer Jill Janus Dies By Suicide.


Weekend TweetWood
A sampling.





The Beachwood Tronc Line: Who's zoomin' who.


Posted on August 19, 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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