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Blago's Extortion Ring

As we all know by now, Gov. Rod Blagojevich is accused in a federal complaint of trying to strong-arm the Tribune Co. into firing a couple of editorial writers in exchange for his help on the sale of Wrigley Field. What not even Patrick Fitzgerald knows is that the Beachwood wiretaps have picked up additional conversations about other things the governor tried to extort from Tribune. Here they are for the first time.

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Fire the statue of that McCormick guy outside the front door, too.

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Get "Nancy" and "Andy Capp" back in the comics.

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A counter-editorial from Tom Skilling saying what a nice guy Blago is.

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One of those bitchin' stones from the side of the Tower. They're totally real, right?

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An Ask Amy column about hair care.

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A CD box set of Orion Samuelson farm reports.

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A special Elvis section every January 8 and August 16.

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A fair shot at the right field job in spring training.

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No more of this color-on-the-front page shit.

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A job for Patti with RedEye.

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Greg Kot's job.

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Permission to use Elvis1 as his online user name.

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Bring back Q.

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Swap the State of Illinois building with Tribune Tower.

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Donuts with the governor's seal in icing delivered with his morning paper

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A week of three-way columns with Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich.

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Trade Pat Quinn for Randy Michaels.

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Stop rejecting his reviews for Metromix.

- Scott Buckner, Natasha Julius, Rick Kaempfer, Steve Rhodes



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Posted on December 10, 2008


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