• Illinois budgets are in trouble all over -- at a meeting with legislative leaders late Tuesday, Gov. Blagojevich warned that unless a budget deal is reached, state government could shut down next month. • Selling sex toys on the side and earning a $64,000 salary wasn't enough. Karen Bailey, a top assistant to Cook County Commissioner Jerry "The Iceman" Butler, faces felony charges for allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from an 87-year-old woman, prosecutors and police said Tuesday. • The janitors still have their jobs over at Oak Forest Hospital. Faced with their first hard choice in implementing Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's cost-cutting budget, commissioners put the issue aside for now.
As long as the Japanese robot does not come with relatives and friends who all want six-figure jobs, I **KNOW** the robot would be better for Chicago.
Media alert for anyone in Chicago: An enemy of the Toddler, Tony Peraica, and one of the Beavers, a supporter will probably engage in a screaming match at 8:00 a.m. Sunday on the Chicago FOX station. [Yes, I plead the 5th for knowing what is on the Chicago FOX station, how else can I watch House, M.D.? The 'medicine' is part BS but the character is such a pain in the ass it's funny.]
"[Yes, I plead the 5th for knowing what is on the Chicago FOX station, how else can I watch House, M.D.? The 'medicine' is part BS but the character is such a pain in the ass it's funny.]"
Hey, don't influence Chicago Native in watching Fox News.. Don't put garbage into her brains..
p.s. I'm not into the TV show House. The character doctor looks like a derelict that needs a scrub. But, I heart 24 and Prison Break. And Chicago needs Jack Bauer to interrogate Urkel than Fox News. ;-)
I'm sure that you will fill us in on Sunday's Faux News.
Yes, I will have to tune in and I will write about it. I saw Lance Tyson, Tony Peraica and Steve Patterson on a segment together on Chicago tonight. They had Steve Patterson, who covers Cook County events, and was arrested at Stroger Hospital doing so sitting between Tyson (Chief of Staff to the Toddler) and Peraica. Pretty civilized, but why can't the Toddler represent himself? I am still waiting for Andre Garner to exit, he looks even more less than happy than ever. Steve Mayberry, former Toddler spokesman must have lowered his blood pressure dramatically after resigning from the Toddler Spokesman position. Jerry Butler, now that's another testy Commissioner on the Board, he rarely speaks but when he does he is always snide.
Oh yeah, I forgot. I saw the same clip on Chicago Tonight (Biloxi--it's a local PBS news show). The PBS news station tends to be more civilized. I expect a screaming match tomorrow morning.
Hey, I was in the way south side today, as in almost in Indiana, in Chicago Heights. I finally heard the 17-year cicadas and they were louder than I ever imagined. There weren't any where I am and I thought all the news people over hyped the insects. But, they were really loud!! They look about four inches long. It was like being in a rainforest with giant loud bugs.
I don't have a news station that solely focus on my city. My city is not the "hoppin town."
PBS is more civilized. I wouldn't watch Fox News if life depended on me. I saw the lineup fpr Fox News Sunday. They will have Tony Snow (asswipe) and Senator Durbin (I like him as a Senator). I think I pass on that and sleep in. To be honest, the last time that I watch Fox News Sunday and I was forced to watch, was when Bill Clinton was on that show. And I got nauseated with the Clinton bashing lovefest with Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, and others.
"While I greatly appreciate the sheriff's concern for my health and welfare, after meeting with doctors I intend to serve my time as ordered by the judge. I like to thank Third Generation Chicago Native for all your support. And the ginger snaps are to die for."
Well, the local Chicago FOX comedy with Peraica (Republican) vs. Beavers (Democrat and Toddler buddy) was very predictable. The FOX commentators were worried about property taxes going up (assuming their own taxes). It started with "Will there ever be peace on the Cook County Board" ended with "Spirited, and fun." But, the commentators ripped on Peraica the Republican for being the only one wanting a no confidence vote on the Toddler and how stupid he looked with no support. Peraica then looked stupid on the show and he ripped into other Republicans for not seconding his motion to take the vote to dig himself out of the hole the commentators put him in. They ripped on him earlier and said the no confidence vote was a publicity stunt. Ripping into a Republican or making one look totally stupid would not happen on the national Faux News. Peraica and Beavers accused each other of the same thing--the budget is hosed because people on the county board have relatives on the payroll and neither side wanted to lay off anyone. The rest of the time Peraica and Beavers kept interupting each other and only God knows what they said because it was not understandable with both of them talking at the same time.
I ate my breakfast during this comedy time so I did not take notes. I can't guarantee I got everything exactly right, but I think I am close.