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  1. early and awkward
    Rahm Emanuel Has the Worst Tenant EverHe’s running against Rahm for mayor of Chicago.
  2. rahmbo
    The Rahmfather Makes an Offer Chicagoans Can’t RefuseIf they know what’s good for them.
  3. money talks
    We’re All Still Dependent on Saudi ArabiaThey are the only reason intelligence officials were able to find those bombs on planes.
  4. early and awkward
    People Start to Notice That Rahm Emanuel Hasn’t Been Living in ChicagoSo … he’s not allowed to be mayor.
  5. rahmbo
    White House Staff Presents Rahm Emanuel With Dead Fish Upon Departure“In Chicago,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs later explained to the press corps, “this is how friends say goodbye.”
  6. rahmbo
    Renters Refuse to Leave Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago HomeEmanuel’s attempts to persuade were unsuccessful.
  7. rahmbo
    Obama Uses Sophisticated Parenting Techniques to Get Rahm Emanuel to StayI trust you to make the right decision.
  8. rahmbo
    Naked Rahm Emanuel to Soon Start Intimidating Pols in Chicago Locker Rooms?Richard Daley is stepping down as mayor of Chicago, leaving the post open to a run by the chief of staff.
  9. charm offensives
    Goldman Sachs Cares About Poor People’s Bank All of a SuddenLloyd Blankfein is personally working the phones on behalf of a beleaguered Chicago lender.
  10. don’t tell the daleys
    Rahm Emanuel: Being Mayor of Chicago ‘Will Be Something I’ll Do’It’s simple, really.
  11. white men with money
    Trading in Chicago: Like Altamont, But More Fun!Old-timer traders feared being trampled, but at least it made them feel alive.
  12. sad things
    Four Charged in Murder of Derrion AlbertThe victim of a terrifying high-school brawl in Chicago is said to be an innocent bystander.
  13. white men with money
    Wall Streeters Head WestAccording to the Chicago ‘Tribune,’ finance professionals are flocking to the outback. Why?
  14. early and often
    Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Apple? Chicago Is!Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune included an opinion piece that, even though we’re a day late on it, we just can’t let slip by. In it, writer Dennis Byrne rails against the fact that both party’s presidential front-runners are New York politicians (and Bloomberg, our mayor, might join them in the race). He claims it’s bad for America that the leading candidates are from somewhere so “provincial.” I find it curious that American voters may have to choose between two New Yorkers and it has received little, if no attention, from the coastal media. Maybe they think the rest of us won’t notice. Maybe they don’t care whether the rest of us notice. After all, New York is the Center of Everything (followed at a respectful distance by the District of Columbia and a great distance by everyone else), so the rest of us should be glad that someone from New York would be sitting in the Oval Office. Okay, first of all, stop projecting. And second of all, fuck you.
  15. intel
    Al Sharpton to Go to Chicago, Take on Jesse Jackson? Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have had a difficult relationship over the years — at times a bitterly difficult one — and it’s about to get even more complex. This week, Sharpton will go into direct competition with Jackson, his theoretical mentor and occasional father figure, by opening a branch of his civil-rights advocacy group, National Action Network, in Jackson’s hometown of Chicago, where the elder activist’s own civil-rights advocacy group, the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, is headquartered. “There is a demand in that market, and we’re answering that demand,” Sharpton told New York, innocently. “Every generation does its own thing. Growth of the movement is a good thing.” A Chicago press conference to announce the new National Action Network chapter is planned for Wednesday, and neither Jackson nor anyone from Rainbow/PUSH is on the list of scheduled speakers. But someone interesting is: the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr., Barack Obama’s pastor. (He’s the guy who once titled a speech “Audacity to Hope,” giving Obama book ideas.) While it’s unclear if Wright is sidestepping his fellow Chicago clergyman to ally with Sharpton, his daughter, Jeri Wright, definitely is. She’ll be running Sharpton’s new outpost. She gave Jackson a heads-up earlier this week, she said, and he wasn’t upset: “He said, ‘Whatever I can do to help, just let me know.’” —Geoffrey Gray Related: Rev Vs. Rev [NYM]