(posting early to avoid the rush. What rush? Don't ask us, we just know if you start early, you avoid it.)
- Cubs for sale? Not likely. It's a cash cow for the Tribune company and according to the statistics, newspapers are bleeding money nationwide. Why sell your most profitable entity? But if they were for sale, Mark Cuban is interested.
- The mayor wants to provide Internet access to everyone. For free. And he wants private industry to pay for it. Call us cynical, but how does someone expect the private sector to pay for something this huge and not give them some shot at profit? Someone better look at any subcontractors involved with this, because either the private sector is going to get hosed or the taxpayers are ... again.
- A Libertyville teen dies while drag racing his brother. Though the dead teen collided with at least two other cars on the way to his own demise, no one else was seriously injured by his stupidity. A future Darwin Award nominee we are sure.
- One of the original "teflon" politicians passed on this weekend. In addition to all of the political posts he held, George Dunne ran Near North Insurance, which collapsed a few years ago following Michael Segal's conviction of looting $30 million, emerged unscathed from a racetrack buying scandal that sent Governor Otto Kerner to prison, dumped Jane Byrne from the County Committee (triggering her run for mayor) and was among the first to back Harold Washington to save the Machine.