'JUST AFTER BILL BEAVERS LEFT THE FEDERAL COURTROOM GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS ... HE GAVE ME A QUIET SHRUG.' John Kass with an excellent veteran newsman's perspective on the conviction of "The Hog with the Big Nuts."
SURPRISE CONNECTION. Mark Brown draws a line you might not otherwise have perceived, linking Beavers to ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, ex-Ald. Sandi Jackson.
'THIS WAR IS LONG OVERDUE.' Mary Mitchell says the Chicago school closings plan has been handled delicately. Now, she's calling on those who would "rather see kids stuck in underperforming schools than invite them to share in the blessings of a good school" to give the plan a chance to work.
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