• The appropriate (but not intentionally so) cover of this week’s paper
  • Design by Paul John Higgins

I figured I’d lead with the good news.

Now for the rest.

There have been some disconcerting headlines this week about goings-on at the Reader, and the reports more or less accurately describe the rumbling (OK, cursing) at 11 E. Illinois.

The most recent, from this afternoon, are “Alt-weeklies in Atlanta, Chicago, DC to be sold, but first pay cuts‎” and “Chicago Reader chain cutting wages, jobs as ‘suitors’ come courting.”