• Joe Berrios: at least he always returns phone calls

I’m at the local journalistic event of the year—watching my man Mick Dumke accept a much-deserved Studs Terkel award—when the call comes in.

It’s Scott Cisek—political director for the Cook County Democratic Party. As in Chairman Joe Berrios’s Cook County Democratic Party.

Scott says Mick and I’d made an egregious error in our story about the upcoming election.

“Quick,” I yell. “Take away Mick’s award!”

Just kidding . . .