• Mort Schnittman

After a bumpy summer of murder and labor unrest, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting a mediocre job rating from Chicago and Illinois residents, according to the latest findings of the Crain’s/Ipsos Illinois Poll. But despite the recent teachers strike, he gets his best marks on education—perhaps an indication that Chicagoans want the city’s tough-guy mayor to be even tougher. Crain’s Chicago Business

Deep under City Hall, in a triple-locked maintenance room, Harvey Blomberg put the early edition down on the makeup table. That’ll serve Schnittman right, the schmuck. Strutting around like the cock of the walk ever since the goddamn triathlon. While that fucking prick was mugging for the photographers in that goddamn pink swim cap, he’d been about to bust his balls in the cycling leg. Fuck.