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The 10 Must-Read Stories for This Week

The Left’s inability to unseat Rahm, the Cubs’ winning business plan, and Dick Durbin’s possible challenger

Mayor Rahm Emanuel   Photo: Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune

1. Why Can’t the Left Unseat Rahm Emanuel?

The mayor looks to be cruising to an easy victory. Is it a defeat for progressives, or a sign of things to come? The Atlantic looks ahead.

2. What Chicago Loses by Closing the CME’s Futures Pits

Computers move faster than the human mind, but they don’t have swagger. A former trader remembers in Chicago magazine.

3. Holy Cow! The Chicago Cubs Finally Have a Winning Business Plan

They invested in a top manager and an ace pitcher, but they’re only part of an overhaul that runs from ticketing to a huge clubhouse. Bloomberg Businessweek analyzes their new model.

4. Little Village Mother Forgives Son’s Killer, Forms Ministry to Combat Gangs

“I’m telling you with all the love in my heart, as a mother I’d rather them kill you than you kill someone else.” The Tribune profiles Doris Hernandez.

5. Defeated at the Polls 17 Years Ago, Chuy’s Real Test Was About to Begin

Jesus Garcia lost his state senate seat to a clouted unknown, but he turned down lobbyist jobs to return to his community. WBEZ tells the mayoral challenger’s story.

6. A Bar Crawl Through Cubs History

Wrigleyville’s Nisei Lounge may be the most quintessential Cubs bar, and it has some stories to tell. CBS Sports recounts the best ones.

7. Rudolph Perz, Creator of Pillsbury’s Doughboy, Dies at 89

Poking the mascot’s belly, via stop-motion animation, required five bodies, 15 heads, and 720 photographs. The New York Times remembers the late Leo Burnett creative director.

8. Tales From the Wrigley Field Bathroom Lines

Renovations at the old park put some facilities out of commission, leading to half-hour waits, the desperate use of cups, and much worse. Deadspin collects the complaints.

9. Emanuel vs. Garcia, in Three Maps

As Chicago lines up to vote, here’s what the ground looks like for the men who are running for mayor. Chicago shows the stakes.

10. Dick Durbin vs. Patty Murray?

The state’s senior senator could be facing a challenge for the position of minority whip. Who does new Dem leader Chuck Schumer want for his number two? Politico outlines the possibilities.


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