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Sunday, June 23

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The latest development in the Stroger saga is actually a reasonable one: the county board voted yesterday that future presidents' names will not be displayed on Cook County Forest Preserve signage. Eric Zorn cheers the news, while pointing out that practice is alive and well at the mayoral and gubernatorial level. That, he says, "serves no purpose other than to feed the swollen egos of transient glad-handers and to keep sign painters busy every few years when someone new takes office." In other news, the intrepid Carol Marin has it on good authority that the "poop-butt" comment may have been "poot-butt." Both, apparently, translate as "nerd."

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