Patch Flash: Joe Walsh Endorses Tammy Duckworth
Chicagoland news to talk about: Chicago Bulls are leaving Deerfield.
A press release from the office of Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who is running against Republican Joe Walsh for his current Congressional seat in Illinois' 8th District, made a surprising announcement Tuesday: Duckworth had secured an endorsement from... Joe Walsh?
The "real" Joe Walsh, as he refers to himself in his statement of support for Duckworth's campaign, is the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy award winning musician who plays guitar for the Eagles.
"I'm the real Joe Walsh and I'm proud to back a real American success story - Tammy Duckworth,” said Walsh in a release issued by Duckworth's campaign. “Tammy's story, her service to our nation and her continued commitment to working families (like the one I come from!) have convinced me that she's the right choice for Congress."
The Chicago Bulls committed today to leaving Deerfield’s Sheri L. Berto Center for a practice facility in Chicago, according to a release from the team. The Berto Center has been home to Bulls’ practices since 1992 and for many years before that at the Multiplex, now the Sachs Recreation Center. The coaching staff has its offices there as well. The Berto Center will be sold. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been pitching Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to move the practice facility to a downtown Chicago location. Reinsdorf now thinks the time is right for the Bulls to make the move.
For years, the residents of Fort Sheridan have wondered whether or not the Army would choose to enforce the deed restriction that required a golf course to be built at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. It seems they finally have their answer. In a letter from the Army to Highwood mayor Charlie Pecaro that was released June 5, the Army indicated the county no longer needs to worry about losing its land if it doesn't use it for golf.
It feels like a scene from a Hitchcock movie, but the startling attacks by red-winged blackbirds on walkers, joggers and bikers are just part of birds' normal mating cycle. The blackbirds have been dive-bombing people in a Northbrook parking lot. Northbrook Animal Control Officer Gina Manski says the birds are protecting their nests.