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"deflated" - Bears lose Cutler

   Well, it became official today. Jay Cutler is out for at least the regular season as quarterback of the Chicago Bears. As a Bears fan, I can't imagine any other way to feel.

   Caleb Heinne is now our astute back-up quarterback whom, I imagine, will remain in that roll as Da Bears announced today that they have picked up recently waivered Denver Bronco Kyle Orton. Yes, that Kyle Orton who used to do this job for us once upon a time. I'm fine with this, afterall, he was essentially the guy who led the team in the Grossman days. 

   Anyway, Go Bears! Anything can happen in these strange games many of us are so fascinated by. Strange things tend to happen when the down-and-out somebody has to face the mighty and invincible (think Bears/Packers), well, you get the idea.

"withholding wages" - Arise Chicago Pilsen Protest

   Whilst walking, I came upon a group of protestors chanting outside of Little Village Car Wash in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. They accused the car wash of withholding wages and forcing employees to work for merely tips. Their demonstration gained the attention of a the news media who hovered around. Arise Chicago organized the protest, who is an interfaith commitee on worker's issues. They've helped out with the Hyatt worker's strike here in Chicago. You can find out more about them and their mission here. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to talk to any of the car wash's emplyees about the matter directly, but it was certainly an interesting gathering, at any rate.