The Mincing Rascals 08.02.18: Highway protests, Willie Wilson’s money, gubernatorial ads, Patti Blagojevich, “CNN sucks!”

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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They begin by debating again the value of a protest that shuts down major highways, like that which will take place today, and end at Wrigley Field. Then, they get passionate about Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson’s method – or not – of handing out cash. The Rascals judge the mocking in gubernatorial ads. John has a special message for Patti Blagojevich, who is fighting for the pardoning of her husband, former Governor Rod Blagojevich, and who has declined to join the John Williams Show, thanks to a certain Rascal. The Rascals then discuss the latest in Trump Land and its inhabitants. That brings them to the Paul Manafort trial.

Steve asks that you take a moment to remember Mel Reynolds.

John recommends reading Adrian Cronauer’s obituary.

Scott recommends that you bring a book and lunch to the Lurie Garden in Lincoln Park.

Eric recommends reading “The Abortions We Don’t Talk About: Six Slate Women Tell Their Stories.”

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