Leslie's Omnibus


True dat.

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Apparent suicide???
A man walking his dog this morning near an Evanston middle school discovered a decapitated body, perhaps the result of a pipe bomb explosion, and some hours later police destroyed what they suspected was an explosive device in the vicinity.
And, even better...
Dale Wyatt, 31, told the Tribune that he came across the body about 5:15 a.m. near Nichols Middle School, 800 Greenleaf St.

He said his dog Buddah led him to the body of a shirtless man whose head was missing and whose legs were folded behind him. A shopping bag and a black plastic jug lay nearby, and there was a strong odor of what he thought was gunpowder.
And it gets even better yet...
Police pushed the media back from the area after discovering what appeared to be an explosive device near the body, WGN-Ch. 9 reported about 8:40 a.m. Some residents were being evacuated from their homes. The Cook County sheriff's bomb squad was on the scene.
Suicide? Nah!

It sounds to me like karma was a bitch this morning and there's a new candidate for this year's Darwin Award. (Thank Krishna there were no kids around when the whole mess went down!) I'm guessing our boy was up to no good and fate stepped in to stop whatever evil he was about to perpetrate.

Remember that sea change I predicted?
The Chicago City Council could be in for its biggest turnover in decades -- with as many as 20 seats changing hands -- thanks to a surge in voter turnout tied to the wide-open mayoral race, alderman and political observers warned Monday.

Oh! On a related note, one of the more ethically challenged representatives we Illinois voters sent to the Senate only once before we pulled our heads out of our collective *ahems* and vowed never to make that mistake again, a former disgraced ambassador to New Zealand and former presidential candidate has come crawling back out from under the rock she's been hiding under and thrown her hat in the ring.
With names like White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, state Sen. James T. Meeks and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart being tossed around, not to mention the perennial candidates such as Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown, you might be wondering whether Moseley Braun is seriously considering jumping back into this arena after venturing into the world of teas and honeybees.

Apparently, she is.

"I think people are prepared to support the most qualified person, without regard to race and gender," she told me. "My qualifications should win the day.

"Just to show you how things work in life, last month I started having conversations with the people who wanted to buy into the company, and in the middle of that Daley announces.

"I am positioned perfectly to do this. Who would have thought it?"

Let the games begin!

Speaking of games -- HBO has started their own blog about the making of Game of Thrones.

Winter Is Coming also has some GOT teasers here.

(Be still my little geek-girl heart!)

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