'YOU CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE ALDERMAN NOT WANTING ANYONE MAKING A BUS SHELTER THEIR HOME, BUT YOU HAVE TO QUESTION THE VALUE OF ... A $200 FINE.' Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown takes a closer look at a Chicago alderman's assertion that he seeks to "help" the homeless.
* Chicagoist: "We know Cappleman won't stoop to dropping live grenades in food trucks, but ..."
* City's long-term plan: No one left homeless.
BUT -- BUT -- WE STILL HAVE SOME LEFT OVER FROM LAST WEEK! And yet, more snow's on the way.
* Up to 10 inches by midweek?
* A bad week for this nine-day headache on the CTA.
* Still, it's better than tornadoes.
* In Washington, the Post blogs on "snowquester."
* New York Times shuts its Green blog.
YEAH, CHICAGO HAS A 'PROJECT BATMAN.' Chicago's analytics director, Tom Schenk Jr. — who kinda looks like Bruce Wayne, doesn't he? — tells a gathering of journalists, programmers and government leaders the city's working with the University of Illinois at Chicago to visualize crime data in a 3-D virtual reality "cave."
WELCOME TO CHICAGO, NEW YORK'S 6TH BOROUGH. The woman most likely to replace Jesse Jackson Jr., representing Chicago's South Side in Congress, is State Rep. Robin Kelly -- the winner of yesterday's Democratic primary and the choice of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose political fund spent millions to help her win.
* The Nation: Defeated candidate Halvorsen "undone by her association with the NRA."
A 'sorry' blog post:
'CRUDE AND OFFENSIVE ... SENSELESS, HUMORLESS ...' That's the way The Onion CEO Steve Hannah describes a tweet about young Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis during Sunday's ceremonies -- a tweet taken down within an hour, followed Monday morning by Hannah's apology promising "immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible."
* American Journalism Review editor: Apology "was spot on."
'CHICAGO: WE'RE NOT AS MISERABLE AS _______' The city's new travel slogan is ready. Based on Forbes magazine's 2013 rating of "America's Most Miserable Cities," you could fill that blank with the names of three other cities – Detroit, Flint and Rockford – because Chicago shows up at No. 4.