'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.
ELK HEADS AS SMOKING GUN. "Purchasing elk heads" is the remarkable heading atop a key passage in prosecutors' "Statement of the Offense" against Jesse Jackson Jr., who faces jail after pleading guilty to conspiring with his wife to fund a lavish lifestyle with campaign money.
* From WBEZ's Tony Arnold: NRA lobbyist says "There will be no ... local rules about where you can or cannot carry."
* And yet, time's running out for the state to draft a concealed weapons law.
Sharpen your pencils, wax your touchpads, groom your mice, lube your trackballs. Brief yourself by reviewing the last week's worth of this blog, where you'll find all the answers to this latest in a series of news quizzes for WBEZ.
WILL RAHM RUN? Two "well-connected sources" tell The Daily Beast Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been discussing a White House run if Hillary Clinton takes a pass.
* But he shook my hand on-camera last May and said, "I'm not doin' it."
* And before that, he issued this kinda weird denial in September 2011.
HOME-DRONE FIGHT. An Illinois lawmaker wants some privacy guidelines to cover potential use of drone aircraft by state and local crimefighters.