Sneed exclusive: River will be dyed blue if Cubs win it all

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What’s in a color?

Here’s what.

Sneed is told Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office is planning to dye the Chicago River BLUE if the Cubs win the World Series.

It will follow in the Chicago tradition to dye the river green on St. Patrick’s Day.

In addition, Sneed has learned the city is planning a ticker-tape parade, perhaps on Thursday, if the Cubs clinch the World Series title against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday in Ohio.

That part, of course, is still fluid. The Cubs need a win on Sunday and a sweep in Cleveland to make that happen.


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Snap. Pop. Whaaa?

Sneed hears there is an empty space on the City Hall wall of photos of Chicago’s former mayors.


It’s missing a picture of former mayor Richard M. Daley, the city’s 54th mayor and its longest-serving one — the predecessor of Mayor Emanuel, the city’s 55th hizzoner.


It’s no secret a glacial chill has developed between Richie and Rahm, who pretty much blames the city’s financial woes on what came before, which is the administration of Daley — although he never mentions his name publicly.


Is that the reason?

It’s no secret brother Bill Daley, President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, helped engineer Rahm’s entry into the mayor’s office when Richie decided he wanted to pull the plug on his political career.

Sneed hears informed whispers the Richie camp is none too pleased his photo is not hanging on the  mayoral wall of fame, which includes 44 of the city’s 54 former mayors — and abruptly ends with former mayor Eugene Sawyer, who was selected by the City Council on Dec. 2, 1987, and served until Richie was elected in 1989.

“It’s noted and it’s really petty,” said a Daley devotee.

Hello, Rahm?

Still waiting for an answer.

Hey! Ho!

Take it to the bank.

Sneed hears Mayor Emanuel is planning to run for re-election and has been doing polling that shows a ratings improvement.

The dog house . . . 

A bowl in the Oval Office?

In case you didn’t already know, if Hillary Clinton moves into the White House, she will be not only accompanied by hubby Bill, but by Maisie and Tally, the family dogs. Tally is a white and black toy poodle mix; Maisie is a mix doused with a mosh of poodle.

• Bow wow: Please note: Donald Trump has no dog, nor a cat. Being a germaphobe, the Donald would probably have to wash his hands after each pet pat.

Driving Tom Dart . . . 


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who is known for trying to cut costs for out-of-town trips, drove himself to Washington, D.C., recently to speak at the Brookings Institute forum on re-entry programs for the formerly incarcerated.

Sneedlings . . .

 I spy:Cubs players Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, David Ross and Justin Grimm spotted at Chicago Cut this week. The entire dining room gave the Cubbies a standing ovation when they entered. . . . Saturday’s birthdays: Gabrielle Union, 44; Winona Ryder, 45, and Miguel Cotto, 36. . . .  Sunday’s birthdays: Janel Parrish, 28, Ivanka Trump, 35, and Gavin Rossdale, 51.

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