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Top cop shop . . .

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is on his honeymoon in Greece.

McCarthy and his Chicago attorney wife, Kristin Barnette McCarthy — who he nicknamed “The Viking” — got married this past New Year’s Eve in a ceremony they described as a Chicago fete.

Replete with Chicago and New York style hot dogs, the couple wanted to celebrate the Bronx-bred top cop’s adopted home — but they were only able to take a few days off when they got hitched.

“This time they’ll have time for themselves in a place all to themselves,” said a source.

McCarthy, who suffered a heart attack last year, credits Barnette with saving his life.

“She did it,” McCarthy, who suffered the heart attack last summer, told Sneed then.

“She is the one,” said McCarthy, who has changed his eating habits and is successfully on the mend.

“I didn’t want to go to the hospital, and she not only insisted because I had chest pains . . . but I had no choice but to go.

“That decision saved my life.”

• Pssst! All in the family: Kristin’s uncle Randy Barnette is married to Ald. Marge Laurino (39th).


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Trump the terror . . .

GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, the nation’s new bluster boy, calls his personal Boeing 757 jet “Trump Force One.”

The Fiorina file . . .

Aces wild! Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, the political undercard who possesses the maiden name of Sneed, claims she plays solitaire on her iPhone to relax.

• And in an apparent attempt to give those conservative Evangelicals a lift, Fiorina claims she follows it up with solitude and a prayer.


Pew news I . . .

The pope’s visit: Archbishop Blase Cupich plans to spend only one day attending the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia convened by Pope Francis on Sept. 22-27.

Pew news II . . .

Jiminy Cricket! Pope Francis was recently compared to a famous Walt Disney character in the film “Pinocchio” in a recent Washington Post article.

• To wit: “There’s no question that Francis is striving to be less an enforcer of religious discipline than something akin to a global Jiminy Cricket, a voice of conscience whether you believe in God or not.”

The LaHood lane . . .

It’s playing in Peoria.

Newly elected Congressman Darin LaHood, who fills the 18th District seat that was vacated by his beleaguered predecessor Aaron Schock, has invited a special guest to attend his swearing-in ceremony Thursday.

• The guest: A legendary predecessor, former U.S. Congressman Bob Michel, 92, who represented the 18th district for 38 years before his retirement in 1995.

“Bob Michel and our entire family as well as the entire Illinois delegation will be on the House floor for the swearing-in ceremony,” said LaHood’s father, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood — who added that the red, ornate office that was once inhabited by Schock has now been redecorated.

“Darin was hoping for a bland, boring office when he got to Washington, D.C., yesterday and he got it,” said LaHood. “Everything is now government-issue beige or eggshell white and all the Schock furniture is gone. It’s now all government-issue.”

Nice guy . . . but no cigar!

Random notes and a funny observation.

• The scene: “Windy City Live” host Ryan Chiaverini was strolling down Dearborn Street Monday afternoon when a group of ladies stopped him.

• The kicker: But it wasn’t because they recognized him from TV.

Instead, they asked if he would be nice enough to take a group photo of them.

• The finale: Chiaverini politely obliged, “1-2-3!” and took the shot. They politely thanked him and he quietly went around the corner into Harry Caray’s for lunch.

Downton blabby . . .

Socialite Cressida Bonas, who seriously dated England’s Prince Harry until they split last year, has been cast in a new period drama titled “Doctor Thorne,” created by “Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes.

Apparently, the beautiful Bonas also has acting chops.

Sneedlings . . .

Thursday’s birthdays: Phil Jackson, 70; Doug E. Fresh, 49, and Kyle Chandler, 50.

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