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"The Tall Ships" and the wonderful!

My mom insisted we go downtown to Chicago’s lakefront yesterday to see The Tall Ships. Well, don’t get me wrong, I do believe there is no where more beautiful to spend a summer afternoon. But, my reality is we  live in a cul-de-sac, nestled in a suburb, nearly an hour-and-a-half away from the lakefront. My... Read more »

The Other Side-truly Chicago's very own story of addiction, recovery and friendship - oh and Jimmy Kimmel talked about it last night! Here is how it all began!

In September of 2009, Chris Reed was 19 years old lying in a hospital bed — after his third heroin overdose — telling his family he wanted to die. With a raging drug addiction that began when he was just about 14 with alcohol and marijuana, he had hit his rock bottom. But today, Reed,... Read more »

Baby Jonylah, goodnight sweet girl

Today was the funeral for Jonylah Watkins, the sweet baby girl murdered by a bullet, believed to be intended for her father, a convicted felon with alleged gang ties. (,0,4822134.story) The New Beginnings Church on S. King Drive was packed with broken hearts. Why? Who?  Who could do such a thing – so callous and deliberate? Her... Read more »

A Chicago "House of Horrors" revealed; let's do better!

I just read a deeply disturbing story about a “house of horrors” in Schiller Park where homeless women were lured, hooked on drugs, beaten, starved, handcuffed, locked in rooms and forced to prostitute. –In a press conference, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez referred to the operation as a “sex trafficking house of horrors” and said the half... Read more »

An ice palace crumbles

Is anyone else out there feeling a pang of sadness over the Bridgeport warehouse at 37th and Ashland going up in a fiery blaze and  soon to be demolished? It is certainly the most beautiful ice palace, well the only ice palace, I have ever seen in my life. Who knew what unbelievable beauty fire... Read more »
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