Posts in category "Chicago Politics"
“Sue the city of Chicago” said my acquaintance. “Why not just sue ‘em!” Why not indeed. Flashbacks to the early 1990s in Westport CT, a.k.a. Beverly Hills East, when the local weekly newspaper headline told the tale of a kid suing Nintendo. What grounds? The game hadn’t lived up to little Richie Rich’s expectations. Oh... Read more »
To my right-wing conservative friends, please vote. Really. As a progressive liberal, I want everyone to vote. People who give a shit, vote. Or at the very least they will try to, given the shenanigans various Republican run states are creating. So I will vote in 2014. And given that far less than half of... Read more »
Why the hell would anyone choose to live in Chicago? Why indeed. In 2004 we came to Chicago for a job, the Husband’s job. Though the job was in Oak Brook, Illinois, he agreed to do a reverse commute to allow us to live in the city. Better options for things to do. When less... Read more »
Chicago is on road to a stupidly, ill considered development at McCormick Convention Center in the DePaul Basketball Arena and hotels. The City powers want it because DePaul connected-types want it because the City powers want it because the DePaul connected types want it–ad infinitum. Meanwhile the silent majority in the neighborhood, like lambs to... Read more »
As Chicago goes spiraling down the rabbit hole into the nightmare “new and improved” Ventra; it feels like CTA and Ventra crap on Chicago’s mass transit riders. What sort of pigeon-brained idiot thought this was a good idea? Does the expression “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” not resonate with those in suits or... Read more »
Once upon today there were three little Thuggees. One little Thuggee was called Rotten Ra, due to his egotistic belief that he rose in the east like the Sun god of ancient Egypt. The second little Thuggee... Read more »
When Ventra was announced, it was touted as an improvement over other CTA payment methods. I had to wonder, why? The Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus worked fine. Ventra/CTA ads said it would ease my way, at least that was the gist overheard in the audio advertisements blathered on the CTA buses I frequent.... Read more »
At 6:30 PM on June 27th, 2013 a gathering of small town America happened in a Chicago neighborhood known as Prairie District. Hosted by the PDNA (Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance) and led by their leader Tina Feldstein, the gathering was held in the sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church (1936 S. Michigan Avenue); a landmark Gothic revival... Read more »
As for my TEN top reasons in opposition of the proposed DePaul stadium in the South Loop, let me count the ways. Number 1: It makes no sense financially. This according to that maven knowledge of the juxtaposition of sports and money, ESPN. Number 2: The majority of the neighbors are opposed to it. Number 3: DePaul students... Read more »
Isn’t easy being from the South Loop neighborhood directly affected by the anointed DePaul Stadium project. More like having Bigfoot stomp on your face with no recourse. Talk about Taxation Without Representation of the Tea Party days of yore. Or is it too much representation? I’m just not sure. When you are represented by two... Read more »
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