The McCloskey Situation Serves as a Warning to Legal Gun Owners

The McCloskey Situation Serves as a Warning to Legal Gun Owners
This article is not legal advice.  Please consult an attorney with regard to questions concerning legal advice. By now everyone has seen the video footage and endless memes regarding the St. Louis couple who guarded their property using firearms. Some on the side of 2nd Amendment rights have hailed the McCloskeys as heroes while some... Read more »

FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Since we are all still working to limit the effects of this pandemic as much as possible, I wanted to let everyone know about something that I personally am doing this Friday that everyone can take part in. I have been running free walking tours through my non-profit “Friends of The White City” since 2014... Read more »

1918 “Spanish Flu” Vs. 2020 CoVid-19, a Chicago Comparison

1918 “Spanish Flu” Vs. 2020 CoVid-19, a Chicago Comparison
Since I love Chicago history so much and we can learn so much about our current and future condition from studying the past, I thought it would be interesting to do a comparison of the 1918 worldwide influenza pandemic and our current CoVid-19 pandemic through the Chicago looking glass. To be fair, a true side... Read more »
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Navistar, Inc. Emptied my Father’s Bank Account without Authorization During CoVid-19, Need Help

Navistar, Inc. Emptied my Father’s Bank Account without Authorization During CoVid-19, Need Help
——————————- UPDATE:  03/21/2020 Since the posting of this article, I was contacted by Navistar’s Benefits Group.  They acknowledged that the money removed from my father’s account was in error.  All the money removed from my father’s account was posted to his account this morning.  I want to thank Navistar’s benefit group, the wonderful members of... Read more »

Help Pass Illinois HB4210 A Win for Public Information Access and Historic Research

Help Pass Illinois HB4210 A Win for Public Information Access and Historic Research
As Illinois taxpayers, we have become accustomed to the term “proposed legislation” translating to “how much more is this going to cost us?”   That is not the case here. I have been doing historical research professionally for about 15 years now and many times that research sends me to Cook County Coroner’s inquest records.  It... Read more »

Unsolved Chicago Grimes Sisters’ Murder - New Witness Info and a New Reward Fundraiser

Unsolved Chicago Grimes Sisters’ Murder - New Witness Info and a New Reward Fundraiser
  REWARD GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN $10,000 Goal   Case Summary Barbara Grimes (15) and Patricia Grimes (13) went to an Elvis Presley movie, “Love Me Tender” on Friday, December 28, 1956, at the Brighton Theater at 4223 Archer Ave in the Brighton Park neighborhood and never came home.  On January 22, 1957, their nude... Read more »
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A 19th Century Chicago Horror Show – The Electric Light Bug

A 19th Century Chicago Horror Show – The Electric Light Bug
Alright, I am not squeamish by any stretch of the imagination but when I came across this little historic gem I have to admit it took a little while to get it out of my head. I was browsing through some nineteenth-century newspapers recently, as us history geeks like to do on occasion, and almost... Read more »

Is the Cubs "W" flag going to be our next symbol of hate?

Is the Cubs "W" flag going to be our next symbol of hate?
Is the Cubs “W” flag going to be the next symbol of racist hate? Come on people!  I had to write this blog because things are getting completely out of hand!  Mostly that is the media’s fault and not the general public’s fault but this latest thing about the “white supremacist” Cubs fan flashing some... Read more »

The Day a Woman Rode on top of a Ferris Wheel Gondola at the 1893 World's Fair

The Day a Woman Rode on top of a Ferris Wheel Gondola at the 1893 World's Fair
I never run out of things to write about when dealing with the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  The Fair took place from May 1, 1893, through October 30, 1893, and changed the way the world looked at Chicago and vice versa. The date was Monday, October 9, 1893.  It was “Chicago Day” at... Read more »
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R. Kelly, Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta – Who is the criminal?

R. Kelly, Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta – Who is the criminal?
I try to call balls and strikes as I see them and I really hope that President Trump is watching this travesty of justice carefully. First off, I am not defending R. Kelly although he, like everyone else, should be given the presumption of innocence and due process before we execute him in the court... Read more »