The Chicago Haymarket Riot Police Memorial Statue – A Tumultuous History of its Own

The Chicago Haymarket Riot Police Memorial Statue – A Tumultuous History of its Own
On May 4, 1886 at about half past 7:00pm there was a planned rally of workingmen, predominantly of German descent, that met for speeches and “peaceful” protest of the Chicago Police Department’s response to the striking workers at the McCormick Harvester Works the day before.  In that incident at least two but possibly six workers... Read more »

Today The White City Opened 124 Years Ago in Jackson Park – Free Events Planned Saturday May 6th

Today The White City Opened 124 Years Ago in Jackson Park – Free Events Planned Saturday May 6th
On May 1, 1893, the eyes of the world were on Chicago and more specifically Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance. The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition opened for visitors and before it ended six months later at least 27.5 million visitors had come from all over the world to see the magnificent splendor that became... Read more »

Another Famous African-American, Mayor Harold Lee Washington, born on April 15 #GiraffeWatch

Another Famous African-American, Mayor Harold Lee Washington, born on April 15 #GiraffeWatch
Today, thanks to YouTube, the world finally witnessed the birth of April the Giraffe’s calf live on the Internet. Unless you are from Chicago, and even if you are, you may not be aware that April 15th is also the birthdate of another famous African-American. I know April the Giraffe was born in New York... Read more »
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Donald Trump Takes a Dive During First Debate

Donald Trump Takes a Dive During First Debate
I was one of those voters who were still hanging on to some thread of hope that Donald Trump wasn’t some sort of Clinton plant and he really was trying to make America great again.   In fact I was actually a disbeliever in Trump and had published an article shortly after Trump announced his candidacy... Read more »

Second Chances - The French Commando School

Second Chances - The French Commando School
After serving four years on active duty in the United States Army from 1986 to 1990, I volunteered to serve in the Illinois National Guard as a Staff Sergeant in Company C of the 131st Illinois Infantry.  We were lucky enough to be able to travel to the French Martinique and actively compete in the... Read more »

Hate Can Not Drive Out Hate - Only Love Can Do That!

Hate Can Not Drive Out Hate - Only Love Can Do That!
It seems that today our country is more divided than it has been in a long time.  I would like to blame that perception on media hype or the recent political nightmare we call the 2016 Presidential Race but it seems to be running deeper than that lately especially with the police shootings, retaliation against... Read more »
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Update to Three Reasons Donald Trump is Working for Hillary Clinton

Update to Three Reasons Donald Trump is Working for Hillary Clinton
This is definitely one of those times when you hate to be right.  On August 8th of 2015 I wrote an article on why I thought that Donald Trump was not a legitimate candidate and was probably just working with Hillary Clinton to virtually guarantee her a presidential victory in 2016 and it seems that... Read more »

Historic Chicago Landmark Second Presbyterian Church to Host Free Event June 22nd

Historic Chicago Landmark Second Presbyterian Church to Host Free Event June 22nd
On Wednesday, June 22nd at 5:30pm, Friends of Historic Second Church is holding a free event at the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church at 1936 S. Michigan Avenue.  The theme of the event is “Making History at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition” The event will feature refreshments including Chicago original food stuffs that were introduced at... Read more »

The Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937…or was it?

The Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937…or was it?
Chicago is no stranger to labor disputes.  In fact labor is one of the reasons that a traditionally Republican establishment turned Democratic toward the end of the 19th century and never looked back. While many history buffs are familiar with the Haymarket Riot or Haymarket Affair as it is sometimes called, many are not familiar... Read more »
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Unsolved Mysteries to Feature Chicago Grimes Cold Case Tomorrow

Unsolved Mysteries to Feature Chicago Grimes Cold Case Tomorrow
Many Chicagoans, myself included, remember the television series “Unsolved Mysteries” hosted by Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, and most memorably in my opinion the amazing talent and voice of Robert Stack.  The series started in 1987 on NBC and ended its network run with CBS in 1999.  The series was revived by Lifetime from 2001 to... Read more »