Archive for January 2010

Carlos Hernandez Gomez, an unforgettable reporter

To remember Carlos Hernandez Gomez is to smile. Carlos was one of those people who brought you joy just by walking through the door. You knew that he’d make you laugh. It might be funny, witty or outrageous, but Carlos was sure to say something that would bring a smile to your face. I had the... Read more »

Remembering Carlos Hernandez Gomez

To remember Carlos Hernandez Gomez is to smile. Carlos was one of those people who brought you joy just by walking through the door. You knew that he’d make you laugh. It might be funny, witty or outrageous, but Carlos was sure to say something that would bring a smile to your face. I had the... Read more »

Feds finally investigate safety issues at Uptown nursing home

photo courtesy of flickr/ulrichkarljoho By Natalie Southwick Federal investigators have joined the fray over a troubled Uptown nursing home, according to a recent Chicago Tribune report. The home, Somerset Place, on the 5000 block of Sheridan Road, specializes in mentally ill adults and has a history of citations for patient safety violations, the Tribune reports.... Read more »
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Why are taxpayers supporting high salaries for a company that's losing money?

photo courtesy of flickr/David Paul Ohmer The publicly-funded agency that manages Navy Pier and McCormick Place has increased its number of six-figure staff, despite the fact that the agency lost $3.6 million last year and is projecting a $28.8 million loss for its current fiscal year. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the full story in its... Read more »

Rev. Jeremiah Wright vs. Rev. Steven Anderson: Did we give too much attention to Wright or too little to ... what's his name?

You may be asking, who’s Rev. Steven Anderson? He’s the pastor who is praying for President Barack Obama to die and preached “Why I Hate Barack Obama.” After hearing the message, one of his congregants brought an assault rifle to an August 2009 Obama town hall meeting. The story was one of our top 10... Read more »

Do Metra riders get unfair share of funding?

The answer is yes if you believe the allegations in a civil rights lawsuit filed today. A class action lawsuit was filed today alleging that an Illinois transit funding scheme enacted in 1983 funneled a disproportionate amount of transportation money to white people riding the Metra than to minorities taking the CTA. According to ChicagoBreakingNews.com,... Read more »
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Do you feed your kids chicken with bones and salmonella?

Photo by flickr/PinkMoose  Then why are we doing that here in Chicago? According to a recent investigation by USA Today, the chicken purchased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the nation’s school lunch program is more likely to be contaminated with bacteria, such as salmonella, based upon the chickens’ living conditions. In Chicago, most... Read more »