Archive for July 2014

Chicago's Park District Needs To Erect A Statue Of Walter Payton

“I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; Be it negative or positive. It has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect.” - Walter Payton Walter Payton is not only a Chicago sports hero. He is a national icon. Revered from coast to coast... Read more »

Billy Williams The Quiet Cub With The Loud Bat

Billy Leo Williams was born on June 15th, 1938 in Whistler, Alabama. Less than eighteen years later, in 1956, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Chicago Cubs. And so began the Hall of Fame career of a man whose name would soon always follow the phrase ”sweet swingin”. Williams’ path to the big leagues was not as smooth... Read more »

The Lynching Of 14 Year Old Emmett Till Catalyzed The Civil Rights Act

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act. The new law made it illegal to discriminate against any person on the basis of his or her race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It stands today as the single largest civil rights achievement in U.S. history. The catalyst for this eventual... Read more »