No Pledge or Anthem = No Money for a CPS School

How long does it take to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance or stand quietly or sing as the National Anthem is played in a CPS ‘public’ school? Maybe, 10-20 seconds for the Pledge and 60-90 seconds for the Anthem. Both seem like short times, but, many CPS schools don’t require their students to... Read more »

Shalom to a Coach with Dignity

In the world of high school sports, what determines if a head football coach is successful and makes a difference in his player’s lives? Is it his ability to jump up and down and scream at his players to get them to knock the snot out of an opposing player? Is it the coach who... Read more »

Chicago for Sale, Again?

Two separate pieces in the Tribune’s Editorial and Perspective pages on Monday could have been combined into one article to really give readers a better insight into Chicago politics. “The Chicago Way on trial” editorial  (http://trib.in/1ZPTPKR) and William’s Daley’s view on “Chicago needs more surveillance cameras” (http://trib.in/1KBUvg1) would have been a better read if the... Read more »
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A Small Act of Kindness Speaks Volumes

An interesting thing happened after the Lane Tech and Taft high school football game on Friday night and I was so fortunate to witness it. And, I hope this story of an act of kindness and compassion will let people know of the good there is throughout CPS and not the negative CPS stories which... Read more »

Dibs Chicago: The Outdoor Garage

In Chicago, snow means a number of things. But to most it means longer traffic times and shoveling out your street parking spot. And, with the shoveling of your parking spot comes the unwritten rule of saving your spot: Dibs. Why should someone too lazy to brave the weather and do the shoveling profit from... Read more »

Time for Samurai Mike to Come Home

If the Bears want to turn around their defense in 2014, the first move they need to make is to fire defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and replace him with Bears great Mike Singletary. While, Tucker has only been with the Bears for one season, the one thing which stands out is how his defense hasn’t... Read more »
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Springtime in Chicago = Wackiness from Ald. Cardenas

It must be springtime in Chicago as Ald. George Cardenas is sounding off about another one of his wacky proposals. Now, Cardenas is proposing banning selling cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. This is the same Cardenas who suggested a 15-30 cent tax on sugary drinks and charging Chicagoans a ‘$5 safety and... Read more »

A Voice Lost and She'll Be Missed...

Why do people write to newspapers and voice their opinions, allowing perfect strangers to read about their personal experiences and beliefs? Is there a secret letter-writers society with a secret handshake and a decoder ring given to all its members? A lot of people have asked me similar questions to these throughout the years, and... Read more »

Bears Mike Tice and Jay Cutler Need to Call Dr. Phil

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn’t deserve to get all the blame for his latest sideline incident with Offensive Coordinator Mike Tice during the Bears 34-18 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. I believe Tice is half to blame for being as slow my uncle getting out his Lazy Boy in making a... Read more »
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The Wacky World of Ald. George Cardenas

Part-Time, Ald. George Cardenas’ proposal to charge Chicagoans a ‘$5 safety and security’ fee to help pay for another 700 Chicago cops can be written off as just another one of his ‘wacky’ proposals and ideals. Is Cardenas the same alderman which suggested a 15-30 cent tax on sugary drinks? Is he the same one... Read more »