Archive for August 2011

Hey Bears! Retire Ditka's #89

Why haven’t the Chicago Bears retired #89 for Mike Ditka yet? Is it over grudges and hurt feelings because of things said after Ditka was fired as head coach of the Bears? The Bears should let bygones be bygones and honor Mike Ditka by retiring the number he wore as a player: 89. Whether Bears... Read more »

CPS Residency Policy is Really "Much Ado About Nothing"

Now that the CPS School Board has passed the $150 million property tax increase, which will raise the bill of the owner of an average $250000 home by $84 or 2.4 percent, I wonder how long it’ll be before Chicagoans start questioning where each board member calls home? Are all the board members residing in... Read more »

Fergie, Ronnie, Ernie, Billy, Harry, & Sir Paul

The editors of the Chicago Sun-Times are suggesting the Chicago Cubs honor Fergie Jenkins and put up a statute of him by Wrigley Field and I agree. Jenkins should get one to go along with the ones of Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Harry Caray. But, I doubt it will happen, especially since... Read more »

Solve Two Problems, Can Burke as Chicago's Finance Committee Chairman

PROBLEM: The City of Chicago is facing a $635.7M budget deficit and Mayor Emanuel’s budget team has looked back 10 years to 2001 and found a deficit for every year. Can you guess who’s been Chicago’s Finance Committee Chairman since 2001? If you guessed Ald. Ed Burke, You are correct! I believe it’s time for... Read more »

The Trib, Burke, & Me

I would like to thank the Chicago Tribune for keeping me informed and letting me know what’s going on in our great city, especially reporting on Ald. Ed Burke’s costly ‘$600K a year’ security detail. But, I’m asking for more information. See, I’m a ‘regular’ citizen and I’m not an ‘entitled’ alderman. I have to... Read more »

2011 has been a good year

Who says you can’t call 2011 a good year until it’s over? So far, only eight months are in the books and I can call it a good year for me. I had hoped the new year would bring the end to Richard Daley’s reign as mayor of Chicago. And, BOOM! He gone! I had... Read more »