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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 »

Abbate vs. Honey Boo Boo

If I have a bad day, I go to the gym to get the stress out of me or go home watch TV and veg out. But, when former Chicago Police officer Anthony Abbate has a ‘bad day’ he goes to his local bar, mixes drinking high octane alcoholic drinks, and then beats up a... Read more »

The 'Chicago Way': The Privileged Get More Privileges,

I truly feel bad for Chicago’s former first lady Maggie Daley and her health problems. And, I wish her a full and speedy recovery. But, what I don’t get is why are taxpayers paying for her to be driven back and forth to her medical appointments by the Daley ‘Chicago Police Department’ security detail? In... Read more »
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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 »
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    Walter "Butch/Bearstradamus" Brzeski

    Life story in 50 words or so: Born in Bucktown to a middle-class family and has lived in Chicago his entire life, now residing on the far Northwest Side. Attended St. Hedwig, Lane Tech, Triton College and Eastern Illinois University. Has worked myriad jobs in the city, including many years as a bartender; is now a substitute teacher. Currently, is working on finishing his Masters in Education along with studying for his National Strength and Conditoning Association (NCSA) certification test ..................................................................................... Self-description: An avid sports fan, he describes himself as an average, "300-level guy." "I've never been a rich man, I've never been a poor man; I've been in-between." He is as much of a through-and-through Chicagoan as one will meet. He is proud of his Chicago accent and works to give back to the community. A humble man, he values a strong work ethic, which his dad instilled in him............ Writing experiences: Describes himself as the "most opinionated person in Chicago." He tries to get the average guy's voice out there, modeling his writing after the conversations he had with patrons when he was a Wrigleyville bartender. "I'm trying to let people know what is going on. Most of the things I write about, people are thinking about." He considers himself the voice for the working Chicagoan who doesn't think his opinion can be heard. His favorite topics to write about are sports and observations about what's happening in Chicago, and the two often mesh................................................................................... Unique traits: He attended EIU on a football scholarship as an offensive lineman and has been an athlete and sports fan all his life. A favorite childhood memory is racing home from school to catch Cubs games. His house is decorated with Chicago sports memorabilia; his favorite item is a letter written to him by former Bear Dan Hampton. He hopes to one day open an upscale sports bar (in Chicago, of course) and put his collection on display. — By Dan Waters, Tribune reporter

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