Category: Chicago politics

3 clouted mega projects that Chicago Mayor-elect Lightfoot should throttle

 Terminal 2 at O’Hare International Airport. Lincoln Yards, Near North Side, $56-billion development. Obama Center‘s location in Jackson Park. These are urgent actions that Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot should take if she wants to bore into the heart of the Chicago Way. These are three multi-billion-dollar projects that best exemplify how big money and big clout have fashioned... Read more »

Will a progressive Mayor Lightfoot move the Obama Center out of Jackson Park?

She should, if she wants to be considered a true progressive. She’d also pen a Community Benefits Agreement to ensure the Obama Center shares jobs and contracts with the depressed nearby neighborhoods. A few true progressives from the start have objected to the gigantic structure’ site in historic, lakefront Jackson Park. But too many have abandoned their... Read more »

Is Chicago ready for socialism?

No, not the real Marxist kind of socialism, in which the city owns the “means of production.” I can’t imagine ever seeing a City of Chicago Pharmacy replacing Walgreens or Chicago owning and trying to run the Ford Motor Co. Assembly Plant on South Torrence Ave. Instead, I’m talking about the ultra-progressive Democrats and socialist poseurs like... Read more »
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While eyes are elsewhere, a stink radiates from O'Hare Airport

While  everyone is distracted by Kim Foxx’s and a judge’s puzzling deliverance of Jussie Smollet from the judgment of the criminal justice system, almost no one is paying attention to the textbook example how the Chicago Way is stinking up O’Hare International Airport. But, it hasn’t escaped the notice of Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize winning... Read more »

Will Smollett and Foxx get away with it?

This being Chicago, who knows? The usual workings of the Chicago Way suggest that they probably will. To ask the question is to wonder whether: Illinois Attorney General  Kwame Raoul, Illinois’ chief law enforcement officer, will review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the case that saw her office drop 16 felony charges that had been handed... Read more »

Smollett charges dropped; justice denied

The astonishing action by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves so many unanswered questions that justice should have required that the facts be determined by a jury. But now that Foxx has deep-sixed the case and Cook County Circuit Judge Steven Watkins has inexplicably sealed the case file, we will... Read more »
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Does Chicago have a real choice between Lightfoot and Preckwinkle?

Not if the choice is about policies. Both Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle are committed progressives, each trying to outdo the other by moving more to the left. As do most progressives, the two see themselves as enlightened agents of change, whatever that means, because change is swell. So expect the standard progressive social agenda from either–scattered site affordable... Read more »

Dahleen Glanton's racist Tribune column about the Obama Center

“Racism” is a word that’s too often tossed around these days, used primarily as a cudgel against anyone who doesn’t bow in subservience to far left dictates. Lord knows, it’s been applied to me often enough. So it was with some thought before I applied the label to a column by Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton,... Read more »

Not so fast, Obama. Your Jackson Park center faces an important legal hurdle

A federal judge has green-lighted a non-profit’s lawsuit against the Obama center despoiling Jackson Park, handing all Obama’s horses and men’s combined legal effort an unexpected challenge to snuff out the opposition. U.S. Judge John Robert Blakey‘s ruling allows Protect Our Parks’ lawsuit to proceed to trial on the key issue: Whether the center’s construction in the park violates... Read more »
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Will Democrats here have the guts to charge Jussie Smollett with a felony?

UPDATE: Smollett arrest; bond set at $100,000 Filing a false police report in Illinois is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000, according to Illinois statutes. If Empire actor Jussie Smollet did actually make a false police report about allegedly being attacked last month, justice demands that... Read more »
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