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Chicago's population slides again

Greg Hinz reports in Crain’s Chicago Business that Chicago population drops for third year in a row. The net loss isn’t much, just a few thousand, but significantly, African Americans are leading the parade out of the city. Which probably accounts for the fact that the only suburbs that are seeing a small  increase are... Read more »

Real Chicagoans put ketchup on their hot dogs

Or anything else they damn well please. Here it comes again, more dicta telling the world that real Chicagoans never, ever put ketchup on their hot dogs. We’re told this with all the certainty of a pope speaking ex cathedra. The latest is found in a Chicago Tribune story, “Heinz trying to woo Chicagoans to... Read more »

Will 'community activist' Barack Obama allow his library to trash a South Side community?

Barack Obama began as a “community activist” on Chicago’s Far South Side, protecting regular folk from the plundering of the rich and powerful. Now the rich and powerful–Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the University of Chicago, to name a couple–are trying to grab parkland from a South Side neighborhood. For Obama’s presidential library. (Story is... Read more »
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Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, thanks Gene Baker

Ernie Banks who died Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) is rightly and fondly remembered as Mr. Cub. He’s also hailed as the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs. Technically that’s correct. By three days. Gene Baker, another African-American player, would have taken the field on the same day as a Cub as Banks, if the... Read more »

The ghouls watching Nik Wallenda

Yes, that would be you. The people lining Wacker and Wabash on the chance Nik Wallenda will plunge to his death this afternoon. The people gathered at tightrope-watching parties in nearby offices and condos. The businesses that are open to accommodate the macabre. I roundly disagree with Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television... Read more »

More Obama lies, this time on vote fraud

President Barack Obama on April 11 to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network echoed the progressive/liberal/Democratic line that there’s so little voter fraud in America that we don’t need to impose stricter voter identification laws or even be concerned about it. This usually brings about big yucks for people who have been around Chicago for any length... Read more »
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Was the 'wrongfully convicted' Anthony Porter rightfully convicted in the first place?

You might remember Anthony Porter, supposedly one of the innocents who had been wrongfully convicted of murder, but then released because he was supposedly framed by the corrupt criminal justice system. Well, it’s high time for another look at the Porter case because the evidence, shows to my way of thinking, that they got the... Read more »

What Chicago to St. Louis high-speed rail will look like

Well, not actually. It’s a one-kilometer-long spur somewhere in Germany carrying a peat-hauling train. Speaking of high-speed rail and silliness, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) is for it. But folks are questioning its value in Britain.

14 reviews of 'Boss,' a new Starz TV show about a Chicago Mayor

Kelsey Grammer is a hit in the new Starz series about a Chicago mayor, according to a skimming of reviews. However, the show, which premiers tonight, doesn’t fare quite as well. Chicago through the eyes of Hollywood and TV reviewers; it’s always interesting what turns up. Here are a few reviews. John Kass, Chicago Tribune: Cheers... Read more »
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Let's put slot machines in whore houses too

Gov. Pat Quinn wants some major changes in Illinois’ casino/gaming bill, saying that he’ll veto the bill that the Legislature sent him. He’s got some good points: …. Quinn said he would not allow gambling at racetracks, the state fairgrounds, or at Midway or O’Hare International Airports, as the current legislation proposes.The governor also wants... Read more »
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