Posts tagged "Chicago City Council"

'Eat at Joe's' on Michigan Ave? Please. No.

The Chicago City Council is thinking about allowing big electronic signs on Michigan Ave. Stop. Don’t. Do tourists need flashing signs to find their way into those stores? I don’t think so; they come there to go to the stores. They also come there because of the ambiance. This is special interest legislation for a... Read more »

Chicago's goofy and false 'anti-torture' ordinance

Pat Hickey slices and dices the torture ban passed unanimously (who can be for torture?) by the City Council–supposedly the first such action by any American city, and doesn’t that make us proud. ┬áMakes as much sense as the nuclear-free-zone ordinance. To those pushing such “symbolic” gestures, I hope it makes you feel better. It... Read more »

A pat on the back and a $200 check for good ol' Ald. Banks

Legendary newspaper columnist Mike Royko once said, during a debate about giving aldermen a pay raise, that if they aren’t smart enough to scam and steal sufficient money to live the high life, then they’re not smart enough to deserve a raise. But Ald. William J. P. Banks (36th) has taken the aldermanic art of... Read more »
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