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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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.
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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 »

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 »

Chicago teacher 'professional development' days stumps CEO Brizard

Sorry, but CTA buses and trains won’t be running tomorrow. You’ll have to fend for yourself because bus drivers and train operators will spend the day in “professional development,” learning how to run equipment they are supposed to know how to run already. If that’s not the most preposterous thing you’ve ever heard, (it’s not... Read more »
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Dump Chicago Code, but keep Ald. Ronin Gibbons

Delroy Lindo as Ald. Gibbons on the Chicago Code I’ve been of two minds about Fox TV’s “Chicago Code. and the last-ditch effort by its Chicago fans to save the now-cancelled series. Jennifer Beals–NO The female Chicago police superintendent (Teresa Colvin, played by Jennifer Beals) is ludicrous, and the singular importance of her side-kick, Dectective Jerek... Read more »
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