Posts tagged "John Kass"

How Gov. Rauner can bring down Boss Michael Madigan

John Kass has a brilliant column in today’s Chicago Tribune on how Gov. Bruce Rauner can bring down the seemingly invincible Boss Michael Madigan. Madigan has been running things for decades in Illinois and is deeply responsible for bringing the state to its financial knees. But because Madigan has a grip on his own legislative... Read more »

Chicago election eve wisdom

You can always count on authentic Chicago observer Patrick Hickey to nail it. In this piece, he joins the astute Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass in calling on Chicagoans to vote in the Chicago election for someone other than incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel. They both reason that Emanuel needs a reminder that his re-election is... Read more »

For moms and dads sadden by their kids going off to college

John Kass’ wonderful Chicago Tribune column (“Trip to becoming empty nesters went too fast,” Aug. 10) hurled me back to the time when my own kids left home for college. I wrote about it in my Chicago Sun-Times column back in 1992 when it happened: August 25, 1992 Departing Children Leave Quiet House By Dennis Byrne... Read more »
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What three Chicago journalists pimped for William Cellini?

Little noted yesterday was the news that three “prominent” Chicago journalists were among the hundreds who wrote letters to U.S. District Judge James Zagel in support of convicted Illinois grafter William Cellini. Zagel did not disclose the names of the journalists when sentencing Cellini to a year and a day in federal prison for conspiring with... Read more »

Starz' 'Boss' accurately portrays the Chicago Way

Some of my colleagues have observed that the excellent new Starz series “Boss” about a fictional Chicago mayor isn’t really real. And former Mayor Richard M. Daley said the show is not about him. In a pig’s eye. This show accurately captures that essence of what makes Chicago run, as Daley ran it. Jobs, contracts,... Read more »

Rahm in the nude

Imagine Rahm Emanuel butt naked if the shower, if you can. No, this is not him. Did he or didn’t he? Is it this the “change” that we were promised? Doesn’t he have his own shower? Will this start a trend? Never thought that the health debate would be overshadowed, as it were, by whether... Read more »
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