Posts tagged "South Side"

France is right about crime on Chicago's South and West Sides

When France warned tourists about crime on Chicago’s South and West Sides, it was only reflecting reality. Some Chicagoans and commentators have worked themselves into high dudgeon over the French Foreign Ministry’s warnings that tourists avoid visiting parts of the South Side and West Side.  I quite understand that we don’t want to take the... Read more »

A White Sox fan views the Cubs' Theo Epstein

The Cubs’ hiring of Theo Epstein is great and exciting news for this White Sox fan. I view it as an important step in bringing an all-city World Series to Chicago for the first time in more than a century. (Of course, the White Sox will have to do their part too.) A re-invigorated Cubs... Read more »

Union job-killing arrogance

Where does it say that taxpayers should be doing (i.e. paying for) union organizing. Apparently, in Chicago, that’s a given. Organized labor is said to have indicated that they might withdraw their long-standing opposition to job-producing Wal-Mart stores in Chicago if the retailer would agree to certain wage and work rule demands.  Here’s the story.... Read more »

"Progressives" deny jobs to South Side blacks

If there’s ever an illustration of how “progressive” elites and organized labor are keeping the very people they supposedly care about locked up on the plantation, it’s their consuming opposition to a new Wal-Mart store on the South Side. The impoverished, unemployed, blacks, seniors, teens–they’re all getting a good frigging by the organized campaign by... Read more »
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