Posts tagged "St. Johannes Cemetery"

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 »

The other Burr Oak Cemetery scandal

Mayor Daley sends in the grave robbers at O’Hare  cemetery    Photo by Ian Molay The despoilment of Burr Oak Cemetery poses serious questions about how to honor and observe the religious beliefs of the deceased whose graves were disturbed. As described here, reburials, if not handled correctly, can offend deeply held religious convictions. The... Read more »
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