Posts tagged "suburbs"

Suburbia is dying, or so we're told

How amusing it is to see the suburbs getting attacked yet again. It usually comes from leftist elites that look down their noses at anything so middle class and bourgeois¬†as the suburbs. References to the suburbs by such folks range from condescension to outright ridicule. They would have it that ¬†only lower life forms want... Read more »

Suburban garbage lessons for Chicago

More and more suburbs are turning to private haulers to pick up their garbage, the Tribune reports. The private haulers, the towns believe, are more efficient and environmentally friendly. With fewer pick-ups, for example, the town reduces its carbon footprint. Makes sense. But not in Chicago. The city continues to be in the garbage hauling business,... Read more »

Racial pandering on the CTA

Once again, the big, bad, white suburbs are victimizing poor, minority Chicagoans. That’s the underlying logic of a class action suit brought against the state, RTA and Metra by a public interest law firm that hasn’t a clue about the Pandora’s Box that it is opening. According to the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court,... Read more »
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Cabs, limos and O'Hare Airport

Here is an excellent article about the problems created by rogue (unlicensed) cab drivers at O’Hare Airport. For experienced travelers, getting solicited–which is against the law–for a cab ride is no problem. Just say no. But for inexperienced travelers and those new to town, it’s an awful scam that had gotten out of hand. Here’s... Read more »

Tour the town Daley destroyed

The east side of Bensenville is everything that people say a suburb should be: affordable housing, accessible jobs, diverse neighborhood, close to transportation. But it had to go to make way for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s O’Hare Airport expansion–a project that is underfunded, poorly designed and dangerous. Let’s look in and see what he’s... Read more »
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