Posts in category "politics"

Those F…ing Bikers!

Those F…ing Bikers!
Okay, so all you bikers out there who insist on biking to your office, weaving through an already busy city, hear me out. I have lived in the city for over thirty years all within two miles of downtown Chicago. It has become busier over the years as the West, East and South Loop areas... Read more »

(5) Tips for Beating the Chicago Winter Blues

(5) Tips for Beating the Chicago Winter Blues
With temperature barely in the teens, three feet of snow and lack of sunshine for days at a time, this time of year is downright depressing in the Midwest. Chicago weather is never great in the winter, but this year it is breaking records. Basically, it sucks. It is difficult to stay upbeat when you... Read more »

The Search for the Perfect Christmas Song

The Search for the Perfect Christmas Song
Listening to 93.9, My Radio in Chicago, a rock station that has been playing Christmas music since shortly after Halloween, I have heard most of my special Christmas songs. The classic “Chestnuts Roasting by the Fire” by famed Nat King Cole is one of my favorites. It brings me back to a time when I... Read more »
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Remembering Our Veterans Who Served Our Country

Remembering Our Veterans Who Served Our Country
  Happy Veterans Day to those who have served. We all have a story of someone who we know who is serving or has served in the U.S. military. I come from a long line of family members who have served in the Marines and Army. They all have different stories, yet all share in... Read more »

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment

Must-Tips for Dealing With Unemployment
Many of you are still in the trenches of looking for a job or attempting to leave a part-time position and get back to working full time. Days and weeks pass by with no result. As time goes on, you begin to feel discouraged and wonder if you will ever find a job that suits... Read more »

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?

Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us?
Pensions for government workers continue to drag on the Illinois economy, adding to the already out of control debt, of which our state can ill afford. It is an issue that needs to be addressed in the near term to get our state out of the red and support needed programs that are getting left... Read more »
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Where Were You on September 11th?

Where Were You on September 11th?
Today is the 12th anniversary of the terrors of September 11th. It is difficult to believe that it has been so long since the attack that rocked our nation and forever changed our lives. It was a devastating day and one that started the war on terrorism that we have come to live with. It... Read more »

The Minimum Wage War Continues As Companies Consider Automation

The Minimum Wage War Continues As Companies Consider Automation
As a customer of fast food franchises,  like McDonalds, Starbucks and KFC, we look to these places for a quick, low cost solution when we are on the run or just plain hungry. Many of us, even the healthy ones, go to a fast food place at least once a day. But what about the... Read more »

What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?

What Does Memorial Day Mean To You?
The Memorial Day weekend is something we all look forward to. It signifies the beginning of summer with BBQ’s and parties packed with beer and hot dogs on the grill. It is a much needed break for many of us after a long winter, especially in Chicago. where spring is almost non-existent. It is a... Read more »
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How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post
I have written blogs for four years for numerous news agencies. As a former reporter, author and journalism major, I am always looking for news worthy material or tips that my readers can benefit from. The rule has been in the past that a successful blog post should be 80% information and no more than... Read more »