Posts in category "Chicago"

The New York Times Wants Chicagoans Opinions On Mayor Emanuel

Ladies and gentlemen, someone—a powerful entity as a matter of fact—actually gives a flying fig about the opinion of average Chicagoans. The New York Times wants to know what we think about Mayor Emanuel. “New York Times reporters covering the Chicago mayoral race would like to hear from Chicago residents about their experiences living in... Read more »

I Admit It, I Mocked The Blizzard

I mocked our rather sizable blizzard because it really didn’t feel like a blizzard. It felt more like a bad storm. As a group, Chicagoans are used to unpredictable weather.  We don’t piss and moan about the cold weather here in Chicago because we understand that—well—we live in Chicago.  Residing here means that we have... Read more »

Nine Must Follow Twitter Accounts For Breaking News

As everyone around the world now knows, Chicago did not have a good weekend. By the Tribune’s count 82 people were shot between Thursday and Monday—14 fatally. You don’t need me to tell you that it’s crazy in our city these days and seemingly getting worse. But if you like being informed on the true... Read more »
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I Don't Care If The French Won't Come To The South Side

I could give a flying fig that the French government advises its citizens against going south of 59th Street. Luckily, I’m not offended that a sovereign state is trying to “go in” on the south side.  Frankly it’s par for the course.  At least the French have the stones to actually say it instead of... Read more »

Is This What Should Have Happened To The Wilding Teens On Michigan Avenue?

Please be advised that the video below is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. The young women above were disciplined by their father for allegedly taping and distributing “twerking” videos on Facebook. I know few fathers that would encourage their daughters to behave in such a manner.  I know even... Read more »

Seven Deadly Sins: Anger - "Gun Violence In Chicago"

I am seething with anger over all of this shooting. On Sunday a man was shot in the head two blocks south of my home.  Yesterday five people were shot in the vicinity of a South Shore Currency Exchange. The gun violence in this city is out of control.  Scratch that—gun violence in Chicago was... Read more »
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Has Patrick Kane Become The New Kyle Farnsworth?

When word leaked out about Patrick Kane’s Wisconsin weekend exploits, I started to get annoyed—but not for the reasons that you would think. My initial reaction was leave the kid alone.  Haven’t any of you haters been 23 before? I remember 23 vividly (kinda). I thank God everyday that social media and cell phone cameras... Read more »

A Spring Walk In Woodlawn

A group of trees on the western edge of Jackson Park along Stony Island, near the intersection of 64th Street.