Posts in category "North Side"

Mayor Emanuel And Community Values

Did Mayor Emanuel question the values and morality of the residents of violence plagued neighborhoods? Did those words seriously come from his mouth? That, ladies and gentlemen, take a set of stones.  An honest to God brass pair. The mayor has the gall to lay the bulk of the continuing violence at the feet of the people... Read more »

White Gentrification In Chicago: My Response

Yesterday, I posted a letter from a reader who was concerned about potentially gentrifying neighborhoods of color when she moves to Chicago. Her issue is that gentrification will raise rents and property values making it increasingly expensive for families who have been there for years—or in some cases generations–and they’ll be priced out of the... Read more »

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 »
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Sir, Stop Hitting On My Boyfriend

Sunday I had the rare pleasure of spending time with my boyfriend. He works a great deal, so it’s rare that we actually get to spend time with each other on the weekends much less the luxury of watching a Bears game together. We went to a local bar a few blocks from his house.... Read more »

The Salsa Contest: The Unexpected Happens

Telling my boyfriend that the salsa and dip contest was in gay bar was the least of my concerns as walked in the bar on competition day. He raised his eyebrows a little, asked a few more questions about the bar and joked that he would be glued by my side but for the most... Read more »

The Salsa Contest

I celebrated a birthday this past weekend. Since I’m halfway between milestone birthdays there was no excuse to have a huge gathering but I did want to do something to mark the occasion. But what? What does a middle aged woman do to mark the anniversary of her birth? Then I saw it. The call... Read more »
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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 »