Posts tagged "City of Chicago"

Upskirted In River North: The Confrontation

Yesterday I wrote about how I discovered a man standing next to me had a cell phone camera on his shoe. Here’s what happened next… “Your phone is on your shoe.” Then after a few seconds, it hit me—he was taking  pictures (or video) up my skirt. “Is this why I’ve been bumping into your... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches: Problem Solved

Remember this picture?   Yesterday I took a picture of that very same spot in the park and guess what the difference is?   The park benches are gone! Not too long after I penned the first blog post about these park benches, I called 311 to supplement the call I put into my Alderman’s... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches

What’s wrong with this picture? Benches.  In a park.  What could be wrong with that? A great deal, actually. Those benches actually belong on the sidewalk next to the bus shelter, not on a grassy rise in Jackson Park. Your next question is probably “Well who cares where the benches are?   What’s the big deal?”... Read more »

I Hate People Who Don't Pick Up After Their Dogs

Let’s just put it out there—people who don’t pick up after their dogs are a*sholes. Scratch that.  They’re lazy self entitled a*sholes. And I’m not talking about people with mobility problems.  I’m talking about you able bodied pukes who can bend over and do the right thing but refuse to. Now that the snow has... Read more »

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 »

Do Your Part, Shovel Your Sidewalk

It’s been five days since the “blizzard.” Yet some sidewalks haven’t seen the pass of a shovel or a sprinkling of salt. Guess what?  I’m about to call 311 on you for your sidewalk not being shoveled. Yeah, I’m that person. There are few legitimate excuses for homeowners or commercial real estate owners to not... 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 »

Poor Taxi Service Is Why Uber Is Winning

I have a very contentious relationship with the taxi industry in Chicago and it keeps on getting worse everyday. As a rule, taxis are an expense that I can rarely afford but sometimes you can’t put a price on your personal safety.  If I have the money and the situation warrants it, I’ll take a... Read more »

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 »

Idling Trains In Woodlawn: Are We Safe?

For as long as I have lived in Woodlawn, I can always remember seeing or hearing some type of train idling. My section of the neighborhood is a block from the Metra Electric or IC (Illinois Central) tracks. Frankly, I’m not sure who owns or maintains the tracks—that’s the one fact I haven’t been able... Read more »