I come I shop I conquer

I come I shop I conquer
I went to Costco to shop. It was such an unpleasant experience, I decided to recycle this piece from a few years ago: When I go shopping I am on a mission from God. I have my list, gas in the car, coffee, and my oversized reusable shopping bags. I plan my trip when traffic... Read more »

Chicago’s food party is not over

Chicago’s food party is not over
Chicago Magazine used to be the go-to publication for dining and entertainment. The blush went off that rose a while ago. Now, like gilding, there is only ugly base metal left. John Kessler, a food writer for Chicago, wrote an article claiming the “Party is over” for Chicago’s dining scene. Mr. Kessler’s reasoning equates Beard... Read more »

Captain Santa a Chicago Christmas story

Captain Santa a Chicago Christmas story
A message in a bottle: “Friday … everybody goodbye. I guess we are all through. During the night the small boat washed overboard. Leaking bad. Invald and Steve lost too. God help us.” The bottle, corked with the thick stem of an evergreen, washed up on a Wisconsin shore sometime after Chicago bound Great Lakes... Read more »
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'A despicable act of violence...the face and the consequence of evil'

'A despicable act of violence...the face and the consequence of evil'
Since 1852 Mercy Hospital has been a place of healing. On Monday it became the site of what Rham Emanuel described as “the face and the consequence of evil.” On this beautiful, clear, bright, sunny day, Chicago is shrouded in grief and sorrow. A police officer, doctor, and pharmacy resident were murdered at Mercy Hospital.... Read more »

Twelve things to know about the Great Chicago Fire

Twelve things to know about the Great Chicago Fire
The anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire is Monday. On the evening of October 8, 1871, the fire started and spread fast due to a long drought and high shifting winds. The fire destroyed over 3 square miles of the city during the two-day conflagration. Here are twelve things about the Great Chicago Fire: 1.)... Read more »

Rahm is out "Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war."

Rahm is out "Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war."
Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, announced he is not running for reelection. Some in the local news media saw this coming. Many were in shock. Emanuel must have known deep in his soul that the next election would be bruising and his chances of winning it were not worth the punishment. He did not take this... Read more »
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Politicians point fingers while criminals point guns

Politicians point fingers while criminals point guns
Let the finger pointing begin. After a bloody weekend that saw 62 people shot with 12 fatalities, mayoral challengers to Rham Emanuel and the mayor himself pointed fingers. The challengers blamed the mayor for the murder, mayhem, and bloodshed. The mayor blamed lack of community attention and morals. The aldermen, especially in wards affected by the... Read more »

Arte Diseño Xicago at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Arte Diseño Xicago at the National Museum of Mexican Art
“Thousands of desperate people die en route, before they can complete the crossing to the promised land, where even the poor are rich and everyone lives in Hollywood. The illusions of many who manage to arrive do not last long.” (Hunter of Stories/Eduardo Galeano) The Gilded Age was a time when vast wealth was accumulated... Read more »

The Better Government Association shoots itself in the foot

The Better Government Association shoots itself in the foot
The Better Government Association, in conjunction with activists groups, issued a 14 point manifesto that demands improvements to Chicago Police Department labor agreements. Labor contracts are not drawn up by union leaders and city officials. They are written and drawn up by attorneys. While both sides may not agree on contract specifics, they do agree... Read more »
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The silence of consent prevails in CPS sexual abuse scandal

The silence of consent prevails in CPS sexual abuse scandal
There is national outrage over this President and his administration ripping children away from their migrant parents. My alderman, Ameya Pawar, has been on a social media roll about it. Must be nice to have a six-figure part time job so you can play on social media. Make no mistake. Ripping children from their parents is morally... Read more »