Category: news and opinion

Chicago's Countdown to Zero Population

Chicago's Countdown to Zero Population
People leaving Chicago didn’t begin yesterday and it won’t be over tomorrow. In fact, Chicago loses 156 people a day for various reasons, according to Bloomberg. Populations can ebb and flow, but what I have noticed in looking up population stats over the years is that once the population drops it seldom comes back. Think... Read more »

Black Friday & Public Storage

Black Friday & Public Storage
Black Friday is ending,  a day created by marketing people to separate you from your money, but it is a day to celebrate for one group of people. There were lots of deals out there, both online and in bricks and mortar stores. Buy it now before it’s too late.  Buy one and get two.... Read more »

Do you have the courage to be a "red hen?"

Do you have the courage to be  a "red hen?"
This is not sarcasm. There is no hidden meaning. I think a brave action was taken by Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the Red Hen Restaurant, Lexington VA, for asking Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, Trump press secretary, to leave her establishment. Brave, why? Because she had the courage of her convictions and the convictions of her employees, who... Read more »
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5 Solid Reasons to Allow Polygamy

I think as we as a nation begin to tolerate the inclinations of those who are different from us, we should broaden our horizons on the meanings of human institutions.  Not to do so, is bigoted, as pointed out in the very recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the Defense... Read more »

The Case of the Missing Organ

Where is Father Brown when you need him? Okay, all you get your minds right. And correct. I’m talking about a musical organ. A big one, with pipes. Seems it disappeared from a church, St. Justine’s in Pittsburgh. Father Brown, for those not up on their Catholic sleuths, was created by the Catholic author and... Read more »

University of Chicago to Tear Down Reagan's Home in Hyde Park

University of Chicago to Tear Down Reagan's Home in Hyde Park
Many people know that President Reagan was born Illinois and lived here while growing up. Few know that Reagan lived in Chicago. Most think of his downstate homes, his birth home in Tampico and his childhood home in Dixon, Illinois. Few are aware that Reagan lived only a few short blocks from the home of... Read more »
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They Shoot Churches, Don't They? A Media Afraid

They Shoot Churches, Don't They?  A Media Afraid
Recently, St.  St. Columbanus Church, on the south side was the scene of a murder. From the Chicago Tribune Report, a known gang banger, attending a funeral for another fallen brother in mayhem, destruction and death, was being given a good Christian send-off,  and then it got ugly.  Shots were fired, by a yet unknown fellow killer... Read more »

The Last Paperboy in America

The Last Paperboy in America
Maybe it was yesterday, or perhaps today, but the last paperboy (or papergirl) in America was born. Every morning, I hear the familiar “phlip” of one of the Chicago dailies being tossed onto my neighbors porches.  This is a three “phlip” block, and the paperboy does not have a bag on a bicycle, but tosses... Read more »