Posts in category "Life in the South Loop"

I can't stand Rahm: Exactly what's he done for our sacred Downtown? Not much

I can't stand Rahm:  Exactly what's he done for our sacred Downtown?  Not much
Downtown. That’s what’s on everyone’s minds these days.  Everyone’s worried that if Tiny Dancer doesn’t get another term, Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is going to bomb out the central city.  That he’ll  put the famous Millennium Park Bean in Englewood.  That he’ll use our hard-earned tax dollars to build the tallest building in the world... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: to him, Chicago is a mere stepping stone to the next thing

I can't stand Rahm:  to him, Chicago is a mere stepping stone to the next thing
Have you noticed that our current mayor is buzzing around like an annoying mosquito, a startled bee and a buzz saw all at once? I sure wish he’d use some of that energy to put new light bulbs into street lights in the South Loop.  That would be accomplishing something real, Mr. Mayor.  Something you... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: he's reckless with our money, an irresponsible gambler and a crazy spendthrift

I can't stand Rahm:  he's reckless with our money, an irresponsible gambler and a crazy spendthrift
Tiny Dancer’s four-year reign over the City of Chicago has resulted in our bond rating dropping five times; we have an enormous debt and there’s no end in sight; and his very own appointed school board is already spending next year’s money. This guy deserves to be re-elected? His operating budget is based on borrowed... Read more »
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I can't stand Rahm: he's a despicable liar and a detestable sneak

I can't stand Rahm:  he's a despicable liar and a detestable sneak
Tiny Dancer is a liar.  A great big liar.  And he’s in panic mode now, fellow voters, so watch out!  The lies they are afoot.  Great big whoppers. From his initial big-bucks run-off commercial of  ”Oh, I’m so unlikeable but don’t hold it against me” last week, this week he’s back to being a dishonest... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: he's an awful person who actually uses the R word, as in "Fucking Retarded"

I can't stand Rahm:  he's an awful person who actually uses the R word, as in "Fucking Retarded"
I knew it was only a matter of time before Tiny Dancer’s “people” would turn one of his latest tirades on its head.  The new spin on Rahm yelling at two mentally ill people last week at a community meeting in Wicher Park?  It was their fault.  The mentally ill people.  They had no business being there,... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: he's the most insidious bully I have ever seen in my life

I can't stand Rahm:  he's the most insidious bully I have ever seen in my life
Today, I want to talk about Tiny Dancer’s reputation as a bully.  This is not a joke–even though we all joke about it.  This is not to be taken lightly.   And when you cast your ballot on April 7, please don’t take it lightly.  The way he treats others is despicable. A while back, I... Read more »
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I can't stand Rahm: the Pullman ceremony is one reason I can't

I can't stand Rahm:  the Pullman ceremony is one reason I can't
So there they were week before last, in the Pullman neighborhood, formally designating it a National Monument with all the hoopla.  Tiny Dancer was there, all the local pols were there, the Pullman people were there.  And the crowning glory?  The President was there.  For a nice little photo-op with Rahm, who was running for... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm and I'm going to tell you exactly why over the next five weeks

I can't stand Rahm and I'm going to tell you exactly why over the next five weeks
I can’t stand Rahm. Everyone who knows me–or reads me–knows I haven’t been able to stomach him for the last four years.  And today, I have decided to devote my blog to that subject for the next five weeks.  And tell you exactly why I can’t stand him.  From my South Loop perch in our... Read more »

One question I have about the new CTA Cermak Green Line stop: WHY?

One question I have about the new CTA Cermak Green Line stop:  WHY?
So everyone’s buzzing about the new $50 million Green Line Cermak stop. I want to know why.  There’s already a Red Line stop less than two city blocks west.  So why did we waste millions on a new CTA train station so close to the old one?  Especially a new one that looks like the... Read more »
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The Obama Library: the South Loop has the perfect solution

The Obama Library:  the South Loop has the perfect solution
So many people are up in arms over snatching Chicago Park District land for the proposed Obama Library–post Obama presidency. And they’ve got a point.  With all the empty fallow land in this city, why upset South Side park-users? Yes, the library would probably be very pretty and dramatic placed on about five acres of... Read more »