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While we're on the subject of sociopaths….

Today I am turning my blog over to friend and neighbor Debbie Borman, a law professor at Northwestern University.  She has something very interesting to say about sociopathy–stemming from the case of the Boston Marathon bomber, as well as the just sentenced Chicago-area murderers in Bali.  Since we host the marathon in the South Loop... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: The Aftermath

I can't stand Rahm:  The Aftermath
It’s been two weeks and the condolences are still coming my way.  People call, email and talk to me in person:  ”How are you doing?” they ask as though there’s been a death in the family or the diagnosis of a fatal disease. “Well,” I tell them, “I feel kind of the way I felt... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: a man with this much rage is not the man we need to lead Chicago

I can't stand Rahm:  a man with this much rage is not the man we need to lead Chicago
Five weeks ago today, I said I was going to explain in a series of posts exactly why I can’t stand Rahm.  And in so doing, I learned more about this man (and the trouble we have in Chicago) than I ever imagined. Mayor Emanuel’s “weakness” is so much more than arrogance, so much more than... Read more »
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I can't stand Rahm: Vote for Garcia, not against your best interests

I can't stand Rahm:  Vote for Garcia, not against your best interests
This morning I am turning over my blog to my South Loop friend Jim Borman, who has posted here in my place twice before:  a post on homelessness, and one on violence.  Both posts were met with acclaim!  Today, Jim weighs in on the choice that we have on Tuesday.  As far as I’m concerned,... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: he's a suburban snot millionaire hedge fund groupie

I can't stand Rahm:  he's a suburban snot millionaire hedge fund groupie
I stole what I’m using for a title here from a Facebook comment–put on my wall by a non-Chuy supporter, in trying to explain why he’s not.  (That’s not to say he’s a Rahm supporter, by the way.) It came up in a Facebook discussion about what Chuy should have said when badgered by Phil... Read more »

I can't stand Rahm: he's made the city rude, uncivil and very very very mean

I can't stand Rahm:  he's made the city rude, uncivil and very very very mean
Within five minutes of waking up this morning I heard from two friends.  One said he was so glad he didn’t live in Chicago anymore.  The other said he was truly welcoming a few days out of town starting tomorrow.  Gee, I wonder why…. Chicago people may not realize it, but our city is meaner... Read more »
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I can't stand Rahm: and neither can Bob Fioretti, no matter what he says now

I can't stand Rahm:  and neither can Bob Fioretti, no matter what he says now
I voted for Bob Fioretti on February 24. He is my alderman, a long-time friend and colleague–and a Rahm-basher of huge proportions. And I do mean HUGE. I generally like my aldermen.  From the crooked Fred Roti to the girl’s girl Madeline Haithcock to fellow attorney Bob Fioretti, I was there for them, as I... Read more »

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 »
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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 »