Archive for December 2012

Poverty: Political and Profitable

Poverty: Political and Profitable
As the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, poverty in America has risen to its highest level in 47 years.  Most telling about this fact is that a full third of Americans now identify themselves as lower class according to a Pew report. The Census Bureau’s report on poverty this past September showed... Read more »

Thinking Outside the Partisan Box

Thinking Outside the Partisan Box
Fiscal cliff negotiations have reached a standstill.  As of Sunday afternoon, Democrats say the talks have stalled over whether to include changes to how Social Security payments are calculated. Should our Social Security even be a bargaining chip on the table of a resolution of tax breaks for the wealthiest of Americans? Do you actually... Read more »

A New Year Wish

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Sam and Reggie's Chicago Christmas Tour 2012

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On December 9th, 2012 Samantha and Reggie stormed the City of Chicago in search of snow, holiday spirit, pizza and COOKIES!

A Chicago Christmas Tour With Antique Coach and Carriage

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North Michigan Avenue is known around the world as the “Magnificent Mile.”

The Tragedy of Sandy Hook -- Ignored

One thing that stands out about Sandy Hook for me—given my experience as a former Deputy Public Defender in the juvenile justice system—is while I’ve seen a good number of young people who’ve done horrible things,  there always seems to be one commonality—emotional isolation. My take on Adam Lanza is summed in saying that, “I’ve... Read more »
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