Archive for June 2013

Music: A Most Uncommon Gift

 Music: A Most Uncommon Gift
By RA Monaco It was a cornet for playing music, so I thought, yet it inspired empathy, built confidence, honored fallen heroes and saved lives, including my own. It was a cornet that became a window into the minds and hearts of the indigent and their families whose disenfranchised cultures were oppressed and ignored.  It... Read more »

All Immigrants’ Children Have a Story to Tell

All Immigrants’ Children Have a Story to Tell
Just as they did when they were kids, Francesca, Margie and Mary—now women of a certain age—still sit together rolling meatballs gabbing away like there’s no tomorrow. Their mom who grew up in Italy had to steal the fat cut-offs from the meat trucks, just to salvage some actual meat among the fat. They made... Read more »

Chicago’s Ultra Vires City Council

Chicago’s Ultra Vires City Council
Was the City Council’s vote to approve the “Rahm-Map” and avoid a referendum an Ultra Vires Act beyond their power? “Anybody that voted for that map should be unelected” said 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti, referring to the machine-coalition that passed the 2012 Ward “Rahm-Map” to avoid a public referendum.  “The people throughout this city... Read more »
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