Laws, taxes and ads -- Are they really making a difference?

The last person to constantly lay heavy guilt on me was my mother. That seems, however, to be inherent to Jewish mothers. However, it should not be the role of politicians such as Michael Bloomberg and Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is the face and the voice behind the recently instituted tax on just about any beverage... Read more »

And you thought Chicago political campaigns were whacked out...

I’m not a fan of campaign signs. I know they’re essential to campaigns because how else will people get to know the candidates? There’s so much information on a campaign sign that there’s no need to research a candidate or slate. You can find out that some is experienced, dedicated and that the candidate cares.... Read more »

When the campaign gets ugly.....

It has been said that politics can lead to some strange bedfellows. Toss in social media and you end up with bed sores. Make it local politics and it defies logic. As is the case during a recent campaign swing by a supporter for Buffalo Grove village board candidate Dave Weidenfeld who allegedly told a... Read more »

From a scenic ride in the country to sex-toy-toting officials

Set the way-back machine, Sherman. A long time ago – somewhere around 30 years ago – I was covering the growing communities in the northwest suburbs – Wheeling and Buffalo Grove to be exact.  Wheeling was seemingly more established than its neighbor to its north, but was still dealing with growing pains, a new population... Read more »