Archive for February 2015

Chuy Garcia run-off election could be mammoth upset against vulnerable Rahm Emanuel

Chuy Garcia run-off election could be mammoth upset against vulnerable Rahm Emanuel
Score one for red light camera haters. Last night, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to get the necessary 50% + 1 vote needed to avoid a run-off election. With 98% of city precincts counted, Emanuel stands at 45.5% while Chuy Garcia garnered a robust (given his limited funds) 33.9%, Willie Wilson notched a respectable 10.6%,... Read more »

Epic movie plot twist: Sony, Marvel reach Spider-Man deal

Epic movie plot twist: Sony, Marvel reach Spider-Man deal
The biggest news in Chicago—and one of the biggest in America—this week was Little League stripping Jackie Robinson West of its U.S. championship title. But there was a lesser-known news story this week that will have a much bigger impact on your life than the JRW story (unless, of course, you are directly part of... Read more »

Stripping Jackie Robinson West of title was right thing to do

Stripping Jackie Robinson West of title was right thing to do
Update, 2/12/15: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to persuade Little League President Stephen Keener to reverse his decision. Part of Emanuel’s argument: “Every home run was real. Every great catch was real.” Emanuel also added that only the adults should be punished if only the adults committed violations. But as I explained in my original... Read more »
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The impact of teachers: all that matters is whether they care

The impact of teachers: all that matters is whether they care
Do you know a teacher who has impacted you? Maybe more than one? Now, ask yourself this about such teacher(s): Did they care about you? Without knowing you or the teacher who significantly impacted you in a positive way, I can predict your answer. The answer, invariably, is always yes. Why is that? The answer... Read more »