Posts in category "politics"

The Temptation To Bury Our Heads In The Sand

The Temptation To Bury Our Heads In The Sand
With the current political & social climate it’s easy to want to want to ignore what’s going on. I’m very guilty of it, I’ve been following politics and reading newspapers since I was eight years old, I should be more okay with this but man its hard to teach this old dawg new tricks. But... Read more »

Rhetoric & Killing, When Does it End?

Rhetoric & Killing, When Does it End?
I’m as tired of writing about urban terrorism and violence as you probably are hearing about it. But I can’t quit. I’ve personally buried too many people to act like this last instance of killing doesn’t matter. Its not about black lives, its not about the police or any other demographic. This is a human... Read more »

A Solution For The TSA

A Solution For The TSA
So for the last week or so here in Chicago airports Midway & O’Hare (MDW & ORD), people have basically been held hostage in line through security trying to board flights. Now anyone who has gone through MDW in the past few years is no stranger to those long lines. I remember coming off of... Read more »
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Struggling With the Current State of Politics

Struggling With the Current State of Politics
I’ve been following politics since Harold Washington won his first election to be Mayor of Chicago 33 years ago and I was all of seven years old then. I’ve been through the ups and downs of the “Chicago Machine”, spent the first ¾ of my life in Chicago’s far south 34th Ward and United States... Read more »

Illinois Fiscal Irresponsibility

Illinois Fiscal Irresponsibility
You would think with the social pressure and protesters on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel that there would be equal if not more pressure on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner because he hasn’t even had a budget passed. I understand that speaker Michael Madigan and senate president John Cullerton are also responsible for this lack of state... Read more »

Beware it's Jive Turkey Season

Beware it's Jive Turkey Season
Yes the term “jive turkey” is old school but it’s fitting, especially this time of the year. In a few weeks all across America turkeys will be plucked, stuffed at cooked at 350 degrees either in the oven, dropped into hot peanut oil or smoked like in the picture. So if you fit the following... Read more »
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The Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall

This weekend the Moving Vietnam Memorial wall (half the size of the original in Washington DC),  made a stop at the local American Legion post, Lockport American Legion John Olson Post #18. It will be open to the public at 151st Street and Route 171 until Monday afternoon. If you miss it the tour will... Read more »

Freedom isn't Free

Freedom isn't Free
This July 4th has new meaning for me, first I have a son now so I think of his future and look back to the ancestors whom helped us get this far. Pictured is my grandfather who fought in World World I, not only did he defend his country, he defended his family, originally from... Read more »

The Power Of The Vote

The Power Of The Vote
The people have spoken. Despite really low turnout, changes have been made politically from Joliet all the way to Chicago and even some politicians that got reelected had to fight their way back in. We start in my neck of the woods Northern Will County and Joliet (the state’s fourth largest city), has new leadership.... Read more »
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Basketball Innocence Lost: Thirty Years Since The Death of Ben Wilson

Basketball Innocence Lost: Thirty Years Since The Death of Ben Wilson
Friday November 21st marks 30 years since the death of Chicago public high school great Ben Wilson. You ask any Chicagoan of a certain age and Thanksgiving of the mid 80’s were sorrowful, we lost Ben Wilson the day before Thanksgiving in 1984 and then our beloved Mayor Harold Washington three years later the day... Read more »