Category: Business

A Note to Governor, Mayor and Legislators on Cannabis Equity

The recent debate over limiting cultivation licenses for cannabis in Illinois being pushed by current cultivators is enough to make me sick. The issue? Rich white men who invested in cultivation of medical marijuana won’t be able to make all the money they projected if other licenses are allowed. In other words cannabis equity (allowing... Read more »

Lyft as in Stolen, The Saga of a Disgusted Ex Lyft User

I’ve had it! I’ve been insulted by Lyft drivers. Lyft driver stole my peace of mind.  I’ve been robbed by a Lyft driver. I’m removing the app from my phone and on a crusade to see that friends do the same. The last straw was this past two weeks. I stood firm even when I... Read more »

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City
 WINDPOWER, the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind and renewable energy conference, kicked off in Chicago (May 7 -9) with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) leadership including Steve Lockard, AWEA’s newly elected Board Chair and President and CEO of TPI Composites, providing their vision and direction for American wind power to the more than 7,500 attendees. The... Read more »
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“B” in IBEW Does Not Mean Black For Future Energy Jobs Act

“B” in IBEW Does Not Mean Black For Future Energy Jobs Act
I never considered my self an angry black woman but I may have to don a baseball cap with ABW!!! emblazoned on it. I’ve marched. I’ve protested starting way back with the Viet Nam war and Earth Day. On the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. M.L. King, Jr. I quietly hoped somethings had... Read more »

Have You Ever Felt Like You’ve Been Threatened? Or is the Bronzeville Microgrid that Serious?

Have You Ever Felt Like You’ve Been Threatened? Or is the Bronzeville Microgrid that Serious?
I never thought that would be a question that I would have. Threatened? OK, the grammar school bully might have been pretty scary and maybe you had a run in with some ruffian who wanted to snatch your cell phone. That’s being a kid and later that’s living in the city but this is different. ... Read more »

David and Goliath in Bronzeville or BUD v Com Ed

David  and Goliath  in Bronzeville or BUD v Com Ed
Full disclosure- The author of this blog is a founding member of the not for profit discussed herein. There is a teeny-tiny grassroots not for profit in Chicago specifically dedicated to economic and sustainable education and development in the Bronzeville community. This is the “David” of the story. On the opposing team is “Goliath” or... Read more »
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Mr. Claure Sprint is Not Communicating

Mr. Claure Sprint is Not Communicating
Dear Mr. Marcelo Claure: I read an article in Fierce Wireless regarding changes at Sprint being instituted to create as you put it “flatter, faster and closer than ever to our customers.” I have to ask how’s that working?  In my only attempt to get a very important matter regarding my phone service sorted out... Read more »

Rauner on Recreational Cannabis? No Dope.

Rauner on Recreational Cannabis? No Dope.
This may not be the only reason that Illinois voters don’t renew his contract but it might be close to the top reason. The State of Illinois needs money and cannabis sales brings in the dough. Rauner’s statement that not enough study is done is ludicrous. THC, the active hallucinogenic compound, has been studied for... Read more »

Cook County Sugar Tax Should Have Been a Sweet Deal

Cook County Sugar Tax Should Have Been a Sweet Deal
Got to have that sugar! It really doesn’t matter that taxing sugary drinks might have helped to keep Cook County Health Services protecting the poor, disenfranchised, and those that can’t afford health care insurance alive. This might be especially important in this age of Trump and getting rid of the Affordable Care Act (mainly because... Read more »
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What’s a Microgrid and Why Do We Care?

What’s a Microgrid and Why Do We Care?
A microgrid is a discrete energy system consisting of distributed energy sources (including demand management, storage, and generation) and loads capable of operating in parallel with, or independently from, the main power grid. If the definition  didn’t clarify this for you, join millions in the same boat.  So let’s break it down. Discrete energy system – not... Read more »