Grimes Cold Case Still Solvable after 65 years

I was born in Chicago ten years after this murder took place.   My mother was about the girls’ ages when they were murdered, and she lived in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that bordered the McKinley Park neighborhood where the girls lived.  I remember how protective my mother was with us, but I didn’t... Read more »

Goodbye and Thank You Anne Rice

One of my favorite Anne Rice quotes. Saturday, December 11, 2021, was a sad day for many including myself.  The novelist, Anne Rice, passed away at the age of 80.  Her son Christopher posted on her Facebook fan page that she passed due to complications from a stroke.  She was most well-known for her Vampire... Read more »

An Interview with 2022 U.S. Senate Hopeful, Tim Arview

Listen to the full interview by clicking the play button above On June 23, 2021, I had the opportunity to speak with Illinois 2022 U.S. Senate Republican Primary hopeful Tim Arview. I had previously interviewed candidates Alison Salinas and Peggy Hubbard. My goal with these interviews is not to endorse any Republican candidate but to... Read more »
Advertisement:

An Interview with 2022 U.S. Senate hopeful Peggy Hubbard

Last Wednesday, March 31, 2021, I had the opportunity to interview Peggy Hubbard. Peggy has thrown her hat into the political arena as a Republican candidate in the upcoming primary race for the U.S. Senate for the State of Illinois. According to her campaign website, PeggyHubbard.org, Peggy Hubbard is a pro-God, pro-life, pro-Trump, pro-veteran, pro-first... Read more »

An Interview with Illinois 2022 Senate Hopeful Allison Salinas

Allison Salinas for US Senate 2022 On the evening of March 19, 2021, I had the chance to interview Allison Salinas. Mrs. Salinas has announced that she is throwing her hat into the political arena and is running as a Republican. She is hoping to be the victor in the Republican primary of 2022 and... Read more »

130th Anniversary of the First Man to Die by Electric Chair - William Kemmler

130th Anniversary of the First Man to Die by Electric Chair - William Kemmler
In 1881, in Buffalo, N.Y., former steam-boat engineer, dentist, and inventor Alfred P. Southwick witnessed an intoxicated man die instantly after inadvertently touching the terminal of a large generator.   Southwick had been thinking about a more humane way of executing condemned criminals and electrocution he thought could be the answer. After David B. Hill was... Read more »
Advertisement:

The McCloskey Situation Serves as a Warning to Legal Gun Owners

The McCloskey Situation Serves as a Warning to Legal Gun Owners
This article is not legal advice.  Please consult an attorney with regard to questions concerning legal advice. By now everyone has seen the video footage and endless memes regarding the St. Louis couple who guarded their property using firearms. Some on the side of 2nd Amendment rights have hailed the McCloskeys as heroes while some... Read more »

FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Since we are all still working to limit the effects of this pandemic as much as possible, I wanted to let everyone know about something that I personally am doing this Friday that everyone can take part in. I have been running free walking tours through my non-profit “Friends of The White City” since 2014... Read more »

1918 “Spanish Flu” Vs. 2020 CoVid-19, a Chicago Comparison

1918 “Spanish Flu” Vs. 2020 CoVid-19, a Chicago Comparison
Since I love Chicago history so much and we can learn so much about our current and future condition from studying the past, I thought it would be interesting to do a comparison of the 1918 worldwide influenza pandemic and our current CoVid-19 pandemic through the Chicago looking glass. To be fair, a true side... Read more »
Advertisement:

Navistar, Inc. Emptied my Father’s Bank Account without Authorization During CoVid-19, Need Help

Navistar, Inc. Emptied my Father’s Bank Account without Authorization During CoVid-19, Need Help
——————————- UPDATE:  03/21/2020 Since the posting of this article, I was contacted by Navistar’s Benefits Group.  They acknowledged that the money removed from my father’s account was in error.  All the money removed from my father’s account was posted to his account this morning.  I want to thank Navistar’s benefit group, the wonderful members of... Read more »