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 »
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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 »
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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 »

Help Pass Illinois HB4210 A Win for Public Information Access and Historic Research

Help Pass Illinois HB4210 A Win for Public Information Access and Historic Research
As Illinois taxpayers, we have become accustomed to the term “proposed legislation” translating to “how much more is this going to cost us?”   That is not the case here. I have been doing historical research professionally for about 15 years now and many times that research sends me to Cook County Coroner’s inquest records.  It... Read more »

Unsolved Chicago Grimes Sisters’ Murder - New Witness Info and a New Reward Fundraiser

Unsolved Chicago Grimes Sisters’ Murder - New Witness Info and a New Reward Fundraiser
  REWARD GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN $10,000 Goal   Case Summary Barbara Grimes (15) and Patricia Grimes (13) went to an Elvis Presley movie, “Love Me Tender” on Friday, December 28, 1956, at the Brighton Theater at 4223 Archer Ave in the Brighton Park neighborhood and never came home.  On January 22, 1957, their nude... Read more »
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A 19th Century Chicago Horror Show – The Electric Light Bug

A 19th Century Chicago Horror Show – The Electric Light Bug
Alright, I am not squeamish by any stretch of the imagination but when I came across this little historic gem I have to admit it took a little while to get it out of my head. I was browsing through some nineteenth-century newspapers recently, as us history geeks like to do on occasion, and almost... Read more »