Category: Chicago Politics

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 »

Chicago mayoral candidate La Shawn Ford wants police to be nothing more than armed witnesses

Chicago mayoral candidate La Shawn Ford wants police to be nothing more than armed witnesses
This is one of those things that I thought HAD to be fake news.  I first heard of it through a facebook  group I belong to and my comment was “Please someone tell me that this is not real!”  It was so outrageous that I literally couldn’t believe it but sadly I checked the Illinois... Read more »

What I learned from Volunteer Day with 13th Ward Aldermanic candidate, David Krupa

What I learned from Volunteer Day with 13th Ward Aldermanic candidate, David Krupa
I, like many Illinois residents, have complained about the corruption that is rampant in our State over a beer with friends or on facebook but a couple of days ago I decided to see what was going on for myself. I had never volunteered to help any candidate for any office in my life.  I... Read more »
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Illinois was First State to Ratify the 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery 154 years ago today

Illinois was First State to Ratify the 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery 154 years ago today
It seems fitting that Illinois would be the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution since Illinois’ adopted son, Abraham Lincoln, would become known as the Great Emancipator on January 1, 1863, by the executive order known as the Emancipation Proclamation. The 13th Amendment states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as... Read more »

Pradamalia Mania and Jesus Taking the Wheel in the Oval Office. Take a Breath!

Pradamalia Mania and Jesus Taking the Wheel in the Oval Office. Take a Breath!
A former partner of mine in the police force once told me over the radio during a very stressful time to imagine myself in a beautiful forest meadow lying beside a babbling brook.  It didn’t work but it did crack me up which may have been just what I needed. I don’t know if anyone... Read more »

Another Famous African-American, Mayor Harold Lee Washington, born on April 15 #GiraffeWatch

Another Famous African-American, Mayor Harold Lee Washington, born on April 15 #GiraffeWatch
Today, thanks to YouTube, the world finally witnessed the birth of April the Giraffe’s calf live on the Internet. Unless you are from Chicago, and even if you are, you may not be aware that April 15th is also the birthdate of another famous African-American. I know April the Giraffe was born in New York... Read more »
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Donald Trump Takes a Dive During First Debate

Donald Trump Takes a Dive During First Debate
I was one of those voters who were still hanging on to some thread of hope that Donald Trump wasn’t some sort of Clinton plant and he really was trying to make America great again.   In fact I was actually a disbeliever in Trump and had published an article shortly after Trump announced his candidacy... Read more »

Update to Three Reasons Donald Trump is Working for Hillary Clinton

Update to Three Reasons Donald Trump is Working for Hillary Clinton
This is definitely one of those times when you hate to be right.  On August 8th of 2015 I wrote an article on why I thought that Donald Trump was not a legitimate candidate and was probably just working with Hillary Clinton to virtually guarantee her a presidential victory in 2016 and it seems that... Read more »

The Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937…or was it?

The Chicago Memorial Day Massacre of 1937…or was it?
Chicago is no stranger to labor disputes.  In fact labor is one of the reasons that a traditionally Republican establishment turned Democratic toward the end of the 19th century and never looked back. While many history buffs are familiar with the Haymarket Riot or Haymarket Affair as it is sometimes called, many are not familiar... Read more »
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Why I would support a Barbara Bush Presidential Run in 2016

Why I would support a Barbara Bush Presidential Run in 2016
Barbara Bush for President?  At first I thought I was just being funny but then I thought about it.  I probably wouldn’t be the only one that thought about it.  In fact I kinda wonder if the Bush family thought about it before Jeb threw his hat in the ring. I have always loved Barbara... Read more »