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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 Former Cop's View of Police Use of Force, Jason Van Dyke, and the law-abiding citizens of Chicago

A Former Cop's View of Police Use of Force, Jason Van Dyke, and the law-abiding citizens of Chicago
This is not one of my usual Chicago history related posts but after the recent verdict of 2nd-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm leveled at Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke, I felt it necessary and also therapeutic for me to give my opinions regarding the Jason Van Dyke trial and... Read more »

Otto Funk - The Great Chicago Library Book Thief

Otto Funk - The Great Chicago Library Book Thief
This story was a long time in the making and realistically too long for a blog post so I am including the link to the full story here. As a book lover myself, I was drawn to the story of Otto Funk, the most prolific book thief in Chicago history.  As most great stories, I... Read more »

If Your Religion is OK with the Bombing in Manchester, It is Time to Re-think Your Beliefs!

If Your Religion is OK with the Bombing in Manchester, It is Time to Re-think Your Beliefs!
People will more than likely think this is a post looking to demonize the Islamic faith, it is not.  It is simply a call for those who hold beliefs that would cause them to justify the murder of at least 22 (mostly children) innocent people at an Ariana Grande concert to possibly re-think their political... Read more »
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Today The White City Opened 124 Years Ago in Jackson Park – Free Events Planned Saturday May 6th

Today The White City Opened 124 Years Ago in Jackson Park – Free Events Planned Saturday May 6th
On May 1, 1893, the eyes of the world were on Chicago and more specifically Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance. The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition opened for visitors and before it ended six months later at least 27.5 million visitors had come from all over the world to see the magnificent splendor that became... Read more »