Category: Violence

Stop the Gang Warfare in Chicago

I’m outraged. If you live anywhere in the City of Chicago or the burbs and access this great city, you should be, too. An innocent 25-year old girl who moved here from San Diego 1 1/2 years ago was shot and killed, sitting in her car at 6:40 PM in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.... Read more »

They Killed Gun Control Again and Won't Even Stop the Guy They Won't Let Fly From Buying a Gun!

I’m tempted to write Gun Control legislation is a joke. Except it’s not. I’ve written about this before, so have many other bloggers on ChicagoNow, including Stable Mable (link:, who wrote about it yesterday even though the topic is way off her usual discourse. So have writers throughout the blogosphere, professional editorial writers, and anyone else... Read more »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Got Rid of the Guy That Screwed Up and Now We Need to Turn The Page

It was obviously a huge discussion these last several days, and finally today Mayor Rahm Emanuel dismissed Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy. During the same press conference Emanuel stated he is appointing a panel of “distinguished” Chicagoans to conduct a review of the police department. In my way of thinking, that’s the bigger news.... Read more »

If Spike Lee's Film "CHI-RAQ" Helps Save 1 Life It's the Best Thing That Could Happen to Chicago

I’m a little outraged at the outrage over Spike Lee’s new joint (movie), entitled “CHI-RAQ.” The title refers to a play on words comparing violence in Chicago to the violence in the Middle East, specifically Iraq. The plot is “a modern day re-imagining of the ancient Greek comedy “Lysistrata” set in inner-city Chicago.” “Lysistrata” is a comic... Read more »

An Idea For Stemming the Murders in the City of Chicago

This has been another devastating week for the City of Chicago. You’ve read about the murders. Seen it all on television. Talked about it amongst your co-workers, family, and friends. And, we’ll forget about it and go on with our lives, until the next. And the next. And the next. Oh, four more kids shot... Read more »