Category: Chicago Politics

CPS Strike Make-Up Days = Colossal Waste of Time and Money (UPDATED 11-08-19)

Did anyone really believe there wasn’t going to be a residual effect from the 11-school day CPS teacher strike? The CTU is claiming victory as they’re saying the strike is historical in terms of what was won for students, teachers, and schools. But, at what costs? One cost is CPS teachers and support staffers lost... Read more »

If the CTU really cares about CPS students, they would..

If the CTU was truly concerned about CPS students, they wouldn’t stop at just advocating for the 17,000 homeless students. The CTU would push for free CTA usage anytime a student is enrolled and going to school, make sure all students get free medical, dental, and vision care, and force CPS to make all schools... Read more »

Overhaul in CPS Finance, Law, ODLSS (SPED), and Talent Needed ASAP

The 2019 Chicago mayoral candidates have been asked a wide variety of questions throughout the campaign trail, including their stances on an elected, appointed, or combination of the two as a CPS school board. However, one question which hasn’t been asked and that’s…Would you support revamping entire departments within CPS to bring the necessary changes... Read more »
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No Pledge or Anthem = No Money for a CPS School

How long does it take to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance or stand quietly or sing as the National Anthem is played in a CPS ‘public’ school? Maybe, 10-20 seconds for the Pledge and 60-90 seconds for the Anthem. Both seem like short times, but, many CPS schools don’t require their students to... Read more »

Dibs Chicago: The Outdoor Garage

In Chicago, snow means a number of things. But to most it means longer traffic times and shoveling out your street parking spot. And, with the shoveling of your parking spot comes the unwritten rule of saving your spot: Dibs. Why should someone too lazy to brave the weather and do the shoveling profit from... Read more »

A Voice Lost and She'll Be Missed...

Why do people write to newspapers and voice their opinions, allowing perfect strangers to read about their personal experiences and beliefs? Is there a secret letter-writers society with a secret handshake and a decoder ring given to all its members? A lot of people have asked me similar questions to these throughout the years, and... Read more »
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Whatever Happened to Bernie the Clown, Preacher Man, and Buddy?

Whatever happened to Mike the butcher, Bernie the clown, Wally the telephone guy, or Barb the hairdresser? And, whatever happened to the tradition of naming your eldest boy after his father, who was named after his father? Hey, I didn’t like being called ‘the turd’, but, it was worth it to me to be named after... Read more »

Forget Speed Cameras...Give Us Alder-Creature Feature.....

Chicago will soon be blanketed with speed cameras and many Chicagoans are complaining about ‘Big Brother’ invading their rights of privacy and how the cameras are really being put up to generate revenue and not to protect the children of Chicago. Well, let me be honest as I have no problems with speed cameras, especially... Read more »