Archive for February 2015

The New York Times Wants Chicagoans Opinions On Mayor Emanuel

Ladies and gentlemen, someone—a powerful entity as a matter of fact—actually gives a flying fig about the opinion of average Chicagoans. The New York Times wants to know what we think about Mayor Emanuel. “New York Times reporters covering the Chicago mayoral race would like to hear from Chicago residents about their experiences living in... Read more »

Why The Obama Presidential Library Should Be In Jackson Park

From all accounts, the President and Mrs. Obama have a challenging decision to make regarding his presidential library. What city will land the coveted prize?  If Chicago is chosen, which of the three sites will get the nod?  Will Friends of the Park file a lawsuit regarding the proposed site? More importantly, will the upcoming... Read more »

Preservation Of Affordable Housing Group Eyes East Woodlawn Property

On February 5th, this happened: The look on my face was not one of happiness.  Clearly Mr. Eager had not read my previous posts on POAH from years past. According to my neighbors in West Woodlawn, their blocks are full of poorly managed properties with neglectful landlords who do little to no tenant screening. The... Read more »

Oscar Day Rules

I love the Oscars.  In my home it is a sacred day long celebration. Such a momentous occasion has rules.  Very basic rules, but rules nonetheless.  Because I love you all, I feel that I need to publicize their existence.  After all I can’t get mad at you if you don’t know how it works.... Read more »

Listen To Your Mother 2015: I'm In The Chicago Cast!

I got the news last week. I’m in! After an essay submission and an audition, I made the 2015 Chicago cast of Listen To Your Mother (LTYM).  I’m beyond excited to follow in the footsteps of several other ChicagoNow bloggers who are also LTYM alumnae. What exactly is Listen To Your Mother? From the LTYM... Read more »

Do Your Part, Shovel Your Sidewalk

It’s been five days since the “blizzard.” Yet some sidewalks haven’t seen the pass of a shovel or a sprinkling of salt. Guess what?  I’m about to call 311 on you for your sidewalk not being shoveled. Yeah, I’m that person. There are few legitimate excuses for homeowners or commercial real estate owners to not... Read more »

I Admit It, I Mocked The Blizzard

I mocked our rather sizable blizzard because it really didn’t feel like a blizzard. It felt more like a bad storm. As a group, Chicagoans are used to unpredictable weather.  We don’t piss and moan about the cold weather here in Chicago because we understand that—well—we live in Chicago.  Residing here means that we have... Read more »