Archive for August 2019

Judge Roy Bean/ Gilda Radner/ Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx/ Never Mind

Judge Roy Bean/ Gilda Radner/ Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx/ Never Mind
Last week Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx made a grand announcement that her office was intending to expunge the records of thousands of persons who have been arrested for using and or selling marijuana. Of course, any announcement she makes takes on an air of almost forensic scrutiny (or in the words of former... Read more »

The Case for the National Guard in Chicago/A Fools Choice/ However?

The Case for the National Guard in Chicago/A Fools Choice/ However?
Almost 3 years ago there was a movement in Chicago by frustrated politicians and some other prominent city gadflies. They appealed to then-Governor Bruce Rauner to deploy the National Guard to Chicago to attempt to stem Chicago’s spiraling out of control street gang violence. Before the year 2016 was over more than 800 souls would... Read more »

The Cook County Comedy Act/Home Monitoring/Who's On First?/The Monsters Among You are Traveling

The Cook County Comedy Act/Home Monitoring/Who's On First?/The Monsters Among You are Traveling
A few weeks ago two Chicago Police Tactical officers stopped a vehicle at 98th and South Halsted. The lone occupant of the vehicle, Devin Dawson 23, gave a false name and had no drivers license. The facts that follow were reported by the Great Tribune Columnist John Kass who became the first reporter on planet... Read more »
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America's Instruments of Death/Drunk Drivers/Smokers/Guns/Hope and Progress.

America's Instruments of Death/Drunk Drivers/Smokers/Guns/Hope and Progress.
Prior to the 1980s people killed by Drunk Drivers in the United States were averaging about 25,000 deaths annually. Strangely that figure never really set off any kind of noticeable outrage.  Nobody stomped around demanding change, no ambitious politicians were leaping on soapboxes promising to be a savior. Yet individuals and their loved ones were... Read more »

Sox /Cubs/ The Hatfields and the McCoys/ How Blessed Chicago is

My intention is not to convert or even try to bring together Sox and Cub fans. It seems loyalty to one or the other is deep and ingrained. Having grown up in Chicago I didn’t quite realize how really lucky we were to have two Major League Baseball teams. I guess you might say I’m... Read more »

A Bloody 24 Hours In America/Good Morning Vietnam/Oops America/ Chicago Marches on

A Bloody 24 Hours In America/Good Morning Vietnam/Oops America/ Chicago Marches on
In one 24 hour period yesterday afternoon beginning in El Paso Texas and later in Dayton Ohio, America is yet again reeling from the effects of mass murder. Over 20 Souls murdered in El Paso and at least 9 killed in Dayton Ohio, including another 53 casualties, with the death toll sure to rise as... Read more »
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Cover Ups/John Dillinger and Lady Godiva/ A Naked Ride or Taken for a Ride?

In what could be one of the biggest cover-ups since Lady Godiva took her naked horse ride, the descendants of the infamous killer and bank robber, John Dillinger,  is alleging that the man killed by Federal Agents in an alley next to Chicago’s Biograph Theatre was in fact not John Dillinger. They say they have... Read more »