Archive for June 2021

What's In a Name? Chicago/"SHIKAAKWA Striped SKUNK/OR SMELLY ONION/ JEAN BAPTISTE POINT du SABLE/ This Too Shall Pass/

What's In a Name? Chicago/"SHIKAAKWA Striped SKUNK/OR SMELLY ONION/ JEAN BAPTISTE POINT du SABLE/ This Too Shall Pass/
While Chicago’s Mayor and the Crack City Council were watering their Jockeys over the renaming of Lake Shore Drive, one could not help to think of the Roman Emperor Nero, who legend has it, played the fiddle while Rome burned. Chicago is not burning but one could not help but think of OUR POLITICIANS’ PRIORITIES.... Read more »

Record Violence/Ho-Hum/Renaming Lake Shore Drive Priority One/ Did the City of Big Shoulders Wave the White Flag/

Monday morning after Chicago had experienced one of the most violent weekends in decades, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s response was “WE ARE SEEING A DOWNWARD TREND IN VIOLENCE WHILE OTHER CITIES ARE EXPERIENCING UPWARD TRENDS.” Unless Lightfoot suddenly became the Mayor of Disney City one would have to think she’s either delusional or as Paul Vallas... Read more »

REMEMBERING PHYLLIS DILLER AND MAXINE/ EVEN BY TODAY'S STANDARDS THEY ARE CHUCKLE-WORTHY/ SHARING SOME LAUGHS/ REMEMBER THAT OUR GRANDMA'S WERE NOT ALL THAT SQUARE.

REMEMBERING PHYLLIS DILLER AND MAXINE/ EVEN BY TODAY'S STANDARDS THEY ARE CHUCKLE-WORTHY/ SHARING SOME LAUGHS/ REMEMBER THAT OUR GRANDMA'S WERE NOT ALL THAT SQUARE.
I’m here at ChicagoNow sharing THESE POSTS because of my insight into Chicago’s mean streets and the sometimes depressing conditions that lead to dispensing information that most people would rather not hear. So I have decided to take a break from the usual and share a few laughs. These are from Maxine and the late... Read more »
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4 Mass Shootings in 10 Days/ 50 people shot on a Monday and Tuesday/ Chicago Needs Help/ Chicago Politicians are desperately seeking Scapegoats

Chicago completely opened up on Friday 11 June. The Covid -19 restrictions are over. Restaurants, bars, etc, have resumed business as usual after a long siege of needed restrictions that lasted more than a year, and of course, Wrigley Field is back to normal with over 35,000 feisty fans in attendance on both Friday and... Read more »

COPS/Take a Jump into our World/Paul Harvey When he was Alive/He captured it

COPS/Take a Jump into our World/Paul Harvey When he was Alive/He captured it
I’m not sure there is another profession in the world that is covered more by the press, in movies, television shows, and written about the world over than the law enforcement profession. Monday morning quarterbacks, folks with agendas, and opportunistic politicians are always front and center advising and second-guessing on just how things should have... Read more »

Guns/Bullets/Tiolet Paper/Things that Seem to Matter Most In a Crisis

Guns/Bullets/Tiolet Paper/Things that Seem to Matter Most In a Crisis
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic here in America, at least 3 things seemed to be in strict demand. Most of us felt frustrated when we tried to buy our usual supply of toilet paper. The number of empty shelves at all of our stores was a bit of a shock. The daily sight... Read more »
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