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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 Lightfooot’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 »

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 »
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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 »

Wanna Be a COP?/Yikes/Bad Optics/ A Few Bad Apples/An overwhelming number of heroes/ A Skewered Press/

Wanna Be a COP?/Yikes/Bad Optics/ A Few Bad Apples/An overwhelming number of heroes/ A Skewered Press/
Every once in a while in order to offset the hysterics about bad cops, or bad apples wearing police uniforms, in my opinion, some folks need a reminder of just what the hell the reality of being a cop in America is all about. Recently one of Chicago’s more prominent columnists wrote a column that... Read more »
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GUNS/GANGS/ TEENS/MULES/ SCAPEGOATS/ TURNING THUGS AND PARENTS INTO HEROS/ WEAPONIZING MISINFORMATION

GUNS/GANGS/ TEENS/MULES/ SCAPEGOATS/ TURNING THUGS AND PARENTS INTO HEROS/ WEAPONIZING MISINFORMATION
“THE THUG IS AWARE THAT LOUDNESS CONVINCES 60 PEOPLE, WHERE REASONING CONVINCES BUT ONE”– MARK TWAIN The street gang problem in Chicago is so pervasive and seemingly so intractable most politicians, their minions, and some people who write about it are so obdurate when it comes to recognizing the out-of-control killings and shootings one has... Read more »

Does Chicago have a Last Straw?/ Is there any Shame?/Chicago's Children under Fire/Shocking Numbers/The Gangs of Chicago Keep Marching On/

Does Chicago have a Last Straw?/ Is there any Shame?/Chicago's Children under Fire/Shocking Numbers/The Gangs of Chicago Keep Marching On/
Yesterday at 4:30 in the afternoon Jontae Adams took his 7-year-old daughter Jaslyn to the McDonalds on Chicago’s Westside. While waiting in the drive-up another car drove up and shot Jaslyn 6 times killing her and wounding her father. Imagine! the murder of a 7-year-old on a Sunday afternoon at McDonald’s, the police say it... Read more »

Guns in America/Guns in Israel/ In America, they are a right/In Israel, they are a Necessity/ More Gun Laws to ignore/ A better way

Guns in America/Guns in Israel/ In America, they are a right/In Israel, they are a Necessity/ More Gun Laws to ignore/ A better way
The featured photo accompanying this article will no doubt stir up some strong feelings but hang in there. Even the Lord sometimes used broken tools. Israelis view guns as a necessity while millions of Americans see them as a right. There is a sense in Israel that if people didn’t feel they needed those guns... Read more »
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A Mayor's Inherited Dilemma/ The 60 Year Fight for the Hearts and Minds of Chicago's Youth/The Gang lure VS A Decent Society

A Mayor's Inherited Dilemma/ The 60 Year Fight for the Hearts and Minds of Chicago's Youth/The Gang lure VS A Decent Society
These are the words of Thomas Hobbes. Some 380 years ago he was considered one of the founders of modern philosophy– “NO ARTS, NO LETTERS, NO SOCIETY, CONTINUAL FEAR OF VIOLENT DEATH, THE LIFE OF A MAN, SOLITARY, POOR, NASTY, BRUTISH AND SHORT.” Almost every day for over 60 years, I cannot help to think... Read more »