Category: City Life

Chicago's own "Gitmo" Prison

Chicago's own "Gitmo" Prison
A while ago, there were some acts of terrorism going on, sabotage and finally a war. War means prisoners. Prisoners had to be housed somewhere. One of those places was Chicago. Not the Chicago of today, with wrought iron wrapping around every building, street and vacant lot. Not the Chicago of flowers choking in the... Read more »

Channeling Uncle Al Scarface -- "I was Bad, but now I'm Good."

Channeling Uncle Al Scarface -- "I was Bad, but now I'm Good."
“Look at my mug and tell me I ain’t good!” — Channeled from Al Capone This morning, I was reading some info on the site of the “other major daily” in Chicago, which shall go un-named, because they do not have a blog site similar to the “other, other major daily”  in Chicago, the Trib.... Read more »

Happy New Year's, Chief!

Happy New Year's, Chief!
In all years I’ve known the Chief, he hasn’t verbally said a word to me. But he has communicated what’s on his chest in several ways. He is always there.  Kind of like a welcoming figure when you’re coming or going north or south on Pulaski (Crawford) Avenue. The Chief is like our Colossus of... Read more »
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Fairy Castle it Ain't- (but it's the only one in Chicago)

Fairy Castle it Ain't- (but it's the only one in Chicago)
Who wouldn’t want to live in a castle? Living in a castle means you’ve made it.  Made it big.  You’re up on the hill; you’ve got the moat; you collect taxes from the peasants below; you have your choice of wenches –and your word goes!  It’s the Chicago way.  Ask any Chicago mayor/king. It’s good... Read more »