Archive for February 2019

Trying to Make Sense of Crowded, Chaotic Chicago Mayoral Race

Trying to Make Sense of Crowded, Chaotic Chicago Mayoral Race

Monday marks the beginning of early voting for the Chicago mayoral election, and that means we're just a little more than two weeks away from Election Day. Are you tired of getting unsolicited e-mails from Bill Daley? Badly need to opt-out of those text messages from Paul Vallas?

And how did these people even get our contact info to begin with? I still don't know who I'm going to vote for, as the Chicago mayoral race field is so egregiously overcrowded that calling it obnoxious is an understatement.

Maybe trying to sort out the chaos here will help me move towards a decision. Before we get to the candidates, we need to talk about what could be the most important x-factor in this election. And for that we enlisted the help of Theresa Siaw, candidate for 26th Ward Alderman.

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site is Totally Nothing Today and That's Complicated

St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site is Totally Nothing Today and That's Complicated

While my Grandma was alive she often told our family her story of passing by the St. Valentine's Day Massacre aftermath on her way to work the morning of February 14, 1929. Bessie Banks, 23 years old at the time, was on the Clark street bus to her job at the Palmer House when the vehicle rode past the scene of the grisly crime at 2122 N. Clark St. just a couple hours after it happened.

Every time she told the story she would mention that the gangster era of Chicago was very overblown, in regards to the level of danger to the average citizen. She would always say that they didn't bother anybody, and only fought amongst themselves.

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