Tag: Chasity Wells-Armstrong

Chasity Wells-Armstrong is bad for the city of Kankakee

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong photo credit: City of Kankakee Website Four years ago, I was Chasity Wells-Armstrong’s biggest supporter. For ten days before the election, I hammered the former Mayor, Nina Epstein, supporting Chasity. In my column in Chicago Now, I posted a series of glowing articles about what her administration’s new era would bring to... Read more »

What's the payoff for taxpayers of poor cities when city officials frequently attend expensive conferences?

What's the payoff for taxpayers of poor cities when city officials frequently attend expensive conferences?
Chicago is a prosperous city. It is home to one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. Iconic buildings that frame the shoulders of a world-class city stand as monuments to success and wealth. Chicago frames the world image of the State of Illinois. If a political candidate wins the vote in Cook and... Read more »

April 4, a day in History for Civil Rights

April 4, a day in History for Civil Rights
Exactly 49 years after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. there was a civil rights victory in my hometown.  Dr. King’s work helped pave the way.   The work of this amazing man lives on nearly half a century after he was struck down by an assassin’s bullet at the Lorraine Motel in... Read more »
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What’s the state of race in America?

What’s the state of race in America?
Maybe things are not as bad as they seem?  Although bigotry has made a strong comeback under the guise of “an end to political correctness,” we have not slid back to the 1950s, 60s, or another era. There is evidence of that in a Mayoral race just south of Chicago, in Kankakee, Illinois. Kankakee is... Read more »