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Entries by Matt Farmer from 09/2009

Why 'Trust Us' Doesn't Cut it for the Olympics

| Posted 09.08.2009 | Chicago

The mayor who gave us the hired truck scandal, the parking meter debacle and the middle-of-the-night destruction of Meigs Field is asking taxpayers to take a great leap of faith with this Olympic venture.

Head Lice or Handguns: Which Concerns You More?

| Posted 09.24.2009 | Chicago

Aggravated assault, gang activity, arson and gun possession. Why won't CPS release data on the number of such dangerous offenses at my children's schools?

Less Than Sacred Hoops

| Posted 09.29.2009 | Chicago

Why is Arne Duncan going to Copenhagen? Maybe the IOC will want to hear what steps he is taking to ensure that the rest of our nation's public schools begin performing at the level of those in Chicago.