It may be the biggest heist in Chicago history, folks, and it's right under our noses. Or our feet, anyway.
This week we're talking about the great Goose Island Sit-in at Republic Windows and Doors, Brian Urlacher's baby momma drama and selling Chicago's parking meters (thanks a ton, Mayor Daley).
Chicago style politics seems little changed. The charges against Blagojevich may make "Lincoln role over in his grave," but many Chicagoans are probably just thinking, "Here we go again."
President-elect Obama has pledged that his administration will mark a "new chapter in America's leadership on climate change." The question is: What will open that first chapter?
On this week's episode, hear Chicago band Fluid Minds tear up their new hit "Hey Joe (The Plumber)."
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald finally has done what Richard M. Daley should have done 26 years ago: He has indicted retired Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge for leading a band of brutal white cops who tortured hundreds of African-American suspects in criminal cases.
Some of the biggest U.S. mega-cities are stepping up in a big way on global warming.
As much as I think it's OK to get pissed and outraged at parking tickets, booting, the crappy system surrounding both, and Mayor Daley, it can never be acceptable to lash out at city workers in any way--verbally, physically, or ballistically.
Daley and his team have been so excited regarding the praise of his ballyhooed one-worded comeback that they've taken similar approaches with other Chicago figures.
This unprecedented deal would've made money for the Latin School since they could sell sponsorships, fund raise and give donor recognition in the second most used park in America and they could sublease or re-sell the field to paying users when they were not using it. The general public (read, you and me and public school kids) could use this proposed facility without regard for the Latin School's schedule only during the winter - so dress warmly. How could this happen?
The solution to Daley's budget deficit is not to make up the shortfall on the backs of motorists. Instead, he needs to do what every other person in these troubled economic times is doing and that's tighten the city's belt and cut expenses.
Clearly Mayor Daley cares about the well-being of Chicago. But does he care enough?
When one thinks about the bitter political feuds in recent years - Blagojevich vs. Madigan; Madigan vs. Jones; Jackson vs. Daley or Rush or Halvorson; the Tribune/Sun-Times vs. Stroger - one can't help but think Illinois is in need of reconciliation.
Then What? Slate recently reported on the latest public demonstration of enmity towards public schools and their teacher. Teacher bashing is hardly n...
The decision by Mayor Daley and Police Superintendent Weis to deploy assault weapons on the streets of Chicago has been made without providing a demonstrable need for the weapon.
Get Arne Duncan out of the health club. Let him and the progenitors of Renaissance 2010 do more than revamp failed plans. May they consider the whole student body of CPS, not just those with clout and high tax bases.