Archive For The “Chicagoland Topics” Category

A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel I’ve covered six Chicago Mayors since 1976 including Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Jane M. Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer and Richard M. Daley. But I have yet to get Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow me to interview him, despite numerous requests. What’s the…

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Stopping violence requires more than Pfleger publicity stunts

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Stopping violence requires more than Pfleger publicity stunts

Stopping violence requires more than Pfleger publicity stunts Father Plfeger organized a protest of community residents and activists to block traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway recently to protest increasing gang violence. But are the protests good for the community or his own personal interests. What he should be doing is helping residents to stand…

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Massive water rate increase bill should be vetoed by Rauner

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Massive water rate increase bill should be vetoed by Rauner

Massive water rate increase bill should be vetoed by Rauner The Illinois House and the Illinois Senate approved a new law, HB 4508, that would allow two major water companies to massively increase water rates on its customers to help them buy up smaller water companies so they can grow and profit. The sponsors used…

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Country harmed by News Media bias against President Trump

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Country harmed by News Media bias against President Trump

Country harmed by News Media bias against President Trump When President Trump complained that his campaign was being “wiretapped” by the Obama administration and Obama FBI, the mainstream news media howled against him saying that was ridiculous. Now, one year later, we learn that the FBI under Obama inserted an undercover agent into Trump’s campaign….

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the…

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The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

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The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago Chicago City Hall Journalist Harry Golden Jr., died on May 1, 1988, 30 years ago having documented Chicago’s rollercoaster political scene, and bringing to a final end the era of Front Page journalism. Golden was one of the best journalists in America…

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Chicagoland’s Arabs learn first lesson in real politics

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Chicagoland’s Arabs learn first lesson in real politics

Chicagoland’s Arabs learn first lesson in real politics Though divided over political races, Chicago’s Arab American community has come together as a powerful force that can no longer be taken for granted by elected officials and local governments. The heated battle between conservative Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski and liberal Democratic challenger Marie Newman created the…

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Will County Clerk race shows how little media cares about real issues

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Will County Clerk race shows how little media cares about real issues

Will County Clerk race shows how little media cares about real issues The race for Will County Clerk will determine who will be responsible for maintaining the county’s records, and managing department budget costs, things the mainstream news media apparently doesn’t seem to concerned about. What they are worried about is an incident that happened…

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Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s

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Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s

Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s Looking back at Chicago in the 1960s and the racial tensions that divided Blacks and Whites, I decided to write a book about that experience. White Flight, which I titled “Midnight Flight: One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel)”…

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Love Never Dies continues Phantom of the Opera tale

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Love Never Dies continues Phantom of the Opera tale

Love Never Dies continues Phantom of the Opera tale The sequel to the phenomenal play The Phantom of the Opera, called appropriately, Love Never Dies, continues the thrilling tale of love on stage at the start of the 20th Century. Playing at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago’s Loop, it’s well worth the time and…

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