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[31 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called “O’Hara,” the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago’s little …

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[31 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

This afternoon at 4 p.m., a coalition of Chicago teachers, parents, students and community members will meet at Daley Plaza to voice their displeasure with the announcement last week by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett that 61 …

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[26 Mar 2013 | 142 Comments | ]

For taxpayers in suburban Harwood Heights, a dinky village of 8,612 nestled inside Chicago’s northwest side, the cost of groceries is allegedly getting a wee bit expensive. Like about $9 million over the next 20-40 years. That’s the tab for givebacks and “shared” sales tax revenue on the $25 million Mariano’s Fresh Store due to open in May.
Not surprisingly, a political “food fight” has erupted in the 2013 mayor’s race. Incumbent Arlene Jezierny did her utmost to entice Mariano’s to build their upscale food emporium at Harlem-Lawrence. Trustee Jimmy Mougolias, …

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[26 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]

They buried 6-month-old Jonyiah Watkins last week, only a few short weeks after 15-year-old Hadiyah Pendleton was put to earth. Both children were “collateral damage” in Chicago’s gang wars. They arrested a rare suspect in Hadiyah’s case, but the wars and killing continue while arrests remain rare.
A Chicago alderman, in a refrain frequently made during the Capone era, pleaded with gangbangers just to kill each other and leave noncombatants alone.
Is this what we’ve come to?

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[26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

* My mom has been sending around childhood photos of me. In this one, my Uncle Denny is pulling me in a Kankakee Fire Department wagon, which I think may have been a Soap Box Derby entry….

* The Question: Caption?
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[26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

* The Illinois State Rifle Association has instructed its members to crash yet another legislative forum, this one being held by Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines)…

URGENT ALERT – YOUR ACTION NEEDED
GUN GRABBER REP. MARTY MOYLAN TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETING
YOU NEED TO BE THERE

* The ISRA wants to make sure that Moylan gets “tough […]