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Avoiding a Greater Evil : Newspapers Endorse Incumbent in the 44th Ward

Feb
11

Interesting endorsement for alderman (44th Ward) coming out of the Chicago Sun-Times. They begin:

What matters most in this election is to preserve a political counterweight to the Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, as they continue their aggressive redevelopment of Wrigley Field and nearby streets.

They then go on to endorse the incumbent, Tom Tunney, pretty much for the same reason I'm voting for him (i.e. "preserve a political counterweight"). Ditto for the Trib.

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Election Night at the Marriott Marquis

Nov
07

Good times -- at least in Illinois.

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Preckwinkle Announces Candidacy

Sep
20

Standing room only at today's announcement.

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Mexican Independence Day Parade (Chicago)

Sep
09

Starting point of today's Mexican Independence Day parade. Always a great event!

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Where We Are

Sep
04

From the WaPo article on Bob Woodward’s new book on Donald Trump & Co.:

“He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown,” [Chief of Staff John] Kelly said, according to Woodward.

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Dem Day at the State Fair 2018

Aug
16

Had a great time at this year's State Fair. Featured are a couple of pictures from the Dem get-together in the 'Budweiser Tent' during 'Dem Day'. There were only a few short speeches before everyone got to turn to the fair itself. On the stage were Juliana, JB and Sen. Durbin.

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Bud Billiken Parade 2018

Aug
12

Great time marching and interacting with all the wonderful spectators lining King Dr. Bud Billiken is one of the great annual parades in Chicago - always a great experience.

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Justice Kennedy's Legacy

Jun
29

His legacy? Two words: Citizens United (otherwise known as the return to the Gilded Age of graft and corruption).

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NPR: Trump Is a Liar

Jun
20

We're reached the point where acknowledging that the current occupant of the White House is a liar is becoming standard practice -- at least by our more trustworthy media. Here's a recent segment from NPR: When The White House Can't Be Believed.

ADDENDUM: Following day's list of inaccuracies...

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Famous Last Words

Jun
14

Sun-times headline: “Musk Explains Why He Chose Chicago; Says O’Hare Express Will Be Done in 3 Years" (6/14/2018).

"Done in 3 years"? Famous last words. Psst, public mass transport and private funding/ownership don't mix. Just look up: chicago transit 1947 ...

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