Famous Last Words


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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National Foot-Walkers Society for Justice & Abiding by the Law


WBBM Radio went on and on last Sunday about the protest at Addison and Western against 'redlight' cameras. You'd think a million people had shown up. With all that air-time, you'd think they could have interviewed a pedestrian or two for an alternative perspective.

But no -- which is kind of strange since last time I checked, we're living in a major metropolitan area where walking and taking public transportation are by necessity important facts of life.

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Silver Lining to Economic Cloud


Looks like we dodged the bullet on this for now:

Mayor Daley's $2.5 billion plan to privatize Midway Airport has run into turbulence -- and it just might be grounded entirely -- because of the nation's credit crunch and Wall Street slide, City Hall sources said Monday.

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