Section: Politics

Trump’s Name Should Stay on Trump Tower

Kemper Insurance has a big sign on the building at 1 E. Wacker Drive.  So what is the difference between that and Trump Tower? Chicago politicians do not like Trump. Northwest Side Alderman Gilbert Villegas, 36th, proposed an ordinance that would ban “any person convicted of treason, sedition or subversive actions from doing business with … Continue reading Trump’s Name Should Stay on Trump Tower

Socialist Aldermen Want to Defund the Police

The idea of defunding the police has not gained as much traction around Chicago as it has in other places.  But the movement exists. On February 18th Crain’s Chicago Business ran an article entitled, “City Council’s socialists see themselves as an antidote to the status quo.”  It describes their agenda. Among other things, they want … Continue reading Socialist Aldermen Want to Defund the Police

Support Pat O’Brien for Cook County State’s Attorney

Politics can be complicated.  But this situation is quite simple: Kim Foxx has not done her job. When the Jussie Smollett situation unfolded she tried to make it go away, despite a significant amount of evidence suggesting Smollett faked a hate crime.  A public figure faking something as disgusting as a hate crime for political … Continue reading Support Pat O’Brien for Cook County State’s Attorney

Chicago Seems to Have Forgotten the Meaning of Fear

The orange and black “FALLOUT SHELTER” sign, with three triangles inside a circle, in the photo above is a reminder of a frightening time now past.  It is on the southwest corner of the former Immaculata Catholic High School building at Irving Park Road and Lake Shore Drive. Starting in the years after World War … Continue reading Chicago Seems to Have Forgotten the Meaning of Fear