Category Archives: Chicago

It’s Time To Streamline Illinois Government


Last year legislators from both sides of the aisle came together to approve a “smart streamlining” bill (Senate Bill 3) that would enable all 102 Illinois counties to begin merging or eliminating overlapping, and arguably, unnecessary units of government, including … Continue reading

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Appearance Speaks Volumes For Schiller Park


 The Village needs to understand and implement “curb appeal” throughout the Village, especially at it’s gateways.  Would a respectable resident repair his auto on their front lawn and then leave the parts laying around for a week on the front … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field


April 23, 1914………Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field), opens for the first time, with the Chicago Federals as the first tenants. The Federals are part of the upstart Federal League, the 3rd Major League. The Federals will remain in Weeghman Park for … Continue reading

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Parakeets in the Chicago ‘Burbs ?


Have you seen parakeets in Chicago? Some time in the 1970s, somebody’s pet parakeets escaped. These weren’t tropical parakeets, but ones that evolved in the relatively cold climate of southern South America, called Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus). Their cold-tolerance and … Continue reading

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A Day of Remembrance 


Today, April 15th, we celebrate the life and times of Harold Lee Washington (April 15, 1922 – November 25, 1987); an African American lawyer and politician who became the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death … Continue reading

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Piltaver the “Accidental Mayor”


April 12, 2017 “GOODNESS” VANQUISHED IN LINCOLNWOOD, NORRIDGE, SCHILLER PARK, PARK RIDGE ELECTIONS ANALYSIS & OPINION BY RUSS STEWART by RUSS STEWART If there is any lesson to be learned from the April 4 suburban elections, it is this: Voters … Continue reading

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Budget Battle Continues in Springfield 


You’ll recall that the governor campaigned on the idea of raising the income tax a bit (he never really said by how much) and then rolling it all the way back to 3 percent by the end of his first … Continue reading

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“It’s Been One Lie After Another”According To Parishoners 


Claudette Pernice said the parishioners want to meet with the Archdiocese about the preservation society’s offer to keep the church open. “It’s been one lie after another. Never got a meeting with the diocese to defend ourself and tell them … Continue reading

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My Goal for All Parishioners: Be Passionate, Be Concerned, Be Involved in the Chicago Archdiocese Parish Consolidation Process


I am going to open with my closing thoughts from an earlier posting on this topic of Chicago Archdiocese parish consolidation: “My closing thoughts:  I think this is a great opportunity for all people and for the archdiocese. We have … Continue reading

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The Repurposing of Chicago Archdiocesan Parish Real Estate is Being Met With Great Anticipation By Developers and Expectations of Large Profits By All But The Parishioners


 While the parishioners of St Rosalie  are split up between St Priscilla , St Francis Borgia and possibly, St. Pascal’s , and the parishioners of Divine Savior are sent to Our Lady Mother of the Church the Chicago Archdiocese … Continue reading

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