Tag Archives: Richard M. Daley

CN May 17 2018

Paul Vallas visits Chicago Newsroom this week to talk about his candidacy for Mayor. He begins by arguing the the police force needs to be expanded to about 14,000 officers, of whom 1200 are detectives. “And when the police don’t … Continue reading

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CN March 15 2018

  Remember when Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley was quoted, exclaiming at a closed session of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee, “If a man can’t put his arms around his son, then what kind of world are we living in? I … Continue reading

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CN July 31, 2014

  Have you ever had an encounter with one of these? Well, perhaps you thought it was making sure you didn’t blow a red light. But depending on the date, it might also have been ratting you out for creeping … Continue reading

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CN May 22, 2014

  Chicago’s pension systems for public-service employees are a mess.  Right now, the Chicago Fire Pension fund is only 24% funded. The Police Pension Fund is at 31%. There are major funding issues with the teachers’ pension fund and the … Continue reading

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CN Jan 16, 2014

  “It’s the quintessential Chicago story. They used political connections to grow into one of the largest, most powerful organizations in the city.” That’s how Andrew Schroedter sums up The Rise and Fall of Juan Rangel, the Patron of Chicago’s … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 31, 2013

After Harold Washington died, the Daley family saw an opportunity to knock off Eugene Sawyer in a 1989 special election. But they needed lots of money, and fast. They turned to a not-yet thirty year-old up-n-comer named Rahm Emanuel, who … Continue reading

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CN Oct. 24, 2013

Take a look at this screen grab from Google Earth.. See those two big black blotches (the one on the top and the one at the bottom) right beside the Calumet River? That’s petcoke, or petroleum coke. It’s a nasty … Continue reading

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CN Sept. 26, 2013

In April, it will have been ten years since David Koschman was punched in the face outside a bar on Division Street. He fell to the curb, hitting his head, and he died eleven days later from that head injury. … Continue reading

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CN December 12, 2012

The National Rifle Association has conferred its “Expert Rating” on Andrew Patner for his shooting expertise, so who better to weigh in on the Concealed Carry flap? Well, he did get his rating at Camp Minocqua in 1973, and has … Continue reading

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CN September 27, 2012

Here’s a succinct explanation of the CHA’s Plan for Transformation: “Mayor Daley was a very successful politician, and he was faced with a political problem. He had half the people in the city wanting to tear the buildings down because … Continue reading

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