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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

CapFax: Pritzker says he’s worried about future of Ford’s Chicago plant because of the coming end of internal combustion vehicles

 One day that Ford plant that has been at 130th & Torrence forever, well what's the future once electric vehicles become the norm instead of these internal combustion engines or gas powered vehicles?

The Governor of Illinois discusses this on a segment of Mike Flannery's Fired Up on FOX 32. Rich Miller has a brief transcript of this discussion.

From this same segment Pritzker is talking about the police situation in Chicago [VIDEO]

I've also learned recently that longtime Chicago Political Editor Mike Flannery is retiring after 50 years in the business. Best wishes to him, he's expected to retire at the end of this month.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Free Shred Day - Sat. June 17, 2023

Sponsored by state Sen. Elgie Sims, Commissioner Stanley Moore and the new Ward 6 Ald. William Hall

This is to take place at
  • 8253 S. Princeton Ave.
    Chicago, Illinois 60620
Contact info for those public officials who are sponsoring this event to dispose of any documents & paperwork is on the flyer below.

This is to make up for the fact that I forgot to share with you Ald. Beale's Shred Day which took place yesterday on June 10, 2020 at the Pullman Community Center. If anyone knows of any other shredding events feel free to send them to me via email.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Al Jazeera: How the U.S. Government Segregated Chicago


[VIDEO] Not exactly a pressing topic right now, though one discussed with regards to our city's history. Of course we can talk about segregation in Chicago and it's ongoing economic and social impact to this day. This video is over six years old.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Capitol Fax: Crowds ease at Mexican border, but will that lead to fewer asylum-seekers in Chicago?

 Many of us are concerned about the illegal immigrants who have been bused from such places as Texas or Florida to Chicago which is considered a "sanctuary city". This may be old news to some of you, I've heard that a lot of these immigrants are being housed in some of our closed schools, those that were closed over a decade ago.

It's been in the news that many of these illegals immigrants are sheltering in many of our district police facilities also. Just look for any local news story about them on WGN, WLS, or WBBM.

Then I see that that the number of immigrants have begun to slow at the Southern US border, does this mean less busing into Chicago? Check out today's post from CapFax

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Uncontrolled bus almost backs into oncoming traffic on 95th!


[VIDEO] Just had to share this with you all and it seems very scary. An unmanned err sorry not very PC it had no operator driving. It had no driver and it rolled backwards into traffic and had two CTA personnel try to stop the bus from the outside. One of them seemed to be trying to stop the bus from the front. Well bad idea, very dangerous idea.

They were able to stop the bus, anoter CTA driver was able to open the doors to the bus and probably knew what control to activate to finally bring the bus to a stop.

In the description from YouTube channel locoooo

The operator of the bus did not apply the parking brake prior to getting off the bus . When the bus shut off for idling , it began rolling back into oncoming traffic

This video was filmed on May 17, 2023. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Inauguration Day - City of Chicago

 A new city council, a new mayor, in addition to the incumbent treasurer and clerk get sworn into office today. Check out the live feed from our WLS-TV. [VIDEO]

Saturday, May 6, 2023

District maps for an ELECTED Chicago School Board.

Board of Education

I saw a communication about this months ago via State Sen. Elgie Sims.

Both the State House and State Senate has released maps for the public with regards to the elected Chicago Board of Education. h/t CapFax

Here's the map from the Illinois Senate so that you can see where your home will sit as far as who you might vote for in the future. There's a link the Illinois House of Representatives site however as I click through it seems the House is only linking to the Senate's map.

The school board districts must be drawn by July 1, 2023. According to the redistricting site of the Illinois Senate

In 2021, the Senate and House passed House Bill 2908, which creates a fully elected school board for Chicago Public Schools that will be in effect as of January 15, 2027.

Starting January 15, 2025, a two-year hybrid period begins, with 10 members being elected to four-year terms, 10 members being appointed by the mayor to two-year terms, and the board president being appointed by the mayor for a two-year term.

Starting January 15, 2027, when the mayor-appointed terms expire, the 10 members and the elected at-large member will be elected to four-year terms.

The General Assembly must comply to the July 1, 2023 deadline to draw Chicago school board districts, which must be consistent with the Illinois Voting Rights Act.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

WGN News: Man critical after being stabbed following altercation at 95th Street


[VIDEO] Yikes! Be careful out there on the Red Line.

WGN reports:

The stabbing happened on a Red Line train in the 0-100 block of West 95th Street around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, a 28-year-old man was in a physical altercation with a 21-year-old man on a train, when the 21-year-old took out a knife and began stabbing the 28-year-old.

The victim sustained multiple stab wounds to the stomach, head and arms and was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the offender also sustained lacerations to the hands and was transported to the same hospital in good condition.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Lori Lightfoot says she's done with electoral politics #ChiMayor23


[VIDEO] In her interview with ABC 7 since her first round loss in February in her re-election bid for mayor she brushes aside her combative style as why she lost in the first round. Though she does admit there are many things she could've done differently. She even stated if she could get 4000 votes across Black Chicago she'd still be mayor.

Now I saw some speculation on Twitter about her possibly running for Cook County State's Attorney and Lightfoot was a federal prosecutor. Some might say she was a better prosecutor than mayor - which well that's the truth. Some might say she might go back to the Justice Department perhaps even become Chicago's US Attorney although I don't know if there is a vacancy there.

Regardless she did state that she's done with electoral politics. Is it safe to say she won't run for office ever again?

BTW, I forgot to note in reference to the State's Attorney that last week Kim Foxx stated that she will not run for re-election next year. So that position is now an "open seat"!