Inside McCormick Place, fiesta or funeral?

11/07/2012

Standing amidst thousands of Obama supporters — people of all sorts of colors, religious persuasions, views on who they love, outlook, age and every other methodology of defining humanity — I realized, this is it. The future. And I’m so glad I’m here to see it.
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Emerald residents back Newman dorm

09/19/2012

Our family of six lives on Emerald, 200 feet from the proposed Newman Center, and we support it.
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Bureaucracy stifling at Maxwell Street

Letter to the editor

09/05/2012

It is indeed sad that the Maxwell St. market is dying, and an even sadder fact that the city government has proven itself totally incompetent to run a flea market.
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The Yank at the Olympic show

Letter to the editor

08/01/2012

When our adult daughter living in London had her Willy Wonka moment, winning four literally-golden tickets to the opening of the Olympics in Stratford UK with a face value of 1,000 pounds each from Pantene, we were invited to join Jennie and Dan.
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Pay attention to South Loop schools

Letter to the editor

07/11/2012

It happens about once or twice a week: someone in my South Loop neighborhood is helping a stranger with directions to the Soldier Field bridge, parking tips for Grant Park activities or delicious eats south of Roosevelt. We do this without question. We love the South Loop. What may appear as large concrete slabs to the passersby, we know there are crevices of communities and parks that would make anyone’s mouth water.
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South Loop posts no bills

Letter to the editor

06/27/2012

In the upcoming days before NATO, things changed. Garbage dumpsters behind buildings disappeared. Cell coverage happily for a short time improved on the block of East 18th Street from South Calumet Avenue to Cafe Society. So it wasn’t surprising seeing a flatbed truck smilingly take away the two post boxes at East 18th and South Prairie Avenue, and East 18th and South Indiana. But then NATO came and went, and still the two post boxes didn’t return.
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Scale down Wolf Point towers

Letter to the editor

06/06/2012

I write in firm opposition to the recent proposal for huge buildings at Wolf Point. I would prefer a park there rather than a parking lot, though some development may be inevitable. The ridiculous gigantism of the recently unveiled project affronts all residents of the area. Such imposition of shadow and cutting of sight lines is bad.
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Teachers won't take it

Letter to the editor

05/30/2012

More than 7,500 proud members of the Chicago Teachers Union held a rally at the historic Auditorium Theater and marched downtown on Wednesday, May 23. Teachers, paraprofessionals, clerks and clinicians are tired of being scapegoated and disrespected by politicians and business-types who are not educators, many of which refuse to send their own children to our schools despite their clout and connections.
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Reuse the old Jones building

Letter to the editor

05/02/2012

I got involved in education issues for selfish reasons. We faced the same difficult decision every family does. Do we stay or go to the suburbs? If we stay, do we pay tuition at age three to get a private spot or roll the dice on a good public school? We were lucky. Our child tested well, was accepted at Skinner Classical and won the lottery at Andrew Jackson.
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Juicy clarifications on Meatless Mondays

Letter to the editor

05/02/2012

It was great to read Bonnie McGrath’s coverage of our Meatless Mondays in May (MMM!) community campaign. She is right — it is a campaign to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of eating less meat. Most of us don’t know that eating less meat ranks in the top 3 things we can do to help mitigate climate change; it’s better for the environment than green habits most of us already have, like recycling. Author Michael Pollan says that if all Americans went meatless once a week it “would be the equivalent of taking 20 million mid-size sedans off the road.”
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