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A 56-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon near the intersection of California and Flournoy in the Garfield Park neighborhood and the police pursuit of the suspected murderers was abruptly terminated as officers closed in. Craig has some brief thoughts.
Neil Steinberg published a column in the Chicago Sun-Times last week that had everyone talking and Craig just couldn't help himself.
Everyone in Chicago has a guy for something and, after a brief break, in Craig's first column back he wanted to write about his Old Fashioned guy.
He's been hard on the mayor but she's never been soft and he knows she can take it as good as she gives it. Craig offers a surprising defense of Lori Lightfoot and does his best to help non-Chicagoans better understand the thick context around the mayor's diction.
On this episode of the podcast, Craig's talking about what everyone's talking about and revisits something he wrote about Mike Madigan back in the summer of 2020. He also talks a little...or a lot...about Lori Lightfoot's latest quotes.
In every big city in the world, and the little ones, too, every so often there comes a simple story that, at first, seems relatively inconsequential until one thing leads to another and you're wide eyed and thinking to yourself, "the Who did the Huh with the What now?"
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin launched his campaign for Illinois Governor this week on a Republican ticket to non-existent fanfare, and Craig has some thoughts for Ken Griffin.
Craig wonders if Governor Pritzker or any Illinois politician will be made to answer any questions at all about Illinois' population loss.
Quickly becoming an annual tradition, Craig revisits his New Year's Eve column.