Joan Higginbotham South Sider!

Astronaut Joan E. Higginbotham, graduate of Chicago's Whitney Young High School, prepares for space shuttle flight.

One of our very own South Siders! Congratulations Joan!

Born: Aug. 3, 1964, in Chicago

Education: The 1982 Whitney Young High School graduate has an electrical engineering degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and masters' degrees in engineering management and space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Career: Higginbotham began her NASA career as a payload electrical engineer at the Kennedy Space Center in 1987. She was selected as an astronaut candidate for NASA in 1996.

Cubs or Sox? White Sox What kind of question is that?

Joan Higginbotham

And Bobbie Steele telling like it is, on her side.
Steele's side

""Both I and president-elect Todd Stroger endorse this," retiring Board President Bobbie Steele said. "It is in the best interest of Cook County employees, as well as the citizens of Cook County, to promote fair and lawful employment."

Oh Please!, how stupid do you think Cook County Citizens are? What about your jobs? Your friends and family's jobs? Who is this going to apply to? Who will get exceptions? Who already has exceptions? You both can start right away with yourselves. Look Lady and Twerp it's impossible for me to find anyone on the South Side happy with either one of you. There are too many of us good and fluffed up with both of you.
Cook County gets a Job Monitor

And of course Forrest Claypool had a comment:

This is more a settlement of a civil action than a landmark political event," Claypool said. "The real reform is coming from the U.S. Attorney's office."

And John Daley is not happy with our Governor.
John Daley, Cook County Commissioner, 11th District


  1. Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Congratulation to Joan. Proud of her accomplishment and a mighty attractive woman as I might add...
    Another African-American astronaut.

    "Cook County leaders agreed Wednesday to voluntarily place all county hiring under the oversight of a "compliance administrator" appointed by a federal judge."

    Give me a break.. A federal judge? Are you sure your county and city are turning into "1984"? I hope my city and county doesn't adapt this policy!
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...

    I am not sure what you mean by 1984?

    Yes Springfield is a good place to visit, there is a military museum, all kinds of historic homes open to the public for tours, a new modern Illinois State Museum which is free of charge, the Lincoln depot where he said goodbye, turns out forever and left for DC. Oak Ridge Cemetery that has Lincoln's tomb, and various war Memorials some of which I posted on Memorial day on my site. Plus there is all kinds of Route 66 stuff, places to see etc. You would really have to make a lot of time or more than one trip to see it all. A whole day could easily be spent at the Lincoln Library, but I suggest seeing the Lincoln law offices, and old Capital first because they are recreated real well. Lincoln's home is a National Historic site so the people giving you the tour have Smokey the Bear outfits on. (Just the clothing!) and that whole neighborhood is being restored to look like it did back when Lincoln was a lawyer and then in the Illinois House.
    And yes the Simpson's are in Springfield.
    Your gf will like the mall there in the middle of it is a two story carousol, which is the only reason I went there is to check that out.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "1984" is from the book by George Orwell. It should just said that your county and city is turning to into a totalitarian society where is just simpy being controlled.. I thought my state has problems but your state has some major problems..

    "Your gf will like the mall there in the middle of it is a two story carousol"

    Knowing her, she would be in the mall for hours and leave me hanging... Once she goes shopping, you might as well say that she is lost in space...
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Let her drop you off downtown, you can walk to Lincoln's Home, Museu, law offices, Old State Capital, Lincoln depot, and a little further of a walk to the New Capital (which was under construction when Lincoln was alive) the State Museum which is close to that, by the way parking downtown Springfield is not good but there is plenty of it at the malls.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "by the way parking downtown Springfield is not good but there is plenty of it at the malls."

    Chicago is getting sound like New York in parking... I don't drive to New York. I take the train and subway into NY.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Chicago is like New York, I would never drive downtown Chicago, and you could see from some of my pictures I am not close to downtown, about 20 minutes by El train. Driving looks like a nightmare and many garages have thier "full signs up early". No it's never a good idea to drive to any city's downtown area.

    Springfield is 2.5 - 3 hours downstate from Chicago, but it is a pretty big town as far as downstate towns go. We have a lot of people working for the state down there at the Capital, and the downtown area (of Springfield) is either metered parking or underground and a lot of one way streets etc. The mall is on the West side of town where all the shopping, Best Buy, Target, Sam's Club, Outback Steakhouse type stuff and all that other stuff is, pretty much everything found up north in Chicago is down in Springfield.
    Downtown Springfield we have 118 members in the State House, 59 State Senators, and all thier staff, lobbiest, etc. and the main offices for Illinois State Governments, be it education, unemployment etc. are all down there. So we are a pretty big State and there are a lot of people downstate at the Captial City of Springfield.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Hmmm. So, Springfield is 2.5-3 hours drive. That is like the distance to Los Angeles to San Diego which is 3 hour drive. Springfield sounds like the the city of Sacramento where as you said is the main office of everything. That is a 9 hour drive. It sounds like if you were going to go to Springfield, that you are spending practically the whole day there.
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