First shock is that the Chicago Tribune endorsed a Democrat for President, this is a first. History is made right here. The Trib is the GOP paper and this was a surprise.
Obama plans election night to be in Grant Park, this will give us an idea of how well we could handle the Olympics.
If Obama wins, who will be anointed his Senate seat? Who will he take from this State to join him in DC?
Sure if Obama wins he is going to take a few out of city, state or countyMayor Daley is gung-ho about Barack Obama, but apparently there's a limit to the mayor's support. His name is Arne Duncan.
If Obama wants Duncan to end his seven-year run as Chicago Public Schools CEO and become either U.S. education secretary or a top deputy, he won't get a recommendation from Daley.
On a sad note about a horrific tragedy to a whole family, worse yet a young child was murdered. But as I deal with North siders at work they say things like, "well people on the South side are always killing each other" and "Why didn't Jennifer move her family to a better area"
Let me tell you, first off we aren't always killing each other on the South Side. Next this was a domestic situation, as unfortunate as it is. And finally the Englewood area that Jennifer's family live in, is NOT a bad neighborhood!
Ok whenever someone wants to move to Chicago from out of State, Downstate, or wherever they move from, they move to the North Side, Wrigleyville, Bucktown, River North, etc. If they have more money they move to Lincoln Park or the Gold Coast. Which is just fine with us South Siders because we don't want all the transplants, we like to keep it real, and we are a whole bunch of real people on the South Side and want to keep it that way.
But I am tired of all these comments that this tragedy happened because, well, they are living on the South Side and this supposedly is the norm. I have very calmly said that this is a fairly good neighborhood that this tragic event started in. Then I get "your neighborhood is worse?" or "IT IS?" I wonder how many of these Northsiders have been South of Chinatown? or the University of Chicago, Science Museum, well, Hyde Park? Actually it's not a bad thing, because the traffic and congestion on the South Side beats the North Side for ease of getting around any day!
Hudson's nephew, sad ending
Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew
October 28, 2008
By ANNIE SWEENEY, KARA SPAK AND MAUREEN O'DONNELL Staff Reporters
Holding on to each other, overcome by emotion, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson and six relatives viewed a closed-circuit TV screen at the morgue Monday afternoon and identified a small boy as Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew Julian King.
The identification came from Hudson. “She said, ‘Yes, that is him,’ according to Sean Howard, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office. “Jennifer Hudson was incredbly strong for her family, she was leader in that group and kept her composure.
The identity of a body found in the backseat of an SUV on the West Side this morning has been confirmed as Julian King, the 7-year-old nephew of actress Jennifer Hudson.
The body of Julian King, the nephew of actress Jennifer Hudson, was found slain inside this white Suburban in the 1300 block of South Kolin Ave. this morning
Mourners gather at Hudson home in tribute
Donerson gave her Dreamgirl all she needed to make it
Jennifer's tragedy hits us where we live
“She felt like the Lord and saviour Jesus Christ was going to get her through that,” Howard added. “Those were her words.”
Julian’s mother was not there, he said.
The boy had been missing since Hudson's mother and brother were found shot to death Friday in their Englewood home. Monday morning, a howling dog alerted neighbors in the 1300 block of South Kolin to a white Chevrolet Suburban, where police found Julian’s body on the floor of the back seat.
Here we have and I will quote, and I love this quote from Peraica " Then reason I want to be the Cook County State's attorney is I want to be the chief legal counsel for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger: Wouldn't that be great?"
Did the Toddster cringe when he heard this, is he loosing any sleep over this?
Then we have the other Nemesis of the Toddler becoming the most loved and respected Sheriff Cook County ever had. Really if the Toddler goes after Sheriff Dart, we will be more outraged than ever.
Whose side do you think the people are going to take on this?
Ok so I hear this is not a battleground state.
I hear that Obama is like Lincoln, he came from the State Capital, just like Lincoln, has just as much as experience as Lincoln. Ok, we are looking for the next Lincoln.
We aren't getting all the campaigning here. We don't have to worry about McCain and Palin tromping through our state, that's a relief for most.
We are hearing all kinds of things like who will be appointed/annointed into Obama's Senate position.
We hear Rezko wants to cooperate. He wants to be the next Stuart Levine to the Feds, but he also wants to cut down on his jail time.
We hear Dick Durbin on the radio a lot talking about how this is the first generation that will not think of a home as an investment.
We are seeing more and more empty stores around, sitting vacant.
We are facing yet another CTA increase. Our taxes are the highest in the country already. Chicago made the top 10 Forbes list of most stressful places to live. Forbes used things like crime, which by the way is up, unemployment, costs etc.
Then we want the Olympics, but will it bring in revenue? We are going to build this Olympic Village, then after the Olympics tear it dowm? Why?