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Category Archives: Ideas

Chicago: It’s fine while you need it

Lately, there’s been an uproar about Rachel Shtier, a lady who wrote some jaded and dismissive remarks about Chicago for the New York Times, while ostensibly reviewing three books about … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicago’s New Mafia Invades

A force that the Chicago Police can’t make inroads against is formidable indeed. We use the word “gangs” in connection with the thugs who are shooting to kill on Chicago’s … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Chicago Food and Craft Cooperative

No, it doesn’t exist, but it should. If I possessed unlimited means, I would buy the old Main Post Office Building—the massive old structure straddling the Congress Avenue parkway—and turn … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 13 Comments

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