Pride Parade? Chicago needs a Shame Parade

By John Ruberry As this post goes live, the 48th Chicago Pride Parade is taking place on the city's North Side. The event is still commonly called the Gay Parade, "Pride" is of course a much more generic term. On the Yahoo home page today, next to the rainbow colors, is this message, "Be proud … Continue reading Pride Parade? Chicago needs a Shame Parade

Jesse Jr further disgraces Chicago and himself

By John Ruberry Ann Richards, the last Democratic governor of Texas to date, is wrongly credited with a famous statement about George H.W. Bush, that he was "born on third base and thought he hit a triple." But you can say the same thing about former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), the son of the … Continue reading Jesse Jr further disgraces Chicago and himself

Trump needs to “send in the feds” to investigate Chicago pols’ ties to gangs

By John Ruberry Last week via Twitter President Donald Trump issued a warning: "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings … Continue reading Trump needs to “send in the feds” to investigate Chicago pols’ ties to gangs

No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago

By John Ruberry While the protests and the riots were raging in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting by a police officer of Michael Brown. a nine year-old South Side Chicago African-American boy, Antonio Smith, was shot to death near railroad tracks that mark the boundary between rival factions of the Gangster Disciples street gang. No … Continue reading No Sharpton, no Jesse: Funeral for nine year-old victim of gang violence held in Chicago