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What Has the Mayor Done for Us?

Ben Joravsky’s most recent article [“Pedaling While Rome Burns,” September 28] made my blood boil. I use the Blue Line frequently and am appalled at the condition of this once efficient rapid transit line. I am appalled at the behavior of this city’s mayor, who conveniently disappears on globe-hopping vacations in the guise of civic […]

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Not on the Same Page

Anthropologist Mumm’s reply to my letter [“Just Another Example of Whitewashed History,” Letters, September 7] contains some erroneous assertions as well as some valid points regarding the Latino population that saturated Logan Square in the late 60s and 70s. Unfortunately, using terms like “white flight” and “en masse” indicate a totality of action, which is […]

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On Taxes and TIF Spending

Kudos to Ben Joravsky for his relentless reporting on TIF spending. With Daley’s iron grip and his loyal band of alderpeople, he will continue to ride roughshod over what appears to be a very complacent Chicago populace. His wholehearted approval of Alderman Cardenas’s proposed tax on bottled water [blog post by Mick Dumke at Clout […]

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Whack-a-Hack

Michael Miner’s Hot Type on the Ozzie-Mariotti flap [June 30] is far too subtle to digest a basic fact, and that is that Mariotti is a two-bit hack. Mariotti not only does not comprehend the Chicago sports scene, he has no clue regarding any sports, in any venue, and it just so happens that baseball […]

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Mary? Quite Contrary

The Our Town item in the 8/9 Reader entitled “Do You See What I See?” had me shaking my head in disbelief, not so much because of the incredible hokum involved in this farce but because the Reader actually saw fit to give up two pages of print and photo space to Sebastian Cuaya’s confabulation. […]

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Fantasy Meets Reality

Your front page story in the 2/9 edition (“It Came From Within”), covering the angst of horror-movie buff Lawrence McCallum, read like a grade-B horror-movie script. There are many Lawrence McCallums wandering the bleak urban horror show we call the city, and anonymity is the rule rather than the exception. Using a synopsis of The […]

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Plight of the Playlot

koskiewi.qxd Having grown up in Logan Square on the 3400 block of W. Drummond Place during the 50s and 60s, I can provide something of a historical perspective to the parcel of land now known as the Unity Playlot [Neighborhood News, July 11]. At one point during the late 50s, the Unity Playlot area was […]