While most of you were probably not paying attention, another Republican announced he was running for governor. That makes four. Or five if you count Mancow, who had talked about running. I don’t blame you for not paying attention to the Republican primary for governor—as the election’s not until June of 2022. Gubernatorial primaries used […]
Tag: Abraham Lincoln
Figures and FOIAs
The committee responded to blowback against its inclusion of Washington, Lincoln, and Grant statues on the list for possible removal.
Skiing the entire Lakefront Trail at a time when Chicago is reassessing its public art is a monumental journey
Several statues along the shoreline are being reevaluated for possible removal.
Lori’s Gettysburg Address
Look for the mayor to blame the budget deficit on Rahm but not Lincoln Yards.
Warning, Democrats: a Rauner victory over Pritzker could turn Illinois into a red state
A second term by our current governor would feature more of the same thing: union bashing, budget slashing, school privatization, etc.
The long death of Jean Lalime
A classic tale of Chicago corruption, and also of rabbinical law, frontier justice, and the city’s first murder
Lincoln, lizard mounds, angels, devil’s curses, and junk food magnates: midwestern cemeteries have ’em all
There are plenty of reasons to visit a burial ground besides paying respects to a loved one.
Daniel Weinberg loves Abraham Lincoln (and especially Abraham ‘Linclon’) more than you do
A profile of the owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop reveals the depths of his obsession with our 16th president.
Downstate hate: A history of the bitter, nearly 200-year rivalry between Chicago and the rest of Illinois
The animosity between Illinois’s largest city and its smaller towns is almost as old as the state itself.
Former president Barack Obama reports for Cook County jury duty, and other Chicago news
Also, Chance the Rapper slams Emanuel’s plan to build $95 million police training academy.
Judge blocks Trump administration threats to defund sanctuary cities, and other Chicago news
Also, Kwame Raoul, Gery Chico, others express interest in replacing Lisa Madigan as attorney general.
The American Mercy Tour, United Flight 232, and ten more new stage shows
A dual-sided look at health care and an electrifying study of heroism are among this week’s best bets.
An inside look at the Chicago Police Department’s mysterious strategic subject list, and other news
Also, Wyndham Lathem is “trying to remain hopeful” in Cook County Jail.
Aldermen want to remove Balbo monument given to the city by Italian fascist dictator Mussolini, and other Chicago news
Also, Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC is bankrolling TV and radio ads in support of the soda tax.
The Illinois senate is racing against time to reach a ‘grand bargain’ budget deal, and other Chicago news
Also, Pat Quinn returns to the state capitol for the unveiling of his official portrait.