One thing that’s a fact of life for me and my commute is that when the trains are not on time, I get mad. And if other Metra riders are like me, they were very mad one day last February, when all of the trains in Chicago out of Union Station ceased to run.Continue reading “Amtrak is Too Cool For Disaster Recovery Drills”
I recently read Fire on the Prairie and it is an excellent book about the life of former mayor of Chicago Harold Washington. It was really eye opening in many ways. I have always heard about the so-called Council Wars, but I had no idea that one of the main driving factors was Washington’s race; the other was he was a non-machine politician.
I could probably do another blog post on the book and how a lot of the bigots in power then are still around today, but I want to talk about an omission from the book.Continue reading “Harold Washington’s FBI File”