Tag Archives: Chicago

Knives, lives and homes

Even allowing for statistical and social variables, the fact that London’s murder rate can be compared with New York City’s indicates the gravity of the situation here.  It’s depressingly predictable that most politicians’ response to our young people killing each … Continue reading

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Obamavilles

I’m in Seattle now, but need to say one last thing (for now) about the omni-scandal that is Chicago housing.  It gets worse the more I learn.  The usual excuse for neglecting, carving up and privatising public/council housing is ‘Sorry, … Continue reading

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More from Chicago

It was a busy morning in Cook County’s housing court yesterday.  Local campaigners refer to it as ‘the eviction court’ and I could see why.  Within the first half hour, I reckon twenty ex-parte possession orders were granted to landlords … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Chicago (?)

I last came to Chicago 29 years ago.  Back then I was struggling with a lack of education, emotional intelligence and money.  At least one of them isn’t so much of a problem now, so it’s good to be back, … Continue reading

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