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Letter to the editor

02/03/2011

The “letter” from Bill Preston from the January 27 issue of Skyline is an embarrassing admission by him that he is uninformed, out of touch and yes, ignorant. I feel sorry for him to have foolishly put all this in writing for the world to see and judge him accordingly.
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Mayor up for grabs

01/26/2011

Rahm Emanuel is off the mayoral ballot, the Illinois Appellate court said this week. Except not, because the Illinois Supreme Court said he should be on it — until they decide.
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Gerber vs. politics

01/26/2011

I have read Ann Gerber’s recent column in which she draws a cause and effect relationship between Sarah Palin and the Tucson shooter, Jared Loughner.
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More big changes than mayor coming in Chicago elections

01/19/2011

This is the first election of the post-Daley era. Yet, Chicago political change doesn’t usually happen in one step. Rather the transition is a Texas two-step or a three-step waltz.
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Mayoral battles in Chicago

12/15/2010

The 2011 mayoral campaign is more substantive than in the last 20 years. While petition battles have already cut the field from 20 to 15, arguments continue on whether Rahm Emmanuel legally lives in Chicago. When the theatrics end in court in January, the number of candidates will probably be 10 or fewer.
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The redevelopment of Lincoln Park Hospital

11/17/2010

The redevelopment of Lincoln Park Hospital (LPH) is an important issue for the 43rd Ward. The 3-acre site lies at the center of our ward, and its redevelopment can have a positive impact on the surrounding neighborhood as other redevelopment projects have had here and elsewhere in the city.
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The meaning of the 2010 election

11/17/2010

In 2010, Republican electoral waves crashed over Illinois Democratic rocks. The government pendulum, which had swung heavily to Democratic control, swung back. But this is not necessarily a permanent shift. As opinion waves roll in, they roll back out. The pendulum of voter unhappiness could swing back again in the next election.
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Heliport is needed and safe

10/13/2010

This letter is in response to Ann Gerber’s column dated September 29, 2010 regarding Children’s Memorial Hospital’s proposed heliport at its new location in Streeterville, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, scheduled to open in summer 2012.
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Post-Daley era in Chicago

09/29/2010

Mayor Daley’s surprise announcement that he will not run for reelection has let loose a flood of would-be mayoral candidates. Even more candidates have come out of the woodwork to run for alderman now that the city council may no longer be a rubber stamp. Read more...

Gerber is wrong on Polanksi

Letter to the editor

08/11/2010

I am a regular reader of your free newspaper, which I pick up in my Old Town neighborhood. I usually find the articles about our downtown area to be informative and useful. I rarely read the “gossip column,” but I was scanning your July 29 column when I saw the item about Roman Polanski.
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