I will be voting for Lori Lightfoot.

Lori Lightfoot and me at the Logan Square anti-gentrification march. Having Lori Lightfoot as Mayor of Chicago would be a historic first. She is a politically progressive African American gay woman. Identity is important. So are politics, policy and program. And Mayor Lightfoot wouldn’t be an embarrassment. In the wake of the federal charges against […]

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The Parkey meter deal.

You still shaking your head over the finish to the Bears/Eagles game last night? Let us move on. Quickly. The best funded of the Chicago mayoral candidates is Bill Daley of the Chicago Daley’s. My own view about Daley’s chance of being mayor is this: Zero. All his opponents need to do is run TV […]

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Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode 94. A tribute to Brian Sleet and a convo with Don Rose. We talked Eddie Burke and the mayor’s race, of course.

We were back on the air Friday after a two-week winter break. During the time we were gone we lost a friend, Brian Sleet. Brian was an early guest on Hitting Left. Brian was an organizer of Chicago Votes and political strategist. He gets a lot of credit for his role in the election of […]

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Chicago’s Friends of the Parks report draws frenzied response. “We don’t consider race.” In Chicago?

Chicago Park Superintendent Mike Kelly is shocked that anyone could suggest that Chicago is anything but equitable in considering park resources. Not Chicago! Not in America’s most segregated big city. The problem for Kelly is that The Friends of the Parks has done more than just suggest such a thing. They documented it in a […]

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