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 […]Read More I will be voting for Lori Lightfoot.
I was shocked and saddened to hear this morning that Jon Bauman had died at the age of 62. Bauman was Executive Director of the Illinois Teacher Retirement System during a difficult time. Yes. TRS has had a number of difficult times. As a blogger who has tried to be a source of information about […]Read More Jon Bauman, former TRS executive director, has died.
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 […]Read More The Parkey meter deal.
When my brother and I do our radio show and podcast, Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers, we usually have a pre-show meeting at Bridgeport Coffee. We have been doing this for two years now. Yes. Hitting Left is about to go into its third year at Lumpen Radio, 105.5fm and streaming at http://www.lumpenradio.com You […]Read More Eddie Burke may have paid for the scone, but I didn’t know about it.
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 […]Read More 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.
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 […]Read More Chicago’s Friends of the Parks report draws frenzied response. “We don’t consider race.” In Chicago?
A frequent guest and co-host in 2018 was soon to be County Commissioner Brandon Johnson. Back in January Delia Ramirez was still a candidate for State Representative. Glad to say that she was elected. A leader in the fight for disability rights, Amber Smock paid a visit to the Co-Prosperity sphere studio. We consider Aaron […]Read More 2018’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers.
Bruce Rauner is gone, so now there are no more excuses. I am providing a list of new year’s resolutions for the new governor and the old legislative leaders. An elected representative school board for Chicago. The voters of Chicago have made their views clear that we want one. Every other school district in the […]Read More 2019 resolutions for JB and the Democratic Party legislature in Illinois.