Give Harpo back to Chicago

Letter to the editor

04/04/2012

Now that the Rosie Show is cancelled, the big question is what will happen to the Harpo facilities? Recently, West Loop realtor Scott Maesel suggested [Crain’s, March 7, 2012] that the studio, because of its size, would likely be sold to a grocery store or a health club. Since the upscale grocer Mariano’s is coming to the Gateway Project at Halsted and Madison and a Dominick’s is already at Halsted and Washington, it is unlikely that another large grocer would be interested in moving into the Harpo studios. Certainly a health club is possible, though we already have the West Loop Athletic Club a block away and from my perspective it never seems overly crowded.
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Building a better school day

Letter to the editor

04/04/2012

As CPS plans to implement the longer school day initiative (in the middle of tense negotiations with CTU and other unions for new contracts) it appears they will only lengthen the school day without an education plan. A better school day strategy must be developed and contain the following guiding principles:
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Rejuvenating Republicans' voice

Letter to the editor

03/19/2012


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Feierstein charts new course for 2nd Ward Republicans

Letter to the editor

03/19/2012


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Blue collar workers will bring down Obama

Letter to the editor

03/14/2012

President Obama at the drop of a hat (if he wore a hat) boldly consecrates himself as a champion of America’s so-called middle class — his vaunted and beloved middle class. Who comprises this middle class?
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Don't discriminate - hire our veterans

Letter to the editor

02/22/2012

President Barack Obama said on Nov. 7, 2011, “If you can save a life in Afghanistan, you can save a life in an ambulance. If you can oversee millions of dollars of assets in Iraq, you can help a business balance its books here at home.”
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Cancer survivors lose out in remap

02/01/2012

Every single member of every minority group in this city has been playing the race card for years. Sometimes it is played effectively, other times not. The race card was played again in the remap process.
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Working together to improve the South Loop

02/01/2012

I was pleased to speak recently with 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and am glad to hear he remains committed to improving the infrastructure of the South Loop. Because our wards are so close to one another, Bob and I have had the opportunity to work together since 2007 on many of these projects.
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Crane decision prejudiced

Letter to the editor

12/14/2011

In the Dec. 7 article "Fight for Crane begins" by Ben Meyerson, CPS' Chief Education Officer Noemi Donoso stated: "The overall culture and climate is something we look at all of these schools, and unfortunately, I think the data shows that there are very low expectations for students at Crane..."
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Come pray for World AIDS day

Letter to the editor

11/30/2011

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for our City and Church to pause and remember those who live with, and have died of AIDS. It is also a time to be thankful for the many healthcare providers, community organizations, research entities, and the dynamic pharmaceutical research programs that are providing new drugs therapies to combat the disease.
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