Quantcast

Author Archive

Ward Committeemen: What Do They Do Again?

By Dave Kornecki | Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ward Committeemen: What Do They Do Again?

The Chicago “ward boss” is more than just a figure of speech. It actually refers to the Democratic ward committeeman, a once vaunted elected position that would control everything from city jobs to garbage pickup. Today, ward committeeman are not nearly as powerful as they were in the 1950’s but almost every big political name Read the Rest…

Ward Committeemen: What Do They Do Again?

By Dave Kornecki | Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ward Committeemen: What Do They Do Again?

The Chicago “ward boss” is more than just a figure of speech. It actually refers to the Democratic ward committeeman, a once vaunted elected position that would control everything from city jobs to garbage pickup. Today, ward committeeman are not nearly as powerful as they were in the 1950’s but almost every big political name Read the Rest…

Center Square Political Wrap-Up

By Dave Kornecki | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Center Square Political Wrap-Up

With the passage of Labor Day, school starts and political campaigns for the 2012 primaries begin. While Illinois will lack a major U.S. Senate or governor race at the top of the ballot and voting for President Barack Obama seems like a shoo-in for most Chicagoans, there are a number of down-ballot state legislative races Read the Rest…

Roscoe View Political Wrap-Up

By Dave Kornecki | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Roscoe View Political Wrap-Up

With the passage of Labor Day, school starts and political campaigns for the 2012 primaries begin. While Illinois will lack a major U.S. Senate or governor race at the top of the ballot and voting for President Barack Obama seems like a shoo-in for most Chicagoans, there are a number of down-ballot races in the Read the Rest…

Metra To Begin Bridge Reconstruction On UP North Line In Two Weeks

By Dave Kornecki | Friday, August 26, 2011

Metra To Begin Bridge Reconstruction On UP North Line In Two Weeks

Hoping the second time is the charm, Metra plans to begin a major bridge reconstruction project on the Union Pacific (UP) North Line in the next two weeks that is projected to last until 2019 and, Metra claims will have no noticeable impact on rush-hour commuter schedules. “The rush-hour commuting schedule will not be impacted by Read the Rest…

Ribfest Day Two: Smoke And Mist

By Dave Kornecki | Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ribfest Day Two: Smoke And Mist

The crowds thronged through Ribfest’s second day despite the mist. CSJ’s Dave Kornecki strolled through the fest to snap a few pictures.

Seen At The Fest: Tony Athans

By Dave Kornecki | Sunday, June 12, 2011

Seen At The Fest: Tony Athans

Name: Tony Athans Where we saw him: At Ribfest in the Northcenter neighborhood, at the Lincoln Restaurant booth. He was manning BBQ ribs on the grill. Lincoln Restaurant is located at 4008 N. Lincoln Ave. How long has the Lincoln Restaurant been a part of Ribfest? We actually were one of the first booths, at Read the Rest…

Spread the word