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Re: “Former alderman Berny Stone will be missed

I remember when they put those stupid, ugly barriers down the middle of Howard Street. After the massive inconvenience of construction, they were taken down within months. Longtime, obnoxious blowhard but he served his community well. RIP

Posted by Marco from Tropoje on 12/28/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “In Chicago's war zones, the tragedy extends beyond the kids who die

Craig. You can't apply your experiences to that of every other child who lives through such chaos. Children need stability and certainty in their lives; understanding that it can be taken away so quickly is traumatic. Individuals react differently to the same circumstances. Just because you didn't let it effect you, doesn't mean it isn't getting to someone else. Additionally these are different times than when you and I grew up. The nuclear family has, for better or worse disintegrated across all of society. The hardest impact of this falls in low-income communities.

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Posted by Marco from Tropoje on 08/22/2014 at 6:54 PM

Re: “In Chicago's war zones, the tragedy extends beyond the kids who die

Craig. Damn. That last run-on paragraph is a thing of pure madness. I found the article profound and thought-provoking. Attacking the Reader's writers as privileged and elitist (I'd love to see a count of how many actually live in Gated Communities) is pure nonsense. Do you really think they are promoting an insincere agenda? An insincere agenda is to ignore the problems of poor and struggling communities and report only on the prosperous areas of the City. I'm not getting that the writers think of us as a monolithic people. Many stories detail the fall of prosperous neighborhoods such as Chatham and Pill Hill and Roseland. Chicago is full of Black professionals (Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Writers, etc.) and has been for several generations. Regardless the Reader, despite its ownership affiliation, is far from the mainstream media.

16 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Marco from Tropoje on 08/22/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Street View 206: Pitchfork Friday fashion

The Winner is Janet with Serena a close second! Ahh, youth.

Posted by Marco from Tropoje on 07/20/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “At Saint Sabina, basketball and boos for Mayor Rahm

Fascinating comments section! Trollers for Rahm? The 2015 Mayoral campaign will be very entertaining. Guaranteed that someone will be put up by the Administration to run to split the Black vote. I'm thinking a Bob Fioretti, a Scott Wagespuck, Leslie Hariston or Roderick Sawyer as early candidates, maybe Miguel Del Valle again and then a wildcard like James Meeks or Lisa Madigan. Not sure it's such a great job to have nowadays anyway.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Marco from Tropoje on 09/27/2013 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Opening Numbers

Nice. Had trouble getting Ennead; thought it might have been DCNINE, but was obviously wrong after filling in PIER and NADERS. Look forward to the Reader every Wednesday P.M. For crosswords. Thanks!

Posted by Marco from Tropoje on 11/14/2011 at 8:35 PM

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