When Mayor Emanuel recently returned from vacation to face questions about Chris Kennedy's criticism that he's whitening Chicago, he offered a response straight out of the book of Daley. That is, the original Mayor Daley—Richard J., who ruled this city from 1955 to 1976. When nettlesome independents dared to criticize the Boss, he was known to respond "How many trees have they planted?" Mayor Rahm put his own spin on Daley's refrain.
Les Grobstein's sitting in a booth at the back of a fast-food joint on the northwest side, a hot dog in his hand and fries on his plate--too busy talking to eat. He's telling a story about the last days of WMVP, an all-sports station he once worked for, but he can't quite get to his point because every detail sends him off on a tangent. It's not enough to mention the station director's name.
When I moved to Chicago in 1981, the community around the intersection of Clybourn and Division on the north side was overwhelmingly poor and African-American. Now, of course, it's one of the richest and whitest corners of town. I offer this slice of relatively recent history to underscore my puzzlement at the reaction greeting gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy's recent comments about Mayor Emanuel and the changing face of Chicago.
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Selecting a term
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