Donald R. McClarey

Chicago, the Home of Random Senseless Violence

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   CHICAGO, IL—It looked like good news for Chicago as the skyrocketing murder rate finally started to level off, but the reason for the decline turned out to be alarming:

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Donald R. McClarey

Ah, the Good Old Days in Chicago

  The gangland wars of the Twenties of the last century in Chicago left such an indelible impression that people around the globe when they hear the name Chicago will often make Tommy  gun motions with their hands.  All told

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Eliot Ness: Legend Eclipses Reality

  I have foresworn myself. I have broken every law I have sworn to uphold, I have become what I beheld and I am content that I have done right! Eliot Ness, The Untouchables (1987)   Hard to believe it

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Mentally Handicapped Man Tortured By Four Monsters

    Unbelievable, even by Chicago standards:   Chicago Police detectives are questioning four African-Americans suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man on videotape while someone yelled “F— Trump!” and “F— white people!,” a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday. “The video

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Tips to ISIS on Chicago

Chicago ain’t no sissy town! Alderman Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna Got to love the modern age.  An Isis terrorist purportedly tweeted the above image which shows the Old Republic building in Chicago:   WGNtv.com reports the message on the paper

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Chicago Refugees

    During World War II American soldiers from Illinois, when they mentioned they were from the Sucker State to a foreigner, would usually have the person making tommy gun shooting motions in response, since the only thing they knew

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The Chicago Way: Bernardin and Obama

I have long thought that the Church is quite able to deal with outside enemies.  The true difficulties for the Church are from forces within the Church who aid and abet outside enemies.  Nicholas G. Hahn III, editor at Real Clear Religion, gives us

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Hometown Paper

      For decades I was a subscriber to the Chicago Tribune.  The traditionally Republican paper in Chicago, for many decades it was the voice of Republicanism, and sometimes conservatism, throughout the Midwest.  In the nineties I noticed that The

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Today Detroit, Tomorrow Chicago?

        I view Detroit and its bankruptcy as a harbinger of things to come.  The blue state social model of ever higher taxes, ever expanding benefits for members of public employee unions and one party rule by the

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Reading, Writing and Reproduction

Chicago has an appallingly bad public school system.  Only 21% of eighth graders are proficient in reading. 40% of all students drop out.  Small wonder that 39% of the public school teachers in Chicago with children send their kids to private schools. 

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Cardinal George on “Chicago Values”

Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago is alleged to have predicted that for upholding the teachings of Christ he will die in his bed, his successor will die in a prison cell, and his successor will be executed in a

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Banned in Chicago

  Hattip to Allahpundit at Hotair.  Rebel Pundit went to the Printer Row’s Literature Festival in Chicago and asked festival goers which books they would like to ban.  To anyone who knows Chicago as well as I do, the results

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Of Saint Sabina’s, Guns and Palin Derangement Syndrome

For those of you fortunate enough not to live in the Land of Lincoln, or, as it is commonly known today, The State Everyone Laughs At, you may have not been familiar enough with the State and therefore thought that Cardinal George’s most

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Father Michael Pfleger Removed and Suspended

Updates at the bottom. . . The Chicago Tribune and WBEZ are reporting that Cardinal George of Chicago has removed from his parish of Saint Sabina and suspended Father Michael Pfleger sacramental priestly faculties ultimately due to his disobedience. In

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Faster, Higher, Stronger… in Faith

Next month, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, or Tokyo. The Windy City’s Olympic bid is believed by many to have a good chance of succeeding, although

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