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Ask Geoffrey: Chicago's Old Passenger Rail Stations
"Chicago's old passenger railroad stations for decades acted as the city's front door where people from all over the country arrived seeking a better life or just the thrills of the big city. Jeffrey bayer takes us back to the golden age. Rail travel in this week's ask geoffrey. Hey geoffrey good to see you paris all right so we have a question from larry gardner of skokie he says. Could you do a story on the old train stations that once stood in downtown chicago. Well of course we can. There is as you mentioned. The the late nineteenth century the early twentieth century this was the golden age of rail travel when people traversed the country on trains. And of course right at the center there at the hub of it all was chicago. It's hard to believe. But as recently as the nineteen sixties there were six passenger train stations in downtown chicago today. All passenger trains that come into the city from beyond the suburbs. Go through the last one standing union station which is now owned by amtrak. It's designed including this now. Demolished concourse was right along the river there and the colonnaded main building which is still standing right behind it. In this picture of those things recall the grandeur of rail terminals in those glory days of designed to wow the traveler of the way many airports do today met with. Certainly the goal of another neoclassical designed terminal. Check this one out owned by the chicago and north western railway you know classical buzzards and it stood at what is today. Ogilvie transportation center which is operated by metra. That station included ornate concourses. Waiting rooms even dedicated spaces for barbers and hairdressers. People traveling across the country The chicago north western railway traced its roots to chicago's very first railroad. The galena chicago union established back in eighteen forty eight. By chicago's first mayor actually will be ogden. Certainly the golden age of travel there and then another key player. Of course you hear references pop culture all the time the illinois central oh absolutely That country that company billed itself as the main line of mid america. It was a dominant player. Both in passenger and freight rail their main passenger terminal was called central station once stood just just south of grand part right on the lakefront there. The railroad built this mammoth terminal in one thousand nine hundred three in part to accommodate the influx of visitors. That were expected for the world's fair that year you'll notice almost all of these terminals have clocks or clock towers so people hurrying to catch trains didn't have to fumble around for their pocket watches that of course they had watches it. All central station was also an important point of entry for many african americans who came to chicago from the south during the great migration with like so many of its contemporaries central station met the wrecking ball. In this case in the mid one thousand nine hundred seventy s amtrak diverted there trains to union station but there is still an active platform. Eleven street serving the metra electric line and i gather it's the inspiration for that residential development around their central station. Which i believe. Richard m daley lived there for a while and not to be confused with grand central station. Of course right. That's right and yes. We had our own grand central station. here in chicago. Not new york's wasn't the only one ours was at harrison and wells on the western edge of the loop. Read along the river for about eighty years. It was just north of if you know we're river city's development is today Traffic declined grand central after world war. Two this photo with the board of trade there in the background was taken in nineteen sixty seven at the end of the stations life. It was torn down in nineteen seventy one and this is one of several places in the city. were abandoned. Railroad land is being redeveloped during construction of the new development on this old site buried. Stones from grand central station were actually unearthed and they've been re purposed for a river walk. One chicago train station of actually is still standing So in addition to union station is dearborn station. South loop although of course. It's on train station anymore. You can see its clock tower visible all the way from the north side of lube looking south down on dearborn but what happened to the top of that clock tower. Take a look at this early photo. And you'll notice it once had this huge wooden flemish roof on top of it but in one thousand nine hundred twenty two. It caught fire. Look at these incredible photos from the scene as crowds gathered. Luckily firefighters were able to save the building. But but not that tower roof. I the nineteen seventy s. Most of the train. Shed was demolished but the facade and portions of the terminal were preserved as part of a mall. Serving printers row by the building is still called dearborn station. In fact peres as you just pointed out. Many old stations live on in the names of new developments of the one. You mentioned central station. Just south of grand park word. Mayor daley used to live and then a new apartment building at harrison and wells is using the grim central name
"mayor daley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Chicago's downtown 42nd word for 36 years. He passed away at the age of 86 in June. He was quite a colorful character as Marianne Marciano and I found out in this 2007 interview You're listening to off the track was Burton and terrorists on W g n All right, So let me get you back to AA a successful first run for Alderman. You told us how things didn't work out. And then it worked out right When I got to tell you, I went in again See? And I was a precinct captain, a volunteer and all that stuff and I went in and I walked in the room when she said Mrs Bernal's How are you? How's everything? How's the family? How's everything going along? How's your little law practice going? You know all that stuff, So I said, You know what I'm in? I'm in like Flynn. I should have said I'm in with Luna. Lena, you know, And so I ran and we had a rough race. We were Back in those days that we represented the ward included Cabrini Green, and we had a lot of problems there. And so I was running against the Republican fellow. Coach John Halik. Who later became Head of the workmen's compensation system for Illinois. You get it. And John Stevens, this now is 1971. You get in there. And of course the mayor is Richard J. Daley. What do you remember about your first meeting with the ball? Richard J. Daley. Ah Ah! What he did was he called Everybody in Oh, and he called the men, he said. Now look, you I'd like you to cooperate with me and all And I'll cooperate with you. He said that you know, and he says, I want you to know that if you call any of the commissioners and need help I'm telling them too, You know, And I didn't have to worry about that. Because Mayor Daley Richard J. Daley and done we're friends. Get on. George Dunn was in the Legislature. He here little he represented daily down there, you know when he was in the Legislature And later became president of County Board, of course, but I met him and the interest most interesting story that I ever had with him was I? Emilie was confronted with all the zoning manners. The building. And you know, there was a fellow there who objected everything. His name was Li Honda. Pray the flaming liberal from the fifth Ward. Leon was a good man. I mean, he did his job. What he was supposed to do, you know, representing That University of Chicago in the elements there, you know that That was his thing. What? He attacked everything that we that I did. And, you know, then there was another fellow from the fifties warning was Jack Sperling, who was the only Republican No. One of the only Republicans there was another guy will name the whole, um and they were attacking me, You know, and I studied that stuff. You know, when I memorize that stuff, and then we carried the vote and daily system E is walking out the door, he says all the He says You did a good job. You're really good, you know? Wait. Don't I got to tell you the other story? Hang on right there. The rest of the story. Sorry, Paul Harvey when we come back on the Sunday night Radio Special on W G N No. Sunday night Radio Special continues with Bob Suraj and Marianne Mercy on on Newstalk 7 20 W G. Bob's arrived with Marianne Mercy ano back and our guest. I was just thinking about him recently when the City Council approved the ordinance that allows diners to bring along their dogs to outdoor cafes that I was against that.
"mayor daley" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Machine of mayor Daley cash assistance them amateurs hated all that they they want to politics to be about these big ideas they've cared about liberal values civil rights but they didn't want to dirty their hands in grassroots organizing because it was a little dirty you know power can corrupt but if you really want something out of politics you have to actually make this choice in power leaders in your community and they might burn you but they're also the only vehicle we have for power for good things and when you're talking about people who feel detached or sad about politics all the indications are that cable news or too much social media or news consumption in general will deplete you whereas actual engagement can invigorate you right in the same way that all community engagement whether it's religious or civic is correlated with being happier this is too I think if you kind of imagine in person version of politics based on what you experience on social media it just seems awful it's angry it's antagonistic how could a liberal convince a fox news viewer to take their side or vice versa but then you go to a community meeting like that one and pearl Pennsylvania or one anywhere in the country and you see something much different much more uplifting and positive for the day slow and steady move people in their direction so I think it's just a much more positive experience and people management today writing in the cot recently the day after the assassination of general Saloum Mani writer Brigid read describe the sensation of watching the stream of reactions on Twitter she wrote it was terrifying to be suddenly aware of how much time and attention given over to this strange place where everything happens but nothing happens convincing me I'm doing something when I'm doing nothing risking nothing or worse there's nothing else I can actually do or risk when of course there is I think politics seems so sad online often because we follow these news stories and they're big news stories at least at any time they seem big the molar report seems so big in the Ukraine story an impeachment these are big historical moments but my role as a citizen in those moments is not important I'm not important to what's happening in the impeachment what's happening with the military in Iran but I am important if I place myself in the community Hey Tom thank you very much my pleasure etan hearses a political science professor tops and author of politics is for power.
Dr. Aldon D. Morris Discuss History of Sociology Pertaining to Black America
"John Leo Hinton Junior and welcome to another edition up in black miracle on news leaks program Doctor Alden. Moore's professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University and president elect of the American Sociological Issue Logical Association in Black America. Many of the early white sociologists were actually quite racist and they preached that that in in many ways that black people were inferior and therefore they deserve to be at the bottom of the society because of their meager talents and intellect. So they did not pay much attention to the horrific Jim Crow period period of slavery. And so on. And so what that means is that the factors like oppression and Discrimination and Terence fourth and not bigger into their now about why black people face so much why they were and why they were at the bottom of society and And and this might be interesting you but the first to sociology books were actually written all race actually written by two I believe they were white. Mississippi and established in one thousand nine hundred. Five small group led by Lester. Ward William Grand something to Franklin Jennings and Albion small at a meeting any of the American Economic Association. The American Sociological Association held his first meeting the following year in Providence Rhode Island the membership in in one thousand nine hundred sixty two at one hundred fifteen for the first several decades the activities of the society or sending on publishing a journal holding an annual annual meeting and performing various administrative functions. Such as record keeping sending out communications and so forth and forty nine the first executive executive officer was appointed on a part time basis and in one thousand nine hundred sixty three. The Association established permanent headquarters in Washington. DC since the organization was founded. There has only been three African American presidents PRYATTA. More selection. Dr Al and Moore's will be the one hundred twelfth president of the American Sociological Association. He was served one year as president-elect and then become president of the Association in August Twenty Twenty he has taught at northwestern university. Since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight I was born and raised and Wyler Mississippi. Then I left and when I was twelve thirteen years old to and moved to Chicago and has lived in Chicago most of my life. I'm currently in in Chicago. Oh went to school and Peoria Illinois then I don't Long Island New York first job with the University of Michigan which has stayed about eight years and then I moved to North Western University. And I've been there ever since came to North Western in nineteen eighty eight idea about your childhood. Oh my childhood well. I was born in Jim Crow Mississippi. And I remember that I was just a boy I was six years old. When Emmett till was lynched He was lynched only about twenty miles. From where we we live. live with my grandparents and it had a tremendous impact on me and my generation. Some of us now refer to it as the Emmett till generation and I I remember going to the Colored School Having to sit on the back of buses Drink from Colored Water Fountains and do be be insulted and all kinds of ways especially my grandparents Were very strong people and I as a boy. I didn't understand why they were being called a boy aunt. And all of this kind of stuff so I experienced Jim Crow Racism in the heart of the South and Rural Mississippi. And then of course we were my mother and her siblings. Almost all of them have been part of the great migration and so they always lived in Chicago. Saint Louis and Milwaukee Detroit other places and so I as a little boy. I thought that The North was really really the promised land that they were really gold streets and milk and honey and all of that and so I also knew that I was going to come to Chicago once my elderly grandparents. It's passed and when they did. I was shocked with a double dose of new racism the the northern version. And so I you know I went to finished elementary school in Chicago. A went to community college and Chicago worked in factories in Chicago and And experienced a great deal love Racism and so on and Chicago of course This was the early seventy they sixties. The civil rights movement was still going on on the black power movement in particular was raging and so Also would assist that. They're the change could happen because I wouldn't have those movements and when I saw on television what was happening in the civil rights movement and all I. I grew up with a lot of hope. I thought we were going to change this thing. I had no idea that we would be where we are here. In the twenty thirty first century now you grew up in Chicago doing the radio station. WBO winds high days and allies Mohammed. And Jesse Jackson Operation Pushing Russian mayor. Daley tell us about that experience. It was a very A very rich rich experience by the time I was in Chicago. UGH Oh well I. I witnessed these a lot of the civil rights movement. The march on Washington and The Birmingham confrontation on television. 'cause I was in Chicago. Oh I was deeply influenced by Martin Luther King Junior and And then of course here in Chicago Jesse Jackson was his protege and so ooh I participated in protests and marches and so on that involved him and many many others Chicago was a very very Rich kind of Environment Like now it has some of the best and the worst tendencies of America and I went to a predominantly Lee White High School Where we were not as like people like students we were not considered to be smart? We were not considered to be college materials and so we weren't prepared appeared to they. They did not teach us to be those things and But yes I mean on on. You could drive down one street and park in front of me. Elijah Muhammad's house and you can go on a little bit east and you'll be at Jesse Jackson's headquarters and and so you know operation breadbasket is getting all of that. I do vaguely remember when Dr King about the Movement to Chicago in nineteen sixty six and there were marches for fair a housing and there was some of the most racist outpouring that the nation has ever seen When in one of those margins Dr King was hit upside the head with a brick and he said Ed that you know? I've been in Birmingham and I've been Montgomery. I've been in Mississippi but I've never seen the kind of racism that I'm experiencing here in Chicago so it was a mixed bag growing up here. I mean on the one hand. It was a vibrant strong rich black community. You know we had ebony and jet and all of the Black businesses the one that we had so many movements going on and and leaders both young and old. I was in community college when Fred Hampton and Mark Clark where fascinated they were black panthers and And that was the first time I saw Jesse Jackson in person. He came to my community college. I'll southeast junior colleges. In the end he spoke to us and And and I was like wow man. This is one of the most powerful individualism was ever heard so I remain active on movements but also You know Had never no one in my immediate family. That never gone to college so I didn't have any plans to go to college and And then the Vietnam war start raging and and I was working in Spiegel's warehouse and And I knew I didn't want to go to Vietnam and I ended up going to a community. Unity College us. Because then you could get for with the ferment. Kept you out of the service for a little while so so I did that and that was. That was the very beginning. Some of my college experience I in fact With somewhat afraid to go to community college because you know Com being a first generation student. I thought that everybody was going to be so much smarter than me. And then I was GonNa say things get laughed at it and all of that but I I went on. There was still more appealing. Attractive to meet and go into Vietnam and so I went. I went to a community college and I started reading. Do Boards and Margaret Walker and David Walker Peel. And all that kind of
"mayor daley" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is a quid pro quo it is funding will not flow in less the investigation into the server happen as well we do we do we do all the time with foreign policy we were holding it money at the same time for what was at the northern trying to come countries we're holding abated northern triangle countries so that they so that they would change their policies on immigration the northern triangle because central American countries where with and that's absolutely right and very public and nobody took issue with that because there was no Democrat jeopardized by that night and that's really the difference that's it if you think that the Obama administration withholding funds from Ukraine or Democrats on Capitol Hill Leahy Durbin and men and as Democrats all threatening to suggesting that aid might be withheld from Ukraine same damn country if they don't cooperate in the investigation into the trump that's okay with Jon Karl because that soldier in his brain that so okay and in his brain this is not okay that is that we do this all the time you know this is U. S. aid very often comes with conditions and and the suggestion see the news media believes that any investigation of your political rival is corrupt what if your political rival is corrupt is it still corrupt to investigate corruption because that's your rational that's goofy that's insane and if you think Joe Biden going as vice president on behalf of the United States and the president I'd states that Barack Obama endorsed the black face guy in Canada yesterday that's that's fun is that if you think Joe Biden being sent to Ukraine to fight corruption and then coming home with a million dollar job for a son who's never been to Ukraine and never been in the oil and gas business if you think that's not corruption then you have been corrupted you're no longer recognize what the word corruption means because that is a textbook example of political inside baseball law what good is a man if you can help out his son rhet mayor Daley in Chicago Mick Mulvaney this is it get over it and our customer Jim Acosta CNN starts yelling I have news for everybody get over it there's going to be political influence in foreign policy yeah I'm talking of that is going to happen elections have consequences of foreign policy is going to change from the Obama administration to the trump administration and what you're seeing now I believe is a group of mostly career politics career bureaucrats were saying you know I don't like president trump's politics so I'm gonna participate in this which other there that they're undertaking on the hill and the news media goes with get over it we're corrupt get over it now that's that's not what he said at all is it you say what the United States currently and historically has used foreign aid to coerce behavior as we should and it's perfectly appropriate and Obama did it the Democrats in the Senate did it birds do it bees do it and and the idea that now which suddenly it legal impeachable are on a on a lot will bolt by at the end because it's trump and that's really the only reason because were you know looking into the corruption of people with these after their names instead of ours after their name that's really what it comes down to then Jim Acosta of Belial of CNN what what a sack this guy is like choosing to have consequences and they should in your foreign policy is going to change Obama did it in one way we're doing it a different way and there's no problem.
"mayor daley" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"I known at the time that I left you mentioned a couple of things now you said, which I want to get into your shyness because you don't seem shy. I now I'm not used to be incredibly deathly shy, which I'm not gonna get into here because I'm interviewing you. And then you overcome these things. It's an odd thing for someone who growing up was very shy to get involved in politics hasn't been happen. How do you square those things painfully shy to the point where an you'll appreciate this? I was called on twice my first day of law school because my made name is Bowman and I didn't think they'd be a second day. I was just mortified. And I just went blank, and I hated MU court. I hated everything that involved me, having to speak in front of more than three or four people. And what happened was, I was so bored, tours at my law firm, and in a bad marriage, and my at a very good friend who had worked for mayor, Harold Washington. The first African American mayor Chicago left. His firm gone to work for the mayor and was heading back just firmly said, why don't you consider public service? You'll feel like you're part of something more important than yourself and something about that thought resonated with me and I had knocked on doors for Washington. So I loved his progressive agenda, and I took the leap of faith. And then several years later after mayor Daley was elected. And I've been promoted a couple of times ended up being the Commissioner planning and development. No one told me when I took that job, I was going to be required to speak in public and no somehow missed. I guess it was, but I was I tried to fire my press secretary because what do I need you for? I'm never going to talk to the press, and he's like give it a couple of weeks. See whether you still wanna fire me. Well, of course, I held onto him for dear life. Once I realized that an important part of the job was being outward facing and explaining to the public, what the administration was trying to do. And the first time I had to give a speech. I remember writing on a new card. The seven bullet points that I wanted to make and I was speaking in front of about forty people terrified, and I was so nervous. I started perspire and so the ink for my no cart like smear all over my hand. It looked at my hand is covered in blue ink. And I can't read anything on the paper and I get there and I'm like, oh, my gosh. And so somehow survived it. Right. And then I had to do it again and I served it and I had to keep putting myself in what was a very uncomfortable zone because that was the nature of the job. And eventually, I kind of figured out, I remember the first time there was a newspaper article. That was critical of me. I wanted to mayor Daley, and look, I can't believe what they said about me in the newspaper, where you know what he said, I'm in there every single day. What are you doing complaining to me? But then the other thing he said which was a good lesson. He says, if you don't like it, go to the to'real board and defend yourself and me in art. Ministration metaphorical kick. It was a real swift kick. And so you know what you're right? Let me go pick myself up. I got that press secretary almost fired and off. We went and I don't know your experience. You don't wanna talk about you, but it took it took years for me to get over the shyness. And I can't even pinpoint one it happened. I'm certain that with each new challenge. It was scary. I wrote in the book the first time I had to speak in the east wing of the White House. Paralyzed again was hesitant to do it. Fair like, oh my gosh. How can I speak from here on the north lawn of the White House and every time you have these new experiences, you're terrified, and they went over and you don't fall flat on your face? It's exhilarating and began. Enjoy the exhilaration which helped me overcome the fear. So would expect a public speaking. I'll tell one quick story, then my.
"mayor daley" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Come for Dave Dellinger, head with nightsticks and twice Ray Dellinger poses dad out of harm's way. In the Nick of time. Meanwhile, Jerry Rubin wearing a plastic band old gear and love beets is chased through the park by the cops. He manages to lose them and takes his aggression out on an empty squad. Car throwing paint on it. Unbelievably ABBIE Hoffman misses the battle. He stuck in court arrested hours before after getting caught sitting in a cafe with the word fuck written on his forehead. Yes. That was illegal in court, Abby so furious to be sidelined from the streets. He rips up his arrest papers in front of the judge. Bobby Seale misses the mayhem to he's already on a plane back to Oakland. All day. Mayor Daley gets continuous updates from convention police headquarters centered at the amphitheater. The command center contains electric maps overseeing the entire city radio in video links to various security units and hotlines to the Pentagon and White House daily paces in rage his hatred for the protesters in media boiling over now. The saying I called Abraham Ribicoff a Jew motherfucker on the convention floor. Faker I called him a faker the demonstrators were right? The whole world was watching because there were cameras everywhere in that park. The events of the twenty eighth broadcast violence into suburban homes and the nation's family sitting down before the evening news are shocked to their course, not moving in a movie, and I really belting these car at grabbing them sticks flailing people laying on ground. I say them people. Just belting them there. The cuts just landed in. As on the street. There's no question to hear this creams. There's a guy that just dragged along the street Natal care. I don't think that don't think don't know whether it's a live at dead Noli. Chase it. Oh, it's five of them are over one thousand people both protesters and police require medical attention. Then on Thursday, August twenty ninth the convention concludes and the dust settles the park is empty. The barbed wire comes down the streets are hosed battered protesters troops and democratic delegates. All go home. In the end as the convention, drew close. It was clear that a majority of delegates held of you that it was not yet time to make an official commitment to ending the war. They proposed a slower approach one also supported by the more moderate Hubert Humphrey when the peace plan came up for a vote. It was defeated by three to two margin for antiwar activists. There was even more dismal news though after four days and four nights of intense argument, Hubert Humphrey, the establishment candidate officially secured the democratic nomination for president fellow Americans. My fellow Democrats. I proudly accept the nomination of our party. Humphry was just too far ahead in the delegate count from McCarthy or McGovern to catch up McGovern entered the fray late in the game and one just one hundred forty six delegates McCarthy wants six hundred one but Hubert Humphrey, wrapped of the convention and the race for the nomination with nearly eighteen hundred also coming out on top was Edward Muskie Senator from Maine Humphries pick for vice president the newly selected democratic ticket. And the failure of the peace plank, meant the gap between the party leaders and those in the streets would grow even larger to activists. It was further proof that the political leaders couldn't be counted on to make the bold changes that were called for and the issue of Vietnam remain unresolved. American history. Tellers is sponsored by light stream in mid September. Nineteen Fifty-eight the citizens of Fresno, California found sixty thousand new credit cards in their mailboxes..
"mayor daley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Debbie earth is the most valuable person on the planet for Tuesday, November six two thousand eighteen she moved into realm. Hers home twenty years ago shot to be great to someday put Christmas decorations on the Norway spruce in the front yard says came and went she hadn't followed through a guy. Big fast. It's gonna change later this month when she will see the sixty foot spruce adorned with thirty to forty thousand colored lights and topped with the stars at debuts at Chicago's official Christmas tree in millennium park. Good morning to you, Debbie. Good morning. What an honor what a cool thing. It really is such a cool thing. I'm really excited about it. I was the Mavericks. Speaking of monitors the honor of flipping the lights with mayor Daley and Mark Jean grecko. I how long ago now and to see that giant tree like your tree lit up. It's pretty cool. And then to know that tons of little kids and families, and everybody's gonna come to see it. Yeah. I can't I don't even know. How many people end up seeing? It's a really neat idea. I have family coming in from California. And they can't wait to see it. I mean there are already coming in. But now they've got another reason to go down and see Chicago. So it's a great great honor. I wonder Debbie if you know like that you said the tree was getting really large in your yard. And we're starting to touch the house. So the tree looks massive in your yard. But once it gets moved down to the city where the tree is if you'll be like, oh now, it looks so small Camino after it's taken out of its original setting. If it'll look I'm prepared for that it probably won't look as big they're little tiny postage property. But it with all those lights. I think it'll still probably look pretty impressive and you submitted along with a bunch of other people size matters in the size is one of the reasons your tree was was taken. But speaking of your property what's going to fill that space now. Well, I have some plans I've had ten here. Ten years worth of tanning of what I wanna do in space. So definitely a nutri will go in and. And I'm hoping to put up a flagpole. So I've got some ideas. Yeah, Debbie did. They do the thing where they grind up the stump and make mulch for you did. Yeah. Yes. They they ground up to stump. And then the tree will also get ground up and turned into mulch afterwards. Was so why does starting to hit the house, but just hiring somebody to cut it down is not really the way to go with a forty eight year old tree and it's scheduled to be at millennium park and lit win. Saturday. November sixteenth. I hope a lot of people come on out. I think my neighbors are coming. So I'd love it had a big showing. And we'd like if you flurries, we don't a blizzard. But we'd like a few flurries just to make it more snowy and christmasy. And so that's what I was wondering they already took the tree, but it's not going up till then so like is it sitting in a bowl of water right now Jamaica, the tree gets a week or two in Jamaica falling off the Florida. Time for that to happen. But I don't know if it's in water, not that's an interesting question. I know they're probably busy putting on those lights though. Yeah. Well, good for you for doing it. And that makes you the most valuable person on the planet. We have something for you off the air. It's not a tree. But it's nice prizes. Just for being a good person. And congratulations. Well, thank you very much. It's a great honor the city of Chicago's been really wonderful the big things to them, and it's a sentimental thing. But really really happy to be part of.
"mayor daley" Discussed on It's All Political
"Talk open. Welcome to it's all political and welcome to the chronicle. There is probably no one happier to see here than me. Thank you. It's really great to be here in the the whole newsroom as well. As you has been very welcoming. Excellent. All right. So let's hear a little bit about your background where you're where you're from or a mid westerner. Correct. That's cracks for the most part. I I did do four years of my life on the west coast Seattle, but mostly mid westerner. Were you doing there were you in Seattle for following my dad's job around? Okay. When I was a kid, but. Yeah. So I grew mostly in the midwest. I started my career in Chicago actually journalism town it is. And I went to school out there and demand jobs there, and then started actually in local, but in local TV doing sort of their digital type stuff at the time. And then, you know, political journalism was sort of always my love. And in Chicago, local news is political news a lot of the time. But I little rod Blagojevich covered two of his trials because very anti-climactic fashion from a journalist perspective. Anyway, the first jury was a Hungary. So we had to do the whole thing again. But it was interesting. It was actually an interesting learning experience to see prosecutors try their case twice. I was there for the first Rahm Emanuel election when mayor Daley step down, the second, mayor Daley. But then I got a job out in DC at politico worked at politico doing various. Things both very generalist and also very specific covering cybersecurity policy really in depth for a little while before heading over to CNN where I've been most recently for the past three years again also doing starting there as a generalist covering the campaign sort of bopping around from you know, covering the delegate madness leading into the RNC. And then I was one of the few reporters covering the Trump transition before the election become to give you that assignment. You thought it was like a throwaway. Well, it so did most people. All of us. Maybe even some of the transition, and you know, it's sort of like, oh, well, you know, that's gold. You were there on the ground floor. You were there before all the campaign reporters caught up to it which would have been true if they hadn't basically thrown out the entire transition that had been prepped very professionally arguably by Chris Christie, right after the election and started over but since inauguration, I've been covering immigration policy fulltime and in-depth until I last month when I said goodbye and came out here. Excellent. We're so glad to have you. And we had our first experience together with Nancy Pelosi here. She was at the chronicle editorial board. These are always very entertaining visits. She can be you never know where she's coming from. I think she spent the last one ripping on me a good portion of that. Which is always fun. And I gotta say I don't know if we talked about this yesterday. But she was in an unusually good mood you she comes in. And and she's shameless cheerleading for over. We're gonna win this. We're gonna win. That's never. They never went anything. But this time there's looks like the Democrats all all predictions are twenty five to forty seats. And she was in a beat mood. Oh, yes. She was really was really energetic. She was sort of in amused mood was making jokes. It's kind of funny, you know, being Washington reporter, you always see lawmakers for the I shouldn't say always. Because if you're a good journalist, you should be taking trips to see them out in the real world, so to speak, but you most often see lawmakers in Washington in there, you know, that element of their life in the marble halls of the capitol at their press conferences. And so it was interesting to see her on her home turf. And in that environment, and she was a little bit more opened. Up, and as you seem looser to you, the press conferences and just sort of that home, which makes Mitch makes perfect sense. But yes, you know, she she was not only upbeat on Democrats chances heading midterms upbeat on her own future seemed yes, very definitive about that. She says I will be the speaker if Democrats take the house, which was definitely more definitive than I've seen definitive and very dismissive of the question as well..
"mayor daley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Yeah. Should he decide to run for what I speculate you, and you might not be far off for Durban seat. I'm just saying and dick Durbin has in the past hinted that he might be interested in retiring at some point in the future. I would not be surprised by that other people are speculating that maybe Rahm has created some, you know, some sort of alliance with a company in the in a similar way that mayor Daley had done and before he left with the MIR companies somehow he was involved in that financial balloon. So I is it real estate is it I mean, there's so much development going in the city as many people said he, you know, he got skyscrapers back into downtown Chicago. Right, right. And he did, and I know and mayor Daley, and and we were talking about this to Patty, mayor Daley daily were. Really champions as far as beautifying many of the neighborhoods bringing back, you know, little village and different areas of the city Pilsen ram manual. I think is kind of held their tradition to he's really focusing on the neighborhood's, revitalizing restoring and beautifying to an extent to in my neighborhood. It seems as though a lot of that comes from the the alderman. So I don't know how much he has not. I'm not discarding anything as far as what his accomplishments might have been in that regard. Because I think the bigger picture is as a leader. He is not connected with the the neighborhoods that have needed it the most that have felt the most left out and most disadvantage when it come. When we talk about violence. You know, it's fascinating to me. Is it seems as though there's a contentious relationship with the Chicago police department, and the mayor that's a very valid point. And the communities that feel really the strain with you know, with the police department to so. They have a string with the mayors. There's all these aspects of our city in of course, you have people who are fed up with their property taxes fed up with the way, we pay our bills, really there's corruption. And and somehow we've never with with, you know, all the rumors about mayor Daley. People alluding to as I believe..
"mayor daley" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Yeah i actually i interviewed i introduced the bill for the first time sixteen years ago in my first year in the general assembly was part of at that point mayor daley's package of gun safety bills but i was committed to it it struck me that of all the bills have introduced it's the one that made the most sense you want the people who are selling guns who are introducing the gun to the community essentially to have a degree of responsibilities you know somewhere between a gun manufacturer and the crime scene someone is pretending to be a law abiding gun owner and is not someone is selling or giving the gun to a criminal or to someone who shouldn't have so to regulate gun dealer struck me as as a very reasonable place to start doesn't infringe on anyone's second amendment rights the second amendment calls for a well regulated militia i think a little bit of regulation is perfectly in in the spirit of the second amendment but i did that sixteen years ago and i i made reintroduced it in every general assembly but just couldn't get it moved through was too politically potent a year ago i finally was able to get it out of the senate barely and it went over to the house where it languished until the latest round a school shooting the particularly the one in florida that so dramatically changed the national discourse over over guns.
"mayor daley" Discussed on Here & Now
"The chanting the whole world is watching and in his acceptance speech humphry said it was a moment of personal pride but he also said this yet one cannot help but reflect the sadness that we feel over the troubles in the violence which haven't updated brig randomly and tragically in the streets of this great city humphry later called the convention a catastrophe white well for many people who are watching it it looked like the democratic party was out of control they had been watching the fights within the party for a long time now with all the antiwar protests and the tensions between democrats but here at played out right on television and you had the police in a city that was run by one of the most prominent democrats mayor daley the democrats are inside trying to create order an outside on the streets there are police clashing with protesters and the protesters are angry not what the republicans but with the democrats for not going strong against the vietnam war so this was the worst image for humphrey to showcase at the convention this looked like a party that was literally falling apart at the end of this turbulent decade and at that time of the convention richard nixon had already secured the republican nomination here he is in his acceptance speech in miami and time for some honest talk about the problem of order the united states let us always respect as i do our courts and those who serve on them but let us also recognize that some of our courts in their decisions have gone too far in weakening the peace partisans against the criminal cars.
"mayor daley" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Police board and i didn't take a loyalty oath to rana manual like something out of a trump playbook i took i made a decision when i agreed to step up and serve that i was going to serve the public with independence and integrity and that's exactly what i did they can look at my record all they want and what they're gonna find is a record of independence and competence and integrity in discharging my responsibilities on the police board but you know these men attacking me every woman in the city of chicago and frankly who's looked at this issue knows exactly what this is they might as well just called me up eighty because that's affectively the attitude that they took how dare i have the nerve to actually speak in my own voice and demonstrate my independence and say that the city is going in the wrong direction and we have to do a course correction so that we don't leave so many people behind one of the notions that they're subscribing to in comments is that anybody and this is very prevalence is very laurie you know this yup because you've been in the city since eighty six anybody who takes any position appointed by the mayor being on the school board being in the park district be it on the police board you are part of the mayor's teeth the plan commission you got to stamp provable that's how chicago operates united was that way i'm gonna have to respectfully disagree with you it was that way under mayor daley as well rob just picked up and carried it on and so i think that's they're working from that assumption that they also raise something very specific they say that you promise the mayor you wouldn't run when he asked if he would be reappointed is there anything resembling the truth to that there's no truth to that and obviously none of them in a room when i had the conversation with with the incumbent what he asked me is are you actively running against me and i said no i am not actively running against you and frankly i didn't make the decision to even think about this until sometime later but frankly i walked out of that meeting thinking wow that is some kind of guy and because the meeting was essentially about things and issues that were related to the police but it wasn't.
"mayor daley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"There is an element of myself that likes to have a part of the kitchen open even though it at non brandi is closed kitchen but brandi especially people walk right into the kitchen all the time because they they see it there it's gonna be a very vibrant now has very vibrant but this seems to be different vibrancy it's could be an all day dining bent so we'll be open so once we open you know no breakfast i should explain myself to that so i'm dying to ask you this over the last eighteen years so what were your favorite like what are the memories of that like what what are the things you look back on what were the moments when you're like this is the happiest i've ever been in this place like what what were the things that really what were those can tell you that we've had we had mayor daley officiate for judd malkin and catherine says wedding that was the first time ever at nah that we're closed on a saturday so to have the mayor officiated wedding which was kind of fun school we've had a number of family members get married we had a very memorable moment after nine eleven and after the invasion of afghanistan where we had the first group of special forces that actually went in under george w bush to find osama bin laden and they came back from the mission.
"mayor daley" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Anyhow so now here's the other thing that gets me sean hannity is identified in court in federal court the judge ordered cohen to disclose his third client turns out cohen says it's sean hannity now hannity says he never engaged he never paid him he never in it didn't it was not as lawyer record he just he just ask him for advice on a couple of things let me tell you what it what that is that's a freebie first of all if cohen says in court before a federal judge that shown hannity is his client he is his client hannity can say anything that he wants to then for hannity do say that he never hired him he never engaged him he's not as attorney he's just an acquaintance he just saw his advice on a couple of things think about this you have michael cohen as a guest on your show and then you solicit advice what's the tradeoff are you trading appearance airtime on fox and friends are shown on on hannity are you trading that for advice for legal advice you never paid him he admitted you never paid him you admitted that you sought information shot advice from him you had him on his show and you didn't disclose it by the way you didn't disclose that you had an acquaintance with cohen you should have disclosed it i've never known a journalist yet who does anything in which he or she has an interest and doesn't disclose it i used to do commentary on channel five at one point in time i'm a boater what used to be a voter i used to have a sailboat at one point mayor daley tried to close the bridges so that sailboats and by the way they don't do it for recreational purposes but he claimed that they were used to run up and down the river and lift the bridges you know for recreational purposes nothing could be further from the truth i as a.
"mayor daley" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Great coffee ran out yesterday i've got or more a our promo code please support the sponsors that support us let's go back to alexander ruby alex if i did that i would be arrested i'm talking about leaving the gun in the car was stolen somebody stole my credit cards and everything else i'm gonna be in trouble in new jersey right absolutely the judge is not he oh he's not because he's an elitist and he's part of you know the special special people he's the special people why does he have three guns why did why didn't anybody ask him why he had three guns in his car he has a concealed carry permit but you and i would never be one why would they would ask me why i had three guns in the car wouldn't i what do you have three guns in the car what do you need it would exactly be and why haven't you had them unloaded disassembled indifferent gun safes wanted to base in one in the attic and blah blah blah whatever you know rhetoric the it would give us about gun safety what do we do in new jersey alex look i got myself in trouble a number of years ago when illinois was writing the book on this type of tyranny back when mayor daley was in office extending the life of of that corrupt crime family from his father in the thirties all the way up through the time mayor daley retired and left office now with a with a state police armed detail for life by the way i might add at taxpayer expense in a city that's completely broke but i'll digress and the second amendment foundation was able to shut them down i got myself in trouble because i kept telling illinois man i don't know what else to tell you at this stage of the game the only the only hope you have to get out and i had people right we letters and go dude police i believe me i know how you feel but i can't my family's here my mother and father they're not going anywhere.
"mayor daley" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Kentucky little hand thing now i don't think so much rather help you guys there's someone run for office to time yeah i thought about running up as when i really thought saw being like mayor chicago's the coolest job because i'd worked for three says it turned out and mayor daley hadn't run for his last term i actually thought about them and then when president obama but he did so i wasn't going to run against him he was my mentor and then when president obama was elected to the presidency i thought about putting my hat in the ring for his job but our governor now is in prison so i'm glad i didn't do that that could have ended very poorly and i don't know that i have the fire in my belly at this stage to do it i would really much rather find some young people here and get behind you and help you not make any mistakes that i made may have made i think that's the phase of my life i'm men right the center okay but if a jesuit mind all right okay let me know all right next question she's got and then there and then here patrick hey patrick so right now i'm just ridiculously inspired by all the political activity on seeing all the people getting involved i'm positive we are going to crush the gop in two thousand eighteen and everything is going to go well as long as the state of terror reigns but also worked in the two thousand ten cycle and my question for you is with the virtue of hindsight what advice do you have to all of the passionate organizers that are lighting fires right now because lighting fires is hard the keeping them burning even harder juvenile advice for.
"mayor daley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A festival or a thematic series right now we're in the middle of the festival films from moron and in march we open one of our biggest festivals with which is the chicago european union film festival all the the i'll premiers from i'm all the best films from europe and that's a great festival the part of a to'soon maybe this is a i don't want to throw our hollywood general but has really been much good to see it the the regular theater right well iaea you know i mean i personally i'm really looking forward to see black panther by not yet but um but i think you know hollywood really does target that have fifteen to thirty year old person and avenue used to be more male i think that shifting a little thank god and um but i think you know in chicago where we have a really sophisticated audience we've always been a theater town so i think people have a certain expectation when they go off for entertainment and you're going to get that at the film center you know you're going to get films that are not it we have our fair amount of car chases but it's r and blowups but it's really films that are character in story driven and i think that's what chicago audiences really respond to four people who may have just landed on planet earth and don't know gene cisco obviously half of sir schooling evert the famed movie critics what do you think gene cisco would say about how the film centers a grown and and we become such a good place in chicago i'll i think he'd be really pleased i really i think he would be there all the time it is one of the reasons that we if named the film center an honor of gene was that he was famous for saying the three best things about chicago were the film center the chicago bulls and mayor mayor daley misses the old old mayor daley so it was quite a while ago that he said it but.
"mayor daley" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"The rules were established two years ahead of the delegates selection process we're going by this is nineteen 72 when you 71 leading up to seventy two and every state democratic party every commute city knew what the rules were certain proportion had to be women certain proportion had to be minorities the process had to be open to young people delegates were not going to be selected in back rooms by party bosses it had to be open and transparent and everybody knew this right so guess what happens a reform mogo mcgovern group led by a young i think cinnamon billy center he'll sing a very young black activist jesse jackson followed the rules and elected delegates the mayor of chicago original mayor daley did not do so he picked the delegates so we get to the convention of miami we had to decide who who is seated well this is a terrible we needed mayor daley clan and yet might have a governs the nahman the nominee or will be at the end of that convention well but that there's a very long story there wasn't a slam dunk it could have gone the other way with the shift of delegations so we offered i was involved in this we offered half delegate seats to the daily delegation and to this singer jackson delegation and the daily delegation turned him down zone whose fault it's an honest and i'm steeped in that history being a chicago in an and and many of the people who are surviving on both sides her friends of mine but my question is is different which is is there something to having a sort of a statesman who participate in that process and whose voices carry a lot of weight loss in that process in kenya over democratize the process to the point where you you squeeze those people out of the price well they weren't squeezed out they just there i'm just over time or not i even about 72 but overtime ride or a minute i'm going to talk about overtime.