Amazon’s HQ2 could be a big win for Chicago — and beyond

From the Saturday, Sept. 23, editions of The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) and The Times (Ottawa, Ill.) … The WISCH LIST The City of Big Shoulders remains The City of Big Aspirations. But in recent years, Chicago has more often been The City of Big Losers when it comes to actually making those aspirations a […]

Another bad season for Monsters of Midway? Grin and Bear it

From the Saturday, Sept. 9, editions of The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) and The Times (Ottawa, Ill.) … The WISCH LIST From 2010 to 2014, the Chicago Cubs lost 464 games, finished in last place every season, and made the Friendly Confines a downright hostile environment for winning baseball. It was a brutal stretch to […]

Frustrated Illini: U. of I. fails to lead on Native American issues

From the Saturday, Sept. 2, editions of The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) and The Times (Ottawa, Ill.) … The WISCH LIST I used to be a Fighting Illini. Now I’m just a frustrated one. And it’s not nearly so much because of the University of Illinois’ many losses on the football field and basketball court […]

Weighing in on ‘War Chant’ & What It Really Means

On Wednesday morning, I joined The Jeremy Werner Show on ESPN Radio in Champaign-Urbana to discuss the University of Illinois’ decision to ban its “War Chant” music from Illini sporting events but how the issue runs much deeper than a drum beat and football. You can listen to the podcast of my segment by clicking […]

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