Archives For Chicago

Most days I sit with my mother who is recovering from a stroke due to her advanced breast cancer. I thought to myself, how can I fill the time with useful conversation.  I decided that once regular conversation about family was exhausted, I would dip into the vast pool of good news and uplifting stories.  Today I stumbled across this amazing site Bittersweet Monthly. Today’s heartwarming story is entitled Blackstone Bicycle Works

19-year-old Aaron Davis is a truly inspiring man who builds, rebuilds and fixes bikes.  He uses bikes to deliver packages and in his free time he races. Aaron is a true artist. He also loves to work with sculpture. So if you happen to be lucky enough to be in Chicago, you might want to look him up. Maybe, just maybe some of his talent will rub off on you.

I hope you enjoy this good news story of the day.

Paul O’Neal, 18, was shot in the back July 28 after he sped away from police in stolen car; 3 officers were stripped of police powers

Paul O'Neal Shooting: Chicago Sees Another Controversial Police Video

An image from a Chicago police officer body camera after Paul O’Neal was shot.

28-year-old Antonio Perkins was killed in Chicago while live-streaming on Facebook


1. The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23

2. Joan Baez – House of the Rising Sun

3. John Lennon -Imagine

4. Gordon Lightfoot

5. Chicago – If You Leave Me Now

6. Argent – Hold Your Head Up

7. Tommy James & The Shondells – Crimson and Clover

8. The Cars – Magic

9. Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind

10. Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me

Authorities remove 200-pound reptile