Chicago Way w/John Kass: A dose of Southwest Side common sense

March 9, 2023

On this episode, former Chicago City Hall reporter and award winning columnist, Ray Hanania, joins John Kass & Jeff Carlin to discuss how the media landscape in Chicago has changed over the last 30 years and why criminals get bolder while cops lose the proper resources to do their job. Check out more Kasso at


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    1. I will never forgive your fellow journalists that didn’t stick up for you. Cowards ALL! The Trib and Times will never get my business again.

  1. 1) Any way to “share” the podcast on iPhone, or listen to it in a podcast app?
    2) Any way to read a transcript? I don’t have 45 minutes to listen, reading is faster.

  2. So, in other words, we have to rekindle efforts to recall Kim and Taxwinkle. Good luck. I doubt the Chicago Way will permit this upending of their socialist power and agenda. Soros wouldn’t permit it either. He will spend millions to retain his minions.

  3. The politicians bribe the people with their own money. That’s how we get cons like Lightfoot, Preckwinkle, Foxx, Evans, are the result of a con. What’s up is down, what’s down is up. We have a Governor who bought his office and selected his opponent for his reelection campaign.

    Now, it he said, she said, left/ right bullshit. We are ruled by hypocrisy and bullshit. The Democrats abandoned the working class yo take corporate money and now only care about money, power,and control. Just like Tucker and Fox hosts, they don’t believe half the shit they say and they don’t respect their constituents.

    You honestly think any of them, Saint Trump included, respect us?

    I am your retribution? Where are the plans? Paul Vallas at least has plans. Johnson has shit, just like Trump has shit. They’ve got nothing. Paul has ideas.

    I wish he were younger as he could clean up the city in two terms, then the state, and the the Whote House, but he’s too old.

    We need to encourage enough city workers to come along for the good of the city or else there won’t be a city left in ten years.

    We need officials who will put the people first instead of their own pockets and ego.

    We need to put up guardrails to limit the power of government and the people who work and run it.

  4. John, seems like “same ol’, same ol’ ” crap for Chicago elections again. My heart aches for the City I grew up in, went to school in, got married in and started a family in. My employer moved out to the ‘burbs in ’72 and so did we. But we held the City of Chicago near to our hearts and never feared visiting family and friends, youngest son even rented an apartment in Bucktown after college – loved the City. Every year we’d set up a special day and take the five grandkids to see the City their grandparents, great-grandparents grew up in and their great-great grandparents started their lives and our families in in the 1900’s. Was a lifeguard on Montrose beach in 1962, and did the submarine race watching there the first night home from Viet Nam with the girl who is now my wife of 54+ years.
    No more – and the cancer is spreading to the ‘burbs. We just moved to the greatest “big little town” in Florida – Ave Maria. KIds still walk or bike to school without “guards”. Alas, my dear Chicago, how much I loved thee – but you are no more. The ache won’t go away but we had to… L³ -30-

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