Westside Story – On The Road 75 Years Later – Part 4

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At the end of Part 3, I was hoofing it across the sandy beach when my escape was blocked by a 6’ cyclone fence with three strands of barbed wire on top. It might have been electric barbed wire for all I know. Remember, this is Chicago. [Read more…]

Westside Story – On The Road 75 Years Later – Part 3

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During the summer of 1965 I survived learning some life lessons that serve me well to this day. There are two ways to learn things; the easy way and the hard way. I learned these lessons the hard way while serving as a college scholarship intern for James S. Kemper Insurance Company in Chicago, Illinois. [Read more…]

Westside Story – On The Road 75 Years Later – Part 2

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My roommate, Jim Singer, and I combined walking and bus riding for our daily commute to and from work. On one fateful day as we made our way home, we were swept up in a racial protest down in the Loop. We did not fully understand what was happening, nor did we wish to protest. We tried to escape the fracas by entering a nearby jewelry store. The owner quickly slammed and locked the door and would not let us in. He must have thought we were protestors bent on pillaging his store. [Read more…]

Sheriff’s Log: Immigration Issues

Sheriff Paul A. Pastor

By Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff

Earlier this month, in San Francisco a man illegally in this country killed a young woman with a stolen gun. This man had previously been convicted of felonies and had already been deported five times. This has prompted concern and debate with regard to detention of non-citizens on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency detainers. [Read more…]