Saturday, September 13, 2014

Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? Now Playing in Chicagoland

The third part of the film trilogy of Ayn Rand's, Atlas Shrugged is now playing in Chicago and suburban movie theaters (as well as in Rockford.)

Below is a list of the theaters currently playing Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? along with contact phone numbers.


AMC River East 21
322 East Illinois Street, Chicago IL 60611

Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16
5000 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake IL 60014


Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX
300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire IL 60069


Showplace 16
2815 Showplace Drive, Naperville IL 60564


Rockford 16
8301 E. State Street, Rockford IL 61125-8500

Here is a trailer for the film:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The First Ever McDonald's in Des Plaines, IL: Now the McDonald's Museum

Well, when you're a nation with fewer than 3 centuries under your belt, I guess you've got to celebrate your culture wherever you can and that's why we have the McDonald's Museum.
The 1st ever McDonald's in Des Plaines, IL
is preserved as the McDonald's Museum 

On River Rd., just Northwest of Chicago in suburban Des Plaines, is preserved the 1st ever McDonald's fast food drive in restaurant, looking pretty much as it did when super entrepreneur, Ray Kroc, built it in 1955.

According to his authorized autobiography, Grinding It Out, Ray Kroc mortgaged his Northfield home to raise the cash to pursue his dream.

His wife, a short sighted woman, if there ever was one, divorced him as a result.

"I've had it with your cockamamie schemes," she said to Ray.

"Don't let the door hit you on the way out," he replied.
The Marquee at the Original McDonald's
Hamburgers were only 15 cents

He gave her the car, the home, the dog and their remaining bank accounts. But he adamantly refused to give her stock in his fledgling McDonald's Corporation, which consisted then, of the one restaurant you see above.

That stock would be worth something around $1 billion today.

Old Ray had the last laugh.

(The link up above will get you a free download of Ray Kroc's Autobiography: "Grinding it Out: The Making of McDonald's". It's well worth reading.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Black Mob "Wilding" Ongoing in N. Loop, Gold Coast: Covered Up By Rahm, Media

If you rely on Chicago's mainstream media, you'd be blissfully unaware of it, but the fact is that the black youth mob "wilding" -- widely reported in 2011 -- has been going on regularly ever since.
Black youth "wilding" mob
outside the Water Tower last year

As you recall, on Memorial Day of 2011, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, closed North Avenue Beach, purportedly because of excessive heat.

But everyone knew it was because unruly mobs of South and West side black youths had taken over the beach house, bike path and beach. There they engaged in assaults and robberies of bicyclists, beach goers and motorists. Virtually all of their victims were white, a fact conveniently unreported by the press at the time.

Several similar incidents were chronicled later that year -- these consisting of black youth mobs accosting, jostling and robbing white and Asian pedestrians on the Michigan Ave. Mag Mile.

Then the reportage suddenly stopped.

But the black youth mob thuggery continued unabated.

We know this due to the superb efforts of the North Side Inside Booster Community Newspaper and the dogged work of its reporter, Bob Zuley.

The black youth mob crime wave has been ongoing, but has been systematically covered up by Rahm Emanuel's administration with the complicity of Chicago's mainstream left-wing media.
Whites are almost always the
victims of the black youth mobs

According to the Inside Booster's June 4-10 edition, the CPD's News Affairs office issued an order forbidding any city employee from publicly disclosing facts surrounding the wilding on Michigan Ave. or adjoining areas.

This no doubt for fear that if the truth were known, commerce would be negatively impacted in those customary tourist destinations.

A police source anonymously told the Booster's Zuley, that Chicago Police are hesitant to act to curtail the black thugs for fear of bringing down charges of "brutality, harassment and racism," and likely engender no support from the Emanuel administration, police brass or the news media.

In short, the prevailing left wing PC climate intimidates Chicago police from performing their jobs -- from protecting citizens from mobs of black youths intent on robbing and beating white citizens.

The police source also said that the criminal acts are almost always crimes with blacks victimizing white people. But he said the racial nature of the crime is almost never reported due to the Chicago news media's fear of sounding racist and offending blacks.

Widespread white victimization is the result:

--- In early June a group of young black thugs surrounded a North side white woman in her car, rocked it back and forth and attempted to tip it over (Booster 6/4/14 p.9)

--- A young white couple were accosted by a black mob in the North Loop in June and were robbed and so severely beaten as to require hospitalization (ibid.)

--- One weekend this spring, a mob of black males went on a mugging spree, boarding CTA busses in the North Loop, terrorizing passengers and walking away with a wallet, a bicycle and a handful of electronic devices. (ibid.)

--- In late June, an estimated 1,000 young blacks from outside the area, assembled on the North Ave. Beach, engaging in fights with each other and assaulting white bicyclists and pedestrians (Booster 6/17/14 p.15)

But all this goes unreported by the mainstream Chicago news media.

As the police officer informant told Zuley, "not reporting (this) crime, seems to me, almost criminal."

(The Inside Booster has been faithfully reporting events on Chicago's North Side since 1905. It is the last vestigial remnant of the celebrated Lerner Community Newspaper chain. You can see the latest issue as well as the archive of past issues at the Inside Communications website: )

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weird Geese in Lincolnwood

Somebody has been dropping off farm animals in Lincolnwood's Centennial Park.
Farmyard geese newly arrived
at Lincolnwood's Centennial Park

Earlier this summer, bicyclists and joggers along the path, which parallels the MWRD canal, were greeted by the sight of a rooster. For two or three consecutive mornings the quite-out-of-place capon pecked away at seeds and such alongside the canal.

Some cockerel fancier left the fellow some actual chicken feed.

How he avoided becoming coyote chow remains a mystery. But after 3 days some PETA or SPCA type cornered the fellow and left a note on a bush reporting that he had been removed to a happy life on a farm somewhere.

Now white geese are showing up in the very same place.

These aren't the standard grey Canadian geese who regularly poop up the bike path there, but big white farmyard geese.
Peaceful co-existence among the Lincolnwood geese

These more domesticate buffoonish birds seem to coexist rather nicely with their wild counterparts.

But we think they'll likely end up as nocturnal coyote snacks.

And the puzzle as to who's dropping off farm animals in Lincolnwood, Illinois continues apace.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rauner Major Donor To Illegal Alien Advocacy Group

A plaque in suburban Lincolnwood erected by the extreme pro-immigrant Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) of Chicago celebrates Illinois Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana among its major donors.

That group, regularly works in tandem with the pro-illegal alien lobby, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).

On its website, the HIAS, itself, supports S.744, the discredited Senate illegal alien amnesty bill, which has even been repudiated by Sen. Marco Rubio and other Republicans from the Senate "Gang of 8", who helped craft it.

The plaque which celebrates Rauner's financial largess, prominently quotes leftist Federal Judge, Richard Posner, a frequent critic of conservatives, a former clerk to ultra-liberal Supreme Ct. Justice, William Brennan and major supporter of abortionist practices.

On the plaque, Posner, who once referred to conservatives as "goofy," is quoted with a general endorsement of all immigrants and immigration to the US -- essentially open borders.

The plaque was erected in 2012 as part of a gushy pro-immigration monument which graces the entrance to Lincolnwood, Illinois' Centennial park at the corner of Pratt Avenue and McCormick Blvd in that northern suburb of Chicago.

Rauner, an ostensible Republican, who's pumped millions into his own campaign, has apparently begun to worry about the absence of fervor amongst Illinois conservatives for his candidacy.

Well, hey, Brucie -- if you expect to weasel around on issue after issue, trying to be all things to all voters -- it's generally best to not have your left-wing sympathies etched in stone.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fast Food Philosophy From Suburban Chicago

Everything you really need to know can be gleaned from the marquees of fast food emporiums.

Philosophic maundering from one of the nicest pizza purveyors in Niles, Illinois:

What my Greek psychiatrist prescribed for my panic attacks:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Why Are U.S. Marines Training in a Chicago Park?

A very odd sight today at high noon in the Chicago Park District's River Park on Foster Avenue.

A group of uniformed Marines from the nearby North Park Reserve Training Center at 3034 W. Foster, dressed in urban camouflage fatigues, were undergoing training exercises in a civilian city park under the hot sun, at noon on a beautiful July Sunday.

First time we've ever seen that.

Under the watchful guard of a Chicago Police Department SUV, about 2 score of the military personnel, from the 2nd Battalion 24th Marine regiment, were engaging in a basic boot camp exercise, running a 100 yard course while carrying a fellow Marine on their back.

This was taking place on a field customarily reserved for softball and more recently, soccer games.

In fact, the Marine exercise seemed to have displaced a regular Latino Sunday soccer game, where more than a hundred recent - probably mostly illegal - Latino aliens would gather, without a park permit. They almost always would set up a food tent and dispense cooked items to the assembled throng -- almost certainly without requisite Chicago food handling permits.

We don't know if this Marine exercise was arranged to thwart the apparently ever-growing assemblages of Latinos who have essentially been taking over River Park.

Or if it is, as Alex Jones contends on his InfoWars website -- a further attempt to acclimate American citizens to ongoing military presence in their communities.

Just last week in downstate Illinois, there was an unexplained and thoroughly unexpected major military show of force on a Livingston, Illinois school ground.

We don't know whether to be grateful that the Marine presence has, for one Sunday at least, thwarted the illegal alien takeover of the stately north side park -- or to be concerned over this as another instance of an attempt to inure free Americans to a growing martial government presence.

Or maybe the Marines were just, as the Chicago Park District advertising slogan suggests, "Coming on out to play."