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Parade for Jackie Robinson West Kicks Off at 10 a.m. Today

The homecoming parade for Jackie Robinson West team kicks off at 10 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Park at 105th & Morgan and will end in a rally at Millennium Park.

I’m going to try to get a Twitter Stream going so we can get up-to-the-minute updates about what’s happening on the parade route and rally.

Jackie Robinson West Parade Route

Image: Sun-Times


I want to give a BIG OL’ SOUTH SIDE SHOUT to Jackie Robinson West for being the 2014 United States Champions. My cousin is #10!!!

Despite what the news media show, there are bundles of greatness on the South Side. This victory was just the beginning of more to come.

Jackie Robinson West Little League Champions

Image: Writer65

6 Reasons Why You Should Fire Your Alderman in 2015

Hi y’all,

I’m back and I’m on fire. With everything going on locally, nationally and globally, it’s just too much.

On the home front, I’m very agitated with our leadership. As we approach the gubernatorial elections in November and the aldermanic elections in February 2015, I just want to remind you that you have the power to change things, and you need to exercise that power.

If you are unhappy with how things are going closer to home, consider firing your alderman. Read my article that was published in this week’s Chicago Independent Bulletin newspaper to learn at least six reasons why you should fire your alderman.

Why You Should Fire Your Alderman - Marcie Hill

Taking A Break – Will Return in August


I need a break and now is a good time to take one. I will not be blogging during the month of July unless

  1. I have information I want to share;
  2. there is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed; or
  3. something so amazing happens that it cannot be ignored.

There will be a delay in responses to comments and e-mails; know that I am not ignoring you. Also, there will be no blogging seminars while I’m breaking.


Diversity in Blogging and Social Media – Tuesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
I will be speaking how different groups use and interact on social media and blogs
Technology for Women Meetup
West Monroe Partners – 222 W. Adams

3rd Annual Writer’s Block Party – Saturday, August 16, 2014 -  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I will be a panelist discussing tools and strategies on how to promote your book.
Gail Borden Public Library  -  270 N. Grove Avenue in Elgin, IL

I will return sometime in August. Until we meet again, have a wonderful and safe summer.



Chicagoans Earning Less than $1 Million Dollars NEED to Read This Book

Mayor 1% - Kari Lydersen

I had the honor of meeting Kari Lydersen, a highly accomplished Chicago journalist and the author of this book, Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, at an event held by the Community Media Workshop and she was so cool. And this book is amazing.

You need to read this book ASAP! Election year for city council is next year.

If you don’t really like reading, you need to make an exception for this book. If you don’t feel like time you have time to read; make it!

Other People who need to read this book

  • Low-income (you’re so far away from his 1% that you don’t even matter)
  • Chicago Public Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Unions
  • Any city worker that has been laid off because of budget cuts (this really means that your previous salary is making the owner of a private company richer)
  • People experiencing mental health challenges
  • South Siders (who haven’t sold out)
  • West Siders (who haven’t sold out)
  • Politicians who aren’t afraid to lose their jobs
  • Seniors who have lost benefits because of “budget cuts”
  • Any body else who has been slighted for any reason during his tenure

And if you are one of the few Chicagoans who earn less than $1 million and don’t feel like you’ve been screwed with no lube, this article in Pando Daily tells how Mayor Emanuel is cutting pensions of city workers to pad the pockets of his campaign donors.

Anyway, if you’re interested in getting to know your mayor better, order your copy today!