Walter’s Perspective

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Lying About Why He Changed DNC Plans

In the wide wide world of whoppers, the big big fibs of politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just gone way way over the top – telling us he’s leaving the Democratic National Convention early to come home to host a party, because President Barack has asked him to host it, for some Democrats in Chicago to watch the convention on TV.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: No Samples? Not Peachy

Does he dare eat a peach? CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson isn’t so sure, unless grocers allow shoppers to sample the produce.


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Walter’s Perspective: Peterson Prosecutors Risk Perverting The System

It was an unusual day in the Drew Peterson murder trial. For once, the judge did not have to warn the prosecutors to stop their low-blow misconduct or he’ll dismiss their case against Peterson.

CBS 2–08/21/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Fire Department’s Boot Collection Poses Danger

Sure, it’s for a great cause, but CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says firefighters should not leave their stations to ask motorists to “fill the boot” at intersections.


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Walter’s Perspective: Motorola Should Keep Their Promise

Shh. Don’t breathe a word. Be quiet about unemployment in Illinois, about 750 workers being fired by Motorola Mobility.

CBS 2–08/14/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Shame On Senator Harry Reid

In the yucky ugly bottom of the mud in the race for president, I say bravo to the chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. Good for Pat Brady, calling U.S Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a dirty liar.

CBS 2–08/07/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Celebrate ‘Palooza With Order, Not Chaos

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is singing a happy song about the cultural and economic benefits of Lollapalooza. Now, if they can just do something about fans trashing Grant Park.


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Walter’s Perspective: No Sympathy For Lawmakers’ Special Session

OMG, have you heard about it? Gov. Pat Quinn is calling the General Assembly into special session to work on the pension crisis in Illinois.


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Walter’s Perspective: Time For Candidates To Talk About Gun Violence

Excuse me, you two princes of politics, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I’m sorry to bother you, but there is something in America more important than you being elected, and we need to hear from you about it.

CBS 2–07/24/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Romney Should Stop Attacking Chicago

I knew it would happen. It had to happen – that Chicago would become an issue in the presidential campaign, that Mitt Romney would bark at President Barack Obama about being from Chicago.

CBS 2–07/17/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Jesse Wants His Privacy, We Want Answers

Tonight is the 30th night in a row — a month — since the beginning of the great Jesse Jackson Jr. mystery. What’s become of the congressman, who’s taken a leave of absence?

CBS 2–07/10/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Food Truck Plan Smells Good To Me

Here’s something we rarely get to say in Chicago: there’s a great day on its way to the City Council.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: City Must Stop Skimping On Cops

I know I’m not the only Chicagoan who’s angry about guns, and the murders on our streets; two more shot dead Monday night. City Hall is spending more time worrying and whining than stopping it.

CBS 2–06/19/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Bloomberg Right About Big Sodas

I’m not big on hot weather, but one good thing about it is the big bellies I see on the beach that remind me to be careful about what I eat, because being overweight causes heart disease.

CBS 2–06/12/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Mayor Wants Teachers To Shut Up And Do What They’re Told

Tomorrow will be a big day in Chicago. The teachers in our public schools will vote tomorrow on whether to authorize a strike.

CBS 2–06/05/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: What Is City Hall Doing To Stop The Murders?

It seems to be generally agreed that the holiday weekend was a nice one, except for the murders in Chicago.

CBS 2–05/29/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Cops’ Handling Of NATO Gave Me A Good Feeling

What a great day this has been, beginning in my building on the elevator, and then on the subway downtown, seeing happy faces, having happy talk about a NATO summit in a city that worked, and a picture that says it all: “I love Chicago police and firemen.”

CBS 2–05/22/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: I Miss Marilyn Already

It’s not a good night in Chicago; not for me.


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Walter’s Perspective: No Tax Money For Wrigley Renovation

In the Chicago City Council today, our slugger Mayor Rahm Emanuel smacked a grand slam. He clobbered the opposition to his billion dollar plan to renovate the city, so he’s feeling his oats. That made it a good time for him to take on the Chicago Cubs’ plan to renovate Wrigley Field.

CBS 2–04/24/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Tax Day Not Fair On The Little Guy

Tax Day is not a good day for me, or for millions of Americans like me, digging deep for the IRS — while hearing on the news that President Barack Obama’s digging shallow, paying just a 20% tax rate; and Mitt Romney’s hardly digging at all, paying a 14% percent rate on the $20 million he earned last year.

CBS 2–04/17/2012