Walter’s Perspective

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Walter’s Perspective: Every Day Is Tax Day

Tuesday in Cook County was tax day, deadline day for property taxes. Every day these days is a tax day.


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Walter’s Perspective: Tough Talk, Toni

Careful everybody and put up your dukes. Look out. Put up your dukes. There’s a new muscleman in town – a musclewoman – the President of the Cook County Board, Toni Preckwinkle.

CBS 2–10/25/2011

On Oct. 20, 1951, the CBS Eye made its debut on the airwaves.  (CBS)

Walter’s Perspective: Happy Birthday, CBS Eye

Tonight’s a birthday night. It’s been 60 years since CBS began using the iconic eye logo. It’s the most successful corporate logo in the history of American business and an American icon, winking the standard of television news – the hard news of Edward R. Murrow.

CBS 2–10/20/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Lawmakers Selling Us Out

The best news I saw during the holiday weekend was about members of our Illinois General Assembly in Springfield being caught by the Better Government Association – selling themselves to the ComEd and Ameren power companies.

CBS 2–10/11/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: New Style Politician Turns Old Style

In government and politics tonight, all the talk is about money. It’s about all the politicians are talking about – budgets in the red, staggering budget deficits, having to cut back on public service, and to lay off public employees.

CBS 2–10/04/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Thank Ozzie For Staying Ozzie

It often seems there is no news in Chicago bigger than sports news – Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, the Blackhawks, the Bears being bad, the Cubs being worse. Tonight, it’s Ozzie Guillen being gone.

CBS 2–09/27/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Taking Emanuel’s Side In Spat With Teachers

It’s not easy to take sides in the big battle in Chicago between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union regarding a longer school day, but my side is on the Rahm side.

CBS 2–09/13/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Schools Wasting Money On Signs For Pols

The first day of school and my lesson was how to spend the taxpayers’ money promoting politicians by putting up signs at our public schools.

CBS 2–09/06/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Silly Lawsuit By Spoiled Brats

I came across a story today I never imagined I would – about two young adults, a brother and sister from an elite Chicago suburb, filing a lawsuit against their mother, accusing her of mistreating them.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Emanuel’s First 100 Days

The magic number of this week so far is not the zero casinos in Chicago or zero pay raises for teachers. It’s the 100 days that Rahm Emanuel has been mayor.

CBS 2–08/23/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: What Happens To Motorola Workers?

The money boys on Wall Street were all a flutter Tuesday night about the big deal coming down between Google and Motorola Mobility. And the employees of Motorola? The 3,000 employees and their families are worried about their jobs.

CBS 2–08/16/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Soldier Field GM Is My Hero

It’s early in the week, and already I’ve discovered my hero of the week – the Chicago Park District official who’s accepting responsibility for the Friday night fiasco at Soldier Field.

CBS 2–08/09/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Parents Need To Think For Themselves

As hot and muggy as it was on Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was out-and-about again, but this time doing something he ought not have to do – knocking on doors to remind parents to send their kids to school.

CBS 2–08/02/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Hold Your Fire About Police Shootings

If you’re following the news tonight, you must be very afraid of Chicago police. There’s so much talk about them shooting people and people accusing the police of being reckless, or bullies, or trigger-happy, or racist.

CBS 2–07/26/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Thanks Murdoch For Teaching Important Lesson

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson never thought he’d ever, ever feel good listening to Rupert Murdoch talk about how his company gathers and reports the news. But he’s changed his mind.

CBS 2–07/19/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Horse Enforcement

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says horse-drawn carriages were abundant for Memorial Day weekend. However, Chicago Police were no where to be found when it came to enforcing the new clean up law.


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Walter’s Perspective: City Hall Won’t Be The Same

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson gets one last shot to talk about exiting Mayor Richard Daley.


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Walter’s Perspective: Finally, A Story That Overshadows The Donald

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says there’s additional good news with the death of Osama bin Laden: It has upstaged billionaire Donald Trump.


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Walter’s Perspective: Terry Jones Is The Real Terrorist

Florida pastor Terry Jones is an international terrorist who’s a threat to our lives.

CBS 2–04/05/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Pepsi And Groupon

You have to hand it to Pepsi and Groupon for getting a big bang for their bucks during the Super Bowl.

CBS 2–02/08/2011