John Kass Visits Hinsdale Public Library
The Chicago Tribune columnist packed the house Friday night.
Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass spoke Friday night at the Hinsdale Public Library and, perhaps not surprisingly, touched on everything from Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to Kass' start in journalism, to tipping your hotel door man.
The main floor of the library was nearly filled to hear the Western Springs resident, who donned Lyons Township colors early on to commemorate the Lions' recent win over Hinsdale Central in soccer for the Silver Brick.
Here are a few notable Kass quotes from Friday:
On Mayor Emanuel: "I think he has a lot of talent. I actually think he has the kind of decision-making skills that are lacking in our current chief executive."
On whether Chicago has heard the last from Richard M. Daley: "Mayor Daley, I don’t think you’ve ever heard the last of him because he’s already got another generation grabbing at the public … I’m sorry, what did I say? Ready to serve the public."
On Chicago Public Schools not having recess: "If you don’t run those ponies, how do you talk to them? You’ve got to run them twice—in the morning and the afternoon. Otherwise they don’t sit still."
On the value of newspapers: "If you don’t have newspapers like the kind I work for, all you’re going to get is propaganda sheets. … You need facts; you need analysis. And some sort of nonpartisan[ship].”