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September 12, 2015

Lori Schlossberg, Jay Stone, Ilana Feketitsch at Alderman Stone Invocation

DSC_0223 12.jpg On April 15, 2015, the City of Chicago had an Invocation for the late Bernard Stone. It has taken me a while to publish this on Chicago Clout because I want to have reflection on the life of Alderman Stone. I thank Jay Stone and his sisters for their patience. I made fast friends with Mr. Stone. I enjoyed my lunches with Jay and Berny in Lincolnwood. Berny always returned my calls and always treated me great. It sometimes takes a while to figure out what a person's life has meant to you. Since I gave myself some time to ponder, I smile. When I think of Berny, I just crack up. Still. He knew more about politics and insider information that anyone I ever met. He was going to write a book and I wish he did. He told me so many stories about people in office, I could write that book. I never wrote about these tales because it would have been better coming from him. Berny, Jay, and myself would laugh and laugh. I still see Berny now and always will. The world is a better place because of Berny. Chicago is a better place because of Berny. Thanks for everything Berny, thanks for being yourself. Thanks for your son's friendship and wisdom. Patrick McDonough Bernard Stone Invocation April 15 2015.pdf

September 3, 2015

Chicago Taxes up, Chicago Contractor caught in Park ridge