Yesterday was a very long work day for me in Wisconsin covering the horrible Sikh Temple murders. The assignment was made a lot easier thanks to the kindness of the Sikh community. They all seem very glad were here… which almost never seems to happen in these situations. Covering this assignment has been quite interesting. Last night at a Sikh Temple all of the photographers were having to feel their way, trying not to culturally offend our subjects by making missteps based on our unfamiliarity with the Sikh religion.
Employees emptied their desks and a local charity collected food from the cafeteria of failed broker PFGBest’s Iowa offices on Wednesday, most still seeking answers to the expanding scandal that has shaken the industry.
I once did a portrait session with the man who I always refer to as Elliot Ness, who locked up a media baron, two Illinois Governors and almost took down Dick Cheney. In between frames we had a nice conversation, both of us new transplants to Chicago.
A videotaped stabbing and beating of a man in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood has exposed some wide rifts in the cities gay neighborhood.
I was back at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse today for a verdict in a corruption trial for former Illinois Governor and convicted felon Rod Blagojevich. The man who became famous for saying, “I got this thing, and its fucking golden,” was convicted on 17 of 20 counts.