Tribune Opinion quotes of the week for June 8

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Tribune Opinion quotes of the week for June 8

In a new weekly feature, the Tribune Opinion team is selecting the best quotes of the week. Check out last week’s quotes here.

The world remembered the 80th anniversary of D-Day this past week by flying veterans who were there that fateful day in 1944 back to the beaches of Normandy. Several Chicagoland veterans made the trip, and their reflections on being a part of the famous military landing inspired us. Back home, the White Sox continued their downward spiral during the Crosstown Classic series against the Cubs, and former Ald. Ed Burke was back in court trying to change his fate.

“Why did I live through this and I saw all these other guys that didn’t get through? I always asked the question, ‘Why did it happen to them and not me?’ I’ve never forgotten what happened there.”

— Richard “Dick” Rung, a D-Day veteran 


Rung was a Navy sailor at Omaha Beach on D-Day. He returned to Normandy for an 80th anniversary commemoration of the landings, as reported by the Tribune


“Isolationism was not the answer 80 years ago and is not the answer today. The price of unchecked tyranny is the blood of the young and the brave.”

President Joe Biden 


Biden spoke in France to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. 


‘‘I’m sleeping good, man. I’ve got a lot of faith. I’m a faith-based man. I believe everything happens for a reason. … I’m a White Sock until I’m not a White Sock.”

— Pedro Grifol


The White Sox manager spoke to the Sun-Times on reports that he will soon be out of a job. The Sox came in 30 games under .500. 


“I’ve got great lawyers, and we’re going to go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to. … There’s not a prison built or jail built that will ever shut me up.”

— Steve Bannon


Bannon was reacting to a judge’s order that he report to jail on July 1 to serve his sentence for contempt of Congress. 


“Mr. Burke cloaked himself in the power of a public official from the very first meeting.”

— Assistant U.S. Attorney Diane MacArthur 


MacArthur spoke in court about ex-Ald. Edward Burke’s leveraging of his government position in his dealings with developers. Burke’s attorneys recently filed a motion to toss out portions of the jury’s decision and acquit the former alderman, as reported in the Tribune


“I’ll probably cry. A lot of things got damaged. And I’m not even sure if our James Beard award is clean enough to put out.”

— Mark Kotlick

Kotlick, president of Calumet Fisheries, spoke about what it’ll be like to see everything up and running after the famed restaurant’s rebuild following a fire, as quoted in the Tribune.

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