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  • Mayor Proposes Cutting 614 Positions From Chicago PD If Federal Stimulus Doesn’t Get Approved

    10/22/2020 6:57:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Police Tribune ^ | Oct 22, 2020 6 pm ct | Holly Matkin
    Mayor Proposes Cutting 614 Positions From Chicago PD If Federal Stimulus Doesn’t Get Approved Holly Matkin Chicago, IL – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed a budget plan that includes eliminating over 600 positions within the city’s police department as part of an effort to offset the unprecedented $1.2 billion shortfall anticipated for next year. Lightfoot said that eliminating 1,921 vacant positions within city government would save a total of $106 million, WBBM reported. Over half of the jobs she plans to slash would be tied to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), which would see a loss of 614 positions...
  • Lightfoot announces ‘business curfew’ in Chicago as COVID-19 cases rise

    10/22/2020 1:11:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    wgntv ^ | 10/22/2020 | WGN Web Desk
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a business curfew will begin Friday in the city of Chicago. Citing a “surge” in coronavirus cases in the city of Chicago, Lightfoot said indoor bar service will be suspended and non-essential business will close nightly at 10 p.m. Liquor sales will end at 9 p.m. Gatherings will be limited to six people or less. The restrictions will be in place for two weeks.
  • Hundreds rally in downtown Women’s March ahead of ‘most crucial election of our lifetime’ (photos-barf alert)

    10/21/2020 6:30:42 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/17/2020 | David Struett
    With the Nov. 3 election looming, hundreds of women marched downtown Saturday morning to make their case against electing President Donald Trump for a second term. “This is the most crucial election of our lifetime,” organizer Gianna Gizzi told a crowd of several hundred who gathered at Federal Plaza in the yearly event meant to empower woman and encourage equality. “We’re marching for the people here and those who can’t be here,” Gizzi said. Though this year’s march paled in comparison to the 2017 gathering that drew tens of thousands, the rally also attracted first-timers, including Michele McGowan, who said...
  • Attack ad, poll shift, six-figure donations bring heated Foxx-O’Brien state’s attorney battle to a boil

    10/20/2020 12:15:44 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 20, 2020 | Rachel Hinton
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is ramping up her attacks on her Republican challenger just as a new poll shows the Democratic incumbent losing ground. Foxx also reported a fundraising boost from a couple of top Democratic donors. The incumbent argues that O’Brien is “pure Trump." Republicans say O’Brien’s rise in the polls shows voters are deciding what’s wrong for voters are “the disastrous policies of Kim Foxx.” Foxx’s 30-second ad describes O’Brien and President Donald Trump as “angry” Republicans who want to “‘lock em up’ regardless of evidence.” Foxx has gone after O’Brien previously for his role as...
  • Bravo! Northwestern University President Blasts Extremist Protesters – Wirepoints

    10/20/2020 7:13:28 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 13 replies
    Wirepoints ^ | 10/20/2020 | Mark Glennon
    Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has had more than enough of his students’ means of protesting for abolishing campus police. Some of their violent tactics are reported here. Read his entire, open letter below.
  • Chicago is the 'rattiest city' in America for the sixth year in a row

    10/19/2020 11:19:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2020 | Giulia Heyward and Ralph Ellis
    Chicago is the six-time holder of a title that no city wants. The Windy City has topped the list of the rattiest cities in the United States for the sixth year in a row. Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control service, ranks US cities based on the number of new rodent treatments from September 1 to August 31 of each year. The result is a list of 50 cities, with most changing spots each time the list is updated. Chicago, however, is still No. 1 "Rodents are experts at sniffing out food and shelter, and they're resilient in their ways to...
  • President Trump, local allies partially to blame for Illinois COVID-19 spike, Gov. Pritzker says

    10/19/2020 7:06:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 10/18/2020 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday that President Donald Trump and his allies in Illinois are partly to blame for the coronavirus spike in the state. Pritzker spoke to CNN's "State of the Union" the same day health officials announced 4,245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths. "He's modeling bad behavior. He doesn't wear a mask in public. He has rallies where they don't encourage people to wear masks in public," Pritzker said. "But it is the president's allies in our state, all across the state, who are simply saying to people, 'Don't pay any attention...
  • Man in Custody After Hanging Off Side of Trump Tower for 13 Hours, Demanding to Speak to President

    10/19/2020 8:45:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 10 19 2020 | Staff
    A man was taken into custody early Monday after hanging off the side of Trump Tower from a rope for 13 hours, demanding to speak to President Donald Trump. The man, who is in his 20s, dangled from the tower’s 16th-floor balcony beginning at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, asking to speak to the president and trying to get his message to the media, according to Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern. Police officers at the scene said they believed the man was using a climbing harness. The man threatened to kill himself, Chicago police said. A negotiator was on the deck...
  • Video: The Knife-Wielding ‘BLM Activist’ Who Was Dangling From Trump Tower And Requested To Speak With Trump Is Finally In Custody

    10/19/2020 6:24:42 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 26 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 10.19.2020 | Alex Hall
    A “BLACK Lives Matter protester” dangled from Trump Tower in Chicago overnight – demanding to speak to the president or else he’d “cut the rope.” The activist was hanging from the 16th floor from roughly 5.15pm local time on Sunday until 7am on Monday. In the live video from the side of the building, the man declared that he is a member of Black Lives Matter and brandished a knife while threatening to cut the rope that is preventing him from plummeting to his death. In the video, the climber declares that “I am member of Black Lives Matter and...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering $94 million property tax increase, more than 300 city worker layoffs and gas tax hike, as part of plan to close $1.2 billion budget gap, sources say

    10/18/2020 9:46:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 18, 2020 | Gregory Pratt and John Byrne
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a $94 million property tax increase, layoffs for more than 300 city workers and a gas tax hike as part of her plan to close a $1.2 billion budget deficit, sources told the Tribune. Lightfoot also is considering about $500 million in refinancing city debt to help close the deficit, sources said.
  • Man hanging off side of Trump Tower demanding to speak to president

    10/18/2020 7:28:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10 18 2020 | Emmanuel Camarillo and Sam Kelly
    A man who is hanging off the side of Trump Tower from a rope Sunday evening is demanding to speak to President Donald Trump. The man, who is in his 20s, has been dangling from the tower’s 16th-floor balcony since about 5:30 p.m., asking to speak to the president and trying to get his message to the media, according to Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern. Police officers at the scene said they believe the man is using a climbing harness. The man has threatened to kill himself, Chicago police said. A negotiator is currently on the deck trying to get...
  • Republican Pat O’Brien outraising Democrat Kim Foxx in Cook County state’s attorney money battle

    10/17/2020 8:40:10 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 17, 2020 | Rachel Hinton
    With less than three weeks until the final votes can be cast, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is heading into the home stretch of her re-election bid with the potential to be outspent nearly two-to-one by Republican rival Pat O’Brien. The Democratic incumbent reported having $202,290.45 left in her campaign coffers at the end of last month, and available filings show only $14,300 raised since then, giving her roughly $216,590.45 to spend. “Cook County residents have seen firsthand how Kim Foxx has failed to protect our families, victims of crime, and neighborhoods,” O’Brien said in a statement. “I look...
  • For Sixth Year Running, Chicago Dubbed Nation’s ‘Rattiest City’ by Orkin Pest Control

    10/17/2020 12:33:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The City of Chicago has been dubbed America’s “rattiest city” for the sixth consecutive year by pest control company Orkin. The 119-year-old pest control company rated America’s biggest cities based on the number of rodent treatments performed by its nation-wide army of pest control employees. “As reported in the spring, the pandemic-driven closure of restaurants forced rodents to find new food sources. Without food waste to consume, these pests were seen scavenging new areas and exhibiting unusual or aggressive behavior,” Orkin noted in its press release.
  • Former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson sued for alleged sexual misconduct, accused of tampering with evidence in incident that led to his firing

    10/16/2020 9:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | Oct. 15, 2020 | By MEGAN CREPEAU, ANNIE SWEENEY, JEREMY GORNER and GREGORY PRATT
    Ex-Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson allegedly committed “shockingly violent” acts of sexual assault against his former driver, an officer who was with him on the controversial night that ultimately led to his firing last year. In a lawsuit filed late Wednesday, Officer Cynthia Donald said Johnson raped and abused her repeatedly for more than three years, and later destroyed evidence of that abuse on his cellphone when the city Inspector General was investigating his conduct.
  • Chicago's $1K-per-day contract with the 'Census Cowboy'

    10/15/2020 11:04:32 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | October 14, 2020 | LGIS News Service
    According to Chicago Police records, Hollingsworth has been arrested nine times since 2014. In 2016, he served jail time for a felony gun possession charge. He was also arrested for domestic battery in Will County in September 2019. Hollingsworth faces a jury trial on Nov. 24, according to the Will County Clerk. A July 6 Chicago Tribune profile of Hollingsworth reported that he has worked most recently as a boxer and exotic dancer. He is paid $1,000 per day under the contract with WBC. Hollingsworth, 33, drew the attention of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after he attended a series of...
  • 50 Shot, Four Fatally, over Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

    10/13/2020 12:32:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Fifty people were shot, four fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Ligthfoot’s (D) Chicago. On Sunday morning, Breitbart News reported at least 3o people were shot Friday through Saturday alone. And ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the number of shooting victims approached 40, if one counted the violence of early Sunday morning. On Monday morning ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times put the number of shooting victims at 50, as did CBS 2.
  • Chicago On Track To Have Highest Murder Total In More Than Two Decades

    10/12/2020 9:13:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2020 | John Sexton
    Chicago’s murder rate is currently about 50% above what it was at this time last year according to data released by the Chicago Police Department. Chicago has seen a rise in murder cases, not just compared to the previous year but compared to the previous four years, according to figures released by the Chicago Police Department.The CPD regularly posts statistics about crime in the city, both week to week and year to year. A look at recent stats shows that murder has risen in the city, doubling in the first week of October from the previous week with 15...
  • Former NYPD Commissioner: Democrats Gave Their Cities to Domestic Terrorists

    10/12/2020 7:38:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Democrat mayors and city councils have surrendered America’s largest cities to “domestic terrorists,” said Howard Safir, former New York City police commissioner and fire commissioner, offering his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Safir said, “It’s the Democratic cities who have basically ceded their cities to what got called ‘peaceful protesters’ but are really people who are vandals and looters, and in some cases, not only assault people but are murderers.” Safir added, “You look at Seattle, you look at Minneapolis, you look at Chicago, and places like that where basically they have...
  • Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

    10/12/2020 4:19:48 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    The leadership of the Staten Island GOP definitely subscribes to the age-old adage, "Turnabout is fair play." When thousands of teens on TikTok attempted to sabotage a Trump rally, the organizers turned the tables and tricked them into donating to the Republican Party. POLL: Do you have faith that AG Bill Barr will prosecute the people involved in #Russiagate hoax? The Staten Island Republican Party organized the "TRiUMPh Rally," billed as the "largest pro-Trump, pro-Republican, pro-Law and Order rally in New York City this year." Originally, the event was free to all, as long as they RSVP'd before the Oct....
  • 574 LGBTQ Candidates on General Election Ballots This Year, Up 33 Percent: Victory Fund Report

    10/12/2020 6:11:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 17 replies
    Towlerroad ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2020 | ANDY TOWLE
    The LGBTQ Victory Fund has put out its inaugural Out on the Trail report which offers an analysis of the diversity of the openly LGBTQ candidates who ran for office in 2020. Among the report’s findings: “At least 1,006 openly LGBTQ people ran or are running for office in 2020 – the most in history – and a 41 percent jump since the last midterm election in 2018, when 716 openly LGBTQ candidates ran. At least 574 LGBTQ candidates will appear on the general election ballot in November, up from 432 in 2018, a 33 percent increase.” ...