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  • BREAKING, DC SOURCES: Renee Ellmers, Kevin McCarthy To Resign?

    10/08/2015 11:32:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Speculation continued late Thursday night that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Congressman Kevin McCarthy would resign Friday morning, has learned. The possibility of a double resignation was discussed at the Media Research Center (MRC) dinner by Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson. Several prominent lobbyists and staffers have confirmed that the rumors are flying all over Capitol Hill.
  • Dem Rep.Gutierrez: "Speaker" Paul Ryan "Would Be Good" For GOP,House,Country

    10/09/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesn’t want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the “extreme” Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities.
  • Former Chicago School Chief Goes Down In MASSIVE Corruption Bust

    10/08/2015 1:38:41 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Blake Neff
    The former head of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was indicted Thursday for allegedly participating in a bribery scheme that illegally influenced more than $20 million in city spending. According to the charges against her, ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett steered a no-bid $20.5 million contract to the consulting company SUPES Academy in return for bribes and the promise of a job after she left her post. Prosecutors claim that Byrd-Bennett’s corrupt dealings began in April 2012, when she first arrived in Chicago to work as chief education adviser, and continued for the next three years. U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said Byrd-Bennett...
  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

    10/08/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    yahoo News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | MICHAEL TARM
    The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted about four months after she resigned amid the investigation into the contract was between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant. She was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the nation' third-largest school district in 2012
  • Redflex Tries To Win Back Shareholders (red light and speed cameras )

    10/05/2015 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper. ^ | 9/30/2015
    Redflex red light cameras and speed camera deployments have dropped by half as municipalities reject automated enforcement. Only a few years ago, Redflex Traffic Systems was at the top of its game. Stock analysts saw unlimited growth potential in the Australian firm that once operated more red light cameras and speed cameras in the United States than anyone else. Redflex was so confident about its bright future that it rebuffed Macquarie Bank's 2011 buyout offer at $2.75 a share. Today, Redflex trades at 24 cents per share, a top executive has been found guilty on federal corruption charges and the...
  • Honoring Jesus through His love in us honoring and loving others [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/04/2015 11:47:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 28 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    My Spirit Honors those that Honor Me(Jesus) , And this is when you witness My Majesty, Bounding and moving through a crowd, Miracles of healing, Signs and "Wonders" is how My Spirit speaks out loud, Acknowledging My Spoken WORD, Rather written or declared and heard, But truly it is when He sees, The Unified Love of The Father you then feel His breeze, The Face, The Form and Breathe of JEHOVAH GOD , The Wonders of His Staff and Rod, For ALL Authority "Rests" in Me(Jesus)! So LET "MY LOVE" Be The Fruit of Your Tree ! Philippians 1:9The Voice...
  • The awful truth about Obama's hometown that he and the media ignore in gun discussion

    10/03/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-3-15 | Thomas Lifson
    Why has no one asked President Obama what “common sense” gun control measures in addition to those already at work in Chicago he would like to see? Why has no one asked him about the disparity in his concern over a handful of white victims in Orgeon versus his complete ignoring of hundreds of black murder victims in his hometown? Chicago, the town Obama adopted as his own and where his mansion still sits, puts the lie to the vague gun control nostrums he is selling. A highly amusing site called (“Illustrating Chicago Values”) graphically illustrates the ongoing carnage...
  • CORRECTED-Chicago businesses brace for potential doubling of property taxes

    10/02/2015 11:10:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Dave McKinney
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has disclosed that his record property tax hike plan entails significant cuts for nearly 300,000 homeowners, leaving Chicago businesses predicting they will face hikes of up to 50 percent. The second-term mayor last week proposed a $544 million property tax increase, the city's biggest ever, to help fix one of the worst-funded city pension systems in America ... Emanuel's office, which has said one in four dollars of the tax hike would come from the city's central business district, did not contest the 50-percent figure. But a mayoral aide insisted Emanuel's plan is his best effort...
  • Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In September

    10/01/2015 6:08:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS (Chicago) ^ | October 1, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade. Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime – including robberies, burglaries, and thefts – was down 7 percent.
  • Editorial: Illegal guns killing our city, body and soul

    10/01/2015 5:49:56 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 55 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 01 oct 2015
    There was a day, not so long ago, when driving drunk was borderline socially acceptable. A cop was more likely to wag his finger — you naughty boy — than haul you off to jail. No harm no foul, right? But as the death toll mounted, society came to understand that every drunk on the road adds to the possibility — the probability — that innocent people will be hurt and killed. We finally came to see that drunken driving, even when the drunk made it home without denting a fender, is anything but a victimless crime.
  • (Three) killed when gunfire erupts at Fuller Park memorial barbecue (Obama's Chicago)

    09/30/2015 10:56:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Ashlee Rezin and Luke Wilusz
    A barbecue at a South Side park was interrupted by gunfire early Tuesday, leaving Antian Hardmon, Ayanna Northern, and Tyrone Spikes dead, and three other people injured in the Fuller Park neighborhood.About 30 people were enjoying the barbecue, a memorial for someone who died in a crash years ago, when more than 15 shots rang out, according to a woman who wished to be identified only as “Shorty.”Five people were shot about 12:10 a.m. in the 300 block of West 42nd Street when two males opened fire from an alley, according to Chicago Police. Lawn chairs and beer cans could...
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • Step Aside Detroit: There Is A New "Worst" City For Housing In The U.S.

    09/30/2015 7:28:21 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 19 replies
    zh ^ | 09/29/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It will come as no surprise that the west, with San Diego, is where the gains are still frothiest: after all the Chinese "hot money" exporters are rushing to park their funds before the exit door slams shut, and are doing so as close to home as possible. What was surprising is the other end of the spectrum, because as Case-Shiller clearly shows, Detroit - after staging a brief dead cat bounce in the aftermath of its bankruptcy and since sliding once again - may no longer be the worst city for home prices in the US. It has now...
  • Mother, Grandmother Of 11-Month-Old Boy Wiped Out In Chicago Shootings, Heroic Officer Saves Boy

    09/29/2015 6:27:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | September 29, 2015 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    An 11-month-old Chicago boy witnessed tragedy late on Monday evening as he saw an unidentified shooter wipe out two generations of his family on his front porch. His pregnant mother and grandmother were those killed in an alleged case of random shootings that rocked the Back of the Yards neighborhood in South Chicago, according to latest reports emerging in the media. The shootings spurred an emergency medical services response to the 5300 block of South Aberdeen Street after multiple people were reportedly shot, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.
  • Man charged in sexual assault of 97-year-old woman

    09/29/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | updated: 9/27/2015 3:10 PM | Associated Press (AP)
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago man is being held on $5 million bail in the sexual assault of a 97-year-old woman at an assisted living facility.
  • WGN:Thousand of Bodies Could be Unearthed in Road Improvement Project (Chicago)

    09/28/2015 7:15:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Yahooo ^ | 9-28-15 | WGN
    could be as many as 10,000 bodies buried under what is now Oak Pak Avenue in Chicago. The area was once the grounds of a Cook County poorhouse and later an asylum for the mentally ill. (video report)
  • Former GOP Illinois Mayor attacks Federal Judiciary and urges reform

    09/28/2015 8:39:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/15 | Bill McIntosh
    Bill McIntosh interviews Federal judicial reform activist Chuck Panici The story of Chuck Panici, four times GOP mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, from 1975 to 1991; skilled political strategist is, both a great saga and a sad one. He turned around a seemingly hopeless municipality, brought fresh water from Lake Michigan to his town: built municipal buildings and built a coalition around his effort that united people across racial and ethnic lines. His bright future changed dramatically however in the aftermath of Chicago Heights city council member Nick LoBue´s name coming up repeatedly during Chicago mob boss Albert Tocco´s Federal...
  • Beneath Chicago’s Gloss: How it is possible for a city this booming to be this broke?

    09/28/2015 6:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 09/28/2015 | AARON M. RENN
    Chicago’s Loop hums with life and commerce today. A parade of companies, including Kraft and Motorola, has moved from the suburbs into the central business district. The greater downtown apartment market is booming, with thousands of new units being constructed. Chicago hotels will add 2,200 new hotel rooms this year to accommodate throngs of tourists. The city has rolled out new amenities and attractions, including an enhanced Riverwalk along the once-polluted Chicago River, and Maggie Daley Park, a fantasy-like playground that replaced the forlorn Daley Bicentennial Plaza section of Grant Park. Also opening this year: a long-anticipated elevated rail trail...
  • The Vicious Circle of the Leviathan State

    09/27/2015 5:45:30 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 26, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - Reflections on the latest tax hike request from the City of Chicago... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked for a massive tax increase. No surprise there. Massive tax increases have been the stock-in-trade of the Democratic Party for a century, so it barely merits comment nowadays. It’s what you expect when you elect Democrats (the sad thing is that you expect an equal level of opposition to taxes when you elect Republicans, but contrary to the laws of physics, such an equal and opposite reaction rarely appears). The oddity of this new one –...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Cubs clinch first playoff spot since '08 with Giants' elimination (Mets,Jays,Pirates in too!)

    09/26/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/15
    The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Cubs were assured of at least an NL wild-card slot Friday night when San Francisco lost to Oakland 5-4, eliminating the Giants from playoff contention. The sign outside Wrigley Field lit up with "Cubs Clinch Postseason Berth'' after it became official late Friday night. Fans gathered around to take pictures and mark Chicago's return for the first time since 2008.
  • Education Secretary Duncan’s children to go to Chicago private school he attended

    09/26/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew up in Chicago and attended the private, prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The pre-K-12 Lab Schools are progressive institutions ... resident Obama’s two daughters attended the school before moving to Washington in 2009, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s children are enrolled there now. And in the fall, Duncan’s children will be attending Lab, too, while his wife works there. .... his children will attend a progressive private school in Chicago, a school that does not follow key school reform policies that his Education Department has set for public schools. It does not, for example,...
  • About 260 Chicago Public Schools lose money due to enrollment losses

    09/26/2015 10:36:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-25-2015 | Juan Perez
    Chicago Public Schools ... The district said it would freeze funds for schools where students appear to be enrolled, but have not attended any days of classes or received class schedules. ... The district said 10th day enrollment totaled 367,499. In 2002, the district's enrollment was 438,589.
  • Dem Rep: Challenge Pope on Abortion, Gays, But Not Illegals, Income Redistribution

    09/23/2015 6:34:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To quote the Church Lady: isn't that conv-e-e-e-e-nient? On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Dem congressman Luis Gutierrez claimed that while he was "challenged" by the Catholic church's teachings on abortion and gay rights and found them "difficult" [but not difficult enough to change his standard liberal positions], no one can really argue the Pope's positions on illegal immigration and income inequality. View the video here.
  • Police Misconduct Investigator Says Chicago Cops Threatened And Falsely Arrested Him

    09/25/2015 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | 09/24/2015 | Rachel Cromidas
    A man who helps the city investigate police misconduct allegations experienced a brutal incident of police misconduct himself earlier this year, according to a lawsuit recently filed in federal court.  George Roberts, 51—an investigator for the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), which reviews police misconduct allegations, shootings by police and other policing matters in Chicago—claims in a lawsuit against the city last week that he was falsely arrested on Jan. 1, threatened with a gun and slammed to the ground so violently by a Chicago police officer that he lost control of his bowels.The lawsuit comes amid growing local and...
  • Move over Hillary: Rahm Emanuel sued over use of private email

    09/25/2015 8:45:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton is not the only person facing trouble over the use of personal email to avoid the pesky necessity of turning over communications to public scrutiny. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just been sued by the Chicago Tribune over his use of private emails and texts with regard to public business. Steve Mills of the Tribune reports: The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Mayor Rahm Emanuel violated state open records laws by refusing to release communications about city business conducted through private emails and text messages. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, asks...
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel’s private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursday’s lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel’s administration have been “met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.” …
  • McDonald's employee praised for act of kindness after photo goes viral

    09/24/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | sept. 24, 2015 | Fox News staff
    A Chicago McDonald’s employee who closed the register during the dinner rush to help a disabled customer is being praised by the fast food chain.
  • Chicago TV Station Wishes Jews A Happy Yom Kippur With Nazi Emblem

    09/24/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    TPM ^ | 9-24-15 | Katherine Krueger
    A Chicago television news station made a truly unfortunate art choice to accompany a segment on the Jewish High Holidays on Wednesday: the yellow Star of David that Jews were legally required to wear during the Holocaust. The stock photo was first flagged by a Chicago editor, who posted a screenshot of the WGN news broadcast online. The station responded to apologize for the art choice about 30 minutes later, and said in a tweet the image was "inadvertently" used. In a statement posted online, the station said the picture came from its image bank, and they "failed to recognize...
  • WGN Used The Worst Possible Image For A Yom Kippur Segment (yellow star)

    09/23/2015 1:45:01 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    ChicagoIst ^ | September 23 | Emma G. Gallegos
    For a TV segment on Yom Kippur, which began at sundown last night, WGN used about the worst graphic you can imagine: the yellow patch Nazis forced Jews to wear in Germany.
  • Chicago mayor's budget includes massive property hike

    09/22/2015 2:11:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/2015
    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel pitched a massive property tax hike Tuesday as a "last resort" to correct Chicago's financial footing, suggesting the only alternative for the nation's third-largest city would include severe cuts to police and fire services, recycling programs, pothole repair and even rodent control. Emanuel, who needs approval from state lawmakers and the governor for at least part of his sweeping plan, outlined a $543 million property tax over four years, a $45 million tax to modernize schools, and other new fees for residential garbage pickup, e-cigarettes and ride-sharing services. The property tax revenue would go toward...
  • 8 Killed, 45 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    09/22/2015 5:42:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2015
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Eight people were killed — including a 14-year-old boy — and at least 45 others were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
  • Chicago residents face ‘perfect storm’ of tax hikes

    09/21/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ruth Ravve
    Chicago already is one of the most expensive cities in the world -- No. 7, according to a report by financial firm UBS. But the cost of living soon could rise even more, if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way. The Windy City mayor is pushing a $500 million property tax increase, the largest in the city's history, as a way to balance an almost $700 million deficit. On top of that, surrounding Cook County just raised the sales tax to the highest in the nation, at 10.25 percent, while considering a hodgepodge of other fees. And the state...
  • Chicago weekend shooting toll: 8 dead, 45 wounded

    09/21/2015 8:56:47 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 21, 2015 | Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter
    Eight people were killed and at least 45 people were wounded in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday, making it one of the most violent weekends in Chicago this year. The shootings bring the year's total to at least 2,213, according to an analysis of a Chicago Tribune database. That's an increase of more than 350 over last year and more than 500 over 2013, according to Tribune data. There were at least 365 homicide victims in Chicago through Monday morning this year, 53 more than last year and 38 more than 2013, according to a Tribune database on...
  • 4 dead, 19 wounded in Chicago since Saturday, including 14-year-old boy

    09/20/2015 7:10:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 9-20-2015 | Megan Crepeau and Deanese Williams-Harris and Marwa Eltagouri
    A violent Saturday and Sunday morning in Chicago left four people dead and at least 19 others wounded, including a 14-year-old boy who was killed and a 15-year-old who was injured after a fight in a park in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. The boys were on the street in the 4400 block of South Greenwood Avenue in the North Kenwood neighborhood when a car drove by and someone opened fire around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police. The 14-year-old, identified by his mother as Tyjuan Poindexter, was shot in the head and died on the scene....
  • 3 killed, at least 18 wounded by gunfire since Saturday morning

    09/20/2015 5:25:21 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2015, 7:16 AM | Deanese Williams-Harris, Marwa Eltagouri and Megan Crepeau
    Three people were killed and at least 18 were wounded by gunfire from Saturday morning through Sunday morning, police said. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a 14-year-old boy was killed and a 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in Kenwood two blocks from where Hadiya Pendleton was killed in January 2013. The 14-year-old, whom his mother identified as Tyjuan Poindexter, was dead on the scene after being shot in the head in the 4400 block of South Greenwood Avenue in the North Kenwood neighborhood, according to police.
  • Chicago Adds Ridiculous 9% "Cloud Tax" on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

    09/18/2015 11:04:20 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jason Snead
    Streaming companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime are revolutionizing how Americans consume media content. These wildly popular services enable ubiquitous and virtually instantaneous access to expansive catalogues of music, movies, and TV shows. Streaming is big business, and Chicago wants a piece of the action. On Sept. 1, the city’s controversial new “cloud tax” went into effect, extending a 9-percent “amusement tax” into the digital realm. Streaming the latest Taylor Swift album and binge-watching House of Cards is about to get a whole lot more expensive in the Windy City. In addition to its amusement tax, Chicago is extending...
  • Attack on Teachers

    09/16/2015 4:22:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    As the new school year begins, you might like to be updated on some school happenings that will no doubt be repeated this academic year. After this update, I have some questions one might ask the black leadership. The ongoing and escalating assault on primary- and secondary-school teachers is not a pretty sight. Holly Houston is a post-traumatic stress specialist. She counsels teachers in Chicago public schools and reported, "Of the teachers that I have counseled over the years who have been assaulted, 100 percent of them have satisfied diagnostic criteria for PTSD." It's not just big-city schoolteachers traumatized. Dr....
  • Durbin: US should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees

    09/16/2015 12:40:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that the United States should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees, far outpacing the number the administration said last week that it will accept. “What the administration has posed is modest: 10,000. Too modest,” the No. 2 Senate Democrat said. “As far as I am concerned, I believe we should be prepared to accept 100,000—100,000 Syrian refugees.” Durbin's remarks come after White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the United States will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees during the 2016 fiscal year that starts next month. The senior Democrat’s comments echo those of 72 House...
  • Anatomy of a Failed Liberal State

    09/15/2015 6:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    When I grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago in the 1960s and '70s, Illinois was still a financial and industrial powerhouse. The Land of Lincoln had a low-rate flat income tax, the property taxes were reasonable, the state ran budget surpluses, and Illinois was the home of such iconic mega-employers as Caterpillar, Sears Roebuck and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The public schools were pretty good back then and a dedicated corps of teachers put kids first -- they didn't walk out on strike, and they didn't have the fat pensions they can get now when retiring at...
  • Twisting Intelligence Into Lies Is The Obama Way. Can’t Let America Know He’s Failing

    09/12/2015 6:56:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/12/15 | Jim Emerson
    Intelligence analysts assigned to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) state their reports on activities of the Islamic State (IS) have been intentionally watered down “to fit the Obama administration’s narrative that the U.S. is winning the war against the terror group”, (1) Obama’s policies on the Middle East have failed with deadly results. Officials around Obama don’t want him or America to hear the bad news. Here’s a little factoid: “IS” is not the “JV squad” as Obama described them. The American Military is capable of handling the Islamic State but the leadership and commander and chief lack the intestinal fortitude...
  • Office Depot Apologizes to Woman Over Anti-Abortion Fliers

    09/11/2015 8:40:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | 9/11/15
    <p>The CEO of Office Depot apologized Friday to a suburban Chicago woman who said the company discriminated against her religious beliefs when its employees told her that making copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy.</p> <p>Maria Goldstein, who is Roman Catholic, asked the Office Depot in Schaumburg last month to make 500 copies of "A Prayer for Planned Parenthood."</p>
  • Cook County prosecutors steer clear of judges in gun cases

    09/11/2015 5:11:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11 sept 2015 | Frank Main
    Cook County prosecutors have been avoiding judges in the early stage of gun cases — opting to have grand juries approve their charges — to make sure the defendants are headed to trial, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. In a major policy shift, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez ordered her prosecutors to present felony gun-possession cases to grand juries about a month and a half ago. In the past, they typically brought those cases before judges in preliminary hearings. Grand juries and judges can both decide if probable cause exists for a defendant to go to trial. But grand juries almost...
  • 14 years after 9/11, elderly Sikh man in US labeled Osama Bin Laden, brutally assaulted

    09/10/2015 3:11:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, September 10, 2015 | PTI
    New York - In a hate crime, an elderly Sikh-American man was brutally assaulted and left with severe facial injuries by an assailant who yelled racial slurs like "terrorist" and "Bin Laden", just before the US commemorates the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Inderjit Singh Mukker of Chicago was assaulted on September 8 when the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, "Terrorist, go back to your country, Bin Laden!" Advocacy group The Sikh Coalition said it spoke with Darien Police Chief Ernest Brown and were informed that authorities are investigating the case as a hate crime....
  • Ted Nugent Walks Into a Muslim Book Store- You Won't Believe What Happens Next

    09/09/2015 1:23:22 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 44 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/5/2015 | Mr. Conservative
    Ted Nugent is a legendary rocker who has developed a reputation for being an unapologetic conservative. Last week, Nugent posted a story on Facebook about visiting a Muslim bookstore recently. According to Young Conservatives, the story has quickly gone viral, and when you read it you’ll know why. Ted Nugent: So, I was walking through Chicago and I saw that there was a "Muslim Book Store". I was wondering what exactly was a Muslim bookstore, so I went in. As I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk stopped me and asked if he could help me. I imagine...
  • Waiting for President Selfie Stick: 54 shot, 8 killed in Chicago over Labor Day holiday

    09/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    twitchy ^ | 9/8/15
    Those are actually old numbers....
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Addresses Violence in Visit to Chicago

    09/09/2015 8:24:00 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    N.B.C. ^ | Sep 6, 2015 | No Attribution
    The Rev. Al Sharpton made a trip to Chicago Sunday to speak about the devastating violence that has gripped the city. Sharpton, a Baptist minister and civil rights activist, attended the 11 a.m. service at New Mount Pilgrim Church in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, where he was scheduled to preach a "special message" about violence. By the time Sharpton made his speech, six people had been killed and another 24 had been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
  • 8 Killed, 46 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    09/08/2015 6:35:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | September 8, 2015
    Eight people were killed and at least 46 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over Labor Day weekend, police said.
  • Searchers find child's head, other remains in Garfield Park lagoon

    09/07/2015 5:47:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/05/2015 | Mitch Dudek
    Chicago Police said Sunday night that a child’s head was found in the Garfield Park lagoon, and the case has been classified as a death investigation. Earlier in the day, doctors were awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination of a child’s hands and feet found Saturday in the lagoon. The Cook County medical examiner’s office examined the body parts Sunday morning. Results were pending, but office spokesman Frank Shuftan said it would be impossible to determine the cause and manner of death from the four body parts alone. Reached by phone on Sunday, Dr. Stephen Cina, the Cook County...
  • Child’s body parts found in Garfield Park (Chicago)

    09/05/2015 7:28:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | WGN WEB DESK
    There is a heavy police presence in Garfield Park tonight after the remains of a child’s foot and other appendages were discovered. We’re told this find was made in or near the Garfield Park lagoon. Garfield Park is closed tonight while chicago police conduct additional searches to try to locate any other remains.