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  • 4 dead, 6 wounded in Chicago shootings

    07/29/2016 9:34:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016
    Four people--including a 17-year-old boy--have been killed and at least six others wounded since Friday morning in city shootings, police said. The latest fatal shooting happened about 7:18 p.m. when a man was killed in the 2400 block of West 79th Street, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman, citing preliminary information. Shortly before 6 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the city's Chatham neighborhood. That shooting happened in the 700 block of East 82nd Street, Sweeney said.
  • Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Chicago Patriots

    07/29/2016 7:06:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 7/29/2016
    CHICAGO Friday, July 29, 2016 Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Patriots WASHINGTON - Thursday, the legal group Liberty Counsel released FBI investigation findings that the IRS - while being led by the former IRS Chairman Lois Lerner - began intensifying their efforts against conservative groups with a Tea Party or Patriot connection in 2011. That meant that when a question was planted from the audience at a 2013 conference, the IRS' strategy to discourage the Tea Party movement had been in place for two years. West Suburban Patriots was among several Illinois groups that began getting questions from...
  • Property taxes jump, and jaws drop ( Chicago )

    07/28/2016 6:27:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Rodkin
    The property tax bill on Jeff and Roberta Price's Lincoln Park home was about $400 in 1977, the first year they lived there. It's been going up ever since but rarely with the jolt of this year's 63 percent increase. The increase, from $8,652 to $14,104, has the couple re-considering their plan to retire in the Kenmore Avenue home, where they raised their kids. They're looking at homes in Indiana "as a backup plan" for the time when Roberta retires in a few years, said Jeff, who is already retired. "We have lived in our home for almost 39 years...
  • Obama Is Said to Have Picked Presidential Library Site in Chicago

    07/27/2016 3:11:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama and the foundation helping to plot his path after the White House have selected Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago as the site of his presidential library, ending a debate within his inner circle about the location, a person familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Mr. Obama and his presidential foundation have been deliberating for months over whether to place the library in Jackson Park, which is on a broad expanse of Lake Michigan and borders the Woodlawn neighborhood, or in the Washington Park neighborhood, which is closer to the Obamas’ home in Chicago. …
  • Homicide rate surging for black Chicagoans, report finds(BREAKING NEWS ALERT!)

    07/27/2016 9:36:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Dan Hinkel
    Chicago's per capita homicide rate climbed over the last decade, and the chances of an African-American being killed in the city spiked drastically, according to a new report. From 2005 to 2015, the city went from 17.3 homicides per 100,000 residents to a rate of about 18.8, according to a report from the Injury Prevention and Research Center at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. But the report held particularly troubling news for African-Americans. The rate for blacks in Chicago jumped from 36.1 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2005 to 46.5 a decade later. Other studies have shown steep drops...
  • Jonathan Mills, 26, former Southern Miss star, shot and killed in Chicago

    07/25/2016 8:31:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Myron Medcalf
    Former Southern Mississippi forward Jonathan Mills, 26, was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Chicago, near the high school where he once starred, police said Mills was preparing for a workout at his alma mater, North Lawndale College Prep, when a gunman opened fire on Mills and a group of his friends near a store close to the school, according to the Chicago Tribune. Mills suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Thomas Sweeney, who had no other details about the shooting and said no arrests had been made.
  • US Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's conviction

    05/18/2009 10:15:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 309+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/18/2009 | Alex Spillius
    The US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider overturning the fraud conviction Conrad Black, the former owner of The Daily Telegraph, who is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. The court's justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International, and two other former executives in connection with payments of $5.5 million (Ł3.6m) they received from a Hollinger subsidiary. The men argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. They turned to the highest US...
  • 7 Killed, 52 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    07/18/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Seven people were killed and at least 52 more were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police.
  • NOT A WHITE PROBLEM (some murder stats)

    07/17/2016 6:01:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | Posted on July 14, 2016 | Administrator
    The statistics in the chart below are representative of every Democrat controlled urban shithole city in America. Obama and his anti-gun activist minions are peddling a false narrative about guns because they understand most Americans are dumber than a sack of hammers and easily manipulated by propaganda. Obama uses every high profile shooting to blame guns, in order to deflect people from seeing the truth. And the truth is guns are not a problem in white America. It’s only a problem in the urban ghettos with the toughest gun laws run by Democrat mayors and city councils. Chicago is a...
  • Mike Pence’s Chicago Ties: His Irish Grandfather Settled On South Side

    07/15/2016 4:59:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | CRAIG DELLIMORE
    (CBS) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was raised in the Hoosier state, but he says he has a strong, personal connection to Chicago. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from the Loop. Pence says his grandfather emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1923 and came to Chicago, where he drove a bus for 40 years. In a speech to the City Club of Chicago in December 2014, he said his parents grew up on the South Side.
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • White Woman Walks In (Chicago) Black Neighborhood: I'm Sorry Black America

    07/13/2016 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Audrina Bigos
    Just four words: Black America, I'm Sorry. Laurella Willis' methods are turning heads on Chicago’s South Side, CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports. [Snip] [Willis] says she is sorry about "everything that's going on in America." The violence, the anger, the racial tension, all of it. "I don't want to continue to see Black American being oppressed, and held down and killed like animals," Willis said.
  • Chicago’s Collapse Has Begun

    07/13/2016 4:10:26 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2016 | Michael Bargo, Jr
    The city of Detroit, now famous as an economic disaster, began its decline when it lost jobs. This was accompanied by a loss of population, a rapid rise in poverty, increasing dependence upon federal entitlement programs and an unstoppable downward economic spiral. Puerto Rico is now undergoing an economic collapse sparked not by population loss but by excessive government spending. Chicago is in the same situation. Government overspending and over taxation comes first, population loss follows. Chicago is technically bankrupt. Its expenditures have exceeded its receipts for about ten years. All big rust belt cities in the Midwest, East, and...
  • Forensic Expert Jennifer Lee Barringer. Hunting Rifle + Scope = Assault Rifle

    07/11/2016 9:13:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 106 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | 7-11-16 | Miguel
    “The difference between a hunting rifle and an assault rifle is, frankly, the scope that one puts on it. Scopes can be purchased online.” “Double shot weapons” “They can do it very easily with something you could purchase at a grocery store.”
  • Walter Williams: Challenges for Black People

    07/11/2016 9:40:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creatots Syndicate ^ | July 13, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us "a nation of cowards" because we were unwilling to have a "national conversation" about race. The truth of the matter is there's been more than a half-century of conversations about race. We do not need more. Instead, black people need to have frank conversations among ourselves, no matter how uncomfortable and embarrassing the topics may be. Among the nation's most dangerous cities are Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Newark, Cleveland and Philadelphia. These once-thriving cities are...
  • SWAT has ‘person of interest’ in custody after Chicago’s active shooting threat

    07/10/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WQAD-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Sarah Tisinger
    Chicago police say a person of interest is in custody after shots were fired at officers on the Far South Side early Sunday, reports WGN. The SWAT team was called to a hostage barricade situation in Chicago's East Side neighborhood. Police say someone fired shots at an officer near the 10300 block of South Avenue N in the East Side neighborhood at 3:38 a.m. The officer was not injured and police did not return fire, but the suspects reportedly fled into nearby homes...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • The 'Ferguson effect' is destroying Chicago

    07/10/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9. 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    Violence in Chicago is reaching epidemic proportions. In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every 2Âą/â‚‚ hours and someone murdered every 14 hours, for a total of nearly 1,400 nonfatal shooting victims and 240 fatalities. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one per hour, dwarfing the previous yearÂ’s tally of 53 shootings over the same period. The violence is spilling over from the cityÂ’s gang-infested South and West sides into the downtown business district; even Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies. The growing mayhem is the result of Chicago police officersÂ’...
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Joakim Noah on banning guns, ‘Warrior’ Tebow and a Knicks title

    07/09/2016 4:39:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2016 | Steve Serby
    New Knicks big man Joakim Noah blocked out some time for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. [cut] Q: If you were president of the United States, you would … A: I would make it illegal to buy guns. Q: What are your views on what’s been happening this past week? A: This past week? … This past decade? Or this past … forever? My views haven’t really changed much. It’s just very sad what’s going on in this country. Not just the police brutality, that’s getting a lot of the headlines right now, but just kids killing kids,...
  • John Derbyshire nonblack talk (He was let go from national review for this column.)

    07/08/2016 1:55:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Taki mag ^ | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk,” Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ Dell’Antonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • David Horowitz on where Black Lives Matter came from

    07/07/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 13, 2016 | David Horowitz
    "The mob that came to disrupt the Trump rally in Chicago was neither spontaneous nor innocent, nor new. It was a mob that has been forming ever since the Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization in 1999, whose target was global capitalism. The Seattle rioters repeated their outrages for the next two years and then transformed itself into the so-called “anti-war” movement to save the Saddam dictatorship in Iraq. Same leaders, funders and troops. The enemy was always America and its Republican defenders. When Obama invaded countries and blew up families in Muslim countries, there was no anti-war movement...
  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africa’s largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 people—Africa’s worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • Chicago Criminals’ Favorite Gunmakers: A Visual Ranking

    07/07/2016 8:31:11 AM PDT · by granada · 57 replies
    The Trace ^ | January 6, 2016 | SARAH KOLLMORGEN
    Despite having some of the toughest gun regulations of any city in the country, Chicago continues to record thousands of shootings per year. As President Obama has pointed out, that isn’t a failing of the city’s gun laws. The problem is that most of the guns used in crimes in Chicago come from neighboring states with lax gun laws. A study released last year by the city found that almost 60 percent of firearms recovered at Chicago crime scenes were first bought in states that do not require background checks for Internet or gun show sales, like neighboring Indiana and...
  • Emanuel defends record property tax hike as bills hit mailboxes (Chicago)

    07/07/2016 5:35:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/5/2016 | Fran Spielman
    Five days after agreeing to raise property taxes by another $250 million for teachers pensions, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the record increase for police and fire pensions and school construction reflected in property tax bills now landing like a thud in Chicago mailboxes.The mayor was asked if he had “any words of consolation” for those taxpayers “stunned or even outraged” by their property tax bills, which reflect the $588 million property tax increase approved by the City Council last fall. His response essentially was, “I told you so.”
  • Chicago on the Brink:A retreat from proactive policing has unleashed mayhem in the city.

    07/07/2016 7:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 7, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    Violence in Chicago is reaching epidemic proportions. In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every two and a half hours and someone murdered every 14 hours, for a total of nearly 1,400 nonfatal shooting victims and 240 fatalities. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one per hour, dwarfing the previous year’s tally of 53 shootings over the same period. The violence is spilling over from the city’s gang-infested South and West Sides into the downtown business district; Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies.
  • What I've Learned: Jorge Ramos (On Donald Trump)

    07/06/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Esquire ^ | 7/6/2016 | Cal Fussman
    For years, Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision, America's most influential Spanish-language news channel. Although seen by millions of people, for a time he was largely unknown to just as many. But then he stood up to Donald Trump, further solidifying himself as the voice of Latino voters. He also does a show for millennial viewers on Fusion, which broadens his base. It's been a long journey for the fifty-eight-year-old, who came to America as an immigrant and, as he says here, is inspired by de Tocqueville. I learned very early on that I had to question everything,...
  • Does Mike Bloomberg Know Something We Don’t About the Clinton FBI Probe?

    01/27/2016 11:28:25 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 1/27 | Liz Peek
    Another explanation is that he sees trouble ahead for Hillary Clinton. Because of his close relationship with former NYC police Chief Ray Kelly and others in the law enforcement community, he might have the inside track on the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified documents and questionable foundation-related activities. Democrats have done a fine job of completely dismissing the FBI inquiry, but the possibility that Clinton could face serious legal hurdles may be encouraging Bloomberg’s ambitions. The probe is not, as some Hillary backers have claimed, scandal-mongering by right-wing zealots. It is a serious investigation,...
  • AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect

    06/02/2004 3:11:19 PM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 15 replies · 127+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/3/04
    AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh was No. 27 on the FBI (news - web sites)'s list of terror suspects after Sept. 11. He trained in Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s militant camps, sent money to a roommate convicted in a foiled plot to bomb a hotel and boasted to an informant about plans to blow up a fuel truck inside a New York tunnel, FBI documents allege. The Bush administration set him free — to Syria — even though prosecutors had sought to bring criminal cases against him and judges...
  • Dozens shot in Chicago over holiday weekend, but police report drop in crime

    07/05/2016 2:10:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Matt Finn
    The skyrocketing violent crime that’s plaguing the city of Chicago did not let up over the Fourth of July holiday. Fifty people were shot, including three children, and four people were murdered from Friday through Monday. These shocking figures are actually an improvement from recent Fourth of Julys, according to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. [Snip] 2016 is shaping up to be one of deadliest in Chicago since the 1990s. 338 people have been murdered and thousands shot since January 1st. In the month of June seventy people were killed. Those figures average out to someone being shot roughly every...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hĺrfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • At least 33 shot in Chicago so far over Fourth of July weekend

    07/04/2016 11:57:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Peter Nickeas and Alexandra Chachkevitch
    <p>At least 33 people have been shot in Chicago so far this Fourth of July weekend, most of them in traditionally violent neighborhoods on the South and West sides despite stepped-up police patrols in those areas.</p> <p>Between Sunday afternoon and early Monday, 13 people were shot over 17 hours in the city. They included a 15-year-old boy shot in the foot, a 16-year-old hit in the elbow, a 17-year-old wounded in the thigh, and a woman hit in the chest by a bullet fired through the window of a home.</p>
  • TRINITY CHURCH MEMBERS REVEAL OBAMA SHOCKER (2012)

    07/03/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 2 October 12 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the New York Times reported on a growing underground subculture in the black community known as Down Low, comprised largely of men who secretly engage in homosexual activity while living “straight” lives in public. It’s within that subtext that opposition researchers for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign began investigating rumors that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was running a “matchmaking service” for members of his Trinity United Church of Christ known as the Down Low Club, which included Barack Obama. Over the past several months, WND investigators have interviewed a number of members of the church...
  • Chicago's top cop 'sick and tired' of violence; more officers hit streets

    07/02/2016 2:29:31 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 1, 2016
    Saying he was "sick and tired" of the violence plaguing the city, Chicago's top cop announced Friday that thousands more law enforcement officers would hit the streets, lakefront and major tourist attractions, including Navy Pier, this Fourth of July weekend. Within the past 24 hours, three people had died and 21 more were wounded in violence across the city: this on the eve of the July Fourth weekend, typically one of the most violent holiday weekends of the year.
  • Editorial: A smarter way to stop habitual gun offenders

    07/02/2016 3:34:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02 july 2016
    As police fanned out across the city Friday to guard against Fourth of July weekend shootings, a group including Illinois Sen. Kwame Raoul and Police Supt. Eddie T. Johnson announced a new effort to cut down on gun crime. Although the legislation has yet to be drawn up, the idea behind it — “presumptive guidelines” — looks to us like a smart way to keep the worst gun offenders off the streets for longer periods of time. It would crack down harder on gun crimes without stripping judges of all discretion — and that means it could pull enough votes...
  • Chicago averages 10 shootings a day, June crime stats show

    07/01/2016 8:31:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    WGN ^ | July 1, 2016
    CHICAGO -- New statistics out Friday show there is an average of 10 shootings in Chicago a day. There were 355 shootings and 429 shooting victims in June. There were also 72 murders last month, up from 46 in June of 2015. At the halfway point for the year, homicides citywide have jumped 49 percent, hitting levels unseen since the late 1990s. Through June 19, Chicago had more homicide than New York City or Los Angeles combined. Chicago police are blaming repeat offenders with illegal guns and ties to gangs. The CPD says it has taken more than 4,300 guns...
  • HOW STUPID ARE THESE TWO?... Married Architects Tapped to Design Obama Library and Museum

    07/01/2016 4:45:17 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 25 replies
    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/ ^ | 7/1/16 | giveusliberty1776
    The Obama Foundation has selected renowned husband-and-wife architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to design the $500 million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. COMMENT: Can you believe these fools said the following: "It is a joy, an honor, and a responsibility to create a place that reflects the optimism and integrity of the President and the First Lady." COMMENT: It looks like that will be an impossible challenge. The two grifters in the white house have ZERO integrity.
  • Residents evacuated after reports of explosives at Wauconda (IL) home (125 homes emptied)

    06/30/2016 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2016
    WAUCONDA, Ill. (WLS) -- Wauconda police say they are evacuating an area around a house in the 400-block of Lakeshore Boulevard in Wauconda after receiving a tip that a man may have explosives in his home. Police say they have a suspect in custody and are evacuating the interior of a perimeter set up around the home to complete a search. According to police, earlier Thursday the suspect threatened an employee at a business, saying he wanted to lure the police to his home with the intention of blowing them up. According to police, the suspect said he is terminally...
  • Age to buy tobacco in Chicago increasing to 21 this week

    06/29/2016 10:42:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 7:24 AM EDT
    The minimum age in Chicago for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products goes up to 21 at the end of the week. […] Hawaii and California have raised the tobacco purchase age to 21 statewide. Illinois lawmakers are considering a similar measure. The Chicago City Council approved the age increase in March, along with higher taxes and other efforts to combat tobacco sales. …
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Chicago Is Pushing For A Massive Bailout Of Its Public School System

    06/27/2016 1:35:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 27, 2016
    It is well known that Chicago's pension liabilities have completely decimated the city's finances and currently stand at close to $20 billion. Faced with a significant challenge of meeting funding obligations as a result of a 2010 state law, Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently won a slight reprieve in the amount of money the city would have to contribute to fund the liabilities over the next few years, as recently Illinois lawmakers overrode Governor Bruce Rauner's veto and will now change the legislation in order to allow the city to defer payments to fund pensions. Under the prior legislation, Chicago was...
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7 Times Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down Trump

    06/25/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year. Below is a list of some of the most violent progressive demonstrations that have happened at Trump events across the country throughout the GOP primaries—a harbinger of what is likely to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. In one case, an anti-Trump protester even tried to murder Trump just this week. As...
  • 4 dead, 26 wounded in shootings citywide

    06/26/2016 10:18:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Grace Wong, Megan Crepeau, Gregory Pratt
    Four people were killed and at least 26 others have been wounded from Saturday morning through early Sunday across the city, police said. Among the victims were a 19-year-old pregnant woman shot along with three friends in Morgan Park; a 55-year-old man killed at a party in East Garfield Park; and a man shot by another person as they sat together in a car in Edgewater Beach. The Morgan Park attack occurred at 11:43 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of West 114th Place, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
  • No bail for man charged in fatal stabbing on CTA Red Line train (Chicago)

    06/25/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2016 | Christy Gutowski
    Before the violence erupted Thursday afternoon, Jones and Hampton moved several times to different train cars, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bob Groebner said in court. At one point, Groebner said, the two were sitting facing each other across the aisle and he asked her: "Are you going to have my baby?" Hampton shook her head no and he got up and began repeatedly stabbing her until she fell to the floor, authorities allege. He then dragged her body and slashed her neck several times, authorities say.
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • City records 300th homicide with 13 over Father's Day weekend

    06/22/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 June 2016 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Peter Nickeas•
    he city recorded its 300th homicide this weekend and went on to record six others over a 60-hour period that saw 59 people shot, 13 fatally, from Friday afternoon through early Monday morning. So far this year, about 1,800 people have been shot across the city and more than 200 of those wounded have died of their wounds, according to records kept by the Chicago Tribune. A total of 306 people have been killed this year by shooting, stabbing or other means, Tribune records show. A 3-year-old boy was among the wounded who survived the weekend shootings. Police said he’s...