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  • Illustrating Chicago Values (244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died)

    11/25/2014 3:39:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Hey Jackass! ^ | 11-25-14 | Hey Jackass!
    November to Date Shot & Killed: 29 Shot & Wounded: 99 Total Shot: 128 Total Homicides: 32 Totals Since Ferguson (Aug 9 – Nov 24) Shot & Killed: 130 Shot & Wounded: 725 Total Shot: 855 Total Homicides: 155
  • Hoosiers divided over Obama’s executive action on immigration

    11/23/2014 11:38:54 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    wbez.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Michael Puente
    In his speech Thursday night, President Barack Obama spoke about the kind of immigrants he hopes to help with his executive action. “Most of these immigrants have been here a long time. They work hard, often in tough low paying jobs. They support their families. They worship at our churches,” Obama said on national TV. The president could have been talking about St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Chicago, Indiana. Located in a working class city, where half the city’s 35,0000 residents are Hispanic, the church is expecting lots of undocumented immigrants in the coming days. “We’re going to be...
  • Fighting illegal guns is God’s work (barf alert)

    11/20/2014 6:18:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 20 nov 2014
    Blase Cupich’s arrival as archbishop presents a historic opportunity to turn Chicago away from its horrific gun violence. As Cupich officially assumes his duties Tuesday, we urge him to take a leading and visible role in fighting the devastating flow of illegal guns into our city. Nothing could be more God’s work. Cupich has said he is “prepared to speak” on a gamut of pressing social issues in the Chicago archdiocese, from the “deep pockets of poverty” to income inequality to compassionate care for the elderly — all profound matters. But arguably no issue is more pressing than the violence...
  • Chicago Public Schools Teach 5th-Graders About “Safe” Anal Sex

    11/19/2014 8:38:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/18/14 | Dave Blount
    It is absolutely essential that education be pried loose from the claws of Big Government and Big Unions. Otherwise children will continue to be educated by liberals. For a graphic example of what this entails, refer to Chicago, the political cesspools of which spawned our Community Organizer in Chief: Parents at a Near West Side school say they are “shocked” and “horrified” after viewing a new sex education curriculum intended for fifth-graders, saying the way the information is presented is over the top and not age-appropriate. During report card pickup Wednesday at Andrew Jackson Language Academy, the school hosted several...
  • Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway

    11/19/2014 3:35:37 PM PST · by Petruchio · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 18, 2014 6:40 AM
    CHICAGO (CBS) – The pilot of a small cargo plane was killed when the plane crashed into a home a few blocks away from Midway International Airport early Tuesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot reported engine problems shortly after taking off from Midway, and was trying to get back to the airport, but never made it. The plane nose-dived into the front of a two-story home in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue, around 2:45 a.m., and ended up partially in the living room, and partially outside on the front lawn, its tail still up in...
  • 5 Reasons Abp. Cupich is a Great Choice for Chicago (or Anywhere)

    11/19/2014 8:50:17 AM PST · by millegan · 11 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Mattew Sewell
    Yesterday, Archbishop Blase Cupich began his tenure as the Archdiocese of Chicago’s 9th prelate. My wife and I were blessed a few weeks ago to attend one final young adult “Pub Night” with the archbishop before he vacated his seat as Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, where he spoke on the Pope’s encyclical “Joy of the Gospel” and took questions from the audience on anything and everything. Lots of people have been saying lots of things about Pope Francis’ recent selection – good and bad, Christian and un-Christian, smart and dumb – but at the end of the day,...
  • TALE OF TWO CITIES

    11/19/2014 7:10:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Jon Jay Ray
    Statistics can mean different things to different people.... Pretty similar until you compare the following: Democrat Conclusion: Cold weather from global warming causes murder.
  • Chicago public schools to teach 5th graders how to ‘increase sexual pleasure’

    11/18/2014 6:06:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    CAUTION: The following article includes some graphic descriptions of sexuality in explaining the contents of a sex ed program intended for ten-year-olds. Last year, Chicago’s public school district outraged local parents and made national headlines when it announced its new sex education program would include kindergarteners.  Now, the program is again stirring controversy, as parents at one elementary school reacted with shock and dismay upon learning that their 5th grade students – ages 10 and 11 – would be taught how to use female condoms and lube for both vaginal and anal sex, with an emphasis on longer-lasting intercourse and...
  • 3 killed, 15 hurt in separate city shootings

    11/16/2014 7:36:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 16, 2014 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Carlos Sadovi
    Three men died and at least 15 people, including six teenagers, were wounded in shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon, police said. In the latest fatal shooting, a 27-year-old man died after being shot around 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the Old Town neighborhood downtown, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. Around the same time, a 24-year-old man died and two other men were in critical condition after being shot at a party around 3:10 a.m. Sunday in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood on the West Side. A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition and a 16-year-old boy was wounded...
  • Michelle Obama to Teen: 'It's an Honor For You To Represent My Hometown'

    11/15/2014 11:33:18 AM PST · by W. · 27 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | 1.14.2014 | Kyla Gardner
    CHICAGO — When Chicago Public Schools student Jennifer Gonzalez stepped up to a White House podium Monday, nervous to give a speech in front of first lady Michelle Obama and dozens of other dignitaries, she fell back on her theater training. Gonzalez, 16, also got to chat with the first lady as photos were snapped before the event. "When I told her I was from Chicago, she said 'It's an honor for you to represent my hometown,'" Gonzalez said.
  • Ex-Mayor Jane Byrne left colorful legacy during time of change

    11/14/2014 9:48:07 AM PST · by Borges · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/14/2014 | NEIL STEINBERG
    Jane Byrne was not mighty, like her mentor, Richard J. Daley. She was not beloved, like her successor, Harold Washington. Nor was she long-serving, like her bitter rival, Richard M. Daley. But she was mayor, Chicago’s first and only female mayor — making Chicago the largest city in the United States to elect a female chief executive — serving a single, tempestuous term, ushering the city into the 1980s, leaving her own colorful legacy during a time of political change, social upheaval and financial crisis. Byrne, 81, died Friday in hospice care. She had been in poor health in recent...
  • How Rauner can target illegal guns (Illinois)

    11/13/2014 6:15:24 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 13 nov 2014
    Chicago desperately needs a real leader in the fight to get illegal guns off our blood-stained streets. Nothing is more important to our city’s future. We believe that leader can and must be Bruce Rauner. That may seem counter-intuitive. Rauner is a Republican who ran for governor as a strong defender of the Second Amendment, against an incumbent Democratic governor, Pat Quinn, with a long record in support of gun control. But it is precisely because Rauner is a Republican and a staunch defender of legal gun rights — and because he now faces the prospect of finding common ground...
  • Pregnant mother 'beat her toddler to death more than 100 TIMES with belt and......

    11/11/2014 5:01:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11 November 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Pregnant mother 'beat her toddler to death more than 100 TIMES with belt and electrical cord, then waited hours to call for help' A 22-year-old pregnant woman from Chicago has been accused of whipping to death her 3-year-old son with a belt and an electrical cord. Tylesha Griffin, of West Rogers Park, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday, two days after the child, Donnell Coakley, was found unresponsive in his bed. The toddler was rushed to St Francis Hospital, where he passed away a short time later. The death was classified as a homicide after an autopsy determined...
  • Black Revolutionary Group Puts Bounty Out on Officer Darren Wilson’s Head #Ferguson

    11/09/2014 6:19:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The “peaceful” Ferguson activists have put a bounty on Darren Wilson’s head. The starting price if $5,000 – paid by RbG Black Rebels and a local invester. RbG Black Rebels @BlackRebels_Stl The find Darren Wilson bounty is starting at $5k. Paid by RbG BR & local investor. Looking for current location to ask him a few questions 9:55 AM - 9 Nov 2014 44 Retweets 16 favorites In case you were wondering… THe RbG Black Rebels are Pan Africanist, Military Minded, Political Aware, Revolutionary but Gangsta Garveyites. Fighting for Uhuru. RbG Black Rebels @BlackRebels_Stl Not sure wha we stand for...We...
  • VIDEO: Plane manages tricky landing during high winds at O'Hare

    11/09/2014 5:54:20 AM PST · by EBH · 57 replies
    Friday, November 07, 2014 07:15AM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Aviation officials reported delays and some cancellations for flights at O'Hare Airport Thursday due to high winds, making landings for some flights - like this one - a bit tricky.
  • IL: Chicago Man Shoots Pit Bull with Legal Gun

    11/08/2014 12:49:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is not uncommon for people to use guns to defend against aggressive dogs.  In this case, it was the owner who shot the dog, so there are few legal complications.   What is interesting is that only a little over a year ago, the possession of the gun in Chicago would likely have been illegal.   From cbslocal : The 26-year-old man was in lawful possession of the weapon and will not face charges, according to police. All handguns had to be registered in Chicago, and if the registration lapsed on handguns, you were not allowed to re-register them.   A...
  • Think Twice About Illinois’s Crony Republican Governor-Elect

    11/07/2014 7:20:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 149 replies
    SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | 07 NOVEMBER 2014 | WILLIAM J KELLY
    With Bruce Rauner’s election in Illinois, the Republican Governor’s Association has checked this bluer-than-blue state off its Democrat tick list. It must feel good—but I’m less than sanguine. For the better part of a year, powerful Chicago Democrats have been whispering in my ear, extolling Rauner’s virtues. I heard similar insider political “chatter” about Barack Obama from these same Democrats long before he ran for U.S. Senate. Even the left-leaning Chicago Sun-Times suddenly changed its no-endorsement policy to back Rauner — and only Rauner — without even the basic formality of a candidate questionnaire or interview.
  • Chicago Protesters Charge City Police with Systematically Targeting and Killing Black Youth

    11/07/2014 7:51:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nick Chiles, editor-in-chief
    While Chicago has been portrayed as a city that has been overwhelmed with violence in the Black community, a group of protesters gathered in front of the Chicago police headquarters on Wednesday night to charge that in fact the Chicago police department is systematically targeting African Americans in the city, leaving far too many dead at the hands of Chicago police officers. A group of noteworthy attendees at the rally was the families of young people killed by the police, who publicly recounted the circumstances of their deaths and described how they have been trying to get answers and justice...
  • University of Chicago Professor: "We Should Stop Putting Women in Jail. For Anything."

    11/07/2014 8:07:49 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/7/14 | Aurelius
    Women should never go to jail, no matter what the crime, be it murder, assault, illicit drug dealing, or anything else. That is the idea of Patricia O’Brien, an associate professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago. In an article in the Washington Post entitled, “We should stop putting women in jail. For anything,” O’Brien made the case that women should never, under any circumstances, go to prison. O’Brien asked questions such as, “What purpose is served by subjecting the most disempowered, abused and nonviolent women to the perpetually negative environment of...
  • George Lucas' unveils space-age art museum

    11/06/2014 9:29:51 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | 11-5-2014 | Allyssia Alleyne
    No, you're not looking at an idyllic scene from pre-Death Star Alderaan. This futuristic building is the plan for George Lucas' $300-million art museum on Chicago's lakefront. Beijing-based MAD Architects and Chicago firm Studio Gang have released artist renderings of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that wouldn't look out of place in its namesake's "Star Wars" franchise. The avant garde structure, set to open in 2018, will have three levels of exhibition space topped by an observation deck with panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan. Inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van...
  • Did This Video of Blacks in Chicago Describing Life Under Democrats Help Swing the Election?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSRZo1BE5o
  • Here's where you can register to vote around Chicago on Tuesday

    11/04/2014 9:12:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | by BRANDON WALL
    Are you feeling a sudden burst of inspiration and want to vote on Tuesday, but aren't sure where to start? Let's get you sorted out. Not registered? You're in luck! 2014 is the first year Illinois offers same-day registration after a bill was signed into law earlier this summer. You will be able to register and vote at select locations if you are 18, an American citizen, and present two forms of identification, one of which shows your current address. Acceptable forms include a driver's license, a state ID card, a passport, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government...
  • Obama to Wisconsin Supporters: “You Can Only Vote Once… This Isn’t Chicago”

    10/30/2014 8:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you can’t cover it up anymore, turn it into a joke. President Obama poked fun at the checkered political history of his hometown Chicago on Tuesday, reminding voters in Wisconsin to vote early — but not often.“You can only vote once — this isn’t Chicago, now,” Obama said at a rally in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.Obama was brought in to fire up the Democratic base, traveling to a ward in which he carried 99 percent of the vote in the 2012 presidential contest against Republican Mitt Romney. At least it’s not one of those places where...
  • On A New Shared Street In Chicago, There Are No Sidewalks, No Lights, And Almost No Signs

    10/29/2014 1:28:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Fastcoexist ^ | 27 October 2014 | Jessica Leber
    Chicago is about to take a gamble on a four-block stretch of town where drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are all equal. It's not as crazy as it sounds. Imagine a street with no sidewalks, no crosswalks, no curbs, no lane markings--basically no real distinctions between pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers at all. At first glance, that might seem like an extraordinarily unsafe street. But the city of Chicago is betting on its success as it redesigns a four-block stretch of its uptown. The New York Times editorial board recently called the concept of shared streets a “radical experiment” for the city...
  • Chicago Official Illegally Offers Cash, Prizes for People who Vote

    10/29/2014 11:56:51 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/29/14 | Aurelius
    Alderman Leslie Hairston illegally offered people the chance to win prizes if they came in to vote in the 5th Ward of Chicago. Writing on Facebook, Ms. Hairston wrote, "Vote--you are eligible no matter the candidate... write your name and contact info on the back of your voter receipt. Stop by the Fifth Ward office and drop it off... Let's have the best turnout on the South Side!” This was illegal. It is not legal to offer any rewards to people to come in and vote or rewards for voting for a certain candidate. The prizes included, "gift cards to...
  • Obama at Mary Burke Rally: "You can Only Vote Once. This Isn't Chicago"

    10/29/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/29/14 | Aurelius
    At a rally for Mary Burke last night, President Obama joked about voter fraud while talking about early voting. Speaking in Wisconsin, the President was extolling early voting and urging Democrats to vote before election day so that they don't forget when the time comes. "So, one week Wisconsin. One week," the President said. "One week from today you get to choose a new governor. "And because early voting runs through this Friday, you don't have to wait til election day. You can vote all week! I mean, you can only vote once. This isn't Chicago, now." The President continued,...
  • Hot Dog Gate: Bruce Rauner Likes Ketchup–Or Does He?

    10/28/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 28 OCTOBER 2014 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In a race as tight as the campaign for Illinois governor, all it takes is one mistake to turn the election. Bruce Rauner made it on Tuesday. The GOP candidate placed a hot dog order at Portillos–one of them was with ketchup and mustard.
  • Black pastor endorses Republican for governor...guess what happens next

    10/28/2014 8:10:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2014 | Carol Brown
    Corey Brooks is the pastor of New Beginnings church on the south side of Chicago.  Pastor Brooks, who is black, endorsed Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois, going so far as to appear in television ads with the candidate. Normally I wouldn’t find it necessary to describe the skin color of anyone I write about.  However, in this case, it’s central.  Because ever since Pastor Brooks endorsed a Republican for office, he and his church have experienced threats and attacks. More specifically, the pastor and his family have received hundreds of death threats.  Most recently, his church was vandalized. ...
  • Pagan Catholicism @ Loyola

    10/27/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 26, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Catholic colleges and universities embrace diversity, Catholics should worry. “Loyola University Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic college find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible,” Dominic Lynch, a student there, wrote on The College Fix on October 23, 2014. I’ll bet they didn’t have a hard time finding a faculty adviser. “The Loyola Student Pagan Alliance was granted official recognition by the university earlier this month by its Student Activities and Greek Affairs board,” Lynch reported....
  • In Chicago, a Voting Machine Was Pre-Wired… to Vote for DEMOCRATS ONLY! (Must Read)

    10/25/2014 10:28:21 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 20/23/2014 | Editor
    Any student of American politics is familiar with just how corrupt politics are in Chicago, Illinois. It is widely believed, for example, that without the mafia’s influence in the area, John F. Kennedy would have never been elected President. But today, voter fraud has to be done on a high-tech, digital level. Because computers can be reprogrammed, learning about a machine that REQUIRES you to vote for Democrats is chilling. Below is Republican State House candidate Jim Moynihan’s description of what it was like trying to vote for himself in early elections… Only to see the final vote be placed...
  • In Illinois, Vote Fraud Called 'Calibration Error'

    10/23/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn't exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot....
  • Chicago Hospitals Monitoring 2 Sick Passengers From Liberia, CDC Not Testing For Ebola

    10/21/2014 9:18:05 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Just when you thought it was safe to BTF-Ebola-Is-Fixed-Dip... ABC7 Chicago reports, two unrelated passengers (one child - vomiting, no fever; one adult - nausea, diarrhea, no fever) originating from Liberia became ill en route to O'Hare International Airport. The two patients are being monitored in isolation at The University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center but based on the latest reports and risk exposures (from the Chicago Ebola Resource Network), the CDC has determined not to test them for Ebola... (perhaps they are waiting for Ron Klain to start work tomorrow to give them the go-ahead)....
  • Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent

    10/21/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a...
  • IL Poll Workers Break Law – Tell Obama to “Vote Democrat” at Chicago Polling Booth (Video)

    10/21/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-14 | Jim Hoft
    After spending the weekend golfing, President Barack Obama flew to Chicago Monday to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Reporters were there to film the event. At one point one of the workers tells Obama to “Vote Democrat.” Of course, this is against the law. Cook County is a Campaign-Free Zone – asking voters to vote a particular way is strictly prohibited..
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    10/21/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) -- Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends. Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason." A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to "say...
  • POLL: The Only Thing Chicagoans HATE More than Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the Green Bay Packers (!)

    10/20/2014 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The campaign of a Democratic challenger to former-Obama-WH-Chief-of-Staff (and incumbent Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel -Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti- commissioned a poll this month to kick off his 2015 Chicago mayoral campaign...  Intended to measure the mood of the world's largest cowtown in the twilight of Rahmbo's first term, the news wasn't good for the snotty former ballerina: 49% of participants had an unfavorable opinion of 'sitting in morning traffic'51% had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News52% had an unfavorable opinion of Mayor Emanuel58% had an unfavorable opinion of the Green Bay Packers So those polled (500 Chicagoans) hate Mayor Emanuel a bit...
  • City's Speed Traps Backfire [Chicago]

    10/18/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | CBS-Chicago
    Drivers in Chicago have gotten wise to speed cameras, budget figures show, and now the city needs to come up with $50 million in revenue. Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars -– through good behavior. Mayor Rahm Emanuel underestimated the intelligence of Chicago drivers, and the city paid for it big time. On a smooth, wide, well-travelled stretch of Irving Park Road, running between two cemeteries — no homes, no stores, no parking — the city of Chicago is trying to balance its budget. Each flash means a photo; each photo, a violation. Each violation: a...
  • Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 (Chicago)

    10/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter contact the reporter ElectionsBarack Obama WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will raise funds for Democrats at a $10,000-a-person dinner on Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Park home of Barbara Goodman Manilow, according to an invitation obtained by the Tribune. Obama’s appearance at the dinner had been slated for Oct. 19, but the date has been changed. Manilow is chairman of the board of the Crown Family Philanthropies in Chicago. The invitation says guests can expect a private, seated dinner, remarks, a question-and-answer period and photo.
  • Orkin Names Chicago ‘Rattiest City In America’

    10/13/2014 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    cbs chicago ^ | 10-13-2014
    Chicago is the rattiest city in America, according to pest control company Orkin. The company released a top 20 list with Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York City trailing Chicago. “Each city on this list is a major urban area that provides ideal conditions for rats and mice to thrive,” said entomologist and Orkin Technical Services Director Ron Harrison, Ph.D. in the release. The list was based soley on the number of treatments performed by Orkin in the past year. Orkin estimates rats and mice invade 21 million American homes each year and one-third of Americans saw a rodent...
  • Political fictions no stranger than reality — but at least they're less depressing

    10/09/2014 4:40:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 oct 2014 | John Kass
    In an early scene on "Madam Secretary" — a kinda Hillary Clinton political soap opera on CBS — our heroine mucks horse manure out of a barn. As played by Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary is a former CIA-analyst-turned-professor in the Virginia horse country, in jeans and boots. She holds a pitchfork in her hand. And bits of straw and road apples cling to the tines. She's asked: Why clean up horse poop? "Why?" asks Madam Secretary. "I like it. It relaxes me." Just then the president of the United States (Keith "I'm Easy" Carradine) rolls up the dusty road in...
  • Islamic State case: Bolingbrook teen's hearing may be closed (Chicago)

    10/09/2014 2:49:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/08/14 | Jason Meisner
    Federal prosecutors want to close the courtroom to the public and media for part of Thursday's detention hearing for a Bolingbrook teen accused of planning to join the Islamic State terrorism group in the Middle East. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, was arrested at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday afternoon as he tried to board a flight to Vienna with plans to connect to Turkey, authorities said. A criminal complaint alleged that he planned to meet in Istanbul with a contact who would take him to Islamic State locations in Iraq or Syria. In a one-paragraph filing, prosecutors asked U.S. Magistrate...
  • Jane Austen in the White House

    10/08/2014 7:06:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-8-14 | Rosslyn Smith
    Some people seem to be just discovering the odd position Valerie Jarrett has held in this administration. They also seem to be struggling to find a metaphor for her role. I have seen her compared to Rasputin, but that doesn't fit the dynamics of the relationship. Barack Obama may be as detached from the threats of his day as Tsar Nicholas II was 100 years ago, but Rasputin was very much his and the Tsarina's social inferior. I suspect Jarrett considers herself at least the Obamas’ equal if not their superior. When I consider Valerie Jarrett's role in things, I...
  • Chicago Cop Shot BREAKING

    10/07/2014 5:11:28 PM PDT · by llevrok · 137 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/8/2014
    just listening on my scanner (police zone 7)
  • CTU prez Karen Lewis hospitalized for ‘discomfort’ (Emanuel's Opponent)

    10/07/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT · by illiac · 12 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 10/7/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis was hospitalized over the weekend, citing “discomfort.” Karen Lewis 7Lewis is contemplating a run for mayor and polling indicates she’s the biggest threat to incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union denied a rumor she had suffered a stroke. CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin added Lewis would decide ” whether or not another public statement is warranted.” The Chicago Tribune notes “she underwent weight-loss surgery in Mexico in the spring.” Gadlin added Lewis is resting well, in good spirits and is “thinking of creative ways to secure the future and city our students and their...
  • Obama guidance, schedule, Oct. 7, 2014: NYC for Dem fundraisers

    10/07/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | by Lynn Sweet
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday travels to New York City to headline fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Saving the Democratic Sentate majority is a White House political priority. Illinois Democrats are organizing folks to use the various ways to vote: vote-by-mail, early voting and absentee voting, as well as showing up on election day and casting a ballot.
  • A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois

    10/06/2014 3:34:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05 oct 2014 | John Kass
    If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll — meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials — you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation. Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner, the Republican, are in a daily knife fight, but if you're wise, you might also spend this time asking yourself these eternal questions: •Since I don't have a government pension, what kind of sauce will I put on my dry dog food to make it tasty when I'm old? •Would bottled...
  • 3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

    10/05/2014 6:25:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    NBCChicago ^ | Oct 5, 2014
    Editor's Note: NBC Chicago includes shootings that took place between 6 p.m. Friday and 12 a.m. Monday in the weekend violence report. At least three people have been killed and 26 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Roxie Hart"(1942)

    10/05/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | William Wellman
  • The first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival is bracing for a nippy night

    10/04/2014 8:09:44 AM PDT · by infool7 · 24 replies
    Chicago Business Journal ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | Lewis Lazare
    With more than $2 million in production costs on the line, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival may get a chilly reception — at least from Mother Nature, always a force to be reckoned with in this city. Indeed, what could wind up being record cold for an early October evening threatens to put a damper (rain is in the forecast too) on what was designed to be a major fall spectacle to attract local residents and tourists. The latest forecast shows daytime temps on Saturday will be lucky to top out at 50 degrees. By the...
  • Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

    10/03/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/02/14 | Monique Garcia, John Byrne, Rick Pearson
    **SNIP** After the big-dollar fundraiser, Obama traveled by helicopter accompanied by his former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to deliver an hour-long economic address at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston. Marking the homecoming, Obama delivered several shoutouts to a cast of Democratic officeholders in the crowd who also will appear on the fall ballot, thanking them as people who “not only helped me be where I am today, but helped develop how I think about public service.” Using his speech to recap economic accomplishments of his administration from the early...