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  • Man claiming to be Obama’s son arrested

    08/01/2015 12:28:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 8/1/2015 | CALLIE COUNSELLOR
    CHICAGO — A man claiming to be President Obama’s son now has to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet after causing a bomb scare outside Obama’s Kenwood home. Marquez Hassell, 20, was arrested Thursday after he approached the Obamas’ house on the 5000 block of South Greenwood Avenue and dropped a duffel bag over a barricade, which a secret service agent deemed suspicious. Police and a bomb squad responded and discovered that it contained an empty aerosol can, pieces of broken glass and personal hygiene items. Hassell told police he was Obama’s son and that the President was scheduled to return...
  • After boosting the sales tax, Preckwinkle now wants $130 million in pay hikes (Crook County IL)

    07/31/2015 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 7/30/2015 | GREG HINZ
    Cook County Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle Government and Politics Infrastructure More + Preckwinkle-seeks-pay-hikes-following-Cook-County-sales-tax-increase.com Photo by Manuel Martinez Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers. Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Only those who make more than $200,000 in annual salary would be excluded. The proposal, sent to a Cook County Board committee for review, extends to other unionized employees...
  • Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot dead

    07/29/2015 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 29 JULY 2015 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday. Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot Tuesday after an argument during "a drug deal gone bad" between Nash and his attacker, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He said a suspect was in custody and charges were pending Wednesday afternoon. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Nash died of multiple gunshot wounds. Guglielmi said two weapons were recovered, one belonging to the suspect...
  • Police: 7 dead, 34 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    07/27/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 30 replies
    Seven people have been killed and at least 34 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said. Most recently, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Hillary Clinton Pledges to Install 500 Million Solar Panels if Voted President

    07/27/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    time ^ | July 26, 2015 | Helen Regan
    “We are on the cusp of a new era” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday made tackling climate change one of her key goals were she to enter the White House, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide by the end of her first term in office. Clinton also called for a major increase in other renewable-energy sources, saying she wants every U.S. home to be powered by clean energy within a decade, reports Reuters. “I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency,” she said at a weekend rally in...
  • Pension doomsday: How will Illinois pols cope with this crisis?

    07/26/2015 8:40:19 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 47 replies
    Chicago Trubune ^ | JULY 24, 2015
    More bad news for Chicago (and Illinois) taxpayers arrived Friday morning in a 35-page, double-sided packet. On one of the last pages: "The entire Act is void." Cook County Circuit Court Judge Rita Novak tossed out Chicago's pension reform law. City Hall had negotiated the pension changes for municipal and labor employees with many of the city's unions on board. But Novak, using the Illinois Supreme Court's May pension opinion as her sword, ruled that the city's plan violates the Illinois Constitution: A public worker's pension is a contract that cannot be "diminished or impaired." lRelated Revenge of the pension...
  • 2 Investigators: Creepy Clown Trespasses At Chicago Cemetery, In Dead Of Night

    07/24/2015 2:04:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Dave Savini
    (CBS) — Creepy clowns running around cemeteries and city streets scaring people. There have been reports around the country – and now here in Chicago, too. CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with a Chicagoan who had a close encounter with a nocturnal clown earlier this month. The cell phone video tells it all: a person dressed in a clown suit, trespassing at historic Rosehill Cemetery in the dead of night. Julia Graham says she was “freaked out” at the figure as it ran toward the main gate. She and her husband were driving by around 10 p.m. “When we get...
  • Major donor to Obama, Emanuel to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser in Chicago

    07/21/2015 2:57:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart and John Chase
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her second fundraising visit to Chicago on Tuesday, attending an event at the home of securities trader Rajiv Fernando. In 2011, Obama appointed Fernando to serve on the International Security Advisory Board, a panel that was charged with advising then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on sensitive security matters. After the appointment, ABC News raised questions about Fernando’s qualifications for the panel. Days after the report, which also noted Fernando’s contributions to the Clinton Foundation, the trader stepped down from the board, saying he did not have time to serve. Clinton is asking...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Chicago Sinfonietta founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

    07/22/2015 8:56:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hedy Weiss
    Maestro Paul Freeman who, for 24 years was the Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta – a post he held since his founding of the orchestra in 1987 – died Tuesday night, July 21. He was 79 and, according to a statement issued by the orchestra, he had been fighting a number of physical challenges over the last few years.
  • Is Stroger Hospital in Chicago Selling Aborted Babies’ Body Parts? Pro-Life Group Seeks Info

    07/22/2015 1:16:52 PM PDT · by Morgana
    lifenews.com ^ | July 22,2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Since 1992, the publicly-funded Stroger Hospital has been doing abortions and now their name has appeared in the video with Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, explaining how the abortion giant sells body parts of aborted babies. Last week, the Illinois Review reported that the transcripts reveal that Dr. Nucatola suggested to the actors posing as buyers to check in with the hospital’s family planning director to see if they can connect and collect fetal body parts after abortions. Then the buyers ask the abortionist how far into pregnancy the hospital does abortions. She responds by saying that their...
  • Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

    07/22/2015 12:03:26 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 hours ago | Associated Press By MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago also ordered the resentencing of Blagojevich, offering the 58-year-old a ray of hope that he could end up serving less than his original 14-year term. The...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Court overturns some Blagojevich convictions (Breaking)

    07/21/2015 12:36:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Associated Press
    DEVELOPING: An appeals court has overturned some of the corruption convictions of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. he 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago released its ruling Tuesday.
  • Chicago Police officer shoots male with bat in Lincoln Park

    07/20/2015 7:27:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A Chicago Police officer shot a male beating someone with a baseball bat early Monday in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood. Officers working the CTA Special Employment beat were on patrol when a citizen told them there was a large fight in the 1500 block of North Clybourn, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The officers responded and saw a male striking another male lying on the ground with a baseball bat, police said.
  • Guns on the bus: Still a bad idea

    07/20/2015 7:16:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 july 2015
    "Granny's got a gun" was the headline on the television news report the day Ramona Taylor-Kamate was mugged on a crowded bus in Detroit. Taylor-Kamate, then 56, told WJBK News that she struggled with the young man who grabbed her purse in January 2013. He tried to flee when the bus stopped, but she held on and followed him onto the sidewalk. When he reached for his boot, she thought he was going for a gun — so she pulled out her own pistol and fired 11 times. He escaped. Rauner OKs changes to concealed carry law as state gun...
  • Why Pensions Are A (Big) Black Swan – Chicago’s Unfunded Liabilities Are 10 Times Its Revenues

    07/19/2015 7:44:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Rubino
    Why Pensions Are A (Big) Black Swan – Chicago’s Unfunded Liabilities Are 10 Times Its Revenues, 50% Of Their Cash That Will Have Go To Pensions. [ Full title ]. ... When talk turns to what might derail today’s debt-driven “recovery,” the big names and easy stories get most of the attention: China with its soaring debt, volatile equities and heavy-handed intervention; Japan with its stratospheric debt and science fictiony demographics; Greece, which needs no explanation; the developing countries with their weak currencies and mountain of dollar-denominated debt. And of course America’s triple bubble of stocks, bonds and derivatives. Underfunded...
  • Gutierrez: Steinle Death ‘A Little Thing’ - no compassion from Illegals Supporter

    07/17/2015 9:25:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/17/15 | i hanchett
    Representative Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) referred to the death of Kate Steinle as a “little thing” on Telemundo on Saturday. Gutierrez, during a report on the debate over sanctuary cities after the death of Kate Steinle, first flagged and translated by Newsbusters, said, “Every time a little thing like this happens, they use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated.”
  • Growing tax burden will push people out of Cook County and Chicago

    07/17/2015 8:53:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ted Dabrowski
    City officials are pushing property-tax hikes, sales-tax hikes, and even a commuter tax and financial-transaction tax. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s wish for a $474 million sales-tax increase to help pay for the county’s growing pension debt has been granted. The hike pushes the sales-tax rate back up to 10.25 percent in Chicago – the same as it was when Preckwinkle took office in 2010. And that’s not the only new tax residents have to face. Preckwinkle is just the latest local leader to usher in a tax increase. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel created a new tax earlier this...
  • Barack and Valerie's great Communist Party marriage

    07/17/2015 6:57:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-17-15 | Paul Kengor
    In my current book, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, I write of the phenomenon of Communist Party marriages. “Theirs was the first ‘party marriage’ that I observed,” wrote Whittaker Chambers in Witness, describing the decidedly non-sacramental marriage of two of his Communist Party comrades, before writing of his own “party marriages.” From Marx and Engels, to Herbert Marcuse and Wilhelm Reich, to Betty Friedan and Kate Millett, to Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, our comrades on the far left have bequeathed a legacy of noxious ideas on marriage and family. Their political-cultural...
  • Man charged in baby’s death near Chicago rapper Capo’s murder scene

    07/16/2015 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 14, 2015 | BY Rachelle Blidner
    A man was charged with killing a 13-month-old baby while fleeing police after the shooting of Chicago rapper Capo, prosecutors said Monday. Antoine Watkins, 21, plowed over Dillan Harris as police chased him after seeing him walk "calmly" away from the murder scene Saturday, prosecutors said. Watkins has been charged only in the baby's death "at this point," not in the murder of Capo, whose real name was Marvin Carr, prosecutors said. "You killed my f---ing baby!" a woman howled during Watkins' bond hearing Monday before she was escorted out of the Cook County courtroom, according to DNAInfo. . .
  • Cook County Board OKs sales tax hike [ Illinois ]

    07/15/2015 5:26:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 15, 2015 | Greg Hinz
    Cook County Board today cleared the way for President Toni Preckwinkle's plan to raise the county's sales tax a penny on the dollar, mostly for pensions. The action came when the board's Finance Committee, which includes all board members, voted 9 to 7 to 1 to send the $474 million a year tax hike to the full board, which will consider it later today. The key votes came from Commissioner Luis Arroyo, a Chicago Democrat who voted "yes," and suburban Republican Elizabeth Gorman, who cast a "present" ballot and who is widely rumored to soon be headed to a new,...
  • Black Activists in Detroit Blame Democrats for Violence

    07/14/2015 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    Red Statements ^ | June 24, 2015 | Steve Ahle
    Black activists got angry when the Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the people responsible for shooting 12 people on a playground killing one of them urban terrorists. They complained about the insult and want him to apologize. Craig refused to back down and stuck to his guns. Craig said quite bluntly: “You will allow this to continue if you do nothing. It must stop now.” That’s when the president of the Detroit National Action Network (founded by Al Sharpton) Rev. Charles Williams took umbrage to Craig’s assertions that these thugs are urban terrorists: “We want to make it...
  • Plaintiffs In Chicago-Area Lawsuit Assert A “Civil Right” To Force Suburbs To Enact Gun Control Laws

    07/13/2015 7:57:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2015 | NRA ILA
    We at the NRA have seen a lot of strange legal theories asserted by gun control advocates over the years, but a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by a group of Chicagoans still managed to distinguish itself in this dubious tradition by asserting that the plaintiffs have a “civil right” to specific forms of gun control. The basis of the lawsuit is a May 27, 2014 “study” published by the City of Chicago entitled, “Tracing the Guns: The Impact of Illegal Guns on Violence in Chicago.”The report finds that a disproportionate number of guns recovered from crime scenes in Chicago from 2009...
  • Chicago Lawsuit: Gun Control A ‘Civil Right

    07/13/2015 10:04:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/12/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 7, Father Michael Pfleger, the Coalition for Safe Communities in Chicago, and other gun control plaintiffs filed a lawsuit suggesting gun control is a “civil right” that is violated by a lack of gun laws and regulations in the Chicago-area villages of Riverdale, Lyons and Lincolnwood. The suit claims that “20 percent of guns” found at Chicago crime scenes between 2009 and 2013 were guns legally purchased from gun shops in these villages. Therefore, the suit posits a need for more regulatory oversight of gun stores in Riverdale, Lyons, and Lincolnwood.
  • Michelle Obama's Cousin Named 'Black Chief Rabbi

    07/13/2015 7:55:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 13, 2015 | Tova Dvorin
    Rabbi Capers Funnye to be the first American head of the Black Hebrew Israelites since 1999. America has elected its first "Black Chief Rabbi," the International Israelite Board of Rabbis (IIBR) announced - and he is a cousin of First Lady Michelle Obama. Rabbi Capers Funnye, a Chicago-based convert to Judaism, is the first person to hold the position since Chief Rabbi Levi ben Levy died in 1999. "Rabbi Funnye’s work with Black Jews in the United States and Africa made him uniquely qualified for this position," the IIBR said. "His goal as Chief Rabbi is to build closer ties...
  • Police: 2 dead, 3 injured in ambush-style shooting against Chicago-area officer

    07/13/2015 8:46:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    fox8.com ^ | 7/13/2015 | unknown
    River Forest Deputy Police Chief James O’Shea says the 24-year-old man “ambushed” the officers shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday and that they returned fire, killing him. He says two officers suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening. One was shot in his bullet-proof vest and the second was treated for other injuries.
  • Chicago’s Financial Fire: The city faces trouble from every direction.

    07/13/2015 6:57:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    City Journal ^ | 07/13/2015 | AARON M. RENN
    After years of warnings, financial reality is hitting home in Chicago, clouding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hope for a transformational legacy. In March, Moody’s downgraded the city’s credit rating to junk, but Chicago’s financial hole long predates its ratings slide. The trouble began emerging at least as far back as 2003, albeit under the radar. Then, as the Great Recession pummeled municipal budgets around the country, former Mayor Richard M. Daley engaged in dubious deals, such as the city’s parking-meter lease. In 2010, as Daley’s tenure neared its close, Crain’s Chicago Business published an exposé on the troubling levels of debt...
  • Manager: Rapper Capo killed in South Shore shooting

    07/12/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 12, 2015
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Chicago rapper Capo, a member of Chief Keef’s “Glo Gang,” was killed in a South Shore neighborhood shooting that resulted in a 1-year-old boy being fatally struck by a vehicle fleeing the gang-related attack Saturday afternoon, according to the group’s manager. The 22-year-old man was shot in the hip and back in a possible drive-by about 1:45 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Kingston, police said.
  • Three Years After Planned Parenthood Killed Her in an Abortion, Tonya Reaves Still Waits for Justice

    07/11/2015 8:15:31 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Tonya Reaves has been dead for three years. As the anniversary of the passing of this beautiful 24-year old African-American approaches on July 20, 2012, it seemed appropriate to link to a report we published last year based on the sworn deposition of Mandy Gittler, who conducted Reaves’ fatal 16-week abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago, Illinois. The deposition was taken as part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by family representatives on behalf of Reaves’ only surviving son. After Gittler’s incriminating statement in which there were many inconsistencies and much blame-shifting, Planned Parenthood settled with the family...
  • Michael Brown exhibit opened in Chicago

    07/11/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | July 10, 2015 | Staff
    A new art exhibit about the Michael Brown police shooting in Ferguson is on display in Chicago. The piece features a life-size portrayal of Michael Brown after he was killed last year in Ferguson. It also includes a black statue of liberty, and a noose dangling from a neon sign. The exhibit also features a plaque with the words “I Can’t Breath”; referencing the Eric Garner police involved death in New York. A Brown family member praises the exhibit. The artist is a white woman from New Orleans. She says it represents white privilege in America and how it...
  • BLACK YOUTH MOB Attacks Woman Near University of Chicago Campus With Kids in Back Seat

    07/10/2015 11:56:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 11, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. A mob of black youths attacked a woman near the University of Chicago with children in the back seat. The youths were using racial slurs as the beat the car. Her two children were covered in broken glass. The youths threw a bike through her back window. ABC 7 reported: “Her car damaged, her nerves shaken, the victim of an alleged group attack near the University of Chicago campus with her children in the back seat of her car talked exclusively with ABC7 Eyewitness News about the incident Friday night. Police say two people were arrested...
  • Father Pfleger does not Trust Black People with Guns

    07/09/2015 9:00:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 7/8/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This is where racism leads. Father Pfleger of Chicago and other disarmists have filed a lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago. In essence, that lawsuit says that black people cannot stop themselves from murdering and stealing, so people outside of Chicago have to keep strict controls on the sale of guns. Too understand the lawsuit, it claims that lack of strict gun controls has a disproportionate effect on black people.
  • Chicago To Apply 9% 'Netflix Tax'

    07/09/2015 5:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/09/2015 | Travis H. Brown
    There should be small print on “Welcome to Chicago” signs – something along the lines of “businesses and innovators not actually welcome.” With its recent, growth-killing hike of the minimum wage and its ever-looming $20 billion pension hole, the Windy City finds itself at a major competitive disadvantage. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his Department of Finance just made matters worse with the introduction of new tax rules that will notably increase the cost of using popular streaming services like Netflix , Hulu, and Spotify. Desperate for new revenue to fill its dwindling coffers, Chicago is applying a 9 percent tax...
  • Dozens of Shootings in 1 Weekend: A Look at Chicago's Gun Problem

    07/08/2015 10:03:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | 7 JUL 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX PEREZ
    Fireworks took on a second meaning in Chicago this 4th of July weekend. Dozens of people were shot, including a 7-year-old boy who died while celebrating with his family. It was one of many incidents that police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the result of a broken system. The city saw a total of 34 shooting incidents this past weekend, the Chicago Police Department told ABC News. There were 48 victims, including 7 murder victims, according to the police. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was "saddened and sickened" by the weekend's violence, he said at a news conference Monday on an unrelated...
  • Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax

    07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    King5News ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Konopasek
    Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition. Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition. The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.
  • Why nothing happens on gun control (CNN psychotic break)

    07/07/2015 1:08:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/7/15 | Zelizer
    <p>This weekend, while Americans were celebrating Fourth of July, horrible shootings took place in Chicago that resulted in seven deaths and over 50 injuries. It's another stark reminder of the cost of our country's inaction.</p> <p>President Obama gets this tragic reality.</p>
  • Chicago (anti-gun) group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

    07/07/2015 10:27:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 7. 2015 | By Tribune wire reports
    A Chicago community group is suing three suburbs, accusing them of not adequately monitoring gun stores they believe are the source of weapons that have filtered into the city. The Rev. Michael Pfleger on Tuesday announced the lawsuits against Lincolnwood, Lyons and Riverdale. The activist priest says many of the guns recovered from Chicago crime scenes came from stores in those communities. Lawyers for the Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court claiming the suburbs' gun store regulations violate the Illinois Civil Rights Act.
  • Confederate Flag Kills Ten in Chicago... Oh, Wait!

    07/07/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If President Obama had a son, he might look like Amari Brown, the little boy killed by a bullet intended for his gang-banger father on the streets of President Obama’s Chicago in yet another bloody Windy City weekend. As the Chicago Tribune reported, over the Fourth of July weekend, Amari Brown was one of the ten that were killed among 55 that were shot, none attributed to Confederate flag loyalists: Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the...
  • CHICAGO ACTIVISTS TO SUE 3 SUBURBS OVER GUN SALES (Father Pfleger)

    07/07/2015 9:17:26 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    ABC7News ^ | 07/07/2015 | Michelle Gallardo
    Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church and other community activists plan to sue three Chicago suburbs to stop guns from getting into the wrong hands. The lawsuit will be filed in Cook County Circuit Court. It accuses Riverdale, Lyons and Lincolnwood of not having enough oversight when it comes to licensing and regulating gun shops.
  • Chicago Has Had More Than 12,000 Shootings Since 2010 (MAP)

    07/07/2015 7:48:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tanveer Ali
    CHICAGO LAWN — When Marshall Hawkins walks around his neighborhood, he carefully picks a route based on the places where people haven't been shot. "If there are flowers on the block, you can go there," the 38-year-old said. "If there's been police tape or gunshots, you avoid it." Such is life for the former North Sider in his adopted Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Same for his kids: 5 and 7. "On days that I can't pick them up and drive them to school, I give specific directions. 'Don't take this street. Go this way. Not that way,' " Hawkins said.
  • Emanuel: Violent Weekend Not A Sign That Anti-Violent Strategies Are Failing

    07/06/2015 4:23:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 6, 2015 | Craig Dellimore
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Mayor Emanuel says he is both saddened and sickened by the rash of gun violence that claimed so many lives this weekend while police officers were on 12-hour shifts and the city’s summer jobs program is employing more people than ever.
  • Chicago celebrates 4th of July weekend with 9 dead, 47 wounded

    07/06/2015 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yes, it was another dismal holiday in the Windy City, with gang violence running wild. 47 wounded and nine dead, including a seven year old boy whose father – a multiple conviction criminal with recent illegal gun charges – was probably the actual target. Sure, those numbers sound like bad news, (and they are) but the actual title of the Washington Post article covering the story includes the caveat… but better than last year.
  • 9 dead, 47 injured in Fourth of July weekend shootings (in Chicago ... in 48 hours)

    07/06/2015 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 3, 2015
    Fourth of July weekend shootings have left nine people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 47 others injured since Thursday evening. Seven-year-old Amari Brown was killed in a shooting that also left a 26-year-old woman wounded late Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. [Snip] The boy’s father, Antonio Brown, is a ranking gang member with 45 previous arrests and was not cooperating with police as of Sunday afternoon as they tried to find his son’s killer, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday.
  • Chicago convulsed by another violent weekend; top cop blames justice system

    07/05/2015 11:24:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon July 6, 2015 | By Leslie Holland
    (CNN)A visibly angry Chicago Police Department Superintendent said Sunday that he is "outraged and saddened" by a violent holiday weekend there. Even in a city frequently beset by head-grabbing violence, seven slayings between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon drew terrible attention.
  • Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence in Chicago

    07/05/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | unknown
    At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
  • Dark Money group threatens Dems on opposing Iran nuclear deal (the Chicago way!)

    07/05/2015 6:33:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/5/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Even as the contours of the nuclear deal with Iran remain unknown (though a total cave in is strongly suspected), a progressive “Dark Money” group, whose donors’ identities are hidden, is threatening Democrats who might oppose the deal to keep their mouths shut and vote with the administration. Adam Kredo reports in the Washington Free Beacon: A prominent progressive organization linked to the White House and claiming to work for dozens of like-minded groups is threatening to attack any congressional Democrat who objects to a final nuclear deal with Iran, even before the terms of any such agreement have been...
  • How much could Chicago pension payments jack up your property tax bill? Try 30 percent

    07/05/2015 6:49:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 04, 2015 | Thomas A. Corfman
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel warns about a property tax hike of up to $250 million for the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, another big wave of increases likely is coming to rescue the pensions of police officers and firefighters. A massive payment due to those retirement plans next year could drive up Chicago property taxes by more than 30 percent, according to a Crain's analysis. And if the current logjam in Springfield continues, it could be a lot worse. Taxes on a $250,000 home would jump $224, assuming the city continues its current practice of using property taxes to fund...
  • Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more (only 9%)

    07/05/2015 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/02/15 | John Byrne and Amina Elahi
    Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.. The added costs are the result of a ruling by the city Finance Department that extends the reach of ordinances governing two types of taxes — the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax — to cover many products streamed...
  • 7-year-old boy killed among 30 shot in 8 hours overnight (Chicago)

    07/05/2015 4:38:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/05/14 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch, Jeremy Gorner
    A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed overnight and at least 27 other people were injured during an 8-hour stretch that started not long after dark.. About 11:55 p.m., a 7-year-old boy was killed and a 26-year-old woman was injured in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The woman and the boy were standing on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue when gunfire erupted and bullets hit them, police said. The boy was hit in the right side of the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. He was...