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    10/22/2016 8:14:20 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 101 replies
    Chicago Cubs won tonight played the Los Angeles Dodgers and won. On to the World Series!
  • CHICAGO Police: Group of robbers attacking victims walking downtown

    10/22/2016 6:51:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Rob Elgas
    Police: Group of robbers attacking victims walking downtown By Rob Elgas Friday, October 21, 2016 10:21PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police issued a warning after multiple women were attacked downtown in the past week, one of them just blocks from Millennium Park. The suspects are working in large groups of five to eight young men and women. Police said they believe the offenders are teenagers. Police said the targets are women, mostly walking alone, on busy downtown streets. All the attacks happened before 11 p.m. The most recent robbery happened in the first block of East Van Buren Street on...
  • Schakowsky's Husband 'Stepping Back' From Clinton Campaign

    10/21/2016 6:07:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Christina Flom
    Schakowsky's Husband 'Stepping Back' From Clinton Campaign Bob Creamer is shown on video allegedly discussing inciting violence at Trump rallies Robert Creamer, husband of Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, is "stepping back" from the Hillary Clinton campaign after a video suggested his organization tried to instigate violence at Donald Trump rallies. Creamer was aiding the Democratic National Convention for Clinton's presidential bid. He works for a progressive consulting firm, Democracy Partners, and is head of the group Mobilize, which contracted with the DNC. "I am unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing Hilary Clinton, and defeating Donald...
  • Guess Who Paid to Injure Cops

    10/19/2016 11:00:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | October 18, 2016
    Yes, the democrats. Specifically the husband of communist plant and Alinsky-ite representative Jan Schakowsky: •Democrats have used trained provocateurs to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Donald Trump rallies, using a tactic called “bird-dogging,” according to a new video investigation released Monday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. The goal of “bird-dogging”: to create a sense of “anarchy” around Donald Trump that would undermine his political support. Often, the tactic uses the most vulnerable people — including the elderly and disabled — to maximize shock value. O’Keefe’s extensive video investigation reveals that the...
  • Donald Trump’s Call to Monitor Polls Raises Fears of Intimidation

    10/18/2016 10:52:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Warning darkly of a stolen election, Donald J. Trump has called on supporters to turn out in droves on Election Day to monitor polling places, telling them they need to be vigilant against widespread voter fraud and a rigged outcome. “Voter fraud is all too common, and then they criticize us for saying that,” he said at a rally Tuesday in Colorado Springs. “But take a look at Philadelphia, what’s been going on, take a look at Chicago, take a look at St. Louis. Take a look at some of these cities, where you see things happening that are horrendous.”...
  • Dramatic Undercover Footage Shows Clinton Operatives Admit To Inciting "Anarchy" At Trump Rallies

    10/17/2016 8:16:15 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies ^ | Oct 17, 2016
    An undercover video produced by James O’Keeffe’s Project Veritas shows Hillary Clinton campaign operatives admitting to starting the violence that occurred back in March during a Trump rally in Chicago which lead to the event being completely shut down over security concerns. Project Veritas was able to infiltrate the private political consulting company Democracy Partners and its contractor the Foval Group which have ties to the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. According to Foval Group founder Scott Foval, “The campaign (Hillary Clinton campaign) pays the DNC, DNC pays Democracy partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval group, Foval...
  • Schakowsky Husband in Plan to Cause Violence at Trump Events

    10/17/2016 1:08:06 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 65 replies
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 16, 2016 | Editor
    A new video investigation released Monday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action shows how Democratic-aligned organizations used a tactic called ‘bird-dogging’ to incite violence and chaos at Trump rallies for media consumption. A key Clinton operative is captured on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this m*th**f***er.” In the video, Democratic activists Robert Creamer and Scott Foval reveal their strategy to create a sense of “anarchy” in and around Donald Trump events over the course of the campaign. Foval tells an undercover operative: “One of the things we do...
  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • Newly released e-mails: Hillary’s own staff mocked her choice of a big donor to high-level security

    06/26/2016 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    His only qualification was giving lots of money to the Clinton Foundation A few weeks ago, ABC broke the story of Raj Fernando, a big-money donor to the Clinton Foundation - as well as past campaigns of both Obama and Hillary - and how he managed to land a spot on the prestigious International Security Advisory Board. That’s a board generally populated by former generals, governors and top diplomats, who advise the Secretary of State on international security matters. Lots of eyebrows were raised when a securities trader with no background in any of this was introduced as a new...
  • Chicago police told to “reduce controversies;” never mind 50% climb in murder rate

    10/16/2016 9:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/16/16 | Doug Book
    Last month, the Los Angeles Police Commission--which sets policy for the Los Angeles police department--ordered officers to run away rather than confront armed aggressors. Written by agenda driven mayoral appointees, the new order is designed to placate Jesse Jackson, Black Lives Matter and others who prefer the death of police officers to that of armed Blacks suspects. Never to be outliberaled by fellow political hucksters in other Democrat-run cities, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered the formation of the Police Accountability Task Force, its mission, to manufacture rules guaranteed to place Chicago’s police officers in lose-lose situations; that is, lose your...
  • Chicago police release video of female officer beating

    10/15/2016 9:54:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    WGN ^ | October 14, 2016
    CHICAGO – Chicago police have released video in the arrest of a man who was charged in the severe beating of a female officer. 28-year-old Maywood man Parta Huff crashed his car into a Austin liquor store at the corner of Roosevelt Rd and Cicero Ave on the morning of October 5. Bystanders flagged down police. Witness told WGN News he appeared to be "out of it." When the officers arrived they initially went to see if Huff needed help. Huff was combative and started to struggle with the officers.
  • Face it: Property taxes are forcing Illinoisans out of their homes

    10/14/2016 10:09:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 109 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | October 13, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble. She and her husband have lived in Lake County for 16 years. They pay more in property taxes than they do on their mortgage. The tax bill is $15,000 a year on a house they bought for $227,000 in 2013. “They’re taxing us out of the neighborhood. They’re pushing us out. They’re pushing us out of our homes and communities,” she said. “If it continues this way we’ll have to leave.” A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll released Oct. 10 revealed nearly half of registered Illinois voters said they would leave the...
  • The end of Freedom for America
  • One gun's journey — 42 bullets fired, 2 killed, 5 wounded (barf alert)

    10/09/2016 7:33:15 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 oct 2016 | Annie Sweeney
    The young woman arrived home to find a footprint still visible on her front door. Her South Shore apartment had been broken into, and the small safe she kept under her bed was missing, along with the black .40-caliber Glock handgun she kept inside. Over the next year, that Glock would fire 42 bullets, leaving shell casings scattered on walkways, porches and side streets. In the hands of a street gang, the gun was used in at least five separate shootings that left two dead and five others wounded, police say. Officers found the weapon — loaded with 21 rounds...
  • Chicago police officer says she feared using gun while being beaten

    10/07/2016 12:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | October 6, 2016
    CHICAGO -- A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. On Wednesday morning, police responded to a car crash at Roosevelt and Cicero on the city's West Side where officers encountered a man that police allege was violent and under the influence of drugs. Three officers were hospitalized in the incident. One officer who was severely beaten told Supt. Johnson she was afraid for her life and afraid to use lethal force with all of the...
  • Chicago cop badly beaten because she hesitated using gun in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter protests

    10/07/2016 8:47:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 10/7/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Chicago’s top cop said Thursday one of his officers was seriously beaten at an accident scene because the national focus on police shootings has caused officers to second-guess themselves. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the patrol officer told him she did not use her gun to defend herself for fear of a backlash. "She didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news," he said. The injured officer, a 17-year Chicago police veteran, got into a struggle with a man who allegedly was high on PCP after she stopped at a crash...
  • Citing beating of officer, Chicago's top cop says police are 'second-guessing themselves'

    10/07/2016 4:44:37 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
    Chicago’s top cop said Thursday one of his officers was seriously beaten at an accident scene because the national focus on police shootings has caused officers to second-guess themselves. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the patrol officer told him she did not use her gun to defend herself for fear of a backlash. "She didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news," he said. *snip* The suspect smashed the officer's face into the pavement repeatedly until she was unconscious, police said.
  • Here come the Giants, exactly the team the Cubs probably didn’t want to see in the NLDS

    10/06/2016 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 6th, 2016 | by Tim Kawakami
    So Conor Gillaspie in 2016 is Marco Scutaro from 2012 or Travis Ishikawa from 2014 or Cody Ross from 2010, at least for one enormous Wild-Card game and that means it could go on and on again… And Madison Bumgarner in 2016 is… Madison Bumgarner, the perpetual postseason legend. That’s a two-paragraph summary of the Giants’ scintillating 3-0 Wild-Card victory over the Mets tonight, and yes, obviously, the patterns and connections from the previous three Giants postseason trips are impossible to ignore. You know who probably understands this better than anybody? That’d be the Cubs, who now face the Giants...
  • REMAIN IN ME[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2016 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-16-16 | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is greater than you can conceive for before you need I AM, I AM there with the answer, I AM there with the breath of supply, My love endures through forever therefore I AM there in an instant for I never left you to begin with for you are in Me and we are one. Now take this love promised through the ages yet forever surrounds you and drink deep and allow the sounds of My waters to drown out the lies of the enemy for truly we are one and as no harm can come...
  • Aldermen want Trump stripped of his honorary Chicago plaza

    10/06/2016 12:41:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | Kim Janssen
    icago has long had a prominent downtown street named for Italian fascist Italo Balbo — but an honorary plaza named for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is an insult that goes too far, a group of aldermen say. So at a City Council meeting Wednesday, Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, introduced an ordinance that would strip Trump's name from the small plaza in front of his River North hotel on Wabash Avenue. The move would punish Trump for "painting a distorted caricature of Chicago" on the campaign trail and for "comparing our great city to a decimated, war-torn country," said...
  • Chicago gets new agency to investigate police shootings

    10/06/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    USATODAY | Oct. 5, 2016 | Aamer Madhani
    Link only.
  • 8-Year-Old Refugee Dies After Flight To O’Hare

    10/06/2016 6:12:15 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 38 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 10/5 /16 | Suzanne Le Mignot
    An 8-year-old refugee from Congo died Tuesday after landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. David Dieme, an 8-year-old boy landed Tuesday at approximately 4:30 p.m. with a refugee family at O’Hare International Airport. Dieme was traveling with his father and several other children, who arrived to Chicago on a flight from Dubai. After clearing paperwork, the family was being escorted to their next flight, when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer noticed Dieme unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services was immediately notified and arrived at the terminal. Standard procedures are in place to address sick passengers, a spokesman for the Centers...
  • Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems (Heads up Chgo metro Freepers)

    10/05/2016 3:00:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Oct 4, 2016
    Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:39 pm The Latest: Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems President Barack Obama is headed for his home town of Chicago this weekend to raise some cash for Hillary Clinton's campaign and for Democrats in the U.S. House. The president also will attend a Sunday campaign event for Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who's challenging Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. The White House says Obama will travel to Chicago on Friday and return to the White House on Sunday.
  • Fan wearing gorilla suit arrested after storming Soldier Field

    10/02/2016 5:01:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies ^ | 10-2-16 | Twitter
    A fan disrupted the Bears/Lions game on Sunday when he ran out on the field wearing a full gorilla costume and a shirt that read "All Lives Matter" on the front and "Put The Guns Down" on the back. He was tackled, removed from the game and turned over to authorities.
  • Friend of man gunned down near Millennium Park: 'I'm ready to boycott the city of Chicago'

    10/02/2016 6:35:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 28, 2016 | Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    "I take my family into the city quite often, but I'm at the point where I'm ready to boycott the city of Chicago," said Lativsky, who lives in Glen Ellyn. "That someone can't go to Millennium Park -- with someone who should be in jail, with a warrant, 39 arrests, two times for pointing a gun into someone's face -- this scumbag is out on the street when he should be in jail. Lativsky said he has employed hundreds of people at his business, which does industrial work coating floors, and Fabbri was one of his best. Anything Lativsky asked...
  • I never worry I’ll be shot in Chicago. After all, I’m white.

    10/02/2016 6:02:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Special to The Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2016 | Edward McClelland
    Walking through a high-crime neighborhood without fear of being shot is the ultimate white privilege. Belonging to a conquering culture provides a free pass on another race’s turf, an immunity from the violence that afflicts oppressed communities. Howard Street is the main drag of a neighborhood nicknamed the Juneway Jungle, or simply “the Jungle,” but I’ve never been hassled there, even at 1 in the morning. I look so square that no one even tries to sell me weed.
  • Inside the Chicago Police Department’s secret budget

    10/01/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Police Department doesn't disclose its forfeiture income or expenditures to the public, and doesn't account for it in its official budget. Instead, CPD's Bureau of Organized Crime, the division tasked with drug- and gang-related investigations, oversees the forfeiture fund in what amounts to a secret budget—an off-the-books stream of income used to supplement the bureau's public budget. The Reader found that CPD uses civil forfeiture funds to finance many of the day-to-day operations of its narcotics unit and to secretly purchase controversial surveillance equipment without public scrutiny or City Council oversight.
  • NEWSFLASH! Policing Reduces Crime! (Video)

    10/01/2016 10:49:02 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    NEWSFLASH! Policing Reduces Crime!
  • As Chicago Staunches Fiscal Bleed, Schools Are Awash in Red Ink

    09/30/2016 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 29 September 2016
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  • Johnson for President Endorsement (Hillary Rejected by her Hometown Paper)

    09/30/2016 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 30, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Time upon time, Clinton's behavior affirms the perception that she's a corner-cutter whose ambitions drive her decisions. One telling episode among the countless: Asked by a voter if she was for or against the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, she replied, "If it's undecided when I become president, I will answer your question." As we've asked here before, will Hillary Clinton ever get over her consuming fear of straight talk?
  • Activists converge on downtown Glencoe, pushing gun control (barf alert)

    09/27/2016 4:27:39 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 sept 2016 | Irv Leavitt
    Irv Leavitt "I just want to be a neutral," in the gun control debate, said Stephanie Macakanja. "I really try not to be political." But she agreed Saturday to allow a "no-guns" sticker on the front door of her two-year-old Glencoe gift shop, Blacksheep General Store, 346 Park Ave. "If they came in here one-on-one, we might have had a longer conversation," she said. "But when they came in here en masse — just give me the sticker." Northbrook gun-control activists Lee Goodman and Nancy Goodman, joined by about two dozen members of their group Peaceful Communities and members of...
  • Witness: Man shot, killed in Chicago after argument about politics

    09/26/2016 5:49:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | September 26, 2016
    CHICAGO — A witness to the fatal shooting of a man along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue Saturday night said the victim had just gotten into an argument about politics with his killer, reports CBS Chicago. “There was some sort of political discussion going on,” said Marques Wilson, who told the station he saw the moments leading up to Peter Fabbri’s murder.
  • 8 killed, 43 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    09/26/2016 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | September 26, 2016
    Eight people were killed and at least 43 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, including a west suburban man fatally shot on a sidewalk near Millennium Park. The downtown killing happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street in the Loop, where 54-year-old Peter Fabbri was walking with two other people when he got into an argument with another male, who pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to Chicago police. The shooter took off on a bicycle but was arrested nearby, police...
  • Robbers Try to Mug Pizza Delivery Boy Who Turns Out to Be an Ex-NFL Linebacker

    09/25/2016 9:07:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 31 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Four robbers who planned to rob a pizza delivery boy after ordering delivery to an abandoned house were in for a surprise when a former NFL linebacker showed up with the pie instead. Napoleon Harris III, the former NFL linebacker and Illinois state senator, is the owner of two Chicago-area Beggars pizza franchises and was sitting in one of them right before closing time when a last minute call came in, The Daily Mail reported. Harris offered to deliver the pizza himself since the crew was overwhelmed, but he didn’t know that the house was vacant.
  • Twin says he committed murder that got his brother prison time

    09/25/2016 7:50:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    A Chicago man has made a stunning confession — insisting he committed a 2003 murder that his identical twin brother was thrown in prison for 13 years ago. “I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Karl Smith, 38, told a Chicago judge last week, as his identical twin, Kevin Dugar, dabbed tears from his eyes from his heavily guarded seat in the courtroom. But could these two brothers — so identical that for years they impersonated each other for fun — simply be pulling a fast one on authorities?
  • If Not Trump, Who Will Cure the Rot?

    09/24/2016 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept 23, 2016 | Holman W. Jenkins Jr.
    One of the brothers charged in the August shooting death of mother-of-four Nykea Aldridge in Chicago, which prompted a controversial tweet from Donald Trump appealing for black support (“VOTE TRUMP!”), was released only two weeks earlier on a firearms violation... Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson last month explained reality to the Chicago Tribune: Of the 1,400 people on the city’s “Strategic Subject List” of those believed responsible for its gun violence, most have been arrested and released multiple times on gun charges. By one count (that of the Chicago Sun-Times) 75% of those booked on gun violations in the first...
  • Calypso Louie Rips Obama on Chicago (Video in the link)

    09/22/2016 7:46:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A story from yesterday I didn't have a chance to get to. Sunday at the Men's Day program hosted at Union Temple Baptist church in Washington, DC, the Nation of Islam grand pooh-bah, Minister Louis Farrakhan, said to President Obama, "Your people are suffering and dying in the streets of Chicago, so you failed to do what should have been done." Farrakhan continued by saying it's time to let Donald Trump do what he wants to, because he's not destroying your legacy. Farrakhan said, "So you Democrats, you been in their party a long time. Answer me,...
  • Victim In Stabbing Death Was Trans Woman, Says Friend Who Wants Police To Make Case A Priority

    09/22/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — Chicago Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 28-year-old in the West Garfield Park neighborhood – a victim officially listed as male but who friends say was a trans woman. “I really want justice for my friend. That’s really it,” says Jaliyah. Jaliyah says she knew the trans woman who was murdered and was her friend for seven years.
  • Trump calls for racial unity, embraces 'stop and frisk'

    09/22/2016 8:09:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2016 10:30 AM EDT | Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples
    Lamenting a “lack of spirit” between whites and blacks, Donald Trump encouraged racial unity on Thursday even as he called for one of the nation’s largest cities to adopt “stop and frisk” policing tactics that have been widely condemned as racial profiling by minority leaders. […] “I think Chicago needs stop and frisk,” Trump said. “When you have 3,000 people shot and so many people dying, I mean it’s worse than some of the places we’re hearing about like Afghanistan, you know, the war-torn nations.” …
  • High Ranking Retired Chicago Officer Benefits from Carry Reform

    09/22/2016 4:43:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deputy Chief of Detectives Chicago PD, Fred Coffee Image from A retired Deputy Police Chief of Detectives in Chicago should be glad that gun carry law reform has been passed.  He was shot and had to return fire.  He wounded his 21-year-old assailant, who was later arrested.  From the Officers walked in and out of the park's stadium south of 82nd, where a retired deputy police chief had exchanged gunfire with a robber during an exercise session for senior citizens about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The retired officer, Fred Coffey, 72, was hit in the arm. The robber,...
  • Ricketts family to spend $1M to back Trump's presidential bid, adviser says

    09/20/2016 10:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | September 20, 2016 | Zachary R. Mider, Bloomberg
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    09/19/2016 12:49:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2016 | Staff
    The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues. The program, which Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is scheduled to discuss Monday evening, is among several department reforms following the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The black teenager was shot 16 times in 2014 by a white Chicago police officer. Graphic squad-car video of the shooting was released last year, prompting citywide protests, police leadership changes and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
  • Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’ (Another Flop in the Making)

    09/18/2016 8:46:18 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 45 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 9-18-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a film about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. According to Deadline, the streaming service beat out several other distributors to land the rights to the critically-acclaimed film from director Vikram Gandhi, which premiered September 10 in Toronto. Netflix was said to have spent $4.5 million to acquire the film, though the final number was not confirmed. Barry tells the story of one year in the life of the future president, as he attends Columbia University in...
  • Cops: 1 dead, dozens displaced in string of arsons in Heart of Chicago

    09/17/2016 5:53:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 9-17-16 | Megan Crepeau and Elvia Malagon
    A man was killed and about two dozen people were driven from their home in a string of fires set within blocks of each other in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood early Friday, police and fire officials said. At least seven separate fires were reported around 3 a.m., apparently set in alley trash cans that spread to garages and at least one home in the South Side neighborhood, according to officials.
  • Candidate vs. the Machine

    09/17/2016 7:21:24 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Jeffrey Leef is a Republican and a political novice who challenged Chicago's Democratic machine by running for Congress. He had no expectation of defeating incumbent Rep. Danny Davis, whose 7th district hasn't elected a Republican in 70 years. This was an idealistic pursuit by a citizen in defense of the endangered two-party system in Cook County. What could possibly go wrong? Leef got the nomination and secured enough signatures to get on the ballot. But before he could put up signs or receive a single donation, an ousted committeeman filed an objection to his candidacy with the Board of Elections....
  • The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back

    09/12/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The streets are gone,” Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month. The night before, Aug. 14, a Chicago police officer’s son had been killed in a shooting while sitting on his family’s porch, one of 92 people killed in Chicago during the worst month for homicides in the Windy City since July 1993. The August victims who survived included 10-year-old Tavon Tanner, shot while playing in front of his house (the bullet ripped through Tavon’s pancreas, intestines, kidney and spleen); an 8-year-old girl shot in the arm while crossing the street; and two 6-year-old girls....
  • Chicagoan, Dissatisfied With Police Coverage, Hires Private Patrols

    09/10/2016 3:01:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/9/2016 | Dana Kozlov
    (CBS) – A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. Security firm owner Howard Greer, also a Chicago cop, patrols the 1100 block of North LaSalle. It’s his off-duty job, paid for by this De Mudd. “I’ve been watching my neighborhood deteriorate over the last couple of years,” Mudd says. Police, he says, couldn’t keep up. So, Greer and fellow off-duty officers now walk the Gold Coast pocket with...
  • (Chicago) Teacher Disciplined After Trying To Force Student To Stand For Pledge

    09/09/2016 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 8, 2016
    A Blue Island high school teacher has been disciplined, after trying to force a student to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Michael Stillman, an attorney for Community High School District 218, wouldn't say how the teacher was disciplined, but said her behavior did not rise to the level of a fireable offense. [Snip] The student's mother, Kelly Porter, said the teacher was suspended. [Snip] Her 15-year-old son, Shemar Cooper, chose to sit during the pledge two weeks ago, and his Spanish teacher approached him about it. His mother acknowledged his response was "America sucks," and she said that "was...
  • Embattled Lt. Glenn Evans Gets Support in Lawsuit Against CPD

    09/08/2016 8:55:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8 Sept 2016 | Andy Grimm
    It's not every day that a priest gives a ringing endorsement of a Chicago Police officer once charged with forcing a gun down the throat of a suspect. But on Thursday, Glenn Evans got a vote of confidence from the Rev. Matthew O'Donnell, pastor of St. Columbanus Catholic Church, one of half a dozen community activists from some of the city's most crime-plagued neighborhoods who showed up at the church to support Evans in a federal lawsuit against the city. O'Donnell says those who lived in neighborhoods where Evans was in charge never believed the allegations against the veteran officer....
  • Terrifying moment a 71-year-old man is broad daylight while watering..Chicago's South [tr]

    09/08/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2016 | Staff
    A 71-year-old man was shot in Chicago this week while watering his lawn as two men attempted to rob him. It was a little after 11 a.m. on Tuesday when the victim, Fred Laguardia, was approached by two suspects on bikes outside his home in Marquette Park. Home surveillance video taken from a neighbor's house shows the two men attempting to rob Laguardia, however he refused to give in to them. A struggle ensued and the senior citizen was thrown to the ground, where he was shot once in the abdomen by one of the men, according to WGNTV.