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  • No Electricity, Little Water

    10/20/2017 8:24:24 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | Mark Brown
    80 percent of Puerto Rico is without power, a result of extensive damage to an already seriously deficient electrical grid. It is expected to take months to fix, and in the meantime, water and sewer systems that rely on electricity for pumping remain compromised.
  • Community Groups Draft Statements of Opposition to the Obama Center

    10/20/2017 8:12:09 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rachel Hinton
    Park advisory councils on the South Side released statements Thursday to air their concerns about the Obama Presidential Center coming to Jackson Park, joining an outpouring of community calls for transparency and collaboration as the Obama Foundation begins to finalize plans. The Midway Plaisance Advisory Council met Wednesday night to draft a resolution that strongly opposed the seizure of the land for a two story parking garage and bus staging area. They also asked for no action on the land without a renewed framework for the land by the Chicago Park District; and the consideration of all communities, and people...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: NFL Players Should Tell Chicago ‘Gangbangers’ to ‘Put the Guns Down’

    10/17/2017 11:10:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    The Politistick ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2017 | MATTHEW K. BURKE
    Responding to progressive propagandist Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” who has been hosting his show from Chicago, where he has been bashing conservatives for highlighting the longtime Democrat-controlled city’s astronomical murder rate, despite having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark appeared on FOX Business to discuss not only Chicago but also the anti-American NFL protests against the American flag and the National Anthem. Sheriff Clarke accused Trevor Noah of trying to downplay Chicago’s murder rate because it sheds a negative light on the Democrat Party and that it’s...
  • Chicago Tops Orkin Top 50 "Rattiest Cities List" for Third Time

    10/16/2017 2:19:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Orkin.com ^ | October 16, 2017
    Fall temperatures are on the way and so are the rodents. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list today. For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago takes the top spot. The metro regions are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed from September 15th, 2016 – September 15th, 2017. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. 1. Chicago 2. New York 3. Los Angeles (+1) 4. San Francisco – Oakland (+1) 5. Washington, DC (-2) 6. Philadelphia (+1) 7. Detroit (+2) 8. Baltimore (-2) 9. Seattle – Tacoma 10. Dallas – Ft. Worth (+4) 11. Denver...
  • 23 shot, 9 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago

    10/16/2017 4:16:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/15/2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Among the 23 shot in Chicago over the weekend: a 64-year-old teacher, a young mother and a 15-year-old boy. The nearly two dozen shootings from Friday afternoon to Monday morning included nine people who were killed, two of whom were teenagers. An unintended target of a drive-by in Rogers Park, Cynthia Trevillion was killed by a stray bullet Friday night while she waited for a train at the CTA Morse stop. She was a teacher at the Chicago Waldorf School in Rogers Park. Simone D. McKay, a 26-year-old mother of two, was fatally shot in front of her Rosemoor home...
  • Be not dismayed Jesus is with you in all this[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/13/2017 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    My children be not dismayed with the array of things that beset the worldly for you ARE My Kingdom Come and now you shall walk in My attributes as never before. As Enoch now you shall be with Me, as Elisha when you call I shall come for you dressing you fresh in the Mantle of My Resurrection Power to take back the land from the evil one for I AM coming soon for you and NOW is your time to ( (( SHINE )) ) 2 Kings 2:14 Then he took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from...
  • Chicago has now passed 500 murders for 2017

    10/13/2017 2:28:33 AM PDT · by cba123 · 22 replies
    I just heard on Foxnews, that Chicago just passed 500 murders for the year. Congratulations, Chi-town. Democrat leadership, all.
  • Cook County Board [Chicago] repeals pop tax

    10/11/2017 4:08:50 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/11/17 | Hal Dardick
    The Cook County Board finished the job on Wednesday and repealed the controversial pop tax, which means soda drinkers won’t have to pay it come Dec. 1. ... The repeal was a foregone conclusion after the board’s Finance Committee voted 15-1 on Tuesday, signaling the pop tax would be scrapped after just four months.
  • Chicago Police Know Where Gun Violence Is Coming From, But They Can’t Stop It

    10/11/2017 6:18:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/10/2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    Illegal guns get into Chicago through lone dealers, not large trafficking organizations, and that makes any legislative action taken to stop the flow totally impractical, according to Chicago police. Police researchers say that most illegal guns come from nearby states like Indiana and Iowa after being stolen or resold by their original owners, according to a Tuesday report from the Chicago Sun Times. In this way, the trafficking of firearms is different from the trafficking of illegal substances, which relies heavily on national and even international crime organizations. As a result, the arrest of individual gun dealers does virtually nothing...
  • In Chicago, a Las Vegas Every Month

    10/09/2017 6:44:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There were 59 murders in Chicago in September, the city where black lives don’t seem to matter to liberals and gun control zealots. The horrible death toll in the Las Vegas massacre is just a normal month in the gun control and murder capital of America. The Democratic caucus in Congress that seizes on Las Vegas as another crisis too terrible to waste in their pursuit of gun control says nothing about the Chicago carnage, for which nary an NFL millionaire takes a knee while whining about social justice: The murder toll in Las Vegas on Sunday makes it the...
  • Chicago Man Arrested For Vandalizing Christopher Columbus Statue

    10/09/2017 7:04:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2017 | Justin Caruso
    Three men reportedly vandalized a statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago Saturday. According to the Chicago Tribune, a bystander saw three males vandalizing the European explorer’s effigy, causing them to flee. However, “one tumbled off his bike and was held by the witness until Monroe District police officers got there and placed the 30-year-old under arrest, police said.” Columbus Day is set to be celebrated on Monday, and many leftists see the holiday as offensive. Some left-wing “antifascist” activists have decided to deface statues of Christopher Columbus this weekend to protest his holiday. It is unclear if these men were...
  • CPD: September Shootings, Murders Both Down From Last Year (in a gun-free zone)

    10/08/2017 4:42:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/17
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police touted a drop in September gun violence at a press conference Sunday morning, even as the weekend saw at least 31 people shot in the city, four fatally. **SNIP** This September saw 57 deaths that were ruled homicides, with 488 shooting deaths this year ruled homicides, according to data kept by the Chicago Sun-Times. That total accounts for a 2.6 percent drop from last year’s 501 shooting homicides through September. In all, the city has recorded at least 524 homicides so far in 2017, including shootings, assaults and other types of incidents, Sun-Times data shows....
  • 3 in custody after assault-style rifle found in vehicle leaving O’Hare

    10/07/2017 8:58:33 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 121 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/07/2017, 07:20pm | Matthew Hendrickson
    Three people were taken into custody Saturday after a driver was pulled over as he left O’Hare International Airport and an assault-style rifle and handgun were found inside his vehicle. A pressure cooker was also found during the traffic stop, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. as the vehicle exited O’Hare Airport, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Neither the guns nor the pressure cooker were believed to have been intended for any acts of violence in the city, which will see enhanced security measures during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, police said. The vehicle was stopped after the...
  • Chicago-Area Deli Owner: I ‘Felt Relief’ When I Heard Shooting Was At A Country Music Concert(T)

    10/06/2017 7:53:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/5/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, we have another instance of someone thinking that people who were shot at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas deserved it. That would be Greg Morelli of Max’s Deli in Highland Park, Illinois. The Chicago-area deli became the focus of controversy when Morelli tweeted, “Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief. White people shooting white people isn’t [sic] terror…it’s community outreach.” That tweet has since been deleted. It spurred a backlash, which prompted Morelli to issue an apology, which wasn’t well received. This isn’t his first he’s caused a firestorm with this...
  • On average, there is mass killing bigger than Vegas in Chicago each month

    10/04/2017 7:02:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2017 | Jack Hellner
    There were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016, the most in 19 years.  On average, there was mass killing – by different perps – that adds up bigger than the Las Vegas massacre each month.  Where is the wall-to-wall coverage?  Chicago has very strict gun laws, with no gun shops in Chicago.  The Chicago police and politicians know where the criminals, gangs, and guns are, so why don't they get them off the street?  We see more effort to restrain the cops instead of restraining the criminals.  In Chicago and elsewhere, we repeatedly see killings and other serious crimes committed by...
  • In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides soared

    10/04/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Canada Freepress.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Mitch Wolfe
    In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides have soared in these cities and other similar cities BLM and Liberal Press Bashing of American Cops Lead to Greater Gun Violence Mitch Wolfe October 4, 2017 The latest FBI report on gun violence in American cities, especially in specific liberal Democratic-controlled cities- discloses a very inconvenient truth. The relentless bashing and public criticism of urban cops by the activist BLM (Black Lives Matter), the liberal press+ liberal civic leaders have had the unintended consequence of producing a huge increase in black on black killings in certain visible minority cities....
  • Deli co-owner regrets 'dumb' tweet about Las Vegas shooting

    10/03/2017 1:08:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 3, 2017 | Karen Berkowitz
    Just weeks after stoking controversy by using Nazi imagery on his Jewish deli's Facebook page, the co-owner of Max's Deli in Highland Park again has ignited outrage — this time with a tweet he fired off in response to the Las Vegas shootings. "Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief. White people shooting white people isn't terror ... it's community outreach. #LasVegas," the tweet read. Greg Morelli, one of the owners of Max's Deli, expressed regret Tuesday for the tweet, which he says he dashed off at about 7 a.m. Monday from his personal Twitter account.
  • Nazi Salutes Jewish Deli Menu - Illinois (Barf Alert)

    08/31/2017 2:28:41 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Highland Park Patch ^ | August 31, 2017 | Jonah Meadows
    Nazi Salutes Jewish Deli Menu The cartoons on the catering menu for Highland Park's Max's Deli are raising eyebrows, as intended. 0 By Jonah Meadows (Patch Staff) - Updated August 31, 2017 3:39 pm ET HIGHLAND PARK, IL — A North Shore deli's catering menu for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur was adorned with caricatures of a Nazi and a Sasquatch in response to the hate and violence on display this month in Charlottesville, Virginia. The frowning, blond-haired, uniform-clad figure wears an "I'm with Alt-Right" T-shirt and a swastika armband and salutes Hitler beside a menu in the style of...
  • Blacks vs. Police

    10/03/2017 5:21:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they are protesting against police treatment of blacks and racial discrimination. We might ask just how much sense their protest makes. According to The Washington Post, 737 people have been shot and killed by police this year in the United States. Of that number, there were 329 whites, 165 blacks, 112 Hispanics, 24 members of other races and 107 people whose race was unknown. In Illinois, home to one of our most dangerous...
  • Fed-up Illinois homeowners consider moving (trunc)

    09/30/2017 7:07:37 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 73 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09/29/17 | Gail Marksjarvis & Corilyn Shropshire
    Full Title: Fed-up Illinois homeowners consider moving: 'It’s not just the property taxes on my home; it’s all of them'...Some of those who are leaving Illinois say they’re frustrated with their tax burden and the state’s financial situation. After going more than two years without a budget, Illinois lawmakers passed a spending plan over the summer, one that involved a 32 percent income tax hike for residents. The state is still digging itself out of the financial disarray that accumulated during the budget impasse. A Forbes listing of the best and worst states for taxes in 2016, before the tax...