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  • Chicago campaign volunteer shot while recording himself canvassing on Facebook Live

    12/10/2018 10:56:08 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 12 10 2018 | David K. Li
    A campaign volunteer for a Chicago City Council hopeful was shot while recording himself canvassing on Facebook Live, police and the candidate said. The victim — identified by the candidate as Maxwell Little — was shot in the leg by a man wearing a red mask at about 1:46 p.m in the West Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side, Chicago police said Monday. Little, 32, was recording himself on Facebook Live talking about his support for candidate Joseph Williams when gunfire erupted, according to Williams. The alleged shooter then ran away, police said, and there was no immediate arrest....
  • A Chicago neighborhood battles endless flow of illegal guns

    12/10/2018 8:15:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2018 | Sharon Cohen
    Ke’Shon Newman’s daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. […] The Auburn Gresham neighborhood is flooded with illegal guns: .40-caliber pistols, .380 semi-automatics, .38-caliber revolvers. Police recover as many as they can, searching apartments, stopping cars, cornering people on the street. A buy-back in June brought in hundreds of firearms. And in September, the mayor and other dignitaries gathered to mark a milestone: Police in the 6th District had recovered their 1,000th gun this year. […] Chicago’s gun violence has captured the national spotlight in...
  • Eiffel Tower, Louvre shut down as France braces for new riots

    12/09/2018 8:59:52 PM PST · by 867V309 · 40 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-07-18 | Samuel Petrequin and Sylvie Corbet
    Nationwide, about 89,000 police will fan out in the streets, an increase from 65,000 last weekend, when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as the protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit the French capital in decades. In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across Paris, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will be shut on Saturday for safety reasons. Music festivals, operas and other cultural events in the capital were canceled.
  • Gun Control Fail: California Firearm Homicides Up 18 Percent

    12/09/2018 10:56:01 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/8/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    California, a state with every gun control imaginable, witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides from 2014 to 2016. This rise in firearm homicides comes despite the fact that Democrats, gun control groups, and the establishment media constantly claim that states with the strictest gun controls see lower rates of violence and death. California has universal background checks, gun registration requirements, red flag laws (i.e., Gun Violence Restraining Orders), a ten-day waiting period for gun purchases, an “assault weapons” ban, a one-gun-per-month limit on handgun purchases, a minimum firearm purchase age of 21, a ban on campus carry, a...
  • By Unanimous Vote, Delaware Set the Stage for Success

    12/08/2018 9:50:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 7, 2018 AD | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the first ratification convention’s conclusion… On December 7, 1787, at Elizabeth Battel's Golden Fleece Tavern in Dover, Delaware, the state of Delaware became the first state to ratify the new Constitution of the United States, and did so by a unanimous vote of thirty to zero. With such an auspicious beginning, we might think that national ratification would be a foregone conclusion, but ... no such luck. As easy a decision as it was for some states, it was a very difficult one for others. We think there are huge differences between the states today...
  • Search Continues for Gunman Who Opened Fire in Loop Subway Tunnel During Evening Rush Hour

    12/07/2018 3:41:27 PM PST · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 7, 2018 | Hannah Leone
    The search continued Friday for the gunman who shot another man at close range in the pedestrian tunnel between two busy Loop subway stations, according to Chicago police. A 27 year-old-man was shot in the left hip Thursday evening. Police said he likely knew the gunman and was not cooperating with investigators. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. near the Jackson stop on the Blue and Red lines. CTA surveillance video appeared to show a man standing in the tunnel that connects the two lines when the shooter walked up and fired twice, hitting him once, police said. Police...
  • Daley Pension Debacle: Where Did $54 Million Go?

    12/07/2018 11:27:47 AM PST · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Tim Novak
    If there ever was any hope that five Chicago city workers pension funds would make any money by investing $68 million with then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew and one of his key political supporters, it didn’t last long. Only months after the deals were made a dozen years ago, problems began to emerge. The nephew, Robert G. Vanecko, and his partner Allison S. Davis, a developer who gave campaign money to Daley and was appointed by the mayor to the Chicago Plan Commission, started investing in a series of property deals that, by the time the last of them are...
  • A College Kid Running for 13th Ward Alderman Gets a Lesson in the Chicago Way

    12/07/2018 10:24:25 AM PST · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 7, 2018 | John Kass
    A Southwest Side David vs. Goliath story. The David is David Krupa, 19, a freshman at DePaul University who drives a forklift. He’s not a political powerhouse. He’s just a conservative Southwest Side teenager studying political science and economics who got it in his head to run for alderman in a race that pits him against the most powerful ward organization in Chicago. The Goliath is the 13th Ward Democratic Organization run by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, aka Boss Madigan, the most powerful politician in the state. Boss Madigan has long hand-picked his aldermen. He likes them loyal and...
  • Transportation officials: Illinois gas tax increase is needed

    12/07/2018 3:20:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Southern ^ | 12/06/18 | Brenden Moore
    **SNIP** And according to a panel of transportation experts, the problem will only get worse in the future unless the state begins to better fund investments in its transportation system. "We're behind, to be perfectly frank," said IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, one of the panelists. "We are not funding transportation as well as some of our neighbors and as our competitors. ... I spend $250 a month on my phone. I spend $50 a month for water. This is the infrastructure of my life. It's what I need to make things happen. And we're spending 50 cents a day on...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Dems’ Job Over Next Two Years Is to Divide Trump and His Base

    11/30/2018 10:30:13 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 29, 2018 | Trent Baker
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday voiced his support for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in bid to regain her speakership and discussed what the Democrats need to be doing in the next two year’s of President Donald Trump’s presidency. The former chief of staff for former President Barack Obama said the next two years need to be spent setting up for 2020 and “dividing” Trump and his Republican base. “The next two years are setting up for the election in 2020, and dividing, in my view, the Republican Party and Donald Trump from the base of the Republican...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Dems’ Job Over Next Two Years Is to Divide Trump and His Base

    11/29/2018 12:25:50 PM PST · by detective · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2018 | Trent Baker
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday voiced his support for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in bid to regain her speakership and discussed what the Democrats need to be doing in the next two year’s of President Donald Trump’s presidency. The former chief of staff for former President Barack Obama said the next two years need to be spent setting up for 2020 and “dividing” Trump and his Republican base.
  • Another Turbulent Week with Some Big Mysteries

    12/02/2018 9:12:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Still Winning This week the President signed a new trade deal with Mexico, Canada, and Argentina, a deal far more favorable to our interests than the now discarded NAFTA deal. In the same time frame, our master negotiator hosted the first trilateral meeting with Japan and India, which should also boost the economy and which includes defense and military purchases. Merry Christmas, Xi. Comey: Still a Loser On the home front, Mueller and Comey keep looking worse and worse. Previously, former FBI Director James Comey refused to answer 100 questions when he testified before Congress because the hearings were public....
  • Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees, including 9 teachers, ousted over background check....

    11/26/2018 5:59:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees, including 9 teachers, ousted over background check issues Juan Perez Jr. 5-6 minutes Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees have been terminated, recommended for dismissal or simply resigned amid scrutiny following an enormous review of worker backgrounds prompted by a Tribune investigation this year. That group of employees includes nine teachers, 35 people classified as classroom aides and an unspecified number of people the district lists as substitute or hourly workers, according to CPS. In addition, 124 employees are still barred from work because they have not submitted fresh fingerprints for an updated district...
  • Human rights activist blames (Soros)NGO, for migrant mess. "Done to provoke Trump"

    11/25/2018 8:59:29 PM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 59 replies
    Borderland Beats ^ | Nov. 24, 2018 | Chivis Martinez
    Solalinde accuses NGO of deceiving migrants; He says that he was deceived along with the Central American and Mexican migrants, the caravan brought polleros (human traffickers) and armed persons to the city. "Here the negative actor is the organization, Pueblo Sin Fronteras.", says Fr. Solalinde. There is no greater champion for Central American migrants; Alejandro Solalinde Guerra is a Mexican Catholic priest and human rights activist. He is the coordinator of the South Pacific Human Mobility Ministry of the Mexican Bishopric and director of "Hermanos en el Camino", a shelter that provides Central American migrants with humanitarian aid and education....
  • Where Do Illinois Republicans Go From Here?

    11/25/2018 1:01:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    WTTW ^ | November 14, 2018 | Nicole Cardos
    Illinois has long been a blue state, mainly because of the way Chicagoans lean. But if state Republicans had hopes of gaining, or even maintaining ground last Tuesday, their hopes were quickly quashed. Democrats ousted Republicans in the race for governor and in two key congressional districts, and the General Assembly locked in Democratic supermajorities in both houses. So where do Republicans in Illinois stand today, and what’s to come?
  • Report: Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka hospitalized

    11/24/2018 7:10:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    AZFAMILY.COM ^ | 24 NOVEMBER 2018 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Fame tight end and former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is recovering from a mild heart attack. Steve Mandell, Ditka's agent, tells ESPN that doctors inserted a pacemaker. He says Ditka "is doing much better," and the iconic coach "appreciates the outpouring of support and expects to be home soon." The Bears wished Ditka "a speedy recovery" on Twitter.
  • Donald Trump’s base is itching for a fight

    11/23/2018 2:24:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 23, 2018 | Gene Lyons
    As the Trump Dynasty stumbles into misrule and failure, how long before the first well-known journalist gets murdered? With the president designating the news media as “enemies of the people,” unstable personalities like pipe-bomb mailer Cesar Sayoc and the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter have been shaken loose from their moorings. Imitators surely will follow. Not that there’s anything new about it. Soreheads have been menacing journalists since the invention of newspapers. Recently, a man in Mountain Home, Arkansas, was charged with terroristic threatening after repeated phone calls targeting CNN’s Don Lemon. I wondered if he was the same idiot who used...
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • Chicago alderman tries to explain why his intern was the hospital mass shooter(T)

    11/23/2018 10:46:56 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/23/2018 | Tom Lifson
    It's bad enough that four people died in a mass shooting incident at Chicago's Mercy Hospital last Monday. In addition to the perp, "[t]he victims were identified as Dr. Tamara O'Neal and Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez. A pharmaceutical assistant was also shot and killed." "He had a very, very pleasant personality," Maldonado said of Juan Lopez, noting that his internship lasted for about eight weeks in either 2016 or 2017. No written records of the internship? Alderman Maldonado goes for the Sgt. Schultz defense: "I know nothing!" The alderman said the city runs the internship program and that he...