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  • Chicago sports anchor suspended for publicly bashing Trump

    02/24/2017 5:17:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    A TV sportscaster in Chicago was suspended on Thursday for tweets he posted on Sunday that compared President Trump to a "cartoon lunatic" and alleged the election was not fair. "Sports anchor Mark Giangreco's Twitter comments are not in line with ABC 7 Chicago's non-partisan editorial standards," ABC-7's management said in a statement. "We've reviewed the matter and are taking the appropriate action."
  • Trump tweets 'Chicago needs help' after 7 homicides in one day

    02/24/2017 12:38:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | Sam Charles and Fran Spielman
    Seven people were fatally shot in Chicago on Wednesday, making it the deadliest day of 2017 so far. And it was only the 21st time in the past 16 years that Chicago has seen that many homicides in a single day, records analyzed by the Chicago Sun-Times show. The bloody day prompted another tweet from President Donald Trump, who wrote "Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there - totally out of control. Chicago needs help!"
  • (Terrorist) Oscar Lopez Gets Street

    02/23/2017 12:21:43 PM PST · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Before his 70-year sentence was commuted in the waning days of the Barack Obama administration, Lopez spent 35 years of his life in federal prisons for his role as a leader in the militant Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN. The group claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings across the U.S during the 1970s, including here in Chicago, although Lopez’s supporters argue he was never convicted of personally hurting anyone. The designation for the three-block stretch of North Luis Munoz Marin Drive was championed by Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th), who worked the floor prior to the vote. Even with that lobbying,...
  • A Pleasant Day Protesting All Things Trump

    02/23/2017 12:01:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 23, 2017 | Charles Lipson
    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. That’s unusual for Presidents’ Day in Chicago, where the weather is typically a mournful dirge for Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, with blowing snow and biting wind. But in 2017, it was a gentle, sunny day that felt like mid-May. A good day for a protest, and one had gathered on the riverbank opposite Trump Tower. There were lots of police nearby, but they were relaxed, without much to do. The demonstration was clearly peaceful, so I decided to walk over and see what it was about. It was about President Donald...
  • Obama could be a highway star - but should it be I-55 or I-294? (Freeper help needed)

    02/23/2017 6:26:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 22, 2017 | Sam Charles
    Should it be the Barack Obama Expressway or the Barack Obama Tollway? Democratic state legislators seem to agree that the hometown state senator made good should take his place alongside Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and others immortalized in Illinois highways. But they apparently hit a fork in the road over just what stretch of pavement should get the honor. Two Illinois state representatives have competing plans to rename different Illinois highways after Obama.
  • How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government

    02/23/2017 6:13:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 feb 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Records from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he has been able to collect hefty benefit checks from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund. Jackson, 51, receives about $138,400 a year — more than he made as a freshman congressman in 1995. Most of that — about $100,000 — is workers' compensation and tax-free, according to Chicago attorney Barry Schatz, who is representing Jackson in his divorce proceeding.
  • 6 dead, including pregnant woman, in Chicago shootings (Where's Obama?)

    02/23/2017 4:34:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/23/2017 | Deanese Williams-Harris, Megan Crepeau and Elvia Malagon•
    Six people were killed and six others were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday, police said. A 20-year-old man and a pregnant woman in her 20s were shot in Chatham at about 8:15 p.m., police said. Officers got to the 7600 block of South Champlain Avenue to find the woman on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side. The man was found in the driver's seat of a parked car with a gunshot wound to his neck. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said. (snip) Later, at 8:50 p.m., a 24-year-old man...
  • CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Principals Told Keep Out Immigration Agents Without Warrant

    02/22/2017 2:16:01 PM PST · by PBRCat · 40 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 22, 2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick
    As the Trump administration expands its deportation policy, Chicago Public Schools told its principals that they should not let any agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into schools without a criminal warrant. “To be very clear, CPS does not provide assistance to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law,” chief education officer Janice Jackson wrote. The district also distributed palm cards in English and Spanish from the National Immigrant Justice Center containing such legal advice as not opening doors to immigration officials. President Donald Trump campaigned on building a wall to keep...
  • Opinion: FALN killed my father — don’t name street for its leader

    02/22/2017 1:12:13 PM PST · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joe Connor
    Chicago plans to honor unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera by naming three blocks of a city street for him, Oscar Lopez Rivera Way. The final vote by Chicago’s 50 aldermen on this horrific proposal by Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) is scheduled for Wednesday of this week. In this age of constant terror threat, the words “disgrace” and “outrage” do not come close to describing the insanity, the insult and the pain that honoring the leader of Puerto Rican Terrorist group, Armed Forces for National Liberation National Liberation, brings to our family, the families of all FALN victims and all...
  • 4 killed, 24 wounded in holiday weekend city shootings so far (Chicago)

    02/20/2017 6:37:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Despite unseasonably warm temperatures that can lead to more people being outside — and, thus, more violence — the number of people killed and wounded in shootings citywide is slightly down from last year. Four people have been killed and at least 24 more wounded, including two 13-year-old boys, in South and West side shootings since 6 p.m. Friday, according to Chicago Police.
  • Campus Leftists at UChicago say Free Speech Shouldn’t Apply Equally to Everyone

    02/18/2017 9:31:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 3:20 pm, February 16, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Students at the prestigious University of Chicago say that free speech should not apply equally to everyone. The students objected to the school’s Institute of Politics’ invitation to former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They claim that allowing him to speak “normalizes bigotry” and provides a platform for fascism. Lewandowski did not join the White House staff but by many accounts remains an influential advisor to the president. The coalition of students from U of C Resists, Graduate Students United, Students Working Against Prisons, and UChicago Socialists claim that the school’s “commitment to free expression” doesn’t require the institution...
  • Son of FALN Bombing Victim Fuming Over Honorary Street Sign

    02/17/2017 11:30:48 AM PST · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    A man whose father was killed at a New York City restaurant bombing for which the militant Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN claimed responsibility lashed out at Chicago aldermen Thursday for approving an honorary street designation for FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera. At the behest of local Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th), the City Council’s Transportation Committee voted without a word of debate to designate a three-block stretch of North Luis Munoz Marin Drive as Oscar Lopez Rivera Way. Joseph Connor was just 9 years old when his 33-year-old banker father Frank was killed in the 1975 explosion at Fraunces Tavern...
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • Morning Spin: U.S. Rep. Kelly writes Trump letter on Chicago violence

    02/17/2017 7:08:36 AM PST · by csvset · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    <p>Democratic U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson has written a letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence calling on them to do something about violence in Chicago, and included photos of the 38 children age 16 or younger whom her aides determined had been shot and killed in the city since February 2016.</p>
  • Column: Let's try extreme vetting for gun owners (barf alert)

    02/17/2017 6:21:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 feb 2017 | Zorn
    What if — and it's a crazy thought, I know, but stay with me — what if it actually isn't a good idea to allow nearly everyone to buy all the guns they want with minimal to nonexistent background checks? What if it's not just poverty, joblessness, illegal drugs, wimpy judges and fractured families causing the sort of mayhem that recently saw three kids die of bullet wounds in just two days in Chicago? What if the glut of guns is a part of it?
  • Ethics Board Fines Obama Campaign Manager $90K for Uber Lobbying

    02/16/2017 1:22:24 PM PST · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 16, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    The man who managed former President Barack Obama’s campaign has been slapped with a $90,000 fine for using Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s private email account to lobby the mayor on behalf of ride-sharing giant Uber without registering as a lobbyist. Newly-appointed Chicago Board of Ethics Chairman Attorney William Conlon said the fine assessed against David Plouffe is the largest ever by the Chicago Board of Ethics. It represents $1,000 for every one of the 90 days that Plouffe failed to registered as a lobbyist after his November 2015 email to Emanuel on the mayor’s personal account. “Registration of lobbyists is important....
  • Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000.00 for Illegal Lobbying

    02/16/2017 1:01:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
    A former senior executive for Uber who once served as Barack Obama's campaign manager has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-hailing company. The board voted 5-0 to find that David Plouffe violated city ethics rules by failing to register as a lobbyist after contacting Emanuel to help the company on regulations for picking up travelers at Chicago's two airports.
  • Jimmy Butler, Chance the Rapper Have Message for Trump as He Continues to Call Out Chicago's Violenc

    02/16/2017 7:04:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 2/16/2017 | Staff
    Two Chicago icons, Bulls star Jimmy Butler and popular hip hop artist Chance the Rapper, have a message for Donald Trump as the president continues to spotlight the city’s violence. Chance, who recently made history while picking up three Grammy wins Sunday, said in a recent interview with The Undefeated that Trump’s series of comments about the rapper’s hometown made it seem as though “he was going to war with Chicago.” “I’m tired of n-----s talkin’ about Chicago like it’s a Third World country,” he told the publication. “Like, that it’s not a place of booming business with a very...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Says Carjackers Dropped Him Off, Told Him to 'Have a Good Day at School' (Chicago)

    02/16/2017 6:53:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 1/24/2017 | Staff
    A 10-year-old boy who was in a car as it was carjacked said the suspects dropped him off when they realized he was in the back seat and told him to “have a good day at school.” “I went to open the car door for my mom and out of nowhere some girl came over and took me with her,” said Richard Rodriguez. “I was scared but I didn’t want the girl to see me. I was afraid I was going to get hurt.” Chicago police said the vehicle was stolen just before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block...
  • 6 Shot at Memorial For Victim of Chicago Gun Violence

    02/16/2017 4:45:16 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 2/16/2017 | Staff
    Six people, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot Wednesday night on Chicago's South Side during a memorial for a victim of a previous act of gun violence, police said. The shootings occurred about 8:16 p.m. in the city’s Greater Grand Crossing community in a "business establishment" on the 500 block of East 75th Street, Chicago police said. Community activist Jedidiah Brown told reporters that "the opposition" to those attending the memorial came through an alley before opening fire on the group of mourners. He added that the mother of the person being memorialized was also among the victims, though police...
  • Editorial: 2 young girls shot in Chicago: This has got to stop (barf alert)

    02/14/2017 9:00:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 14 few 2017
    Two scenes in Chicago: •Children playing basketball in a schoolyard suddenly scatter. Because it begins to rain or was time to go home? Yes, in most neighborhoods that's why children run with purpose. In parts of Chicago, children run from gunfire. They know the sound. They know they should duck. Kanari Gentry Bowers, 12 years old, is in a West Englewood elementary schoolyard with classmates early Saturday evening when they hear shots. Kanari knows to duck, her uncle says, but the kids scatter. Kanari is struck in the head by a bullet.
  • Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

    02/13/2017 7:43:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush On Aug. 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush was pulled over in Bronzeville. He was let go without a ticket being issued, but later filed a complaint with IPRA alleging racial profiling. This video contains body cam footage from one of the officers that Rush filed the complaint against. (Source: CPD) Chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department's Bureau of Internal Affairs found that the two Wentworth District officers acted properly because they had probable cause to make the stop. Earlier that day, officers at roll...
  • Girls, 11 and 12, critically wounded in Saturday shootings less than 30 minutes apart

    02/13/2017 7:09:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 12, 2017
    Two preteen girls were shot in the head Saturday night in separate incidents on the city’s South Side, within a period of 30 minutes. Authorities first responded to a report that an 11-year-old girl had been shot in the 6500 block of South King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. The injury left her in "very critical'' condition, officials said.
  • Chicago ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Speaker: Palestinian terrorist

    02/12/2017 7:47:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/17 14:46 | Hillel Fendel
    A female Palestinian-Arab terrorist who murdered two Israeli students is to be a featured speaker at a Jewish Voice for Peace conference in Chicago. […] More than half of the featured speakers listed on the Jewish Voice for Peace event’s website are Muslim or Arab. But perhaps the most significant speaker will be Rasmea Odeh, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who was convicted of murdering two Hebrew University students in Jerusalem in 1969. […] Odeh was released from prison in a prisoner swap after serving ten years of her (life) sentence. …
  • Four accused in Facebook Live torture case plead not guilty

    02/10/2017 7:57:56 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rummana Hussain
    The four people charged in the Facebook Live attack that drew outrage across the city and country pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday before Cook County Judge William Hooks. All the defendants’ assistant public defenders entered the pleas on behalf of their clients. Their next court date will be March 1.
  • Trump again threatens to send ‘Feds’ to handle Chicago’s ‘carnage’

    02/09/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    chicagocrusader.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | By Crusader
    With his sights set on Chicago, America’s third-largest city, as a target, recently-elected President Donald Trump claims to have a solution for the violent city where gunfire has become commonplace and created a homicide rate that last year reached a 20-year high. His plan, while vague, follows a Jan 24 tweet in which he said, “Chicago’s murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016. If the Mayor can’t do it he must ask for Federal help.” Trump later added, again in a tweet, that if Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” he would “send...
  • Chicago Public Schools send 381K kids home with letter blasting Trump, GOP governor

    02/08/2017 2:10:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Roughly 381,000 kids were sent home this week from Chicago Public Schools with a partisan letter blasting President Trump and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Chicago’s WGN reported Tuesday that officials with CPS angered parents by handing out letters that excoriate Republicans — and Republicans only — for budget problems. A letter distributed on Monday begins by saying that Mr. Trump and Gov. Rauner “attack those who need the most help” as a segue into the state’s financial woes. “CPS cannot run the school system that your children deserve with the funds we have,” the letter says. “Under the law, CPS...
  • All (Chicago Public Schools) students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids

    02/08/2017 9:16:57 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    WGN ^ | 2-7-2017 | Ben Bradley
    Intense rhetoric between Chicago democrats and Illinois’ republican governor is nothing new, but some parents are upset it is now being played out in a letter sent home with their kids. Chicago Public Schools officials sent home a letter with all 381,000 students blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and ignoring any role democrats may have played in the state’s budget woes. The “Dear Parents” letter begins by stating “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help.” Twice the letter accuses Gov. Rauner of “cheating” children. Once it says the governor “stole” from...
  • All CPS students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids

    02/08/2017 6:51:08 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    CHICAGO — Intense rhetoric between Chicago democrats and Illinois’ republican governor is nothing new, but some parents are upset it is now being played out in a letter sent home with their kids. Chicago Public Schools officials sent home a letter with all 381,000 students blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and ignoring any role democrats may have played in the state’s budget woes. The “Dear Parents” letter begins by stating “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help.” Twice the letter accuses Gov. Rauner of “cheating” children. Once it says the governor...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Too many Dems care more about being right than winning

    02/07/2017 3:44:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 6, 2017 | Kim Janssen
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has warned Democrats they need to "take a chill pill" and realize that they are not going to take back national power anytime soon. "It ain't gonna happen in 2018," Emanuel said Monday at Stanford's Graduate School of Business in California. "Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul." As he did last month at an event in Washington, D.C., the mayor expanded on what he believes is the road map back to power for his party — putting moderate candidates such as veterans, football players, sheriffs and business people up...
  • Arizona-Based Redflex Photo Radar Firm to Pay $20 Million to Chicago for Bribery Scheme

    02/06/2017 9:14:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | February 6, 2017
    Photo-enforcement firm Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. announced on Monday that it will pay $20 million to the city of Chicago to settle its high-profile bribery scandal. The Glendale, Arizona-based firm released details of its settlement agreement on the same day that its former CEO, Karen Finley of Cave Creek, is scheduled to report to prison. Finley was sentenced in November to 30 months in federal prison and pay $2 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bribery in Illinois and Ohio. She was supposed to report to the U.S. Marshal's Office in Phoenix on January 3, but that was since...
  • Obama Administration Admits to Inviting FBI Terror Suspect to White House

    10/01/2010 6:13:45 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/1/10 | Jim Hoft
    Last Friday FBI agents raided the homes of far left activists in Chicago and Minneapolis who are linked to the Marxist FARC terrorists and Islamic radicals as part of a terrorism investigation. The home of radical Hatem Abudayyeh in Chicago was raided in the terror sweep. Radical Hatem Abudayyeh protested against Israel in Chicago in January 2009. (Daylife) Hatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Hatem Abudayyeh has been with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) since 1999, and was appointed Executive Director in 2003. The Arab American Action Network was founded by former...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • FBI raid target invited to White House in April

    10/02/2010 2:38:05 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies
    abc ^ | Friday, October 01, 2010 | Chuck Goudie
    A man targeted in an FBI counterterrorism raid was an invited guest at the White House complex five months ago. It has been one week since teams of federal agents executed search warrants on locations in Chicago and Minneapolis looking for evidence of financial support to foreign terrorist groups.
  • Rooting for Tom Brady used to be easy. Until Donald Trump came along.

    02/05/2017 9:08:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 3, 2017 | Luke O'Neil
    My father and I have a predictable routine when we speak on the phone, a not uncommon one around here in Massachusetts, it's safe to assume. After cataloging the well-being of various family members, the conversation inevitably turns to the latest on-the-field exploits of one Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. So talented. So handsome. My mother and I have a similar, albeit inverted routine of our own. There's one person we never talk about, if only to maintain a fragile semblance of civility: President Donald Trump. Brady can relate to that right now. If there's one thing that can reliably...
  • Toure: Black-on-Black Crime in Chicago Not a Prime Issue Black Americans Need Resolved

    02/05/2017 6:20:12 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 2-4-2017 | Trent Baker
    During the Saturday “AM Joy” broadcast on MSNBC, MSNBC contributor Toure said black-on-black crime is not the biggest issue for black Americans at this time. (snip) “This attack on black-on-black crime in Chicago — this is not the prime thing that black America needs dealt with” Toure told host Joy Reid. “We need the war on drugs dealt with, we need the wealth inequality dealt with, we need public schooling better, we need policing violence dealt with better.”
  • Trump Keeps Promise to Black Community

    02/04/2017 9:57:53 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    www.SarahPalin.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Adrienne Ross
    President Trump kicked off February by inviting leaders from the black community to the White House to engage in dialogue and hash out solutions. Day one of Black History Month was the perfect time to dive into what he vowed while on the campaign trail: address the needs within communities of color. The “forgotten man and woman” was a recurring Trump theme in the 2016 election. One could make the case that despite the obvious irony, no group was as forgotten during the last eight years as black Americans, many of whom find themselves living in violent Chicago neighborhoods, lacking...
  • Here's what Trump's 'send in the feds' could mean for Chicago

    02/04/2017 3:05:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/4/17 | Kelly Cohen
    President Trump has warned he may soon "send in the feds" to Chicago to help reduce gun violence there, and while that may sound like a threat from the new president, there's a precedent for federal aid in reducing gun violence. And though it may sound like federal intrusion into local issues, there already signs that some cities might welcome that aid.
  • Pastor Tells Trump ‘Top Thugs’ In Chicago ‘Respect’ His Presidency, Want Sit Down To Lower Killing

    02/01/2017 2:01:35 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:45 am, February 1st, 2017 | JD Durkin
    Pastor Darrell Scott, who has long been a fervent supporter of Donald Trump, met with the President at the White House Wednesday as part of a meeting for Black History Month, and used his opportunity at the table to reveal a piece of curious news to the Commander in Chief. “I was contacted,” he said to the President, “by some of the top gang thugs in Chicago for a sit down. They reached out to me because they associated me with you. They respect you.” “They believe in what you’re doing,” Scott continued, “and they want to have a sit...
  • Ohio Pastor Claims Chicago Gangs Want To Work With Trump To Fight Crime

    02/01/2017 9:58:49 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 26 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | February 1, 2017 | Various
    Dr. Darrell Scott, senior pastor of New Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, said the gangs “want to work with the administration … they believe in this administration; they didn’t believe in the prior administration. They told me this outta their mouths.”
  • Caterpillar to move headquarters to Chicago area

    01/31/2017 7:40:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 31 2017 | Reuters
    Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) said on Tuesday it would move its global headquarters to the Chicago area from Peoria, Illinois later this year to move closer to a global transportation hub and make it easier to recruit executives. A limited number of senior executives and some relocated from Peoria will be based at the new headquarters, and about 300 will be based there once the facility is fully operational, the company said in a statement. The company did not specify the exact location of its new headquarters.
  • What's under the Chicago Shootings

    01/30/2017 4:38:35 PM PST · by VomitPingPong · 12 replies
    YouTube Channel ^ | 1/30/2017 | George Webb
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  • Rahm Emanuel calls for actions to welcome immigrants

    01/30/2017 6:19:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Jan 30, 2017
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on city residents to show immigrants that they are welcome through actions such as hosting a meal or offering kind words.</p> <p>Emanuel says in a statement Sunday that his family plans to host young immigrants attending Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago for "a meal, a conversation and a recognition and celebration of all that unites us, rather than what divides us."</p>
  • After Trump criticism on Chicago violence, Emanuel touts police smarts

    01/27/2017 7:42:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart, Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
    Two days after President Donald Trump told a national television audience that Mayor Rahm Emanuel needed to "smarten up and toughen up" on fighting gun violence, the mayor held a carefully-orchestrated news conference to discuss Chicago's "smart-policing strategy." As Emanuel summoned a swarm of cameras to the 7th District Police Station in Englewood Friday to highlight new police cameras and gunshot tracking technology, sources said the Police Department's top brass was busy carrying out an order to flood the city's most violent neighborhoods with extra officers this weekend. In a Tuesday night tweet in which he said he "will send...
  • Chicago improv performer to play Barron Trump in new comedy show

    01/27/2017 4:03:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Nina Metz
    Chicago improviser and stand-up comedian Shannon Noll will play the title character in the new stage show "Barron Trump: Up Past Bedtime," opening Saturday at The Revival in Hyde Park. "It's a variety show in the style of 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' and it's basically Barron Trump getting read a bedtime story, and then deciding to stay up past his bedtime and play with his imaginary friends," Noll said Friday....
  • Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile

    01/27/2017 7:02:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Sessions Promises to ‘Properly Enforce’ Current Gun Laws, Endorses NRA-Backed Project Exile Stephen Gutowski January 10, 2017 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said Tuesday he would prosecute gun crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction during his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Sessions’ views on gun crime prosecutions were made clear during an exchange between him and Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas). Cornyn framed the question in terms of violence against police and gun violence against minority communities. He specifically focused on gun crimes committed by felons who were already prohibited from possessing firearms. “We ought to hold our police and...
  • Chicago: 6 Shot at Gun Violence Victim's Memorial

    01/26/2017 6:18:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2017 | Liz Shield
    Rahm's Chicago.During a memorial service for a victim of criminal gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, six people were shot including a 12-year-old girl. Community activist Jedidiah Brown told reporters that "the opposition" to those attending the memorial came through an alley before opening fire on the group of mourners. He added that the mother of the person being memorialized was also among the victims, though police have not confirmed that information. A 12-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head from a bullet, police said, and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where her condition had...
  • Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:09:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump on Wednesday ordered the Homeland Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies.
  • Common Responds To Donald Trump's Threat To Send Feds To Chicago

    01/25/2017 3:24:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot New Hip Hop ^ | January 25, 2017 | Devon Jefferson
    Common says "We gone help each other" in response to Trump's threats to send Feds to Chicago. Last night President Donald Trump took to Twitter to share news about his big plans for national security and his plans to help remedy the "carnage" going on in the city of Chicago. In the tweet below Trump claims that the homicide rate is up 24% and vows to send the feds to the city if things don't get better soon. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Now, it appears that Chicago Native Common is 100% against Trump's plan to send federal officials to his hometown as the...
  • Emanuel: Federal help welcome, but National Guard out of the question

    01/25/2017 2:28:10 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Chigaco Tribune ^ | 01/25/2017 | By John Byrne and Hal Dardick•
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed federal assistance to help stem Chicago violence but rejected the idea of the National Guard patrolling the city as "antithetical" to the trust he's trying to build in law enforcement. The mayor's comments came after President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening took to Twitter to suggest he would "send in the Feds!" if Chicago doesn't "fix the horrible 'carnage' going on." The president's tweet, however, did not specify what form that could take. At a Wednesday press briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't respond directly when asked whether Trump was talking about deploying...