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  • In Illinois, Vote Fraud Called 'Calibration Error'

    10/23/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn't exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot....
  • Chicago Hospitals Monitoring 2 Sick Passengers From Liberia, CDC Not Testing For Ebola

    10/21/2014 9:18:05 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Just when you thought it was safe to BTF-Ebola-Is-Fixed-Dip... ABC7 Chicago reports, two unrelated passengers (one child - vomiting, no fever; one adult - nausea, diarrhea, no fever) originating from Liberia became ill en route to O'Hare International Airport. The two patients are being monitored in isolation at The University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center but based on the latest reports and risk exposures (from the Chicago Ebola Resource Network), the CDC has determined not to test them for Ebola... (perhaps they are waiting for Ron Klain to start work tomorrow to give them the go-ahead)....
  • Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent

    10/21/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a...
  • IL Poll Workers Break Law – Tell Obama to “Vote Democrat” at Chicago Polling Booth (Video)

    10/21/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-14 | Jim Hoft
    After spending the weekend golfing, President Barack Obama flew to Chicago Monday to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Reporters were there to film the event. At one point one of the workers tells Obama to “Vote Democrat.” Of course, this is against the law. Cook County is a Campaign-Free Zone – asking voters to vote a particular way is strictly prohibited..
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    10/21/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) -- Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends. Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason." A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to "say...
  • POLL: The Only Thing Chicagoans HATE More than Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the Green Bay Packers (!)

    10/20/2014 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The campaign of a Democratic challenger to former-Obama-WH-Chief-of-Staff (and incumbent Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel -Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti- commissioned a poll this month to kick off his 2015 Chicago mayoral campaign...  Intended to measure the mood of the world's largest cowtown in the twilight of Rahmbo's first term, the news wasn't good for the snotty former ballerina: 49% of participants had an unfavorable opinion of 'sitting in morning traffic'51% had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News52% had an unfavorable opinion of Mayor Emanuel58% had an unfavorable opinion of the Green Bay Packers So those polled (500 Chicagoans) hate Mayor Emanuel a bit...
  • City's Speed Traps Backfire [Chicago]

    10/18/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | CBS-Chicago
    Drivers in Chicago have gotten wise to speed cameras, budget figures show, and now the city needs to come up with $50 million in revenue. Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars -– through good behavior. Mayor Rahm Emanuel underestimated the intelligence of Chicago drivers, and the city paid for it big time. On a smooth, wide, well-travelled stretch of Irving Park Road, running between two cemeteries — no homes, no stores, no parking — the city of Chicago is trying to balance its budget. Each flash means a photo; each photo, a violation. Each violation: a...
  • Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 (Chicago)

    10/15/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 10, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Obama changes date for next visit -- it's Oct. 20 By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter contact the reporter ElectionsBarack Obama WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will raise funds for Democrats at a $10,000-a-person dinner on Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Park home of Barbara Goodman Manilow, according to an invitation obtained by the Tribune. Obama’s appearance at the dinner had been slated for Oct. 19, but the date has been changed. Manilow is chairman of the board of the Crown Family Philanthropies in Chicago. The invitation says guests can expect a private, seated dinner, remarks, a question-and-answer period and photo.
  • Orkin Names Chicago ‘Rattiest City In America’

    10/13/2014 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    cbs chicago ^ | 10-13-2014
    Chicago is the rattiest city in America, according to pest control company Orkin. The company released a top 20 list with Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York City trailing Chicago. “Each city on this list is a major urban area that provides ideal conditions for rats and mice to thrive,” said entomologist and Orkin Technical Services Director Ron Harrison, Ph.D. in the release. The list was based soley on the number of treatments performed by Orkin in the past year. Orkin estimates rats and mice invade 21 million American homes each year and one-third of Americans saw a rodent...
  • Political fictions no stranger than reality — but at least they're less depressing

    10/09/2014 4:40:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 oct 2014 | John Kass
    In an early scene on "Madam Secretary" — a kinda Hillary Clinton political soap opera on CBS — our heroine mucks horse manure out of a barn. As played by Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary is a former CIA-analyst-turned-professor in the Virginia horse country, in jeans and boots. She holds a pitchfork in her hand. And bits of straw and road apples cling to the tines. She's asked: Why clean up horse poop? "Why?" asks Madam Secretary. "I like it. It relaxes me." Just then the president of the United States (Keith "I'm Easy" Carradine) rolls up the dusty road in...
  • Islamic State case: Bolingbrook teen's hearing may be closed (Chicago)

    10/09/2014 2:49:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/08/14 | Jason Meisner
    Federal prosecutors want to close the courtroom to the public and media for part of Thursday's detention hearing for a Bolingbrook teen accused of planning to join the Islamic State terrorism group in the Middle East. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, was arrested at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday afternoon as he tried to board a flight to Vienna with plans to connect to Turkey, authorities said. A criminal complaint alleged that he planned to meet in Istanbul with a contact who would take him to Islamic State locations in Iraq or Syria. In a one-paragraph filing, prosecutors asked U.S. Magistrate...
  • Jane Austen in the White House

    10/08/2014 7:06:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-8-14 | Rosslyn Smith
    Some people seem to be just discovering the odd position Valerie Jarrett has held in this administration. They also seem to be struggling to find a metaphor for her role. I have seen her compared to Rasputin, but that doesn't fit the dynamics of the relationship. Barack Obama may be as detached from the threats of his day as Tsar Nicholas II was 100 years ago, but Rasputin was very much his and the Tsarina's social inferior. I suspect Jarrett considers herself at least the Obamas’ equal if not their superior. When I consider Valerie Jarrett's role in things, I...
  • Chicago Cop Shot BREAKING

    10/07/2014 5:11:28 PM PDT · by llevrok · 137 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/8/2014
    just listening on my scanner (police zone 7)
  • CTU prez Karen Lewis hospitalized for ‘discomfort’ (Emanuel's Opponent)

    10/07/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT · by illiac · 12 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 10/7/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis was hospitalized over the weekend, citing “discomfort.” Karen Lewis 7Lewis is contemplating a run for mayor and polling indicates she’s the biggest threat to incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union denied a rumor she had suffered a stroke. CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin added Lewis would decide ” whether or not another public statement is warranted.” The Chicago Tribune notes “she underwent weight-loss surgery in Mexico in the spring.” Gadlin added Lewis is resting well, in good spirits and is “thinking of creative ways to secure the future and city our students and their...
  • Obama guidance, schedule, Oct. 7, 2014: NYC for Dem fundraisers

    10/07/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | by Lynn Sweet
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday travels to New York City to headline fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Saving the Democratic Sentate majority is a White House political priority. Illinois Democrats are organizing folks to use the various ways to vote: vote-by-mail, early voting and absentee voting, as well as showing up on election day and casting a ballot.
  • A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois

    10/06/2014 3:34:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05 oct 2014 | John Kass
    If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll — meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials — you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation. Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner, the Republican, are in a daily knife fight, but if you're wise, you might also spend this time asking yourself these eternal questions: •Since I don't have a government pension, what kind of sauce will I put on my dry dog food to make it tasty when I'm old? •Would bottled...
  • 3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

    10/05/2014 6:25:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    NBCChicago ^ | Oct 5, 2014
    Editor's Note: NBC Chicago includes shootings that took place between 6 p.m. Friday and 12 a.m. Monday in the weekend violence report. At least three people have been killed and 26 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Roxie Hart"(1942)

    10/05/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | William Wellman
  • The first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival is bracing for a nippy night

    10/04/2014 8:09:44 AM PDT · by infool7 · 24 replies
    Chicago Business Journal ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | Lewis Lazare
    With more than $2 million in production costs on the line, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival may get a chilly reception — at least from Mother Nature, always a force to be reckoned with in this city. Indeed, what could wind up being record cold for an early October evening threatens to put a damper (rain is in the forecast too) on what was designed to be a major fall spectacle to attract local residents and tourists. The latest forecast shows daytime temps on Saturday will be lucky to top out at 50 degrees. By the...
  • Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

    10/03/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/02/14 | Monique Garcia, John Byrne, Rick Pearson
    **SNIP** After the big-dollar fundraiser, Obama traveled by helicopter accompanied by his former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to deliver an hour-long economic address at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston. Marking the homecoming, Obama delivered several shoutouts to a cast of Democratic officeholders in the crowd who also will appear on the fall ballot, thanking them as people who “not only helped me be where I am today, but helped develop how I think about public service.” Using his speech to recap economic accomplishments of his administration from the early...
  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    09/30/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY MARY WISNIEWSKI
    Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election. Emanuel easily won the majority of voters in every African-American ward in 2011 to become mayor of Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. Since then, a persistently high murder rate, the closing of 50 public schools and a sense that Emanuel is out of touch have hurt his position and invited a bid from Karen...
  • Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

    09/29/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2014 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Rosemary Regina Sobol, Peter Nickeas, Liam Ford,
    The weekend toll from gun violence in Chicago is five dead and at least 40 wounded, and includes a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot on a sidewalk in Marquette Park.. Demureye Macon was gunned down in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference: Trouble at O'Hare

    09/27/2014 5:23:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Joe Tartaro and Dave Workman stop by the table of David Codrea, lower right I have been traveling for the last week to attend the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC), which is being held this weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.   The hotel is at O'Hare airport.   I left family members in Missouri at about 5:40 a.m. on Friday morning.   I had a little over 500 miles to go to reach the conference.    My Niece called an hour later, just as I was getting coffee (free, they had a special) at a McDonalds. O'Hare was in trouble. Early...
  • Flights Halted At Chicago Airports Due To Fire At FAA Radar Center

    09/26/2014 7:09:39 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/26/14 | CBS Chicago
    Flights at both Chicago airports have been halted Friday morning, due to a fire at Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Aurora. Emergency crews found a man with self-inflicted wounds while putting out the fire. A ground stop was in place at O’Hare International and Midway International airports as a result of the fire. Flights headed into both airports were being diverted to other airports, while flights departing the airports were being delayed. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said fire investigators were at the scene, as part of the DuPage County Fire Investigation task force. Aurora...
  • Spokane's Cupich to Be Next Chicago Archbishop

    09/20/2014 2:32:47 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Rachel Zoll
    Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George... The pope's choice for Chicago has been closely watched as his first major appointment in the U.S., and the clearest indication yet of the direction he will steer American church leaders. Cupich is a moderate and is not among U.S. Roman Catholic bishops who have taken a harder line on hot-button issues. Francis has called for a greater...
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    09/19/2014 9:33:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 19, 2014 | By Juan Perez, Jr., Jr., Rosemary Regina Sobol, Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying.. At a news conference, Superintendent Garry McCarthy lauded the help of the community in solving the slaying of 9-year-old Antonio Smith Jr., saying police had little to go on after his shooting Aug. 20 in a back yard in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18 ,2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names. “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for...
  • Chicago Liberals Outlaw the Firearm Industry

    09/15/2014 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Chicago Liberals have decided to do what they do best: kill businesses and ban firearms simultaneously. The new gun laws proposed by the city of Chicago are being described (by admitted leftists) as the “smartest in the Nation.” Needless to say: They’re pretty dumb. A Federal Judge demanded earlier this year that the city develop an actionable plan to allow gun sales within city limits. Of course, not all (or any) of the city council members seem on board. Ald. Water Burnett Jr said of the gun stores, “I don’t think we want these kinds of things in our communities...
  • Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

    09/15/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Chicago Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:30pm Better Government Association @bettergov | Email A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary, a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation has found. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in...
  • World’s first 3D-printed car unveiled in Chicago

    09/14/2014 6:46:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 06:25pm, September 14, 2014 | Jake Reed
    The concept of Strati began just six months ago, before being brought to the showroom floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show. Attendees got a first-hand look at the body of the car being printed layer by layer over a 44-hour period. Then, the non-printable parts, like the engine, lights and glass windshield were added. The top speed of the Strati is 40 miles per hour and a range of 120 miles on one charge. Rogers says the initial retail cost will start at $18,000 and go upwards of $30,000. However, when it comes time for a change, many of...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike ( Chicago )

    09/13/2014 11:09:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/12/2014 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare. For the city, the Year One savings was $25 million. For retirees, that translated into an increase in monthly health insurance premiums...
  • Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

    09/12/2014 8:05:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 4, 2014 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) — The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see that the single bullet had unleashed the same kind of massive infection inflicted by roadside bombs in Afghanistan. Although the wounded man lay in a modern American hospital, saving his life would be no different than caring for a soldier wounded by a bomb exploding under a Humvee. That's why the Navy is sending its doctors, nurses and medics to Stroger Hospital, a Cook County facility that, in its own...
  • Kirk fundraising off 'rumor' Michelle Obama will run for his seat

    09/11/2014 7:02:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | Lynn Sweet
    ASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is invoking first lady Michelle Obama as a possible 2016 opponent in a recent fund-raising appeal, citing the "press and rumor mills" as his source — though Mrs. Obama has given no sign she is interested in running for elected office. It's even doubtful President Barack Obama and the First Family will immediately return to Chicago after leaving the White House, since youngest daughter Sasha will still be in high school here in January, 2017. The letter, dated Sept. 5, serves to confirm that Kirk will seek a second term.
  • Chicago Gets to Work for LGBTQ Youth (Now I've seen it all)

    09/11/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Curve Magazine ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melanie Barker
    Help is at hand for job-seeking queer and trans youth.Roll up your sleeves, queer youth of Chicago, and get ready to connect and get skilled! On Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, the Work! Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair welcomes members of the community, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth and the transgender community.The fair is sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted. This job fair is a follow-up event to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit held in May, in which...
  • chicago medical school openly admits, enrolls illegal immigrants as students

    09/10/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/19194/ ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 | DOMINIC LYNCH
    Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine appears to be the first – and so far only – medical school in the country to openly admit illegal immigrants – and has seven such students currently enrolled, a campus official tells The College Fix. Under Stritch’s admission policy, illegal aliens who fall under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, also known as DACA and “DREAMers,” are eligible to be admitted to the medical school. DACA was created in 2012 when President Obama signed an executive order that stated, in effect, that illegal immigrant children who were brought to the United States...
  • Four Maywood Firefighters Suspended Over Refusal To Remove American Flag Decals ( Chicago)

    09/09/2014 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | September 9, 2014 | Bob Roberts
    Four Maywood firefighters have been relieved of duty, and more could be suspended Wednesday, for refusing to remove American flag decals from their helmets and lockers. The four refused to comply with an order issued last week by Chief Craig Bronaugh to remove all stickers from their helmets and lockers. The four drew the line when it came to the flag decals. ... Adam Rosen said he is “shocked” that an agency of first responders would enforce such an order the week of Sept. 11. The four suspended firefighters said they were told that the order was issued because of...
  • Seven charged in machete attack at Brown Line station

    09/09/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | By LeeAnn Shelton
    Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
  • Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned

    09/09/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 9, 2014
    Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned AP , Associated Press Sep. 9, 2014 4:02 AM ET CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service has announced it has replaced the head of its Chicago office for the past four years in a re-organization, appointing an interim chief for its high-profile northern Illinois district. Darryl McPherson, who was named to the top Chicago post by President Barack Obama in 2010, was recently reassigned to the same office's judicial security division, said Drew Wade, an agency spokesman in Washington. Wade, however, declined to discuss why the 17-year Marshals Service veteran was moved...
  • News of Chicago’s St Sabina stiffing workers for $200,000 finds its way down the memory hole

    09/08/2014 10:32:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/8/14 | Doug Book
    On September 2nd, Chicago’s WGN carried a news story entitled “Chicago Summer Job Employees say they have not been paid.” Several hundred people who signed up for the city’s summer jobs program “One Summer Chicago” did not receive the paycheck they were expecting on August 29th. But don’t bother looking for this story on the web today unless you are familiar with “webcache,” for the entire piece has been erased and chucked down the familiar memory hole. Why? It could have something to do with who owes these summer jobs workers the money! That would be the St Sabina Catholic...
  • Taking stand vs. gun traffickers makes us all safer (barf alert)

    09/08/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun -Times ^ | 08 sept 2014
    In a regular Monday ritual, Chicago Police display the numerous illegal guns they have most recently taken off the street, and there is always a dismayingly large cache. So, yes, cops are getting illegal guns off the street. But the river of new illegal guns replacing those recovered by police is so huge that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has likened police efforts to drinking from a fire hose. Last year, police recovered more than 7,000 illegal firearms, but plenty more remained on the streets to be used in new crimes. On Saturday, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence set...
  • 3 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings

    09/07/2014 6:06:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 7, 2014 | By Peter Nickeas
    Shootings left at least three men dead and 11 others wounded Saturday night into Sunday morning, bringing the weekend total for gunshot victims to 5 dead and 17 wounded.
  • Toddler Thrown From Car, Run Over During Domestic Fight (Chicago)

    09/04/2014 7:51:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Sep 2, 2014
    Toddler Thrown From Car, Run Over During Domestic Fight Joseph Fults, 46, faces one misdemeanor count each of battery and domestic battery A man from Chicago's south shore faces domestic battery charges after he allegedly beat his girlfriend and her son early Monday before throwing her 8-month-old daughter from a moving vehicle. He then drove over the baby when he sped off, police said.
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • 2 Dead, 24 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

    08/31/2014 6:53:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    NBCChicago ^ | Aug 31, 2014
    At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in Chicago amid a long Labor Day weekend. The weekend's first homicide took place late Friday night in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
  • Holder’s Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits

    08/30/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nationÂ’s top extortionist officer, has been running around the financial sector suing banks for anything (and everything) he can get away with. Ally Bank paid millions for alleged racist lending practices (an allegation the DOJ made without ever looking at loan portfolios), JP Morgan has shelled out billions for various anti-Obama comments regulatory infractions, and Bank of America just paid a $16.6 billion fine for their government-mandated role in the financial crises of 2008.Aside from...
  • Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police

    08/28/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | August 28, 2014 | No Attribution
    A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side.
  • Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb (Chicago)

    08/28/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb Updated: Aug 28, 2014 3:17 PM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago Police. He was also issued three traffic citations. Someone called police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving a...
  • CPD commander charged with official misconduct, aggravated battery

    08/28/2014 5:54:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 aug 2014 | Frank Main
    One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s most valued commanders was charged Wednesday with official misconduct and aggravated battery for allegedly putting his gun in a suspect’s mouth last year, officials said. Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who has been in charge of the Harrison District on the West Side, was stripped of his badge and gun earlier Wednesday. Evans is scheduled to appear in bond court on Thursday on the charges, which are both felonies.
  • Fire out after BP Whiting refinery explosion

    08/28/2014 5:53:26 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 28, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    An explosion shook BP’s biggest U.S. refinery late Wednesday in Whiting, Indiana, but appears to have left no serious injuries after a fire was extinguished. A spokesman for the Whiting Fire Department said Thursday a compressor at the refinery exploded, causing a blast that was felt at the station one-half mile away from the refinery. It caused a fire at the facility, but no injuries were reported, he said. One worker was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but was later released, BP spokesman Scott Dean said in an emailed statement. The London oil company said the fire was...