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  • McCartht Says He Was Victim of a "Witch Hunt" to Mask City Hall Cover Up

    02/22/2018 5:30:21 AM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 21, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    (Rahm) Emanuel has been under fire for keeping the Laquan McDonald shooting video under wraps for more than a year and waiting until one week after the April 7, 2015, mayoral runoff election to authorize a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family — before a lawsuit even had been filed. The video was released on Nov. 24, 2015 — but only after a judge ordered it. That same day, Jason Van Dyke, the white officer on that video, was charged with the first-degree murder of the black teenager. The mayor has emphatically denied keeping the dashcam video of the...
  • Madigan's Leadership Becomes Democratic Primary Litmus Test Amid Harassment Complaints

    02/20/2018 8:02:52 PM PST · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rick Pearson
    Speaker Michael Madigan’s undisputed political power came under attack Tuesday amid new criticism over his handling of harassment complaints as the March Democratic primary increasingly turns into a referendum on his leadership. Madigan faced increasing calls for him to step down from the state Democratic chairman post he has held for two decades, as well as demands for an independent investigation of complaints that have led him to shed two top loyal political lieutenants in a week. The misconduct scandal comes as the long-serving speaker and his private interests as a property tax appeals lawyer already had been a focal...
  • The Enemy is at the Gates. What Is The President Doing About It?

    02/19/2018 11:34:36 AM PST · by PBRCat · 54 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 19, 2018 | Neil Steinberg
    The president (Trump), who has been dismissing this attack on our country as a “hoax” and “fake news” for over a year, leapt to defend, not the country, but himself. “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President,” he tweeted, dodging the point. (By 2013, Trump had already spent $1 million exploring a potential bid.) “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!” Maybe yes. Maybe no. More indictments will come, and we’ll see who among Trump’s inner circle, or Trump himself,...
  • Feds charge 24-year-old Chicago trader in first crypto-fraud case

    02/18/2018 2:30:52 PM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    A 24-year-old trader who considered himself "invincible" according to federal investigators has become the first target of a criminal fraud prosecution involving "cryptocurrency," after allegedly siphoning $2 million in Bitcoin and Litecoin from his Chicago employer... Judge Martin asked the Korean-American defendant if he spoke English and understood the proceedings, which he did...As part of his $100,000 bond deal, Kim surrendered his passport...Prosecutors are expected to outline the charge that "from September through November 2017, Kim transferred more than $2 million of the trading firm's Bitcoin and Litecoin to personal accounts to cover his own trading losses, which had been...
  • Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

    02/18/2018 7:24:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 17, 2018
    As Marvel's latest superhero movie, "Black Panther," draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely African American fans. Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see "Black Panther," the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast. "It's very unfortunate that a film that is poised to become a cultural icon is being marred by this fake news," said Darnell Hunt,...
  • Bill Clinton, the nobody nobody sent [Sexual Predator Clinton = Persona-Non-Grata]

    02/16/2018 5:40:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    Tribune Content Agency ^ | February 15, 2018 | John Kass
    Chicago Democrats have a saying about unwanted help who may want to wet their beaks in the trough of public service: “We don’t want nobody nobody sent.” And former President Bill Clinton is now that nobody. National Democrats hugged him as recently as the 2016 presidential campaign, ... Now they don’t want him anywhere near the 2018 congressional midterm elections. How can you have Bill around while you reach for that weaponized #MeToo movement and rewrite your history? It would be so awkward. Politicians don’t want voters to realize that those who shout the loudest often sip their hypocrisy quietly,...
  • Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing

    02/16/2018 6:34:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicagotribune.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elyssa Cherney
    Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing Elyssa Cherney Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune Cook County Jail officials said they planned to take action after several inmates clapped as the suspected killer of Cmdr. Paul Bauer was escorted from his first court hearing on Thursday. Jail officials said they were going to forward video of the "despicable" action by up to five inmates to prosecutors so it could be considered in any potential sentencing. None of the inmates have faced trials yet. The officials also intend to transfer those inmates to jails outside Cook County. The inmates...
  • Chicago police commander shot to death while responding to robbery

    A high-ranking Chicago police officer was shot to death Tuesday afternoon at the Thompson Center administrative building downtown while assisting a tactical team that was chasing a suspect, police said. Commander Paul Bauer of the Near North District was shot several times a little before 2 p.m., according to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. He said a suspect was taken into custody and a gun recovered. “It’s a difficult day for us, but we’ll get through it,” Johnson told reporters outside Northwestern Hospital, where Bauer had been taken. Bauer, 53, joined the department in 1986 and worked all across the city...
  • Madigan Fires Longtime Aide After Sexual Harassment Complaints

    02/13/2018 9:06:37 AM PST · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    She sent Mike Madigan a letter last year warning the House speaker that a top political aide — and brother of Madigan’s own hand-picked alderman — had made “unwanted advances.” Repeated text messages asking the woman if she wanted to go out on a date or have drinks. A press release about the news conference calls the firing “pro-active but a cover up” — showing the woman is not pleased about how her allegations were treated. The woman, identified as Alaina Hampton, came forward “not once, but twice.” The firing came a day after Hampton filmed an interview. “I basically...
  • Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides Elected Metropolitan of Chicago

    02/11/2018 9:03:37 PM PST · by lightman · 4 replies
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America ^ | 7 February A.D. 2018 | Stavros Papagermanos/
    NEW YORK – The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elected unanimously today the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago. Immediately following the election, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America stated: “I express my wholehearted congratulations on the election of Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides as Metropolitan of Chicago, wishing the abundant blessing of God on the sacred ministry the Church has entrusted him with. The newly-elected Metropolitan has served as Deacon, Priest and Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations for a number of years, and I am certain that he...
  • How Hillary Clinton crippled the Puerto Rican relief effort

    09/29/2017 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-29-17 | DrJohn
    CBS This Morning never opens without a cheap shot at Donald Trump. Charlie Rose noted the Donald Trump was praising the relief efforts "others" were saying it was taking too long. Never mind that this is an island 1,000 miles from Miami. This isn't Texas or Florida. Never mind the 8,000 personnel that are currently there. Never mind that. Let's talk about who made the relief efforts much more difficult than they might have been otherwise. Hillary Clinton.Clinton has been bashing Trump non-stop since the hurricane struck the island. Trump is "not interested" in talking about Puerto Rico says she....
  • John Mahoney of 'Frasier' Fame Dies at 77

    02/06/2018 8:44:40 AM PST · by Cecily · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2018 | Megan Thomas and Darran Simon
    John Mahoney, a veteran character actor best known for playing the curmudgeonly dog-loving father of the title character in TV's "Frasier," has died, his publicist said Monday. He was 77 years old. Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, father of Frasier Crane and Niles Crane, on the long-running sitcom, died Sunday in Chicago after a short illness, according to Wendy Morris. Peri Gilpin, who played the character Roz Doyle in "Frasier," recalled that Mahoney sang at her wedding, and she recalled some of his best-known performances: "Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and...
  • Teenage boy charged with attempted carjacking of retired cop arrested again (Chicago0

    02/05/2018 9:15:22 PM PST · by Kenny Bania · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Tom Schuba
    One of three teenage boys charged with trying to steal a retired police officer’s running vehicle Friday evening in the Gold Coast was arrested again Sunday night in connection to another carjacking. One of the teenage boys was arrested again Sunday night — less than 48 hours after being released — with a gun in another stolen car, Guglielmi said. The arrest happened in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...
  • Chicago Man Files New PAC Called ‘I Am Going to Assassinate President Donald J Trump’

    01/19/2018 3:18:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/18 | Andrew Kugle
    A Chicago resident on Wednesday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a new political action committee whose name threatens to assassinate President Donald Trump.The PAC is titled, "I AM GOING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP." (The name is registered in all capital letters.)An individual named Freddy Black filed the paperwork and wrote, "Send donations to reward my assassination of Donald J Trump to: Freddy Black, 3001 S King Drive Apt 1118, Chicago IL 60616. Or to my IDOC Parole Agent Mr. Done Let"s get him assassinated in the next 24 hours!! Then I"ll kill all the KKK...
  • [U] Chicago students demand 'diversity and inclusion' grad requirement

    02/02/2018 8:31:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Februay 1, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    A University of Chicago student group has issued a series of more than 50 demands, which include calls for a mandatory “Diversity and Inclusion” graduation requirement. UChicago United, the group behind the demands, describes itself as “a coalition of multicultural student organizations formed to make the University of Chicago campus more inclusive for students of marginalized backgrounds and identities,” according to its Facebook page.
  • 4 killed, 8 others wounded in Chicago shootings, including 11-year-old boy (in one day)

    02/01/2018 4:59:06 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/1/2018 | Staff
    Four people have been killed and at least eight other people, including boys ages 11 and 16, have been wounded in Chicago shootings since midmorning Wednesday, according to police. The shootings also include four people who were shot, 3 fatally, within 10 minutes late Wednesday. (snip) In the city’s first homicide of the day, a man was shot and killed during an argument that also left another man wounded about 1:35 p.m. in a home in the 11100 block of South Emerald Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood(snip) The two were in a dispute inside the home when they each took...
  • Critic Richard Roeper Suspended by Chicago Sun-Times After Buying Twitter Followers

    01/31/2018 3:48:52 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 29, 2018
    Roeper's name came up in the New York Times investigation into prominent people padding their social media accounts with fake followers. Film critic Richard Roeper's reviews and columns will not be published by the Chicago Sun-Times as an investigation is conducted into his Twitter following, the paper announced Monday. Roeper was one several prominent journalists, sports stars, politicians and celebrities who had paid to increase their Twitter followers with fake accounts, according to a New York Times report published over the weekend. Roeper's Twitter following currently numbers over 225,000, but it was not specified by the Times report how many...
  • 2 killed, 17 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    01/29/2018 4:49:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | 1/29/2018 | Staff
    CHICAGO--Two men were killed and at least 17 other people, including a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, were wounded this weekend in gun violence across Chicago. The first fatal shooting happened early Saturday when a man was killed and another was wounded in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The men were arguing with someone about 12:20 a.m. when the other person opened fire in the 2500-block of West Division. Antonio Reyes, 38, was shot multiple times in the body and pronounced dead at the scene(snip) Just over an hour earlier, a 23-year-old woman was shot in...
  • Sessions sanctuary city crackdown hits Calif., Ore., NYC, Chicago, LA hardest,... lose $53 Million!

    01/27/2018 10:22:31 AM PST · by caww · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 2, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The Center for Immigration Studies has listed areas in jeopardy of losing their Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which it called “the largest source of federal criminal justice funds for state and local authorities.” Some cities have sued to stop the administration. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been eager for the funding crackdown because some 300 sanctuary jurisdictions block their agents from entering jails to arrest criminal illegals. Instead, they have to wait until the illegal immigrants are arrested and ICE officials say that makes it a far more dangerous situation than in a jail.