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  • Chicago boy, 4, reads 100 books in one day, parents stream on Facebook

    12/11/2017 7:59:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    ABC& Chicago ^ | 12/10/2017 | Karen Jordan
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In one day, a 4-year-old Chicago boy read 100 books, including his favorites about Ninja turtles and dogs. As Caleb Green's reading marathon got started on Saturday, his parents decided to stream it on Facebook Live. He got a couple thousand views from people as far away as Florida. And every time he finished 10 books, he did a little dance. "I like to read and I want to read some more like my sister," Caleb said. When Caleb first told his parents about his goal, they scoured their bookshelves. When they came up short, some friends...
  • Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks is a bigger scumbag than the four scumbags who tortured...

    12/09/2017 6:09:00 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 9, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks is a bigger scumbag than the four scumbags who kidnapped and tortured a learning disabled man in Chicago In January of this year in Chicago, two black men and two black women kidnapped a learning disabled white man, imprisoned him, tortured him, cut off part of his scalp, forced him to drink from the toilet, demanded ransom from his parents, and posted part of the torture as a video on Facebook. They also called him racial slurs, which puts this into the hate crime category.Well, one of these scumbags has just been sentenced to probation...
  • Chicago Judge Gives Woman Charged In Facebook Live Hate Crime A Shocking Sentence

    12/09/2017 3:07:37 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/9/17
    The first of four adults charged in January with the hate crime of a white special needs 18-year-old has been freed on probation in what many people are likely to believe is a rather light sentence compared to the crime. Brittany Covington narrated a Facebook Live video showing the special needs teen being tortured and humiliated in the Chicago apartment she shared with her sister Tanishia, who is still behind bars in this matter along with co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper and Jordan Hill.
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Beating of Disabled Teen on Facebook

    12/09/2017 6:59:32 AM PST · by PBRCat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2017 | Megan Crepau
    Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation. Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January. Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service. The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping....
  • Forrest Claypool Resigns At CPS

    12/08/2017 8:07:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 08 DECEMBER 2017 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is resigning after a report concluded that he lied to ethics investigators. “I have accomplished all I can accomplish at CPS,” Claypool said at a news conference. “Even good men can make stupid mistakes. I look forward to the next chapter.” Claypool leaves Dec. 31. Dr. Janice Jackson will be the new interim head of the nation’s fourth-largest school system.
  • Conservative Internet shock jock Harold (Hal) Turner convicted of threatening to kill Chicago judges

    08/13/2010 4:10:48 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 13 2010 | Dave Goldiner
    A Brooklyn jury took less than two hours Friday to convict right-wing loudmouth Harold (Hal) Turner of threatening to kill three Chicago judges. Turner's mom and teenage son gasped and sobbed as the jury found the Internet shock jock guilty of a single charge of threatening to murder the judges - a charge that carries up to 10 years in prison. An ashen-faced Turner stripped off his tie and belt and handed his wallet to a clerk before he was led out of the courtroom in downtown Brooklyn. "I love you, dad," his son, Michael Turner, 16, said after the...
  • Mayors sign Chicago “Climate Charter”

    12/06/2017 5:40:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    cfact.org ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Craig Rucker
    Mayors from 51 cities from across the U.S. and around the world are meeting in Chicago to hear from former President Obama and sign a document they are calling the “Chicago Climate Charter.” President Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the UN’s Paris Climate Accord, however, the terms of the Accord delay his taking formal action until November, 2019. The mayors gathered in Chicago, meanwhile, are vowing to bypass the federal government and create climate policies of their own. USA Today reports that the Chicago Charter calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 26% to...
  • CPS butter cookies: You can still find the classics years after they disappeared

    12/05/2017 5:06:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5 December 2017 | Amy Bizzarri
    Rich, buttery and just 5 cents each, Chicago Public Schools' iconic butter cookies made lunchtime all the merrier from the 1960s and through the ’80s. These classic shortbread cookies, pressed with three fingers for good measure and baked to toasty perfection, once graced cafeteria trays across the city. ... Made from scratch, with lots of butter and lots of sugar, they're not on the menu anymore, since their fat and sugar content wouldn't meet today's nutrition standards. "But we still make them every once in a while, to share among the cafeteria staff," Streak says. Their origins are murky, and...
  • Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIR

    09/20/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIRPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 20, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments A government watchdog’s new report takes the FBI to task for violating its own policies by continuing to work with the Muslim Brotherhood’s front group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).The report came as CAIR issued a new report denouncing the so-called “Islamophobia” of the Fox News Channel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, David the Horowitz Freedom Center, and others who dare to engage in an honest discussion...
  • 2018’s most important, expensive and strange election

    12/04/2017 1:40:22 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 6 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Nov 17 | George Will
    ...This model is the iron alliance of the Democratic Party and government workers’ unions. Madigan supports Pritzker, who is committed to the alliance. This is the state of the state under it: Unfunded state and local government retirement debt is more than $260 billion and rising. Unfunded pension liabilities for the nation’s highest-paid government workers (overtime starts at 37.5 hours) are $130 billion and are projected to increase for at least through the next decade. Nearly 25 percent of the state’s general funds go to retirees (many living in Texas and Florida). Vendors are owed $9.5 billion. Every five minutes...
  • Justice probes deals with China by FBI

    10/01/2003 4:38:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 190+ views
    AP | 10/01/03 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inspector general is investigating whether FBI agents involved in espionage and terrorism cases improperly used informants and subjects of investigation to benefit private businesses they were running on the side, according to officials and documents. The allegations, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press, include that agents' and intelligence assets' private companies were involved in business deals in China and the Middle East about the same time the FBI was investigating Chinese efforts to acquire sensitive technology. The FBI says it is cooperating with the investigation. "Any time there is a request...
  • Chicago Cop Caught On Video Telling Teen He's Being Detained "Because You're White"

    12/01/2017 6:55:01 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-1-2017
    A police detective in Illinois has faced disciplinary action this week, after he was recorded on video telling a teenager he was being detained because he's white.* Footage of the controversial encounter surfaced on Facebook on Monday, and has since gone viral with more than 85,000 views. Dezi Baczek,18, who recorded the video, was among a group of teens who went to the local pawnshop in Lake Villa, a suburb of Chicago, to sell an item so the group could buy her brother a book that he wanted to read. How thoughtful. When the group of millennials exited the shop,...
  • A world in black and white: Chicago photographer's stunning images of the city's residents

    11/29/2017 5:09:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Regularly posting on his Instagram page the Chicago-based photographer Jason M Peterson, who has been taking pictures for the past 25 years daily, constantly pushes his limits within the confines of black and white photography. 'I'lI shoot photos that try and make you feel something,' he told Cover Images. 'Black and white is simply a way I feel makes you focus on the emotion of the photo with less distraction.
  • Dem Rep. Gutierrez testing waters for potential 2020 presidential run

    11/29/2017 11:46:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Chad Pergram
    Mystery solved? After Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday and endorsed a successor without revealing his future political plans, Fox News has learned the outspoken immigration advocate will be testing the waters for a potential 2020 presidential bid. Few national political figures could be more ideologically opposed on the issue of immigration than President Trump – who wants a border wall and has fought to suspend immigration from some Muslim-majority countries – and Gutierrez, who blasted even the Obama administration over legal deportations.
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez to retire from Congress, sources say

    11/27/2017 6:20:18 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 62 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 27, 2017 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Democratic sources said Monday evening that veteran Congressman Luis Gutierrez will announce his retirement. He has been one of the more high-profile Latino politicians in the country, advocating forcefully for immigrant rights, since he became a U.S. representative 25 years ago.
  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right — according to international law — to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • Guitierrez: From chopping up "pig innards" to owning a $1.1 Million Second Home

    11/29/2017 11:52:20 AM PST · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 29, 2017 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Gutierrez told the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday that he and his wife bought a home for more than $1 million last year in Dorado, on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. He said they’re renting out the property now but it will “probably be our house that we live in” at some point. “I’m going to be active in the politics of reconstruction of my island, because I love that island,” he said, noting that he had a plane ticket to leave Sunday for his fourth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the tropical U.S. commonwealth in September....
  • Guitierrez for President? You Heard It Here First

    11/29/2017 11:45:49 AM PST · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 29, 2017 | Mark Brown
    Gutierrez seemed to be mapping out was the type of campaign that could be used to hold the Democratic Party accountable for its commitments to the nation’s immigrant and Latino communities, instead of what he sees as a party that abandons them when it becomes inconvenient. It wouldn’t be the kind of campaign where he’s trying to win the nomination so much as a campaign to collect delegates and carry the cause of the immigrant community to the convention. For a comparison, think of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s groundbreaking presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988, when he energized black voters...
  • Chicago bakery loses 800 workers after immigration raid

    11/29/2017 11:30:00 AM PST · by doug from upland · 106 replies
    WGN 9 ^ | 11-28-17 | Melissa Espana
    CHICAGO — A Chicago bakery lost 800 workers to an immigration raid earlier this year. Bloomberg reports that the Cloverhill Bakery on the Northwest Side, lost more than a third of its employees who didn’t have sufficient documentation. The Swiss-based company makes hamburger buns for McDonald’s and other chains. A spokesman said the bakery is struggling to replace staff, is facing pressure to raise wages, and has lost $21 million due to the disruption.
  • Charges filed against Lake Central teacher accused of snorting drugs in class

    11/29/2017 10:48:33 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Chicago tribune ^ | 11/28/ 2017 | Meredith Colias, Becky Jacobs
    Lake County prosecutor's office has filed charges against a Lake Central English teacher accused last week of using drugs in her classroom. Samantha Cox, 24, of Cedar Lake, was formally charged on Monday with possession of cocaine, a felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, according to Lake County court records. Officers were called to the high school, 8400 Wicker Ave., around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after students reported to the principal they saw Cox with drugs in her classroom, court documents said. A student "had video of what appeared to be a teacher 'snorting' a line of an illegal substance,"...