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  • Road rage leads to shots fired at Chicago man’s car on I-80/94

    01/30/2015 8:38:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    A ride through northwest Indiana almost turned deadly for a Chicago man after some mutual road rage turned into gunshots being fired at him on I-80/94. What Indiana State Police called a “road rage incident turned ugly” started about 11 a.m. Tuesday when the 28-year-old Chicago man, driving a 2003 Acura, got involved in some unpleasantness in the eastbound lanes of the Borman Expy. in Lake County. Police said it started when the victim and another driver “became involved in road rage” — things like not letting the other car pass and flipping the driver off, a statement from ISP...
  • Liberal Infighting: Elizabeth Warren-Supporting Group Attacks Rahm Emanuel

    01/27/2015 6:09:46 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Caroline May
    One of the left-wing groups pushing for an Elizabeth Warren presidency is no fan of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democracy for America (DFA) announced this week that it will be supporting seven progressive Chicago Aldermen that the group says Emanuel, President Obama’s former White House chief of staff, has attacked. The DFA’s effort highlights the ever-more apparent rift in the Democratic Party between the progressive so-called Warren-wing of the party and more establishment Democrats.
  • Mother, Daughter Charged With Attacking CPS Employees And Student

    01/25/2015 9:14:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 25, 2015
    (STMW) — A mother and daughter upset that their teenage relative was disciplined at a South Side elementary school are charged with allegedly beating and stabbing two Chicago Public Schools employees and a teen boy at the school. Authorities say the attack took place on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Bond Elementary School in the 7000 block of South May Street, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
  • 3 killed, 22 wounded in weekend shootings

    01/25/2015 9:10:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 25, 2015
    Three men were killed and at least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
  • 3 killed, 17 wounded in weekend shootings

    01/25/2015 7:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 25, 2015
    Three men were killed and at least 17 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. 19-year-old Anfernee Durant was shot in the foot, leg and side in a possible drive-by attack in the 7800 block of South Vincennes. Durant was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about an hour later Police said he was a documented gang member. 18-year-old Tyree D. Harris was standing outside in the 6800 block of South Western when someone walked up and shot him in the head. Harris was taken to Christ Medical Center, where...
  • Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at the age of 83 (Mr. Cub, "Let's play two."

    01/23/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | 1/23/2015
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago legend Ernie Banks, also known as 'Mr. Cub' and 'Mr. Sunshine,' died Friday night, sources say. He was 83. Banks would have turned 84 on January 31. He was born in 1931 in Dallas, Texas. Banks was the first African American player to play for the Cubs. In 1950, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro League Baseball . He then played shortstop and first base for 19 seasons, from 1953 to 1971. The entire time Banks played for the Cubs, he was a national league all-star for 11 seasons. He was...
  • MAN SPEAKS OUT AFTER FINDING CAMERA HIDDEN IN SMOKE DETECTOR IN BUCKTOWN APARTMENT

    01/23/2015 2:44:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | january 22, 2015
    Eyewitness News has learned of a second investigation underway involving a hidden camera discovered in a Chicago bedroom.  The camera was hidden inside a smoke alarm in the man's Bucktown apartment. The victim, who wished to conceal his identity, says he found a card containing recordings of 56 separate incidents over the previous two months, including numerous private and intimate moments. "I don't know where the videos went, what's being done with them, so it's extremely upsetting," the victim said. He was new to Chicago when he moved into the Bucktown apartment last November. But in a matter of days,...
  • Obama's 'Missing Link'

    01/22/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    "I see myself as a missing link between Barack Obama's exposure to communism with Frank Marshall Davis and his later exposure to Bill Ayers and Alice Palmer in Chicago" Drew told me. Drew was a contemporary of Obama at Occidental College and a Marxist himself.
  • Of Speeches and Monuments - The Quest for the Obama Presidential Library

    01/22/2015 11:31:27 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - On Wednesday, January 21, the sun rose on a nation still licking its wounds from a beating it had taken the night before. At 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, a pugilist stood there – the Resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – safe behind a big, sturdy podium for protection, and socked the American people in the jaw, again and again, for as long as we were willing to sit out here in TV-land and take it... and the entire bodyguard that the Constitution had provided to defend them from such a beating - the House,...
  • Criminal act against property going viral

    01/20/2015 12:20:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    KPRC, NBC 2, Houston TX ^ | Jan 19 2015 06:11:36 PM CST | Bill Spencer
    It is a crime spree and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire. […] It's called “Put ’Em In A Coffin,” and it was created by a rap musician named VonMar, who has posted dozens of videos of himself doing it. He's even been arrested for it. Just what is “Put ’Em In A Coffin”? James McHugh, 28, lives in the Fifth Ward, and he can tell you exactly what it is, because it happened to him this past weekend. “A group of young idiots, just out for laughs, to...
  • Thousands join pro-life march in Chicago

    01/20/2015 5:14:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 18, 2015 | Sarah Schulte and Evelyn Holmes
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Francis Cardinal George and Archbishop Blase Cupich attended events Sunday in support of the Roman Catholic Church's anti-abortion, pro-life stance. A rally downtown also saw a counter protest by pro-choice supporters. The 10th anniversary of the Chicago March for Life comes as we approach the 42nd anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the Roe v. Wade case, affirming a woman's right to choose. "Every single unborn child is in the crosshairs of the abortion industry," said Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. Shaun Haggerty traveled from Milwaukee for Sunday's rally. "It's about...
  • Early copy of the Gospel of Mark is a forgery

    01/28/2010 10:49:09 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 941+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | January 27, 2010 | Emily Sharpe
    Not what it appears to be: the Archaic Mark LONDON. A clever bit of detective work by US scholars and scientists has proven that one of the jewels of the University of Chicago’s manuscript collection is, in fact, a skilled late 19th- or early 20th-century forgery. Although speculation as to the authenticity of the Archaic Mark codex has been rife for more than 60 years, prior to this definitive research many believed it was an early record (possibly as early as the 14th century) of the Gospel of Mark and the closest of any extant manuscript to the world’s oldest...
  • One Dead, Six Shot in Separate Chicago Shootings

    01/18/2015 1:31:25 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Warner Todd Huston
    As subzero temperatures hit Chicago, the violence continues. Between Friday afternoon and Saturday evening one was killed and six others were shot in the Windy City. Thus far this year, in the 17 short days of the first month of 2015, 70 have been shot. Thirteen of those were fatalities.
  • Chicago No Longer Seems a Lock to Host Obama’s Library, and Many Are Alarmed

    01/18/2015 4:37:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/15 | JULIE BOSMANJAN
    CHICAGO — People who live in Chicago know a few things to be true about their city. Winters are brutal. The architecture is first-rate. The Cubs will lose. In the last few years, they have confidently added another: The Barack Obama Presidential Library will be built here, Mr. Obama’s adopted hometown. But as the Obamas and their foundation near a decision on the location of the library — after narrowing the options down to Hawaii, Chicago and New York City — someone in their camp recently let it slip that they are not so pleased with Chicago’s bids.
  • Judge OK's Disney World trip for man linked to terrorism investigation

    03/09/2007 12:14:02 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 14 replies · 538+ views
    CHICAGO: A federal judge in Illinois on Thursday approved a request for a trip to Disney World by a man who the government had once accused of aiding Palestinian militants, brushing aside prosecutors' claims that he may instead flee. "I'm confident that he will come back," U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve said in giving former Chicago grocer Muhammad Salah permission to make the trip to the Florida vacation spot.
  • Hundreds of body parts discovered in federal raid on suburban Chicago crematorium

    01/15/2015 5:19:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/15/15 | Jill Reilly
    Hundreds of body parts have been discovered in a federal raid on a suburban Chicago crematorium as part of an investigation into the body part black market. FBI agents and agents with the Centers for Disease Control, wearing bio-hazard suits, raided two Cremation Services Inc. in Schiller Park on Tuesday. Biological Resource Center of Illinois in Rosemont, a body donation service, was also raided this week.
  • Cop shouldn't be charged in elderly man's death (WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING)

    01/15/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mary Mitchell mmitchell@suntimes.com
    Police Officer Craig Taylor shouldn’t be sitting in a Markham courtroom. Taylor should be out protecting the citizens of Park Forest like he’s done since 2004. Taylor was performing his sworn duty to serve and protect when he was summoned to the Victory Centre in Park Forest on July 26, 2013, to quell a disturbance. He ended up firing beanbag cartridges at 95-year-old John Wrana, a resident of the facility. Taylor, an African-American, was one of five officers who responded to a call from staff that the elderly man was threatening them with a knife, a shoehorn and a cane....
  • Meeks says Rauner Administration to implement Common Core curriculum

    01/13/2015 11:15:09 PM PST · by Springfield Reformer · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 13, 2015
    CHICAGO - In one of his first public interviews since being picked by new Governor Bruce Rauner to be the state's new school superintendent, Rev. James Meeks told WLS 890 AM this morning that he intends to implement the Common Core curriculum in the state's schools. Meeks, a Democrat, headed the Illinois Senate Education Committee while he was a state senator serving his Chicago-based district. He continues to pastor the 15,000-member Salem Baptist Church and has become an advocate of school choice over the years. ...
  • Illinois Governor Backs Away From No Tax Hike Pledge

    01/12/2015 10:14:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    It's par for the course for politicians to back away from campaign pledges. But one might have at least expected that Republicans would not consider tax hikes. Unfortunately, even that modest assumption is suspect as Governor Rauner Set to Inherit Illinois' Sea of Red Ink. Illinois faces a sea of red ink because shrinking income tax revenue will fail to keep pace with rising pension and health insurance costs, according to outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's latest three-year budget forecast. The projections from the Office of Management and Budget warn that the estimated $4.1 billion bill backlog expected at the close...
  • New Illinois GOP governor to deal with worst fiscal mess in the nation

    01/12/2015 8:08:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2015 | Rick Moran
    Illinois's new Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, will be sworn in today, and he is facing what most experts agree to be the worst fiscal crisis of any state in the nation. The Democrat-controlled legislature simply can't restrain itself.  That, and a pension time bomb set to go off in the next few years, swamping the state's finances, makes Rauner's job the most challenging of any new governor elected in November. Some of the numbers in this Reuter's report are incredible: Pension payments are projected to jump to nearly $7.6 billion in fiscal 2016 from $6.8 billion this fiscal year....
  • Can Illinois' Bruce Rauner Turn Around Nation's Worst Fiscal Mess?

    01/14/2015 11:36:18 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 14. 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    State Government: Bruce Rauner became Illinois' 42nd governor on Monday, the first Republican since 2003. He inherits a state that's been dubbed "America's Greece," but it's another opportunity to show what a GOP chief executive can do. A big part of the GOP tsunami in 2014 occurred at the state level, with Republicans expanding their hold on governors' mansions and legislatures with wins in blue states such as Maryland, Massachusetts and President Obama's Illinois. The number of GOP governors has grown to 31 from 21, control of legislatures has expanded to 68 of 98 partisan legislative chambers, and Republicans now...
  • Man's pro-Saddam tape part of trial

    01/03/2004 3:15:15 AM PST · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 134+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 3, 2004 | DAVE NEWBART
    In the speech at a celebration of Saddam Hussein's birthday in 2001, the Oak Lawn man praises the Iraqi ruler as a "great'' and "inspirational'' leader. A federal judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can show jurors a videotape of Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi's remarks at his trial on charges that he acted as an unregistered agent of the Iraqi government. The trial begins Monday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors accuse Dumeisi of spying on Iraqi opposition members in the United States. Federal judge Suzanne Conlon agreed with prosecutors that the speech, made at the headquarters of the Iraqi Mission to the...
  • Accused spy had one-way ticket to Jordan

    01/10/2004 5:04:00 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 1 replies · 181+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-10-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    Accused spy had one-way ticket to Jordan WAR ON TERROR - Man accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents arrested one day before departure By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO -- An Arabic-language community newspaper publisher accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents in this country for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service apparently was planning to leave the country when he was arrested, an FBI agent testified Friday. Khaled Dumeisi, 61, was arrested on July 9, one day before the scheduled departure date on a one-way ticket to Jordan discovered in his home, agent Edward Lawson testified. The testimony came just before...
  • Community Newspaper Publisher Found Guilty of Being Agent for Saddam Hussein

    01/12/2004 5:04:03 PM PST · by wallcrawlr · 28 replies · 249+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2004
    CHICAGO - A community newspaper publisher accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents in the United States was found guilty Monday of serving as an unregistered agent for Saddam Hussein. The jury took less than two hours to convict Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi after the weeklong trial. "This sends an important message that people can't come to our country and spy on their fellow residents," U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said. Dumeisi, 61, was convicted of failing to obey a federal law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the Justice Department. Prosecutors maintained that the Palestinian-born Dumeisi spied on...
  • Guilty Verdict In Spying Case

    01/13/2004 3:11:25 PM PST · by blam · 164+ views
    Chicago Tribune/Yahoo ^ | 1-13-2004 | Matt O' Connor
    Guilty verdict in spying case Tue Jan 13,11:14 AM ET - Chicago Tribune By Matt O'Connor, Tribune staff reporter A federal jury deliberated less than three hours Monday before convicting a suburban Arabic-language newspaper publisher on charges he acted as a secret agent of Iraq before Saddam Hussein fall. The government alleged that since 1999, Palestinian-born Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi provided information to Mukhabbarat, the Iraqi intelligence agency, about Hussein opponents living in the U.S. Prosecutors said Dumeisi betrayed the U.S. out of admiration for Hussein's support for the Palestinian cause and to get money for his cash-strapped publication, though he...
  • Report: Obama Toasted Saddam's Frontman at Rezko Party who is the guy..far right?

    12/17/2008 7:40:19 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 4 replies · 839+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | april 6th 2008 | gateway pundit
    Mr. Nadhmi Auchi is a business partner of Syrian-born businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who has supported US Presidential candidate Barack Obama financially since his first run for the Illinois state senate in 1996.
  • DoJ silences Obama associate Daniel S. Mahru with his freedom

    09/20/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Illinois PayToPlay ^ | 9/20/12 | Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
    Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating...
  • Mob squeezed him; city squeezes widow (Kass: Chicago outfit, Daley machine)

    07/05/2009 9:17:12 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 1,139+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-4-09 | John Kass
    Whether the name of Richie Urso ever makes it into the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich next June is anybody's guess. You've probably never heard of Richie Urso. But the FBI sure has heard of him. His is a classic Chicago story, about a beefy yet charming guy born on Grand Avenue, who got in trouble with the law as a kid, only to make political friends and become extremely wealthy. He was arrested once for jewelry theft in the '60s by the Outfit's top Chicago police detective, William Hanhardt. Urso's alleged partner in the theft was the...
  • Politically connected ex-Mutual Bank president barred from banking ( Obama mentioned )

    07/01/2013 6:59:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 01, 2013 | Steve Daniels
    Amrish Mahajan, former president of failed Mutual Bank of Harvey and a major fundraiser for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been barred from future participation in the banking industry under a newly released regulatory order. Mr. Mahajan consented, without admitting or denying unsafe or unsound banking practices, to a May 1 order by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. prohibiting him from participating “in any manner” in the conduct of the affairs of any federally insured institution. ... Mr. Mahajan was known for his political connections, particularly to Mr. Blagojevich. Mutual Bank briefly entered the realm of national politics after...
  • Cardinal George Dropped From Cancer Drug Trial, Asks for Prayers

    01/07/2015 6:30:22 AM PST · by SweetAkitoRose · 30 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7 Jan 2015 | CNA/EWTN News
    CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George has asked for continued prayers after being dropped from a cancer drug’s clinical trial, which was determined to be ineffective for him. “He is at peace, but he counts on everyone’s prayers that he might be of service to the Lord and His Church in the time left to him,” the Archdiocese of Chicago said Dec. 31. “Cardinal George would like to thank all those who have been praying for him, and asks them to continue to do so. You and those you love are remembered in his prayers as well.”
  • Unescorted teens barred from Franklin Park Mall - Must be with adult after 4 p.m. on weekends

    01/06/2015 9:56:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    The Blade ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | BY NOLAN ROSENKRANS AND JON CHAVEZ
    Hanging out at the mall instantly became less cool for teenagers on Monday, when Franklin Park Mall officials said that anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult on mall property after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Mall officials said the new policy is not a response to any specific event and is a proactive move taken after conducting research among shoppers, retailers, and the Toledo community. But the change follows a weekend incident where police tried to remove a large group of people from the mall when a fight broke out, leading to several arrests and...
  • #ICantBreathe Black Teens Beat 7 Yr-Old White Kid With Cement Block – Nearly Killing Him (Video)

    01/05/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | january 2, 2015 | jim hoft
    A seven year-old “Hispanic looking Caucasian” boy was critically injured when a group of teens threw a cement block at him while he was sitting alone in a car. The boy has already undergone several surgeries. He will need reconstruction of his left eye. -snip Media outlets are refusing to report the race of the suspects. They are only saying that it was “three teens” or “three teens aged 13 to 18.”
  • IL:Chicago Homicides for 2014

    01/04/2015 12:30:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There is an independent site that tracks homicides in Chicago.  There are not affiliated with the police, and they use public sources to determine the number of homicides.  The numbers that they give include justified homicides and homicides by police. The numbers are very similar in 2014 to what they were in 2013.                                        2013   2014 Homicides by shooting      375     388 Woundings by shooting    1810   2231 Total Homicides                455    456 It is interesting to note that ratio of wounded to killed went up form 4.82/1 to 5.75/1 in one year. The site has a lot of great graphics depicting...
  • Chicago Obama library bids in trouble; foundation has 'major concerns' with U. of C. proposal

    12/31/2014 6:34:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12-30-2014 | Lynn Sweet
    Chicago Obama library bids in trouble; foundation has 'major concerns' with U. of C. proposal Posted: 12/30/2014, 12:45pm | Lynn Sweet WASHINGTON — The Barack Obama Foundation has major problems with the University of Chicago bid for the Obama presidential library and museum and is uneasy about the bid from the University of Illinois at Chicago, leaving Columbia University in New York the front-runner for the project. A source close to the foundation told me that the University of Chicago bid is in jeopardy because it does not own — and has no definite path to acquiring at present —...
  • No silver bullet solution to flying bullets

    12/30/2014 6:36:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 30 dec 2014
    When crimes rates drop for a year or two, nobody can really say why. It could be freakish good luck. When crime rates drop steadily for more than 20 years, as they have in Chicago and across the country, you might suspect the underlying forces driving the trend would become clear. But, in fact, the experts continue to scratch their heads. About all they can say for sure is that it’s complicated. No single factor, such as sending more people to prison, explains why crime rates have plummeted across the country. And, so it follows, we should be wary of...
  • Violent fight caught on tape at McDonald's in Chicago (River North-Nice area)?

    12/29/2014 8:54:04 PM PST · by Colofornian · 43 replies
    Above Top Secret.com and YouTube ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | jhn7537
    Not much to share, but this video is crazy... Surprised no one was killed with those violent swings with the chairs... And the sad part is the guy in the video at the end is laughing... I'm from this area, and I find it disturbing that this type of behavior is accepted today.. I'm also embarrassed with my city... and not just my city but the state of this country, but that's a whole other thread in itself... I wonder if any of them are having trouble breathing...
  • Numerous fights break out Friday night inside Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh, PA]

    12/28/2014 6:58:21 PM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    YouTube - WTAE TV ^ | December 26, 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PafsIomt7Q
  • Bears clean house: GM Emery, Trestman fired

    12/29/2014 8:21:14 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    abc 17 ^ | 12-20-2014
    Trestman was hired in a winding interview process that included more than 12 candidates. The other finalist for the opening was Bruce Arians, who just completed a 10-6 season with the Arizona Cardinals. Trestman said Sunday he planned to return, but after a 6-10 finish and drama-filled season, his fate was determined several weeks ago. The Bears lost five straight games to end the season and eight of their final 10. Chicago was 8-8 in 2013. Billed as a quarterback whisperer, Trestman had strong results as a rookie coach. The Bears finished second in the NFL in scoring to the...
  • Boy, 14, among five charged with murder in SW Side home invasion

    12/28/2014 9:56:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 24, 2014
    Five people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting Monday morning during a home invasion in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Chicago Police announced early Wednesday that first-degree murder charges have been filed against: - An unidentified 14-year-old boy; - Schanise Barfield, 22, of the 200 block of North Leclaire Avenue; - Diamond Gamble, 23, of the 5000 block of West West End Avenue; - Nathaniel Jefferson, 24, of the 100 block of North Laramie Avnue; and - Quinton Washington, 24, of the 4900 block of West West End Avenue.
  • Illinois man arrested after threatening on Facebook to ‘kill cops and innocent white kids’

    12/28/2014 10:02:29 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/28/14 | BY JOEL LANDAU
    Illinois man arrested after threatening on Facebook to ‘kill cops and innocent white kids’ Aries Woodfin, 33, was arrested after police searched a suburban Chicago home where he stayed and found a gun, several rounds of ammunition and a homemade gun range. But the owner said the gun belonged to her and that Woodfin was only ranting and did not intend to follow through with his outburst. An Illinois man was arrested after police officers investigated a Facebook post in which he allegedly threatened to "kill cops and innocent white kids." Police arrested Aries Woodfin, 33, at a suburban Illinois...
  • Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee

    12/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    WSAU.com ^ | December 28, 2014
    Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:06 a.m. CST MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he will continue drawing attention to the case of a Milwaukee man who was killed by a police officer last April. Jackson was speaking before a crowd of about 200 people during a rally at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago Saturday. Relatives and supporters of Dontre Hamilton were in attendance.
  • Clerk: 'I wasn't scared' as gunbattle erupts with robbers, 7-Eleven staff

    12/27/2014 5:32:53 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27dec 2014
    After an armed man pointed a gun at the head of 60-year-old convenience store clerk Ibrahim Rahmoun, he and his boss grabbed a gun and took action leading to an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side 7-Eleven. “The guy shot two bullets at us,’’ Rahmoun said. “We shot back at them. We shot eight.’’ “I wasn’t scared. ... I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. When you work the night shift, a lot of robberies happen’’ said Rahmoun, who was at the counter when two men entered the 7-Eleven at 2900 W. Montrose Ave. about 1:25 a.m. Friday and...
  • Man With Knife Shot By Chicago Police After Lunging at Officers (Video)

    12/25/2014 9:45:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/25/14 | http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/12/mann-with-knife-shot-by-chicago-police-after-lunging-at-offi
    A Chicago man was shot by police after lunging at officers with a knife. The man stabbed an officer twice in his protective vest. The man was in critical condition after being shot twice by police. The Chicago Sun-Times reported: An allegedly suicidal man with a knife was shot and wounded by a Chicago Police officer on Christmas Day after he lunged at officers, injuring one of them, authorities said. Grand Crossing District police officers drove up to a building at 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of East Marquette Road in the Woodlawn neighborhood to respond to a call...
  • 10 shot on South, West Sides since Christmas Eve

    12/25/2014 7:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Chicago Sun-Times Wire
    At least 10 people have been shot on the South and West Sides of Chicago since Christmas Eve.
  • 7 hurt in Chicago shootings since Christmas Eve (no protests planned)

    12/25/2014 7:05:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/25/14 | Liam Ford, Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Six men and a woman were wounded during separate shootings since Wednesday in Chicago. In the latest shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot during a robbery around 2 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man was in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by two male offenders who announced a robbery and then fired gunshots, striking him in the leg. The offenders fled the scene with the man's jacket and cell phone.
  • 4 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings (No protests planned)

    12/24/2014 1:25:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Jeremy Gorner, Terrence James
    **SNIP** The man had been shot in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Hakizimana Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was slain in the 7800 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 8:55 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a calls of a person shot and found the 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest in the basement of a building, police said....
  • Little League champs face new allegations of cheating

    12/24/2014 9:36:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Mike Oz
    Jackie Robinson West, the Chicago-based Little League World Series U.S. champs, are facing more allegations of gaming the system in order to field a team with the best local players. Last week, a clash between Jackie Robinson West and a neighboring rival went public, as Chris Janes of Evergreen Park Little League, accused Jackie Robinson West of using ringers from outside its boundaries. Little League International, however, scoffed at Janes' claims, saying it had looked into the players' residency and it considered the issue closed. Now there's a new story out from DNA Chicago, in which reporter Mark Konkol spends...
  • Dante’s real danger isn’t the NYPD

    12/23/2014 3:13:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12-23-14 | Editorial
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has spoken of conversations with his son, Dante, about the “dangers he may face” from the police. Like so many other assertions connected with the cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, it is a fiction — and a dangerous one. Truth is, a young man of Dante de Blasio’s age faces far more danger from violent men his age than he does from cops. Zach Emanuel found this out the hard way. Zach’s father is Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago. Like Dante, he’s 17. Last Friday, he was assaulted and mugged just a block from...
  • Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home

    12/21/2014 4:45:29 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    CNS Chicago ^ | 12/20/14 | Mike Krauser
    The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms. Police were called to the 4200 block of North Hermitage at 10:05 p.m. Friday for a report of a robbery on the street where there would normally already be a police presence. Emanuel’s 17-year-old son went out to make a phone call when he was jumped by two men who stole the teen’s cell phone. A police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune says that he was put in a chokehold by one...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...