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  • County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Shootings

    02/06/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | February 4, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month. Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) said he’s sending a letter to the governor, asking him to declare a state of emergency in the city, as a step toward quelling the alarming level of violence on the streets. Chicago police have said nearly 300 people were shot last month, more than double the total from January 2015; and 51 people were murdered, an increase of 75 percent over last year.
  • Six found slain in Gage Park home, including child (Chicago)

    02/04/2016 6:05:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/4/2016 | Peter Nickeas, Jeremy Gorner, Lolly Bowean and Tony Briscoe
    Hours after six bodies were discovered in a Gage Park bungalow, Noemi Martinez waited by the phone nearly a thousand miles away in Texas, still not sure whether the victims were family members her husband had just visited over Christmas. "This is shocking and I don’t know what to think,” she said. “We’re trying to find out what’s going on.” Finally, about four hours after police found the bodies of five adults and one child around 10 years old, Martinez was resigned to the idea that they were her relatives. But she still had many questions about what happened inside...
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.
  • 6 people dead at Southwest Side home (Chicago - Stabbing)

    02/04/2016 1:13:23 PM PST · by JennysCool · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/4/2016 | none listed
    Six people were found dead at a Gage Park home Thursday afternoon, and police said they were conducting a homicide investigation. Police were called to the home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue at 1:05 p.m. for a well-being check, said Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago police spokeswoman. Sources said four men, a female and a child were found dead, and all or some of them had been stabbed.
  • Chicago teachers union rejects contract offer, will likely go on strike(kids safe!)

    02/03/2016 9:29:33 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Whenever you're feeling down in the dumps, distressed at the turn of events in the world or simply empty inside, just remember one thing: you could always live in Chicago, so things could be worse. (With apologies, if you happen to actually live in Chicago. I got nothing for ya.) Out in the Windy City there's been a cavalcade of news surrounding the administration of Rahm Emanuel, his police department, his budget, his crime rate and all manner of disasters. But this story has to do with the teachers union. After months of tense negotiations with the city, talks over...
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    02/03/2016 7:27:40 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after their union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of contentious negotiations that have lasted over a year. Schools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union's rejection "disheartening" and cost-cutting efforts — including potential layoffs of support staff like teachers' aides — necessary without a deal. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shot back, calling the announcement the "latest act of war" and saying teachers in the nation's third-largest district would...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Chicago Priest Comes Out As Gay

    02/02/2016 6:32:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    cbs chicago ^ | 2-1-2016
    The Chicago Archdiocese is responding to a published report in which a local priest comes out as gay, but it wasn't clear whether there would be ramifications for the clergy member. In a column by Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein, Rev. Michael Shanahan is interviewed at length about his decision to disclose that he is gay. "I'd like to be one of those priests, who, with great respect for the church's teaching, can say: I'm a human being. I'm a son -- one of six -- I'm gay and I'm a priest, period," Shanahan, a more than 20-year veteran...
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT ruin during Black History Month

    02/01/2016 8:24:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 162 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 2-1-2016 | Nikki Lynette
    <p>1. The 2016 Presidential Election. So... we're just gonna act like that thing on his head is hair? Aside from the fact that he's shown himself to be a sexist bigot, if Donald Trump isn't even perceptive enough to notice a seagull nesting on his head then how the hell can he run a country? Only the most racist and player-hatery of my White homies could possibly be pro-Trump. And if that's what you're about, then that's your business. But don't ruin the Presidential Elections for the rest of us this month. Keep it to yourself until March. Let us enjoy our last Black History Month with a Black president in peace.</p>
  • Bloody start to the year as Chicago Police investigate FIFTY murders last month

    02/01/2016 7:43:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Murder police in Chicago have recorded the worst January in more than a decade for homicides - after more than 50 killings in the city in one month. Detectives had to investigate 51 homicides between January 1 and 31 - up 75 percent compared to the same period in 2015 and the worst figures since 2000. A bloody start to the year has also seen city officials log double the number of shooting in the first month of 2016 compared to the same time last year with nearly 242 separate incidents. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3426141/Bloody-start-year-Chicago-police-investigate-FIFTY-murders-month-making-city-s-worst-January-homicides-2000.html#ixzz3yvpDYXsc Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
  • Street cops say 'ACLU effect' drives spike in gun violence

    02/01/2016 6:02:52 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 01 feb 2016
    Authorities last year suggested Chicago’s spike in gun violence in 2015 was due to the “Ferguson effect” — cops afraid to do their jobs because of the scrutiny following the shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. But with Chicago now plagued with an even steeper rise in fatal shootings in January, compared with the same period of 2015, street cops are offering a new reason: the “ACLU effect.” They say the Chicago Police Department’s pact with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to monitor police stops in greater detail is prompting...
  • CPD: January shootings double compared to 2015; murders up 75 percent

    02/01/2016 5:10:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 1, 2016 | by Mitchell Armentrout
    The first month of 2016 saw a marked spike in Chicago gun violence compared to January 2015, with more than double the number of shootings and a 75 percent uptick in murders, according to statistics released by Chicago Police early Monday. The city logged 292 gunshot victims in 242 separate shooting incidents from Jan. 1-31 this year, police said. That’s an increase from 136 victims in 119 shootings during the same period last year. In a statement from CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, police called the increases "unacceptable" and attributed most of them to gang conflicts and retaliatory violence.
  • Police officer to sue family of teenager he shot

    01/31/2016 8:29:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/31/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one of the more unusual (and disturbing) news items to pop up over the weekend. You probably recall the story of 19 year old Chicago resident Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by officer Robert Rialmo during a domestic disturbance call. LeGrier, who may have suffered from mental illness, came out of the residence with a baseball bat, ignored multiple orders to stand down and was shot. Unfortunately, one of the rounds fired by Rialmo was a "through and through" shot which passed through LeGrier and went on to strike and kill Bettie Jones, a neighbor. The...
  • 2016 Off To A Bloody Start as Shootings Double: 42 People Killed, 210 Hurt (Chicago)

    01/28/2016 11:00:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Kelly Bauer
    CHICAGO - Forty-two people have been killed and 210 wounded so far in January, almost doubling last year's numbers. It was the most violent January in years, according to DNAinfo Chicago data: In all, there were 199 shootings Jan. 1-25, while there were just 100 shootings over the same period last year. The data doesn't include the victims of violence from Tuesday into Wednesday, when three people were killed and another wounded. Through early Tuesday, 42 people had been shot dead and 210 wounded, while last January saw 22 people dead and 98 wounded in shootings. On Monday alone, five...
  • Jailed E.C. (East Chicago) councilman sworn into office (while in jail)

    01/26/2016 2:36:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NWI.com ^ | January 22, 2016
    Locks and bars didn't stop East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle's inauguration. The newly sworn-in Battle can retain his public title and annual salary of $42,356 a year despite being held in Porter County Jail on federal drug and homicide charges.
  • EAST CHICAGO COUNCILMAN SWORN IN FROM BEHIND BARS

    01/25/2016 6:49:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | January 25, 2016 | N/A
    An East Chicago councilman was sworn into office behind bars earlier this month while in custody on murder charges. Robert Battle, who was re-elected in November when he ran unopposed, was given his oath of office and signed required paperwork on Jan. 15, said Paula Miraldi, of the Lake County Board of Elections in northwest Indiana. The board of elections received the paperwork Friday morning, but it was dated Jan. 15. Battle needed to be sworn in and submit his paperwork by Feb. 1, otherwise the council post would be declared vacant. Battle has been in the custody of the...
  • Nearly half of Chicago's young black men are out of work, out of school

    01/25/2016 3:38:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    .chicagonow.com ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | Austin Berg,
    Anecdotal evidence surrounding Chicago City Council’s Dec. 2, 2014, vote to hike the minimum wage by 58 percent over four and a half years suggests this trend will continue. The owner of the iconic Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop in Beverley said she would be forced to cut the number of students her business employs over the summer by half. A Panera Bread location cited the hike when it decided to close, as did Home Run Inn pizza when it killed plans to open a new location in Portage Park.
  • Man, 25, shot to death in lobby of Hyatt hotel near McCormick Place (Chicago)

    01/23/2016 5:36:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2016 | Sam Charles
    A fight and shooting early Saturday in the lobby of a hotel near McCormick Place claimed the life of a 25-year-old man. Courtney Taylor of the 6800 block of South Paulina Avenue was shot multiple times and was dead at the scene. Taylor had been among several people fighting in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. around 2:20 a.m., authorities said.
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    01/20/2016 10:36:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 12:59 PM EST | Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen
    Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months. Senate GOP Leader Christine Radogno called the plan a "lifeline" for CPS, though Democrats quickly shot down the idea. Radogno and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said the legislation would give the Illinois State Board of Education control over the nation's third-largest school district. They also noted that GOP lawmakers may reveal a bankruptcy...
  • Column: Bernie Sanders misfires on gun law repeal

    01/20/2016 5:28:01 AM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 jan 2016 | Eric Zorn
    I considered it a point in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' favor that he voted to grant gun manufacturers and dealers broad exemptions from legal liability. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sanders' main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, had been hammering Sanders on the campaign trail for supporting the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a bill protecting those who make and sell firearms from lawsuits after those firearms are used in crimes. The early 2000s had seen a proliferation of such lawsuits filed by or on behalf of victims of gun violence, some of which were...
  • Editorial: Call out gun criminals with a courthouse 'gun call'

    01/19/2016 10:49:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 19 jan 2016
    The Chicago police complain they arrest people all the time for the illegal possession of a gun, only to find the gun-toting goofs back on the street in the blink of an eye. Former Police Supt. Garry McCarthy liked to cite the example of four men in a car who were arrested back on Aug. 29 in connection with a murder. Between them, the men had been arrested 65 times before, including ten times for gun offenses. One of the men was out on bond at that moment, charged with shooting into a house.
  • Big names back Trump tower - Soros, Deutsche Bank said to be in on 90-story building (2004)

    01/18/2016 10:17:20 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Thomas A. Corfman | October 28, 2004
    Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper, a key piece in perhaps the largest construction financing in the city's history, according to real estate sources and public documents. Despite reports about the project's record-breaking sales, most of them from Trump himself, many Chicago real estate developers and lenders have expressed doubts about whether the 90-story tower would ever be built."It is such a huge project, and the prices he said he was getting were so outside the norm," said Robert Glickman, president and...
  • Martin Luther King: The Story Behind His "I Have A Dream Speech"

    01/18/2016 9:04:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 18, 2016 | Gary Younge
    The night before the March on Washington, on 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King asked his aides for advice about the next day's speech. "Don't use the lines about 'I have a dream', his adviser Wyatt Walker told him. "It's trite, it's cliche. You've used it too many times already."
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Chicago shootings up nearly 200 percent in 2016

    01/17/2016 8:24:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | Adriana Diaz
    CHICAGO -- On average, one person has been shot every three hours in Chicago since January 1st. Just two hours into the New Year, 24-year-old Deandre Holiday was gunned down after a fight at a New Year's Eve party spilled into the street. He's Chicago's first homicide of what's so far been a bloody 2016. Since January 1st, 110 people have been shot -- compared to 37 during the same time last year. That's a nearly 200 percent increase.
  • REVEALED: Obama Was Not Constitutional Scholar… Here’s What He REALLY Did At Univ. Of Chicago

    01/16/2016 6:59:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Tea Party ^ | Sllen West
    I had to cringe during a particularly elitist remark that left Obama's mouth during his rteary town-hall on gun control; "I believe in the Second Amendment. It is there, written on the paper. It guarantees a right to bear arms. No matter how many times people try to twist my words around -- I taught constitutional law, I know a little bit about this -- I get it." Well, a colleague of Obama's at the University of Chicago, economist John Lott quoted Obama as having told him that he doesn't believe that people should be able to own guns when...
  • DGU of the day: T-Mobile Clerk in Chicago wins Gunfight Against two Robbery Suspects

    01/16/2016 5:19:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Chicago T-Mobile clerk won a gunfight with two would be robbers on 13 January, 2016. The gunfight happened on the far South side, after the robbers displayed handguns as they entered. Neighbors said that the store had been robbed several times previously. The armed clerk has not been named. He hit both suspects multiple times. The suspects are in the hospital. The store is locally owned. It has been reported that T-Mobile corporate has no legal influence on store policies about employees carrying firearms. Neil Tadros is the district manager for T-Mobile. From chicagotribune.com: The employee shot both...
  • PETA hands out fur coats to women at South Side homeless shelter

    01/14/2016 12:08:43 PM PST · by Velveeta · 28 replies
    WGNTV ^ | 1/14/2016 | Bill Kissinger
    CHICAGO - PETA says it's okay to wear fur - if you're homeless. The animal rights group handed out more than 100 fur coats Thursday to women staying at the Matthew House homeless shelter on the South Side.
  • Chicago Tops Bedbug List for Fourth Straight Year: Report

    01/14/2016 1:56:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Bedbugs have apparently taken up a long-term residency in Chicago based on a new report from pest control company Orkin. Chicago topped Orkin's "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" list for the fourth year in a row. In all, fourteen cities in the Midwest made the list, more than any other region, according to Orkin. The pests were spotted in multiple cities in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Orkin based its findings on the number of bedbug treatments employees conducted between January and December of 2015, according to the pest control company. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments. [Snip]...
  • T-Mobile store employee shoots 2 armed robbery suspects (Chicago)

    01/13/2016 8:18:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The T-Mobile store in the 2000-block of East 95th St. was left riddled with bullet holes. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story. "I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee," said Neil Tadros, store...
  • Chicago Police Street Stops Decrease Dramatically Amid Sinking Morale

    01/13/2016 4:15:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    DNA Info.com ^ | 1/13/2016 | Mark Konkol
    CHICAGO — Police officers are making drastically fewer investigative stops and confiscating fewer guns as murders and shootings have increased so far this year, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. So far this year, the number of so-called investigative stop reports — formerly known as “contact cards” — has decreased by about 80 percent compared to the same time period last year, police sources told DNAinfo.com. There also been a 37-percent decline in gun arrests and a 35-percent decrease in gun confiscations compared to last year, according to police data. Meanwhile, there have been 72 more shootings (a 218 percent increase) and...
  • Meanwhile In Chicago, 120 People Shot In First 10 Days Of 2016

    01/12/2016 11:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/12/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Even as Obama takes his anti-gun crusade to new highs with every passing week, having recently started dispensing executive orders, the president conveniently continues to ignore the state of affairs in his native Chicago - a city in which guns are banned - yet where the shooting epidemic has never been worse, and is truly emblematic of the "gun problem" America has. Judging by the most recent developments, Obama will have nothing to say about Chicago gun violence either during tonight's state of the union address, or ever for that matter, because recent developments are downright disastrous.According to the...
  • More than 100 people shot in Chicago in first 10 days of 2016

    01/12/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Jan. 12, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    More than 100 Chicagoans have been shot in the first 10 days of 2016 — a jarring figure three times more than last year. At least 19 people were shot and killed between New Year’s Day and Monday morning, including someone gunned down just blocks away from the mayor’s home, the Chicago Tribune reported. Another 101 were injured by firearms.
  • Legal fight begins over destroying CPD misconduct records

    01/11/2016 6:35:53 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    abc 7 chicago ^ | 1-11-2016 | Sarah Schulte
    Records of all the officers involved in the Laquan McDonald shooting case could be destroyed by 2019 if the city of Chicago enforces the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) contract. Section 8.4 of the police union contract calls for all misconduct files to be destroyed five years after the date of the incident. "Does that say that these police officers can go to another jurisdiction and not have their past practices looked at?" asks Renell Perry, of the NAACP. The NAACP joins a number of organizations asking for the records to be preserved. To prevent the destruction of records dating...
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • 2 would-be robbers shot to death at South Side liquor store: police

    01/10/2016 7:17:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 72 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10 jan 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt and Megan Crepeau
    Two would-be robbers were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night, sources said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob Z&S Food & Liquor in the 1300 block of West 87th Street, sources said. Citing preliminary information, authorities said two people walked into the store, and one of them hopped over the counter. That person hit the clerk standing behind the counter, while the other remained in front of the counter, authorities said. Meanwhile, a relative of the store owner heard a commotion upstairs...
  • The secret millionaires next door (Lottery)

    01/09/2016 6:22:40 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-6-2011 | Ashley Rueff
    Chicago couple won $30 million in the state lottery and didn't tell anyone. Not even their kids. Somewhere in Chicago live a modest, middle-class couple with two teenage children and a $30 million secret. They recently won the Illinois Lottery, but have yet to tell friends, family or even their children. The couple plan to keep their jobs — he runs a small business — and raise their children with a strong work ethic by keeping secret their loaded bank account. "It's real unusual. Most people, they're ready to jump on it. They want to go on TV, they want...
  • Peaches The Elephant Has Died In Chicago

    01/22/2005 3:00:35 PM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 29 replies · 843+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | January 22, 2005 | By Craig Gustafson
    SAN PASQUAL VALLEY For 50 years she called San Diego County home. That's why animal-welfare activists are upset that Peaches, the oldest African elephant in the country, died earlier this week at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Activists are criticizing the San Diego Wild Animal Park for its decision to move Peaches and two other older elephants, Wankie and Tatima, to the cold-weather city in early 2003. With two of those elephants now dead, they called the move "grossly irresponsible." Peaches, 55, died of "complications due to old age," according to Lincoln Park officials. She was found lying on the...
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • Obama blames Indiana for illegal guns in Chicago

    01/08/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana is a gun state, and government leaders here are pushing back on President Obama's efforts to increase gun control. The president wants to make an example of Indiana because gun laws in the Hoosier state are less strict than the gun laws in his home state of Illinois. During the president's CNN town hall meeting on gun control Thursday he spotlighted the number of illegal guns in Chicago. "The problem," he said, "is that about 30, 40 percent of those guns are coming from Indiana, from across the border, where there are much laxer laws." The...
  • Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery

    01/07/2016 1:59:46 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    HEARALD NEWS -Joliet ^ | Jan. 6, 2016
    Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ELWOOD - Elwood police have cited a truck driver after he allegedly entered the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and ran an 18-wheel semitrailer over the graves of three veterans. Disobeying the "No Truck" signs posted at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 53, the driver told police he was traveling Monday afternoon to a warehouse located at the nearby intermodal facility operated by CenterPoint Properties, according to a news release from Elwood initiative Safe Roads Illinois. Identified by Elwood Police Chief Fred...
  • THE LORD'S COMPETITION IS OUR DESIRE[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/07/2016 10:47:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-7-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    My competition is your desire to do my will for I am ready to oblige The Father actively moving through You in Spirit and in Truth , for these "ARE" The True Worshippers on fire with The ZEAL to follow after Me in greater ways than ever before ! John 14:12-13 Praying in Jesus’ Name 12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it...
  • Chicago Violence 2015: By Year-End, Chicago Had More Homicides Than New York, Los Angeles

    01/07/2016 10:08:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 01/07/2016 | BY ADAM LIDGETT
    In a year when the Chicago Police Department, mayor and the city itself dominated national headlines and received widespread attention over the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald by a police officer, the city also saw an increase in violence. Four hundred sixty-eight homicides were reported in 2015, making it the most violent year since 2012, when 500 people were killed, the Chicago Tribune reported. The number, however, still was well below the level of homicides in the 1970s. Chicago's violent streak was much worse than those of other major cities. Los Angeles saw 280 killings through Dec. 26, and...
  • Rahm, I Tried to Warn You

    01/07/2016 9:23:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Chicago has always struck me as one of the most affluent cities in the world. Growing up in Chicagoland, I saw little poverty in the city at the foot of glistening Lake Michigan. I am sure poverty was there, but Chicago in the 1960s seemed rich and abundant with opportunity. Alas, that was long ago. Chicago is still affluent at least on its north side and in the environs around Michigan Avenue, the city's Magnificent Mile. Yet, statistics tell us something different when we consider Chicago as a whole. Its poor neighborhoods are desperate. Read the headlines from...
  • Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Indicted on Perjury Charge

    01/06/2016 3:57:09 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 6, 2016 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    HEMPSTEAD, Tex. The state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who three days later was found hanged in her cell at the Waller County jail, has been indicted on a perjury charge, a special prosecutor said here Wednesday. The charge against the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, is a Class A misdemeanor, and was announced at the end of a day of grand jury deliberations. The charge carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, prosecutors said. The charge stemmed from a one-page affidavit that Trooper Encinia filed with jail officials justifying...
  • 2 teens killed, 1 wounded in shooting on South Side (Chicago)

    01/05/2016 9:36:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    WGN-TV and Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2016 | Tom Negovan
    Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 17-year-old girl was shot in the chest. Both were pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in suburban Oak Lawn. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand and hospitalized in good condition. No suspects have been arrested.
  • Chicago police shot (40 percent) fewer people in 2015

    01/04/2016 8:18:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner
    While the video release of a Chicago police officer's shooting of Laquan McDonald prompted a domino effect of change, including the ousting of the police superintendent and a federal civil rights investigation, the department finished 2015 on an ironic note: Officers shot the fewest people that they have in years. Chicago police officers shot 22 people in 2015, eight of them fatally. That's a 40 percent drop in the total number of people shot compared with 2014, when 37 people were hit by police gunfire and 16 of them were killed, according to department figures.
  • 4 Killed, 38 Wounded In New Year’s Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    01/04/2016 6:52:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four people were killed and at least 38 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year’s holiday weekend. The first reported homicide of 2016 happened about 2:20 a.m. New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Deandre Holiday, 24, got into a fight with someone in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence when the person pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter then fled the scene.