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  • 5 people shot and killed by neighbor with ‘anger management issues’ at condo building

    10/13/2019 8:11:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 13, 2019 | Alice Yin and Jeremy Gorner
    Three women and two men are dead in a shooting in a condominium building on Chicago’s Northwest Side by a neighbor who was known to have “anger management issues,” police said. A woman who had been in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in two units of a Dunning condo building died Sunday from her injuries, bringing the death toll to five from the Saturday night shooting rampage, police said. Authorities said the man left his condo in the 6700 block of West Irving Park Road in the Dunning neighborhood, went to a neighbor’s home in the same building...
  • Stand up for nature and against climate change by keeping Obama Center out of Jackson Park

    10/13/2019 7:41:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Letters to the Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/03/19 | Ross Petersen
    Lately, there has been much attention paid to the topic of climate change, and what we are doing about it. We can start by taking a stand to save Jackson Park. **SNIP** There are locations directly across the street on Stony Island. There are properties owned by the University of Chicago near Washington Park. These properties are outside of the parks themselves, and would both enlarge as well as bring businesses into the community. Parks like Jackson and Washington provide much-needed contact with nature and many benefits to the public, including trees, which are the lungs of a city.
  • CBS This Morning Gushes Over Former Obama Aide Without Mention of Role in Smollett Case

    10/09/2019 12:32:03 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 9, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever heard about Tina Tchen? Most of you probably haven't but if you had, a few of you might know that she was the former chief of staff for Michelle Obama. However most of the people who are familiar with her name would have known it because of her prominent role in the Jussie Smolett case this year. This was why it was extremely odd to watch the hosts of CBS's This Morning gush over Tchen on Monday without even the slightest mention of what she is best known for. It was the elephant in the room that...
  • A violation of unwritten gang rules led to the execution of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, authorities say

    10/07/2019 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 7, 2019 | Megan Crepeau
    In life, Tyshawn Lee was a mischievous fourth grader who loved basketball, Xbox and macaroni and cheese. In death, Tyshawn became a symbol of the cycle of gang retaliation that authorities say drives much of the violence in pockets of Chicago’s South and West sides. Nearly four years after the skinny 9-year-old was lured into a South Side alley and shot execution-style by rivals of his father’s gang, separate Cook County juries last week convicted Corey Morgan and Dwright Doty in his killing. A third defendant, Kevin Edwards, pleaded guilty before the trial. All were allegedly members of the Bang...
  • I sat through 6 hours of town halls. Here’s what I learned about impeachment.

    10/06/2019 10:40:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 6, 2019 | Andrew Desiderio
    SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — Nearly every voter I met here felt the need to remind me. “This is a Republican district, you know.” For Democrats, it was a reflection of their pride that this suburban Chicago district flipped from red to blue last year after more than 45 years as a reliable Republican stronghold. Conservatives, on the other hand, wanted to emphasize to me that Rep. Sean Casten is just too liberal for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, and that voters here support President Donald Trump and his agenda. Many of those same Republicans — who lived for nearly five decades...
  • Rahm Emanuel raised taxes.. pension funds.. The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion.

    10/03/2019 7:44:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | OCT 03, 2019 | HAL DARDICK and JUAN PEREZ JR.
    Rahm Emanuel raised taxes to get city worker pension funds on a ‘path to solvency.’ The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion. ... A record-high property tax increase. A new tax on water and sewer service. A higher 911 emergency fee on telephone lines... Emanuel’s series of tax hikes was painful, but he promised the extra money was part of a plan to get the woefully underfunded city worker pension funds on a “path to solvency.”.. in the four years since .. The pension funds are actually worse off. When Emanuel pushed through the tax hikes, the city worker retirement...
  • Chicago Public Library to eliminate overdue fines on books starting Tuesday

    10/01/2019 4:23:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 78 replies
    WLS ^ | 9/30/2019 | Staff
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Overdue library fines will now be a thing of the past for Chicago residents. Starting Tuesday, October 1, the Chicago Public Library will eliminate overdue fines for all CPL-owned items currently in circulation, per an announcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office. The mayor's office said the move is meant remove barriers to basic library access especially for youth and low-income patrons. "Like too many Chicagoans, I know what it is like to grow up in financially-challenging circumstances and understand what it is like to be just one bill or one mistake away from crushing debt," said Mayor...
  • ‘car2go’ leaving Chicago at the end of the year

    09/30/2019 8:05:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    chicago Sun Times ^ | 9-27-19 | Sam Charles
    Car2go rentals in Chicago will no longer be offered as of Jan. 1, 2020, less than two years after the company arrived here with 400 eco-friendly cars available to rent. The company is ending service Oct. 31 in Austin, Calgary, Denver and Portland. It is an app-based service that lets users reserve rental cars, drive them then leave them at designated parking spots. Rides cost between 29 cents and 39 cents per minute. The company suspended services in Chicago earlier this year after a rash of vehicle thefts. In April, 21 people were charged after more than 100 car2go-owned Mercedes-Benzes...
  • Terrorism charge against SUV driver in suburban Chicago mall

    09/29/2019 12:25:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 09 29 2019 | Staff
    A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall is facing a state terrorism charge, authorities announced Sunday. Police in Schaumburg announced early Sunday morning that the Cook County state’s attorney had authorized the charge against Javier Garcia, 22, of Palatine, Illinois. Garcia also was charged with felony criminal damage to property. Garcia was scheduled to appear in bond court on Sunday. Under Illinois law, the Class X felony of terrorism can apply if the suspect is believed to have caused more than $100,000 in damage to any building containing five or more businesses, according to...
  • FBI agents raid state Sen. Martin Sandoval's Springfield office, Chicago home

    09/24/2019 10:13:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | 9/24/19 | By Jon Seidel, Tina Sfondeles, and Tom Schuba
    Federal agents descended Tuesday on the home and offices of state Sen. Martin Sandoval as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, adding him to the growing list of city and state politicians facing serious scrutiny. Feds in suits could be seen lugging boxes, electronics and a bag marked “Evidence” from the state capitol building in Springfield. A similar scene played out at Sandoval’s Southwest Side home. And agents could be seen outside Sandoval’s political office in Cicero. FBI Special Agent John Althen confirmed the agency had personnel in the state capitol conducting “authorized law enforcement activity,” but he declined to...
  • 26 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence

    09/23/2019 7:25:43 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 32 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 09/23/2019 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least 26 people were shot, five of them fatally, in citywide gun violence over the weekend. Saturday, a man wanted for shooting a woman in the Fulton River District earlier in the week was shot by police during a prolonged manhunt that began after he shot a Chicago police officer in Englewood on the South Side. Michael Blackman, 45, was shot about 3:35 p.m. following an "armed encounter" with officers near 64th Street and Bell Avenue, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet. Blackman was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical...
  • Chicago Police Dispatch feed

    09/22/2019 2:30:15 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 33 replies
    Broadcastify ^ | Sep 22 2019 | Vanity
    Now and then my wife and I need a reminder of reality to keep us in the right frame of mind considering how screwed up society really is. So we pull up Broadcastify and listen to the Chicago dispatch police feed on weekends, It never fails to bring it all back into perspective. So far three incidents of shots fired, an armed robbery, and a carjacking by two armed teens in the last half hour.
  • JESSE JACKSON: Can America Break Its Gun Addiction? (No puedes inventar esto)

    09/22/2019 12:36:55 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 49 replies
    Washington Informer ^ | September 18, 2019 | JESSE JACKSON (his PR team really)
    After mass shootings in Southaven, Mississippi; Dayton, Ohio; and Midland, El Paso and Odessa, Texas, public demand for sensible gun reform once more soared. And once more, Republican politicians, led by President Donald Trump, were intimidated into inaction by the gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association. Remarkably, it was America’s largest retailer — Walmart — that exhibited the courage politicians lacked. It was in a Walmart store in El Paso where a gunman armed with an assault-style rifle, roused by the hate-filled rhetoric about a Latino “invasion” of our country, shot 48 people, killing 22. Walmart CEO Doug...
  • Trump’s enablers should go away and hide in shame

    09/19/2019 9:45:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | September 20, 2019 | Dahleen Glanton, The Chicago Tribune
    President Donald Trump’s former minions just don’t get it. Most Americans don’t want to ever see or hear from them again. We wish they would just go somewhere and hide. But for some reason, likely because they need the money and crave the limelight as much as the egomaniac they used to work for, these societal outcasts keep trying to force themselves on us. Take former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, for example. He didn’t have the decency to turn down an invitation by administrators at Northeastern Illinois University to participate in a recent panel discussion on campus about...
  • Prosecutors: Gangbangers executed 9-year-old to get back at rival

    09/19/2019 7:13:45 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 25 replies
    www.lawenforcementtoday.com ^ | Sep 19, 2019 CHICAGO, Ill | Posted by LET Staff
    Prosecutors say that two Chicago gang members allegedly executed a 9-year-old boy in an attempt to get back at a rival gang for a prior shooting, according to a report from Fox. Corey Morgan and Dwight Doty began their trials on Tuesday in connection with the slaying. The impending charges now have the two members of the Bang Gang/Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones gang trying to pin the blame on each other, sources say. Tyshawn Lee, just 9-years-old at the time, was still in his school uniform when the Chicago gang members approached him back in 2015, prosecutors say....
  • Testimony Begins in Murder Trial for Pair Accused of Executing 9-Year-Old Boy Over Gang War

    09/19/2019 6:20:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 9/18/2019 | kate chappell
    The fourth-grader was playing basketball in November 2015 when prosecutors say he was lured away from a playground with a juice box, then shot at close range in an alley. In the second day of the murder trial for two men accused of shooting a 9-year-old boy point-blank in a Chicago alley in 2015, family of the young boy and multiple law enforcement officers took the stand. Tyshawn Lee's grandmother was the first to testify, saying her grandson's last words to her were that he loved her. "I wanted to go across the yellow line but police said no. I...
  • New Evidence Suggests Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Others Were In On the Jussie Smollett Hoax

    09/19/2019 3:11:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/19/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House. Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House. At the time Booker released his statement at 12:09 PM and Harris hers at 1:30 PM they could not have possibly known what the...
  • 2 attempt to rob Chicago police officer outside South Side CAPS meeting

    09/19/2019 9:26:40 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 19 Sept 2019
    The passenger in the pick-up truck got out, took out a weapon and announced a robbery, but the suspects fled when they realized they were trying to rob a police officer, who was wearing civilian clothes. No one was injured. No one is in custody and Area Central detectives are investigating
  • Wheaton College students sue Chicago after being told they can't evangelize in park

    09/19/2019 8:30:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Four student evangelists from Wheaton College in Illinois are suing the Chicago city government over a set of rules that they say are restricting their freedom of speech and religion at a popular park. The students are members of the Chicago Evangelism Team sponsored by the Office of Christian Outreach at Wheaton College, an evangelical institution based in the Chicago suburbs. The students contend they have faced opposition and at times have been prohibited by security from evangelizing at Millennium Park, a 24-acre downtown venue that hosts a range of activities including concerts, theatre, dance performances, art shows, and nature...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot hires longtime anti-violence advocate (chicongo)

    09/17/2019 4:23:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-16-19 | GREGORY PRATT
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s choice to be director of violence prevention is a longtime anti-violence worker in Chicago, her administration announced. Norman Livingston Kerr will start in the $130,000-per-year role Monday, officials said. Originally from Jamaica, Kerr is a Chicago Public Schools graduate and former director of CeaseFire. He also worked at UCAN, a group that works with “15,000 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois,” according to the organization. At UCAN, Kerr led the organization’s community violence intervention efforts, the mayor’s office said.