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  • Fountain: A sobering reality about death in black America

    12/10/2016 5:54:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 10 dec 2016 | John Fountain
    A brother would never shoot me at point-blank range in the face. Never lie in wait to steal my life. Would never sell drugs to my mother. Never poison our community. Not a black man. Not my brother. No brother would allow himself to become the worst enemy of the state of Black America. A brother would never lure a 9-year-old boy from a playground to an alley and execute him to allegedly settle a score with his father. Would never stand over a wounded pregnant woman and pump her body with bullets as she pleads for her life, wounding...
  • Chicago Mayor: Our City and State Have Values We Are Teaching Our Children — Embrace Gay Marriage

    12/09/2016 5:19:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 9, 2016 | 2:58 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Friday that his city and the state of Illinois support the values he and his wife are teaching their children, including a law in place that “embraces gay marriage.” “Amy and I teach our children about that differences should be something that you look to, learn from, etc.,” Emanuel said at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., during a discussion focused on cities in the wake of Trump’s election and the UK’s exit from the European Union. …
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Is Sears Dying a Slow Death?

    12/09/2016 1:17:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    Fox Business ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016
    Sears (SHLD), the 130-year-old American icon, can’t find a way to stop the bleeding. The floundering retailer has closed hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores, cut costs and borrowed millions of dollars from CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund to keep the business going. Sears invested in its online store and a loyalty program, Shop Your Way, in hopes of regaining its footing, but customers have yet to return in droves. On Thursday, Sears reported its fifth quarterly loss in a row, and sales continued their downward trend. Sears also revealed that it will accelerate plans to shutter underperforming stores. Jason...
  • Junk-rated Chicago schools plan new kind of bond issue

    12/09/2016 12:55:29 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 6, 2016 | Karen Pierog
    Chicago's public school (CPS) system plans to sell a new type of bond issue in an attempt to separate the debt from the district's severe financial woes and protect it in a potential bankruptcy filing, according to a document released by the district on Tuesday. The preliminary prospectus for the debt indicates the Chicago Board of Education will issue $500 million of bonds secured solely by a capital improvement property tax and not by the district's general obligation pledge.
  • Do not fear the future[CharismaticCaucus]

    12/09/2016 6:35:48 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Do not fear the future my children for I am your Redeemer(past brought forward) to condemn darkness so that you may walk in the light therefore I am the alpha and omega of your life's existence for you abide in me alone. Romans 8:1-2 Escape from Bondage 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from...
  • 94-year-old WWII veteran beaten during SW Side robbery; suspect crashed stolen SUV

    12/09/2016 6:16:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | Dec 8, 2016
    94-year-old WWII veteran beaten during SW Side robbery; suspect crashed stolen SUV By Evelyn Holmes Thursday, December 08, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly beat a 94-year-old woman, stole her purse and took off in a stolen vehicle before crashing it in Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood. The victim's daughter, Judy Dusk, said her mother, Josephine Regnier, is a World War II Navy veteran. Dusk said she was waiting for one of her daughters outside her building in the 5100-block of South Long Avenue to pick her up to go to the dentist when she...
  • Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities?

    12/07/2016 6:53:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 6, 2016
    Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities? CHICAGO - Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is being challenged by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city council to stand up to President-elect Donald Trump's plan to enforce federal law concerning so-called "sanctuary cities." A committee in the Chicago City Council advanced a resolution Monday calling on Rauner to issue a statement of "support for cities that welcome our undocumented family members and neighbors and condemn any effort to strip the city of Chicago of federal funding." Rauner's office contends that the governor supports immigration policy reform,...
  • Emanuel To Meet Trump In New York

    12/07/2016 6:29:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | December 7, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A few weeks after speaking to President-elect Donald Trump about the White House transition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to meet with Trump in New York. Earlier this week, the mayor confirmed Trump called him after winning the race for president, because of Emanuel’s experience as a top adviser to two presidents. “The president-elect is aware, obviously, I’ve worked for two presidents in different positions – a senior adviser for President Clinton, chief of staff for President Obama – and I’ve worked on their transitions. I think you also know that we talked about a host of...
  • Veterans’ group Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

    12/06/2016 1:25:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library By Joseph Weber Published May 15, 2016 FoxNews.com A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum. Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center...
  • The Lost Structures of Civility - long read worth it

    12/05/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12.05.16 | Hadley Arkes
    Looking back on a Chicago childhood in the 1940s I was at a pro-life meeting in Detroit in the late 1970s, with a biologist debunking the “population problem.” He pointed out that if everyone in the world moved to Texas, there would be 1,500 square feet for every man, woman, and child. That was the size of the footprint of his house in San Francisco. Texas, with that influx of population, would still be less dense than San Francisco; and San Francisco had many open places for parks and tennis courts. When it was my turn to speak, I remarked...
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • (Gov Rahm) Emanuel Announces Immigrant Legal Fund

    12/02/2016 1:32:49 PM PST · by PBRCat · 56 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2016 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday kept up his postelection push to position himself as a protector of immigrants against President-elect Donald Trump, announcing the creation of a $1 million "legal protection fund" to help those fighting possible deportation. The fund was created in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center to "provide immediate legal information, screenings, consultations and representation to individuals who may be at risk for deportation," according to a news release from Emanuel's office. The money will come from the $20 million the city set aside for Emanuel's property tax rebate program, according to city spokeswoman Jennifer Martinez.
  • Bloody month in Chicago brings death toll past 700 mark

    12/01/2016 10:12:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2016 10:39 AM EST
    November was another bloody month in Chicago, ending with more than twice as many homicides as during the same month last year. The 77 homicides recorded in November 2016 mark the highest death toll for that month in nearly a quarter century. The increase comes as the city and police department scramble to bring the number of killings down with initiatives targeting high crime areas and a plan to add 970 new police positions. …
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • Federal court weighs key decision on LGBT-workplace bias

    11/30/2016 8:10:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 8:22 PM EST | Michael Tarm
    A rare full-court session of a U.S. appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Wednesday on whether protections under a 1964 Civil Rights Act should be expanded to cover workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, as hopes dim among some gay rights activists that the question will be resolved in their favor following Republican election victories. Several of the 11 judges at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals signaled they are ready to enter what would be a historic ruling broadening the scope the 52-year-old landmark law, with the court directing the toughest questions during the hourlong hearing at a lawyer...
  • 61 Shot, 9 Fatally, Across Chicago Thanksgiving Weekend

    11/28/2016 12:01:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/28/16 | nbcchicago
    Two men killed about 10 minutes apart brought the Thanksgiving weekend tally to eight fatal shootings. In all, at least 61 people were shot in attacks across the city over four-day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Another tax Chicago bars and restaurants now have to pay

    11/28/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Pletz
    Last year, the Emanuel administration slipped through a tax on streaming video and cloud computing. Now, again without public hearings, City Hall is targeting bars and restaurants with a surcharge on satellite TV feeds. Earlier this month, the city served notice that its 9 percent amusement tax applies to businesses that subscribe to satellite TV services. The impact likely will be felt most by public spaces that buy premium subscriptions for NFL and college games that can easily run $5,000 to $10,000 a year, meaning their annual taxes would come to at least $450. "This is obviously a huge concern...
  • At least eight dead and 58 injured in shootings in Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend as the

    11/28/2016 4:28:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11/28/2016 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    At least 58 people were shot in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend, leaving eight dead as the city faces the highest number of homicides in more than a decade. The latest victim is an 18-year-old who was shot dead in his vehicle at 2pm on Sunday, NBC reported. Two gunmen outside a house party on Saturday night left one dead and five others injured, while another shooting killed a 16-year-old boy on Friday evening. In October, Chicago surpassed 600 homicides this year, in numbers that have not been seen since 2003. There were 468 murders in 2015, and 416 the year...
  • (Chicago) Police: 6 killed, 45 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend violence

    11/27/2016 12:31:31 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 27 NOVEMBER 2016 | SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
    CHICAGO -- At least 51 people have been shot, 6 fatally, in attacks across the city over Thanksgiving weekend, according to Chicago police. The weekend's latest homicide happened at 2:38 a.m. Sunday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side. Two men were seated in a parked vehicle in the 3400-block of West Harrison when a silver car stopped in front of them and two males wearing hooded sweatshirts exited the car and opened fire, police said. One man, 30, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
  • Mr. Trump, PLEASE do something about corruption in major cities (i.e. Chicago, Memphis, etc.)

    11/27/2016 10:24:28 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    News | 27 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, PLEASE as one of your tasks, set up a DOJ task force to completely shut down corruption in major cities across the United States. Chicago is one and we all know it. Memphis is so bad, you're likely to be robbed on the street, shoot the thug and end up in court in front of a judge who was related to the thug. New Orleans isn't much different. Detroit is a complete hellhole, third world country experience. Please do something about the corruption! Make America great again!
  • President Trump works as a Waiter at his own Hotel (funny)

    11/25/2016 8:52:57 AM PST · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/25/2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump spending a day in the shoes of his employees at Trump Tower Chicago. Aired on the Oprah Winfrey show, 2011
  • Another Trump-Inspired ‘Hate Crime’ Turns Out To Be A Hoax

    11/24/2016 5:07:35 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 15 replies
    A Trump-inspired “hate crime” at a university in Chicago has turned out to be a hoax. An openly bisexual senior at North Park University claimed she was the recipient of a homophobic note and hateful emails following Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election. But the school president reported Tuesday the notes are “fabricated.” Taylor Volk said she found a note taped to her door that read “Back to hell” and “#Trump” and included homophobic slurs ...
  • O'Hare western access fight flares up as Tollway sues

    11/24/2016 12:54:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 23, 2016 | Greg Hinz
    A dispute that threatens decade-old plans to build a western access road to O'Hare International Airport is headed to a federal agency, as the Illinois Toll Highway Authority sues the Canadian Pacific Railway. In a petition filed today, the tollway asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to allow it to force CP to sell or grant easements to the tollway for portions of railroad property immediately to the north of the railway's huge Bensenville Yards. The tollway indicated it also may eventually need access to the yard itself. The Surface Transportation Board is the federal agency that regulates railroads, and...
  • Activists plan repeat of Mag Mile Black Friday protests

    11/24/2016 7:01:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    CRAINS ^ | November 22, 2016 | Brigid Sweeney
    Activists plan repeat of Mag Mile Black Friday protests Brigid Sweeney For the second year in a row, protesters are planning to block shoppers from entering stores along North Michigan Avenue on the day after Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year. The effort, planned by a diffuse network that includes Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and area churches, seeks to draw attention to a wide range of issues, including police shootings, racism and economic inequalities that keep Chicago's South and West sides mired in poverty and violence. The organizers say they hope...
  • O'Hare workers to strike on nationwide 'Day of Disruption'

    11/23/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 21 November 2016 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    A strike by hourly workers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will add another dimension to a nationwide day of protests by fast-food employees who have been pushing for a $15 hourly wage and union rights, organizers said Monday. The attention-grabbing airport strike is "going to cause complete disruption in travel plans for the day and maybe days to come," said Kendall Fells, national organizing director of the Fight for $15 campaign. "Four decades ago, airport jobs were jobs you could live off of. Now airport jobs are just like fast-food jobs. We're all standing together." The Service Employees International...
  • Photos: Hundreds Of Protesters Return To The Loop To Tell Trump 'No' (Caption time!)

    11/22/2016 12:42:54 PM PST · by simpson96 · 58 replies
    The Chicagoist ^ | 11/20/2016 | Rachel Cromidas
    Hundreds of protesters returned to the Loop for a second week of protests against Donald Trump's election as U.S. president and the advisor appointments he's made. The marchers met at Federal Plaza Saturday afternoon and marched around downtown Chicago.
  • Chicago murders still outpacing New York and L.A. combined

    11/21/2016 9:52:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 20, 2016 | Sam Charles
    Chicago was pushed into an unwanted spotlight earlier this year when it was noted the city has recorded more murders than New York City and Los Angeles combined. As the year winds down, that’s still holding true. The city surpassed 700 homicides over the weekend, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of Cook County medical examiner’s records. That number includes 10 cases in which victims died this year but were injured in previous years. The Chicago Police Department tallied 654 murders as of Nov. 13. The department’s total omits “non-criminal” deaths that the medical examiner classifies as homicides, as well...
  • ARREST RAHM EMANUEL

    11/21/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-21-2016 | Matthew Vadum
    It is time to start locking up local officials like Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration law. Those who, like Emanuel, enable lawless so-called sanctuary cities deserve to be behind bars. Radical left-wingers don't believe America should have borders at all. During the recently concluded election campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton even endorsed the idea that foreigners have a right to move to the United States. After Republican Donald Trump said in September, "No one has the right to immigrate to the United States," Clinton's Ohio campaign put up a tweet featuring Trump's statement followed...
  • Trump Supporter Disrupts Chicago Performance Of ‘Hamilton’

    11/20/2016 8:06:40 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 74 replies
    It did not take long for a Donald Trump supporter to respond to the way the Broadway cast of “Hamilton” treated Vice President-elect Mike Pence. BroadwayWorld reports a Trump supporter disrupted the Saturday night performance of “Hamilton” in Chicago.
  • 4 ARRESTED IN WEST SIDE BEATING OF TRUMP SUPPORTER

    11/20/2016 12:04:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | November 18, 2016
    Chicago police said four people were arrested and charged with vehicular hijacking a week after video of a man being beaten while onlookers yelled 'Don't vote for Trump' went viral. -snip Police said those four are the people seen on a video of a traffic altercation that escalated into a beating in the 1100-block of South Kedzie on Nov. 9. In the video, 50-year-old David Wilcox is kicked and punched repeatedly by two men while another person rummages around in his car. The video also shows Wilcox holding onto his car as one man drives away. In the video onlookers...
  • Congressman Danny Davis grandson fatally shot over shoes in Chicago

    Davis said in a statement that a 17-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy forced their way into the home and after an argument the 15-year-old shot Wilson in the head. Davis said Wilson's mother was not at home, but Wilson's uncle and three siblings were.
  • Four charged with vicious beating of #Chicago man. Yelled, "Don't vote Trump"

    11/19/2016 6:48:37 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    #BREAKING: Four charged with vicious beating of #Chicago man. During beating they were yelling, "Don't vote Trump" http://bit.ly/2fVXsnQ
  • EXCLUSIVE: Venezuelan Diplomat Joins Chicago Communists Plotting Trump Resistance

    11/17/2016 9:12:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2016 | Michael Volpe
    A Marxist, a Venezuelan diplomat and an illegal alien headlined a meeting of organizers of the Trump resistance as they announced their plan to shut down Chicago on Saturday and Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day. The Chicago branch of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) met in Chicago’s northwest side neighborhood of Albany Park to plot their next move in their resistance of the Trump presidency. Chicago ANSWER was one of the radical leftist groups that helped to organize anti-Trump protests when his campaign tried to hold a rally in March; that rally was canceled after protesters...
  • Krauthammer on Dems Defying Trump Over Sanctuary Cities:

    11/17/2016 7:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Democrats are “making a big bet and a mistaken one” by defying the federal government to protect their city’s “sanctuary” status, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday. "Sanctuary cities were a scandal before Trump. It’s in defiance of federal authority,” Krauthammer said. President-elect Donald Trump pledged to withhold federal funds from cities that protect illegal immigrants from possible deportation—and Krauthammer said he’s well within his rights to do so. “The people who did this in the past were the racists in the south who defied federal authority on civil rights, so now it’s...
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    11/16/2016 9:57:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Marc Stein and Zach Lowe
    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.
  • Chicago Mayor vows to protect illegal alien criminals and gangs from deportation

    11/16/2016 9:58:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-16-16 | DrJohn
    The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has announced that Chicago will remain a sanctuary city and that it will not cooperate with ICE and defy any orders given by a President Donald Trump. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised Monday to defy President-elect Donald Trump’s deportation orders and vowed that the city will always be a so-called sanctuary city. Chicago laws prohibit government workers and police officers from asking the locals about their immigration status, according to the Chicago Tribune. Emanuel reaffirmed that the policy will continue. "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety...
  • Democrat Luis Gutierrez Threatens War If Trump Enforces Immigration Law

    11/16/2016 6:00:25 AM PST · by Strategy · 186 replies
    Downtrend ^ | November 15, 2016 | By Brian Anderson
    <p>There have been a lot of crazy reactions from the democrats now that Donald Trump has won the presidency but none as insane as this one from US Representative Luis Gutierrez. The shit-talking homeboy from Illinois is threatening to go to war with Trump, ICE, DHS, and the entire federal government if the next president dares to enforce our country's immigration laws by deporting illegal aliens. Did I say insane? I meant treasonous.</p>
  • Rahm Emmanuel Challenges Trump on Sanctuary Cities

    11/16/2016 4:12:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President-elect Donald Trump, who ran as a law and order candidate, has had the legal gauntlet thrown down before him by Chicago Mayor and former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel and his lawbreaking brethren have pledged that despite the election results and the law, their cities will remain sanctuary cities: -- snip -- In a 2012 appearance at a Little Village school, Emanuel told reporters that the police department is not an "adjunct for the immigration service." "We're not going to turn people over to ICE" -- the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency," Emanuel said...
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement. Sources say that another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's...
  • Another Liberal Mayor Pledges To Protect Illegal Immigrants From President Trump

    11/15/2016 5:20:20 AM PST · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised illegal immigrants living in New York City that they need not fear Donald Trump's deportations plans. He plans to resist President Trump's immigration policies at all costs, whatever that means. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is echoing De Blasio's declaration. Speaking at a press conference at the Lurie Children's Hospital on Monday, Emanuel said Chicago will "always be a sanctuary city." "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we've spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are...
  • Emanuel Tells Undocumented Immigrants Chicago ‘Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

    11/14/2016 1:09:09 PM PST · by Scythian_Reborn · 90 replies
    HICAGO (CBS) — Even as President-elect Donald Trump vows to immediately deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants when he takes office in January, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reaffirming Chicago’s commitment as a so-called “sanctuary city.” “To be clear about what Chicago is, it always will be a sanctuary city,” the mayor said Monday.
  • Defying Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary

    11/14/2016 7:47:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/16 | Natasha Korecki
    CHICAGO — Joining other cities around the country, Chicago is pledging to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, an act of defiance in the face of Donald Trump’s past promise to cut off those cities from federal funding. In sanctuary cities, local law enforcement officials aren’t required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about the immigration status of individuals with whom they come in contact. On Monday, Chicago's elected officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are expected to hold a news conference to formally discuss how the city will retain its sanctuary status. Aldermen are expected to call on...
  • Trump Protest Busses

    11/14/2016 5:03:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Here is the link,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVHb-zc4Lw
  • What Donald Trump did for Police working at violent protests

    11/13/2016 3:07:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | November 13, 2016 | Frank Lea
    Finally there’s a President (elect) who supports police. For eight years it seems like President Barack Obama hated cops. When cops did their job, putting their life on the line, it always seemed like Obama hated on the police. It didn’t seem like he ever once in his easy life had supported the blue collar protectors of the innocent. It’s to great surprise to see that Donald Trump is already taking small steps to show his support. The video below is just a small example of his gratitude for the police officers of New York. He has provided a free...
  • CHICAGO Top cop says he’ll meet monthly with Black Lives Matter Youth

    11/13/2016 12:17:47 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | Sam Charles
    Top cop says he’ll meet monthly with Black Lives Matter Youth Chicago 11/11/2016, 05:26pm Sam Charles @samjcharles | email Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Friday said he has agreed to meet with Black Lives Matter Youth activists every month to discuss relations between police and minority communities. Johnson talked of his plans following a meeting between him, leaders of minority youth groups, Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) and the principal of Marist High School. After the closed-door meeting, which ran more than two hours, leaders from Black Lives Matter Youth and the Black Student Union of Walter Payton College Prep...
  • Man Who Got Jumped For Being A Donald Trump Supporter Speaks Out!

    Published on Nov 11, 2016 A man shown in a viral video getting punched and kicked as a crowd yells, "Don't vote Trump" acknowledges he supports Donald Trump but said Thursday that's not what started the beating on the West Side the day after the presidential election. David Wilcox, 49, said he was about to turn left from Kedzie Avenue to Roosevelt Road around 1 p.m. Wednesday when a black sedan pulled up and scraped the right side of his Pontiac Bonneville. "I stopped and parked. And I asked if they had insurance, and the next thing that I knew...
  • Thugs savagely assault man for 'voting for Trump'

    11/10/2016 10:49:46 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Yahoo News Page ^ | 11 November 2016 | Staff
    A group of African-American men were filmed dragging an older white man through the street and savagely attacking him because he "voted for Donald Trump". It is believed the violent attack took place in Chicago, local media reported....
  • Grubhub boss tells employees to quit if they like Trump

    11/10/2016 6:11:37 PM PST · by EinNYC · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 10, 2016 | Fox News
    If you voted for Donald Trump, you may not feel welcomed at Grubhub. The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company wide email Wednesday suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s behaviors and his campaign rhetoric should resign.
  • Man Trying To Rob Auburn Gresham Store Shot By Security Guard

    11/10/2016 1:19:55 PM PST · by NorthMountain · 4 replies
    DNA info | Chicago ^ | November 10, 2016 8:24am | Kelly Bauer
    CHICAGO — A man trying to rob a store in Auburn Gresham was shot by a security guard Wednesday night, police said. At 7:56 p.m., a store in the 8100 block of South Racine Avenue was closing when the 18-year-old man walked up, took out a gun and said he was robbing the store, police said. A security guard fired shots at the man, hitting him, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.