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  • Is Sears Dying a Slow Death?

    12/09/2016 1:17:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 107 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.
  • Emanuel flips the bird when asked about 2020

    12/09/2016 12:50:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/9/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a fiery response when asked Thursday night whether he would consider running for president in 2020. The former White House chief of staff to President Obama and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton flipped off consultant Neil Hare — twice — after being posed the question at BLT Steak, prompting laughter from others at the bar. Emanuel, famed for his coarse language and caustic retorts, was hanging out at the restaurant located blocks from the White House during a swing through Washington this we
  • Illinois Democrat Loses Fight to Penalize Businesses That Help Build Trump’s Border Wall

    12/09/2016 11:46:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Illinois state Rep Will Guzzardi, a Democrat from the Northwest side of Chicago, failed to win legislative approval for a bill that would have required state pension funds to divest investments in companies hired by the Trump administration to build a border wall. “If Trump wants to build his wall he can, but our taxpayer dollars aren’t going to support it. Those aren’t our values,” Capitol Fax reported Guzzardi wrote in an email to his legislative colleagues. As for what exactly the values of Illinois might be, Guzzardi said he was inspired by a joint statement from California’s legislative leaders...
  • 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...
  • Have Chicago politicians gone 'fetal'? [700+ murders]

    12/07/2016 11:30:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2016 | John Kass
    How bad is the bloody violence in Chicago, where more than 700 people have been murdered so far this year and thousands have been shot in the street gang wars? The gangs keep shooting, the survivors mourn, police morale is down, anti-police sentiment is up and the mayor says some cops have gone fetal. And the politicians do nothing in the bloody city. Street gang violence in Chicago is as bad, if not worse, than the record-setting death years of the 1990s. But there is no penalty for Democratic politicians who sit back in the Democratic city and do nothing...
  • Black Workers’ Suit Accuses Job Agency of Favoring Hispanic Applicants

    12/06/2016 2:54:14 PM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/6/2016 | Liam Stack
    Kevin James, 29, one of the named plaintiffs in the suit, said he had applied for work through MVP on roughly 20 occasions but had been given a job only once. He sat in the MVP office waiting in vain while Hispanic applicants got assignments, he said. On the one occasion when Mr. James was given a job, he said, he was sent to a packaging company where supervisors were hostile toward him, “hovering” over him and other black employees. “It just seemed like a lot of tension, like they didn’t really want me to be there,” Mr. James said....
  • Illinois Commission Panel Says Christian-Owned Bed & Breakfast Must Host Gay Weddings

    12/06/2016 2:34:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/06/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A decision forcing a Christian-owned bed and breakfast to pay a same-sex couple $30,000 for refusing to host their wedding ceremony will stand. A 3-member panel of the Illinois Human Rights Commission refused to hear an appeal in a decision compelling TimberCreek Bed & Breakfast to pay a fine for declining to host a gay wedding on their property, although they have hosted opposite-sex weddings in the past. TimberCreek owner Jim Walder told The Christian Post that they took issue with the panel decision and were planning to appeal to the full state Human Rights Commission. "Citizens should only decide...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois lawmakers sue to get paid despite state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • Half-a-dozen state representatives have sued the Illinois comptroller for holding up their paychecks during the state budget mess. The Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. Bruce Rauner "end unwarranted political pressure." In April, Munger began putting paychecks for the governor and lawmakers in line and pays them like other vendors' overdue bills get paid. The lawsuit was filed by Democratic representatives Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, Kate Cloonen of Kankakee, Lisa Hernandez of Cicero along with Chicagoans Mary Flowers, Sonya Harper and Silvan...
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.  Great to have you.  Glad you waited.  What's up? CALLER:  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to finally get through to you.  I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.  I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.  The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.  My question...
  • 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...
  • 3 charged after employee shoots 2 robbers at North Side store

    11/30/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/29/2016, 08:18am | N/A
    Three men have been charged after two of them were shot by the employee of the store they tried to rob Sunday night in West Rogers Park, according to Chicago Police. Stephon Kinchen, 18; Anthony Simpkins-McDonald, 21; and Neil Thomas, 24, each face two felony counts of attempted robbery armed with a firearm, police said. About 9:45 p.m., they tried to hold up the store in the 7400 block of North Western when a male employee with a valid concealed carry license opened fire, hitting two of them before they ran away, police said. They were arrested nearby.
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • Carrier Corp. Agrees to Keep About 1,000 Jobs at Indiana Plant

    11/29/2016 8:45:40 PM PST · by vooch · 71 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Updated Nov. 29, 2016 9:44 p.m. ET | Ted Mann
    Carrier Corp. has agreed to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs it had planned to shift to Mexico, after a lobbying effort from the incoming Trump administration.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • IL LEGISLATORS WANT TO SPEND TAXES ON ABORTIONS |

    11/28/2016 9:38:58 AM PST · by Maudeen · 10 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11/27/2016 | Monte Larrick
    Our state lawmakers are returning to Springfield this week for the second half of their Lame Duck Veto Session and they may vote on an abhorrent bill to use our tax dollars for abortions . . . .
  • 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...
  • Obama Has Commuted More Prison Sentences Than His 11 Predecessors Combined

    11/27/2016 10:49:48 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    By commuting the sentences of 79 offenders earlier this week, resident Obama has now shortened prison terms for more people than his 11 predecessors combined. Tuesday’s commutations push the number of sentences he’s shortened throughout his residency to 1,023—and he still has several weeks left in office. Most of those who have received clemency are nonviolent drug offenders, though many were also convicted of firearms violations related to drug crimes. A significant portion had been serving life sentences
  • 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
  • Illinois Stiffing Vendors To Fund Budget Deficits - It's A "Financial Time Bomb"

    11/25/2016 7:43:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Anyone who has ever invested in distressed securities is intimately familiar with the many games that companies play to avoid a bankruptcy filing. The easiest game, and the most obvious red flag for investors to spot, involves stretching out payables and managing down receivable days to build cash so you can live to fight another day. While this may provide a temporary cash boost, it's typically the beginning of the end as vendors simply move payment terms to COD and the game quickly comes to an end. Well, this is exactly the game that the state of Illinois seems to...
  • Black Lives Matter Plans To Block White-Owned Businesses On Black Friday

    11/25/2016 4:12:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/16 | Amber Randall
    Black Lives Matter and other groups plan to block white-owned Chicago stores on Black Friday to bring awareness about police shootings, economic issues and alleged racism.Local churches, Black Lives Matter and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression will block stores along Michigan Avenue and prevent customers from entering stores for the second year in a row, reports Crain’s Chicago Business.A big part of the protest is to force on people that it’s important to shop at businesses that aren’t owned by white men, Kimberly Veal, a leader of Black Lives Matter, said. It’s not yet known who owns the...
  • GoFundMe account set up for Dupo,IL mother of 5 badly hurt in DUI crash

    11/24/2016 10:46:53 PM PST · by MCF · 5 replies
    ST. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Nov.16 2016 | Nassim Benchaabane
    A Dupo mother of five,Trina Welebob O'Guinn, says she was left unable to walk for months, her family's only car was totaled and her husband was left struggling to keep up with medical bills after a head-on collision with an alleged drunken driver, Anthony Lopez Duran. Deputies detected a strong odor of alcohol, and Duran failed a field-sobriety test, Toth said. In addition to a felony DUI charge, Duran was booked on several traffic offenses. He did not have a valid driver's license or insurance.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hateful 'Trump' Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were Fabricated' University President Says

    11/22/2016 6:44:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/22/16 | Richard Ray
    Hateful notes and emails allegedly sent to a North Park University student were “fabricated,” the school’s president said Tuesday in a statement, and the woman who claimed they were aimed toward her is no longer enrolled at the school. We are confident there is no further threat of repeated intolerance to any member of our campus community stemming from this recent incident,” the university’s President David Parkyn said in a statement. The student, Taylor Volk, said on Nov. 14 she had received emails and notes taped to her door containing harassing, threatening language and mentions of President-elect Donald Trump. She...
  • 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...
  • Ex-US Rep. Schock allegedly profited off voters’ DC visits

    11/20/2016 1:00:19 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 20, 2016 1:32 pm | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — The indictment of a 35-year-old disgraced former Republican congressman jolted residents of his central Illinois district, shaken by prosecutors’ claims that Aaron Schock illegally dipped into campaign and government coffers to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, including his Capitol Hill office done up in the style of “Downton Abbey.” Perhaps more stunning was an allegation found on page 34 of the charging document: Schock’s apparent willingness to pocket thousands of constituents’ dollars by arranging annual Washington tours combined with meet-and-greets. ...snip... Prosecutors say in 2011, Schock set up a Florida bank account under the name of a...
  • FAKE HATE: Leftist Students Painted Swastika and “Trump” on Campus Church

    11/17/2016 6:29:22 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    2016 theGatewayPundit.com. All rights reserved. ^ | Nov 15th, 2016 9:28 am | Jim Hoft
    They wanted it to look like Trump supporters were behind the hate crime... Two freshmen at Northwestern University were charged with vandalizing the campus church. The two Jewish students painted a Swastika and “Trump” on the church walls.... Both students admitted the vandalism in statements given to university police...
  • Outrage as Leftist Source of Trump-Swastika Graffiti Exposed

    11/16/2016 9:23:47 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 56 replies
    Conservvative Tribune ^ | 11/16/16 | Unknown
    When liberals heard about swastikas painted on a campus church with the word “Trump,” they went wild. But now America just learned who was really behind the hate graffiti, and now libs are completely embarrassed. Two Jewish students were charged with the hate crime where they vandalized the campus church at Northwestern University with swastikas, making it look as if supporters of President-elect Donald Trump were responsible for the offensive graffiti. According to The Chicago Tribune, Anthony Morales, 19, and Matthew Kafker, 18 were both charged with a hate crime and vandalism after they came forward to admit to spray-painting...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Claim: Enviros Trotting Out Phony Report To Crush Dakota Pipeline

    11/13/2016 7:04:11 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/12/2016 | Chris White
    Environmentalists are misrepresenting a transparently anti-fossil fuel editorial about the Dakota pipeline as rigorous analysis, a pipeline safety regulator told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Brigham McCown, a former Bush administration official and regulator with the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, said that anti-fracking activists are stooping to new lows to stymie the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). McCown was referring to a report by Richard Kuprewicz, an analyst with a consulting firm that advises government agencies about pipeline safety; it was Kuprewicz who analyzed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assessment on the pipeline. Kuprewicz’s 10-page...
  • 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...
  • 2 Investigators: Water Plant Trespasser Is Released, Then Vanishes (Chicago)

    11/13/2016 7:02:29 AM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-10-16 | Brad Edwards
    Authorities say Shahroon Augustine entered the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant with a duffle bag, containing a passport from Pakistan. He was charged with trespassing, then vanished. “If our water supply isn’t vigorously protected, we as a society could have real trouble,” says Richard Schak, a former Chicago Police official who launched the criminal justice program at National Louis University. He has studied municipal water systems.
  • LIFEWAY FOODS, INC STOCK DROPS 25% AFTER LIB CEO TRASHES TRUMP, ACCUSES HIM OF RAPE

    11/11/2016 8:52:06 PM PST · by RayChuang88 · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit weblog ^ | November 11, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Julie Smolyansky is the CEO of Illinois-based dairy company Lifeway Foods. Smolyansky supported Hillary Clinton. On Thursday Smolyansky smeared Donald Trump and accused him of rape:
  • MADIGAN LOSES HIS SUPERMAJORITY IN ILLINOIS HOUSE

    11/11/2016 10:57:09 AM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | 11-9-16 | Austin Berg
    House Speaker Mike Madigan is the most powerful man in Illinois politics. He controls whether bills live or die. He controls the legislative map. He controls a property tax law firm that makes millions on the back of his influence. But on Nov. 8, Illinois voters proved he can be beaten. Madigan will no longer control a veto-proof supermajority in the Illinois House. The election results will likely change what was once the easiest and most obvious vote for House Democrats – Madigan for speaker – into one of the most contentious of the upcoming legislative session. Voters in five...
  • 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....
  • Cook County soda pop tax approved with Preckwinkle breaking tie vote

    11/10/2016 1:26:15 PM PST · by RedWing9 · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 10, 2016 | Hal Dardick
    The Cook County Board on Thursday narrowly approved board President Toni Preckwinkle's new penny-an-ounce tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages, with Preckwinkle breaking a tie vote.
  • 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.
  • VIDEO: Black Mob Viciously Beats White Trump Voter (Chicago)

    11/10/2016 6:54:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 11/10/2016 | Some Democrats
    You must watch this. It is absolutely disgusting! An elderly man is dragged and savagely beaten by thugs for 'voting Trump'..................
  • Candidate Barred From Bench Wins Judge Election in Illinois (Chicago)

    11/10/2016 6:52:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | 11/9/2016 | Staff
    A law clerk who faces charges of impersonating a judge has been elected as a judge in the Chicago area even though she's been barred from taking the office. Rhonda Crawford had been expected to win Tuesday's election over a write-in opponent, as she was the only name listed on the ballot. The 45-year-old can't be sworn in to the $180,000-a-year job unless she's cleared of wrongdoing. The former nurse was fired from her courthouse job and criminally charged for donning a black robe and presiding over traffic cases that should've been heard by a real judge. The Illinois Supreme...
  • Trump Tower Now Looks Like a Middle Finger to Chicago

    11/09/2016 4:27:35 PM PST · by PBRCat · 35 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | November 9, 2016 | Ryan Smith
    In the run-up to Election Day, Donald Trump's eponymous tower on Wabash Avenue had been widely viewed as a 98-story joke. Thousands of people had RSVP'd on Facebook for a "Point and Laugh at Trump Tower" event scheduled following the election, the presumption being that he would lose to Hillary Clinton. On the sidewalk along Wacker Drive directly across the river from the skyscraper, someone had set up a makeshift photo studio—a framing device that passersby could use to complete what had become the selfie du jour: a middle finger directed at Trump's obnoxiously monogrammed building. Just last week the...
  • Chicago's New, Frightening Reality: a Blue City in a Red Nation

    11/09/2016 3:46:19 PM PST · by PBRCat · 65 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | November 9, 2016 | Ben Joravsky
    The polls have closed and the electoral firewall Hillary was banking on to prevent the Barbarian from crashing the gates and taking over — Results are all over the place. She's up. She's down. It's too close to call. I'm flashing back to game seven in Cleveland last week, when the Cubs had a three-run lead. Nate Silver: "We're in a state of suspended animation right now . . . no major state has fallen to Clinton." "Uh-oh. I'm starting to feel panic set in." My editor's pacing around in a state of terror. Texts are now pouring in from...