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  • Feds charge 24-year-old Chicago trader in first crypto-fraud case

    02/18/2018 2:30:52 PM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    A 24-year-old trader who considered himself "invincible" according to federal investigators has become the first target of a criminal fraud prosecution involving "cryptocurrency," after allegedly siphoning $2 million in Bitcoin and Litecoin from his Chicago employer... Judge Martin asked the Korean-American defendant if he spoke English and understood the proceedings, which he did...As part of his $100,000 bond deal, Kim surrendered his passport...Prosecutors are expected to outline the charge that "from September through November 2017, Kim transferred more than $2 million of the trading firm's Bitcoin and Litecoin to personal accounts to cover his own trading losses, which had been...
  • Duckworth using pregnancy to educate male-dominated Senate

    02/18/2018 9:05:09 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 35 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 2/18/18 | LAURIE KELLMAN,
    Duckworth, one of 22 women in the Senate, has the experience to give her policy advice and criticisms of President Donald Trump an especially authoritative edge. His demand for a military parade? "Our troops in danger overseas don't need a show of bravado, they need steady leadership," she said...Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it...she'll be the first senator to give birth while in office...And so, along with her legislative and political goals, the Illinois Democrat is adding a new one: educating the tradition-bound Senate on creating a workplace that...
  • Bill Clinton, the nobody nobody sent [Sexual Predator Clinton = Persona-Non-Grata]

    02/16/2018 5:40:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    Tribune Content Agency ^ | February 15, 2018 | John Kass
    Chicago Democrats have a saying about unwanted help who may want to wet their beaks in the trough of public service: “We don’t want nobody nobody sent.” And former President Bill Clinton is now that nobody. National Democrats hugged him as recently as the 2016 presidential campaign, ... Now they don’t want him anywhere near the 2018 congressional midterm elections. How can you have Bill around while you reach for that weaponized #MeToo movement and rewrite your history? It would be so awkward. Politicians don’t want voters to realize that those who shout the loudest often sip their hypocrisy quietly,...
  • Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing

    02/16/2018 6:34:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicagotribune.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elyssa Cherney
    Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing Elyssa Cherney Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune Cook County Jail officials said they planned to take action after several inmates clapped as the suspected killer of Cmdr. Paul Bauer was escorted from his first court hearing on Thursday. Jail officials said they were going to forward video of the "despicable" action by up to five inmates to prosecutors so it could be considered in any potential sentencing. None of the inmates have faced trials yet. The officials also intend to transfer those inmates to jails outside Cook County. The inmates...
  • MAKING HISTORY [Illinois TV Station Hires Hijab Wearing "Journalist"]

    02/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    FTVLive.com ^ | 2/12/18 | Scott Jones
    .....She's in the small market of Rock Island, Illinois in the Quad Cities. She works at WHBF and she is trying to make it in this business. She has been rejected for on air jobs time and time again. She wasn't rejected because of her talent, she was rejected for what she was wearing. Tahera Rahman wears a hijab and as you clearly know, seeing a Reporter wearing a hijab...
  • Madigan Fires Longtime Aide After Sexual Harassment Complaints

    02/13/2018 9:06:37 AM PST · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    She sent Mike Madigan a letter last year warning the House speaker that a top political aide — and brother of Madigan’s own hand-picked alderman — had made “unwanted advances.” Repeated text messages asking the woman if she wanted to go out on a date or have drinks. A press release about the news conference calls the firing “pro-active but a cover up” — showing the woman is not pleased about how her allegations were treated. The woman, identified as Alaina Hampton, came forward “not once, but twice.” The firing came a day after Hampton filmed an interview. “I basically...
  • Pritzker the Sneak Disser Might as Well Have Said the "N" Word

    02/12/2018 6:08:29 AM PST · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | February 9, 2018 | Adeshina Emmanuel
    He's the guy who talks crap behind your back. In Pritzker's case, it's on an FBI wiretap.The billionaire candidate for governor, like too many white so-called progressives, is a fake friend to the black community. The feds had tape rolling in November 2008 when Pritzker gave then-governor Rod Blagojevich his advice on whom to appoint to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama after his ascent to the White House. "Of all the African-Americans I can think that are sort of like, qualified, and vetted,” Pritzker says, White was “the one that's least offensive.” When the news first broke...
  • Illinois | Ban on Guns within 1,000ft of Parks are Unconstitutional

    02/09/2018 11:33:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it “directly implicates the core right of self-defense”. From reason.com: Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the constitutional right to bear arms. The decision in People v. Chairez extends the logic of prior rulings by the same court and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holding that Second Amendment rights exist...
  • CNN’s Camerota Confronts Literal Nazi Running For GOP Congressional Seat in Insane Interview

    02/09/2018 12:52:16 AM PST · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/08/17 | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN’s Alisyn Camerota confronted a literal Nazi who is currently poised to nab the GOP nomination for Congress — and the interview predictably derailed, as the Nazi ranted about “the Jewish media.” Arthur Jones, a holocaust denier, anti-Semite, white supremacist and all around lunatic is set to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat near Chicago — and appeared on CNN to defend himself. “It is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are,” Camerota opened the interview. “Are you a Nazi?” Jones contended that he does not call himself a Nazi, but an “American patriot...
  • Governor denies clemency to Army veteran with green card who is facing deportation

    02/08/2018 4:21:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    MSN Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2018
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has denied clemency for an Army veteran and green card holder with a felony drug conviction, according to both the man's lawyer and his mother, who said she got the news in a letter from the governor's office Wednesday. Advocates had hoped a pardon from the governor would encourage the government to grant citizenship to Miguel Perez Jr., retroactive to when he joined the military in 2001. His attorney, Chris Bergin, applied for citizenship on Perez's behalf in July. That retroactive application for citizenship is the only pathway left for Perez, 39, after a three-judge panel...
  • Neo-Nazi poised to be GOP nominee in Illinois says he's not a 'single-issue candidate'

    02/07/2018 11:33:08 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 7, 2018
    A longtime neo-Nazi poised to be a Republican nominee for Congress in Illinois says nothing would get him to give up the chance to promote “America-first” policies in Washington. Arthur Jones, who has a long association with the American Nazi Party and related groups, was the only person to submit 603 signatures for the Republican ballot in the Chicago-area 3rd Congressional District, a Democratic stronghold. Horror spread quickly after the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that Republicans appear unable to force Jones off the ballot.
  • Durbin: With President Trump Failing To Lead, Congress Must Pass The Bipartisan Dream Act Now

    02/06/2018 6:20:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 2.06.18 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—Five months since the Trump Administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and called for Congress to come up with a legislative solution, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today once again came to the Senate floor to call on Republican leaders in Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act now.  In his speech, Durbin noted that just four weeks ago—in a nationally televised White House meeting—President Trump himself acknowledged that the DACA crisis must be addressed first, before any attempt to turn to comprehensive immigration reform.  In that meeting, the President said that he wanted to...
  • West Virginia Bill Would Finally Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    02/06/2018 7:48:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A West Virginia bill that would end taxpayer funding for abortions in the state is slated for a public hearing Monday in the state House. West Virginia is one of 17 states that funds elective abortions for low-income women through Medicaid. State House Bill 4012 would end taxpayer funding for abortions except when medically necessary to save the mother’s life, the AP reports. Since 1977, state taxpayers have been forced to pay millions of dollars for tens of thousands unborn babies’ abortion deaths, according to West Virginians for Life. “The federal government limits tax funding of abortions to cases of...
  • Teenage boy charged with attempted carjacking of retired cop arrested again (Chicago0

    02/05/2018 9:15:22 PM PST · by Kenny Bania · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Tom Schuba
    One of three teenage boys charged with trying to steal a retired police officer’s running vehicle Friday evening in the Gold Coast was arrested again Sunday night in connection to another carjacking. One of the teenage boys was arrested again Sunday night — less than 48 hours after being released — with a gun in another stolen car, Guglielmi said. The arrest happened in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
  • ‘I Hate Illinois Nazis’: GOP Tries, Fails to Stop Antisemite from Running Unopposed in Primary

    02/05/2018 7:56:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2018 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi Art Jones is running for Congress in Illinois — and he is going to be the Republican nominee for the liberal third congressional district, over the objections of the Illinois Republican Party. The district, which encompasses the southwest side of Chicago and neighboring suburbs, is represented by 7th-term veteran Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL). Lipinski is a moderate Democrat who voted against Obamacare in 2010. Jones is an admitted former leader of the American Nazi Party, a Vietnam veteran, and a retired insurance agent. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he has tried to run for Congress many...
  • Holocaust Denier Likely to Represent GOP on Illinois Congressional Ballot

    02/05/2018 2:48:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KSBW ^ | 2/5
    A long-shot candidate with a history of anti-Semitic statements and Holocaust denial is primed to represent the Republican Party in a congressional race in Illinois. The candidate, Arthur Jones, is running unopposed in the GOP primary for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, SNIP His website contains sections such as "Holocaust?" which features a statement that says "there is no proof such a so-called 'Holocaust' ever took place anywhere in Europe, against the Jews." SNIP "I'm sorry I voted for the son of a b****, I really am," Jones told the Guardian. SNIP
  • Chicago Man Files New PAC Called ‘I Am Going to Assassinate President Donald J Trump’

    01/19/2018 3:18:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/18 | Andrew Kugle
    A Chicago resident on Wednesday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a new political action committee whose name threatens to assassinate President Donald Trump.The PAC is titled, "I AM GOING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP." (The name is registered in all capital letters.)An individual named Freddy Black filed the paperwork and wrote, "Send donations to reward my assassination of Donald J Trump to: Freddy Black, 3001 S King Drive Apt 1118, Chicago IL 60616. Or to my IDOC Parole Agent Mr. Done Let"s get him assassinated in the next 24 hours!! Then I"ll kill all the KKK...
  • Sessions sanctuary city crackdown hits Calif., Ore., NYC, Chicago, LA hardest,... lose $53 Million!

    01/27/2018 10:22:31 AM PST · by caww · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 2, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The Center for Immigration Studies has listed areas in jeopardy of losing their Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which it called “the largest source of federal criminal justice funds for state and local authorities.” Some cities have sued to stop the administration. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been eager for the funding crackdown because some 300 sanctuary jurisdictions block their agents from entering jails to arrest criminal illegals. Instead, they have to wait until the illegal immigrants are arrested and ICE officials say that makes it a far more dangerous situation than in a jail.
  • The Strange Realities of Chicago’s Gang Wars

    02/01/2018 6:12:33 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2/1/18 | Patrick Burke
    The typical explanation for Chicago’s gang violence is as follows. Young gang members in small, disorganized cliques shoot each other over petty personal feuds that they play out on social media with the hope of gaining street notoriety and possibly fame as a rapper. This type of killing came into vogue in 2012 when a rapper and Gangster Disciples gang-member Lil Jo Jo was killed after making a music video threatening to kill members of rapper Chief Keef’s Black Disciples clique. Lil Jo Jo’s video was a response to Keef’s “3hunna” music video in which he disses the Gangster Disciples....
  • Chicago Anti-Second Amendment Politician Victim of Armed Robbery

    01/22/2018 4:23:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Chicago Anti-Second Amendment Politician Victim of Armed Robbery Aaron Goldstein, above, is an ambitious Chicago politician and Progressive lawyer. He was campaigning in his ward in Chicago when he and his crew were robbed at gunpoint by three young men. The robbery took place on Thursday afternoon, 11 January, 2018.From the chicagotribune.com: The robbery took place about 3:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albany Avenue in Albany Park, when three men in their early 20s approached them, according to a law-enforcement source.One of the men flashed a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal belongings from...