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  • Red Robin closing all Chicago City locations

    10/26/2016 1:35:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 26 OCTOBER 2016 | WLS
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Red Robin Burger Works is closing all of its Chicago fast casual locations, according to Crains Chicago Business. Crains reports that the fast food changed closed all of its fast casual restaurants over the weekend, including two locations that were only open for six months. Crains said the original "sit down" Red Robins restaurants, which are scattered across the suburbs, will stay open.
  • 'Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois

    10/23/2014 2:31:14 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 63 replies
    LiveLeak, ^ | unknown (very recent) | unknown
    CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While...
  • Video of Chicago activist removing Trump sign prompts police explanation

    10/25/2016 7:42:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | Brian L. Cox and Alexandra Kukulka
    Video of Chicago activist removing Trump sign prompts police explanation Brian L. Cox and Alexandra Kukulka Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A video of a Chicago activist removing a Trump sign has generated thousands of views and prompted police in one suburb to issue a statement explaining why they did not charge him with sign theft. Jedidiah Brown posted a video on Facebook on Oct. 18 showing him removing the large sign from an unspecified location and placing it in the back of his car. "I think this it is my duty as a citizen of the United States of America,"...
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county [October 22, 2014 ]

    10/22/2016 6:57:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | October 22, 2014
    CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While...
  • CHICAGO Police: Group of robbers attacking victims walking downtown

    10/22/2016 6:51:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Rob Elgas
    Police: Group of robbers attacking victims walking downtown By Rob Elgas Friday, October 21, 2016 10:21PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police issued a warning after multiple women were attacked downtown in the past week, one of them just blocks from Millennium Park. The suspects are working in large groups of five to eight young men and women. Police said they believe the offenders are teenagers. Police said the targets are women, mostly walking alone, on busy downtown streets. All the attacks happened before 11 p.m. The most recent robbery happened in the first block of East Van Buren Street on...
  • ‘Calibration Error’ Changes GOP Votes To Dem in Illinois County

    10/22/2016 12:55:35 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2016
    Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” He notified the election judge at his polling place and...
  • Schakowsky's Husband 'Stepping Back' From Clinton Campaign

    10/21/2016 6:07:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Christina Flom
    Schakowsky's Husband 'Stepping Back' From Clinton Campaign Bob Creamer is shown on video allegedly discussing inciting violence at Trump rallies Robert Creamer, husband of Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, is "stepping back" from the Hillary Clinton campaign after a video suggested his organization tried to instigate violence at Donald Trump rallies. Creamer was aiding the Democratic National Convention for Clinton's presidential bid. He works for a progressive consulting firm, Democracy Partners, and is head of the group Mobilize, which contracted with the DNC. "I am unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing Hilary Clinton, and defeating Donald...
  • GOP opponent calls for Schakowsky's resignation in light of undercover videos

    10/20/2016 6:30:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 19, 2016
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 GOP opponent calls for Schakowsky's resignation in light of undercover videos CHICAGO - Standing in front of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's Chicago office Wednesday, GOP challenger Joan McCarthy Lasonde called for the six-term Democrat to resign after undercover videos appeared to reveal Schakowsky's husband Robert Creamer's shady political activism. "Schakowsky almost certainly participated in those activities, and at a minimum, she must have known about them. And she could have stopped them. This is a sickening and terrifying abuse of power," Lasonde told reporters. Lasonde said Creamer's activities included hiring mentally ill and homeless people to provoke...
  • In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit"

    10/19/2016 7:29:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 10-18-2016
    WHEATON - While evangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham stands solidly behind the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, students at the elder Graham's alma mater Wheaton College are evidently not in agreement. "Donald Trump is the 'Anti-Chrit'", a misspelled chalking said on the steps of the evangelical school's Billy Graham Center. Although Graham has declared his continuing support for Trump despite videos revealing and rumors suggesting immoral behavior which Graham preaches against, he wrote on his Facebook page this week that he's not condoning Trump's behavior: Continue reading "In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit""...
  • The day a college football player stood alone to honor America

    10/17/2016 4:53:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    (Courtesy of Jeff Hill) Connor Brewer is fiercely loyal to his college football team. But he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America. So when the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room – instead of on the sidelines - Connor was faced with a decision. Would he join his teammates in their university-approved safe space or would he stand on the sidelines and honor America? Connor chose to stand – alone. One of my readers sent me a photograph of what transpired on Oct. 15th at...
  • Chicago police release video of female officer beating

    10/15/2016 9:54:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    WGN ^ | October 14, 2016
    CHICAGO – Chicago police have released video in the arrest of a man who was charged in the severe beating of a female officer. 28-year-old Maywood man Parta Huff crashed his car into a Austin liquor store at the corner of Roosevelt Rd and Cicero Ave on the morning of October 5. Bystanders flagged down police. Witness told WGN News he appeared to be "out of it." When the officers arrived they initially went to see if Huff needed help. Huff was combative and started to struggle with the officers.
  • Face it: Property taxes are forcing Illinoisans out of their homes

    10/14/2016 10:09:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 109 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | October 13, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble. She and her husband have lived in Lake County for 16 years. They pay more in property taxes than they do on their mortgage. The tax bill is $15,000 a year on a house they bought for $227,000 in 2013. “They’re taxing us out of the neighborhood. They’re pushing us out. They’re pushing us out of our homes and communities,” she said. “If it continues this way we’ll have to leave.” A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll released Oct. 10 revealed nearly half of registered Illinois voters said they would leave the...
  • DeMonte: Please Stand with Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 6:46:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Monday, October 10, 2016 | Demetra DeMonte
    DeMonte: Please Stand with Donald Trump Dear activists, leaders, voters of the great state of Illinois! It has been a difficult election cycle and it has gotten even worse. If we allow words verses deeds to decide this election we will be stuck with Hillary Clinton! Trump may be flawed but Hillary is a criminal! Our nominee Donald Trump needs us to stand with him! Last night I send the following email to every member of the Republican National Committee – and I have had many, many positive responses from my fellow members! Please stand with Donald Trump – for...
  • Chicago police officer says she feared using gun while being beaten

    10/07/2016 12:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | October 6, 2016
    CHICAGO -- A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. On Wednesday morning, police responded to a car crash at Roosevelt and Cicero on the city's West Side where officers encountered a man that police allege was violent and under the influence of drugs. Three officers were hospitalized in the incident. One officer who was severely beaten told Supt. Johnson she was afraid for her life and afraid to use lethal force with all of the...
  • Republican senator fires back at Donald Trump for saying he's 'not doing so well' (Mark Kirk)

    10/07/2016 11:59:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 7, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign fired back at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday morning after the Manhattan billionaire said Kirk was "not doing so well" in the Illinois Senate race. Kirk's campaign manager, Kevin Artl, told Business Insider in a statement that the Illinois Republican was far outperforming Trump in the state. "The simple fact is that the Illinois Senate race is a statistical tie and Sen. Kirk is outperforming Donald Trump by a net of 13 points," he said.
  • Chicago gets new agency to investigate police shootings

    10/06/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    USATODAY | Oct. 5, 2016 | Aamer Madhani
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  • (Vanity) Anyone seen any Trump ads here in Illinois?

    10/06/2016 7:28:33 AM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 18 replies
    Last night I saw a few ads for Hillary on some of the national cable networks. Just wondering if any fellow Illinois FReepers have seen any Trump ads.
  • Victim fatally shoots would-be robber in Bronzeville

    10/03/2016 1:47:34 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09/29/2016, 12:51am | Sun-Times Wire
    A man fatally shot another man who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male about 8:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of South State when two males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police. ... Treamel Gray, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:35 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the 18900 block of Avers Avenue in Flossmoor. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide....
  • Inside the Chicago Police Department’s secret budget

    10/01/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Police Department doesn't disclose its forfeiture income or expenditures to the public, and doesn't account for it in its official budget. Instead, CPD's Bureau of Organized Crime, the division tasked with drug- and gang-related investigations, oversees the forfeiture fund in what amounts to a secret budget—an off-the-books stream of income used to supplement the bureau's public budget. The Reader found that CPD uses civil forfeiture funds to finance many of the day-to-day operations of its narcotics unit and to secretly purchase controversial surveillance equipment without public scrutiny or City Council oversight.
  • As Chicago Staunches Fiscal Bleed, Schools Are Awash in Red Ink

    09/30/2016 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 29 September 2016
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  • Judge blocks Election Day registration at Illinois polling places

    09/28/2016 7:35:00 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/28/2016 | Leonor Vivanco and Rick Pearson
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked Election Day voter registration at polling places in Illinois, declaring a state law allowing the practice unconstitutional because it created one set of rules for cities and another for rural areas. Voters will still be able to register Nov. 8 and cast a ballot for president but only at a limited number of sites, including the county clerk's office, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. The ruling, handed down on National Voter Registration Day, is the latest front in a broader battle between Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republicans led...
  • Robbers Try to Mug Pizza Delivery Boy Who Turns Out to Be an Ex-NFL Linebacker

    09/25/2016 9:07:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 31 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Four robbers who planned to rob a pizza delivery boy after ordering delivery to an abandoned house were in for a surprise when a former NFL linebacker showed up with the pie instead. Napoleon Harris III, the former NFL linebacker and Illinois state senator, is the owner of two Chicago-area Beggars pizza franchises and was sitting in one of them right before closing time when a last minute call came in, The Daily Mail reported. Harris offered to deliver the pizza himself since the crew was overwhelmed, but he didn’t know that the house was vacant.
  • State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects (Ill.)

    09/23/2016 7:00:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 22, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his “overwhelmed” delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard. Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men...
  • Shock Poll: Trump Within 6 in Illinois

    09/22/2016 1:19:26 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 9/22/816 | Brenden Kirby
    Survey also shows written-off GOP senator trailing by just 2 points Republican Donald Trump is within 6 points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in President Obama’s home state, a poll released Wednesday suggests. The survey by Emerson College, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, shows Clinton leading Trump 45 percent to 39 percent in Illinois. The state’s Democratic challenger for the Senate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, leads incumbent Republican Mark Kirk by 2 points. That is closer than other polls; most observers consider Kirk the most endangered incumbent senator running for re-election this year. The...
  • Cops: 1 dead, dozens displaced in string of arsons in Heart of Chicago

    09/17/2016 5:53:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 9-17-16 | Megan Crepeau and Elvia Malagon
    A man was killed and about two dozen people were driven from their home in a string of fires set within blocks of each other in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood early Friday, police and fire officials said. At least seven separate fires were reported around 3 a.m., apparently set in alley trash cans that spread to garages and at least one home in the South Side neighborhood, according to officials.
  • This is How You’ll Bail out Municipal Pension Funds: Check the bills in your mailbox. [Chicago]

    09/17/2016 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 15 September 2016 | Wolf Richter
    It has gotten so bad that the phrase “Pension Crisis” made it into Wikipedia. It’s the perplexing reality that municipal, state, federal, and corporate pensions in the US and similar schemes around the world are so badly underfunded that it will be impossible to fulfill the promises by a wide margin. By many trillions of dollars. With state and municipal pension funds in the US, the situation is particularly tricky because the beneficiaries are voters and employees of the government, and politicians of all stripes bought their votes with promises of low contributions and rising benefits. They got away with...
  • Bad News For The Bakken As Obama Administration Blocks Pipeline

    09/13/2016 3:56:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 28 replies ^ | 13-09-2016 | Nick
    The Obama administration shocked the oil industry last week, pulling the plug on a major oil pipeline from the Bakken that had become a flashpoint between a pipeline company on the one hand, and a growing coalition of Native American tribes and environmentalists on the other. Everyone was anxiously waiting a Friday ruling from a U.S. federal judge, who was weighing a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion 1,168-mile oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Iowa and Illinois. The pipeline would threaten sacred lands and...
  • Adam Kinzinger (Ill 16th) and Internet Freedom

    09/13/2016 8:30:01 AM PDT · by bobt7818 · 25 replies
    Called Adam Kinzinger’s (Ill 16) DC office yesterday and asked, “What is my Congressman going to do to prevent Obama from ceding our Internet freedom to the UN by giving up US control of ICANN?” They claimed they did not know anything about this. Has anyone else had a similar experience with their “Representative”?
  • Chicagoan, Dissatisfied With Police Coverage, Hires Private Patrols

    09/10/2016 3:01:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/9/2016 | Dana Kozlov
    (CBS) – A Chicago man, fed up and frustrated with what he says is the rising crime in his neighborhood, takes matters into his own pocketbook — shelling out thousands to pay for private street security. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. Security firm owner Howard Greer, also a Chicago cop, patrols the 1100 block of North LaSalle. It’s his off-duty job, paid for by this De Mudd. “I’ve been watching my neighborhood deteriorate over the last couple of years,” Mudd says. Police, he says, couldn’t keep up. So, Greer and fellow off-duty officers now walk the Gold Coast pocket with...
  • Illinois gun sales surge past national average (Background checks nearly double in August)

    09/09/2016 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    83° NEWS Illinois gun sales surge past national average Background checks nearly double in August By AARON SMITH Posted: 12:43 PM, September 08, 2016 Updated: 1:40 AM, September 09, 2016 3 3 2 Comments Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Background checks for gun purchases surged in Illinois to an all-time high in August, far exceeding the national average. The increase came amid a rising death toll from shootings in Chicago, a more restrictive gun control law approved for the state late last month, and anticipation that Hillary Clinton -- who favors stronger gun control measures -- could win...
  • Man would rather get fired than watch diversity video

    09/09/2016 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Man would rather get fired than watch diversity video Thu, 09/08/2016 - 7:00am | Tracy Crane CHAMPAIGN — A Social Security Administration employee who believes he shouldn't have to watch a workplace diversity video about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, because it violates his religious beliefs, fears he may lose his job because of it. David Hall, 42, of Tolono has worked for the federal agency for 14 years, based in the Champaign office as an area systems coordinator, an information technology position. In late April, Hall said, employees nationwide received an email from the agency about a...
  • Malkin: Sicko Terrorist Lynne Stewart: Still Hating Cops

    09/06/2016 4:35:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 7, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Old age and illness have not dulled the tongue or treasonous soul of convicted jihad-enabling lawyer Lynne Stewart. She's as vile and violence-promoting as ever. Freed from prison two years ago on "compassionate release" after being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, the flaming 76-year-old radical is still championing left-wing massacres against the police. And still kicking America in the teeth. The Associated Press reported over the holiday weekend that the mouthy menace remains stubbornly devoted to "armed struggle." Translation: Sicko Grandma Stewart — as unrepentant and unapologetic as the rest of her rotten hippie pals in the bloodthirsty Weather Underground,...
  • Felons caught with firearms after Facebook Live broadcast (TR)

    WINTHROP HARBOR, Ill. (WLS) -- Two convicted felons who were not allowed to possess firearms were caught at a north suburban gun range after Evanston police came across a Facebook Live broadcast. Police say members of the Evanston Police Department Intelligence Unit regularly monitor various social media outlets. On Wednesday, an investigator monitoring Facebook found an active Evanston gang member and convicted felon on parole taking part in a Facebook Live video from a Winthrop Harbor gun range, police said. Facebook Lives are videos that users can make that post in real-time and then once completed, stay on the user's...
  • Coffee With Communists: Who they are, why they kill

    09/01/2016 5:59:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    NOTICE TO FR READERS, DUE TO UNEXPLAINED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY I COULD NOT GET IT BOLD AND RED ON FR. THAT AND HTML CODES TOO LONG. SORRYAwhile back I read an old book from the last decade called Tea With Terrorists. Why they kill, and how to stop them. You check it out By clicking here but to get to the heart of the matter its written by Craig Winn who went to interview Muslim terrorists in the west bank in Israel and how the Muslim religion commands murder and intolerance and how 9/11 and Islam are interconnected. It was a...
  • Chicago’s gangs “no longer know or fear the police”

    08/31/2016 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Chicago is wrapping up its most deadly month on record since the mid-90s, with more than 480 people shot and 78 dead, almost all of them ascribed to gang violence. (Plus any that they manage to sneak in before midnight tonight.) The total number of murders for the year is nearing 500 – well on track for a record – and there’s still a full four months to go. This grim milestone adds up to more murders than New York City and Los Angeles combined. We’ve pretty much run out of awful adjectives to describe what’s going on in the...
  • Array of Things Allow Chicago To Spy On Entire City: “Wake Up And Realize We’re Just Servants”

    08/30/2016 9:27:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    Chicago is launching a creepy new campaign to blanket the mega-city in more surveillance through its Array of Things, creating a network of (at least) 500 sensors devices that will be shared in a growing Big Data cloud. As The Chicago Tribune reports: The first of a network of data-collecting sensors that could one day blanket Chicago are now live. The city installed two nodes containing computers and sensors including low-resolution cameras as well as air quality sensors last week. They went up on traffic light poles at Damen and Archer avenues in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the...
  • Curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

    08/30/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    WGN NEWS ^ | 8-30-16 | TONYA FRANCISCO
    CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way. Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.
  • Ex-Chicago Official Gets 10 Years In Red-Light Camera Case

    08/29/2016 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    WBEZ Chicago ^ | 8/29/2016 | Susie An
    A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced John Bills, 55, in Chicago moments after he apologized for his actions. Federal prosecutors had asked the judge for at least a 10-year prison sentence. The former second-in-command at Chicago's Department of Transportation was convicted in January of bribery, conspiracy and extortion. Bills was accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash, along with gifts — including condos in two states and a Mercedes — to...
  • BREAKING: FBI Says Hackers Breached U.S. Election Systems

    08/29/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 74 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 8/29/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The FBI is sending out a warning that two local state election boards were breached by foreign hackers. This comes amid increasing concerns from Donald Trump supporters about the possibility of a “rigged” election. Several news outlets are reporting that the hacking occurred in Arizona and Illinois. In a bulletin the FBI wrote: The FBI received information of an additional IP address,, which was detected in the July 2016 compromise of a state’s Board of Election Web site. Additionally, in August 2016 attempted intrusion activities into another state’s Board of Election system identified the IP address, used in...
  • Democrat Senate Candidate Lies About Refugees

    08/28/2016 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 28, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Says they’re all orphans and widows because the men are 'all dead' Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth from Illinois blatantly misled attendees at a forum this week when she claimed that the United States does not accept military-aged male Syrian refugees into the country. Duckworth, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for his Senate seat, said Wednesday at a roundtable event with the Illinois Farm Bureau that the U.S. predominantly accepts Syrian women and children who are widows and orphans. Duckworth went on to imply there are “no men of military age” brought into the United States under...
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • University of Chicago's warning to students following disruption by protesters

    08/25/2016 6:00:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 August 2016 | Patrick Lion For Mailonline
    Students at the University of Chicago have been warned not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings in the wake of several disrupted events at the institution at the hands of protesters. University officials are said to have told first-year students starting in the fall of its commitment to freedom of expression, saying it wanted civility and mutual respect but that it would still seek out ideas or opinions that were unpopular. The move comes after three high-profile incidents this year in which speakers invited to the university were interrupted or shut down and amid a trend of increasing political...
  • Man Accused Of Shooting At Cop: ‘I Should Have Smoked His A–‘ (said in court, to the judge)

    08/24/2016 10:17:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/23/2016 | Staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Far South Side man accused of shooting at a Chicago Police officer lashed out at a Cook County judge in court Tuesday, saying he should have just “smoked his a ‑ ‑” after being ordered held without bail, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. “Chicago Police shot at me first,” Kentrell Pledger, a reputed Black Disciple gang member, pleaded with Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. As sheriff’s deputies led Pledger away, his protests grew louder: “He shot at me first. So get your story straight, dog. And for that, I should have smoked his a ‑ ‑.” Pledger...
  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

    08/19/2016 11:42:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/17/2016 | Lee Bey
    Located in southern Illinois, eight miles from present-day St Louis, it was probably the largest North American city north of Mexico at that time. It had been built by the Mississippians, a group of Native Americans who occupied much of the present-day south-eastern United States, from the Mississippi river to the shores of the Atlantic. Cahokia was a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city for its time. Yet its history is virtually unknown by most Americans and present-day Illinoisans. ... Its mix of people made Cahokia like an early-day Manhattan, drawing residents from throughout the Mississippian-controlled region: the Natchez, the Pensacola, the...
  • 7 Chicago Officers Face Firing Over Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

    08/18/2016 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Mitch Smith
    Chicago’s police superintendent called for the firing of seven officers for their response to a colleague’s fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014, a case that incited widespread protests here and led to accusations of a cover-up.The decision by Superintendent Eddie Johnson, announced Thursday morning by a Police Department spokesman, comes nearly two years after Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots at Mr. McDonald, who was 17 and African-American.Mr. McDonald’s death roiled the city, laying bare longstanding tensions between the police and black Chicagoans. The case has led to increased scrutiny and skepticism of the department, including a Justice...
  • Gov. Rauner signs new law expanding Illinois gun prohibitions

    08/16/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a popular bill last week that would reclassify some as being ineligible to own firearms due to stalking orders or protective orders from other states. Sponsored by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, D-Chicago, the measure directs the State Police to deny an application for or revoke an individual’s Firearm Owners Identification Card if they are subject to an order of protection or no-contact order related to stalking. It passed the House in April and the Senate in May, both in unanimous votes, earning Rauner’s signature on August 12 along with a host of other...
  • Grenades, machine guns recovered in Elgin; Addison man charged

    08/16/2016 5:54:07 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    daily herald ^ | 8 Aug 2016 | Elena Ferrarin
    Machine guns and hand grenades were recovered Friday from an Elgin storage unit rented by Juan Mexicano, 31, of Addison... "We don't know what his purpose was, or what he planned to use these weapons," he said. "We are still trying to figure that out."
  • 51 Illinois Families Ask Court to Suspend School’s Bathroom, Locker Room Policy

    08/16/2016 10:30:12 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/15/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    Adding to the handful of lawsuits involving transgender students across the country, lawyers representing a group of 51 families in a Chicago suburb asked a federal judge to temporarily suspend a school policy that grants a transgender student access to the girls’ restrooms and locker rooms. “Every parent sends their kids to school expecting that the school is going to protect them at the most basic level—their safety, their privacy, their dignity,” Jeremy Tedesco, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case, said after the hearing wrapped on Monday afternoon. “What we’re asking for is a temporary injunction that will...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...