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  • Shocker: Voting machines changing votes from GOP to Dem...

    10/22/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 26 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Every election cycle I see this story and it's always...ALWAYS...accidental votes for Democrats.From Fox News 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...
  • Calibration error changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/2014
    Dem in Illinois county Published October 22, 2014 watchdog.org Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print 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
  • Chicago Hospitals Monitoring 2 Sick Passengers From Liberia, CDC Not Testing For Ebola

    10/21/2014 9:18:05 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Just when you thought it was safe to BTF-Ebola-Is-Fixed-Dip... ABC7 Chicago reports, two unrelated passengers (one child - vomiting, no fever; one adult - nausea, diarrhea, no fever) originating from Liberia became ill en route to O'Hare International Airport. The two patients are being monitored in isolation at The University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center but based on the latest reports and risk exposures (from the Chicago Ebola Resource Network), the CDC has determined not to test them for Ebola... (perhaps they are waiting for Ron Klain to start work tomorrow to give them the go-ahead)....
  • GOP candidate discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat he is running against

    10/21/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-21-14 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent, said Moynihan....
  • IL Poll Workers Break Law Tell Obama to Vote Democrat at Chicago Polling Booth (Video)

    10/21/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-14 | Jim Hoft
    After spending the weekend golfing, President Barack Obama flew to Chicago Monday to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. Reporters were there to film the event. At one point one of the workers tells Obama to Vote Democrat. Of course, this is against the law. Cook County is a Campaign-Free Zone asking voters to vote a particular way is strictly prohibited..
  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat

    10/21/2014 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said...
  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs

    10/20/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT · by knak · 48 replies
    daily herald ^ | 10/20/14 | eric peterson
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday -- including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots. Both issues were addressed as soon as election judges were made aware of them, and they did not interfere with voters being able to cast ballots in the way...
  • Black Youth Gang Behind Brutal Attacks at U of I Campus in Champaign (Video)

    10/19/2014 11:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The beatdowns took place during 3 and 4 AM on Saturday night. The targets were random and attacked for no apparent reason.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)There have been 45 similar assaults near campus since October 1st. ABC7 reported: The ABC7 I-Team is reporting a rash of random attacks near the University of Illinois flagship campus. A safety alert for students was posted after Champaign police say five students were jumped and beaten by a roving gang over the weekend. One-by-one early Saturday morning, a gang of men attacked several people as they walked down streets near the U of I campus. For about an...
  • Tom Cross - "A Different Kind of Republican" former Minority Leader IL HOUSE supports leftist causes

    10/14/2014 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 14 replies
    Tom Cross got the name "Double Cross" while he was Minority Leader in State House the Democrats ran everything but the Republicans would always help with votes like Civil Unions, Same Sex Marriage, Tax Increases. There would always be 3-5 Republicans that would vote in favor of the Democrats and they would pass a bill by a couple of votes.
  • How Obama Became the Gay-Rights President: The inside story of his political evolution

    10/13/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 12, 2014 | Marc Solomon, National Campaign Director for Freedom to Marry
    When President Barack Obama launched his campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in late 2002, his wife Michelle enlisted the help of a longtime friend, Kevin Thompson. Michelle had gotten to know Thompson back in the early 1990s, when she was still Michelle Robinson and the pair worked in the policy shop of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Over the years, the two had stayed close, working together again at the University of Chicago Hospitals and swapping home improvement ideas over meals. Obama, who was then a state senator, would be facing off in the Democratic primary against businessman Blair...
  • IL: Police Officer Robbed of his Gun and Badge

    10/10/2014 5:15:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the United States, armed citizens are seldom robbed. When they are, it is usually because the robber does not know that they are armed, and simply makes a mistake in victim selection. That may be what happened with a Illinois police officer. It happened on 7 September, 2014. From wgntv.com: An off-duty Harvey Police Officer is in critical condition after being attacked and robbed. It happened around 3:00am this morning near 59th and Lake Shore Drive, at the nearby harbor. The officer was reportedly hit in the head with a gun, before his gun and badge were...
  • Loophole lets teacher union bosses collect state pensions at taxpayer expense

    10/10/2014 6:03:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    Taxpayers on hook for millions in retirement benefits unrelated to teaching . Thanks to a loophole created by the Illinois legislature, retired teacher union leaders are getting pension credit for the years they did union work after leaving the classroom. The arrangement has put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in retirement benefits unrelated to teaching, and further drained an already overburdened state pension fund. ... The union bosses collecting the payouts had jobs at the National Education Association (NEA), the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) after their teaching careers. Most got...
  • House homestretch: 5 key dynamics

    10/10/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    The battle for the House has turned into trench warfare, with Republicans trying to scrape out enough wins to give them a historic majority and Democrats doing everything they can to minimize GOP gains. If the election were held today, strategists from both sides say, Republicans would expand their current majority by between six and eight seats ... Republicans head into the final weeks of the campaign almost exclusively on offense. Of the 31 or so races seriously in contention, 22 over 70 percent are in districts held by Democrats. Twenty of the 31 districts were won by...
  • A Mans Car Window Shattered And Then Tased For Not Stepping Out Of The Car! (VIDEO)

    10/08/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT · by walford · 67 replies
    SotomayorTV ^ | undated | Tommy Sotomayor
    [Note that the author is a bigot, but intelligent and articulate. My response below.] Why Not Just Identify Yourself and Avoid Possible Death? Lisa Mahone and her boyfriend Jamal Jones were driving on Sept. 24 in Hammond, Indiana, with Mahones two kids in the back seat when Mahone was stopped and ticketed for driving without wearing a seat belt. The stop was caught on cellphone camera by Mahones 14-year-old son. Thank goodness Joseph took the video, because the video stands for itself that these officers engaged in excessive force, attorney Dana Kurtz said in a news conference with the couple...
  • Chicago Cop Shot BREAKING

    10/07/2014 5:11:28 PM PDT · by llevrok · 137 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/8/2014
    just listening on my scanner (police zone 7)
  • [IL] Bolingbrook man faces terrorism charges, allegedly tried join ISIS

    10/06/2014 9:44:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WLS ^ | 10/6/2014
    Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of Bolingbrook was arrested by the FBI at O'Hare International Airport after allegedly supporting overseas terrorism. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, he was attempting to join ISIS. Khan was arrested by the Chicago FBI's Joint Terrorism task force without incident on Saturday night. He was charged in criminal court Monday morning with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing Thursday morning. According to the complaint affidavit, law enforcement agents observed Khan pass through security at O'Hare on Saturday afternoon. The...
  • A bleak future for the average chumbolone of Illinois

    10/06/2014 3:34:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05 oct 2014 | John Kass
    If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation. Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner, the Republican, are in a daily knife fight, but if you're wise, you might also spend this time asking yourself these eternal questions: Since I don't have a government pension, what kind of sauce will I put on my dry dog food to make it tasty when I'm old? Would bottled...
  • Obama's back-to-basics speech: Economy is better than you think

    10/02/2014 4:50:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/14 | Linda Feldman
    CHICAGO Just over a month until Election Day, President Obama is returning to a theme he hoped to make a centerpiece of the midterm campaign: the economy. Multiple crises overseas, the resignation of the Secret Services director after eye-popping threats to presidential safety, and the first case of Ebola in the United States have all kept Mr. Obama in a reactive mode. But in a speech Thursday at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., the president will go on the offensive and highlight the strides the economy has made since the near-economic collapse he inherited in 2009. He will also...
  • The first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival is bracing for a nippy night

    10/04/2014 8:09:44 AM PDT · by infool7 · 24 replies
    Chicago Business Journal ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | Lewis Lazare
    With more than $2 million in production costs on the line, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first-ever Great Chicago Fire Festival may get a chilly reception at least from Mother Nature, always a force to be reckoned with in this city. Indeed, what could wind up being record cold for an early October evening threatens to put a damper (rain is in the forecast too) on what was designed to be a major fall spectacle to attract local residents and tourists. The latest forecast shows daytime temps on Saturday will be lucky to top out at 50 degrees. By the...
  • 353 US Reps to Kerry: Iran Stonewalling on Nuke Detonator

    10/03/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 10/3/2014, 5:47 PM | Mark Langfan
    In a stunning bi-partisan Congressional Letter from over 353 out of 435 U.S. congresspersons to US Secretary of State John Kerry, the 353 U.S. representatives issued a stark warning that, As you wrote in the Washington Post earlier this summer, if Irans nuclear program is truly peaceful, its not a hard proposition to prove. The only reasonable conclusion for its stonewalling of international investigators is that Tehran does indeed have much to hide. The Congressional Letters signatories included almost all of both parties leaderships, and was greatly aided by Republican Congressman Peter J. Roskam (R-IL-06) of Illinois, a stalwart, and...
  • Audit Upholds Majority Of Red-Light Camera Tickets (Chicago)

    10/02/2014 3:28:53 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | 10/02/2014 | Chuck Sudo
    An independent audit of nearly 16,000 red-light camera tickets determined that a majority of them were correctly issued. Ninety-six percent of the tickets were deemed to be properly issued, to be precise. . . . CDOT spokesman Peter Scales told the Sun-Times the validation rate was in line with the citys expectations.
  • IL: Non-resident Carry While Traveling

    10/02/2014 4:57:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Illinois last weekend. After the event, I met another attendee in Wisconsin. Don Hosmer recalled disarming before entering Illinois, and seeing several others do so as well. As a result, I decided to explore the problems and possibilities of carry in Illinois for a non-resident. You could apply for, and obtain an Illinois concealed carry permit. They are backed up at present, but it looks like it would be possible, if somewhat difficult. From the Illinois State Police site: Sec. 40. Non-resident license applications. (a) For the purposes of this Section,...
  • Meet Chad Grimm: Illinois Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, better choice than Quinn and Rauner!

    10/01/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    WGN TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Steelers6
    In the race for governor, its not just Republican versus Democrat theres a new voice trying to elbow in. WGNs Courtney Gousman talks to the Libertarian candidate fighting for your vote in November, Chad Grimm.
  • Employee with gun arrested at Elgin water reclamation plant

    10/01/2014 2:12:37 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times (Newsfeed beta) ^ | 10/1/14 | Jordan Owen
    An armed employee who was trying to shut down water filtration equipment at a northwest suburban water reclamation plant has been taken into custody. 911 callers reported an armed man, possibly with a hostage, trying to shut down equipment just before noon at the Fox River Water Reclamation District at 875 Dana Dr. in Elgin, according to Elgin police. Officers found the man, armed with a handgun, near the building and attempted to negotiate with him, police said. The man refused to surrender and officers used a rubber bullet, similar to a bean bag round, to incapacitate him. The man...
  • Encounter at a Central Wisconsin Diner

    10/01/2014 11:21:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Don Hosmer Last year, on the way the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC), I had an unexpected encounter at a diner in central Texas. I rode my motorcycle to that GRPC. This year I took my truck to the GRPC in Chicago. I have friends and family in Wisconsin that I wanted to visit, and some items that would have been less comfortable to carry on a motorcycle. This year the encounter happened after the conference. I was traveling up I-90/94 when I decided to stop for dinner on the northern edge of the Wisconsin Dells. Last year I...
  • Series of fireballs light up Eastern US sky

    09/25/2014 2:28:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | Sep 25, 2014
    A series of fireballs lit up the night sky across the eastern U.S. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning just hours apart. ... More than 420 witnesses reported seeing the fireball streaking across the sky, with those reports from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Among the reports AMS received in Indiana, one person in Greenwood described the fireball as having "small reddish sparks as it snuffed out, scattered in all directions." ... Three of the four reported fireballs happened within 90 minutes of each other, with the other reports over New Jersey, Tennessee and Florida. "It is rare that multiple...
  • Brian Howard of Naperville charged with starting fire at FAA facility in Aurora

    09/27/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 61 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 9/26/2014 | Staff
    Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville has been charged with one felony count of Destruction of Aircraft or Aircraft Facilities after he allegedly set a fire in the basement of an Aurora FAA facility, cut the feeds to the radar and damaged the communications system, forcing a ground stop at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports, the FBI says. Investigators say Howard managed to do extensive damage to the host computer, as well as the lines to radar in the facility. The Air Route Control Center monitors high altitude aircraft before landing in Chicago or flying through the area.
  • What This Church Did With $160,000 Was So 'Crazy' It Left Congregants Crying...

    09/26/2014 7:35:23 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/26/2014 | Billy Hallowell
    ...and the Pastor Nervously Sweating What one church recently did with $160,000 during a Sunday morning service absolutely stunned parishioners: 320 members were each given a $500 check to spend as they wish. ... Traux, who aid that the money came from a decades-old real estate deal, first told her congregation that active members would be receiving the sizable checks. ... The move came after Traux and church elders decided to give back $10 percent of the $1.6 million LaSalle Street Church reportedly made from the real estate deal - a sum that adds up to the $160,000 figure members...
  • Caught On Tape: What Happens When You Try To Exercise Your Constitutional Rights In Illinois

    09/23/2014 1:10:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/23/14 | Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    What follows is the most powerful recorded police checkpoint scene I have witnessed since posting: Extremely Powerful Video Happy 4th of July from a Police State Checkpoint, last summer. While the former incident happened in Tennessee, the following occurred in Illinois. The American pleb who was accosted by Illinois State Police was DeKalb resident Ryan Scott. While it starts off slow, make sure you watch it all the way to the end. While one of the the police officers is reasonable, the other one cant stop yelling and seems to derive a particular pleasure from repeatedly informing the citizen...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Michelle Obama Exalted For Matrimonial Achievement With School Named In Her Honor

    09/18/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eric Owens, education editor
    A school district in the suburbs of Chicago has announced plans to rename two schools in honor of first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. The suburb is Park Forest, Ill., according to The SouthtownStar. The two schools, both located in Park Forest Chicago Heights School District 163, will be the Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts and the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.) The school to be named after Michelle Obama is currently called Forest Trail Middle School. The school named after President Obama is currently...
  • Obama's Illinois: Food Stamp Growth Exceeds New Jobs

    09/17/2014 3:41:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Economy In Crisis: A new study by the Illinois Policy Institute shows in the past four years, the number of new food-stamp recipients in the state has outpaced new jobs nearly 2-to-1. Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, locked in a tight re-election battle with self-made billionaire Republican Bruce Rauner, has been arguing that Illinois, arguably the bluest of blue states, has turned the fiscal corner and is on its way back. The recovery may be slower than Quinn wants it to be but, he says, it is real. It is an odd recovery, though, that makes more people dependent...
  • Worlds first 3D-printed car unveiled in Chicago

    09/14/2014 6:46:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 06:25pm, September 14, 2014 | Jake Reed
    The concept of Strati began just six months ago, before being brought to the showroom floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show. Attendees got a first-hand look at the body of the car being printed layer by layer over a 44-hour period. Then, the non-printable parts, like the engine, lights and glass windshield were added. The top speed of the Strati is 40 miles per hour and a range of 120 miles on one charge. Rogers says the initial retail cost will start at $18,000 and go upwards of $30,000. However, when it comes time for a change, many of...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for flagging a public information request for withheld portions of Solis schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request information that Labor officials were eager...
  • Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike ( Chicago )

    09/13/2014 11:09:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/12/2014 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicagos 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the citys 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare. For the city, the Year One savings was $25 million. For retirees, that translated into an increase in monthly health insurance premiums...
  • Kirk fundraising off 'rumor' Michelle Obama will run for his seat

    09/11/2014 7:02:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | Lynn Sweet
    ASHINGTON Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is invoking first lady Michelle Obama as a possible 2016 opponent in a recent fund-raising appeal, citing the "press and rumor mills" as his source though Mrs. Obama has given no sign she is interested in running for elected office. It's even doubtful President Barack Obama and the First Family will immediately return to Chicago after leaving the White House, since youngest daughter Sasha will still be in high school here in January, 2017. The letter, dated Sept. 5, serves to confirm that Kirk will seek a second term.
  • Chicago Gets to Work for LGBTQ Youth (Now I've seen it all)

    09/11/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Curve Magazine ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melanie Barker
    Help is at hand for job-seeking queer and trans youth.Roll up your sleeves, queer youth of Chicago, and get ready to connect and get skilled! On Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, the Work! Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair welcomes members of the community, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth and the transgender community.The fair is sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted. This job fair is a follow-up event to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit held in May, in which...
  • Nascar SCS MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400 at Chicagoland Spdwy Sunday September 14 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/09/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 78 replies
  • Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned

    09/09/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 9, 2014
    Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned AP , Associated Press Sep. 9, 2014 4:02 AM ET CHICAGO (AP) The U.S. Marshals Service has announced it has replaced the head of its Chicago office for the past four years in a re-organization, appointing an interim chief for its high-profile northern Illinois district. Darryl McPherson, who was named to the top Chicago post by President Barack Obama in 2010, was recently reassigned to the same office's judicial security division, said Drew Wade, an agency spokesman in Washington. Wade, however, declined to discuss why the 17-year Marshals Service veteran was moved...
  • Is Durbin in Danger?

    09/07/2014 7:00:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/7/14 | Bruce Walker
    As Republicans contemplate the possible size of their November victory, outlier races may get interesting. Scott Brown, a few weeks ago considered certain to lose, may well win in New Hampshire. Most folks would not have thought that Republican Terri Land had a chance in a blue state like Michigan, but she continues to run close to Peters in the race. Al Franken also cannot pull away in his re-election fight, and all the polls show that race tightening. Surely the trophy in any general election is for one party to knock off a legislative leader of the other party....
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Holders Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits

    08/30/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nation’s top extortionist officer, has been running around the financial sector suing banks for anything (and everything) he can get away with. Ally Bank paid millions for alleged racist lending practices (an allegation the DOJ made without ever looking at loan portfolios), JP Morgan has shelled out billions for various anti-Obama comments regulatory infractions, and Bank of America just paid a $16.6 billion fine for their government-mandated role in the financial crises of 2008.Aside from...
  • Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'...

    08/30/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-30-14 | Tom Blumer
    A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where hes still popular." The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California." That's it. Obama, in a situation resembling that of Richard Nixon in the final months of his presidency, when "Tricky Dick" was mocked for being able to find friendly audiences in just a few Southern states, is apparently...
  • Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb (Chicago)

    08/28/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb Updated: Aug 28, 2014 3:17 PM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago Police. He was also issued three traffic citations. Someone called police after seeing a suspicious person driving a...
  • Farrakhan Attacks Arabs, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Whites in Ferguson Rant

    08/26/2014 10:17:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During his latest sermon for the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the protests and controversies surrounding Ferguson, MO. police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Micheal Brown. Farrakhan said, "With 67 percent of black people you have to live under a white mayor with 67 percent white people you cant make the laws that govern that town. Now if that's the condition let me set the stage for Michael Brown. See I don't know about the store they say he strong armed somebody and took some cigars but I know this, coming to Chicago ... when you live...
  • Islamic State To Chicago: 'We Are In Your Streets'

    08/25/2014 4:57:43 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 25, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Jihad In America: Terroristic tweets underscore the Islamic State's global reach. It has an army of Western passport holders, and an open southern border to cross. It's not only coming to the U.S.; it's already here. Slain journalist James Foley studied his craft in the Chicago area, earning a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. For a time he was a teacher in the Cook County Jail boot camp program. He was familiar with the streets of Chicago. So, apparently, is the Islamic State that beheaded him. An anonymous tweet has an attached photo showing...
  • CNN's Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence 'Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;' CNN Barely Covers

    08/24/2014 7:04:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies
    MRC ^ | 8/19/2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday's This Hour, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson's take on the media's extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The liberal commentator pointed out that "this past weekend, we had over 30 people shot seven of them died in the neighborhoods in Chicago many of them black and brown. None of that was covered." Pereira replied to Granderson by asserting that "because of Ferguson, Chicago is sort of taking a back seat in the headlines. And Chicago's a very concerning thing, and...
  • Illinois a terrible hostess: Twinkies leave the state

    08/23/2014 11:53:00 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 68 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | August 22, 2014 | Austin Berg
    Hostess Brands LLC announced on Aug. 20 that the Illinois bakery where Twinkies were first invented will close this fall. More than 400 workers will be affected by the shuttering of the companys Schiller Park location in October. Sadly, this isnt surprising. In 2012, Hostess closed three bakeries nationwide after a massive union strike, high labor costs and increased competition turned up the heat on the baked-goods company. Its hard to believe that some variation of these factors didnt cause Hostess to sever its ties with Illinois. About 280 of the companys workers in Schiller Park voted to unionize in...
  • Photo Implies ISIS Threat to Chicago

    08/22/2014 9:22:28 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 115 replies
    WGNtv or Channel 9 Chicago ^ | August 21, 2014 | Mark Suppelsa
    There is another chilling Chicago connection in the battle between the US. and extreme Islamic militants isil (ISIS). First theres the beheading of the journalist who was the Northwestern graduate. Now WGN Investigates has found an online war of words and disturbing images that includes an implied threat to a Chicago landmark building.