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  • 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...
  • Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities?

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

    12/02/2016 1:32:49 PM PST · by PBRCat · 56 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2016 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday kept up his postelection push to position himself as a protector of immigrants against President-elect Donald Trump, announcing the creation of a $1 million "legal protection fund" to help those fighting possible deportation. The fund was created in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center to "provide immediate legal information, screenings, consultations and representation to individuals who may be at risk for deportation," according to a news release from Emanuel's office. The money will come from the $20 million the city set aside for Emanuel's property tax rebate program, according to city spokeswoman Jennifer Martinez.
  • 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 . . . .
  • Barack Obama could run for Congress in 2018 — and he might be the Democrats' best hope

    11/27/2016 6:44:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
    Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House minority leader. In an interview with the Washington Post, he argued that Democrats need a strategy for appealing to voters that doesn't rely on President Obama's personal popularity. “If we don’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, we can’t win elections. That is an unsustainable model. He can’t run again, so it’s not even like we can say, well, every four years we’ll win.” Indeed, Barack Obama can't run again ... OR CAN HE??? Such is the question posed by this Change.org petition, which...
  • Another Trump-Inspired ‘Hate Crime’ Turns Out To Be A Hoax

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

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

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

    11/23/2016 9:32:24 AM PST · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 21 November 2016 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    A strike by hourly workers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will add another dimension to a nationwide day of protests by fast-food employees who have been pushing for a $15 hourly wage and union rights, organizers said Monday. The attention-grabbing airport strike is "going to cause complete disruption in travel plans for the day and maybe days to come," said Kendall Fells, national organizing director of the Fight for $15 campaign. "Four decades ago, airport jobs were jobs you could live off of. Now airport jobs are just like fast-food jobs. We're all standing together." The Service Employees International...
  • 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...
  • Hateful 'Trump' Notes Allegedly Aimed at Student Were 'Fabricated,' University President Says

    11/22/2016 6:23:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | November 22, 2016 | 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...
  • Four charged with vicious beating of #Chicago man. Yelled, "Don't vote Trump"

    11/19/2016 6:48:37 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    #BREAKING: Four charged with vicious beating of #Chicago man. During beating they were yelling, "Don't vote Trump" http://bit.ly/2fVXsnQ
  • Illinois’ wealth flight explained in 4 graphics

    11/18/2016 9:32:13 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    IRS data show the average income of taxpayers leaving Illinois surpassed the average income of taxpayers entering the state by $20,000 in 2014, a record loss for Illinois in the wake of the 2011 income-tax hike. Politicians enacted Illinois’ 2011 income-tax hike during a late-night legislative session in January 2011 and raised the state’s personal income-tax rate to 5 percent from 3 percent. This 67 percent income-tax hike lasted for four years, during which time Illinois experienced record wealth flight. IRS data reveal what happens when politicians choose short-term tax revenue gains over long-term stability. The short-term increase in tax...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Venezuelan Diplomat Joins Chicago Communists Plotting Trump Resistance

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

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

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

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

    11/10/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 11/10/2016
    Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation CHICAGO - It's evidently scary and somewhat traumatizing for Liberals to realize that there's half a population in America that sees things totally different from them. And there's a sizable number in the only blue Midwestern state of Illinois, too. What Liberals don't understand is that those that see the world from a traditional conservative perspective have been fully aware of the Leftist view imposed upon them and have psychologically learned to deal with it. It has made conservatives stronger and more committed to liberty than ever as they've watched the...
  • 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'..................
  • 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...
  • Where do Trump and Clinton stand on making your commute better?

    11/04/2016 1:09:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 25, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    They may not ride in crammed trains or carry angst over potholes but feuding presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both want to fix America's infrastructure. The focus on improving public transit and highways couldn't come soon enough for local commuters, say two experts. "There is a desperate need to invest more into mass transit in Chicagoland," Regional Transportation Authority Chairman and former state senator Kirk Dillard said. "Most states significantly assist in the mass transit arena, but that is not the case today in Illinois," Dillard added, noting New York City budgets about $196 per capita on mass...
  • Feds blame Elgin company for worker's death on I-90 bridge

    11/04/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 17, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    Federal regulators rebuked an Elgin demolition company and fined it $152,000 for safety violations leading to a worker's death on a Jane Addams Tollway bridge in Des Plaines this spring. Vicente Santoyo of Berwyn, a father of four, was standing in a lift cutting bracing between two beams to be removed from the bridge at Touhy Avenue when one rolled off a concrete support April 5, falling on him. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators cited Santoyo's employer and tollway subcontractor Omega Demolition Corp. for "overstressing" the 40-ton horizontal beam during demolition. That means the beam wasn't adequately supported,...
  • Tollway aims to boost minority jobs by teaching construction skills

    11/04/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 19, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    With 10 years remaining in its $12 billion road-building program, the Illinois tollway intends to start training workers to help finish the job. The aim is to increase the number of minorities working on tollway projects through a center teaching construction-related skills, officials said at a meeting Wednesday. The program is in the early stages, with diversity department planners still figuring out logistics, including funding. About $400,000 is allocated for 2017, although several tollway board directors advised staff members to budget for more. A 2015 tollway study concluded that blacks, Hispanics and women are underrepresented compared to whites when it...
  • IL Tollway announces $951M infrastructure program for 2017

    11/04/2016 6:43:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 31, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Illinois Tollway announced Thursday that it had set a preliminary budget for 2017 that includes $951 million for Move Illinois projects, as well as $336 million for a maintenance and operation program, according to Equipment World.Major Move Illinois capital initiatives planned for next year include the Illinois Route 390 Tollway ($374.5 million), SmartRoad upgrades to I-90 ($163.5 million), reconstruction of I-294 ($56.5 million) and expansion and maintenance of the I-PASS system. The remaining funds will go toward development, repair and maintenance.Move Illinois is a 15-year, $12-billion capital project program financed by bonds and tolls. The Illinois Tollway,...
  • Wikileaks: Creamer (from Veritas Videos) directly connected to Robby Mook, DNC

    10/30/2016 7:06:40 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 27 replies
    Wikileaks via Reddit | Oct 30 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    [–]propercoil 138 points 41 minutes ago THIS IS BIG - Bob Creamer from the Veritas videoshttps://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/37101 Neera Tanden, Podesta & Mike Lux discuss how to use Bob Creamer!: Just wanted to pass along this note I sent to Bob Creamer, who as you may know is consulting for the DNC and is close to Robby Mook. Wanted to pass it along to you as well, hoping you won’t take offense because I feel some urgency about this. You and Podesta are a great bridge to the DC, more establishment oriented progressive world, but I just feel like the campaign is...
  • 17 Dead, 41 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

    10/31/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 41 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 31 October 2016 | CBS Chicago
    At least 17 people, including four teenagers, were killed and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.
  • A plane is reportedly on fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    10/28/2016 1:01:21 PM PDT · by tekrat · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    A plane reportedly caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport while rolling out for departure on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department's office tweeted. Passengers traveling at O'Hare began sharing photos of smoke on the runway.
  • Cankles CLOSED Chicago office, didn't pay staff

    10/28/2016 10:50:59 AM PDT · by LS · 69 replies
    per twitter | 10/28/2016 | LS
    I can't repost from the Twitter image: Said they "closed the office WEEKS ago" and never paid anyone! "We feel so used." Trump going to Chicago next week. What the hell is going on here. IL can't be in play is it?
  • Red Robin closing all Chicago City locations

    10/26/2016 1:35:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 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, Watchdog.org ^ | 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 · 104 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.