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  • 20-month-old boy, 10-year-old girl among 14 people fatally shot over weekend in Chicago: Police

    06/28/2020 7:39:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | 06 28 2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    A toddler and a 10-year-old girl were among 14 people shot to death in Chicago in yet another weekend of gun violence that has rocked the city over the past month. Between Friday and Sunday morning, a total of 52 people were shot in Chicago, according to police department records. "As a mother, I am tired of the funerals. I am tired of burying our children," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted, adding that the city was in the throes of a "gun violence epidemic." The latest carnage in the Windy City comes just a week after more than 100 people...
  • Media Says NOTHING as HUNDREDS Gather for Pride Fest in Chicago — Totally PC Approved

    06/28/2020 2:04:13 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 6/28/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Gay Pride was held today in Chicago. Hundreds, if not thousands, flocked to the annual party in downtown Chicago. Of course, the media cheered this crowd since it was not a Trump rally.
  • President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago

    06/27/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | June 26, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot: I write to you today to call your attention to and urge action on the devastating violence in Chicago. I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city. The American people (hardworking taxpayers) send you millions of dollars in Federal funding each year to support public safety in Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, Chicago benefited from $136 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and another $68 million was recently announced for Chicago from this important program. The Department of Justice awarded and is in the process...
  • At Least 20 People Shot, 7 Fatally, During 24 Hours in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    06/28/2020 7:47:42 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2020 | Awr Hawkins
    At least 20 people were shot, seven fatally, during a 24-hour timeframe this weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC Chicago reports the first non-fatal shooting occurred around 4 p.m. Friday, when a 31-year-old was shot and wounded while riding in a vehicle “in the 10300 block of South Halsted.” The man was transported to the hospital in good condition. Just under 24 hours later, at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old man was found on South Phillips with “a gunshot wound to the chest, the neck and the right arm.” The victim was transported to the hospital in critical...
  • Chicago GOP Chair condemns mayor's attack on police

    06/12/2020 4:18:47 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 12, 2020 | Stephen Boulton
    Chicago GOP Chair Steve Boulton criticized Mayor Lori Lightfoot's press conference in which she attacked 13 Chicago police officers caught on video in Bobby Rush's office, reclining on sofas and eating popcorn in the early morning hours June 1st. “We know who you are and will find you,” Lightfoot said after showing a video from Rush's office. “Since the Mayor wasn’t on the streets during the riots, she has no idea what dedicated police officers went through to protect this city against rioting over the weekend. Officers went on 12 hour shifts with little sleep and frequently were simply deposited...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

    06/19/2020 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Chicago Tribune via MSN ^ | 6/18/20 | John Byrne
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday lambasted as “clearly racist” and “deeply offensive” a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union depicting an apparent cartoon version of her tied up, wearing a police uniform and being unmasked by the characters from the “Scooby-Doo” TV show. The tweet depicts the African American mayor bound with rope, surrounded by the white characters, who have taken a police officer mask off her head to reveal that the officer is actually Lightfoot. It’s a play on the scene at the end of each episode of the Hanna Barbera cartoon, when the team of youngsters would solve...
  • Pritzker signs pandemic budget that relies on federal bailout that's not a guarantee, approves Medicaid for undocumented seniors

    06/13/2020 6:51:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Mdjon Online ^ | June 10, 2020
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the budget that begins July 1. The spending plan relies on billions of dollars in federal aid that haven’t materialized, keeps spending level from the current year despite revenue losses and cost increases from the COVID-19 pandemic and gives Medicaid access to seniors who are undocumented residents. In a statement, the governor also urged the federal government to pass a funding plan to give state and local governments billions of dollars in an effort to cover parts of the state’s $42.9 billion spending plan...
  • U.S. Rep Bobby Rush lashes out at Chicago cops who were caught napping in his campaign office, drinking his coffee, and popping his popcorn while 'looters were tearing apart businesses' nearby

    06/11/2020 5:47:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    U.S. Representative Bobby Rush revealed Thursday that more than a dozen Chicago cops were caught on CCTV lounging in his campaign office and drinking coffee while nearby businesses were being looted. Rush, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police chiefs slammed the actions of the officers who were seen on their phones, making popcorn, and even napping after they were called to investigate a break-in at the office on June 1. The congressman said the officers involved had 'unmitigated gall' to be taking a break there 'while looters were tearing apart businesses within their sight and within their reach'. Mayor Lightfoot...
  • Gianno Caldwell calls out Chicago mayor for abandoning African-American residents amid riots

    06/11/2020 8:36:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 10, 2020 | Matt London
    Fox News political analyst and Chicago native Gianno Caldwell called out the Democratic mayor of his hometown for abandoning the city's African-American residents, after Chicago experienced its single most violent day in six decades, amid protests and riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd. "This is not a mayor who is for the people. This is not a mayor, who the African-Americans, who mostly put her in office, this is not who they picked," said Caldwell on "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday, blasting Mayor Lori Lightfoot. "She is an elitist and she's proven it — time and...
  • Chicago mayor and alderman exchange profanities over concerns about looters in leaked audio

    06/10/2020 2:05:53 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 18 replies ^ | 6/9/20 | Emma Colton
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was recorded during a heated and expletive-ridden exchange with a city alderman while addressing protests that turned violent after George Floyd’s death. During a May 31 conference call with 50 aldermen, Alderman Raymond Lopez told Lightfoot that the city was unprepared for the demonstrations, according to a recording of the call obtained by a CBS affiliate in the city. “When downtown is in lockdown, our neighborhoods are next, and our failure to fully get ready for what’s going on in the neighborhoods, we’re seeing this destruction, and we’re thinking that it’s going to somehow end tonight....
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot And Ald. Raymond Lopez Have Foul-Mouthed Argument Over Looting; ‘You’re 100% Full Of S***’ Mayor Says

    06/09/2020 9:26:35 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 82 replies
    As looters were ransacking businesses throughout the city more than a week ago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th), one of her harshest critics, engaged in an angry and foul-mouthed argument over the city’s handling of the widespread violence. During a conference call with all 50 aldermen on May 31 to discuss the city’s response to the looting, Lopez accused the mayor of being unprepared when looting spread from downtown to the neighborhoods that weekend. Looters pillaged shops throughout the city as peaceful protesters were taking to the streets on the last weekend “When downtown is in lockdown,...
  • 18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago (But remember it's systemic racism)

    06/08/2020 4:55:01 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    85 people were shot and 24 killed last weekend, the most in modern history in Chicago A hardworking father killed just before 1 a.m. A West Side high school student murdered two hours later. A man killed amid South Side looting at a cellphone store at 12:30 p.m. A college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, gunned down at 4:25 p.m. after getting into an argument in Englewood. While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most...
  • City (Chicago) paying up to $1.2 million to private security firms to deter looting

    06/07/2020 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 6/06/20 | Sam Kelly
    After peaceful protests of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd were marred by widespread vandalism and looting, city officials announced they would pay up to $1.2 million to three private security firms to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s mayhem. Over 100 private security guards from Monterrey Security, AGB Investigative Services and Illinois Security Professionals will be dispatched to retail corridors across the city - with a particular focus on the South and West sides, city officials said. The private guards will not be armed and will not have police powers, but are meant to be “another set of...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounces vigilantism in Chicago after white men patrol neighborhood streets with bats

    06/06/2020 8:41:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/5/2020 | Gregpry Paratt, Morton Green
    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will not tolerate vigilantism after groups of mostly white men patrolled the streets of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Wednesday night in response to a nearby city protest. Multiple streets were blocked in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night as nearby protests dispersed. Near West Pershing Road, water gushed from an open fire hydrant as small groups gathered on corners. Some of the men held bats. One wore a shirt that said “All Lives Matter,” one sipped a beer and another waved at an officer as he drove by. Additional groups of people,...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounces vigilantism in Chicago after white men patrol neighborhood streets with bats

    06/06/2020 7:32:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 90 replies
    MSN ^ | 5 June 2020 | Gregory Pratt and Morgan Green
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will not tolerate vigilantism after groups of mostly white men patrolled the streets of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Wednesday night in response to a nearby city protest. Multiple streets were blocked in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night as nearby protests dispersed. Near West Pershing Road, water gushed from an open fire hydrant as small groups gathered on corners. Some of the men held bats. One wore a shirt that said “All Lives Matter,” one sipped a beer and another waved at an officer as he drove by. Additional groups of people, some armed...
  • Mayor Lightfoot Pleads With Walmart, Other Retailers To Not Abandon Chicago

    06/04/2020 10:27:00 AM PDT · by DFG · 132 replies
    Mayor Lightfoot said she’s hopeful major retailers will reopen the Chicago stores that were looted or otherwise damaged during protests surrounding George Floyd’s killing by police in Minnesota. But, she’s unsure of one of the biggest. Mayor Lightfoot said she was on a conference call with Walmart and other major retailers that had stores looted or heavily damaged during the unrest in Chicago. She said she pleaded with them to not abandon Chicago.
  • [April] Chicago's biggest jail has released almost a fourth of its population over coronavirus fears

    06/01/2020 7:33:42 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2020 | Omar Jimenez
    Chicago's Cook County Jail once had a population of roughly 10,000 detainees and was often cited for overcrowding. Now that number is down to around 4,200, an all-time low, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office. One significant reason is the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Years of reform, including changes in bail requirements, cut the jail's initial population swell almost entirely in half. Then, in the past month alone, another 1,300 inmates have been released as the offices of the Cook County Sheriff, Public Defender and State's Attorney focused on releasing those awaiting trial and low-level nonviolent offenders.
  • After the riots in Chicago, all that broken glass like shattered dreams

    06/01/2020 6:54:43 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 45 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 31, 2020 | John Kass
    After the riots in Chicago, what you noticed was all that broken glass from all the windows of all the looted stores and looted restaurants. Each crunching step was the sound of the city’s breaking heart. Some residents came out early Sunday to help, trying to sweep up the pieces on the ground. “This started out to be about George Floyd,” said a man on Clark Street. “But it turned into something else, about what they could grab and take and ruin. Look at it.” The mayor and the governor finally called out the Illinois National Guard on Sunday to...
  • Pritzker: All Illinois regions have met conditions to reopen

    05/28/2020 4:51:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 5/28/20 | John O'Connor, Kathleen Foody
    CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced an end to his 10-week-old stay-at-home order, declaring that every region of the state has met conditions necessary to allow more social interaction amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The state will move into the third phase of the Democrat's five-stage “Restore Illinois” plan, a step that will see reopening of manufacturing and retail, outdoor dining at restaurants and small social gatherings. Restless residents have agitated for more freedom to leave their houses and resume some sense of normalcy. In loosening the restrictions, Pritzker cited more favorable conditions, including decreased hospitalizations and...
  • Chicago pastor claims the mayor sent armed police in unmarked cars to bang on the church doors Sunday: It was ‘like the Soviet-styled KGB’

    05/26/2020 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 27 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 05/26/2020 | Phil Shiver
    Chicago Pastor Courtney Lewis said he was in the middle of delivering a sermon to his congregation Sunday when he heard loud banging on the church doors. It was the police sent by the city's Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot had allegedly dispatched officers in three squad cars along with two unmarked vehicles in order to shut down the service at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Lewis claimed in a letter of grievance to U.S. Attorney John Lausch.