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  • Ethics Board Fines Obama Campaign Manager $90K for Uber Lobbying

    02/16/2017 1:22:24 PM PST · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 16, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    The man who managed former President Barack Obama’s campaign has been slapped with a $90,000 fine for using Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s private email account to lobby the mayor on behalf of ride-sharing giant Uber without registering as a lobbyist. Newly-appointed Chicago Board of Ethics Chairman Attorney William Conlon said the fine assessed against David Plouffe is the largest ever by the Chicago Board of Ethics. It represents $1,000 for every one of the 90 days that Plouffe failed to registered as a lobbyist after his November 2015 email to Emanuel on the mayor’s personal account. “Registration of lobbyists is important....
  • Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000.00 for Illegal Lobbying

    02/16/2017 1:01:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
    A former senior executive for Uber who once served as Barack Obama's campaign manager has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-hailing company. The board voted 5-0 to find that David Plouffe violated city ethics rules by failing to register as a lobbyist after contacting Emanuel to help the company on regulations for picking up travelers at Chicago's two airports.
  • Rahm To Democrats: Get Ready For A Lot Of Losing

    02/09/2017 7:55:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | February 9, 2017
    “Winning is everything,” Rahm Emanuel told a Stanford University audience in discussing the current political situation — and his frustration with fellow Democrats. “If you don’t win, you can’t make public policy.” And, Emanuel tells Democrats, they should plan to be in the wilderness for a while — perhaps quite a while. “It ain’t gonna happen in 2018. Take a chill pill”:
  • (Audio from 2010) Obama Care Vote (ACA) - Rahm Emanuel Threatened Massa (D,NY)

    02/07/2017 8:14:27 AM PST · by johnk · 7 replies
    YT ^ | 3/8/2010
    Uploaded on Mar 8, 2010 Here is audio of Democrat Rep. Eric Massa saying Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is the "Son of the Devil's Spawn." He also described an encounter he had with Emanuel in the House Gym's shower, where he said Emanuel approached him while he (Massa) was "naked as a jaybird" and started yelling at him: "I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me." "He is an individual who would sell his mother to...
  • (Rahm Emanuel) "It's not about being right, it's about winning and dividing..."

    02/07/2017 6:52:59 AM PST · by johnk · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/7/2017 | Kim Janssen
    ... Instead, he said, Democrats should focus on the GOP. "Wherever there's a disagreement among Republicans, I'm for one of those disagreements," he said. "I'm all for it. The president's with Russia? I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, I'm for NATO! Why? (It's a) wedge. Wedges have to be schisms, schisms have to be divides."
  • Rahm Emanuel: Too many Dems care more about being right than winning

    02/07/2017 3:44:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 6, 2017 | Kim Janssen
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has warned Democrats they need to "take a chill pill" and realize that they are not going to take back national power anytime soon. "It ain't gonna happen in 2018," Emanuel said Monday at Stanford's Graduate School of Business in California. "Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul." As he did last month at an event in Washington, D.C., the mayor expanded on what he believes is the road map back to power for his party — putting moderate candidates such as veterans, football players, sheriffs and business people up...
  • Rahm Emanuel calls for actions to welcome immigrants

    01/30/2017 6:19:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Jan 30, 2017
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on city residents to show immigrants that they are welcome through actions such as hosting a meal or offering kind words.</p> <p>Emanuel says in a statement Sunday that his family plans to host young immigrants attending Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago for "a meal, a conversation and a recognition and celebration of all that unites us, rather than what divides us."</p>
  • After Trump criticism on Chicago violence, Emanuel touts police smarts

    01/27/2017 7:42:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart, Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
    Two days after President Donald Trump told a national television audience that Mayor Rahm Emanuel needed to "smarten up and toughen up" on fighting gun violence, the mayor held a carefully-orchestrated news conference to discuss Chicago's "smart-policing strategy." As Emanuel summoned a swarm of cameras to the 7th District Police Station in Englewood Friday to highlight new police cameras and gunshot tracking technology, sources said the Police Department's top brass was busy carrying out an order to flood the city's most violent neighborhoods with extra officers this weekend. In a Tuesday night tweet in which he said he "will send...
  • Emanuel: Federal help welcome, but National Guard out of the question

    01/25/2017 2:28:10 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Chigaco Tribune ^ | 01/25/2017 | By John Byrne and Hal Dardick•
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed federal assistance to help stem Chicago violence but rejected the idea of the National Guard patrolling the city as "antithetical" to the trust he's trying to build in law enforcement. The mayor's comments came after President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening took to Twitter to suggest he would "send in the Feds!" if Chicago doesn't "fix the horrible 'carnage' going on." The president's tweet, however, did not specify what form that could take. At a Wednesday press briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't respond directly when asked whether Trump was talking about deploying...
  • Can Trump really “send the feds in” to Chicago? Isn't this Rahm Emanuel's Problem?

    01/25/2017 12:41:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve long since lost track of how many stories we’ve covered here about the skyrocketing murder rate and gang violence problems in the Windy City. (Talk about American carnage.) It seems that the new President hasn’t forgotten about it either and he took to Twitter this week to deliver something of an ultimatum to Mayor Rahm Emanuel… get your crime problem under control or I’m going to fix it for you. This is obviously a move designed to pick a fight with a high profile Democrat while reinforcing his plans to bolster law enforcement, so it’s going to lead...
  • Trump Warns Chicago: I'll 'Send In The Feds' If Violence Rises

    01/25/2017 7:35:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/24/17 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    President Trump on Tuesday evening threatened to send government officials to the Windy City if the Democratic mayor and city police cannot turn around the city's rocketing homicide rate. "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" Trump tweeted around 9:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. Gun-related violence in Chicago is outpacing the same period in 2016, which was one of the most deadly years for the city in recent history. From Jan. 1 through Monday, 37 people were killed and 250 people were...
  • President Trump Says he Is Open To Using Feds to Fix Chicago Violence

    01/24/2017 6:32:50 PM PST · by drewh · 171 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6 minutes ago | POTUS
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago More If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings

    01/24/2017 6:42:00 PM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • “Statistical Evidence Not Required” (Heather MacDonald on DOJ and Chicago Police)

    01/17/2017 4:44:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | Heather MacDonald
    The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required” for a “pattern or practice” finding, the DOJ lawyers announce, citing unrelated court precedent. Nor is there “a specific number of incidents” required to constitute...
  • Immigrants Are Flocking To Chicago Before Trump’s Inauguration Because It’s A ‘Sanctuary City’

    01/12/2017 9:10:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/12/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Mexican consul in Chicago said that immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city, according to a report Tuesday in El Financiero. Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
  • Levin: The ‘absolute, horrific inhumanity’ in Chicago

    01/06/2017 8:20:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/5/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Thursday evening on "The Mark Levin Show," Conservative Review's editor in chief addressed the “absolute, horrific inhumanity” of the racist torture attack on a developmentally disabled man in Chicago, stating it is but the latest example of the "collapsing of the civil society" in Chicago and other communities under Democratic policies. (Hear Levin comments at link) The Obama legacy, like "what the politicians have done to your way of life [in Chicago]," is a tragic failure. And yet President Obama “is running around touting his legacy as if it’s something great and to be admired.” (Watch video at link)
  • Chicago Is Breaking: The Celebration of Thugs Creates More Thugs

    01/06/2017 7:10:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/06/2017 | David French
    The video is horrible. A young white man is bound and gagged on the floor, huddled in a corner. A group of black men and women beat him, kick him, and cut his hair until his scalp bleeds. One of the men yells, “F*** white people. F*** Donald Trump.” It happened in Chicago. It was all streamed on Facebook Live. Chicago, of course, is the city that’s become the “nation’s abattoir,” with more murders than Los Angeles and New York City combined. And this is the second Chicago video in two months showing black suspects beating a white victim...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago

    01/04/2017 5:16:45 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Jan 3, 2017
    WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago Published 6:40 pm EST, January 4, 2017 Updated 8:11 pm EST, January 4, 2017 7 Comments By Tom Cleary 6.3k
  • Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims

    01/02/2017 12:11:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/2/17 | David Martosko / ap
    full title....................Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims in 2016 and says he 'must ask for Federal help' if he can't fix Windy City..............................Donald Trump used his Twitter bully pulpit on Monday to blast Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for allowing his city's murder and firearms shooting rates to spiral out of control. 'Chicago murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016,' Trump tweeted. 'If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!'
  • 762 murdered in Chicago in 2016, CPD releases plan to curb violence

    01/02/2017 3:30:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 01, 2017 | Michelle Gallardo and Laura Podesta
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have released crime statistics from 2016, with a police spokesman calling it an "unacceptable rise in violence." In the worst violence in nearly 20 years, Chicago saw 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims.
  • More than 60 shot, 11 killed over holiday weekend in Chicago

    12/27/2016 6:07:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Erik Runge
    CHICAGO -- More than 60 people were shot over the holiday weekend, 11 of them fatally. One of the most recent shootings left two teenage girls injured, one critically. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. Monday outside of Leland Giants Park. The 14-year-old was with a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy in a van. The 13-year-old's father had just left the van to speak with someone in a nearby house when two people came up and fired shots into the vehicle, police said. While the 13-year-old sustained a graze wound and is in stable condition, the 14-year-old was shot...
  • 33 shot, 9 fatally, in Christmas weekend gunfire across Chicago

    12/25/2016 10:33:47 PM PST · by umgud · 54 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/24/16 | staff
    Christmas weekend in Chicago has already seen more gun violence than it did during the entire Christmas weekend last year. Nine men were killed and at least 24 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. Last year, a total of 30 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend, leaving six dead.
  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes

    12/21/2016 5:56:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 81 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois losing 1 resident every 4.6 minutes, could fall behind Pennsylvania in population Jobs + Growth / Article December 20, 2016 Illinois has record loss of 114,000 residents to other states in 2016 as population shrinks by 37,500. Imagine the entire population of Peoria, Illinois’ seventh-largest city, all picking up and moving across state lines in one year, never to work, pay taxes or create jobs in Illinois again. That’s equivalent to what happened to Illinois over the past year: New migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that from July 2015 to July 2016, Illinois lost 114,000 people,...
  • Emanuel flips the bird when asked about 2020

    12/09/2016 12:50:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/9/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a fiery response when asked Thursday night whether he would consider running for president in 2020. The former White House chief of staff to President Obama and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton flipped off consultant Neil Hare — twice — after being posed the question at BLT Steak, prompting laughter from others at the bar. Emanuel, famed for his coarse language and caustic retorts, was hanging out at the restaurant located blocks from the White House during a swing through Washington this we
  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 1:35:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/07/2016 | Bill Ruthhart
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday morning, using the discussion to urge Trump to reconsider his positions on immigration. During his 45-minute meeting with the president-elect in his personal office high above Manhattan in Trump Tower, Emanuel hand-delivered a letter from the mayors of some of the nation's largest cities urging Trump to continue protections offered to young immigrants instituted under President Barack Obama's administration. The two-page letter asked Trump to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the provision that protects young, so-called Dreamers who came to the country before the age...
  • Remember the Real Rahm Emmanuel: Massa Details Naked Shower Fight With 'Son of the Devil's Spawn'

    12/07/2016 11:57:24 AM PST · by johnk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/08/2010 | Fox News
    ...Only this actually happened, according to Rep. Eric Massa, the embattled New York Democrat who resigned Monday and used his last hours in office to settle some scores with party leaders. He reserved his most excoriating stuff for Emanuel, whom he called "son of the devil's spawn" on his weekly radio show Sunday. "He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to a front end of a steam locomotive," Massa said. Illustrating his point, he told the story of how he winded up in an argument with the chief of...
  • Emanuel Urges Trump To Continue Key Obama Immigration Policy

    12/07/2016 8:43:51 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 27 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 12/7/2016
    In a private meeting in New York, Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging him to continue a federal program that allows some undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation. The letter, signed by Emanuel and 16 other big city mayors, asked the Trump administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) system enacted by President Barack Obama, until Congress passes a comprehensive plan to overhaul the immigration system. The federal program allows immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to avoid deportation and get work permits. “Nearly 742,000 undocumented youth have participated in DACA...
  • 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,...
  • Emanuel To Meet Trump In New York

    12/07/2016 6:29:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | December 7, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A few weeks after speaking to President-elect Donald Trump about the White House transition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to meet with Trump in New York. Earlier this week, the mayor confirmed Trump called him after winning the race for president, because of Emanuel’s experience as a top adviser to two presidents. “The president-elect is aware, obviously, I’ve worked for two presidents in different positions – a senior adviser for President Clinton, chief of staff for President Obama – and I’ve worked on their transitions. I think you also know that we talked about a host of...
  • Veterans’ group Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

    12/06/2016 1:25:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library By Joseph Weber Published May 15, 2016 FoxNews.com A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum. Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center...
  • 61 Shot, 9 Fatally, Across Chicago Thanksgiving Weekend

    11/28/2016 12:01:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/28/16 | nbcchicago
    Two men killed about 10 minutes apart brought the Thanksgiving weekend tally to eight fatal shootings. In all, at least 61 people were shot in attacks across the city over four-day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Another tax Chicago bars and restaurants now have to pay

    11/28/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Pletz
    Last year, the Emanuel administration slipped through a tax on streaming video and cloud computing. Now, again without public hearings, City Hall is targeting bars and restaurants with a surcharge on satellite TV feeds. Earlier this month, the city served notice that its 9 percent amusement tax applies to businesses that subscribe to satellite TV services. The impact likely will be felt most by public spaces that buy premium subscriptions for NFL and college games that can easily run $5,000 to $10,000 a year, meaning their annual taxes would come to at least $450. "This is obviously a huge concern...
  • At least eight dead and 58 injured in shootings in Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend as the

    11/28/2016 4:28:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11/28/2016 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    At least 58 people were shot in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend, leaving eight dead as the city faces the highest number of homicides in more than a decade. The latest victim is an 18-year-old who was shot dead in his vehicle at 2pm on Sunday, NBC reported. Two gunmen outside a house party on Saturday night left one dead and five others injured, while another shooting killed a 16-year-old boy on Friday evening. In October, Chicago surpassed 600 homicides this year, in numbers that have not been seen since 2003. There were 468 murders in 2015, and 416 the year...
  • ARREST RAHM EMANUEL

    11/21/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-21-2016 | Matthew Vadum
    It is time to start locking up local officials like Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration law. Those who, like Emanuel, enable lawless so-called sanctuary cities deserve to be behind bars. Radical left-wingers don't believe America should have borders at all. During the recently concluded election campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton even endorsed the idea that foreigners have a right to move to the United States. After Republican Donald Trump said in September, "No one has the right to immigrate to the United States," Clinton's Ohio campaign put up a tweet featuring Trump's statement followed...
  • 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>
  • Rahm Emmanuel Challenges Trump on Sanctuary Cities

    11/16/2016 4:12:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President-elect Donald Trump, who ran as a law and order candidate, has had the legal gauntlet thrown down before him by Chicago Mayor and former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel and his lawbreaking brethren have pledged that despite the election results and the law, their cities will remain sanctuary cities: -- snip -- In a 2012 appearance at a Little Village school, Emanuel told reporters that the police department is not an "adjunct for the immigration service." "We're not going to turn people over to ICE" -- the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency," Emanuel said...
  • Emanuel Tells Undocumented Immigrants Chicago ‘Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

    11/14/2016 1:09:09 PM PST · by Scythian_Reborn · 90 replies
    HICAGO (CBS) — Even as President-elect Donald Trump vows to immediately deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants when he takes office in January, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reaffirming Chicago’s commitment as a so-called “sanctuary city.” “To be clear about what Chicago is, it always will be a sanctuary city,” the mayor said Monday.
  • Defying Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary

    11/14/2016 7:47:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/16 | Natasha Korecki
    CHICAGO — Joining other cities around the country, Chicago is pledging to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, an act of defiance in the face of Donald Trump’s past promise to cut off those cities from federal funding. In sanctuary cities, local law enforcement officials aren’t required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about the immigration status of individuals with whom they come in contact. On Monday, Chicago's elected officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are expected to hold a news conference to formally discuss how the city will retain its sanctuary status. Aldermen are expected to call on...
  • REVEALED: Rahm Emanuel Used A Private Email Server

    11/04/2016 12:23:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/04/16 | Michael Bastasch
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel used a private email server to communicate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, leaked emails reveal. Emanuel, a former House lawmaker who served early on in the Obama administration, sent an email to Podesta asking him to consider Brian DeSplinter for a position with Clinton’s campaign. Emnauel sent the email from the address “mayor_re@rahmemail.com.”The email address is still active, according to Mailtester.com, and is run through Google’s Gmail service. This is unlike Clinton who used a private email server based out of her Chappaqua, New York home.WikiLeaks published the email chain online Friday in...
  • 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.
  • Michelle Obama recruited to run for Senate, Chicago mayor

    10/18/2016 10:10:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "There is no per­son in polit­ics that I think Demo­crats, in­de­pend­ents, and Re­pub­lic­ans would love to see take on pub­lic ser­vice more than the first lady," Thomas Bowen, a former top aide to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, told NJ's Karyn Bruggeman. . . . According to the report, Emanuel's seat could open in 2019, and Sen. Dick Durbin is considering a gubernatorial bid in 2018. "Ob­vi­ously she'd be qual­i­fied to run for just about any of­fice up and down the tick­et
  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

    08/27/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
    After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 bullets. The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them...
  • 40 Of Weekend's Shooting Victims Had Been Arrested 672 Times, Top Cop Says

    08/22/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 8/15/2016 | Alex Nitkin
    BRONZEVILLE — After another brutally violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson appeared impatient and exasperated Monday as he renewed his plea for judges and legislators to help keep repeat gun offenders off the streets."Any leader in the city of Chicago that thinks what we're seeing out on the streets is OK, shouldn't be a leader," Johnson said, his voice swelling. "Go to those neighborhoods and live there, and tell me how you feel then."Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father...
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...
  • Monday was Chicago’s worst day in more than a decade for homicides, with 9 people fatally shot

    08/11/2016 7:33:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | Derek Hawkins
    Michael Lucas, 61, was sitting on his front stoop in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood, watching his 3-year-old grandnephew play in the afternoon sun, when without warning two men ran toward the house and opened fire on him.
  • CPD alerts cops that 3 West Side gangs plotting to shoot officers

    08/09/2016 3:43:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 8/8/2016 | Sam Charles
    Leaders from three West Side gang factions allegedly met last week to discuss plans to shoot members of the Chicago Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal. The meeting took place Thursday between higher-ups from the Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers, according to an alert issued to department members the day after the meeting. The Four Corner Hustlers “provided guns” and have “a sniper in place” though authorities do not know where, according to the alert. The Four Corner Hustlers also are supplying the other two gangs with automatic weapons, which all...
  • In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel finds a typically Democratic solution to his pension fund problems

    08/07/2016 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the trouble that Rahm Emanuel has been having in Chicago lately, specifically with unrest surrounding his police department and other scandals, it’s easy to forget that he’s dealing with another serious problem: his city is nearly bankrupt. As with so many other large, Democrat run municipalities, the chief culprit here is the massively underfunded pension system for municipal workers. Their unions negotiated some real sweetheart deals for them over the years, but the costs were completely unsustainable. When the city began to go broke, no real compromise was ever offered by the unions so Rahm is left to...