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  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • Rahm Emanuel: Mayor America (Paid Advertising No Doubt)

    02/15/2014 1:18:03 PM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    FT ^ | 2/14/14 | Luce
    Has the mayor of Chicago reinvented the city’s notorious political machine – and does he covet the White House? When Rahm Emanuel became mayor of Chicago in 2011, he proclaimed: “I will not be a patient mayor.” It was an understatement. The former chief of staff to Barack Obama returned home with a near-legendary reputation for his take-no-prisoners style of operating. That is how he acquired the nickname “Rahmbo”. He once famously mailed a dead fish to a pollster with whom he had fallen out. There are few significant Washington figures who have not felt the lash of his tongue....
  • City's MLK prayer breakfast turns into Democratic rally (economic justice in Chicago)

    01/19/2014 9:00:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/17/14 | Michelle Manchir
    The city’s annual prayer breakfast to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday at times turned into an election-year pep rally for Illinois Democrats to push the idea of a minimum wage hike. **SNIP** Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn weren’t listed on the program, but both took the stage after guests dined on eggs and sliced melon. Both politicians who are seeking new terms this year tied their support for an increase of the minimum wage at the federal and state levels to King’s legacy of fighting for justice. Quinn said leaders today...
  • Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force (Chicago)

    12/24/2013 1:13:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28. The task force will work with building representatives, gather local market data, find and approach likely prospects in the food industry as well as host tours, create marketing materials and engage brokers. It will also work to ensure the availability of fresh food and produce and support workers who are affected by the store closings.
  • WALL STREET DEMS: VALERIE JARRETT LACKS ANY BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

    12/16/2013 4:56:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    In a recent long-form article on the troubles that the banking and investment sectors have had with the destructive policies coming out of the White House, unnamed Democrats told Politico that Rahm Emanuel and, most especially, Valerie Jarrett were not only entirely unresponsive to their concerns, but they actually lacked any knowledge about the industries for which they were tasked with crafting policy--and earned no "respect" because of it. Things got so bad that representatives of the financial sectors just stopped having meetings with the White House because any such meetings were pointless. The December 11 article, "Lament of the...
  • Report: Obama Wanted Rahm Emanuel to Run 2010 Census

    11/23/2013 3:48:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/2013
    There is an ongoing congressional investigation of improprieties and possible fraud at the US Census, as the New York Post reports a rumor that in 2009, gearing up for the 2010 national headcount, the Obama administration wanted to put the Census under the auspices of senior White House aide Rahm Emanuel.Normally, the Census is administrated by the Chief of the Commerce department. Obama reportedly decided that Emanuel would be a superior overseer. The fact that a strident Democratic strategist such as Emanuel could have been at the helm of the Census, the main purpose of which is congressional redistricting, must have put Republicans...
  • Calling city 'unlivable,' Mancow sells Lincoln Park condo (Chicago)

    11/18/2013 7:08:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Nov 18, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    Calling city 'unlivable,' Mancow sells Lincoln Park condo 'I think they've done a good job of making the city unlivable for families' By Bob Goldsborough Special to the Tribune 8:31 a.m. CST, November 18, 2013 Calling his decision to leave the city “heartbreaking,” radio host and reality TV star Erich “Mancow” Muller has sold his Lincoln Park condominium and decamped to a house in Wilmette. Muller, who is a married father of twin school-aged daughters, told Elite Street he’d had enough with city living. “The schools are awful. I guess I could have had (my daughters) go to public schools,...
  • NOW WE KNOW… Obamacare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: “The Individual Market Is Going Away” (Video)

    11/03/2013 9:28:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 147 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/3/13 | Jim Hoft
    Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel, a former adviser to the Obama White House, admitted today that, if Democrats have their way, the individual insurance market is going away. “Insurance companies don’t want, insurance companies don’t want the individual market as it’s constructed. They see the future. That individual market is going away. They don’t want to invest in it.” That was their plan all along. Via FOX News Sunday:
  • Rahm: 'Heads are rolling' over ObamaCare

    10/30/2013 8:06:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 30, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he had been assured "that heads are rolling" over the technical problems plaguing the ObamaCare website. “I have all the confidence and I — and all the assurance that heads are rolling and they're spinning right now to fix the problem," Emanuel told CNN. Emanuel said that the president's focus was fixing the technical issues underlying the ObamaCare website. Users have been unable to open accounts and purchase insurance on the portal, which was billed by the administration as the easiest way for uninsured consumers to...
  • Mayor (Chicago's Rahm Emanuel) wants to kill aldermanic stealth account

    10/25/2013 3:08:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to deep-six a stealth City Council account that some aldermen used to put family members, campaign operatives and those with political baggage on the public payroll without detection until the Tribune exposed the practice. The $1.3 million secret fund, which dates back decades at City Hall, is zeroed out in the 2014 budget proposal the mayor unveiled Wednesday. The change, however, will save only about $6,000. That's because the money is being spent to create a council office of financial analysis and to beef up regular aldermanic expense accounts — which some aldermen also have used...
  • Karen Lewis Believes Rahm's "In Trouble"

    10/12/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Friday, Oct 11, 2013
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has $5 million in his reelection campaign coffers more than a year out from the filing deadline, but with lagging poll numbers, the sharks are starting to smell blood in the water. Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, a longtime vocal critic, says Emanuel is vulnerable, and believes he'll need every penny of his campaign war chest to win another term. "I believe there's this notion that if you have a lot of money that you can overwhelm your opponents and we don't believe that. We believe that the number of people going to vote is what's...
  • Chicago Public Schools Can’t Afford Toilet Paper

    09/21/2013 3:30:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | september 21, 2013
    In some cash-strapped Chicago schools, no resource can be taken for granted -- not even toilet paper. Nicholas Sposato, alderman of Chicago’s 36th ward, recently held a toilet paper drive for the schools in his community.
  • Rahm Emanuel condemns 'brazen' Chicago shooting

    09/20/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned a Thursday night shooting on Chicago’s South Side that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” said Obama’s former chief of staff in the first of a series of tweets Friday morning. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Emanuel added. Witnesses said several gunmen fired at least 20 shots at a group on basketball courts, according to NBC News’s Chicago affiliate. The station said...
  • A late night basketball game, then 'boom, boom, boom, boom, boom'

    09/20/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Semecha Nunn tried hard to talk about her 3-year-old grandson, one of 13 people shot as neighbors played basketball in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards Thursday night. "They need to stop, they need to stop," Nunn said, the last word coming out as almost a shreik as she closed her eyes and collapsed crying. Witnesses told police a gray sedan pulled up to the park around 10:15 p.m. and two men started firing in the 1800 block of West 51st Street. Related Photos: 3-year-old Deonta' Howard More New City crime » Raw video: 13 shot in...
  • Claim: Obama hid 'gay life' to become president

    09/18/2013 10:31:21 AM PDT · by golux · 83 replies
    WND ^ | 09/11/2012 | J. Corsi
    (...) “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator. (...) He pointed to Obama’s association with convicted Chicago real estate magnate Tony Rezko, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Wright. “Obama was a dirty politician that the media never wanted to vet – that’s what concerned me about Obama,” (...) “President Obama and his chief of staff...
  • Rep. Deborah Mell appointed to father's Chicago council The Associated Press

    07/26/2013 5:55:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Rep. Deborah Mell appointed to father's Chicago council The Associated Press Last update Jul 24, 2013 @ 03:48 PM CHICAGO -- State Rep. Deborah Mell was sworn in as a Chicago city council member Wednesday, hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel named her as a replacement for her father after facing a politically awkward predicament. In a largely-expected move, Mell was sworn in Wednesday to the 33rd Ward seat that her father, Dick Mell, held for nearly 40 years. The powerful Democratic lawmaker, who has spoken glowingly of the good old days of Chicago patronage politics, pushed for his daughter's selection...
  • Protesters plan to be heard on CPS finances ('Rahm hates teachers'?)

    07/25/2013 2:35:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/24/13 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah
    The woeful state of Chicago Public Schools' finances, which has led to teacher and staff layoffs and criticism about budget priorities, will bring protesters to today's monthly Board of Education meeting and to City Hall. **SNIP** CTU President Karen Lewis said in a statement that the blame for layoffs and school closings isn't with pensions but rather the district's "heavily financed corporate school reform agenda." The union and other critics have blasted city spending on DePaul's basketball arena and privately run schools like charters. "It is time CPS ended its reign of error and got back into the business of...
  • Council committee passes gun proposals

    07/17/2013 5:34:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 july 2013 | John Byrne
    City officials acknowledged Tuesday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plans to update the city's assault weapons ban and toughen penalties for some firearms violations near schools will have only limited impact on the gun violence plaguing parts of Chicago. That didn't stop the ordinances from advancing despite complaints from some aldermen that the measures don't go far enough. The Emanuel administration is pushing through the changes after the General Assembly's passage of a statewide concealed carry law and amid criticism he has been getting from parents of children who will have to walk through violent neighborhoods this fall because he closed...
  • Psaki Runs from Question About ‘Vanity Fair’ Benghazi Article (w/video)

    07/09/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-9-2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    July 9, 2013 Psaki Runs from Question About ‘Vanity Fair’ Benghazi Article Washington Free Beacon Staff State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked by a reporter to reconcile former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s famous Benghazi question with claims in a new Vanity Fair article Tuesday in a State Department press conference.Psaki’s response was a predictable State Department refrain, stating “this has been all addressed” by the Accountability Review Board before quickly moving on:REPORTER: And when Secretary Clinton famously asked about Benghazi, “was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they would go kill some...
  • Gays are the next Jews of fundraising’

    06/26/2013 3:22:56 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6-26-13 | tim carney
    While raising money for Bill Clinton (who signed the Defense of Marriage Act) in 1992, Rahm Emanuel proclaimed “Gays are the next Jews of fundraising.” I’m not 100 percent sure what he meant by that, but Democrats have certainly grabbed onto gay issues as a fundraising lever. Democrats today are using the gay marriage ruling as a way to raise money, my colleague Paul Bedard writes. Obama’s core network of fundraisers included many gay men and women who were also gay-marriage activists. I wrote on this after Obama spurred a fundraising boom by announcing his support for gay marriage.
  • Rahm Emanuel seeks big fines for gun offenses near schools

    06/25/2013 4:39:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 25, 2013 | FRANK MAIN
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and “safe passage” routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses. The proposed ordinance comes on the heels of CPS’ closing of 49 elementary schools under a plan to tackle low enrollment. Most of the schools are on the West and South Sides.The closings have prompted CPS to expand the number of protected safe-passage routes that students take to school. Parents are concerned that their children will have to cross gang boundaries on their way to new schools. The ordinance, which the mayor intends...
  • Clinton’s Spokesman Tells Reporter To [edit] And ‘Have A Good Life’ (Hastings)

    06/25/2013 4:45:10 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    dollard ^ | 9/24/2012 | dollard
  • Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare [Obama lied to his biggest supporters]

    06/17/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 15, 2013 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system. The move is aimed at saving the city money Once the phaseout is complete, those retired workers would have to pay for their own health insurance or get subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The city-subsidized coverage is particularly important to retired workers who aren't yet eligible for Medicare Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, said the uncertainties of the...
  • CONNECT THE DOTS: Obama's stranglegold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role

    06/04/2013 12:30:12 PM PDT · by Liz · 30 replies
    various sources | 6/4/03
    THE TARGETING PAPER TRAIL BEGINS: Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama and the Chicago con artists (a) took control of the US Census; (b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS). THE DOTS CONNECT Obama told voters "Tea Parties were a threat to democracy." His mouthpiece, Valerie Jarrett, said the O Team "would not forget" which Americans did not worship Obama. BACKSTORY WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury....
  • Rahm Rips Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Brings Up Campaign Gaffe

    04/22/2013 3:04:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    DNAInfo Chicago ^ | April 22, 2013 | Ted Cox
    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave Rick Perry a Chicago-style greeting Monday, challenging the Texas governor to remember the reasons for his visit to Illinois — a jab at Perry's presidential debate forgetfulness. "I hope when he comes he remembers all three of his reasons," Emanuel said. "Because it will be a real test for him." Perry was in Illinois Monday to encourage businesses to move to Texas and was scheduled to address a Chicago business convention Tuesday. Emanuel made pointed reference to a campaign gaffe Perry committed while running for president. At a Republican debate late in 2011, Perry...
  • March homicides drop dramatically in Chicago

    04/02/2013 5:39:17 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04-01-2013 | DON BABWIN
    Almost exactly a year after Chicago's surging homicide rate caught the nation's attention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy rolled out statistics Monday that showed a dramatic drop in the number of killings. At the same time, they tried to allay safety concerns in the wake of a weekend fight involving more than a dozen young people on the Magnificent Mile.
  • 7 Shot At Club During Rapper's Album Release Party Source

    03/21/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    http://www.nbcchicago.com ^ | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 | Lauren Petty
    Seven people were injured in an overnight shooting at a record release party at a nightclub in Chicago's South Side Gresham neighborhood. Police said three men opened fire inside Mr. G's Supperclub on the 1500 block of West 87th Street around 1:15 a.m. A fight had started at the release party for a local rapper, police said, and three men pulled out handguns and fired into the crowd.A 19-year-old woman was struck and taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Six men, mostly in their 20s, were also wounded. Only one was transported by ambulance.
  • Obama's Hidden Gay Lifestyle - new details

    02/28/2013 5:43:47 AM PST · by jsanders2001 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome E. Corsi
    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House. “It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,” Madsen told WND. “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan. DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org,...
  • TV anchor: 'Race-baiters' behind black-mob claims

    02/25/2013 11:11:04 PM PST · by Anila · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/25/13 | Colin Flaherty
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The links in the following report may contain offensive language. Ravi Baichwal is not going to like this: Three-thousand people fought, looted, rioted, assaulted, cursed, threatened, hurled racial epithets and vandalized a Chicago neighborhood over the weekend. And all of them were black. Baichwal, a news anchor for the ABC affiliate in Chicago, says anyone who notices that is “an idiot.” Repeated examples of black mob violence in Chicago are “not riots,” Baichwal said. “It’s disaffected youth for sure,” and anyone who disagrees is “just race-baiting.” Baichwal was commenting on an epidemic of more than 450 cases of...
  • Rahm's Approval Rating: 19%

    02/22/2013 2:16:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/22/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    And only 2% 'strongly approve' of Chicago mayor   (Newser) – Maybe it's a good thing Rahm Emanuel is reportedly considering a presidential run—because he isn't doing so hot in Chicago. The mayor's approval rating has plummeted so far it's within spitting distance of Congress, according to a new Crain's/Ipsos poll, which showed only 19% of respondents approving of or even leaning toward approving of the job he's doing—and only 2% of Chicagoans strongly approving—while 50% at least lean toward disapproval. That's a big fall from September, when the public was roughly split, with 34% approving and 33% disapproving....
  • Rahm Emanuel Toying With 2016 Presidential Run, Sources Say

    02/14/2013 4:59:35 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/14/13 | Lloyd Grove
    Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel might make a go for 2016, two well-connected Democrats tell Lloyd Grove—as long as Hillary doesn’t. And the potty-mouthed Chicago mayor could win.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering with the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race. It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary didn’t offer any clarity on who said what to whom. However, Tarah Cooper sent a photo of Emanuel's scrawl on yellow legal paper vowing "not ever" to run for "for...
  • Chicago police no longer responding to all 911 calls

    02/06/2013 3:45:16 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    Chicago police are no longer responding in person to 911 calls reporting vehicle theft, garage burglary or simple assault in a change aimed at freeing up officers to deal with more serious crimes. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the change came into effect on Sunday and also covers crime where the victim is "safe, secure and not in need of medical attention" and the offender is "not on the scene and not expected to return immediately." Chicago authorities are hoping the change frees up more officers to attend to the most serious crimes, such as serious assaults...
  • Democratic mayors attempt to enact gun control via economic threats

    02/04/2013 8:03:44 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 20 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | February 4, 2013 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- The National Conference of Democratic Mayors wants more gun control and they are frustrated that, because of gun owners like you who vote, they cannot achieve it through legislation. So … they have a backup plan. They are going to use taxpayer dollars, in the form of contracts to supply law enforcement agencies, to threaten manufacturers who do not voluntarily enact their draconian proposals. And they are not trying to hide their agenda. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who leads the group, proudly announced the details of the plan after the NCDM meeting in January. “When we were lobbying...
  • Twin Cities don't need Obama's gun speech. Chicago does.

    02/03/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-3-13 | joe soucheray
    President Barack Obama is coming to Minneapolis on Monday, Feb. 4, to advance his proposals to reduce gun violence, which is a little bit like taking a boat out into the middle of the ocean to discuss the risk of fire in Joshua Tree National Park. Why doesn't he go to Chicago, where there is gun violence? And then, once in Chicago, why wouldn't he discuss that city's problem of gang violence? In fact, so long as he has the itch to take his bully pulpit on the road, Chicago is the natural, ultimate stop. Why, it is ground zero....
  • Black Illinois State Representative Ken Hunter Says Chicago has tried to keep guns from the black

    02/02/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a candid and honest response to a question at a town hall on February 2nd, 2013, Representative Hunter says that because the Black community has more crime than White communities, they have been historically kept from having guns. Representative Hunter must be given credit for not being sure that the approach has worked. Here is a transcript of that portion of the video. Chicago Town Hall, 3rd Legislative District: At 1:38:35 to 1:39:40, State Representative Ken Duncan, when asked why do 49 states have concealed carry legislation and we don't, says: " The City of Chicago, Historically their opposition...
  • More 911 calls won't get in-person response starting Sunday (Chicago)

    02/02/2013 5:19:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/02/12 | Hal Dardick, Jeremy Gorner
    The Chicago Police Department hopes to free up the equivalent of 44 officers a day by no longer dispatching cops for certain crimes, like burglaries and car thefts in which the offender is no longer at the scene and no one is in immediate danger. Police confirmed the change, which takes effect Sunday. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told aldermen last year he was considering a move in that direction. The change is not related to plans by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy to shift what they indicated was as many as 200 officers from administrative duties to beats so more...
  • Chicago Teen Shot Because School Would Not Let Her Wait Inside For A Ride

    01/30/2013 9:26:05 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
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  • Cruz to Rahm: Don’t mess with Texas

    01/29/2013 3:58:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has a message for firearms manufacturers and banks under attack from Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Texas welcomes you. Cruz pilloried Emanuel’s gun-control efforts and invited executives to consider the warmer, friendlier climes of the Lone Star State in a Tuesday letter to the CEOs of Bank of America, TD Bank, Sturm & Ruger, and Smith & Wesson.
  • Rahm Emmanuel to major banks: Stop serving gun manufacturers

    01/26/2013 7:34:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 26, 2013 | Joe Newby
    In a letter sent Friday to the CEOs of TD Bank and Bank of America, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel urged the banks to stop serving gun manufacturers unless they support gun control measures, CBS Chicago reported. According to CBS, Emmanuel wants the banks to "stop lines of credit, financing for acquisitions and expansions and financial advising" unless the manufacturers agree with him on issues like background checks and what he called “commonsense reforms." “In the past, the gun industry has stood in opposition to these safety measures. They opposed a ban on assault weapons on America’s streets, opposed a ban...
  • Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; state drops to worst in the nation

    01/26/2013 9:47:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Illinois’ credit rating has taken another hit. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded the state from an “A” rating to “A-minus”, making it the worst in the country.
  • Rahm Emanuel presses banks on guns (Demands they stop doing business with gun manufacturers)

    01/25/2013 7:01:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2013 | Johathan Martin
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, moving to take a lead role in the gun control debate, is turning up the pressure on banks that do business with firearms manufacturers. Emanuel is sending letters to two major financial institutions, TD Bank and Bank of America, which offer lines of credit to gun makers suggesting that they stop lending money to the manufacturers if they don’t come out for new gun restrictions. “TD Bank currently aids the gun manufacturing industry through a $60 million revolving line of credit with Smith & Wesson, a gun manufacturer that produces the AR-15 – an assault weapon...
  • 500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans

    01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now. Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012. Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring...
  • Report: 532 Murdered in Chicago in 2012

    01/01/2013 11:01:58 PM PST · by dennisw · 27 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Jan 1, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    In 2012, 532 people were murdered in the city of Chicago, according to statistics compiled by the Crime in Chicago website. The number of people murdered the year before was 441, meaning in the city of Chicago, murders have increased by 91 from 2011 to 2012. The Chicago Police Department was not available to confirm these numbers today, which is New Year's Day. The website also claims that, through December 25, 2012, there 2,670 people were shot in Chicago last year. That's also an increase from the year before, when 2,217 people were shot in Chicago that year. In all,...
  • Cops: City ends 2012 with 506 homicides, more than 16 percent increase over 2011 (unofficial count)

    01/01/2013 2:50:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/01/13 | Jeremy Gorner
    **SNIP** Although it’s difficult to pinpoint a single cause for last year’s increase, statistics show the early part of 2012 suffered the biggest spike in homicides. Experts and some law enforcement sources believe the unseasonable warmth that hit Chicago during that period contributed to a homicide spike as high as 66 percent in April, and the month of March—the warmest March on record in Chicago--was especially hit hard when there were 53 homicides, up from 23 in March 2011. **SNIP** Even though Chicago has the most police officers per 100,000 people out the five major U.S. cities, many within the...
  • Rahm's Kids' School Protected by Armed On-Duty Police

    12/27/2012 10:17:49 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Dec 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Breitbart News has confirmed that The University of Chicago Laboratory School, where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sends his children, is protected by an armed, on-duty police officer. University of Chicago Police public information personnel informed Breitbart News that there is at least one armed officer on duty a the school everyday and has been for “several years.” Emanuel blasted NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre after he proposed adding armed officers to schools across the country last week in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. A written statement from Mayor Emanuel said: It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA...
  • 446 school age children shot in Chicago . . .

    12/21/2012 12:24:17 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 37 replies
    The Tea Party Commander ^ | December 20, 2012 | none listed
    446 school age children shot in Chicago so far this year with strongest gun laws in country – media silent The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost...
  • Mayor Emanuel releases fiery statement on NRA

    12/21/2012 2:48:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    wlsam.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bill Cameron
    Mayor Emanuel has released a fiery statement denouncing the National Rifle Association for advocating armed police in about every school. Rahm Emanuel prepared an unusually strong statement, even by his standards. “It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA would choose to address gun violence not by taking assault weapons off our streets, but by adding more guns to our schools, " the mayor said in a statement. The statement went on to say "that is not the right answer for our society, our schools and most importantly our children. People across this country, from small towns to big cities, are...
  • 446 School age children shot in Chicago so far this year with strongest gun laws in country

    12/19/2012 8:12:24 AM PST · by opentalk · 22 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | December 19, 2012
    The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost two weeks to go. So why isn’t this news worthy? Is it because it would embarrass those anti second amendment...
  • Never Let a Horror Go To Waste

    12/17/2012 8:28:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Obama’s former consigliere Rahm Emanuel, who is now the mayor of the strictly gun-controlled gun murder capital of the world, Chicago. So naturally the statist anti-gun utopians see opportunity in Friday’s Newtown school massacre to push the total gun ban they’ve been lusting after for so long. Rather than pause long enough to grieve with the rest of us over the horrific murders of twenty children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school; rather than wait for the media frenzy to subside so all the facts could...
  • Rahm Wants New Gun Laws in Wake of Newtown School Shooting

    12/15/2012 8:48:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 44 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | Alexandra Clark and Emily Florez
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for current gun laws to change. "There is no parent and no grandparent in America that is not a resident to Sandy Hook, Conn.," Emanuel said Saturday afternoon while attending a ceremony for a new police building in District 12. "There is nobody that had their child last night, that didn't hold them a little closer, pull them in a little tighter, didn't hug them a little more. Emanuel stressed a need for gun laws to assure an event like the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School does not happen in Chicago. The mayor is...