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  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • Illinois Considering Recall Election for Rahm Emanuel

    01/04/2016 5:40:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 4, 2016
    Calls for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, to resign have been increasing and include a call from Al Sharpton. Amid rumors that Emanuel's office withheld the Laquan McDonald police video purposefully to boost his reelection chances, Illinois is now considering the possibility of a recall election. [Snip] Emanuel has been adamant in insisting that he will not step down and held a press conference to that effect last week. [Snip] With Chicago, Illinois, and other prominent Democrats calling for Emanuel to resign and even The New Yorker writing about Emanuel's "sudden but well-deserved fall," it's hard to see how he stays...
  • Greenfield: Escape From Chicago

    01/03/2016 5:59:02 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Escape From Chicago Chicago: The mess that Democrats made. January 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Chicago is on fire. It's America's mass shooting capital. Its deadliest neighborhoods are gang territories prowled by thousands of killers with some of the highest murder rates in the world. So far, 442 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year. 2,540 were shot and wounded. 2,982 were shot. Fewer Americans died fighting Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War than in a year in Chicago....
  • Rahm Emanuel's Cuban Vacation ~ he makes De Blasio look good

    01/01/2016 11:15:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    No doubt you, too, spent the holidays relishing the humiliation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the overrated and obnoxious Democratic Party hack who, finally, is teetering on the brink of political oblivion. How the former ballet dancer and Sarah Lawrence alumnus parlayed ambition and drive and the ability to scream like a lunatic into high office and a fortune of more than $10 million is one of the remarkable political stories of our time. "Emanuel has succeeded in almost every professional endeavor he has undertaken," Ryan Lizza wrote approvingly in 2009. Spoke too soon. How bad is Rahm Emanuel? He...
  • Chicago mayor plots changes to police policy after deadly shootings (Rahm goes with tasers)

    12/30/2015 2:58:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 12/30/15 | Dave McKinney
    CHICAGO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Chicago police will get new equipment and training to help them defuse tense situations and limit their use of lethal force, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday, following weeks of protests calling for him to resign over his handling of fatal police shootings. The number of Tasers, or electric stun guns that are generally not lethal, for the police department will be doubled to 1,400 so that every patrol unit that goes out at night has one, Emanuel said at a news conference. "Just because you are trained that you can use force, doesn't mean...
  • Emanuel aide attacked at vigil for victims of police shooting

    12/29/2015 11:50:11 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/28/2015 | Sam Charles
    One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's deputy chiefs of staff was attacked Sunday evening while attending a vigil for Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier, who were fatally shot by Chicago Police in West Garfield Park on Saturday. According to a source, Vance Henry was attending the vigil about 5:50 p.m. at the site of the shooting in the 4700 block of West Erie when he was attacked.The police department's Office of News Affairs confirmed that a 50-year-old man was at the vigil when "he was approached by an unknown person who began to make verbal threats which escalated to a physical...
  • Al Sharpton says Rahm Emanuel must go as mayor of Chicago

    12/28/2015 3:18:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12-28-15 | Kelly Riddell
    The Reverend Al Sharpton called for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down because of his poor management of race and policing in his city since the release last month of a video showing a white Chicago police officer firing 16 shots into a black teenager and subsequent officer violence. Mr. Emanuel is vacationing in Cuba, while demonstrators are circulating petitions for his resignation, and protesters blocked traffic on the city’s famed shopping district on Michigan Avenue on Christmas Eve chanting “Rahms got to go in 2016!” “You talk about a crisis on steroids,” Mr. Sharpton said Monday on MSNBC’s...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Stranded in Cuba as His Deputy Gets Assaulted

    12/29/2015 10:59:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jim Geraughty
    Yesterday I called Al Sharpton's call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation over a police shooting the “perfect Obama-era scandal.” It showcases Obama’s hometown, home of some of the country’s strictest gun-control laws, plagued by 2,937 shootings in the past year, about 350 more than the previous year; an entirely-Democrat controlled political system that engages in cover-ups and a culture of unaccountability; a microcosm of African-Americans, the most loyal demographic to the Democratic Party, feeling victimized and disregarded by leaders they eagerly elected and reelected. Elitism, double-standards, runaway state power, incendiary agitation, racial tensions - it's all here. Now we...
  • Of Cannibals and Kings (Liberals are eating their kings - VDH)

    12/27/2015 4:16:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Black Lives Matter and other, related groups are still demanding that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel step down well before his term expires. It appears that Emanuel did not release for over a year a police video showing the possibly unjustified shooting of criminal suspect Laquan McDonald. He apparently was too afraid of losing his reelection bid to another liberal--and expected that, as a former Obama confidant, he would be granted immunity from inner-city anger. Is liberal anger at the liberal Emanuel a new trend? Will populists one of these days go after the newly declared populist Hillary Clinton for her...
  • Rahm Emanuel’s catastrophic downfall: Why it should be a much bigger deal for Hillary Clinton

    12/14/2015 12:49:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 12/14/2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is in big trouble. In the wake of the scandal surrounding his police department’s execution of teenager Laquan McDonald, local columnists have declared that he has permanently lost his grip on the city. More than half of Chicago residents in a recent poll said he should resign. His teary apology for McDonald’s killing got him nowhere. The mayor of the third-biggest city in America—whose stewardship of Chicago was dire enough before you even got to the police—is on the ropes. He is a former right-hand man to both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, whose wife, you...
  • Even Rahm Emanuel Supporters Having Doubts About Their Man

    12/11/2015 6:28:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | 12-11-15 | tracy jarrett
    NOTE: The funny characters you have been seeing can be removed when you post an article. Erase any apostrophe, parenthesis, and dash and then replace those characters from your keyboard. :) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CHICAGO - As protests continued in Chicago Thursday following the delayed release of video showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald, voters on the city's North Side, who overwhelmingly supported Mayor Rahm Emanuel in last April's election, have doubts about his ability to address corruption and continue leading the city. "I do not think that Rahm is doing all that he can to fix the situation." said Colleen Fry,...
  • Black Lawmakers Split On Whether Rahm Emanuel Should Resign

    12/10/2015 5:43:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/10/15 | Darren Sands
    WASHINGTON - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are split on whether Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel should resign for his actions in the case of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. Emanuel has been under fire since the November release of video showing the 2014 police shooting of McDonald. The video - which the city refused to disclose until a court order forced it to do so - showed McDonald being shot 16 times by police in an encounter that played out much differently than the original police account of the incident. Some CBC members told BuzzFeed News that Emanuel...
  • Protesters Block Downtown Chicago Streets and Call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Resign

    12/09/2015 12:46:22 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/9/2015 | Michele Gorman
    As controversy swirls over high profile police killings in the city, hundreds of protesters blocked streets in downtown Chicago on Wednesday as part of a citywide walkout to demand Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign from his position. Hours earlier, Emanuel had publicly apologized for the 2014 police-involved shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black city resident, and pledged to fix the broken Chicago police practices.
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resists calls to resign

    12/02/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Amanda Sakuma
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday fiercely resisted calls to follow his police superintendent in stepping down, even as the city continues to roil over the dashcam video released last week showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot by police. Asked at a POLITICO Playbook event whether he planned to resign, the notoriously brazen Emanuel sneered and made light of the question. “No, because I really so much look forward to this interview and I wanted to have it. I just felt so good saying that to you,” Emanuel said, explaining that Chicago voters already put their faith in him. ~SNIP~...
  • Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago

    12/01/2015 6:28:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-30-2015 | Douglas Belkin
    Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago Federal official accuse 21 year-old African-American college student of making online threats By Douglas Belkin Updated Nov. 30, 2015 CHICAGO Authorities on Monday arrested a 21 year-old African-American college student for making online threats that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes. Jabari R. Dean, an electrical engineering major at a nearby school, was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He admitted posting online that he planned to head to the University of Chicagos campus quad at 10 a.m. Monday with three fully loaded weapons to...
  • Chicago homicides [433 so far in 2015, protests in the street over ONE]

    11/25/2015 5:45:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ....based on around-the-clock reporting by the Chicago Tribune staff....
  • Obama to address International Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Oct. 27

    10/21/2015 3:28:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/20/2015 | Lynn Sweet
    Obama to address International Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Oct. 27 Written By Lynn Sweet Posted: 10/20/2015 WASHINGTON President Barack Obama, who is throwing a spotlight on his efforts to change the criminal justice system, will come home to Chicago on Oct. 27 to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition. His speech comes as Chicago, led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff, is grappling with its own crime problems. On the same day, Obama also will headline fundraisers to help Democrats and retire leftover debt...
  • Privatizing Government, Democrat-Style

    10/11/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Dont feel lonely, Mrs. Clinton. Youre not the only public official shielding public actions from the public by using private modes of communication a private email account and server, or texts on a personal cell phone. Meet fellow Democrat and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Chicago Tribune took the Emanuel administration to court recently for the second time in three months. The paper* charges the mayor with [violating] state open records laws by refusing to release communications about city business conducted through private emails and text messages. Still pending is the Worlds Greatest Newspapers first lawsuit against the mayors...
  • CPS continues to fiddle while Springfield burns ( Chicago Public Schools )

    10/12/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Crain Communication ^ | October 10, 2015 | Greg Hinz
    The indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett closes a chapter in yet another sad tale of greedy, cheating city officials. Her lawyer says she has agreed to plead guilty when she appears in court, and I hope the judge throws the book at her. But ethical misconduct is only a part of BBB's legacy. The ex-CEOalong with the rest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crack team at the Board of Educationhas left us with a whopper of a problem that could hit full force as soon as next month. I'm referring to the nearly $500 million hole in...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Demands Mandatory Coding Classes For High Schoolers

    10/11/2015 8:59:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    hot hardware ^ | 10 Oct 2015 | Rob Williams
    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who hopes to make coding a requirement to graduate high school. Currently, Emanuel is aiming to make coding an essential requirement for high schoolers in Chicago by 2018, and it's his hope that the entire nation might follow its example. So what do you folks think about Mayor Emanuel's thoughts on coding?
  • Education Secretary Duncans children to go to Chicago private school he attended

    09/26/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew up in Chicago and attended the private, prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The pre-K-12 Lab Schools are progressive institutions ... resident Obamas two daughters attended the school before moving to Washington in 2009, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuels children are enrolled there now. And in the fall, Duncans children will be attending Lab, too, while his wife works there. .... his children will attend a progressive private school in Chicago, a school that does not follow key school reform policies that his Education Department has set for public schools. It does not, for example,...
  • Chicago mayor's budget includes massive property hike

    09/22/2015 2:11:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/2015
    CHICAGO Mayor Rahm Emanuel pitched a massive property tax hike Tuesday as a "last resort" to correct Chicago's financial footing, suggesting the only alternative for the nation's third-largest city would include severe cuts to police and fire services, recycling programs, pothole repair and even rodent control. Emanuel, who needs approval from state lawmakers and the governor for at least part of his sweeping plan, outlined a $543 million property tax over four years, a $45 million tax to modernize schools, and other new fees for residential garbage pickup, e-cigarettes and ride-sharing services. The property tax revenue would go toward...
  • Major donor to Obama, Emanuel to host Hillary Clinton fundraiser in Chicago

    07/21/2015 2:57:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2015 | By Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart and John Chase
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her second fundraising visit to Chicago on Tuesday, attending an event at the home of securities trader Rajiv Fernando. In 2011, Obama appointed Fernando to serve on the International Security Advisory Board, a panel that was charged with advising then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on sensitive security matters. After the appointment, ABC News raised questions about Fernandos qualifications for the panel. Days after the report, which also noted Fernandos contributions to the Clinton Foundation, the trader stepped down from the board, saying he did not have time to serve. Clinton is asking...
  • 6 dead, 26 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago

    07/13/2015 3:09:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Peter Nickeas
    An older couple walking on Sawyer Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood slowed as they approached the red police tape, and their eyes met those of two young officers standing inside the crime scene. "Pasale, pasale," the officers said to the couple. "Pass." They ducked under the tape and stayed on the sidewalk, away from a cluster of shell casings and shattered glass. A 21-year-old man had been gunned down there. He was the 32nd person shot -- and the sixth killed -- over the weekend. In all, 10 were shot between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning, nine more...
  • Emanuel: Violent Weekend Not A Sign That Anti-Violent Strategies Are Failing

    07/06/2015 4:23:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 6, 2015 | Craig Dellimore
    CHICAGO (CBS) Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Mayor Emanuel says he is both saddened and sickened by the rash of gun violence that claimed so many lives this weekend while police officers were on 12-hour shifts and the citys summer jobs program is employing more people than ever.
  • Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence in Chicago

    07/05/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | unknown
    At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
  • CPS (Chicago Public Schools) teachers, parents protest 1,400 layoffs, $200M in cuts

    07/02/2015 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 7/02/15 | Sarah Schulte
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of Chicago Public Schools teachers and parents protested at City Hall Thursday morning following 1,400 layoffs and $200 million in cuts to meet a teachers' pension deadline. Mayor Rahm Emanuel delayed a $634 million pension payment until the eleventh-hour on Tuesday, waiting to see any relief would come from state lawmakers. It never came. The mayor and Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz outlined on Wednesday who would be laid off and where cuts would be made. Ruiz said most of the 1,400 jobs cut were in administration and special education programs. Very few teachers were laid...
  • 4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    06/21/2015 6:31:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/21/15
    Four men were killed including a man who died shielding his mother from gunfire and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to build welcoming communities for millions of new Americans and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed who recently made headlines for terminating his citys fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Chicagos Rahm Emanuel and Nashvilles Karl Dean. Reeds message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. Reed became the nations fourth mayor to...
  • 'Target: Bums' poster pops up in Bucktown (Yuppie Area of Chicago)

    04/23/2015 12:17:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/23/2015 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Chicago's rats are a brazen, shameless group, as likely to stare back at you as they are to scurry away underneath that alley mattress. Every Chicagoan breathes a little easier when they see the Streets and Sanitation Department's yellow, ever-present "Target: Rats" signs advertising that their neighborhood vermin are about to get poisoned. Bill Healy was walking home from dinner Tuesday night near North Wolcott and West North avenues in Bucktown when he thought he saw one of those signs heralding the end for area rodents. But a closer inspection revealed that the sign actually read "Target: Bums."
  • Video: Watch Rahm Emanuels SUV run red lights and drive on the wrong side of the street

    04/19/2015 1:56:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | Twitchy Staff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, under fire since last yearwhen reporters caught his police-driven SUV running red lights, is still running red lights and putting the good people of Chicago in danger: ... How flagrant? Check out the videos. First up, running a red light and making a left turn: And heres the mayors SUV reportedly running the light and driving into the wrong lane:
  • ABC Refuses To Air Anti-Rahm Emanuel Commercial

    04/04/2015 12:27:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/04/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The ABC network refuses to air a commercial criticizing Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel even though other networks are running the spot, The Daily Caller has learned.As Emanuel seeks re-election in the Chicago mayoral run-off next week, the Republican-leaning Real Chicago PAC produced an ad highlighting reported instances of Emanuels corruption and crony capitalism, including his promotion of the transportation company Uber, in which his brother Ari is a major investor.We sent the commercial to the local Fox affiliate. They vetted it, they checked every single quote and every single headline to make sure it was accurate and they ran...
  • Bernie Sanders endorses Rahm challenger

    04/02/2015 6:18:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | David McCabe
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has become the latest high-profile progressive to endorse Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garca's challenge to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D). I am going to Chicago to support Chuy Garca and [City Council candidate] Susan Sadlowski Garza. I support them because we need a political revolution in this country and we need the kind of working-class coalitions that Chuy and Susan are pulling together, Sanders said in a statement.
  • Amnesty, Left-Wing Activists Lining Up Behind Chuy Garcia Against Godfather Emanuel

    03/28/2015 5:05:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Tony Lee
    Though Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) recently praised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) for making Chicago the friendliest city for immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, pro-amnesty advocates and progressives are lining up beyond his opponent, Jesus Chuy Garcia, who is in a dead heat with Emanuel in the mayoral runoff. (SNIP) He told targeted Democrats in tough re-election fights that he wanted them to vote for this anti-immigrant bill, Gutierrez said then. Thats a fact, an irrefutable fact. So its nice that Rahm Emanuel the candidate is for the DREAM Act kids now, but actions speak louder than words.
  • [Satire Vanity]: New Policies at Barrack Hussein Obama International Airport

    03/26/2015 6:26:55 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 25 replies
    self | March 26, 2015 | self
    If Rahm Emmanuel gets his wish and O'hare or Midway airports are renamed in honor of President Obama, what will be the policies of the new airport?
  • Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected (Rino-barf alert)

    03/03/2015 5:58:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 2, 2015 | Craig Dellimore
    Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected March 2, 2015 Craig Dellimore (CBS) Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. He refused to call it an endorsement, but Senator Mark Kirk made clear he feels Chicago would risk dire financial straits like Detroit has seen if Mayor Emanuel is not re-elected.
  • 'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington

    02/27/2015 6:16:15 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 70 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/26/2015 | Multiple Authors
    The US Department of Justice and embattled mayor Rahm Emanuel are under mounting pressure to investigate allegations of what one politician called CIA or Gestapo tactics at a secretive Chicago police facility exposed by the Guardian.Politicians and civil-rights groups across the US expressed shock upon hearing descriptions of off-the-books interrogation at Homan Square, the Chicago warehouse that multiple lawyers and one shackled-up protester likened to a US counter-terrorist black site in a Guardian investigation published this week. As three more people came forward detailing their stories of being held hostage and strapped inside Homan Square without access to an attorney...
  • Mayor Emanuel To Face Chuy Garcia In Runoff Election

    02/24/2015 8:00:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 2/24/2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia in a runoff election on April 7. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had 45 percent, shy of the 50 percent plus one vote needed to avoid a runoff. Garcia had 34 percent of the vote, separating him from the rest of Emanuels challengers and putting him in position for the runoff. Trailing Garcia is businessman Willie Wilson in third with 10 percent, Alderman Robert Fioretti in fourth with 7 percent and William Dock Walls was in last with 3 percent.
  • Do Chicago a favor, don't let Rahm win Tuesday

    02/22/2015 6:40:30 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 feb 2015 | John Kass
    Chicago really doesn't need a presidential temple of worship masquerading as a presidential library, or a fancy downtown college basketball palace, or a Star Wars museum on the lakefront. And downtown doesn't need a big casino, either, not even a glitzy one with monstrous video billboards depicting the giant, pitiless eyes of the mayor staring down at those from the neighborhoods who dared to look up. Downtown has been getting quite a bit of attention, and though it might be nice to have all these things, (or not) they aren't vital to the future of Chicago. But there is...
  • Liberal Infighting: Elizabeth Warren-Supporting Group Attacks Rahm Emanuel

    01/27/2015 6:09:46 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Caroline May
    One of the left-wing groups pushing for an Elizabeth Warren presidency is no fan of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democracy for America (DFA) announced this week that it will be supporting seven progressive Chicago Aldermen that the group says Emanuel, President Obamas former White House chief of staff, has attacked. The DFAs effort highlights the ever-more apparent rift in the Democratic Party between the progressive so-called Warren-wing of the party and more establishment Democrats.
  • Chicago Obama library bids in trouble; foundation has 'major concerns' with U. of C. proposal

    12/31/2014 6:34:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12-30-2014 | Lynn Sweet
    Chicago Obama library bids in trouble; foundation has 'major concerns' with U. of C. proposal Posted: 12/30/2014, 12:45pm | Lynn Sweet WASHINGTON The Barack Obama Foundation has major problems with the University of Chicago bid for the Obama presidential library and museum and is uneasy about the bid from the University of Illinois at Chicago, leaving Columbia University in New York the front-runner for the project. A source close to the foundation told me that the University of Chicago bid is in jeopardy because it does not own and has no definite path to acquiring at present ...
  • Mayor Emanuels Son Robbed Outside Familys Lakeview Home

    12/20/2014 10:37:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayors Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayors office confirms. Police were called to the 4200 block of North Hermitage at 10:05 p.m. Friday for a report of a robbery on the street where there would normally already be a police presence. Emanuels 17-year-old son went out to make a phone call when he was jumped by two men who stole the teens cell phone.
  • POLL: The Only Thing Chicagoans HATE More than Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the Green Bay Packers (!)

    10/20/2014 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The campaign of a Democratic challengerto former-Obama-WH-Chief-of-Staff (and incumbent Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel -Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti- commissioned a pollthis month to kick off his 2015 Chicago mayoral campaign... Intended to measure the mood of the world's largest cowtown in the twilight of Rahmbo's first term, the news wasn't good for the snotty former ballerina: 49% of participants had an unfavorable opinion of 'sitting in morning traffic'51% had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News52% had an unfavorable opinion of Mayor Emanuel58% had an unfavorable opinion of the Green Bay Packers So those polled (500 Chicagoans) hate Mayor Emanuel a bit...
  • Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike ( Chicago )

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

    08/27/2014 6:12:17 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 24 replies
    WLS AM ^ | 8-26-14 | Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News.
    (Chicago) Mayor Emanuel is vowing to phase-in a higher minimum wage in Chicago than Springfield politicians are planning for the entire state. Rahm says hell push for a $13 minimum wage in Chicago even if the state enacts its pending ten dollar minimum wage.
  • Rahm Emanuel: Chicago not murder capital

    08/25/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Rahm Emanuel is pushing back against suggestions that violence in his city is out of control, touting new statistics that show violent crime is down in Chicago The narrative is: Were the murder capital. Not close, the Chicago mayor said during an interview with POLITICO. When asked about perception of crime in Chicago, Emanuel was quick to note that he is most concerned with the opinions of his citys residents about the safety of their communities. But the mayor still seems frustrated with the media, which he feels is focusing on individual incidents of crime without telling the whole story.
  • The Fall of the City of Chicago

    08/06/2014 4:17:52 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 56 replies
    Recent polls show Karen Lewis, the Jabba the Hut-like leader of Chicago’s Teachers shown above the odds-on favorite to unseat Rahm Emmanuel and become the next Mayor of Chicago. And this is the reality: the old JFK bargain, where White Liberal Democratic elites govern and give out special favors to Blacks (and Hispanics) in exchange for votes is ending. Chicago’s “FIRE” interests (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) had a good long run. But demographics is everything. Why indeed should Black populations with the majority or near majority of votes and most active voters (and least vulnerable to double/triple voting prosecutions)...
  • Poor Families Use 'Supervouchers' To Rent In City's Priciest Buildings (HUD's Chicago Gold Coast!!)

    07/28/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Crains Business Journal ^ | 7/28/14 | By Alby Gallun
    The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center. The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program...
  • Exclusive poll: Karen Lewis (Teacher Union Prez) could give Rahm run for his money

    07/14/2014 8:40:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Natasha Korecki
    For the past couple of weeks, Karen Lewis has been saying she is seriously considering running for mayor. It turns out voters are taking the fiery Chicago Teachers Union presidents potential candidacy seriously as well. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel probably should, too. At least thats what a surprising new Early & Often Poll suggests. If the mayoral election were held today, the lightning rod union leader who was the architect behind a 2012 teachers strike would beat Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head contest, the survey found.
  • Even Chicago is fed up! Furious black protesters call Obama worst president ever elected (VIDEO)

    07/13/2014 10:35:00 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 13 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Residents from Chicagos South Side expressed frustration Friday over President Obamas attention to prioritizing the illegal immigrant crisis at the border over their citys escalating violence. During a protest outside the Chicago Police Department some residents called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy over their failure to address the violence and even Obamas as well, according to Rebel Pundit. Barack will go down as the worst president ever elected, Bill Clinton was the African-American President, one resident told Rebel Pundit. President Barack needs to pay attention to Chicago, if he cannot pay attention...