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  • 2 men on electronic monitoring for gun cases drove around, played with a gun on Instagram Live: prosecutors

    01/25/2023 7:27:35 AM PST · by Salman · 10 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | January 24, 2023 | CWB Chicago staff writers
    Chicago — Two men on electronic monitoring for separate felony gun cases live-streamed themselves driving around Chicago while brandishing a gun, prosecutors said as they announced new gun charges against both men. Judge Susana Ortiz ordered Keonte Henson, 23, and Myron Westley, 22, held without bail during a court hearing Tuesday afternoon. She noted “the brazenness of advertising this act to the entire world.” Westley was on electronic monitoring for a pending unlawful possession of a machine gun charge after being allegedly caught with an automatic weapon during a “large group” disturbance in the Loop last spring. Henson was placed...
  • The U.S. has had at least 39 mass shootings in just 24 days so far this year, data shows

    01/24/2023 9:06:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | Jan. 24, 2023 | Mithil Aggarwal
    As California grappled with a mass shooting in Monterey Park over the weekend that left 11 people dead, within 48 hours, another gunman went on a shooting spree in Half Moon Bay, just under 400 miles away, killing at least seven people. Within that short time span, four other mass shootings took place across the United States, with the number of shootings nationwide so far this year already outpacing the number of calendar days. As of Tuesday, at least 39 mass shootings had unfolded across the country since the year began, according to the Gun Violence archive, a nonprofit that...
  • Murders are becoming even more concentrated in a handful of urban counties, report shows

    01/24/2023 2:54:08 PM PST · by absalom01 · 51 replies
    Murders in the U.S. are becoming increasingly concentrated in densely populated urban centers in just a handful of counties, according to a newly released report.Some 73% of all murders in the U.S. took place in just 5% of counties while 52% of all counties reported no murders at all, according to a Crime Prevention Research Center study published this week and provided to Fox News Digital.“Murders in the United States occur in very small areas, and that concentration has increased since 2014,” the study stated. “The concentration in 2020 is now greater than in 2010.”The 52% of counties with no...
  • Chicago shootings: 33 shot, 8 fatally in weekend gun violence across city, police say

    01/23/2023 4:58:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 23, 2023 | By Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least 33 people have been shot, eight fatally, in weekend shootings across Chicago, police said. Two teens were shot, one fatally, Sunday afternoon while trying to buy a pair of shoes from a social media seller in West Pullman on the Far South Side. The teens, 17 and 18, were in a parked car about 2:05 p.m. in the 11900-block of South State Street when they met with the seller, Chicago police said. After the seller took money from them, he opened fire and struck both teens, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy was struck in the chest...
  • Chicago mayor tells residents to stop using cash if they don't want to keep getting mugged

    01/23/2023 8:24:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 39 replies
    News Channel 20 ^ | January 20, 2023 | Alec Schemmel
    CHICAGO (TND) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed a solution to end rampant crime in her city: Stop using cash. Lightfoot suggested those afraid of being mugged opt to use digital forms of payments instead. During a debate for Lightfoot’s upcoming race to regain control of her seat, the topic of safety concerns, particularly those of street vendors, came up. We have been in Little Village working with street vendors, understanding what the nature of the crime is, making sure we're doing things in concert with them to help them make sure that their money is secure, not use...
  • Arrested 32 times since 2014, man allegedly engaged in a ‘firefight’ with a concealed carry holder on a CTA train {Chicago}

    01/23/2023 4:06:20 AM PST · by Salman · 32 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | January 22, 2023 | CWB Chicago staff writers
    Chicago — A man who has been arrested 32 times by Chicago police since 2014 robbed and then engaged in a “firefight” with a concealed carry holder on a Green Line train during the Friday afternoon rush hour, authorities said Sunday. “It is a pure miracle by the grace of God that no one was killed, that no innocent bystander was killed,” Judge Maryam Ahmad remarked during the bail hearing for Darius Moss, 33. “This is just ridiculous. Ridiculous,” Ahmad continued before ordering Moss to pay a $25,000 deposit toward bail to be released before trial. Officials said a 25-year-old...
  • Fox News Contributor Kicked Out of Restaurant for the ‘Crime’ of Being Black and Conservative (Video)

    01/22/2023 3:20:46 PM PST · by montag813 · 54 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-22-2023 | Kira Davis
    Gianno Caldwell is a Fox News contributor, author and activist. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Caldwell often credits his upbringing with helping him to be resilient and driven. When his teenage brother was murdered by random gunfire on a Chicago street corner one Friday morning last summer, Caldwell became a passionate spokesperson for justice. In particular, Caldwell has railed against the lax crime policies of liberal legislators and prosecutors in cities across the nation. He even testified in front of Congress recently, as someone who has been directly affected by the unchecked violence plaguing American cities. Caldwell...
  • Lori Lightfoot Suggests Street Vendors Stop Using Cash In Order To Quell Chicago Crime Epidemic

    01/21/2023 6:45:23 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 20, 2023 | NICOLE SILVERIO
    Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested Thursday that street vendors stop using cash in order to quell Chicago’s crime spike.
  • Marshall Field's Famous Frango Mints, the Myth and Back Story.

    01/19/2023 5:39:39 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Digital Research Library of Illinois ^ | 12/5/18 | Digital Research Library of Illinois
    The story, as told: "Frango Mints candy was originally a product of the Frederick and Nelson Co. department stores in Seattle, Washington. The chocolates were first known as Franco Mints—for FRederick And Nelson COmpany. During the 1920s, when Marshall Field bought those Seattle stores, they acquired Franco Mints as well. And the name stayed that way until 1939 when Spain’s General Francisco Franco became a controversial figure. Field’s then changed the name to Frango Mints."
  • Chicago homeowner held burglar at swordpoint until cops arrived: prosecutors

    01/19/2023 6:44:40 AM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | January 18, 2023 | CWB Chicago staff writers
    A burglar received a surprise when a Chicago homeowner caught him in the act and then held him at swordpoint until police arrived. Prosecutors said the victim left home in the 5900 block of South Honore to run some errands on Monday. When he opened the garage door upon returning, a stranger was inside. The victim “grabbed a sword and restrained the defendant” until police arrived, Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Sloan said during a bail hearing for the accused man, Eric Smith, on Tuesday. Chicago police officers placed Smith, 55, into custody after allegedly finding the victim’s power tools in...
  • Carjacking Goes Wrong for Criminal in Chicago

    01/18/2023 9:24:39 AM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    The American Tribune ^ | 01/18/2023 | Will
    Things went poorly for an attempted carjacker in Chicago, Lor Lightfoot’s disaster of a crime-wracked city, with a fed up citizen taking matters into his own hands when dealing with an attempted carjacker. And someone else got it all on video, or at least alleged when recording the video that that’s what was going on. Watch the video of old fashioned justice coming to Chicago here:
  • WLS Channel 7 News excerpt 08/09/1977

    01/14/2023 6:20:52 PM PST · by ValleyofHope · 4 replies
    A look at the local news out of Chicago in 1977
  • ACLU Slams Lori Lightfoot for ‘Coercive’ Student-Volunteer Request for Reelection Campaign

    01/14/2023 9:40:53 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 12, 2023 | Caroline Downey
    The Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union slammed Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot for trying to recruit student volunteers for her reelection campaign through an “inappropriately coercive” pitch to teachers. Lightfoot’s team sent an email to Chicago Public Schools teachers Wednesday, urging them to offer class credit to their students in exchange for their helping out on the campaign. “We’re simply looking for enthusiastic, curious and hard-working young people eager to help Mayor Lightfoot win this spring,” the email, obtained by WTTW News, read. The campaign claimed to the outlet that the pitch was also intended to cultivate civic...
  • Lightfoot Vows Never to Quit [semi-satire]

    01/14/2023 8:56:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 January 2023 | John Semmens
    Lashing out at the "haters who want me gone," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed "I won't quit until Chicago is the safest city in America." Her determination was sparked by contending candidate for mayor Paul Vallas' suggestion that "rising crime is a good reason to elect someone else to run the city." Statistics show that major crime in Chicago increased by 41% in 2022. Lightfoot argues that "switching to an inexperienced leader will undo all the progress I've made since the last election. My performance is rated 'adequate' by all those who support my reelection." She went on to blame...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says political outreach email to teachers was a ‘mistake,’ blames staffer

    01/13/2023 7:17:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/13/2023 | Yael Halon, Fox News
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday blamed a staffer working on her reelection campaign for sending out the widely condemned email asking teachers to incentivize students to volunteer for her with class credit, calling it a “mistake” after an investigation was launched into the matter. The “Windy City” mayor on Thursday denounced the recruiting initiative, placing the blame on her campaign staffer for sending the email to the official work inboxes of several Chicago Public Schools teachers a day earlier. According to WTTW News, the email reportedly sent by Lightfoot’s deputy campaign manager Megan Crane, encouraged teachers to offer students...
  • The Open Heart-John Kass

    01/12/2023 8:31:26 PM PST · by CFW · 3 replies
    John Kass news ^ | 1/10/23 | John Kass
    How far is Sweden’s Kvistrum Bridge from my room at the University of Chicago Hospital Center for Care and Discovery? You can see by the photo there are men salmon fishing upstream from that bridge. Isn’t that enough? Does it matter how far it is? Or who is in the water? They’re human. They’re men. That’s enough. They seem to be fishing for sport, not for meat. Tight lines, boys! I can’t even get my mind around the distance now. An eternity. An impossibility. For me the middle of the night isn’t the time of measuring distances, thinking of schedules,...
  • Chicago anti-violence worker found in home with gun, suspected narcotics, and $50,000 cash, prosecutors say

    01/12/2023 9:06:08 AM PST · by Salman · 31 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | January 12, 2023 | CWB Chicago staff writers
    Chicago — Chicago police who executed a search warrant in Humboldt Park allegedly found a man who works full time as a violence interrupter naked under a bed with $50,000 cash on the floor, suspected narcotics in the room, and a gun on the kitchen window sill, officials said. Jerel Taylor, 30, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of heroin, and possession of a controlled substance in the wake of the Friday morning search warrant execution in Humboldt Park. Judge Mary Marubio ordered him to pay $500 toward bail to get out of jail....
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Crime Plan ‘Working’ While Major Crime Rises 41% in 2022

    01/12/2023 9:00:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2023 | ETHAN LETKEMAN
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) stated Tuesday her plan for addressing crime is “working” despite recent data showing major crime increased by 41 percent in 2022. As Lightfoot prepares to run for reelection the upcoming mayoral race, with the first round set for 28, she has recently claimed her administration has done an adequate job handling the city’s crime crisis. On January 10, Lightfoot shared a campaign ad on Twitter, claiming that she is putting more police officers on the streets while getting more guns off them. “When it comes to addressing crime in our city, I’ve got a plan...
  • Di Leo: Chicago's Mayoral Election - A Crime in Progress

    01/11/2023 9:52:02 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 11, AD 2023 | John F Di Leo
    The Chicago mayoral primary election is underway. They’ve winnowed the field a bit – down to seven challengers plus the incumbent, at this writing – and people are doing their polling, walking precincts, and putting up yard signs. And there are commercials; in the biggest media market in the Midwest, in which the Democratic mayoral primary is the biggest contest, you can already be sure that the only real winner in this election will be the radio and TV people, selling those 15, 30, and 60 second spots to put ads on the air. What are the issues? Tax and...
  • IL Dems change law to allow vote-by-mail ballots to be counted in a way judge had said 'would be obvious way to commit fraud'

    01/11/2023 4:06:37 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | January 10, 2023 | Jonathan Bilyk
    Illinois lawmakers have changed the state’s election laws to explicitly allow county clerks and other election authorities to verify mail-in ballots using a process a judge had ruled was illegal, as it “would be an obvious way to commit ballot fraud.” Last week, the Democrat-dominated Illinois General Assembly granted final approval to the legislation known as House Bill 45. The legislation makes a number of changes to the state Election Code and the state’s Circuit Courts Act to establish so-called judicial subcircuits and resident judgeships in county courts in and around Champaign and Winnebago counties. However, one of the legislation's...