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  • After Chicago Approves $70M More for Illegals, Alderman Says “We are Not Taking Care of Our Own’

    04/17/2024 9:04:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 17, 2024 | Margaret Flavin
    Like communities around the country, Chicago is hemorrhaging cash to deal with the devastating consequences of Joe Biden’s border disaster. On Monday, the Budget and Government Operations Committee of the Chicago City Council voted 20-8 to send Mayor Brandon Johnson’s request for $70 million in additional City funding to care for illegals to the full Council. CBS News reports that the request is part of a spending plan announced by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in February. The State of Illinois and Cook County pledged a combined $250 million to help fund the crisis,...
  • Left-Wing Dark Money Behemoth Behind Bail Fund for 'Free Palestine' Bridge Blockers

    04/16/2024 11:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 15, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    Community Justice Exchange, part of the Soros-funded Tides Center, solicits legal defense donations for arrested protesters.. Scores of "Free Palestine" protesters across the United States took to the streets Monday to block major airports, highways, and bridges. Those who are arrested will receive bail money and legal support from a left-wing dark money behemoth funded by George Soros, an online fundraising page shows. The protests, which took place in dozens of U.S. cities including San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia, were organized by A15 Action, a newly formed group that worked to "coordinate a multi-city economic blockade on...
  • Mayor Johnson Visits Maywood, Defends Legislative Record During Keynote Speech

    04/16/2024 7:48:50 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    Village Free Press ^ | April 15, 2024 | Michael Romain
    In 1985, Harold Washington issued an executive order that relaxed federal immigration laws under then-President Ronald Reagan, whose administration “aggressively used [the] detention of Central Americans as a device to deter migration from that region, where violent civil wars had caused tens of thousands to flee,” according to University of California Davis law professor Kevin Davis. Since Aug. 31, 2022, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has bussed or flown to Chicago nearly 40,000 individuals seeking asylum in an effort to use the welcoming aspects of Washington’s executive order as a political cudgel. On April 14, Mayor Johnson called out the...
  • Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down airport highways and key bridges in major US cities

    04/16/2024 5:48:35 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | April 16, 2024 | AP Staff
    Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roadways in Illinois, California, New York and the Pacific Northwest on Monday, temporarily shutting down travel into some of the nation's most heavily used airports, onto the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges and on a busy West Coast highway. In Chicago, protesters linked arms and blocked lanes of Interstate 190 leading into O'Hare International Airport around 7 a.m. in a demonstration they said was part of a global “economic blockade to free Palestine,” according to Rifqa Falaneh, one of the organizers. Traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area was snarled for hours as demonstrators shut down all...
  • Video shows Chicago activists cheer after learning Iran launched attack on Israel: 'Hands off Iran!'

    04/15/2024 12:53:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2024 | Greg Wehner
    Self-described anti-war activists in Chicago cheered after learning that Iran had launched hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel on Saturday. Earlier in the day at that same event, before the Iran attacks, one agitator led chants in Farsi translating to "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," according to a Free Press reporter there. Iran launched a barrage of more than 300 missiles and drones at Israel in an apparent response to Israel’s reported role in an airstrike that killed a senior Iranian official in the country’s embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus last week. On Saturday, a...
  • Pro-Palestine protesters in Chicago are stopping traffic to O'Hare Airport, making travelers walk to catch their flights

    04/15/2024 6:59:20 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 63 replies
    Pro-Palestine protesters in Chicago are stopping traffic to O'Hare Airport, making travelers walk to catch their flights
  • Far-Left Activists in Chicago Filmed Cheering Iran’s Major Attack on Israel: ‘The Radical Left Is Sick’

    04/14/2024 2:17:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2024 | Joshua Klein
    Far-left anti-Israel activists in Chicago demanding President Joe Biden end U.S. aid to Israel cheered and applauded a massive attack of hundreds of drones and missiles by the Islamic Republic of Iran on the Jewish state, which ultimately failed but had initially posed a severe threat to residents throughout Israel. At a Chicago conference on Saturday of the March on the Democratic National Convention 2024 — a coalition of far-left groups planning to protest the DNC in August to demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel, attendees — many masked — expressed support for Iran’s missile and drone attack...
  • Activists to protest ‘with or without permits’ when DNC arrives in Chicago this summer

    04/13/2024 8:32:39 PM PDT · by Salman · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4-13-24 | ALYSA GUFFEY
    Progressive activist groups from across the country are preparing to protest outside the Democratic National Convention “with or without permits” come August. Coalition leaders have attested their right to be within “sight and sound” of the convention’s center stage at the United Center, citing First Amendment rights in a federal lawsuit filed last month. On Saturday, leaders reaffirmed their commitment to be heard outside the DNC, despite the city’s denial of protest permits closer to the convention’s site. A couple of hundred people representing 78 activist organizations gathered Saturday for a day-long “working conference” hosted by the March on the...
  • Get to the Choppa! A new helicopter? Get to the Choppa! A new helicopter? Get to the Choppa! A new helicopter?

    04/13/2024 6:25:27 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | 13 April 2024 | Second City Cop
    Devries said the Democratic National Convention is buying the city an new $11 million police chopper that will be used during the party gathering in August. The new helicopter will be outfitted with all of the latest equipment including is fueled by clean burning unicorn farts emitting zero greenhouse gases a backup electric generator an extra backup of solar panels a speed restriction device to make pursuits impossible a camera system that filters out all colors to prevent racial profiling - it only sees white (unless the white person is wearing all black clothing and masks and carrying an umbrella...
  • The Media Nominates Their New George Floyd

    04/12/2024 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Apr 11, 2024 | Matt Walsh
    REFERENCED VIDEOS AT LINK..................... Last year, a man in his mid-20’s named Dexter Reed was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of possession of a firearm with a revoked “Firearms Owners Identification Card,” which is required in the state of Illinois before you can possess a weapon or ammunition. Because no one really spends time in jail in Illinois anymore, Reed was free on pretrial release for these felony charges as recently as this past March. It goes without saying that at that point, any functioning member of society who somehow found...
  • Media Bury Key Detail About Police Shooting Of Man Facing Gun Charges

    04/11/2024 4:59:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 4/11/2024 | Leif Le Mahieu
    Legacy media outlets have drawn criticism over their framing of an incident in Chicago where a 26-year-old man was killed by police after he fired at officers who had pulled him over for a traffic stop last month, according to an initial investigation and body camera footage. Dexter Reed was killed after police pulled him over for a traffic stop in Chicago on March 21 after officers said he was not wearing a seatbelt. When officers attempted to speak with him, Reed locked himself in his vehicle and gunfire broke out leading officers to run away from the vehicle. According...
  • $2.3 billion hedge fund manager on his move from New York to Florida: ‘I know of no business that has generated long term success by driving away its highest paying customers’

    04/11/2024 4:22:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    fortune ^ | April 10, 2024 | AMANDA GORDON
    Larry Robbins jokes he’s the last hedge fund manager to move to Florida. But unlike those who relocated before him — most notably Citadel’s Ken Griffin — Robbins’ move comes with a twist. The founder of Glenview Capital Management is going to make Florida his family home and keep New York his professional one, at least for now. Robbins, 54, will commute to Manhattan starting in August and largely abide by Glenview’s three-days-in-the-office policy — using his Alpine, New Jersey home as his br, he said in an interview. Meanwhile, he, his wife and three young children will temporarily live...
  • Chicago GOP Chair Steve Boulton Endorsed a Never Trumper in 2016 and Compared Trump to Hitler, Now Trying to Facilitate a Trump Visit, Secure Campaign Money

    04/11/2024 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 11, 2024 | IR Staff
    Disgraced Chicago Republican Party Chairman Steve Boulton, who embarassingly secured just 24 votes as a write-in candidate during March’s Primary after failing to submit the required signatures to earn a spot on the ballot, was in Springfield on Wednesday meeting with Republican leaders and a local representative of the Illinois Trump campaign. In an email to Chicago GOP committeemen from the state capitol, Boulton wrote: I had a great lunch with the head of the 2024 Trump Campaign in Illinois. Like the folks in Mar-a-Lago, he is very intrigued with the growth in the GOP in Chicago. I advised him...
  • Chicago GOP Chair Steve Boulton Tries to Save Ward Committeeman Seat as Write-in Candidate, Secures Only 24 Votes in Humiliating Defeat Without an Opponent

    04/11/2024 7:28:03 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 11, 2024 | IR Staff
    Chicago Republican Party Chairman Steve Boulton has lost the election to save his 27th Ward Committeeman seat after he was originally knocked off the ballot for submitting an “insufficient number of valid signatures,” after receiving just 24 votes as a write-in candidate – falling far short while facing no opponent, and bringing a humiliating end to a term marked by controversy and losses. 111 signatures were required to appear on the March Primary ballot as a candidate for 27th Ward Committeeman. Boulton submitted a total of 310, but after careful review, it was discovered that only 103 signatures were valid...
  • Furious BLM protesters clash with Chicago cops after video showed Dexter Reed being shot almost 100 times in less than a minute

    04/10/2024 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 10, 2024 | Bethan Sexton
    Furious BLM activists have clashed with cops outside a Chicago police station after a video was released showing a deadly officer-involved shooting of a black man. Dexter Reed, 26, was killed during a traffic stop which erupted into a huge shootout also injuring an officer and which cops say Reed started. On Tuesday, Chicago Police released footage of the March 21 encounter which showed them firing 96 shots at Reed, even as he lay motionless on the ground outside his vehicle. The aspiring broadcaster's death has reignited conversations around excessive police force against black people, though officers maintain Reed opened...
  • Chicago Slammed with 57 Cases of Measles in Migrant Shelters, One Case Less than Entire Country in 2023

    04/10/2024 8:21:34 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 April 2024 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Chicago has been slammed with nearly as many cases of measles in its migrant shelters this year than the whole country had in 2023. City health officials reported 57 “confirmed cases” and that most of the cases have turned up across its migrant shelter system. According to city officials, 33 cases of measles are migrant children up to the age of four, seven are from five to 17 years of age, 16 are adults between the ages of 18 and 24, and one is over 50 years of age.
  • Wild video shows Chicago police fired nearly 100 shots in less than a minute during fatal traffic stop

    04/10/2024 9:09:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 101 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/2024 | Isabel Keane
    Graphic bodycam footage released Tuesday revealed the chaos that unfolded when plainclothes Chicago cops fired nearly 100 gunshots during a traffic stop last month, killing one young man and leaving another injured. Dexter Reed, 26, was killed during a March 21 traffic stop in Humboldt Park after officers in an unmarked cop car pulled him over for allegedly failing to wear a seatbelt. The chaotic footage shows Reed rolling down the window of his SUV and then raising it before refusing to exit his vehicle as five officers scream commands and draw their weapons. Preliminary evidence showed Reed had fired...
  • Bags of antisemitic flyers, suspected rat poison found in Chicago neighborhood: ‘Vile’

    04/10/2024 8:02:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/2024 | Snejana Farberov
    Dozens of plastic bags containing “repulsive” antisemitic flyers and possible “rat poison” were found scattered around a Chicago neighborhood Monday — in the third disturbing incident this year. A resident came across the hateful leaflets in the Lincoln Park area Monday morning and reached out to their local official. “This is not the first time our ward has seen incidents like this. To the people who are spreading these flyers, I have a clear message: you are committing acts of hate,” Timmy Knudsen, alderman for Chicago’s 43rd Ward, said in a statement.
  • Chicago’s Mayor Brandon Johnson Pushing Biden to Supply More Work Permits for Migrant

    04/09/2024 8:22:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/2024 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Chicago’s self-professed progressive Mayor Brandon Johnson is pushing the Biden administration to cut loose with more work permits for the tens of thousands of illegals sheltering in the city even as local black unemployment soars to many times the national average. As Chicago has been beset by nearly 40,000 illegals in the city’s 20 shelters, without work permits, illegals have a more have a difficult time getting work in Chicago, and Johnson has been pushing for more of these permits — which must come from the federal government. But Johnson has been piqued by the slow-moving wheels of the feds....
  • Obama Press Secretary Marries ABC Reporter

    A deputy press secretary for Barack Obama's reelection campaign married an ABC reporter over the weekend. The ABC reporter, Matthew Jaffe, "covering the 2012 presidential campaign," according to his biography on the website of ABC News. "For the past year he traveled around the country covering the Republican primary, from the Iowa Straw Poll to the various debates to this year's primaries and caucuses." The deputy press secretary Jaffe married is Katie Hogan. Many members of Obama's reelection team and the press celebrated the wedding together Saturday. Mike Allen of Politico reports on the wedding: MARRIED SATURDAY EVENING at Lake...