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  • 28 Shot, 5 Fatally, over Weekend in Democrat-Controlled Chicago

    08/19/2019 10:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Twenty-eight individuals were shot, five fatally, over the weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago. NBC Chicago reports the first of the weekend’s fatalities was a double murder that occurred in a shooting around 4 pm Friday. The fatality occurred Sunday evening, when a 41-year-old man was shot twice and killed on South Crilly. Earlier Sunday a 46-year-old woman was shot and killed while “driving southbound in the 5100 block of South Prairie.” The other shooting fatality occurred around 4 am Saturday, when a 45-year-old man driving a car was shot by a man who was standing on the sidewalk.
  • The same people who pushed early release for gun felons now want to take guns without due process

    08/17/2019 2:27:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | August 15, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    For every person who fits the profile of the El Paso shooter, there are likely thousands who fit the profile of Maurice Hill, the man arrested for shooting six cops in north Philadelphia yesterday. Based on a quick look at court documents from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Hill has a rap sheet dating back to 2001 that includes charges for illegal gun possession, drugs, driving offenses, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder. However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was only “convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault.” Will...
  • Meeting on impact of Obama Presidential Center shows little has changed at City Hall...

    08/17/2019 2:08:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/14/19 | Fran Spielman
    **SNIP** “Under the federally-mandated review process, there should be a full study and consideration of ways, first to avoid, then to minimize and then, as a last resort, to mitigate the adverse effects of the plans to build the OPC in historic Jackson Park,” the letter states. Instead, “virtually all the focus” of the City Hall presentation was on “how the city was looking at mitigation. ... They completely skipped consideration of avoidance and minimization,” the letter states. As a result, the meeting “felt a lot like meetings past: an engineered agenda with a pre-determined outcome, paying lip service only...
  • Homeowner shot a 14-year-old during burglary attempt. The 5 other teens with him were charged

    08/15/2019 10:59:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies ^ | August 14, 2019
    Full title: Homeowner shot a 14-year-old during burglary attempt. The 5 other teens with him were charged with murder Five Chicago teens are being charged with murder after a 14-year-old who was with them during an attempted burglary was shot by the homeowner, authorities said Tuesday. The group traveled in a stolen Lexus to an Illinois home where they were confronted by the 75-year-old homeowner, according to the Lake County Illinois Sheriff's Office. The man went out to investigate and told authorities he believed someone was trying to steal his car, a 2011 Audi. "At least one of the male...
  • 1 in Custody After Report of Shots Fired at Chicago VA Hospital

    08/13/2019 5:01:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Staff
    Chicago "avoided tragedy" on Monday afternoon after police officers arrested a man who opened fire at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on the city's West Side, FBI Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sallet said. According to a spokesperson at the hospital, located at 820 S. Damen Ave., staff were told to shelter in place at around 2:18 p.m. The suspect, who was armed with an assault rifle, shot at the building initially, and then went inside the hospital, police said at a press conference. Authorities said the suspect fired both inside and outside but declined to answer just how...
  • Weekend of violence in Chicago leaves 2 dead, dozens injured

    08/11/2019 11:05:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11 2019 | Talia Kaplan
    Dozens of people have been injured and two have been killed in Chicago, Ill., in 33 separate incidents over the weekend where shots were fired, according to police. At least 40 people have been wounded in the gunfire since early Saturday morning, according to police reports obtained by Fox News. On Saturday around 3:15 a.m. a 19-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in Humboldt Park, which is on the west side of Chicago, with a group of men when shots were fired, according to police. They said the teen was shot in the armpit and transported to a local...
  • Help the environment, save Jackson Park’s trees and pick new Obama Center site

    08/11/2019 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Suntimes ^ | 8/05/19 | Charlotte Adelman
    In the interest of fiscal and environmental responsibility, Mayor Lori Lightfoot should declare Jackson Park off-limits to construction and spare the hundreds of historic trees slated for clear-cutting. Trees help Chicago offset global warming. Recent United Nations and Science reports prioritize massive tree planting to absorb and sequester CO2. Destroying Jackson Park’s mature trees releases stored CO2 into the atmosphere. Saving them saves Illinois taxpayers $199 million. **SNIP** Building the OPC in a South Side neighborhood replaces unused buildings and empty lots, and facilitates business development. Choosing an already accessible location is infinitely fiscally and environmentally smarter than taxing Illinois...
  • 6 Wounded After Shooter Opens Fire On Large Crowd In East Garfield Park (chitcago)

    08/11/2019 4:41:38 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 109 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-11-19 | JEREMY ROSS
    CHICAGO (CBS)– There was yet another mass shooting on Chicago’s streets overnight Saturday into Sunday – the third now in a period of about a week. As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported Sunday, the shooting came as police reported they are dealing with escalating arsenals of artillery on the streets. Police were called at 2:47 a.m. Sunday for the latest shooting in the 3500 block of West Lake Street, near St. Louis Avenue, in the West Side’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. According to police, the victims were among over 100 people attending a street party. Police said several altercations occurred...
  • Dave Matthews Tour Bus Dumped 800 Pounds Of Poop On People 15 Years Ago Today

    08/08/2019 7:42:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Block club Chicago ^ | 8 Aug 2019 | Dave Matthews (no relation, he insists)
    Fifteen years ago Thursday, a Dave Matthews Band tour bus infamously dumped 800 pounds of human waste on a hapless river cruise floating at exactly the wrong time under the Kinzie Street Bridge. Boat passengers — including a Chicago Tribune reporter — enjoying an open air architectural river cruise “described a downpour of foul-smelling, brownish-yellow slurry that ruined their clothes and made several of them sick,” on the afternoon of Aug. 8, 2004, the Tribune reported.
  • ‘Racist’ accusations fly in exposed messages between baseball wives

    08/07/2019 11:00:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/07/2019 | Mollie Walker
    Direct messages between significant others of current and former White Sox players got political, sparked outrage and became public in messy fashion. White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito’s wife, Ariana Dubelko Giolito, revealed a private exchange between Bria Anderson, the wife of shortstop Tim Anderson, and Elizabeth Swarzak, reliever Anthony Swarzak’s wife, from the group chat where the two were arguing over gun control and white supremacy in light of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Giolito said she was disgusted by Swarzak’s sentiments. “I am so disgusted and disappointed. Bria Anderson is a teacher with...
  • Chicago mayor derides Ivanka Trump's 'nonsense' tweets about gun violence in city

    08/06/2019 11:17:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticized White House adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday over the first daughter's tweets about weekend violence in the city. In a pair of tweets, Trump tweeted about the city's gun violence epidemic in light of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Chicago reported 55 people shot, seven fatally, over the weekend. “As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year. With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City — and...
  • Gianno Caldwell says it's time to 'speak up' following Chicago's deadliest weekend of year

    08/06/2019 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/19 | Joshua Nelson
    Fox News contributor and Chicago native Gianno Caldwell said Tuesday that following the deadliest weekend of the year in Chicago, it’s time to “speak up.” “Things are becoming progressively worse considering the fact that you’ve had a state run by Democrats who really ran it into the ground,” Caldwell told “Fox & Friends.” [snip] Host Brian Kilmeade said eight of the 108 state lawmakers in Illinois are backing legislation that would pull Chicago out of the state, making it the 51st state, in hopes of changing the power dynamics in federal elections.
  • 59 people shot across Chicago this past weekend, 7 fatally

    08/06/2019 6:36:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug. 5, 2019
    (Excerpt) That’s more than the Dayton and El Paso shootings, respectively. (excerpt) Of the multiple shootings reported in the Windy City over the weekend, two were said to have been mass casualty incidents in the same police district. (excerpt) Gun violence in Chicago reportedly left eight people dead last weekend and 40 others hurt.
  • Many El Pasos and Daytons in Chicago Every Weekend: More than 50 Shot, 6 Killed in Windy City

    08/05/2019 1:45:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | 5 Aug 2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    In Chicago this past weekend, more than 50 people were shot and six killed in a three-day period. With the media focus on the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, bloody Chicago continues to add up the bodies. As the media reports about the investigations into the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the carnage in Chicago continues unabated, and goes nearly unreported by the national press. As each hour ticked down over the first weekend in August, the shooting and death toll steadily rose until Chicago’s ABC 7 reported on Monday morning that 51 people were shot...
  • Archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich Blames ‘Hateful Rhetoric’ After Mass Shootings

    08/05/2019 7:50:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/4/19 | AP
    The archbishop of Chicago says “hateful rhetoric” from some of the country’s leaders is partly to blame for mass shootings. Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich issued a statement Sunday in the wake of deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that claimed at least 29 lives in less than 24 hours and wounded numerous others. Cupich didn't name anyone specifically, but says the public needs to hold leaders accountable "who fuel these violent acts by dividing humanity through hateful rhetoric." He says "elected officials who have failed to condemn hate speech" must be stopped.
  • My imaginary 4 year old: if restrictions stop gun violence why is the gun crime in Chicago so high?

    08/05/2019 7:57:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 5, 2019 | Ashley StClair
    My imaginary 4 year old just came to me and said, “Mommy, if gun restrictions stop gun violence, why is the gun crime rate in Chicago so high?” I honestly have no idea how to respond.
  • Barack Obama Calls For All-Out Gun Confiscation Following El Paso Shooting

    08/05/2019 1:04:08 PM PDT · by detective · 117 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Aug 5, 2019 | Luke Rohlfing
    In his first statement following the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, former President Obama has come forward with an aggressive plan for Democrats: Do more, and consider passing gun confiscation laws. His response came in a Tweet, where the former President seems to blame President Donald Trump for the shooting in El Paso, regurgitating the same talking points that CNN has been spewing since the moment the shooting occurred. Not only that, but Obama seems to insinuate the the United States, which elected him, a black man, as President, is white supremacist, stating that the shooter acted...
  • Chicago hospital stops accepting patients after trauma center is overwhelmed with shooting victims

    08/05/2019 8:19:05 AM PDT · by Salman · 14 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 2019-08-05 | Madeleine Thompson, Laura Ly and Elizabeth Joseph
    Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital temporarily stopped accepting patients Sunday morning because they were at capacity following a series of shootings, a hospital official said. The hospital went "on bypass" in the early morning, said Roberta Rakove, Senior VP for External Affairs. Hospitals use the term "on bypass" when they stop accepting ambulance runs and those ambulances are diverted to other trauma centers. Mount Sinai Hospital is one of five trauma centers in Chicago, according to Rakove. At its height early Sunday morning, Mount Sinai had 12 trauma patients, Rakove said. She could not provide information on their conditions. Chicago Police...
  • Chicago hospital overwhelmed with gunshot victims, stops accepting new patients

    08/05/2019 7:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2019 | Monica Showalter
    So while all the press attention was on the shocking sudden massacres in El Paso and Dayton, which killed 29 innocent people, something in some ways even bigger and uglier was going on in Chicago: Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital temporarily stopped accepting patients Sunday morning because they were at capacity following a series of shootings, a hospital official said. The hospital went "on bypass" in the early morning, said Roberta Rakove, Senior VP for External Affairs. Hospitals use the term "on bypass" when they stop accepting ambulance runs and those ambulances are diverted to other trauma centers. Mount Sinai Hospital...
  • How Many Bankruptcies?

    08/04/2019 7:56:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    SECOND CITY COP ^ | 4 Aug 2019
    Ald. Carrie Austin and her six children and stepchildren have declared bankruptcy 14 times, often while they were holding down government jobs, largely at City Hall, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show. One daughter has filed for bankruptcy court protection five times. One of her sons has four cases.