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  • Kim Foxx Under Fire Again In Police Murder Case (Chicago)

    07/03/2022 10:39:05 PM PDT · by texas booster · 10 replies
    Chicago Contrarian ^ | June 24, 2022 | Martin Preib
    Once again, allegations raise the question: Who does Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx work for? Calling her conduct “reminiscent” of the Jussie Smollett scandal, a Chicago-area attorney is accusing Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx of illegally denying defendants access to key files in a federal lawsuit. This time, however, the allegations of misconduct do not arise from an offender falsely claiming he was attacked by racist Trump supporters, à la the Jussie Smollett case. Rather, this case surrounds one of the most infamous crimes in the state’s history, the 1982 murders of Chicago Police Officers William Fahey and...
  • Soros-Funded State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Slapped Husband Across the Face During Domestic Disturbance: Police Report

    06/10/2022 8:02:58 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 30 replies ^ | June 10, 2022 | Cristina Laila Published
    The Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx allegedly slapped her husband during a domestic dispute, according to her spouse. A police officer from the Flossmoor Police Department in Illinois was dispatched to a home on June 4 at around 10:00 p.m. in response to a domestic dispute between Kim Foxx and her husband, Kelley Foxx. Kelley Foxx dialed 911 to report a domestic dispute with his wife, according to the police report, which states that the officer was told that the dispute was physical but there were no injuries “yet.”
  • 68 bullets fired in Near North shootout, but man accused of taking part only faces misdemeanor after prosecutors reject felony charges

    04/29/2022 7:40:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 28, 2022 | By Tom Schuba
    Cook County prosecutors rejected felony charges against a man who allegedly admitted he was involved in a Near North Side shootout in which dozens of shots were fired Sunday evening. Anthony D. Newman, 20, of Old Town, was charged only with a misdemeanor for having a gun without a valid FOID card, Cook County court records show. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office rejected more serious felony counts of gun possession and aggravated discharge, leading police to file the misdemeanor charge directly. Officers initially responded to a call of shots fired at 6:10 p.m. in the 300 block of West...
  • He'll try anything! 'Immuno-compromised' Jussie Smollett complains about the risk of COVID in jail and says psych ward is harming his mental health as his lawyers ask for him to be freed (again) just five days into his 75 day sentence

    03/14/2022 1:34:14 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 94 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/14/2022 | smith
    Five days into his 75-day jail sentence, Jussie Smollett is now complaining that he is at risk of COVID in jail and is worried about his mental health so should be let out early. Smollett, 39, is being held in the medical unit of the Cook County Jail. His family say he is being held in the psych ward and that there's a note on the door of his cell saying he is at risk of self-harm - which they insist isn't true. They say it speaks to Smollett's courtroom outburst where he insisted he wasn't suicidal and claimed if...
  • Smollett’s Empire co-star Taraji P. Henson links 150 days in jail ‘injustice’ to lynching of Emmett Till

    03/14/2022 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | March 14, 2022 | Kevin Haggerty
    Actress Taraji P. Henson compared Jussie Smollett’s fake hate crime sentence to the lynching of Emmett Till in a celebrity-endorsed plea for early release. Henson, who co-starred with Smollett on the Fox show “Empire,” took to Instagram in a display of hashtag activism to make her case. Rather than argue on the merits of innocence or guilt, Henson claims Smollett is facing excessive punishment. “I am not here to debate you on his innocence,” Henson wrote, “but we can agree that the punishment does not fit the crime.” 0:10 / 50:16 1 seconds... Henson then proceeded to compare the sentence...
  • Soros-Funded Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Calls Jussie Smollett Conviction ‘Mob Justice’

    03/11/2022 10:09:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2022 | Paul Bois
    Kim Foxx, the Cook County prosecutor who nearly let disgraced actor Jussie Smollett walk scot-free, now says his criminal conviction and subsequent sentencing was an example of “mob justice.” In early 2019, the Empire actor claimed he fell victim to a hate crime on a cold winter’s night in Chicago at the hands of two men who derided him with homophobic slurs while yelling “this is MAGA country” as they tied a noose around his neck. Many in the media took Smollett’s story at face value until evidence revealed that he had hired two brothers from Nigeria to stage the...
  • Chicago will drop mask and proof-of-vaccine mandates at the end of the month; Cook County follows suit

    02/22/2022 11:06:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | 02/22/2022 | Gregory Pratt
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that Chicago will drop its mask mandate for most settings, as well as its proof-of-vaccination mandate at restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments, at the end of the month, reflecting a renewed hope for normalcy in the city as COVID-19 cases continue dropping from alarming highs. The moves bring Chicago in line with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement earlier this month that he will lift his mask requirement for most indoor public places at the end of February should the state’s most recent and largest COVID-19 surge continue to subside. Cook County’s public health department, which covers...
  • High-level Chicago police official’s car stopped in West Side drug bust (she is the chief of CPD internal affairs)

    02/16/2022 8:19:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    A top Chicago police official’s car was stopped on the West Side during a drug arrest earlier this month, a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday. A Lexus registered to Yolanda Talley, chief of internal affairs, was pulled over Feb. 1 in the 500 block of North St. Louis Avenue and officers arrested Kenneth Miles, 34, on drug charges, according to an arrest report and police sources. Talley wasn’t in the car. Her niece was driving the Lexus, said Don Terry, a spokesman for the police department. According to a police report, officers in a gang investigations squad were targeting drug sales...
  • Cook County Judge And 3-Year-Old Son Carjacked In Humboldt Park

    01/04/2022 2:10:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    CBS2 ^ | December 31, 2021 | CBS 2 Chicago Staff
    A Cook County judge and her 3-year-old son were carjacked at gunpoint late Thursday night in Humboldt Park. Police said, around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a 52-year-old woman was pulling into a garage of a home in the 1500 block of North Campbell Avenue, with her 3-year-old son in the back seat, when two men approached.
  • Orland Park board says suburb will not enforce Cook County’s proof of vaccine mandate. ( Chicago area )

    12/29/2021 4:49:31 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    WGN 9 ^ | Dec 28, 2021 | Shannon Halligan
    Mandate set to begin Monday.. ORLAND PARK, Ill. — The Village of Orland Park voted Tuesday to defy Cook County’s proof of vaccine mandate. During a special meeting of the Orland Park Board of Trustees, the board approved a resolution opposing Cook County’s vaccine mandate. The mandate calls for proof of vaccination for customers of indoor settings where food or drink are served, like restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, and in fitness facilities. The order will go into effect Jan. 3. But Orland Park leaders said that won’t happen there. “We have allowed our businesses a choice in how they...
  • Thunderbolts And Lightfoot - Chicago Mayor Begs Biden For Crime Help After Turning Down Trump Offer For Assistance

    12/24/2021 12:30:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | December 24, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One wonders how many black lives were gunned down in the city of Chicago between the time Mayor Lori Lightfoot turned down President Trump’s offer of federal assistance in fighting the crime wave that was ravaging her city and still is, and her current pleading to “dementia” Joe Biden for similar federal assistance. Quick to hunt down residents not wearing a mask, Lightfoot slashed Chicago’s law enforcement budget while preaching social justice and demanding police be fully vaccinated before they arrest criminals her prosecutors would fail to prosecute. As PJ Media reports: This is a big turnaround for Lightfoot. In...
  • Dem Chicago Alderman: ‘We Still Talk More about COVID’ than Gun Violence, Even Though More Kids Die from Guns in Chicago Than COVID

    12/24/2021 11:42:43 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 12/24/2021 | Ian Hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez (D) said that “we still talk more about COVID than we do gun violence” even though more children have been the victims of gun violence in the city than have died from coronavirus in Illinois. Lopez said, “We’ve seen more children impacted by gun violence than by COVID, and now, she’s [Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D)] doing the great pivot, the great about-face, and saying now that President Joe Biden is here, she’ll take the help. What about all those thousands of people whose lives have...
  • Four shot at busy suburban Chicago mall: ‘It was scary

    12/24/2021 9:00:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/24/2021 | Joshua Rhett miller
    Four people were wounded when gunfire erupted at a Chicago-area mall, sending frightened last-minute holiday shoppers and employees scurrying for cover. Two gunmen opened fire on each other at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday in a corridor at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook. One of the suspects, who was not immediately identified, was wounded and taken into custody, while cops were still searching for the second shooter, the Chicago Tribune reported.
  • Cook County follows Chicago with COVID-19 vaccination mandate for patrons of restaurants, gyms and other businesses

    12/23/2021 9:38:28 AM PST · by Salman · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | DEC 23, 2021 | Alice Yin
    Cook County will follow Chicago in imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for patrons 5 and older of restaurants, bars, gyms and an assortment of other businesses, officials announced Thursday. The mandate for suburban Cook County takes effect Monday, Jan. 3, as does Chicago’s. The indoor establishments that will be required to ask for proof of vaccination status also include gyms and anywhere else food and drink are served, according to a copy of the COVID-19 order from the Cook County Department of Public Health. That encompasses movie theaters, concert venues, arcades, sports arenas and more. ...
  • ‘Your time is up’: Chicago’s leftist mayor unveils vaccine passport system for everyone age 5 and up

    12/22/2021 5:16:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 12/22/2021 | Staff
    CHICAGO (LifeSiteNews) — Starting January 3, everyone aged 5 and older will need to have their vaccine passport to enter most places of public accommodation in the city of Chicago. All residents and visitors to the Windy City will need to show proof of vaccination to “dine indoors, visit gyms, or enjoy entertainment venues where food or drink are being served.” All employees of these institutions must be fully jabbed or wear a mask at all times and present a negative COVID-19 test weekly. “These are the places that are the most risky places for spread, which is why we’re...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Vaccine Requirements for Restaurants Are Now ‘Necessary’

    12/22/2021 11:31:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/22/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Businesses requiring patrons, including children as young as five, to show proof of vaccination is now “necessary,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) declared this week. “Despite our diligent and equitable vaccine distribution efforts throughout this year, unfortunately, our city continues to see a surge of COVID-19 Delta and now omicron cases,” the Democrat mayor said on Tuesday, announcing the city’s new vaccine requirement, which goes into effect January 3.
  • Mayor of Chicago: If you linger in a coffee shop or eat a muffin then you need to show proof of vaccination

    12/22/2021 9:11:53 AM PST · by RandFan · 54 replies
    twitter ^ | Dec 22 | Lori Lightfoot
    "If you're going into that coffee shop to pick-up and go, you don't need to show proof. But if you're gonna linger, you're gonna eat that muffin, you're gonna sit down with your laptop, you gotta show proof of vaccination." Clip...
  • Proof of vaccination required to enter most businesses in Chicago starting Jan. 3, mayor announces

    12/22/2021 9:10:52 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    WGN Chicago ^ | December 21, 2021 | Tahman Bradley, Shannon Halligan
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot and health officials announced Tuesday that individuals 5 years of age and older will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to dine indoors and visit gyms or entertainment venues where food or drinks are served. According to the mayor’s office, the new requirement goes into effect Jan. 3 and is in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases in part by the omicron variant. It is similar to the requirements already in place in other large cities, including New York City and Los Angeles. “There’s no denying that we’re...
  • Chicago mayor announces new proof of COVID vaccine or test requirement for restaurants, gyms

    12/21/2021 11:58:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    WLS ^ | 12/21/2021 | Diane Pathieu and Craig Wall
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced new COVID mitigations Tuesday, including a vaccine requirement for indoor dining at restaurants for patrons and workers. People going out to eat will have to bring in more than just their masks and wallets starting January 3. The city of Chicago will start requiring customers and restaurant workers to also provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test. This new mitigation effort is aimed at stemming the spread of the omicron variant, which the CDC now says is responsible for 73% of all new COVID cases. "I think it'll make...
  • Chicago Mayor Lightfoot asks federal government for help fighting city's crime.

    12/21/2021 11:37:18 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12.21.2021 | Greg Norman
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling on the federal government for help in combating crime and violence in the Windy City. In a news conference Monday, the Democrat mayor asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to send in agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for six months to ramp up the number of gun investigations and gun seizures, according to Fox32 Chicago. She also asked for more federal prosecutors to handle the criminal cases those agents will investigate, as well as federal marshals to assist local law enforcement with tracking down thousands of suspects wanted on...