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  • A neighbor charged in shooting rampage at Northwest Side condo building left two chilling notes

    10/17/2019 11:17:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2019 | Megan Crepeau and Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    A man facing eviction from his Northwest Side condo building went on a deadly rampage over the weekend, killing four people in a neighboring apartment as they sat down for dinner before hunting down another neighbor and shooting her in the back of the head as she fled, Cook County prosecutors alleged Monday. Police later found two chilling notes written in Polish in Krysztof Marek’s apartment in the Dunning neighborhood. “Tomorrow!! No Mercy Without any stupid hesitation!!!” prosecutors said one read in part. After prosecutors laid out the dramatic details Monday in the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Judge John Fitzgerald...
  • Indian H-1B Visa Workers Protest U.S. Senator, Demand More Green Cards

    10/15/2019 1:14:28 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Oct 2019 | NEIL MUNRO
    [...] Many Indians have been imported to take high-tech jobs throughout Durbin’s home state of Illinois. On October 10, roughly 600 of these imported workers turned out to demand passage of Lee’s green card giveaway bill, which is dubbed by advocates the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act.” Advocates claimed a turnout of 5,000, but the video shows roughly 600 marchers [...] Companies have imported roughly 35,000 H-1B workers into Durbin’s Illinois, along with thousands of additional L-1, OPT, and H4EAD workers. Roughly 75 percent of these visa workers are hired in India for a wide variety of U.S. jobs,...
  • ILLINOIS RED-LIGHT CAMERAS HAVE COLLECTED MORE THAN $1B FROM DRIVERS SINCE 2008

    10/15/2019 12:41:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | 10/15/2019 | Austin Berg, Ben Szalinski, Tivas Gupta
    Illinois local governments generated more than $1 billion in red-light camera revenue from 2008 to 2018.. Each red-light camera ticket in Illinois costs drivers up to $100.. Chicago has long been a poster child for red-light camera abuse. The city is home to the nation’s highest count of red-light cameras, a former high-ranking transportation official serving jail time for taking bribes from a red-light camera company, and a pricey settlement for drivers who a judge ruled did not receive proper notifications in the ticketing process. ... smaller local governments outside the city have installed almost as many red-light cameras as...
  • Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash

    10/15/2019 6:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    a group of Democratic senators took cash from a Ukraine lobbyist to push Ukrainian gas interests at the same time the Democrats are pushing the Trump-Ukraine yarn. ... Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner? .. previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry's former chief of staff. That's handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine...
  • 5 people shot and killed by neighbor with ‘anger management issues’ at condo building

    10/13/2019 8:11:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 13, 2019 | Alice Yin and Jeremy Gorner
    Three women and two men are dead in a shooting in a condominium building on Chicago’s Northwest Side by a neighbor who was known to have “anger management issues,” police said. A woman who had been in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in two units of a Dunning condo building died Sunday from her injuries, bringing the death toll to five from the Saturday night shooting rampage, police said. Authorities said the man left his condo in the 6700 block of West Irving Park Road in the Dunning neighborhood, went to a neighbor’s home in the same building...
  • Facebook suspends Arlington Heights-based church's page

    10/11/2019 8:28:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Daily Herold ^ | 10/11/2019 | Christopher Placek
    A Facebook page run by the Arlington Heights-based Church of Christian Liberty was shut down for not complying with the social media company's policies, church officials said Friday. Church leaders say they weren't told exactly what led Facebook to ban the Christian Liberty Press page, but they speculate it has to do with expressing their Christian views.
  • More baby corpses found ‘disintegrating’ in dead abortionist’s car

    10/10/2019 5:43:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    DOLTON, Illinois, October 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Even more remains of aborted children have been found in property belonging to the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. Klopfer died on September 3 at age 75. For decades he was an abortionist at The Women’s Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana until his medical license was suspended in 2016 for a history of violations including failure to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl. The Sheriff’s Office of Will County, Illinois (where Klopfer had a home) announced last month that a Klopfer family attorney had notified the county coroner’s...
  • A violation of unwritten gang rules led to the execution of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, authorities say

    10/07/2019 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 7, 2019 | Megan Crepeau
    In life, Tyshawn Lee was a mischievous fourth grader who loved basketball, Xbox and macaroni and cheese. In death, Tyshawn became a symbol of the cycle of gang retaliation that authorities say drives much of the violence in pockets of Chicago’s South and West sides. Nearly four years after the skinny 9-year-old was lured into a South Side alley and shot execution-style by rivals of his father’s gang, separate Cook County juries last week convicted Corey Morgan and Dwright Doty in his killing. A third defendant, Kevin Edwards, pleaded guilty before the trial. All were allegedly members of the Bang...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Even Kamala Harris' father hates her pandering behavior

    10/04/2019 10:16:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Chicagonow.com ^ | By Bonnie McGrath, July 1, 2019 at 10:36 am
    Donald Harris, Sen. Kamala Harris' father. Professor Emeritus of Economics at Stanford =============================================================================================================== So there she was on the radio a while back, on The Breakfast Club, and one of the hosts asked Senator Kamala Harris, candidate for president, if she smoked pot. She giggled. And giggled. And giggled some more. All the giggling got under my skin. As did the phony accent she drifted in and out of during the interview to make herself more "black" for the listeners. Yes, she smoked pot, she said. Coyly. And she made a point of saying she inhaled. A long time ago....
  • Rahm Emanuel raised taxes.. pension funds.. The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion.

    10/03/2019 7:44:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | OCT 03, 2019 | HAL DARDICK and JUAN PEREZ JR.
    Rahm Emanuel raised taxes to get city worker pension funds on a ‘path to solvency.’ The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion. ... A record-high property tax increase. A new tax on water and sewer service. A higher 911 emergency fee on telephone lines... Emanuel’s series of tax hikes was painful, but he promised the extra money was part of a plan to get the woefully underfunded city worker pension funds on a “path to solvency.”.. in the four years since .. The pension funds are actually worse off. When Emanuel pushed through the tax hikes, the city worker retirement...
  • Fairview Heights officials caught off guard that abortion clinic was being built

    10/03/2019 1:52:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Belleville News Democrat ^ | Kavahn Mansouri
    Fairview Heights city officials said they didn’t know that Planned Parenthood was planning to open a clinic that would offer both surgical and medical abortions. Mayor Mark Kupsky said the city wasn’t aware of Planned Parenthood’s intentions to move into the former medical office. He said the city only knew that the building was being renovated and a medical organization planned to move into it. “We did not necessarily know who the tenant was, but that’s not uncommon,” he said. “The zoning allows for that type of use.” However, Kupsky said, Planned Parenthood has been in Fairview Heights for 19...
  • Planned Parenthood has been building a secret "mega-clinic" in the Metro East (Abortion)

    10/02/2019 11:24:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Kate Smith / CBS News
    (CBS News/ KMOV) -- After over a year of secret construction, Planned Parenthood announced its newest abortion facility on Wednesday: an 18,000-square-foot mega-clinic in Fairview Heights. The new location is just 13 miles away from Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic, a facility in St. Louis fighting to keep its license. Since August 2018, Planned Parenthood has used a shell company to construct the facility, leaving no public trace that the former medical office would become one of the largest abortion clinics in the country. CBS News first visited the site in August, while it was still being built. Colleen McNicholas,...
  • Elementary school in Evanston ‘cancels’ Halloween

    10/01/2019 8:01:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | September 30, 2019
    There will be no candy or costumes on Halloween at an elementary school in Evanston this year. Lincoln Elementary School, located at 910 Forest Avenue, has canceled its Halloween celebration during the school day. According to the Chicago Tribune, the school said it wants to be inclusive of all students and avoid celebrating a cultural holiday during the school day that some students don't celebrate because of religious reasons. "While we recognize that Halloween is a fun tradition for many families, it is not a holiday that is celebrated by all members of our school community and for various reasons. There...
  • American History: LGBTQ Edition

    10/01/2019 5:36:23 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 1, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    A new Illinois law requires Illinois schools to teach kids of all ages about the contributions of the LGBTQ community, the Chicago Tribune reported last month. Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed the Inclusive Curriculum Law August 9; it mandates that public schools teach students as early as possible about contributions lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made to U.S. state and national history. The details about why it passed and who passed it demonstrate just how much the LGBTQ lobby is targeting children to focus on a specific ideology, excluding others — with taxpayer dollars. While the bill...
  • ‘car2go’ leaving Chicago at the end of the year

    09/30/2019 8:05:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    chicago Sun Times ^ | 9-27-19 | Sam Charles
    Car2go rentals in Chicago will no longer be offered as of Jan. 1, 2020, less than two years after the company arrived here with 400 eco-friendly cars available to rent. The company is ending service Oct. 31 in Austin, Calgary, Denver and Portland. It is an app-based service that lets users reserve rental cars, drive them then leave them at designated parking spots. Rides cost between 29 cents and 39 cents per minute. The company suspended services in Chicago earlier this year after a rash of vehicle thefts. In April, 21 people were charged after more than 100 car2go-owned Mercedes-Benzes...
  • It's a hoax: The hate crime the media used to try to smear Karen Pence

    09/30/2019 12:50:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2019 | Brad Polumbo
    Three white boys held down an African American girl and cut her hair at recess, and somehow, it’s Karen Pence’s fault. Oh, except it didn’t actually happen. And in fact, the story was pretty fishy right from the beginning, and people should have known. First, an accusation was made by a black female student at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia. She alleged that three white boys had held her down at recess, insulted her, and cut her dreadlocks off with scissors. This alleged incident supposedly happened at Immanuel Christian, a private Christian school where Second Lady Karen Pence happens to...
  • GOP lawmaker blasts Trump for quoting pastor warning of civil war over impeachment

    09/29/2019 7:59:35 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 150 replies
    The Hill ^ | 29 SEP 19 | By Chris Mills Rodrigo - 09/29/19 10:21 PM EDT
    Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) on Sunday criticized President Trump for quoting a pastor saying impeachment could trigger a "Civil War-like fracture" in the country. "I have visited nations ravaged by civil war," Kinzinger tweeted. "I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant." I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. @realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant. https://t.co/a5Bae7bP7g — Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) September 30, 2019 The rare rebuke from a Republican member of Congress came in response to Trump...
  • CAGW Names Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker September 2019 Porker of the Month

    09/28/2019 8:14:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | September 2019 | Citizens Against Government Waste
    Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker (D) September 2019 Porker of the Month for signing a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects. Illinois currently has a $223.9 billion shortfall, which breaks down to a debt burden of $52,600 per taxpayer. The state has $6 billion in unpaid bills and the lowest credit rating of any state in the country. Its unfunded pension liability tops $130 billion. Illinois taxpayers are so saddled with debt, taxes, corrupt local government, and dwindling middle-class jobs that 157,000 residents have left over the...
  • FBI agents are seen carrying brown evidence bags as they RAID Democratic Illinois Senator...

    09/25/2019 9:10:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 September 2019 | Lauren Edmonds
    FBI agents are seen carrying brown evidence bags as they RAID Democratic Illinois Senator Martin Sandoval's office as part of an 'ongoing criminal investigation' The FBI raided 55-year-old Sandoval's Springfield offices at the Illinois Sate Capital building, as well as his regional offices in Cicero Agents were seen transporting boxes, brown bags and possibly a desktop computer from Sandoval's offices into two SUVs around 12.30pm The nature and details surrounding the investigation have not yet been disclosed SNIP