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  • Charges Against R-Kelly Dropped (Soros funded Chicago SA Kim Foxx does it again)

    01/31/2023 4:49:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies ^ | 1/31/2023 | Geraldyn Berry
    Illinois Cook County prosecutors have dropped state sex-crime charges against singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, known as R. Kelly. The charges that have been dropped are aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse counts involving four accusers, three of them minors. On Monday, County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said that they are being dropped in part because of the prison sentences he is already facing for his federal convictions. Kelly had been charged in federal courts in New York and Chicago after Foxx’s office filed charges in 2019.
  • Illinois Lawmakers Push New “Assault Weapons” Ban

    12/22/2022 3:45:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 17, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    HB5855 is a bill that heavily infringes on the right to arms protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. Ironically, it is titled the “Protect Illinois Communities Act”. The bill has been introduced into the Illinois House of Representatives by Representative Bob Morgan, (D) of the 58th District in Springfield, Illinois. Representative Morgan is a prolific introducer of bills. In 2022, he introduced 38 bills, none of which has moved beyond the introduction phase and passed to the House of Representatives. He introduced 36 bills in 2021, but again none of them passed...
  • Woman charged with battering 5 police officers, resisting arrest during traffic stop in Crystal Lake

    12/12/2022 3:47:35 PM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Lake & McHenry County Scanner ^ | 12/12/2022 | Sam Borcia
    A Fox River Grove woman allegedly battered five different police officers while they were trying to arrest her during a traffic stop in Crystal Lake, court documents show. Ellie G. Masukevich, 18, of Fox River Grove, was charged with five counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, two counts of driving under the influence, resisting a peace officer and possession of liquor by a minor. Court records show officers stopped a 2006 Honda Pilot on westbound Route 14 at Pingree Road in Crystal Lake. The officers stopped the vehicle around 7 p.m. Tuesday after noticing the Honda commit traffic...
  • Attention Media: Gun Sales are NOT Collapsing in Illinois

    09/27/2022 5:16:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 25, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Samuel Stebbins writes for 24/7 Wall St and several other left-leaning organizations such as the NYTs, HuffPost, and MSN. Mr. Stebbins has written a number of articles involving guns, crime, and statistics. The numbers he cites are usually correct. They are from sources such as the FBI Uniform Crime Reports.Unfortunately, it is easy to make errors if you do not understand how the numbers are generated. It appears to be the reason for the laughable numbers in Samuel’s most recent article claiming “Gun Sales are Collapsing in Illinois.” In Illinois, gun sales are falling even faster than they are nationwide....
  • Democrats CRY Racism Over GOP Opposing The PURGE Coming To Illinois With WOKE No Cash Bail Law!

    09/09/2022 4:50:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Rumble ^ | 9/8/22 | Black Conservative Perspective
    The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, known as the SAFE-T Act, passed with the backing of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus in the early hours of Jan. 13, 2021. The broad-ranging measure abolishes cash bail beginning in January 2023, reforms police training, certification and use-of-force standards, expands detainee rights, and requires body cameras at all departments by 2025
  • NY, CA, and IL Declare State of Emergency over “Monkeypox Crisis”

    08/02/2022 4:21:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies ^ | 8/2/2022 | clandestine
    Today, the “Big 3” Blue States, New York, California, and Illinois, all announced a State of Emergency to address the “Monkeypox Crisis”. You’ll notice Newsome and CA are already mobilizing for mass vaccination, and trying to encourage the rest of the States to do the same. The vaccine and fear campaign is now in motion. Soon, the remaining states with Dem governors, will likely declare a State of Emergency as well. The Red States probably won’t play along, but this won’t stop the DNC from trying to justify a National State of Emergency and lockdowns. Is this based on...
  • Illinois Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on FOID Constitutionality for Second Time

    07/12/2022 5:02:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | July 6, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In a split 4 to 3 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court has refused to rule on the constitutionality of the Firearms Owner’s IDentification card (FOID) requirements in Illinois. This is the second time the Court has refused to rule on the same case. From the decision: “Mandates of this court are not to be treated lightly but are to be obeyed.” Id. Where the cause is remanded by this court “with specific directions, the court below has no discretion, but must pursue the mandate” of this court. Chickering v. Failes, 29 Ill. 294, 302-03 (1862). Accordingly, the circuit court’s orders...
  • Madigan indictment sends shockwaves through Illinois political chambers: "Today may be the darkest day in Illinois government history"

    07/06/2022 10:30:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 46 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 6, 2020 | CBS Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) -- The federal indictment against former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday sent shockwaves through the halls of state and local government, with politicians from both sides of the aisle condemning Madigan's alleged behavior as "deplorable" and "disturbing."Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, a political foe of Madigan's for years, said Wednesday "may be the darkest day in Illinois government history." "This is not just an indictment against Michael Madigan, but it's an indictment against the Democrat Party of Illinois that he ran for decades," he said. "But the public needs to get answers from the speaker,...
  • 2022 Illinois Primary Election Live Today (& MS, CO, OK, UT, NY

    06/28/2022 5:43:18 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 82 replies
    NBC CHICAGO 5 ^ | June 28, 2022
    the much awaited Illinois June 28 Primary Election Day is upon us. Here's where we'll be keeping track of live updates from Election Day across the Chicago area, along with what you need to know about who's on your ballot ...
  • 21 Republican primaries ... Polls close at 8:00 EDT

    06/28/2022 4:49:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 9 replies
    538 ^ | June 28, 2022
    ILLINOIS's highest-profile GOP primary is the race between Republican Reps. Rodney Davis and Mary Miller in the new 15th District, one of the nation’s six incumbent-versus-incumbent primaries. ... < > 13th District in south-central Illinois to be a D+7 seat ... But the GOP could still hold this seat in a Republican-leaning midterm environment. Republicans look likely to pick either former federal prosecutor Jesse Reising or nonprofit president Regan Deering, as they’ve raised the most money and are on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s list of candidates to watch.
  • NEXT TUESDAY: Primaries in Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Utah; Runoff in South Carolina

    06/22/2022 5:56:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Prepare to vote!
  • 14 Senate Republicans buck NRA to advance bipartisan gun bill

    06/22/2022 7:31:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2022 | Harris Alic
    Fourteen Senate Republicans bucked the National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates on Tuesday to advance bipartisan gun control and school safety legislation. In a 64-34 vote, the Senate voted to begin debate on an ambitious rewrite of the nation’s firearm laws. Although only a simple majority was needed to take the measure up, 14 Republicans led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted in favor.
  • Congressman Sean Casten's daughter dies aged 17: Teen is pronounced dead at family home

    06/14/2022 4:53:28 AM PDT · by dennisw · 161 replies
    Congressman Sean Casten's daughter dies aged 17: Teen is pronounced dead at family home - days after her father spoke of his 'tremendous pride' after she organized training on how save someone's life from a gunshot wound Rep. Sean Casten's 17-year-old daughter Gwen Casten died on Monday morning The teenager died at the family's Downers Grove home, local police said Days before her death, Casten said he had 'tremendous pride' in his daughter She was an anti-gun violence advocate and organized training in her school to teach kids how to pack a gunshot wound Last year, Gwen and her father...
  • Woman shoots husband twice in Germantown in possible act of self-defense: Police

    04/23/2022 5:00:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | Dean Weingarten
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police say a woman shot her husband twice, possibly in self-defense, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Police say the 34-year-old woman fired from a car at Chew and Brinton streets around midnight Friday. The 40-year-old husband was struck in both of his legs. The gunfire also damaged an unattended, parked car and a nearby home. Police found the woman in her car around the corner from the scene. Investigators say she is cooperating. "She does have an active protection from abuse warrant against her husband. We did verify that through our computer system. So there is...
  • Illinois FOID reformed, Under Supreme Court Scrutiny

    03/25/2022 5:20:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | March 23, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The Illinois Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) requirement came in with the enormous gun control push done by Democrats in 1968, during the Johnson administration. In 2017, an Illinois state judge, T. Scott Webb, of White County, found the FOID unconstitutional. The case made it to the Illinois Supreme Court, where it was sent back to the District Court for clarification.In 2021, it was found to be unconstitutional again and has again made its way back to the Illinois Supreme court. From the decision, Case 17-CM-60, 26 April 2021:“A citizen in the State of Illinois is not born with a Second...
  • Anti-Trumpers Gathering in DC to Counter CPAC This Weekend

    02/21/2022 2:21:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 2/21/22 | Eric Mack
    Republicans ostracized from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this weekend in Orlando, Florida, are staging their own counterprogramming in Washington, D.C., this weekend. The Republicans opposed to former President Donald Trump are gathering for the Principles First summit Saturday and Sunday, and the speakers list includes anti-Trump Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., the two GOP members who are skirting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to join House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan Jan. 6 Select Committee. "Principles First is excited to announce a two-day grassroots summit at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Feb....

    02/01/2022 12:00:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 86 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 31, 2022
    Villa Park State Rep. Deb Conroy (Democrat) wants to "isolate or quarantine persons who are unable or unwilling to receive vaccines, medications, or other treatments."
  • 10 Firefighters Quit After Convicted Arsonist Is Appointed Acting Chief

    12/23/2021 10:21:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    Ten out of 13 members of the Prairie Du Pont Volunteer Fire Department quit at a fire district board meeting on Monday night after a convicted arsonist was appointed acting fire chief. The Prairie Du Pont Volunteer Fire Protection District Board of Trustees met in East Carondelet on Dec. 20 and fired Prairie Du Pont Volunteer Fire Chief John Rosencranz, KTVI reported. The board gave no reason for the termination as they replaced Chief Rosencranz with Prairie Du Pont Volunteer Fire Assistant Chief Jerame Simmons, who was sitting at the same table. In a statement released after the meeting on...
  • 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...
  • Illinois Gun Turn-in / “Buyback” Includes 8 Air Guns, Antiques

    12/22/2021 3:44:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 18, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun turn-in events, labeled with the Orwellian term “buyback” are making a small comeback in the United States. Most of them are occurring in states where private sales are not allowed by law. They are not occurring in states which require the valuable property to be sold for the public’s benefit. Illinois has a version of the law that requires private sales to go through the state website, identify the purchaser of the firearms with a Firearms Owner Identification (FOID), and be assigned an approval number. This eliminates privacy from private sales. It becomes unworkable for private purchasers to buy...