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  • Critic of Illinois mayor Tiffany Henyard believes embattled pol ordered shooting at her home

    02/21/2024 7:39:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | Published Feb. 19, 2024, 6:14 p.m. ET | Selim Algar Steven Vago
    A vocal critic of embattled mayor Tiffany Henyard believes her home was sprayed with bullets at the behest of the official during a bitter feud between them last summer. Two cars belonging to tenants of former Village of Dolton Trustee Valeria Stubbs, a retired member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, were riddled with at least nine shots last July. The raid, she believes, stemmed from her public attacks on Henyard, who has been accused of plundering the debt-ridden Illinois town’s coffers to pay for lavish travel, dinners and personal indulgences. Asked if she believes Henyard, 40, was behind the...
  • AG tells Dolton mayor’s charity to stop soliciting money

    02/21/2024 7:31:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    WGN TV9 ^ | Updated: Feb 21, 2024 / 04:15 PM CST | by: Ben Bradley
    DOLTON, Ill. — Illinois Attorney General has ordered a politician’s charity to stop soliciting money because it has failed to report how it spends funds and who has benefited. WGN Investigates previously reported on questionable spending by Dolton mayor Tiffany Henyard, who also serves as Thornton Township supervisor. Thousands of tax dollars have been funneled to the Tiffany Henyard Cares Foundation. Township and Dolton workers and vehicles have been used for the charity’s events. The foundation claims to help cancer patients; but hasn’t filed any of the required financial disclosures with the state of Illinois. The attorney general sent a...
  • FBI finally probing ‘super mayor’ Tiffany Henyard — who is accused of corruption — as Illinois AG shuts her charity: sources

    02/21/2024 5:00:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | Published Feb. 21, 2024, 4:53 | Steven Vago
    The FBI is probing self-described “super mayor” Tiffany Henyard over mounting accusations of misconduct and misuse of office — as the Illinois Attorney General shut down her charity Tuesday, The Post has learned. The eccentric mayor — whose face is plastered across billboards in tiny Dolton, Ill. — is accused of spending taxpayer money on lavish an unnecessary trips and forking over one million dollars on a police detail then using them to retaliate against her percieved enemies. Lawrence Gardner, 57, said he visited an FBI office after Henyard shuttered his trucking business because he refused to renew a $3,500...
  • Cook County dropped charges after Chicago cops saw him stealing a catalytic converter. He wasn’t so lucky in DuPage County.

    02/21/2024 3:06:53 AM PST · by CFW · 20 replies
    CWBChicago ^ | 2/20/24 | staff
    CHICAGO — Dexter Williams has been on a roll in Cook County. Since 2022, he’s been charged with misdemeanors six times, and prosecutors dropped all but one of those cases. Among the charges they dropped was a 2022 theft case that police filed against him after on-duty Chicago police officers said they saw Williams trying to steal a catalytic converter in Roscoe Village. The cops asked prosecutors to approve felony charges, but the state’s attorney’s office rejected that idea and then dropped the entire matter a few months later. Maybe Williams should have stayed in Cook County. He’s now being...
  • Chicago sues oil companies for impacts of climate change

    02/21/2024 6:48:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | ZACK BUDRYK
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sued six major oil companies and the primary fossil fuel lobbying group, alleging they funded and planned a campaign of climate change denial that directly affects the city’s residents. In the lawsuit, the city accused BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) of misleading the public about the impact of their products and of contributing to the effects of climate change on Chicago. These impacts include unsafe summer temperatures, an increase in extreme weather, shoreline erosion and susceptibility to disasters such as flash flooding in basements on...
  • Joe Biden’s paternal great-great grandfather got a pardon from Abraham Lincoln 160 years ago, new records reveal

    02/20/2024 3:14:53 PM PST · by Twotone · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 19, 2024 | Ryan King
    Abraham Lincoln didn’t just free the slaves and preserve the Union. America’s 16th (and arguably greatest-ever) president also pardoned the current chief executive’s paternal great-great-grandfather after he was sentenced to hard labor at a military prison, newly unearthed documents show. President Biden’s ancestor, Moses Robinette, was put in the dock after he came to blows with one John Alexander, a fellow civilian employee of the Union Army, on March 21, 1864, according to records found by the Washington Post. Alexander, a brigade wagon master, was left bloodied by wounds that came from Robinette’s pocket knife and the presidential forebear was...
  • WashPost: Lincoln Pardoned Biden Ancestor

    02/19/2024 1:19:06 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 19, 2024 | Brian Freeman
    Documents discovered at the National Archives in Washington show that former President Abraham Lincoln pardoned the great-great-grandfather of President Joe Biden, a Union Army civilian employee named Moses Robinette, The Washington Post reported Monday. Joseph Robinette Biden's ancestral line has long been known and includes Moses Robinette among his paternal ancestors from western Maryland, but little has been chronicled about the man until his court-martial records were discovered. The story dates to March 21, 1864 during the Civil War, when a fight broke out in one of the mess tents near Beverly Ford, Virginia, between Robinette and Union Army civilian...
  • Skokie Public Defender Sues To Be Able To Display Photo Holding Rifle

    02/18/2024 3:19:52 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | 16 Feb 2024 | Jonah Meadows
    Skokie Public Defender Sues To Be Able To Display Photo Holding Rifle Debra Gassman says preventing her from displaying the photograph is a violation of her First Amendment rights. After she returned from Israel, Gassman alleges she prominently displayed an 11-inch print of the photo in her shared office at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building at 26th Street and California Avenue in Chicago for 18 years without any issues.
  • Chicago Mayor Extends Contract on Anti-Crime Program That He Campaigned Against As Racist

    02/18/2024 2:28:09 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Jonathan Turley ^ | February 17, 2024 | Jonathan Turley
    I have written about the disastrous policies of Mayor Brandon Johnson for Chicago. As a native son, it is hard to watch this wonderful city undermined by Johnson and radical allies in the city council. Some initiatives like reparations and state-funded grocery stores will cost money but will not impose nearly the costs of Johnson’s dismal record on crime and taxes. However, this week saw a particularly confusing moment when, after calling the anti-crime program ShotSpotter “racist,” Johnson asked the company to extend its contract beyond the upcoming Democratic National Convention. So Johnson will put an end to this supposedly...
  • Tiffany Henyard controversy: Residents denied public comment in board meeting

    02/18/2024 7:03:14 AM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | February 15, 2024 | Dane Placko
    The sign outside Thornton Township's office in South Holland reads, "Welcome to Thornton Township. People working with people." But when residents showed up Tuesday night to speak at a public board meeting, they got anything but a warm welcome. "When I arrived there was security here," said Stephanie Wiedeman, a former township employee and frequent Henyard critic. "He was standing at the bottom of the stairs preventing anybody from going up to the boardroom. I asked him if the meeting was downstairs, he replied yes." Wiedeman and a handful of other residents wanted to speak directly to Supervisor Tiffany Henyard,...
  • Illinois mayor shuts down local businesses that don’t contribute to her campaign, dresses like a movie gangster: citizens

    02/18/2024 5:42:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies ^ | February 16, 2024 | Steven Vago and Selim Algar
    Mayor Tiffany Henyard attends meetings dressed as a movie gangster and her residents say she plays the part – retaliating against them unless they do her bidding, The Post can reveal. Henyard channeled drug kingpin Nino Brown from the 1991 gangster movie “New Jack City” at a 2023 gathering, an ensemble meant to intimidate, her critics claimed this week. “People look at politics like a joke, it’s like a mockery right now because of all this stuff,” Village of Dolton Trustee Kiana Belcher told The Post. “She comes to board meetings dressed like Nino Brown.” -snip Lawrence Gardner, 57, told...
  • Bank threatens to repossess Village of Dolton vehicles due to $76k overdue payment

    02/17/2024 4:27:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | February 15, 2024 | Courtney Spinelli, Andrew Schroedter, and Eli Ong
    Financial turmoil continued to unfold in south suburban Dolton Thursday after a bank said the village failed to make a payment worth tens of thousands of dollars, which may result in police cruisers and other public works vehicles being repossessed. According to a letter dated Feb. 14, 2024, representatives from KS StateBank are threatening to take possession of more than a dozen village vehicles, which includes six police cruisers, after the village failed to make a payment of more than $76,000 on the vehicles’ loan some nine months ago. Lawyers for KS StateBank said in the letter, that the village...

    02/12/2024 11:09:57 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 267 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12 Feb 2024 | Scott Johnson
    Today is the anniversary of the birth of America’s great or greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. As a politician and as president, Lincoln was a profound student of the Constitution and constitutional history. Perhaps most important, Lincoln was America’s indispensable teacher of the moral ground of political freedom at the exact moment when the country was on the threshold of abandoning what he called its “ancient faith” that all men are created equal. In 1858 Lincoln attained national prominence in the Republican Party as the result of the contest for the Senate seat held by Stephen Douglas. It was Lincoln’s losing...
  • Man Charged in 1972 Murder Found Dead in Suburban Chicago Jail Cell

    02/11/2024 11:45:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 11, 2024 | Chris Tye
    Barry Lee Whelpley died this weekend behind bars – while awaiting trial for the murder of a Naperville teenager more than 50 years ago. Now, the family of Julie Ann Hanson will never learn if a jury of his peers would have found Whelpley guilty of her murder. Two and a half years after his arrest, a trial date still has not been set. A series of setbacks and legal hurdles for prosecutors helped the case drag on – and now, it is a trial that will never happen. Four days after the Fourth of July in 1972, the 15-year-old...
  • Illinois governor denounces language of Biden special counsel report: ‘I smell a rat’

    02/10/2024 6:55:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/24 | Filip Timotija
    Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) scrutinized language in the special counsel’s report, released Thursday, on President Biden’s retention of classified documents — including comments about the president’s age and memory. “I smell a rat,” Pritzker, one of the top surrogates in Biden’s reelection campaign, said during a press conference Friday. “It was extremely unfair for a [former President] Trump appointee, originally to the Department of Justice, to offer his own opinions about the mental acuity or age of the president of the United States,” he added. His defense of Biden comes after DOJ special counsel Robert Hur, who was tasked...
  • Leftists Lose Their Minds When Wall Street Journal Notices Michigan-Grown Jihadis

    02/08/2024 12:56:54 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 07, 2024 | Erielle Azerrad
    The headline is regarded as far worthier of condemnation than the fact that thousands in one city repeatedly celebrated the indiscriminate massacre and rape of men, women, and children.. Last Friday, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled “Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital,” by Middle East expert Steven Stalinsky. While the usual corners of the political left, including President Biden himself, excoriated the article, no one has proven it to contain a single incorrect fact. Stalinsky outlined how, in the wake of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack in Israel, the Detroit suburb erupted in pro-Hamas protests. At these,...
  • WATCH: IL Democrat Mayor Snaps at Officials for ‘Attacking Black Woman in Power’ When Questioned on Spending

    02/08/2024 11:47:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/08/2024 | Amy Furr
    Mayor Tiffany Henyard (D) of Dolton, Illinois, got heated with officials Monday when they questioned her on issues that have brought a wave of criticism. Fox News reported Thursday that she was pelted with questions about her controversial spending habits and transparency. Dolton mayor to critics: ‘I’m the leader!’ — WGN TV News (@WGNNews) February 7, 2024 Video footage shows the meeting with Henyard speaking to fellow officials. She said, “Y’all should be ashamed of y’all selves. Y’all black. Y’all are black. And y’all sitting up here beating and attacking on a black woman that’s in power. You should be...
  • Edgewater shooting: Man with CCL gets into shootout with would-be robber, Chicago police say

    02/04/2024 5:19:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | January 30, 2024 | Team
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A would-be robbery victim with a concealed carry license got into a shootout with a suspect on the Far North Side early Tuesday morning. The 23-year-old man was walking in the 5400-block of North Winthrop Avenue in the city's Edgewater neighborhood just after 4:20 a.m., when a white sedan and dark-colored SUV approached, CPD said. A male suspect got out of one of the cars, pulled out a gun and demanded the man give him his belongings, police said. The victim, who has a Firearm Owners Identification card and CCL, also pulled out a gun, and there...
  • Di Leo: Democrat Regime No Longer Hides Support of Terrorists Against Our Ally Israel

    02/03/2024 8:41:09 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 2, AD 2024 | John F. Di Leo
    In recent weeks, it has become clear that the Biden-Harris regime is applying pressure to the Israeli government, in support of the Hamas-led terrorist cause in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government knows that it needs to continue to hammer Gaza without letup, as they continue to discover even more weapons caches, even more terrorist tunnels, even more evidence of military sites in civilian areas, virtually every day. If Israel pulls out before the job is done, then all these months will have been for naught. There are ten million Israeli citizens – Jewish, Muslim, Christian and more – all...
  • Emails Show Johnson, City Officials Notified About Sewage, Roaches and Illnesses at Pilsen Migrant Shelter Almost 2 Months Before Boy’s Death Highlighted Problems

    01/31/2024 9:18:44 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    WTTW ^ | January 16, 2024 | Paris Schutz
    Mayor Brandon Johnson and his administration received complaints about unsanitary and unsafe conditions at a Pilsen migrant shelter as early as late October, more than a month before the death of a 5-year-old boy focused attention on the state of the facility, emails recently obtained by WTTW News show. On Dec. 17, 2023, Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero died at Comer Children’s Hospital after falling ill at a migrant shelter in the 2200 block of South Halsted Avenue. Then on Dec. 19, several other individuals were taken to the hospital from that shelter with respiratory illnesses, according to the mayor’s office....