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  • Illinois Councilwoman Slams Censor-Happy Residents Outraged over Anti-Grooming Event

    01/24/2023 6:36:40 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Alana Mastrangelo
    Des Plaines Councilwoman Alderman Carla Brookman slammed censor-happy leftists and hecklers during a recent city council meeting, proclaiming, “If you don’t allow discussion, that is a real problem in our society.”
  • Pritzker family opens Wisconsin gun range as over 170 types of guns are outlawed (Truncated Title)

    01/24/2023 8:40:39 AM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 14 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | January 17, 2023 | Chicago City Wire Report
    As Gov. J.B. Pritzker was signing a sweeping gun ban and gun registry many law enforcement officers are refusing to enforce, the Pritzker family was opening a gun range as part of a museum under construction in Somers, Wis. The new facility will house the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, located at 104 S. Michigan Ave., in downtown Chicago. Pritzker’s cousin James Nicholas Pritzker, who in 2013 announced he is a transsexual now known as Jennifer N. Pritzker, is behind the push to move the collection north. According to Kenosha News, “the gun range and facility will be about 22,000...
  • Chicago mayor tells residents to stop using cash if they don't want to keep getting mugged

    01/23/2023 8:24:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 39 replies
    News Channel 20 ^ | January 20, 2023 | Alec Schemmel
    CHICAGO (TND) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed a solution to end rampant crime in her city: Stop using cash. Lightfoot suggested those afraid of being mugged opt to use digital forms of payments instead. During a debate for Lightfoot’s upcoming race to regain control of her seat, the topic of safety concerns, particularly those of street vendors, came up. We have been in Little Village working with street vendors, understanding what the nature of the crime is, making sure we're doing things in concert with them to help them make sure that their money is secure, not use...
  • Fox News Contributor Kicked Out of Restaurant for the ‘Crime’ of Being Black and Conservative (Video)

    01/22/2023 3:20:46 PM PST · by montag813 · 54 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-22-2023 | Kira Davis
    Gianno Caldwell is a Fox News contributor, author and activist. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Caldwell often credits his upbringing with helping him to be resilient and driven. When his teenage brother was murdered by random gunfire on a Chicago street corner one Friday morning last summer, Caldwell became a passionate spokesperson for justice. In particular, Caldwell has railed against the lax crime policies of liberal legislators and prosecutors in cities across the nation. He even testified in front of Congress recently, as someone who has been directly affected by the unchecked violence plaguing American cities. Caldwell...
  • Lori Lightfoot Suggests Street Vendors Stop Using Cash In Order To Quell Chicago Crime Epidemic

    01/21/2023 6:45:23 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 20, 2023 | NICOLE SILVERIO
    Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested Thursday that street vendors stop using cash in order to quell Chicago’s crime spike.
  • Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban

    01/21/2023 5:31:51 AM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 21 jan 2023
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the order after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said he’s representing hundreds of people from dozens of counties who argue the law violates their constitutional rights. Morrison’s ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.
  • Illinois gun control law slapped with restraining order by judge just days after it goes into effect

    01/21/2023 10:08:07 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/21/2023 | Chris Pandolfo
    ... Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison slapped the gun control law with a temporary restraining order after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said in a press release that he's representing citizens from 87 Illinois counties who are challenging the law, which he called, "an outright attack on the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners across the state."Morrison's ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.Pritzker said he was not surprised by the decision and accused the plaintiffs of advancing "ideology over...
  • Chicago homeowner held burglar at swordpoint until cops arrived: prosecutors

    01/19/2023 6:44:40 AM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | January 18, 2023 | CWB Chicago staff writers
    A burglar received a surprise when a Chicago homeowner caught him in the act and then held him at swordpoint until police arrived. Prosecutors said the victim left home in the 5900 block of South Honore to run some errands on Monday. When he opened the garage door upon returning, a stranger was inside. The victim “grabbed a sword and restrained the defendant” until police arrived, Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Sloan said during a bail hearing for the accused man, Eric Smith, on Tuesday. Chicago police officers placed Smith, 55, into custody after allegedly finding the victim’s power tools in...
  • Gun lobby, stores file federal challenge to assault weapons ban, arguing it violates ‘right to keep and bear common arms’

    01/18/2023 2:49:19 PM PST · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 18 jan 2023 | Tina Sfondeles and Jon Seidel
    The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s newly enacted assault weapons ban, saying the week-old law violates the Second Amendment “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Plaintiffs also include: St. Clair County resident Dane Harrel; C4 Gun Store LLC; Marengo Guns Inc.; Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc.; and the Second Amendment Foundation. The lawsuit appears to be the first in federal court to challenge Illinois’ new weapons ban, but it is part of a burgeoning legal effort aimed at undoing the new law. Other lawsuits have been filed in state court. More...
  • Carjacking Goes Wrong for Criminal in Chicago

    01/18/2023 9:24:39 AM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    The American Tribune ^ | 01/18/2023 | Will
    Things went poorly for an attempted carjacker in Chicago, Lor Lightfoot’s disaster of a crime-wracked city, with a fed up citizen taking matters into his own hands when dealing with an attempted carjacker. And someone else got it all on video, or at least alleged when recording the video that that’s what was going on. Watch the video of old fashioned justice coming to Chicago here:
  • Illinois Governor Signs Bill that Encourages Travel Abortions, Shields Abortionists from Red State Legal Action

    01/15/2023 5:30:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 14, 2023 | Katherine Hamilton
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Friday that legally protects out-of-state abortion seekers, as well as abortionists and doctors who perform sex-mutilating surgeries, CBS Chicago reported. “In addition to shielding reproductive and gender-affirming health care patients and providers from legal action originating across state lines, the act will also protect the Illinois licenses of health care providers licensed in multiple states who provide treatment legal in Illinois but may cost them their license in a state where it’s not,” according to the report. “The measure also prevents insurers from charging more for out-of-network care when in-network...
  • At Least 80 Illinois County Sheriffs Will Refuse to Enforce State's New Gun Laws

    01/15/2023 10:25:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2023 | Rick Moran
    At least 80 county sheriffs and prosecutors have vowed not to enforce the new Illinois gun control law that bans 170 kinds of semi-automatic rifles and places limits on ammunition magazines. “The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people,” said Iroquois County Sheriff Clinton Perzee. “I, among many others, believe that [House Bill 5471] is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution,” he added. Perzee said he would not use his jail to detain people solely for violating the new gun...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says political outreach email to teachers was a ‘mistake,’ blames staffer

    01/13/2023 7:17:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/13/2023 | Yael Halon, Fox News
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday blamed a staffer working on her reelection campaign for sending out the widely condemned email asking teachers to incentivize students to volunteer for her with class credit, calling it a “mistake” after an investigation was launched into the matter. The “Windy City” mayor on Thursday denounced the recruiting initiative, placing the blame on her campaign staffer for sending the email to the official work inboxes of several Chicago Public Schools teachers a day earlier. According to WTTW News, the email reportedly sent by Lightfoot’s deputy campaign manager Megan Crane, encouraged teachers to offer students...
  • ACLU Slams Lori Lightfoot for ‘Coercive’ Student-Volunteer Request for Reelection Campaign

    01/14/2023 9:40:53 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 12, 2023 | Caroline Downey
    The Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union slammed Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot for trying to recruit student volunteers for her reelection campaign through an “inappropriately coercive” pitch to teachers. Lightfoot’s team sent an email to Chicago Public Schools teachers Wednesday, urging them to offer class credit to their students in exchange for their helping out on the campaign. “We’re simply looking for enthusiastic, curious and hard-working young people eager to help Mayor Lightfoot win this spring,” the email, obtained by WTTW News, read. The campaign claimed to the outlet that the pitch was also intended to cultivate civic...
  • Why Illinois’ new assault weapons ban might not hold up in court

    01/14/2023 8:06:35 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 jan2023 | Frank Main and Tina Sfondeles
    Illinois’ new assault weapons ban is only days old, but it’s already on uncertain legal footing. Republican lawmakers and gun shop owners say so. But so do constitutional law scholars. Illinois Democrats who crafted the legislation — which took effect Tuesday and was enacted in response to the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting in which seven people were killed — say they’ve balanced safety concerns with Second Amendment arguments over individuals’ right to bear arms. But a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year could upend the new law and other gun restrictions elsewhere, legal scholars say. In...
  • County Sheriffs in Illinois refusing to enforce new gun law

    01/12/2023 7:36:43 AM PST · by Wpin · 15 replies
    My Soap Box Today ^ | 1/12/23 | Wpin
    The link is to a list of Illinois County Sheriffs who are refusing to enforce the new gun ban law signed by Pritzer recently. To date there are over 70 counties refusing to enforce this illegal act by Illinois.
  • Democrat Gov. Signs Illinois’ Ban on Commonly Owned Semiautomatic Rifles, Magazines

    01/12/2023 7:15:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation Wednesday night banning commonly owned semiautomatic rifles and magazines which Democrats consider “high capacity.” The law took effect immediately with Pritzker’s signature. It allows those who already own the now-banned firearms to retain them, but requires that the owners register the guns with the Illinois State Police. Pritzker’s office released a statement upon his signing of the bill. It said, in part, “The new law also requires existing owners of semi-automatic rifles to register their ownership, ensuring that law enforcement knows the location of these weapons of war and who to hold accountable if...
  • Niles man’s candidacy in April election challenged due to past convictions, per records

    01/12/2023 6:20:56 AM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    Niles Herald Spectator ^ | January 10, 2023 | Caroline Kubzansky
    The candidacy of a man seeking election to the Niles-Maine District Library Board of Trustees in the April 4 election has been challenged, citing convictions for assaulting a woman and a now-expired ban on using local parks, according to records obtained by Chicago Tribune/ Pioneer Press. Niles resident Jason Trunco, 42, served 120 days in a North Carolina jail after he was convicted of assault on a female when he was 21 years old, in 2002, according to the Wake County Clerk of Court’s office. Locally, Trunco was banned from Niles Park District parks and programs from June 2020 to...
  • IL Dems change law to allow vote-by-mail ballots to be counted in a way judge had said 'would be obvious way to commit fraud'

    01/11/2023 4:06:37 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | January 10, 2023 | Jonathan Bilyk
    Illinois lawmakers have changed the state’s election laws to explicitly allow county clerks and other election authorities to verify mail-in ballots using a process a judge had ruled was illegal, as it “would be an obvious way to commit ballot fraud.” Last week, the Democrat-dominated Illinois General Assembly granted final approval to the legislation known as House Bill 45. The legislation makes a number of changes to the state Election Code and the state’s Circuit Courts Act to establish so-called judicial subcircuits and resident judgeships in county courts in and around Champaign and Winnebago counties. However, one of the legislation's...
  • Tyrannical Sex-Education Mandate for K-12th Grade

    01/06/2023 9:52:30 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 21 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 1/6/2023 | David E. Smith
    In late May of 2021, the Illinois General Assembly jammed through SB 818, a bill to require so-called “comprehensive sex-education” to be taught in public schools, starting in kindergarten through 12th grade. It was signed by Governor JB Pritzker and became law on August 20, 2021, despite the hue and cry of parents and grandparents throughout the state. Public schools that taught health and safety classes would have to now teach left-wing sexuality classes to our impressionable young students. Because 70 percent of school districts have opted out of these new (destructive) standards, State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) has filed...