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  • Federal judge tosses Trump's 'public charge' immigration rule

    11/02/2020 9:08:10 PM PST · by thegagline · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/02/2020 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in Chicago issued a nationwide halt Monday to President Trump’s attempt to make more immigrants have to prove self-sufficiency in order to win a path to citizenship. Judge Gary Feinerman ruled the government cut too many procedural corners in issuing what was known as the “public charge” rule. Homeland Security had asked him to confine his ruling to a limited geography and to delay its effectiveness while it was appealed. The Obama appointee rejected both requests, announcing a nationwide policy.
  • Murders Surge 51 Percent in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

    11/02/2020 6:15:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/02/2020 | Awr Hawkins
    The time-frame January 1, 2020, through October 31, 2020, saw murders surge 51 percent in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago compared to the same calendar period in 2019. The Chicago Sun-Times reports, “There have been 655 murders this year through Oct. 31, while the city had 431 during the same period in 2019 — a 51% increase.”
  • Chicago businesses board up windows, brace for possible Election Day unrest

    11/02/2020 3:36:56 PM PST · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 2, 2020 | Lauren Zumbach and Ryan Ori
    Between the civil unrest, the corona virus pandemic and a divisive election Tuesday, business owners are weighing the prospect of further unrest in a way they haven’t during past elections. Shoppers may see more stores doing business behind boarded-up windows or closing early Tuesday as businesses take extra safety precautions. “I’ve got four more jobs after this one,” Joe Daniels, an employee of Midlothian-based Cook County Board-Up, said as he wrapped up a job on Clybourn. “We’re headed to the Gold Coast next,” he said. “They’re all worried about the election.” Retailers are used to responding to emergencies like severe...
  • Graduated-rate tax amendment rally gets sidetracked by Toni Preckwinkle pitch for Kim Foxx’s reelection

    10/31/2020 9:57:26 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October31, 2020 | Rick Pearson
    A virtual rally in support of a proposed constitutional amendment to change Illinois' income tax system to a graduated-rate tax was sidetracked by Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle delivering a lengthy pitch for State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s reelection. The rally of high-profile Democrats, hosted by the proposed amendment’s chief supporter, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, also featured Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton alleging amendment opponents were billionaires fighting against “communities of color and women and working-class families all across the state.” But pro-amendment discussion, dubbed the “fair tax” by supporters, gave way when Preckwinkle, the Cook County Democratic Party chair and a strong...
  • Kamala Harris pitches ‘Kim Foxx is smart on crime’ message in robocall to Cook County residents

    10/29/2020 5:40:33 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 29, 2020 | Alice Yin
    Some Cook County residents will be hearing from Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on why the former prosecutor thinks state’s attorney Kim Foxx’s progressive vision is the right choice for voters this November. In a robocall scheduled to be sent out this week, the U.S. senator from California ramps up her February endorsement of the Democratic incumbent and defends the county’s top prosecutor’s record in reforming criminal justice, Foxx’s campaign announced Wednesday. She portrays Foxx as a bulwark against Republican President Donald Trump’s policies, which the state’s attorney’s office has sued the administration over, in a bid to parlay...
  • Lightfoot Calls on Pritzker to Reconsider New COVID-19 Restrictions Taking Effect Friday

    10/28/2020 7:48:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    nbcchicago ^ | 10/27/2020 | 5chicago
    After Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday announced that new coronavirus restrictions will go into effect in the city of Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on the governor to reconsider, saying she is concerned that the new mitigations could have dire consequences for already struggling businesses. “I'm not sure that we're reaching the right people with the restrictions that are going to be imposed by the state and that's my concern,” she said. Speaking on PBS’ “NewsHour,” Lightfoot said she was “very concerned” about the new regulations, warning they could have a massive impact on businesses in the city that...
  • My cousin the nurse gave me her opinion on covid tonight.

    10/27/2020 6:39:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Free republic | 10/27/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    My cousin who is a head nurse at a local hospital in Chicago suburbs gave me this info on covid. These are the text messages from her. Take her information as you wish. From what I've seen, there are very high false positive And negative rates. Also, if you test positive, then test again 3 days later and are all positive, that counts as 2 positives. What we can't dispute are the number of actual hospitalizations, which are definitely up in my area, but I'm very specious of anyone who has zero symptoms but comes up positive. The good news...
  • Sisters hold down, stab guard 27 times after being told to wear masks in Chicago store: Charges

    10/27/2020 2:26:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 95 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Oct. 27, 2020 | By David Struett and Manny Ramos
    A West Side security guard was allegedly attacked by two sisters he told to wear masks and use hand sanitizer — one of the women holding him by the hair while the other stabbed him more than two dozen times. “It’s the complete randomness of this. It’s terrifying,” Judge Mary Marubio said Tuesday while ordering the sister held without bail on attempted murder charges. The argument at Snipes shoe store in Lawndale escalated Sunday when 18-year-old Jayla Hill took out her phone and began filming a guard who asked them to leave for refusing to use personal protective equipment, Cook...
  • Dear Governor Pritzker; We are Done

    10/26/2020 10:15:45 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Politics of Parenting ^ | October 22, 2020 | Tori Getzelman Mikos
    Dear Governor Pritzker, Because of you, restaurants are closing their doors permanently because they cannot survive another shut down. Because of you more homes will be foreclosed. More cars repossessed. More college funds drained. Hopes and dreams lost as we remain powerless in your hands. Because of you, another teen suicide was reported just yesterday because teens literally cannot handle the isolation. Do you know of these suicides? Or do you know and simply choose not to report on these because it doesn’t fit your political agenda? People like you, are why people like me, hate politics. It is never...
  • President Trump, local allies partially to blame for Illinois COVID-19 spike, Gov. Pritzker says

    10/19/2020 7:06:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 10/18/2020 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday that President Donald Trump and his allies in Illinois are partly to blame for the coronavirus spike in the state. Pritzker spoke to CNN's "State of the Union" the same day health officials announced 4,245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths. "He's modeling bad behavior. He doesn't wear a mask in public. He has rallies where they don't encourage people to wear masks in public," Pritzker said. "But it is the president's allies in our state, all across the state, who are simply saying to people, 'Don't pay any attention...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering $94 million property tax increase, more than 300 city worker layoffs and gas tax hike, as part of plan to close $1.2 billion budget gap, sources say

    10/18/2020 9:46:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 18, 2020 | Gregory Pratt and John Byrne
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a $94 million property tax increase, layoffs for more than 300 city workers and a gas tax hike as part of her plan to close a $1.2 billion budget deficit, sources told the Tribune. Lightfoot also is considering about $500 million in refinancing city debt to help close the deficit, sources said.
  • Chicago On Track To Have Highest Murder Total In More Than Two Decades

    10/12/2020 9:13:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2020 | John Sexton
    Chicago’s murder rate is currently about 50% above what it was at this time last year according to data released by the Chicago Police Department. Chicago has seen a rise in murder cases, not just compared to the previous year but compared to the previous four years, according to figures released by the Chicago Police Department.The CPD regularly posts statistics about crime in the city, both week to week and year to year. A look at recent stats shows that murder has risen in the city, doubling in the first week of October from the previous week with 15...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says billboards honoring Breonna Taylor are not political

    09/28/2020 4:40:50 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/25/2020 | John Byrne
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is using electronic billboards on city property to honor Breonna Taylor following protests in Chicago this week in response to her fatal shooting by police in Louisville, saying the campaign on signs alongside local expressways is not politically motivated despite some aldermanic criticism.(snip) n a statement, the mayor’s office likened the Taylor messages to public service announcements the city posts on the digital billboards. “This week, the city’s social media channels and electronic billboards are honoring the life of Breonna Taylor and countless other victims of systemic injustice with the display #SayHerName,” the statement reads in...
  • A “Culture of Lawlessness” in D.A. Offices. Progressive prosecutors around the country have failed to pursue justice for the public.

    09/26/2020 3:36:01 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 25, 2020 | Jason C. Johnson
    U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania blames Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for the rise in violence in the City of Brotherly Love. Krasner’s policies, McSwain announced, “create a culture of lawlessness; they leave criminals emboldened; and they have inevitable consequences.” Indeed, since Krasner took office in 2018, homicides are up 49 percent and shootings have climbed by 59 percent. If the trend holds, Philadelphia will tally more than 450 homicides in 2020—the highest count in nearly 30 years. Crime is spiking precisely because Krasner isn’t holding serious offenders accountable. An analysis by my group, the...
  • Chicago Democrats

    09/22/2020 2:20:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 09/22/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    I keep seeing on Facebook that the economic carnage is not the fault of Lightfoot or Gov Fat Boy per libs because it was done in the name of "safety". That its the virus that did it. I do not understand that line of thinking nor willing to figure out where they think that is correct. Its insane. I argue back with no luck.
  • Americans can’t let Twitter noise overwhelm political reality.

    09/18/2020 11:39:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Claremont Institute ^ | 09.17.2020 | Newt Gingrich
    It seems there is suddenly a movement in media to silence anyone who speaks out against George Soros—and, specifically, his funding of radical prosecutors seeking to change the criminal justice system by simply ignoring certain crimes. This happened to me personally this week while I was being interviewed on Fox’s Outnumbered. When I brought up Soros’s plan to get pro-criminal, anti-police prosecutors elected across the country, two of the show’s participants interrupted me and forcefully asserted that Soros was not involved. ... Soros’s plan to elect these prosecutors has been well documented ... There are plenty of specific examples of...
  • An Apology is Owed in Chicago

    09/16/2020 5:41:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 16, 2020 | Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel
    On June 11, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a news conference with new Chief of Police David Brown. She was livid. She announced that she had been contacted by the office of Congressman Bobby Rush and presented with videos recorded on a night of rioting following anti-police protests at the end of May over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The videos revealed thirteen policemen in Rush’s office, two dozing, others making coffee and preparing popcorn. Bobby Rush, indignant and upset, spoke as well. He castigated the officers for their having had “unmitigated gall” to make themselves coffee and...
  • At Least 50 Shot, 11 Fatally, During Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

    09/14/2020 8:20:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    By Monday morning ABC 7 reported the numbers had risen to 51 shot, 12 fatally. The Chicago Sun-Times reported 53 were shot, 11 fatally. ABC 7 notes four people were shot, one fatally, in Englewood just before 4 p.m. Sunday. The victims were sitting on a porch when a passing vehicle stopped and two people jumped out and began shooting. A 35-year-old man was shot in the head and killed, while a 26-year-old woman, 17-year-old boy, and 60-year-old man were all shot and wounded. An 86-year-old man was shot dead in West Pullman Sunday. His body was discovered about 6...
  • 7th Circuit: COVID-19 Order Exempting Religious Services Is Valid

    09/13/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 9/4/20 | Howard Friedman
    In Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker, (7th Cir., Sept. 3, 2020), the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by the Illinois Republican Party that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's COVD-19 Order limiting gatherings (including political gatherings) to 50 people is unconstitutional because there is an exemption from the limit for religious services. The court, denying a preliminary injunction, said in part: A careful look at the Supreme Court’s Religion Clause cases, coupled with the fact that EO43 is designed to give greater leeway to the exercise of religion, convinces us that the speech that accompanies religious exercise has a...
  • Iron Chef Stephanie Izard To Lay Off Hundreds In Chicago

    09/03/2020 10:00:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Patch ^ | 9-2-20 | Jason Addy
    More than 270 workers are set to lose their jobs at the award-winning chef's restaurants this month due to the coronavirus. CHICAGO, IL — Hundreds of workers at Iron Chef Stephanie Izard's restaurants in Chicago are set to lose their jobs later this month. The companies that operate Izard's Girl & The Goat, Duck Duck Goat and Little Goat Diner notified Illinois officials in July that each plan to lay off dozens of restaurant workers starting Sept. 20. According to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 96 employees at Little Goat Diner face permanent layoffs,...