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  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Reopen Bars, Restaurants ‘as Soon as Possible’

    01/14/2021 11:51:51 PM PST · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 14 2021 | KYLE OLSON
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that she wants to reopen bars and restaurants “as soon as possible.” Indoor dining has been banned since October in the state and new cases of the coronavirus, deaths, and positivity rates are on the decline, Block Club Chicago reported: All of those metrics remain significantly higher than they were in the summer, when indoor drinking and dining was allowed. For example, Chicago is seeing an average of 13 COVID-19 deaths per day as of Thursday, compared to two or three deaths per day in the summer.
  • 17th time’s the charm? Man gets probation for committing burglary while on probation for burglary

    12/28/2020 8:07:41 PM PST · by massmike · 12 replies
    cwbchicago.com/ ^ | 12/28/2020 | n/a
    An accused serial burglar and thief has been sentenced to probation for a burglary in Lincoln Park last year — even though he was already on probation for two burglaries at the time of the alleged break-in. Jonathan Hernandez, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of theft in exchange for an 18-month probation sentence in the latest case, according to court records. He has been arrested seventeen times in Chicago since March 2014, according to CPD records. One year before his arrest, Hernandez was charged with threatening to shoot an off-duty police officer who confronted him as he allegedly burglarized...
  • Lieutenant reassigned after William Barr’s trip to Chicago catches CPD brass, mayor’s office by surprise

    11/25/2020 4:25:21 PM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 11-24-20 | Sam Charles
    A veteran police lieutenant was reassigned last week after a one-day trip to Chicago by Attorney General William Barr caught Chicago Police Department leadership and the mayor’s office by surprise. Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Lt. Patrick Quinn was pulled from his position in the Crime Prevention and Information Center in police headquarters and sent to the Rogers Park District on the North Side after Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPD brass learned of Barr’s visit during a conference call Nov. 17 — just a day before Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement officer, was scheduled to arrive in Chicago....
  • Rules Aren't for Rulers [semi-satire]

    11/17/2020 10:29:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2020 | John Semmens
    Now that the COVID hysteria has seemingly done its job of scaring enough voters to vote against President Trump, a glimpse of its potential for reshaping America is coming into better focus. Although the severity of the virus appears to have diminished since the deadly days of Spring, the number of cases has soared with the dramatic expansion of testing that is now available. More cases are inspiring mayors and governors to impose more infringements on personal liberty. Citing the rise in COVID cases, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has announced new restrictions on travel "to help fight the...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Democrat Governors ‘Cancel’ Thanksgiving

    11/16/2020 4:02:52 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 40 replies
    MenRec ^ | 11/16/20 | Staff
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home order Thursday, telling city residents to cancel their Thanksgiving plans. “While this is tough — this whole year has been tough — you must cancel the normal Thanksgiving plans,” she warned. As per usual, the Chicago mayor is but a handful of left-wing politicians who want you to make sacrifices to your Thanksgiving during this pandemic but can’t seem to follow their own guidelines. On Saturday, a maskless Lightfoot was seen celebrating Joe Biden’s media-declared election victory, shouting into a bullhorn as she was surrounded by other revelers.
  • Lori Lightfoot Defends Attending Joe Biden Street Parties But Calling for Canceling Thanksgiving

    11/13/2020 10:47:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    townhall ^ | 11/13/2020 | Julio Rosas
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) defended her call for city residents to cancel "traditional" Thanksgiving plans on Friday less than a week after she was seen joining the crowded street parties after news outlets declared Democratic nominee Joe Biden the president-elect. The Thanksgiving cancellation was part of a "Stay-at-Home Advisory" for Chicago, which will go into effect on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 a.m.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Issues Stay-at-Home Advisory, Asks Residents to Cancel Thanksgiving Plans

    11/12/2020 12:17:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Thursday issued a stay-at-home advisory and called on residents to cancel their “traditional” Thanksgiving plans as part of an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus. Lightfoot announced advisory will take effect on Monday, November 16th, and will late 30 days. The mayor urged residents to avoid traveling, hosting house guests, or leaving their resident for non-essential business.
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to start issuing speed camera tickets for cars going 6 mph over the limit

    10/24/2020 10:58:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | OCT 23, 2020 | JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who campaigned on a pledge to end Chicago’s “addiction” to fines and fees, is counting on a big increase in city collections from speeding tickets and other violations to balance her 2021 budget. And she wants part of the boost to the bottom line to come from speed cameras across Chicago issuing speeding tickets to drivers caught going as little as 6 miles per hour over the posted limit. Under the mayor’s proposal, as part of her 2021 budget package, anyone caught by a camera driving from 6 to 9 mph above the limit would get a...
  • Mayor Proposes Cutting 614 Positions From Chicago PD If Federal Stimulus Doesn’t Get Approved

    10/22/2020 6:57:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    Police Tribune ^ | Oct 22, 2020 6 pm ct | Holly Matkin
    Mayor Proposes Cutting 614 Positions From Chicago PD If Federal Stimulus Doesn’t Get Approved Holly Matkin Chicago, IL – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed a budget plan that includes eliminating over 600 positions within the city’s police department as part of an effort to offset the unprecedented $1.2 billion shortfall anticipated for next year. Lightfoot said that eliminating 1,921 vacant positions within city government would save a total of $106 million, WBBM reported. Over half of the jobs she plans to slash would be tied to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), which would see a loss of 614 positions...
  • Lightfoot announces ‘business curfew’ in Chicago as COVID-19 cases rise

    10/22/2020 1:11:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    wgntv ^ | 10/22/2020 | WGN Web Desk
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a business curfew will begin Friday in the city of Chicago. Citing a “surge” in coronavirus cases in the city of Chicago, Lightfoot said indoor bar service will be suspended and non-essential business will close nightly at 10 p.m. Liquor sales will end at 9 p.m. Gatherings will be limited to six people or less. The restrictions will be in place for two weeks.
  • 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's $1K-per-day contract with the 'Census Cowboy'

    10/15/2020 11:04:32 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | October 14, 2020 | LGIS News Service
    According to Chicago Police records, Hollingsworth has been arrested nine times since 2014. In 2016, he served jail time for a felony gun possession charge. He was also arrested for domestic battery in Will County in September 2019. Hollingsworth faces a jury trial on Nov. 24, according to the Will County Clerk. A July 6 Chicago Tribune profile of Hollingsworth reported that he has worked most recently as a boxer and exotic dancer. He is paid $1,000 per day under the contract with WBC. Hollingsworth, 33, drew the attention of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after he attended a series of...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed to reimagine violence response and end sole reliance on police, but outreach groups at heart of plan still struggle for funding

    10/12/2020 6:06:23 AM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | OCT 12, 2020 | DAN HINKEL, MADELINE BUCKLEY, GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
    As a candidate and then mayor, Lori Lightfoot has spoken often of her ambition to fully reinvent Chicago’s approach to combating its stubborn violence problem. Key to those plans are anti-violence organizations, including those that intervene in disputes or toss lifelines to people likely to kill or die. She said last year that those outreach groups were “fundamentally critical to what we’re doing,” as she seeks to treat violence as a public health crisis. “We will make sure they have the resources they need to be successful,” she said. More than 16 months into her term, however, Lightfoot’s plan to...
  • Associated Press Says Call "Riots" "Unrest" [semi-satire]

    10/06/2020 10:37:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 October 2020 | John Semmens
    Concerned about the use of the word "riot" to describe the property destruction, assaults, and looting that have emerged amid the so-called "mostly peaceful" protests in many of this country's major cities, the Associated Press' "Stylebook" wants reporters to stop using the word. According to the newly revised Stylebook, "the word 'riot' connotes a wild, disorderly, and unfocused violence and mayhem. Use of this word doesn't do justice to the underlying grievances that led to the violence and mayhem. A better word would be to describe these occurrences as 'unrest.' Unrest is a vaguer, milder and less emotional term for...
  • Chicago Mayor Lightfoot slams Trump after he blasts Windy City violence

    10/02/2020 7:23:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/01/2020 | Jonathan Garber
    Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired back at President Trump on Tuesday night after he skewered her city as a hotbed of crime and violence during a presidential campaign debate against Joe Biden. The Windy City had 58 shootings and eight deaths during a single recent weekend, the president argued.
  • Face of Chicago

    10/02/2020 7:21:54 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    https://twitter.com/WGNNews/status/1311738109978173440
  • 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.