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  • Woke Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has secret unit of 70 cops protecting her in addition to her 20-officer bodyguard detail: 660 cops retired in 2021 under the one-time Defund the Police advocate

    06/27/2022 9:41:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2022 | Alex Hammer
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, once an advocate for Defund the Police, has a secret group of cops protecting her alongside her bodyguard, it's been revealed The unit of 65 officers, five sergeants and a lieutenant are providing protection for the city’s mayor together with her bodyguard detail of about 20 officers The revelation comes after Lightfoot proposed slashing $80 million from the Chicago Police Department budget in 2020 during Defund the Police protests The proposal was later scaled back and $59 million of the budget was cut She has since denounced the movement and pleaded with the AG to send...
  • 2023 Chicago Mayoral Race: Who's In, and Who's Still Considering Challenging Mayor Lori Lightfoot

    06/12/2022 6:10:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    5 Chicago ^ | June 8, 2022 | 5 Chicago
    Seven candidates have thrown their name in the ring for 2023 Mayor of Chicago, including incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who announced her re-election campaign on Tuesday. “I don’t look or sound like any other mayor we’ve ever had before, and I’ve had to fight to get a seat at the table. And, like so many in our city, I’ve had to fight to have my voice heard,” Lightfoot said in a campaign video released this week. “That’s why I’ll never back down from fighting every day to turn your voice into action," she continued. Lightfoot had hinted for months in...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot on her latest reelection challenger: ‘Another day, another man who thinks he can do this job better than me’

    06/05/2022 2:12:08 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/2/2022 | Gregory Pratt
    South Side Ald. Roderick Sawyer, whose father was mayor in the 1980s, will run for City Hall’s top job, he said Thursday. Sawyer’s declaration marks an extraordinary break with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who selected him to be part of her City Council leadership team as chairman of the health and human services committee. In an interview with the Tribune, Sawyer criticized Lightfoot’s combative leadership style and said her contempt for aldermen makes it difficult for the City Council to get things done. “I don’t think I would treat my colleagues as nemesis or an opposing party. We’re all partners in...
  • Chicago shootings: 21 shot, 4 fatally, in Memorial Day weekend violence, CPD says

    05/29/2022 5:12:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | May 29, 2022 | By Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least 21 have been shot, four fatally, Memorial Day weekend across Chicago since Friday evening, according to police. A 16-year-old girl was among five people seriously wounded in a shooting after a fight broke out Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The group of five, ranging in age from 16 to 33, were on the sidewalk in the 800 block of South Karlov Avenue about 1:30 a.m. when a fight broke out and shots were fired. A man was shot to death early Sunday morning in Englewood on the South Side. The man, whose age...
  • Chicago homeowner believes arson was sparked by 'Let's Go Brandon' flag

    05/24/2022 5:54:50 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 31 replies
    Fox32 Chicago ^ | May 23, 2022 | Tia Ewing
    CHICAGO - A homeowner on Chicago's Far South Side has a "Let’s Go Brandon" flag flying outside their home and because of their political beliefs, they believe someone tried to burn their house down. "This is aggravated arson, even attempted murder. This isn’t just politics," said Alan, a Beverly resident. The homeowner wants to remain anonymous, but he’s talking about an unknown male that almost demolished his home of 32 years. Alan was inside along with his wife and adult son. "It was bright orange in the widow," said Evan. "I tried to look out the backdoor and I saw...
  • UK is stockpiling 'thousands' of monkeypox vaccines and drugs

    05/19/2022 7:09:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    Britain is stocking up on thousands of monkeypox vaccines and treatments amid fears the current spate of cases is only the tip of the iceberg. Nine Britons have been diagnosed with the contagious virus so far and the majority of cases are not linked, suggesting it is spreading more widely. The UK's drug watchdog told MailOnline it was monitoring the current outbreak and 'working with companies to speedily bring forward suitable treatments'. Health chiefs also revealed to MailOnline they have bought thousands of vaccine doses and are already deploying them to close contacts of infected Britons. The latest outbreak has...
  • Hundreds Dead in Chicago; Guess Why Mayor Frogface Issued a ‘Call to Arms’?

    05/16/2022 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 10 May 2022 | Robert Stacy McCain
    The year-to-date homicide total in Chicago has already topped 200, but the city’s Amphibian-American mayor isn’t worried about that. In an average week, 11 people are murdered in Chicago. You might think reducing this deadly violence would be a top priority for Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a task that would absorb all of her attention. Nevertheless, she manages to find time to spend on Twitter, warning her “community” about the real danger — the United States Supreme Court. In the aftermath of the city’s deadliest year since 1996, how does a “call to arms” against the Supreme Court fit on Lightfoot’s...
  • Chicago Mayor Lightfoot defends 'call to arms' tweet amid conservative backlash

    05/14/2022 4:57:17 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/12/2022 | Natasha Korecki
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is fending off conservative backlash after she tweeted that the Supreme Court’s draft opinion to reverse Roe v. Wade was a “call to arms” for those in the LGBTQ community. Conservative figures, including Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Fox News' Laura Ingraham, accused Lightfoot of seeking to incite violence when she tweeted Monday: “To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.” Boebert told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday, “If anyone in America is an insurrectionist, it’s little Lori.” In...
  • Critics excoriate Lori Lightfoot for 'call to arms' over Roe v. Wade: 'Incitement to insurrection' 'If this isn’t a call to insurrection, what is?'

    05/10/2022 11:34:02 AM PDT · by thegagline · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/10/2022 | Brandon Gillespie
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was excoriated by critics late Monday following a tweet she posted that included a "call to arms" over the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court. "To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community – the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms," the Democrat lesbian mayor tweeted. "We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!" she added in a separate tweet. *** Critics quickly took to social media to blast Lightfoot, with some accusing her of calling for violence, and...
  • Boeing To Move Headquarters Out Of Chicago To Suburban D.C.: Report

    05/05/2022 12:42:06 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 50 replies
    Patch ^ | 05/05/2022 | Jeff Arnold
    CHICAGO — Boeing will move its headquarters out of Chicago and east to suburban Washington, D.C., according to a published report which cited sources close to the situation. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company will move from Chicago, where Boeing has been headquartered since 2001. The Wall Street Journal report said that company officials desire to be closer to the nation's capital and in closer proximity to government contracts. The Journal reported that the major aerospace player will move its headquarters to Arlington, Va. although no announcement has been made officially.
  • Major Company Bails on Crime-plagued Chicago(boing)

    05/09/2022 9:12:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 5/9/2022 0900 hrs edt | Leah Barkoukis
    After 20 years in Chicago, Boeing has decided to end its relationship with the Windy City, which is plagued by high crime and a poor business environment. While the company said it will maintain a “strong presence” in Chicago and the state of Illinois, its new global headquarters will be based in Arlington, Virginia. “We are excited to build on our foundation here in Northern Virginia. The region makes strategic sense for our global headquarters given its proximity to our customers and stakeholders, and its access to world-class engineering and technical talent,” said Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer Dave...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.

    05/09/2022 9:09:23 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 55 replies
    Lori Lightfoot @LoriLightfoot To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms. 8:56 PM · May 9, 2022·
  • Chicago seeks to host 2024 Democratic National Convention

    05/03/2022 4:33:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/03/2022 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has announced a bid to bring the Democratic National Convention that will choose the party’s presidential nominee to the city in 2024. The announcement Tuesday morning was accompanied by endorsements from top Illinois Democrats, including Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker on down.
  • Gun violence rises as access to guns rises (barf alert)

    05/03/2022 12:03:30 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 3 may 2022 | Jesse Jackson
    Violence is on the rise across this country. Murder rates are up dramatically during the pandemic. Most people associate gun violence and rising murder rates with urban areas that are disproportionately African American or Latino. But violence is not color-coded. If it were, the war between Russia and Ukraine would be labeled white violence.
  • Reporter confronts Chicago mayor on 'all the harm you've caused'

    04/23/2022 8:44:24 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Apr 23, 2022 | Art Moore
    'Real Chicagoans are asking me how could you possibly even consider running for re-election' Her approval rating is below 30%, according to a Chicago Sun Times poll, but she apparently intends to run for re-election, although she has not made an official announcement.
  • Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Suggests It Will Continue Forced Masking

    04/19/2022 1:17:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/19/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Tuesday suggested that it will continue to force individuals to wear masks — a move which would effectively ignore the ruling from a federal judge who on Monday deemed President Biden’s federal mask mandate illegal. “The safety and security of passengers and employees is the highest priority for the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA),” the airport said in a relatively unclear statement Tuesday afternoon.
  • Joliet Woman Set On Fire [by her girlfriend] Moved To Loyola, 1 Arrested

    04/16/2022 9:05:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | 04/15/2022 | John Ferak
    JOLIET, IL — A 40-year-old Joliet woman is now in the Will County Jail facing felony charges after she set a 34-year-old woman on fire early Wednesday morning, Joliet police announced. The 34-year-old victim was airlifted from St. Joe's hospital to the Loyola University Medical Center after suffering severe burns to a large portion of her body. As for Shanna Simpson, she was put in the Will County Jail on two charges of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of aggravated battery. Joliet police cars and Joliet Fire Department engines rushed to the 200 block of Comstock Street around 3:25...
  • Stunning Rise In Chicago Carjackings Leaves Lawmakers Scrambling

    04/11/2022 9:18:20 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 4-11-2022 | Matt Rosenberg via,
    Last year Chicago suffered 1,836 carjackings, or theft of a vehicle from the driver by force. That’s five per day – and dramatically more than in 2010 – when there were 570 carjackings or just one-and-a-half per day. Carjacking is just one of the many ways Chicagoans are victimized by crime. One of the legislative failures contributing to the jump in Chicago carjackings came when lawmakers in 2015 rescinded the right of county prosecutors to charge juvenile carjackers as adults. Juveniles have recently been responsible for nearly half or more of carjackings or carjacking arrests in Chicago. Chicago police say...
  • Cdl. Cupich Helped Liberal Chicago Mayor Draft COVID Letter to Faith Leaders, Leaked Emails Reveal

    04/07/2022 6:06:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/6/22 | Emily Mangiarcina
    The letter that lesbian mayor Lori Lightfoot sent to Chicago faith leaders shows she incorporated suggested revisions offered by email from Cardinal Blase Cupich.CHICAGO (LifeSiteNews) — Leaked emails reveal that Chicago’s leftist mayor, Lori Lightfoot, consulted with Cardinal Blase Cupich before sending a letter to Chicago’s faith communities in an effort to crack down on non-compliance with religious service restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. Under Cupich, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago had suspended public Masses and other religious services even before Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued his stay-at-home executive order on March 20, 2020. However, some other churches were defying...
  • Chicago film office chief appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot is rushed to intensive care after being beaten up by gang breaking into his car - as mayor says carjackers strike because they feel 'unloved'

    04/05/2022 8:38:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2022 | Harriet Alexander
    The head of Chicago's Film Office was rushed to intensive care after being beaten by three car thieves described as children - as the very mayor who appointed him claimed carjackers only struck because they feel unloved. Kwame Amoaku, 51, was attacked twice by three people just before 8am Wednesday morning outside his home in the centre of Chicago, near the National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago police reported that Amoaku saw three young men inside his car as he walked toward it at 7:46am, on the 2100 block of West 22nd Place. He confronted the intruders, who then attacked...