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  • Chicago teachers continue to protest in-person classes; parents question status of locked-out teachers

    01/17/2021 3:51:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 16 Jan 2021 | Dawn Reiss
    ...on Tuesday morning, when he went to sign in to the district platform, he was locked out. The same thing happened to other teachers who refused to go back as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) carried out the first part of her school reopening plan, despite fierce resistance from the Chicago Teachers Union. The school district is requiring all teachers in the tier that started offering in-person instruction on Monday to teach from their schools... ...It started disciplinary procedures early in the week on more than 140 employees for not reporting to schools in person and has withheld pay and...
  • Democrat hypocrites are undermining COVID with ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude

    12/04/2020 12:20:58 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 03 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    As the nation tires of quarantines, boredom and loneliness, the same politicians who find glee in slapping wrists and dooming small businesses regularly break the rules, in letter and in spirit, when they want to. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, dining maskless and indoors with lobbyists at the tony French Laundry restaurant the same week he warned against Thanksgiving gatherings. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, having her hair done and joining in a riotous Joe Biden victory celebration in violation of her own restrictions — then having the gall to call her actions “essential ­activities.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, unmasked at a...
  • 6 Biggest Turkeys Of 2020 Politics

    11/27/2020 7:07:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 27, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    Thanksgiving is a time to look back in gratitude on all that has been good in the past year. It’s also a chance to award the bad — and politicians have given lots from which to pick. Below, we award some of the dumbest or most blatantly hypocritical politicians. The Easily Foreseen Consequences Award: Minneapolis City CouncilEarlier this month, the Minneapolis City Council spent nearly $500,000 to hire outside police to help protect the city from a rise in crime, violence, and shootings. The council may not have needed to make the expenditure had they not voted to eliminate the...
  • 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....
  • Your Political Leaders Hate You And Think You’re Stupid

    11/20/2020 5:06:15 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 20 Nov, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.. One thing should be abundantly clear by now, after ten months of this pandemic: our political leaders hate us and they think we’re stupid. Nothing else can explain the blatant hypocrisy we’ve seen, mostly from Democrat governors and mayors who are eager to impose harsh lockdowns and strict rules for the public at large but then turn around and do whatever they please with their own families, friends, and cronies. Examples abound, but this week brought a fresh spectacle of hypocrisy in the form of a nervous, patently disingenuous apology from California Gov. Gavin Newsom,...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 · 44 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 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...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • Chicago police release surveillance video of suspects seen looting store in May

    09/02/2020 8:37:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2020 | By David Aaro
    Chicago police on Tuesday released surveillance video asking for the public's help in identifying a group of people who broke in and ransacked a store on the city's West Side back in May. Video showed dozens of people swarming the West Chicago Avenue business, which sold electronics among other items, around 1:45 p.m. on May 31. Many were captured taking whatever merchandise they could find over a roughly 25-minute period. At least one person violently kicked and shattered a protective covering under a counter that housed additional items. The aftermath of the looting spree saw the store looking like a...
  • Chicago looting proves Black America deserves reparations — here's why

    08/30/2020 1:55:17 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 83 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 30, 2020 | Carlos Ballesteros
    In the early hours of Aug. 10, caravans from across the city ransacked high-end stores in and around downtown after rumors circulated on social media that Chicago police had shot and killed a 15-year-old Black boy on the South Side. Police did shoot 20-year-old Latrell Allen, who is Black, the day before. Police allege Allen fired gunshots at them, but officers were not equipped with body-worn cameras, and no other footage of the incident has been made available. Allen is expected to recover. Images of people walking in and out of department stores with their hands full of products transfixed...
  • One dead, five injured in shooting at Chicago restaurant (one of many shootings)

    08/30/2020 12:52:34 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 26 replies
    Six people were shot, including one who died at the scene, as they ate outside a restaurant in Chicago, according to the city Fire Department.