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  • Editorial: Ease the rules on gun ranges: Chicago aldermen, stop fighting federal judges

    04/25/2017 6:00:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 apr 2017
    Chicago has been fighting a losing battle on guns, and it's not quite ready to stop. In 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Washington, D.C., ban on handguns violated the Second Amendment, the city should have realized its own ban was doomed. Instead, it went through its own litigation, which ended with the Supreme Court ruling that Chicago, too, was trampling on a constitutional right. At that point, the city passed a new ordinance allowing Chicagoans to get permits to own handguns, provided they got training at a gun range. But, in an odd twist (or a...
  • At Some Point, You’ve Done Enough Damage. At That Point Just Shut-Up.

    04/25/2017 6:34:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-25-17 | MOTUS
    After a grueling 8 years Barry decided to take a little R&R - about 100 days. He reemerged where he originally crawled out of his chrysalis – Chicago- to give his first post-presidency speech to a group of future community organizers/agitators: Former President Barack Obama on Monday kicked off his first public appearance since leaving office by jokingly asking if he's missed anything important."So uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?" Obama asked with a smile. The Hill I presume he meant after he’d left office.We all know what happened when he was MIA on the job “If...
  • 3 dead, 13 wounded in shootings on South, West sides (just another Monday in Chicago)

    04/25/2017 5:12:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/25/2017 | Heather Schroering, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Elvia Malagon
    Seven people were shot during a span of an hour Monday, a day that saw a total of three people fatally shot and 13 others wounded, police said. There were five double shootings including one in the city's Englewood neighborhood on the South Side that left a 19-year-old man dead. About 7:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man was fatally shot and a 17-year-old boy was wounded while they were walking(snip) The shooter got out of a black car and opened fire at the pair, police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the chest,(snip) A minute after the shooting on Honore...
  • Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

    04/24/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said. The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and former education secretary, Arne Duncan — and signified a return to Obama's roots as a community organizer 30 years ago on the South Side. "He said he grew up during that time because of the work he was doing," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said. Now the former president wants to solicit...
  • 7 dead, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings [Obama's Homecoming]

    04/24/2017 8:27:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    even people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The violence brought the city’s toll to at least 980 people shot, 170 fatally, since the start of the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
  • In Sanctuary City Crackdown, Justice Department Threatens to Withhold Grants From 8 Cities

    04/21/2017 10:13:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsj ^ | 4/21/17 | Laura Meckler
    The letters were sent to officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York City and Sacramento, Calif., as well as Cook County, Ill. These municipalities were identified in a Justice Department inspector general’s report last year as potentially out of compliance with the requirements. Friday’s letter asks the cities to send documentation that they are in compliance by the end of June.
  • Obama heads to Chicago to agitate against Trump (it's back alert)

    04/21/2017 3:39:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Steel yourselves. Barack Obama's about to emerge from the shadows — and first stop, University of Chicago. Why there? No doubt, it's one of the more receptive breeding grounds for his particular brand of activism - the activism he’ll be touting to malleable student-age minds while engaging in, as his people called it, a "conversation about community organizing and civic engagement." Make no mistake about it. This is about teaching the upcoming generation, loud as it already is about all topics that offend, to get even louder, even Leftist Prouder, and to - here's the gist - use that Leftist...
  • Just Super. Chicago approves IDs for illegal immigrants

    04/21/2017 9:59:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    h ^ | 04/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The Windy City has a whole host of issues to deal with these days, many of them centered around the fact that you’re more likely to be murdered there than in Fallujah on any given day. But rather than worrying about pesky little problems like that, the city council has decided to go after the really big ticket items on the agenda. One of these is to begin creating and distributing special municipal ID cards for various “underserved” groups including illegal immigrants. What could possibly go wrong? (CBS News, local) A program to create municipal identification cards passed overwhelmingly,...
  • Is This The Saddest Weapons Bust In Chicago Police History?

    04/20/2017 6:48:49 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 40 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 04/20/2017 | Will Racke
    The Chicago Police Department is used to taking some serious firepower off the streets: Glock pistols, sawed-off shotguns, even AR-15 and AK-47 rifles. Not every weapons bust gets the big guns, though. Take the fruits of a search warrant executed Wednesday at a home on the city’s southwest side:
  • 3 dead, 11 wounded in Tuesday shootings (Democrat owned and operated Chicago)

    04/19/2017 4:55:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/19/2017 | Staff
    Three people were shot to death and 11 other people were wounded in shootings since Tuesday morning, according to officials. A 22-year-old woman was shot dead about 11:35 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Indiana Avenue (snip) police found the woman on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to her abdomen and left ankle. (snip) The double fatal shooting happened about 8:15 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Halsted Street. The woman, 22, and the man, 25, were sitting in a vehicle when two people stepped from another vehicle and started shooting,(snip) A 20-year-old man was shot in the...
  • Stop Congress from trashing Illinois’ concealed gun protections (barf alert)

    04/18/2017 5:46:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    The people who think the Second Amendment phrase “well-regulated” means “not regulated at all” are back. This time, they’re pushing a dangerous idea called “concealed carry reciprocity” that would allow people who get concealed gun carry permits in states that have absolutely no restrictions to carry those hidden, loaded guns anywhere in the country. That means a state such as Illinois could no longer draw a line and refuse to give concealed carry permits to people convicted of violent misdemeanors, substance abusers, repeat drunken drivers or who have severe mental health issues. Under the U.S. House version of a proposed...
  • Commuter alert: Legislators risk killing IDOT's plan to add I-55 toll lanes

    04/16/2017 7:13:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Randy Blankenhorn
    In a matter of days, time will run out on a plan that could cut down on commuting times, pave the way for even less traffic congestion, and potentially give taxpayers a break. For reasons that remain unclear, the General Assembly has ignored the Illinois Department of Transportation's I-55 managed lanes project, and the cost of doing nothing has the potential to harm the state's ability to do business for years to come. The I-55 managed lanes proposal would add an express toll lane between the Veterans Memorial Tollway in the southwest suburbs and the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago....
  • Police capture suspect in gun theft who sent Trump manifesto

    04/14/2017 11:26:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    News24 ^ | April 14, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>Chicago - Police captured a Wisconsin man early on Friday, ending an intense manhunt launched after he allegedly robbed a gun shop and sent an anti-government manifesto to US President Donald Trump.</p> <p>Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was arrested without incident on a farm in the midwestern state of Wisconsin, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said.</p>
  • Man who filmed the United Airlines passenger: 'I don't blame the security guards at all'

    04/13/2017 3:37:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 190 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2017 | Sean Langille
    The person who filmed the video of a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend says security is not to blame for the situation. "It's clearly the man's fault that security had to drag him off. He was resisting. I don't blame the security guards at all," Tyler Bridges, who captured the moment on his cellphone, told Fox Business on Tuesday.
  • 15 wounded in Tuesday shootings across Chicago

    04/12/2017 9:32:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4/12/2017 | Staff
    Two 12-year-old boys were among 15 people wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The boys and a 66-year-old man were wounded in a drive-by shooting at 2:41 p.m. in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side. They were in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick when a vehicle drove by and someone fired shots,(snip) Tuesday’s latest shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 21-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of West Augusta when she heard gunfire and realized she’d been shot in the left...
  • Donor spares struggling NEIU from paying Valerie Jarrett $30K fee

    04/11/2017 5:55:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4/10/2017 | Tina Sfondeles
    Three class days were cancelled to cut costs during the budget impasse, and union leaders are planning a rally to protest the school’s financial straits —but Northeastern Illinois University was planning to pay former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett $30,000 to speak at its commencement ceremony. Those plans changed after a few university trustees objected —and the Sun-Times began asking questions. Northeastern said late Monday that a donor came forward to pay the five-figure speaking fee. But at an April 6 board meeting, trustees approved an honorary degree for Jarrett —while learning that a contract had already been negotiated and...
  • Tollway puts $4 million toward increasing contractor diversity

    04/10/2017 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Illinois tollway directors agreed Thursday to spend up to $4 million to assist minority-, women- and veteran-owned construction companies that are seeking work with the agency. The funds will be distributed among seven entities including the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Training ranges from basics such as explaining the technicalities of bidding for a contract and obtaining financing to advanced classes in estimating the cost of a job or managing a business. The program will be evaluated based on the number of businesses served and successful bids, among other...
  • Proposed Tri-State makeover could be tricky

    04/10/2017 7:43:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | April 10, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Rebuilding and widening the mammoth Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is complicated enough given it's the system's most-used road, with up to 185,000 cars and trucks clogging it daily.Throw in a tangle of towns where officials either hate or love the project, plus churn on the tollway board, and the planned redo gets even gnarlier. The Illinois tollway intends to fix the road between 95th Street in the South Suburbs and Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont. There's no final design or budget yet, but a decision is expected soon.Improvements likely could include extra lanes and new interchanges -- exciting news for anyone...
  • 7 dead, 28 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    04/10/2017 6:14:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    FOX 32 Chicago ^ | 4/10/2017 | Staff
    CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Seven men were killed and at least 27 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened at 4:51 a.m. Monday in the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 9400 block of South Forest and found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Chicago Police. A 66-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body (snip) A 24-year-old man was shot to death while he stood in a vacant lot in...
  • Video Shows Man Dragged Off Overbooked United Flight in Chicago

    04/10/2017 9:27:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 242 replies
    <p>Video shows three security officials dragging a passenger from a United Airlines flight at a Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.</p> <p>A United representative confirmed to NBC Chicago Sunday night that a person was removed from Flight 3411 to Louisville, Kentucky, saying it was "overbooked."</p>