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  • Making a federal issue out of the Obama Center lawsuit (Jackson Park)

    05/28/2020 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 5/27/20 | Deanna Isaacs
    **SNIP** Thanks to the pandemic, this hearing, before a three-judge federal appeals court panel, took place in part via telephone. It was recorded, which means you can still listen in, on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit website. If you do, you’ll catch University of Chicago (and NYU) law professor Richard Epstein asking for a reversal of last year’s decision by District Court judge John Robert Blakey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the activist group Protect Our Parks that sought to keep the Obama Presidential Center out of Jackson Park. And you’ll hear city attorney Benna Ruth...
  • Pritzker: All Illinois regions have met conditions to reopen

    05/28/2020 4:51:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 5/28/20 | John O'Connor, Kathleen Foody
    CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced an end to his 10-week-old stay-at-home order, declaring that every region of the state has met conditions necessary to allow more social interaction amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The state will move into the third phase of the Democrat's five-stage “Restore Illinois” plan, a step that will see reopening of manufacturing and retail, outdoor dining at restaurants and small social gatherings. Restless residents have agitated for more freedom to leave their houses and resume some sense of normalcy. In loosening the restrictions, Pritzker cited more favorable conditions, including decreased hospitalizations and...
  • Woman Returns to Chicago Planned Parenthood Hemorrhaging and in Pain after Abortion

    05/28/2020 1:06:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | May 28, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Chicago, IL – An ambulance was called on April 22, 2020, for a woman who had returned to the Near North Planned Parenthood, located on North LaSalle Drive in Chicago, Illinois, for a follow-up appointment after suffering serious complications to an abortion. According to 911 records provided to Operation Rescue by the Pro-Life Action League, the 28-year old woman was in extreme pain, which was classified as a “seven” on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most severe. The Planned Parenthood caller told the 911 dispatcher, “We have a patient here and we are concerned she may be...
  • Chicago releases plan for reopening restaurants, leaving NYC in the dust

    05/27/2020 6:47:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2020 | 8:31pm | Aaron Feis
    New York is getting lapped on restaurant reopenings by a city that can’t even do pizza right. Chicago has released a 13-page list of guidelines for how its eateries can safely resume on-premises service amid the coronavirus pandemic, while Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio remains short on answers. The Windy City issued the pointers on Tuesday, according to Eater, painting a picture of what a night out in the city could soon look like. Tables will be placed at least six feet apart, or have a permanent barrier, such as Plexiglass, installed between them, while parties at one table...
  • Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015: 10 shot dead, 39 wounded

    05/26/2020 6:40:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 5-26-20 | Sun Times
    Ten people died and 39 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago — the deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, when 12 people were killed. Despite the state’s stay-at-home order, the weekend’s death toll already surpassed last year’s holiday weekend, when seven people were killed and 34 were injured during the period from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. In 2018, seven people died and 30 others were wounded. In 2017, six people were killed and 44 others were wounded. In 2016, six people were killed and 56 wounded.
  • Chicago pastor claims the mayor sent armed police in unmarked cars to bang on the church doors Sunday: It was ‘like the Soviet-styled KGB’

    05/26/2020 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 27 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 05/26/2020 | Phil Shiver
    Chicago Pastor Courtney Lewis said he was in the middle of delivering a sermon to his congregation Sunday when he heard loud banging on the church doors. It was the police sent by the city's Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot had allegedly dispatched officers in three squad cars along with two unmarked vehicles in order to shut down the service at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Lewis claimed in a letter of grievance to U.S. Attorney John Lausch.
  • At least 13 are killed and 32 more are injured in multiple shootings during Memorial Day weekend of bloodshed across St Louis and Chicago

    05/26/2020 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26th, 2020 | Milly Vincent
    Chicago, Illinois: As of Monday morning there were nine people dead, including a 16-year-old boy, and at least 17 wounded in Memorial Day weekend gun violence. St. Louis, MO: Four men have died and more than fifteen others have been injured in sixteen separate shootings throughout St. Louis City, Missouri.
  • Four Shot Dead, 11 Injured During First 36 Hours of Memorial Weekend in Chicago

    05/25/2020 6:29:35 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25th, 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Four people were shot dead and at least 11 were injured as shootings occurred across gun-controlled Chicago during the first 36 hours of Memorial Weekend.
  • Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Shut Down Black Church’s Sunday Services

    05/24/2020 9:12:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2020
    On Sunday, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders. Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president. Who’s growing tired of this lunacy? — Prov356🇺🇸 (@cujo_14) May 24, 2020 The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and...
  • Reopening churches ‘dangerous and foolish,’ Lightfoot tells Trump

    05/24/2020 10:04:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/22/2020 | Rachel Hinton and Mitchell Armentrout
    A Sunday service showdown could be looming across the state this weekend. Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed President Donald Trump’s calls on Friday for churches and other houses of worship to reopen, while Gov. J.B. Pritzker — who has managed to fend off a series of legal challenges against his stay-at-home order — said Illinois will “continue to operate on the basis of science and data.” Lightfoot was more pointed in her criticism of Trump, who, during a hastily arranged White House press conference, said he’d identified churches, synagogues and mosques as “essential places that provide essential services” — and that...
  • CONFIRMED: Governor Pritzker Caught Sending Illinois Construction Workers to Wisconsin to Work on His Mansion During Illinois Lockdown

    05/22/2020 7:28:25 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has his workers and businesses locked down for the foreseeable future. But the billionaire governor will not let the government imposed lock-down interfere with his own plans. Last week Pritzker also told CNN the citizens of Illinois may be forced to wear masks indefinitely. Earlier this week Governor Pritzker threatened business owners with a year in prison if they try to reopen. But the lock-down laws only apply to the rubes. They don’t apply to Governor Pritzker, a Democrat billionaire. In May, while he imposed lock-downs on the people of Illinois, he had his wife and...
  • Coronavirus In Chicago: Phase 3 Of Reopening Will Look Different In The City

    05/23/2020 8:52:38 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    Block Club Chicago ^ | May 22, 2020 | Kelly Bauer
    The entire state of Illinois is preparing to move into Phase 3 of reopening next week — but things will look different in Chicago than they do elsewhere. Lightfoot has said the city won’t be able to have outdoor dining for restaurants, though that could come later in June. And the lakefront and other popular trails, including The 606 and the Riverwalk, will remain closed for now. “There’s no vaccine. There’s no cure,” Lightfoot said. “We’re still at risk. COVID’s still here. It’s still getting people sick and people are still dying. So no matter what phase we move into,...
  • Chicago Police Fine Pentecostal Churches for Violating 10-Person Limit

    05/21/2020 5:57:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    CNA Staff, May 21, 2020 / 03:10 pm MT (CNA).- Three churches in Chicago have been fined after defying an order banning services of more than 10 people on Sunday, May 17. A former mayoral candidate, who attended one of the services, has said that he will pay the fines. Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia Romanian Church of God and Metro Praise International Church were cited on Wednesday by the Chicago Police Department for exceeding the state of Illinois’ stay-at-home order and city social distancing policies which currently ban religious gatherings of more than 10 people. The churches were each...
  • If Georgie White Clark and I had crossed paths, I have a feeling we might have been fast friends ... [re: Glen and Bessie Hyde mystery]

    05/21/2020 9:37:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Raising Jane 'blog ^ | Posted on September 3, 2014 | MaryJane
    "For all her notoriety, Clark remains something of a mystery to even those closest to her. Evidence discovered at her home the day of her funeral raised the possibility Clark fabricated portions of her past, giving rise to a new element of the Georgie legend," reports "While the theory is discounted by several associates, there is a faction of friends who are puzzled by connections that suggest Clark was in fact Bessie Hyde, who vanished in 1928 along with her husband, Glen Hyde, while the Idaho couple were on a honeymoon adventure floating the Grand Canyon in a wooden...
  • Catholic Congressman Lipinski: ‘People Make Their Political Party Their Religion’

    05/18/2020 5:18:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/14/20 | Matt Hadro
    The Congressman said that the headwinds he faced from the abortion lobby revealed the level of their concern to silence a pro-life Democratic voice.WASHINGTON, D.C. — Catholics have a critical role in bridging the divides of today’s polarized society, one outgoing Catholic congressman says. “We live in a very polarized society, and I think that’s bad for our society, bad for our country,” Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., an outgoing eight-term Catholic congressman from Chicago’s South Side, told CNA in an interview on Wednesday. “It seems very clear to me,” he said, that “more and more people are making their political...
  • Governor Pritzker Announces the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative: A Locally-Driven Approach to Massively Scale Up Contact Tracing

    05/18/2020 3:56:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 16 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Office of Governor
    . . .After Implementing the “Massachusetts Model” Monday, May 18, 2020 - Governor, Office of the Chicago - Building on a robust, statewide effort to ensure Illinois can safely reopen, Governor Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. "With Illinois' daily availability of testing among the best in the nation, we want to grow our voluntary contact tracing so we can further control and reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19 and stop outbreaks in their tracks," said Governor JB Pritzker. The state is immediately engaging two local health departments...
  • Reporting on Chicago COVID-19 protest

    05/18/2020 2:11:48 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 18, 2020 | Mark Weyermuller
    As states around the country begin to open up, Illinois appears to be stuck in a COVID shutdown that may never end. This week, neighboring states Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa all began opening what Illinois' governor deems "non-essential" businesses - including bars, dine-in restaurants, small retail shops, gyms, nail salons, and hair stylists. Yet similar businesses in Illinois remain closed. There are now frequent rallies, protests and a growing number of lawsuits with the hope of getting Pritzker to reopen Illinois. This past weekend saw two large rallies - one at the State Capitol in Springfield and another at the...
  • Chicago mayor declares war on church that held services, collateral damage hits neighbors

    05/18/2020 12:32:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 18, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot may have exempted herself from her own prohibition on haircuts, but she made and carried out drastic, and probably illegal, threats against a church that announced its plans to hold Sunday services yesterday.  Evidently, only important people like the mayor get to exercise their constitutional rights. CBS Chicago covered the mayor's threats on Saturday: People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. Ald. Matt Martin (47th) said no-parking signs have been put up for several surrounding blocks near the church at 1713 W. Sunnyside Ave. The signs have been...
  • Morning Raid to Crush Chicago Churchgoers: Entire Neighborhood Has Cars Towed

    05/18/2020 4:19:33 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 69 replies
    Wirepoints ^ | 5/17/2020 | Mark Glennon
    What a travesty on so many levels. As reported by CBS Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered a parking ban from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the neighborhood of Philadelphia Romanian Church in response to its intention to hold services. On Sunday morning the tow trucks descended – not just on churchgoers, but on residents and everybody else, and on a private lot used by parishioners. Read this from Second City Cop: City tow trucks arrived and yanked the vehicles of every single resident, including numerous elderly people and a more than a few nurses coming in from the...
  • Sideways Anger: Mayor Bans Parking Near Church that Plans to Hold Sunday Services

    05/17/2020 10:20:06 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Second City Cop Blog ^ | May 17, 2020 | Editor
    (CHICAGO) People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. Ald. Matt Martin (47th) said no-parking signs have been put up for several surrounding blocks near the church at 1713 W. Sunnyside Ave. The signs have been mounted on Sunnyside Avenue between Greenview and Ravenswood avenues, and Paulina Street between Lawrence and Berteau avenues. The parking ban is in effect from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Martin said the signs were put up at the direction of the Mayor’s office, in response to plans by the church to hold...