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  • Dad Ditches Kid In Economy Class To Relax In Business Class

    07/22/2018 8:30:19 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    How would you react to finding your seatmate on a 12-hour flight to China is a talkative eight-year-old boy whose father had ditched him to go sit in business class? Flyertalk member steveo posted the following question in the United forum: Hi Flyertalk. Just got off [Chicago] to [Beijing] and to my delight I had a maybe [an] 8-year-old boy sitting next to me the whole flight while his dad was in Polaris. I had the distinct pleasure of entertaining this kid who wouldn’t shut up for 12-hours. Should I complain about this? Short answer: yes. Flight attendants appear...
  • Trump visits Granite City Thursday, home to reopened U.S. Steel mill (Illinois)

    07/22/2018 8:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 22, 2018 | Lynn Sweet
    President Donald Trump is making his first visit to Illinois since becoming president, making a stop in Granite City on Thursday where he is expected to tout the reopening of a U.S. Steel Corp. mill. The White House announced Sunday night Trump will swing through Granite City, in southern Illinois near St. Louis and Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday. The Trump administration has been highlighting U.S. Steel’s Granite City mill as a trade war success story even as the tariffs have sparked concerns in other sectors, with alarms sounded by Illinois farmers whose main crop is soybeans. The visit will have...
  • Chicago named 'rat capital' of the country

    07/22/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT · by RouxStir · 21 replies ^ | July 22, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The Second City has been dubbed the "rat capital" of America according to apartment search service RentHop, which said Chicago had the highest amount of rat-related complaints of four major U.S. cities.
  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a “Human and Civil Rights” award in recognition of the former pro-football star’s campaign “to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.” The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. “To me, this is bigger than football...
  • Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says

    07/20/2018 5:56:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 58 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 20, 2018
    A new study names Chicago the rat capital of the U.S. According to a study by the apartment search service “Rent Hop,” the city received 50,963 rat complaints last year – more than any other city in the country. New York came in a distant second place, followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston.
  • Witness to CVS Coupon Incident Says There's More to This Viral Story

    07/20/2018 3:24:11 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 51 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/18/2018 | Alexandra Arriaga
    A CVS customer snub initially characterized as a racial incident now appears to be more complicated than that. An Edgewater resident who was at CVS when a white manager called the police on a black woman after rejecting her coupon, says customer Camilla Hudson was “going off loudly,” refusing to leave, and following the other manager when he went into the employee-only part of the store. On Friday, Hudson, 53, posted on Facebook the now-viral video of CVS employee Morry Matson calling the police to remove her from the CVS Pharmacy at 6150 N. Broadway. “I had the police called...
  • The Unpredictable Madness of Chicago

    07/20/2018 5:46:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 20, 2018 | Ron Hosko
    Last Saturday, Chicago police approached a man on the city’s south side with body cameras recording.   For police in any city, the encounter was perhaps a classic attempt at a Terry street stop – one where police have reasonable suspicion of a weapon, one where police want to conduct a brief stop and defensively “pat down” a suspect.  But as police well know, Supreme Court decisions tend to guide only one side during police encounters; they have little to no control over the irresponsible, reckless, or criminal actions of the people police are approaching.And, from the police body camera...
  • Judge blasts man for selling military-style rifles in Chicago: (barf alert)

    07/19/2018 4:53:40 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 19 july 2018 | Jason Meisner
    Saying he “can’t think of a worse crime for someone to commit” in a city besieged by violence, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced an Arkansas man to more than seven years in federal prison for selling military-style semi-automatic rifles and other guns to a felon in Chicago. In handing down the 87-month sentence, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman told Klint Kelley that his actions undoubtedly contributed to the city’s “intolerable level of gun violence,” even though the guns he trafficked weren’t directly connected to a shooting. As more than a dozen of Kelley’s relatives and supporters — most of...
  • Flex-N-Gate Hosts Hiring Event For New South Side Plant (300 jobs in Chicago, Illinois)

    07/18/2018 6:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | July 18, 2018 | Lorraine Swanson
    CHICAGO, IL -- Flex-N-Gate, a leading manufacturer and supplier for the automotive industry, is hosting a hiring event from noon to 5 p.m. July 23. The event will be held at South Chicago Learning Center, 3055 E. 92nd St., Chicago. The company is hiring for a new plant it is building on the city's South Side, which is expected to begin production in early 2019. The Urbana-based Flex-N-Gate announced plans last year to convert an existing warehouse facility into a 288,000-square-foot, modern automotive operation that will serve automakers, including Chicago's Ford plant. Flex-N-Gate is anticipated to bring 300 jobs to...
  • In Chicago, Police Are Not the Problem: Why the latest police shooting was justified.

    07/18/2018 8:02:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jack Dunphy
    Will anyone in Chicago be embarrassed by this? Will any of the perpetually and professionally outraged say, “Gosh, maybe we were too quick to judge”? Will any of them look at the police body camera footage and say, “Yes, the guy had a gun and was trying to pull it out on the officers, so they had to shoot him”? When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., nearly four years ago, the fable quickly spread that he had presented no threat, that he had said to the officer, “Hands up, don’t shoot” just...
  • Debt-plagued Chicago becomes latest blue stronghold to consider free 'basic income'

    07/17/2018 7:50:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/18 | Brown
    Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program. Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend -- no questions asked. The bill already has the backing of the majority of city lawmakers, and Pawar hopes to soon work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to implement the pilot program, The Intercept reported. “Nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t have $1,000 in the bank for an emergency,” Pawar told the outlet. “UBI could be an incredible benefit for people who are working and are having...
  • Father of 43 children found beaten in West Side home (Chicago)

    07/16/2018 1:54:40 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 07/15/2018
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 63-year-old father of 43 children was found beaten to death Sunday afternoon in his home on Chicago's West Side. The body of John Hearring -- known as Nicholas -- was discovered with head trauma in his upstairs apartment in the 1000-block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. Multiple family members confirmed that he had 43 children.
  • Chicago police release body cam video of South Shore police shooting

    07/15/2018 4:28:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 90 replies ^ | 7/15/18 | Diane Pathieu and Will Jones
    Chicago police released body camera video on Sunday of the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Harith Augustus, which sparked a night of protests in the South Shore neighborhood. Supt. Eddie Johnson said he made the decision to release the video "because the community needs some answers and they need it now." He said he wanted to clear up misinformation about the shooting. After the shooting, crowds gathered near where the shooting occurred Saturday evening at 71st Street and Clyde Avenue. Four police officers injured and four protesters arrested. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers and jumped on squad...
  • Man caught on video confronting woman over Puerto Rico shirt charged with felony hate crime

    07/12/2018 4:44:02 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 61 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/12/18 | Matthew Walberg and Gregory Pratt
    The Chicago man shown in a viral video berating a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt has been charged with a felony hate crime. "After a review of the case, we approved felony hate crimes charges," said Robert Foley, spokesman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Foley said Timothy Trybus faces two counts of felony hate crime, which are enhancements on the charges of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct he was previously charged with. Trybus, 62, was arrested Thursday by Cook County Forest Preserve District Police, and is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at...
  • Stormy Daniels storms out of Chicago strip club

    06/15/2018 12:28:24 PM PDT · by vitaman · 55 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | June 15, 2018 | Ryan Smith
    The porn star left her performance early Thursday during the first of five planned shows at the Admiral. The strip club plans to sue her.
  • Anti-Gun Protesters Shut Down Major Chicago Highway

    07/08/2018 3:33:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Thousands of anti-gun protesters shut down lanes of a major Chicago highway to pressure lawmakers to enact gun control measures to address the increase in violent deaths in the city. The left-wing protesters, led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger, shut down all northbound lanes of Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway on Interstate 94 Saturday morning after a standoff between the police and the demonstrators. The marchers carried signs that read, “We need jobs,” and chanted, “Stop the killing,” as they walked down the 1.5-mile stretch of highway to let lawmakers know their desire for...
  • IG Report Leak On Energy Giving Trump/Gowdy Defense More Evidence of Corruption?

    07/06/2018 8:23:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Flashback to 2012 Truth No One in Obama/Clinton Administration Will Talk About – Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility – ( Unreleased Documents Showing More Collusion by deep state?) WASHINGTON — Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility.” And it was not just because it delivers power to Barack Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. Exelon’s top executives were early and frequent supporters of Mr. Obama as he rose from the Illinois State Senate to the White House. John W. Rogers Jr., a friend...
  • George Washington: Inspiration in the Face of Danger

    07/04/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 4, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    At the end of March, 1776, following the year-long Siege of Boston, General George Washington and the Continental Army drove the British out of Boston, following their stunning victory in the Battle of Dorchester Heights, one of the true masterstrokes of the War of Independence. But the British just went to Halifax to regroup, and to gather reinforcements for a real assault, to follow that summer. In June, the expected redeployment of British troops began, as his forces headed south, bound for New York, to meet with other reinforcements he had called for. General Washington knew what was coming. In...
  • Klayman Supports Barrett for SCOTUS Seat, Says Democrats Are "Trying to Smear Her"

    07/04/2018 1:45:54 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 63 replies ^ | 7/3/18 | Newsmax
    Judicial Watch's founder and conservative former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman supports Chicago Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a soon-to-be vacated Supreme Court seat — but thinks Democrats are “already trying to smear her.” Klayman said he likes that Barrett — reportedly one of President Donald Trump’s leading contenders for nomination — is not a graduate of either Harvard or Yale law schools. “From what I’ve read about her, I like Judge Barrett,” Klayman said. “She's obviously a woman. That’s good. Politically it’s going to be hard for the Democrats to have much objection to her. But they’re...
  • Chicago-based medical association cancels San Francisco convention

    07/02/2018 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 47 replies
    KGO-TV news San Francisco ^ | July 2, 2018 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The homeless encampments and drug addicts have become more visible to tourists, at times overshadowing the many landmarks that make San Francisco unique. Groups that hold their conventions here continue to take notice. "And it's not just groups but also a lot of individual travelers. We hear a lot from individual travelers that have come here and have had negative experiences on the streets and say they don't want to come back to San Francisco, said Joe D'Alessandro, President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association.