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  • Chicago police must pay 330k for killing dog in home raid

    08/19/2011 8:10:23 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 63 replies
    The Lookout ^ | 08192011 | LIz Goodwin
    A federal jury says Chicago law enforcement must pay $330,000 to a family after officers shot their dog during a home raid that turned up no illegal activity. Thomas Russell, then 18, opened the door to his home in February 2009 to find police officers with their guns drawn. He asked if he could lock up his 9-year-old black labrador, named Lady, before letting the officers inside. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next: Police refused the request and came into the house, the lawsuit said. When Lady came loping around the corner with her tail wagging, Officer Richard Antonsen...
  • The Democrat Who Banned Guns in Chicago Had 23-tried to ban guns detergent caffeine drinks transfats

    01/15/2019 4:41:44 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Bullets and booze don't mix," Alderman Edward Burke growled. Then the Chairman of the Finance Committee vowed to fight the NRA. He had spent much of his 50 years in power fighting for gun control. And the man dubbed “Alderman-for-Life”, whose wife who sat on the Illinois Supreme Court, had the heft. Five years ago, Chicago had lost yet another of its serial gun control battles. But Burke and the Democrat machine were vowing to go on fighting with more laws attempting to restrict the Second Amendment. Burke, an Obama and Blagojevich ally, and the godfather of Chicago politics (dubbed...
  • Think Progress Is Furious That A Woman Defended Herself From Armed Robbery In Chicago

    01/15/2019 12:52:09 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    A 25-year-old woman in Chicago defended herself against an armed attacker with her own legally concealed weapon. But according to Think Progress’ LGBTQ Editor Zack Ford, “That’s not how justice works.”
  • Fugitive Sex Offender Who Tried to Sexually Assault Chicago Man During Break-in May Be in SoCal: FBI

    01/11/2019 7:06:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | January 10, 2019, by Erika Martin
    A registered sex offender on the lam after being convicted in a Chicago home invasion may be in or traveling to Southern California, federal officials said Thursday. He walked out of the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Nov. 8 and had not returned by the time his guilty verdict was read later that same day, Cook County sheriff’s officials told the Chicago Sun-Times. The FBI believes he’s corresponded with associates in Riverside County and could be traveling in Southern California. The convict should be considered armed and dangerous, officials said. A reward of up to $50,000 has been attached...
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • HYPOCRISY: Staunch Chicago Ald. Gun Control Advocate Has To Surrender 23 Guns On Arrest.

    01/07/2019 8:28:54 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 28 replies ^ | January 04 2019 | By Megan Hickey
    CHICAGO (CBS) — He’s been a staunch supporter of gun control measures for decades, but in a surprising twist, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday that nearly two dozen firearms were discovered in Ald. Ed Burke’s offices during their raids in November. It’s still not known if the guns that were found in November were discovered at Burke’s ward office or at City Hall, but it’s hard to miss the irony of a staunch gun control advocate having to turn over 23 guns as a condition of his bond. From outlawing cell phone cases shaped like guns to bans on concealed weapons...
  • (Alderman) Ed Burke Charged in Attempted Extortion Case

    01/03/2019 2:24:28 PM PST · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | January 3, 2018 | Claire Bushey
    The federal complaint says the fast-food company wanted to remodel a restaurant in Burke’s ward. When an executive called to ask why Burke’s office was holding up the permit to remodel, the alderman told him he needed to meet to discuss trucks that parked in the restaurant’s lot. Then he told a city employee to find out which lawyer did the company’s taxes. On June 11, 2017, Burke spoke by cellphone to an out-of-state public official who was meeting with the fast-food company executive, the complaint says. The official offered to “let him know how important you are.” “You’re good...
  • Ald. Ricardo Munoz arrested on misdemeanor charge he assaulted wife on New Year's Eve

    01/02/2019 3:54:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/02/19 | Rosemary Sobol
    Ald. Ricardo Munoz was arrested without incident at his 22nd Ward office Wednesday morning after physically assaulting his wife on New Year’s Eve, Chicago police said. Munoz’s wife, Betty Torres-Munoz, filed Wednesday for an order of protection in Cook County Domestic Violence Court. She asked a judge to order Munoz to stay away from their residence and mixed breed dog, Rambo, and to pay her $1,000 a month in temporary support beginning next month. In those court papers, she alleged that during a heated argument Monday night her husband “forcibly” grabbed and pushed her, causing her to fall and hit...
  • Man presumed victim of John Wayne Gacy found alive and well in Montana

    12/20/2013 9:21:14 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, December 20, 2013, 10:06 AM | Joe Kemp
    For decades, the family of Robert Horton thought he had been killed by the notorious serial killer while hitchhiking through Chicago in 1972. But, following a tip, investigators found the man living in a small Montana town, making him the fifth potential Gacy victim found alive in the past two years. A man believed to be murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy was found living in Montana this year — making him the fifth potential victim found alive in the past two years. Investigators tracked down Richard Hutton in April after his sister submitted the missing man’s name as...
  • Roaming mob of 'urban youth' terrorized Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' in below-freezing weather

    12/31/2018 10:09:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Cold weather no longer is acting as a deterrent to the marauding mobs of teenagers (of no particular demographic characteristic, according to Chicago mainstream media) roaming through Chicago's showcase shopping district along Upper Michigan Avenue around the Water Tower.  News of the attack could not be ignored, because the famous Water Tower Place Mall had to be closed and because the mob sent an innocent bystander waiting on a subway platform to the hospital. CWB Chicago, the feisty neighborhood blog that does not shy away from facing Chicago's descent toward anarchy, reports: At least four people were injured and CTA Red Line traffic...
  • Illinois Republicans stunned after Gov. Rauner admits to recruiting 4 others to run in November

    12/21/2018 8:53:18 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | December 15, 2018 | Craig Wall and Eric Horng
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner caused a firestorm within the Republican Party by admitting Thursday in an exclusive ABC7 interview that he had recruited four people to take his place on the ballot in November. "And I said, 'I'll step aside, I'll give you huge financial resources, you run for governor, I'll support you. You have as good or better chance to get than me,'" Rauner recalled to ABC7. "All four of them said no." Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, a leading state Republican, is now calling for an emergency meeting of the State Central Committee to address the...
  • Big Jesse Jackson lie busted by scrappy Chicago neighborhood website

    12/30/2018 4:27:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Jesse Jackson was getting away with a big lie so well that the Chicago Sun-Times even wrote an editorial based on his phony claim. As the old, wry journalism joke goes, Jackson’s lie was so agreeable to the prejudices of MSM-ers, that it was “too good to check.” Enter the brave and scrappy bloggers at CWB Chicago, a neighborhood blog that: …was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. We knew from city data that robberies in our neighborhood had been soaring...
  • [Cath Cauc] Ex-Providence Catholic president accused of child sex abuse is AWOL ...

    12/30/2018 1:06:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 30, 2018 | Zak Koeske
    Ex-Providence Catholic president accused of child sex abuse is AWOL from religious order, official says The former president of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, who is under criminal investigation for allegations he sexually abused a male student in the mid-1990s, has gone AWOL from the Augustinian order to which he belongs, an official with the religious order said.
  • 'Green New Deal' divides Democrats intent on addressing climate change

    12/28/2018 4:46:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/27/18 | Elise Viebeck, David Weigel
    **SNIP** Climate activists expressed disappointment. "Without a mandate to create a plan and a requirement that its members don't take fossil fuel money, we are deeply concerned that this committee will be just another of the many committees we've seen failing our generation our entire lives," said Varshini Prakash, the Sunrise Movement's spokeswoman. The push reflects the increasing power and visibility of liberals on Capitol Hill. Poised to be the largest of the values-based caucuses next year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has already received a jolt of energy from members such as Ocasio-Cortez, whose political celebrity and regular posts to...
  • Durbin Urges Trump to Reduce ‘Shootings and Homicides’ in Chicago by Increasing Federal Spending

    12/27/2018 6:19:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 4:05 PM EST | Staff
    Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) is urging President Donald Trump to help reduce “shootings and homicides” in Chicago by increasing federal investment in housing, economic development, job training, education, public health and “community policing.” “As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, I urge you to use this budget framework as an opportunity to support efforts to help reduce gun violence in Chicago, rather than scapegoating the city’s challenges to promote ideological political agendas,” Durbin told Trump in a letter sent on Dec. 13. “I urge you to prioritize federal support and resources that will help Chicago reduce...
  • Obama Expressway suggestion stirs resentment: 'You don't change something just to change it'

    12/26/2018 10:15:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    AP ^ | December 25, 2018 | Staff
    A member of a prominent Chicago political family running for mayor suggested that an expressway on the city’s South Side be renamed after former President Barack Obama, but the family of the man it’s currently named after isn’t happy. The Dan Ryan Expressway, also designated as Interstate 90/94, is named for an ex-Cook County board president and his grandson, Daniel B. Ryan III, is hurt that Bill Daley would suggest a name switch without checking with the Ryan family first, the Chicago Sun-Times reported this week. “Why would you take an honor away from one man to honor another?” asked...
  • Ryan Expressway to Obama Expressway? Ryan family says no

    12/25/2018 2:44:38 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | DEC 25 2018 11:48AM CST | Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) - A member of Chicago's first political family running for mayor is suggesting that an expressway on the city's South Side be renamed after former President Barack Obama and the family of the man it's named after now isn't happy.</p>
  • LONSBERRY: Cuomo's Depopulation War On Upstate NY

    12/24/2018 1:19:45 PM PST · by cutty · 38 replies
    NewsRadio WHAM 1180 - Rochester ^ | Dec 20, 2018 | Bob Lonsberry
    Since the start of the decade, a million people have moved out of New York. For Andrew Cuomo, that’s not a problem, that’s a victory. It has solidified his party’s hold on power, and it has reshaped the state and its culture in a fashion more congenial to his interests and agenda. ... From the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018, New York had a net loss in population of more than 48,000. Illinois, another Democrat state, was the second-most abandoned state, with 45,000 net reduction in population. Of the seven other states which had a net loss...
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin startles Wall Street with unusual calls to top bank CEOs

    12/23/2018 9:59:30 PM PST · by familyop · 67 replies
    The Washington Post via Chicago Tribune ^ | December 23, 2018 | Damian Paletta and Josh Dawsey
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin startled financial analysts, bankers and economists Sunday by issuing an unusual statement declaring that the nation's six largest banks had ample credit to extend to American businesses and households...Two Trump advisers, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the calls would stoke unnecessary alarm. "No one thought we were at crisis level," one of these people said. "It's going to create more of an issue than we had already." Mnuchin and the president had a call on Saturday to talk about how to reassure the markets. Aides said that Trump knew the Powell story hurt the...
  • Bad decisions led to terrible consequences in train tragedy

    12/22/2018 6:02:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | Mary Mitchell
    ---(snip)"Police say Brown found the gun in an alley where a person who was taking out the trash had dropped it. The legal owner of that gun had it in a fanny pack, along with a firearm owner’s identification card, magazines and ammunition. First of all, it is a sad commentary that this is what it has come to in our city —that someone taking out the trash has to arm themselves with a handgun. Instead of Brown returning the weapon to its owner or turning it over to the police, he did what too many other people might have...