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  • Chicago cops seize pot plants: 'Big as Christmas trees' [2 football fields large]

    10/03/2012 5:47:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 3, 2012 | Staff
    A Chicago police helicopter discovered a patch of marijuana plants the size of two football fields, nestled among heavy brush along the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Southeast Side, authorities say. The helicopter spotted the pot as it flew above overgrown wetlands near Stony Island and 105th Street around noon Tuesday.
  • The Accent…the Anger…the Accustations — Sean Hannity’s Obama Tape

    10/02/2012 6:42:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 2, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Place your bets as to what’s on this tape that drops tonight, but here’s what I know: * tape is from 2006, before Barack Obama seriously decided to run for President in 2008 * Reverend Jeremiah Wright is in the audience (so good chance it’s Chicago) * “We don’t need to build more highways in the suburbs”…is a quote Drudge says is in the video. This sounds like a Rainbow Push sort of speech. * Drudge has the picture up where he’s shouting angrily…if this is from the Hannity video then it might be at a Rainbow Push meeting because...
  • Vote ‘President by Proxy’ Valerie Jarrett out of office on Nov. 6

    09/29/2012 4:20:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/29/12 | Judi McLeod
    Put a skirt on Barack Hussein Obama and parade him before the world. Call him President Valerie Jarrett. That, more than anything else, is who and what Barack Obama really is. With full apologies to the awesome Investors.com, who called Valerie Jarrett “Obama’s Rasputin”, Rasputin’s got nothing on Jarrett. At least the mad monk came out of the dark, front and center into the palace, whereas Jarrett gets to hide on the taxpayers’ tab in the deepest of shadows. In the sewer of Chicago politics, the Iranian-born Jarrett has never faced a court of law as one of the city’s...
  • Chicago looks to Twitter for answer to gun problem

    09/29/2012 4:07:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 29, 2012
    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is asking residents with ideas on how to get illegal guns off the streets to share their thoughts — in 140 characters or fewer on Twitter. The initiative is part of Chicago Ideas Week, an annual forum for innovators, artists, scientists and others to share ideas and inspire action.
  • New Contract Earns Chicago Schools 2nd Credit Downgrade – In One Quarter

    09/29/2012 7:29:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. They were warned that new labor expenses might result in a credit downgrade for the financially-strapped school district, and they chose to ignore it. Now it has comes to pass. The credit rating agency Moody’s has downgraded the school district for the second time in one quarter. Moody’s wrote: “The negative outlook reflects the school district's budgeted depletion of reserves to fund ongoing operations in fiscal 2013; the moderate additional unbudgeted salary costs of labor contract negotiations, which have not...
  • FBI: Actor Ash Durrani threatened to kill flight passengers

    09/29/2012 2:45:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    EXAMINER.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | by Taylor Rios
    SNIPPET: "The FBI says that an actor threatened to kill flight passengers on a flight from Chicago Tuesday night. The plan was headed to Orange County and Arash "Ash" Durrani, 26, is going to appear in federal court Friday. Sources say that Ash Durrani was being unruly by pacing the aisles, demanding alcohol, harassing female passengers and threatening to kill people. According to the affidavit, the deranged model and actor yelled, "I'm from Afghanistan and I will murder all of you." This San Antonio Celebrity Examiner is just in shock. Did he say Afghanistan? Durrani was born in Alexandria, Virginia."
  • An Act of Bravery: Otis W. McDonald and the Second Amendment

    09/27/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 September, 2011 | NA
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- Otis McDonald, born and raised amidst the hardships of sharecropping in the cotton fields of Fort Necessity, Louisiana, overcame poverty and social prejudice to become the first in his family to earn a college degree and rise to the relative comfort of America’s middle class. With drug and gang activity on the rise in Chicago, McDonald’s home has become increasingly threatened by violent crime. With no other intent but to defend his family against life-threatening intrusion, McDonald encounters the dichotomy of gun-wielding criminals and a Chicago statute limiting the purchase of handguns. As lead petitioner in a Supreme...
  • DEA Boss: Mexican Drug Cartels Deeply Embedded in Chicago, We Operate Like We‘re ’On the Border’

    09/27/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The city may be nearly 2,000 miles from Mexico, but the country’s drug cartels are so deeply embedded in Chicago that local and federal law enforcement are forced to operate as if they are “on the border,” according to Jack Riley, special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Because of Chicago’s location in the heart of the United States, its large Mexican population and its abundance of street gang activity, drug cartels have designated the city as one of its main hubs of operation in America, Riley told TheBlaze in an exclusive...
  • Obama In The Classroom

    09/27/2012 7:33:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 24, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We had previously written that with his “rate my professor.com ratings” wiped clean, no negative evaluations of President Obama’s tenure as a lecturer at the University of Chicago exist. Now, the intrepid staff at The Washington Examiner has actually dug up negative trendlines of his years there. “Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students,” Time magazine claimed in 2008. “Most scores on his teaching evaluations were positive to superlative,” the New York Times claimed in 2008. “Some students started referring to themselves as his groupies.” “When Barack Obama arrived at the Law...
  • Republicans mount attack against election fraud within Chicago (Earn $170 + Prevent Election Fraud)

    09/26/2012 1:25:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 26, 2012 | Anne Sorock
    A group of Cook County Republicans have had it with the election fraud and Democratic machine politics of Chicago. They’re mounting an effort to fight back in one seemingly small, but in actual fact quite powerful, way.An effort led by suburban mom Sharon Meroni to fill every empty Republican election judge position in Chicago and Cook County (there are separate election authorities) would thwart politics-as-usual, in which Democrats typically fill the empty Republican positions. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 27. Rebel Pundit reports at Breitbart: This marks the first time ever, or that anyone can at least remember, that...
  • Former CeaseFire worker fatally shot in Woodlawn(IL)

    A former employee of the CeaseFire violence prevention program was fatally shot today in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. ----------------------------cut-------------------------- "Marlon had a past, a lot of guys we work with and we hire do have a past," said Hardiman. "He got out of the life style and tried to turn his life around."
  • If you are a Republican living in Chicago...make a big difference

    09/25/2012 9:10:25 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 15 replies
    ...One woman — a mom from the suburbs of Chicago — took it upon herself to mount a crusade against voter fraud here in Illinois and she is close to shutting down at least two major avenues of fraud that Democrats have relied on for DECADES in Chicagoland...... Her name is Sharon Meroni and she needs your help today. It’s down to the wire and Sharon still needs 500 Republican election judges in Cook County…and she needs them by this coming Thursday. If she doesn’t find 500 more judges, then Democrats will get to fill those positions…just like they have...
  • As Islamic bigot's dirty money contaminates Barack Obama

    02/24/2008 7:03:41 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Will the real Obama stand up???As Islamic bigot's dirty money contaminates Barack Obama - Is Obama leaning towards the "ideology" of Khalidi's OK of 'Islamic States Apartheid' and lying about Israel's true free & equal for all democracy smearing its will to survive against Arab racist terror with The poisonous myth of 'Israeli apartheid'? Follow the Money: Obama contributor Talat M. Othman 23 Feb 2008 by to be announced Khalidi, a "virulent critic of Israel", has "denounced Israel as an 'apartheid' state." Pipes wrote that Othman is "president of the founding committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater...
  • How Biased Is Your Announcer?

    09/25/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/24/2012 | JARED DIAMOND
    If you're wondering what's going on in the American League Central pennant race over the next week, all you need to do is tune into a Chicago White Sox telecast and listen for the voice of the team's play-by-play man, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson is, to put it diplomatically, a bit of a "homer." In other words, he's unapologetic about his devotion to the White Sox, the team he routinely calls "the good guys." According to one measure, Harrelson and his booth partner, Steve Stone, make more nakedly biased statements during a single game than every other TV broadcast team...
  • A response to (Dan) Cathy and Huckabee

    09/25/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 80 replies
    Chicago First Ward Report ^ | 9.25.12 | Alderman Moreno
    Dan Cathy decided to make a PUBLIC statement to Mike Huckabee that, at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month. Since Mr.Cathy made a PUBLIC statement, I am PUBLICLY asking him to confirm and support what I was told and shown by his company representatives. 1. For the FIRST TIME in the company’s history the company wrote and distributed a document to all of its employees titled, “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” that guarantees that the company and its...
  • Voter registration down in Chicago

    09/25/2012 11:27:46 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/25/12 | Hal Dardick
    With two weeks left to register to vote, the number of people on Chicago’s voting rolls is about 225,000 less than it was by the time registration closed four years ago, election officials said today. And it’s going to be tough, if not impossible, to make up the difference, because this election so far lacks the excitement of 2008, when President Barack Obama’s historic bid for the nation’s top office energized Chicago voters, said Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections.
  • Chicago official asks Chick-fil-A to clarify gay marriage stance (Or else...)

    09/24/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/24/2012 | By Melissa Gray
    A Chicago alderman says Chick-fil-A's president is publicly contradicting what company executives personally assured him for months -- that the fast-food chain is changing its stance on gay marriage -- and he asked the company Sunday to clarify. Alderman Joe Moreno made news last week when he announced Chick-fil-A has ceased making donations to anti-gay groups and has enacted workplace protections for its employees against discrimination. Moreno said the two concessions were the result of 10 months of negotiations he had with Chick-fil-A executives as he weighed whether to support a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Chicago ward. He said...
  • Teachers Union 1: Rahm 0

    09/24/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-09-21 | Matt Blumenfeld
    With the Chicago Teachers Union ending their seven school day strike earlier this week, the focus should now turn to the details of the new, tentatively, accepted deal: the CTU must vote to approve the deal on Oct. 2. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a chance to truly reform the education system of Chicago and curb the over-indulgent greed of unions, beginning with the CTU. Instead, Mayor Emanuel is going to have to raise taxes to pay for the agreed upon demands of the CTU while trying to balance a city budget that is already $369 million in the red....
  • *VANITY* Just one question (Hillary and Barack)

    09/23/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 21 replies
    Me | 9/23/2012 | Me
    I have just one question, maybe two.: If it was Hillary's nearly life-long dream to be president, how could she have not been prepared for someone like Obama, as they both lived their adult lives in Chicago? Why did she not see his rise through politics and then gathered all of her opposition research on him. Theirs seemed to be a pretty clean campaign for Chicagoans.
  • Sweet Home Chicago loses its appeal to the tax-weary

    09/22/2012 7:46:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09/21/2012 | Amity Shlaes
    Why don't more people live here? That's what I always think when I come to Chicago, as this week when I come for a conference. The water is bright, and the air is clear. The room where we are lucky enough to hold the conference, the Stock Exchange Trading Room at the Art Institute, is one of the most beautiful in America. Yet for some reason people aren't choosing to live here. Indeed, every 10 minutes the state of Illinois loses a resident to another state. New York, where I do live, hardly differs, losing earners by the hundreds of...
  • Chicago School Leaders Don’t Know How They’re Going to Pay for the New Contract!

    09/22/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford? Truth be told, if board member Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels operated that way, they’d be out of business. But, alas, this is government. They strike deals with unions and figure out how taxpayers will fund it later. Reuters tells us: “Chicago public school teachers returned to their classrooms on Wednesday but thorny questions remained...
  • Chick-fil-A fires back at media’s mischaracterization of their giving

    09/21/2012 4:51:00 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/21/2012 | Ann Sorock
    This Wednesday, I reported that the media were falsely reporting that Chick-fil-A had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups. Scores of so-called reputable news outlets like the Los Angeles Times and ABC News ran headlines declaring that Chick-fil-A had changed its policy toward giving to anti-gay groups. Yesterday, Chick-fil-A set the record straight, saying that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” and calling out “events from Chicago this week that have once again resulted in questions around our giving”: A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of...
  • Secret Retirement Plans? Does Obama Expect to Lose?

    09/20/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 19, 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    Pritzker is experiencing frustration in her fundraising efforts, as wealthy donors who contributed generously to Obama in 2008 are not even returning her phone calls. Pritzker is telling potential donors that the Obamas have no intention of returning to Chicago when they leave the White House, according to the source. She is also raising money for the Obama presidential library and museum, which also are slated for Hawaii. Pritzker’s search for a developed property, suitable for occupancy four months from now, instead of property where a custom-designed estate might be built, is further indication that insiders believe Obama will not...
  • Obama 1998 Criticizes Chicago Schools, Housing: Looks for "Trick" to Transform Government

    09/20/2012 1:05:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    In the 1998 video (linked below) of Obama saying "I actually believe in redistribution," he also said he was looking for a "trick" to structure government in a more effective way to accomplish that redistribution of wealth, but he also criticized Chicago public schools and the Chicago Housing authority which is the perfect opportunity, less than two months away from election day, to remind us of how Obama and his cronies work when it comes to housing, schools, and his commitment to both... In the video Obama said the the Chicago Housing Authority "has not been a model of good...
  • Checks stolen from Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago

    09/19/2012 9:54:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 30 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9-19-12 | Stefano Esposito
    Updated: September 19, 2012 11:47PM Three checks sent out from President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago have been stolen — a total of $50,000, according to a TV news report — and police are investigating. “Three checks we sent to vendors made it into the wrong hands, and after learning of this, we notified the police,” said Obama’s Midwest press secretary, Ben Finkenbinder in a written statement. “We’re pleased that they’re dealing with the issue swiftly, and don’t expect this to have any impact upon the campaign.” The Obama campaign would not confirm the total amount of the checks...
  • Next School ('huge') Crisis for Chicago: Pension Fund Is Running Dry

    09/19/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/19/12 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    Next School Crisis for Chicago: Pension Fund Is Running DryBy MARY WILLIAMS WALSH Published: September 19, 2012 One of the most vexing problems for Chicago and its teachers went virtually unmentioned during the strike: The pension fund is about to hit a wall. The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund has about $10 billion in assets, but is paying out more than $1 billion in benefits a year — much more than it has been taking in. That has forced it to sell investments, worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, to pay retired teachers. Experts say the fund could collapse...
  • For the slumlord's defense, Barack Obama, Esq.

    09/19/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2012 | 10:43 pm
    In March 1994, a year before "Dreams" was published, Obama was the lead defense attorney on an obscure case in Cook County Court that has heretofore escaped examination by the national media. In this case, Obama defended a Chicago slumlord and powerful political ally who was charged with a long list of offenses against poor residents. The defendant was the Woodlawn Preservation & Investment Corp., controlled by Bishop Arthur Brazier, a South Side Chicago preacher and political operator. Brazier's burgeoning real estate empire included a low-income housing project at 6223 South University. Today, Map Quest describes the Woodlawn neighborhood as...
  • The “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report

    09/19/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    hillbuzz.org ^ | Sseptember 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Full title: Ground Reports from the “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report that show this is indeed a Depression On my desk, just under the computer monitor, I have a little box full of slips of scrap paper. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid because the nuns who taught me in Catholic School refused to ever waste paper. Anything that comes into my home that’s blank on one side and has outlived its usefulness is drawn and quartered and spends some time as scrap paper in that...
  • Moreno relents, will allow Chick-fil-A

    09/19/2012 8:32:31 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 19, 2012 | Hal Dardick
    Chicago alderman who made national headlines during the summer for opposing a Chick-fil-A in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward has reversed course, saying he will let the fast-food chain open a store in Logan Square. Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, said the restaurant has agreed to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal document and promised that its not-for-profit arm would not contribute money to groups that oppose gay marriage. Though Moreno said he scored a "big win," the company made nearly identical pledges in a July 19 Facebook post that went up even...
  • Confirmed: Mafia Towns Have Dirty Politicians

    09/18/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    The four areas where organized crime reigns in America -- New York City, Dirty Jersey, Chicagoland and South Florida -- also account for the lion's share of corruption convictions by federal prosecutors against local officials as reported by Joe Palazzolo for The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The U.S. Department of Justice has released the number of corruption convictions its prosecutors have won against public servants over the last ten years across the 93 federal judicial districts into which the country is divided, and at the top of the list is New Jersey with 429 convictions. Third on the list...
  • Chicago Teachers Union strike ends

    09/18/2012 4:00:55 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    The Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike Tuesday, concluding an episode that put President Obama in a bind between siding with a major labor union in his hometown and Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff and the current mayor of Chicago. The strike's end means at least 350,000 students who had not been attending Chicago public schools for a week will return to the classroom. The end of the strike came Tuesday afternoon after the Teachers Union's House of Delegates voted to end the dispute and accept a contract offered by the city. Even before the union...
  • Chicago Teachers Union delegates vote to end strike

    09/18/2012 3:31:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 18, 2012 | Mary Wisniewski
    (Reuters) - Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted on Tuesday to suspend their strike, several delegates said as they departed a meeting of union leaders. The decision ends a confrontation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over reform of the third largest U.S. school district.
  • Would be Car Bomber Adel Daoud Was an Occupy and Obama Supporter

    09/18/2012 8:01:28 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Riehl World News ^ | September 18, 2012 | Anonymous
    The FBI has charged an 18-year-old man for allegedly trying to detonate a car bomb outside a Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Investigators have identified the suspect as Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from of Hillside, Ill., a Chicago suburb. An Adel Daoud of Hillside, IL has a page at Change.org. adel daoud hillside, IL. Daoud Adel’s “Impact” rating is : 25 Actions 4 Recruits. His actions involve the following: Obama for America 1 Action 0 Recruits Constance Ruff with Advancement Project 1 Action 0 Recruits StudentsFirst 1 Action 0 Recruits Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 1 Action 0 Recruits...
  • How the Chicago Teacher Union Strike Affects Michigan

    09/18/2012 5:19:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/17/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Chicago teachers want 16 percent raises and are fighting accountability benchmarks. The 26,000-member Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Monday, leaving nearly 400,000 students in the lurch. Teacher strikes are illegal in Michigan, but they have happened in the past, most recently when Detroit Public Schools teachers walked out on students in 2006. Paul Kersey, director of workforce policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, works at an office so close to where the striking Chicago teachers are marching that he said he could hear the protesters outside his window. Kersey, who formerly was director of labor policy at the Mackinac...
  • Authorities: Parolee charged in slaying of woman at Whitehall Hotel

    09/17/2012 9:46:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jeremy Gorner
    A parolee has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with last month’s fatal shooting of an alleged prostitute at a Gold Coast hotel, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Lamarcus Washington, 28, of Chicago had already been in custody for violating his parole on a 2008 drug conviction, since being questioned about the Aug. 13 slaying of 22-year-old Brianna Gardner, authorities said.
  • Man is Accused of a Jihadist Plot to Blow up a Bar in Chicago

    09/17/2012 3:58:49 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | Michael Schwirtz, et al.
    An 18-year-old suburban Chicago man, who the authorities say was enamored with Osama bin Laden and intent on killing Americans, has been arrested after attempting to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a Chicago bar, officials said Saturday. Mr. Daoud, a United States citizen who lives in Hillside, Ill., on the outskirts of Chicago, has been under surveillance for months, and in multiple conversations with agents expressed a desire to kill on a mass scale as revenge for what he believed was the persecution of Muslims by the United States, according to court papers. In one conversation...
  • Defense Attorney Says Teenager Accused in Bomb Plot "Immature"

    09/17/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 17, 2012 | Kim Janssen
    During a brief appearance Monday, a boyish-faced Daoud wore leg shackles, an orange jumpsuit and a scruffy, unkempt beard and Afro-style hair. He’s accused of trying to blow up a bar and liquor store using a car bomb placed in the back of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Friday night. Though federal authorities haven’t identified the bar, the co-owner of Cal’s at 400 S. Wells, Mike Feirstein said Sunday that he believes his family’s bar was the target. A federal complaint alleges (Abel)Daoud pressed a “detonator” that he believed would explode the car bomb, killing dozens. Daoud — who worshipped at...
  • Jesse Jackson To Teachers: 'We've Lost More Children In Chicago Than In Libya, Iraq And Afghanistan'

    09/17/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2012 09 17 | Unattributed
    Jesse Jackson at Saturday's rally for striking Chicago school teachers
  • No Lesson Plans For Chicago Students This Week

    09/17/2012 8:53:39 AM PDT · by 92nina · 17 replies
    Alliance for Worker Freedom ^ | 2012-09-13 | Tom Fletcher
    As the Chicago Teacher’s strike enters its fourth day, those on the picket line are insisting that they would rather be back in the classroom, and only want a “fair” deal. Chicago teachers are already well compensated, to the tune of $71,000 a year, and were offered a 16% salary raise before they initiated the strike on Monday morning. Teacher’s balked at this counter proposal and proclaimed, “[w]e’re not going back to work unless we have a fair contract.” That’s quite a statement when, according to the Illinois Policy Institute, the average starting pension for Chicago teachers is $77,496. Chicago...
  • Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

    09/17/2012 1:10:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Star Parker
    It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor. Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents? The answer, of course, is neither side. Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city. No one solely represents the interests of the kids. It’s not to say that the union or the mayor has no interest in...
  • Mortgage cops taking tough stance (Chicago)

    09/16/2012 2:21:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-13-12 | Lew Sichelman
    Strategic defaulters, beware. The feds are coming for you. And they are not happy. Not the FBI. The Office of the Inspector General at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The OIG may not have the same fearsome "G-man" reputation as its better-known counterparts at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but it is every bit as much a law enforcement agency, with the same powers to search, seize and arrest. Special OIG agents are even authorized to carry firearms. The OIG's mission is to seek administrative sanctions, civil recoveries and criminal prosecutions against anyone who abuses the FHFA's programs. And it...
  • Prominent Members of Chicago Black Community: Those closest to Obama know there's no 2nd term

    09/15/2012 8:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | September 13, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I’m just back from a delightful trip down to a little sandwich shop on the Southside of Chicago where prominent members of the black community enjoy lunch served up with a side of political gossip. I relish the occasions I get invited to these little meetings and never know who’ll be sitting at the table with me but love the jerk chicken combo with extra “bodacious sauce”. In a corner over by a colorful mural celebrating the roaring-twenties and jazz I got an earful about the black community’s feeling about both the Obamas and their abandonment of Chicago for the...
  • Jihad Teen Arrested for Plotting to Blow Up Chicago Bar

    09/15/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    A Chicago teen was arrested in Chicago for trying to blow up a bar with a car bomb. News 9 reported: Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb. The U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Chicago announced the arrest Saturday and said the device was inert and...
  • Feds: U.S. teen held in 'jihad' terrorist bomb attempt at Chicago bar

    09/15/2012 5:13:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2012 | Liam Ford
    Adel Daoud, 18, of Hillside, was arrested Friday night when he tried to blow up what he thought was a car bomb in front of a downtown bar after undercover federal agents supplied him with a Jeep fitted with fake explosives, prosecutors announced today.
  • Muslim Teen Charged for Attempted Chicago Bombing

    09/15/2012 3:26:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/15/12 | JASON KEYSER/ap
    Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb. ~~SNIP~~ In May, two undercover FBI employees contacted Daoud in response to the material and exchanged several electronic messages with him in which he expressed an interest in
  • "Caliphate Conference" Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.

    02/21/2012 10:07:15 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Stonegate Institute ^ | February 21, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process -- currently backed by the Obama administration -- is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. A Muslim fundamentalist group is organizing a conference focused on turning Austria and other European countries into Islamic states. The "Caliphate Conference 2012" will be held on March 10 in the Austrian town of Vösendorf, situated just south of Vienna. The main theme of the event will be "The Caliphate: The State Model of the Future." The conference is being organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir [Party of Liberation], a pan-Islamic extremist group that seeks to establish...
  • 8 wounded, 3 dead in city shootings

    09/15/2012 8:23:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2012 | Peter Nickeas
    A couple dozen people stood silent outside police tape in Humboldt Park early Saturday morning as West Side police guarding a crime scene stood expressionless on the other side. Residents of the neighborhood tucked their hands inside hoodie sleeves to keep warm. Police put theirs behind duty vests. About three houses down from the tape, 26-year-old Jerrell Butler lay dead in a gangway, shot while standing on a sidwalk with his 32-year-old cousin, who was also wounded.
  • Che Guevara in Chicago

    09/15/2012 5:30:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    You just knew Che Guevara would show up as an icon of the union demonstrators in Chicago. Why? Well, let’s consider the factors in this demonstration by union-educators who were mostly educated by other union-educators. *Che Guevara outlawed trade unions. Then-- at Soviet gun-point-- he herded all recalcitrant Cuban union-members into forced-labor camps and sent their rebellious union-leaders to the firing squad. * The union members clamoring for more union privileges in Chicago while wearing t-shirts hailing this murderous Stalinist union-buster and hailing him as a “role model” are mostly products of America’s public schools-- and keen to continue the...
  • Socialist revolutionaries, Che Guevara part of Chicago teachers strike

    09/15/2012 5:37:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/11/12 | Joe Newby
    Socialist revolutionaries, Che Guevara part of Chicago teachers strikeJoe Newby September 11, 2012 On Monday, teachers in Chicago went on strike, but a post at EAG News says the strike looks more like a rally for socialist revolution complete with Che Guevara t-shirts and anarchist flags as "a supportive collection of political radicals" joined the teachers on the picket lines. **SNIP** According to one flag-bearing protester, the banner represented "revolutionary unionism,” which, according to a post at the International Workers Association, "aims to unite all workers in combative economic organizations, that fight to free themselves from the double yoke of...
  • Mayor's Reputation Tarnished in Teachers Union Dust-up

    09/15/2012 5:25:01 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2012 | Kristen Mack, et al.
    The measure of who won and lost in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's showdown with the Chicago Teachers Union won't be clear until the details of the new contract emerge, but last week's strike took some of the luster off the mayor's self-portrait as an innovative leader brimming with new ways to solve the city's most vexing challenges. The long, stressful path to getting a contract in place offered a glimpse that Emanuel perhaps is not as multidimensional as he tries to appear. Repeatedly, the mayor turned to one tool: the attack. That singular approach contributed to the first teachers strike in...