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  • 6 Killed, 14 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    12/18/2017 4:48:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/17/2017 | Staff
    Six people are dead and at least 14 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to police. The weekend's first fatality occurred at around 3:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 5600 block of South Emerald Avenue in the city's Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. A 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were sitting in a car when a person in a dark-colored Audi opened fire, striking both victims, according to police. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police, and the man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot...
  • Chicago – Open Door For United Nations Into The United States

    12/17/2017 6:20:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    In January of 2016, the United Nations chose Chicago to conduct a study on race relations. They attributed this study to public protests against alleged police brutality involving minorities in Chicago and the continuous calls from African American leaders for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. The UN delegates organized a public forum at Chicago State University on the city’s south side. Many pleaded with the UN to observe the difference of what you see on the south and west sides of Chicago is very different from what you see downtown and on the north side. The UN did not reveal...
  • Boykin asks United Nations for help fighting Chicago violence

    12/16/2017 3:44:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 12/14/17 | Megan Hickey, Craig Wall
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin headed to the United Nations in New York Thursday to ask for help fighting violence in Chicago. "I'm hoping to appeal the UN to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peace keeping efforts," Boykin said. Boykin boarded a plane to New York City for a meeting with an Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. It's a meeting that's been planned for more than a month and stems from disconcerting violence numbers seen this year in Chicago. Violence which...
  • Commissioner Suggests U.N. Send Troops To Fight 'Quiet Genocide' Of Gun Violence In Chicago

    12/15/2017 10:24:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 14, 2017
    Some politicians in the past have recommended deploying the National Guard to help Chicago quell gun violence, but Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin went even further on Thursday, suggesting the United Nations perhaps send in peacekeepers in the face of what he called a "quiet genocide." Boykin was traveling to New York to meet with Oscar Fernandez-Taranco of Argentina, the U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Support, to seek international help with "horrific levels of shootings" and other violent crime in West Side and South Side communities. "I'm hoping to appeal to the U.N. to actually come to Chicago and meet...
  • Dem Rep. Bobby Rush Sued for $1 Million to Collect Unpaid Loan for Church He Founded

    12/12/2017 4:02:09 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    freebeacon ^ | December 11, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic representative Bobby Rush is being sued for $1 million after failing to make payments on a loan he received for a church he founded in his home district in Illinois. A wellness center linked to the church has also collected more than $2.6 million in taxpayer-funded government grants in 2017 and more than $17 million in grants since 2008, according to records. Rush founded the Beloved Community Christian Church, a nondenominational Christian church, in Chicago in 2002 with the intent of helping disadvantaged people in his community. "I founded a church in Englewood, one of Chicago's poorest and most...
  • Yet another Chicago schools chief resigns amid scandal

    12/12/2017 3:45:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s track record for picking leaders of his city’s school system, the nation’s third largest, just took a new hit. In 2015, the woman whom he selected, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, resigned amid a major bribery scandal that sent her to prison. Emanuel replaced her with his longtime friend, Forrest Claypool, who just became the second consecutive Chicago schools chief to announce he is leaving — and he’s doing it in the middle of scandal. Claypool said he will vacate the position as chief executive officer of the school district, which he has held for 2 1/2 years, on...
  • Chicago Hate Crime Kidnapper gets no Prison Time for her Crimes

    12/11/2017 9:06:24 PM PST · by 198ml · 12 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 12/11/17 | John Porter
    There were plenty stories in 2017 to turn our stomachs. But, no other tale made us sicker than the time four teenaged kidnappers tortured a white special needs man. Because “Trump” and “honkies.” A hate crime if I ever saw one. If the story wasn’t already bad enough for you, they also live-streamed the torture session on Facebook. Well, the first kidnapper received her sentence, and it’s about as fitting as Michael Moore in a movie theater seat.
  • Emanuel Gets a Quick Break Appearing on Late Show Monday

    12/11/2017 8:10:13 PM PST · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get a brief break from his troubles in Chicago thanks to a star in the vast constellation of brother Ari Emanuel. When news broke that Emanuel will go to New York to be a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday, I couldn’t help but immediately suspect Colbert is one of the many entertainers who make gobs of money for uber-agent (and Uber investor) Ari Emanuel. Well, sure enough, what could seem like a cynical question yielded just the answer I suspected: Ari Emanuel’s massive Endeavor talent agency owns the company that manages...
  • Chicago boy, 4, reads 100 books in one day, parents stream on Facebook

    12/11/2017 7:59:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    ABC& Chicago ^ | 12/10/2017 | Karen Jordan
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In one day, a 4-year-old Chicago boy read 100 books, including his favorites about Ninja turtles and dogs. As Caleb Green's reading marathon got started on Saturday, his parents decided to stream it on Facebook Live. He got a couple thousand views from people as far away as Florida. And every time he finished 10 books, he did a little dance. "I like to read and I want to read some more like my sister," Caleb said. When Caleb first told his parents about his goal, they scoured their bookshelves. When they came up short, some friends...
  • Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks is a bigger scumbag than the four scumbags who tortured...

    12/09/2017 6:09:00 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 9, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks is a bigger scumbag than the four scumbags who kidnapped and tortured a learning disabled man in Chicago In January of this year in Chicago, two black men and two black women kidnapped a learning disabled white man, imprisoned him, tortured him, cut off part of his scalp, forced him to drink from the toilet, demanded ransom from his parents, and posted part of the torture as a video on Facebook. They also called him racial slurs, which puts this into the hate crime category.Well, one of these scumbags has just been sentenced to probation...
  • Chicago Judge Gives Woman Charged In Facebook Live Hate Crime A Shocking Sentence

    12/09/2017 3:07:37 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/9/17
    The first of four adults charged in January with the hate crime of a white special needs 18-year-old has been freed on probation in what many people are likely to believe is a rather light sentence compared to the crime. Brittany Covington narrated a Facebook Live video showing the special needs teen being tortured and humiliated in the Chicago apartment she shared with her sister Tanishia, who is still behind bars in this matter along with co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper and Jordan Hill.
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Beating of Disabled Teen on Facebook

    12/09/2017 6:59:32 AM PST · by PBRCat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2017 | Megan Crepau
    Chicago woman who live-streamed video of the racially charged beating of a teen with mental disabilities pleaded guilty Friday to a hate crime and was sentenced to four years of probation. Brittany Covington, 19, has been in custody since her arrest in January. Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service. The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and intimidation charges. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping....
  • Forrest Claypool Resigns At CPS

    12/08/2017 8:07:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 08 DECEMBER 2017 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is resigning after a report concluded that he lied to ethics investigators. “I have accomplished all I can accomplish at CPS,” Claypool said at a news conference. “Even good men can make stupid mistakes. I look forward to the next chapter.” Claypool leaves Dec. 31. Dr. Janice Jackson will be the new interim head of the nation’s fourth-largest school system.
  • Conservative Internet shock jock Harold (Hal) Turner convicted of threatening to kill Chicago judges

    08/13/2010 4:10:48 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 13 2010 | Dave Goldiner
    A Brooklyn jury took less than two hours Friday to convict right-wing loudmouth Harold (Hal) Turner of threatening to kill three Chicago judges. Turner's mom and teenage son gasped and sobbed as the jury found the Internet shock jock guilty of a single charge of threatening to murder the judges - a charge that carries up to 10 years in prison. An ashen-faced Turner stripped off his tie and belt and handed his wallet to a clerk before he was led out of the courtroom in downtown Brooklyn. "I love you, dad," his son, Michael Turner, 16, said after the...
  • Mayors sign Chicago “Climate Charter”

    12/06/2017 5:40:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    cfact.org ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Craig Rucker
    Mayors from 51 cities from across the U.S. and around the world are meeting in Chicago to hear from former President Obama and sign a document they are calling the “Chicago Climate Charter.” President Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the UN’s Paris Climate Accord, however, the terms of the Accord delay his taking formal action until November, 2019. The mayors gathered in Chicago, meanwhile, are vowing to bypass the federal government and create climate policies of their own. USA Today reports that the Chicago Charter calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 26% to...
  • CPS butter cookies: You can still find the classics years after they disappeared

    12/05/2017 5:06:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5 December 2017 | Amy Bizzarri
    Rich, buttery and just 5 cents each, Chicago Public Schools' iconic butter cookies made lunchtime all the merrier from the 1960s and through the ’80s. These classic shortbread cookies, pressed with three fingers for good measure and baked to toasty perfection, once graced cafeteria trays across the city. ... Made from scratch, with lots of butter and lots of sugar, they're not on the menu anymore, since their fat and sugar content wouldn't meet today's nutrition standards. "But we still make them every once in a while, to share among the cafeteria staff," Streak says. Their origins are murky, and...
  • Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIR

    09/20/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 20, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Revealed: The Obama FBI’s Illicit Partnership with CAIRPosted By Matthew Vadum On September 20, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments A government watchdog’s new report takes the FBI to task for violating its own policies by continuing to work with the Muslim Brotherhood’s front group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).The report came as CAIR issued a new report denouncing the so-called “Islamophobia” of the Fox News Channel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, David the Horowitz Freedom Center, and others who dare to engage in an honest discussion...
  • 2018’s most important, expensive and strange election

    12/04/2017 1:40:22 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 6 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Nov 17 | George Will
    ...This model is the iron alliance of the Democratic Party and government workers’ unions. Madigan supports Pritzker, who is committed to the alliance. This is the state of the state under it: Unfunded state and local government retirement debt is more than $260 billion and rising. Unfunded pension liabilities for the nation’s highest-paid government workers (overtime starts at 37.5 hours) are $130 billion and are projected to increase for at least through the next decade. Nearly 25 percent of the state’s general funds go to retirees (many living in Texas and Florida). Vendors are owed $9.5 billion. Every five minutes...
  • Justice probes deals with China by FBI

    10/01/2003 4:38:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 190+ views
    AP | 10/01/03 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department inspector general is investigating whether FBI agents involved in espionage and terrorism cases improperly used informants and subjects of investigation to benefit private businesses they were running on the side, according to officials and documents. The allegations, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press, include that agents' and intelligence assets' private companies were involved in business deals in China and the Middle East about the same time the FBI was investigating Chinese efforts to acquire sensitive technology. The FBI says it is cooperating with the investigation. "Any time there is a request...
  • Chicago Cop Caught On Video Telling Teen He's Being Detained "Because You're White"

    12/01/2017 6:55:01 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-1-2017
    A police detective in Illinois has faced disciplinary action this week, after he was recorded on video telling a teenager he was being detained because he's white.* Footage of the controversial encounter surfaced on Facebook on Monday, and has since gone viral with more than 85,000 views. Dezi Baczek,18, who recorded the video, was among a group of teens who went to the local pawnshop in Lake Villa, a suburb of Chicago, to sell an item so the group could buy her brother a book that he wanted to read. How thoughtful. When the group of millennials exited the shop,...