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  • Column: Chicago’s Bleeping Golden Corruption Quote Hall of Fame. Did we land ‘the tuna’?

    02/23/2020 11:35:58 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 Feb 2020 | John Kass
    Most of you know former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s contribution as he talked of selling a U.S. Senate seat: “I’ve got this thing, and it’s (bleeping) golden.” “So did we land the, uh, the tuna?” allegedly belongs to indicted 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke, according to federal documents. Burke says he did nothing wrong. But the, uh, the tuna wins my first-place vote. Whether we hear it in federal court in Burke’s own voice depends on whether Burke — a longtime confidant of Democrat Boss Madigan — ever gets on that federal bus driven by Rico and starts talking like a...
  • Democrats, you did build that: Chicago named most corrupt city in US

    02/21/2020 7:49:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/21/2020 | Ethel C. Fenig
    A few days prior to President Donald J. Trump (R)'s compassionate announcement that he was pardoning or granting clemency to individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including many Democrats such as disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, thus "making a point about government overreach in prosecutions, as well as reminding people about his First Step Act, which brings reformed (mostly minority) prisoners home," two professors released a study proving: Chicago Is The Most Corrupt City In The U.S., According To New Study Chicago remains America's most corrupt city, and Illinois the third-most corrupt state, according to a new report from the University...
  • 28 Shot, 5 Fatally, over Weekend in Democrat-Controlled Chicago

    08/19/2019 10:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/19/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Twenty-eight individuals were shot, five fatally, over the weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago. NBC Chicago reports the first of the weekend’s fatalities was a double murder that occurred in a shooting around 4 pm Friday. The fatality occurred Sunday evening, when a 41-year-old man was shot twice and killed on South Crilly. Earlier Sunday a 46-year-old woman was shot and killed while “driving southbound in the 5100 block of South Prairie.” The other shooting fatality occurred around 4 am Saturday, when a 45-year-old man driving a car was shot by a man who was standing on the sidewalk.
  • Chicago shootings leave 47 shot, 4 fatally; Mt. Sinai Hospital closes emergency room

    08/04/2019 6:48:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 53 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | August 4, 2019 | Michelle Gallardo and Meghan Kluth
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A West Side hospital was forced to stop accepting patients on the tail end of a violent weekend that has left 47 people been shot, four fatally, across the city. Saturday night, resources were stretched to the breaking point as officers responded to multiple shootings in Chicago's 10th Police District, which includes West Side neighborhoods such as Lawndale, Douglas Park and Homan Square. The shootings all occurred within a three hour period, resulting in 17 people injured and at least one dead. "Throughout the night, we had multiple incidents where there were large gatherings and it was...
  • At least 42 people shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend

    05/28/2019 12:51:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-28-19 | Alice Yin and Jeremy Gorner
    t least 42 people were shot, seven fatally, in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend even as severe storms kept people indoors and 1,200 extra officers patrolled the streets. The toll was slightly higher than last year’s Memorial Day weekend, when 39 people were shot, seven of them fatally, according to shooting data kept by the Tribune. In 2017, 45 people were shot, seven of them killed. And in 2016, 71 people shot, six of them fatally, in one of the most violent Memorial Day weekends in recent years. “That is just an unacceptable state of affairs,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot...
  • 17 shootings 2 dead in Chicago so far this weekend. Hopefully that’s it. Hopefully ...

    08/12/2018 12:14:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Rudy Giuliani ^ | August 12, 2018
    17 shootings 2 dead in Chicago so far this weekend. Hopefully that’s it. Hopefully Democrats will join in demanding Mayor Emanuel’s resignation. Obama’s has sure turned his back on his city. By the way where is he living? Does he have anything to say? 5:59 AM - 12 Aug 2018
  • TWEET SHARE EMAIL At least 40 shot in Chicago Sunday, including 8 wounded in Gresham shooting

    08/05/2018 1:44:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 05 AUGUST 2018 | Diane Pathieu
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens of people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Sunday, police said. Since midnight, police said 42 people have been shot, four fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 59 people have been shot, six fatally, in shootings in Chicago. "We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas," said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
  • Nearly 20 carjackings reported in one week in Chicago

    11/20/2017 6:32:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/290/2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Chicago police were called to at least two carjackings Sunday and early Monday, capping a week that saw nearly 20 such attacks across the city. In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan Square around 12:35 a.m. Monday when two gunmen forced them from the car, police said. Earlier on the Far South Side, a 52-year-old woman was pulling out of a driveway in a 2016 Kia Sorrento around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of West 115th Street...
  • Chicago named among safest cities in the world [Caution: NOT the Onion]

    10/13/2017 6:33:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/17 | Rachel Konig Beals
    Despite Chicago’s alarming, if select, murder statistics and routine singling out by President Donald Trump for gun violence, this lakeside metropolis was just ranked one of the safest cities in the world.The Economist Intelligence Unit, a London-based research firm affiliated with the Economist magazine, named Chicago to its 2017 Safe Cities Index, issued Thursday — one of only three US cities to crack the top 20 — largely based on advances in digital security.The annual ranking assesses 60 global cities using four factors: personal safety, health security, digital security and the safety of infrastructure.Chicago, at 19th-safest, narrowly trailed the other...
  • 3 dead, 19 hurt in weekend violence; city passes 500th fatal shooting (Chicago)

    10/08/2017 4:21:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Oct 8, 2017
    A man shot dead Friday evening was the 500th person to be killed in city gun violence since the start of the year during a weekend in which three people have been killed and at least 19 others wounded in Chicago shootings. The city reached 500 shooting homicides about a week later than it did last year, on Sept. 29, 2016, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. At this point last year, there had been 511 people shot to death. In all, 537 deaths have been ruled homicides in the city since the start of this year, according...
  • Chicago violence is overwhelming police capabilities and spreading beyond gang strongholds

    07/24/2017 4:09:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/24/2017
    Carl Sandburg indelibly dubbed Chicago "hog butcher for the world," though swine are no longer[i] massacred there.  But slaughter remains part of the city's global image, as every weekend sees multiple deaths from gang warfare (this weekend's total is 6 dead, 35 wounded).  Until recently, the remaining affluent tax-paying residents, the ones occupying expensive condos and townhouses near the lake, for instance, were able to comfort themselves that the bloodshed was largely confined to a couple of districts to the south and west of their Northside enclaves. That assumption is crumbling, as CWB Chicago reports gang warfare at one of the city's...
  • Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000.00 for Illegal Lobbying

    02/16/2017 1:01:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
    A former senior executive for Uber who once served as Barack Obama's campaign manager has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-hailing company. The board voted 5-0 to find that David Plouffe violated city ethics rules by failing to register as a lobbyist after contacting Emanuel to help the company on regulations for picking up travelers at Chicago's two airports.
  • Chicago: 6 Shot at Gun Violence Victim's Memorial

    01/26/2017 6:18:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2017 | Liz Shield
    Rahm's Chicago.During a memorial service for a victim of criminal gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, six people were shot including a 12-year-old girl. Community activist Jedidiah Brown told reporters that "the opposition" to those attending the memorial came through an alley before opening fire on the group of mourners. He added that the mother of the person being memorialized was also among the victims, though police have not confirmed that information. A 12-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head from a bullet, police said, and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where her condition had...
  • Chicago Homicides Even Higher Than Reported

    01/11/2017 6:32:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    MMI Newswire ^ | 1/10/2017
    The record-setting violence in Chicago is even worse than announced as new evidence shows the city suffered 50 more homicides last year than the numbers publicly reported in the past week. The city posted a decades-high homicide count of 812 in 2016, per the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. That’s 15% greater than the 762 murders reported by the city's police department. The discrepancy is largely due to the fact that the county tallies “homicides” while the police number counts “murders.” Murders are defined as violent acts subject to criminal prosecution. Homicides, according to the medical examiner, include instances “when...
  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • 40 Of Weekend's Shooting Victims Had Been Arrested 672 Times, Top Cop Says

    08/22/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies ^ | 8/15/2016 | Alex Nitkin
    BRONZEVILLE — After another brutally violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson appeared impatient and exasperated Monday as he renewed his plea for judges and legislators to help keep repeat gun offenders off the streets."Any leader in the city of Chicago that thinks what we're seeing out on the streets is OK, shouldn't be a leader," Johnson said, his voice swelling. "Go to those neighborhoods and live there, and tell me how you feel then."Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father...
  • Chicago Murder Stats

    08/11/2016 12:07:59 PM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    Hey Jackass ^ | 08/11/2016 | staff
    Website has charts, graphs, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly totals.
  • Cops: 11 dead, 43 wounded in Father's Day weekend shootings

    06/20/2016 5:05:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    Eleven people were killed and at least 42 more - including a 3-year-old boy - were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, according to Chicago Police. The most recent homicide happened early Monday on the South Side. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back about 1:30 a.m. and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. About 1:30 p.m., someone used a high-powered assault rifle to kill a 17-year-old boy outside a Catholic church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during Sunday Mass. The boy was walking outside Holy Cross Church...
  • How Chicago’s Streets Became the Wild West

    06/16/2016 12:54:20 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2016 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Someone was shot in Chicago every 150 minutes during the first five months of 2016. Someone was murdered every 14 hours, and the city saw nearly 1,400 nonfatal shootings and 240 fatalities from gunfire. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one an hour, topping the previous year’s tally of 53 shootings. The violence is spilling from the Chicago’s gang-infested South and West Sides into the business district downtown. Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies. The growing mayhem is the result of Chicago police officers’ withdrawing from proactive enforcement, making the city a dramatic example...
  • Who helped Barack Obama avoid the taint of Chicago corruption?

    06/01/2016 5:37:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lee Cary
    How did Barack Obama emerge from Chicago in 2008 untainted by political corruption? His rise to power began at the 2004 Democratic Party Convention when Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was catapulted onto the national stage by the alluring force of his oratory.