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  • Court determines secret videos can’t be used in Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s massage case

    08/19/2020 12:08:40 PM PDT · by texas booster · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 19, 2020 | Associated Press
    A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes’ use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow to their prosecution. The state 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Kraft's rights were violated under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. “The type of law enforcement surveillance utilized in these cases is extreme. While there will be situations which may warrant the use of the techniques at issue,...
  • Chicago Tribune’s John Kass Defends Soros Exposé: ‘I Will Not Bow’

    07/30/2020 1:29:07 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/30/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass is telling the woke apologist sharks for liberal billionaire George Soros at his paper’s union to pound sand.
  • "Journalists" Try to Cancel Chicago Tribune Writer John Kass For Daring to Write -- Factually -- That George Soros Has Spent Millions to Elect Leftwing DAs like Kim Gardner and Kim Foxx

    07/29/2020 3:37:10 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    I think Soros is pumping a lot of money into Political Opposition "Journalism." I remember when the Weekly Standard, failing and desperate for money and for a new buyer, started claiming that Soros had not meant he helped Nazis catalogue the art collections of Jews when he said he helped Nazis catalogue the art collections of Jews. George Soros seemed very interested in Reputation Management, and more determined than ever to impose socialism on America through spending his millions, and suddenly all sorts of people were very, very interested in helping him. Now Soros' paid minions have come to #Cancel...
  • Tribune moving John Kass column ‘to maintain credibility of news coverage’

    07/27/2020 6:38:02 AM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    RobertFeder ^ | 7/27/2020 | Robert Feder
    After 23 years as the Chicago Tribune’s white male conservative standard-bearer, John Kass is about to lose his coveted spot on Page 2 and his status as the newspaper’s “lead columnist.” Colin McMahon, editor-in-chief of the Tribune, today announced plans to reorganize the paper’s columnists and separate their work from the news section. Within the next few days the changes will be unveiled in print and online to help readers differentiate between news and opinions, he said. One effect will be to relegate Kass and other columnists farther back in the print edition and label them more clearly as opinion...
  • Letter to Clarence Page RE;Team Name Change piece

    All sports fans, and most everybody else, will get a kick out of this letter written to the Chicago Tribune. No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this guy is hilarious. This is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly jilted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans...
  • Column: I love Elizabeth Warren, but I hope Joe Biden doesn’t choose her for a running mate

    06/23/2020 7:32:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2020 | HEIDI STEVENS
    I love Elizabeth Warren. She’s got the the intellectual breadth of a policy wonk; the strategic touch of a U.S. senator who’s served on banking, housing, health, education, labor and pensions committees; the gentle, no-nonsense grace of a longtime schoolteacher; a progressive agenda; boundless energy; a sly wit and an enormous heart.
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

    06/19/2020 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Chicago Tribune via MSN ^ | 6/18/20 | John Byrne
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday lambasted as “clearly racist” and “deeply offensive” a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union depicting an apparent cartoon version of her tied up, wearing a police uniform and being unmasked by the characters from the “Scooby-Doo” TV show. The tweet depicts the African American mayor bound with rope, surrounded by the white characters, who have taken a police officer mask off her head to reveal that the officer is actually Lightfoot. It’s a play on the scene at the end of each episode of the Hanna Barbera cartoon, when the team of youngsters would solve...
  • Chinese Propaganda Outlet Has Paid US Newspapers $19 Million for Advertising, Printing

    06/16/2020 7:31:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 15, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    One of China’s main propaganda outlets has paid American newspapers nearly $19 million for advertising and printing expenses over the past four years, according to documents filed with the Justice Department. China Daily, an English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, has paid more than $4.6 million to The Washington Post and nearly $6 million to The Wall Street Journal since November 2016, the records show. Both newspapers have published paid supplements that China Daily produces called “China Watch.” The inserts are designed to look like real news articles, though they often contain a pro-Beijing spin on contemporary news...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounces vigilantism in Chicago after white men patrol neighborhood streets with bats

    06/06/2020 7:32:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 90 replies
    MSN ^ | 5 June 2020 | Gregory Pratt and Morgan Green
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will not tolerate vigilantism after groups of mostly white men patrolled the streets of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Wednesday night in response to a nearby city protest. Multiple streets were blocked in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night as nearby protests dispersed. Near West Pershing Road, water gushed from an open fire hydrant as small groups gathered on corners. Some of the men held bats. One wore a shirt that said “All Lives Matter,” one sipped a beer and another waved at an officer as he drove by. Additional groups of people, some armed...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounces vigilantism in Chicago after white men patrol neighborhood streets with bats

    06/06/2020 8:41:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/5/2020 | Gregpry Paratt, Morton Green
    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will not tolerate vigilantism after groups of mostly white men patrolled the streets of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Wednesday night in response to a nearby city protest. Multiple streets were blocked in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night as nearby protests dispersed. Near West Pershing Road, water gushed from an open fire hydrant as small groups gathered on corners. Some of the men held bats. One wore a shirt that said “All Lives Matter,” one sipped a beer and another waved at an officer as he drove by. Additional groups of people,...
  • After the riots in Chicago, all that broken glass like shattered dreams

    06/01/2020 6:54:43 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 45 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 31, 2020 | John Kass
    After the riots in Chicago, what you noticed was all that broken glass from all the windows of all the looted stores and looted restaurants. Each crunching step was the sound of the city’s breaking heart. Some residents came out early Sunday to help, trying to sweep up the pieces on the ground. “This started out to be about George Floyd,” said a man on Clark Street. “But it turned into something else, about what they could grab and take and ruin. Look at it.” The mayor and the governor finally called out the Illinois National Guard on Sunday to...
  • Malaria drugs touted by President Trump as possible COVID-19 treatment trigger FDA warning of 'serious side effects and death’

    04/24/2020 9:49:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 24, 2020 | AP
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings. In an alert Friday, regulators flagged reports of serious side effects and death among patients taking hydroxychloroquine and the related drug chloroquine. The drugs, also prescribed for lupus, can cause a number of side effects, including heart rhythm problems, severely low blood pressure and muscle or nerve damage.
  • Commentary: Michael Bloomberg, Arne Duncan: The U.S. economy isn’t working for too many Americans

    01/13/2020 10:05:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/13/2020 | By MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND ARNE DUNCAN
    President Donald Trump is hoping to win reelection on the economy, but the stats that he likes to tweet about — such as the value of the stock market and the unemployment rate — do not tell the real story. The truth is: The economy is badly broken for the vast majority of Americans across the vast majority of the country. About half of Americans don’t own stocks, and the share of national income going to workers — rather than investors — is actually near an all-time low. Meanwhile, almost half of all American workers earn an average of $10.22...
  • Illinois loses population for a 6th straight year — and lost more residents than any state this decade

    12/30/2019 6:57:00 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 30, 2019 | Cecilia Reyes
    Illinois’ population went down by an estimated 51,250 people in 2019, or 0.4%, marking the sixth consecutive year the state has lost residents, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Since the turn of the decade, Illinois has lost more residents than any other state, with a drop of about 159,700 people, or 1.2% of its population. Only three other states have shrunk since 2010: Connecticut, Vermont and West Virginia, with the latter losing the largest share of its residents, a 3.3% decline.
  • Chicago mass shooting: 13 shot inside memorial party in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood

    12/22/2019 6:08:02 AM PST · by Drew68 · 82 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/22/19 | Alice Yin
    Chicago police are questioning two suspected gunmen after 13 people were wounded, four of them critically, during a shooting inside a large memorial gathering early Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said. About 12:40 a.m., a house party - celebrating what would’ve been the birthday of a man who also was a victim of gun violence - was held in the 5700 block of South May Street. Around that time, someone inside opened fire, sending 13 people to area hospitals with gunshot wounds, according to Chicago police. Those shot ranged in age from 16 to 48,...
  • Dems impeachment of Donald Trump is way too thin, like butter scraped over too much bread

    12/14/2019 7:38:40 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/13/2019 | John Kass
    Where did the Trump impeachment go? When House Democrats began selling tickets to their President Donald Trump Impeachment Theater — shouting their outrage, preening on those late-night talk shows — it was much meatier business. It would be full of collusion with Russia, blackmail of Ukraine, it would contain extortion and go heavy on bribery. The way the Democrats sold it, Americans were to expect some giant roast, bone in, with a rich, thick gravy, to feed a nation longing for justice from Orange Man Bad. At least, that’s what Democrats promised. But that’s not what they delivered for consideration...
  • Ex-Chicago police commander spared prison for collecting dead mom’s Social Security checks for years

    12/03/2019 2:09:00 PM PST · by csvset · 103 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3 Dec 2019 | Jason Meisner
    A former Chicago police commander once considered a rising star in the department was spared federal prison Tuesday for pocketing more than $360,000 in Social Security payments intended for his mother that he continued to collect for nearly 25 years after her death. U.S. District Judge Manish Shah sentenced Kenneth Johnson to two years of probation and ordered him to serve the first six months in community confinement, likely at the Salvation Army. . In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said Johnson’s decision to betray the public’s trust was “infuriating.” “How many times (as a police...
  • Unsealed 75 years after Battle of Midway: New details of alarming WWII press leak

    06/05/2017 4:00:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5 June 2017 | Michael E. Ruane
    ... an intriguing side story: "Navy Had Word of Jap Plan to Strike at Sea."It was a fascinating, and detailed, description of much of what American intelligence knew beforehand of the enemy's fleet and plans. Indeed, it was too detailed. The report - 14 paragraphs long - suggested a secret U.S. intelligence coup, and became one of the biggest and potentially damaging news leaks of World War II. "This is the only time in American history that the United States government has ... taken steps toward prosecuting a member of the media under the Espionage Act," The story went on...
  • 5 people shot and killed by neighbor with ‘anger management issues’ at condo building

    10/13/2019 8:11:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 13, 2019 | Alice Yin and Jeremy Gorner
    Three women and two men are dead in a shooting in a condominium building on Chicago’s Northwest Side by a neighbor who was known to have “anger management issues,” police said. A woman who had been in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in two units of a Dunning condo building died Sunday from her injuries, bringing the death toll to five from the Saturday night shooting rampage, police said. Authorities said the man left his condo in the 6700 block of West Irving Park Road in the Dunning neighborhood, went to a neighbor’s home in the same building...
  • Trump’s enablers should go away and hide in shame

    09/19/2019 9:45:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | September 20, 2019 | Dahleen Glanton, The Chicago Tribune
    President Donald Trump’s former minions just don’t get it. Most Americans don’t want to ever see or hear from them again. We wish they would just go somewhere and hide. But for some reason, likely because they need the money and crave the limelight as much as the egomaniac they used to work for, these societal outcasts keep trying to force themselves on us. Take former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, for example. He didn’t have the decency to turn down an invitation by administrators at Northeastern Illinois University to participate in a recent panel discussion on campus about...