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  • Obama chooses former Clinton staffers in a move to the center

    01/06/2011 7:02:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    La Times ^ | 1/6/11 | Peter Nicholas
    Reporting from Washington — President Obama has recast his White House team for the second half of his term, giving top jobs to a pair of Clinton-era veterans in a signal to business leaders and independent voters that he is resolved to steer a more centrist course after two years of intense partisan clashes. Obama announced Thursday that he was installing William Daley as chief of staff, entrusting the White House operation and perhaps the future of his presidency to a former Commerce secretary who has warned that pressing a liberal agenda risks scaring away an all-important bloc of moderate...
  • In '88, Daley deplored 'black party'

    01/06/2011 5:09:03 PM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/6/2011 | Ben Smith
    What Bill Daley has in common with Rahm Emanuel is that they're both legendary background sources to reporters. He was, in particular, a great source to the late Robert Novak, who outed Daley in his memoir (page 451) as the anonymous Midwestern Democratic source of an incendiary remark on Michael Dukakis's failed attempt to keep Jesse Jackson's profile low at the 1988 Democratic convention. "For those of us who watched television, what they saw looked like a black party," Daley told Novak. "William Daley was no racist," Novak assured his readers, but the comment is at least a reminder that his...
  • Daley is Poor Choice for White House Chief of Staff

    01/06/2011 2:54:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 6, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
      It looks like the "Chicago Way" will continue with William Daley taking the White House Chief of Staff position formerly held by Rahm Emanuel. Daley is a particularly poor choice because he represents the nexus of big government, big business and the left-wing activist groups they enable and bankroll.Daley is not a "centrist," nor is he "pro business," except when he is getting a piece of the action. Daley has carried the title of "Midwest Chairman" of JPMorgan Chase but he is not a banker or a businessman. He is a broker of influence. That is why JPMorgan...
  • Bill Daley Will Be New White House Chief of Staff

    01/06/2011 9:09:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/6/11 | Publius
    NBC News and Politico are reporting that Bill Daley, brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, former Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton and long-time executive at Wall Street’s JP Morgan Chase will join the Obama Administration as White House Chief of Staff.
  • CHICAGOLAND: Obama Said to Consider William Daley for Top White House Post

    01/03/2011 1:55:08 PM PST · by saganite · 85 replies
    Drudge ^ | 3 Jan 11 | staff
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  • Lack of gun registry 'annoying,' Daley says

    12/09/2010 9:24:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | December 8, 2010 | John Byrne and Hal Dardick
    Lack of gun registry 'annoying,' Daley says Police say mayor's plan should be up and running 'in the coming weeks' By John Byrne and Hal Dardick, Tribune reporters 10:17 PM CST, December 8, 2010 Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday said that it's "annoying" that the Chicago Police Department has yet to set up a database to let police officers and firefighters know how many firearms are registered in each home in the city. The registry was a key piece of Daley's new gun control platform after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city's handgun ban in June. The mayor said...
  • Chicago's Financial Woes Have Just Begun

    11/18/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by chitownguy · 4 replies
    Chicago Elections 2011 ^ | 10/18/2010 | Enrique Perez
    Chicago’s precarious financial situation is well-documented. The last few years have seen our elected leaders (the mayor and the aldermen) raise taxes, sell-off public assets, institute furlough days, make some spending cuts here and there, and deplete the city’s long-term reserves. Despite these measures, which hindsight has now shown to be nothing more than short-term fixes, and in the case of the selling of the parking meters a really horrible deal, Chicago’s financial house is still in disarray.
  • Human Resources Board Policy Keeps Convicted Felons on Payroll in Chicago

    10/31/2010 9:38:12 AM PDT · by chitownguy · 1 replies
    Chicago Elections 2011 ^ | 10/26/2010 | Michael Volpe
    On September 23rd, 2010, Jose Hernandez became the fifteenth city building inspector to be convicted of taking payoffs in what’s been termed operation crooked code. Yet, according to Bill McCaffrey, spokesperson for the buildings department, Hernandez continues to draw a paycheck. Worst of all, McCaffrey says this occurs because Hernandez was able to manipulate a mandate put in place by the Human Resources Board.This board has had its own history of corruption; the latest involved a Reverend, Lucious Hall, who was taking money to look the other way on cases involving city workers with clout. This rule allows anyone facing...
  • Mark Kirk for Senate (Chicago Tribune Endorsement)

    10/07/2010 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Inyokern · 271 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/7/2010 | Tribune Editorial Board
    In 2010, the citizens of Illinois should send to the Capitol a senator who will bring expertise and independence. The candidate who fits that bill is Mark Kirk. Today the Tribune endorses Kirk, a Republican, for the U.S. Senate seat that Roland Burris soon vacates. To understand our verdict, watch Giannoulias and Kirk's appearance before us this week. You'll find the video at chicagotribune.com/senate. Judge each man's depth and preparedness for the job. Judge knowledge and scope. Judge accomplishment. Judge which candidate has a proven record of thoughtful independence — of bucking his party when the good of this nation...
  • Daley blasts education plan pushed by Obama, Duncan

    09/15/2010 9:02:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2010 | John Byrne and Tara Malone
    Mayor Richard Daley today called for an end to a high-profile federal education program that was the brainchild of the Obama administration and his own former Chicago Public Schools chief. The mayor also said Chicago school officials should have been more involved with Illinois' failed bid to qualify for the money in the Race to the Top program. "We should end it. We should end it," Daley said of the program, in which states vie for funding by promising various reforms. "They are just political slogans."
  • Remember "OPRPAH's" Enthusiasm Over Obama?And What She Touches Turns To Gold?

    09/13/2010 10:16:15 PM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 19 replies
    So why hasn't "Queen Oprah" made any inspiring comments about Obama over the last two years? Why hasn't the MSM done a story on how Oprah Has Made Obama A SUCCESS STORY? And now Oprah is gonna have her own network? Will Obama work for her as a "TELEPROMPTER SCRIPTER" when he loses or gets IMPEACHED? Nice Going OPRAH! Not everything you touch turns to Gold!
  • Mayor Daley might retire with extra $1.5M (retirement windfall)

    09/10/2010 9:34:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9/08/10
    Daley might retire with extra $1.5MSeptember 8, 2010 The size of Mayor Daley’s annual pension will ultimately depend on a number of questions only the mayor can answer, including which public pension plan he files under and when he files. But aside from those pension checks, the mayor could reap a retirement windfall of nearly $1.5 million. As of June 30, the mayor had $1,479,823 left in his campaign fund. And under state law, he can claim that as income as long as he pays taxes on it. In the late 1990s, state law was changed to prohibit politicians from...
  • Exit Stage Right! Daley Gives Himself the Hook

    09/08/2010 7:44:31 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | September 8, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    It was supposed to have ended differently. The conclusion to Daley’s administration was supposed to have been triumphant victory lap. As events unfolded, however, it was not the thrill of victory, but the agony of defeat that filled the newspapers. I can remember so clearly the shocking report that Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Games had been summarily rejected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which was assembled in Copenhagen. President Barack H. Obama, who had confidently predicted that he would be in attendance at the Chicago Olympiad during his second term, had flown to Denmark to boost...
  • Daley's decision means the time is now for democracy

    09/08/2010 4:52:10 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08 sept 2010 | John Kass
    As the good people of Shortshanksia drink their coffee this morning, they'll still be reflecting on the stunning announcement by Mayor Richard Daley that he won't seek another term. And so, after two decades as absolute ruler of his kingdom, he no longer wants to be lord sovereign boss of Chicago. "In the coming days I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor," Daley said Tuesday at City Hall, flanked by his wife, Maggie, and his children. "Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I've always believed that every person,...
  • Rahm Emanuel 'surprised' Chicago mayor won't seek reelection (Hussein boots Daley?)

    09/07/2010 9:38:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/07/10 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rahm Emanuel 'surprised' Chicago mayor won't seek reelectionBut the White House chief of staff isn't saying -- yet -- whether he would like to succeed Richard Daley. By Michael A. Memoli Tribune Washington Bureau September 7, 2010|1:23 p.m. Reporting from Washington — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he was "surprised" by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's decision not to seek reelection but offered no hint as to whether he might be a candidate to succeed him. "While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his...
  • Daley won't run for re-election

    09/07/2010 7:10:51 PM PDT · by verklaring · 6 replies
    Mayor Richard Daley says he will not run for re-election in 2011, saying it's "time for me, it's time for Chicago to move on."
  • Potential Candidates To Succeed Mayor Daley

    09/07/2010 2:13:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Potential Candidates To Succeed Mayor Daley As Mayor Daley rocked the political establishment on Tuesday by announcing that we won’t seek a seventh term, several potential candidates have been flirting with the idea of running for mayor in recent months, notably among them White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. In April, Emanuel told Charlie Rose on PBS that if Daley did not run, “One day I would like to run for mayor of the city of Chicago. That’s always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives.”
  • BREAKING: Mayor Daley will not seek another term

    09/07/2010 11:55:50 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 80 replies
    WLSAM.com ^ | 9/7/10 | WLSAM.com
    Mayor Daley has announced he will not be seeking another term. Details as they become available.
  • Only in Chicago Can Gang Members Have Press Conference to Bash Police & Make Demands

    09/04/2010 8:53:35 AM PDT · by toma29 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/04/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Another story out of Bizarro World, uh, Chicago: After the death of the first cop, second cop, third cop, and the continued rise in monthly killings, Police Superintendent Jodi Weis decided it was a good idea to have a sitdown with the people who are doing the killing. After he didn't give them everything they demanded and instead of going after them because, you know, these killers aren't white, we get this: From CBS News Chicago: Gang Members Blast City, Police Policies At a news conference organized by self-identified gang members Thursday morning, several speakers complained that police and city...
  • Successful home gun defense illustrates unfairness of Chicago gun laws

    08/25/2010 6:13:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 August, 2010 | David Codrea
    "An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who broke into his South Side home Friday morning," Becky Schlikerman of The Chicago Tribune informs us. The suspect, we are told, was armed: "The officer...fired his service weapon several times, killing the intruder..." Neighbors are supportive: "They invaded his home, he did what he had to do..." A core issue behind the McDonald Supreme Court case was so if the neighbors' homes are invaded, they'll be able to do what they have to do. That the Daley administration continues to fight recognition of their right to do so every...
  • 303 people shot: A typical July in Chicago

    08/22/2010 9:03:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies · 1+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | August 21, 2010 | Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Joe Germuska
    303 people shot: A typical July in Chicago A snapshot of crime in the city and a look into the lives of victims, families and neighborhoods scarred by violence By Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Joe Germuska Tribune staff August 21, 2010 The bullets flew in neighborhoods from Roseland to Rogers Park, hitting victims ranging in age from 72 to just 1. The overwhelming majority of them were young men. The bullets nicked eyebrows and ankles. They also pierced whole communities, such as historic Woodlawn. More than 300 people were shot in Chicago last month. At least 33 of them...
  • New Father Pfleger Reality TV Show: Blessing The Mayor's Office (Sarah Palin)

    08/15/2010 7:41:25 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/15/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Those chickens have come home to roost… or at least they will during the upcoming mayoral election in the Windy City if the new reality TV show being shopped by Chicago’s incendiary Father Michael Pfleger is concerned. Chicago’s gadfly Father Pfleger, close friend of Minister Louis Farrakhan, outspoken anti-gun crusader, sanctuary city supporter, and liberation theologist is the Southside religious leader who once openly wished for the death of a local businessman and also once said, “America is the greatest sin against God.” Pfleger has been the subject of many “reviews” by the Catholic Church and was once suspended after...
  • No verdict, but Blagojevich trial still has its winners, losers

    07/25/2010 4:35:28 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 25 july 2010 | John Kass
    After closing arguments Monday, the fate of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will finally be in the hands of his jury. If you're betting on what tape jurors would most like to hear during deliberations, go with the one where Blago expresses his feelings about the voters (who make up federal juries). "I (bleeping) busted my ass. I gave your (bleeping) baby health care. … What do I get for that? Only 13 percent of you think I'm doing a good job, so (bleep) all of you," he said on federal tape. Rewind. Play again. Rewind. Play again. Has the jury...
  • Mayor Daley: Not making gun owners jump through hoops with new law

    Mayor Daley today denied that he’s making Chicago gun owners jump through hoops to exercise their Second Amendment rights and expressed confidence the city’s new gun law can withstand a court challenge. “We’re not jumping through hoops. We have to have accountability. ... This is protection of the city from lawsuits from a lot of people,” the mayor said. “You have to ask for reasonable gun laws. Until the federal government seizes more illegal guns, that is the issue.”
  • Fisking the Chgo Sun-Times Anti-2nd Amendment Article

    07/13/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/13/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Sun-Times is Chicago's left-wing, left-wing paper while the Chicago Tribune is but the city's left-wing paper and pursuant to its agenda, the Sun-Times recently made to shore up support for Mayor "King" Daley's attempt to eliminate the Second Amendment for his Chicago subjects with its headlined "More guns in city not a good thing." Naturally most of what is contained in the piece is incorrect and deserves a good fisking. So, here goes… This won't make the NRA happy. Twelve guns a year? How dare Chicago restrict a citizen's right to buy 12 million guns a year. My response...
  • 6 months, 217 deaths: Chicago Homicide Data

    07/07/2010 2:46:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Red Eye ^ | July 7, 2010 | Tracy Swartz
    CeaseFire's West Humboldt Park office used to hang a sign showing the number of days since the neighborhood's most recent shooting--fatal or otherwise. But recently, as the shootings increased in frequency, workers for the anti-violence initiative stopped hanging the sign because they didn't want it to add to the neighborhood's bad luck, outreach worker Derrick House said. From January through June, the Humboldt Park community area saw 17 homicides, all gunshot deaths, the most of any of Chicago's 77 community areas, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Citywide, 217 homicides were recorded for the first half of 2010,...
  • Weekend Body Count from Progressive Utopia

    07/06/2010 8:34:36 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 7/6/10 | Joy Tiz
    This is what decades of iron fisted liberal dominance creates: twelve people shot on Chicago’s South Side; 2 are dead. This is the net result of liberal policies–how’s all that gun control working out? Following the Supreme Court’s upholding of the 2d Amendment, which the fish wrap media erroneously reported as extendinggun laws which should enable private citizen, Otis McDonald to at last purchase a hand gun to keep in his home. McDonald has grown weary of the constant threats, harassment and break ins that too many Americans suffer in gang infested neighborhoods. He rightly sought to buy himself a...
  • Illinois: America’s new fiscal basket case

    07/06/2010 6:57:06 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    How fitting that the state that produced the profligate corruptocrat-in-chief is now collapsing under the weight of its own fiscal irresponsibility. The same union-coddling, welfare state-expanding, pay-for-play politics that wrought the current misery in Illinois are wreaking havoc for us all. And to think: If President Obama, Mrs. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley had had their way, they would have shoveled billions more in taxpayer funds down the drain for their Olympics folly. As I’ve noted here before, you can take Obama out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of Obama. What a costly...
  • Mayor Daley Says No Guns For Negroes!

    07/03/2010 2:18:55 PM PDT · by Petruchio · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago, IL—Not so long ago in American history African-Americans were shut out of the voting booth through extortionate poll taxes. Blacks had no money and voting was impossible. It took a while but the courts intervened and the poll taxes were outlawed. There was another outrageous obstacle preventing African-Americans from voting and that was literacy testing. The majority of Blacks, were just too poorly educated and could not pass the tests local governments required. If a voter could not pass the test, the voter could not vote. Again the courts finally intervened and banned the illegal practice. A Constitutional right...
  • Chicago Approves Tough New Handgun Restrictions

    07/02/2010 1:18:56 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 96 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-02-10 | The Wall Street Journal
    CHICAGO—The Chicago City Council on Friday approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the U.S. The 45-0 vote came four days after a Supreme Court ruling made it almost certain that Chicago's handgun ban would be overturned. The high court ruled Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live. The new city ordinance bans gun shops in Chicago and prohibits gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or garages, with a handgun. It will take effect in 10 days. The ordinance also:
  • Chicago approves tough new handgun restrictions

    07/02/2010 9:59:22 AM PDT · by edcoil · 46 replies
    Mail News ^ | 7-2-10 | edcoil
    Members of the Chicago City Council have approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the United States. Friday's 45-0 vote comes four days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it almost certain that Chicago's handgun ban would be overturned. The high court ruled Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live
  • Daley's Newest Stab at a Gun Ban

    07/02/2010 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Daley's temper tantrum against guns continues, but at a much subdued pace. With its recent McDonald v the City of Chicago ruling the Supreme Court of the United States essentially made Daley's outright gun ban unconstitutional so the mayor has had to retrench and come up with new onerous rules to try and limit guns in his kingdom. As always, the Chicago City Council rubber stamped Richard "King" Daley's whims -- why do we have a city council anyway? The new rules do show the mayor's defeated position, however, as they are much less stringent than his previous mandates. Daley...
  • Mayor Daley: More Gun Laws

    07/02/2010 4:26:00 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 5 replies
    ScottFactor.com ^ | 07/02/2010 | Scott Factor
    Chicago politics never cease to amaze me. Here is a city that has one of the highest gun violence rates in the entire country, yet has banned handguns in the city for over 28 years. For 28 long years, the handgun ban has produced nothing but ordinary citizens fearing for their lives. Some citizens are so afraid to be unarmed that at least one, Otis McDonald, sued the city for the right to arm himself. His case was propelled to the United States Supreme Court, where he triumphed over the idiocy of the gun control-friendly government of Chicago. Not happy...
  • A Culture of Torture: The Story of Mark Clements

    07/01/2010 1:56:47 PM PDT · by pinstripes715 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Gaper's Block ^ | 07/01/2010 | Michael Volpe
    "Nigger boy, you gonna cooperate?" a 220lb. Chicago police officer screamed as he pounded on the chest of 16-year-old, 120lb. Mark Clements. As the beating continued, pain shot out from Clements' chest and exploded into the rest of his body. He gasped for air, struggling to breathe, in excruciating pain. Clements say the officer, whom he identifies as John McCann, had a way of getting his knuckles to the tenderest part of the bone.
  • Chicago Mayor Proposes Tighter Gun Rules

    07/01/2010 5:42:47 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 2+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-01-10 | TIMOTHY W. MARTIN
    CHICAGO—Mayor Richard Daley proposed a replacement handgun ordinance Thursday that would require gun-owner registration, firearms safety training and a citywide ban on gun shops. But the proposed legislation lacked some of the rigorous provisions that City Hall had previously discussed. The proposal follows hard on the heels of Monday's Supreme Court ruling that effectively struck down Chicago's 28-year-old gun ban, thus allowing citizens to own handguns in their homes. The city council is expected to approve the proposed ordinance Friday. The new rules are softer than were under consideration earlier this week. Originally, the Democratic mayor and top aides had...
  • Mayor Daley lays out strict gun rules for Chicago

    07/01/2010 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 1, 2010
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is introducing what the city says is the most comprehensive gun ordinance in the United States. At a news conference Thursday, Daley said the ordinance would include a ban on gun shops in the city and prohibit guns from anywhere except inside the owner's home.
  • Mayor Daley Lays Out Strict Gun Rules for Chicago

    07/01/2010 12:54:55 PM PDT · by ltc8k6 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/1/10 | AP
    CHICAGO -- With the city's gun ban certain to be overturned, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday introduced what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the United States. The measure, which draws from ordinances around the country, would ban gun shops in Chicago and prohibit gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or garages, with a handgun.
  • Mayor Daley lays out strict gun rules for Chicago

    07/01/2010 10:56:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 1, 2010
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is introducing what the city says is the most comprehensive gun ordinance in the United States. At a news conference Thursday, Daley said the ordinance would include a ban on gun shops in the city and prohibit guns from anywhere except inside the owner's home.
  • Chicago Mulls Gun-Ban Alternatives (looks to circumvent the high court's ruling!)

    06/29/2010 10:48:35 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/30/2010 | Wall Street Journal
    CHICAGO—The day after the Supreme Court cleared a path to overturn this city's ban on handguns—among the toughest in the U.S.—frustrated city officials began Tuesday to consider new measures to circumvent the high court's ruling. At a tense City Hall meeting packed with citizens holding up photos of children who'd been shot, city aldermen discussed forcing gun owners to purchase liability insurance and to undergo criminal background checks and periodic firearms training. They also peppered a firearms-law expert and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis with questions while promising to pass something meaningful. If the city can pass a dog ordinance...
  • City: One handgun per person 'sufficient' (Barf!)

    06/29/2010 6:57:23 PM PDT · by lex33 · 79 replies
    The Chicago Suntimes ^ | Speilman | Fran
    Chicagoans should be limited to one handgun for every eligible person living in a home — and gun dealers should be banned within the city limits — in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to shoot down the city’s handgun ban, the city’s top lawyer said today. One day after Chicago’s strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban was rendered unenforceable, Corporation Counsel Mara Georges argued that it’s “critical to public safety” to at least draw the line on the number of handguns in Chicago. One day after Chicago’s strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban was rendered unenforceable, Corporation Counsel Mara Georges argued that it’s...
  • Contempt of court George Wallace style

    06/29/2010 10:58:48 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | june 29, 2010 | John Pierce
    Hard on the heels of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. Chicago that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution protects an individual right to bear arms for self-defense and that the right thus protected is incorporated against state and local governments, Chicago Mayor Daley expressed his contempt for both the Court and the citizens whose rights he has trampled.
  • Daley Vows New Gun Ordinances

    06/28/2010 5:15:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | June 28, 2010
    As expected, Mayor Daley and Chicago's City Council are circling the wagons to defend against an unfavorable decision by the Supreme Court concerning the city's gun ban. Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago. "We'll publicly propose a new ordinance very soon," Daley said at an afternoon press conference concerning the gun ban. "As a city we must continue to stand up ..and fight for a ban on assault weapons .. as well as a crackdown on gun shops," Daley said. "We are...
  • Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Chicago Mayor Says He’ll Fight to Preserve City’s Gun Ban

    06/29/2010 7:16:04 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 30 replies
    AP (via CNS News) ^ | June 29, 2010 | Don Babwin
    Chicago (AP) - A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city's powerful mayor has his way. Shortly after the high court voted 5-4 Monday along familiar ideological lines -- with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and four liberals opposed -- Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said officials were already at work rewriting the city ordinance to adhere to the court ruling while protecting Chicago residents from...
  • Daley disappointed by Supreme Court gun ruling

    06/28/2010 12:06:59 PM PDT · by RC one · 20 replies
    AP ^ | june 28, 2010 | By DON BABWIN (AP)
    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's disappointed by Monday's Supreme Court decision that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live. He says it's clear the city's handgun ban will ultimately be struck down. But he says officials are working to rewrite the ordinance to protect Second Amendment rights and to protect Chicago residents from gun violence. Monday's Supreme Court decision did not explicitly strike down the ban on handguns in Chicago and suburban Oak Park. Instead, it ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling. But it left little doubt that...
  • Another deal goes sour for Daley nephew-Court fight over city pension money used to buy union land

    06/28/2010 8:29:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 28, 2010 | TIM NOVAK
    For the last three years, Mayor Daley's nephew Robert G. Vanecko has been a frequent figure in the news. First, when the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that five city pension funds gave him $68 million to investment in risky real estate deals. Later, when a federal grand jury began investigating. Now, Vanecko's real estate deals are falling apart, records show, potentially jeopardizing the money he got from the pension funds representing Chicago's police officers, teachers, city employees and CTA workers. And it turns out that other Daley family members were involved in one of those soured deals -- a plan to...
  • City ready to reload with gun law if handgun ban is shot down

    06/26/2010 6:34:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2010 | John Byrne
    The Chicago City Council could consider new gun control measures as soon as Wednesday if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the city's long-standing handgun ban Monday, Mayor Richard Daley said. Daley, however, declined to provide specifics Friday on how his administration will respond. For months, City Hall has been drawing up plans after the justices heard the case and appeared to indicate they'll rule against Chicago.
  • Chicago mayor defends handgun ban after shootings

    06/22/2010 6:39:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2010 | SERENA DAI, AP
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley defended the city's handgun ban Tuesday after a spate of shootings that left 10 people dead and dozens wounded, saying the violence bolsters the city's argument that the 1982 ordinance is needed. Daley said the city must continue to fight against handguns even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ban as unconstitional. The court is expected to rule later this month. "Look at all the guns that shot people this weekend. Where did they come from? That is the issue," Daley said at a South Side high school Tuesday.
  • 52 Shot, 8 Dead and Mayor Daley Still Resists Self-Defense

    06/22/2010 4:51:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | 21 June, 2010 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-two people shot, eight of them fatally in a single Chicago weekend, yet Mayor Richard Daley appears poised to go down screaming in his opposition to the Second Amendment Foundation's lawsuit to overturn his city's handgun ban. The U.S. Supreme Court could rule any day on the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, filed by SAF, the Illinois State Rifle Association and four Chicago residents. That ruling will likely strike down the handgun ban, thus opening the door to legal self-defense by Windy City residents. "Chicago has become a slaughterhouse," said SAF Executive...
  • Emery Joe Yost in the Eye of the Storm

    06/17/2010 10:07:13 AM PDT · by pinstripes715 · 7 replies · 258+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/10/2010 | Mike Volpe
    It was August 13th, 2000, and it was a typical Sunday afternoon in Chicago. Only in minutes, Emery Joe Yost’s life would change forever. He was about to find himself entangled in a living nightmare, caught in the crosshairs of a mentally disturbed individual. To make matters worse, Yost’s life was the envy of most. He had recently gotten engaged. He was less than a year from completing his Master’s degree from DePaul University’s school of new learning. This would mean a promotion and a significant raise in pay from his employer the Chicago Park District. In 1998, Harry Porterfield...
  • Tony Demasi and the Chicago Way

    06/12/2010 8:12:38 PM PDT · by pinstripes715 · 4 replies · 176+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/08/2010 | Michael Volpe
    It was a beautiful summer evening in 2005 and Chicago's social scene was gathered at Japonais, the posh sushi restaurant along the Chicago River, for a fundraiser for Tsunami Foundation. The party was organized by promoter to the charities Jennifer Schwab, who became legendary in the scene by convincing macho men to don high heels and race around the United Center all in the name of charity. Tsunami Foundation offered youth mentoring programs in some of Chicago's roughest neighborhoods as well as college scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The guest of honor Rudy Fratto Jr, the recipient of Tsunami's...