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US: Illinois (News/Activism)

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  • Micro Center in Chicago Where my brother works, looted (vanity)

    05/31/2020 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Impy · 20 replies
    Forgive the vanity, I'm super pissed off. My mom is in the area, she gets a text to come rescue him, employees are standing outside, "they" are inside taking every damn thing. When is someone inside one of these business gonna have a gun and use it? Best job this kid has ever had, I don't know if it's gonna be there tomorrow. Maybe to clean up the broken glass. Democrats main concern is capturing the looter vote. Any decent person that doesn't vote Trump can go straight to hell. Dem-trending suburbs? Wake the hell up.
  • 3 cops attacked in Chicago

    05/30/2020 5:05:19 PM PDT · by rxsid · 41 replies ^ | 05.30.2020 | Kane
    3 cops attacked in Chicago – This is insaneJust happened in the last hour… Things are not looking good in Chicago— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 30, 2020
  • Chicago Police Officers Ordered To No Longer Use Force To Disperse Large Gatherings

    05/29/2020 5:54:04 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    cbs ^ | 5/29/2020 | cbs
    CHICAGO (CBS) Chicago police officers have been ordered to no longer use force to disperse large gatherings, as tensions mount over the months-long stay-at-home order, and protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck
  • IL Lifts All Restrictions on Churches

    05/28/2020 6:06:11 PM PDT · by mountn man · 20 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | Liberty Counsel
    Less than four hours before the deadline for Gov. J.B. Prtizker to file his response to the U.S. Supreme Court to the emergency injunction request brought by two Romanian churches, the governor unilaterally removed all restrictions on churches and houses of worship. Within a few hours yesterday after two Romanian churches filed an emergency injunction pending appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Kavanaugh ordered Gov. Pritzker to respond by 8:00 p.m. Thursday night. Just before the deadline, Gov. Prtizker issued guidelines for houses of worship, none of which are mandatory. Liberty Counsel represents Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos...
  • Chicago releases plan for reopening restaurants, leaving NYC in the dust

    05/27/2020 6:47:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2020 | 8:31pm | Aaron Feis
    New York is getting lapped on restaurant reopenings by a city that cant even do pizza right. Chicago has released a 13-page list of guidelines for how its eateries can safely resume on-premises service amid the coronavirus pandemic, while Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio remains short on answers. The Windy City issued the pointers on Tuesday, according to Eater, painting a picture of what a night out in the city could soon look like. Tables will be placed at least six feet apart, or have a permanent barrier, such as Plexiglass, installed between them, while parties at one table...
  • Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting its going to be difficult but not impossible

    05/27/2020 1:33:34 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    The Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | May 26, 2020 | Neal Earley
    Suburban Republican Allen Skillicorn insists he would really rather Gov. J.B. Pritzker finish out his term than be booted from office. Frankly I just hope the governor fixes the unemployment system, so people can get their unemployment and we should move on from this, the state representative said. I mean, I would much prefer that. Whether the governor is able to solve the unemployment problems that have arisen during the coronavirus crisis remains to be seen, but Skillicorn isnt waiting to find out. The East Dundee Republican launched a recall effort to remove the Chicago Democrat from office an...
  • Chicagos deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015: 10 shot dead, 39 wounded

    05/26/2020 6:40:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 5-26-20 | Sun Times
    Ten people died and 39 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago the deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, when 12 people were killed. Despite the states stay-at-home order, the weekends death toll already surpassed last years holiday weekend, when seven people were killed and 34 were injured during the period from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. In 2018, seven people died and 30 others were wounded. In 2017, six people were killed and 44 others were wounded. In 2016, six people were killed and 56 wounded.
  • Chicago pastor claims the mayor sent armed police in unmarked cars to bang on the church doors Sunday: It was like the Soviet-styled KGB

    05/26/2020 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 27 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 05/26/2020 | Phil Shiver
    Chicago Pastor Courtney Lewis said he was in the middle of delivering a sermon to his congregation Sunday when he heard loud banging on the church doors. It was the police sent by the city's Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot had allegedly dispatched officers in three squad cars along with two unmarked vehicles in order to shut down the service at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Lewis claimed in a letter of grievance to U.S. Attorney John Lausch.
  • GOP Lawmaker Demands Trump STOP Promoting Joe Scarborough Murder Conspiracy Theory And Warns 'It Will Destroy Us'

    05/25/2020 10:12:41 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-25-2020
    A GOP Illinois Representative has demanded that Donald Trump stop pushing a conspiracy theory that MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough had something to do with the death of his intern while he was in Congress. Trump renewed theories about Morning Joe anchor Scarborough on Sunday morning by questioning how a marathon runner could fall, hit her head and die. It led to the family of Lori Klausutis revealing they are living in fear of retaliation from conspiracy theorists if they comment, but Republican Adam Kinzinger has called for the president to cease mentioning it. 'A lot of interest in this story...
  • As Illinois stays mostly closed, its neighbors have abolished coronavirus restrictions

    05/23/2020 3:51:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Mark Guarino
    Last weekend Quincy, Ill., Mayor Kyle Moore drove across the Mississippi River to Hannibal, Mo. He pulled into a popular brewery, the parking lot crammed with familiar cars, all with Illinois plates. You cant get into the place, he said. Theyve been running out of food. Watching the taillights fade across the border is a common source of aggravation for public officials in communities throughout Illinois. For many, it has only gotten more worrisome as limits put in place to contain the novel coronavirus are loosening in every surrounding state, while Illinois remains mostly closed.
  • Downstate judge blasts Pritzkers stay-at-home-order: Americans dont get ruled

    05/23/2020 2:36:32 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jon Seidel
    Point by point, the judge in downstate Clay County on Friday ticked off the many ways he found Gov. J.B. Pritzkers stay-at-home order had devolved into insanity and become completely devoid of anything approaching common sense. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney complained that recently legalized pot shops had been deemed essential over generations-old family businesses. People had been led to believe they could avoid COVID-19 at Walmart but not at church. And to top it off, McHaney complained that Pritzkers family members had traveled between Illinois and Florida and Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic, contrary to Pritzkers own stay-at-home order....
  • Illinois vote by mail bill passes Senate, heads to Governor JB Pritkzer for signature

    05/22/2020 7:32:18 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    ABC Eye Witness News ^ | 5/22/2020 | WLS Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- The Illinois Senate passed a bill expanding vote by mail for the 2020 election Friday. The bill will automatically send an application for a vote-by-mail ballot to any person who has voted in the past two years, in the 2018 general election, the 2019 consolidated election or the 2020 primary election. Anyone who registered to vote after the 2020 primary will also receive an application for a vote-by-mail ballot. The bill also declares Election Day, November 3, 2020, a state holiday. House and Senate committees debated the bill Thursday, but Republicans raised concerns. "We've tripled the...
  • Vote-by-mail expansion plan heads to governors desk

    05/22/2020 2:57:01 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 15 replies
    WGEM ^ | 5/22/2020 | Mike Miletich
    The Illinois Senate voted 37-19 to pass a voting expansion plan for the November 3 election. The bill heading to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk for approval will greatly expand Illinois' vote-by-mail system following the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 1863 will give voters the opportunity to cast their ballots without going out in public, as there could potentially be a second round of COVID-19 spread this fall. "The right to vote is the foundational pillar of our democracy -- and, now, as our elected leaders are making some of the most consequential decisions of our lifetimes, it's more important than ever...
  • Illinois House passes vote-by-mail expansion plan

    05/21/2020 9:18:45 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 42 replies
    WGEM ^ | 5/21/2020 | Mike Miletich
    The Illinois House voted 72-43 to pass an expansion plan for voting by mail for the 2020 General Election. This vote followed a lengthy debate between Republicans and Rep. Kelly Burke (D-Evergreen Park) who sponsored the proposal in the House. Democrats discussed the possibility of implementing a vote-by-mail plan earlier this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic sped up their process. Sponsors say Senate Bill 1863 will give voters the opportunity to cast their ballots without going out in public, as there could potentially be a second round of COVID-19 spread this fall. If the bill passes out of both chambers,...
  • Not so fast: Chicago restaurants wont be ready to reopen for outdoor dining on May 29, mayor says

    05/21/2020 1:16:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 21, 2020 | Fran Spielman
    Were close. But, were not there yet, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a Thursday news conference. I dont think were gonna be ready by May 29. But, my hope is that soon in June, we will be ready. Gov. Pritzker is allowing Illinois restaurants to open for outdoor dining on May 29. But Chicago wont be taking advantage of it at least not yet. I dont think were gonna be ready by May 29. But my hope is that soon in June, we will be ready, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. Lightfoot said there is nothing magic about May...
  • Illinois Governor Withdraws Emergency Rule Criminalizing Business Owners

    05/21/2020 1:09:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) on Wednesday opted to withdraw the harsh emergency rule his administration filed last Friday, which criminalized business owners violating his stay-at-home order. The emergency rule had noncompliant businesses facing a Class A misdemeanor for reopening against the governors orders an action that could have carried jail time or a fine of up to $2,500. A Pritzker spokesperson, at the time, described the rule as an additional enforcement tool for businesses that refuse to comply with the most critical aspects of the stay-at-home order. The governor faced a slew of backlash and, while he has...
  • Illinois House removed GOP rep from legislative session after he refused to wear a mask: 'A callous disregard for life'

    05/20/2020 8:20:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    The Illinois state House reportedly voted to remove a Republican lawmaker from a legislative session Wednesday after he refused to comply with a requirement for lawmakers to wear a mask during the special session. The state House voted 81-27 to remove Rep. Darren Bailey after he refused to put a face mask on following the chamber voting to adopt the rule, NBC Chicago reported. I can not sit in there and be part of just a puppet game, Bailey told reporters after he was removed from the session. Gov. JB Pritzker (D) rebuked Bailey for not wearing a mask. "The...
  • Governor Pritzker Announces Updates to Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan in Consultation with Health Experts

    05/20/2020 3:49:08 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    Elgin Area Chamber ^ | 5/20/2020 | Gov. JB Pritzker
    Bars and Restaurants Can Open for Outdoor Seating, All State Parks to Open Chicago Building on a robust, statewide effort to ensure Illinois can safely reopen and following the data, science, and guidance from public health experts and stakeholders across the state, Governor Pritzker announced updates to Phase 3 of the states Restore Illinois plan. We are by no means out of the woods, but directionally, things are getting better. And because of these advances, we are able to make some modifications to allow more activity during Phase 3 of our reopening plan Restore Illinois, said Governor JB Pritzker....
  • Illinois governor's family firm owns stake in companies involved in coronavirus testing

    05/20/2020 11:55:34 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/19/2020 | ANDREW O'REILLY
    Republicans in Illinois are crying foul that Gov. J.B. Pritzker could be financially benefiting from the coronavirus pandemic following reports that his familys investment firm has a stake in two companies doing tests for the contagion. Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider said in a statement to Fox News that the Pritzker Group the family firm run by the governors brothers controls the companies that are making millions off the pandemic and called on the Illinois Democrat to divest any interest he had with the firm. "Let's be clear - Governor Pritzker and his family are clearly profiting off...
  • The Dan Proft Show (May 15)

    05/19/2020 12:33:51 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom
    The Dan Proft Show (Podcast) ^ | May 15, 2020 | Dan Proft and Beth George
    This is one of the most heartbreaking podcasts you will ever hear. Dan Proft has numerous audio clips of Beth George speaking about the loss of the Resort Cabin business she has run for THIRTY-ONE YEARS due to Pritzker's ridiculous shut-down orders in Illinois. Fast forward to 4:34 for the Beth George segment. It will probably leave you in tears. I transcribed part of the show that is most heart-breaking. Dan Proft intro: "Beth George runs a little resort called White Pines for 31 years 100 miles west of Chicago. She made an announcement on Facebook this week about the...