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  • Andrew Gillum’s Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud

    10/21/2018 3:15:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20, 2018 | Steve Stewart
    Marcus Gillum...a resident of Chicago, Illinois...The Leon County Property Appraiser indicates that Andrew Gillum sold 5325 St. Ives Lane on February 27th, 2015...However, like her brother Marcus, voting records also show that Monique Gillum is still currently registered to vote at the St. Ives address...other records, including work she did as a registered lobbyist for the Southern Poverty Law Center, indicate that Monique resided in Montgomery, Alabama...
  • BREAKING: Trump to rally in Murphysboro (Illinois)

    10/21/2018 9:11:13 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 24 replies
    WPSDLocal6 ^ | 10/20/2018 | Krystle Callais
    MURPHYSBORO, IL. — U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced Sunday that President Donald Trump intends to visit Southern Illinois for a campaign rally on Saturday, October 27.
  • Pritzker Vows to Fight Discrimination Lawsuit

    10/19/2018 11:55:07 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 19, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    The plaintiffs — all field organizers — allege that while the campaign has hired African-American and Latino workers, “the vast majority are herded into race-specific positions where they are expected to interact with the public, offered no meaningful chance for advancement, and receive less favorable treatment than their white counterparts who engage with, as the campaign sees it, a more desirable constituency.” “At all times relevant, the J.B. Prtizker for Governor campaign has been cesspool of racial discrimination and harassment,” according to the suit. The campaign also released information designed to poke holes in some of the allegations.
  • Trump Fan Kanye West Wears 'MAGA' Hat to Mexican Restaurant

    10/19/2018 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2018 | Shane Croucher
    Donald Trump superfan Kanye West put on his red “Make America Great Again” cap and headed into the Chicago suburbs for lunch at a Mexican restaurant on Thursday. The rapper, music producer, and fashion designer ate at Pepe’s Cantina in Naperville, Illinois, for a meal of chicken tacos and to shoot some pool, the restaurant’s owner told CBS Chicago. A Mexican restaurant may seem an odd place for a Trump fan to wear their hat considering the president’s rhetoric about Mexicans and his desire to construct a huge wall at the southern border to keep most of them out. Trump...
  • Maine East High School student arrested, charged after displaying gun in Snapchat

    10/17/2018 7:32:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 17 Oct 2018
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) -- A Maine East High School student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he posted on social media holding a gun... A black air-soft replica weapon, which was confirmed to be the weapon shown in the Snapchat posting
  • Teachers Who Pray

    10/17/2018 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is actually an organized group by that name, and they are mostly in public schools. "I have well over a thousand teachers engaging with the Teachers Who Pray network," Marilyn Rhames, the founder of that network told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Insitute (AEI). "We have 131 school-based chapters, averaging about eight teachers per chapter in district, charter, private, and religious schools." "Most of our teachers work in traditional public schools, though you can say that we are 'agnostic' as to the types of schools we serve." Rhames had her own epiphany on 9/11 when she was working...
  • Pritzker Campaign Workers Claim Discrimination in Lawsuit, Demand $7.5 Million

    10/17/2018 4:12:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October17, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    “JB Pritzker for Governor has a serious race problem,” the lawsuit said. “Contrary to the candidate’s many public avowals, rather than working to meaningfully address discrimination, racism is perpetuated, condoned and ratified by the Campaign.” The lawsuit, filed Oct. 16 in Chicago federal court, specifically alleges the black and Latino campaign workers are packed into majority minority neighborhoods, often in unsafe working conditions, and are denied benefits and advancement opportunities available to their white colleagues. Named plaintiffs in the action include Maxwell Little, Jason Benton, Jelani Coleman, Celia Colon, Kasmine Calhoun, Erica Kimble, Nathaniel Madison, Tiffany Madison, James B. Tinsley...
  • New video shows off-duty Chicago police sergeant shooting teen from vehicle

    10/17/2018 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2018 | By Madeline Buckley
    Video released Tuesday shows an off-duty Chicago police sergeant opening fire from his vehicle and wounding an apparently unarmed man as he stood on a sidewalk in front of a home in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released police dashboard camera, home surveillance video and police reports more than a year after Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes, then 18, was shot in the arm and chest in the 11100 block of South Hermosa Avenue. The police reports identified the officer as Sgt. Khalil Muhammad, who was placed on paid desk duty indefinitely...
  • Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court (Filipino)

    10/16/2018 2:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Brooke Sopelsa
    Patrick Bumatay is the second openly gay person to be nominated by Trump to be a federal judge. President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay. Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nation’s largest federal appeals court. It hears cases from nine Western states and has 29 judges; there are currently six vacancies. Bumatay is an assistant U.S. attorney in California handling various criminal issues, including opioid abuse and transnational organized crime, according to...
  • Untrained ‘Jane Seven’ Aborted Babies Illegally In Chicago For Years Before Roe, Members Say

    10/15/2018 4:02:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2018 | Grace Carr
    A group of women in Chicago say they operated a covert abortion network for years in the 1960s and early 1970s, skirting the then-federal ban on abortion by discreetly sending messages to one another about abortion services. “Pregnant? Don’t want to be? Call Jane,” read a 1969 newspaper advertisement from the “Jane Collective,” The New York Times reported Sunday. Formerly known as the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation, the Jane Collective helped women have abortions before Roe V. Wade made it legal in 1973, according to TheNYT. Roe v. Wade gave women the permission to abort until the point...
  • Sears, the store that changed America, declares bankruptcy

    10/15/2018 7:50:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/15/2018 | Chris Isidore
    Sears was once the nation's largest retailer and its largest employer. In its heyday, it was both the Walmart and Amazon of its time. Formed in 1886 by railroad station agent Richard Sears, the company started as a watch business in North Redwood, Minnesota. Sears moved to Chicago in 1887, and he hired watchmaker Alvah Roebuck as his partner. The first Sears Roebuck catalog, which sold watches and jewelry, was printed in 1896. The Sears catalog was the way many Americans first started to buy mass-produced goods. That was an enormous shift for people who lived on farms and in...
  • New Human Slaughterhouse/Spa Opens in Skokie, Illinois

    10/12/2018 9:56:11 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 6 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 10/11/2018 | Laurie Higgins
    Fictional 21st Century Woman at her “reveal” party: Mom, Dad, Family, Friends, there’s something inside me! Lol, no, it’s not a tumor. It’s a human. It’s got boy DNA (so, not me. lol). I just need to find out if he’s defective. Oh, and I’ll revisit my life goals and career path, check my bank account, and meditate on how I feel about him. If I choose to let him live, y’all can call him a baby! Remember the less bad old days when Leftists repeated Hillary Clinton’s disingenuous mantra that she wanted abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare,...
  • Kanye West will meet President Trump on Thursday to discuss manufacturing jobs ..

    10/09/2018 9:16:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 49 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 9, 2018 | By Francesca Chambers
    Trump on Thursday to discuss manufacturing jobs in Chicago and opportunities for ex-cons The rapper will meet Trump along with his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner They will discuss manufacturing jobs in Chicago and opportunities for ex-cons West has been a prominent supporter of the president despite public criticism Angered SNL cast members when he went on an unscheduled rant last month at the end of the show about Trump Met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City in 2016 after he was elected Wife Kim Kardashian has been the White House two times to discuss prison reform...
  • Trump calls on Chicago to embrace stop-and-frisk policing

    10/08/2018 9:30:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 0ct. 08, 2018 6:28 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann and Michael Tarm
    President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city. “The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city,” he said at a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “immediately” go to Chicago “to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave.” He also encouraged the city to embrace the stop-and-frisk policing method, in...
  • Chicago rejects 'stop and frisk' advice from 'clueless' Trump

    10/08/2018 12:54:46 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 8, 2018
    Chicago officials summarily rejected President Trump's advice Monday to use "stop and frisk" policing to reduce violence, with the mayor's office calling the president "clueless" and motivated by the fear of losing midterm elections. Trump urged Chicago to use "stop and frisk" policing at a police convention earlier in the day and offered federal assistance to undo a 2015 legal agreement between the Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union. The office of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city was uninterested in Trump's idea for reducing violent crime.
  • A Rare, Paralyzing Neurological Disease Won’t Stop This Brain Scientist From Running Chicago

    10/07/2018 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 4, 2018 | Cindy Kuzma
    Chicago runner Lynn Rogers knows the brain and nervous system in detail. After all, she earned her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. Every day in her research, she uses non-invasive brain stimulation to understand the connections between mind and muscle. But even with a brain-science background, she struggled to find information about her prognosis when, last year, she received a rare diagnosis: chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, or CIDP. The disease causes her body to attack her own nerve cells, destroying their protective coatings and short-circuiting their signals. After three weeks of paralysis and three months as an inpatient at the same...
  • Real Estate Experts Say Prizker’s Toilet Troubles Could Be Criminal

    10/07/2018 2:37:50 PM PDT · by ptsal · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct. 07, 2018 | Cole Lauterbach
    Real estate experts say J.B. Pritzker, Democrat candidate for Illinois governor, may have some serious legal problems stemming from a leaked report outlining how he allegedly manipulated Cook County’s tax system to lower his property tax bill. The leaked report from Cook County’s top watchdog revisits how the Chicago billionaire got tax breaks totaling more than $300,000 by ripping out the toilets and altering other parts of one of his Gold Coast mansions shortly before having it deemed uninhabitable by a private appraiser.
  • When the Brett Kavanaugh circus ends, we won't forget your sins, Matt Damon

    10/06/2018 9:08:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/5/2018 | John Kass
    Future historians probably won’t devote entire volumes to Hollywood actor Matt Damon for his part in the grotesque savaging of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly, Damon will most likely be just a footnote, some jester in motley, participating in the American political circus. It is that circus in which Kavanaugh, a man of exemplary public reputation, has had his honor stripped by the political left, accused without evidence or corroboration, as a high school sexual predator, a gang rapist, a drunken bully and boor. If Damon is remembered at all in this, it will be for a bit part, his mimicry...
  • (Illinois Democratic Governor Candidate) Pritzker to repay $331,000 in toilet 'scheme'

    10/06/2018 6:09:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    fox32chicago.com ^ | October 2, 2018
    Illinois Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday he will repay more than $330,000 in property tax breaks he received on a Chicago mansion after a county investigator accused him of a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers by taking toilets out to lower its value. -snip Key to Blanchard's findings was an October 2015 email in which contractors contended that Pritzker's wife, M.K. Pritzker, wanted to declare the mansion uninhabitable and directed that toilets be removed before a property tax reassessment. The Chicago Tribune said that the report indicates that M.K. Pritzker's brother and her personal assistant made "false representations" in...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 10/6/2018

    10/06/2018 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Senate has been in session all night with senators speaking about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The final vote will be today and it could be..... Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke faces a minimum of six year in prison after being convicted of second degree murder.... A new tone from the European Union about Brexit..... The latest on the disappearance of the Chinese official who heads Interpol is that Chinese authorities took him into custody..... We still don't know what happened to Saudi journalist and critic of hte Saudi Arabian government Jamal Khashoggi.......