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  • Black Caucus Chairman Purges Himself of Emanuel's 20K

    10/13/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus is purging himself of a surprise, $20,000 contribution from Mayor Rahm Emanuel amid concern that it might damage his chances of winning re-election. Instead of keeping the money and putting the windfall into his campaign fund, Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) is distributing the mayor’s check — in $2,000 increments –– to ten community organizations and other groups in his ward that are working to stop the never-ending cycle of gang violence and train people for jobs. The alderman said he appreciated the mayor’s gesture and means no disrespect. But he was concerned...
  • Rahm Emanuel’s failure is an ill omen for all Democrats

    09/15/2018 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14,2018 | Michael Barone
    At the same time, Emanuel acquiesced in Obama administration oversight of the city’s police department. And police officers’ retreat from proactive policing has led to enormous increases in shootings and homicides. I happened to be in Chicago in the early weeks of December 2008 and saw the celebratory air of a city festooned with posters hailing the new president — the first president Chicago ever produced. But after leaving office in January 2017, Obama has not moved back to Chicago and recently only visited briefly. Hope and change is not in the air. Chicago is one of the great creations...
  • Chicago pension fiasco: $54M lost on deal with Daley nephew, ex-Obama boss

    09/14/2018 8:32:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Tim Novak
    Vanecko and Davis. Their firm made millions in fees even as retirement plans for teachers, cops, other Chicago city workers suffered big losses. A dozen years ago, five financially strapped city of Chicago pension funds invested $68 million in a shaky real estate deal put together by a former boss of resident Barack Obama and a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley. It was a high-risk investment. Allison S. Davis — who once headed a small Chicago law firm that gave Obama his first job out of Harvard Law School — and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko even warned in...
  • Will the next mayor get Chicago its cut of a booming economy? (Rahm was the greatest!)

    09/09/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/09/18 | Editorial Board
    **SNIP** What keeps the city afloat, and allows it to maintain a robust jobs-based economy, is the ability to borrow money and deliver services. Only cities that manage their finances responsibly can hope to woo the bond market, and that’s what Emanuel has done. In municipal bond circles, he’s seen as a trusted partner whose departure is unsettling. “I’ve been pretty impressed with the mayor,” Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management told The Bond Buyer, an industry publication. “He inherited a very structurally weak budget and I think he’s made a lot of improvements and is striving to achieve structural...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/08/2018 10:45:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Chicago’s rampant crime rate left Rahm Emanuel with little choice but to withdraw from the city’s mayoral race. One recent poll showed that only 31% would vote for his re-election, and 62% wanted to vote for someone else.
  • How Rahm Emanuel’s exit may affect Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

    09/05/2018 12:02:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 5, 2018 | Ryan Ori And Lauren Zumbach, The Chicago Tribune
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Tuesday announcement that he won’t seek a third term throws a big unknown into the city’s efforts to score Amazon’s second headquarters, which would be the crowning achievement in a line of corporate wins under his leadership. The city is one of 20 locations in the running for what Amazon has dubbed HQ2, which will bring up to 50,000 high-paying new jobs to the chosen North American location. Amazon has said it will pick a location by year’s end. Emanuel has been hands-on in trying to woo Amazon to Chicago, touting the city’s growing tech sector,...
  • PhD student killed by stray bullet 'within 4 hours' of being in Chicago

    09/05/2018 9:42:46 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/05/18 | Bill Hutchinson
    A Northwestern University doctoral student who beat cancer was one of six people shot to death over the weekend in Chicago, gunned down by a stray bullet when he walked into the middle of a gunfight just four hours after arriving in the city to start school, police and his mother said. Shane Colombo, 25, was killed Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago while on an errand to buy clothes hangers, said his mother, Tonya Colombo of Menifee, California "He was a bright, beautiful, amazing son. And he was so loving," the tearful mother told ABC News...
  • Rahm Emanuel announces he's not running for Chicago mayor reelection

    09/04/2018 9:09:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 106 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | September 4, 2018
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday morning he's not running for reelection. Emanuel made the announcement at a City Hall press conference that he will not seek reelection at the end of his term. The mayoral election will take place on Feb. 26, 2019. "Today, the time has come to make another tough choice. As much as I love this job, and will always love this city and its residents, I've decided not to seek reelection," he said.
  • Boy, 3, among 7 shot in West Englewood...; teen shoots self in head after police pursuit

    08/17/2018 7:00:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/17/2018 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Rosemary Sobol
    Seven people have been shot during one attack on Friday night on the South Side, Chicago police said. The shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 65th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Officer Norma Pelayo, who was citing preliminary information. Further details were not immediately available. Other Friday shootings left a 27-year-old man fatally wounded and three others wounded. A “young male’’ between the ages of 15 and 17 shot himself in the head following a foot pursuit with police in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. It...
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • 'Let's Do It Like Eisenhower': Chicago Pastor Calls on Trump to Send Troops [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:34:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Outnumbered Overtime
    The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands," and is allegedly "sitting on" millions of dollars in Department of Housing and Urban Development funds that could be helping the affected neighborhoods. "Rahm's words do nothing for that family," Livingston said of a mother of a 17-year-old shot and killed over the weekend amid the violence. . . . "Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let's talk, bc we have to make some changes here.
  • Rudy Giuliani blames Chicago mayor for weekend bloodshed that left 11 dead, nearly 70 wounded

    08/07/2018 11:09:33 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/7/2018 | Staff
    CHICAGO — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed the dozens of shootings to gangs, the illegal flow of guns and sweltering August heat that drew more people outside. The victims ranged in age from 11 to 63, according to police. One teenage girl died after being shot in the face. A teenage boy was fatally shot riding a bike...
  • It's time to hold Democrats responsible for Chicago's violence

    08/06/2018 2:56:01 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Most Americans are appalled to read that 63 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, with 10 fatalities. The numbers are huge, downright massacre-level. News coverage says Chicago's hospital and emergency rooms are now crowd scenes. Here in California, we are appalled at the death toll among firemen and other public workers in California's massive wildfires, brought about by eco-wackos and their environmental mismanagement, which have killed 7. In Chicago, seven dead would be a good day. What's going on? All of these attacks are gang-related, according to this report, and are happening in the 6th, 10th, and 11th...
  • Borrowing billions to lower Chicago's pension debt? Emanuel's finance team is considering it

    08/04/2018 10:01:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/03/18 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s financial team is considering borrowing billions of dollars to pour into Chicago’s ailing pension funds — a move they contend could save future taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars but experts say comes with risk. The idea is to issue bonds at relatively low interest rates and use the money to reduce the city’s $28 billion in pension debt. The pension funds would invest the bond proceeds and ideally earn returns that outpace the interest the city would have to pay on the bond debt. Issuing so-called pension obligation bonds would be a first for Chicago, which...
  • Wikipedia has very interesting tidbits on Daniels' Lawyer

    05/07/2018 12:59:41 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 18 replies
    05/07/2018 | Wikipedia
    "While in college and later in law school, [Stormy Daniel's lawyer] Avenatti worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and mayor of Chicago).[21] Avenatti worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns and Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign.[7]" 21. ^ "A Rahm for the Money". Chicago Magazine. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-1992/Rahm-Emanuel-during-the-Bill-Clinton-Years/ [Only relates to Research Group] 7. "Michael J.Avenatti - California Lawyers - The Scourge of KPMG". Superlawyers.com. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Avenatti
  • Rahm Emanuel’s Big New Idea for Attacking Chicago’s ‘Gun Violence’ Problem

    04/19/2018 11:25:50 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/19/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Rahm Emanuel has tried almost everything a lefty anti-gun big city may can think of to cut back on the murder epidemic in his violent city. He’s fired and hired police superintendents, he’s tried (unsuccessfully) to eliminate gun stores within city limits, he’s tried (unsuccessfully) to keep shooting ranges out of his town, he fought concealed carry to the bitter end, and he’s mumbled meaningless platitudes like “public-private mentoring partnerships” and wrung his hands over the perpetual need for more “neighborhood resources.” He’s tried bogus “violence interruptor” programs, basically paying gang bangers (with city tax dollars) to stop banging. He’s...
  • Rahm Emanuel Wants to Withhold City Contracts to Punish Banks that Won’t Restrict Gun Businesses

    04/17/2018 8:51:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/17/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wants to use city contracts to punish banks that will not restrict and/or regulate clients involved in the firearms industry. Emanuel’s ordinance is co-sponsored by Alderman Edward Burke (14th). The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Emanuel introduced the ordinance by saying, “When it comes to fighting for stronger, smarter gun laws Chicago is putting our money where our mouth is. The private sector has a role to play in supporting public safety. Chicago should give our business to companies who share our values and want to be part of the solution to gun violence, not profit...
  • Editorial: Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.

    04/04/2018 2:34:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/3/2018 | Editorial Board
    Chicago taxpayers, prepare for another kick in the teeth. In fact, it might be a good time to grow fond of the toothless grin. Another recent court decision will put taxpayers on the hook for additional city pension debts. Yes, even more than before. A circuit court judge in March struck down a 2014 state law that eased pressure on the pension fund of Chicago Park District retirees. The law had increased Park District employees’ own contributions to the fund, increased their retirement-eligible age, reduced their annual cost-of-living increases and reduced duty disability benefits. But those changes will be rolled...
  • Exclusive Stormy Daniels Attorney Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel

    03/12/2018 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    The Stormy Daniel Affair has received a ton of press this week, her attorney has had multiple media appearances. We have found her attorney Michael Avenatti has deep ties to Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden. According to Avenatti Bio, he is 47, worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff) and took part in more than 150 campaigns in 42 states, including Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign. “ The Daily News Reports It was also in 2006 that Avenatti settled a suit with Trump and...
  • Trump to visit People's Republic of Rahmabad, capitol of Madiganistan?

    03/09/2018 5:07:54 AM PST · by SERKIT · 5 replies
    Self | SERKIT
    Will Trump negotiate a summit in Chicago with Mayor 'Tiny-Dancer-Rahmfather-9-and-a-Half' Rahm Emanuel? It may require a higher degree of negotiation and diplomacy than his upcoming meeting with Little Rocketman. Trump only visited the suburbs on his aggressive campaign trail. The shadowy threats of assured violence may have been successful due to the efforts of Rahm and 'Creamy Bob' Creamer. Opportunities abound. They could talk about community organizing and REALLY putting people back to work in the steel mills, talk about ATF and DEA helping with the dual and cross-over problem of guns and drugs in Chicago. Add ICE to the...