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  • Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ to blame for the carnage in Chicago?

    08/13/2018 8:04:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | James Gagliano
    We await the newspaper reports and shootings statistics with a sense of foreboding. Just how many young men of color were slaughtered on the streets of America’s “Second City” over the past weekend? If we didn’t have such empathy for the victims and families they leave behind, there would be Chicago punchlines galore: Progressive mayor who has made no secret of his disdain for aggressive and proactive policing and a municipality with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation succumbs to gun violence as its “new norm.” Chicago has a population of just over 2.7 million. Last year...
  • Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program

    08/11/2018 5:26:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program Cole Lauterbach - Watchdog.org 3 minutes BY: August 11, 2018 4:58 am Officials in Chicago want to test the waters of offering a universal basic income. A majority of city council members are telling Mayor Rahm Emanuel to form a task force to look into Universal Basic Income programs, which is essentially a periodic check from the government with no strings attached. The City Council wants to explore a program that would send at least $500 a month to 1,000 Chicago families. The same families also would get Earned Income Tax Credit...
  • Out of ideas, Chicagoland Mayor Emanuel BEGS violent gangs to cut out all the murder and mayhem

    08/08/2018 12:29:06 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 87 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/18 | USA Features
    Some Policy: After yet another highly publicized and very deadly weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanual has come up with a plan to finally address the rising gang-related violence. Sort of. He’s essentially asking gangs to cut it out. While promising to deploy “hundreds” more police officers, Emanuel said in an address that he also wants to see an “attitudinal change” among Chicagoans — and especially gang bangers.
  • Chicago protest calling for Emanuel to resign shuts down highway

    08/02/2018 4:53:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/18 | John Bowden
    An anti-violence protest in Chicago briefly shut down traffic on a busy city avenue on Thursday as dozens of protesters called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) to resign. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 150 demonstrators blocked traffic on the southbound side of Lake Shore Drive around 4:15 p.m. local time, blocking traffic while city snowplows prevented traffic from approaching the area. Demonstrators called for Emanuel to step down citing his support for tough policing tactics in the city as well as a climbing murder rate. “There are too many killings in Chicago, there are too many police-involved killings in...
  • Chicago activists call on Emanuel to resign ahead of massive anti-violence protest

    07/30/2018 9:15:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Activists are calling on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) to resign ahead of a massive protest scheduled for this week. Protesters plan to walk along Lake Short Drive during Thursday’s rush hour, on the first day of the Lollapalooza music festival, and end up at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game. Rev. Gregory Livingston and other organizers for the march against violence reportedly went to City Hill on Monday to tell Emanuel not to vocalize his support because they’re asking for him to resign. “The call of the people is ‘Resign Rahm,’” Livingston told The Chicago Tribune. “So how,...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Stormy Daniel’s Attorney Worked For Barack Obama’s White House Chief Of Staff

    03/17/2018 10:33:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 03/16/17
    The Establishment Media is working double-time to try and make something of the sordid Stormy Daniel allegations that she had a brief affair with Donald Trump ten years ago. The porn star actress is being represented by Michael Avenatti, an attorney who once worked for Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Yup – you read that right. Via Orlando Political Observer:Exclusive Stormy Daniels Attorney Has Deep Ties To The Democratic Party Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel   The Stormy Daniel Affair has received a ton of press this week, her attorney has had multiple...
  • 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...
  • Bill Clinton, the nobody nobody sent [Sexual Predator Clinton = Persona-Non-Grata]

    02/16/2018 5:40:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    Tribune Content Agency ^ | February 15, 2018 | John Kass
    Chicago Democrats have a saying about unwanted help who may want to wet their beaks in the trough of public service: “We don’t want nobody nobody sent.” And former President Bill Clinton is now that nobody. National Democrats hugged him as recently as the 2016 presidential campaign, ... Now they don’t want him anywhere near the 2018 congressional midterm elections. How can you have Bill around while you reach for that weaponized #MeToo movement and rewrite your history? It would be so awkward. Politicians don’t want voters to realize that those who shout the loudest often sip their hypocrisy quietly,...
  • Ives Ad Targets Transgenders, Immigrants, and Women Who Get (Taxpayer Funded) Abortions

    02/02/2018 4:33:53 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 2, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    The ad marks a sharp public shift to the right in Ives’ campaign. Ives had been gaining attention following a debate with Rauner at the Chicago Tribune last week. And her sharp critiques of the governor were used in a digital ad by Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker. “Thank you for legislation that lets me use the girls’ bathroom,” says a man in the new ad, dressed in a woman’s red dress. That targeted a House bill Rauner signed into law which allows transgender citizens to change their gender designation without going through gender reassignment or gender confirmation surgery. “Thank...
  • Mayor Declares Chicago Crime-Free Zone, Criminals Disperse

    01/07/2018 10:12:35 AM PST · by Parody · 6 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | January 4, 2018 | Babylon Bee
    CHICAGO, IL—Immediately upon Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent declaration of the entire city of Chicago as an official “crime-free zone,” every criminal in the city suddenly and miraculously left the urban area, according to a statement released by the city council. “We declare every part of the city of Chicago a crime-free zone,” Emanuel announced in a Thursday appearance on CBS This Morning. “It is now physically impossible for any crime to be committed in our great city, because we declared it a zone of peace and harmony and criminals have no choice but to abide by our new rule.” Emanuel...
  • Citizen Journalist Investigates UN Vehicles In Maryland

    01/07/2018 6:36:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    While this is an update I promised to a loyal reader of IWB, it is also a validation of my theory that there is a depopulation event taking place in Chicago. While the United Nations has designated Chicago its role model city, it fails to recognize the crime taking place in the black community. They gush about how Chicago is a model in sustainability and a leader in the green revolution. However, not one word has been said about blacks slaughtering blacks. Basically a bloody war in the black community is being waged while Rahm Emanuel and the United Nations...
  • Land of leaving: Moving companies rank Illinois No. 1 for outbound vans

    01/03/2018 7:38:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | 1-2-2018 | Brendan Bakala
    Land of leaving: Moving companies rank Illinois No. 1 for outbound vans Studies by two major American moving companies rank Illinois as the top “outbound” state of 2017. On Jan. 2, United Van Lines released its 41st annual National Movers Study and Atlas Van Lines released its 2017 Migration Patterns study. United based the study on its customers’ household moves made in 2017, and Atlas studied nearly 73,000 interstate and cross-border relocations of household goods from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 15, 2017. In both studies, Illinois was home to the highest rate of outbound moves in the nation. United’s...
  • Kennedy Contends Rahm Behind Plan to Push Blacks Out of City

    01/04/2018 9:16:14 AM PST · by PBRCat · 54 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 4, 2018 | Mark Brown
    “We’re cutting off money for schools, cutting off money for police, allowing people to be forced to live in food deserts, closing hospitals, closing access to mental health facilities,” Kennedy told reporters during a news conference that began as a criticism of the city’s efforts to stop gun violence. What choice do people have but to move, to leave, and I think that’s part of a strategic gentrification plan being implemented by the city of Chicago to push people of color out of the city,” he continued. Asked who is behind this alleged plan, Kennedy pointed to Emanuel. “I believe...
  • 2017: Chicago Homicides Outnumber U.S. Military Casualties 18 to 1

    01/02/2018 9:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2018 | 12:13 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    There were 664 homicides in Chicago in 2017 and, for comparison, 37 casualties in the U.S. military in its myriad operations around the globe. That’s according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defense’s press office. The Chicago deaths are for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017; the military deaths are from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2017, which is the latest update on casualties by the DoD posted so far. (There may have been a few more military casualties in December.) From the data available, it shows that Chicago suffered 17.9...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Under The Control Of The United Nations.

    01/02/2018 12:53:39 PM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    In 2012 a Chicago Summit was held with the heads of state and heads of government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This was the first time ever that a NATO summit was held in the United States outside of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The event was originally scheduled to coincide and be held after the 2012 G8 summit in Chicago as well, but the G8 summit was later rescheduled to be held at Camp David. As far as I know no one was becoming suspicious at that time of the UN and its special relationship with Chicago. I...
  • City needs good dogs to handle rat epidemic The Chicago Way

    11/15/2017 8:01:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/10/2017 | John Kass
    Chicago is said to be the rat capital of America. The city is expected to break last year’s record for the number of rat complaints. “Walking to the subway after work, I looked down and there was a rat walking alongside me,” said a trained journalist not given to exaggeration. “It was gigantic, like a small dog or a fat squirrel. It just walked along without fear.” But don’t worry, Chicago. I’ve got a guy. And I hope Mayor Rahm Emanuel is listening. Jordan Reed, the legendary American rat catcher, is known far and wide in the rat-hunting community for...
  • FLASHBACK: CitiGroup Chose Obama's Cabinet

    11/18/2016 7:12:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    In 2008 Michael B. Froman, then Citigroup executive, sends John Podesta a list of cabinet members. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008 and bears the subject line “Lists.” It went to Podesta a month before he was named chairman of President-Elect Obama’s transition team. Froman’s list proved remarkably prescient. As it proposed, Robert Gates, a Bush holdover, became secretary of Defense; Eric Holder became attorney general; Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security; Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff; Susan Rice, United Nations ambassador; Arne Duncan, secretary of Education; Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services; Peter Orszag,...
  • 'Uncle Tom' Is More Destructive Than the 'N-word'

    09/21/2017 7:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Warning: Graphic LanguageThe pejorative "Uncle Tom" causes more damage than does the word "n-----." The "N-word," when used by a white person as an epithet against a black person, is an insult, designed to convey to the recipient that he or she is a second-class citizen. It is designed to make one feel inferior. But it hasn't worked. My parents, as did the parents of my friends, said no one can make you feel inferior without your permission. Lesson learned. For decades, tests measuring self-esteem show that teenage black boys and girls test higher than do white boys and white...