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  • Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Shut Down Black Church’s Sunday Services

    05/24/2020 9:12:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2020
    On Sunday, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders. Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president. Who’s growing tired of this lunacy? — Prov356🇺🇸 (@cujo_14) May 24, 2020 The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and...
  • Reopening churches ‘dangerous and foolish,’ Lightfoot tells Trump

    05/24/2020 10:04:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/22/2020 | Rachel Hinton and Mitchell Armentrout
    A Sunday service showdown could be looming across the state this weekend. Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed President Donald Trump’s calls on Friday for churches and other houses of worship to reopen, while Gov. J.B. Pritzker — who has managed to fend off a series of legal challenges against his stay-at-home order — said Illinois will “continue to operate on the basis of science and data.” Lightfoot was more pointed in her criticism of Trump, who, during a hastily arranged White House press conference, said he’d identified churches, synagogues and mosques as “essential places that provide essential services” — and that...
  • CONFIRMED: Governor Pritzker Caught Sending Illinois Construction Workers to Wisconsin to Work on His Mansion During Illinois Lockdown

    05/22/2020 7:28:25 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has his workers and businesses locked down for the foreseeable future. But the billionaire governor will not let the government imposed lock-down interfere with his own plans. Last week Pritzker also told CNN the citizens of Illinois may be forced to wear masks indefinitely. Earlier this week Governor Pritzker threatened business owners with a year in prison if they try to reopen. But the lock-down laws only apply to the rubes. They don’t apply to Governor Pritzker, a Democrat billionaire. In May, while he imposed lock-downs on the people of Illinois, he had his wife and...
  • Coronavirus In Chicago: Phase 3 Of Reopening Will Look Different In The City

    05/23/2020 8:52:38 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    Block Club Chicago ^ | May 22, 2020 | Kelly Bauer
    The entire state of Illinois is preparing to move into Phase 3 of reopening next week — but things will look different in Chicago than they do elsewhere. Lightfoot has said the city won’t be able to have outdoor dining for restaurants, though that could come later in June. And the lakefront and other popular trails, including The 606 and the Riverwalk, will remain closed for now. “There’s no vaccine. There’s no cure,” Lightfoot said. “We’re still at risk. COVID’s still here. It’s still getting people sick and people are still dying. So no matter what phase we move into,...
  • Chicago Police Fine Pentecostal Churches for Violating 10-Person Limit

    05/21/2020 5:57:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    CNA Staff, May 21, 2020 / 03:10 pm MT (CNA).- Three churches in Chicago have been fined after defying an order banning services of more than 10 people on Sunday, May 17. A former mayoral candidate, who attended one of the services, has said that he will pay the fines. Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia Romanian Church of God and Metro Praise International Church were cited on Wednesday by the Chicago Police Department for exceeding the state of Illinois’ stay-at-home order and city social distancing policies which currently ban religious gatherings of more than 10 people. The churches were each...
  • If Georgie White Clark and I had crossed paths, I have a feeling we might have been fast friends ... [re: Glen and Bessie Hyde mystery]

    05/21/2020 9:37:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Raising Jane 'blog ^ | Posted on September 3, 2014 | MaryJane
    "For all her notoriety, Clark remains something of a mystery to even those closest to her. Evidence discovered at her home the day of her funeral raised the possibility Clark fabricated portions of her past, giving rise to a new element of the Georgie legend," reports "While the theory is discounted by several associates, there is a faction of friends who are puzzled by connections that suggest Clark was in fact Bessie Hyde, who vanished in 1928 along with her husband, Glen Hyde, while the Idaho couple were on a honeymoon adventure floating the Grand Canyon in a wooden...
  • Catholic Congressman Lipinski: ‘People Make Their Political Party Their Religion’

    05/18/2020 5:18:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/14/20 | Matt Hadro
    The Congressman said that the headwinds he faced from the abortion lobby revealed the level of their concern to silence a pro-life Democratic voice.WASHINGTON, D.C. — Catholics have a critical role in bridging the divides of today’s polarized society, one outgoing Catholic congressman says. “We live in a very polarized society, and I think that’s bad for our society, bad for our country,” Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., an outgoing eight-term Catholic congressman from Chicago’s South Side, told CNA in an interview on Wednesday. “It seems very clear to me,” he said, that “more and more people are making their political...
  • Governor Pritzker Announces the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative: A Locally-Driven Approach to Massively Scale Up Contact Tracing

    05/18/2020 3:56:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 16 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Office of Governor
    . . .After Implementing the “Massachusetts Model” Monday, May 18, 2020 - Governor, Office of the Chicago - Building on a robust, statewide effort to ensure Illinois can safely reopen, Governor Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. "With Illinois' daily availability of testing among the best in the nation, we want to grow our voluntary contact tracing so we can further control and reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19 and stop outbreaks in their tracks," said Governor JB Pritzker. The state is immediately engaging two local health departments...
  • Reporting on Chicago COVID-19 protest

    05/18/2020 2:11:48 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 18, 2020 | Mark Weyermuller
    As states around the country begin to open up, Illinois appears to be stuck in a COVID shutdown that may never end. This week, neighboring states Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa all began opening what Illinois' governor deems "non-essential" businesses - including bars, dine-in restaurants, small retail shops, gyms, nail salons, and hair stylists. Yet similar businesses in Illinois remain closed. There are now frequent rallies, protests and a growing number of lawsuits with the hope of getting Pritzker to reopen Illinois. This past weekend saw two large rallies - one at the State Capitol in Springfield and another at the...
  • Chicago mayor declares war on church that held services, collateral damage hits neighbors

    05/18/2020 12:32:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 18, 2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot may have exempted herself from her own prohibition on haircuts, but she made and carried out drastic, and probably illegal, threats against a church that announced its plans to hold Sunday services yesterday.  Evidently, only important people like the mayor get to exercise their constitutional rights. CBS Chicago covered the mayor's threats on Saturday: People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. Ald. Matt Martin (47th) said no-parking signs have been put up for several surrounding blocks near the church at 1713 W. Sunnyside Ave. The signs have been...
  • Morning Raid to Crush Chicago Churchgoers: Entire Neighborhood Has Cars Towed

    05/18/2020 4:19:33 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 69 replies
    Wirepoints ^ | 5/17/2020 | Mark Glennon
    What a travesty on so many levels. As reported by CBS Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered a parking ban from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in the neighborhood of Philadelphia Romanian Church in response to its intention to hold services. On Sunday morning the tow trucks descended – not just on churchgoers, but on residents and everybody else, and on a private lot used by parishioners. Read this from Second City Cop: City tow trucks arrived and yanked the vehicles of every single resident, including numerous elderly people and a more than a few nurses coming in from the...
  • Sideways Anger: Mayor Bans Parking Near Church that Plans to Hold Sunday Services

    05/17/2020 10:20:06 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Second City Cop Blog ^ | May 17, 2020 | Editor
    (CHICAGO) People heading to Philadelphia Romanian Church in Ravenswood on Sunday might have a hard time finding a parking spot. Ald. Matt Martin (47th) said no-parking signs have been put up for several surrounding blocks near the church at 1713 W. Sunnyside Ave. The signs have been mounted on Sunnyside Avenue between Greenview and Ravenswood avenues, and Paulina Street between Lawrence and Berteau avenues. The parking ban is in effect from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Martin said the signs were put up at the direction of the Mayor’s office, in response to plans by the church to hold...
  • Column: Our year in Chicago: Moving back to the city

    05/16/2020 8:38:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 15 May 2020 | J. Kass
    Thousands upon thousands have moved out of Chicago and Illinois as part of the great Illinois Exodus, fleeing crime and corrupt politics and the always ravenous taxman. But we decided to go in the other direction. Back to Chicago. ...We’re not in any place fancy. We’re in a neighborhood. I love the neighborhoods. The bakeries, the butcher shops, the odd little storefronts. The density. The heat on your neck in August. The dibs in winter. I’m looking down on the alley now. Yes, the yards are small. The density takes some getting used to, how it works on your body,...
  • Wirepoints analysis reveals 92 percent of Cook County COVID-19 victims had pre-existing conditions (chicago)

    05/12/2020 10:20:55 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Wirepoint ^ | 5-11-2020 | Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
    The medical examiner’s database showed COVID-19 as the primary cause of death for 2,303 people. Of those, 2,112 were shown to have at least one underlying condition as a secondary cause of death. Those conditions, also known as comorbidities, included hypertension, diabetes, obesity and heart disease. There were no secondary causes reported for 191 deaths. This finding is important because Gov. J.B. Pritzker has refused to release any statewide comorbidity data as part of his official Illinois Department of Health releases. Wirepoints asked for data directly from the governor’s office on April 21st, but we were told it was not...
  • The "Plan" (chicago)

    05/10/2020 5:32:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    secondcitycop ^ | 5-10-2020 | Second City Cop
    rumor at this point, but completely believable: Rumor has it that city considering doubling water, garbage, city sticker and neighborhood parking permit fees. This on top of much higher tax levy on all home values. They have been told that about 1/2 of the canceled conventions will not be booking in the city any longer. They have found better less costly facilities and much better weather. But no worries the city will make up the lost revenues by their new taxing policies. Budget cuts, head count cuts, furloughs or buyouts were never discussed at the round table. First shoe to...
  • Video: Child Was Nearly Hit With Incendiary Device During A Violent Antifa Attack On Children’s Facility – No Media Coverage

    05/10/2020 2:09:52 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 25 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.10.2020 | Natalie D.
    We’re beginning to see what was really going on with all those closed-down businesses. Corona Virus is just an excuse; we went through this same hysteria with the Swine Flu epidemic of 1976 and again with the TEOTWAWKI of Y2K. And Avian Flu, and SARS and a dozen other crises. Yes, follow commonsense practices for hygiene, take care of yourself. Seek medical help if necessary. Do NOT surrender to fear. Fear is our biggest enemy. A violent Antifa protest was held nearly ten days ago in the midst of the COVID pandemic and almost no one heard about it because...
  • Senator Schumer To VA: Why Are You Using An Unproven Drug, Hydroxychloroquine On Vets With COVID-19?

    05/10/2020 11:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent bulk order for $208,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine. President Donald Trump has heavily promoted the malaria drug, without evidence, as a treatment for COVID-19. Schumer's request comes after a whistleblower complaint filed this past week by former Health and Human Services official Rick Bright alleged...
  • Mayor’s office closes Cook County Forest Preserve golf courses within city limits for the remainder of May

    05/08/2020 1:21:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 8, 2020 | Teddy Greenstein
    The vast majority of Americans can return to their favorite local golf course. That includes Illinois residents — except those who want to play in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office has ordered the closing of the three Cook County Forest Preserve courses within city limits — Indian Boundary, Billy Caldwell and Edgebrook. A visit to the website yields an interesting mix: The eight courses outside the city limits, such as River Oaks and Joe Louis, are taking tee times. But a click on the other three yields the message: “Temporarily closed — Per City of Chicago Department of Health...
  • MSNBC Legal Analyst Jill Wine-Banks Gave Max FEC-Allowed Cash to Joe Biden

    05/08/2020 11:28:28 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/8/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    MSNBC Legal Analyst Jill Wine-Banks somehow thought it wouldn’t be controversial or a stain on her objectivity to fund presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign. Federal Election Commission records show that Wine-Banks contributed the maximum FEC-allowed $2,800 to Biden’s campaign March 10. Her contribution to Biden makes any of her analysis of the Trump administration going forward suspect due to a glaring conflict of interest. To make things worse, Wine-Banks’s bio on the professional women’s group The Chicago Network says that she is “a candidate to be a Biden delegate at the 2020 Democratic Convention." Wine-Banks voiced her support...
  • Pentagon: Anyone hospitalized for coronavirus 'disqualified' from joining military without waiver

    05/06/2020 10:03:11 PM PDT · by amorphous · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 May 2020 | Louis Casiano, Lucas Tomlinson
    Coronavirus survivors will be barred from entering the military unless they are granted a waiver from the branch they are seeking to join, a defense official told Fox News, as the agency continues to figure out how to train America's fighting force in the midst of a global pandemic. “During the medical history interview or examination, a history of COVID-19, confirmed by either a laboratory test or a clinician diagnosis, is permanently disqualifying ...,” reads a memo from the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM) found circulating online. Specific guidance was sent to staff on how to deal with COVID-19...