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  • Teen dies after Chicago paramedics allegedly mistakenly pronounce him dead...

    06/19/2018 2:26:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/19/2018 | By Katherine Lam | Fox News
    FULL TITLE. Teen dies after Chicago paramedics allegedly mistakenly pronounce him dead, cover him with white sheet A teenage boy in Chicago died nearly a day after he was reportedly shot in the head at a party, then presumed dead and covered with a white sheet for at least an hour until bystanders saw the 17-year-old move and began shouting at paramedics to help him. Erin Carey suffered a “catastrophic” wound after gunfire broke out at a party in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood just before 5 a.m. Monday. Carey was among six people shot that night, FOX32 Chicago reported. "He...
  • Bankrupt State to Spend $200 Mil on Obama Center

    06/19/2018 9:23:01 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 19, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    What better way could there be to celebrate Obama's legacy than bankrupting a bankrupt state for the greater glory of Barry? Illinois now has the worst credit rating in the municipal bond market. Moody’s Investment Services pegs Illinois’ debt at Baa3, and it could further downgrade that credit rating later in 2018. The State of Illinois incurred deficits reaching nearly $15 billion in 2017, and those deficits are projected to double to $30 billion in 2018. Illinois has also accumulated hundreds of billions in unfunded liabilities in public sector pension and health-care plans. This has exposed local jurisdictions to the...
  • Toni Preckwinke, the Most Powerful Democrat in Cook County, Holds Her Cards Close

    06/19/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | Laura Washington
    She was eager to tout a drop in the Cook County Jail population, down from more than 10,000 in 2013 to about 6,000 today. Preckwinkle and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have crusaded for reforms that encourage judges to release non-violent suspects on their own recognizance, rather than require them to post cash bonds. That is saving taxpayer dollars and getting people back home to go to work and support their families. But, I noted, “there’s a perception that you and Kim Foxx are too lenient …” “Soft on crime?” she interjected. “It’s the term Republicans use to beat...
  • 'Unacceptable and frustrating': Chicago sees most violent weekend of the year

    06/19/2018 5:46:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/19/2018 | Madeline Buckley, Hannah Leone, Jeremy Gorner and Kyle Bentle
    The weekend began with seven people shot in just an hour on the South Side. It ended with 10 people shot in two attacks on the West Side. By Monday morning, at least 56 people had been hit by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend. At least nine of them died(snip) "Most of Chicago celebrated and enjoyed this weekend," Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio told reporters,(snip) "However, we saw an unacceptable and frustrating level of gun violence in several communities. “There’s too many illegal guns on the street,” he added, echoing a constant theme of his boss, Superintendent...
  • Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton
    Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River. “Look, it says Trump!” he shouted. “What do you know about Trump?” I asked. “Do you like him?” “Yeah,” he answered without hesitation. “He’s our president. He keeps us safe.” Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so...
  • Who's on contractor selection committee? Tollway won't say

    06/16/2018 10:35:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | May 21, 2018 | Marni Pyke
    The Illinois tollway contends its no-bid process that uses a selection committee to makes recommendations to the board on expensive engineering contracts is independent and transparent. But when asked to provide meeting minutes, the agency blacked out the names of committee members in a majority of cases, making it impossible to see who is voting -- a response criticized by attorney and public access expert Don Craven as improper under Illinois open records law. When the names did surface they included tollway board Director Corey Brooks, who like all directors is appointed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, countering claims the...
  • Tollway board approves deal with railroad to allow O'Hare western access

    06/16/2018 9:59:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mary Wisniewski
    The Illinois Tollway board on Wednesday approved a deal with a Canadian railway to allow highway ramps over train tracks just west of O’Hare International Airport, which will make possible long-anticipated western highway access to and from the airport. By a 6-0 vote, the Tollway board approved a “letter of intent” with Canadian Pacific Railway at a special meeting. Under the terms of the letter, both parties agree to withdraw litigation against each other and to allow construction to go forward. The letter also permits negotiations to proceed on issues like air rights and right-of-way. “This is an agreement that’s...
  • Work related to Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million

    06/16/2018 2:53:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-16-18 (8 hours ago) | Adam Shaw
    The Center still has a series of approval steps to go through, including a federal review, but has also faced a lawsuit by Protect Our Parks, which alleged that the city was engaging in a “short con shell game” to get the 12-story museum and library built on parkland. The lawsuit argued that while the purpose of transferring the land was to house the official Obama presidential library, the center will not include his presidential papers, only a digital copy. "Defendants have chosen to deal with it in a classic Chicago political way, known as a short con shell game,...
  • Stormy Daniels' Admiral Run Canceled After Spat

    06/15/2018 7:55:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 28 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 15, 2018 | Joe Ward
    Stormy Daniels three-night, five-show run at the Admiral Theatre has been canceled after a dispute over revenue-sharing, according to the strip club’s owner, who says he plans to “file a lawsuit next week” against the porn star. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was scheduled to perform through the weekend at the Admiral as part of her national “Make America Horny Again” tour, a nod to her ongoing legal battle with President Donald Trump. The strip club’s owner, Sam Cecola, says her remaining sold-out shows Friday and Saturday have been canceled due to a dispute over revenue sharing stemming...
  • 'When has it ever become legal to shoot someone because they’re pulling off in your car?'

    06/15/2018 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 183 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 06/15/18 | Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    Janique Walker knows the cost of a split second. Her younger brother, 17-year-old Charles Macklin, was killed while trying to steal a Jeep from a Chicago fire lieutenant on the West Side last August. The lieutenant had left the Jeep running, and Macklin jumped behind the wheel. The lieutenant ran in front of the Jeep and shouted, “Get out,” according to a police report. When Macklin began pulling away, the lieutenant drew his gun and fired through the open driver’s side window, hitting the teen in the chest. Macklin’s last words were, “Sorry, bro,” according to the police report....
  • Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why (barf alert)

    06/15/2018 5:28:38 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 15 june 2018
    (snip)The Tribune combed through police files, court records and news reports to compile its own list. The analysis shows that: Most of those shot by CCL holders have been armed robbers. Others include carjackers, a burglar with a crowbar, a robber with a gun to a clerk’s head, neighbors, an ex-girlfriend, a father-in-law, an unarmed teen stealing a Jeep, a passenger in a car during a road rage attack and a naked man acting “aggressively.” They were shot by homeowners, customers, security guards, store clerks, a Chicago police dispatcher, a Chicago fire lieutenant, a Chicago Park District worker, a tow-truck...
  • POTUS Birthday

    06/14/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    WGN Webdesk | 6-14-18 | WGN Chicago
    http://wgntv.com/2018/06/14/stormy-daniels-to-perform-at-admiral-theatre-through-saturday/
  • Obama’s Surprising New Foes

    06/04/2018 6:33:46 AM PDT · by shove_it · 39 replies
    TheWeeklyStandard ^ | 1 Jun 2018 | Obama’s Surprising New Foes
    In Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, of all places, his $375 million Obama Presidential Center is running into growing headwinds from a few gutsy souls. Ironically, the winds aren’t gusting from the usual direction—Republicans and others the left often labels racist Obama-haters. Rather, it’s blowing from the very people who have long lionized Obama: white Chicago lakefront progressives, University of Chicago professors, environmentalists, African-American activists, and a community organization of the kind that once employed Obama as an organizer. On May 14, a preservationist group called Protect Our Parks filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago, seeking a court...
  • Representative Lou Lang: ERA Sponsor and Credibly Accused Sexual Harasser

    06/01/2018 6:51:27 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | June 1, 2018 | Editors
    Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) on Wednesday “This is about the United States Constitution, people. And half the people in this country aren’t in it,” Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who sponsored the resolution in the House, said. “They aren’t included in the United States Constitution. Isn’t that enough for you to realize the historic moment and step back from predispositions you’ve had and your heels dug in the ground on this issue and that issue and the other issue?” Rep Lou Lang (D-Skokie) on Thursday Activist Maryann Loncar is accusing Lang of years of harassment, intimidation and humiliation. “He...
  • 38 Shot, 8 Fatally, in Gun-Controlled Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend

    05/29/2018 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Thirty-eight people were shot, at least eight fatally, in gun-controlled Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend. The murders are in line with what the city has witnessed over the past few years. ABC7 reports there were seven murders over the Memorial Day Weekend in 2017 and eight during the same weekend in 2016. Chicago’s overall murder rate is slightly lower than it was last year at this point. USA Today reports there have been 191 murders year-to-date, whereas there were 237 murders at this same time last year. However, the murder rate is still high enough that it puts Chicago “on...
  • At least 8 killed, 30 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings across Chicago

    05/29/2018 5:58:52 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 14 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jessica D'Onofrio
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least eight people have been killed and 30 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday at midnight, police said.
  • The first hot weekend brings violent mobs to Chicago streets as media turn a blind eye

    05/29/2018 6:56:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 29,2018 | Thomas Lifson
    “Wilding” is the term for mobs of violent young people taking over upscale neighborhoods and wreaking havoc, looting, mugging and attacking innocent people just for the fun of it. A “good” neighborhood is no guarantee of safety anymore in Chicago. The breakdown of civil order, in other words, is well underway in the Windy City. Bit by bit, civilization is slipping away in Chicago. But if you want to know how bad things have gotten there, the major media outlets are no help. The last thing they want is for people to stay away from The Mag Mile – the...
  • 8 people killed, 25 wounded in bloody weekend in Chicago

    05/29/2018 5:58:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    foxnews ^ | 05/28/2018 | Frank Miles
    Memorial Day weekend proved even bloodier than last year in Chicago. At least eight people were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across the city since midnight Friday, police told WLS. Last year, over the entire weekend of the unofficial start of summer, seven people were killed and 45 others were hurt. The victims, WLS reported, include China Marie Lyons-Upshaw, who was shot in the chest while playing with a gun; Bobbieana Lyons, 20, a young mother shot and killed on her doorstep while celebrating her 2-year-old’s birthday; and a 31-year-old man shot twice in the chest and once...
  • 8 killed this weekend Chicago

    05/28/2018 4:58:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    8 killed this weekend in Chicago
  • Can 30,000 Cameras Help Solve Chicago’s Crime Problem?

    05/26/2018 1:33:10 PM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 May 2018 | Timothy Williams
    Armed with advanced gadgets and mapping, officers can get to crime scenes “in time to see the guy still shooting.” But what does it mean for residents’ privacy? Just after 3 a.m. on May 4, a police officer received an alert that gunshots had been fired near an alley in a neighborhood known as the Back of the Yards. The alert came from a hidden street sensor called a ShotSpotter, and the officer was able to pull up a map of nearby police cameras and review the video. Without leaving a room the size of a walk-in closet, he watched...