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  • Lefty compassion run amok for illegal who mowed down cyclist

    08/13/2018 11:57:44 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Bicycles and illegals don't mix on busy city streets in Chicago. No, wait: They actually mix a lot, and that's a problem. A Chicago bike-safety activist, who made it her business to erect bicycles spray-painted white on city streets where cyclists were killed as a reminder to drivers to look out for cyclists, decided that that issue wasn't all that important in cases where the driver is illegal. Which turned out to be her own assault by an incautious illegal alien driver. In her mind, being illegal trumped the very bike safety she spent time erecting monuments to. One set...
  • 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’s Fiscal Storm: With bonds already rated junk, the city considers borrowing billions

    08/13/2018 7:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    City Journal ^ | 08/13/2018 | Steve Malanga
    When Chicago issued half a billion dollars in new bonds late last year, some investors balked, though the offering was designed to protect them by guaranteeing that they would be paid with tax revenues that Illinois sends to its biggest city. “It’s an untested model,” the research head at Gurtin, a municipal bond firm, said of the offering—Chicago’s first under a new state law. Ominously, he worried that if Chicago defaults, it was unclear how much protection holders of the new debt would really get. Even as Chicago grapples with nightmarish violent crime, the city faces imposing fiscal challenges. The...
  • The Death of One Thousand Cuts

    08/13/2018 5:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    It was another bloody weekend in the city of Chicago recently with 12 dead and 80 others non-fatally shot. Sixteen of the shooting victims were children. No arrests were made due to a lack of community help. It seemed to be a yawner for most liberal media outlets like run of the mill street violence events have become. Sadly, these killings have become so common that they have become part of the landscape in the American ghetto. The reason is that unless the leftist media can check off something on their gun control agenda they don’t seem to have much...
  • 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...
  • The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

    08/12/2018 8:11:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    PJ media ^ | AUGUST 8, 2018 | Jack Dunphy
    The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave Jack Dunphy It is an accepted but lamented fact of life among police officers that in order to rise on the promotional ladder, one must endorse the political fashions currently in favor among the city’s politicians. And the higher one ascends on that ladder, the more convincingly one must do so. As a consequence, reflecting the governing principles of almost any city you can name, most police chiefs are liberals, or at least pretend to be with a passing level of feigned sincerity. As a result of this, the upper levels of...
  • 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...
  • Norfolk Southern apologizes, says won't use 'bait truck' tactic again (CHIRAQ)

    08/12/2018 3:45:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    The Norfolk Southern Railway apologized on Friday for its controversial "bait truck" operation in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood and said it wouldn't use the tactic again. In a letter in response to a Tribune editorial, Herbert Smith of Norfolk Southern acknowledged that the undercover operation “eroded trust between law enforcement and the community.” “We sincerely regret that our actions caused further unease, and we don’t plan to use this method in the future,” wrote Smith, the railroad’s manager of community and legislative relations in Illinois, Iowa and Michigan. The joint investigation with Chicago police — dubbed "Operation Trailer Trap" — used...
  • Chicago Is Next To Look At The Universal Basic Income

    08/11/2018 5:49:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s the year of the Democratic Socialist and that means that some relatively crazy ideas are all the rage. One of the biggest is the dream-like vision of a society where you get paid whether you work or not. It’s known as universal basic income (UBI) and it fits in nicely with the idea of each according to his needs. Can it work in the United States, particularly in some of our cash-strapped major cities? We may find out soon enough because Chicago is looking at giving it a go. (Free Beacon) Officials in Chicago want to test the...
  • '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.
  • A Tale of Three Cities: Once Shining Beacons of America's Success, Now Sliding to Chaos

    08/10/2018 6:51:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | By Brian C. Joondeph
    Charles Dickens wrote the classic A Tale of Two Cities a century and a half ago. It's a story about two famous cities of the times, Paris and London, around the time of the French Revolution. These cities were the height of sophistication and enlightenment in the world, long before American cities caught up. Three American cities did catch up and were at one time shining beacons of American success: San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit. San Francisco was the gateway to the Pacific and lands beyond – beautiful city on hills with the Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco to...
  • Trump blames Chicago leaders for violent weekend: 'That should not be happening'

    08/09/2018 3:15:37 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday blamed Chicago leaders for what he described as an unbelievable surge in gun violence in the city, his first public comments since more than 70 people were shot there over the weekend. Trump, who has threatened to send in federal officers to manage Chicago's crime and violence, brought up last weekend's violence during his opening remarks at a roundtable discussion on prison reform. "We must strengthen community bonds with law enforcement, including city's like Chicago that have been an absolute and total disaster," Trump told the room of governors, attorneys general and White House staff at...
  • Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police

    08/09/2018 10:02:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 9, 2018 | Annie Sweeney and Paige Fry
    Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over about the last two decades have been labeled by Chicago police as gang members.. The records, released as a result of an open records fight by the Chicago Tribune, provide the first look at gang data kept by the Police Department for those 17 or younger, most of whom were African-Americans and Hispanics from historically violent neighborhoods such as Lawndale and Back of the Yards. At the time of their arrest, 13 of the juveniles were just 10 years old. About 60 were 11. And more than 300 were 12. ... juveniles were affiliated with...
  • Shooting Up Chicago: Thugs terrorize their neighbors in the Windy City.

    08/09/2018 2:27:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | August 6, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    An explosion of drive-by shootings erupted on Chicago’s South and West sides this weekend. At least 74 people were shot, and 12 killed, between 3 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Monday. In one seven-hour stretch, starting around midnight on Saturday, at least 40 people were shot, four fatally, as gunmen targeted a block party, the aftermath of a funeral, and a front porch, reports the Chicago Tribune. Over two and a half hours that morning, 25 people were shot in five multiple-injury shootings, including a 17-year-old who died after being shot in the face. An 11-year-old boy, a...
  • 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 deploying hundreds of additional officers to bloodied neighborhoods

    08/07/2018 7:08:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7, 2018 | Sheena Jones and Phil Gast
    (CNN)Stung by the level of violence last weekend, Chicago officials pledged Tuesday to deploy more officers in neighborhoods that have seen a surge in shootings.Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters an additional 430 officers are being put on street duty, with 200 more to be on patrol over the weekend. Some officers will have their hours extended or vacations canceled. Others are being reassigned from other duties, officials said. Over the weekend, 66 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, between Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
  • Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dies at 78:

    08/07/2018 3:19:13 PM PDT · by airborne · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/7/2018 | Neil Milbert
    Stan Mikita, arguably the greatest player in Blackhawks history, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 78. “There are no words to describe our sadness over Stan’s passing,” the team said in a statement. “He meant so much to the Chicago Blackhawks, to the game of hockey, and to all of Chicago.”
  • 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...
  • Deep stuff: Chicago will be site of US Pizza Museum

    08/07/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 35 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | 8/4/2018 | AP
    CHICAGO -- The city that boasts it gave the world deep-dish pizza will soon be home to a pizza museum. The U.S. Pizza Museum is expected to open its doors in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood on Friday. The Chicago Tribune reports the museum will be open through October, and possibly longer. The museum was created in 2015 but has mostly existed online and in pop-up exhibits. Museum founder Kendall Bruns says the new space will be 3,000 square feet and allow him to tell the full story of pizza and its U.S. makers.
  • 4 Men in a Car With Gun at 2 am Results in Misdemeanor

    08/07/2018 5:55:52 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 27 replies
    Oak La ^ | August 6, 2018 | Michael Dominic
    The Cook County State’s Attorney denied felony charges against any of 4 men, who parked in front of a home with a gun and drugs in a car. The police were patrolling in the area when the officer observed a strange license plate on the vehicle and decided to follow the car. The officer pulled behind the car but didn’t activate his lights. When the officer approached the car, he smelled burnt cannabis as the driver rolled down the window. The car had Arizona license plates and the driver produced a title to the car that had not been properly...