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  • Ives demands that no taxpayer money goes to building Obama Center Library

    07/19/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Dupage Policy Journal ^ | 6/21/2018 | Danielle Pacey
    Illinois Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is adamant that she does not want taxpayers to have to pay for anything related to the Obama Center Library, which is scheduled to be built in Jackson Park on Chicago's Southside. "No tax money should be spent on the Obama Center," Ives recently told the DuPage Policy Journal. The $38.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2019 that was recently passed by the Illinois General Assembly included what was initially reported as $172 million earmarked for road work around the area where the Obama Library is being built. A recent Washington Examiner article, however, claims...
  • Flex-N-Gate Hosts Hiring Event For New South Side Plant (300 jobs in Chicago, Illinois)

    07/18/2018 6:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | July 18, 2018 | Lorraine Swanson
    CHICAGO, IL -- Flex-N-Gate, a leading manufacturer and supplier for the automotive industry, is hosting a hiring event from noon to 5 p.m. July 23. The event will be held at South Chicago Learning Center, 3055 E. 92nd St., Chicago. The company is hiring for a new plant it is building on the city's South Side, which is expected to begin production in early 2019. The Urbana-based Flex-N-Gate announced plans last year to convert an existing warehouse facility into a 288,000-square-foot, modern automotive operation that will serve automakers, including Chicago's Ford plant. Flex-N-Gate is anticipated to bring 300 jobs to...
  • In Chicago, Police Are Not the Problem: Why the latest police shooting was justified.

    07/18/2018 8:02:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jack Dunphy
    Will anyone in Chicago be embarrassed by this? Will any of the perpetually and professionally outraged say, “Gosh, maybe we were too quick to judge”? Will any of them look at the police body camera footage and say, “Yes, the guy had a gun and was trying to pull it out on the officers, so they had to shoot him”? When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., nearly four years ago, the fable quickly spread that he had presented no threat, that he had said to the officer, “Hands up, don’t shoot” just...
  • Debt-plagued Chicago becomes latest blue stronghold to consider free 'basic income'

    07/17/2018 7:50:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/18 | Brown
    Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program. Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend -- no questions asked. The bill already has the backing of the majority of city lawmakers, and Pawar hopes to soon work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to implement the pilot program, The Intercept reported. “Nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t have $1,000 in the bank for an emergency,” Pawar told the outlet. “UBI could be an incredible benefit for people who are working and are having...
  • House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day (Lisa Page)

    07/16/2018 4:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans grilled former FBI lawyer Lisa Page behind closed doors on Monday as they sought to make the case that bias influenced the bureau’s investigations of President Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was the second day of a grueling interview for Page, whose emails and text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have been cited by GOP lawmakers as suggesting the FBI was biased against the Republican presidential candidate. Lawmakers from the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees remained mostly tight-lipped on the details of her testimony, though multiple Republicans praised her as cooperative and forthcoming....
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/15/2018 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Syrian government media says that Israel attacked an airbase southwest of Aleppo tonight. The foreign government funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warehouses near the base used by Iranian militias and the Syrian army were hit. The group reports that five were killed in the attack involving multiple aircraft. The attack comes on the eve of a summit meeting between the President of Syria's close ally Russia, Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump. Topics like Syria, Iran, Ukraine and other matters.... Meanwhile, there's talk in Washington of an impeachment document being filed this week in the House involving Rosenstein....
  • Illinois’ elections board requests confirmation Mueller identified hackers in data breach

    07/14/2018 10:12:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Illinois state election board said Friday that it is likely the state referred to in special counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment as having been hacked into by Russian intelligence officers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Illinois officials said Friday that they had requested confirmation from the Justice Department that it was the state mentioned in the indictment. The hack has been public knowledge for nearly two years, with the FBI issuing an alert about the cyber attack in August 2016, one month after it took place. “We are grateful that DOJ has identified who the perpetrators are,” state election board...
  • 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...
  • Stormy Daniels storms out of Chicago strip club

    06/15/2018 12:28:24 PM PDT · by vitaman · 55 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | June 15, 2018 | Ryan Smith
    The porn star left her performance early Thursday during the first of five planned shows at the Admiral. The strip club plans to sue her.
  • Anti-Gun Protesters Shut Down Major Chicago Highway

    07/08/2018 3:33:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Thousands of anti-gun protesters shut down lanes of a major Chicago highway to pressure lawmakers to enact gun control measures to address the increase in violent deaths in the city. The left-wing protesters, led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger, shut down all northbound lanes of Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway on Interstate 94 Saturday morning after a standoff between the police and the demonstrators. The marchers carried signs that read, “We need jobs,” and chanted, “Stop the killing,” as they walked down the 1.5-mile stretch of highway to let lawmakers know their desire for...
  • IG Report Leak On Energy Giving Trump/Gowdy Defense More Evidence of Corruption?

    07/06/2018 8:23:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Flashback to 2012 Truth No One in Obama/Clinton Administration Will Talk About – Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility – ( Unreleased Documents Showing More Collusion by deep state?) WASHINGTON — Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility.” And it was not just because it delivers power to Barack Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. Exelon’s top executives were early and frequent supporters of Mr. Obama as he rose from the Illinois State Senate to the White House. John W. Rogers Jr., a friend...
  • Intel Dem worried that Russia ‘never left’(No Blue Wave)

    07/04/2018 11:12:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he is worried that the Russians “never left,” raising the specter that Moscow is looking to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections through cyber or other means. “I am concerned that the Russians never left,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) told CBS News when asked about his concerns about threats to the 2018 midterm elections. Quigley also alleged that Russia-linked hackers breached “somewhere between 20 and 40 state board of elections,” including the Illinois voter database, in 2016 and alleged that states are not prepared for future interference efforts by Russia. “First, they...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Klayman Supports Barrett for SCOTUS Seat, Says Democrats Are "Trying to Smear Her"

    07/04/2018 1:45:54 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 63 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/3/18 | Newsmax
    Judicial Watch's founder and conservative former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman supports Chicago Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a soon-to-be vacated Supreme Court seat — but thinks Democrats are “already trying to smear her.” Klayman said he likes that Barrett — reportedly one of President Donald Trump’s leading contenders for nomination — is not a graduate of either Harvard or Yale law schools. “From what I’ve read about her, I like Judge Barrett,” Klayman said. “She's obviously a woman. That’s good. Politically it’s going to be hard for the Democrats to have much objection to her. But they’re...
  • Supreme Court throws out ruling in case protecting unions from class-action lawsuits

    07/03/2018 7:00:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    Organized labor, already reeling from a potentially major financial hit thanks to a Supreme Court ruling last week that could result in millions of public-sector workers cutting off funding, could be subject to another blow from the justices: class-action suits from those workers seeking to get paid back from the unions. In a little-noticed action, the Supreme Court invalidated a ruling last week by the 7th Circuit Court denying class-action certification in a case called Riffey v. Rauner. The case involved nonunion state-subsidized Illinois home healthcare workers seeking to be repaid the funds that for years they were forced to...
  • Chicago-based medical association cancels San Francisco convention

    07/02/2018 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 47 replies
    KGO-TV news San Francisco ^ | July 2, 2018 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The homeless encampments and drug addicts have become more visible to tourists, at times overshadowing the many landmarks that make San Francisco unique. Groups that hold their conventions here continue to take notice. "And it's not just groups but also a lot of individual travelers. We hear a lot from individual travelers that have come here and have had negative experiences on the streets and say they don't want to come back to San Francisco, said Joe D'Alessandro, President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association.
  • Thousands protest Trump in the Families Belong Together March [PHOTOS] (Chicago - mega barf alert)

    07/02/2018 11:49:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 6/30/2018 | Aimee Levitt, Jamie Ludwig and Philip Montoro
    An estimated 60,000 people gathered in and around Daley Plaza at 11 AM this morning, including a marching band, voter registrars, Captain America, and a family who might have been Aztec warriors. The heat index was above 100 degrees, but thousands stayed through the hour-long rally and the march afterward. (The column of marchers was so long that as some were returning to the plaza at the end of the 15-block route, others were still just leaving.) There was a handful of speakers, though the crowd was so vast that their voices didn't carry very far. One young woman spoke...
  • Activist Priest [Pfleger] Calls for an Anti-Violence Protest, Closing Down Chicago Highway

    06/28/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Chicago, Ill., Jun 27, 2018 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The social advocate and Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger has invited anti-violence activists to protest gun violence by closing a portion of the Dan Ryan Expressway, where it is part of I-94. As many as 1,000 people could join Father Pfleger July 7. Beginning at the entrance ramp on 79th Street, the protestors will march about mile and a half until the exit ramp off 67th Street, shutting down the highway’s northbound lanes. Father Pfleger is the pastor of St Sabina Catholic Church, a parish which has hosted similar protests...
  • Supreme Court deals blow to public-sector unions, ruling against 'fair-share' fees

    06/27/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 197 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that pubic sector unions for state and local employees can’t force non-members to pay a “fair-share” union fee. In a 5-4 ruling Tuesday, the court said the extraction of agency fees from non-consenting public sector employees violates the First Amendment. The case centers on an Illinois law, similar to those in 22 other states, that allow public-sector unions to collect a “fair-share fee” from employees for non-political activities like collective bargaining, regardless of whether those employees belong to the union or not. Mark Janus, a state child support specialist at the center of the case,...
  • Feds to begin distributing grant money to non-sanctuary cities

    06/27/2018 9:56:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department said Wednesday it has begun distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money that had been tied up in a major court battle over sanctuary cities. Byrne Justice Assistance Grants are used by localities and police departments across the nation to pay for equipment, training, personnel or other pressing needs. The Trump administration last year said it would condition the money on localities’ willingness to cooperate in holding illegal immigrants for pickup by federal deportation officers. Chicago sued, saying the conditions weren’t part of federal law.