Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Carjackings More than Doubled During 2020 in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Carjackings during 2020 rose to more than double what was witnessed during 2019 in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported carjackings surged 135 percent, with 1,415 carjackings in 2020 versus 603 in 2019. The report noted that police indicate mask mandates played a role in the higher carjackings, suggesting the wearing of masks […]

Chicago Teachers Union Plans to Mobilize Against Reopening Schools

The Chicago Teachers Union announced a mobilization effort against a plan to reopen the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for in-person learning. 00 Hits: 1

Chicago Bears’ Cordarelle Patterson Delivers F-Bomb on Nickelodeon

Kid’s cable channel Nickelodeon broadcast its first F-bomb Sunday thanks to the Chicago Bears’ Cordarelle Patterson and a ref’s open mic. Source 00 Hits: 7

40% Of Chicago Teachers And Staff Didn’t Report To Schools As Ordered

Above photo: Banners in support of the elementary school teachers hang outside Brentano Elementary School as teachers instruct virtual classes during a protest against returning to in-person teaching. Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times. CPS CEO Janice Jackson said those who continue to ignore their orders will face progressive discipline, but that it’s in nobody’s interest to fire teachers. […]

Socialist Chicago Teachers Union Leader Resists ‘Unsafe’ Schools Reopening — From Puerto Rico Poolside

A leader of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) wants kids to remain out of the classroom because schools are “unsafe,” but she made the claims in the midst of a sunny vacation in Puerto Rico. Sarah Chambers, who WGN said is on the union’s executive board and an area vice president and claimed she “led […]

27 Shot over Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-seven people were shot, seven fatally, over another violent weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the first fatality occurred Christmas Day at 2:30 p.m., when a 57-year-old man was shot multiple times “in Grand Crossing.” He was taken to a hospital where he died. The weekend’s second fatality came […]

Chicago tried to block video of cops arresting and cuffing naked woman in bungled raid on her home

Chicago tried to block video showing police wrongly raiding the home of a woman who was naked as officers smashed through her door and then arrested her. Lawyers for city mayor Lori lightfood on Monday filed an emergency motion in court to prevent footage of the bungled search being made public. Officials applied to a […]

Oversized Chicago wedding divides Orthodox Jews, foils contact tracers

JTA — Officials in the Chicago area are struggling to uncover whether an Orthodox Jewish wedding that violated public health restrictions led to new COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit city. About 150 guests attended the wedding in a Chicago suburb on December 2 at a time when 14.8% of COVID-19 tests in the surrounding county were […]

Oversized Chicago wedding divided Orthodox Jews and foiled contact tracers

Officials in the Chicago area are struggling to uncover whether an Orthodox Jewish wedding that violated public health restrictions led to new COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit city. About 150 guests attended the wedding in a Chicago suburb on Dec. 2 at a time when 14.8% of COVID tests in the surrounding county were coming […]

Scheer Intelligence: What They Got Wrong In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’

Above image: By Mr. Fish. The historian, who wrote “Conspiracy in the Streets” on the subject of the Netflix film, sets the record straight on this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” an Aaron Sorkin film that recently aired on Netflix, brought an important chapter in the history of American activism to […]

‘Dear God, stop the nonsense’: Chicago mayor unloads on McConnell over Covid relief

While there is some bipartisan agreement on writing a new round of stimulus checks, McConnell has pressed negotiators to drop two of the biggest sticking points in the talks: Democrats’ desire for state aid and Republican hopes for liability protections for employers potentially facing Covid-related lawsuits. Joe Biden has chosen the officials who will be […]

Chicago Teachers Union Deletes Tweet: Reopening Schools ‘Rooted in Sexism, Racism, Misogyny’

Local 1 of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) deleted its tweet on Sunday that stated, “The push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.” Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation Corey DeAngelis noted Monday CTU “filed a request for an injunction to stop in-person instruction that is supposed to start […]

28 Shot, 7 Killed, over Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-eight people were shot, seven fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News reported 16 people were shot, five fatally, Friday into Sunday morning alone in the city. The first of those five fatalities occurred Friday at at 8:30 p.m. and the fifth occurred Sunday just before 4:30 a.m. ABC 7 / […]

Five Shot, Including 16-Year-Old Boy, on Thanksgiving Day in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Five people, including a teenage boy, were shot in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago on Thanksgiving Day, according to police. One of the victims is a 16-year-old boy, who suffered a gunshot wound in the left shoulder. A male who was “handling a handgun” inside an apartment shot him, FOX 32 reported. The boy is in […]

Chicago Jewish community battered by 2nd wave of COVID is ‘pumping its brakes’

JTA — When Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann and her colleagues gathered in a backyard earlier this month to sing together, they knew it would likely be the last time for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 case counts in Chicago were rising sharply, and the mayor and governor warned that new restrictions would soon be necessary to curb […]

Dozens File Federal Suit Alleging Chicago Police Abuse This Year

Above photo: Police officers guarding the Trump International Hotel & Tower hold back protesters in the Loop on May 30, 2020, during a rally and march to remember the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune. Chicago was still struggling with looting and violence in the wake […]

Chicago Tribune Columnist: ‘Breathe, America. Donald Trump’s Knee Is Off Your Neck’

Dahleen Glanton, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, published an article Monday in which she likened President Donald Trump to the Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck in an infamous fatal encounter. Though Minneapolis is a Democrat-run city, and Trump immediately condemned Floyd’s death, Glanton portrayed Trump as a symbol of American […]

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Slams Coronavirus Lockdowns on Businesses, But Owners Begin Organizing Revolt

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday once again began imposing draconian coronavirus lockdowns on the Windy City’s beleaguered businesses, but owners are at last beginning to organize against the rules. Lightfoot’s newest restrictions were scheduled to take effect on Friday and include a ban on indoor service for bars without a food license, and curfews, […]

Vandals Deface Chicago Blackhawks’ Statue with Defund Police Message

Vandals attacked and defaced the Chicago Blackhawks’ Indian Chief mascot statue under cover of darkness Sunday night or early Monday morning. The attackers poured red paint over the statue and spraypainted messages including “Defund the Police” around the base. A series of tweets by Twitter user No Racist Mascots, @zhigaagoong, shows the damage inflicted on […]

Former Chicago police sergeant sentenced to 13 years in federal prison

Convicted on eight counts, including theft and drug charges, a former Chicago police sergeant was recently sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for participating in a robbery and extortion crew. During the 1990s, Chicago Police Sergeant Eddie Hicks participated in a four-man crew that used fake search warrants in order to rob suspected drug […]

Captain Cringe! Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Dresses As “Rona Destroyer”

In what may be the cringiest video you’ll see all day, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot dresses up as “Corona Destroyer” during a press conference announcing the city’s Halloween coronavirus guidelines. Lightfoot, who also role-plays as the leader of one of America’s most historic cities, revealed a series of “rules” to be enforced during the upcoming […]

Chicago: Ape Murders Her Own Kid While Sister Watched

DailyMail: A Chicago mother who has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her five-year-old daughter was denied bond this morning after prosecutors described how the suspect allegedly slashed her child’s throat with a serrated knife in front of the girl’s older sister. Officers were called to a home in the 3200 block […]

Chicago simian rides horse to near death

The man appointed by Mayor Lightfoot to be Chicago’s “Census Cowboy” rode his horse until it bled to draw attention to a social justice cause. It didn’t have proper shoes for pavement and suffered extensive damage, galloping for miles. It will be put down. pic.twitter.com/Yp5z85Lmi0 — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 25, 2020 “YEEEEEEEEHAWWWWW MA […]

Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff

David Jacobson, founder of Chicago Jewish Funerals, stood behind the podium at Chicago’s Waldheim Jewish Cemetery on July 2. “I’m not a rabbi or a cantor,” he said. “I’m sort of an extended friend of the community.” Jacobson, 56, went on to connect that week’s Torah portion to the life of Beth Salamensky, a Chicago […]

Chicago Postal Workers Threaten to Halt Service After Multiple Mail Carriers Shot

United States Postal Service workers are mulling a freeze on deliveries to some dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago after multiple mail carriers were shot on the job. At least two Post Office employees were struck with gunfire in separate incidents, and a third was pelted with paintballs fired from a moving vehicle on a residential block. […]

Chicago Gun Store Looter Released By City Murders Walgreens Clerk

An 18-year-old looter released by the city of Chicago has been arrested for fatally stabbing a Walgreens clerk, according to prosecutors. Last week, prosecutors report that Sincere Williams had robbed three stores in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, including the local Walgreens. Apparently not satisfied with his take from those robberies, Williams returned to […]

Chicago Crime Gangs Form Pact: They will ‘Shoot On-Site’ any officer who draws a gun on a suspect

‘Shoot On-Site’: Chicago Gangs Form Pact To Execute Cops Who Draw Weapons On Suspects, Says FBI ZeroHedge.com The FBI has warned Chicago-area law enforcement that nearly three-dozen street gangs “have formed a pact to ‘shoot on-site any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public’,” reports ABC7. According to an August 26 ‘situation information report’ […]

‘Shoot On-Site’: Chicago Gangs Form Pact To Execute Cops Who Draw Weapons On Suspects, Says FBI

The FBI has warned Chicago-area law enforcement that nearly three-dozen street gangs “have formed a pact to ‘shoot on-site any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public’,” reports ABC7. According to an August 26 ‘situation information report’ from Chicago-based FBI officials, “members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, […]

5 Shot in Restaurant in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Five people were shot Sunday during an attack at a restaurant in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. WGN reports that five persons were shot, one fatally, just before 2 p.m. in an attack “at Lumes Pancake House in the 11600 block of Western Avenue.” Three of the wounded individuals were listed in critical condition. Multiple shooters were […]

14 Shot, 4 Dead, Friday Thru Noon Saturday in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Fourteen people were shot, four fatally, Friday to Saturday at noon in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. NBC 5 reports that the first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred Friday night at 7:00 p.m., when an 18-year-old standing on a sidewalk “in the 4600 block of North Kasson” was shot multiple times. The man was […]

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