Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

The History of Greektown in Chicago from the 1840s to Now

Greektown, Chicago, before the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Thomas Sly San Francisco/CC BY-SA 2.0 As with many cities throughout North America, the creation of Greektown in Chicago came about after Greek ship captains arrived in the city in the 1840s from New Orleans by way of the Mississippi River. They came to America with dreams of […]

Lightfoot’s Chicago: 911 Dispatcher Will Send Mental Health Experts Instead of Police

Mental health professionals in Chicago will replace cops on some 911 calls in a ‘woke’ new method of policing in Lori Lightfoot’s troubled city. According to the Chicago Times, a paramedic will be dispatched alongside a mental health clinician for “behavioral health calls.” Paramedics will work with a “recovery specialist” on calls involving drug-related crimes. […]

Disabled boy told to leave theme park in Chicago

A 10-year-old disabled boy was recently told to leave a theme park in Chicago when a security guard told his mother that he was “a liability.” Jordan Block, who is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy and is confined to a wheelchair, had gone to the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park last week, where the guard […]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Welcomes Joe Biden: Talk of City’s Rampant Gun Crime Avoided

President Joe Biden was greeted by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Wednesday when he arrived for a speaking appointment at an Illinois community college. The city’s rampant gun violence however was not on the public agenda, with Biden instead choosing to talk about “human infrastructure” and his American Families Plan. AP reports the president set out for […]

Palestinians In Chicago Nurture Connection To A Homeland Far Away

An Estimated 85,000 Palestinians Live In Greater Chicago — 60% Of The Area’s Arab Population. The Connection Some Of Them Feel To Their Homeland Was On Full Display During Street Protests In The Loop In Late May. Whenever Fidaa Elaydi buys fresh falafel for $3.99 a dozen from a bakery in Palos Hills, she gives […]

Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges

Image Credit: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune Accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors, a Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff were indicted Thursday on federal bribery charges. The chief of staff was also charged in a separate scheme to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at a discount. According to the indictment, […]

CHicagoland: Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff indicted on bribery charges – Carrie Austin is now one of three sitting members of the City Council under federal indictment, along with Ed Burke and Patrick Daley Thompson.

Accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors, a Chicago Alderman and her chief of staff were indicted Thursday on federal bribery charges. The chief of staff was also charged in a separate scheme to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at a discount. According to the indictment, Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin and her […]

1-Month-Old Baby Among 130+ Shot in Chicago This Week As DHS & FBI Stay Focused On ‘White Extremists’

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security under Alejandro Mayorkas leaked yet another “internal bulletin” fearmongering about how “white extremists” may be planning to carry out mass shootings in the run up to July 4th. “Federal authorities are deeply concerned about the possibility of domestic terror and violence, including mass shootings, as the Fourth of […]

Chicago Lawmaker and Her Chief of Staff Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

A federal grand jury indicted Chicago Alderman Carrie Austin (D) and her chief of staff on bribery charges on July 1 for allegedly scheming to get home improvements from contractors who were looking to receive the city’s help for a residential building project in Austin’s ward. Austin, 72, a five-term Chicago alderman, was charged with […]

Video: Non-Black Couple Dragged From Car and Shot Dead by Mob of Black Men in Chicago

A man was shot dead and his girlfriend critically injured in a shooting Saturday night in Humboldt Park, Chicago. The shooting took place as people were leaving Chicago’s 43rd Annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade, which people from all over the country attend. The victims had a large Puerto Rican flag waving from their car […]

The Story of the First Greek-American from Chicago Killed in World War II

The U.S.S. Boise, the ship where Loumbas served. Leo A. Loumbas was the first Greek-American killed in WWII from the city of Chicago. His death is memorialized, especially by the Greek-American community, in his home city of Chicago, where services have been held in his honor at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church. Leo A. Loumbas […]

IT’S OVER: Chicago Police Union Issues Vote of ‘No-Confidence’ in Mayor Lightfoot

Corrupt Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was delivered a devastating blow this week after members of Chicago’s biggest police union unanimously gave her a vote of no confidence. The members cited what they described as Lightfoot’s “lack of consideration” for police officers’ working conditions. In a YouTube video, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara said the union’s members spoke […]

VIDEO–Over 300 Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor’s Home: ‘It’s Not Enough to Be Black’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) was blasted with criticism when more than 300 protesters gathered along Wrightwood Avenue on Thursday. Representatives of 40 different community groups said the mayor has let the city down, according to Fox 32. “It’s not enough to be Black, it’s not enough to be female, you gotta be right,” Tara […]

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Will Only Grant Interviews to Black Journalists

Far-left Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will only grant one-on-one interviews to “Black or Brown journalists”, her spokesperson announced on Tuesday. NBC 5 reporter Mary Ann Ahern was first to break the news: I was told the same thing. — Paris Schutz (@paschutz) May 18, 2021 I can confirm, alderman — Heather Cherone (@HeatherCherone) May 18, […]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Granting Interviews “Only To Black Or Brown Journalists”

NBC 5 Chicago political reporter Mary Ann Ahern took to Twitter on Tuesday to mark the “midway point” of Lightfoot’s first term in office and apparently acknowledged her failed effort to land an interview.  “As ⁦@chicagosmayor reaches her two year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews – […]

48 Shot, Including 2 Police Officers In Another Out Of Control Chicago Weekend

Yet another deadly Chicago weekend has seen shootings soar with as of Sunday mid-evening 48 people shot since Friday night, including 5 killed from their wounds. “A violent weekend in Chicago left at least 48 people shot in separate incidents, including two police officers who were wounded on Sunday morning when they responded to a […]

15 Shot Tuesday Through Wednesday in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Fifteen people were shot, three fatally, Tuesday through Wednesday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported nine shootings on Tuesday, two of which proved to be fatal. The first of the two fatalities occurred just after 6:30 p.m., when a 29-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger seat […]

Pictures: Anti-Israel Protesters March in Chicago Cheering Palestinian Terror Attacks

Downtown Chicago streets were flooded Wednesday afternoon by thousands of protesters damning Israel’s ongoing acts of self defense from attack by Palestinian terror rockets. Israeli flags were torn and protesters chanted anti-Israel slogans as they marched in their support of Palestinian terror organization Hamas and its random strikes. The demonstration occurred as Israel continued a […]

German architect Helmut Jahn, designer of airports from Chicago to Bangkok and Berlin’s Sony Center, killed in bike accident

German-born Helmut Jahn, a leading postmodernist architect whose works included convention centers from Doha to Shanghai, and airport projects from Chicago to Bangkok, has died at 81 in a bicycle crash. Jahn was reportedly riding a bike on Saturday afternoon in Campton Hills, Illinois, located about 50 miles west of Chicago, when he was struck […]

24 Shot, 3 Dead, over the Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-four people were shot, three fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Ligthfoot’s (D) Chicago. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun Times reported that the first fatality occurred Friday night around 10:30 p.m., at which time police found a 27-year-old lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds. He was found “in the 900-block of West 61st […]

Chicago lawmaker: ‘Jews are Jews and only deal with Jews’ – report

A powerful Chicago lawmaker on trial for corruption allegedly made a derogatory comment about Jews in a newly uncovered wiretapped conversation from 2017. Ed Burke, 77, a longtime Democratic alderman and power broker in Chicago’s City Council, is accused of trying to illegally urge developers of an $800 million real estate project to use his […]

‘You Know As Well As I Do, Jews Are Jews’: Chicago Alderman Indicted on Multiple Corruption Charges Made Antisemitic Comment

Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, under indictment for corruption, allegedly made an antisemitic remark. Photo: Screenshot. A Chicago city legislator in court this week on multiple counts of corruption made an antisemitic comment about a Jewish lawyer, federal prosecutors alleged this week. 77-year-old Alderman Ed Burke, the longtime dean of the Chicago City Council, was described […]

Chicago Police Now Required To Ask For Criminals’ Consent Before Arresting Them

CHICAGO, IL—Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced new rules for the Chicago Police Department, declaring that officers must ask for a suspect’s consent before arresting him or her. While the city had previously announced that police officers would have to ask for permission from headquarters before chasing criminals, Lightfoot said that initiative didn’t go far enough […]

Chicago Mayor May Force Police to Politely Seek Permission Before Chasing Dangerous Criminals

Police officers in Chicago may soon be forced to seek permission before they are permitted to chase dangerous criminals on foot, Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has declared. The Trump-hating Mayor promised she would reveal details “soon” about the controversial new policy. You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Use. […]

Thousands flood the streets of Chicago to protest the killing of Adam Toledo

Image Credit: Aaron Cynic/NationofChange Thousands took to the streets in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, home to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, on Friday to protest the killing of a 13 year-old boy by Chicago Police in March.  Graphic video released Thursday afternoon by COPA, the Chicago Office of Police Accountability, showed 13 year-old Adam Toledo with […]

Video of 13-Yr-Old Adam Toledo Being Shot Released by Chicago Police Watchdog

Chicago’s civilian police oversight agency on Thursday released a video of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, which has been described as “incredibly difficult to watch” by Lori Lightfoot, the city’s mayor. Toledo died of a gunshot wound to his chest early on March 29, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said on […]

Future in Question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its Monumental Stained-Glass Window

(JTA) — Just three stories high and hemmed into a small 5,000-square-foot lot, the building at 16 S. Clark St. is a small jewel box situated amid this city’s dense urban fabric. Exuding an aura of cool simplicity, the structure’s facade is composed of glass, metal and concrete planes. Its name is etched in delicate […]

Chicago releases video of police shooting 13-year-old boy

Chicago’s police accountability office on Thursday released to the public body-camera video footage showing a police officer shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy in an alley more than two weeks ago.  — COPA (@ChicagoCOPA) April 15, 2021 Adam Toledo was shot in the chest by an unidentified police officer at about 2:30 a.m. local time on March […]

Future in question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and stained-glass window

CHICAGO  — Just three stories high and hemmed into a small 5,000-square-foot lot, the building at 16 S. Clark St. is a small jewel box situated amid this city’s dense urban fabric. Exuding an aura of cool simplicity, the structure’s facade is composed of glass, metal and concrete planes. Its name is etched in delicate […]

Palestinians in Chicago Defeat Extremist Pro-Israel Candidate in Local Elections

Posted on April 12, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians April 12, 2021 A protest in Chicago, calling on Sharon Brannigan to resign.(Photo: US Palestinian Community Network, via Twitter) The Palestinian community in Chicago, Illinois, succeeded in defeating extremist right-wing and pro-Israel candidate, Sharon Brannigan, in the local election, news agencies reported yesterday. According to news agencies, the […]

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