Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

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 […]

Eight-Year-Old Tosses Mattress from Burning Chicago Home’s Window, Leaps to Safety

An eight-year-old girl in Chicago whose mom was at work tossed a mattress from her third-story window when a fire broke out and jumped on it to escape, a fire official stated Thursday. “Firefighters who arrived at the burning apartment on the city’s South Side just before midnight Wednesday found the girl safe outside,” the […]

‘A little bit of normalcy’: Chicago River dyed green after mayor reverses St Patrick’s Day decision

The Chicago River has been dyed bright green in celebration of St Patrick’s Day in a surprise decision reversal by the city’s mayor. Bold green dye was dumped into the river on Saturday despite mayor Lori Lightfoot’s earlier insistence that the waterway would not be tinted for a second year due to coronavirus fears. In […]

Lawmaker Attempts to Fight Surging Chicago Carjackings by Banning Video Games

Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. (D) is attempting to fight a surge in Chicago carjackings by pushing to ban the sales of the Grand Theft Auto video game. The New York Post reports that Evans “introduced legislation Friday to amend an existing state law that prohibits the sale of certain video games to minors.” […]

Chicago may Ban GTA 5 Over Spike in Carjackings

    According to Chicago police, there was a 135 percent rise in carjackings last year – robbery of a vehicle when the victim is present at the scene. Illinois Representative Marcus Evans Jr. is calling to ban a sale of legendary Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and other “violent video games” over concerns that they […]

Karen Lewis, firebrand Chicago Jewish union chief, dead at 67

(JTA) — Karen Lewis, the firebrand former president of Chicago’s teachers union, has died at 67 after a long battle with brain cancer. Lewis, a convert to Judaism who said she was attracted to the religion’s embrace of questions, ran the Chicago Teachers Union from 2010 to 2018. Under her leadership, the union became a model for […]

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 […]

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