Housing advocates fear eviction boom, urge Gov. Pritzker to cancel rent, mortgage payments, credit card payments, car loans Kiisha Smith, 43, of Austin, worries many people will become homeless because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She banded together with other families to help each other navigate the looming evictions. “I have at least six families who are petrified because what are they going to do,” she said. By Elvia Malagón Jun 30, 2020, 6:01pm CDT
Protesters calling for Gov. J.B. Prtizker to lift the ban on rent control in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic march to the governor’s Gold Coast mansion on North Astor Street, Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
Housing advocates Tuesday taped notices demanding rent payments within five days on the gate of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s home in the Gold Coast in hopes of drawing attention to what they say is an imminent housing crisis.
In a twist, the notices were addressed to the “renters of Illinois” and listed Pritzker as the “landlord or
This model forecast the US's current unrest a decade ago. It now says 'civil war' By James Purtill
In the early 1990s, when Bill Clinton was in the White House and the United States looked unshakeable, the administration appointed Jack Goldstone to study how states fail. They meant other states; not the US. Few expected that his model would later predict their country's collapse.
In an unpublished paper submitted for peer review, Professor Goldstone, who is a sociologist, and Peter Turchin, an expert on the mathematical modelling of historical societies, have concluded that the US is "headed for another civil war".
The conditions for civil violence, they say, are the worst since the 19th century — in particular the years leading up to the start of the American Civil War in 1861.
The reason for this are trends that began in the 1980s, "with regard to inequality, selfish elites, and polarisation that have crippled the ability of the US government to mount an effective response to the
New strain of flu found in China has potential to become a pandemic, scientists warn PUBLISHED TUE, JUN 30 20204:41 AM EDTUPDATED 3 HOURS AGO
The new strain is descended from the type of flu — known as “swine flu” — that emerged in 2009 causing the first global flu pandemic in 40 years.
The scientists published their peer-reviewed findings in U.S. science journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. They said the new strain of flu, which they called “G4 EA H1N1,” is a variation of swine flu, and includes the “G4″ genotype that has become predominant in swine populations since 2016.
As with swine flu, the new strain has been identified as having “all the essential hallmarks of a
In many parts of the country, Republicans cannot even put a bumper sticker on their cars without fear of violent retaliation.
Tue Jun 30, 2020 - 9:27 am EST
GINA BULIGA / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM By Fletch Daniels
June 30, 2020 (American Thinker) — Cultural tyranny reigns in America, the last step before full-fledged political tyranny.
Lurking beneath the surface of virtue-signaling leftists are tyrants seeking to exert their will over those they despise. The defining leftist culture enables them to ruthlessly use all the power at their disposal,
One of the central arguments against restarting the NBA season was the momentum social justice reform had gained in the United States. Playing basketball would theoretically provide a distraction for a
CPD to put 1,200 extra officers on street starting Thursday
The move comes after another violent weekend, with 65 shootings, 18 of them fatal — including three children. “We’re all part of the city,” CPD Supt. David Brown said. “We can no longer turn a blind eye to the violence here.”
By Tom Schuba and Sam Charles Jun 29, 2020, 11:26am CDT
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown gestures toward a table of guns police say were confiscated by CPD officers over the weekend. During a press conference at CPD headquarters Monday morning, Brown discussed the weekend violence that saw 18 killed, including three children, and another 47 people wounded. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
After another jarring weekend of gun violence in Chicago left 18 people dead — including three children — and 47 others wounded, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced Monday that 1,200
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS FINDS ANOTHER WAY FOR CONSERVATIVES TO LOSE
As expected, the Supreme Court today ruled in favor of abortion providers in June Medical Services v. Russo. It struck down a Louisiana law that required abortionists to maintain admitting privileges at a local hospital in order to perform abortions.
The vote was 5-4. Chief Justice Roberts joined the liberal majority. Justice Breyer wrote the
We have given you a year. You have fumbled. You came in with an axe to grind. You have demoralized the police and everyone else that works for the city. The murder rate is spiraling and now children are starting to buy it. You have exhibited incredible bouts of anger...to the point that business is beginning to line up moving trucks, rather than deal with you. Time to just go.
Children are now being shot, nobody gives a rats ass
Most victims are black
Black Lives Matter is nowhere to be found
Police Department overworked, demoralized and beat to shit by crazy extremist mayor
Cook County jail emptied out to save money
Democratic politicians at all levels are mute as they tremble at the thought of catching the attention of ANTIFA or BLM
Extrema Liberalis Politici fails Chicago
Federal law enforcement officials need to take a stand in Chicago
With Chicago’s gun violence surging as the summer heats up, community leaders were left searching for answers Sunday after three minors were killed and another child was wounded over a 12-hour span a day earlier.
Biden’s best vice-president pick is obvious (if he gets the nod) Frank Bruni, New York Times 8 hrs ago
Whatever his wobbles, Joe Biden has, from the start of his presidential campaign, got one thing exactly right: The 2020 election is a battle for the soul of America. That’s not just a pretty slogan. It’s the stomach-knotting truth — and it’s the frame he should use for choosing his running mate.
It’s why he should pick Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.
She’s a paragon of the values that Donald Trump, for all his practice as a performer, can’t even pantomime. She’s best described by words that are musty relics in his venal and vainglorious circle: “sacrifice,” “honour,” “humility.” More than any of the many extraordinary women on Biden’s list of potential vice-presidential nominees, she’s the anti-Trump, the antidote to the ugliness he revels in and the cynicism he stokes.
Americans can feel good — no, wonderful — about voting for a ticket with Duckworth on it. And
By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 24, 2020
PHOENIX — Decades of coaxing China’s rulers into moderating the communist system backfired and instead have produced the “greatest failure of American foreign policy since the 1930s,” President Trump’s top security aide argued in a major policy address Wednesday.
White House National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien said the failure was a result of misunderstanding the nature of the Marxist-Leninist system that guides China’s rulers to this day.
The Trump administration has begun reversing policies toward Beijing that it says ignored massive
A ‘dark money’ group takes aim at Gov. Pritzker.
Called “Failed,” the ad heaps criticism on the governor for increased gas taxes, increased taxes on cars and allegedly giving a “huge” pay raise “to his politician buddies.”
By Rich Miller Jun 26, 2020, 5:14pm CDT
Since he began running for governor, Rich Miller writes, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has never allowed an attack ad to go unchallenged and never allowed himself to be outspent. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
Illinois Rising Action, a dark money super PAC, is running a TV ad against Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The group reportedly is putting $1 million behind the spot on both cable and broadcast over two weeks.
Called “Failed,” the ad heaps criticism on the governor for the “toilet scandal,” increased gas taxes,
They say that out of every bad thing comes a good thing. Ask any mother who has been through a 20-hour labor!
The same can be said of the criminal behavior of the Marxist-inspired radicals––Antifa and Black Lives Matters––that eclipsed the legitimate outrage following the horrific murder of George Floyd by a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, MN.
This crime called for reform of the Minneapolis Police Department, which had ignored 18 grievances against Chauvin. But that is not what happened.
Instead, the peaceful protests against this savage act were obliterated by the professionally orchestrated, bountifully financed rampage of the above-mentioned anarchists (writ: terrorists) through American cities and suburbs, leaving a massive swath of destruction that included dozens of black-owned businesses and dozens of white-owned businesses that employed black citizens. So much for Black Lives Matter!
What a beautiful tribute to George Floyd––God spare all of us such a memoriam!
A SHAMEFUL EXPOSÉ
However, the good that came out of this disgraceful, destructive, criminal behavior was the willingness of
Last week, like the state of California, health officials of Oregon’s Lincoln county issued a mandate requiring everyone to wear a face mask when out in public where individuals may come within six feet of someone outside their household. Exempted from that rule are those under 12 years of age, those with medical conditions who have difficulty breathing with a mask on, and those with disabilities that prevent
Catholics, now is our ‘moment’ to defend our statues, our churches, our faith
The true Catholic moment is never when the world welcomes our faith with cries of ‘Hosannah,’ but when the faith is nailed to the Cross Fri Jun 26, 2020 - 5:19 pm EST
SHUTTERSTOCK.COM By Jason Scott Jones
June 26, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In 2013, the New York Times published a bleak essay titled “The End of a Catholic Moment,” mourning the loss of the prestige and influence Catholics had had in America only a few years earlier.
In 2005, Republicans built their party platform on Catholic social teachings, Democrats anxiously sought the approval of Catholic “values voters,” and the mainstream media broadcasted Pope Saint
Ex-CPS principal charged with injuring school lunchroom worker Kurt Jones, the embattled ex-principal, resigned late last week after a CPS investigation uncovered numerous misconduct allegations against him.
Kurt Jones Chicago police A former Chicago Public Schools principal has been charged with a felony in connection with allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle at a school lunchroom worker, hitting her in the head and leaving her with a concussion.
Kurt Jones, 46, the embattled ex-principal, resigned late last week after a CPS investigation uncovered
Layoffs, tax hikes possible as Cook County braces for one-two punch of budget holes for this year and the next
Seventy positions have already been cut, and about 35 people laid off at the county’s health system over the past week, Andrea Gibson, Cook County Health’s interim chief business officer, said Thursday.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference in Oak Forest in April. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Thursday “everything is on the table” as county officials brace for a budget gap the COVID-19 crisis has stretched to nearly $281 million for the rest of
US bishop denounces BLM activist’s call to destroy images and statues of ‘white’ Jesus As a shepherd of the Church, I cannot remain silent in the face of this call, said Madison Bishop Donald Hying. Thu Jun 25, 2020 - 6:02 pm EST
Saint Junipero Serra statue toppled in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. @jrivanob / Twitter
By Martin Bürger
MADISON, Wisconsin, June 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, said that “as a shepherd of the Church,” he “cannot remain silent” in the face of a call by a Black Lives Matter activist to destroy representations of Jesus Christ.
“I need to denounce such a call to violence and destruction,” Bishop Hying wrote in a letter dated June
Brothers at heart of Smollett case no longer cooperating with authorities update: now they are cooperating
CHICAGO - The brothers who claim they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage a racist, homophobic attack against him have now stated they are unwilling to testify against him.
Brothers Abel and Ola Osundario were thrust into the public eye in 2019 when they told the police that the actor had paid them $3,500 to jump him on a Chicago street in an effort to raise his profile because he was unhappy with his role on the Fox drama.
The brothers had originally been cooperating with law enforcement as it tried to determine whether or
The United States has never gotten far on whether or how to compensate African Americans for slavery, now support is growing
By Nellie Peyton and Christine Murray
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When California State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber introduced a bill last year to study reparations for African Americans, she was worried people wouldn't accept that racial
17 shot, 2 stabbed, 1 tossed out of a window, 1 dead, Wednesday in Chicago, perpetrators have no fear of the police or of being prosecuted. Most of the victims are black and of course, nobody cares.
Shortly after 5 a.m. a witness found a man on the living room floor of a residence in the 8000 block of South Stewart Avenue, with a gunshot wound to his head.
By Sun-Times Wire Jun 25, 2020, 3:47am CDT
A man was shot dead and two others were wounded at a party at a Chatham home on the South Side,
Old Glory, a third party vendor for Walmart, is selling "All Lives Matter" and "Irish Lives Matter" products. WALMART
A third party vendor is selling the products on Walmart after the company announced its support for Black Lives Matter
Walmart and Walmart Canada have come under criticism for carrying products that say “All Lives Matter” and “Irish Lives Matter," phrases which are seen by some as a criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“This is not a momentary civil disturbance. This is a serious, and highly organized political movement…It is deep and profound and has vast political ambitions. It is insidious, it will grow. It’s goal is to end liberal democracy and challenge western civilization itself. This is an ideological movement… Even now, many of us pretend this is about police brutality. …We think we can fix it by regulating chokeholds or spending more on de-escalation training. We’re too literal and good-hearted to understand what’s happening. …But we have no idea what we are up against. ..These are not protests. This is a totalitarian political movement and someone needs to save the country from it.” Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson is right, the protests and riots are not a momentary civil disturbance. They are an