Monday, January 31, 2022
The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Jacqueline Collins, would provide up to $10,000 for funeral and burial expenses.
By Stefano Esposito Jan 31, 2022, 2:29pm CST
Angela Gregg, whose 4-year-old son, Mychal Moultry Jr., was killed over Labor Day weekend, speaks Monday with St. Sabina’s Rev. Michael Pfleger. Stefano Esposito/Sun-Times
After her 4-year-old son, Mychal Moultry Jr., was shot in the city while visiting his father during the Labor Day weekend, Angela Gregg’s family had to pay $13,000 for funeral expenses.
Gregg would have liked to have her son buried; she settled for cremation instead.
“The money was not there,” Gregg said Monday,
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
New coronavirus strain found
Chinese scientists have warned of “a potential bio-safety threat” presented by a new strain of coronavirus, which, subject to mutation, may be passed from animals to humans and cannot be “cross-neutralized” by Covid-targeting antibodies.
The researchers, most of whom come from Wuhan University, “unexpectedly found” that the
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Mayor Beetlejuice is the #1 most likely contender to succeed Justice Breyer and has already started packing
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer retires and gives President Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court.
By Associated Press Updated Jan 26, 2022, 11:31am CST
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, appointed by President Bill Clinton, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
WASHINGTON — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday.
Breyer, 83, has been a pragmatic force on
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Finance Committee rejects settlement tied to allegations of police wrongdoing
Lenora Bonds’ son Terrence Harris was shot to death by three CPD officers in 2013 after Bonds called 911 to report her son was threatening her with two knives. A sergeant — who had received crisis intervention training — arrived, and was stabbed in the face, a lawyer for the city said.
By Fran Spielman Jan 24, 2022, 4:45pm CST
Chicago Public Safety Headquarters. Getty
City Council members were harshly criticized for signing off on a $5 million settlement to the family of Laquan McDonald — before a lawsuit had even been filed — without asking tough enough questions or seeing the incendiary shooting video.
The Finance Committee and the City Council voted for the settlement in April 2015. And Council members have spent the last six years questioning every police misconduct settlement that comes before them during closed-door briefings and public
Monday, January 24, 2022
What’s next for CPS-CTU?
After three battles in three years, the relationship between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Teachers Union is beyond repair. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
By Nader Issa@NaderDIssa Jan 23, 2022, 1:31pm CST
Because of labor strife CPS families have endured multiple interruptions to their children’s education throughout Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s time in office. Getty
Anyone who has followed Chicago Public Schools in recent years knows Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s relationship with the Chicago Teachers Union is beyond repair.
When the mayor accuses teachers of holding their students “hostage” by demanding safer working conditions, and the union president calls the mayor “relentlessly stupid” — two moments that made you cringe during their latest standoff this month — it’s clear there’s little chance of reconciliation.
But with bitter disputes having interrupted all three school years the mayor has been in office — leading to 16 missed school days, countless postponed
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Congressman Adam Schiff likes this and figures that if Americans have put up with everything so far, they will go along
Schiff is introducing a bill mandating the "Schiff test"
‘PSEUDO WITCH HUNT’: Aaron Rodgers Talks Vax Drama, ‘When In Human History Have the Censors Been Correct?’
would be able to lead in any situation or role
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is ready to open up about all that vaccination drama; the reigning NFL MVP spoke with ESPN about the COVID censorship, Big Phrama and more.
“When in the course of human history has the side that’s doing the censoring and trying to shut people up and make them show papers and marginalize
Friday, January 21, 2022
Wondering...it's just a passing thought, if capital grant money was handed out in exchange for campaign donations or some other item of value?
Projects with Madigan ties went to the front of the line for massive Rebuild Illinois initiative
The $45 billion statewide capital plan includes nearly $4 billion in projects added by a handful of the state’s most powerful politicians, including the former House speaker.
By Chuck Neubauer | Better Government Association and Sandy Bergo | Better Government Association Jan 21, 2022, 5:30am CST
Former House Speaker Michael Madigan. Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times
For the better part of the past decade, hotel owners Jon Weglarz and Mark Weglarz fought to put a damper on the noise caused by screeching train brakes outside their Midway Airport-area properties.
Now, it appears they’ve finally succeeded — with the intervention of the Weglarz brothers’ longtime property tax lawyer, then-House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, who delivered $98 million in taxpayer money for what undoubtedly would be one of the most expensive brake jobs in history.
The Madigan-sponsored project was among nearly $4 billion in pet projects that a handful of officials inserted into the state’s largest-ever capital projects bill in 2019. Dubbed Rebuild Illinois, the package was touted as a way to advance Illinois into the 21st century, with $45 billion in infrastructure improvements, including roads, bridges and public works projects.
Through a process largely shrouded in secrecy, certain projects got pushed to the top of that list without the normal scrutiny the state gives massive public
Thursday, January 20, 2022
By John Green
The Democrats and the propaganda ministry have tried to portray the events of January 6 as the greatest assault on democracy… in like, forever. But it seems like that narrative is starting to unravel. The unraveling began when many people began to suspect that the whole thing was a setup and started looking into it.
It wasn’t law enforcement or MSM journalists investigating -- they could be controlled. It was amateur citizen investigators using the power of the internet. Ah… the internet -- allowing average citizens to cross reference and collate a limitless sea of information. Our Founders would approve.
Citizen investigators began to identify individuals who were clearly involved in inciting the riot on January 6. But a curious number of them had not
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
“The department has been in a constant state of reorganization since Brown arrived, which is evidence that he has no strategy and doesn’t know what he’s doing,” one police supervisor said.
By Tom Schuba Jan 19, 2022, 5:30am CST
Following a brutal year of violence and a not-so-veiled threat to demote his top brass, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown now faces a crisis of confidence among his command staff, sources said.
Four police supervisors all raised concerns in interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times that Brown isn’t fit to serve as the city’s top cop during a
Establishments accused of violating the order can be issued two citations for violating both BACP and Chicago
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Lightfoot escalates war of words with former watchdog she inherited, then pushed out
The mayor criticized Joe Ferguson’s surprise decision to write a letter to senators considering the appointment of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan emphatically stating that there is no evidence that Emanuel covered up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
By Fran Spielman Updated Jan 18, 2022, 7:17pm CST
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and former Inspector General Joe Ferguson Sun-Times files
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday escalated her war of words with the inspector general she inherited and pushed out the door.
Lightfoot saved her sharpest words for Joe Ferguson’s surprise