Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Lumes Pancake House 116th and Western Ave. 6 shot 1 dead. More info as it comes in.
Suspect used an AK-47
4 gunmen got away in a white SUV with Illinois plates, driving north on Western Ave.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
BY: DAVID WEINBERGER
AUGUST 30, 2022
5 MIN READ
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According to author Anthony Esolen, the rejection of traditional gender roles has led to the fracturing of families.
“The state grows by family failure. The ideologies that make for an all-competent state demand family failure and call it freedom.” These are the sobering words of writer and professor Anthony Esolen, whose new book, “No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men,” argues that the collapse of a strong and effective understanding of manhood has hurt the well-being not only of men but of women and children too.
By Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas and Tatyana Turner
An Indiana woman was killed Sunday evening after the vehicle she was in was pursued for blocks and the people chasing her ultimately opened fire in the parking lot of a police station in a brazen Morgan Park attack that authorities said was indicative of the danger in which police officers increasingly find themselves.
Are China and the US edging toward ‘Henry Kissinger’s war’?
Henry Kissinger was present at the creation of contemporary U.S.- China relations and assiduously nurtured them through eight U.S. administrations and five Chinese rulers over half a century. But now he is concerned that the fruition of his long-entrenched engagement policies could lead to a Sino-U.S. war with “catastrophic” global consequences. Yet, during a Wilson Center interview in September 2018, Kissinger acknowledged no inherent flaw in the approach that strengthened China’s communist regime and weakened the West.
Monday, August 29, 2022
Where is the media?
Where is the Police Superintendent?
Where is the States Attorney?
Where is the Mayor?
The identity of the shooters is not that hard to figure out. Chicago detectives are among the best. There is camera data, phone and auto data plus a surviving witness. Also, there are similarities to the Lumes shooting from 2020.
Either this case gets cracked or it means no Chicagoan is safe!
Mayoral challenger Ray Lopez wants to curb mayoral power, cut City Council by half
The most dramatic and controversial of Lopez’s proposals is to reduce the size of the City Council from 50 members to just 25. Alderpersons and mayors have talked about it for decades.
By Fran Spielman
Aug 29, 2022, 10:36am CDT
Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th)
Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) on Monday unveiled a dramatic plan to rein in mayoral control and give Chicago the strong council-weak mayor form of government that the municipal code intended.
Following Daniel Burnham’s advice to “make no little plans” that have “no magic in them to stir men’s blood,” Lopez is promising big changes if he is elected mayor of Chicago.
Either by seeking a change in state law or by flexing Chicago’s home-rule powers, Lopez is promising to:
• Cut the City Council by half, empower Council committees to approve spending by departments they oversee and give the Council its own, truly independent budget office and parliamentarian to challenge dubious mayoral rulings from the chair.
• Create three new citywide elected officials — the corporation counsel, inspector general and city comptroller — instead of empowering the mayor to appoint “pawns” to those pivotal positions.
• Create a 21-member Municipal Charter Commission to reexamine the structure of city government every 10 years.
The most dramatic and controversial of those changes is to reduce the size of the City Council from 50 members to just 25.
Alderpersons and mayors have talked about it for decades. Ald. Edward Burke (14th) was once a champion of it. So was former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Both of them — and scores of others — dropped the idea like the hot potato that it was in favor of nibbling around the edges of reform.
But Lopez argued Monday that, with Burke and retiring Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) awaiting trial on federal corruption charges and convicted former Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th) already serving time in prison, nothing short of dramatic change will suffice.
“It is my hope that a leaner, reinvigorated City Council with new and guaranteed oversight authority and budgetary authority over departments would be able to flex its muscles accordingly and be a true partner in government,” said Lopez, one of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s most outspoken critics.
Lopez noted that 85% of requests for city services are “handled outside the local ward office” through 311, city apps or online. When the local aldermanic office does get involved, it’s “often the stumbling block,” he said.
“We are not the City Council of the 1800s. We are a 21st century city and we need 21st century Chicago. One that is able to focus on city services as they are currently being delivered as well as focusing on the legislation and oversight that they’re meant to take care of,” he said.
Why clip the mayor’s wings with three new citywide elected officials?
“Mayoral control and authoritarianism … often comes from his or her ability to have the corporation counsel do the legal maneuvering they need to secure their power, squash or silence reports aimed at making government more efficient and to play the smoke-and-mirrors games of budgeting,” Lopez said.
“Making those three positions independently elected … would ensure there are other players on the board who will hold the mayor’s feet to the fire to ensure that they are honest, fair and representing the truth in all of their dealings.”
A former federal prosecutor, Lightfoot owes her election to the Burke scandal. But Lopez argued that her campaign promise to “bring in the light” has been a joke.
“Even the most ardent of reformers … fell victim to the power given to her and abused it. Not only with the Hilco situation, where an entire [Little Village] community was polluted and she refused to release the report, but even in her first six months in office where Anjanette Young was re-victimized by her own Law Department for refusing to acknowledge a mistake,” he said.
Lopez is not the first person to suggest dramatic changes in Chicago government.
Former Inspector General Joe Ferguson, who was openly criticized and then forced out by Lightfoot, has launched a nonprofit he calls “Re-Imagine” Chicago to do the same thing.
One month later, Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) argued that the City Council needs to be “turned upside down” — with its own speaker, parliamentarian and attorney and committee chairs it chooses — to end Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “dictatorship.”
And just last week,mayoral challenger Paul Vallas outlined a plan to turn the City Council into a co-equal branch of government. It would start by creating a “truly independent” City Council budget office with power to scrutinize spending at all agencies of local government, including the Chicago Public Schools.
On Monday, Ferguson welcomed Lopez to a debate that has been joined by three other mayoral challenges who understand that the ultimate decision rests with the people of Chicago to determine what form of government they want and deserve.
But Ferguson noted that the idea of an elected inspector general “exists nowhere” in the country and, in fact, “runs contrary to what an inspector general is.”
There is only one ore two aldercreatures worth their weight. The rest of them........many of them and their bloated staffers, have trouble formulating a logical thought. What a waste of money they are.
Woman killed, man hurt in car chase outside Morgan Park police station, as criminals prove they have nothing to fear during this summer of joy
Just after 8 p.m., the victims’ vehicle pulled into the sally port of the 22nd District police station and someone in the car that had pursued them fired several rounds at the victims’ car.
By Cindy Hernandez and Emmanuel Camarillo
Aug 29, 2022, 12:04am CDT
Chicago police work the scene where two people were shot — 1 fatally — at the 22nd District police station in the 1900 block of West Monterey Avenue in the Morgan Park neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022.
A woman was killed and man was wounded in a shooting outside the 22nd District Police Station in Morgan Park on Sunday night.
Sunday, August 28, 2022
The 65,000-tonne vessel is said to have suffered a "significant technical fault" - with unconfirmed reports about damage to the starboard propeller shaft.
Image:HMS Prince of Wales set sail from Portsmouth on Saturday. Pic: Royal Navy
The UK's biggest warship has broken down off the south coast shortly after setting sail on what had been billed as a "landmark mission" to the United States.
Over 30 deaths of young, healthy Canadian doctors cannot be explained any other way than they were killed by the vaccine
Stew Peters did an episode looking into the deaths of Canadian doctors after the vaccine mandates were rolled out. But here is new info that is even more shocking.
Basically, you can view Canadian doctor deaths at www.cma.ca/memoriam.
This tweet got my attention:
But the 2019 numbers are misleading because it reflects only part of 2019. The full number was probably around 170 for the year. So the number of doctor deaths in 2021 seems to be about double normal, but more troubling is the age of death. I’m working on a full analysis and will publish the spreadsheet so you can see this for yourself.
They’ve removed earlier deaths because, according to the CMA, it was “too hard to maintain” that data. That makes no sense. So they just show recent deaths. But nothing since the latest booster rolled out in Canada to the doctors. Why? It’s because they’ve “been really busy with other projects.” So they claim they aren’t concealing anything. That’s nice to know that it’s just a resource problem.
What the data says is troubling and it’s in plain sight and it is easy for anyone to verify. I’m sure the CMA will eventually be able to look at it when they have more resources. It’s pretty important since it’s killing the doctors that the CMA is supposed to protect. I’m not sure what is more important than that.
Remember my article about my Canadian doctor friend who told me that he can’t recall any young doctor dying in Canada in the last 30 years? It turns out he was right on the money. You can look at the 2019 and 2020 data that is still available on the siteshowing that the doctors who are dying are almost always 85 or older.
So how can there now be over 30 deaths of young doctors in Canada who died shortly after the vax shots? I know this from a very reliable source; the details of those deaths will be released in about a week from now.
As you can see from the CMA death notices, that rate of death for young doctors is pretty much non-existent. So there must be something that all these doctors had in common that killed them. It would have to be particularly deadly to kill these young healthy doctors. The time of death is strongly correlated with the vaccine shot. It appears that all the people who died young were vaccinated recently. Hmmm….
I wonder what that could be? The Canadian health authorities are stumped.
If you have a hypothesis, you can suggest it to the CMA on their recent Twitter postings or Facebook page.
I’m sure they’ll be happy to hear from you!
47-Year-Old Dolphins Executive Latest Victim of the New “UCOD” Pandemic: Unknown Cause of Death
By J.D. Rucker • Aug. 28, 2022
There’s a pandemic that nobody is talking about. It’s the pandemic of “Unknown Cause of Death” (UCOD). It is quickly becoming the most deadly ailment in the world, but corporate media and governments are not mentioning it at all. There is no known cure for it and there is no vaccine to prevent it. In fact, many would (rightly) argue the most likely cause of the UCOD Pandemic is the Covid “vaccines” themselves.
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Sneed: Former alderman, now imprisoned, for his whole life stuck to his ward, his roots and — most of all — his family.
By Michael Sneed
Aug 26, 2022, 4:19pm CDT
Patrick Daley Thompson arrives at the Laborers International Union Hall, 3841 S. Halsted St., on April 7, 2015.
Former Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson, 53, a new resident of the low-security federal prison in Oxford, Wis., once told me a story about power.
Power vs. perceived power. Real power vs. “reel power” that’s just for the cameras.
Friday, August 26, 2022
Teen battered by Oak Lawn police officers in viral video charged with illegal possession of gun
Hadi Abuatelah, 17, spent six days in a hospital after the beating. Police say officers were preventing the teen from reaching a for a gun.
By Mitch Dudek
Hadi Abuatelah, 17, uses a walker after his release from a night in juvenile detention earlier this month.
A teen who was beaten by Oak Lawn police officers in an incident that was captured on video and went viral was charged Thursday with illegal gun possession.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Man fatally stabbed in River North road rage attack was devoted father, car detailer, ‘all-around guy,’ mother recalls
Jeremy Walker, a 36-year-old father, declined help from witnesses after he was stabbed, according to a police report. He died at a hospital shortly after the attack.
By Tom Schuba, David Struett and Mohammad Samra
Chicago police section off an area in the 600 block of North Michigan Avenue, where a 36-year-old man was found stabbed Tuesday evening.
Jeremy Walker often went to watch his 12-year-old son play organized basketball.
On Saturday, Walker’s son will play his next game, just days after Walker was fatally stabbed at a busy River North intersection.
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 25, 2022
| BY CASSANDRA FAIRBANKS
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement calling for Senator Mitch McConnell to be booted from his role as the Senate minority leader on Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
By Tina Sfondeles
Published August 24, 2022 5:56AM
CHICAGO - Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday accused a political action committee of darkening her skin in an anti-Gov. J.B. Pritzker TV ad, a claim the PAC — led by conservative radio host Dan Proft and fueled by GOP mega donor Dick Uihlein’s millions — is denying.
The latest 30-second ad paid for by the People Who Play By the Rules begins with a video of an April City Club of Chicago speech in which the Chicago mayor says, "It will be the summer of joy in Chicago."
This gaming center is a training ground for internet athletes now dominating esports from suburban Chicago
How many men do you know that are gaming 8 to 14 hours a day? There is nothing glamorous about being lost in a digital playground all day long.
Inside Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, gamers hone their craft in their hunt for college scholarships, prize money in the millions and pro careers.
By WBEZ Chicago
Aug 23, 2022, 6:00am CDT
By Isi Frank Ativie
Pablo Kinderman played video games on a nationally ranked high school team before turning professional.
Inside Hawthorn Mall in suburban Vernon Hills, the stakes are high as teenagers and young adults play video games at the BHOP Esports Gaming Community Center.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
RUMORS ASIDE, THEY DON'T LOOK THAT MUCH ALIKE. I WOULD WAGER THEY ARE HALF BROTHERS and THE HALF THAT HARRY IS MISSING IS A GENETIC MATCH TO THE ROYAL FAMILY. THAT IS WHY HARRY IS SUCH A PSYCHO and THAT IS WHY HE MARRIED A PSYCHO WOMAN.
SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HIM IT'S NOT A PERFECT WORLD
"Harry and William are barely on speaking terms after Megxit," The Sun tabloid reported this month, referring to Harry and wife Meghan Markle's decision to quit frontline royal roles in 2020 and move to the United States.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Never said they mattered a whole lot
Chicago records two mass shootings in a span of six hours
2 killed, 25 wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night
By Sun Times Wire
Five people were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in Washington Park on the South Side.
CHICAGO - Two people were killed and a 6-year-old girl was among 25 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting Friday evening in Homan Square on the West Side. About 6 p.m., the group was standing outside a home in the 3300 block of West Flournoy Street when a vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said. A 33-year-old man was struck multiple times and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He has not yet been identified. Four other men, ranging in age from 31 to 56, were shot and transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.
A man was fatally shot early Sunday in Canaryville on the South Side. The man, 21, was outside about 12:40 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Union Avenue when he was shot multiple times throughout the body, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released yet.
Early Saturday, five people were wounded in a shooting in Washington Park on the South Side. Just after midnight, police responded to a call of shots fired and found several people were shot in the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. A 40-year-old woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds on the body and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. A man, 32, was also shot multiple times and was transported in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center. A 38-year-old man was shot several times in the neck and was taken to the same hospital in critical condition. A third man, 31, was struck in the leg and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition. A fourth man, 32, was shot in the mouth and was also taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was in good condition.
Late Saturday, a 6-year-old girl was shot in West Englewood. About 6:30 p.m., the girl was standing near the street in the 7200 block of South Racine Avenue when she was hit in the arm by gunfire, police said. She was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where she was listed in good condition. She’s the twelfth child who has been shot in the last week, according to Sun-Times data.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Chicago Police Board fires cop accused of choking suspect during arrest — five months after judge acquitted him of charges
In a 5-2 decision, the board voted to dismiss Officer Louis Garcia for his actions in 2019, when Garcia and his partner arrested a man at a bus stop on South Commercial Avenue.
By Zack Miller
Aug 19, 2022, 2:27pm CDT
The Chicago Police Board has voted to fire an officer accused of beating and choking a man during an arrest even though a judge found him not guilty of the charges earlier this year.
In a 5-2 decision, the board voted to dismiss Chicago police Officer Louis Garcia for his actions on May 31, 2019, when Garcia and his partner arrested a man at a bus stop in the 9700 block of South Commercial Avenue.
The board found that Garcia not only beat and choked the man but also didn’t secure him in the police car and didn’t record the full arrest on his body camera. The board also accused him of lying in a report about the arrest.
Garcia was charged with official misconduct last year by Cook County prosecutors, who said the confrontation began when the suspect used a racial slur against Garcia.
Prosecutors said Garcia then placed his hands around the man’s neck for more than 10 seconds, when Garcia’s partner intervened. Once in the police car, prosecutors said, the suspect tried to bite the officers from the back seat and Garcia hit the man in the face with his elbow.
A judge acquitted Garcia on all counts in April.
Garcia’s lawyer Jim McKay said the police board “had it wrong” and that he was advising Garcia to appeal the dismissal.
“There’s no evidence whatsoever that Garcia choked this man with the intent to restrict his [airflow],” McKay said. “This is against the totality of all the evidence in the hearing.”
A federal lawsuit filed last year accused Garcia of assaulting the same man during a July 2007 arrest, though the suit says that case was settled out of court.
Garcia has drawn more use of force complaints than 99% of his colleagues in the department, according to the Invisible Institute, a Chicago nonprofit that collects government information.
Garcia has been named in lawsuits with other law enforcement officials over the past 12 years, with the accusations ranging from excessive use of force to creating false charges.
Supt. David Brown had recommended dismissal for Garcia, his partner and two officers who failed to “adequately review” reports of the incident. The partner, Manuel Giron, instead was given a 20-day suspension without pay. The two other officers were reinstated.
This board takes orders from the mayor.
Columbus statues should not return to Grant Park and Little Italy, mayor’s monument commission recommends
It is not clear if the city will follow the recommendations of the Chicago monuments project advisory committee. In May, Mayor Lori Lightfoot hinted strongly at ignoring them.
By David Struett
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Christopher Columbus statue July 2020 in Grant Park.
Alexander Gouletas/For the Sun-Times
A city panel recommended Friday that Chicago permanently remove its three Christopher Columbus statues and the Balbo Monument in Burnham Park, and consider altering or removing nearly 40 other monuments.
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By James Bovard
August 9, 2022 8:00pm
A police cruiser is seen outside of Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8, 2022.AFP via Getty Images/ Giorgio Viera
The week in whoppers: Biden’s inflation perversion, AP’s racial profiling and more
Feds seized documents from Mar a Lago in June: Report
Biden administration accused of keeping Iran assassination threat quiet to preserve nuke talks
Armed gunman threatens FBI building in Ohio, sparking shootout days after Trump raid
FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago homeMonday reportedly looking for boxes of classified material that Trump allegedly removed from the White House when his presidency ended in January 2021. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the raid showed the Justice Department’s “intolerable state of weaponized politicization.”
The proposed increase would cost the owner of a home valued at $250,000 just $34 more a year, Mayor Beetlejuice said, “about the price of an Al’s Italian beef — hot, dipped, with extra cheese — for a family of four.” or put another way for the benefit of the criminals, "the cost of a box of 50 9mm metal jacketed bullets".
By Fran Spielman
Mayor Beetlejuice releases the city’s 2023 Budget Forecast during a news conference Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Loop.
Chicago property taxes will rise by $42.7 million — half of what an automatic escalator allowed — thanks to a $127.9 million budget shortfall for 2023 that’s the lowest in recent memory, Mayor Beetlejuice said Wednesday.
Residents Back Oak Lawn Police In Wake Of Teen Arrest Video
Oak Lawn residents support the embattled police department during public comments at village board meeting. Board back cops "110 percent."
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
When the FBI raided Donald Trump’s home on Monday, a key aspect of what made the United States of America great and free has been lost, and likely cannot be recovered. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson detested one another for years before their eventual reconciliation, but neither one used the agencies of the U.S. government to hound, persecute or discredit the other. Other bitter political opponents throughout the history of the republic have never before used the government’s own mechanisms of justice to do injustice to their foes. Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and their henchmen have brought America to a new phase of its history, and it is not likely to be one that is marked by respect for the rule of law or defense of the rights of individual citizens. Instead, we are entering an ugly age of authoritarianism, in which the brute force of the state is used to bend the people to the will of the tyrant.
Trump announced on Monday, “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Monday, August 8, 2022
The real story here is the role of the Cook County States Attorney in this matter. The same media report questions why is Kim Foxx getting involved in someones domestic problems that occurred in another county? One would think that Foxx's office would try to focus their limited resources on the rampant crime in Cook County.
So what exactly is the connection between Foxx (who also
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Eric Adams Embraces Discrimination In The Name Of Diversity
Will sacrificing civil rights in favor of wokeism be a winning strategy for Mayor Adams?
By: Jeff CharlesAugust 07, 2022 - 6:46 amArticles, Opinion, Politics
New York Mayor Eric Adams has become a darling of sorts on the left. After running for the position on a “law and order” platform, it appears he might be more concerned with furthering the tenets of wokeism than with getting criminals off the streets. The mayor came under scrutiny after a report revealed that he instructed city agencies to send him pictures of potential hires. But the question is: Why does he seem unconcerned about running afoul of civil rights law?
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Help Jenny Porter recover from her vaccine injury: LifeFunder
(LifeSiteNews) – A researcher who queried the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) discovered a 10,661.4% increase in cancer reports as a result of experimental COVID-19 gene-base vaccines as compared with all FDA-approved vaccines over the last 30 years.
Friday, August 5, 2022
Ex-Cook County assessor worker admits he helped cut taxes by $1M in exchange for home improvements
Lavdim Memisovski, who agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, pleaded guilty to conduct between 2016 and July 2018 under then-Assessor Joe Berrios. Memisovski admitted his scheme involved other assessor’s employees.
By Jon Seidel and Andy Grimm
Lavdim Memisovski admitted conspiring with other employees of the Cook County Assessor’s Office to lower taxes on some properties by at least $1 million in exchange for home improvements and sports tickets.
A former longtime Cook County assessor’s office employee agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors Thursday as he admitted helping lower taxes on certain Cook County properties by at least $1 million in exchange for benefits like home improvements.
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BAILEY PROMISES TO PROTECT POLICE PENSIONS, CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR COP KILLERS
O'FALLON IL — Wednesday, farmer and businessman Darren Bailey promised to stand with Illinois law enforcement and work to help them do their jobs and keep Illinois safe. Bailey promised to protect police pensions and called for reinstating the death penalty for cop