Saturday, April 29, 2023
By Michael Loria
Apr 28, 2023, 7:13pm CDT
Casey Moyer (left) and Kydric Estes inspect the infused-gummy producing machine inside Baked Buds production facility on the Near West Side. The company is the first in Chicago to obtain a social equity license to manufacture cannabis products.
Nowadays, Kydric Estes gets paid an honest wage to produce the same kind of products that once got
Friday, April 28, 2023
Pfizer Silently Funded 'Nonprofit' Chicago Urban League to Promote Citywide Vaxx Mandate
BY BEN BARTEE 1:41 PM ON APRIL 28, 2023
Technocrats like Justin Trudeau apparently expect the public to believe that because they did not personally, literally raid houses door-to-door Iraq occupation-style, kicking in doors and shooting up screaming women and children with their mRNA therapies, they cannot be said to have “forced” anyone to get vaxxed.
To anyone willing to honestly assess the situation, this is shysterly sophistry – the worst kind of revisionist history to excuse state despotism, a disgusting lie.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Chicago Public Schools board members say the new policy focuses on improving teaching and learning and creating an optimal educational experience.
By Sarah Karp | WBEZ
Apr 26, 2023, 7:39pm CDT
Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday did away with its policy of rating schools from a high of 1-plus to a low of 3.
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to replace its school rating policy with one that’s intended to provide information about a range of school characteristics, from how students perform on state tests, to whether instruction is rigorous and student centered, to whether a school environment is healing.
Juice WRLD, DJ Frankie Knuckles murals, on private property, mysteriously erased in West Loop. WTF
The city Department of Streets and Sanitation says it didn’t paint over the murals. The man overseeing the murals says City Hall should have protected them.
By David Struett
Apr 26, 2023, 6:36pm CDT
The Juice WRLD mural in the West Loop that became a shrine for the late Chicago rapper was mysteriously painted over last week.
No one has claimed responsibility for erasing the Juice WRLD mural and another mural that depicted the late Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles.
BY BRIAN MAHER
APRIL 26, 2023
Why was Tucker Carlson evicted from his anchoring at Fox?
Was it due to his involvement in past litigation — and potentially future litigation — against Fox Corp.? That is, had he become too great a legal liability to shoulder?
Was it due to the obligatory and cancel-cultured allegations of “racism,” “sexism” and “anti-Semitism” that often hound controversial Caucasian men of conservative leanings?
Or was it simply due to his mighty capacity to step on toes?
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Chosen twice by voters to be the county’s top prosecutor by wide margins, Foxx also faced near-constant criticism for her office’s progressive policy choices and their perceived impact on crime in Chicago.
By Matthew Hendrickson, Fran Spielman and Andy Grimm
Apr 25, 2023, 1:06pm CDT
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election.
“I leave now with my held held high and my heart full,” Foxx said in concluding a speech to the City
“In the end, the voters were right,” consultant Chimaobi Enyia said Monday. “Paul Vallas did not deserve to be the mayor of the city of Chicago.”
By Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman
Apr 24, 2023, 4:52pm CDT
Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas campaign buttons and signs sit on a table at Vallas’ election night party at Recess, 838 W. Kinzie St. Feb. 28.
A political consultant who was sued last week for allegedly defrauding Paul Vallas’ mayoral campaign out of hundreds of thousands of dollars threatened Monday to file a defamation lawsuit against the failed candidate he once counted as a close associate.
Monday, April 24, 2023
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Local leaders lauded Brandon Johnson’s plan to revamp the city’s summer jobs programs and said their message was one of caring for young people they said the city had left behind.
By Violet Miller
Apr 22, 2023, 9:00pm CDT
Hundreds gathered in the Loop Saturday to march in response to the “chaos” caused by groups of youths downtown last weekend.
Nearly 400 people, led by local clergy on Saturday, took to the streets of the Loop to offer their response to last weekend’s chaos when hundreds of young people gathered downtown — with some engaging in violent acts and harassment of people on the street.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Vallas sues consultant who allegedly defrauded campaign out of $680,000
Chimaobi Enyia, hired to get out the vote in Black communities, is accused of being paid for work he refused to give an accounting of or return the money when confronted by mayoral candidate Paul Vallas.
By Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman
Former mayoral candidate Paul Vallas, pictured at a March 3 news conference, sued a consultant for allegedly bilking his campaign out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Former mayoral candidate Paul Vallas filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing a consultant of defrauding his campaign out of hundreds of thousands of dollars that he allegedly falsely claimed was spent on get-out-the-vote efforts in Black communities which the former public schools chief ultimately lost.
BY BRANDON SMITH
April 22, 2023
Should the actions of a handful of criminals be used as an excuse to take away the rights of millions of innocent people? Any reasonable person would say no, but when it comes to gun related violence the standards of logic tend to go out the window. There are many government officials that view each major shooting as a gift – They believe that tragedies are political capital, a tool for leveraging away our freedoms.
In many cases of mass murder in the US the first inclination of the corporate media and the political left has been to rush to conclusions. They immediately blame conservative political motivations for the attacks, while also blaming our 2nd Amendment rights in general. If the shooter turns out to be anti-conservative or doesn’t fit the racial mold, they simply stop reporting the story. The agenda is obvious – To paint conservative men as a dangerous monolith plaguing the rest of society.
Document assesses Beijing’s ambitions to disrupt communications during wartime.
Enlarge / The Dragon SpaceX satellite. China’s ambitious cyber attacks aim to mimic the signals that satellites receive from their operators, tricking them into being taken over or to malfunction.
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China is building sophisticated cyber weapons to “seize control” of enemy satellites, rendering them useless for data signals or surveillance during wartime, according to a leaked US intelligence report.
The US assesses that China’s push to develop capabilities to “deny, exploit or hijack” enemy satellites is a core part of its goal to control information, which Beijing considers to be a key “war-fighting domain.”
The CIA-marked document, which was issued this year and has been reviewed by the Financial Times, was one of dozens allegedly shared by a 21-year-old US Air Guardsman in the most significant
Friday, April 21, 2023
The old Washington Federal Bank for Savings, 2869 S. Archer Ave., which was shut down in December 2017 for “unsafe or unsound practices” days after John F. Gembara, its president and chief executive officer, was found dead at a bank customer’s home. A federal audit uncovered massive fraud at the bank.
Bridgeport bank failure cost millions more than feds have said: Where did all the money go?
Authorities say they’ve recovered $59 million toward the money lost when they shut down Washington Federal Bank for Savings, but they’re still out another $81 million, records show.
By Tim Novak
Apr 21, 2023, 4:45am CDT
It’s been more than five years since federal regulators shut down a tiny bank in Chicago, in the process exposing deep connections to the Daley family and its political army.
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The university is not really Catholic so the fewer people that go there, the better
Yet another woke Catholic university is going down in flames as DePaul University faces a $56 million budget deficit. This follows the enrollment drop and corresponding revenue decrease at the University of Portland, a leftist, pro-LGBT university that is only nominally Catholic.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
PATRICK J. MCDONNELL
Updated April 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Then-President Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, left, attend an event at the White House Rose Garden in July 2020. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
Mexico’s leader has some advice for the United States.
Take better care of your kids. Try more hugs.
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EXCLUSIVE, updated with Baldwin lawyer statement: Less than two weeks before a mini-trial is scheduled to begin in New Mexico over the October 2021 killing of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, all charges are going to be dropped against Alec Baldwin, for now.
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Paul Craig Roberts
As the dollar declines, so does Washington’s power.
The De-Dollarization discussion suffers from holdover thinking that a reserve currency is needed. No reserve currency is needed. Countries can settle their trade balances in their own currencies or contracts can specify the currencies of trade transactions. Countries with low inflation and low debt will have stronger currencies than countries with high inflation and debt.
A reserve currency sets up a special country with the power to pay its own bills with endless debt. At World War II’s end, John Maynard Keynes had a better solution than the dollar as reserve currency, but Washington wanted the power of the reserve currency.
Inevitable De-Dollarization: Which Countries Are Moving Away From Greenback?
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Chicago aldermen blast police leaders’ ‘flat-footed’ response to violent street takeovers
“Nobody knew who was in charge,” 2nd Ward Ald. Brian Hopkins said, as groups of teens jumped on cars and set fires in the Loop over three nights of mayhem.
By Tom Schuba, Fran Spielman and Emmanuel Camarillo
Chicago police on Washington Street on Saturday night were overwhelmed by groups of teens who responded to calls on social media postings to gather downtown. Officers were punched, kicked and pelted with bottles. Two teens were wounded in a shooting. Fifteen people were arrested.
Disney doubles down! California park launches its first ever 'Pride Nite' where Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be dressed in rainbow costumes - amid Bob Iger's ongoing war with Ron DeSantis in FloridaPride Night will coincide with global LGBTQ celebrations in June
The announcement was made amid Disney CEO's ongoing battle with Florida Governor dating back to the 'Don't Say Gay' bill.
DeSantis on Monday threatened to build a state prison next to Disney World.
Disneyland unveiled an LGBT-friendly 'Pride Nite' event in June after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis escalated his battle against the progressive entertainment giant.
The $119-a-ticket party announced on Twitter Monday afternoon, just moments after a press conference in which DeSantis threatened to build a state prison next to Walt Disney World and Reedy Creek.
That move was in retaliation after the entertainment giant attempted to circumvent the authority of his oversight board. Disney found itself in DeSantis' sights last year after ousted CEO Bob Chapek slammed Florida's Parental Rights in Education Bill - better known as the 'Don't Say Gay' law.
Disney executives have a different agenda.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
He is not good for the faith
Anne Pramaggiore testifies in her defense that she was unaware that the contractors hired by the utility through Jay Doherty’s company had connections to the ex- speaker.
By Jon Seidel and Tina Sfondeles
Former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore spent a full day Monday testifying in her defense, confronting recordings presented by prosecutors in her bribery case.
A month after he began to cooperate with the FBI, then-ComEd executive Fidel Marquez helped the feds secretly record a phone call that would become key to their case against rising-star energy
Monday, April 17, 2023
It’s just been revealed that CVS has gone full WOKE when it comes to supporting so-called “transgender” employees.
Fox Business has obtained a ‘gender transition guide’ that reveals how the company goes out of their way to encourage ‘transgenderism’ among their employees, including how ‘transgender’ employees may use whichever bathroom and locker room they like:
CVS Health’s “gender transition guidelines” for employees requires workers to address people by their preferred pronouns and names and that they may use whichever restroom or locker room they wish regardless of whether the individual identifies as transgender.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
KEEP OUT OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO UNTIL BEETLEJUICE IS GONE! It's not safe
By FOX 32 Digital Team
Hundreds of teenagers flooded into Downtown Chicago on Saturday night, smashing car windows, trying to get into Millennium Park, and prompting a major police response. A woman whose car was smashed by people jumping on the windshield said her husband was beaten as he sat in the driver's seat. Police were escorting tourists and others back to their cars in the Millennium Park garage.
CHICAGO - Hundreds of teenagers flooded into Downtown Chicago on Saturday night, smashing car windows, trying to get into Millennium Park, and prompting a major police response. At least one person in a car was attacked.
Shots were fired near the corner of Madison and Michigan, and FOX 32 Chicago decided that it was unsafe to keep our news crew on the scene.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
By now you’re certainly aware of the recent intelligence leaks of secret and top-secret U.S. military assessments of the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine.
If we blow through the puffery, the bottom line is that military experts in Washington all but predict that Russia is set to prevail, and Ukraine is set to lose.
And what does it mean to you? Well, the world is about to change, and I mean big-time. In a minute I’ll explain why. First, let’s get to the documents.
Per the Pentagon’s own documents, Ukraine’s conflict with Russia is a lost cause.
Guardsman Is Charged Over Leaked Documents
Investigators identified accused leaker, Jack Teixeira, with the help of billing records from a social media platform
Guardsman Arrested Over Leaked Classified Documents Is Charged
Prosecutors charged a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman on Friday with unlawfully taking and sharing a trove of highly classified intelligence documents in a security breachthat has exposed significant vulnerabilities in the way the U.S. retains some of its most closely held secrets.
The Justice Department, in a brief hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, charged Airman First Class Jack Teixeira, 21, with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense information and unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material.
The federal public defender’s office in Boston didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Airman Teixeira’s family members couldn’t be reached for comment.
The criminal case against Airman Teixeira is the latest chapter in a fast-moving probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pentagon and other agencies after the apparent classified documents were discovered in digital posts on Discord, a social-media platformpopular with gamers, and other online forums.
No way no how, did this guy gain access to the information.
Something else is going on.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Let go because he hadn't done anything for them real lately, there use to be a 19th ward politician who loved saying that
Even before his conversation with Kyle Davidson, Toews felt in his heart that the time had come to move on, he admitted after his sendoff Thursday night. But what he’s moving on to remains undetermined.
By Ben Pope
Jonathan Toews was embarrassed by but appreciative of his raucous Blackhawks sendoff Thursday.
Anne Pramaggiore will face more questions when the ComEd bribery trial resumes Monday, when she will surely face vigorous cross-examination by prosecutors in the high-stakes case.
By Jon Seidel
Apr 13, 2023, 8:20pm CDT
Former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore walks into the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in the Loop.
Federal jurors have spent five weeks listening to the voice of former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, caught in a cache of secret FBI recordings in which prosecutors say she conspired with her colleagues to bribe then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
But late Thursday, the polished former energy executive and theater major finally got the chance to speak directly to the people who will help decide her fate.
Pramaggiore took the witness stand in the ComEd bribery trial and told the jury she never viewed Madigan as an ally of the utility she led. She also denied that a longtime Madigan friend on trial beside her, Michael McClain, ever claimed that Madigan owed ComEd a favor.
Alternating her gaze between the jury and her defense attorney, Pramaggiore explained how she began to grow her “professional” relationship with Madigan on a trip to Turkey sponsored by a nonprofit. She called Madigan a “very quiet person” who “doesn’t say a lot.”
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Foreman "was just minding his business" is full of it. Was he is an agitator who was trying to use his position to boss the police around?
Police Board President Ghian Foreman filed a complaint with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability saying an officer struck him five times during the May 31, 2020, protest, leaving him with swelling in both legs and unable to walk home.
By Sophie Sherry
Apr 13, 2023, 3:11pm CDT
After a peaceful protest through Hyde Park, demonstrators and police officers square off on May 31, 2020, at Lake Park and 53rd Street.
A Chicago police officer faces a possible three-month suspension for allegedly striking the president of the Chicago Police Board with a baton during a protest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in 2020.
Chicago firefighter dies after being injured while fighting fire on city's South Side
A Chicago firefighter died Tuesday after he and two other firefighters were injured battling a predawn house fire on the citys South Side, authorities said.
CHICAGO - A Chicago firefighter died and two other firefighters were injured while battling a multi-alarm fire Tuesday morning at a house in the West Pullman neighborhood, authorities said.
Firefighter Jermaine Pelt had served with Chicago Fire Department since 2005 and celebrated his 49th birthday in March, Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said.
Pelt leaves behind two children, a 6-year-old and adult daughter he recently walked down the aisle for her wedding. She was alerted to her father's death while she was on her honeymoon, the commissioner said.
Firefighters responded to the blaze around 3:15 a.m. in the 12000 block of South Wallace Street, according to fire officials. Pelt was working a hose line when conditions worsened, and firefighters were ordered out of the building, Holt said.
Firefighter Jermaine Pelt
By Emmanuel Camarillo
A group of Chicago firefighters walk toward a firetruck after attending the wake for CFD Lt. Jan Tchoryk at Cumberland Chapels on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Is Trump-Kennedy the Dream Ticket for 2024?
With authoritative polls showing that only 37% of Democrats want President Joe Biden to seek reelection, the potential candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is both intriguing and potentially substantially impactful on the 2024 presidential race.
Kennedy - who is the scion of the Kennedy political legacy, the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, and the son of former U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy - has a long record of environmental activism and support for other progressive policies - but it is his longtime criticism of the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations for which he is best known.
The Walmart Supercenter in Chatham is one of four stores in Chicago — along with supermarkets in Kenwood, Little Village and Lake View — that the company announced Tuesday will close. The supermarket chain called the sites “unprofitable.”
The Chatham Supercenter, Walmart Health center, and Walmart Academy, at 8431 S. Stewart Ave., is one of four Walmart locations that’ll be closing down by Sunday.
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Regina Dickey went for an appointment at a new primary care clinic in Chatham on Tuesday. The clinic is newly furnished and close to home, and she thought she’d come again but was disappointed to learn she’d never get the chance.
Dickey, 38, is in fine health, but the clinic where she went and the store it’s attached to — a Walmart Supercenter on the South Side — is not, according to its owners.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The faction directing the United States is no longer in charge of the world, and its former allies are making plans for a future beyond the horizon of its fading dominance.
Presidente francês Emmanuel Macron Photo by Hannibal Hanschke - Pool/Getty Images
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(LifeSiteNews) — With the return from China of Emmanuel Macron from a lavish state visit, the latest Chinese diplomatic offensive becomes clear.
Following the three day visit, the French leader made a surprise statement to journalists on the plane home, in which he said that Europe should not follow the U.S. over Taiwan – and may abandon the dollar.
Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio took to Twitter to explain the implications of this new position. Namely, why should the U.S. continue to bankroll NATO? Why, indeed, should it even concern itself with “European security” at all?
But, if our allies’ position—if, in fact, Macron speaks for all of Europe, and their position now is they’re not gonna pick sides between the U.S. and China over Taiwan—maybe we shouldn’t be picking sides either. Maybe we should basically say we’re gonna focus on Taiwan and the threats China poses, and you guys handle Ukraine and Europe.
The Democratic convention, to run from Aug. 19-22, 2024, is expected to draw up to 50,000 visitors to Chicago. Chicago last hosted a convention in 1996.
By Lynn Sweet
The 2024 Democratic convention will be in Chicago Aug. 19-22, with delegates meeting each evening in the United Center.
WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee selected Chicago to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention, the Sun-Times has learned, with the city beating bids from Atlanta and New York.
The convention will take place Aug. 19-22 next year. It is expected to draw between 5,000 and 7,000 delegates and alternates and attract up to 50,000 visitors to Chicago.
Evening events will be at the United Center — the main site of the 1996 Democratic convention in Chicago — with daytime business to be conducted at the McCormick Place Convention Center, the location of the 2012 NATO Summit.
Monday, April 10, 2023
French President Emmanuel Macron has argued that Europe needs its own “strategic autonomy” from the United States, potentially including its reliance on the dollar