Category Archives: Chicago

One Year Later, CNN Still Hasn’t Taken Down or Corrected Its Jussie Smollett Report

One year ago, former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett apparently decided what his career really needed was a fake hate crime committed against him. We’ve never been quite clear on the “why” behind this,  nor am I entirely certain it’s important, but that’s what he decided needed to be done. So, he allegedly hired a duo…

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Anti-Trump Protests Shrink and Splinter as Election Nears

Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in Iran.” Some 200 people marched in the bitter cold near Boston, while a…

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Illinois Sanctuary County Frees 1K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019

The sanctuary county of Cook County, Illinois, released more than 1,000 criminal illegal aliens back into American communities in fiscal year 2019, federal data finds.

Officials: 7 Confirmed Dead in Severe Storms, Toll May Rise

Authorities say at least seven people have died as severe storms sweep across parts of the U.S. South, bringing high winds and unrelenting rain. The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, said Saturday via Twitter that three people have been confirmed killed near Carrollton in Pickens County. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency said that an…

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Age 5 Boy Attacked by Coyote Outside of Museum in Chicago, Rushed to Hospital

Wild animals are good at adapting — it’s pretty much what they do. While some are definitely more resistant to change, those who scavenge have found ways to thrive even as humans encroach on their territories. The problem, of course, is that they also get used to humans. Instead of running off, they stand their…

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Marijuana from States Where Pot’s Legal Now Flowing into Non-Pot States

Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to join the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers against carrying such products over state lines. The dynamic is familiar for states on…

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Brave Kids Fight Off Thief Who Stole SUV They Were Riding In

You’re on a late-night errand to pick up some food. Your tired kids are in the car, and you just need to pop in really quickly. Instead of hauling them all out of the car, you leave the car running and hop out yourself. It’s a quick run. Your kids are old enough to mind…

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Gun Control Did Nothing To Save Boy, 9, from Gang Execution – Thugs Given 155 Years in Prison

It’s long been a curiosity of interest to the right that Chicago’s draconian gun control laws have done little to stem the city’s problems with gun violence. It’s almost as if the Windy City was an object lesson that A doesn’t necessarily stop B from happening. Who would have thought? As someone who’s written about…

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Fires Top Cop over ‘Lies’ About Being Found Asleep at the Wheel

Chicago’s recently elected mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has fired the Windy City’s top cop, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, over the “intolerable lies” she says he told her about what caused him to be found asleep at the wheel in October.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Fired Weeks Before Retirement After He Allegedly ‘Misled the People of Chicago’

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired Monday for what Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called a “series of ethical lapses.” Johnson had planned to retire at the end of the year, Fox News reported. Lightfoot’s announcement comes months after Johnson was found “slumped over” in his vehicle after driving home from a dinner on Oct.…

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