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Block Party Turns Into Parents Encouraging Kids To Hit ICE Agent Pinata

Activists transformed a Batman piñata into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and encouraged kids to take swings during a community day event, an activity captured in videos and photos posted to social media. Anthony Martinez of the Chicago chapter of Los Brown Berets said his organization claimed responsibility for the piñata at East Side Community Day 2019, which ...

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Chicago Shootings Up Holiday Weekend Despite New Gun Laws, Extra Police

Forty-two people were shot, seven fatally, over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, despite new gun laws and extra officers patrolling the streets. While the numbers were only slightly higher than the 39 shootings and seven deaths over the same weekend last year, the city had sought to lower gun incidents this year by deploying 1,200 additional police, as well as ...

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Chicago Police Union Announces Vote Of No Confidence In Kim Foxx After Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Chicago police union demanded Thursday that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign after prosecutors dropped charges against actor and alleged hate crime hoax perpetrator Jussie Smollett. Duane Mellema, head of the North Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police, said the chiefs’ voted unanimously Tuesday to declare they had “no confidence” in Foxx, reported The Chicago Sun-Times. His organization represents ...

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Chicago To Sue Smollett After He Refuses To Pay Investigation Costs

The Chicago Department of Law said Thursday it will sue Jussie Smollett after they say the actor “refused to reimburse” the city for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his allegedly staged hate crime in January. “The Law Department will file the suit in the near future. As part of this legal action, the Law Department will pursue the ...

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Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago Mayoral Race Replacing Rahm Emanuel

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot won Chicago’s mayoral race Tuesday and will replace outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel. Lightfoot, 56, defeated Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Preckwinkle previously served on the City Council for 19 years before her board position and also serves as the chairwoman for Cook County’s Democratic Party, according to ...

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Historic Chicago Mayor’s Race Narrows To 2 Black Women

Holding the first open elections for more than 100 years, Chicago has cleared the path to elect its first black female mayor, advancing Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot in Tuesday’s mayoral race to the April 2 runoff. Fourteen candidates vied for top spot to replace incumbent Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the nation’s 3rd largest city. It was the largest candidate field in ...

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Chicago Teachers Union Suspends Strike Against Charter School Network After Reaching Tentative Agreement

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Sunday that it will suspend its striking efforts after reaching a temporary agreement with a charter school network. More than 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools associated with Acero Schools, one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks. The teacher strike, which started on Tuesday and continued into Friday, cancelled classes for more than 7,000 children. ...

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Chicago School Board Sues DeVos, Education Dept Over Withheld Funding

Senate Confirmation Hearing Betsy Devos

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) on Friday, claiming they unlawfully withheld $4 million in grants surrounding the district’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints. The funds would have turned three public schools into magnet schools, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Magnet schools are still public schools, but often specialize in specific themes like Science, ...

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It’s Official: Chicago now the ‘rattiest’ city in the U.S.

A new list out today makes it official – Chicago is the rattiest city in the nation. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list today, and for the fourth consecutive time, Chicago takes the top spot. Orkin ranked metro regions by the number of new rodent treatments performed from September 15, 2017 – September 15, 2018. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. ...

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Trump administration sends prosecutors to help Chicago with its gun crime problem

Following an order from President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is providing more resources for law enforcement in Chicago and filing a brief opposing a proposed consent decree on Chicago police. “Public safety, security and order are the fundamental responsibility of the executive branches of our state, local and federal governments,” Attorney General Sessions said. “This ...

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War Zone: 40 People Shot in Chicago Over the Weekend

A weekend of madness in Chicago resulted in over 40 people shot, four fatally, officials report. The Chicago Tribune reported that during one period of fewer than three hours, 25 people were shot. Three people were shot Friday evening, 14 were shot Saturday, 47 were shot Sunday and six were shot early Monday, capping off the weekend, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The city of Chicago experienced a violent night,” ...

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ICE arrests 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators during Operation Keep Safe in Chicago area

Ice Officer

Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators in the Chicago metropolitan area during a six-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following 37 communities:  Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bartlett, Berkley, Berwyn, Blue Island, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Burbank, Carol ...

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In Chicago The Carnage Continues, But It Doesn’t Stop Liberals From Wanting More

HEADLINE: Seventeen students dead in Parkland, Florida Shooting. NO HEADLINE: One Hundred Fifty Six young men dead in Chicago shootings. One might well ask what the difference is between the two events listed above in the imaginary newspaper headlines, and why are there no headlines for the 156 young people killed in Chicago since the occurrence of the Parkland, Florida ...

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Chicago Hits Magic Number of 500 Murders Over the Weekend With No End in Sight

The race riots in St. Louis may have gotten the lion’s share of attention this weekend but there is another Midwestern city that continues to deal with a thug infestation problem. Chicago shattered the 500-murder mark with still over three months to go and the traditionally desperate times of the holidays rapidly approaching. This weekend’s body count included a pregnant ...

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Latest casualty in The War on Statues? Honest Abe

Vandalized Bust of Abraham Lincoln

An Abraham Lincoln statue was vandalized as the left’s war on statues spirals out of their control. A Chicago area alderman posted to Facebook this image of an Abraham Lincoln bust located in the 15th ward. The statue had been damaged by fire. “What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism. This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on ...

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