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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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Trump was right – George Washington is Next

To The Dustbin of Hysteria - A.F. Branco Cartoon

President Donald Trump was mocked when, during a Tuesday press conference, he suggested that anti-statue activists would soon turn on Thomas Jefferson or George Washington. Well, a Chicago pastor just proved him right. A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park. Bishop James Dukes, ...

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President Obama’s Farewell Address [Live Stream]

Barack Obama farewell speech 01-10-17

President Barack Obama will bid farewell to the White House, but not Washington D.C., in his farewell address from his adopted hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Foregoing the traditional speech from the Oval Office or East Room, Obama is returning to the Windy City to offer a progressive vision of the future to offer hope to his liberal extremist ideologues who ...

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Rahm Emanuel Forgets That Too Often ”You Are Dead In Chicago”

Donald Trump

In response to the surprise and shocking election of Donald Trump to the presidency, with his promise to reverse the unconstitutional immigration edicts of Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, said two days ago that “Chicago will always be a sanctuary city” (in other words while he’s mayor of Chicago, he will always defy the laws of the ...

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The Little Fascist That Could

Tonight, as I watch protesters in the streets of Chicago squash the free speech rights of those they do not agree with I exist ashamed of my hometown. I have understood for years that Chicago had arrived at being the epicenter of Progressive intolerance, even more so than the grounds of UC Berkeley or Columbia University. But listening to one ...

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Chicago next terror target for ISIS?

ISIS threatens Chicago

Just as military leaders are pressuring the White House to expand the fight against ISIS, soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have posted an image that alludes to a threat against Chicago. On Twitter, an ISIS supporter or member posted this: The writing on the card is in Arabic, but reportedly says: soldiers of the Islamic state ...

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Image of Jesus Defaced in Chicago’s Daley Plaza

CHICAGO, April 23, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Last night, someone vandalized the Divine Mercy display, which was set up in Daley Plaza by private citizens on April 17th. For the past eight years, private citizens have displayed an Easter cross and image of Jesus the Divine Mercy in Daley Plaza, expressing free speech and exercising freedom of religion in the public square. ...

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