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Northwestern Prof, Oxford Employee Charged With Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00am 8/21/2017 at 11:00am
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Authorities have charged professors from Northwestern University and Oxford University with the murder of of hair stylist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in a Chicago apartment. Authorities found the man dead with 47 stab wounds and cuts. The Guardian reported:

Chicago Police’s Commander Brendan Deenihan told a press conference on Sunday there was instead a more...

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U. Chicago: Everyone ‘Free to Debate, Disagree, Argue’ Without Repercussions

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30am 8/19/2017 at 10:30am
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University of Chicago Dean of Students Dr. John Ellison is sticking to his guns when it comes to free speech. Just like last year, he has reminded all incoming freshman that free speech is tolerated on the campus. From Campus Reform:

“At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and...

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Inevitable: Chicago Pastor Demands Washington Name be Removed from Park Because of Slavery Ties

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 8/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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Gee, who could’ve seen this coming?

A Chicago Pastor is demanding George Washington’s name be removed from a city park because Washington was a slave owner. He’s also targeting a park named after Andrew Jackson.

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VIDEO: Chicago crowd cheers as convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh calls for destruction of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/13/2017 at 1:30pm

On August 12, 2017, a farewell gala event honoring Rasmea Odeh was held in Chicago by a coalition of anti-Israel groups, and attended by several hundred people.

This coming Thursday, August 17, 2017, Rasmea will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit after a guilty plea to immigration fraud. By her plea...

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Chicago Files Lawsuit Against DOJ Over Sanctuary Cities Funding Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/7/2017 at 2:30pm
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While his city is spiraling out of control, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice over threats to cut funding to sanctuary cities. The Chicago Tribune reported:

“Chicago will not let our police officers become political pawns in a debate,” Emanuel said. “Chicago will not let our...

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Illinois Gov. Rauner Vetoes Education Funding Bill, Calls it a Chicago School Bailout

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/1/2017 at 5:30pm
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Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed the Democrat education funding bill because he viewed it as a major bailout for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The Chicago Tribune reported:

Rauner rewrote...

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Illinois: Cook County Beverage Tax Will Start on Wednesday

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/29/2017 at 3:30pm
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Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed a challenge to the county’s beverage tax as unconstitutional, which means the tax will go into effect on Wednesday. From The Chicago Tribune:

In the immediate aftermath of Friday’s ruling, retailers and beverage industry groups lamented the setback, while health groups and county officials cheered....

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With Almost 400 Homicides, Chicago’s Homicide Rate is Outpacing 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:30am 7/25/2017 at 11:30am

Chicago endured six homicides this weekend, which puts the city’s homicides at almost 400 for 2017. The Chicago Tribune puts the number at 391:

There have been at least 391 homicides this year, four more than last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades, according to data kept by...

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Illinois Gov. Rauner, Democrats Prep for Next Battle: Education Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/13/2017 at 4:30pm
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Last week, the left in Illinois celebrated when the Senate and House overturned Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the massive income tax hike and budget bill that concentrated on education. This is the first time in three years the cash-strapped state has a budget.

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Cook County Threatens 1,100 Layoffs After Soda Tax Delayed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:30am 7/12/2017 at 11:30am
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Officials in Cook County, the home of Chicago, have threatened to pass out 1,100 layoff notices since a judge delayed implementation of a soda tax.

Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak placed a temporary hold on the tax until at least July 21. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said this move has forced...

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Cook County Exempts Food Stamps From Soda Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:21am 6/12/2017 at 10:21am
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Cook County in Illinois, home to Chicago, has decided that its soda tax will not apply to food stamps.

Purchases made with food stamps cannot have state and local taxes tacked onto them, according to federal law. Cook county tried to bypass that law, but none of the options officials used took...

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Rahm Emanuel wants to make it even harder to get High School Diploma in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/7/2017 at 1:30pm

If Rahm Emanuel gets his way, high school students in Chicago won’t graduate unless they produce proof of their future plans.

Townhall reports:

Chicago To Require College Acceptance To Get a Diploma

One out of four children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools does not graduate, and for some unknown reason, the city is trying...

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Chicago Suburban High School Thanks the Military

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/20/2017 at 3:00pm

I have to brag about my hometown Oswego, IL! Students at Oswego East High School took an hour out of their day to write thank you letters to those serving in the

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U. Chicago Offers Cash Award for Students to Improve City’s Violent Image

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/9/2017 at 1:30pm
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The award is only $500. It might take more than that to perform such a monumental feat.

The Daily Caller reported:

University Offers Reward To Downplay Chicago Violence

The University of Chicago is seeking some creativity from its students to improve their city’s crime-ridden image.

According to The College Fix, the university’s admission’s office is...

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Four Facebook Torturers Face Judge: Bail Denied

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/7/2017 at 4:00pm
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The horrific series of crimes against a mentally disabled teenager and streamed live on Facebook has shocked and horrified many (but not all, apparently).   The four attackers who tortured and abused the teen appeared in court and were denied bail.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

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Chicago Had 762 Homicides in 2016, Most in Two Decades

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/2/2017 at 1:30pm

That strict gun control in Chicago has obviously worked. America’s third largest city had 762 homicides in 2016, the most in two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. It also saw 3,500 shooting incidents, which is 1,100 more than it had in 2015. From WGN:

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Over 50 People Shot in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 7:00am 12/27/2016 at 7:00am
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Apparently, the criminal element in Chicago doesn’t take time off at Christmas. An alarming number of shootings and connected fatalities took place in the city this weekend.

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Bloody Year in Chicago Continues with 12 Killings Over Christmas Weekend

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