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Illinois State U. Athletes Skip Sporting Events After ‘All Redbird Lives Matter’ Comment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 4:00pm 9/2/2020 at 4:00pm

The athletic director at Illinois State University did the ultimate no-no! He holds the belief that every single life matters.

From The Chicago Sun-Times:

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Chicago Black Lives Matter Leader Declares Looting Gucci and Macy’s ‘Is Reparations’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/11/2020 at 2:00pm
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On the day after Chicago was hit with rampant rioting and looting, local Black Lives Matters leaders held a rally in support of the over 100 arrested for the mindless crime spree that included alleged assaults on 13 police officers.

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Conservative Student Group at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign Pressured to Support Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 12:30pm 7/30/2020 at 12:30pm

You will be made to care. The Federalist Society at this school is facing a campaign to blacklist them if they don’t bend to the left’s demands.

Campus Reform reports:

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames States With ‘Virtually No Gun Control’ For Violence in the City

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:00pm 7/27/2020 at 5:00pm
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Calls Police Union Chief ‘Cartoon Character,’ ‘Clown’ in Texts

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5:00pm 7/24/2020 at 5:00pm
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I think I’ll be writing about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for awhile because a new story about her comes out every day.

Now the mayor found herself on the front pages because of text messages between her and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Union President John Catanzara.

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Won’t Allow Trump’s ‘Troops’ to ‘Terrorize’ the City as 15 Shot at Funeral

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00pm 7/22/2020 at 1:00pm
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted that she will not “allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.”

Timestamp: 6:02 p.m. What happened 28 minutes later? A person shot 15 people at a funeral on the South Side.

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Energy Transfer Plans Appeal of Federal Judge’s Order to Shutdown Dakota Access Pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:00am 7/8/2020 at 9:00am
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A federal district court ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline, the oil route from North Dakota to Illinois that is a crucial component to the Trump administration’s plans for energy, must be shut down pending an environmental review, and be emptied of oil by Aug. 5.

In a 24-page order, U.S. District...

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Tearing Down Statues of George Washington: “I think we should listen to the argument there”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:30am 7/6/2020 at 11:30am

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined CNN Sunday morning where she indicated she was open to tearing down statues of George Washington. Duckworth also criticised Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech saying, “He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”

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Incoming Student Govt. President Faces Calls to Resign for Supporting Police

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:00am 6/30/2020 at 8:00am

It has come to this. Supporting the police is unacceptable for student leaders. Absolute madness.

The College Fix reports:

Incoming student government president under fire for participating in pro-police march

Marilyn Lambert believes #PoliceLivesMatter, and she isn’t afraid to say it publicly.

For that perceived sin, the incoming student government president at the College of...

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DePaul University Will Not Sever Ties to Police Despite Demands of Campus Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:30am 6/27/2020 at 11:30am

This is pretty amazing news if you know anything about DePaul.

The College Fix reports:

DePaul University refuses to cut ties with Chicago police despite demands

DePaul University will not cut ties with the Chicago Police Department despite demands from some campus activists...

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After Violent Father’s Day, a Chicago Alderman Wants to ‘See More Outrage’

https://www.foxnews.com/media/police-officer-on-rising-gun-violence-in-chicago-where-is-the-outrage
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:00pm 6/23/2020 at 3:00pm
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Chicago’s Father’s Day weekend saw 104 people shot, including 14 fatalities. The weekend had more shootings than the last weekend of May, but fewer fatalities.

Five minors died, including a 3-year-old boy.

Alderman Anthony Napolitano, a former police officer, is beyond frustrated.

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Music Workshops at U. Illinois to Focus on Black Lives Matter and White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00am 6/22/2020 at 10:00am

This is another example of progressive politics eclipsing the pursuit of scholarship.

The College Fix reports:

U. Illinois music workshops to focus on Black Lives Matter, white supremacy

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be holding a pair of race-based workshops for its School of Music students next month.

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Prof Sues University for Destroying His Reputation With ‘Sex for Grades’ Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 3:30pm 6/20/2020 at 3:30pm

This would be a nightmare for anyone. It turned out the professor was basically being blackmailed.

The College Fix reports:

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“It hurts my soul”: Sen. Tim Scott after Sen. Dick Durbin calls his police reform bill a “token process”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:30pm 6/17/2020 at 5:30pm

Democrats can’t help themselves when it comes to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

Last week, I blogged about police training reform bill, the Justice Act, headed up by Sen. Tim Scott and the fact that because he was manning the reform bill, he was under constant assault by detractors calling him a “token”...

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Tells Alderman He’s ‘100 Percent Full of S***’ After Describing Ward as a War Zone

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5:00pm 6/9/2020 at 5:00pm
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Earlier today I blogged about Chicago having its deadliest day in 60 years. The city saw 18 murders in 24 hours on May 31.

On that same day, Mayor Lori Lightfoot met with Chicago officials to discuss the mass riots and looting across the city in response to George Floyd’s death.

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SCOTUS Denies Emergency Injunction After Illinois Agrees “Religious Gatherings will no Longer be Subject to Mandatory Restrictions”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2020 at 7:45pm 5/29/2020 at 7:45pm
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On May 27, 2020, we noted that two Religious Liberty Lockdown Cases Reach SCOTUS, one from Illinois and one from California. That post has links and excerpts from the respective cases.

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U.S. DOJ files Statement of Interest supporting lawsuit challenging Illinois lockdown orders

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:04pm 5/22/2020 at 9:04pm
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There is mounting litigation against state lockdown orders, in some cases based on constitutional violations, in other situations based on claims the state officials lacked or exceeded statutory or regulatory authority.

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