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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.

The College Fix was made aware...

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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:

Professor sues university for $7.9 million for destroying reputation with baseless grades-for-sex...

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enm_aAEm_dM
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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.

While Lightfoot...

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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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Illinois State Police Won’t Arrest Individuals for Violations of Executive Orders

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:00pm 5/20/2020 at 1:00pm
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The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced they “will not issue any criminal misdemeanors to individuals for violations of temporary emergency rules or executive orders” set in place by the state government due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

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Northwestern U. Furloughs 250 Workers and Plans Cuts Due to Budget Shortfall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/13/2020 at 12:00pm

The school has even stopped contributing to retirement funds for employees. Wow.

CBS News Chicago reports:

Northwestern University Furloughs 250 Workers Amid Budget Shortfall

Northwestern University has furloughed 250 workers and suspended contributions to employee retirement funds as it reports a $90 million budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday.

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IL Senate Democrats Using Wuhan Coronavirus to Get Federal Aid to Solve Their Financial Mess

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2020 at 3:00pm 4/20/2020 at 3:00pm
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Never let a crisis go to waste! Americans have died and continue to suffer under an economic shutdown due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

Illinois Senate Democrats decided to use the crisis as a way to receive federal aid, but not for the people of the state.

They want federal aid to bail them...

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MacMurray College in Illinois Closing at the End of May

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:30am 3/28/2020 at 9:30am

This closure was not prompted by the Coronavirus crisis. The school has apparently been struggling for a few years.

Here’s part of an email that was sent out by the school president:

Dear Alumni,

I write today to share very sad news: The Board of Trustees of MacMurray College has voted unanimously to close...

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U. Illinois Warns Students Not to Use ‘Racist and Xenophobic’ Coronavirus Language

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00am 3/27/2020 at 8:00am

Is it really racist or xenophobic to say where the virus originated?

Campus Reform reports:

UIllinois warns students against ‘racist and xenophobic’ coronavirus language

The University of Illinois sent an email to all of its students relating to resources available online to students. In...

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Soros Spent $2 Million to Help Reelect Kim Foxx, Prosecutor Who Bungled Jussie Smollett Case

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:30pm 3/21/2020 at 4:30pm

I thought Democrats hated outside money, but I guess when it helps your own, who cares?

Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx faced a lot of criticism after she fumbled the Jussie Smollett case. Liberal billionaire George Soros stepped in and poured $2 million into a PAC formed specifically to get...

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IL Pro-Life Democrat Lipinski Defeated in Primary by Far-Left Newman

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/18/2020 at 12:00pm
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Illinois Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, who served eight terms for the state’s 3rd District, lost his primary to far-left Marie Newman on Tuesday.

Newman challenged Lipinski in 2018 but lost by two points.

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