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Report: U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Bias Response Team Functions as Speech Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/10/2019 at 12:00pm

Why do institutions of higher learning even have bias response teams? It’s like something out of a dystopian science fiction story.

The College Fix reports:

At University of Illinois, 265...

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Northwestern University Investigating Racist Email Sent to Professor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:00am 5/13/2019 at 10:00am

The text of the email is sickening. Who does this?

The College Fix reports:

Northwestern U. investigates racist email sent to professor

The campus police at Northwestern University are investigating a racist “hate” email that was sent to a black African American Studies professor on May 2.

Barnor Hesse, who teaches the course “Unsettling Whiteness,”...

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Lawmakers and University Officials in Illinois Warn of Cuts to Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 6, 2019 at 8:00am 5/6/2019 at 8:00am

Illinois is so overextended financially, it was only a matter of time before this happened.

The Bellville News-Democrat reports:

Lawmakers, university officials warn of higher ed cuts without new revenue

Democrats in the Illinois House, along with officials from each of the state’s public universities, warned that unless the state finds new sources of...

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Kim Foxx Subpoenaed Over Jussie Smollett Case While Judge Slams Her for Double Standard

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00am 4/29/2019 at 11:00am

Cook County’s State’ Attorney Kim Foxx’s woes continue as retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien filed a petition for a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx’s office over the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx received a subpoena to appear in court along with her top deputy Joseph Magats.

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Under Federal Investigation for Property Tax Appeals

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/25/2019 at 3:00pm
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Welcome to my home state of Illinois where you don’t have a real governor unless he (or she) has some kind of investigation under their belt. Looks like the current governor could face his own federal trouble.

Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, his wife, and his brother-in-law have fallen into a federal investigation ...

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Osundairo Brothers File Suit In Federal Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/23/2019 at 1:00pm
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Guess what, Jussie Smollett. This situation is not going away.

Abel and Ola Osundairo, the brothers involved in the alleged racist and homophobic attack against Smollett, which the Chicago police concluded was a hoax, have sued Smollett’s attorneys for defamation.

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Kim Foxx Communicated With Her Team After Recusal From Jussie Smollett Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00am 4/17/2019 at 11:00am

The ABC-I team in Chicago continues its great work investigating Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx after her office dropped 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Foxx recused herself from the case after she talked with Smollett’s family before the charges, but new texts show that she still communicated with her...

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City of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett After Actor Fails to Reimburse City Costs to Investigate “False Police Report”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00am 4/12/2019 at 9:00am
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More Controversy: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Let Convicted Killer Off the Hook

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00pm 4/11/2019 at 8:00pm
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I agree with The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti Skyles when she said we may owe Jussie Smollett some gratitude because it has opened up the operations of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office.

Foxx remains quiet on why...

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CDC warns that superbug fungus is infecting hundreds across the U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/9/2019 at 3:00pm
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At Legal Insurrection, not only do you get hard-hitting legal analysis of current events, you also are exposed to the cutting edge of emerging disease news!

Readers may recall that in November, 2016, I reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the first cases of a drug-resistant...

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Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Suggests Racism to Explain Criticism Over Jussie Smollett

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/8/2019 at 1:00pm
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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has faced mounting criticism after the office dropped all felony charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

Instead of providing an explanation, Foxx pulled the race card and suggested those who criticize her are racist.

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Jussie Smollett Must Pay Chicago $138,000 on Thursday or Face Civil Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/4/2019 at 1:00pm
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Last week, the State’s Attorney’s office in Cook County dropped the felony charges against Jussie Smollett for allegedly pulling off a fake racist and homophobic attack.

A few days later, Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Chicago’s Law Department to send Smollett a letter that demanded he pay back...

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FBI to Review Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/28/2019 at 2:00pm
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The Jussie Smollett case stinks to high heaven. So much so that when charges were dropped, even Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago’s police chief held a press conference lambasting the decision. More on that here.
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Chicago Police Release Jussie Smollett Investigation File

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1:01pm 3/27/2019 at 1:01pm
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The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is not holding back its anger over the State’s Attorney dropping all charges and sealing the case of the alleged race crime hoax that involved Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

CPD released all of its investigation files on Smollett’s case.

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Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:22am 3/26/2019 at 11:22am
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Cook County prosecutors have decided to drop disorderly charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett “for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.” More from TMZ:

Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, where he was facing 16 felony counts of...

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ignores Student Demands to Divest from Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/18/2019 at 2:00pm

It takes astounding arrogance for students to believe they have a say in how a school invests capital.

Campus Reform reports:

UIUC shrugs shoulders at fossil fuel divestment demand

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has stated that it has no plans to divest from fossil fuels after students approved in early March a...

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Grad Employee Union at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign Petitions to Remove Job Postings for ICE, DHS

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/17/2019 at 1:30pm

Grad students who want to unionize always claim it’s about pay. Then something like this happens which shows it’s also about politics and power.

Campus Reform reports:

Grad employees get cold feet over ICE

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), a public sector labor union representing graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...

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