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[23 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

From Reason
Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC ( the federal Centers for Disease Control ) survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck’s results. But Kleck didn’t know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found.
Kleck’s new paper—”What Do CDC’s Surveys Say About the Frequency of Defensive Gun Uses?“**—finds that the agency had asked about DGUs in its Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
Those polls, Kleck writes,
are high-quality telephone surveys of enormous probability samples of U.S. adults, asking about a …

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[7 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

From CWB Chicago
Chicago police said they found a loaded handgun lying in the grass along Recreation Drive near the car where two gangbangers were hanging out late Friday night. But prosecutors refused to file weapons charges in the case because the gun couldn’t be tested for fingerprints on the weekend, police said.
Instead, Alfonso Fierro and two friends are charged with being on park property after hours and other minor offenses.
Fierro, known as “Little A,” is currently awaiting trial for allegedly possessing a loaded handgun in a car this winter. And …

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[11 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

NTRO ENDORSEMENTS

The New Trier Republican Organization held its endorsement session today.  To be endorsed, candidates had to receive 65% of the total votes cast at the session.  A “no endorsement” means that no candidate reached that threshold.
Results:
Governor:
No endorsement

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[8 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

“Here is what is always amazing to me,” observed Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago. “When people like Billy Graham, or countless other White people and Christian people say the things that they say, people would (just) say they disagree with them.”

Min. Farrakhan greets his longtime friend and ally Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina.

“When Farrakhan says the same things and points out wickedness when he sees it, he’s an anti-Semite, he’s a hater; he hates people; he hates Jews,” said Father Pfleger. “Minister Farrakhan hates …

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[1 Mar 2018 | One Comment | ]

From CWB Chicago
Three men charged with robbing a woman at gunpoint in the Loop yesterday afternoon are all either on parole or probation for charges ranging from robbery to possessing a sawed-off shotgun to unlawful vehicular invasion, according to court records.

Terry Brewer of Englewood; Antonio Dorsey of Chicago Lawn; and Demarcus Moore of Auburn Gresham, all 20-years-old, were arrested minutes after the robbery unfolded in the first block of West Wacker Drive around 2:15 p.m

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[22 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Do we really need more gun laws?
Cops were called to a bar in the 2600 block of North Clark around 8 p.m. on February 4 after an employee reported seeing a customer holding a handgun on his lap. Officers approached 36-year-old David Rhodus as he sat on a bar stool and allegedly found a 9-millimeter pistol loaded with 21 live rounds protruding from his right pants leg. Police said Rhodus claimed to have a Firearms Owner Identification Card [FOID] but did not have a concealed carry license.

Rhodus, of the 2800 …

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[19 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

From CNS News and the US Treasury
The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today

January was the first month under the new tax law that President Donald Trump signed in December.
During January, the Treasury collected approximately $361,038,000,000 in total tax revenues and spent a total of approximately $311,802,000,000 to run a surplus of approximately $49,236,000,000.
Tell me how supply side economics has never worked again?

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[7 Feb 2018 | One Comment | ]

“When it came to the issue of, quote, ‘chain migration,’ I said to the president, do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?” Durbin said. “African-Americans believe they migrated to America in chains and when you talk about chain migration, it hurts them personally.”

Durbin’s claim was of course ludicrous on its face: “Chain migration” is a metaphor, conjuring an image of each member of a family as a link in a chain, and has nothing to do with slavery. (Something he apparently knew back in 2010, when Durbin …

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[14 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

“The endorsement of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization is a game-changer.”

January 13, 2018 – Grassroots support for Jeanne Ives’ gubernatorial bid continues to grow. Today, she adds the backing of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization (WTRO). Ninety percent (90%) of WTRO’s precinct captains voted to endorse Ives over incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. Wheeling Township is a Republican stronghold. In 2014, more Republican primary votes were cast in Wheeling Township than in 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties.

Ives said, “The endorsement of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization is a game-changer. They proved …

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[18 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

From the Bloomington Pantagraph
Managers of Grossinger Motors Arena are asking the city for an infusion of cash to keep the city-owned facility’s books in the black.

VenuWorks is requesting a cash transfer of $375,000 to help cover the operating deficit at the downtown venue, formerly known as U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Officials cite a lag in sponsorships, a lack of bookings and home hockey games and bad publicity over the previous management’s embezzlement allegations as some of the reasons for the arena’s lackluster financial performance.

 
image Bloomington’s own Vice President Adlai Stevenson, whose family …