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[26 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

Just two days after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting in 2012, and before any bodies of the dead were laid to rest, Duncan and Emanuel talked political leverage. From Costantino:
At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled ‘CT shootings.’
Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, ‘What are your thoughts?’

Five minutes later, Emanuel responded, ‘Go for a vote this week before it fades. Tap peoples emotion. Make it simple assault weapons.’
Duncan responded immediately, ‘Yup- thanks.’
Read more at The Federalist

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[25 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

From CWB Chicago
When Daryl Williams stepped in front of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller on Wednesday, it wasn’t the first time the two had seen each other. Back in November, Miller—a champion of the county’s “affordable bail” movement—let Williams go free on a recognizance bond after he was charged with possessing a stolen handgun on the South Side.
While free awaiting trial on the handgun charge, Williams obtained another gun and fatally shot a man in the back of the head, police say. Arrested this week, Williams just happened to find …

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[22 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

Ronald Gidwitz of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Belgium.
Mr. Gidwitz is a partner in GCG Partners and previously led Helene Curtis Industries as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Gidwitz is also Chicago regional chair of the Business Executives for National Security and, for almost thirty consecutive years, and led three important public institutions; the Chicago Economic Development Commission, the City Colleges of Chicago, and the Illinois State Board of Education.  In addition, Mr. Gidwitz chaired the Illinois …

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[21 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

A man who shot three people and threatened two cops with a firearm in Lakeview has reached a plea deal that will have him out of prison less than two years from now.

Ricky Smothers, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a firearm in exchange for a seven-year prison sentence. With credit for 552 days spent in jail awaiting trial and Illinois’ standard 50% sentence reduction for anticipated good behavior, Smothers will be paroled …

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[8 May 2018 | No Comment | ]

Tribune Headline Tuesday May 8, 2018
“Evanston may consider city service cuts, eliminations as FY19 deficit could top $9M”
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While 30 local Community Organizations issued a Statement supporting segregation in education in Evanston
A Statement from the Evanston Community
 
Over the past several years leading institutions across Evanston have embraced an equity agenda focusing on addressing issues of race, racism and bias. We have stepped forward to have honest and open dialogue and discussions about racial equity. We have also stepped forward to offer racial equity training opportunities that include, among others, Beyond Diversity …

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[30 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

From Twitter

Woah, looks like my pals @realcandaceO and @charlieKirk11 hanging with @kanyeWest yesterday. This should be interesting!

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[26 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018

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[26 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

From Reason
On June 21, 2016, Chicago police pulled Spencer Byrd over for a broken turn signal. Byrd says his signal wasn’t broken, but that detail would soon be the least of his worries. Ever since, Byrd has been trapped in one of the city’s most confusing bureaucratic mazes, deprived of his car and his ability to work. He now owes the city thousands of dollars for the pleasure.
On this early summer night, Byrd was giving a client, a man he says he had never met before, a ride in his …

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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 …