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[30 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

Chicago’s longest serving alderman, Ed Burke, was indicted Thursday in a federal bribery case.
Alderman Burke was charged in a criminal complaint four months ago in connection with his alleged shakedowns at a Burger King in his ward. Now, he’s been indicted by a federal grand jury — a 19 count indictment — that alleges corruption in that Burger King deal and two other projects outside his ward.

The racketeering and bribery charges against Burke say that in addition to trying to get tax appeals work from the Burger King owners, he …

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[28 Nov 2018 | No Comment | ]

An Illinois Democrat told her Republican colleague she’d like to make a ‘broth of Legionella’ and infect his loved one so they ‘ultimately die’ during a heated debate Tuesday on the House floor.

Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) made the comment as lawmakers debated a bill that’d raise the maximum Court of Claims award from $100,000 to $2 million.
“To the representative from Lombard [Rep. Peter Breen], I would like to make him a broth of Legionella and pump it into the water system of his loved one so that they can be …

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[16 Mar 2018 | 4 Comments | ]

Chicago police are trying to identify the dozens of students from Simeon Career Academy who they say took part in a vandalism spree while they were supposed to be protesting guns.
Shoppers and store employees were stunned by the destruction Wednesday morning at the Walmart in Chatham Market on the South Side.
Chicago police say it started when students at neighboring Simeon Career Academy were allowed to leave the school for 17 minutes to take part in the nationwide walkout to protest guns.

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[2 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

William Ayers, in a pep talk to an Occupy Wall Street gaggle, said he wakes up every morning thinking about how he’s going to end capitalism — though he acknowledged he goes to bed “every night disappointed.”

The co-founder of the radical, Vietnam-era Weather Underground was videotaped chatting up what was identified as an Occupy Union Square group this past week in New York City.
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[10 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

All six candidates for Chicago mayor claim they support reparations for descendants of United State slaves, but they have different definitions of what that means.
The topic came up at a debate Wednesday evening sponsored by the Chicago Defender newspaper at the DuSable Museum of African American History.

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[5 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

U.S. to Suspend Gitmo Detainee Transfers to Yemen

The U.S. will not transfer any detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen right now, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.
Ninety detainees in Gitmo are from Yemen, which is combating a resurgent Al Qaeda.
Alleged Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is also said to have gotten training in Yemen before carrying explosives on a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. His attempt to detonate the bomb was foiled when his device malfunctioned and he was tackled by a passenger.
“One of the …

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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

A controversy from Jennings’ past concerns an account in his 1994 book, “One Teacher In 10,” about how, as a teacher, he knew a high school sophomore named Brewster who was “involved” with an “older man”:
“Out spilled a story about his involvement with an older man he had met in Boston. I listened, sympathized, and offered advice. He left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated.”
The account led Diane …

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[23 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Federal prosecutors say the governor schemed to trade a U.S. Senate seat for a top job; a labor post paying more than a quarter million dollars a year. Investigative reporter Larry Yellen examines the governor’s ties to one union and why the governor may have thought he could strike a deal.