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  • Officials: Gunman holds hostages in Chicago suburb

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a Chicago suburb say a gunman is barricaded in a home and holding hostages. Two police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call of a burglary in progress in the city of Harvey, about 25 miles south of Chicago....

  • Chicago hires private firm for opioid lawsuit, withholds hourly rates

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The City of Chicago has hired a private law firm to file a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical manufacturers, but it will not disclose the hourly fees the firm submitted or if the contract was ever put out to bid. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of misrepresenting...

  • Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the first phase of the project was completed on time and...

  • Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court took on the issue of Illinois corruption under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as it revived a lawsuit alleging that racetrack owners bribed the Democrat to get him to push through legislation that cost casinos $90 million. In reinstating the case...

  • Chicago Teachers Union head makes $235,000 a year

    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis nets an annual salary and benefits totaling $235,000 annually and owns three homes, including a vacation house in Hawaii.

  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the planned expansion Thursday. The online review site expects to hire up to 300 people in Chicago during the next...

  • Group studying gun trafficking meets in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities from two high-crime regions of Illinois detailed some out-of-state sources responsible for the illegal flow of guns and the problems with prosecuting such crimes during Wednesday's first meeting of a legislative group aimed at studying the issue. Illinois State Police...

  • Emanuel wants action on oil train risks in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is emphasizing the dangers of moving crude oil and other hazardous materials through Chicago's rail network, saying hundreds of schools, parks and playgrounds are within a half mile of the tracks. Emanuel spoke Friday at a panel discussion that included...

  • Prosecutors: Chicago gang leader among 35 arrested

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 55-year-old patriarch of a violent street-gang faction in Chicago was arrested Thursday along with 34 other Gangster Disciples on charges related to the running of a lucrative heroin- and crack-cocaine operation, according to prosecutors. Johnny "Goo" Herndon presided over open...

  • Veterans mental health summit planned for Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Veterans groups, elected officials and others will gather for a summit in Chicago on veterans' mental health. According to a news release from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the event will take place Wednesday at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. U.S. Rep. Tammy...

  • The courts advance concealed guns

    In practice, licenses to carry guns in public have allowed law-abiding citizens to take steps they see as essential for their safety, without putting their fellow citizens in danger. It's people who lack licenses you have to fear.

  • Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

    CHICAGO (AP) — A technology company CEO who police say was shot and wounded by a demoted coworker in downtown Chicago high-rise building remained in critical condition Friday, hospital officials said. Northwestern Memorial Hospital provided a statement from Steven LaVoie's family. LaVoie was...

  • Michelle Obama's mom said she didn't want to 'raise any kid of yours!'

    She is now considered the Grandma-in-Chief, but first lady Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, once told her daughter that after raising two kids herself, "don't expect me to raise any kid of yours!" according to a rare analysis of her White House role.

  • Democrats have no problem with people cutting them the 'biggest, fattest checks,' they just hate not being able to attack GOP donors by name

    First lady Michelle Obama called on donors Thursday evening to cut the "biggest, fattest" checks to the Democratic Party, warning that a failure to assist financially in the upcoming midterm elections could result in the death of "Hope and Change."

  • Ohio AG suing Chicago mortgage rescue business

    DeWine SANDUSKY, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-based mortgage rescue business that allegedly took money from consumers and made false promises about its ability to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. Credence...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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