Tag Archives: Illinois

Tenth Republican House Rep Announces Retirement

Roll Call reports: Republican Rep. John Shimkus will not run for a 13th term in his southeastern Illinois district, vacating what will likely remain a safe Republican seat in 2020. Shimkus announced his decision Friday afternoon, saying he wanted to make his plans known as candidates begin to circulate petitions for office next week. “Serving in Congress has been a …

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Man Arrested For Terror Threat Against Abortion Clinic

The Washington Post reports: When federal agents arrived at Farhan Sheikh’s Chicago residence last week with a search warrant in hand, the 19-year-old suspected they were there because of a “joke” he had posted on a popular meme sharing platform, according to a complaint unsealed Monday. The allegedly humorous post? A threat to “slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or …

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ILLINOIS: Dem Gov Signs LGBT History Curriculum Bill

The Windy City Times reports: Students in Illinois public schools will learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state and national history after approval today of the Inclusive Curriculum Law by Gov. Pritzker, according to Equality Illinois. Starting with the 2020-21 school year, the Inclusive Curriculum Law — House Bill 246 — will ensure the …

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Illinois GOP Labels Female Dems As “The Jihad Squad”

The Chicago Tribune reports: Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist. The post was made to …

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Lone Democratic US House Rep Joins Nike Boycott

Our least favorite House Dem is at it again: Illinois Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski showed off his Nike boycott to Twitter in light of the company’s decision to pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers. “I’m sitting here working. Notice I’m not wearing Nikes, nor will I anytime soon,” Lipinski tweeted Tuesday night along with a photo of his New Balance …

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Illinois Becomes 11th State To Legalize Recreational Pot

The Associated Press reports: Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing …

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Illinois Senate Approves Bill Mandating Release Of Five Years Of Taxes In Order To Appear On Presidential Ballot

Chicago’s WBEZ reports: The Democratic-led Illinois Senate voted Thursday to compel President Trump to release five years’ worth of his personal income tax returns or be barred from appearing on the state’s presidential ballot next year. The state is joining a movement of other Democratic states that aims to force the president to open up his personal finances by releasing …

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Chicago Elects Its First Openly Lesbian Mayor [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: Lori Lightfoot won a resounding victory Tuesday night to become both the first African-American woman and openly gay person elected mayor of Chicago, dealing a stinging defeat to a political establishment that has reigned over City Hall for decades. After waging a campaign focused on upending the vaunted Chicago political machine, Lightfoot dismantled one of its …

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CHICAGO: Flyers Claim Lesbian Mayoral Candidate Will Give “All Contracts And Jobs To Gay People” [VIDEO]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Lori Lightfoot jokingly refers to herself as a “triple-threat” because she is an African-American woman vying to become Chicago’s first openly-gay mayor. Now, her sexuality is the subject of a dishonest and deceptive flyer distributed to parishioners at black churches on the South Side and elsewhere. On one side of the flyer is a picture of …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Factory Near Chicago, Multiple Victims Reported, Gunman Is Apprehended

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: An active shooting situation has been reported at the Henry Pratt Company in southwest suburban Aurora in Kane County. The Henry Pratt company is located in the 400 block of South Highland Avenue. The shooting was confirmed by Kane County Sheriff. At approximately 2:20 p.m., several SWAT officers were visible outside the Henry Pratt building and …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting Near Chicago Hospital

NBC News reports: Police were responding to reports of shots fired at Mercy Hospital in Chicago on Monday afternoon. Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said there are reports of multiple victims on Twitter Tuesday. One suspect was shot as searches of the area were continuing, authorities said. Mercy Hospital is 26 blocks south of the …

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ILLINOIS: Democrat J.D. Pritzker Elected Governor

Fox News reports: Fox News is projecting billionaire J.B. Pritzker will be the next governor of Illinois. Pritzker, a Democrat, cruised to victory over Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner, Libertarian Grayson Jackson, and Conservative Party candidate State Sen. Sam McCann. Some polls from the closing days of the race had Rauner trailing by double digits. Despite the bleak outlook, the governor …

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New Ad From GOP Gov Shows Challenger Marrying Dem House Speaker: “I Now Pronounce Illinois Fucked”

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a new TV ad on Tuesday that’s provocative for its use of a bleeped-out profanity to describe the future of Illinois if Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wins and serves in government alongside House Speaker Michael Madigan. The scene is a wedding ceremony with look-alikes for Pritzker and Madigan standing in …

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Some Illinois Schools Install Active Shooter Alarms

The Chicago Tribune reports: The more than 700 students enrolled at St. Ben’s this year were greeted by 30 new bright blue pull boxes on the walls, fixtures installed because of concern about the possibility of a deadly school shooting. The school also spent $40,000 on new security cameras. More than 20 schools in Illinois, including St. Ben’s, now have …

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ILLINOIS: State GOP Yanks Endorsement Of US House Nominee Who Is Basically Just A Clone Of Alex Jones

The Illinois Dispatch reports: Republican party officials are withdrawing support for 17th Congressional District candidate Bill Fawell after reviewing alleged conspiracy theories posted by Fawell on social media. Fawell, 64, will face U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, in the November general election. State Republican party chairman Tim Schneider, Rock Island County Republican party central committee chair Drue Mielke, and Republican …

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ILLINOIS: GOP State Rep Resigns After Woman Claims He Used Her Nude Photos To Lure Men Into Sex Chats

The Chicago Tribune reports: An Illinois House Republican lawmaker who had been appointed to the General Assembly’s sexual harassment task force resigned Wednesday following his ex-girlfriend’s allegations of improper sexual activity online, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin said. State Rep. Nick Sauer, of Lake Barrington, was accused by an ex-girlfriend of sending nude photos of her to other men online, …

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Woman Claims Ex-BF GOP State Rep Used Her Nude Photos To Lure Men Into “Graphic” Instagram Chats

Politico reports: A former girlfriend of Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer has filed an official complaint accusing the first-term Republican of creating a fake Instagram account and populating it with nude photos of her to lure men into “graphic” discussions. According to the complaint filed by ex-girlfriend Kate Kelly with the Office of the Legislative Inspector General and obtained by …

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CHICAGO: Log Cabin Republicans Leader Calls 911 On Black CVS Customer For Using Wrong Coupon [VIDEO]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer’s coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he’d never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. “So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the …

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Aaron Schock Petitions Supreme Court For Review

The Peoria Journal-Star reports: Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock plan on asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the former congressman’s ongoing public corruption case. In a motion filed Monday afternoon, Schock’s attorneys asked the Urbana-based U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce to continue a stay in the case while they file the paperwork asking the high court …

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ILLINOIS: Republicans Miss Deadline To Field US House Candidate In Opposition To Avowed Nazi Arthur Jones

Politico reports: Illinois Republicans botched four opportunities to stop an avowed Nazi from representing their party in a Chicago-area congressional district. Now they’re paying the price. Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier who will appear on the November ballot as the GOP candidate against Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, has become campaign fodder for Democrats as they seek to defeat Gov. Bruce …

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