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Former Chicago Congressman Reynolds Arrested, Again

Another former congressman from Illinois has been arrested as officials caught up with Mel Reynolds on Monday. The Reynolds (D-Chicago) was arrested in Atlanta on a warrant filed by a federal judge in Chicago for violating his bond terms stemming from misdemeanor tax charges. The one-time congressman of Illinois’ 2nd District (famously occupied by recently released Jesse Jackson, Jr.), had recently returned from a South…


Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair

The problem with red light cameras is not the camera or the concept of nabbing speeders who race down streets far above the speed limit, or fail to stop for the red light at intersections. The problem is the governments that install these cameras and their true intent, which is not to keep motorists safe, but to make money the easy way: theft By Ray Hanania If…


IL Supreme Court Halts Chicago Pension Plan

The Illinois Supreme Court dealt another blow for pension reform advocates on Thursday. This time, the victim was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who tried to restore the solvency of two city pension funds. The court found the efforts seeking to cut benefits and increase payment requirements for city employees into their retirement plans to be unconstitutional. The top court in Illinois agreed with a Cook…


Suspects arrested in Lyons home invasion

Suspects rob home in suburban Lyons and lead police on high speed chase to Chicago. Armed Home invasion in Lyons turns into high speed chase to Chicago Two armed suspects entered a home at the 4500 Block of Pulaski in the Chicago suburb of Lyons on Monday night (Feb. 22, 2016) around 7:15 pm and held up the two homeowners. While the home invaders were rummaging through…


Magazine names 3 suburban attorneys best in Illinois

Super Lawyer’s Magazine: Top 10 Illinois State, Local Government “Super Lawyers” in 2016: 3 from Suburbs; 7, Chicago A national legal magazine is out with its 2016 list of best Illinois lawyers and tapped only three suburban attorneys and seven from Chicago as among the state’s best state, local government lawyers. “Super Lawyers” magazine, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, just rolled out its 2016 list…


Cruz Attacks Trump While Iowa Gov. Attacks Cruz

With Days Until Iowa’s Caucus, Ted Cruz is Pushing Hard Against Trump’s Conservative Credentials. Meanwhile, Iowa’s Governor Has a Beef With the Senator’s Stance Against Corn-Based Ethanol Words are flying between politicians as Iowa’s caucus approaches. Just hours after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reinforced his attacks against Donald Trump, Iowa’s governor said the senator should be defeated at all costs for his stance against ethanol….


Questions Alvarez didn’t answer on Johnson killing

Questions remain unanswered in the 2014 killing of Ronald Johnson by a Chicago police officer only days before another police officer killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, stung by questions of her failure in the McDonald case, seemed driven to show the problem isn’t in her office as she passed on charges against Johnson’s shooter. By Ray Hanania Cook County…


Chicago Police Chief Fired

Chicago’s Police Superintendent has been fired after criticism over how his office handled the response to the fatal shooting of a teenager by a police officer last year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he formally asked Garry F. McCarthy, Chicago’s police chief, for his resignation on Tuesday morning, a week to the day after video of the shooting was released by court order and the officer was charged…



Anti-Israeli Protesters Flood Chicago While Israeli’s Live In Fear

Chicago lit up with almost 15,000 people protesting Israel over the weekend in an attempt to send a message for a free Palestine. Attendees from all over the Chicagoland area descended to downtown Chicago, home of President Barack Obama, with placards denouncing Israel’s actions against Palestine. The anti-Israel protests come as thousands of Jews in Europe and other countries fear for their lives with the…


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