Saturday, March 03, 2012

Chicago police districts close in cost-cutting plan - Rahm: It's for the children.... Really.....


Police districts close in cost-cutting plan
The Chicago Police Department plans to close two of its district stations Sunday, part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s cost-cutting plans to ease a $636 million budget gap.


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TONIGHT CPD Sgt Dave Haynes will be on Channel 7's "190 North" TV Show (Sunday) at 11 PM with his book - The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats



190N, a television show on ABC Chicago channel 7 TONIGHT Sunday, March 4 at 11:00 p.m. will feature Sgt. Dave Haynes, Chris Garlington, and "The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats."


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GLAAD Fires Back After 'Growing Pains' Star Kirk Cameron Calls Homosexuality 'Unnatural'

You see...it isn't just that gays want marriage and other benefits but they also want the power to step on anybody who disagrees with them... Believe it or not I don't give a shit what adults do for sex...You have every right to be as homo as you like... BUT DON'T TELL ME IT'S NORMAL FOR A MAN TO EAT ANOTHER MAN'S ASS, TO STICK THEIR FIST UP ANOTHER MAN'S ASS OR TO SCREW ANOTHER MAN IN THE ASS... IT ISN'T NORMAL! But we are now coming to a time when it will soon be illegal to say such a thing...

Former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron is taking heat from GLAAD after remarks made on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.

During Friday's interview, Cameron called homosexuality "unnatural" and "destructive."

"I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization," the actor, who played Mike Seaver on the 1980s TV series, said on the program.

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Cameron, who is an evangelical Christian, also spoke out against gay marriage.

"Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either," Cameron said. "So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued a statement in response to the actor's recent appearance on the CNN program.

“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” said Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD, in a statement. “Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation.”

Graddick also addressed Cameron's remarks regarding gay marriage: “With an increasing number of states recognizing marriage equality, Americans are seeing that marriage is about committed couples who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other and that gay and lesbian couples need equal security and legal protections. That’s not ‘redefining’ anything."
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‘It’s horrible, horrible, horrible’: 2 dead in oil pipeline crash - One being a firefighter

2AM in the morning and two cars flying together go through a chain link fence and hit an oil pipeline??? This does not sound good....This is more than just an auto accident....

Two men were killed, including a firefighter, and three critically injured early Saturday when their vehicles struck an oil pipeline in New Lenox Township, officials said.

At 2:05 a.m., Will County sheriff’s police and New Lenox firefighters responded to the explosion of an Enbridge Energy pipeline in an industrial park east of Schoolhouse Road and south of Old Plank Road Trail, reports said.

A Ford Mustang with two people inside and an SUV with three occupants were apparently side by side when they went through a chain link fence and traveled approximately 125 feet onto the property before striking the pipeline, igniting the crude oil inside.

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Colored Man & boy charged with shooting police officer


A 35-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were charged today with the Friday afternoon shooting of a Chicago police officer on the Far South Side. Andre Miles, 35, of the 10500 block of South Maryland Avenue was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery, police said. He’s expected in court Sunday. The 16-year-old boy was charged with aggravated battery as a juvenile but police didn’t release additional information about him.

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Offensive Police Union Calendar Banned in Munich, Germany

This image is clearly racist...There is no female white desk cop who looks that sexy! But everything else looks real to me....
Photo: Police officials in Bavaria have banned officers from hanging copies of a calender featuring racist caricatures in their offices.

Responding to criticism over allegedly racist caricatures in an annual calendar issued by their union, officials in Bavaria have banned police from hanging it in their offices. The union claims the cartoons are merely poking fun at police jargon, but groups including Amnesty International say the caricatures go too far.

Police in Munich have been ordered to remove a calendar produced by one of the state's police unions from their offices, because the cartoons it features have been deemed to be racist and otherwise insensitive.

Munich police chief Wilhelm Schmidbauer this week ordered police workers not to hang the calendar, a police spokesman said. The Bavarian chapter of the national German Police Union, which distributed 3,000 copies of the calendar, has defended itself against the accusation.

The dispute centers around a caricature featured on the calendar's March page that features an arrested black man depicted with thick red lips. The contents of a speech bubble coming from the man's mouth, written in broken German, include a pun on the German word for suppressing evidence that is an apparent play on a "darkening" of the population in Germany.

Alexander Bosch of the human rights organization Amnesty International criticized the cartoon as being "very clearly racist."

'Might Be Misinterpreted'

Another image in the calendar shows young men beating each other up who all appear to be of immigrant origin. A January caricature of the Bible's Three Wise Men features a black wise man who has to collect camel manure. August, meanwhile, features a suicide bomber and a police man who tells the terrorist: "Hurry up and blow yourself up! I have other things to do today!"

A spokesperson for the Munich police force said officials were concerned the caricatures might be misinterpreted. "In order to send out a message that they will not be misunderstood, the calendars are no longer allowed to be hung here," he added. Munich police chief Schmidbauer told public radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk that the comics were incompatible with the values of the police force, even if the freedom of expression through art is an important part of Germany's constitution.

But Hermann Benker, the head of the union responsible for distributing the calendar, defended the images. "I can't understand what all the fuss is about," he said. "People are acting as if there is no such thing as police jargon." The jokes in the comics, he said, were a play on this jargon. "It's a type of gallows humor that our understaffed police colleagues have used for years now to get by. It has nothing to do with the disparaging of any group of people."

Benker said his organization has produced the calender for six years without any complaints -- at least up until now.

Please try not to laugh too hard: Nancy "BOTOX" Pelosi says state needs Jesse Jackson Jr. on House Appropriations panel



House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today publicly endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in his re-election bid against primary challenger Debbie Halvorson, saying the state needs him as the lone Illinois congressman on the House Appropriations Committee.

The show of support came after Pelosi appeared with the veteran congressman's father, Rev. Jesse Jackson, at Operation PUSH headquarters in the city's Kenwood neighborhood. Pelosi noted more than $940 million in projects have gone to the state's 2nd Congressional District.

"Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from a proud tradition. He came to the Congress and is making his own mark there," said Pelosi, D-Calif.

"He deserves re-election and we're all going to do everything we can to make sure that happens — for many reasons. Personal, that is to say, his own personal leadership. Committee-wise, you wouldn't want to give up a committee position … that serves this community, this entire state, so well," she said.

Though Jackson also has the endorsements of President Barack Obama and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Pelosi is the highest-ranking Democrat to actually appear in public with Jackson in his campaign against Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman from Crete.

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When Colored Folks Get Together..... Nothing good happens... 13 shot & wounded at Arizona rap concert shooting

TEMPE, AZ - Thirteen people were wounded in a shooting at a Tempe, Arizona, nightclub during a rap concert, police said on Saturday.

Tempe Police spokesman Sergeant Steve Carbajal said officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Clubhouse Music Venue at 11:30 p.m. Friday local time.

Carbajal said police had identified 13 victims from the incident. Two were in serious condition at local hospitals.

"Witnesses have reported that after the shooting, two black males wearing dark colored clothing fled the scene on foot," Carbajal said. "Those individuals have not been located at this time."

Rapper Nippsy Hustle was scheduled to appear at the club, according to the venue's web site. Local television news reported that gunfire erupted outside the club shortly before Hustle took to the stage.

Cellphone video of the shooting aftermath taken by a concert goer showed a man taking off his t-shirt to use as a tourniquet on a shooting victim.

Early Saturday, uniformed police had the crime scene at a strip mall sealed off behind yellow tape as plainclothes detectives continued their investigation.

A debris field spread across the parking lot indicated panic as a curbside party broke up outside the club. Plastic cups and other trash littered the area by the entrance, with empty tequila and cognac bottles tossed in the parking lot.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call Tempe police department's Silent Witness line: 480-WITNESS.

Tempe is in the east of the sprawling Phoenix valley.

Chicago Marine killed in Afghanistan - Corp. Conner Lowry was from the Beverly area


Attended Brother Rice High School and was from the Beverly Neighborhood
The mother of a 24-year-old Marine from Chicago says she's been notified by the military that he was killed in Afghanistan.

Modie Lavin says her son, Cpl. Conner Lowry, was a gunner on a Humvee when he died March 1. She says she hasn't been given any details yet.

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IT'S TODAY: Lisa Tortorello's Book Signing - "MY HERO, MY DING" Starting at 1PM

Lisa Tortorello will be in beautiful Dyer, Indiana today at the COFFEE BEANERY located at 425 Joliet Road #221 Dyer, Indiana.

Lisa will be signing her best selling book, MY HERO, MY DING.

Lisa is a Chicagoan and wife of a Chicago Firefighter....

Stop out and say hello!

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Paul Huebl at Crime File News has this posting up: An Eyewitness Speaks Out About Andrew Breitbart’s Death Scene.



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TITLED: An Eyewitness Speaks Out About Andrew Breitbart’s Death Scene.

Charges filed for two Illegal Beaners accused of trying to run down officer

Two alleged gang members were charged with attempted murder and a third released after they were accused of trying to run over an off-duty Chicago Police officer who booted them from a Little Village restaurant for their rowdy behavior Wednesday night.

Oscar Cervantes, 19, of 3766 W 75th Place and Raymundo Rodriguez,17, of the 2500 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Berwyn, were charged with one count each of attempted murder, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

Cervantes was expected to appear in court today, while Rodriguez, who was the driver, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head after the officer shot him, according to another police source. A third suspect was released without being charged.

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Nike’s back against wall amid colored riots at shoestores nationwide... LAWDY LAWDY LAWDY! I needs my $200 gym shoes! Put it on my LINK CARD!

The almighty Swoosh is suddenly in an unlikely — if not uncomfortable — position: playing defense.

Nike, the world’s largest sneaker maker, with revenue topping $20 billion last year, is mostly watching from the sidelines as its name has been linked with Negro consumers rioting outside shopping malls in Florida and Maryland over limited access to the $220 basketball shoe Foamposite One Galaxy.

The release of the $180 Air Jordan XI shoe before Christmas also caused a riot at a mall in Indianapolis, fights in Seattle and a stabbing in Jersey City.

For Nike, industry dominance comes at a price. While the brand has successfully stayed cool — if not cutting-edge — over nearly 40 years in the highly competitive sneaker business, the way it stays on top may need to evolve in a fast-changing world of social media that has greatly democratized knowledge of and access to its newest and coolest shoes.

In the recent past, folks who crave the newest Nike sneakers would likely hear about it from inside channels, says John Horan, publisher of the newsletter Sporting Goods Intelligence. Under that scenario, maybe 100 or 200 insiders would show up at the mall for the new shoe’s release. But with social media as the new information forum that’s widely available to everyone, says Horan, “instead of 100 people lined up, you have 1,000 — or more.”

Nike declined to detail how it’s coming to grips with the situation. “As with the launch of all Nike products, consumer safety and security is of paramount importance,” Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement.

Here’s what image and brand gurus say Nike should do:

 Supply enough shoes. Don’t ship product until there is ample supply to meet demand, says brand consultant Jonathan Salem Baskin.

 Sell ’em online. An online or in-store lottery for popular new shoes could eliminate the problem, says Horan. (Wilkins says Nike stores often hand out tickets to people standing in line.)

 Plan better. Nike execs often know well ahead of time which shoes will be hot, says Baskin.

 Put the CEO out front. Nike CEO Mark Parker should be visibly apologizing for what happened and promise to fix it, says brand consultant Al Ries.

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Daley court filing denies connection to police torture cases involving Jon Burge


Former Mayor Richard Daley today denied allegations that he was part of a broader torture conspiracy involving disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

Daley’s written response was filed in federal court in answer to a 2010 lawsuit by Michael Tillman, who has alleged that he was beaten, burned, smothered and threatened with death in 1986 by Chicago detectives working under Burge to coerce him to confess to the rape and murder of a South Side woman.

Daley was sued in the Tillman lawsuit for both his tenure as mayor as well as Cook County state’s attorney, a post he held from 1981 to 1989.

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Cops: Negro threw his nasty girlfriend's dog off porch


A West Humboldt Park neighborhood man will be court Saturday accused of hurling his girlfriend’s dog off a porch, breaking its leg last month while the couple fought.

Darrick Sharkey, 24, of the 4200 block of West Iowa Street, was charged one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, police said.

During an argument, Sharkey reportedly told his girlfriend: “This is what you get for calling the cops on me’’ before throwing his girlfriend’s Scottite breed dog “Blue Ivory” onto the concrete in an alley behind his house on Feb. 25, police said.

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Oh No! A murder in Englewood??? Shootings in Washington Park, Englewood leave 1 dead, 2 wounded


Three people were shot, one fatally, on the South Side late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

A man sitting inside a car died after getting shot on the 200 block of East 55th Place, near the intersection of 55th Place and Indiana Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said.

The 37-year-old was shot in the chest and right side of his back from someone inside another vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m. at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Chicago Police Personnel Change Order Issued Today



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UPDATE:

Wayne M. Gulliford
C.O. Area One Patrol to C.O. Area South Patrol

Dana Alexander
C.O. Area Two Patrol to Deputy Chief International Relations (WHAT???)

Matthew E. Tobias
C.O. Area Three Patrol to Deputy Chief International Relations (WHAT???)

Eddie T. Johnson
C.O. Area Four Patrol to C.O. Area Central Patrol

John Escalante
C.O. Area Five Patrol to C.O. Area North Patrol

Kathleen M. Boehmer
C.O. District 23 to Acting Executive Officer Area One Central Detective Bureau

Keith A. Calloway
C.O. Area Two Detective to Acting Executive Officer Organized Crime Division

Carlos Velez
C.O. District 25 to Acting Deputy Chief International Relations (What???)

Berscott Ruiz
C.O. District 10 to C.O. District 4

Hector Rodriguez
C.O. Vice Control Unit to C.O. District 25

Kevin Ryan
C.O. District 4 to C.O. Gang Enforcement

Christopher Fletcher
C.O. Commander 3 to Executive Officer Area South Patrol

Barbara West
Lt. Human Resources to Acting Commander District 15

Maria Pena
Lt. District 25 to Acting Commander District 10

Capt. Lynette Helm
Acting C.O. District 21 to Acting Commander District 3

Walter A. Green
C.O. District 15 to Area South Detective Division

Capt. James O'Donnell District 5 to Acting C.O. District 16

Anthony J. Riccio
Area 4 Detective Bureau to C.O. Area Central Detective Bureau

Gary Yamashiroy
C.O. Area Three Detective Bureau to C.O. Area North Detective Bureau

Chicago Cops: Officers catch bank robbery suspect red-handed

Photo: Chicago police officers John McCarthy (left) and Luis Novalez arrested a bank robbery suspect at the CTA Clark/Division stop Friday.

CHICAGO, IL - Plainclothes officer Luis Novalez knew he had his man the minute he laid eyes on the guy trying hard to blend into a crowd getting on a CTA bus near Clark and Division streets.

There was red dye splattered all over his jeans -- dye apparently hidden in a pack of money from a bank robbed just an hour ago.

"At that point I knew this is the guy,” said Novalez, with the Near North police district. “There’s no way he’s getting away.”

The suspect fled down the stairs of the Red Line subway stop but didn't get far. Novalez and his two partners -- officers Anthony Odeshoo and John McCarthy -- grabbed him and pulled him to the ground.

The man is facing federal charges of robbing the North Community Bank at 800 N. State St., authorities said. The robber, wearing a blue jacket, walked into the bank around 11 a.m., according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. She did not know if he was armed.

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Earlier a Chicago police officer was shot and now man shot by the police


A man in his 30s was wounded by gunfire from a Chicago police officer today, authorities said.

The shooting took place at 12:49 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Stewart Avenue, said Officer Dan O'Brien of Police News Affairs.

Gresham District tactical officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, but the vehicle did not stop, according to a police statement.

Officers followed the vehicle for a short distance and the vehicle struck a tree, according to the statement.

Three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody, but the driver fled on foot, police said.

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Chicago Police Officer Shot - 005th District


A Chicago police officer who was shot late this afternoon on the city's Far South Side is recovering and his wound does not appear to be life threatening, according to the fire department.

The shooting happened at 4:50 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

Paramedics responded to 129 W. 103rd Pl. and took the officer to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was "stable,'' according to the Chicago Fire Department.

A fire department spokesman said the officer's wound did not appear to be life-threatening.

YOU GOT TO BE FRICKEN KIDDING??? TV producers packaging Tom Dart show


Media savvy Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart may be headed to...showtime!
Sneed has learned film producers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, whose Sundance Channel reality TV series “Brick City” co-starring Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy when he was Newark, N.J., police chief, are packaging a similar TV show pilot starring Dart.

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Courthouse clerk Maurice Henderson denies any affiliation with gangs after being tagged by the Chicago Crime Commission


Crook County Courthouse Clerk denies any affiliation with gangs

Maurice Henderson knew trouble was heading his way. When the Chicago Crime Commission recently published a book naming him as a leader of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang, it was only a matter of time before someone at the Maywood courthouse put two and two together, said the 46-year-old clerk who transports documents from courtrooms. Thursday afternoon, the trouble hit the fan.

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Did Burr Oak Cemetery scandal or slur sideline Cook County Sheriff Detective? Another lawsuit Against Sheriff Tom Dart


In the days following the discovery of a grisly grave-reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery in the summer of 2009, Cook County sheriff's Detective Robert Carroll walked into his sergeant's office and handed over his gun and badge.

By then, Carroll says, he had tripped over a half-buried pelvis, been slapped and spit on by family members of the deceased and found himself face-to-face with a decaying corpse in a blue burial suit.

Carroll has alleged in a federal lawsuit that the gruesome scene triggeredpost-traumatic stress disorderfrom his service in the first Gulf War two decades earlier.

Carroll's lawyers contend the sheriff's office refused his request for desk duty and then retaliated by trying to move him to patrol duty on an overnight shift.

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Chicago Police vehicle involved in crash on Michigan near Oak Street


Paramedics were at the scene of an accident involving a police vehicle this morning on Michigan Avenue near Oak Street.

The accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. on the 1000 block of North Michigan Avenue, said Police news Affairs Officer Robert Perez. Preliminary information stated an 18th District officer was involved in an accident, but there was no additional information available.

Motorcycle collides with Metra train in Orland Park - Needless to say, the motorcyclist is dead


A motorcycle collided with a Metra train in Orland Park just before 1 a.m. Friday, according to an agency spokesman.

The motorcycle's driver died, spokesman Tom Miller said. The driver’s age and gender wasn’t immediately available, he said.

Outbound train 841 from Chicago’s Union Station was heading toward the 179th Street stop when the bike and train collided near Wolf Road and 175th Street, Miller said

Thursday, March 01, 2012

BUMPED UP: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SEXIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD! MY TRUE LOVE KAREN CARPENTER - KAREN CARPENTER'S 62ND BIRTHDAY!



Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer. Karen and her brother Richard Carpenter were known as THE CARPENTERS.







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Unreal: Chicago Cops nab two black men beating & robbing white women in Bucktown... BUT DON'T YOU THINK FOR A SECOND A HATE CRIME WILL BE CHARGED....

Photo: Police photo of one of the two men captured

Chicago, IL - Police are hoping the arrest of two black men who punched a white woman and grabbed her purse in Bucktown this morning will “clear up” a rash of similar muggings that have been plaguing that Northwest Side community recently.

A man exited a car and slugged the victim in the side of her face - knocking her down - before snatching her purse and fleeing in the vehicle with two other men, said Shakespeare District Police Lt. Michael Mulkerin.

Authorities charged 17-year-old Travion Lockett, of the 2200 block of West Maypole, for hitting her in the face and asssiting a 16-year-old boy with the robbery. Police didn’t identify the younger boy.

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Rahm Emanuel shuts down 2 Chicago century old coal burning electricity plants - 1000's to lose their jobs

Then Rahm pays the illegal beaners in Pilsen to celebrate the closing of these plants..The illegals never liked these plants because THEY DON'T HIRE ILLEGALS...So in one of the worse economies in a long time...Chicago celebrates people losing their jobs!

Residents of Pilsen and Little Village celebrated a victorious end to their long fight for cleaner air on Thursday, exultant over the deal that will shut down two coal-fired power plants that have for years been unwelcome neighbors.

"Ain't no power like the power of the people," chanted about 80 people who gathered Thursday morning at Dvorak Park near the Fisk power plant in Chicago's Pilsen community.

Under a deal announced Wednesday between the city and the plants' owner, Midwest Generation, the Fisk plant will close by the end of this year and the Crawford plant in Little Village will shut down by the end of 2014.

"It's good to know that when people unite, they will be heard," said Leila Mendez, 54, a member of the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, one of several groups that worked to raise awareness about the harmful toxins spewed by the plants' smokestacks. "Words cannot describe how I feel."

Chicago is the only major city in the nation that still has coal-burning plants operating within its borders. The plants, built in the early 1900s, are two of the oldest in the U.S., and previous plans called for them to be shut down in 2015 and 2018. Pressure from residents and city officials, along with competition from cleaner energy sources, led Midwest Generation to accelerate the closings.

As a result of Wednesday's agreement, activist groups, including the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the Sierra Club, will drop their lawsuit against the power company.

The agreement also provides for a community advisory council made up of residents, activists and Midwest Generation representatives that will develop a plan to clean up and sell the property where the plants sit, said Faith Bugel, a senior attorney at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

According to a 2010 Clean Air Task Force study, the two plants are responsible for about 42 premature deaths, 720 asthma attacks and 66 heart attacks. A 2010 National Research Council report said the plants lead to about $127 million in hidden health costs per year.

Margarita Bravo, 49, a member of the Pilsen Alliance who has been protesting the plants for a year, said her nephew Gumaro Martinez, 13, has had asthma since he was 4 months old.

"We're happy that they're finally going to close (the plants)," Bravo said. "Too many people have been affected by them."

Phil Kadner: If Quinn, Cullerton and Madigan get their way... Watch for a giant increase like never before on your property taxes...

The "MMM", Michael Madigan Mafia, wants to dump almost a billion dollars of new property taxes on your existing property tax bills....ALL THE MONEY THESE ASSHOLES WERE SUPPOSE TO BE PAYING INTO THE PENSION FUNDS EACH YEAR BUT THEY DIDN'T...INSTEAD SPENDING THAT MONEY ON CORRUPT CONTRACTS, KICKBACKS and BRIBES!

Illinois voters better start lobbying their lawmakers, or they’re going to be hit with a whopping property tax hike in coming years and see schools unable to educate their children.

Gov. Pat Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) all have talked about shifting the state’s obligation for paying teacher pensions onto local school districts.

That’s about $800 million a year that homeowners and businesses will have to pick up on their property tax bills.

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Slanty Eyed Chink Gunman was shot by police as he stepped outside bank with hostage



Buena Park, California - A gunman who had been holed up with a hostage inside a Buena Park bank was shot and critically wounded Thursday when he stepped outside with his hostage to retrieve an item that he had demanded police bring to him, authorities said.

Police declined to say what the item was, only that the shooting broke out once the gunman walked outside.

The would-be bank robber was taken to the UC Irvine trauma center. The hostage -– who is the bank manager -– was rescued unharmed by police, said Buena Park Police Chief Corey Sianez.

Police said the bank manager was with the suspect when he was shot.

Six bank customers were released by the gunman earlier in the ordeal, which began just after 11 a.m. at Saehan Bank on Beach Boulevard.

Authorities said they are classifying the incident as an attempted robbery, though there have been reports the incident was set off by a personal matter. Sianez declined to comment.
Cpl. Andy Luong said the gunman was uncooperative as police tried to negotiate with him.

Sgt. Bill Kohanek said the suspect is 45 years old and of Korean descent. In an interview before police entered the bank, Kohanek said authorities had some contact with the gunman, but his demands were unclear.

"It sounds like a very angry person," Kohanek said.

In contrast to earlier reports that the gunman had ordered bank customers and employees out, Kohanek said the gunman allowed them to leave at the request of police.

He did, however, keep the bank manager, described as a Korean woman, as a hostage, Kohanek said.

Bomb squad called to Rush Limbaugh's house on Palm Beach, Florida



PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called to the Palm Beach home of Rush Limbaugh after security found a suspicious package Thursday afternoon.

The conservative talk-show host lives on the northern end of the island.

According to Palm Beach police, Rush Limbaugh’s security found a package containing an electronic plaque. Because it was electronic and had wires, they believed the package was suspicious and contacted authorities.

The package arrived Thursday around 4:30 p.m. and was reportedly sent from Wexford, Pennsylvania. Police were able to contact the sender who then apologized for sending something that could be construed as being dangerous.

Authorities have not determined whether the device will be destroyed.

The Palm Beach Daily News reports Palm Beach police blocked off North Ocean Boulevard and are re-routing northbound traffic onto North Ocean Way.

Limbaugh was reportedly home during the incident. He has not commented on the event.

Missing firefighter's body (Jerry Perdomo) found in Maine

Photo: Murdered Firefighter Jerry Perdomo and his accused murderer Daniel "Switch Hitter" Porter

BANGOR, Maine - The body of missing Seminole County firefighter Jerry Perdomo was found Wednesday in a wooded area in Maine, police said.

Perdomo's body was discovered in the town of Newburgh, State Police said.

An affidavit released earlier in the day shows that Perdomo's death involved illegal drugs, an unpaid debt, handguns, previous threats of violence and, ultimately, murder, according to a Maine State Police affidavit.

The dispute between Perdomo, 31, and his accused killer, Daniel Porter, dates back to at least Jan. 8, 2012, when Porter called law enforcement to accuse Perdomo of throwing rocks through the window of Porter's home in Newburgh, Maine, the affidavit revealed.

Perdomo told an investigating deputy that Porter had a machine gun and threatened to shoot him and put his body through a wood chipper. For his part, Porter claimed Perdomo threatened to cut off his hands and kill him, according to the affidavit.

On Jan. 20, Porter, 24, and his girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, 23, bought a .357 handgun at a Bangor pawn shop, officials said.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Perdomo left his Orange City, Fla., home in a rented Toyota Camry and headed to Bangor, where he arrived the next morning and stayed with his girlfriend, Lisa Gould, investigators said.

Gould told police that Perdomo left her home around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 armed with a Glock Model 30 .45-caliber handgun, his wallet and two cellphones. Perdomo said "he was going to meet someone who owed him money," the affidavit states. Cellphone records show Perodmo called Porter's phone at 6:07 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., Perdomo met Nowak at a truck stop in Newburgh and followed her to Porter's father's home in Jackson, Nowak told investigators. Nowak said she last saw Perdomo with Porter at the house, when she left around 7 p.m. to pick up her son, according to the affidavit.

Cellphone records reveal that Perdomo called his wife Tonya at 6:08 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:41 p.m. that evening. His last call with his wife ended at 7:45 p.m., with Perdomo saying he was riding on a dirt road in Maine, according to the affidavit.

Investigators said they believe it was at Porter's father's home in Jackson that Porter shot Perdoma to death.

Nowak said she returned to the house around 9 p.m. and did not see Perdomo's rented Camry at the property, according to the affidavit. Porter told her that Perdomo went back to his girlfriend's house in Bangor, officials said.

Nowak said she never went back inside the house because she and Porter argued and she left to spend the night at her mother's house in Brooks, according to the affidavit.

At 3 a.m. the next morning, Porter arrived in Brooks driving his father's black Cadillac, leaving around 7:30 a.m. to cut wood, Nowak told investigators.

At 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, Porter was seen on surveillance video abandoning Perdomo's rental car in a Walmart parking lot, according to the affidavit. Seven minutes later, he was seen on a book store's surveillance video leaving the Walmart and crossing Stillwater Avenue, officials said.

Another camera, at a nearby grocery store, showed Porter throw a plastic bag into a garbage can just outside the store's entrance, according to the affidavit.

Later, the video shows Nowak and Porter reuniting at the grocery store, which is consistent with Nowak's claim that Porter called her and asked that she pick him up at the grocery store near the Walmart, according to the affidavit.

That afternoon, investigators learned, Porter borrowed a friend's pickup truck and "brought it back a couple hours later and it was all muddy."

Six days after Porter dumped the bag in the garbage, investigators searched a large trash container taken from the grocery story and hauled to an incineration plant in Orrington. In a plastic bag, they found Perdomo's car keys, as well as two cellphones, a wallet and other items, according to the affidavit.

The next day, investigators interviewed Porter in Connecticut, where he had gone to visit family. He lied about his whereabouts the previous weeks, investigators said, even when confronted with video of him dumping the car at the Walmart.

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Ex-Bull Orlando Woolridge arrested in Louisiana for stealing scrap metal

Amazing how these asswipes can blow millions of dollars on bullshit...never planning for tomorrow....

Former Chicago Bulls forward Orlando Woolridge has been released on bond after his arrest for stealing aluminum tubing at a drill site in DeSoto Parish in Louisiana.

Chief Deputy Patrick Cobbs, of the parish sheriff's office, said Wednesday that deputies arrested the 52-year-old Woolridge on Feb. 24 on a charge of theft of over $1,500. He was released after posting $2,000 bond.

Cobbs says Woolridge lives in the Mansfield area.

The Bulls drafted the 6-foot-9 Woolridge out of Notre Dame with the sixth pick in the 1981 draft. He played for several NBA teams from 1981-94.

He was suspended during the 1987-88 season for substance abuse. Woolridge retired from the NBA in 1994 but played two more years overseas. He has coached in the WNBA and currently coaches in the ABA.

The Chicago Police Department lost some heroes recently... Godspeed to them all.... My deepest condolences to the families and friends....

Police Officer Timothy C. O’Grady, Star #6423, assigned to the 023rd District, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012. O'Grady, Timothy Charles Suddenly. Loving father of Connor A. Hopfer-O'Grady. Dearest companion of Elfi Hopfer. Dear brother of Thomas F. (Patricia A.) and fond uncle and godfathcr of Paul W. O'Grady. Dear nephew of Irene (the late John) Czarnecki, the late Sophie (the late Chester) Sparr and Eleanor (Rick) Dudek. Fond cousin of many. Visitation at Cooney Funeral Home, 3918 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral, Thursday 10:00 am. to St. Edward Church. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Connor A. Hopfer-O'Grady Educational Fund would be appreciated. For info (773) 588-5850.




Retired Police Officer Robert H. “Bob” Valleyfield passed away at 88. Valleyfield, Robert H. "Bob" Age 80, of Mt. Greenwood formerly of Roseland. Veteran U.S. Army Korea 38th Infantry Regiment Purple Heart and Bronze Star Recipent. Retired CPD from Roseland neighborhood. Beloved husband of Alice M. nee McCambridge. Loving father of James (Pam) and Rossell Valleyfield. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Megen, Emma, Jimmy, Alyssa and Jenna. Devoted son of the late Harold and Mabel Valleyfield. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 PM Funeral service Thursday 11:00 AM at the Andrew J. McGann and Son Funeral Home 10727 S. Pulaski Rd. interment Mt. Greenwood Cemetery. Member of the American Legion Illinois Post 0844.



Police Officer Preston T. Ross, Jr., Star #5007, assigned to the 022nd District, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Visitation will be held at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana, Chicago, Illinois on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 1000 – 1100 hours. Services to follow. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery.


Retired Detective George W. Voight, formerly assigned to Area Five Detective Division, passed away. George W. Voight, 93, beloved husband of Lorraine, nee Morris; loving father of Susan (David) Lyjak, Carter (Tracey) and George (Maria); dearest grandfather of Jill, Matthew, Joseph, Michael, Kevin, George, Joseph, Nicholas, Amber and Maria; great-grandfather of Reagan; dear brother of the late Edward, Ralph and Jerome; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Thirty-two years of dedicated service to the Chicago Police Department. Visitation Sunday, 4 to 8 pm. at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott Rd. (at Cumberland), Park Ridge. Funeral Monday. Family and friends will meet directly at St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle Ave. for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Interment All Saints Cemetery

BREAKING NEWS: Fellow Right Wing Blogger, Publisher and Author Andrew Breitbart Dead at the very young age of 43


Andrew Breitbart, the noted Internet publisher and author, has died, according to a source at Big Journalism. He was 43.

A statement posted on his website said that Breitbart died "unexpectedly from natural causes" this morning.

The Los Angeles Coroner's Office confirmed to ABC News Radio that Breitbart died shortly after midnight at UCLA Medical Center.

The following statement was posted on Breitbart's website today:

"With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I've lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I've gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us."

Godspeed to this conservative hero.

Off-duty Chicago cop pinned by car, wounds driver


Three alleged gang members were in police custody this morning after they tried to run down an off-duty police officer who booted them from a Little Village restaurant for their rowdy behavior, officials said.

The officer, who was working as a security guard at the Mexican restaurant in the 3100 block of West 26th Street, fired two shots into the car, grazing the vehicle's driver in the head after he pinned the cop against against a fence in the parking lot, according to Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents the department's rank-and-file.

Chicago police confirmed the shooting, but couldn't provide specific details, saying it remained under investigation.

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BUMPED UP: PLEASE, I BEG YOU... Take the time to know who you are voting for... 35th District State Rep Seat in Chicago's 19th Ward

This posting is the opinion of Detective Shavedlongcock... The information contained in this posting was ascertained by researching the political candidates who are running for this office... NO CANDIDATES WERE PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN REGARDS TO THIS POSTING.



CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL NEWS ARTICLE BY PHIL KADNER AT THE SOUTHTOWN STAR NEWSPAPER - PUBLISHED ON 17 FEB 2012

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL NEWS ARTICLE BY THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD - PUBLISHED ON 29 FEB 2012

Let's not forget that the machine connected Fran Hurley's son Nicholas Dorgan was awarded a full political scholarship by Illinois State Senator Ed Maloney...These scholarships are now being severely criticized for the corrupt way they were "awarded"....
(source: http://www.isbe.net/foia/default.htm)

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So let's look at the top two candidates in this race.....

You have Anthony Martin... A lifelong 1st responder, a experienced boss on the Chicago Fire Department, a experienced member on the Chicago Fire Department Pension Board, a person who volunteered with so many others to raise lots of money for the loved ones left behind by fallen firefighters and police officers... all long before he decided to run for a political office... Anthony Martin has a proven track record and EXPERIENCE.......

Or you can vote for the person the Democratic Machine is forcing down your throat.... Fran Hurley. The secretary to the alderman....

Please RESEARCH THIS YOURSELF.... DON'T BE TOLD WHO TO VOTE FOR..Instead make an educated decision... Voting over and over for the Michael Madigan approved candidate has bankrupted this state....IT'S TIME TO MAKE SOME CHANGES!



I will be posting more about this in the next few days.....

GO VOTE... It's the best comment you can actually leave...


http://martinforstaterep.com/

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Blackhawks Alumni in a Softball game to benefit the Fire and Police Charities... is just one of many charity events that Tony Martin volunteers his time to in order to raise money for the families of 1st responders who are killed in the line of duty...

Chicago Cop Sean Dailey accused of calling in fake bar fight to escape possible arrest

A Chicago Police officer falsely reported a raucous bar fight so he could avoid a possible DUI arrest and flee the scene in northwest suburban Niles, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Sean Dailey, 33, was apparently hoping the suburban officer who had stopped him in the early morning hours of Nov. 5, 2010 would be asked to respond to the phony brawl at the Here’s Cheers bar on Oakton, prosecutors said.

The Niles officer did get called away, assistant state’s attorney Lynn McCarthy said. But en route, the officer’s colleagues relayed on the police radio that there was never a fight, so he returned to Milwaukee Avenue where Dailey had been parked. However, Dailey, an 11-year police veteran, was nowhere to be found, McCarthy said.

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Funeral/Memorial Services for Chicago Police Officer Preston Ross Jr. #5007 - Godspeed.....


Memorial Services for Officer Preston Ross #5007

Officer Ross will be waked on Thursday, March 1, from 3:00-7:00pm and Friday, March 2 from 9:00-10:00am at Corbin Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, 5345 West Madison Street in Chicago.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, at 11:00am at 38th & Indiana.

For more details, call (773) 626-1092.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monkees star Davy Jones dies at age 66

Marcia Brady must be heart broken... Davy Jones is dead...

No doubt you're humming Daydream Believer or Last Train to Clarksville as you read this.

The lead singer of The Monkees, Davy Jones, has died.

His rep tells TMZ that he died after suffering a heart attack this morning in Florida. Jones was 66.

TMZ confirmed Jones' death with an official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Fla.

Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and four daughters from previous marriages.

Jones joined The Monkees in 1965, with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.

Bank in Chicago's Mt Greenwood Neighborhood Robbed - 11159 South Kedzie



A male black with what appeared to be burn marks/scars around his mouth robbed the bank at 11159 S. Kedzie this morning.....

More info when it becomes available.

Two South Chicago District police officers slightly injured in roll over accident




Two Chicago police officers suffered minor injuries when their squad car rolled over as they raced to assist another officer in catching a car thief, police said this morning.

The accident occurred on the 100th Street Bridge on the Southeast Side near 100th and Avenue L at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

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6 years for Homosexual youth jail supervisor George E. Sabie convicted of sexually assaulting a young male inmate



A former youth supervisor at a juvenile detention center in Joliet was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male inmate, officials said.

On Tuesday, Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak sentenced George E. Sabie to six years in prison, said Will County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Chuck Pelkie. Sabie was convicted in October.

Sabie, 55, of Channahon, was charged with sexual assault, sexual misconduct and official misconduct. He is the father of two grown children and the alleged victim was in prison on burglary and home invasion charges.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photos of Negro who attacked & raped woman aboard a Chicago CTA Red Line train released

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE - CTA TRAIN RAPIST
Police have released surveillance images of a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman at knife-point last Friday while she was riding the CTA Red Line on the South Side.

About 4:55 a.m. the woman was riding southbound on a vacant Red Line between Roosevelt Road and 79th Street when she was sexually assaulted and robbed by a man armed with a knife, a Community Alert from police said.

The attacker fled at the 87th Street station, the alert said.

A community alert describes the suspect as a black man, between 20 and 25 years of age, with a slim build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and black clothing. He was armed with a black-handled knife with a long blade, police said.

Streamwood High School baby breeding whore student gives birth to baby boy in girls bathroom


A 17-year-old Streamwood High School student delivered a baby in the girls bathroom this morning, according to police.

Streamwood Deputy Chief Jim Gremo said around 9:20 a.m., the police officer who works in the school received a call on his radio to find the school nurse and to call paramedics after a student was found delivering a baby in the bathroom.

When the officer arrived, the student was sitting on the toilet, holding her baby boy, Gremo said.

A staff member in the hallway had heard her screams coming from the bathroom and alerted police, he said.

The student had been in a classroom when she left to go to the bathroom, said John Heiderscheidt, safety coordinator for Elgin-based School District U-46. She hadn’t been gone long when she was heard in the bathroom, he said.

Heiderscheidt said he could not say if school staff knew the student was pregnant.

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