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Surprise! Chicago Mayor Pushes To Loosen Lockdowns Days Before Biden Inauguration

A second Democratic leader is pushing for loosening COVID-19 restrictions, just days before President-elect Biden is set to be sworn in. Following on the heels of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call to “reopen the economy,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now of the opinion that bars and restaurants need to reopen for indoor dining “as…

Chicago Teachers Union Big Shot Says Unsafe To Teach Live… From Her Pool Side In Puerto Rico

By Mark Glennon of Wirepoints Check out WGN’s story about an executive board member at the Chicago Teachers Union. Hypocrite Sarah Chambers enjoying some time away from the Rona. “As recently as Thursday,” according to WGN, Sarah Chambers “tweeted to rally special education teachers not to return to work Monday because it’s unsafe. Just a few…

Violent Crime Rate Doubles On Chicago Rail System, Even With Stepped-Up Police And Far Fewer Riders

The rate of violent crime on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains and platforms has more than doubled this year, even though the number of riders has dramatically dropped and Chicago police have stepped up patrols and surveillance, according to a Tribune analysis of police and CTA data, Mass Transit Mag reported. Ridership this year on…

Chicago Teachers Union Tweets Reopening Schools Would Be “Racist, Sexist, And Misogynistic”…And Then Deletes It!

UPDATE: After getting pummeled on Twitter, the CTU attempts a backpedal. No one’s buying it… Fair enough. Complex issue. Requires nuance. And much more discussion. More important, the people the decision affects deserve more. So we’ll continue give them that. Appreciate the feedback of those truly in the struggle. — ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) December 6, 2020 “…in…

Chicago City Council Member Accused Of Running ‘COVID Speakeasy’ At His Dine-In Restaurant

As Chicago slaps restaurants with fines and shutdowns for violating Democratic Gov. Pritzker’s order against dine-in eating, Chicago City Council Alderman Tom Tunney (D) has been accused of running a “COVID speakeasy” after photos emerged on a local blog of people eating inside one of his three restaurants. Of note, dine-in eating has been banned…

Gun Violence Has Killed 23 Times More Chicago Youth Than COVID

Via Wirepoints.org, Chicago youth are at far higher risk of dying from gun violence than they are from COVID-19. That’s been the case since the start of the pandemic. As of December 1, four Chicago youth have died from COVID but over 90 have died from gun violence. That’s 23 children dead from gun violence for…

Chicago Issues 30-Day Stay-At-Home Advisory, Cancels Thanksgiving: Live Updates

Summary: Chicago issues stay at home order French ICU occupancy up to 96.6% Detroit returns to remote learning CDC releases guidance reminding users that masks also help protect wearers Austria sees new daily record in cases UK outbreak may finally be starting to slow Global cases see new record Global deaths top 12k for first…

17 People Were Shot In Chicago On Monday Alone

We’re not sure what it’s going to take for Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot to realize that backing her city’s police department and enforcing the law, not avoiding it, is what’s going to make a difference in cleaning up her city. Perhaps the following stat will be shocking enough for her to get a grip on exactly what…