Posts Tagged “crime”

Bi-Partisan legislation introduced in Michigan to penalize and reduce drive-by shootings

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Bi-Partisan legislation introduced in Michigan to penalize and reduce drive-by shootings

Bi-Partisan legislation introduced in Michigan to penalize and reduce drive-by shootings Citing the number of drive-by shootings in Flint in the past few months State Representatives Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint), Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), Mike Mueller (R-Linden) and Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) introduced legislation to increase penalties on drive-by shootings. “These cowardly, heinous actions must end,” state…

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Tinley Park police identify drivers of vehicles covered in racial slurs

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Tinley Park police identify drivers of vehicles covered in racial slurs

Tinley Park police identify drivers of vehicles covered in racial slurs Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Tinley Park Police Department received several complaints after two vehicles were spotted driving around the village with racial slurs written on them with duct tape. Surrounding municipalities also received similar complaints. Police have identified the drivers as two…

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Orland Park drops from “Safest City” list while Orland Hills rises

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Orland Park drops from “Safest City” list while Orland Hills rises

Orland Park drops from “Safest City” list while Orland Hills rises Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau tried to distract voters from the community’s rising crime rate by citing a real estate website which asserted that Orland Park was one of the “safest cities” in Illinois. But a recent survey by Safewise, which is considered more…

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Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

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Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague

Street Gangs not racism is Chicago’s top plague When it comes to the record-setting murder rate in Chicago’s neighborhoods, the real priority should be fighting street gangs over sometimes exaggerated claims of racism. But the news media sees that exaggerating racism claims especially with regards to police sells newspapers while Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is…

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Chicago’s Italian American Community responds to Monuments Project

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Chicago’s Italian American Community responds to Monuments Project

Chicago’s Italian American Community responds to Monuments Project The City of Chicago, in a release distributed on February 17, 2021, launched the Chicago Monuments Project website at chicagomonuments.org kicking off the public engagement phase of the Chicago Monuments Project. The new website identifies monumental sculptures, artworks, and commemorative plaques on the public way and in…

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McLaughlin responds to public calls to open Police Center at Orland mall

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McLaughlin responds to public calls to open Police Center at Orland mall

McLaughlin responds to public calls to open Police Center at Orland mall Former Mayor Dan McLaughlin is proposing adding a satellite police station at the Orland Park Mall, the site of where many increased incidents of violence have taken place during the past few years. Although Mayor Pekau is playing down the violence, many residents…

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Facebook censors video of fight at Orland Park Mall

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Facebook censors video of fight at Orland Park Mall

Facebook censors video of fight at Orland Park Mall A fight at the Orland Park Mall in southwest Suburban Chicagoland has become the focus of a debate over censorship by social media giant Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. The video attracted many comments including some that turned the video into a symbol of racism and…

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The courage of standing up for our Police

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The courage of standing up for our Police

The courage of standing up for our Police A student athlete at the University of Illinois stood tall and proud recently while all of her teammates and coaches took a knee during the singing of the National Anthem. That student, who I know but won’t identify, has true courage and is the symbol of what…

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Tinley man charged after accidentally shooting friend

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Tinley man charged after accidentally shooting friend

Tinley man charged after accidentally shooting friend Robert A. Cannon, 18, of 84th and Brookpoint Court in Tinley Park was charged on Oct. 28, 2020 with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct after accidentally shooting his friend in the face with a handgun Oct. 25 at his home….

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Foreign scammers rely on your neighbors to harass you

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Foreign scammers rely on your neighbors to harass you

Foreign scammers rely on your neighbors to harass you U.S. Attorney General William Barr should resign from office for failing to defend the rights of scam victims. Barr approved a “consent decree” that let off the hook Americans who helped foreign criminals scam hundreds of millions of dollars from elderly Americans through false IRS telephone…

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Aguilar calls on States Attorney Foxx to take tougher stand on crime

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Aguilar calls on States Attorney Foxx to take tougher stand on crime

Aguilar calls on States Attorney Foxx to take tougher stand on crime Statement from County Commissioner Aguilar: Aguilar calls on States Attorney Kim Foxx to take tougher stand on crime The recent upsurge in violence in Chicago which many fear is spreading throughout the suburban Cook County region is of concern to every law-abiding resident of…

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Political Pundit: Mayor Lightfoot face masks vs looters

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Political Pundit: Mayor Lightfoot face masks vs looters

Political Pundit: Mayor Lightfoot face masks vs looters By Ray Hanania We’re having some fun with politics in Chicagoland, the State of Illinois, the Nation and the Middle East. I hope you enjoy this satirical look at political events, issues and the antics of some of our elected officials. (Each comic might have a different…

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