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Homicides spike 52 percent in Chicago amid coronavirus pandemic

Homicides have increased more than 50 percent in Chicago since the coronavirus pandemic began, officials in Cook County said this week.The medical examiner’s office for the…

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Downtown Chicago hit by widespread looting after police shooting

Chicago police responded to hundreds of people looting stores and causing widespread property damage in the city’s downtown overnight, resulting in at least one exchange…

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Chicago becomes a stage for fulfilling a conservative battle

The prospect of federal agents being deployed to Chicago marked the realization of long-held conservative aspirations. Conservative media for decades have painted America’s third-largest city…

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Trump says he is sending ‘hundreds’ of federal law enforcement officers to Chicago

The president’s announcement comes as he continues to paint cities run by Democrats as out of control and poorly managed. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-says-he-sending-hundreds-federal-law-enforcement-officers-chicago-n1234646 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Chicago tightens coronavirus restrictions as cases rise

Chicago announced Monday it will tighten coronavirus restrictions, including for bars, restaurants, gyms and personal services, as it experiences a rise in COVID-19 cases.The city’s…

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Why The Black Environmental Justice Network Is Relaunching

Founded in 1999, the coalition paused its work in 2006. The relaunch aims to bring environmental racism and enforcement of environmental regulation back into focus….

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Who Controls The Money When We Defund Police?

Do we trust the police to defund and restructure themselves? Will community control really guarantee permanent changes to policing as we know it today? The…

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John Cusack attacked by police and 'hit by pepper spray' while filming Chicago protests

High Fidelity actor also pledged to ‘kick Trump’s loathsome Nazi ass out of the White House’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/john-cusack-george-floyd-protests-police-brutality-chicago-trump-a9540876.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Footage shows Chicago police shooting unarmed man twice on subway escalator

33-year-old Ariel Roman survived the incident but was severely injured Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/shooting-chicago-police-officers-video-footage-ariel-roman-a9490651.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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‘We’re Not Treated Like We’re Essential. We’re Treated Like We’re Disposable.’

Amazon is using COVID-19 rules to control their employees, not to protect them, says an Amazon worker who took part in the fourth strike at…

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Infant dies after testing positive for coronavirus in Chicago

An infant less than one year old died in Chicago, Illinois after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the state health department said on Saturday….

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Neoliberalism, Nike, and the Need to Organize a Movement

What do resistance to Obama’s presidential library project in Southside Chicago, Nike’s $5 million donation to it, and the giant shoe company’s relationship with Kaepernick’s…

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Flights grounded on Christmas Eve due to heavy fog in Chicago

The US Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ‘ground stop’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/chicago-airport-delays-o-hare-flight-cancelled-delay-today-ord-christmas-a9259476.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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Chicago shooting: 13 people shot at house party

Gunfire broke out following argument at memorial event in Englewood for victim killed in April Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chicago-shooting-house-party-englewood-injured-latest-news-a9256996.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Chicago teachers declare victory after 11-day strike

After 11 days, Chicago’s teacher’s strike is at an end, with the city agreeing to the majority of the union’s demands, including: higher pay, limits…

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Chicago School Support Staff Win Deal to End Strike

The Chicago teachers strike has entered its ninth day. Support staff won’t cross picket lines even after reaching a deal to end their strike, says…

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Top Chicago officer found asleep in car after having 'a couple of drinks' orders inquiry into himself

Superintendent says he did not take Breathalyser test at scene Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/chicago-police-department-superintendent-eddie-johnson-investigation-health-lori-lightfoot-a9164146.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Affordable housing Chicago chicago teachers union Mayor Lori Lightfoot teachers strike

Chicago Teachers Strike for Children’s Services and Affordable Housing

Teachers in Chicago aren’t just committed to fighting for higher wages. They say the city has the money to support its students and teachers outside…

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Billions Stolen From Black Families by Predatory Lending

White Collar criminologist Bill Black analyzes the new study, “The Plunder of Black Wealth in Chicago,” opening the way for a fruitful conversation about reparations…

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Chicago’s New Mayor to End Water Shutoffs

The move will help tens of thousands who are struggling with rapidly increasing bills, but there is still work to be done to make Chicago’s…

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New Chicago Mayor Promises to Reduce Crime by Fighting Poverty

Chicago overwhelmingly elected its first Black and openly gay woman to lead a major city. Micah Uetricht of In These Times analyzes the result The…

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