Sunday, December 21, 2014
The son of Rahm Emanuel was beaten up and robbed by two men close to the mayor’s Ravenswood home Friday night.
According to a police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was walking on the 4200 block of North Hermitage when he was approached by two people who grabbed him and took his phone before fleeing the scene.
According to the report, the teen was talking on his phone not far from his house. One of the robbers put the teen in a chokehold and the second hit him, knocking him to the ground.
They patted him down and stole his cell phone, making him punch in the security code before they took off.
The report also says the teenager was treated for cuts and bruises on his face by a personal physician at the Emanuel home.
The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. Friday night.
No arrests have been made.
Monday, December 15, 2014
This one is one of our hardest stories.
A year ago Safeway announced that they are closing all the Dominick's stores. With most of the old chain bought up by Mariano's and Jewel the chain puts hard wrench in the deal breaker at 7 1st and Jeffery. Whats on the sarges mind has had the opportunity to eat at Seashell and New China Express and Jeffery Sub. It is sad when we talk to residents that the politicians don't back and push hard on Safeway as all they are looking at is money as people walk or use public transportation to go elsewhere or even out of the city to get what they want. As a reporter for W.O.T.S.M. I decided to come enjoy a nice meal at Seashell and speak with community leaders who are outraged at the politics at hand. Safeway put a lot of people out of work and then refuse to give up the empty space, which is now starving and depriving the community from groceries. We dug in deeper and found the following article.
The owner of Jeffery Plaza said it has found a tenant for the vacant Dominick’s in South Shore.
Shervin Mateen, the owner of the shopping center at 71st Street and Jeffery Boulevard, said a deal is close to being finalized with Pueblo Supermarkets of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to fill the space Dominick’s left vacant on Dec. 28.
“It’s at the signature stage right now,” Mateen said, adding that the lease was already prepared for the store to reopen in May when the former Dominick’s lease ends.
He said the new grocer would not pursue any of the tax benefits the city has offered as incentives to get a grocer into the space.
But Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) said she was skeptical that the deal was as far along as Mateen claimed.
She met with the Jeffery Plaza owners on Friday, she said, and at at the time they did not mention Pueblo Supermarkets, which she said had a questionable record.
Hairston pointed to a 2010 report in the Virgin Island Daily News about the Pueblo owner, Chicago resident Ahmad Al Khatib, who prosecutors accused of stealing $1.3 million worth of electricity for his four Virgin Island stores. Under a plea deal, Al Khatib pleaded no contest to tampering and illegal use of utility equipment and agreed to pay a $12,000 fine and provide additional community services, according to the newspaper.
A lawyer for Al Khatib could not be reached for comment.
Mateen said he was unaware of the case.
A representative for Mateen made the announcement during the public comment section of a meeting of the Chicago Community Development Commission, which was debating whether to give the city authority to acquire the South Shore property through eminent domain or other means.
The commission voted in favor of granting the city the authority to acquire the property, sending the measure to the City Council.
Mateen predicted the city would back down on eminent domain.
"This is not going anywhere, we are going to be the owners," Mateen said.
So what is the Alderman trying to do for her constituents. It appears nothing other wise the space would not have been empty for an entire year. Guess the politics also care about money in their pockets too.
Friday, December 12, 2014
According to reports, the Office of the Principal Register of the Nyanza Province in Kenya has just released 11 documents concerning Barack Obama’s birth and early childhood in the country. The papers have been requested by Americans for years, but the Kenyan Supreme Court finally just ordered authorities to release the documents based on a law on “access to information.”
The papers indicate that Obama was actually born in Lamu, Kenya. They could prove that Obama had no legal right to become the American president in the first place. It also means that the American papers we’ve seen are all forged documents.
Monday, November 24, 2014
ST.LOUIS — A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.
The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium.
The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN.
The boyfriend, who wasn’t identified, told police that the couple had bought a gun because of fears of unrest related to the pending grand jury decision on the shooting of Michael Brown, the sources said.
He told investigators that as they drove late Friday night, the victim waved a gun, jokingly saying the couple were ready for Ferguson, the sources said.
He ducked to get out of the way of the gun and accidentally rear-ended another car. He said the accident caused the gun to go off and she was struck by a bullet in the head, the sources said.
The victim was rushed to a hospital but died.
The investigation is continuing because police want to be sure the story as told by the boyfriend is correct, the sources said. Police are awaiting gun trace results, as part of the ongoing investigation.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Wildabeast could have gone home In body bag but this New York man couldn't carry because of illinois concealed carry laws suck
A 36-year-old New York man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night while taking photographs at Buckingham Fountain, police said.
The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Friday when a man approached and began asking him questions, police said.
After that man walked away, two other men in their early 20s walked up the footpath toward the 36-year-old and one, brandishing a handgun, ordered him to “give it up,’’ according to a police report.
The victim gave them a camera he said was worth $5,000, his iPhone and wallet, and the two robbers fled south.
The victim walked back to his hotel in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue and called police. Police tried to locate his cellphone by using a tracking application on his phone, but the robbers had turned it off.
The two robbers are described as being in their 20s, dressed in black jackets with gray hoodies underneath that were “tightened’’ to conceal their faces, and dark pants, police said.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Two Chicago teens were charged Friday in a high-speed chase that ended with a stolen vehicle crashing into the living room of a home in south suburban Alsip.
Officers said the two teens stole a vehicle Wednesday near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Chicago. They then drove to the BP Earth Market located at 12230 S. Cicero Ave, where they were involved in a retail theft about 5:30 a.m., according to an Alsip Police Department news release.
Soon after the theft, an Alsip officer saw a red Ford sport utility vehicle traveling west on 122nd Street at a high rate of speed without any headlights, the news release said.
The SUV proceeded northbound on Laramie Avenue and the officer then made a U-turn to try and find the vehicle. The officer located the vehicle westbound on 121st Place, where it hit a residence while attempting to make a turn onto northbound Lockwood Avenue at a high rate of speed, the release said.
"Scary, just scary," Sheila McDermott, who owns the home, told WGN-TV on Wednesday. "At least no one was hurt. That's all we can say."
The SUV crashed into McDermott's home in the 12100 block of South Lockwood. The 17-year-old driver and an 18-year-old passenger fled but were apprehended a short time later.
No one in the home was injured. An Alsip police officer was treated at Metro South Hospital for a minor knee injury suffered during the foot pursuit and released.
Daniel Carr, 18, of the 7300 block of South Maryland Avenue, was charged with two counts of burglary to a vehicle, possession of burglary tools and retail theft. The 17-year-old driver was charged as a juvenile with reckless driving, according to the release.