After Bank of America pushed Military troops out of their homes and forclosed on them illegally they then turned and asked gun manufaturers and gun stores to close their accounts. To top this off this company to American tax dollars for a bail out and this is how they treat us well that is because their true name is not Bank of America it is Bank of China the true communist bank ran by communists who want to destroy America because of WWII hmmmmmmmmmmm I see a nuke being dropped Japan look like a play ground.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Chicago, IL - Eight people were murdered — including a 16-year-old boy — and at least 43 others were wounded in weekend shootings across the city, Chicago police reported. Joseph Briggs was the youngest to die in the weekend gun violence, just outside his Marquette Park home
WWII veteran steped up to protect you now it is your turn to bring his attacker to justice the Sheriff & Chicago are asking for your help it is your patriotic duty to do so
Chicago police have released surveillance video showing an elderly man being choked and robbed, and are asking for the public's help in identifying the two attackers.
The 86-year-old man was attacked on April 3. The video shows one of the robbers grabbing the man from behind and choking him and the other robber stealing money hidden in the man's shoe. As they run away, the door slams against the victim's head.
The victim told WGN Channel 9 he had run some errands, including stops at a bank and a currency exchange, and was jumped when he returned home.
"Next thing I knew someone grabbed me by neck and that was it," the man told the station.
The victim was treated at a hospital and released. He said he is thankful the attack wasn't worse.
"I just take it with a grain of salt and keep on stepping and I don't let that bother me because I've got my life, I can always get more money," he said.
Police believe the attackers fled in a silver 1996 Mercury Sable.
George McDade, with the Cook County Crimestoppers, said the group is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrests. "Look to the right, look to the left. These guys live by you. We want to know who they are," he said Sunday.
He urged anyone with information to call 1-800-535-stop.
Stickney police were called about 10:06 a.m. regarding a robbery at a TCF Bank inside a Jewel-Osco at 7122 W. 40th St., said Brent Tureson, a communication supervisor with the Village of Stickney.
Police responded and confirmed that a robbery had taken place, Tureson said. The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.An FBI spokeswoman did not immediately have information regarding the robbery, as agents were still on-scene, she said in an email about 12:40 p.m.
The same branch bank was robbed Jan. 15, and no one has been arrested in that robbery, according to BanditTrackerChicago.com.
|June 11, 2012|
|The Emerald Society of Illinois, (Irish American Police Association) will hold its Annual Rib-Fest /Awards Night|
Monday, June 11th
1412 W. Washington Blvd
Dinner will include award winning barbecued ribs with all of the trimmings, cold beverages, entertainment by the Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Dept. & the “famous” Larkin Brothers. Numerous Awards will be presented to Police Officers of Irish descent that have demonstrated extraordinary courage in the Line of Duty. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend and show your support to your Irish Brothers & Sisters in Law Enforcement.
Visit www.emeraldsocietyofillinois.org. for additional info.
Fundraiser for Clark Park - Honoring Officer Richard Clark EOW April 3, 1986
Submitted by Tracy O'Reilly on Tue, 2012-05-22 15:02
When:06/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
FOP Lodge 7Chicago, IL
On April 3, 1986, Officer Richard Clark responded to a call of a "man with a gun." An armed offender had murdered his landlord, taken an elderly woman as hostage, and barricaded himself inside his home. Officer Clark took cover near the house. As Officer Clark was crouched down near a squad car, he was struck by a rifle shot fired through the front window. The courageous officer died as a result of his wounds.
In 1990, the 19th district officers were the driving force behind renaming Riverview Park at Addison and Rockwell as Richard Clark Park. Over the years, the park became underutilized and overrun with weeds. The original plaque memorializing Rich’s sacrifice was also stolen.
Thanks in large part to the leadership of the Clark Park Advisory Board and increased neighborhood participation, the park is starting to thrive. The park has also become home to the Chicago River Canoe and Kayak Club, a major hub for canoeing and kayak enthusiasts offering a launch ramp, rentals and training/instruction opportunities. Future plans include concession stands and a new, state-of-the art boat house and is expected be one of the jewels of the neighborhood.
The Clark family, together with the Clark Park Advisory Board, is working to raise funds to purchase and install a permanent engraved stone memorial to be placed in the park. A fundraiser has been organized on Friday, June 16 from 6:00-11:00pm at the FOP Lodge 7 in Chicago.Tickets are $30 for food and drinks (beer/wine). All proceeds will go to the Clark Family's 501C-3 and used to restore the plaque and the park in Officer Clark's name.
CPD FATHERS' DAY MASS AT GOLD STAR MEMORIAL AND PARK -
Submitted by Tracy O'Reilly on Mon, 2012-06-04 15:34
When:06/17/2012 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Gold Star Families Memorial and ParkChicago, IL
A CPD Father's Day Mass will be held at the Gold Star Memorial and Park, Sunday, June 17 at 10:00am. All active and retired CPD members, Chaplains' Ministry supporters and families are welcome to attend.
Mass will be finished by 10:30am for the sake of on-duty worshippers
While this is a Catholic Mass, ALL are welcome to come and honor dads whose names are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. Bring lawn chair / blanket ... and if you wish, food for picnic lunch after Mass.
In case of inclement weather, call Father Dan Brandt at 773.550.2369. Ample free parking is available.
Chicago's Finest, the Chicago Police Department's Baseball Club, Hosts the First Annual Poker Tournament and Casino Night
Submitted by Tracy O'Reilly on Wed, 2012-05-30 14:16
When:06/23/2012 (All day)
Alhambra Palace Restaurant
1240 W. RandolphChicago, IL60607
Chicago's Finest, the Chicago Police Department's Baseball Club, has organized the First Annual Poker Tournament and Casino Night benefiting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation on Saturday, June 23.
The Poker tourney will begin at 1:00pm, with registration at 12:00pm, and will continue throughout the day until approximately 7:00pm. Buy-in is $100, and prizes will be awarded to those who place first through tenth.
The Casino party will take place from 5:00-9:00pm, an advance ticket will cost $50, and $60 at the door. The entry fee includes food, drinks, and chips to play roulette, blackjack and craps, as well as a chance to win some great prizes!
Poker tournament and casino night tickets can be purchased from members of Chicago's Finest Baseball Team and at all locations of the Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union on June 1 and 15th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Click here to purchase tickets
Seven teens and one adult are behind bars after Saturday night's attacks.
Each charged with three felony counts of mob action after three people, including tourists, were robbed, beaten and mugged - one ambush left a 40-year-old man recovering from a broken jaw.
Police said the man was mugged near the 500-block of North State Street moments after hundreds left the Blues Festival at Grant Park. Investigators said the beating involved up to ten attackers and happened shortly before 10:00 p.m.
He was jumped near this busy intersection and is recovering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Another man, 31, was also taken to Northwestern after the beating. He sustained minor injuries.
Moments later, a couple was ambushed and robbed near Lake and State Streets just steps away from this Red Line station. Police are also investigating another attack near the Gold Coast.
The officers chased the teens south on State Street before tracking them down three blocks away at 20 East Kinzie Street, police said.
Mitchell Coradarrowe, 18, of the 5900 block of South Indiana Avenue, was charged with one felony count of mob action and one felony count of aggravated battery, police said.
The seven teens under the age of 18: two 16-year-olds, two 15-year-olds, two 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old. They were each also charged with three felony counts of mob action, police said. Their identities were not disclosed due to their ages.
Coradarrowe is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.
In most cases, the victims never saw it coming.
The mob-style muggings struck as the city kicked off its summer festival season attracting thousands to the Blues Festival at Grant Park, the North Center's Rib Fest, the Printers Row Book Fair and more.
Alan Millen visiting from Zurich said so far, he's felt safe despite the pockets of violence.
"So far we have, yeah, we haven't felt threatened in any way - this is the third day, it's been good. We were walking around until around 10:00, maybe 10:30 most nights, no problem at all," Millen said. "I'm sorry to hear that there's been some problems,"
"It's obviously disturbing but there's only so much the cops can do. I think when stuff like that happens, it's not only the cops that should be involved - it's also the entire community as a whole. So everybody out here, whether it's tourists or people who live here, we all need to pay attention and just monitor that kind of stuff," Chris Young said. He's visiting from Florida.
"It's definitely unsettling," Michelle Heider said. "I'm not really nervous. I stay to populated areas, I don't stay here late at night and I stay with you, so that's always helpful."
Left-lane access to the Eisenhower Expressway at Austin Boulevard and Harlem Avenue could shift to the right under a plan the Illinois Department of Transportation plans to present to Oak Park residents Monday night.
The goal is to increase safety, though the plan is being developed as part of larger improvement project for Interstate 290. IDOT officials said a timeline and budget for that have not been established.
Statistics show the stretch of I-290 between Mannheim Road and Cicero Avenue has the highest crash rate of any in the Chicago expressway system, said Pete Harmet, of IDOT. Left-hand ramps also have a 49 percent higher crash rate than right-hand ramps, he said.
"In that 8-mile stretch, we have about 2,000 crashes a year," Harmet said. "And Harlem and Austin are hot spots, with a higher number of problems based on data we've collected."
State transportation officials developed the plan and presented it to Oak Park village staff members in early May, Assistant Village Manager Rob Cole said. They recommended IDOT get feedback from the community and local elected officials, he said.
Cole said he's not sure left-lane exits and entrances are as bad as statistics might lead people to believe.
"We're not sold that the left-hand ramps are inherently more dangerous, but we're not closed-minded either," he said. "We want to find out the impacts on the community before a decision is made."
Other changes proposed as part of major reconstruction of I-290 include extending the CTA Blue Line and creating a toll car pool lane. Planning for the expressway project is expected to last until spring 2014, Harmet said.
The Harlem and Austin interchanges were built when the expressway system was in its "infancy," Harmet said.
"There were no design standards at that time; they were all being developed," he said. "Through the years, IDOT has collected data and developed standards and knows more about performance regarding safety."
Shanna Philipson, 43, of Oak Park, said the left-hand ramps are part of what makes Oak Park unique.
"I love them. I always tell people, 'We're so liberal in Oak Park, we even exit on the left,'" Philipson said. "It's a distinct community, and we enjoy it. I'd be sad to see them change."
IDOT is scheduled to present the plan at 7 p.m. Monday at Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today is expected to name business executives, a labor leader and a former City Hall watchdog to serve on a new board that aims to lure billions from private investors to help pay for public projects.
The first chairman of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will be James Bell, who recently retired as executive vice president of Boeing Co.
Rounding out the panel will be Diana Ferguson, a former chief financial officer at Sara Lee Foodservice; David Hoffman, the former city inspector general; Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor; and Ald. John Pope, 10th.
Bell said that for the trust to work, the city "clearly (was) going to need the credibility of an outside independent board." Trying something novel is necessary, Bell said, because although the city has financial constraints it still has to repair decaying infrastructure.
"We can't keep writing checks if we don't have money," said Bell, who also is a member of World Business Chicago, the private business group Emanuel has authorized to be the city's economic development arm.
"Getting the private sector to invest in municipal infrastructure is something that will have to be proved out. It will be looked at by people who are trying to see if this concept and innovative idea really works," Bell added.
The board will craft deals with private investors as members of a nonprofit trust not subject to all the same rules as city government. The trust will work directly with the city and its sister agencies to determine which big-ticket projects to undertake as it attempts to rebuild the city.
Ramirez was on hand when Emanuel introduced the concept and has touted the plan as a jobs program. It makes sense to have labor represented on the board, Ramirez said.
"It's smart and it's a call to collaboration that we've been looking for," Ramirez said. "I wasn't sure if he was going to put a labor person on it or not. Some of the boards are so heavily stacked with business and that doesn't always work. It's crucial for you to get the different perspectives available at table."
Ramirez has had a rocky relationship with the mayor. The Chicago Federation of Labor sat out the mayor's race, and one of Emanuel's early moves as mayor was threatening unions with layoffs if they didn't agree to work-rule changes.
Later, Ramirez worked with the administration to develop a wellness program for city workers. But last month, the mayor angered organized labor when he called for raising retirement ages for city workers and freezing cost-of-living increases for retired employees for 10 years as a way to fix the ailing pension system.
"The hope is that you use any opportunity to establish a meaningful dialogue," Ramirez said. "This is not a pro-mayor, pro-labor thing. It's about putting people back to work."
Union investment funds also are expected to put money behind some of the projects the trust will undertake.
Hoffman's nomination is meant to signal that the members will operate above board. Hoffman, a former federal prosecutor, gained a reputation for challenging Mayor Richard Daley's administration. He left the post in 2009 to make an unsuccessful Democratic bid for the U.S. Senate. During the mayoral campaign Hoffman lent his name and credibility to Emanuel when he backed Emanuel's "ethics and good government agenda."
"This idea has great potential, but only if it is done the right way. Success will require at least four things: very strong transparency, oversight including from the IG, full public deliberation and decisions based on the merits, not connections or loyalties," said Hoffman, a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin.
During the contentious City Council debate on the infrastructure trust, aldermen insisted that one of their own be appointed to sit on the board. That's Pope, who represents a diverse Southeast Side ward.
To address council concerns, Emanuel ensured a council vote on every trust-financed project involving city money, assets or property. And the mayor issued an executive order requiring the trust board to pick analysts to evaluate each deal and to conduct annual financial reviews of the trust.
The mayor also added some ethics and sunshine provisions, but good-government groups and critical aldermen said they did not go far enough. Some aldermen said the board still has too much unchecked power to make deals that could affect city finances for decades.
The first undertaking of the trust is the relatively modest, noncontroversial example called Retrofit Chicago, in which private investors would lend the city up to $225 million to make energy efficiency improvements to city buildings.
"Our nominees are professionals of the highest magnitude who will operate in a transparent fashion, and will bring to the board the strictest fiduciary and ethical standards," Emanuel said in a statement.
Emanuel will formally nominate the board at the June 27 council meeting.
Two Former CHA officer's were busy late this morning to grab this gunman armed with AK-47 rifle fires into party crowd
Five of the victims were wounded at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday a party in the 700 block of West 50th Place in the Back of the Yard neighborhood when a man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire on a crowd of partygoers, according to separate police sources.
The crowd included at least two members of rival gangs, police said. Police recovered the rifle after the shooting, but the shooter escaped, authorities said.
The other three victims, a man, 28 and two females, ages 20 and 16, all suffered minor wounds and were listed in good condition, police said.
In the other fatal shooting, a 21-year-old man who was a passenger in minivan was shot in the chest while traveling in the 9300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at about 2:15 a.m., police said.
The victim, identified by the medical examiner's office as Dante Kyles, of the 400 block of East 88th Place, was driven to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
It's unclear whether he was the intended target.
In other shootings, two men and a woman were shot and wounded in the 100 block of East 60th Street in the Washington Park neighborhood at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, police said.
The men, ages 33 and 27, along with the 27-year-old woman all suffered non-serious injuries, police said.
At about 9:53 p.m., two men in their 20s were each shot in the leg near 79th Street and Ingleside Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood, police said.
Both men were hospitalized in good condition, a police spokesman said.
Just before 12:30 a.m. Monday, a 27-year-old man said he was walking in the 0-100 block of East 102nd Street in the Roseland neighborhood, when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his lower back. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.
The shootings continue a pattern of multiple shootings that kept officers racing from incident to incident during the weekend.
No arrests were made as detectives were still gathering details on each shooting.
The 36-year-old man suffered only a cut to the head during the 10 p.m. attack in the 800 block of North Dewitt Place, police said, citing early reports.
It was unclear whether his many attackers also robbed him.
The man was taken to nearby Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was expected to be released sometime this morning.
Police had no other details.
Several youth were charged Sunday following a similar attack Saturday night that left a man with a broken jaw.