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Chicago PD refuses to reveal use of StingRay to illegally monitor citizens

4/22/2015 - Federal, state and local governments are increasingly doing all that they can to hide their activities from the citizenry paying them to serve. The latest example comes from the Chicago Police Department -- the same one with a secret "black site," Constitution-free interrogation facility -- where...

Chicago schools become overcrowded disease factories feeding children rotten food as district runs out of money

10/24/2014 - A new deal between the Chicago Public School (CPS) system and a private custodial and cafeteria service was promised to save the district tens of millions but instead resulted in some students having to clean their own school before the school year began and being served rotten food for lunch. In...

City lampposts to collect data from citizens as they pass by

6/27/2014 - At a time when the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must obtain a search warrant before examining the contents of a cell phone, the city of Chicago is taking privacy in the electronic age back a step. New aesthetic fixtures being attached to city lampposts are more than mere decorations;...

Chicago now charging innocent people 'arrest fees' simply for being arrested

6/10/2014 - Bureaucrats from the city of Chicago are scraping for ways to raise extra money to cope with burdensome deficits. Villages within city limits are strapped for cash. The projected deficit for the city of Chicago in 2014 is $339 million. Solving budget deficits by empowering police with new fundraising...

Detroit River's pet coke problem not over, just moved downstream

3/24/2014 - You may wonder what pet coke is. It's a byproduct of petroleum processing from crude oil. As explained on BP's (formerly British Petroleum) internet site: "Crude oil is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons, sometimes characterized as 'a useless mixture of useful products.' Petroleum coke is, essentially,...

Polar vortex credited with cutting the murder rate in crime-ridden Chicago

2/13/2014 - What police officers, handgun bans and public policies have been unable to do in Chicago to lower the murder rate, Mother Nature has managed to accomplish. According to a rather macabre website belonging to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper - a site which tracks murders in the city - the chill of the...

Chicago cops open fire unprovoked on vehicle full of kids, wounding two

1/18/2014 - Two mothers are claiming in court that Chicago police officers opened fire "without provocation, cause or justification of anything kind" on a car full of kids, wounding two of them, according to published reports. Courthouse News Service said that Catherine Waller and Abena Andoh filed suit against...

Flash mob ransacks Sports Authority store; sign of things to come

11/13/2013 - There is a new kind of crime spree brewing, and all indications are that the incidents are only going to increase. In recent days, a rash of flash mob thefts have occurred in an area of Chicago. Essentially, this is what happens: A group of young people enters a business, overwhelms sales staff and...

This is health care in America: Nursing home patient left to burn up and die by medical staff

10/8/2013 - You wouldn't think such things could happen in America, but with today's heavily regulated medical industry, which has left hospitals and nursing facilities chronically short of help and undertrained, you can expect such incidents to climb. According to CBSChicago, Michael Lewis, a patient rehabilitating...

Chicago citizens to be exposed to alarming levels of lead from city water as old pipes get upgraded

10/6/2013 - It's bad enough that the city of Chicago is facing financial problems similar to those of Detroit; now, local taxpayers are being forced to pay for being poisoned. For decades, the city installed lead water pipes, but in recent years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has discovered...

Chicago democrat calling for military occupation of the Windy City

7/24/2013 - Though they wear the same uniform as the regular Army and Air Force, the primary mission and role of state National Guard troops is fundamentally different than those of their active duty brothers and sisters. For one, Guard units serve their state first and foremost, answering to the governor and...

Stupid: Even historical museum guns are banned from public display in Chicago

5/26/2013 - Just how pervasive is the inane hypersensitivity to guns in Chicago? Bad enough that even inert historical firearms cannot be displayed in the city's history museums. According to Chicago's longstanding anti-Second Amendment ordinances, city museums are banned from displaying even firearms of historic...

Even with record murder rate, Chicago prosecutes the fewest gun crimes in America

4/3/2013 - The embattled city of Chicago is experiencing record firearms deaths, with more victims being shot and killed nightly. So far this year, in fact, month-to-month gun deaths are up from the record highs experienced in 2012, when 506 people were killed in the city. And the 2012 death rate was 16 percent...

Chicago 'boss' declares economic warfare on gun makers, tells banks to deny loans and funds

2/5/2013 - Chicago is infamous for its mob-style governing mentality, and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing what he can to carry on that tradition. Thwarted by a federal appeals court in December which ordered the state legislature to make concealed carry in Illinois happen within six months, Emanuel is attempting...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

2/4/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

200 police officers vs. 100,000 gang members - Chicago devolves into all-out gang war

7/19/2012 - Murder is, unfortunately, nothing new to the metropolis of Chicago, but the problem has escalated so much in recent years that now some crime experts have - rightfully - labeled it an epidemic. As gangs battle each over for turf, respect, a larger share of the drug trade - or just because they don't...

NATO activists face terrorism charges, attorney says they are victims of entrapment

5/25/2012 - No matter what you think about the war in Afghanistan or the United States' and NATO's efforts around the world to combat terrorism where it breeds, Americans agree the Constitution permits peaceful protests of such efforts. Yet, attorneys for some anti-NATO activists say their clients have been arrested...

Chicago police officer tells reporters that their First Amendment rights 'can be terminated'

3/29/2012 - The recent murder of a six-year-old girl in Chicago's South Side was compounded by the arrest of two members of the press who were present at the hospital where the girl's body was taken. NBC 5 in Chicago reports that photographer Donte Williams and WGN reporter Dan Ponce were arrested and detained...

Hugely-expensive Chicago homeland security program replete with failure

1/11/2012 - They say the road to hell (and financial ruin) is paved with good intentions. And so it is with a massively expensive project for Cook County, Chicago that cost taxpayers more than $45 million and has been an abject failure. The goal was to make citizens safer, but in the end, a federal probe found...

Chemicals in water supply near Chicago linked to cancer

8/11/2010 - A report by the Chicago Tribune has revealed that officials in the village of Crestwood, just outside Chicago, have been secretly introducing tainted well water into the town water supply for years. "I feel deceived," village resident Tom Parkis said. For years before the story broke, town residents...

Big Pharma paid $500,000 to Chicago psychiatrists who used children as guinea pigs

12/18/2009 - A federal lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for its role in paying Chicago psychiatrist Dr. Michael Reinstein nearly $500,000 over the course of a decade to conduct research and to promote its anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel. Reinstein is being accused of wrongfully preying...

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