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Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley under
fire for on-air suicide reference
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Posted by AltaD 5/11/2021 2:21:43 PM Post Reply
Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley is taking heat for referencing suicide during the team’s season finale, saying he would’ve “put a bullet” in his head if he had to travel with players amid the league’s COVID-19 restrictions. Foley, who was wrapping up his 38th season Monday as the Blackhawks TV or radio announcer, made the remark while commenting on the team’s travel restriction (Snip) Minutes later, Foley said he regretted his word choice. “I wish I didn’t say that,” he said. “I’m sorry if I offended some folks. Apparently I did, so I apologize.” Reaction on social media was swift, with some people saying Foley’s apology left them unsatisfied.
Joe Biden Blames Law Enforcement for
Fueling ‘Distrust’ in Police Week
Statement Honoring the Fallen
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Posted by AltaD 5/10/2021 10:51:04 AM Post Reply
President Joe Biden blamed law enforcement for fueling “distrust” in minority communities in his proclamation declaring Peace Officers Memorial Day and “Police Week.” Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, honors all of the fallen law enforcement officers, as well as Police Week to remember all of the sacrifices from officials and their families across the country. The president’s statement released Saturday expressed “gratitude for the selfless public servants who wear the badge,” but included a lengthy paragraph raising concerns about the “distrust” that police had created. The statement read:
Helmut Jahn, Chicago’s ‘star-chitect’ to the
world, was the visionary behind United’s
O’Hare terminal and Thompson Center
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Posted by AltaD 5/9/2021 5:22:18 PM Post Reply
Before the architect Helmut Jahn designed United Airlines Terminal 1 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the late 1980s, travelers coming or going from one of the world’s greatest architectural cities made a quotidian trudge through a boring portal. Jahn replaced that grim trajectory with a sensually thrilling explosion of light, sound and excitement(Snip) born near Nuremberg, Germany, in 1940 and arrived in Chicago in 1966 to study at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He didn’t formally graduate but would go on to play a central role in his home city’s singular architectural story. Jahn, who was 81 and died Saturday from injuries suffered in a cycling accident outside west suburban
Blaming Jim Crow, Northwestern student
journalist says the way White people
walk on sidewalks is too racist
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Posted by AltaD 5/6/2021 12:37:52 PM Post Reply
The opinion editor of the Northwestern University’s student newspaper recently published an article asserting that White people walk awkwardly on sidewalks because of their internalized racism. (Snip) Allen then asserted that “the formal rules of Jim Crow were accompanied by a set of informal ones that governed the way Black people approached White people in public space and vice versa.” This social order “required Black people to yield to White people whenever possible” -- such as “stepping off the sidewalk when a White person was walking past.”
One of the world’s poorest countries
has one of the world’s lowest
COVID death rates
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Posted by AltaD 5/6/2021 8:41:25 AM Post Reply
Haiti has one of the lowest death rates from COVID-19 in the world. As of the end of April, only 254 deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in Haiti over the course of the entire pandemic. The Caribbean nation, which often struggles with infectious diseases, has a COVID-19 death rate of just 22 per million. In the U.S. the COVID-19 death rate is 1,800 per million, and in parts of Europe. the fatality rate is approaching 3,000 deaths per million.(Snip)"Because COVID did not impact us as badly," she says, "people don't think it [the vaccine] is worth it actually."
CPS aims to help teens get COVID-19 shots.
The teachers union wants a student vaccine
goal met before fall classes start.
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Posted by AltaD 5/2/2021 9:27:20 PM Post Reply
Troubled by what leaders say is a lack of a central plan, the Chicago Teachers Union wants the Board of Education to set a goal for vaccinating students 16 and over before the start of the new school year. CTU President Jesse Sharkey told the board Wednesday that while he is “not an epidemiologist or public health expert,” it is critical that the school board establish a targeted student vaccine benchmark.(Snip)Establishing a targeted student vaccine goal might also be tricky, as unlike standard childhood immunizations that are mandated and tracked by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and over, while recommended, remains optional
Family of Elmhurst COVID
patient in standoff with hospital
over controversial treatment
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Posted by AltaD 5/1/2021 10:47:55 AM Post Reply
CHICAGO - An Elmhurst woman whose mother is in grave condition with COVID-19 says a local hospital is refusing to treat her mom with a specific drug, despite a judge's order to do so. "She might pass away within hours," (Snip) Fype hired Buffalo, NY-based attorneys Ralph Lorigo and Jon Minear, who have successfully fought for other COVID patients wanting prescriptions for ivermectin. This week, they secured a court order from a judge in DuPage County, ordering Edward-Elmhurst Hospital to administer ivermectin to Nurije Fype. But Fype and her legal team say the hospital didn't budge and continues to refuse to give her mother the drug.
Some Rideshare Trips Now Cost
Chicagoans Over $50 For 2.5 Miles
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Posted by AltaD 4/29/2021 1:42:50 PM Post Reply
If you take Uber and Lyft, you’ve probably realized some higher fares and longer wait times. Across the Chicago area, viewers have reported extreme price surges during all hours of the day. Some receipts sent to NBC 5 show a more than $50 price tag for a 2.5-mile ride. A trip from Lake View East to near downtown Chicago shows rates pushing $30. (Snip) The Independent Drivers Guild of Chicago blames the higher prices on less drivers on the road. Organizer Kevin Nelson said recent carjackings and COVID-19 have contributed to a lack of drivers willing to take the risk.
'It's all social justice. All day. Every day.'
Socialist OPRF school board members
caught gloating on Zoom
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Posted by AltaD 4/27/2021 7:54:02 AM Post Reply
Two Roosevelt University professors who also serve on the Oak Park and River Forest High School school board were caught on an open Zoom call bragging about how they promote Marxist re-organization of American society to their college students. Talking before the start of OPRF's Feb. 26 board meeting on a live microphone, Gina Harris and Ralph Martire said they were proud to advocate for so-called "social justice" Marxist economic concepts. “I mean, it’s all social justice. All day, every day, I get to talk about the things I love. I’m really living the life over here,” Harris said.
Fake Chicago Police tweet about
Derek Chauvin not being
removed by Twitter, CPD says
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Posted by AltaD 4/26/2021 7:25:52 PM Post Reply
Chicago - Twitter is refusing to remove or attach a warning to a doctored image that purports to show a Chicago Police Department tweet that states, "We are all Derek Chauvin" – despite that the post is not real and the agency has made several attempts to have it taken down, CPD officials tell Fox News. (Snip) By Saturday, the post had garnered approximately 38,600 retweets and 175,000 likes, according to local news site CWBChicago. CPD tweeted Saturday night that the department had reported the tweet, and Twitter responded by ruling that the content did not violate the company’s policies and therefore no action would be taken
Rep. Liz Cheney not ruling
out 2024 presidential run
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Posted by AltaD 4/26/2021 1:38:28 PM Post Reply
Orlando - House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney is not ruling out a potential presidential bid, The Post has learned. “I’m not ruling anything in or out — I’ve been here a long time,” she told The Post when asked if she would ever consider running in the future. The Wyoming Republican — who has been a frequent target of former President Donald Trump — said there are a number of contenders she sees as having potential for the 2024 nomination, adding that she believes the lawmakers who led the efforts on challenging the election on Jan. 6 should be out of the running.
Chicago restaurant group to require
vaccination for employees by July 15
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Posted by AltaD 4/25/2021 3:47:47 PM Post Reply
Chicago — A prominent Chicago restaurant group announced in a memo to employees Thursday that all employees are required to be fully vaccinated by July 15. Crain’s Chicago Business reported Friday that Fifty50 Restaurant Group, who operates the Berkshire Room and Roots Handmade Pizza, will require vaccinations for employees. The announcement comes just as many colleges and universities have announced required vaccinations for in-person learning during the upcoming fall semester. “We feel that by requiring our staff to be vaccinated, it will create a safer work environment for our staff and also a safer dining environment for our guests,” a statement from Fifty/50 group said. Fifty/50 group employed approximately 700 people prior