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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Good thing Lake Michigan does not have hurricanes. :lol:


There was also a cheesy made for tv movie on the Scify channel a few years ago whose premise was a chain of hurricanes that were travelling south down Lake Michigan (with their final destination in Chicago). I can't remember the name of the movie though.

Not a hurricane but I did find this:

Category 6: Day of Destruction



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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/15/ ... homicides/

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Man Killed In Year’s 600th Homicide Among 5 Shot Tuesday In Chicago
November 15, 2017 6:44 AM

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man killed Tuesday — marking the city’s 600th homicide this year — was among five people shot in a 7-hour span of gun violence on the South and West sides.

Three men were shot, one of them fatally, when someone opened fire from a light-colored vehicle shortly after 4 p.m. in the 500 block of South Lockwood in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 25-year-old man was was shot multiple times in the head and pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His name has not been released, pending notification of his family. A 32-year-old man was shot in the groin and buttocks, and a 28-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head. Both of their conditions were stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

The fatality marked Chicago’s 600th homicide of 2017, including shootings, assaults and other types of incidents, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The city ended last year with 781 homicides and hit the 600 mark on Oct. 17, 2016.

At the end of October, the city saw 2,445 shootings in total for 2017, down from 3,000 through the same date last year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. There were 228 shooting incidents last month, compared to 353 shootings in the October 2016, a decline of 34 percent.

Tuesday’s latest shooting left a 26-year-old man wounded at 11:18 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting on the passenger side of a vehicle in the 8700 block of South Cottage Grove when someone walked up and fired shots, striking him in the face, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

At 6:38 p.m., a 28-year-old man was critically wounded in a Gage Park neighborhood drive-by shooting on the Southwest Side. He was shot multiple times when someone opened fire from a passing vehicle in the 3100 block of West 53rd Street, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

On Monday, two men were killed and six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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 Post subject: Re: Illinois: Greece on Lake Michigan
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chic ... story.html


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Bring in the U.N. to solve Chicago 'genocide,' Boykin says Richard Boykin

By Kim Janssen
Chicago Tribune'
President Donald Trump’s implicit threat to put the National Guard on the streets of Chicago to tackle the city’s violence problem attracted widespread ridicule earlier this year.

But if the soldiers were instead wearing the sky blue helmets of United Nations peacekeepers there might not be such a problem, according to Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who flew to New York on Thursday to discuss what he described as a “quiet genocide” in Chicago’s black community with the U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for peacebuilding support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.

“The United Nations has a track record of protecting minority populations,” Boykin told Inc. before his meeting. “There was tribal warfare between the Tutsis and the Hutus in Africa, and they deployed peacekeeping troops there to help save those populations and reduce the bloodshed. We have to do something — black people in Chicago make up 30 percent of the population but 80 percent of those who are killed by gun violence.”

Asked how that might differ from sending in the National Guard, Boykin said, “The difference is, I’m not so sure that the National Guard is so used to peacekeeping and a peacekeeping role: The U.N. is trained in this.”

You’d welcome foreign troops on the streets of Austin, North Lawndale, Englewood and Roseland, commissioner?

“I’m talking about whoever the U.N. would decide to send in,” Boykin responded, adding, “I think that the assistant secretary-general may have some ideas outside of sending in troops. He may have some ideas about how we get to peace in these communities.

“We can’t wait for the mayor to put another 1,000 police officers on the streets, and I’m not so sure that’s going to be the panacea, anyhow,” said Boykin, who added that he wanted local officials to sit down together to come up with a solution.

“It’s been a total devastation of the African-American community,” he said.

Asked Wednesday about Boykin’s plan to involve the U.N., Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not respond directly but noted improvements in crime statistics and said he was working to ensure that “people feel a sense of security” in every neighborhood.

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Oh, okay Commissioner Boykin....but be prepared for some of the other wonderful things that can result from UN Peacekeepers:

U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti

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Wtf is he talking about? The UN did NOTHING about the Hutus and Tutsis. Almost a million Tutsi's and some 30% of the Batwa were slaughtered by the Hutu. It only stopped when the RPF (Tutsi ethnic militia) took over. The UN didn't do a THING about Kosovo. That was pretty much engineered by the USA.

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Wtf is he talking about? The UN did NOTHING about the Hutus and Tutsis. Almost a million Tutsi's and some 30% of the Batwa were slaughtered by the Hutu. It only stopped when the RPF (Tutsi ethnic militia) took over. The UN didn't do a THING about Kosovo. That was pretty much engineered by the USA.


Well, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is a Chicago-area politician.
Of course he doesn't know WTF he is talking about ;-)

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http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201 ... money.html

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By Thomas Lifson

Elected officials in the City of Harvey, Illinois are going to be missing their paychecks, as the decades of over-spending and over-taxing finally come home for the politicians responsible for the crisis.

Zack Keske of the Chicago Tribune reports:

Elected officials in Harvey learned Thursday they would not be getting paid this pay cycle due to the city's "financial constraints," according to an email obtained by the Daily Southtown.

City [c]omptroller Louis B. Williams notified officials early Thursday afternoon that the city could not pay them this pay period but hoped to process payments as early as within a week.

"Due to the financial constraints the City is experiencing, we are unable to pay elected officials for this current pay period 01/05/18," reads the email, which Williams sent to the mayor, aldermen, the treasurer, the clerk, the deputy clerk[,] and a mayoral aide. "Regarding your paychecks, we will keep you all updated, as we are hoping to process them sometime next week if funding is available. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time."

The brief communication prompted email responses from multiple aldermen, who claimed they had been left in the dark about the city's financial state and requested that a meeting be called to discuss the matter, emails provided by one of the aldermen show.


Harvey, Illinois is, to be frank, a basket case of mismanagement. Half a year ago, the Chicago Tribune editorial board wrote:

To live in Harvey is to live in a perpetual state of municipal dysfunction. The city's mismanagement spans decades. Police pensions went unpaid for years. Rape kits languished on a shelf when they should have been sent to a lab for analysis – a lag time, prosecutors say, in which some of the suspects in those cases raped again. In 2015, when the city's police desperately needed squad cars, Mayor Eric Kellogg's administration used $51,000 in federal grant money to get the mayor an SUV.

The city has a long history of switching money around from intended (and legal) uses to cover shortfalls elsewhere. The Trib editorial, focused on water system failures, noted:

Water fund revenue was used to cover budget deficits and meet the payroll of non-water department workers. The misspending of water revenue also included payments to Kay Jewelers, a Kohl's department store[,] and a college savings account. Harvey officials say they discovered those fraudulent payments and made sure the money was paid back. "It is undisputed that Harvey's water fund finances are in disarray," [Judge] Pantle wrote in her ruling, "and are being unlawfully raided by Harvey's government to pay for non[-]water-related expenses."

Apparently, there are no more accounts to be looted to pay the pols. Or, in Margaret Thatcher's words, "eventually, you run out of other people's money."

How long will it be until demands for a federal bailout are heard? Illinois has too many problems of its own to start bailing out its municipalities. Keep in mind that Harvey's population is over three quarters black, according to the 2010 census.


The city of Harvey has been a failure for as long as I can remember.

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The city faces severe financial problems.[15] It failed to fund its police and fire pensions from 2010 to 2013, paying just $140 of its $10.1 million required contributions.[16] Since 2007, it has refused to audit its municipal finances as required by the state,[17] and the Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that during this time there was "a scheme to divert bond proceeds for improper purposes."[18] As of September 2014, some aldermen were concerned the city could soon be unable to make payroll.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey,_I ... Government

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Those cats left the realm of mere incompetence and swerved into criminality some time ago. Somebody should go to jail.

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Those cats left the realm of mere incompetence and swerved into criminality some time ago. Somebody should go to jail.



In Harvey they ELECT convicted criminals into office:

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It is illegal for a convicted felon to hold municipal office in Illinois. But in south suburban Harvey, which has a well-documented crime problem, elected one such person during the last election.

In a video produced for Lamont Brown's successful Harvey aldermanic campaign, he does not mention the fact that twice during the 1990s, he pleaded guilty to felonies: selling illegal drugs and possession of a stolen automobile.

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/harvey- ... s-/769077/

And this one:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illin ... -post.html

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CONVICTIONS DON’T STOP HARVEY OFFICIAL FROM RECLAIMING OLD POST

CorruptionJanet Rogers has two felony convictions and once had her home raided by the feds. But the retired public high school teacher has a passion for public service — that’s not being stopped by her criminal record. [S]he was charged with felony theft and state benefits fraud and convicted at trial two years later. A judge sentenced her to 180 days in jail, fined her $7,000 and ordered her to pay back more than $10,000 to the state and federal governments. Those convictions knocked her off a Harvey school board. Back then, she was known as Janet Thomas. Last year, she ran for the same school board job, under her current married name, Janet Rogers. And she won. Her fellow school board members, which includes her husband, welcomed her back by appointing her president of the school board of Harvey School District 152. ...More HERE


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