Illinois

Congressman Tells Us Why He Left State Of The Union Early (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Congressman Tells Us Why He Left State Of The Union Early (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Last week, Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois turned a lot of heads when he walked out of the House chamber while Donald Trump was still giving his State of the Union address. It initially looked like he was leaving in protest of a president he believes is “explicitly racist.” But it turns out that it […]

Twitter Torches Trump For His Pathetic ‘Dicky Durbin’ Post (TWEETS)

Twitter Torches Trump For His Pathetic ‘Dicky Durbin’ Post (TWEETS)

Still angry that he got caught making his comments about immigrants from “shithole” countries, Donald Trump thought it would be a good idea to spend part of Monday attacking Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of the people who said they heard the president make those remarks during a White House meeting on immigration last week. […]

Republican Newspaper SLAMS Trump, Calls Him ‘Unfit To Serve’ (TWEET)

Republican Newspaper SLAMS Trump, Calls Him ‘Unfit To Serve’ (TWEET)

One of the most striking anecdotes of the 2016 presidential campaign was the large number of ancestrally Republican newspapers who refused to endorse Donald Trump. In many cases, they broke decades-long traditions to either endorse Hillary Clinton or refuse to endorse anyone at all. The Houston Chronicle, for instance, made Hillary only the third Democrat […]

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

Despite Having Bail, Police Left A Young Black Man In Jail (Video)

“I’m so tired of racism, bro.” According to Chicago police dashcam footage, this is what Tyler Lumar said outside the clinic he had just left in a fury after a doctor accused Lumar of reselling his prescription cough medicine. He told police: “That’s racial profiling. I don’t gangbang, I went to Oak Park and River […]

Obama Just Trolled The Hell Out Of Trump And The Other Birthers (VIDEO)

Obama Just Trolled The Hell Out Of Trump And The Other Birthers (VIDEO)

One of the many great things about former President Barack Obama is his incredibly sharp sense of humor. As he proved time and again at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, the man can flat-out tell a joke. And his humor is often self-deprecating, which makes it even more endearing. The 44th president’s humor was on […]

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

In a time when our electoral process is under attack like never before, it’s encouraging to see some local and state governments doing right by the citizens they represent. The 2016 presidential election demonstrated the lowest voter turnout (55.4%) since 1996 (53.5%). This is due partly to Republican voter suppression efforts, but also to inconvenient and […]

Guess Why This Lesbian Waitress Was Denied A Tip? (VIDEO)

Guess Why This Lesbian Waitress Was Denied A Tip? (VIDEO)

Samantha Heaton works as a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockport Illinois. She is hardworking and like many other waitresses earns minimum wage. Most servers in this country depend on tips for a living. Well imagine her surprise when a couple, who she had served this particular Saturday evening, decided to leave her no tip with […]

Former Congressman’s Lawyers Accuse Prosecutors Of Gay-Shaming (TWEET, VIDEO)

Former Congressman’s Lawyers Accuse Prosecutors Of Gay-Shaming (TWEET, VIDEO)

Over the last decade, we’ve seen a disturbing number of cases in which the defendants are manifestly guilty, only to have their cases implode due to particularly outrageous prosecutorial misconduct. For instance, the New Orleans cops responsible for the Danziger Bridge shootings had their convictions and decades-long prison sentences thrown out in 2013 after it emerged that […]

United Airlines Apologizes For ‘Horrific’ Treatment Of Passenger–After Initially Blaming Him (TWEETS)

United Airlines Apologizes For ‘Horrific’ Treatment Of Passenger–After Initially Blaming Him (TWEETS)

The latest entry in “How Not To Handle A Crisis” comes from United Airlines. On Sunday, the world’s third-largest airline came under well-deserved fire after a passenger was dragged screaming and bloodied from a supposedly overbooked flight. After taking even more heat for blaming the passenger, United was not only forced to issue a full […]

CPS Cracks Down on Trump’s Immigration War – Refuses ICE Checks Without Warrant (VIDEO)

CPS Cracks Down on Trump’s Immigration War – Refuses ICE Checks Without Warrant (VIDEO)

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have taken a stand against President Donald Trump’s war on immigration by informing principals at their various school districts not to allow United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials inside district buildings without a criminal warrant. In addition, it is reported that principals under CPS’ authority were told to have […]

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Does Our President Understand Him? (VIDEO)

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – Does Our President Understand Him? (VIDEO)

Abraham Lincoln is a mythic figure in American history. Every schoolchild encounters tales of “Honest Abe” studying by candlelight, working to keep the country united, and abolishing slavery – only to die by an assassin’s bullet. And on this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. So today seems an appropriate time to reflect on […]

Trump Threatens Martial Law In Chicago And His Idiots Rejoice On Facebook (VIDEO)

Trump Threatens Martial Law In Chicago And His Idiots Rejoice On Facebook (VIDEO)

Donald Trump is posting all kinds of crazy stuff on his social media accounts. He posted this on his Facebook yesterday morning: He was lying about those numbers. The Chicago Police Department says that there have only been 38 killings, not 42. Also, there have only been 180 shootings, not 228. That is not the scariest […]

Tammy Duckworth: ‘I Didn’t Give Up LITERALLY Parts Of My Body’ To Watch Trump Trample The Constitution (VIDEO)

Tammy Duckworth: ‘I Didn’t Give Up LITERALLY Parts Of My Body’ To Watch Trump Trample The Constitution (VIDEO)

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), just elected to the Senate in November, is off to a rousing start. At the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., she invoked her history of heroism in order to stand for the rights of Americans with disabilities in a powerful way: “I did not give up – literally parts of my […]

HISTORY: President Obama Gives Final Address In Chicago (TWEETS/VIDEO)

HISTORY: President Obama Gives Final Address In Chicago (TWEETS/VIDEO)

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, President Barack Obama gave his final address in Chicago, Illinois. Here is what he said about Chicago: “I first came to Chicago when I was in my early twenties, still trying to figure out who I was; still searching for a purpose to my life. This is where I learned […]

Dairy Queen Takes A Stand, Pulls Plug On Store Run By A Racist (VIDEO, TWEETS)

Dairy Queen Takes A Stand, Pulls Plug On Store Run By A Racist (VIDEO, TWEETS)

We’ve seen an alarming spike in hate crimes and hate-motivated incidents since Donald Trump’s upset victory. It’s naturally made a lot of people wonder–are we returning to the days when hate and bigotry could occur with impunity? Well, this weekend gave us a big reason to hope that we haven’t fallen off that cliff. The […]

Over $120K Raised For Victim Of Live-Streamed Beating In Chicago (VIDEO)

Over $120K Raised For Victim Of Live-Streamed Beating In Chicago (VIDEO)

This week, a White man with a disability in Chicago was brutally beaten by four Black people, and the video was streamed over Facebook. Commander Kevin Duffin of the Chicago Police said: “They admit that they were beating him, kicking him. They made him drink toilet water.” A GoFundMe campaign called “Let’s show the Chicago victim […]

Glenn Beck Wants To ‘Assign Some Blame’ To BLM For Beating Of White Man (TWEET, VIDEO)

Glenn Beck Wants To ‘Assign Some Blame’ To BLM For Beating Of White Man (TWEET, VIDEO)

For much of the latter part of 2016, Glenn Beck seemed to be turning over a new leaf. He was one of the charter members of the “Never Trump” club, and actually went as far as to praise a speech by Michelle Obama. He was also one of the few prominent conservatives to openly call […]

Disabled Man Attacked Online, So Conservatives Blame President Obama…WTF?! (VIDEO)

Disabled Man Attacked Online, So Conservatives Blame President Obama…WTF?! (VIDEO)

A video was posted on Facebook Wednesday which showed a young disabled white man being beaten by four black assailants as they shouted: “Fu*k Trump! Fu*k white people!” Here’s a portion of the video. WARNING: VIOLENT AND EXPLICIT CONTENT! Suspects are in custody, and Chicago police say they will be charged with a hate crime. […]

Racist Nutcase From Michaels Video Doubles-Down – Still Not Sorry (VIDEOS)

Racist Nutcase From Michaels Video Doubles-Down – Still Not Sorry (VIDEOS)

A woman who made headlines in November when a video showing her going off on a racist tirade in a Chicago-area Michaels store went viral is now saying SHE is the victim. ‘I Was Targeted Because Of My Race’ Jennifer Boyle, who appeared not only in the Michaels video but also in one filmed at […]

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