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From The Chicago Tribune By Ronald Hampton, Executive Director, National Black Police Association A police department’s officers are trained to enable Constitutional due process safeguards. Armies are not designed with this purpose – armies are trained to kill. The suggestion of the National Guard to be deployed in black and Mexican neighborhoods in Chicago is […]

In just a matter of two days a total of 41 people have been shot, which includes 4 deaths, in 31 different incidents on the Southside of Chicago. Bossip covers this story inside.

Via CNN: (Feb. 10) — A small pre-dawn earthquake has hit northern Illinois, startling residents as far away as Michigan and Iowa, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit about 45 miles northwest of Chicago at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Scientists say the epicenter was southwest […]

VIA:  EncyclopediaOfChicago.Org Oscar DePriest was born in Florence, Alabama, to ex-slaves. He arrived in Chicago in 1889. DePriest worked as a painter and decorator, reportedly on occasion passing for white to get a job. He developed his own contracting business and began participating in community affairs. He began his political career as a precinct secretary, […]

From HuffingtonPost.com: In a comparison likely to offend both parties, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly compared the South Side of Chicago to Haiti during a January 23rd stop on his “Bold Fresh Tour,” accompanied by Glenn Beck.