Showing posts from January, 2021

State Rep. Andre Thapedi resigning from the state house

Found this on twitter just now and best wishes to Rep. Thapedi

CBS Chicago: Brothers Who Claim Rev. Michael Pfleger Abused Them Say They Want To Get Truth Out

  [ VIDEO ] Brothers who are victims of alleged abuse by longtime St. Sabina parish pastor Father Michael Pfleger were interviewed anonymously by our local CBS affiliated recently telling their story. Earlier this month Father Pfleger was removed from his position from nearby St. Sabina due to these allegations

Capitol Fax: “The legislature is back in business”

 Not exactly breaking news, but earlier this year the IL House of Representatives elected a new speaker. Michael Madigan is out and replaced by Emanuel Welch who is the first Black speaker of the IL state house. He represents the western suburbs of the 7th state house district . Rich Miller's syndicated column discusses how under Speaker Welch, the legislature is now open for business. Give it a read. Speaker Welch: “The legislature is back in business” — Rich Miller (@capitolfax) January 25, 2021

ABC7Chicago: Chicago skyline goes dark in memory of COVID-19 victims

  [ VIDEO ] Last night the Chicago skyline went dark to honor those hundreds of thousands of people across America who died in this coronavirus pandemic.

WBBM-TV: 'My Block, My Hood, My City' Distributing PPE For Monday's MLK Day Of Service

  [ VIDEO ] Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City distributing PPE for senior citizens at 99th & King Drive at the Secretary of State facility there this morning on Dr. King Day. I hope you all are having a very safe and happy holiday.

WGN: CTA bus driver carjacked in employee parking lot Friday afternoon

  [ VIDEO ] The incident shown here happened at 77th Bus Garage (210 W. 79th Street). Suspects carjacked a CTA bus driver who gave up his keys and ran. He was still shot at while running but wasn't hit - thank goodness. This was said to be the third incident of gun violence towards CTA bus drivers with an incident at 57th & Laramie and on the 6 Jeffery Jump. Be careful out there everyone.

Capitol Fax: First case of more contagious COVID-19 strain identified in Chicago

 I mentioned that there was a new strain of coronavirus emerging in England and has been found here in the states. And it's been identified in the city. Via Capitol Fax with a press release First case of more virulent COVID-19 strain identified in Chicago — Rich Miller (@capitolfax) January 15, 2021 As stated since the public learned of this new mutated strain of coronavirus it's more contagious, however, nothing has shown it's more deadly. Also the vaccines that has been developed is expected to be able to cover this new strain. Also noted today is that in some parts of the state mitigation efforts will be eased, however, that won't include Cook County or Chicago for now at least. [ VIDEO ]

Father Michael Pfleger removed St. Sabina parish

I'm sure the nation is watching the shocking developments in Washington, DC as Congress met to certify the electoral votes from the 2020 presidential race. Meanwhile here in Chicago another shocking development which was reported last night. Rev. Michael Pfleger removed from St. Sabina for decades-old sexual abuse allegation — Sun-Times Breaking (@CSTbreaking) January 5, 2021 Allow me to embed from the Sun-Times : Father Michael Pfleger, the longtime pastor at St. Sabina Church and one of the most prominent priests in Chicago, has been removed from the Auburn Gresham parish following revelations of a decades-old sexual abuse allegation against a minor. Cardinal Blase Cupich announced “the difficult news” in a letter to the St. Sabina community Tuesday, saying he has “asked Father Pfleger to step aside from ministry following receipt by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor m