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before sending in feds, trump should focus on chicago police


“if chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24 percent from 2016), i will send in the feds!”— president trump, jan. 24, 2017• • •for now it’s just another tweet from twitchy presidential thumbs, one more jab in the verbal tiff between a new republican president and a democratic mayor with a violence crisis spinning out of control. but before you write this off as typical trump histrionics, consider:fifty-two years ago — march 20, 1965 — an angry president lyndon johnson reacted to alabama’s “bloody sunday” by declaring that he would use federal authority to protect the civil rights of the rev. martin luther king jr. and other marchers headed from selma to montgomery. five days later, federal and state troops oversaw the march, capped






after trump criticism on chicago violence, emanuel touts police smarts


"this allows our police officers to be all that much smarter and more effective in using technology and command ability to make sure people are in the right place at the right time to prevent a shooting in the first place," emanuel said.in a news release, emanuel's office described the technology as part of the city's "smart-policing strategy," a term that had not been used in previous mayor's office announcements.trump tweets about chicago 'carnage,' says he may 'send in the feds!' if not fixedliam fordpresident donald trump tweeted tuesday night about chicago’s violence, saying he will “send in the feds!” if the city “doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on.”trump’s tweet refers back to a line in his inaugural address friday about “the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have st






trump reportedly claimed 2 were s dead in chicago during obama’s speech — but it


chicago — an abc news transcript of its interview with president donald trump on wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally s in chicago while his predecessor, barack obama, was giving his farewell speech at chicago’s mccormick place — a claim shown to be false by police department records. the p age in question…






video shows chicago cops rushing gangway as more than 25 s s fired: 'watch the c


chicago police kill man on west sidedeputy chief al nagode describes the events leading to a fatal shooting by chicago police in the 4500 block of west washington boulevard on nov. 28, 2016. (armando l. sanchez / chicago tribune)deputy chief al nagode describes the events leading to a fatal shooting by chicago police in the 4500 block of west washington boulevard on nov. 28, 2016. (armando l. sanchez / chicago tribune)see more videos






chicago cop who threw coffee at motorcyclist suspended


chicago police investigating cop caught on video throwing coffee at motorcyclistelyssa cherney and peter matuszakchicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the...chicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the... (elyssa cherney and peter matuszak)






buffalo grove police seek suspects in a pair of urday armed robberies


buffalo grove police are searching for two suspects in a pair of early urday morning armed robberies.in the first incident, around 2:25 a.m., police responded after two male suspects entered the mobil gas station at 1251 n. mchenry road in buffalo grove. the suspects reportedlyentered the gas station and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. the suspects then fled with $50, entering a vehicle east of the building, police said.while investigating the first incident, police say a second aggravated robbery took place around 3:50 a.m. at cvs pharmacy, 20 e. dundee road in buffalo grove.police say the same two suspects took about $200 from cvs and fled on foot east of the building before entering a vehicle.police described the suspects as light-skinned black or latino men, between 5 feet






buffalo grove police seek suspects in a pair of urday armed robberies


buffalo grove police are searching for two suspects in a pair of early urday morning armed robberies.in the first incident, around 2:25 a.m., police responded after two male suspects entered the mobil gas station at 1251 n. mchenry road in buffalo grove. the suspects reportedly entered the gas station and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. the suspects then fled with $50, entering a vehicle east of the building, police said.while investigating the first incident, police say a second aggravated robbery took place around 3:50 a.m. at cvs pharmacy, 20 e. dundee road in buffalo grove.police say the same two suspects took about $200 from cvs and fled on foot east of the building before entering a vehicle.police described the suspects as light-skinned black or latino men, between 5 fee






police: 1 dead after west town traffic crash


one person has been killed in a traffic crash in the west town neighborhood urday afternoon.the wreck occurred about 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of ashland avenue and hubbard street, according to officer michael carroll, a spokesman for the chicago police.check back for details.






chicago top cop's health scare latest problem for police force


closeskip in skipxembedxshare chicago police superintendent eddie johnson be e ill and wavered on his feet during a news conference friday. the department's spokesman says he'll be examined at a local hospital. (jan. 27) apin this p o taken from video, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, left, hands a bottle of water to police superintendent eddie johnson after johnson be e wobbly during a news conference friday, jan. 27, 2017 in chicago. the chicago sun-times reports that there were requests for candy for johnson as he fell ill. the news conference was halted as johnson was attended to and an ambulance and a fire truck arrived. (fran spielman/chicago sun-times via ap) org xmit: ilchs201(p o: fran spielman, ap)chicago — the city’s top cop announced friday that he is in need of a kidney transplant,






officers, strangers offer to donate kidney to chicago's top cop, who needs trans


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right.johnson, 56, disclosed friday that he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a news conference that morning. since then, in addition to overwhelming support, he’s received offers of kidney transplants from both the police officers serving under him and the citizens johnson works to protect.“we have people dialing 911, asking officers to come over to their homes so they can give them their information,” johnson said at a news conference urday morning. “i’ve gotta tell you guys, that’s a humbling, h






officers, strangers offer to give cpd top cop a kidney in his time of need


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right.johnson, 56, disclosed friday that he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a news conference that morning. since then, in addition to overwhelming support, he’s received offers of kidney transplants from both the police officers serving under him and the citizens johnson works to protect.“we have people dialing 911, asking officers to come over to their homes so they can give them their information,” johnson said at a news conference urday morning. “i’ve gotta tell you guys, that’s a humbling, h






officers, strangers offer to give cpd top cop a kidney in his time of need


police superintendent eddie johnson’s godmother always told him, “god works in mysterious ways.” the number of people who’ve volunteered to donate a kidney to johnson in the 24 hours after announcing his need for a transplant has him thinking his godmother was right.johnson, 56, disclosed friday that he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a news conference that morning. since then, in addition to overwhelming support, he’s received offers of kidney transplants from both the police officers serving under him and the citizens johnson works to protect.“we have people dialing 911, asking officers to come over to their homes so they can give them their information,” johnson said at a news conference urday morning. “i’ve gotta tell you guys, that’s a humbling, h






chicago top cop's health scare latest problem for police force


closeskip in skipxembedxshare chicago police superintendent eddie johnson be e ill and wavered on his feet during a news conference friday. the department's spokesman says he'll be examined at a local hospital. (jan. 27) apin this p o taken from video, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, left, hands a bottle of water to police superintendent eddie johnson after johnson be e wobbly during a news conference friday, jan. 27, 2017 in chicago. the chicago sun-times reports that there were requests for candy for johnson as he fell ill. the news conference was halted as johnson was attended to and an ambulance and a fire truck arrived. (fran spielman/chicago sun-times via ap) org xmit: ilchs201(p o: fran spielman, ap) 4 connectlinkedinemailmorechicago — the city’s top cop announced friday that he is in n






man found dead in hermosa fire


a 67-year-old man was found dead in a house fire about 11:40 p.m. friday in the 1700 block of north pulaski road in the hermosa neighborhood, police said. officials found the man in the attic apartment, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. no one else was injured. it appears it was an electrical fire, police said. the chicago fire department said the fire remained under investigation. check back for updates. 






1 dead, 3 injured after west town traffic crash


one person has been killed and three others were seriously injured during a traffic crash in the west town neighborhood urday afternoon.the wreck occurred about 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of ashland avenue and hubbard street, according to officer michael carroll, a spokesman for the chicago police.paramedics initially responded to a "pin-in'' crash involving a vehicle hitting a pole, but a second vehicle was apparently also involved and possibly a pedestrian, said chicago fire department spokesman jeff lyle.one person was dead on the scene and three other injured people were taken to stroger hospital in serious to critical condition, said lyle.check back for details.






eau claire police officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






chicago advocates condemn trump's order on refugees, migrants


invoking the legacy of the holocaust, a multifaith coalition of jews and muslims on wednesday called on gov. bruce rauner to publicly reverse his position of pausing the relocation of syrian refugees in illinois over security concerns.at an evening protest outside the wrigley building, the chicago... (elyssa cherney)






man s in back in south shore neighborhood


a 24-year-old man was s in the back urday afternoon in the city's south shore neighborhood, police said.according to preliminary information, the man was wounded about 2:40 p.m.  in the 2800 block of east 76th street, said police.the victim was driving when a vehicle pulled up, and someone fire several s s. the victim then crashed into a parked vehicle, police said.he was taken to northwestern memorial hospital where his condition was stabilized.no one was in custody and police were investigating.






eau claire officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






2 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


two men were wounded  urday afternoon in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.the latest attack happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage park neighborhood, police said.a 19-year-old man was in a vehicle when another car pulled along side, and someone fired s s multiple times. he was struck in the abdomen, and took himself to community first hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.earlier urday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was s in the back in the city's south shore neighborhood, police said.according to preliminary information, the man was wounded about 2:40 p.m.  in the 2800 block of east 76th street, said police.the victim was driving when a vehicle pulled up, and someone fire several s s. the vict






man found s to death in car in naperville school parking lot


an oswego man was found s to death in a car in the parking lot of scullen middle school friday night, naperville police cmdr. louis miso said.police were called to the 1815 mistflower school at about 7:20 p.m. on a report of an unresponsive man inside a vehicle, miso said in a news release. there, they found a 37-year-old man in a car in which the windows had been broken out, he saidthe victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to edward hospital in naperville, where he was pronounced dead.“the incident does not involve scullen middle school,” miso said. “there were two non-district organizations that rented building space for activities this evening. in addition, there was an after-school club that was concluding its activity.”he added the shooting does not appear to the “a rando






4 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


three men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded  urday in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.the latest attack occurred about 9:05 p.m. in the 3800 block of west flournoy street in the lawndale neighborhood, police said.a man, 44, was s in the foot and was taken in good condition to an area hospital, police said.earlier, about 6:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of south sangamon street, someone s a 14-year-old boy in the lower right arm, police said.the victim was taken to an area hospital where his condition had stabilized.another shooting happened about 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage park neighborhood a 19-year-old man was wounded, police said.he was in a vehicle when another car pulled alongside, and someone inside it fired s s multip






off-duty officer among 14 wounded in city shootings


an off-duty cook county officer was one of three people who were wounded in a shooting early urday in the city's gold coast neighborhood, officials said.the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of north state street. police did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.  sophia ansari, spokeswoman for the cook county sheriff's office, said an off-duty cook county courts deputy was wounded in the shooting. she was told the officer was going to be fine. she did not have additional information about the officer's involvement in the shooting, and she said the investigation was being handled by chicago police. an adult man was grazed in the head, and he was listed in good condition at northwestern memorial hospital, chicago police said. a second man was s in th






3 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


two men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded  urday in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.the latest attack occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of south sangamon street when someone s a 14-year-old boy in the lower right arm, police said.the victim was taken to an area hospital where his condition had stabilized. no arrests were made.earlier, about 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage park neighborhood a 19-year-old man was wounded, police said.he was in a vehicle when another car pulled alongside, and someone inside it fired s s multiple times. he was struck in the abdomen, and took himself to community first hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.earlier urday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was s in the back in






cook county courts raise bonds for gun crimes — but suspects getting out faster


since chicago's violence rate began to spike in 2012, cook county judges have doubled the amount of bond set for people charged with felony gun crimes.if judges hoped the increase would keep armed gang members off the streets until their cases were decided, that did not happen.despite increasingly high bonds, the opposite has happened — the same group of those charged with gun crimes is getting out of jail more than twice as fast as they were four years ago, according to a tribune analysis of jail data of arrests and bonds.at the same time, the chicago police department is making fewer gun arrests and recovering fewer guns. from 2012 through the end of last year, the number of guns recovered fell by 33 percent and the number of arrests dropped by nearly 9 percent overall despite a recent u






police investigating fatal shooting near naperville school


police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was found friday afternoon inside a car near scullen middle school in suburban naperville, officials said. about 7:30 p.m., naperville police were called to a parking lot in the 1800 block of mistflower lane for a call of an unresponsive man inside a car, said police cmdr. louis miso.when officers arrived they found a man inside the car with the windows rolled down, miso said.the man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to edward hospital, where he was pronounced dead from guns wounds.  miso said the death is being investigated as a homicide. 






off-duty officer among 14 wounded in city shootings


an off-duty cook county officer was one of three people who were wounded in a shooting early urday in the city's gold coast neighborhood, officials said.the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of north state street. police did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.  sophia ansari, spokeswoman for the cook county sheriff's office, said an off-duty cook county courts deputy was wounded in the shooting. she was told the officer was going to be fine. she did not have additional information about the officer's involvement in the shooting, and she said the investigation was being handled by chicago police.an adult man was grazed in the head, and he was listed in good condition at northwestern memorial hospital, chicago police said. a second man was s in the






toddler among 17 wounded, 2 fatally, in city shootings


two men were killed and 15 other people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings during a 14-hour period from friday afternoon to urday morning. the 3-year-old boy was grazed in the left leg and a 23-year-old man was s in the left arm in a shooting about 5:45 a.m. in the chicago lawn neighborhood, police said. the shooter fired into a home in the 3000 block of west 61st street, wounding the 23-year-old man and the toddler. both were taken to stroger hospital in good condition. a man, who had not yet been identified, was s to death at 1:40 a.m. urday at a gas station in the 1200 block of north halsted street in the goose island neighborhood, police said. he was sitting in a car when someone e out o angway and opened fire, wounding him in the head. the man, whose age w






enrique peña nieto put in tough spot by donald trump


mexico city—when mexican president enrique peña nieto’s aides urged him last summer to confront republican presidential nominee donald trump over vowing to build a border wall and saying mexico was sending ists to the u.s., mr. peña nieto declined. “i may have this guy sitting across the table from me someday, and i need to think about mexico’s interests,” he said, according to an aide who witnessed the exchange.mr. peña...






toddler among 17 wounded in city shootings


two men were killed and 15 other people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings during a 14-hour period from friday afternoon to urday morning. the 3-year-old boy was grazed in the left leg and a 23-year-old man was s in the left arm in a shooting about 5:45 a.m. in the chicago lawn neighborhood, police said. the shooter fired into a home in the 3000 block of west 61st street, wounding the 23-year-old man and the toddler. both were taken to stroger hospital in good condition. a man, who had not yet been identified, was s to death at 1:40 a.m. urday at a gas station in the 1200 block of north halsted street in the goose island neighborhood, police said. he was sitting in a car when someone e out o angway and opened fire, wounding him in the head. the man, whose age w






fatal heroin overdoses prompt warning, n au police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe atlantic city police department on its twitter account released a p o of "king of death"-stamped heroin, which it says has resulted in six fatal overdoses and four involving people who were revived using narcan on wednesday, jan. 25, 2017. (credit: atlantic city police twitter) n au county police officials are alerting long islanders to a “bad batch” of heroin circulating in the atlantic city area called king of death that led to 10 suspected overdoses, 6 of them fatal, in one day this past week.a public safety announcement was initially issued by the atlantic city police on thursday about the overdoses — six fatal and four involving people who were revived using...






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






ex-council member gary schiff runs for alondra cano's ninth ward seat


gary schiff will run for a return to the city council, throwing his name into a closely watched race in south minneapolis.schiff, 44, posted about his candidacy urday night on facebook. he will face incumbent alondra cano, who has considered a run for u.s. rep. keith ellison’s seat if he wins election as chairman of the democratic national committee. mohamed farah, the executive director of the somali nonprofit ka joog, is also running for the seat. the heart of ward 9 is e. lake street from chicago avenue to hiawatha avenue, where immigrant-owned businesses want police to crack down on drug-dealing and prostitution, many are opposed to a higher minimum wage, and they are fearful that a president donald trump-led crackdown on illegal immigrants will hurt their employees and customers.“we n






fatal heroin overdoses prompt warning, n au police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayatlantic city police are warning the public about a bad batch of heroin being sold under the name king of death. acpd said there were 10 overdoses, six of them fatal, on wednesday, jan. 25, 2017. (credit: acpd via twitter) n au county police officials are alerting long islanders to a “bad batch” of heroin circulating in the atlantic city area called king of death that led to 10 suspected overdoses, six of them fatal, in one day this past week.a public safety announcement was initially issued by the atlantic city police on thursday about the overdoses — six fatal and four involving people who were revived...






fatal heroin overdoses prompt warning, n au police say


n au county police officials are alerting long islanders to a “bad batch” of heroin circulating in the atlantic city area called king of death that led to 10 suspected overdoses, 6 of them fatal, in one day this past week.a public safety announcement was initially issued by the atlantic city police on thursday about the overdoses — six fatal and four involving people who were revived using narcan — that took place between 4 and 10 p.m. wednesday.advertisement | advertise on newsdaybags made from folded wax paper that were stamped with a red crown and the words “king of death” were found at two scenes and are reportedly responsible for those two deaths, n au county police said in a public safety advisory released late friday.n au county police said in its officers are monitoring what it cal






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zing mine games craft brings a new adventure in your life as a cop, police truck gangster chase will give you a chance to perform your duties as a police squad member. some criminals have escaped from the jail and you have to bring them back. this is a complete jail break mission which you have to foil by performing your duties. you have to chase them in your police car and can shoot if this case happens. this is a complete gang of thief and criminals and to save city from their wrath, you have to eradicate them as a good police officer. you have modern gprs system in your car from where you can trace them easily. you have to hit their car multiple times to get it exploded. you will can enjoy all driving, action and simulation in this one game. your duty do not end just capturing that g






ni secretary james brokenshire: troubles inquiry 'not working'


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption police are re-investigating all deaths during the troubles the northern ireland secretary of state has said inquiries into killings during the troubles are "disproportionately" focused on the police and the army. writing in the sunday teleg h james brokenshire said it was "clear" that investigations into more than 3,500 deaths were "not working".police are re-investigating all deaths from the troubles.a number of ex-soldiers are facing prosecution over killings carried out during the 30-year conflict.mr brokenshire, who took the post last july, said: "it is also clear the current focus is disproportionately on those who worked for the state - former members of the armed forces and the ruc."he said the "vast majority" of police and the armed forces s






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ready to join police as cop? extreme police car parking 3d will provide you this chance to drive and park police car and become an ultimate champion. you as a peace keeping force has to control theft and crime in the city and for this purpose you have to be an excellent driver to chase down the criminals. in this simulation game, you have will practice all these skills. this is a combo of driving, racing and parking. first you have to race your car towards the parking lot at a specific area which is pointed by the arrow. later you have to park your car at specific lot. as a real driver, you have to play this multi-level sim to sharpen your skills. these are your training days and you have been given tasks as a test driving. moreover, this is free for smart phone users. in this parking s






fashion police: cops ease rules on tattoos, turbans, beards


new york — the joe friday look is out. tattoos, turbans and beards are in.police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a uniformly clean-shaven, 1950s look.more officers are on the job with tattoos inked on their forearms, beards on their chins or religious head coverings like hijabs and turbans in place of — or tucked beneath — their blue caps."my turban is a part of me," said mandeep singh, among 160 sikhs in the new york city police department who last month were allowed to wear navy blue turbans in place of the standard-issue police caps. "this opens a gate for other potential candidates who felt they could not be a police officer because they wo






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group. ociated press






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington — president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group.






trump immigration policy changes put some on edge


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)






2 arrested for trying to make fraudulent apple store purchases, police say


two people who attempted to gain access to user accounts and make unauthorized purchases at the apple store in deer park were arrested friday night by the lake county sheriff's office, sgt. christopher covelli said.alexander j. soto, 25, of yonkers, n.y., and diamand d. reid, 22, of roseville, mich., were charged with burglary and identity theft, covelli said. soto also faces a charge of retail theft.the two were arrested in separate incidents about two hours apart, and "it appears they were part of the same crew," he said. the sheriff's office was contacted by apple store employees in each case.based on information from the investigation, it's believed soto and reid are connected to a group of seven people arrested last july, all from new york, believed to be part of a "criminal enterpris






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sometimes clear focus isn’t what you actually want in a p o. maybe you’re trying to create an impressionistic scene that evokes something other than literal reality. and one way to completely change your p os is to make your own soft-focus lens.advertisementthere are a variety of places you can buy an intentionally distortional lens, most prominently lensbaby. their best sellers are a little under a hundred bucks, though, so it’s a little pricey if you’re just looking to experiment. in this video from randy snook, though, we see how he makes a rough and ready lens for under $15 that he nicknames the pipe dream.there are just a few elements that go into snook’s lens: a 1 1/4" pvc joint union, the lens itself (specifically, a 65mm single element positive meniscus lens), and a canon to 55m re






fashion police: cops ease rules on tattoos, turbans, beards


new york (ap) — the joe friday look is out. tattoos, turbans and beards are in.police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a uniformly clean-shaven, 1950s look.more officers are on the job with tattoos inked on their forearms, beards on their chins or religious head coverings like hijabs and turbans in place of — or tucked beneath — their blue caps.“my turban is a part of me,” said mandeep singh, among 160 sikhs in the new york city police department who last month were allowed to wear navy blue turbans in place of the standard-issue police caps. “this opens a gate for other potential candidates who felt they could not be a police officer because th






trump blocks muslim refugees, america loses a part of itself


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)






contemporary home in lincoln park: $4.7m


1848 howe st. in chicago: $4,700,000listed on jan. 23, 2017this home, built by middlefork, inclues six bedrooms, 5.2 baths, three family rooms, a chef's kitchen, a 2.5-car garage and four wood-burning fireplaces. details include a cut limestone fireplace and range hood surrounds, reclaimed wood ceiling and a wine cellar. the home is located near lincoln elementary school and lincoln park high school.agent: the ballis group of coldwell banker residential brokerage’s halsted office, 312-867-8166to feature your luxury listing of $800,000 or more in chicago tribune’s dream homes, send listing information and high-res p os to [email protected]






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protests over immigration ban hit jfk & more u.s. airports


president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the u.s. has led to protests at airports around the country. thousands of demonstrators swarmed john f. kennedy international airport, dulles international airport, and chicago o’hare urday (jan. 28) in opposition to trump’s latest controversial move.read: miami-dade mayor revokes “sanctuary city” status after donald trump’s executive ordersome 13,000 people are reportedly protesting at jfk, where a dozen refugees were detained. hameed khalid darweesh, 53-year-old iraqi man who worked as a u.s. army translator, was among the detainees. darweesh was eventually released, after being held for four hours.approximately 18 people were detained at o’hare airport, including an iranian-born green card holder along with his wife






meagan dearman identified as body found at texas lake, boyfriend justin bennett


the body found at t&p lake in baird, texas around noon friday has been positively identified as missing abilene mother meagan dearman. while he’s being held on various charges, the woman’s boyfriend, justin bennett, has been identified by police as a “person of interest.”dearman, 31, was confirmed by a friend of the family to ktxs, prompting the police to confirm more details surrounding the case and investigation.meagan has been missing and abilene police were actively searching when a resident found her body at the lake.chief of abilene police stan standridge told the press that apd’s criminal investigations division and the missing person response unit have “worked tirelessly to locate [dearman].”he added, “they have seized items of possible evidence, and forensic testing of some el