Sunday, May 20, 2018
merger

Feds Sue Halliburton to Block Merger

The $35 billion deal would bring together the No. 2 and No. 3 oil services firms. Source - US News Federal authorities have sued Halliburton to halt its blockbuster takeover of the oil services firm Baker Hughes, citing antitrust concerns. The firms,...
property

IL Property Taxes Are Crushing Homeowners

Illinois Property Taxes Are Crushing Homeowners Source - Illinois News Ten years ago, Bonita Hatchett built her dream home in Flossmoor. A lawyer by trade, she moved to the south Chicago suburb to join a diverse community that included black professionals...
marijuana

DEA To Decide New Federal Status Of Marijuana

Memo also underscores how little marijuana is being made available for research purposes Source - The Washington Post In a lengthy memo to lawmakers, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it hopes to decide whether to change the federal status of marijuana...
crime

Chicago Police Make Fewer Arrests As Crime Surges

Source: CBS Chicago Chicago Police Make Fewer Arrests As Crime Surges The following script is from “Crisis in Chicago,” which aired on Jan. 1, 2017. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Andrew Bast, Guy Campanile and Michael Radutzky, producers. The number of casualties...
crisisvideo

Crisis Actors Caught on CCTV: Fake Baghdad Carbomb

Synopsis by Emmanuel Green of T.R.A.P. Chicago Crisis Actors Caught on CCTV: Fake Baghdad Carbomb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT68dPxqYGI The above video, obtained from Liveleak.com, shows a CCTV camera inadvertently recording a staged car-bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq. After the explosion, numerous people rush to...
rauner

Rauner email: Half of Chicago teachers ‘virtually illiterate’

Source: Bill Ruthart and John Chase of Chicago Tribune Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate' Gov. Bruce Rauner once told some of Chicago's wealthiest and most influential civic leaders that half of Chicago Public Schools' teachers "are virtually illiterate"...
comed

ComEd Wants Another Rate Increase

Source: Mike Flannery of Fox32 Chicago ComEd Wants Another Rate Increase The Chicago area's biggest electric utility wants another rate increase. Critics complain it's big enough to shock some people and to force some businesses to lay off workers. Unless it gets a...
ambassador

Killing Of Russian Ambassador Designed To Spoil Russian-Turkish Ties

Source: Anonymous News Putin says killing of Russian ambassador designed to spoil Russian-Turkish ties The fatal attack on Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Monday, is “clearly a provocation” aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and...
gmo

GMO Crops Now Banned In 38 Countries

Source: Stiv of Counter Current News Sorry, Monsanto: GMO Crops Now Banned In 38 Countries, Grown In Only 28 Monsanto is fighting to gain seed control of the whole world of agriculture by spreading genetically-modified crops across the world (with the...
drones

U.S. Set To Track Citizens Using Face-Reading Mini Drones

Source: Anonymous Headquarters U.S. Set To Track Citizens Using Face-Reading Mini Drones A pilot program conducted by the Department of Homeland Security has been closed early due to an unexpected swamp in proposals submitted to design a new compact drone for...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...