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'Empty promises' - Chicago student rips into mayor Lightfoot

'Empty promises' - Chicago student rips into mayor Lightfoot

A University of Chicago student slams Mayor Lightfoot for claiming that, 'crime is down' in the city following a deadly 4th of July weekend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 19:24
Where's Lightfoot? Memes of Chicago mayor Lightfoot telling people to 'stay home' go viral

Where's Lightfoot? Memes of Chicago mayor Lightfoot telling people to 'stay home' go viral

Social media abuzz with memes of Mayor Lightfoot sternly enforcing the city's 'stay-at-home' order.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 14:30
Watch: Chicago mayor outraged after spending powers quashed

Watch: Chicago mayor outraged after spending powers quashed

Lightfoot was furious after Chicago aldermen blocked a vote on expanding her spending powers so she can avoid consulting fellow lawmakers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 13:57
Watch: Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, in heated argument over botched arrest

Watch: Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, in heated argument over botched arrest

Early adjournment at Chicago City Council as tensions boil over in more police-related drama in the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 12:17
Jewish student stabbed to death in Chicago

Jewish student stabbed to death in Chicago

Anat Kimchi, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, was murdered in broad daylight while visiting friends in Chicago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2021 18:54
'Public enemy number 1' - Chicago mayor bashed for peddling race

'Public enemy number 1' - Chicago mayor bashed for peddling race

Black conservative slams Lori Lightfoot, calling her the worst mayor in the country after she gets $10mil in funding for 'racism crisis'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 15:55
Tucker Carlson: Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, enabling hardened criminals

Tucker Carlson: Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, enabling hardened criminals

Carlson says Lightfoot has done everything in her power to destabilize the city and prevent law enforcement from doing its job.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/06/2021 08:22
Jewish area of Chicago hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Jewish area of Chicago hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Multiple buildings in Lake View neighborhood defaced with anti-Jewish caricature.Dan Verbin, 07/06/2021 17:39
Reverse discriminaton - black hatred for whites

Reverse discriminaton - black hatred for whites

In the US, statements by black mayors echo the bigotry of white racist mayors of the past - just the direction is reversed. Op-ed.Alan Bergstein, 06/06/2021 11:01
Chicago mayor heckled at press conference: 'Don't lie'

Chicago mayor heckled at press conference: 'Don't lie'

Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot repeatedly heckled by activist over allegedly lying about links to local organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2021 12:03
MLK Jr.'s niece: Blacks didn't vote in Chicago mayor alone

MLK Jr.'s niece: Blacks didn't vote in Chicago mayor alone

Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. slams Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot for increasing race tensions instead of fighting them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 12:01
Chicago mayor: Interviews 'only for Black or Brown journalists'

Chicago mayor: Interviews 'only for Black or Brown journalists'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot celebrated her 2nd year in office by 'putting diversity front and center.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 07:53
‘Jews are Jews and they’ll deal with Jews,’ Chicago lawmaker on trial for corruption said

‘Jews are Jews and they’ll deal with Jews,’ Chicago lawmaker on trial for corruption said

Chicago city councilman on trial for corruption allegedly made a derogatory comment about Jews in wiretapped conversation.Ben Sales, JTA, 25/04/2021 22:09
In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future - and that of its window

In Chicago, a synagogue's congregation worry for its future - and that of its window

Future in question for Chicago Loop Synagogue and its monumental stained-glass window.Alanna E. Cooper, JTA, 15/04/2021 12:46
Watch: Chicago mayor, Illinois governor booed at Sox's opener

Watch: Chicago mayor, Illinois governor booed at Sox's opener

Fox responded to Chicago's mayor, Illinois governor being booed loudly at White Sox's home opener with crime skyrocketing in the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 14:12
'Incompetent' Chicago mayor blames Trump for teachers' strike

'Incompetent' Chicago mayor blames Trump for teachers' strike

Bill O'Reilly says he doesn't know who's worse: Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot or NYC mayor DeBlasio.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/02/2021 19:35
Watch: Ice blankets Chicago shoreline

Watch: Ice blankets Chicago shoreline

Icicles formed along a pier at Chicago's North Avenue Beach amid winter weather and icy wavesArutz Sheva, 28/01/2021 22:09
Watch: Chicago activists demand mayor resigns over botched raid

Watch: Chicago activists demand mayor resigns over botched raid

WGN News says anti-police activists demanding radical Dem Mayor Lightfoot's resignation after police accidentally raid ally's home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2021 12:10
Watch: BLM protesters disperse as community fights back

Watch: BLM protesters disperse as community fights back

Next News Network reported on a BLM protest in one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods stopped in its tracks as residents had enough.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2020 21:58
Trump to send federal law enforcement officers to Chicago

Trump to send federal law enforcement officers to Chicago

US President announces his administration is sending federal law enforcement officers "into American communities plagued by violent crime."Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2020 00:19
Jewish United Fund in Chicago launches $26 million coronavirus initiative

Jewish United Fund in Chicago launches $26 million coronavirus initiative

Jewish United Fund in Chicago puts up $26 million to help locals cope with the coronavirus.Marcy Oster, JTA, 06/05/2020 07:37
Chicago Jews train to defend synagogues responsibly

Chicago Jews train to defend synagogues responsibly

CCL Shul Members aims to train Jewish carry license holders to bear arms responsibly, praying they will not be needed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2020 09:28
Employees become owners at Chicago’s beloved kosher barbecue restaurant

Employees become owners at Chicago’s beloved kosher barbecue restaurant

At Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed, a group of employees takes on ownership - for a surprisingly low price.Yvette Alt Miller, JTA, 22/01/2020 09:30
Hebrew classes on the rise in Chicago-area public schools

Hebrew classes on the rise in Chicago-area public schools

Hebrew language classes, which also cover Israeli culture, on the rise in some public schools in Chicago's suburbs.Ben Sales, JTA, 24/12/2019 08:14
The rise, fall and rise again of a Jewish Chicago neighborhood

The rise, fall and rise again of a Jewish Chicago neighborhood

West Rogers Park, once home to 47,000 Jewish residents, lost more than half of its Jewish population by 2000 - only to rise once again.Ben Sales, JTA, 20/12/2019 13:34
Chicago university drops faculty member over Holocaust question

Chicago university drops faculty member over Holocaust question

National Louis University removes faculty member over marketing assignment which included question on whether Holocaust happened.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/12/2019 20:44
Watch: Terrorists' names read aloud in Chicago

Watch: Terrorists' names read aloud in Chicago

Pro-Palestinian activists in Chicago call for Israel to be condemned over air strikes against terrorists in Gaza.Yoni Kempinski, 29/11/2019 04:04
Watch: Motorized cart goes wild, nearly hits jet at airport

Watch: Motorized cart goes wild, nearly hits jet at airport

Quick-thinking airport worker in Chicago prevents out-of-control motorized cart from ramming into passenger jet on the tarmac.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/10/2019 12:36
Chicago investigating series of graffiti incidents

Chicago investigating series of graffiti incidents

Chicago police investigating series of graffiti incidents on the same afternoon as a possible hate crime.Ben Ariel, 09/08/2019 05:11
Outgoing Chicago Jewish Federation director raised $8 billion

Outgoing Chicago Jewish Federation director raised $8 billion

Steve Nasatir, the powerful director of Chicago’s federation, steps down from the empire he built.Ben Sales, JTA, 03/07/2019 08:45
Special prosecutor appointed in Jussie Smollett case

Special prosecutor appointed in Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge appoints special prosecutor to investigate why charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett for faking hate crime.Marcy Oster/JTA, 23/06/2019 22:38
High school pulls support for teacher training on 'Palestine'

High school pulls support for teacher training on 'Palestine'

Chicago-area school pulls support for course on 'Palestine' due to backlash. Local rabbi: Language implies Jewish state illegitimate.Ben Sales, JTA, 01/06/2019 23:06
High schools pull yearbooks over anti-Semitic, Nazi messages.

High schools pull yearbooks over anti-Semitic, Nazi messages.

Students in two Chicago suburbs set to graduate without their yearbooks.Yvette Alt Miller, JTA, 25/05/2019 22:36
Watch: Chicago Jews worried amid string of anti-Semitic attacks

Watch: Chicago Jews worried amid string of anti-Semitic attacks

Police released photo of a suspect seen throwing three Molotov cocktails at Chicago synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2019 19:28
Police: Smashed cars outside Chicago synagogue not hate crime

Police: Smashed cars outside Chicago synagogue not hate crime

The smashing of two car windows around same time as attempted arson on Chicago synagogue was not a hate crime, according to local police.Ben Sales, JTA, 23/05/2019 08:14
Chicago synagogue target of arson attacks

Chicago synagogue target of arson attacks

Molotov Cocktails found after vandals attempt to set fire to downtown Chicago synagogue twice.Marcy Oster/JTA, 20/05/2019 15:22
Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

Denying accusations of anti-Semitism, Nation of Islam leader says he distinguishes between 'good Jews' and 'Satanic Jews'.David Rosenberg, 10/05/2019 12:47
London kosher food outlet to be named for shooting victim

London kosher food outlet to be named for shooting victim

Brother of shooting victim Eliyahu Moscowitz says he'll name new London kosher food outlet for his slain kosher supervisor.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 30/04/2019 11:27
Chicago seeks payment from Jussie Smollett after charges dropped

Chicago seeks payment from Jussie Smollett after charges dropped

City demands actor charged with orchestrating assault on himself cover cost of police investigation, after charges dropped.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 31/03/2019 09:51
In surprise reversal, charges dropped against Jussie Smollett

In surprise reversal, charges dropped against Jussie Smollett

Actor who had been charged with multiple counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly orchestrating assault on himself released from custody.Marcy Oster, JTA, 27/03/2019 07:37
Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

Owner says exploring new business with will fit employees' skill set.Marcy Oster, JTA, 13/03/2019 09:46
Actor Jussie Smollett indicted by grand jury on 16 felony counts

Actor Jussie Smollett indicted by grand jury on 16 felony counts

Charges filed against actor who orchestrated fake 'Make America Great Again' attack on himself.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/03/2019 19:50
Actor Jussie Smollett arrested for fake 'MAGA' attack report

Actor Jussie Smollett arrested for fake 'MAGA' attack report

'Empire' actor charged with lying to police and filing false report is taken into custody by Chicago police.David Rosenberg, 21/02/2019 18:39
Police charge actor with filing false report of assault

Police charge actor with filing false report of assault

Chicago Police charge TV actor Jussie Smollett with lying to authorities about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.AFP, 21/02/2019 13:56
Police believe actor paid assailants in fake hate crime

Police believe actor paid assailants in fake hate crime

Chicago police now believe attack on actor Jussie Smollett by Nigerian men in 'Make America Great Again' hats was elaborate hoax.Marcy Oster, JTA, 18/02/2019 09:44
African American actor Jussie Smollett assaulted in Chicago

African American actor Jussie Smollett assaulted in Chicago

Hate crime suspected as attackers yell racial, homophobic slurs, wrap rope around neck of 'Empire' star, who has a Jewish father.Emily Burack/JTA, 30/01/2019 00:11
Hebrew U to open tech centers in Chicago, Paraguay and China

Hebrew U to open tech centers in Chicago, Paraguay and China

Hebrew University in Jerusalem announces plans to open three international tech centers in US, China, and Paraguay.Marcy Oster, JTA, 25/01/2019 09:15
Organizers cancel Chicago Women’s March

Organizers cancel Chicago Women’s March

Third annual Women's March cancelled in Chicago, even as local organizers reject ties with national Women's March organization.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/12/2018 07:30
Alan Dershowitz pushes back on Farrakhan's 'showdown' challenge

Alan Dershowitz pushes back on Farrakhan's 'showdown' challenge

Veteran jurist rejects Nation of Islam leader's call for public debate, says Democrats 'legitimating the bigot Farrakhan'.David Rosenberg, 25/11/2018 21:20
Four dead in shooting incident in Chicago

Four dead in shooting incident in Chicago

Four people shot dead at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. In Denver, one dead in shooting downtown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2018 04:01
Image of swastika sent to high school students in Chicago

Image of swastika sent to high school students in Chicago

Image of swastika sent to cell phones of students during an assembly at a suburban Chicago high school. Sender identified as student.Ben Ariel, 12/11/2018 04:08
Illinois Nazi loses congressional race by huge margin

Illinois Nazi loses congressional race by huge margin

Holocaust denier, who ran on Republican ticket after winning primary unopposed, defeated in landslide in race for suburban Chicago district.AFP, 07/11/2018 09:19
US citizen charged with support for ISIS

US citizen charged with support for ISIS

US citizen of Iraqi descent charged in Chicago with online coordination with ISIS to recruit and encourage attacks.Ben Ariel, 21/10/2018 06:39
Orthodox Jewish man shot dead in Chicago

Orthodox Jewish man shot dead in Chicago

Police believe shooter targeting residents of Chicago's Roger's Park neighborhood at random after 24-year-old Jew shot dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/10/2018 05:28
Rahm Emanuel won't seek a third term in office

Rahm Emanuel won't seek a third term in office

Obama's former chief of staff unexpectedly announces he will not seek a third term as mayor of Chicago.Ben Ariel, 05/09/2018 03:37
Police sleep as Chicago experiences crime wave

Police sleep as Chicago experiences crime wave

Viral photographs show Chicago police asleep in patrol car as Windy City experiences wave of shootings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2018 15:31
Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Community names baseball field in memory of Jewish teen who died after lengthy battle with cancer.JTA, 14/08/2018 16:16