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    Forget Trump’s bluster. The world is walking all over him.

    June 1, 2017

    President Trump woke up incensed Tuesday morning, apparently because after he finally got through lecturing European leaders about how they had to take more responsibility for themselves, Germany’s chancellor had the audacity to suggest that European countries should take more responsibility for themselves. “The times when we could rely on others have passed us by… [Read More]

    State lawmakers want to crack down on child porn requests

    May 18, 2017

    MADISON, Wis. — It’s not against Wisconsin law to ask for nude photos from children, but two Republican state lawmakers say it clearly should be. Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Van Wanggaard are circulating a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for adults to solicit nude or sexually explicit photos, recordings or other representations… [Read More]

    Charged: 2 brothers accused of targeting auto shops, stealing catalytic converters

    May 18, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Two brothers are accused of stealing catalytic converters. Investigators say they targeted auto shops — and they found more than auto parts on the suspects. According to the criminal complaint, Alexander and Santiago Bonilla are accused of stealing catalytic converters. It all began in July 2016. Prosecutors say the Bonilla brothers’ first theft… [Read More]

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to resign, says he’s joining Trump administration

    May 18, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Wednesday, May 17th that he will resign in June so he can accept a position in President Donald Trump’s administration. Clarke, who has been one of President Trump’s strongest supporters, will leave behind multiple investigations into deaths at the Milwaukee County Jail and a harassment complaint filed… [Read More]

    Ex-Con Goes from Years in Prison to YouTube

    May 11, 2017

    Courtesy Photo:  Hundreds of African-American men and women across the nation are trying to put their lives back together after being released under President Barack Obama’s Clemency Project. President Barack Obama paroled many of the men and women who were sentenced to overly harsh federal prison terms during the “War on Drugs.” Black people were… [Read More]

    Father Reunites with Family, But Finding Work Is Difficult

    May 11, 2017

    President Barack Obama paroled many of the men and women who were sentenced to overly harsh federal prison terms during the “War on Drugs.” Black people were arrested, convinced and sentenced at an astounding rate during that period and to inordinately harsh terms under new ‘mandatory” minimum sentences passed by Congress and states.  This is… [Read More]

    Trump to Visit Saudi Arabia and Israel in First Foreign Trip

    May 4, 2017

    WASHINGTON — President Trump will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month, the White House announced on Thursday, making the two countries his first foreign destinations since taking office as he seeks to intensify the war against the Islamic State, rally the region against Iran and negotiate Middle East peace. Mr. Trump will also… [Read More]

    Mike McCabe: ‘I am willing’ to run for Wisconsin governor

    May 4, 2017

    MADISON — Mike McCabe, the leader of a nonprofit organization that encourages citizens to challenge the political establishment, indicated Thursday that he’ll likely run for governor of Wisconsin, but that he hasn’t decided whether it would be as an independent or Democrat. McCabe told The Associated Press in an email that in the wake of… [Read More]

    Countdown is on to nail-biter Obamacare repeal vote

    May 4, 2017

    The Republican Party’s seven-year quest to repeal Obamacare faces its ultimate test on Thursday, when the House votes on a bill that would dismantle the pillars of the Affordable Care Act and make sweeping changes to the nation’s health care system. Capping weeks of closed-door negotiations, arm-twisting and intra-party squabbling, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared… [Read More]

    June 2-3, 2017 • Chicago Cultural Center & Millennium Park • Free Admission

    April 27, 2017

    The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 31st Chicago Gospel Music Festival. The free admission festival will be held June 3–4 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center and will include the following headliners: Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship, Travis Greene, Shirley Caesar,… [Read More]