Tag: Chicago

Orthodox, Eruv, Ameren, Champaign-Urbana

Orthodox Jews in Champaign-Urbana Illinois Construct Eruv With Help of Mayor, Volunteers and Ameren

The small but active Orthodox Jewish community of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., had a problem: The area did not have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the observant religious community during its celebration of Shabbat. Many Orthodox families were not sending their children to the local University of Illinois, and those Orthodox Jewish…

Lori Lightfoot

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tells Police Not to Assist ICE

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote a letter to President Donald Trump on Sunday telling him exactly why, in no uncertain terms, Chicago police would not be assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with the promised raids. In the letter, Lightfoot explained that last Friday she ordered the city police department “not…

Man Taken Off Life Support by Wrong Family

Elisha Brittman was badly beaten in Chicago. He was found naked and beaten underneath a car near 47th Street and Wabash Avenue in Bronzeville on April 29, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and listed as John Doe – and taken off of life support by…

Chicago Judge Accused of Sexual Harassment, Trying to Kiss a Cop

Cook County Judge Mauricio Araujo has a history of inappropriate and unwanted sexual advances toward the women working around him. Araujo made sexual advances toward a police officer seeking his signature on a search warrant, cornered a court reporter in an elevator and made demeaning remarks about a prosecutor, state…