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Lightfoot: The Shadow Police Chief

Does Lori Lightfoot pick and choose what laws adhere to “Chicago values”? Are there no amount of officers that would be able to curb the violence on the south and west sides? Is it time the city tells the ACLU that they’re not running the city but the people here are? Chicago FOP President, Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Destructive Public Policy In IL

How is Illinois only one of two states to lose population in the last nine years? What will happen to Illinois if voters pass the graduated income tax? Are the tax cuts the most important accomplishment of Trump’s presidency? Is liberalism bad for your health? WSJ columnist, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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FOP's Battle With Lightfoot

Should Mayor Lightfoot be discussing “rumors” with the media alleging that officers were told to stand down on Memorial Day weekend? Could the FOP work with Lightfoot to put pressure on the State’s Attorney’s office to actually prosecute violent criminals? Do FOP members have a full understanding of how severe the pension problem is? Chicago FOP President, Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss his tentative meeting this week with Mayor Lightfoot.

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Broken Homes

How does someone with no history of mental illness and a clean record at work turn to violence and commit a mass shooting? Why has law enforcement turned away from the “broken windows” practice that actually worked in places like New York City? Do the majority of criminals come from broken families? If Mueller knew he couldn’t charge Trump then shouldn’t he have remained silent? Former FBI Assistant Director of Intel, Kevin Brock joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Failures Of Gun Control

Could Democratic Socialists nationalize gun control to their advantage? Does most gun control legislation actually hurt the people they intend to benefit? President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, John Lott Jr. joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Rahm’s Victory Lap On Crime Reduction

Did crime actually get worse under Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Did he think no one was going to look back and check the record? Deputy Director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, Rafael Mangual joins Dan and Amy to discuss Rahm’s op-ed rewriting history to cast himself as a police reformer and crime reducer.

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The 90s Called And Want Their Politicians Back

Who is making a play for center right voters in the mayoral race? Why does Chicago have more murders than New York and L.A. combined? Does Chicago have to become the Vegas of the Midwest to keep the city operating? Does economic growth begin with making the city safe? Former Chicago Police Superintendent and candidate for mayor, Garry McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Who Could Defeat Trump In 2020?

Could JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon beat Trump? Is the return to law and order still a driving issue for the GOP in the midterms? Do sanctuary cities declare everyone else second class citizens? Why is keeping the violence in Chicago “contained” a sense of accomplishment? Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and speaker at Freedom Summit joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Tiny Dancer Bows Out

Unlike Daley, did Rahm getting pushed out by the city and not the political insiders? Is Rahm looking to cut a deal with someone he can endorse? Did he accomplish anything? Does the political machine still have the same power they once held? Where’s the Republican Party? Chicago Tribune columnist, John Kass joins Dan and Amy to discuss the curtains closing on Mayor Emanuel and to share his take on the city’s mayoral race.  

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City Braces For Violent Protests Awaiting The Van Dyke Trial

Does the city need a guilty verdict in the Van Dyke trial to avoid riots? Should they start educating the community and offering counseling now if once the facts are presented he will be acquitted? Former Chicago Police Officer, Brian Warner joins Dan and Amy to discuss the upcoming Jason Van Dyke trial and reflect on his own encounter where he had to fire his weapon.

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How Illinois Has Become An Outlier In The Midwest

In recent years, thousands of Illinoisans have fled to the state's midwestern neighbors – states that have implemented the necessary reforms to be competitive. How and why does Illinois lag behind? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft is joined by Hillsdale Journalism Instructor Scot Bertram, a former Illinoisan and current Michigander, to talk about the differences between said two states, and how Illinois is falling behind. Proft and Bertram also discuss the taxpayer boondoggle that is the Obama Center, with commentary from Wirepoints Executive Editor Mark Glennon. And they discuss the widespread issue of pension spiking in Illinois, as well as Chicago's new potential regulations on Uber and Lyft.

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White Liberal Savagery

Made infamous by the Time-Life books “Old West” ads, outlaw John Wesley Hardin was so mean he once shot a man just for snoring.

In Chicago, the streets are so mean that Earl Young was murdered because his dog peed on a neighbor’s porch.

Chicago sent a black man to the Oval Office, but what the city is really good at is sending young black men to either prison or the morgue.

47% of black men aged 20-24 are neither in school nor employed.

The response from Chicago hustlers to these realities is to indulge fantasies: more money for job training pantomimes, new anti-violence patronage plantations, a DOJ consent decree to monitor police gender pronoun usage and the reopening of schools no one attends.

Congressman Danny Davis, one of Chicago’s elder dependency dealers, can’t explain how redundant programming would’ve saved his 15-year-old grandson murdered two years ago for his gym shoes.

Chicago has the nation’s highest black unemployment rate. But the white liberals in charge for the past century can’t explain why that isn’t a long enough probationary period to make a performance evaluation.

More than anything, Chicago is the fullest expression of the Champagne Socialism—segregation and savagery—espoused by the American white liberal.

When it comes to barbarism, John Wesley Hardin had nothing on white liberals in Chicago.

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Social Justice Warrior “Reform” Plan For CPD

Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham on proposed consent decree: “if imposed in current form, the city will be less safe.” Is it really important for Chicago police to get personal pronouns correct when arresting felons? What is next, disarming the CPD? President of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Dan Ryan Shutdown Redux

Are protesters marching down Lake Shore Drive to get the attention in areas of the city that politicians actually care about? How do marches like this aid in changing out the political structure in Chicago? Everyone always claims the south and west sides need more funding, but how would more money reduce the violence? Reverend Gregory Livingston, from Coalition For A New Chicago, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Empowering Young Girls In Chicago’s Most Violent Neighborhoods

Can Chicago's civic organizations reduce the violence where city policies have failed? Executive Director of "Girls in the Game," Meghan Morgan joins Dan and Amy to discuss the ways the organization empowers young girls to use their voice and gain the leadership skills to affect change in their communities.

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This Is Our City

FOP President Dean Angelo was summoned to the White House to talk to the President about violence in Chicago. What is Trump inclined to do to "stop the carnage?" When is he "sending in the Feds?" What are the implications for Chicago if Rahm Emanuel continues with his indulgence of Sanctuary City legislation? How does the rest of the world see Chicago? Angelo gives Dan and Amy all the details, short of the décor in Melania's bedroom.

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Chicago FOP President Dean Angelo, Sr, On Tiny Dancer's Big Announcement That Chicago Has A Violent Crime Problem

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