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Chicago aldermen snub Trump for spotlighting city’s violence




CHICAGO – The Democrat-controlled city of Chicago once again is making national news – this time over honorary street signs bearing the name of the President-elect.

From the Washington Examiner:

City workers in Chicago took down honorary street signs on Sunday that had been installed around the Trump International Hotel and Tower overlooking the Chicago River. Two of the three signs near President-elect Trump's property were removed over the weekend, while the other was stolen in October.

The move was a jab from city politicians who are angry about how President-elect Trump had referred to the level on gun violence in the Windy City throughout his campaign.

Brendan Reilly, who is a downtown alderman on the City Council, had pushed for the signs' removal. The council voted last month in favor of Reilly's proposal.

"When he gets up there on the national stage and trashes Chicago basically telling folks not to visit this great city, he's actually making it harder for us to solve our public safety problems by investing in more cops because we need more revenue," Reilly said following the vote. "That's why he's losing his honorary street sign."

The rest is HERE.

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  1. The mayor and city council have disrespected many people for a long time. It is very sad and disturbing as people continue to leave the city, Chicsgo Public Schools have 14,000 less students then last year due to poor quality schools, high crime, lack of jobs, over regulation, excessive taxes, poor public policy, and government corruption.
    The mayor and the 50 aldermen have the wrong priorities worried about a street sign, very sad for all if us.