Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. (D) is attempting to fight a surge in Chicago carjackings by pushing to ban the sales of the Grand Theft Auto video game. The New York Post reports that Evans “introduced legislation Friday to amend an existing state law that prohibits the sale of certain video games to minors.” The Chicago Sun-Time s notes the legislation, HB3531, would ban sales of other games too, targeting games that allegedly depict “psychological harm.” Evans said, “The bill would prohibit the sale of some of these games that promote the activities that we’re suffering from in our communities.” WTTW explained that 218 carjackings were reported in Chicago in January 2021 alone, which is an increase of 183 percent over the number of carjackings witnessed in January 2020. On January 29, 2021, Breitbart News reported that Chicago Alderman Stephanie Coleman responded to the surge in carjackings by hiring a private firm to provide security for an hour each … [Read more...] about Lawmaker Attempts to Fight Surging Chicago Carjackings by Banning Video Games
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Tad Boyle probably would be the first person to say an NCAA Tournament bid isn’t assured until Colorado sees its name in the 68-team bracket on Selection Sunday. Yet the Buffaloes understood the three-game homestand scheduled to complete the regular season offered a huge opportunity to cement those credentials for the Big Dance. And on Thursday night, the Buffs got that final homestand started by looking every bit like an NCAA Tournament team. Powered by a torrid shooting performance from Jeriah Horne and another memorable game from point guard McKinley Wright IV, the Buffs never trailed after USC converted the game’s opening basket, dominating the 19th-ranked Trojans for an 80-62 win at the CU Events Center. The victory keeps alive the Buffs’ slim but very real chance at landing the top seed at the Pac-12 Conference tournament and gave CU its third consecutive regular season sweep of the Trojans. The win also gave CU its 12th conference win, the program’s most since joining … [Read more...] about Hot shooting, strong defense power CU Buffs to thorough win over No. 19 USC
The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brings that closer. Golf wasn’t ready Wednesday to contemplate the future of its biggest star after the 10th and most complicated surgery on the 45-year-old Woods. There was more relief that he was alive. “Listen, when Tiger wants to talk about golf, we’ll talk about golf,” Commissioner Jay Monahan said at the World Golf Championship in Florida. “When you’re going to overcome what he needs to overcome, I think the love of all of our players and everybody out here, it’s going to come forward in a big way and across the entire sporting world. “I think he’ll feel that energy and I think that’s what we should all focus on.” Woods made it clear what he faces with an update posted early Wednesday to social media by his team that outlined the “long surgical procedure” at Harbor-UCLA Medical … [Read more...] about Golf without Tiger Woods? Battered leg brings it closer to reality
After turning the heads of countless drivers on Interstate 25 while its massive walls went up, Amazon’s four-story, 855,000-square-foot Thornton fulfillment center finally opened last summer, shipping its first order in August. While it surely delighted Thornton officials, Amazon’s call for more than 1,500 workers to staff the robot-aided distribution warehouse likely also raised a few skeptical eyebrows around the Denver area. After all, Colorado’s unemployment rate hasn’t been above 4 percent since 2015 and with entry-level jobs at the Thornton center offering starting pay of $12.50 last summer , Amazon wasn’t exactly blowing the market away on wages. Eight months on, the big fulfillment center at East 144th Avenue and I-25 known among Amazon workers as DEN3 is humming along, sorting, packing and shipping hundreds of thousands of orders daily. The company reached full staffing there during its “peak season” of November and December (a timeline that coincided with the … [Read more...] about Amazon’s gamble on finding 1,500 workers for robotic warehouse in Thornton may not have been a gamble after all
Northern Colorado and the Western Slope will claim larger shares of Colorado’s population as the state adds 3 million new residents over the next three and a half decades, according to state forecasts. Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050, the State Demography Office predicts, while Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and the central mountain resorts will grow at slower rates. Also, El Paso County will overtake a built-out Denver County as the state’s most populated. Between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add the equivalent of another metro Denver, on its way to 8.46 million residents. Though it’s a lot of people, the state’s rate of growth actually is predicted to slow during that period as the baby boomer generation moves on. State and local officials use the forecasts to plan for growth, a hot topic as Colorado’s roads, housing market and environment strain from an influx of out-of-state migrants. The … [Read more...] about What Colorado regions will grow fastest through 2050? The answer is not metro Denver.