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STATE/LOCAL POLITICS Congresswoman invokes Hitler; former alderman reports to jail
2021-01-08

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U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Illinois) is facing criticism for her comments about Adolf Hitler during a rally, WGN-TV reported.

Miller made the remark at a Jan. 5 rally that the conservative group Moms of America hosted. At the event, she said, "Hitler was right on one thing: He said, 'Whoever has the youth, has the future.'"

Gov. JB Pritzker denounced Miller's comments, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky has called for Miller to step down, The Chicago Sun-Times noted.

Miller represents the 15th District, considered one of the most conservative in Illinois.

UPDATE: On Jan. 8, Miller apologized, The Chicago Tribune reported. However, she blamed others for "intentionally trying to twist my words."

Moreno reports to jail

Former Chicago Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st Ward) reported to Cook County Jail Jan. 7 after a judge ordered he be held behind bars for violating his bail in a pending felony case, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Judge William Hooks revoked Moreno's bond after prosecutors said Moreno violated his bond in an ongoing fraud case by picking up misdemeanor DUI charges last month.

During a live-streamed hearing, prosecutors asked Hooks to set stricter conditions for Moreno's bond, including substance-abuse monitoring, curfew and an order that would prohibit Moreno from driving.

Three months after losing a re-election bid in 2019, Moreno was charged with insurance fraud, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice and filing a false police report. Prosecutors said he loaned his car to a woman he had dated and then filed a police report, claiming the car was stolen.

UPDATE: Moreno was granted bail Jan. 15 after spending about a week in Cook County Jail for picking up DUI and reckless driving charges in violation of his bond for a pending insurance fraud case, The Chicago Tribune noted.


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