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Colleen McAbee July 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
Awesome in the true sense of the word.
william savick July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We don't often get storms of this character in Chicago-proper the magnitude of which gives us moreRead More than a concerned eye for those unprotected in the outskirts .
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Dolores Hayes June 14, 2014 at 08:06 am
I think we already had enough warnings. You would have to be from outer space not to know to stayRead More away from the Kennedy expressway. It has been the opening story on almost every newscast for over a week.
j June 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
Why is Obama coming?
j June 14, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Thanks Hector. Would you mind?
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Dan Cox June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
A boat is not an Island... it is still just a boat with a fancy deck. What do you do with it in theRead More dead of winter?
seer. June 11, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Sure Stan- people are clamoring to move into the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago.
stan June 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm
You most of never been to chicago seer all I'm saying chicago is gonna be nicer then the burbs theRead More burbs turning ghetto while parts of the city are turning nice
Yes, because this is so much fun.
Catherine Caporusso May 27, 2014 at 05:53 am
This comment string definitely opened my eyes to hatred against disabled people in this country.Read More Pearl, never stop fighting!
Pearl Gannon May 27, 2014 at 06:17 am
I definitely have to say I'm very surprised by the amount of attention this post received. I will beRead More writing a response to this for my next article because of the feedback in the comments to respond to some of what people said. I'm also shocked that two weeks later people are still writing in about it.
Shawn Palmer June 2, 2014 at 02:15 am
I think Pearl has made good points and to let others view in disabled eyes. I would have to agreeRead More with numbers 4 through 7. My grandma is disabled from a car accident in the 80's and was paralyzed from her waist down only. When she has to use a bathroom at a public place, She's fine cause she has a tubing that can be used for any bathrooms which maybe is helpful in her case. Narrowing aisles she does have problems cause like Pearl mentioned are not wide enough as I witnessed it and sometimes take the advantage and move them if needed for her to go through. Now five is something my grandma has trouble with. She can't push a cart of course or even a basket unless trying to push herself which is hard basically for everyone cause you only have two hands to use. She tries all the time but me or my aunt does take it away just to make things easier for her to push herself. It's true most places don't have automatic doors just opened for you but she doesn't have a problem as she has people opened doors for her even if me and my aunt are there which is nice of them to do so, walking in or out. seven, Same goes for my Grandma. She can't reach cause things are quite bit high for her so she has to ask me or my aunt to get her things if out of her reach. Lastly, eight. Rarely happens only at hospital when my Grandma comes with. But at woodfield mall, I can see where Pearl is coming from. Not so much though at Vernon hills as we usually get on elevators ourselves to minimal amount of people with us. So somethings my Grandma has problems with but she's never down or sad about them. She's grateful to be alive and not dead. Doesn't let anything like that bother her. But whenever she does go out, My aunt and me most of the time are with her anyways cause of how much we care about her. She can still think and do most things as other people can just not with her legs. It's difficult if you go out alone but my Aunt and I make sure to go along with cause we know she's gonna need some help. She accomplish a lot of things before the accident and after too when I was born. Sure we haven't experience much bad things but the point is, she doesn't let whatever stop her. She can find an alternative route but having us with her is ensuring. As long you have a family member or a friend with you if your disabled, you be fine. We all need a hand for something and if we as human beings can't help each other, we are only gonna go down together and further.
The Hiram Scutt mansion has been sold. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Ex Jolietian May 5, 2014 at 08:47 am
Hi Sick. If I was your neighbor I can guarantee there would be no junk cars in the yard and theRead More landscaping would be immaculate. Evergreen Terrace is 1.5 blocks from this once beautiful home..... the crime in this area is 3 times higher than the rest of the city... a fact that was not mentioned in previous articles. I love the history of Joliet.. and despise what's happened to it in the last 25-30 years. If you drive around town and see the squalor you should be upset too.. why aren't you upset.. do you like squalor ?
Daniel Toma May 5, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Does anyone know what this sold for?
debbadew May 5, 2014 at 03:15 pm
check Zillow..looks like 311K
My roommate and I after I won the MVP Award for wheelchair basketball.
Randy F Gollay May 2, 2014 at 07:10 am
One Republic sings in Counting Stars: " everything that kill's me, make me feel alive!"Read More Things happen for a reason- many times very difficult to figure out but there's always a positive hidden there. You have to search deep within you to find it. Once you figure it out, it will blow your mind! Like you said- people, all people have (bad times/pain) Be tolerant, keep searching for solutions and answers and but hesitate to ask others. Behind every cloud is a silver lining. You have terrific character!!
Nicholas May 2, 2014 at 02:56 pm
This is me with my friend Scheri, posing with the entire MercyMe band and our newly signed CDs!
Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Sal is so right. Younger me would not have listened to me.
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D Penta April 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 08:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Mary AGB May 15, 2014 at 10:52 am
I can't even bring myself to read this. May God have these children in the palm of His hand.
Deerfield Resident April 9, 2014 at 09:59 am
Vote republican if you have any self esteem!
Gene April 9, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Deerfield, is that where the Deer take a dump? I think Deer vote Republican because they just followRead More the herd to nowhere. How's all your Walmart friends? Nice outfits
Gene April 9, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Hey Johnny on the spot. Sounds about right...
Puppy Parlor in Lisle closed its doors Feb. 24.
Tara Hansen March 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm
So very very sad., bullied and than put out .. so sad
Northsider March 26, 2014 at 10:05 am
Is it really bullying to call out someone who is perpetrating a crime, Tara? Wake up. The dogs areRead More out of the back of that store and the proof is that they were being neglected. THAT IS SAD. Not someone running a kennel a puppy mill in a strip mall going out of business. What is really sad is that people breed animals for profit instead of getting a real job and making their way in this world on their own labor when millions of healthy animals are being put to sleep in shelters all across this country due to overpopulation. This store had plenty of space to work with shelters and help find homes for animals at risk for being killed at shelters, but they chose not to be a part of the solution. That is sad.
George M March 26, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It's not only sad that Tara believes that Tammy Coglianese was bullied and "put out". DoesRead More she really believe that the actual finding by many people including the county and the state, was a fabrication? There are pictures and numerous reports along with testimony from buyers of sick puppies depicting the "puppy mill". Get your head out of the clouds and open your eyes, even if you are a friend of Ms Coglianese!
J. Geoff Rove February 19, 2014 at 07:19 pm
What a waste of money plowing the curbs AGAIN on Wednesday morning at 3:30am. Is the DG plowingRead More schedule based on when the bars close ??
Kent Frederick February 20, 2014 at 08:55 am
Have you noticed how narrow some streets are, because the snowpack is so far out from the curbs? IfRead More you drive around Kingsley School, and parents park on both sides of the street, a car can barely get down the middle of the street. I noticed yesterday, while cleaning out the storm sewer grate, than the snow is melting underneath the snowpack. So, without plowing the curbs, streets will remain narrow. Would you rather than the snowplow drivers working during the mornng rush?
Harold Sullivan February 20, 2014 at 08:58 am
Yes, the streets have been very narrow. Then you get morons parking on both sides, opposite eachRead More other and people can't get through or even get out of their driveways. This is ridiculous. If i happen to ding someone's car that is parked like that, I can tell you right now that I ain't leaving a note. Tough cookies.
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jack hess March 17, 2014 at 04:36 pm
I guess none of these low informed LIBERALS can reply with answers to any of my questions!
Diane March 17, 2014 at 05:11 pm
No Jack. They won't carry on a reasonable debate. If you don't agree with them, they call you allRead More sort of names, attempt to dean and degrade and then they turn their cowardly tails and run. So very typical of them.
Diane March 17, 2014 at 05:12 pm
S\b demean not dean.
A blustery Lake Michigan, less frozen than right now, covered in clouds. Photo Credit: NOAA
Emily Stone February 12, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Walter, that is correct.
Alana Waters-Piper February 12, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Amazing pics!!!
Stu Pidasso February 12, 2014 at 05:15 pm
WOW!! Steve did'nt last long.. Was it because of to many grammatical errors during the editingRead More process? I had felt at times that the junior high newspaper club was handling it. ( NO disrespect to them, they write better than what I have seen at times on this site) Just wondering. Good Luck Emily!!!
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