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Workers picket at WaterSaver Co. in Chicago. | Photo Credit: Teamsters Local 743
h m July 11, 2014 at 07:51 am
If Progress Illinois gets the wages changed from $11 to $15 per hour, what will happen? Most likelyRead More the company will automate more of the work and say goodbye to the workers. Why don't they worry more about getting people back to work than increasing the wages and putting more people out of work. I forget, if we put more people out of work, they will be more dependent on the government.
YaYa Yastufp July 11, 2014 at 07:52 am
Really? no sick time but he'll pay extra for no toilet time? What an ass! Creepy boss
Tgrammiex4 July 11, 2014 at 08:29 am
I'm suprised my Hubby's bosses haven't thought of this. No raise for 7 yrs, holidays cut back, pers.Read More days cut.
STM July 11, 2014 at 06:18 am
I know for a fact that Cook county is the best county in the UnitedRead More States.......................best for corrupted politicians, highest taxes, highest gasoline prices, highest murder rate, worst roads, worst school system, worst infrastructure....... and the list goes on. Within a year I will flee this county, and this state. Hello Indiana.
TB Plfd July 11, 2014 at 06:52 am
it would be a better state if Cook County was it own state!
Don Gettys July 11, 2014 at 07:03 am
At least we're not Indiana, an "honorary" backward southern state.
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
Dee July 11, 2014 at 08:02 am
If you're that busy that you can't remember that you have a child with you, then you need to fixRead More your priorities!
Skeptic July 11, 2014 at 08:21 am
why do you need reminders to remember that you have a child with you? It's not like forgetting aRead More soccer practice, hair appointment, etc, which I am sure everyone has programmed in some calendar app. This is a human being! I am a working parent with a grown child. I worked in a stressful job with overtime, had to juggle caregivers, etc. I cannot fathom forgetting that you have your child with you. At that age (15 months), parent's activities revolve around the child. It appears that we have selfish human beings, and to make excuses is that much more bizarre.
Christina F July 11, 2014 at 08:39 am
On one hand, I can understand that the Baughman family thought that one of the other kids hadRead More grabbed the 6-month old. But on the other hand, you shouldn't be putting the responsibility and care of a baby in the hands of another child. If you are so busy that you can't care for your own child at the time, then get a babysitter. I don't think that there are any excuses whatsoever for leaving your own baby, a human being, in a hot car. People need to be more aware and less selfish when it comes to their own "priorities", which clearly need to be evaluated.
OL July 10, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Ok let me figure this out. If I get a job at minimum wage $8.25 an hour that would be about $17,000Read More a year How much would I have to earn to pay my way and get off the system? If I don't get a job I can stay on link ,section 8 housing, Medicare ,free Obama phone , free electricity free cooking & heating gas, free bus fare and all that other good free stuff. Hmmm, why get a job then. Let ALL the working people pay for all my free stuff when the government takes it out on their taxes. I do feel sorry for those that are working 40 hours a week. That are getting minimum-wage and trying to get off the system but there is not much incentive. Why get a minimum wage job? When you can make more money sitting at home doing nothing, as opposed to trying to live on minimum wage. All these companies are cutting back employees hours so they do not have to provide them with medical. Some companies are even giving employees information as where to file for government help. These big companies do not want to increase the minimum wage. They want everyone else to pay for their benefits via Welfare.
Leroy July 10, 2014 at 01:25 pm
The true problem is not the minimum wage- it's the fact that our dollar continues to lose its value.Read More Whenever our gov't prints more dollar bills and circulates them into the economy, the value of our dollar diminishes. Increasing the minimum wage is a "Band-Aid" approach to a long term problem. Unfortunately, there is a large segment of our society that cannot connect cause/effect. Show your employer why you deserve a raise instead of voting for a politician who will force an employer to make changes that might not be in the business's best interest.
Tony July 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm
One step closer to becoming nationalized
Source: FDA website
10dB July 10, 2014 at 09:00 pm
This headline is ridiculously sensationalistic. The request is reasonable -- to simply provideRead More information on how much added sugar a packaged food contains.
Chris July 11, 2014 at 07:31 am
Sugar is the new cigarettes
Snag man July 11, 2014 at 08:07 am
These people are a joke.... they approve aspartame (a real poison) and now are concerned aboutRead More sugar intake...... Seriously is a demented and twisted world we live in.
Voice of Reason July 10, 2014 at 09:03 am
There's two things that keep Michael Madigan in power. First is his daughter, the Illinois AttorneyRead More General, who just cannot seem to uncover any Corruption; despite Illinois seeing a Governor, a Congressman, Cook County Board Commissioner and other Elected Politicians go to jail during her tenure in the office. Second is the Democrat State Representatives, who Continually Elect Madigan as Speaker prior to doing "business" for the next two years. The First question Any Democrat State Representative Incumbent or Candidate should be asked is if they would Vote for Madigan to be Speaker once again if the voters send them to Springfield, and if so, why?
Luther July 10, 2014 at 09:59 am
It's only pork, theft, waste, etc. when it's not in your neighborhood. I'm sure there is a lot ofRead More the same going on downstate that seldom gets reported. HFM_U.
Angel July 10, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Just got this email this morning. Where did the state get 2.5 million to give Naperville for yetRead More another sports complex ? ________________ From the Desk of Naperville Park District’s Executive Director Ray McGury Dear friend of the Naperville Park District: I’m pleased to inform you that earlier this week, Governor Pat Quinn announced the awarding of a $2.5 million grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to support the Naperville Park District’s construction of an Activity Center. As you’re probably aware, the District has been working diligently on this project. It began in 2013 with soliciting public feedback and demonstrating a need for a year-round facility that will support recreation for people of all ages, families, those with special needs and our senior residents. The Activity Center, which will be located at the corner of Quincy Avenue and Fort Hill Drive, also will encourage health and wellness for all ages, provide a place for teens to connect and address the recreational and social needs of our increasingly diverse population. Some of the planned Activity Center spaces include: • Sports courts • Gymnastics studio • Fitness spaces • Indoor playground • Indoor track • Café • Multi-purpose rooms for programs/events Currently, staff is working with the architect and engineering team to design the Activity Center; a draft concept can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/activitycenter. The remainder of this year will focus on design and permitting, with construction beginning in spring 2015. I know I speak for both the park board and staff when I say that this is a project that we’re very excited about and we look forward to providing residents with updates as the project progresses. Sincerely, Ray McGury Executive Director
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POODETWA July 9, 2014 at 07:05 pm
graduated simbury High--- we love our booze!!!!! however, drinking and driving is a bad cocktail.Read More right you reckless yutzes?
Brainwashed_In_Church July 9, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Need motivation to quit? Park in front of a liquor store around 5:15PM on a weekday. Notice whoRead More walks in and out. Depressed, unhealthy, baggy eyed, alcoholics. Losers. You want to be like them? They don't drink because they're depressed. They're depressed because they drink.
Ken Lewis July 9, 2014 at 11:50 pm
The thing I find interesting is women are dead set against people that smoke but the major majorityRead More of them drink regularly. I suppose they justify it because booze won't give them lung cancer. So who cares about liver cancer, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidney failure, abdominal and bowel cancer and a permanent lose of thousands of brain cells with each drink. I have yet to see one report of a driver under the influence of nicotine killing anyone while driving. So heres lookin at ya drink up and put that cigarette out before ya kill somebody with second hand smoke and just use a car.
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
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A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
Kent Frederick July 8, 2014 at 07:45 pm
This was probably a minor delay for several flights, compared to what happened at Orlando on Sunday,Read More with wave after wave of thunderstorms coming through the area starting around 1pm. Flights were running anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours behind schedule.
LunchLadyU July 8, 2014 at 09:45 pm
I like that this happened at Gate B7. haha Yes, we need bees to pollinate so we have food to eat.Read More Save the bees!
Jim July 9, 2014 at 08:59 pm
In 2011, O'Hare Airport became the first U.S. airport to open an apiary on the premises. ThatRead More spring, 28 beehives were opened as part of a conservation program, according to the City of Chicago. Hansen now oversees 75 beehives at the airport, one of the world's busiest. Why didn't THIS makes the news???? Rock on honeybees!
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william ofori smith July 9, 2014 at 05:01 am
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don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 01:00 am
misplaced patriotism and summarily killing masses on the orders of an egomaniac commander who wouldRead More not carry out the ridiculous mission without the questioning of the reasonableness of the mission, can ,and has led to the robotic knee jerk reaction to mindlessly commit global genocide by non thinking trained mercenaries who feel they can KILL their way into problem solving. then come home and turn on family and friends and community due to the vaccines , and brain damage and residue of the depleted uranium weapons they may use to dump an a sovereign country through fake FEAR AND LIES FROM COMMAND. IT could happen . then they may be too morally damaged to remember job #1 to protect the borders as originally assigned . then just may be that there may not be a job , home , or respect from others except their own fellow mercenaries . then tun on community free speech and true nationalism and safety and mutual community respect . It could happen . It could even RUIN the economic engine of the country and give world power to global bankers who could exploit realtars , home buyers , owners and construction industry and we would not be in a position to afford 44 million invaders. MAYBE?
don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 01:08 am
misplaced patriotism destroyed the free speech and other rights as is displayed by the censoring ofRead More polite comments on this format, not patting mercenaries on the back . ie borders unprotected , blacks displaced by illegals in work force , economy trashed , etc
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Godandhockey July 7, 2014 at 08:45 am
Brian, why are you so mean-spirited? I posted something in this thread, and now I am receiving allRead More the comments you post. And it seems you are quite an angry and intolerant person. My goodness, can't people have a discussion without you throwing so much mud at them personally? March has stayed with the issues and you attack the person instead of rebutting the actual issue. And as a side, it is interesting to me that Andrew immediately rebuked Americanwhiteboy's "asshat" statement, but never once called you out for making comments that were even more "un-neighborly". How about we all stick to discussing the issues, like March, and stop all the "bait and switch" tactics.
Godandhockey July 7, 2014 at 08:51 am
And just FYI: It was announced this morning that several of the centers that are housing theRead More illegals have multiple numbers of occupants who are infected with drug resistant TB. I wonder how many might have been put on planes and flown to sanctuary cities? TB is highly contagious, and if this happens even once, we might be looking at an outbreak in drug resistant TB in America.
yourusmcboyelvises July 7, 2014 at 02:40 pm
independence from what.
One Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit contains 350 mg of sodium. (Credit: Red Lobster's page on Facebook)
Samora Musa July 5, 2014 at 06:10 am
My name is Mrs musa samora,I have been suffering from Ovarian cancer disease and the doctor saysRead More that i have just few days to leave.I am from Libya, but based in Republic du Benin,Africa since ten years ago as a business woman dealing with cocoa exportation,now that i am about to end the race like this,without any family members and no child.I have .1 Million US DOLLARS in Bank of Africa(BOA)Republic du Benin which i instructed the bank to give African union leaders to help sick people around Africa.But my mind is not at rest because i am writing this letter now through the help of my nurse beside me here in my hospital room. I also have .1 Million US Dollars in another bank in Republic du Benin which i want you to claim from the bank and use help less privileged people in your country,but you must assure me that you will take only 40% of the total money and give the rest 60% to the orphanage home in your country for my heart to rest. Upon the receipt of your email that you are willing and capable to execute my plan, i will instruct the bank management to make the immediate transfer into your account. please confirm your interest to Reply me to my email;samoramusa020@gmail.com Sincerely, Mrs musa samora
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Shantel July 5, 2014 at 10:16 am
I think nut case would be an understatement. I'm glad he was caught it's one less psycho to worryRead More about. Rest in Peace to the victims!
Boogeyman July 8, 2014 at 10:55 am
Ex no posting his rapsheet!!!
Ex Jolietian July 8, 2014 at 10:57 am
I only research Will County.... pretty hard to figure out, huh ?
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Cyndie Farrar-Makuch July 7, 2014 at 11:36 am
People, please please don't confuse Sodium ( especially the kind in the above mentioned restaurantsRead More which are used as preservatives ) with the mineral table salt which is beneficial and necessary for all cell life. Without it, you will die. It frustrates me that these articles don't differentiate the two. By all means, cut out process and pre prepared foods loaded with sodium ( not table salt ) preservatives like sodium benzo's but DO shake some sea salt onto that steak your grilling, your adrenal, kidneys and cells will thank you!
T as in Truth July 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Is that why they serve Maragitas on the beach? Because they are rimmed in sea salt?
John Taylor July 7, 2014 at 06:59 pm
It's getting more and more difficult to find anything with salt in it. Especially potato chips andRead More french fries. Hooray for those places upping the salt content.
Andy Shaw and the Better Government Association
Harry Callahan July 3, 2014 at 07:33 am
We have to take back our country from these dirty politicians from the WH right down to the stateRead More and local Gov. its just out of control.
Homewood Jim July 3, 2014 at 08:27 am
Cities, counties, states, countries - like fruit, rot from within. At least in this case they can'tRead More blame the Republicans, because there aren't any. One-party rule is usually called a dictatorship. And there aren't citizens, there are only slaves.
Voice of Reason July 5, 2014 at 05:40 pm
"Cook County government, led by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, refuses to release documentsRead More that would shed light on this issue."? I'm waiting for the response that will come in a week or 2 which will be the Lois Lerner/IRS excuse that the "dog ate my homework", and that Two Years Worth of Lerner's emails are Gone, and her computer Hard Drive mysteriously destroyed. Somehow, the history of this Board (with the likes of Stroger, Sr. & Jr., William Beavers, and John Daley) doesn't bode well for being Responsible with Your Taxpayer Dollars...
The remains of Bud Kelder are believed to be buried under this cross in a Manila cemetery. Photos provided by his cousin, John Eakin, show the remains of a veteran in the Philippines and a letter from Bud to his parents.
Rose Mary Stone July 4, 2014 at 11:33 am
A lengthy list of scandals regarding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has now beenRead More publically exposed by NBC, CBS, NPR, Stars and Stripes, the Associated Press, and a host of other media investigative reports. Scathing official reports by multiple federal agencies painted efforts by JPAC as dysfunctional, duplicative, inefficient, wasteful and so poorly managed and led that JPAC simply could not do the job assigned to it. No matter how hard the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) and JPAC management tried to spin the fact that only 385 identifications in seven years with an annual budget far exceeding $100 million was someone else’s fault, the American public and Congress refused to buy this hogwash. The JPAC CIL finally admitted that it takes them an average of ELEVEN YEARS to make an identification after remains are recovered. Investigations by the Department of Defense found 600 to 1,000 sets of American servicemen's remains in cardboard boxes in the JPAC Laboratory that the CIL is incapable of identifying because their methods are antiquated and obsolete. The American public and families of MIAs who accepted the smoke and mirrors from the JPAC public relations machine for years through fraud, phony “arrival home” ceremonies, and out right lies; feel angry, humiliated, and betrayed beyond belief. A large number of current and former employees of JPAC cooperated with these investigations because they are dismayed, disillusioned, disheartened, disgusted, and still disbelieving of what they experienced at JPAC. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, in congressional testimony, spoke for many of them when he called JPAC “disgraceful”. Despite being accused of being “vindictive” and “disgruntled”, many past and present employees braved severe retaliation by the JPAC management to come forward with the truth. There are many truly dedicated men and women who work at JPAC who believe in the mission. Researchers, military recovery specialists, and field investigators who hack through jungles, climb mountains, and wade rivers only to be sabotaged in their work by a completely dysfunctional command deserve great credit for their efforts to expose JPAC’s corrupt operation. In the final analysis, no one with any common sense whatsoever believed the excuses of the JPAC Laboratory Scientific Director and other members of the leadership clique at JPAC when their disgraceful actions became public. The Secretary of Defense finally ordered JPAC dissolved and the entire operation be “overhauled”. The changes are long overdue. Yet, even now, those who remain in command at JPAC continue to make excuses and are trying to keep their high paying jobs through their usual finger pointing, denials of responsibility, and boasts that they can “overhaul” their own severe dysfunction if Congress will just give them more millions. Bovine excrement. It is now incumbent upon the Secretary of Defense to ensure that his pledge to the American public for a "paradigm shift" away from "outdated, institutionalized thinking" at JPAC becomes a reality. Such needed massive reform cannot be accomplished by changing the name of the organization, re-shuffling the same poor managers to new desks and titles, and allowing those at fault for not keeping up with modern science such as DNA, to keep their jobs. To do so would only allow the same infectious disease of arrogance and lies to the families of American heroes to take root all over again. Everyone at any level of management and culpability in the many JPAC scandals must be removed. And removed now! The disaster at JPAC has been added to the VA Hospital, Dover Mortuary, Arlington Cemetery, and the Viet Nam Unknown debacles. We cannot allow it to happen again.
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