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jo April 23, 2014 at 09:26 am
news reported the cost was at 100,000 and they can trace the caller.. he should be prosecuted andRead More pay the 100.000 it cost
bill of rights April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
that is hilarious! video gamers! wait till the jack booted thugs kick in the door and kill a kid. iRead More wonder if these types of police are needed in this day and age. the real danger is the police, the video gamers are lost in the digital age and enjoy a good prank. most of you people are afraid to live, these cops are locked and loaded and looking for a shoot out. police procedure needs to be re-examined. bearing false witness......
Sam April 23, 2014 at 10:10 am
Both the jackass players should be fined. these are the same kids that shoot up the schools whenRead More they're bored with fantasy. The beach is right down the block and your lazy fat ass kid sits on the couch all day gaming. pathetic.
Lorriane April 23, 2014 at 08:35 am
Illinois is in the top for all taxes yet we are the most in debt. Why do we continue to vote theseRead More politicians in offfice? One word....union power. In other news, these same democrat politicians just re elected the devil himself, Mike Madigan to a 5th term of democratic house leader. Expect more of the same high tax, high corruption form of governance to continue unless non union voters do something about this. State union voters like this and like to see the non union state citizens suffer
JR April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
Even if we threw them in jail their brainless voting bases would still reelect them.
Jan Werth April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
Illinois is one of the top most corrupt states in the USA. I have two more years in this GodRead More forsaken state, then after my daughter finishes school, I'm out of here! My home may be paid off, but I still pay at least $500 a month for property taxes--and I live in the older section with a 55 year old house!!
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
mob mentality. people on this thread dont even understand the ruling. tt, the comparison toRead More sports is absurd. baseball 8% black. hockey? swimming? etc. i dont hear complaints by minority leaders complaing about every facet of life. there is a belief that low test scores , a dearth of black ceo's , etc must be explained by some measure of systemic discrimination. women do it. minorities. heck go to any youth sports program and youll find parents complaing about playing time and favoritism. people complain. sometimes theyre right.
Old Pizza April 23, 2014 at 09:54 am
College admission should be based on scholastic achievement, period.
Observor April 23, 2014 at 10:03 am
One of the primary reasons blacks lag in admission to elite colleges without affirmative action isRead More that a disproportionate number of them come out of horror show urban school systems where they are trapped by an unholy alliance of the teacher unions and the Democrat party. The DTC keeps the unions working regardless of incompetence and in return the unions bankroll the DTC with their members' dues money. Affirmative action is just a way to paper over that "inconvenient truth."
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Doubleclick April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
Great points, Jeanne! If we want to innovate we need critical thinkers who are flexible in theirRead More approach to problems. "Oh this didn't work because X but Y might. Oh here comes Z which I hadn't even considered but maybe the answer is in there."
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 10:08 am
OK, so it doesnt bother you at all that the textbook publishers will now be able to put out only aRead More few curricula, all aligned to the same standards, which they determined themselves, which will reduce their costs tremendously. And you trust that what they put in will be OK. And have YOU actually read the standards, or only a few snippets, which YOU are relying on for your opinion? I havent read them all. I have read comparisons of some of the old standards, side-by-side with the new standards, and it seems that whoever wrote the standards did not have the gift for brevity and clarity that one would hope for. Also, the gag order on teachers and administrators really makes it difficult to determine what educators really think, wouldn't you say? I have read many articles from CC supporters that talk about an expanded school day so that teachers have time for the in-services they need to learn the "new techniques required" to teach the common core. So it doesnt sound to me like even supporters of the CC think this is just regular teaching, at a different level. But unfortunately, we can only find out what the "new techniques" are by interrogating our children after the fact, since teachers - who don't like the CC in general - cant tell us why. My vice-principal sis-in-law refers to "Children of the Core" and it is just as creepy as it sounds. And as you keep going back to local-control of curricula - the states have individually signed contracts with Pearson Publishing, which include gag orders on teachers and administrators. That "control" was never given to the local level - schools are bound by it whether they like it or not. That is at least the case with the contract in NYS, although I can't believe the other State's contracts vary much from this EXTREME protection of a private company. How can there be local control, if parents are not allowed to hear from the teachers and administrators of their local schools? You may think I am mindlessly parroting, but I wonder why you are so mindlessly defending. At least all the other people involved seem to have gotten paid by Bill and Melinda Gates. Oh, and that chirping noise from the teachers opposed to CC? Maybe that's the sound of people decid ing to keep their jobs.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
I could give you the requirements for an International Baccalaureate, which is offered at BiotechRead More and a few select HS's in NJ, but it is not really on point, and your fingers can google just as easily as mine. The IB is only for the highest level students. It would not be appropriate to make it the default for all students.
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Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 08:24 am
@Stones - I actually agree with you. My problem is simply the economic conditions presentlyRead More affecting Illinois, the lack of any credible solution and the nature of the Chicago and Cook County governments which can't seem to keep crooks out of office. I think Presidential libraries serve valuable purposes (and that doesn't matter which President it happens to be) can provide economic benefits to the area in which the library is location (whether short/long term is another question which I am not in a position to answer).
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
I would suggest that Chicago be required to have a credit check performed before any publicRead More assistance is provided to them. The City of Chicago is on Public Assistance already - they should need to certify for benefits every two weeks and prove the need for more funds from us - the employer and safety net of Chicago Government. No Library Needed - Put his online and be progressive
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
In this day and age, Presidential Libraries should be virtual, and should demonstrate leadership,Read More not egomania.
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Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 02:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 03:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Walt Hines April 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm
@ George, I would love to hear what state your moving to. I'm just tired of the same old crap thatRead More will continue no matter who gets in. I'm in Oswego and the school district is $800 million in the hole. They've spent like a bunch of drunken sailors with not much to show for it. My taxes are more than my PMI each month. We're having to give our homes away just to move.........This ? goes out to anyone. Has Rauner said anything about not collecting a pension from the state if he wins Governor? I've heard nothing and to me that's part of the problem, please share if you know differently. God help us all!!!
Danni April 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm
About that library-think it will be filled with graffiti and out of control theft by a certainRead More segment of the gangbangers, flashmob, driveby shooter, grammar school dropout, gun-toting druggie type?
jack hess April 23, 2014 at 09:03 am
God save the over TAX Citizens of Illinois. I wish i could sell my home, an move out of one of theRead More most corrupt state in the U.S. and Crook County ,but would take a big loss on my home. We have more convicted felons State Legislators than any other state. Ask yourself why ? Look at the legislators who running the state gambling committee! Ask yourself why do Crook County Part -time Commissioners and all part time State Legislators get a ( Full-Time Pension).
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:10 am
@Greg Smith - LOL. More nonsense from the Rush crowd. Millions of blacks who are just asRead More disadvantaged as your scumbag gang banger buddies don't drive around shooting up their neighborhoods. You are also, clearly a racist. There are millions of white Americans who aren't born into money and who are unemployed. You should be thankful that we still have a war on drugs. Legalize drugs remove your profits and all of your homies are going to be unemployed and no Ford Foundations to give you grants.
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:25 am
I should have said no Ford Foundation grants. There will always be foundations giving out grants.Read More Hopefully they won't do as the Ford Foundation did and give a grant to Jeff Ford and his gang.
Edward Andrysiak April 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Well, here comes more get rid of the guns talk. You seldom hear why the gangs are at war. The reasonRead More is market share. It's about money. That is how they support themselves. So, let's concentrate on removing what the fight over...drug sales, prostitution and the like. Rid the neighborhoods of that and there will be less to fight over. Squeeeeeze their profits down to zero and there will be less violence!
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B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
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Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 09:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
The Convict April 23, 2014 at 09:58 am
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lablover April 23, 2014 at 10:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
John Belushi and Bill Murray, Chicago's comedy gift to America. You're welcome.
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:53 pm
HaHa very funny Mother F******
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:54 pm
A quote from Eddie Murphy (Not from Chicago) LMAO
Gary April 21, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Well ... Illinois IS a national joke, so ....
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 10:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 01:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 10:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 03:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
lauribe2000 April 21, 2014 at 07:28 am
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080731055339AA4FPib I would be happy to copy editRead More part time for this publication. It seems as though you need someone. In English, you don't say "a dozen of" anything.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
voice of america April 23, 2014 at 07:47 am
Judges are standing together it does not take 3 to get a warrant for his arrest. this is the JudgesRead More way of saying f u America, One for all and all for one the Judges are. So lets disbar all of them. Publish their names. fluid the IL. Bar complaint center, Keep doing it to they removed as judges they are unfit to serve as american judges.
voice of america April 23, 2014 at 07:56 am
We need a million man march in Peoria. Demand the removal of the Mayor, All three Judges, and PoliceRead More chief.
Elizabeth Miller April 23, 2014 at 08:34 am
It probably took 3 judges to get them to grant the warrants they were looking for. And the AttorneyRead More Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is the "bar" you are looking for. You will find specific rules there and though anyone can lodge complaints, and all complaints are heard, the accused members of the bar have a right to defend themselves and their actions. The attorney for the arrested kid can file for sanctions, too, and move to suppress the information obtained by the warrant if it is judged to have been granted erroneously.
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grace April 21, 2014 at 06:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 06:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.
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Gary April 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm
So you think religion is the primary cause of war. OK. How do you explain over 100 million peopleRead More who were killed by their own god-less Communist governments in the last century? They ban religions in most Communist countries so shouldn't those countries have been peaceful, Utopian places?
Hitchens! April 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
To repost a response from another thread, "as for Communism, just because it demands atheismRead More doesn’t mean it follows from atheism. It’s just incompatible with any religion because the Communist ideology will not tolerate any competitors. It’s too close to a religion itself". Hitler and the Nazi Party made a treaty with the Pope during WWII, although it was a shaky one at best. Stalin, Mao, and those idiots in North Korea forced citizens to believe that they were divine individuals, thereby establishing "state religion". Stalin was more about absolute power, but never openly rejected the idea that he was believed to be a divine figure. You are confusing the idea of communism as the alternative to religion. Either way, I am not going to get into that here. Have a nice day, and get rid of your religion. I did, and have never been happier. Religion poisons everything.
tenth district April 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
My favorite part about easter is when jesus rises up yet no one saw the guy in 2000 years evenRead More though he could come down for a second hahahaha. Bible says satan comes and goes from god to earth and vice versa...and we know is ok for jesus to show his face since he did it in "front of hundreds" back in the day where you can't go back and check hahahaha so to make a long story short religions want real money in exchange for funny stories. I have a few questions for the religious freaks: why did jesus stay dead 3 days? Couldn't death be defeated right away? And what kind of sacrifice jesus did if he came back to life? Isn't sacrifice something like permanent? Religions were started by morons, vicious and slick like the type you see in Afghanistan today...and it became the greatest business: no expense as promising pies in the sky is free, no taxes since religions get the breaks yet collect hard cash every sunday rain or shine...boy I wish I would have thought of that myself. At least jews and Christians are decent enough to chill regarding warfare unlike the muslims...but still, religions are poor-designed and nicely wraped garbage
local guy April 21, 2014 at 07:21 am
Made a donation thru the attached website. It was easy, you can donate via paypal or a credit card.Read More Also I found out that you can donate material items as well such as dog food or other pet supplies.
Tori April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am
I pray that the stolen tractor is located quickly and that the person(s) who stole it have horribleRead More karma the rest of their worthless lives!!
SouthSide April 21, 2014 at 11:31 am
http://www.settlerspondshelter.net/donate.html There is a DONATE button that takes you to paypalRead More from the link above.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 06:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
Jacob Matthews April 20, 2014 at 06:50 pm
The system is flawed and failed. Yes, by all mean bring back days when kids could leave their bikesRead More in the front lawn and run in for a drink. Bring back the days when politicians weren't closing parks because the basketball hoops invited crime. Bring back the days when kids could gather without risk of going to jail. Bring back the days when you could trust the cop on the beat. I pity anyone, mine included, who has the task of raising a child in a world of political injustice and internet bullying. This parents today jump on the band wagon and attack yet their precious little ones are without flaws. Life has yet to come full circle. Beware the evil that dwells within.
roger hawrylicz April 20, 2014 at 07:49 pm
Well Kim Johnson,I mean the crack whores with their Obama phones who start having babies out ofRead More wedlock to start the cycle of welfare payments and all the freebies that come with it so they can raise the future gangbangers that make the city what it is today. Are you really that blind that you cant see the truth? I pity you and the people like you
Jacob Matthews April 20, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Wow Roger, well said. I too, pity the narrow minded.
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A Delargo April 21, 2014 at 03:25 pm
His new name is 'Big Stubbie' ! Yo
nitagregory April 21, 2014 at 08:33 pm
Cut off his penis?? It really was that small.he probably used tweezers to pluck it off like anRead More ingrown
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 02:27 am
Give that fool a DARWIN AWARD for taking himself out of the gene pool !