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Rick whatshisname April 18, 2014 at 12:51 am
"More than 300,000 donors from around the world gave $500 million to take the George W. BushRead More Presidential Center from concept to reality." - dallasnews.com
David Greenberg April 18, 2014 at 01:18 am
Madigan comparing Abraham Lincoln to Obummer? Oy vey... We don't have the money for thisRead More library... Maybe if the Dumbocrats hadn't spent $250M on an unused train station in Block 37, $55M on Maggie Daley Park, $60 M on a bike path fly over, $25M on a DePaul Stadium, a ton of money for bike lanes..... and on and on and on... and if we'd actually funded the pensions as we were supposed to, instead of employing "new math" to do the actuarial calculations...and if we'd actually paid our bills on time and lived within our means instead of blowing money on every 'tribute' - we might in some freaky alternate reality have the money to waste on an Obummer library, but we don't. So I'm gonna go with, ummm, NO. Vote every spendthrift out who votes for this...
Norb Locke April 18, 2014 at 01:45 am
Why would anyone want a Obama Library any where in the state of Illinois??? We have enough badRead More stuff in the state as it is! Put it in Kenya where it belongs.
Channing Grant April 17, 2014 at 06:45 pm
I went to college and was recruited by a Fortune 50 company. I have worked for the same companyRead More since. Go to college! Go to college or live on welfare like McCluck who quit school when he was caught touching his little brother.
stan April 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Channing who cares leave mcloud alone i didnt go to college and look at me im sssstaaannnn the man aRead More super hero
seer. April 18, 2014 at 02:16 am
Channing Grant -which McDonalds do you work at? does a college diploma fast-track you to be the headRead More fryer?
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
JD tippit April 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm
you'll be in the front row, watching it, licking your lips with sweaty hands and a tube on K2 jelly,Read More I'd bet...
Mike k April 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm
In todays world you can kill somebody then do some time and get off. If this killer was executedRead More tomorrow with all the other killers I think this type of crime would go down. So would the prison population.
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm
I think the Judge should have ordered the bailiff to smack her accross the mouth REALLY hard withRead More that huge flashlight they carry. Then had her collect her own teeth and escorted - or dragged - her from the court room.
Ex Jolietian April 17, 2014 at 07:21 pm
It's not where you start.. it's were you are headed. That's the problem.. everyone wants executiveRead More level pay without paying their dues.
It Get's Better April 17, 2014 at 09:21 pm
The little big dogs.
Joe O'Malley April 17, 2014 at 09:46 pm
I didn't know that anyone in the AFL-CIO had the required skills to perform any type of analysis.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Igor April 17, 2014 at 08:17 pm
In reviewing the case, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has determined a warning in lieu of aRead More citation is sufficient in this case," a statement released by the VA stated on Thursday." So go drink some grape Kool aid it's only $00.89.
Ada Pers April 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Sounds like these federal 50 guys are getting their training and personal transaction skills fromRead More the IRS (Obama's Disgrace). An admonishment and the chance to pay for the product is definitely the way this should have been handled. Hey chief, report Monday for some retraining on common sense.
George Murphy April 17, 2014 at 11:47 pm
John B has to be a lib because he thinks backwards. If this guy intentionally refilled his sodas atRead More regular intervals, then fine, make him pay a reasonable penalty, which is perfectly justified if he did do something wrong. But, JB is defending a KGB-style operation, here. This is what the Bush and Obama (and quite possibly, Clinton) administrations got into motion. And, of course Obama is taking it to the max. Our entire government needs to be completely cleaned out, reduced in size and replenished with real people - not the Muppets!
Gigi April 17, 2014 at 08:58 am
That is great! Those kids deserve a bright spot in their day!
Paul Shafer April 17, 2014 at 09:13 am
Absolutely fantastic !
Stu Pidasso April 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Cherish the children!! Best news I have read today :)
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 07:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 07:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
Colleen McAbee April 17, 2014 at 06:13 am
What's an Oswego?
h m April 17, 2014 at 06:44 am
Who cares!!! At the rate Chicago is going, it will be the next Detroit.
Johnny appleseed April 17, 2014 at 10:07 am
Who did they mug to get that rating?
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 06:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 08:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
Lenny Kravitz April 16, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Not as funny as that US Airways tweetRead More yesterday.http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/us-airways-just-tweeted-out-one-of-the-most-graphic-things-y
Dennis Robaugh (Editor) April 16, 2014 at 05:50 pm
wow, lenny kravitz. would hate to be the person working the Twitter feed for US Airways that day.
Redhead April 17, 2014 at 10:51 am
What a pleasant change from some of the prune faced attendants one encounters! Too bad she didn'tRead More speak a little more slowly so one didn't miss any words!
Screen grab from KETV report
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 07:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
Heather Osrien April 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Just another copy cat. They crawl in thu the exit where the toy is dropped into when youRead More "win". Where were the oh so stupid parents while this was going on?
Maggie Magoo April 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm
This happened years ago in Little Falls, NJ when a child walked out of his house and into theRead More traffice on Route 23 and was killed.....what is wrong with parents? You go to the bathroom you take the child with you!!!!!! Lucky his Gardian Angel was watching over him!
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 04:38 pm
Thats what I was saying- taxes paying for that bomb squad- let em do their job.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 04:40 pm
I agree with you Snow 100%
Snow April 17, 2014 at 04:45 pm
That whole artistic expression he was going after- we will call "Idiot in a jail cell".
Pete Speer April 17, 2014 at 09:24 am
The Madigoblin, as I prefer to call him is not the Wizard of Oz, more kike the Wizard of Ooze, HeRead More makes his real money dipping his wick in the property tax game which he rigged on behalf or the Cook County machine.and the Chicago boys by setting different property tax ratios for residential property and commercial property. Residences think they are getting a great deal, being assessed at 10% of the ephemeral "Estimated Market Value, Businesses bear the burden with a ratio of 25%. No other County is permitted multiple ratios. Our constitution requires that all property in the State have a ratio of 33 1/3%. To reach that level the state reviews recorded sales REGARDLESS OF PROPERTY TYPE and assigns a multiplier to reach the constitutional level For Cook County that thas hovered around 3.0, That multiplier is then assigned to all property to create the valuation against which you are taxed -- in effect 30% of the County estimated market value on residences; 75%, on businesses In order to get the valuations lowered, the appeal system must be used. You can see why businesses rush to the Madigan form and to the Alderman Burke firm and others to willingly pay big bucks to get their valuation lowered. There is more, but I have gone too long.
Bernard Johnson April 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Pick'n up stakes. Let's face it - for all the reasons articulated by those who've posted heretoforeRead More and many more, Illinois is a used-to-be, fly-over, drive-around, nothing to see here - move along, dire state that is it today. You can't declare your state's and region's main city as a self-declared 'sanctuary city' - let alone without a referendum, and invite all sorts of 3rd World jetsam and flotsam into that city - they being with few employable skills only to become burdens on the criminal justice, public school, public health and other social systems, without consequences. Chicago's public schools are now predominantly non-Caucasian. While race isn't the issue, background is. These most recent immigrants and/or migrants to Chicago and across Illinois haven't brought with them marketable skills. It was one thing in the era of pre-technological society to promote immigration and migration into Chicago, Illinois and/or the Midwest of the unskilled and illiterate - at least in English. However, those were the days of manual labor when labor still drove agriculture and manufacturing required strong backs. Today's manufacturing requires computer-savy and even agriculture is driven - literally, buy GPS. Between robotics, voice-recognition software, computerization and/or the Internet's applications, the ensuing increased efficiencies across the board - in all manner of endeavors, makes such... jesam and flotsam [people] superfluous - at best, to the contemporary economic engine - one that's severely sputtering into complete collapse across Illinois. Yet, Chicago's and Illinois' political hack-quacks threw open the doors. Now Illinois is awash - from Waukegan, over to Rockford, down to Auora, Joliet and elsewhere across the state with those... unemployable and incapable of aggregate net contribution, i.e. those dependent on the ever fewer and fewer still standing tax-payers in the dire state of the State of Illinois. Whether it be the multi-generational and hopelessly dysfunctional African-American 'community', or the ever increasing numbers of Hispanic and Latino [as well as African] more recent arrivals; there's simply nothing [but dependency] for 'em here. At the same time, utterly irresponsible - to their host communities, corporate entities have squeezed and exacerbated the malaise. After half a dozen generations in Chicago, we're out of here. We've shuttered our business and are in the process of moving our residual assets out of Illinois. Our children have all been sent out of state for college and told not to expect a 'home' in Illinois when they're finished; and to look to elsewhere - outside of the Midwest, to lay a claim to their future. The pox - that which are both political parties in Illinois, and the state overrun with non-contributors - as it is [both those of people and corporations], will infect any who remain - the contagion is beyond mitigation at this point. The implosion is only gaining momentum. With Illinois firmly on a trajectory of 3rd Worldly consequence, why bother? "You load 16 tons and what do you get... another day older and deeper in debt." Illinois has piled it SO high and put us SO deep in debt that it's simply insurmountable. Let's face facts, we've met the enemy and they were us - the electorate. We allowed the hack-quacks to destroy us. Well, we're not sitting around to be the last ones [able] to leave and to have to turn out the lights. We'll leave the lights to go off on their own accord when there's no longer the capacity to keep 'em lit - as the debt burdens result in rolling backouts adn gangs of wild-dogs roam hunting for their prey. The Haitization of Illinois is well down the road to self-fulfillment. Adios.
Max Smart April 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm
This is the ONE that madicant and crew cannot control...People are free to leave the state anytime.
OFA organizer Eileen Soderstrom welcomes the audience at Monday's Organizing for Action Day of Action against Gun Violence at the Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St.
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Too bad they aren't bright enough to distinguish between GUN violence and gang violence. The problemRead More isn't firearms...its ILLEGAL firearms in the hands of prohibited persons. Gun control doesn't work...Chicago ranks DEAD LAST in Federal prosecutions under existing firearm laws. Thats a good place to start the changes.
Grumpy Old Man April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
There will never be a resolution of violence until we stop using the idiotic term "gunRead More violence" or "gun victim." or excuse it on the basis that it somehow just represents the tragedy of persons killed by "guns." The violence is committed by people, in the majority by gang bangers out to protect their drug dealing (these murders far surpass the news media's favorite topic - multiple murders by a single man in a single incident such as Newton, Columbine, Fort Hood, etc.). It is easy to avoid placing responsibility on these gang bangers by implying that if it wasn't for the gun they wouldn't be killing anyone. Of course if there were no guns no one would be killed by a gun but there are, and restrictions on legal ownership are ineffective against gang bangers. They don't bother to comply with them. You never hear the term knife violence and it wasn't used in reporting on the recent school incident in Pennsylvania. Until the focus is on the gang bangers and others who commit crimes, until we stop rationalizing violence on the so called economic conditions (the vast majority of blacks and Hispanics are not gang bangers, do not run around shooting or knifing people and are themselves the most frequent victims of these attacks) we will never resolve the problem of violence or bring it under control.
sklogw April 17, 2014 at 03:59 pm
If parents taught their children how to humans and not animals, spent time with them, kept them outRead More of gangs, kept them in school and out of street life, I'm sure gun violence would lessen. Look within your four walls before you blame others.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Genius Species April 17, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Your naïveté is laughable. You mean the same "old boy betwork" that gave theRead More Clintons millions. Lets not forget about the Goldman Sachs speaking fees either. Shame, shame, shame. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/11/02/hillary_clinton039s_big_paydays_from_goldman_sachs_319105.html Oh and btw having a ego doesn't make you a good leader. A good tyrant yes but not a good leader.
Tom Hollman April 17, 2014 at 09:12 pm
KNEE JERK aids is Gods way of culling the herd of undesirables I used to donate all the timeRead More till I found out they were trying to prevent it.
Aileen Dodge April 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm
Tom you are obviously an internet TROLL! And Genius I never said she would be a GOOD Leader!!! IRead More simply stated she might have put a stop to or slowed what has happened to this country. Given the fact that she certainly was well aware of all the players in Washington DC. But this of course of my own opinion and I am a realist and understand that there are those that believe there is NOTHING WRONG with the state of this nation. Of course I might also believe those individuals are living in Egypt on Denial!!! (Hint: Read it fast it makes a funny kind of sense!) But again that would be MY belief. Shhhh Please don't tell anyone in the Government though that might disagree!!! Lest they send 5 fully armed Swat teams to my little spot in the world all of those Swat members being fully armed with the latest in Anti Terrorist weaponry to storm my little home that doesn't have any kind of a weapon unless you consider my 1.5 year old clownish French Bull dog some kind of evil canine??? LMFAO And after they kick in all my doors and windows all they will find is an old kitchen scale that measures food weight and calories!!!! OMG and you know it's the likes of individuals such as myself, middle-aged women that are most certainly the biggest threat to this Country!!!! But take away all the sarcasm and right here you will find a person who will die to protect my civil rights and those of my fellow American. Because I am one of those American's that when I see the someone's civil rights being violated by the Government, or Federal Law enforcement, or even local law enforcement officers. I will stand up and speak up for that person. And I will not shut up and just go away and mind my own business. Because I do believe and Know that to do NOTHING means I am freely agreeing to give up my own rights. And that is never going to happen!!! So YA I am a very proud 54 year old troublemaking military vet that is also a staunch supporter of the US Constitution and will commit civil disobedience making sure it is not blatantly violated in my presence. And there never is a bad day for a REVOLUTION!!!
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.
John April 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Stu@ ask Mike( the Brown Nose) Brown what he thinks.All should be on the Gov't. A true Communist ifRead More ever.
Sent from my Lear Jet April 16, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Here's the story I posted this morning and was censored by PATCH Pistol Turned to ‘SubmachineRead More Gun’ By Clueless Media April 15, 2014 | Filed under Constitutional Issues,corruption,Culture,Culture Of Corruption,Democrats,Dumb Criminals,Gun control,Liberals,Media | Posted by Warner Todd Huston Once again we get proof of how mindless and clueless the media is, how they don’t fact check, but just mindlessly pass on each other’s bad work ad infinitum. This time it happened with a story about a criminal who used a .22 caliber pistol in a crime but one clueless reporter turned it into a “submachine gun” and hundreds of his mindless colleagues followed suit passing the lie on and on and on. Clueless reporter Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo Chicago, a website that caters to local news, reported on an incident that was perpetrated by a man from West Garfield Park who began wielding a .22 caliber pistol in a grocery store because he didn’t want to pay the 22 cents tax on a bottle of pop he was trying to buy. Holliday “reported” that the crook “pulled an Intratec submachine gun out of a Gucci satchel,” and in the next paragraph again claimed the piece was a “submachine gun” saying, “Officers arrived on the scene shortly after to find Shelton’s Gucci bag open on the counter as well as 15 bullets in the blue steel .22-caliber submachine gun–eight live rounds in one magazine, five in another and one in the chamber, according to court documents.” Of course, it is clear that reporter Holliday doesn’t have any idea what he’s rambling on about. The .22 caliber Intratec pistol is not a “submachine gun. It is a semi-automatic pistol like every other semi-auto pistol. A submachine gun is an automatic rifle that uses pistol cartridges instead of larger ones such as rifle or armor piercing cartridges. A one-hand-held version of this weapon is called a “machine pistol,” but it is also fully automatic. The Intratec pistol used in this crime is not a fully automatic weapon, however. It is semi-auto-meaning it fires only once when the trigger is pulled. It does not expel a stream of bullets like a fully automatic weapon does. Yet, as soon as this story went live on April 13, dozens of other so-called news outlets took up the claim that this dolt used a “submachine gun” in his crime. All one need do is put “Nahshon Shelton submachine gun” in any search engine and dozens of so-called news stories will be revealed saying that the criminal used a “submachine gun.” It all just shows that whenever you see a report on guns in the Old Media establishment, you should not trust it. They don’t even know the proper definitions of firearms terms and from there all their “facts” are suspect.
Jordan S. Zoot April 17, 2014 at 01:28 pm
The thug they arrested with the firearm was predicate felon...the right answer is to put a length ofRead More rope around his neck and hang him.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 09:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
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