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Police pull kayak from Fox River following Saturday accident. Credit: Submitted
Lisa April 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Hi Brea - Just curious, how are you online during the school day? Is that allowed at Edison MiddleRead More School? I was waiting to hear from Mark about whether he is okay with my sharing with everyone what he e-mailed to me (I had e-mailed him to ask for clarification on what his role was in Sunday's incident). I didn't hear back, but I presume he doesn't mind my sharing it, since he already shared it with me, a "stranger." Here is what he wrote to me: The gentlemen they mentioned did get [the survivor] out of the water. They were a little more down stream. I got in the water a little further upstream and by the time I got to the middle of the river he had already floated passed me. I was within 15 feet of him and yelled to him to put his foot down to slow his drift so I could get him. The other two gentlemen who were on the other side of the bridge (down river from me) reached him and brought him to shore. After he floated by me I saw he was OK because the other gentleman was there to grab him. I ran back up to the dam to see if I could help the man who eventually died. By the time I got back up to the dam he was already pulled under and never resurfaced. All this happened in a 4-5 minute period. Quick and confusing. That's the story. That's how Karen and I were involved. Horrible, tragic day.
Geneva Taxpayer April 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Lisa - Kids have access to the Internet. That's how he was online. This isn't 1970.
Lisa April 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Geneva Taxpayer - I assume that Brea is a "she," not a "he," but then again,Read More this isn't 1970. :) More to the point though, if Brea is who she says she is (i.e., a student at Mr. Stankus' school), she's not supposed to be online during the school day, per Dist. 200's policy and Edison's policy.
Martha Hanna April 22, 2014 at 08:50 am
Over the past 20 years how many people have died in that same place? Can't something be done aboutRead More this?
Kevin Malone April 23, 2014 at 10:08 am
Yes Martha, something can be done. The dams serve little to no purpose. They create a wide, flatRead More area up river, but otherwise have little use. They block fish migration, they destroy wet lands, and they kill people. If we want to keep that flat, open waterway up river we can build something similar to the Yorkville dam. It has three or four softer, rolling ridges (this eliminates the dangerous "boil") plus a side chute with artificial white water for white water kayaking. It is safer, better for the environment, and prettier to look at. Its a win-win-win. The downside - it costs money. But guess what? We have to spend money if we want to live in a world that is safe and fun and pretty.
Rudy April 23, 2014 at 07:09 pm
I have seen many people drowned in that Damn Dam over my life in Geneva. Years ago we collected overRead More 5000 dollars to put up a safety cable to grab if you got too close on top. The idea was rejected by the DOC they felt it would create a false sense of security. It is sad indeed my Dad always told me if I was caught in the boil my only chance was to dive to the bottom and hope it spit me out! I have seen balls caught on the surface for months.
Pat F April 20, 2014 at 11:06 am
Jeez..........lighten up!! Happy Easter! This sites never claimed to be The Wall Street Journal orRead More New York Times!!
PMilton Longfellow April 21, 2014 at 07:05 am
Did you see the Drew Peterson movie? It portrayed Hosey's office as a gleaming, modern andRead More bustling. As opposed to the stained drop-ceiling and general bleakness. Just let the Patch be the joke it always has been.
Jacob Matthews April 21, 2014 at 08:48 am
Leave it to the Patch to embellish Comedy Central as a business to be respected.
Credit: Wheaton Grand Theater Facebook page
Charlene Jontel April 17, 2014 at 03:43 pm
You are once again too ignorant to get the gist of my original comment. No more wasting commentsRead More on Resumfected. LOL, lol, lol, lol, lol.
Resurrected April 17, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Charlene how old are you? Do you work as a fryer at Harold's chicken? Lmao!
tyrone biggums April 18, 2014 at 08:55 am
So Resurrected someones death if funny? So Christian of you! Plus nice comment about Charlene, youRead More are certainly not a Christian but racist would be more accurate but don't forget ignorant dumba$$ too. I pray for your soul!
Amani Ibrahim, accused of felony theft and bad parenting.
sklogw April 13, 2014 at 10:24 am
Drawn on eyebrows and a heavy coat on the the lower lid, that's just wrong!LOL Not as wrong asRead More trying to pin it on your 12 year old daughter though, that's just scandalous!
Titan Dad April 13, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Forget the eye shadow. Should of tried to steal a mustache waxing kit.
Joe Tinley April 15, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Oil can Harriett
Kevin Oldaker
Shantel April 8, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Find him!!!
jack hess April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am
Sound like the Judge set a low bond, that why he was out, even with his past convictions. If peopleRead More only new what low bonds some Judges give out on serious charges, specially in CROOK COUNTY,IL.
MaryfromIL April 6, 2014 at 05:08 pm
As usual, seems like the deaths were to punish the mother, than having anything to do with caringRead More for the child. Per other sources, he had moved from the marital home due to separation.
Benjamin Lawton
Milwaukee Mike April 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
Rico Suave April 6, 2014 at 07:24 pm People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only becauseRead More rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. Remember this Benny G and all you other scum sucking Liberals out there. The police in these ghetto areas are chasing them down every night in an attempt to keep them from coming into your so called safe areas. Appreciate their sacrifices and don't give this white Fucktard the time of day. Hey Kenneth! Love teh comments... Who else would say fucktard on here?
Frank G. April 11, 2014 at 11:50 am
Benny G. I think you hate the police because your dad was a abusive cop who poked you in the assRead More when you were growing up.
Benny G. April 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Frankala, I was sloppy seconds to your ripe hole. He was a tiger, huh...LOL Donna the residentRead More "split tail" comment bag- Go iron my shirts and STFU...LOL
John Wrana, in uniform during World War II, and in his later years before a police officer shot and killed him with beanbag rounds.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Brains? We don't have no stinkin' brains. We don't need no stinkin' brains
Magilla Gorilla April 12, 2014 at 07:25 am
@ knee jerk. Although the upper limit IQ for officers is 105, the target IQ is between 94-98. TheRead More average IQ of a U.S. citizen is 100. Whenever you are speaking to a police officer, you are most likely speaking to someone with an IQ considerably Lower than your own. Please remember to speak slowly, always try to limit the amount of syllables in each word to less than three, and try not to laugh... Cuz They get Really Paranoid. Must be the drugs.
Magilla Gorilla April 12, 2014 at 07:28 am
@ Santaella. Robots, Droids or whatever you want to call 'em. They want programmable individuals whoRead More will NOT hesitate to KILL. At some point, Robocops are coming to your town.
Police outside of Adelman's Truck & Equipment in Chicago.
hobo April 3, 2014 at 07:48 am
Cool
stan April 4, 2014 at 12:51 am
Hobo are you a hobo?
Danimal April 6, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Real smart. Steal commercial vehicles that most likely had company logos on them. Duh?