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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.
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.
Magilla Gorilla April 24, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Maybe Flo W and Jake Matt are smokin' the same stuff "Officer Munchies" might have beenRead More on. Hope he was given blood and hair toxicology tests. Thought they were trained in defensive driving. What if it was a human body that the squad was "Mounted" on? Would you dismiss it also, Scum? I was told by a woman who counsels officers that 75-80% of all officers suffer from mental illness. If that is true, I hope the officer gets a psych exam and also pays for the damage out of his/her own pocket and NOT the Taxpayers. It isn't funny, it's Scary!
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
Magilla Gorilla April 24, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Sad that some people believe that the beating was justified. That type of punishment did not befitRead More the crime. It appears that the officers have mental health issues. If they are so thin-skinned that they have to beat someone for spitting on them, then they are probably sick in the head. They can get help for that type of psychotic outburst. If he spit on another patron and a bunch of guys jumped him, they would have been arrested. Everyone I have spoken to believes the officers should go to jail. I can't disagree. Anger management problems=Mental Illness. Sicko Boys in Blue.
Magilla Gorilla April 24, 2014 at 08:17 pm
Milwaukee Mike is not only a cheesehead, he also sounds like a DICKHEAD!
Resurrected April 24, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Magilla the scum bag spit in an Officers face, thus aggravated battery to a P.O. Hence a good beatRead More down was well deserved!
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?