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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?
Credit: City of Wheaton website
Marty Spielman April 17, 2014 at 09:46 pm
My family and I have been going to Wheaton's French Market for many years. It has a great variety ofRead More vendors and is overall a pleasant way to spend a Saturday morning. Recommended!
“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)
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.
B. Cayenne Bird April 18, 2014 at 03:20 am
When homicides aren't self defense, the individual is usually acting out mental illness. The JudgeRead More is obviously uneducated about mental illness and should be embarrassed over his power trip.
B. Cayenne Bird April 18, 2014 at 03:21 am
Judges are torturers and murderers too as is evidenced by all the people who are later freed.Read More They're politicians which is wrong.
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 :)
Screen grab from video
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?
Credit: Wheaton Grand Theater Facebook page
Resurrected April 17, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Or Carlene 2+2 before!! Lol
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!
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.
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