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State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Joe Kocur April 22, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Yea sounds good built it in Chicago. Maybe it will employ 100,000 of the welfare parasites.
swimmer April 22, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Yes Jay Jay, Fox news is the only place to get the truth according to the lunatics. Enjoy.
They Don't Get It April 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Let Bush pay for it he got the economy in this mess. He has enough oil to handle it.
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!
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Quixote April 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm
There’s actually nothing surprising about Twitter parodists being viciously tracked down byRead More the police, because if we don’t speak up for everybody’s rights, we better be ready for our own rights to be trampled on when we least expect it. It starts with criminalizing deadpan satire in the form of “Gmail confessions” intended to embarrass or “injure” a well-connected academic department chairman, and from there it moves to criminalizing Twitter parodies intended to “injure” a city mayor. See the documentation of America’s leading criminal-satire case at: http://raphaelgolbtrial.wordpress.com/ and consider, in particular, the NACDL’s statement that if certain individuals “feel aggrieved by online speech with academic value, they have remedies in tort,” rather than in criminal courts. http://raphaelgolbtrial.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/raphael-golb-amicus-brief.pdf Note, incidentally, that the Peoria chief of police “said the intent of the account was not clearly satirical. 'I don’t agree it was obvious, and in fact it appears that someone went to great lengths to make it appear it was actually from the mayor,' he said.” This argument was first employed precisely in the New York “Gmail confession” case. That case, despite being widely reported on in the press, has been largely ignored by legal commentators, so it’s not at all surprising that the police now feel free to go after the creators of satirical Twitter accounts embarrassing to wealthy and powerful members of the community, whether they be politicians, university presidents, or anyone else ordinary people might choose to mimic and mock on the Internet.
SportzFan April 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm
The article said the twitter account had only about 4 dozen followers...so why Mr. Mayor are you soRead More worked up? Really...you let these punks get to you that much? Your reaction was so over the top I think you need to question if you are the right person to lead your city.
Marlon St. John April 22, 2014 at 10:42 pm
It is truly disturbing that there is more than one judge in Peoria willing to sign their name to aRead More warrant that sweeps up every device with a built-in memory to address tweets that are open communication. Why didn't they just go ahead and freeze their bank accounts and impound their cars, too?
President Obama
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
I hate to disagree with all. No president created any jobs. The policies a president supported mayRead More or may not contribute to job creation and not only during his administration. The private sector creates jobs. Government policies affect and impact on their creation and of course government expansion creates government jobs which normally do not do anything positive for the economy. Presumably an Obama library would provide for construction jobs (short term employment), a few long term jobs for the library staff, and have other impact on the local economy (tourism). I also note that jobs being created are a nice thing, but the more important question is what kind of jobs minimum wage or higher, burger flipper or sanitary engineer or skilled technician, IT type job, etc. With that I close and leave the field to others. Maybe we could post all of these comments on the walls of the Obama library and they would then have some relevance to the topic at hand - but as is evident, this is the Patch tradition, comments on and off base. Happy dueling guys.
McCloud April 22, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I happen to agree with you, however when speaking with people who don't understand this the best IRead More can convey is that RR provided the environment necessary for the massive job creation. People have the strange conception that jobs are the benefit, as a business owner jobs are a cost. Public sector job creation most of the time is also a cost with the product many times irrelevant. But crafty campaign speeches from public sector enablers have been around for ages, and people drink it in.
stanley seigler April 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm
we have a "a failure to comunitcate" [cool hand luke] and a failure to compare apples +++Read More the cloudy one cherry picked RR 6 vice 8 years ... think it might clarify issues if the cloudy one would just provide ref/link from which he cherry picked and which he hasnt and probably wont... <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< FYI and as mentioned: RR, bush-one, bush-two (see link above) in 20 years produced less jobs than clinton did in 8 years +++ ie, DEM policies produce more jobs than GOP policies ... and BO created FACT: BO (2009-13) created 1.2M jobs. NOT NOT zero jobs as the cloud posted with NONO ref. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ in the mean time accept grumpy's opine: No president creates jobs and the fact jobs were being lost in 2008 and are now being added +++ and that the economy is improving +++ your call re the reasons!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< @jim miss you point +++ we all know RR served 8 years and 4x12 is 48 ... what's yo point ... or do you have one??
McCloud April 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
The fact is that the ACA was designed for folks like Russ to lose his insurance. That's what isRead More incredible about the Obama's lie, and to add insult to injury no backlash (thanks media). See, there are alot of folks who are happy to pay a lower premium with higher out of pocket costs, but Obama forces by law everyone to buy a cadilllac, when they'd rather have Chevy.
McCloud April 22, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Which lie is worse? "If you like your doctor/insurance policy, you can keep it." Or (toRead More the Ukraine) "Hand over your nukes, don't worry, we've got your back"
Gerald Vigue April 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Maxwell, I am still waiting for your website, or an invite to tour your multi-million company.Read More Really, I love industry on parade, and I liked to take students on corporate tours. As far as you can keep your insurance, you could keep it if it was not junk insurance. Unfortunately, over 900,000 policies in California and Kentucky alone were junk, and these states sued the companies for them. Companies had 3 years to comply with the ACA standards, and they couldn't even do that. Further, Obama gave them 20% profits, and they still want to screw you for more! Emsley was made over $400 million, McGuire $1.3 billion by sending people to death, and the SOBs want more of your money, or your death. Obama stopped the law suits against insurance fraud, because the fraudulent lawsuits would have put the ACA in court which would have stopped the enactment of the ACA. And the companies largely relented, and less than 1 million lost coverage, and most got a better deal out of the whole thing after they factored in the Gov support. Now, about your complaints. Read Potter's books, esp. Obamacare, what it means to me. There is an ACA policy for you. And your old insurance was junk. If you are too lazy to study, then find a reputable insurance salesman who can guide you through it. I studied old age insurance for four years, with 4 different salespeople before I found suitable insurance. Insurance is important, and it’s important that you stop blaming Obama for your screwing of yourself. Do your homework. From your answers to my questions, I would guess none of you whiners have ever done any homework on anything, and have the curiosity of G. Bush. And constantly remember, Fox News is sponsored by Prince Al Weleed Bin Talal, a Saudi Prince who makes billions by screwing Americans, just like you. Anything you learn from Fox has been censored by the Saudis, who gave Fox $2.3 Billion, for that privilege, and Saudi's love war. As far as Ukraine is concerned, why don't you guys go and fight. But take your wallet, not mine. We presently have over 600 bases and posts in over 140 countries. Most of which you could not even name. There are over 225 countries requesting further American assistance, I hope you wallet is very, very big. About 11% of the economy of S. Carolina is federal military spending, on WWII style bases. Ever wonder why Lindsay Graham wants to fight forever everywhere?? I'll let you pay for that. Ukraine and Iraq are twins; full of people who say they want our help until we give it, and then they will say F-you, but give me more money. You guys never learn.
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Bob Wadas April 1, 2014 at 03:21 pm
She was actually a very good judge !
Ed60062 April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Funny how everyone thinks she shouldn't be a judge but, as was pointed out earlier, few bothered toRead More vote no on the retention ballot.
Magilla Gorilla April 13, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow. If they had an asterisk by her name on the ballot that symbolized a connotation regarding herRead More illness, I am sure people would have voted No. Most people that vote are either politically ignorant or corrupted anyway. Either way, the voting system is a fraud. SHOW HER THE MONEY, cuz, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of public servants have more than a few screws loose anyway... Birds of a feather flock together.
Prominent cigarette displays in a Walmart. | Credit to anti-smoking advocacy site badadvertising.org
Mike Es. March 30, 2014 at 11:16 am
Maybe we can make up the tax my LEGALIZING MARIJUANA!
Marie MANCERA March 30, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Already, there is TOO MUCH Government interference in the private life of us Americans, why don thisRead More gov agents worry about schools, high taxes, etc. Ms. Madigan has a lot of nerve asking for stores to stop selling cigarettes, at the time the state is legalizing marihuana, Cook county is the highest tax in the state, etc.etc.
karen erickson March 31, 2014 at 07:29 am
If they're gonna ban tobacco products, they should also ban junk food & pop along with alcohol!
Sohan L. Khungar March 28, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Bring jobs by encouraging new businesses, expanding existing ones, encourage R&D, internshipsRead More for students and teachers, give incentives for hiring, particularly the unemployed, encourage home ownership, energy conservation, incentives to get off the vices, like drugs. Convert firearms to ploughs and high tech tools, cars and robots. These will all add revenues and taxes, and we could go back to the good old days of 2 or 3% state income tax. Look at the states with zero state income tax: WA, TX, FL, Arizona, NM, Oegon and others: they are all pro-business, which means more jobs and sales/excise taxes. I hate going to Chicago to pay outrageous parking fees. No such problem in beautiful suburbs like Oakbrook. Bring more jobs to suburbs and the country side. Give incentives to farmers. Why are more ag businesses in Iowa, WI and MN than in IL? I want to start a business which in 3-5 years could add as many as 100 jobs. I went to my village: no incentives! Wyming is giving us "no taxes for 10 years". Wake up IL politicians!
J. Geoff Rove April 10, 2014 at 08:01 pm
"There is also a lack of interaction with state workers, which contributes to low morale amongRead More them and negatively affects the day-to-day management of state government,” Please, at least the Ryan Cronnies are OUT. Only new TOLLROADS around here during 26 YEARS of Thompson, Edgar, Ryan gang.
jim April 10, 2014 at 08:11 pm
@Sohan the days of 2 or 3% are long gone. Look for property taxes to take a big jump over next 5 toRead More 10 years to pay for the pension mess and the politic ans that think money grows on trees ( they see a leaf and think its a dollar)
Mary Lou and Tom Riley in front of their house. | Screengrab from SunTimes.com video.
MiMi March 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
CORRUPTION AND COVER UP IS ALIVE AND KICKING....and is SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.....YES, IT ISRead More INDEED REAL....crap like this happens every where....these people just got caught up in the system.....be glad it was just this instead of something else.
Edward Andrysiak March 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Donald, I'm not feeling any love. You stated you worked for the County for 30 years. There shouldRead More have been no loop holes in an honest system where people got what they were entitled to. So you did nothing to remedy that. Now, you want to profit from the knowledge you have working on a broken system.....cheeeeez.
Donald Yosef Marcus March 30, 2014 at 09:12 am
Dear Edward ,You miss understood what I said, I worked there 30 yrs ago not worked for them for 30Read More yrs. I worked there for 5 yrs in the earily 1980's to the late 1980's. You might might believe this ,but under the last 2 assessor's the office has becomed 100% more open/accessible to their information. The stystem is broken, but this would take a tremenious undertaking to revamp the whole system from top to bottom. This would be like taking on the under funded pention that still hasn't been fully addressed except on the back end some 20 to 30 yrs from now ! I did my best to help the tax payers of Cook County & that's one of the reason's why I left the Assessor's office ! I got removed as an analysis,working on the appeals for them since my production wass 40-50% less then everyone in the department. Why, because I was taking the extra time to give everyone a fair break on their assessment through the loop holes that I learned. I got removed & they put in Tax payer Assistance counter, on the phones to answer questions & then on reachout. I was there in the 1980's for the first 100 yrs flood in Des Plaines. I help homeowners write up their compliants for them.
pitszal March 26, 2014 at 09:58 pm
I don't know how the pharmacy could continue to dispense Vicodin to her son for two more years.Read More Knowing that his Dr. was against it. I would think that the Dr and the pharmacist would of discussed the situation . Maybe there is more to the story then we know of. A good idea would be to have a letter/fax sent to all the pharmacy's in the area/state about a customer abusing narcotics.
Sue Afryl March 27, 2014 at 08:22 am
Utterly ridiculous! He found ways to get the script he owned the addiction not Walgreen's. It isRead More another example of no accountability for ones own actions. There was a note on file from the original Doctor not to honor the pain prescription, however That note is for that Doctor and if another writes the same script it is not Walgreen's responsibility to say it is not valid. Is Walgreen's supposed to determine that every script for the medication is for an addiction? are they supposed to judge whether it has been prescribed for a new injury or for post surgery? I think not. This was an adult who made bad choices meaning he chose to continue with his addiction rather than seeking help to end his addiction. he paid the ultimate price for his choice which is sad but he had options his mother had options . What did she do to end his addiction there are legal steps a family members can take in order to stop all types of drug abuse. But it is not the pharmacy's responsibility to stop it. It is their responsibility to fill prescriptions that are validly written,there are checks in place to make sure the prescriptions written are not false. This is a case of not owning your own actions.
Laura6 April 1, 2014 at 06:21 am
Where is personal responsibility? Why is everyone always blaming someone or something else for whatRead More THEY do?? Vicodin is not that easy to get... trust me!! Pharmacists love to interject themselves into peoples prescription histories.
Tr. Bob Streit discusses incidents concerning Oak Lawn's newly privatized 911 call center.
Jim Pawluczyk March 17, 2014 at 02:09 pm
So, how's that openness and transparency Bury promised working out for you? And Deetjen, what wouldRead More be shameful is if someone ends up dying because of this crooked deal the mayor set up and is now trying to hide from.
Delaware Anarchist March 21, 2014 at 01:16 am
Ed Padgett kiss my grits
Magilla Gorilla March 21, 2014 at 07:47 am
News Flash, Gentlemen!!! "The Billboard is NOT Offensive because... It is NO LongerRead More there". As far as Mr. Hunt is concerned, he indirectly claimed that I have a P***Y earlier. This is true. I am an overachiever. My woman should be a supermodel. Mr. Hunt, however, is probably suffering from PAPS (Post Anal Penetration Syndrome) caused by spending time behind the Alter with Father FondleMe. I am sure that Hunt's Boyfriend has a couple P***IES, too. More than likely Latex.
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 04:22 pm
I think it's meant to be a conversation piece.
Bernard Johnson March 14, 2014 at 09:04 am
No - 'John', I'm not proposing to 'spend trillions on the children' - though we did spend such onRead More Iraq and Afghanistan, as an aside. What I'd suggest is that we cut the number of taxing bodies in Illinois down from the nearly 7,000 [the most - by far, of any state in the nation] to under 250. Get rid of townships - they're an antiqauted concept and redundant, at best. Combine duplicative administrative government entities, e.g., sanitation, water, etc, 'districts.' Eliminate patronage. Establish term limits. Require high-school seniors across the state to take a meaninfgul standardized test before they're allowed to graduate. If students can't pass standardized tests at the end of each year of school - hold 'em back. For the long term unemployed - those who are illiterate in English, require 30 hours a week of English language classes for them to receive Illinois State Medicaid, Sec. 8 housing subsidies, food-stamps, etc. For those who are literate and physically able, require 30 hours a week of public-service and 10 hours a week of documented job-searches. For any company doing business in Illinois to get a tax-break, job creation and/or job-training must be allocated to equal no less than 50% of the tax-breaks. There are entirely too many freeloading companies in Illinois. Establish a 2% payroll tax on non-residents who work in Illinois, being those from the border states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky [Iowa and Indiana are so called 'right to work' states that attract businesses away from Illinois and which deflate the value of labor]. Establish minimum standardized test scores for admission to State of Illinois universities. Require Illinois to fund the 'primary' costs of public education in Illinois. Require Illinois to eliminate defined benefit pension plans for ALL state employees [private industry began doing that over 20 years ago]. Establish an education surtax on parents with more than two children in the public schools, for each child beyond the two. Provide a tax-credit to families whose children attend private schools [non-religious only] equal to 1/2 of the educational contribution that the state makes per child {for up to two children}. Require teachers on the public payroll to be truly fluent in English - written and spoken. Limit - as a percentage, the number of non-resident and/or foreign national enrollments in the state's institutions of higher learning {to no more than 20% - undergraduate and/or graduate}. Establish cooperative work-study programs with Illinois-based businesses and the students in the state's public universities. Etc, etc, etc. There's a lot that COULD be done and that SHOULD be done, but, will we [Illinois] do it/them? Hardly! This is... the dire state of the State of Illinois.
Joe Smith March 14, 2014 at 04:42 pm
The rising cost of college and choking student debt is an unnecessary tragedy because there are manyRead More good reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges. But, alas, cost is seldom considered. Instead, students justify expensive schools thinking they will earn more when they graduate. The New York Times recently reported on two studies which show that equally smart students earn the same whether they attend an expensive college or a less expensive college. Online learning should be considered by cost conscious students. Low cost options are available because online students can choose from thousands of regionally accredited colleges. To illustrate the affordability of online options consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State College costs only $22,800. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2953#.UyMdR_ldV8E An MBA is offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E All three colleges have regional accreditation so all are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more and go deep in debt!
Bjarne Jensen March 15, 2014 at 01:19 pm
What happened to all the great low cost colleges in America? Nothing! There are many excellentRead More reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges around. In our new age of internet information they are, ironically, hard to find. Here is an example: Consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or an MBA offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E Both colleges have regional accreditation so both are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more or go deep in debt.
DHD March 11, 2014 at 09:24 am
Sorry Pau,l the state is taking away people's freedom to poison their children. This is 180 degreesRead More different from red light and speeding cameras.
Paul Dabrowski April 7, 2014 at 08:30 am
Sorry DHD, more government control over EVERYTHING we do. I grew around smokers and I'm veryRead More healthy. Again, it's you give an inch and they take a mile.
Paul Dabrowski April 7, 2014 at 08:45 am
Then again why stop there. What about your house? Or is “Poisoning” kids there okay? AndRead More before anyone says that they can just leave the room, well, the new buzz words for anti-smoking is now “Third Hand Smoke”. Which is the smoke that “clings” to your clothes. And, of course, they say is just as harmful. And what about all the other “bad things” for kids? Fast and junk food. There are plenty of fat kids out there, why not ban McDonalds from selling to people under 18.
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DJ March 5, 2014 at 05:46 pm
I mean Ed. Damn spell check.
antigambler March 7, 2014 at 04:59 pm
The Illinois-taxpayer-funded Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability predicted thatRead More "a reduced tax structure combined with the likely cannibalization of existing casinos could mean that the State would have a large amount of gaming expansion, with little new tax revenues to show for it." Well, maybe $400, as the article says. Call your legislators at (217) 782-2000, and tell them to vote "NO" on any gambling-expansion bills!
Edward Andrysiak March 8, 2014 at 08:09 am
There MIGHT be little new revenue due to dilution as you say but the difference could well be in whoRead More shares in the cash flow.
Herc March 6, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Marianne, nice word statesman, that stopped in the 70's. Today's career politician could care lessRead More about you or me. It's all about lining their pockets with the taxpayers money! They'd sell their soul's to the devil if they had to. Chivalry is long gone!
Ex Jolietian March 6, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Hey.. Teddy is a hero. He dove back into the murky waters that infamous evening.. to put Mary Jo'sRead More panties back on. Google "Waitress Sandwich" sometimes... and enjoy!
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Please do not think that my preference leans toward this thread. The direction of my preference mayRead More be very much on the proverbial fence, but the sway of it can be garnered by use of preference.
Greg February 25, 2014 at 08:58 pm
I agree this is one form of corporate welfare. However if Illinois doesn't put skin in the game,Read More the film productions will go elsewhere. Most of the productions shooting in Louisiana, Georgia and New Mexico were orphans from California which has very limited tax incentives although there is political movement out there to get some skin in the tax incentive game.
rss February 26, 2014 at 02:14 pm
SOUTHEAST SIDE - you have no clue what my economic and social views may be. To be sure, youRead More correctly pinpoint that I am no fan of tax breaks for film. And I am sick and tired of working and trying to raise kids in a nation that has increasingly run amuk of any moral compass. Your radical views no longer disturb me. I am now desensitized to the hard left and the imperialistic views of same. In the meantime, I work hard and once thought I earned a pretty good living... stop the theft!
John Roberts February 27, 2014 at 09:06 am
Film industry own the DVD industry as a subsidiary and claims loss on DVD's which basically get theRead More Original Author NOTHING. While the FILM INDUSTRY" Banks Millions.... Want to support Authors go to Amazon and Purchase the Stories from the Authors. People who write the books get the money they deserve.
Illinois gubernatorial candidates
ayar March 13, 2014 at 09:27 am
and lowering minimum wage ? no thanksRead More http://chicagoist.com/2014/01/07/business_mogul_bruce_rauner_would_l.php
ayar March 13, 2014 at 09:35 am
If you want to bring jobs back, you have to open the federal trickle down again and get federalRead More money back into Illinois, which everyone knows already. How would he talk to those people ? would he even try ? Instead, let's get names like Foster, Kirk, Durbin, and Hultgren perhaps convincing congress into getting federal contracts back into our infrastructure [including education] and 'invest' in us again.
Max Smart March 13, 2014 at 10:03 am
Federal money? IL gets more federal funds than most states and squanders every dime on pensions andRead More other entitlements. What we need is people with the will to do the will of the PEOPLE!
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh | From the documentar "Women in Struggle"
Joe Kocur February 28, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Should of never been in the US. Death penalty to her and Barry!
Roy Keane March 1, 2014 at 09:49 am
I'm normally with most of you guys in other comment boards but in this case it's a little over theRead More top. She never fought against the US, she fought against what she considered an occupying force in her homeland. I'd hope you guys would be brave enough to consider doing the same if your homeland was ever occupied. And Poo, you're just a moron to be honest.
Roy Keane March 1, 2014 at 09:52 am
And it's not her fault that INS completely dropped the ball in processing her paperwork that allowedRead More her to move to this country and start a new non-combatant life. She's only paid taxes for the past 17 years. Your kids have benefitted from that.
Joe Kocur February 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
The kill switch is called your side arm your carrying. Pull the trigger and empty 6 of the 12 slugsRead More you have in your weapon. No need for kill switch.
Eric Blair February 24, 2014 at 05:02 pm
Lost phones aren’t really a big enough problem to call for such legislation. Only a pretext toRead More cover for the real reason. The “police state” doesn’t want people recording their unlawful actions against the rest of us. The police would love to be able to turn off the phones of anyone recording their violent behavior. Surely the police would be the ones possessing the “kill switch” device along with the phone companies. Not a day goes by without some video recording the police (any state, U.S.A.) beating and/or killing some poor sap for some nonsensical reason. Note to Joe: I only got five in my big bore revolver, shouldn’t/don’t really need six.
Edward Andrysiak March 6, 2014 at 02:58 pm
I would rather keep CONTROL of my phone with me! To discourage thefts and reuse, perhaps the phonesRead More can be made to accept a personal security code. So you if you want to input a security code to render the phone useless you can. If you answer yes you install up to ten numbers which are the "combination" to start and keep your phone operating. You could program in a frequency code which simply is how often you want your phone to ask you to re input the security code. So, if stolen or lost it operates for just the mount of time you entered for the next restart code to be entered. Assuming the finder or thief can't break your code...the phone is inoperative. It' a do it yourself version of what they want to make law. I like it better!
File photo.
Dan February 27, 2014 at 02:20 pm
now gov. fat pat quinn,and dan rutherford can get married.
Vernon Cherrywood March 28, 2014 at 11:31 am
Wow. I have lived, worked, and travelled all around the world after growing up in Homewood. It is soRead More sad to me that this Patch site is really the only locally focused "news". The ignorance in these comments are stunning to me. This entire site really just makes Homewood look to outsiders like a bunch of uneducated, uniformed, bigots. Plus, where is the NEWS versus a bunch of narrow-minded opinions? I'm really saddened that (At least from The Patch) Homewood does not seem to have evolved from it's it's homophobic past, like most educated parts of the Country have. It is easy to bash and throw out hateful comments but please know how your words effect people- I am a non-apologetic gay man. Howerever, growing up in the closet in Homewood was hell. I was on the verge of suicide several times, I stopped caring about my grades at HF, or any future education due to the shame, fear, and self hate instilled in me by the extremely hostile attitudes towards gays in the south suburbs. I left at 18 feeling very scared and unwelcome, never to return. I imagine things have improved from the 1980's but judging from the comments I have read all over this website, Homewood has a LONG way to go before it is relevant in today's modern society. -And by the way, anyone who condemns gays or anyone else, is NOT a true Christian. Period.
Vernon Cherrywood March 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Interesting that the people who cite the one or two lines in the Bible/Torah to denounceRead More homosexuality, completely ignore all the parts in the same chapter about mandatory DEATH for adultery, worshipping idols (hello crucifix and saints), and my favorite "Abomination": eating shellfish. Think of that when you order your next shrimp cocktail! According to the Bible, eating shellfish is equal to the "abomination" of homosexuality. Funny, I have not yet heard of any Christian protests at Red Lobster. Plus, the FIRST of the ten commandments: Thou shall have no other gods before me. (Again- hello, Jesus and every saint that is worshipped.) You treat the Bible like a salad bar. Just saying.
Mel Reynolds tried to get his seat in Congress back in 2012. He got 1 percent of the vote. | Credit: File photo.
Edward Andrysiak February 20, 2014 at 03:58 pm
These creeps just do not give up sex and sex for them is with kids in one way or another. SocietyRead More needs to get serious and understand that you can not release them! Offences against a child should carry a life sentence. That way, and only that way are kids protected from future molestation...which is sure to come.
lyndia February 20, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Bernard, when you speak of animalist behavior and the home of his ancestors, you show your racismRead More and a lot can be said about YOUR race.
Edward Andrysiak February 21, 2014 at 06:56 pm
lyndia...I wondered how long it would take for some one to throw out the racism word. You need toRead More re-read Bernards post a few times so you clearly get what he said. You can't grab a few words out of context and quote them and then accuse. Perhaps it is you who have the racist tendencies because that seems to be all you can see in that post. Are you defending this pervert????
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Dan February 13, 2014 at 06:34 pm
Gary: I think Grampa Mike fails to understand the complexities of the world outside his microcosmRead More and is not particularly bright on matters of the human condition. There is two sides to a story, it may prove one acted appallingly which defines my interactions with libidinallay based sick filth- they may make lame accusations about me, for the most part. The issue is weather the man who seeks to be governor of Illinois is a sex offender or his accuser is a nearly bankrupt vile lier. The real issue, in my opinion, is that politicians are noticably self serving and do not wish to propose changes that could get Illinois and America back on its feet monitarily and fiscally. At this point I think Mr. Rutherford needs to drop out of the race if he does not submit to a comprehensive lie detector test. His accuser should do the same. I think we have had enough of the criminal shanninagans that define Illinois executive branch on all levels, state, local, federal, including intelligence agencies- they are just better at sneaking around and manipulating.
Dan February 27, 2014 at 02:30 pm
hey rutherford,fat pat quinn is single.
Edward Andrysiak March 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Keep this simple. The report says Rutherford invited his subordinate employee, Michalowski, to hisRead More Peoria home for "an overnight retreat." That is enough for me! It reflects bad judgement if nothing else, very bad judgement to say the least. No supervisor, with any sense would do that. Enough already...I'm for someone else.
Jenny McCarthy, a South Side native who now lives in west-suburban Geneva, is the frontwoman for blu eCigs.
Billy Brennan January 23, 2014 at 10:25 am
First of all. The only one complaining are the butt smokers. And you no longer have rights. TheseRead More stupid e-cigs look pathetic and they are are funny as hell. The point isn't if they are dangerous or harmful, they are unsightly and I applaud the law for making them illegal and not wanted in any establishment. Try quitting. Its the only way u will have any way of returning the a life of being treated equal. They will never allow ur water vapor sticks in any place that bans smoking. WHICH MEANS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!! SO STOP CRYING. WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT U SMOKERS WOULD HAVE no rights. Imagine not being able to smoke in hospitals or stores of even pubs. Hahahaha. Its illegal everywhere. All over Europe Ireland, France, etc. I love it.
Joe January 23, 2014 at 10:52 am
when Jenny wasmodeling the fashion shows at Fat City years ago, sho didn't need electronic cigs, sheRead More was already smokin... and that was before her enhancements... both of them
Billy Brennan January 23, 2014 at 11:20 am
No doubt she is sexy as hell. Hate smoking but she makes it look sexy. Hahaha Like the old days whenRead More it was glamorous.