What is it that has the president so pessimistic as spring unfolds? Oh ... that.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Senior Kylee Keeton honored for her exemplary volunteer service by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the president.
Evergreen Park Community High School senior Kylee Keeton was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a president’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of President Barack Obama. Kylee was presented with the award by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Kylee participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Evergreen Park Community High School where she is a student. Kylee has volunteered numerous hours both at school and in her community. At EPCHS, she has been involved in Snowball, Student Government, National Honor Society, Students Against …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Unfortunately, there are man-made dangers hurtling toward us at blinding speed.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Patch interviewed local business owners about Tuesday's presidential election results and what it might mean for the local business community.
President Obama easily won re-election on Tuesday, now he has the unenviable task of dealing with an impending “fiscal cliff” of mandatory budget cuts, tax increases and deficit reduction, and unemployment that remains stubbornly high. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Oak Lawn Locally, business owners in Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly are hopeful the economy is on track but they have concerns. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said John Appleton, owner of Red Wing Shoes at 3347 W. 95th St. in Evergreen Park. “The economy is a far greater picture than who the president is,” he said. “Problems in Europe affect us as the world economy is so intertwined.” “Unless there’s compromise between Obama and Congress over …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A columnist who's covered Jackson since his first days in public office suggests Obama's rise sent Jackson to his downfall.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.— who came into Congress bearing the heavy weight of his family name and lofty ambitions — counted Chicago's third airport as a signature issue for the better part of his time in office. And there's been no stauncher advocate for that project than Southtown columnist Phil Kadner. Construction of such an airport would bring much-needed jobs to an area plagued by chronic unemployment, and the airport itself, once realized, would serve as an economic engine for decades to come. So went the mantra. Targeted for a rural area outside the 2nd District until the latest congressional remap put the land into his district, Jackson's pursuit of the airport irritated Democrats and Republicans alike, from Chicago to Will …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
LIVE from McCormick Place: Patch reports live from the Chicago celebration. Comments on this post are set for pre-publication review.
About 15 minutes after the polls closed, news media sources put Illinois in the Obama column, giving the president 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama won Illinois’ 20 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. Illinois, of course, was never in play. The only visit the president made to his home state late in the campaign came Oct. 25, when he returned to the South Side to cast an early ballot at the Martin Luther King Community Center. Obama is the first president to ever vote early in a presidential election. The Wall St. Journal and the Associated Press called the state about 15 minutes after the polls closed. The president's handling of the economy is a major factor in many voters' decision this year. "This election bears serious significance for our future," said Sheila Brady of Orland Park, outside her Fernway Elementary School polling …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The south suburban reaction to the president's endorsement of gay marriage set off a wide-ranging debate on civil rights and religion. See what readers had to say and add your opinion.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The south suburban reaction to the president's endorsement of gay marriage sets off a wide-ranging debate on civil rights and religion.
In response to the South Suburban Patch network's Do You Support Gay Marriage? poll, several Patch commenters opened up a debate. Grunty, from Oak Lawn Patch, writes: "You can't make gay marriage illegal because it's a sin. ... What about the rest of the sins that are currently not illegal? Gluttony is a perfect example. If gay marriage is going to be illegal on the grounds of it being a sin, then it should be illegal to be overweight." Pat, from Homewood-Flossmoor Patch, writes: "I believe in small government. I believe government should stay out of our bedrooms and out of our decisions over our own bodies. I believe that without choice there is no freedom. I believe every person should have the right to choose." Bonnie Bell, from Oak …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The House and Senate are at odds over extending the payroll tax cut. If the extension doesn't happen, what will come to mind when you get your first check in 2012? Take the Patch Poll.
If your paycheck shrinks on the first payday of 2012, who will you blame? The House, the Senate and the president are at odds over how to extend the payroll tax cut and for how long. A two-month extension bill passed in the Senate and foundered in the House, where representatives say temporary fixes won't fly and a full-year deal must be forged. Barack Obama has called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner to push for a resolution. On top of the possible 2 percentage point rise in the payroll tax, unemployment aid will dry up unless Congress acts. The Southland's congressional reps voted along party lines. Judy Biggert and Adam Kinzinger stuck with John Boehner, while Dan Lipinski, Jesse Jackson Jr. and …