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Concenredparent July 21, 2014 at 11:53 pm
Don't forget that at Helen Keller a playground that the kids play on at recess will be removed inRead More order to put up the tower.
Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle
Maria Houser Conzemius July 16, 2014 at 11:49 am
Maybe the Chicago Mob made her an offer she couldn't refuse.
Tony July 17, 2014 at 05:17 am
Big deal. Two career politicians stealing a pay check with their grubby hands in every ones pockets.Read More Get a real job ! One term and done ! Show me a good politician and I'll show you an excellent liar. This is not a newsworthy item. Scumbag talentless career politicians !
DHD July 17, 2014 at 11:05 am
Karen Lewis must not be elected. That will usher in the era of Detroit style clown government.
Dan Rutherford sings "Happy Birthday."
Bambi July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am
I think it was very tacky. If I had just lost my husband 3 months ago, I wouldn't want someone toRead More remind me of his birthday in a public way like that. I would already be aware of it and prefer to grieve and remember him without publicity.
Karen M. Bushy July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am
"Bambi", Mr. Rutherford does not do it in a "public way". It is an email thatRead More comes to your own personal email box if you register your birthday with Mr. Rutherford's website. It was Mr. Brady who chose to make the birthday greeting public, not Mr. Rutherford. If Mr. Brady didn't want it publicized, he could have and should have just deleted it and moved on. Why does his deceased wife still have an email account that he is monitoring? That would be the bigger question in my mind.
Walter White July 16, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Another proud member of the Stupid Party.
A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
LunchLadyU July 8, 2014 at 09:45 pm
I like that this happened at Gate B7. haha Yes, we need bees to pollinate so we have food to eat.Read More Save the bees!
Jim July 9, 2014 at 08:59 pm
In 2011, O'Hare Airport became the first U.S. airport to open an apiary on the premises. ThatRead More spring, 28 beehives were opened as part of a conservation program, according to the City of Chicago. Hansen now oversees 75 beehives at the airport, one of the world's busiest. Why didn't THIS makes the news???? Rock on honeybees!
AJ McCrea July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am
This is not Oak Lawn news.
Andy Shaw and the Better Government Association
Harry Callahan July 3, 2014 at 07:33 am
We have to take back our country from these dirty politicians from the WH right down to the stateRead More and local Gov. its just out of control.
Homewood Jim July 3, 2014 at 08:27 am
Cities, counties, states, countries - like fruit, rot from within. At least in this case they can'tRead More blame the Republicans, because there aren't any. One-party rule is usually called a dictatorship. And there aren't citizens, there are only slaves.
Voice of Reason July 5, 2014 at 05:40 pm
"Cook County government, led by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, refuses to release documentsRead More that would shed light on this issue."? I'm waiting for the response that will come in a week or 2 which will be the Lois Lerner/IRS excuse that the "dog ate my homework", and that Two Years Worth of Lerner's emails are Gone, and her computer Hard Drive mysteriously destroyed. Somehow, the history of this Board (with the likes of Stroger, Sr. & Jr., William Beavers, and John Daley) doesn't bode well for being Responsible with Your Taxpayer Dollars...
The remains of Bud Kelder are believed to be buried under this cross in a Manila cemetery. Photos provided by his cousin, John Eakin, show the remains of a veteran in the Philippines and a letter from Bud to his parents.
Rose Mary Stone July 4, 2014 at 11:33 am
A lengthy list of scandals regarding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has now beenRead More publically exposed by NBC, CBS, NPR, Stars and Stripes, the Associated Press, and a host of other media investigative reports. Scathing official reports by multiple federal agencies painted efforts by JPAC as dysfunctional, duplicative, inefficient, wasteful and so poorly managed and led that JPAC simply could not do the job assigned to it. No matter how hard the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) and JPAC management tried to spin the fact that only 385 identifications in seven years with an annual budget far exceeding $100 million was someone else’s fault, the American public and Congress refused to buy this hogwash. The JPAC CIL finally admitted that it takes them an average of ELEVEN YEARS to make an identification after remains are recovered. Investigations by the Department of Defense found 600 to 1,000 sets of American servicemen's remains in cardboard boxes in the JPAC Laboratory that the CIL is incapable of identifying because their methods are antiquated and obsolete. The American public and families of MIAs who accepted the smoke and mirrors from the JPAC public relations machine for years through fraud, phony “arrival home” ceremonies, and out right lies; feel angry, humiliated, and betrayed beyond belief. A large number of current and former employees of JPAC cooperated with these investigations because they are dismayed, disillusioned, disheartened, disgusted, and still disbelieving of what they experienced at JPAC. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, in congressional testimony, spoke for many of them when he called JPAC “disgraceful”. Despite being accused of being “vindictive” and “disgruntled”, many past and present employees braved severe retaliation by the JPAC management to come forward with the truth. There are many truly dedicated men and women who work at JPAC who believe in the mission. Researchers, military recovery specialists, and field investigators who hack through jungles, climb mountains, and wade rivers only to be sabotaged in their work by a completely dysfunctional command deserve great credit for their efforts to expose JPAC’s corrupt operation. In the final analysis, no one with any common sense whatsoever believed the excuses of the JPAC Laboratory Scientific Director and other members of the leadership clique at JPAC when their disgraceful actions became public. The Secretary of Defense finally ordered JPAC dissolved and the entire operation be “overhauled”. The changes are long overdue. Yet, even now, those who remain in command at JPAC continue to make excuses and are trying to keep their high paying jobs through their usual finger pointing, denials of responsibility, and boasts that they can “overhaul” their own severe dysfunction if Congress will just give them more millions. Bovine excrement. It is now incumbent upon the Secretary of Defense to ensure that his pledge to the American public for a "paradigm shift" away from "outdated, institutionalized thinking" at JPAC becomes a reality. Such needed massive reform cannot be accomplished by changing the name of the organization, re-shuffling the same poor managers to new desks and titles, and allowing those at fault for not keeping up with modern science such as DNA, to keep their jobs. To do so would only allow the same infectious disease of arrogance and lies to the families of American heroes to take root all over again. Everyone at any level of management and culpability in the many JPAC scandals must be removed. And removed now! The disaster at JPAC has been added to the VA Hospital, Dover Mortuary, Arlington Cemetery, and the Viet Nam Unknown debacles. We cannot allow it to happen again.
bob July 2, 2014 at 10:14 am
Village lets residents do what ever they want, raise their property level up 2 feet higher thenRead More other property and DON"T need a permit to do it. Because YOU know someone from the Village
Dan Slewoski in the rink during a pro wrestling event in Kankakee County in May. | ABC 7 Chicago
SouthSide June 18, 2014 at 09:43 am
Dan S. posted this on his facebook page:Read More https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200197967734478&set=a.1387373286946.2050465.1310461332&type=1&theater Oh, the hypocrisy.
Patch editor Joseph Hosey.
Kristina BeautifulMrs Riddle June 15, 2014 at 07:51 pm
People are hurting behind this...of course as a young writer myself I understand his want or desireRead More to share vital information with the public, however the Joliet Patch is known by many for its biased posts, racism, and ill regard for the death of those who perish in our town. This is controversial none the less...
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:03 am
I've had the chance to meet him in person he's a great guy
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:11 am
Did a story about my sister being killed by her husband really took the time to get to know her andRead More the family he's really a great guy and thanks for taking the time to get to know us and the who story it was over 10 years ago and he was just starting out here new to the area
Dan Slewoski in the ring during a wrestling match in Grant Park, IL, recently. | ABC 7 Chicago
frank June 17, 2014 at 02:15 pm
Say Patch, why are you not allowing legit postings?
Dave June 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Sue 'em to get the money back. I'm tired of hearing about people ripping of the taxpayers.
voklst June 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm
I'm on disability struggling to stay alive on 14k a year!!!! If my hands still worked I'd feelRead More fantastic working their old jobs at 35k..... HIRE A VET IS CORRECT!!!!!!!
John Kraft May 30, 2014 at 08:22 am
Ask Pres. Healy to provide a list the "a multitude of public bodies throughout the State"Read More that she claims "determined it wasn't a holiday". There are no such public bodies. Also, the attorney that "wrote the book" for municipalities on the Open Meetings Act, and was present during this illegal meeting, has Lincoln's Birthday listed in his very own book as a holiday.
Sandy Olmsted May 30, 2014 at 11:23 am
Am I mistaken? Seems to me that both Lincoln's & Washington's Birthday been combined andRead More celebrated on PRESIDENTS DAY, which seems to be considered the legal holiday in recent years.
Inventormiss May 30, 2014 at 11:04 pm
This board needs to be reigned in by the people of Orland Park and the Attorney General. They haveRead More become lawless and are spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on legal fees (shortly to be in the hundred thousand mark) to fight not only having a more sensible computer policy but illegal board activities as well as stonewalling FOIA requests. It's shameful!!! The pen is mightier than the sword--get out your pens, OP, and write the mayor (whose office has now joined the attempt to delay and stall on FOIA requests to the police department) and the library board. Demand they stop spending your money so wantonly and breaking the law. They are out of control.
no June 5, 2014 at 06:05 pm
http://happinessispetslies.blogspot.com/2014/06/happiness-is-pets-dont-buy-lie.html
Ida Mccarthy June 5, 2014 at 06:08 pm
Learn the truth, copy and paste the blog. If anyone has been sold a sick or dying dog fromRead More Happiness Is Pets, please fill out a pet store complaint form at www.caps-web.org. Thank you! http://happinessispetslies.blogspot.com/2014/06/happiness-is-pets-dont-buy-lie.html
Megan Pinkston June 5, 2014 at 08:34 pm
There needs to be a ban on commercial sale of these animals, that is the bottom line. They need toRead More have strict requirements to be a federally licensed breeder and needs to have never received a violation. We need to have rescue shelter and animal control animals available for adoption..it would increase revenue for multiple parties and also help our severe overpopulation and high kill issue. It needs to happen, we are morally obligated.
Dr G May 29, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Only hillbillies buy their dog from pet stores
Dianne Arp June 5, 2014 at 12:24 am
The amendments to the Cook County ban, as stated above, will essentially void the original ban, asRead More well as the Chicago ban. Which would result in a colossal waste of time by everyone associated with both bans. If these amendments are passed it will be business as usual for pet stores to continue selling their sick puppy mill puppies, and lying about it. As a "home rule" town, Orland Park is considering writing their own ban on the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores in your town. If properly written and passed, it would shut down the Happiness Is Pets store in your town. Unsuspecting and uninformed customers would no longer be suckers to the pet store's lies, and consumer fraud. If you support a ban, with no loopholes, please contact your Mayor and Trustees, specifically Trustees Patricia Gira and Dan Calandriello because they've been charged by your Mayor to do the research. But they all need to hear from you. We need to stop the madness. This is not about putting anyone out of business, It's about Orland Park choosing not to support animal abuse, animal cruelty and consumer fraud. Please speak for the dogs suffering in the puppy mills, and contact your Trustees today. We'll be protesting in front of the Happiness Is Pets store in Orland this Sunday 6/8 from 1-3pm. Join us! We get tremendous support from passers by and honking cars. And we inform potential customers about the risks of buying a sick puppy mill puppy from Happiness Is Pets. Dianne Arp Chicago Outreach Coordinator The Companion Animal Protection Society
deedee June 14, 2014 at 10:39 am
These two (Liz and Joan) think we don't realize what's going on here...........happens all theRead More time............make alot of noise giving these people (us) what they want to shut them up and then later, when noone is looking, we'll (Joan and Liz) find a way to change it back. Sorry, but the misery and abuse MUST stop......somethings ARE more important than the almighty buck...like defending those that can't defend themselves. I promise you, if this amendment passes, all of us will do what we can to see to it that you 'don't pass' in November.
Gov. Pat Quinn's front yard. | Credit: Mark Konkol/DNAInfo Chicago
Edward Andrysiak June 10, 2014 at 01:13 pm
No friends in the neighborhood? When my neighbors are gone on extended vacations and the like...IRead More zip over and cut their grass. But then I like them and value their friendship.
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I don't understand why, between the bullets and the drug dealers, nobody had a chance to go overRead More there and pour some grass killer on the lot...
Walt July 1, 2014 at 08:14 am
The individuals that worry about weeds should get a life. Weeds are a sign of a non-toxic lawn.Read More Weed free lawns usually have dangerous chemicals applied that run-off into rain sewers and end up in lakes and streams. I'd rather have a lawn that is safe for my grandchildren. Many weeds are edible. This has nothing to do with whether I vote for Quinn,
Ninety7Fifty is west of where University of Chicago Medicine hopes to build a new four-story medical center. | File photo.
Arthur Huff May 16, 2014 at 09:03 am
Have the Orland Park officials expanded on what restaurants, shops, and entertainment are plannedRead More for the area? Specifically, have any restaurants or stores taken any steps to build there?
Bob May 16, 2014 at 02:25 pm
I'm watching a beautyful community, Orland Park, start to self destruct. The arear around 143rd andRead More LaGrange will slowly become Cabrini Green West. If I purchased a condo at the Ninety7Fifty I would be furious with the development of the University Of Chicago Medical Center as my neighbor. I guess it's all about the money.......
swimmer May 18, 2014 at 05:43 pm
Bob, huh?
Edward Andrysiak May 16, 2014 at 10:55 am
Here is why I can't wait for this "commander in grief' to be out of office. As head of theRead More military you would think he would hop in this problem and get it fixed. Instead he waits for someone other than himself to find the solution...like he is having an out of body experience and just looking in on the goings on. At this point there is no other immediate fix other than servicing vets in the private sector via Medicare providers and family Doctors and Hospitals...Vets get a VA voucher/card to use just like Medicare. How hard would it be to implement that? Where the hell is that executive order pen he is so good with. I guess that would signal that his Obama care isn't going to work either. It sickens me to know that the gangbangers in the south side of Chicago get better and more immediate care than our Vets.
Harry Callahan May 16, 2014 at 05:31 pm
To all Veterans I think its time to take our country back whats left of it.
Just sayin June 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Maybe the problem is there isn't enough staff and not enough space for all departments? Not makingRead More excuses, just saying. I know I'm late on this post, but maybe that is something to look into?
Patch File Photo
knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 07:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 07:58 pm
My point exactly.
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