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What a mink looks like when it's not a coat. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)
avi July 12, 2014 at 11:13 am
Immigration crisis? I think that is a "typo"....didn't you mean "invasion"? IRead More mean basically that is what has happened over the last 30 yrs...we are just sugar coating it to make us feel we are in control of the situation and we are not. But what do we expect Mexican nationals to do? Stay in a country where their whole family may be desimated by gun toting hired guns (paramilitary) in Mexico's? Of course not... we would all run for our lives also. We must use empathy if we are to remain a conscious people outside of whatever our government's actions and shortcomings maybe.....such as creating chaos in a country by sending paramilitary in order to take over the drug cartels...if our country was not full of drug intoxicated victims then Mexico would not have a problem. Now you know why our military has not been deployed to the border....bcause our boys would refuse the mission. So obviously we are relying on paramilitaries to do our dirty work. We should all be appalled at what is happening. Avi
Joe Skibinski July 12, 2014 at 10:43 am
It's not surprising to see Roseland on the list. It has had to struggle with inadequate finances forRead More decades. It may serve Advocate well to consider siphoning a little bit of the cash they spend expanding Christ from lot line to lot line and use it to purchase this struggling institution. Then upgrade it's emergency room, as well as it's in and outpatient facilities. This would alleviate some of the pressure on Christ's emergency room and shorten the the ambulance ride for those who need it the most. Granted that there are great benefits to the economies of scale at Christ. However, such concentrated investment of resources in our hospital system leaves many areas of the city under served and ignored.
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Rick Bohan July 12, 2014 at 10:07 am
That's the reason so many kids today are obese. They don't know how to play anything but videoRead More games. My youngest son that is all he does.
DMJ July 12, 2014 at 10:11 am
Sad but true! But mom take the Ipads away for a while! Or don't but them in the first place!
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 10:49 am
Clearly this is a need that can addressed on the federal level. Free Wifi for everyone everywhere!
Voice of Reason July 11, 2014 at 09:30 am
STM: And your last comment hit the nail on its proverbial head. One need to look no further for theRead More answer to "How Hard is Life in Illinois?", than to see the metric that Illinois leads the Nation in one-way destinations out of the state by moving companies. I recalled an "open letter" by Roger Keats, who was the Republican Candidate that ran against Toni Preckwinkle for Cook County Board President. After Keats lost, his letter stated that he was moving to Texas to further avoid "subsidizing corruption, waste and fraud" endemic in Cook County and Illinois.
Bill Gnech July 11, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Sign the term-limits petition in Arlington Heights.
AnniesDaughter July 11, 2014 at 08:57 pm
I got married and moved here from Ohio 41 years ago. If I had known then what I know now about thisRead More state I would have run screaming back to Ohio. Too late now, the grandchildren live here so I stay.
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
Marie Stalling July 12, 2014 at 11:30 am
Let she who has never forgotten anything cast the first stone.
susan July 12, 2014 at 11:36 am
I have long thought that every car should be fitted with a breathalyzer in the steering wheel soRead More that the car will not start without a sober breath. The problem with drunks is that they are usually too drunk to KNOW that they are too drunk to drive. They are pretty much "out of their mind". While I don't give them the benefit of a mistake as in the children in cars incidents the point is still the same....innocent people are killed every single day and a simple invention could prevent most of these deaths. That should be all that matters.
D V July 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Funny, the only excuses I hear being proffered are from those vindictively putting them into theRead More mouths of the unfortunate catalysts of catastrophe or near-catastrophe. I don't hear them coming from anyone else at all.
Tony July 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm
One step closer to becoming nationalized
Le Avion July 11, 2014 at 10:05 am
Voice of Reason, I never hid my opinions so what are you complaining about? Search and you'll findRead More research that shows that increasing the minimum wage is good for the businesses and the overall economy. But I am sure nothing will convince you anyway since you prefer the echo chamber of fox news et al. BTW, check out the announcement from IKEA this morning about increasing the minimum wage of their US employees.
Edward Andrysiak July 11, 2014 at 10:44 am
Mixing apples and oranges. Minimum wage is NOT intended to be a living wage. Minimum is entry levelRead More and part time work...a place for young people to get a start in the business world and yes, a place for older folks to supplement their SS check with a few bucks. Living wage and minimum wage should never be compared...they are not the same thing!
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Richard T. July 11, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Do you have the classic physical symptoms of withdrawal, or is it merely a psychological problem?
Chris July 12, 2014 at 12:19 am
Addiction kind of makes sense... Alcohal is a form of sugar and that is addictive...
Richard T. July 12, 2014 at 01:28 am
There are physical symptoms to alcohol withdrawal.
Luther July 10, 2014 at 09:59 am
It's only pork, theft, waste, etc. when it's not in your neighborhood. I'm sure there is a lot ofRead More the same going on downstate that seldom gets reported. HFM_U.
Angel July 10, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Just got this email this morning. Where did the state get 2.5 million to give Naperville for yetRead More another sports complex ? ________________ From the Desk of Naperville Park District’s Executive Director Ray McGury Dear friend of the Naperville Park District: I’m pleased to inform you that earlier this week, Governor Pat Quinn announced the awarding of a $2.5 million grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to support the Naperville Park District’s construction of an Activity Center. As you’re probably aware, the District has been working diligently on this project. It began in 2013 with soliciting public feedback and demonstrating a need for a year-round facility that will support recreation for people of all ages, families, those with special needs and our senior residents. The Activity Center, which will be located at the corner of Quincy Avenue and Fort Hill Drive, also will encourage health and wellness for all ages, provide a place for teens to connect and address the recreational and social needs of our increasingly diverse population. Some of the planned Activity Center spaces include: • Sports courts • Gymnastics studio • Fitness spaces • Indoor playground • Indoor track • Café • Multi-purpose rooms for programs/events Currently, staff is working with the architect and engineering team to design the Activity Center; a draft concept can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/activitycenter. The remainder of this year will focus on design and permitting, with construction beginning in spring 2015. I know I speak for both the park board and staff when I say that this is a project that we’re very excited about and we look forward to providing residents with updates as the project progresses. Sincerely, Ray McGury Executive Director
TheLonePunman July 12, 2014 at 07:10 am
C'mon people, buy those fishing and hunting licenses, after all, those DNR dollars go right intoRead More the general accounting fund...
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Ken Lewis July 9, 2014 at 11:50 pm
The thing I find interesting is women are dead set against people that smoke but the major majorityRead More of them drink regularly. I suppose they justify it because booze won't give them lung cancer. So who cares about liver cancer, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidney failure, abdominal and bowel cancer and a permanent lose of thousands of brain cells with each drink. I have yet to see one report of a driver under the influence of nicotine killing anyone while driving. So heres lookin at ya drink up and put that cigarette out before ya kill somebody with second hand smoke and just use a car.
Amanda Reckenwithe July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
THAT'S it!! I'm not hanging around, with any more dead people!
LCT July 11, 2014 at 09:06 pm
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs stats DO NOT include accidents caused by an impairedRead More driver who did something stupid, caused an accident, but wasn't in the accident. Cutting someone off, weaving in high-speed traffic, crossing center line, stopping short, running stop signs/street lights, etc. can cause an accident without offending party being in the accident. These drivers are oblivious and merrily drive on their way.
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
Felicia Warman July 7, 2014 at 08:09 pm
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william ofori smith July 8, 2014 at 08:53 am
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william ofori smith July 8, 2014 at 10:44 am
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william ofori smith July 9, 2014 at 07:07 am
Dear Thanks so much for reading my mail i hope we will do business together i am into gold businessRead More we are looking for a buyer who will buy from us Direct from the Village we have up to 25kg now ready to sell to any buyer who is interested to buy from us, we will like to do long term business with the buyer.Thanks hope to hear from you. William. williamsoforismith@yahoo.com +233 200 143320
A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
Kent Frederick July 8, 2014 at 07:45 pm
This was probably a minor delay for several flights, compared to what happened at Orlando on Sunday,Read More with wave after wave of thunderstorms coming through the area starting around 1pm. Flights were running anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours behind schedule.
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!
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don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 01:00 am
misplaced patriotism and summarily killing masses on the orders of an egomaniac commander who wouldRead More not carry out the ridiculous mission without the questioning of the reasonableness of the mission, can ,and has led to the robotic knee jerk reaction to mindlessly commit global genocide by non thinking trained mercenaries who feel they can KILL their way into problem solving. then come home and turn on family and friends and community due to the vaccines , and brain damage and residue of the depleted uranium weapons they may use to dump an a sovereign country through fake FEAR AND LIES FROM COMMAND. IT could happen . then they may be too morally damaged to remember job #1 to protect the borders as originally assigned . then just may be that there may not be a job , home , or respect from others except their own fellow mercenaries . then tun on community free speech and true nationalism and safety and mutual community respect . It could happen . It could even RUIN the economic engine of the country and give world power to global bankers who could exploit realtars , home buyers , owners and construction industry and we would not be in a position to afford 44 million invaders. MAYBE?
don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 01:08 am
misplaced patriotism destroyed the free speech and other rights as is displayed by the censoring ofRead More polite comments on this format, not patting mercenaries on the back . ie borders unprotected , blacks displaced by illegals in work force , economy trashed , etc
Brainwashed_In_Church July 12, 2014 at 08:37 am
You can also throw it in the trash.
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Felicia Warman July 7, 2014 at 08:06 pm
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yourusmcboyelvises July 7, 2014 at 02:40 pm
independence from what.
Lilliana Nishihira July 11, 2014 at 09:21 am
this is hilarious!
MAC July 12, 2014 at 12:41 am
One character in the movie "America: Imagine the World Without Her" is Alexis deRead More Tocqueville, who brilliantly assessed and described American Exceptionalism. Here are a few of his best quotes:---------------------------------------------------------------------"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”-----------------------------------“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”----------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
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