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Lonson Williams April 13, 2014 at 08:44 PM
The woman seems like a nutcase. The only trees the city is taking down are those on publicRead Morepropert y. The city isn't taking down any trees on private property. If she has damaged trees on her own property and wants them to fall over on her own house, she has all of the freedom in the world to do let that happen. She seems to imply that she owns the city's trees, which is just stupid. http://www.cityofevanston.org/news/2014/01/city-begins-removal-of-60-trees-severely-damaged-by-extreme-cold/
Jordan S. Zoot April 13, 2014 at 09:55 PM
If the trees are damaged by all means cut them down..let's just hope we have enough good ones leftRead Moret hat if we need to hang a hoodrat thug we can find a viable tree to do it from :).
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Why risk damaging a perfectly good tree limb on a hoodrat thug?
Jordan S. Zoot March 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM
The cameras aren't enough....they should be supplemented with tactical sweeps with K-9 units forRead More&qu ot;stop and frisk" of anyone that fits the profile of being a potential gangbanger...and they should be done in a 1.5 mile radius of Church/Dodge on everyone and anyone that fits the "profile".....and any resident that refuses to cooperate, a search warrant ought be obtained and have residences searched from top to bottom with zero tolerance for firearms, pot, narcotics, and quality of life violations...its time to tamp down the hoodrats once and for all. EPD needs to embrace the US DOJ Safe Neighborhoods program so thugs like Mr. Bamberg get 15 years in Federal prison 1,500 miles form home for possession of an illegal firearm.
oldfed March 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Jordan: Good post! Ever sit down in front of your TV to watch a news program, and be treated toRead Moreendl ess stories involving muggings, shootings, car jackings, etc. Did the crappy video cameras STOP these crimes, NO. It's likewise been proven that those cheesy red light cameras were installed as revenue enchancers, not for pedestrian safety. Check out the story recently where the major of a NJ town called Brick had them pulled out, as they caused more accidents. Also, they are illegal, IMO. If you loan your car to someone else and they run a red light, you get the ticket! What's next, drones? Like the military sez, "boots on the ground", real cops on patrol may prevent crime, technology has been proven again and again NOT TO.
Jordan S. Zoot March 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Go back and read what I wrote....I certainly advocate boots on the ground....but technology isRead Morecerta inly a great augmentation. I was very clear in seeking aggressive enforcement on the ground I would much see "stop and frisk" rather than cameras. Lets take it a step further and permit local law enforcement in high crime areas to arm the drones...like the ones the CIA uses in Pakistan and Yemen. Imagine the reaction of the gangbangers when they do a drive by shooting and their car is blown up by a Hellfire missile. Perhaps a bit of "shock and awe" would bring down the crime rate on the South and West sides of Chicago.
Scotirish March 21, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Glad you are safe as well as your son, however the first thing that jumped in my head when youRead Morementi oned the gas station was that you must really have needed some gas because while the guys who work there are very helpful that is the most expensive gas station in Evanston for certain and maybe for miles around.
E. March 21, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Yes Scotirish, you are correct. I never get gas there and often wonder why anyone else does, givenRead Moreh ow they price gouge.
Sara J. McMurray March 22, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Bought gas at Warren Shell one time when I was new in town. 15 years ago. Still smarting - noRead Morereason ever ever ever to pay their prices and cannot for the life of me figure out how they stay in business. Glad you're safe Christine and it all worked out. Sh*t happens. Lesson learned!
Kathryn Jones-Mitchell March 19, 2014 at 02:21 AM
:-) I wish that I could see it, I LOVE CATS! Good luck, I hope that your company has a goodRead Moreshowin g!
Procrustes' Foil March 19, 2014 at 07:06 AM
Another Evanston native has also achieved acclaim. Matthew Polenzani is a tenor who sings with theRead MoreM ET (Metropolitan Opera of New York, for those who don't know the MET). He has a fabulous voice!!
oldfed March 21, 2014 at 09:18 PM
What a phony!...She 'forgave' Monica because she needed to stay married to Bubba. She participatedRead Morei n the Whitewater scandal, and was cleared by her friends. She got four Americans killed because of BS lies. Ok, Hillary supporters, what positive GOOD has she ever done?? Answer: NONE.
oldfed March 21, 2014 at 09:20 PM
If so-called, brain-dead Liberals (aka Leftists) ever actually looked at the historical documentsRead Moreav ailable, they would press to have Hillary indicated for crimes against the USA. You must have an IQ greater than your waist size to support this old, brain-damaged egotist....
Bill Arndt February 16, 2014 at 01:08 PM
How trees make life possible‏ http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/25958.html Without all theRead Moretrees in Evanston, it's really just not worth it.
oldfed March 23, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Quiz for liberals: 1. Who commits crimes, criminals or legally licensed concealed carry citizens?Read More2. What weapon is the preferred choice of the above: semi-auto pistols, machine guns, mortars, RPG launchers, fighter jets? 3. The estimated number of people saved by owning their own legal gun is: 2million, 200, 20, none, because all guns are scary bad. As you probably have NO idea of the answers, join the NRA and find out. Don't let the media lie to you.
Karen March 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Oldfed, in fact, a double murderer and bank robber in Evanston last year was a card carrying FOIDRead Moregu n man!!!!!!! Don't think you live here if you did not know that. NRA troll guy huh? Sadly, guns can equal unnecessary murders far too often.
Jordan S. Zoot March 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM
As long as you realize that you the guy was a needle in a haystack.....in 2012 there were 502Read Moremurder s in Chicago..and not a single one involved an individual with a FOID card.....so go figure. Further, in all candor, there are plenty of things that the Illinois State Police should be doing to properly run their FOID program which isn't being done See... http://www.auditor.illinois.gov/audit-reports/performance-special-multi/performance-audits/2012%20releases/12-isp-foid-act-mgmt-full.pdf If you would like some pleasure reading.