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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Gerson Goldstein April 24, 2014 at 01:21 pm
SO, we cannot say GOD or the Pledge Of Allegiance in schools , or wear religious slogans on clothingRead More in schools, but the KKK's right to freedom of speech and hateful bigotry is NOT a hate crime and is allowed to uphold their own freedoms in society ???????? What am I missing here. ???????
Mark Houston April 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
"??????? What am I missing here. ???????" A basic understanding of the 1st Amendment....
River Dog April 24, 2014 at 01:40 pm
KKK dwindling to less than10,000 members? Not just renaming themselves the Tea Party.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 10:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
ayar April 24, 2014 at 10:57 am
@John Tips "We ourselves went to school where it was common to have up to 30 plus kids in eachRead More class, some of the classes were actually held in trailers! $$$$ OMG the horror!" Duude, that was back in the day when one parent was able to STAY HOME and work with the kid, and SUPPORTED the teacher. These days, not so much. Oh, and your facts about Northern Illinois getting paid a plenty ? maybe for the Management [Admins] but not so much for the workers [Teachers]. You can't "want fries with that" mentality when it comes to teaching. If you do that, the smart educators will get into another field [wouldn't you ?]. You have to class teachers into the same area as corporate trainers and their base pay. As far as getting "plenty" of money, based on population per capita, we need more. Mr. Kirk, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Foster, please help the state you represent out and get hustling and turn the money pipe back on. Oh, and those people talking about the lottery money ? RIGHT ON. We've got to (1) un-"privatize" it, (2) make the big wins a bit lower, and (3) pipe that money back into the school system, [yes, TRS as well as general school money]. You'd be amazed at how much better off we'd be. Work the numbers.
John Tips April 24, 2014 at 11:04 am
Maureen, not all teachers are money hungry! Many however have lost the drive to teach our children.Read More We taxpayers are continually assessed more money, but are getting less for our bucks. Pensions, benefits and allegations of impropriety with our children by teachers are privallent in the news today. We build nice cushiony new buildings, but our children's test scores are overall falling - Why? We put so much money into our school systems today but our overall education is faltering - why? Are our kids dumber then we were - or is it that we have become a society bent on money instead of values? When we make a purchase of anything we look for value, as we don't purchase overpriced items. Today we question the value of the educational support by teachers and administrators who appear more self indulgent then performing the job of instructor/educators. When we were in high school the schools did not charge for parking, or many extra activities. Yet today we have a huge tax burden associated with our educational activities, from grade schools to universities and our kids don't know how to spell or write/read cursive - leaving them behind in World grade education! The system is broken!
Bob Laird April 24, 2014 at 11:34 am
the tolls will only be there until the cost is paid off. the lottery money is for education. if youRead More elect me I'll... I'll love you forever. the check's in the mail. I promise I won't.... aw, never mind.
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Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 01:27 pm
"mystuy" -- Your lugubrious pedantic ostentatious tedious sanctimonious obsequiousRead More obstinate self-pity really piles on the white-guilt but guess what. White people are getting real tired of feeling guilty about something that happened long ago that they had nothing to do with. Assume some responsibility for your own failings.
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 01:31 pm
May God have mercy on his soul .....I have none.
bg robbins April 24, 2014 at 01:37 pm
"Pat Kittle" Our history may be past, but it's easy to see it lives in you.
shirley April 24, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Stand Against Racism April 25 On Fri., April 25, from 12:40 p.m. to 12:55 p.m., YWCA Evanston/NorthRead More Shore invites residents, businesses, faith groups, schools, community groups and civic institutions to line Ridge Ave. and Church St., as a symbol that our community stands together in the work for racial equity. Participants are asked to stand on Ridge Ave., from Howard St. to Isabella St., and Church St., from Ridge Ave. to McCormick Blvd.
Joseph R. Martan April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am
When I graduated from LT in 1967 we were told that we were the second best high school in IllinoisRead More (New Trier was number one) and among the top ten nationally. Now New Trier is #15 and LT is #40?!? What has happened in the intervening decades. If the proposal to do away with class rank is any indicator I suspect my alma mater is succumbing more and more to the trendy aspects of modern education and moving away from expecting accomplishment.
Geneva Taxpayer April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
@Herc, that's because Joliet high schools make you ready for McDonalds, not college.
Herc April 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm
LOL @Geneva, I don't think Geneva's are much better.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Hey Amy RLB, whatever that means, why are you talking about all .. what did you call them.....Read More libiots..... when there is only one person in this entire discussion that called anybody a woman hater? Do you have a problem with dealing with this single discussion thread, must you broaden the discussion to everybody? All libiots aren't here to defend themselves. The one person that call you republicant's woman haters is here and can defend their remarks. Just a thought.
Tom Hollman April 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm
NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING A WOMAN PRESIDENT WOULD PERHAPS BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. HILLERY IS NOTRead More FRESH AIR. SHE FROZE UP IN BENGAZIE/ WAS ALWAYS NIP AN TUCK WITH THE DEATHS AND SCANDELS SHE DID NOTHING AS SENATOR KINDA LIKE A KENNEDY A BLOWHARD BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY OTHER PHONEYS WITH LOTS OF MONEY FOR THIER AGENDAS SHE'S IN FAVOR OF THE HEALTHCARE MONOPOLY THAT THE GRANDKIDS GET THE BILL FOR NO THANKS WAY TO MUCH BAGADGE FOR ME AND MINE
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 01:22 pm
Boy, if you guys are like this now, what are you going to be acting like if she runs and wins theRead More presidency? Are your collective heads just going to pop?
Albert Gazalooch April 24, 2014 at 08:02 am
All Wrigley needs now is a decent home team to play there!
Gary April 24, 2014 at 09:16 am
Wrigley field has a goat problem.
Jon Hall April 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm
They should be negotiating with the city for an occupancy permit instead of mitigating the ChicagoRead More way. The gulls come to roost there for a reason.
Photo from Long Beach Patch Post
nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 06:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 07:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 07:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
JR April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
Even if we threw them in jail their brainless voting bases would still reelect them.
Jan Werth April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
Illinois is one of the top most corrupt states in the USA. I have two more years in this GodRead More forsaken state, then after my daughter finishes school, I'm out of here! My home may be paid off, but I still pay at least $500 a month for property taxes--and I live in the older section with a 55 year old house!!
carol j dixon April 23, 2014 at 11:27 am
Shameful! The audacity to want more is as bold as cat manure. They sell the lottery, lease theRead More toll way, to their friends, all the while saying they need more money. This really stinks.
Scotirish April 24, 2014 at 10:04 am
I have no complaint about the texting and handheld devices laws, but let's add the police flashingRead More lights to the conversation of distracting motorists and stopping halfway in the middle of the street obstructing traffic. They are a nuisance. And the first one who calls me an idiot is an idiot themselves, so there. Oh, and to the person who said the Patch has stopped reporting crime, you are absolutely correct. There have been several 'shots fired' in my neighborhood that I have not seen acknowledged anywhere.
Noah Alott April 24, 2014 at 01:04 pm
It should be a constant enforcement for distracted drivers , not just one day. I've seen driversRead More literally speed through school zones in North Evanston with disregard to children's safety, either talking on the phone or texting. If we're going to have a law at least it should be enforced.
Jordan S. Zoot April 24, 2014 at 01:13 pm
Noah......we actually agree on something here.....I couldn't agree more.
Mildred April 23, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Heather perhaps you should be taking some sort of medication.
Oliver P. McCracken April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
So there WILL be a firearms corner? Huzzah! And a druggist's counter, as well? Double huzzah! I canRead More purchase some black powder for my musket, as well as some opium powder for my consumption, all in one trip!
Heather April 23, 2014 at 04:12 pm
No Mildred I just got tired of Mr. Jordan Zoot always calling me names , putting me down , tellingRead More me to go Kill myself , have a Heart Attack , step in front of a Bus !! ETC .... Enough is Enough that had nothing to due with the issue at hand on Evanston Patch . Me and my husband own a Business in Evanston , Sad being we actually know him and he has done our business taxes , was our Tax Accounted until my husband saw how he was talking to me ! Its a small world and you never know who the other person on the other end is , we gave Mr. Zoot allot of Business no more. I really am a nice Lady , I just had enough and gave right back to him so no I not on meds , Just high on Life , Loving Evanston & my Business & seeing my kids grow ! Have a Nice Day
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Charles Taite April 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm
FREE SPEECH, our 1st AMENDMENT RIGHT is a Constitutional right and a integral part of who we are asRead More a NATION. Earned by our Fore Fathers and Fore Mothers and relinquished to All Americans. To bad Benicia Patch doesn't feel this way. I'M APPALLED AT HOW THEY CENSORED and BANNED THE BLACK PANTHER OF POETRY FROM SPEAKING ON THIS RAG!!! They've even taken down his profile; even the KKK deserve the RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH in AMERICA.. SHAME ON BENICIA PATCH(how un-AMERICAN)................."If the specter of whistle-bearing block captains roaming the streets dressed in (reflective?) white sheets is a cure worse than the illness, residents have little recourse. Courts have consistently recognized the KKK’s right to free speech".
Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 01:02 pm
@Charles Taite - As one of the commentators responding to and to whom Black Panther of PoetryRead More responded I happen to agree with you. I don't know whether Patch removed him or whether he did so himself. I for one did not flag any of his comments as offensive regardless of my personal dislike of some of the comments he made. If Patch did so shame on Patch. P.S. As much as I have issues with what he wrote he is no where close to the KKK for bigotry or racist beliefs or talk but your point is well taken.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Patch deleted my comments on an Earth Day article. All I did was recommend JunkScience.com.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
And it is not true that the standards do not specify methods. Read Gary's post above. He says itRead More better.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 11:20 am
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 11:22 am
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
swimmer April 23, 2014 at 08:41 pm
How long do you think it will take to recover from the deficits, left from Bush's wars?
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 05:28 am
If the clueless Obama would have signed on to Ryan's budget, we would have been well on our wayRead More toward eliminating the deficit. Instead, he chose to drive us over the cliff. He has been an absolute failure.
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 06:37 am
If Ryan and his cohorts started to slash corporate welfare along with everything else, perhaps itRead More would be worth considering
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 01:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.