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Jackson July 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm
My question is , will there be a discussion on bike safety or rules of the road for bikers? Or do weRead More have more tragedies like the Librarian last month ?
jim July 19, 2014 at 08:51 pm
Rules of road for the most part are same for bikers and vehicles.But bikers get a pass. Look forRead More more problems since politicians don't want to address of enforce the laws on books. they are probably bikers
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IllinoisLibertarian July 16, 2014 at 06:43 am
Ban, ban, ban. Blah, blah, blah. Waste of time and money. If I see a plastic bag floating around inRead More my neighborhood (if it's not full of nasties) I always pocket it and use it to pick up my dogs poops. I see more soda, water and beer containers on the street than plastic bags.
Julie July 17, 2014 at 09:42 am
Rather than banning, I'd like to see more businesses besides whole foods use cash incentives forRead More bringing your own bags. OT: IL Lib, have you considered a biodegradable bag instead? Plastic takes quite a bit of time to break down.
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.
A Google street view of 2454 Oakton St.
jeff lupetin July 8, 2014 at 11:06 am
Watch Skokie...whatever they do....copy it...they rock in this regard.
Jim Puricelli July 8, 2014 at 11:24 am
A productive use for a derelict vacant lot, go for it!
manon July 8, 2014 at 04:08 pm
sounds wonderful
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.
A former CARE dog.
Shahna Richman June 26, 2014 at 08:28 am
This is disheartening. We have been donating to C.A.R.E.for many years under the auspices that theRead More money would go to the Evanston Animal Shelter. While I don't put the responsibility on the City of Evanston to legally go after the money, it should have been handed over by C.A.R.E.
Jordan S. Zoot June 27, 2014 at 09:21 am
The President of CARE should be sent to the electric chair.
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Jordan S. Zoot June 25, 2014 at 08:23 am
The fine for texting on a cellphone while driving should be increased to $500...or better yet doRead More away with the local ordinance and treat texting while driving the SAME as DUI with an automatic license suspension for the first offense. That behavior gets people maimed and killed.
Ald. Judy Fiske (1st Ward) identified this 12-pound miniature poodle, named Flip. He was slated for euthanasia by CARE until she took him in.
Jordan S. Zoot June 24, 2014 at 11:30 am
The management of care should face CRIMINAL charges for on-going theft by deception in connectionRead More with the operation of the Evanston shelter and misrepresentation of what they raised money for. The IRS should consider pursuing the private innurment aspects of the situation.
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
SEG May 23, 2014 at 09:40 am
Abigail said it best.
Peach May 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I think it's a good idea. The harder it's made for someone in pain to kill themselves, the better.
Hank Goldman May 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
I think most people are missing the point! This is not just about people committing suicide. Yes,Read More if someone feels that it is better to end their life, no one may be able to stop them. This is about prevention. Preventing young people from accidentally falling off the parking garage roof when they lean over or stand on the wall, 12 stories up. This is about preventing serious bodily harm to a pedestrian when someone throws a heavy object from 12 stories up. This is about preventing serious damage to a vehicle when an object hits it from 12 stories up. Will a seven foot high fence stop all all of this? Probably not! Will it make it much more difficult for something to happen? Absolutely! Suppose it was your child who was injured or worse? I dare say, that parent would be the first to rail against the city for not doing more to protect their child. I would think that the cost of a chain link fence around the top deck is not as costly as one may think. I dare say, it is a lot cheaper than one person's life! It is not just the city that is concerned, it is many residents who fear for the safety of young people in our city. And yes, there is always the chance of a law suit but I would surmise that settling a law suit is much more costly for the city than a fence. Common sense should prevail and it is time for the city council to do the right thing!
Jim La Rochelle May 23, 2014 at 08:06 am
During Evanston's City Council deliberations regarding the use of plastic bags by retailers, IRead More believe they should take the matter a step further and have restaurants and food take-out businesses be required to use compostable containers. I recently returned from Portland, OR where plastic bags and styrofoam containers are not allowed. It appears to be making a noticeable difference in reducing litter there.
jim May 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
Before the City Council makes decision to BAN (no doubt they will). They need to drive down theRead More alleys in the city and look at all the large plastic bags hanging out of dumpsters. THESE ARE FILLING THE LANDFILLS. The plastic BAN needs to include ALL PLASTIC BAGS NO EXCEPTIONS OR SPECIAL TREATMENT.
IllinoisLibertarian May 28, 2014 at 06:43 am
Time to cut down some trees for more paper bags.
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,
Shi'ib O'Leth May 18, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Banning plastic bags from being used automatically is good common sense, because so many of them areRead More given out and taken, unthinkingly, every day. For each of us this is a small matter, but collectively the environmental impact is significant. An exception can be made for those who need or really want them, as stores in cities which ban bags usually permit selling them for a nominal fee, like one cent. This is not like making the bags "illegal" for no reason, like an episode in some misguided, dystopian tale. We could just make it illegal for large corporations to give plastic bags away for free if someone doesn't actually ask for them. Brown paper bags can be the default choice. Dog walkers should use a biodegradable bag anyway! Burying fertilizer in non-degradable plastic is the height of wastefulness. This bag ban makes sense; like California requiring people to ASK for a glass of water in restaurants. This is not an authoritarian nanny-state move. It is a smart move for looking out for ALL of us. I am all for individual rights. But individuals can be myopic. Thats why we make decisions as a group. Now, go read a good book. You can decide what's good on your own, I trust you.
Jim May 19, 2014 at 08:02 am
Dear, a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by othersRead More as empty of real meaning <the old shibboleths come rolling off their lips — Fine. Make the group decision. Get 51% of Evanston residents together and have a show of hands. More democratic that way than leaving the decision to the shills in the city council who have a political agena based on the theory that most of the citizens are not paying attention. However, charging for plastic is probably a good idea. Gotta give old SHIBB a little credit. However again, if those same myopic individuals take to using reusable cloth bags for their groceries, I can guarantee someone will contract salmonella or e-coli from contamination because those bags were not washed occasionally, Then what? an ordinace on mandatory washing of bags? The problem with all of this group think do-gooder stuff is that it always results in coercion and the myopes will find ways around the intent anyway.
j May 19, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Council when passing the BAN should include all bags large or small. No matter how the consumer getsRead More them. Excepts are discriminatory and shows favoritism to some businesses.
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?
jim May 14, 2014 at 10:29 am
Why are we going to rent out a building that the City Owns to rent one on the same street.
jim May 14, 2014 at 10:31 am
Why are we going to rent out a building that the City Owns to rent one on the same street. Is thisRead More being done because the Bars Don't want the OUTPOST there?
Tantor May 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
Exactly. And instead of watching for gang activity in that high crime area, the officers can beRead More deployed to give tickets to those bad people who endanger the rest of us by not wearing car seat belts.
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Joan Lourich Hackett May 10, 2014 at 06:54 pm
Smokers make health care more expensive for everyone!!! I think make it illegal to buy cigarettesRead More that are toxic!!!
jim May 10, 2014 at 08:59 pm
They want to smoke let them.
IllinoisLibertarian May 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Hey, Joan, let's keep it going! Put a ban on cars, guns, alcohol, prescription drugs, ladders, fastRead More food, hammers, etc. Hell, let's ban old people because it makes our health care more expensive for everyone!
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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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