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Kent July 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
I agree with Marygil and Mark .... Elmhurst is a great place to live and a wonderful, safeRead More community. In large part due to the reputation the Elmhurst Police has of fanatical enforcement of the law.
Faust July 11, 2014 at 11:11 am
@mark c, I think Elmhurst is phenomenal. Top to bottom. I'm just pointing out that there was quite aRead More police presence on York yesterday. And whatever is going on there, white vans, dandelions, and cardboard; I might want to be part of it.
G. Vanelli July 14, 2014 at 07:31 am
A very nice honor for our community! Everyone in Elmhurst should be commended for this wonderfulRead More recognition. I travel quite a bit, and the community is pretty well-known around the Midwestern region for all of the positive reasons listed in the article. We are all so fortunate to be part of this town.
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is looking for more dogs for its animal assisted therapy program.
Kent July 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
Great program! My niece is a volunteer with TDI International, http://www.tdi-dog.org/, anRead More organization that provides volunteers in most areas that have trained, therapy dogs to many hospitals at absolutely no cost.
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Lynn McCreadie July 6, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Perhaps the reason this house won't sell is the fact that the annual taxes are over $25,000. How isRead More it possible that there are such high taxes on an historic property such as this? If Elmhurst and/or DuPage County could guarantee a re-assessment and significantly lower annual property taxes to anyone willing to take on and save this "oldest home in Elmhurst", people would step forward. Honestly, it's shameful that the taxes are so high on a house that doesn't even have airconditioning - people who build brand new million dollar homes can pay this amount but really?
Joel Jara July 6, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Does anybody know City Hall's official stand on Hill Cottage? Is there an Official Statement fromRead More City Hall regarding the extent of their involvement, if any, in the preservation of Hill Cottage? Has the City Council considered nominating Hill Cottage for Landmark Application? It is a known fact that Hill Cottage is the seed of the community that is now known as Elmhurst. This is where it all began. Ground Zero, if you may. The Alpha but not the Omega -- significant unto itself. If City Hall has other, more pressing, concerns, then surely the responsible people of the community can respect that and rise to the occasion. The only answer to the title of this article, and it comes in the form of three letters ----> Y.E.S. Citizens of the City of Elmhurst (once known as Cottage Hill, originally named Hill Cottage -- christened such after the stately structure that stands faithfully at 413 S. York), the more appropriate name of this article is: When are you going to save Hill Cottage -- Elmhurst's oldest home?
Elmhurst Reader July 7, 2014 at 08:13 am
It is up to the owner of the home to if they want to get it designated as "historic". TheRead More city has a historical preservation committee so the home owner simply submits an application and the commission will review. They can also help the homeowner with applying for historic status. Then they may be able to get property tax advantages, etc... Visit the city's website and check out the section under historical preservation.
Colleen McAbee July 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
Awesome in the true sense of the word.
william savick July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We don't often get storms of this character in Chicago-proper the magnitude of which gives us moreRead More than a concerned eye for those unprotected in the outskirts .
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Dolores Hayes June 14, 2014 at 08:06 am
I think we already had enough warnings. You would have to be from outer space not to know to stayRead More away from the Kennedy expressway. It has been the opening story on almost every newscast for over a week.
j June 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
Why is Obama coming?
j June 14, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Thanks Hector. Would you mind?
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Dan Cox June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
A boat is not an Island... it is still just a boat with a fancy deck. What do you do with it in theRead More dead of winter?
seer. June 11, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Sure Stan- people are clamoring to move into the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago.
stan June 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm
You most of never been to chicago seer all I'm saying chicago is gonna be nicer then the burbs theRead More burbs turning ghetto while parts of the city are turning nice
Local Cub Scouts and Brownies carry banners depicting American lives lost in past wars and conflicts. | James B. Nelson
Mark Carollo May 31, 2014 at 08:57 pm
Does anyone know where I can get a list of the names that were read during the remberance?
Yes, because this is so much fun.
Catherine Caporusso May 27, 2014 at 05:53 am
This comment string definitely opened my eyes to hatred against disabled people in this country.Read More Pearl, never stop fighting!
Pearl Gannon May 27, 2014 at 06:17 am
I definitely have to say I'm very surprised by the amount of attention this post received. I will beRead More writing a response to this for my next article because of the feedback in the comments to respond to some of what people said. I'm also shocked that two weeks later people are still writing in about it.
Shawn Palmer June 2, 2014 at 02:15 am
I think Pearl has made good points and to let others view in disabled eyes. I would have to agreeRead More with numbers 4 through 7. My grandma is disabled from a car accident in the 80's and was paralyzed from her waist down only. When she has to use a bathroom at a public place, She's fine cause she has a tubing that can be used for any bathrooms which maybe is helpful in her case. Narrowing aisles she does have problems cause like Pearl mentioned are not wide enough as I witnessed it and sometimes take the advantage and move them if needed for her to go through. Now five is something my grandma has trouble with. She can't push a cart of course or even a basket unless trying to push herself which is hard basically for everyone cause you only have two hands to use. She tries all the time but me or my aunt does take it away just to make things easier for her to push herself. It's true most places don't have automatic doors just opened for you but she doesn't have a problem as she has people opened doors for her even if me and my aunt are there which is nice of them to do so, walking in or out. seven, Same goes for my Grandma. She can't reach cause things are quite bit high for her so she has to ask me or my aunt to get her things if out of her reach. Lastly, eight. Rarely happens only at hospital when my Grandma comes with. But at woodfield mall, I can see where Pearl is coming from. Not so much though at Vernon hills as we usually get on elevators ourselves to minimal amount of people with us. So somethings my Grandma has problems with but she's never down or sad about them. She's grateful to be alive and not dead. Doesn't let anything like that bother her. But whenever she does go out, My aunt and me most of the time are with her anyways cause of how much we care about her. She can still think and do most things as other people can just not with her legs. It's difficult if you go out alone but my Aunt and I make sure to go along with cause we know she's gonna need some help. She accomplish a lot of things before the accident and after too when I was born. Sure we haven't experience much bad things but the point is, she doesn't let whatever stop her. She can find an alternative route but having us with her is ensuring. As long you have a family member or a friend with you if your disabled, you be fine. We all need a hand for something and if we as human beings can't help each other, we are only gonna go down together and further.
The Hiram Scutt mansion has been sold. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Ex Jolietian May 5, 2014 at 08:47 am
Hi Sick. If I was your neighbor I can guarantee there would be no junk cars in the yard and theRead More landscaping would be immaculate. Evergreen Terrace is 1.5 blocks from this once beautiful home..... the crime in this area is 3 times higher than the rest of the city... a fact that was not mentioned in previous articles. I love the history of Joliet.. and despise what's happened to it in the last 25-30 years. If you drive around town and see the squalor you should be upset too.. why aren't you upset.. do you like squalor ?
Daniel Toma May 5, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Does anyone know what this sold for?
debbadew May 5, 2014 at 03:15 pm
check Zillow..looks like 311K
My roommate and I after I won the MVP Award for wheelchair basketball.
Randy F Gollay May 2, 2014 at 07:10 am
One Republic sings in Counting Stars: " everything that kill's me, make me feel alive!"Read More Things happen for a reason- many times very difficult to figure out but there's always a positive hidden there. You have to search deep within you to find it. Once you figure it out, it will blow your mind! Like you said- people, all people have (bad times/pain) Be tolerant, keep searching for solutions and answers and but hesitate to ask others. Behind every cloud is a silver lining. You have terrific character!!
Nicholas May 2, 2014 at 02:56 pm
This is me with my friend Scheri, posing with the entire MercyMe band and our newly signed CDs!
Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Sal is so right. Younger me would not have listened to me.
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