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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.
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.
Elmhurst flooding, mid-April 2013
Concerned resident June 27, 2014 at 09:10 am
The real problem is the infrastructure. Pushing a problem some place else isn't a solution. We areRead More not the only community dealing with flooding from often times extreme weather conditions. The city of Chicago and nearby communities are having the same problems with an antiquated infrastructure. We need a sewer system built to handle the increased population and the increase in buildings. Until we address our antiquated infrastructure it's pretty obvious the rest is just a bandaid.
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
The dancing at Club Allure Chicago is topless only. | Credit: NBC 5 Chicago video
Paul Del Borrello July 1, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Would you want this next door to your widowed mother , grandmother , single daughter, sister ?
knee jerk July 1, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Paul, I know most men believe their mothers are saintly, but nuns living next to a strip club?
knee jerk July 1, 2014 at 06:48 pm
I hope that strip club doesn't have windows. That garden next door could be a big turnoff and hurtRead More business.
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,
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?
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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.
George Soros was the impetus behind the founding of the Democratic Alliance, reports Watchdog.org.
Porter gladstone May 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
voice--you have never heard of quantitative easing yet you call other people idiots? Other peopleRead More lost? Look it up--then claim that you are an expert on it or something. hahah... gotta love these dolts who simply regurgitate "that's fox news" as though its gotta be false. Talk about brainwashed programmed dopes. Voice you are out of it.
kk May 13, 2014 at 03:27 pm
According to William A. Niskanen, one of the architects of Reaganomics, "Reagan delivered onRead More each of his four major policy objectives, although not to the extent that he and his supporters had hoped", and notes that the most substantial change was in the tax code, where the top marginal individual income tax rate fell from 70.1% to 28.4%, and there was a "major reversal in the tax treatment of business income", with effect of "reducing the tax bias among types of investment but increasing the average effective tax rate on new investment". Roger Porter, another architect of the program, acknowledges that the program was weakened by the many hands that changed the President's calculus, such as Congress.[2][21] President Reagan, has remained popular as an antitax hero despite raising taxes eleven times over the course of his presidency, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.[22] Reagan ultimately raised taxes more times than he cut them.[23] According to Paul Krugman, "Over all, the 1982 tax increase undid about a third of the 1981 cut; as a share of GDP, the increase was substantially larger than Mr. Clinton's 1993 tax increase."[10] According to historian and domestic policy adviser Bruce Bartlett, Reagan's tax increases over the course of his presidency took back half of the 1981 tax cut. Though since the Reagan tax reductions, top marginal tax rates have remained lower than at any point in US history since 1931, when the top marginal rate was raised from 25% to 63%. [24]
Gary May 13, 2014 at 04:21 pm
It's not the number of times that count, it's the size of the resulting cuts, and txes dropped underRead More Reagan, and economy boomed. Reagan's tax increases were part of a deal with Democrats to reduce spending. The taxes went up but the spending cuts never occurred. Just like Reagan's amnesty was supposed to be tied to border enforcement. Reagan's two biggest mistakes involved trusting Democrats to hold up their end of the deal. Those of us who remember that will never be fooled again.
A view of Elmhurst's flooding in April 2013. | Patch file photo
Kathy Lee May 12, 2014 at 08:53 am
I wish the slumlord and owner of the York Road rental house would spend more time maintaining hisRead More property then complaining about West Dundee. The windows are covered with cardboard and looks awful.
Faust May 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm
These York Road rentals are still card boarded up? Impossible. We were promised that these would beRead More repaired. This is outrageous. Surely there are drugs and prostitution occurring there. Where there's cardboard, you are certain to did booze, heroine, and probably a filthy mattress. My neighbor has picket signs and a crew of scabs all ready. Enough is enough, Down With The Cardboard. Down with the Cesspool!!
Jim Court June 2, 2014 at 05:31 pm
The property is no longer mine. Talk to the bank. Hopefully it will either come down or beRead More completely rehabbed. I agree it is not the best, I have seen many homes like this in Elmhurst, The new construction should continue to eliminate many of our older homes. Imploding real estate market, uncooperative banks, Courts that give those who don't pay plenty of time, and even a Police Department that is unfortunately powerless to arrest those who would purposely destroy a property. Do yourself a favor, avoid the landlord business and NEVER have Christian compassion for the working poor or those who suffer mental and emotional problems. Have little faith in the housing market, banks, or the Courts. Why don't the haters be a good neighbor, knock on the door and see what is going on? There may be an old senior incapable of maintaining the property and could use assistance. Volunteer for the DuPage Senior Council. Faust, you make many negative assumptions. The heroin epidemic occurs in many well off and upscale families. Working class people are struggling. I actually cannot relate to some of the behaviors of those who live in the moment, do not think of the future, and live empty and chaotic lives. Kathy, I was not complaining about West Dundee. I was pointing out the pitfalls of home rule. Take care.
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WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:18 pm
>Democrats<
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try theirnew siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a kimited time only.
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try their new siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a limited time only.
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Tass Kandle June 20, 2014 at 09:56 am
They can put fruity/marshmallow flavors in vodka ( product that is KNOWN to kill people) but not inRead More e-cigarettes, a product that I believe saved my life? Sorry but you can pull my cappuccino flavor loaded vape pen from my cold dead lips.
Becky June 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Extremely good point, Tass Kandle. Makes me wonder about their real motivation.
Jerry Schmidt June 20, 2014 at 01:58 pm
motivation...."Total control"
Dr. Garen Wintemute
WMS826 May 5, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Democrat equals communist these days.
Frank W. Chupka May 6, 2014 at 12:24 am
more liberal vomit. they twist the facts to suit themselves. gun violence? what's that? I ownRead More guns and they NEVER get violent.
John Tips May 6, 2014 at 09:15 am
The bottom line - gun free zones are great for criminals who already don't care about laws!
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Diane E. Emich July 5, 2014 at 09:56 am
I am seriously surprised that there are no comments on this section. Everyone seems to have anRead More opinion, but no one wants to be identified? Colorado makes the tax income to the state look good and no more "taking advantage" than the lottery system. Legalized, it becomes more prevalent in usage and more socially acceptable...not so good. Then again, regulated and controlled it becomes safer and no longer a "gateway drug," at least no more so than alcohol? So many issues and not very much discussion or information available. If the lack of comments says anything, it is that the people of Illinois are willing to stand by and let this decision be made without much discussion or thought. I would like to see proponents and opponents to legalization make their arguments so that we all have more information to consider.
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Independence666 April 25, 2014 at 05:25 am
When you have to criticize typos, you've obviously lost the argument. Have a nice life.
Isaac DC April 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Dear Obama Library Supporters, please do everyone a favor- PLEASE open "YOUR" wallets andRead More give accordingly and whilst you are at it, try not using your EBT's cards to do so while those who work hard for their ends try to make them meet before the next crazy tax or STIMULUS affects them and their family trying their darndest to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. BTW, I am not a REPUB nor do I watch FOX or any brainwashing media news corp... sure, I know you (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, AL JAZEERA etc. believers), all own Prius's and do your part to prevent Global (Billionaire-Al GORE) Warming by keeping your Carbon Footprint (good luck with breathing) down to nil, you don't break the law (Freaken Golden-Blago) types all got it figured out as long as you are making all the decisions and rules. yep, your sheit don't stink either. Crazy Lemmings... sheesh.
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Obama Library... What an oxymoron.
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:25 am
I should have said no Ford Foundation grants. There will always be foundations giving out grants.Read More Hopefully they won't do as the Ford Foundation did and give a grant to Jeff Ford and his gang.
Edward Andrysiak April 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Well, here comes more get rid of the guns talk. You seldom hear why the gangs are at war. The reasonRead More is market share. It's about money. That is how they support themselves. So, let's concentrate on removing what the fight over...drug sales, prostitution and the like. Rid the neighborhoods of that and there will be less to fight over. Squeeeeeze their profits down to zero and there will be less violence!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Hey Oprah, where are you?? out in the streets helping these thugs find a new way of life?? with allRead More that cash and negro power behind you, you should be able to fix this in one show.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Bob April 25, 2014 at 09:48 am
and Voice...you call this punk kid a "hero" for impersonating a public official...smokingRead More dope? The real "hero's" are overseas fighting, bleeding and dying for us.....like i said.....you're an idiot....
terrydjackson May 14, 2014 at 04:17 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail......... www.w­o­r­k­t­i­n.ℂℴm
dixon-bruce June 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
Let's get to the point. What Jon Daniel tweeted was not true parody (or impersonation) at all.Read More Political parody should mimic the target's personality and actions, not present unrealistic scenarios that bear no resemblance to his behavior. For an example of true parody, see the Onion's current take-off of Eric Cantor. What Daniel did was nasty and unimaginative.
President Obama
stanley seigler May 6, 2014 at 07:24 pm
@Deerfield Resident, apologies for over reacting to the skin color statement. didn't mean to implyRead More anything personal. i just dont understand why skin color/race is brought up in any criticism of BO if it doesnt matter?? ____________________________________________________ +++ Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments < http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php?page=all > ____________________________________________________ +++ 1. Passed Health Care Reform; 2. Passed the Stimulus; 3. Passed Wall Street Reform >>> goto link for the other 47 >>> ____________________________________________________ +++ "purely from an economic view NOT a social issue view": the economy is better now than in 2008, eg, DJI at around 16,000, jobs being created. ____________________________________________________ +++ re: " What are you saying in your second PP" ... trying to say: what BO policies DR would repeal? ACA? equal pay for women? >>> what/how/when would you do better?? ohand what tax breaks has BO taken from small business? your turn.
Jon Paul Sapsford June 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm
There is a shocking amount of racism going on here. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. It isRead More an absolute honor to have a presidential library.
Tony June 7, 2014 at 12:24 am
Saps ford. You pay for it. This is one of the most disgraceful presidential administrations of allRead More time.
City of Elmhurst has set aside April 26, May 3 and May 10 for Spring Clean-Up.
Joy April 17, 2014 at 06:50 am
Of course we would choose the option of paying double time to refuse workers and letting the streetsRead More be clogged with junkers and debris for three weeks straight. Who are these people running our city ?
Doremus Jessup April 9, 2014 at 06:59 am
Next time you are driving down Addison and you are admiring the gaping hole which is to become aRead More parking garage see if you notice a violation of Elmhurst Code, Signs 11.7.n Which states: The following signs, as well as all other signs not expressly permitted by this Section, are prohibited in all districts and shall not be erected, mainta ined or permitted to continue in any district: Any sign painted directly on a wall, roof, fence, bridge, or railroad trestle . It is really hard to think that Elmhurst is putting the Hot Dog Lady through the ringer while they turn a blind eye towards Code Violations of others. I encourage all of you to ask the Mayor and Police Chief how they choose which violations are the ones they choose to enforce.
Senator Breckinridge April 10, 2014 at 07:41 am
jimbo, what do you mean by 'exiating rules'. According to Mr. Webster, there is no such word asRead More exiate. There is a word "expiating"; but the verb expiate means "to atone for; or to make amends or reparations for". Thus, the usage of expiate implies some sort of guilt based action. Assuming you meant expiating, what is the city guilty of ? btw, Doremus, you are spot on - these people think they are so important - reminds one of the scene in "Animal House" when Otter blurts out "point of parliamentary procedure". And I don't think they have any idea how much they look like petty bullies attempting to "re-regulate" this lady under the guise of public safety. sort of like a kangaroo court.
Joy April 10, 2014 at 08:50 am
I am not surprised at all. Anything the council doesn't want to deal with is put on hold. Leave theRead More poor woman alone already.
Pamela Uslander (center, back row) and the remnants of a Hot Dog Lady flashmob. | Pam Uslander
Ercie Berwick April 12, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I say leave "The Hot Dog Lady" alone. She lends a lot of class to the downtown area. IRead More love to see her there when I'm weary and tired and hungry, and I always make a beelline for her cart, order one of her luscious hot dogs with a drink and sit down on one of the benches nearby to rest up and have my little feast. Don't the city fathers have more important things to think about other than "The Hot Dog Lady?" Heavens to Elizabeth!!!
Jim Court April 16, 2014 at 09:42 pm
I have heard it said that the city DID try to constructively get this resolved but Pam may have notRead More responded in a timely manner. I hope I understand this properly. Pam has gotten so much publicity about this that she will reap huge benefits. She could never buy the extent of publicity she is receiving. Pam is a nice lady, no doubt.
Ercie Berwick April 16, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Concerning all the positive free publicity Pam has received, all I can say is "HOT DOG!"Read More ROFLOL!!!!!! :)
Gerald Vigue July 21, 2014 at 09:16 pm
McCloud, actually I was low on the natural abortions that occur each day in the world. I saidRead More 100,000; it is actually closer to 185,000, and that doesn't count the fertilized eggs which never get implanted. That has to be about 150,000 per day when you calculate the number of fertile females who have unprotected sex each day around the world. We cover Viagra with insurance for old men to have non-needed sex, but providing birth control to women?? No, That would be un-holy. Supreme Court??, No, - 16th Century Court of Theocrats.
McCloud July 22, 2014 at 07:42 am
Sure, with failed domestic and foreign policy focus on the manufactured war on women, worked before.Read More
Gerald Vigue July 22, 2014 at 10:31 am
McCloud, After your Bush killed and wounded 45,000 Americans, and your Bush caused the death of overRead More 250,000 Iraqi's you chirp about your bone headed killer's (Bush) great successes. Right now, Putin is using your bone headed decision to attack Iraq and kill those people over weapons of mass destruction that were not there to justify propaganda that America downed the Malaysian Airline, because your guy(Bush) was so blood thirsty and stupid in the past. Now, over a billion people will believe Putin, because You Bushes screwed up constantly via "Unknown knowns," and then you blame others for the rubble you create. So after the incredible successes of the ACA you still stick your heads into the Mid-Evil drum of idiocy, and keep banging, all noise and no substance. When the government pays old frat's for their boner's (Viagra), and denies women birth control, yes there is a war on women by bone headed Theocrats.
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Ed60062 April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Funny how everyone thinks she shouldn't be a judge but, as was pointed out earlier, few bothered toRead More vote no on the retention ballot.
Magilla Gorilla April 13, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow. If they had an asterisk by her name on the ballot that symbolized a connotation regarding herRead More illness, I am sure people would have voted No. Most people that vote are either politically ignorant or corrupted anyway. Either way, the voting system is a fraud. SHOW HER THE MONEY, cuz, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of public servants have more than a few screws loose anyway... Birds of a feather flock together.
joan e. price April 27, 2014 at 10:23 am
If you have ever had the "misfortune" to stand before a Cook County judge you will realizeRead More Cynthia Brim is not alone in her mental Illness. There are other nuttier judges on the bench causing havoc to citizens looking for fair adjudication.
Prominent cigarette displays in a Walmart. | Credit to anti-smoking advocacy site badadvertising.org
Marie MANCERA March 30, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Already, there is TOO MUCH Government interference in the private life of us Americans, why don thisRead More gov agents worry about schools, high taxes, etc. Ms. Madigan has a lot of nerve asking for stores to stop selling cigarettes, at the time the state is legalizing marihuana, Cook county is the highest tax in the state, etc.etc.
karen erickson March 31, 2014 at 07:29 am
If they're gonna ban tobacco products, they should also ban junk food & pop along with alcohol!
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I hope they stop selling them. More revenue to gas stations, which are where most competent peopleRead More buy smokes.
Jim Court April 2, 2014 at 08:37 am
I am always amazed by the lack of community response. I believe we are a fairly educated communityRead More so it confuses me. Are we this disengaged or perhaps exceptionally busy. Has the Patch lost its voice in the community?
j April 2, 2014 at 10:06 am
Any attempt to contact the Oltean family or their attorney for comment on this story? What was theRead More offer price and independent estimate of fair market value? Wouldn't the offer price be public information? Lorraine, that might be a good update to this "news advisory" from city hall.
Diane July 11, 2014 at 02:30 pm
I grew up near this property & ask everyone to oppose the purchase. Please take a ride to theRead More public works garage on a Sunday & you will see the gates up for anyone to come on in... why I do not know. The back of the property is also open to Eldridge Park for anyone to take or damage any item. I have brought this to the attention at a council meeting & nothing has changed. If they organized the items that should be on the property they would have plenty of space without using our tax dollars to buy more property. Hockey nets, old tires, broken pallets & garbage are all over the property. The city should be thinking about flood problems not more land to pave & create more flooding.
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