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Mary May 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm
So proud of you Emma! I followed you all year long. You are amazing. Best of luck in college.Read More Godspeed! Mary Zaiter
Carrie May 21, 2013 at 04:57 pm
I am so Proud of you Shante Dansby you are making Great tracks at York. Great Job Girls!!!
Doremus Jessup June 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm
I would love to see some sort of chart that would accompany charity stories that rate the charityRead More with regard to its mission statement. When I see a charity story I immediately go to a website that aggregates their IRS 990 forms so I can take a look. As one might expect, the Special Olympics of Illinois is a respected organization doing excellent work. I also appreciate a heads up with regards to events so I can bring a check for tax purposes rather than handing over cash and this article does that. So just a suggestion, maybe Elmhurst Patch could provide a chart for future charity stories regarding things such as: employee pay, board member conflict of interest, and percentage of funds that goes to their core mission.
Jeff K June 1, 2012 at 01:30 pm
Cops, doughnuts, special Olympics. I feel like there is a punch line here somewhere.
Jim Court April 22, 2012 at 03:41 pm
I believe the current leader of the Park has the best of intentions. In an era of tight budgets IRead More question two items. Is it necessary to have individuals drive up to the park and basically see if the park is still there and why must grass cutting take place during periods of drought and the grass has not grown enough to merit cutting. Wasted man hours, wear and tear of equipment, fuel cost and pollution. During peak hours, a visible park ambassador who picked up papers, monitored activities, and kept a watchful eye would be a big plus. Living next to East End Park I have witnessed much drinking and drug use and must constantly pick up their trash. I love our Parks and appreciate the efforts that keep them so nice. I offer these suggestion in a positive spirit with the belief that everything can be improved which includes me.
Karen Chadra (Editor) April 23, 2012 at 12:34 am
There are six part-time park ambassador positions. The program cost the district $80,000 last year,Read More according to an article in TribLocal. http://triblocal.com/elmhurst/2011/04/06/vandals-strike-parks-during-warmer-weather/
Kevin April 23, 2012 at 02:03 am
"After the park district got involved with Poo-Free Parks last year, there were noticeablyRead More fewer dog reminders in the parks, but there is still room for improvement." So so so true! As a dog owner and a resident of Elmhurst I can attest to the "fewer dog reminders in the parks," and this is all thanks to Poo Free Parks and all of their hard work and all of the great community sponsors who help support Poo Free Parks in Elmhurst for us to walk our loved ones in.
NancyC April 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm
As a former Girl Scout, I am horrified at the change in direction of this organization. Adults likeRead More the author of this article who force their agendas down the throats of our youth are abusers. How about a kinder more gentle,and innocent little club, do good, be good, learn good, where young girls can just be carefree and don't have to be inserted into adults "hang ups" over the "unfair" life they have had to live! Here is a much better synopsis of today's organization than I can write: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/m-the_girl_scouts_planned_parenthoods_tactical_arm.html
Tim April 22, 2012 at 01:17 pm
Nobody cares what you are 'horrified' by. From your link; "In the good old days, peopleRead More didn't have to lock their doors, their children could go out and play without fear" Sure... if you were white. If you weren't you didn't live in those same areas, and if you did, you worried about things being set on fire in your yard, or being killed by being hung off of a tree. "he noticed that out of fifty role models the Girl Scouts currently provide for their members, "[o]nly three have a briefly mentioned religious background -- all the rest are feminists, lesbians, or communists." communists? really? And while you may not have noticed yet, the younger generation has turned away from the atrocities and mindlessness of religion and uses things like rational thought and critical thinking. No amount of threatening them with eternal damnation by your imaginary friend will change that. You do not have to believe me, reality shows the downfall of those that believe in religion all by itself; http://i.imgur.com/VeVEQ.png Get off your nonsense already. There were no 'good ol days'.
Vincent Russell April 22, 2012 at 02:06 pm
Based on the authors commentary, I offer that since so much of women's inequality is based on theRead More curse placed on women that they can bear children, why not have girls and boys neutered at birth like dogs are at kennels. At the same time, we can also end the toilet seat inequality issue by another procedure for girls. This would make us completely equal from the start. Isn't it a shame that God made us so terribly complimentary instead of being exactly equal. After all, having a loving mother to come home to and a responsible father that provides for his kids it such a sexist-pig way to grow up. Since you mention the Titanic, you will also remember back in 1913, that women and children were put in the lifeboats first, by the men. I'm glad for the modern feminist training that has so permeated the minds of men and young boys that now we can get on the boat first. Including getting onboard before any girl scouts.
Doremus Jessup January 7, 2012 at 08:55 am
We should be putting solar on every city building Elmhurst owns, unless a 10 year time frame is tooRead More long in the future to appreciate the savings.
Lived in 5 other metro areas... January 8, 2012 at 04:14 am
Good story. Was driving through Indiana a few weeks ago and came up to the most amazing site. ARead More wind turbine field. It was dark, so I thought initially that it had to be an air strip of some sort. I couldn't decide if it was beautiful or ugly. It was huge and I think I'm leaning toward beautiful. Don't know enough, but will learn. Just wonder how we'd handle cell phone towers and wind turbines dotting the horizon. Might be worth getting used to...
Concerned resident January 9, 2012 at 07:13 pm
Discretion is important in using wind as a source of power. The turbines are definitely an eyesoreRead More on the asthetics of a residential area. At McCoy and Frontenac in Aurora there was a wind turbine installed to power a much needed stoplight. It is my understanding the turbine was installed to relieve Aurora of the cost of installation of the stoplight. Through a program offered by the state, the state would pick up the cost of the new light if they used wind to power it. To my knowledge the turbine has not been activated due to the cost to hook it up and get it working. The light has been installed and it is working but, it isn't being powered by the turbine. So at the corner of McCoy and Frontenac sits this eery looking non working wind turbine and yes, there is no doubt it is ugly. Neighbors weren't notified regarding the wind turbine. They just woke up one morning to a turbine in their back yard.
Sandy Kelps December 19, 2011 at 09:55 pm
Great Lakes Lab Rescue will be selling their 2012 wall calendar! Come on by and hug one of theirRead More sweet Labs.
Paul Guerino November 28, 2011 at 12:55 am
Casey, you hit the nail on the head. He is very lucky.
Bob LeMay November 28, 2011 at 01:34 am
First, I'm not blaming anyone, but suggesting a path, based on a statement made above, that manyRead More won't seem to consider. Second, cite your source for this statistic: "Most have done as much as your son & more, but still remain unemployed." Third, as has been said: "Luck is preparation meeting opportunity." Yes, as with any job that requires an application and an interview, some luck is necessary. But preparation is the key. A 19-year-old with little work experience would tend not to be the prime candidate for a position, especially with so many 20-something and 30-something candidates with substantial work experience also applying. (And, no, he isn't paid any less than they would be--these are union positions.) So "luck" made him be selected over the other candidates? I think not. Of course, I could always attribute it to divine intervention, as he is a holy young man who loves God, and his parents continually pray for his well-being. But luck was only a minor contributing factor.
DG Guy November 28, 2011 at 03:30 pm
If you google Danielle's name you'll find her linked in page showing that her degrees are in art. ARead More noble field with a 3000 year track history of unemployment that spawned the term "starving artist." Obviously she knew this going into the field but is out here anyway venting off topic that the world has wronged her. Danielle - Take ownership of your decisions and you will be a happier person.