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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Mikey Youknowho April 24, 2014 at 11:46 am
Bill in all his wisdom typed out this comparison:Yet the Black Panthers setup shop during electionsRead More to intimidate white voters and nobody so much as blinks an eye. Philadelphia, "The city of brotherly love", as long as you vote for the brother. ===================================== Right, two idiots pranced in front of cameras of the press in a district that the election before had seventeen voters for John McCain. Wow, you just may be the “intelligence” the KKK is looking for. You live near York?
Bill April 24, 2014 at 11:56 am
Two idiots ? I'm sure you'd go down to west philly and have the balls to walk past them and callRead More them idiots. And about 2 seconds later they'd knock your teeth out with the night sticks they were carrying.
Sean April 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm
People get angry at this but it's OK for 100 illegals to gather at storefronts on Horseblock Road.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
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?
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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Grumpy Old Man April 24, 2014 at 11:44 am
Some of you posters should read the post of Jack Hess and learn something. You do not just keepRead More shooting to ensure someone is dead - this ain't a combat zone. Some of these comments just feed the anti gun anti second amendment crowd with grist for the mill. I'm not defending these two teens - but the actions of this guy from the reported facts went way beyond anything that can be justified. This isn't comparable to Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin (and the nonsense I've read in some of these posts about Zimmerman stalking him are just that nonsense) and this guy deserves to spend time in the state penitentiary.
Lyle Lanley April 24, 2014 at 11:45 am
I can guarantee that he became erect and ejaculated when he killed the young lady. This wasRead More something he was enjoying! And to all the posters who comment that it was justified, you are the same as this sick old man.
mystuy April 24, 2014 at 11:54 am
Oh, so a guy who leaves the safety of his home to hunt down, effectively, another teenager withRead More marketing in the press that is not necessarily "homecoming king" adjacent deserves to be shot. Wow. At least, I do mean at the very least, this man was defending himself in his home. These teens came to him, in his home. Zimmerman had to walk a while toward the "danger" and in so doing instigated a situation that turned deadly.
BB Newbie April 24, 2014 at 09:36 am
I see many Naperville schools ranked, I wonder of Heroin usage stats play a roll in determiningRead More rank???
John Tips April 24, 2014 at 10:13 am
With all the taxes we pay here in Plainfield we wonder why we are not at the top of this list alongRead More with Highland Park, Naperville or Arlington Heights? Administrators not making enough money $$$$ with their benefits? Must be then that we have stupid kids here...
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.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 08:57 am
Michael - the "progeny" vs. "prodigy" was an example that I was using for theRead More whole board here (or any other board). No, your post was fine and obviously I didn't misunderstand you. I was aiming that more at a lot of folks whom I truly can't understand. You just happened to be lucky enough to misuse a word and then accuse people of not comprehending what they're reading. As far as labelling me/us as woman-haters, again that was aimed at a few other people. And actually, if I am a troll, I just troll for the opportunity to rip on people for using sweeping generalities.
Jim baker April 24, 2014 at 09:25 am
Madam Secretary how'd that Arab Spring work out for you in Egypt? How'd that reset with Russia andRead More Putin work out for you and your boss? And most notable how'd that screw up in Benghazi where 4 Americans died as a result of your inept attention to detail occurred? Well I Guess you could be admired for flying around the World for 4 years and accomplishing... well .. nothing all but frequent Flier Miles all the while bring back that '70s style with the Pantsuit. Not to worry after all "What at this point difference does it make? Will the students query her on any of this? Probably not because she will be in her liberal comfort zone a BC and UCONN.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 09:30 am
she's a hag and a scammer
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.
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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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 10:44 am
You cannot offer education to any person who has not had the foundation of paternal guidanceRead More beginning at birth. The maturation of the human entity revolves around initial care as an infant which means communication both oral and by tactile sensation. NURSING an infant is one of the MOST importatnt things that may be offered as a beginning point. Any amount of the process is good, but continuing for the better part of a year is best. TALKING to the infant is also paramount in awakening the receptiveness of the brain as the eyes develop and begin to truly see. Show and demonstrate any and all things. And continue through the pre-teen years. When ANY child is prepared in these ways he or she will be READY to begin secondary schooling and on into the college level and become a resposible, productive AMERICAN. Do as I did. Finish high school. Go to college & get a degree (I paid for myself). Be RESPONSIBLE for yourself. AND Be a GOOD PARENT.. PEPARE your child. THAT is YOUR JOB!!! And THANKS to my parents!!! RxJiMac/Atlanta
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
So Barack Obama was raised by his grandparents--mother left him to pursue her own stuff. It's aRead More great formula, but as they say you can't pick your parents.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 11:06 am
Looks like the grandparents did a pretty good job...And a parent may NOT be the persons thatRead More conceived you...
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.
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Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 04:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 10:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
Danni April 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm
About that library-think it will be filled with graffiti and out of control theft by a certainRead More segment of the gangbangers, flashmob, driveby shooter, grammar school dropout, gun-toting druggie type?
jack hess April 23, 2014 at 09:03 am
God save the over TAX Citizens of Illinois. I wish i could sell my home, an move out of one of theRead More most corrupt state in the U.S. and Crook County ,but would take a big loss on my home. We have more convicted felons State Legislators than any other state. Ask yourself why ? Look at the legislators who running the state gambling committee! Ask yourself why do Crook County Part -time Commissioners and all part time State Legislators get a ( Full-Time Pension).
Phaedrus Pirsig April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am
TC, Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, pretty sure we could fillRead More those teaching spots overnight. With the technology we have today we could easily supplement the cost of these state breaking pensions that fraudulently get bumped up in a teacher's final years. Charter schools are doing a better job without union teachers. During Chicago's teacher strike I listened to union teachers that barely spoke English. No complaints about the salaries, just get rid of the pensions.