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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
jammfal April 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
And that's why its called pennsyltucky!
Bill April 24, 2014 at 11:32 am
Yet the Black Panthers setup shop during elections to intimidate white voters and nobody so much asRead More blinks an eye. Philadelphia, "The city of brotherly love", as long as you vote for the brother.
Kris Levesque April 24, 2014 at 11:33 am
What a joke
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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tamarya April 24, 2014 at 11:17 am
Unfortunalty if he didnt kill him then his parents could sue, you always shoot too or it will comeRead More back and haunt you more than anything. And we don't know what led up to this, sounds like they have been harrassing him more than once and if the law would have did their job and jailed these teens then they would still be alive, but now why would they throw two precious teen in the slammer.
Lyle Lanley April 24, 2014 at 11:20 am
Barbaric, blood lust behavior is starting to permeate all of American society. We are becoming aRead More violent, vengeful society that likes to see death and dying.
Pat Kittle April 24, 2014 at 11:32 am
"mngordo" -- Your precious Saint Trayvon was a anti-white racist homophobicRead More gangsta-wannabe, none of which the media chose to dwell on -- but those are the facts. Just because a night-watchman was following you does not give you the right to bash his head into the pavement. Your sympathy for this creep is highly misplaced, thanks to the media turning him into a martyr.
Eric Norris April 24, 2014 at 06:50 am
Disappointed Bolingbrook was unranked in the nationwide rankings.
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...
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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
D L April 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm
...and then they blow a lead in the 9th inning! Only the "SCRUBS can do that on such a historicRead More day !!
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.
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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...
Police pull kayak from Fox River following Saturday accident. Credit: Submitted
Jen April 23, 2014 at 09:01 am
I appreciate you getting to the bottom of this, Lisa!
Lisa April 23, 2014 at 09:12 am
Sure thing, Jen. I'd like to know too since I may have unintentionally contributed to the continuedRead More dissemination of misinformation. On Monday afternoon, when the reporter, Amie Schaenzer, who wrote this article, published her initial article about the incident, I e-mailed her to say, "What about including in the story (esp. the Wheaton edition) that Mark Stankus, the man who saved the survivor of the kayak accident, is a Wheaton school teacher? I don’t know him, but I read about him in the Daily Herald’s report of the accident."
Jen April 23, 2014 at 09:20 am
Don't worry about it. I appreciate you for trying to make things right.
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.
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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.
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Dee April 24, 2014 at 11:08 am
That's the physical death, not the spiritual death.
Dee April 24, 2014 at 11:09 am
All unrepentent sinners are spiritually dead and need John 3:3
MomB April 24, 2014 at 11:29 am
Why would you go to Disneyland with your boobs hanging out in the first place? Have some selfRead More respect and dress appropriately. I see women walking around with shirts just barely covering their nipples, it's disgusting.
John Belushi and Bill Murray, Chicago's comedy gift to America. You're welcome.
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:53 pm
HaHa very funny Mother F******
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:54 pm
A quote from Eddie Murphy (Not from Chicago) LMAO
Gary April 21, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Well ... Illinois IS a national joke, so ....
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 10:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.