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RON Ostrodamus April 24, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Don't need a study to figure that criminals need weapons to protect themselves from other criminalsRead More more than those without a record. To a criminal a gun is a tool of the trade. To a non criminal it is only a tool to protect oneself from criminals. Yes, we need some sort of gun control. One variable we cannot predict is who is mentally stable at the time they purchase a gun? Same with those who acquire driving licenses. See, you could have saved yourself a lot of money.
Homer April 24, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Well Ron, you did hit a key word - predict. It is not legal to use predictions against a person toRead More predetermine their fate. Each member of our society has a "free will." That's another key term you will find in the US Constitution. Additionally, much of the research funding was cancelled because the insurance agencies were poised to utilize the "predictions" to create a scale of risk to be used in determining premiums. (Not that they don't now try to factor such information into your premiums.) --- There exists a 'form of gun control' in practice, at the state and federal levels. And mental stability is one of the judgement areas in the process to purchase a firearm.
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Stacey Larsen Gipson April 24, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Stupid people for not evacuating. Let's hope you are not now crying for help!
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 06:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 06:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
RON Ostrodamus April 24, 2014 at 06:52 pm
Let me get this clear. Will they be protecting, or trick or treating?
Steven Spiegel April 24, 2014 at 07:38 pm
As long as the NWACP can carry on with there hate and BS then So does the KKK I believe this countryRead More would be a hell of a lot better without either one of them. Its time to not be White or Black but to be Americans. I don't understand why when someone applies for a job they have to list there Race like that has a effect on how well qualified the person will be ! As long as there are groups that only support one race there will be hate . Its time to do away with the united African American college fund and just have a American College fund . Just like if there was no BTV those kids would not have that to make fun of . If there was a white television station or a white college fund that would be considered racist so why not have true equality and get rid of all ethnic related organizations that way there is no room for all the BS . I treat people the way I want to be treated no matter what color they are . It would be a hell of a lot better world if everyone did the same.
Steven Spiegel April 24, 2014 at 07:47 pm
As long as there is hate groups like the KKK and the NWACP there will never be peace in thisRead More country.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 06:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
Queena Armstrong Knox April 24, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Actually this is usually a sign of gestational diabetes. But not always....Alison and Erin. AndRead More BIGBAKER I've heard of bigger babies being born at home years ago too but that gets into the whole accuracy of the way they were weighed. My daughter weighed 9lb 1oz. I'm average size. My birth weight was around 7 pounds. My husband was a premie and weighed about 5 pounds. But he was a big man. Not huge. He was 6ft 1in and weighed about 190 at his heaviest. I'm 5' 3" and weighed 165 at full term. Sometimes the size of the baby is determined by ancestors long dead! My son weighed 7lb 12oz and he was born 4 weeks premature! Imagine where he was headed! So don't go blaming things that may have NOTHING to do with it!
Mildred April 24, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Average Teacher salaries for job postings in Evanston, IL are 20% higher than average TeacherRead More salaries for job postings nationwide
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Any money spent on our union infested "schools" is wasted.
Joe Kocur April 24, 2014 at 07:59 pm
These schools are quickly becoming feeding troughs for the parasites.
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ernesto April 24, 2014 at 07:39 pm
not guilty
Paula Larson April 24, 2014 at 07:58 pm
" Prosecutors contend he planned to murder the two teens and waited in the basement with aRead More bottle of water, a book, energy bars and two guns" How did he know that these kids were going to show up? Did he invite them just to kill them? If that's the case, it was premeditated. He shot one of them in the face after he was down and said he wanted them dead. I'd call that guilty of murder. His attorney is calling it stress.
Ana Ham April 24, 2014 at 08:08 pm
This was justified. He should not have been charged with anything. Free this man.
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.
Geneva Taxpayer April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
@Herc, that's because Joliet high schools make you ready for McDonalds, not college.
Herc April 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm
LOL @Geneva, I don't think Geneva's are much better.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 05:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
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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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.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 05:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
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.
david kraatz April 24, 2014 at 02:59 pm
We have 1000 sq. ft. home............ $6000.00 TAX BILL !!!! What could be wrong w/ this pictureRead More ?????
carol j dixon April 24, 2014 at 03:23 pm
@David kraatz, ,what's wrong is you should not have to pay the unbelievable tax. I wonder how muchRead More our politicians are paying. I bet they got a sweetheart deal. Not once have they talked about reducing their pay or expenses.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 05:36 pm
I am a whole hearted support of the United States Supreme Court and my 1st amendment right to sayRead More what I said because I support Cheif Justice Robert, But he and his group is dangerouslly Silly. Inner City Education where the teachers promoted a theory if I get one child to college after 13 years I have done my job the educational system in this country was built to make you a servent not a thinker. In a class of 30 that teacher and teachers focus on just one. I believe if he/she focus on 29 being able to read and write do math, understood science, then she did her job and still had work to do one was left behind. But let thanks President Reagan for giving us the Preppy look.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 05:38 pm
THE TRUTH SHOULD BE FLAG AS inappropriate
Kevin April 24, 2014 at 07:50 pm
Editor,should never have removed the Black Panther. Without him,this thread loses,and the PatchRead More loses.He never said anything that was off color,or beyond what is acceptable on this forum. In fact,what you have done by removing him seems racist. He enlivened the conversation,wrong headed as he is,but isn't that the point? We were just starting to have some fun. Killjoy.
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.
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.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 01:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better education.
Susan Harris April 24, 2014 at 07:49 pm
For CT the Common Core is common sense. For over 30 years student achievement has been on theRead More decline. Over time this has adversely affected the urban neighborhood, the middle class, businesses, and the economy. How do we know the CC standards will lead to a better education than the standards that led to our decline? The CC are rigorous standards in reading and math designed to up student achievement in order for our kids to be prepared for career and/or college. This is what sets them apart from the past standards. Why should anyone apologize, feel bad, or over explain what needs to be done because the CC is being misconceived for whatever reason? We are not NY or MASS or a handful of other states that already have solid state education standards in place. And this is not the time to revert to the old standards that got us into this mess. Those are the choices. But this is the good news I have experienced this week in the urban school that I volunteer in 3 days a week using CC standards. Students in 2nd grade are reading chapter books about animals, writing sentences, illustrating a part of the story with their artwork and noting new vocabulary words in their handmade books. Most of all I notice a sense of purpose, that this is important from the students themselves. In a 4th grade class students were doing long division problem. In the science classroom 5th grade students were studying the water cycle and writing a report about it. Teachers are embracing the greater challenge of using standards that challenge their students and students are embracing the challenge.
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 07:36 pm
So what exactly is "corporate welfare"?
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Subsidies and tax breaks and incentives for corporations. Exactly
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Incentives such as tax breaks for purchasing "fule efficient" cars?