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Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Dan Cox April 20, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Mayor Ardis, in my opinion you need a swift kick in the ass, for wasting tax payers money for yourRead More own Gestapo Police Action. I have forwarded the Tweet to several hundred people and we want this baby to go viral... so hang that one where the sun don't shine.
The Other Christine April 20, 2014 at 08:28 pm
Last time I checked, slander and libel were civil cases that didn't involve police raids.
seer. April 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Glad to see this is getting national attention- these petty bureaucrats and their taxpayer-fundedRead More goon squads and corrupt judges need to wake up to the reality that they have lit a fuse that cannot be extinguished
President Obama
Jason McSweeney April 20, 2014 at 08:37 pm
@Deerfield after five consecutive incorrect assumptions you should be banned from this thread.Read More Calling my children losers, single parents moochers, you really sound like a (wo)man scorned! And now bragging about your endless riches- let me guess, you're a "fit" middle-aged caucasian man with a FULL head of hair, twelve Corvettes and super model wife?! And with all your money, power and good looks what do you do?!!!! Sit at home on the most beautiful day of the year, a major holiday, and make derogatory comments about women and children while hiding behind an anonymous name on Tinley Park Patch?! I'm sure you're a real catch lol
Jason McSweeney April 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm
Wow must have struck a chord with the anonymous rich playboy of Deerfield in my last post! We'veRead More gone from bad grammar and baseless allegations to attacks on my family and degrading all single parents. Is that a Deerfield Community College degree I see on your trailer wall? Exactly how long have you had erectile dysfunction, and why did you decide to take your anger out in the Patch comment's section? HAPPY EASTER ALL!
stanley seigler April 21, 2014 at 12:18 am
@jay squared, re: **&^%$#@! +++ my such an articulate, limbo, response to facts ... yourRead More vitriolic hyperbole is soo typical of those without facts ... thanks for the confirmation... keep on keeping on destroying your position/arguments with irrelevant adhom-like (eg hymie), non response to questions ... your wake up link is irrelevant ... as is the schoolyard crap in your latest +++ got anything relevant ... bet NOT ... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ you should hear the facts over and over !!! and pay attention maybe one day you will get that BO is the POTUS ... NOT a Danger destroying America ... a fact the economy is better now than in 2008 ... more people have health care insurance than in 2008 ... ACA is working in spite of the limbo BO-haters. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ stay tuned for more facts ...
Rick whatshisname April 19, 2014 at 07:42 pm
You know, some of you are beginning to seem like whining Liberals! (scary thought huh!)Read More Please...move on to another article already!
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 01:14 am
"like to call it the unaffordable scare act" ... a rose is a rose is a rose ... asRead More mentioned ad nauseam, ACA will take its place along with other pieces of great legislation (eg, social security, WPA, medicare, GI bill, civil rights, etc) by bleeding heart liberals +++ any progressive legislation/proposals from the GOPs besides BLOCK BO??
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 01:22 am
@whatshis, re '...whining Liberals! (scary thought huh!)Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ huhhuh, not as scary as rushlimbo regurgitating conservatives!!
Work has officially begun on he Downers Grove library renovation. | DGPL
Dave Hinz April 3, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Is this the 3rd or 4th major renovation to the library?
J. Geoff Rove April 10, 2014 at 07:58 pm
So the sorting section was designed properly, 15 years ago, but now needs to be re-done. TheRead More Crundwellian looting trifecta continues: brick street, unused band shell, and now reconfiguration for reconfiguration's sake.
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Bob Wadas April 1, 2014 at 03:21 pm
She was actually a very good judge !
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.
Prominent cigarette displays in a Walmart. | Credit to anti-smoking advocacy site badadvertising.org
Mike Es. March 30, 2014 at 11:16 am
Maybe we can make up the tax my LEGALIZING MARIJUANA!
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!
Sohan L. Khungar March 28, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Bring jobs by encouraging new businesses, expanding existing ones, encourage R&D, internshipsRead More for students and teachers, give incentives for hiring, particularly the unemployed, encourage home ownership, energy conservation, incentives to get off the vices, like drugs. Convert firearms to ploughs and high tech tools, cars and robots. These will all add revenues and taxes, and we could go back to the good old days of 2 or 3% state income tax. Look at the states with zero state income tax: WA, TX, FL, Arizona, NM, Oegon and others: they are all pro-business, which means more jobs and sales/excise taxes. I hate going to Chicago to pay outrageous parking fees. No such problem in beautiful suburbs like Oakbrook. Bring more jobs to suburbs and the country side. Give incentives to farmers. Why are more ag businesses in Iowa, WI and MN than in IL? I want to start a business which in 3-5 years could add as many as 100 jobs. I went to my village: no incentives! Wyming is giving us "no taxes for 10 years". Wake up IL politicians!
J. Geoff Rove April 10, 2014 at 08:01 pm
"There is also a lack of interaction with state workers, which contributes to low morale amongRead More them and negatively affects the day-to-day management of state government,” Please, at least the Ryan Cronnies are OUT. Only new TOLLROADS around here during 26 YEARS of Thompson, Edgar, Ryan gang.
jim April 10, 2014 at 08:11 pm
@Sohan the days of 2 or 3% are long gone. Look for property taxes to take a big jump over next 5 toRead More 10 years to pay for the pension mess and the politic ans that think money grows on trees ( they see a leaf and think its a dollar)
Mary Lou and Tom Riley in front of their house. | Screengrab from SunTimes.com video.
MiMi March 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
CORRUPTION AND COVER UP IS ALIVE AND KICKING....and is SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.....YES, IT ISRead More INDEED REAL....crap like this happens every where....these people just got caught up in the system.....be glad it was just this instead of something else.
Edward Andrysiak March 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Donald, I'm not feeling any love. You stated you worked for the County for 30 years. There shouldRead More have been no loop holes in an honest system where people got what they were entitled to. So you did nothing to remedy that. Now, you want to profit from the knowledge you have working on a broken system.....cheeeeez.
Donald Yosef Marcus March 30, 2014 at 09:12 am
Dear Edward ,You miss understood what I said, I worked there 30 yrs ago not worked for them for 30Read More yrs. I worked there for 5 yrs in the earily 1980's to the late 1980's. You might might believe this ,but under the last 2 assessor's the office has becomed 100% more open/accessible to their information. The stystem is broken, but this would take a tremenious undertaking to revamp the whole system from top to bottom. This would be like taking on the under funded pention that still hasn't been fully addressed except on the back end some 20 to 30 yrs from now ! I did my best to help the tax payers of Cook County & that's one of the reason's why I left the Assessor's office ! I got removed as an analysis,working on the appeals for them since my production wass 40-50% less then everyone in the department. Why, because I was taking the extra time to give everyone a fair break on their assessment through the loop holes that I learned. I got removed & they put in Tax payer Assistance counter, on the phones to answer questions & then on reachout. I was there in the 1980's for the first 100 yrs flood in Des Plaines. I help homeowners write up their compliants for them.
Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Naperville, wants to see another Big Ten school in Illinois.
joseph alotta March 24, 2014 at 08:33 am
Why not make two or three?
Kent Frederick March 24, 2014 at 01:34 pm
First, there are a lot of Big 10 fans who think that the conference will be too big, when RutgersRead More and Maryland start competing this fall. Second, for a school to be invited to join the Big 10, it normally must be a member of the American Association of Universities. Member schools conduct a lot of research and have very good graduate programs. The only member schools in Illinois are U of I, NU, and Chicago. Do schools like UIC, Northern, or Southern conduct enough research to make an application for membership in the AAU worthwhile? Third, another school in Illinois adds nothing to the Big 10. Between U of I and NU, the two major TV markets in Illinois (Chicago and St.Louis/East St. Louis/Belleville) are covered. Getting Rutgers and Maryland into the conference meant adding the New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC TV markets. Last, what makes the difference if bright high school students leave Illinois for higher education? The fact that a person leaves Illinois for college doesn't mean they won't come back. I attended Michigan, because schools like NU and Chicago were too close to home, and too many kids from my high school went to U of I. Yet, I had every intention of starting a career in Chicago or the suburbs. It never occurred to me to get a job in Detroit, New York or elsewhere.
Bob B March 19, 2014 at 10:08 am
Bender, these are the results strictly from DuPage County. Oberweis won the state but Truax carriedRead More DuPage.
Kent Frederick March 19, 2014 at 11:23 am
What is really interesting is that the vote between Matune and Sandack was very close in DuPageRead More County, but Sandack carried the three precincts in Will County (Bolingbrook) by a substantial margin.
Kathy S. March 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I agree with Bender. Where are the other party's results?
DHD March 18, 2014 at 04:44 pm
This is ridiculous, most neighbors can't pick up after their dog, let alone keep a chicken coopRead More clean. Rodents LOVE spilled chicken feed.
Mike Fergus March 19, 2014 at 10:18 am
My sister and niece over on Washington have some experience with this and are looking forward to aRead More nice little egg business!
BBS11 March 27, 2014 at 09:02 pm
I think council has spent too much time cooped up in village hall chambers.
Delaware Anarchist March 21, 2014 at 01:16 am
Ed Padgett kiss my grits
Magilla Gorilla March 21, 2014 at 07:47 am
News Flash, Gentlemen!!! "The Billboard is NOT Offensive because... It is NO LongerRead More there". As far as Mr. Hunt is concerned, he indirectly claimed that I have a P***Y earlier. This is true. I am an overachiever. My woman should be a supermodel. Mr. Hunt, however, is probably suffering from PAPS (Post Anal Penetration Syndrome) caused by spending time behind the Alter with Father FondleMe. I am sure that Hunt's Boyfriend has a couple P***IES, too. More than likely Latex.
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 04:22 pm
I think it's meant to be a conversation piece.
Bernard Johnson March 14, 2014 at 09:04 am
No - 'John', I'm not proposing to 'spend trillions on the children' - though we did spend such onRead More Iraq and Afghanistan, as an aside. What I'd suggest is that we cut the number of taxing bodies in Illinois down from the nearly 7,000 [the most - by far, of any state in the nation] to under 250. Get rid of townships - they're an antiqauted concept and redundant, at best. Combine duplicative administrative government entities, e.g., sanitation, water, etc, 'districts.' Eliminate patronage. Establish term limits. Require high-school seniors across the state to take a meaninfgul standardized test before they're allowed to graduate. If students can't pass standardized tests at the end of each year of school - hold 'em back. For the long term unemployed - those who are illiterate in English, require 30 hours a week of English language classes for them to receive Illinois State Medicaid, Sec. 8 housing subsidies, food-stamps, etc. For those who are literate and physically able, require 30 hours a week of public-service and 10 hours a week of documented job-searches. For any company doing business in Illinois to get a tax-break, job creation and/or job-training must be allocated to equal no less than 50% of the tax-breaks. There are entirely too many freeloading companies in Illinois. Establish a 2% payroll tax on non-residents who work in Illinois, being those from the border states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky [Iowa and Indiana are so called 'right to work' states that attract businesses away from Illinois and which deflate the value of labor]. Establish minimum standardized test scores for admission to State of Illinois universities. Require Illinois to fund the 'primary' costs of public education in Illinois. Require Illinois to eliminate defined benefit pension plans for ALL state employees [private industry began doing that over 20 years ago]. Establish an education surtax on parents with more than two children in the public schools, for each child beyond the two. Provide a tax-credit to families whose children attend private schools [non-religious only] equal to 1/2 of the educational contribution that the state makes per child {for up to two children}. Require teachers on the public payroll to be truly fluent in English - written and spoken. Limit - as a percentage, the number of non-resident and/or foreign national enrollments in the state's institutions of higher learning {to no more than 20% - undergraduate and/or graduate}. Establish cooperative work-study programs with Illinois-based businesses and the students in the state's public universities. Etc, etc, etc. There's a lot that COULD be done and that SHOULD be done, but, will we [Illinois] do it/them? Hardly! This is... the dire state of the State of Illinois.
Joe Smith March 14, 2014 at 04:42 pm
The rising cost of college and choking student debt is an unnecessary tragedy because there are manyRead More good reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges. But, alas, cost is seldom considered. Instead, students justify expensive schools thinking they will earn more when they graduate. The New York Times recently reported on two studies which show that equally smart students earn the same whether they attend an expensive college or a less expensive college. Online learning should be considered by cost conscious students. Low cost options are available because online students can choose from thousands of regionally accredited colleges. To illustrate the affordability of online options consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State College costs only $22,800. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2953#.UyMdR_ldV8E An MBA is offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E All three colleges have regional accreditation so all are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more and go deep in debt!
Bjarne Jensen March 15, 2014 at 01:19 pm
What happened to all the great low cost colleges in America? Nothing! There are many excellentRead More reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges around. In our new age of internet information they are, ironically, hard to find. Here is an example: Consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or an MBA offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E Both colleges have regional accreditation so both are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more or go deep in debt.
Floor plans for renovation project on the first floor of the Downers Grove Public Library. Credit: Downers Grove Public Library website
J. Geoff Rove March 12, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Is this the same township whose precinct captains/ assessor refuses to set home values at the actualRead More sales prices of surrounding homes ??
Herc March 6, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Marianne, nice word statesman, that stopped in the 70's. Today's career politician could care lessRead More about you or me. It's all about lining their pockets with the taxpayers money! They'd sell their soul's to the devil if they had to. Chivalry is long gone!
Ex Jolietian March 6, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Hey.. Teddy is a hero. He dove back into the murky waters that infamous evening.. to put Mary Jo'sRead More panties back on. Google "Waitress Sandwich" sometimes... and enjoy!
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Please do not think that my preference leans toward this thread. The direction of my preference mayRead More be very much on the proverbial fence, but the sway of it can be garnered by use of preference.
Terrence Quandt March 5, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Fairmount gets plowed because everyone uses it as a cut through to Maple, I've only lived on theRead More street for 15 years. I wish it didn't get plowed because a lot of people drive like jerks Fairmount rules, Holla! #notreally
DHD March 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm
It's been a bad year for DG plowing operations.
jilldess March 6, 2014 at 05:18 pm
The village should be sitting flush with all the new ugly monstrosities being built unfortunatelyRead More they are putting the money in their pockets instead of village services. Hence the crappy response to the snow.
Greg February 25, 2014 at 08:58 pm
I agree this is one form of corporate welfare. However if Illinois doesn't put skin in the game,Read More the film productions will go elsewhere. Most of the productions shooting in Louisiana, Georgia and New Mexico were orphans from California which has very limited tax incentives although there is political movement out there to get some skin in the tax incentive game.
rss February 26, 2014 at 02:14 pm
SOUTHEAST SIDE - you have no clue what my economic and social views may be. To be sure, youRead More correctly pinpoint that I am no fan of tax breaks for film. And I am sick and tired of working and trying to raise kids in a nation that has increasingly run amuk of any moral compass. Your radical views no longer disturb me. I am now desensitized to the hard left and the imperialistic views of same. In the meantime, I work hard and once thought I earned a pretty good living... stop the theft!
John Roberts February 27, 2014 at 09:06 am
Film industry own the DVD industry as a subsidiary and claims loss on DVD's which basically get theRead More Original Author NOTHING. While the FILM INDUSTRY" Banks Millions.... Want to support Authors go to Amazon and Purchase the Stories from the Authors. People who write the books get the money they deserve.
Illinois gubernatorial candidates
ayar March 13, 2014 at 09:27 am
and lowering minimum wage ? no thanksRead More http://chicagoist.com/2014/01/07/business_mogul_bruce_rauner_would_l.php
ayar March 13, 2014 at 09:35 am
If you want to bring jobs back, you have to open the federal trickle down again and get federalRead More money back into Illinois, which everyone knows already. How would he talk to those people ? would he even try ? Instead, let's get names like Foster, Kirk, Durbin, and Hultgren perhaps convincing congress into getting federal contracts back into our infrastructure [including education] and 'invest' in us again.
Max Smart March 13, 2014 at 10:03 am
Federal money? IL gets more federal funds than most states and squanders every dime on pensions andRead More other entitlements. What we need is people with the will to do the will of the PEOPLE!
Kelly February 25, 2014 at 07:30 am
It is so sad that these burdans are on the victim not the lovely folks who perpatrate the crimes. IRead More suggest a bill should also remove the cell phone buyback kiosks at shopping malls, especially on route 59. People standing 5 deep with sometimes 8 phones???
Mel Reynolds tried to get his seat in Congress back in 2012. He got 1 percent of the vote. | Credit: File photo.
Edward Andrysiak February 20, 2014 at 03:58 pm
These creeps just do not give up sex and sex for them is with kids in one way or another. SocietyRead More needs to get serious and understand that you can not release them! Offences against a child should carry a life sentence. That way, and only that way are kids protected from future molestation...which is sure to come.
lyndia February 20, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Bernard, when you speak of animalist behavior and the home of his ancestors, you show your racismRead More and a lot can be said about YOUR race.
Edward Andrysiak February 21, 2014 at 06:56 pm
lyndia...I wondered how long it would take for some one to throw out the racism word. You need toRead More re-read Bernards post a few times so you clearly get what he said. You can't grab a few words out of context and quote them and then accuse. Perhaps it is you who have the racist tendencies because that seems to be all you can see in that post. Are you defending this pervert????