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Vicky Polito April 21, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Refuse and lawn waste pick up should be normal this week since the holiday, itself, didn't fall onRead Morea pick up day and thus push everyone off by a day. I don't think the new Hardee's is opened yet, but that might be wrong.
Rich April 22, 2014 at 09:36 AM
The Hardee's opens today, 4/22/2014
Ron Jidzny April 07, 2014 at 09:07 PM
That was a rather disappointing public meeting.
Joel Craig April 07, 2014 at 10:58 PM
@Ron, a couple years ago when the economy tanked, the Village did lay off a large number of fullRead Moretim e employees in various departments. At this time, though some have been re-hired as part-timers and full-timers, I'm fairly certain that staffing levels have never returned to where they were prior to the lay-offs.
Grandpamike April 08, 2014 at 11:43 AM
@Joe Just one question. If all politicians are the same, why vote at all ?
Mark April 04, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Sue, thanks for the additional information. That could well be the problem but it's been going onRead Moref or years and needs to get resolved. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten the wrong mail or had my neighbors drop off mine. I have had checks from work go missing for weeks, people accidentally open my mail, missing bills, etc.. It's a joke. I have lived in three other towns previously and never had issues like this.
Vicky Polito April 04, 2014 at 12:08 PM
I can't say we have had this problem as much as others here have, but it does happen. One wrinkleRead Moret o it that I really didn't like was that I had a neighbor a while back who told me one day when I took her mail to her that she'd gotten so fed up with having the extra errand of either dropping miss-delivered mail at a nearby house where it should have gone or taking it to the PO or catching the mail carrier and giving it back that she just throws it away! Yikes! I tried to find a polite way to say, wow, that's not a good thing to do and if you want, just give it to me and I'll run that errand, etc. But she was adamant about being tired of having to bother, so she would just drop it into recycling!
Kathy April 05, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Happens all the time with our address numbers. I have also had two post-office packages go missingRead More( over a year) - both times said delivered, not to be delivered to us! Plainfield post office is awful.
kimpie_ht April 03, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Let's not forget that they are limited to venues that can host a large event. If you shop around a Read Morelittle you might be surprised to learn that these prices aren't that atypical. I have a child attending and was happy that it is at such a unique venue . . . what a great opportunity for kids to have a memorable event. There are other ways families can limit the cost. We have a group of kids going together to pay for the cost of transportation. Also, shop around . . . my daughter found an amazing dress on sale for less than $70. I agree that it is a lot of money but no one is forcing anyone to go!
Julie Renner April 04, 2014 at 08:46 AM
I have an idea...say no. Does that word exist in this culture anymore?
Deb April 04, 2014 at 02:12 PM
I dont understand why the prom cant be in the highschool gym. I would not have my kid down inRead MoreChica go for prom. Is the place close to Metra stop? That is ridiculous, I would let the kids hang in my basement, grill steaks, and have the prom here.
AB March 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Will County Sheriff training exercise. There was a large metal sign explaining that...but it wasRead Moreon ly visible from River Road, not Renwick.
Tony Pedretti March 20, 2014 at 10:07 PM
I am a Downers Grove home owner, resident and volunteer for the Yes for Independent MapsRead Morecampaign. I can answer any questions about our solution or how you can help. Call me anytime at 312.834.3069 - or - email indymapsdg@gmail.com
Tony Pedretti March 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM
You can also reach out to us from our website. Click on The Campaign at the top of the page forRead Moremor e information. http://independentmaps.org/
plainfieldpete March 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Jamey I was never in the air force, wrong guy. I don't put ! points after every sentence. It'sRead Moretr ue I didn't invent the wheel when it comes to winning elections but at least I am willing to get on and ride it. Look at VP for example. She laughed at the notion of knocking doors( even though it's been proven time and time again to work) yet she had no problem wasting time on the phone calling the PD trying to find out if anyone called asking for info. All because of what some poster said. She is like a mouse in maze. Have you ever heard of anything so foolish? VP is more interested in trying to prove a point than make actual change. All you've done at the park district is change some faces, different names but same S***. You have accomplished nothing but keep stroking those egos.
camaro1 March 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM
So PP if you don't seem to like what's going on at the park district why do you hate Larry andRead MoreMary? I would think your apparent hatred is misplaced as it is the board majority that is causing the "same s..." you refer to. Any who in their right mind would spend 10K to win an election for a volunteer position?
camaro1 March 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Perhaps you're going to have your followers working to kick everyone but your chosen candidates off Read Morethe ballot? That's how Silosky and Steinys were elected, by default when the other 2 candidates were eliminated. Candidates are wise to this and will be more careful with their petitions going forward.
Heather Peck March 18, 2014 at 08:42 AM
we go in weekly and same thing---stopped by and store is wiped out completely! No update on theirRead Morew ebsite and when you call, it just rings.
MattB. March 18, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Via, facebook page! As of March 14th, Our retail store in Plainfield is officially closed. Thanks Read Moreto all our customers who've supported us over the years. For anyone interested in a new location to purchase feeders, reptiles, and supplies please visit Gills and Thrills @ 204 E 8th st Lockport, il 60441 (815) 834-1688
P-Ville Lifer March 19, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Would have been nice if they would have posted something on their vacant store window for those ofRead Moreu s who don't do Facebook. Guess we'll be switching our snake over to frozen; not going to drive to Lockport just to get feeders.
Tony Pedretti March 15, 2014 at 09:55 AM
I am a Downers Grove home owner, resident and volunteer for the Yes for Independent MapsRead Morecampaign. I can answer any questions about our solution or how you can help. Call me anytime at 312.834.3069 - or - email indymapsdg@gmail.com
Tony Pedretti March 15, 2014 at 09:56 AM
You can also reach out to us from our website. Click on The Campaign at the top of the page forRead Moremor e information. http://independentmaps.org/
® Cody Walker March 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM
hahaha Illinois is a joke. Unless you get all the liberals out of government, you have no chance.
Tony Pedretti March 13, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Why are you laughing? Its not funny nor is it a joke. 13 million call Illinois home whetherRead Morelibera l, conservative and the majority in between. Getting on ballot is the only chance we need. Join us. http://independentmaps.org/
® Cody Walker March 13, 2014 at 03:19 PM
I am laughing from Wisconsin and so glad I don't live in that hell hole anymore. You keep makingRead Moret he same mistakes over and over and over and over. I will be laughing even harder when you declare bankruptcy.
Ame Bible March 10, 2014 at 09:36 PM
No matter what redistring does, it is up to you to exercise your right to vote. Voter apathy isRead Morethe culprit for the chaos that exist today in our legislative bodies, federal, state, county, down to the smallest municipality. Do not stay home, do not listen to the commercials on tv or even radio. With todays technology, you can do your own research of the candidates, even call them. Additionally, if you are reading this, than you are capable of research. Just do it, you will feel better.
Tony Pedretti March 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Your choice goes beyond voting. You can talk about change or you can help us make it happen. Join Read Moreus. Please reach out to us from our website. http://independentmaps.org/
Ame Bible March 12, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Need to make a correction, a typo in my statement. The word redistricting is the correct spelling. Read More However, redistricting occurs every 10 years after the census is completed. It is in the Constitution, it is the law. Nevertheless, the citizens are the determining factor, by being informed of their candidate's stand on the issues, being pro-active. Another dimension is demand public financing for elections. Take the private money out of the equation, especially the big bucks from very wealthy corporations and very wealthy donors. The US Supreme Court did not help the nation with their decision of "Citizens United." Yes, all that big money does come down to local elections, believe it or not!.
joe March 09, 2014 at 03:17 PM
Hmm, if they're in your yard, how about a pound of ground beef with some potent rat poison mixedRead Morein. You just might save some small dogs from being attacked.
ZoeMom March 09, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Ironic you'd suggest that as on July 8, 2012 someone threw meat with rat poison into my yard and my Read Moreneighbors. One of my small dogs died in my arms in hours and my other was treated successfully in the short term, but died a year later from probable damage and complications. My neighbor's dog, slightly larger than ours, lost strength and the use of his back legs. We won't be using poison at this house and will be on the watch for someone else's solution that might end up in our yard.
Kathy March 10, 2014 at 03:35 PM
That wolf pack has been around Wilding Pointe for quite some time - they will go right up to houses Read More& garages. Their howls, yelps, growls and screams are terrifying at 2AM. Now with winter ending, they should go back to "normal" - they had to come further out for food. Please do not use rat poison or any poison for that matter - cats and foxes roam too -this is their territory - we took it over (well not the cats). Let small dogs out, maybe on a leash and immediately let them in. Mind you - I do agree they are a nuisance, and cats should be indoor pets only - but I just worry about innocent house pets dying.
Tony Pedretti March 05, 2014 at 09:06 PM
I am a Downers Grove home owner, resident and volunteer for the Yes for Independent MapsRead Morecampaign. I can answer any questions about our solution or how you can help. Call me anytime at 312.834.3069 - or - email indymapsdg@gmail.com
Tony Pedretti March 05, 2014 at 09:08 PM
You can also reach out to us from our website. Click on The Campaign at the top of the page forRead Moremor e information. http://independentmaps.org/