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Rep. Manley pictured with Paige Henson (far right) and her parents. Paige is a Will County Drug Court Participant. Credit: Submitted photo
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State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Theresa Phan April 23, 2014 at 01:53 pm
If this was a presidential library for a Republican, I'd bet he would be all for it.
Independence666 April 23, 2014 at 04:50 pm
I think we've all had our fill of Obama. We certainly don't need a library, here in Illinois, toRead More remind of his failed Presidency. Let Hawaii have it, since that's where he was born.
swimmer April 23, 2014 at 05:07 pm
I'm quite happy with Obama. Another four yrs would be fine.
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.
Ericus Alanas April 21, 2014 at 11:49 am
Tim, its not that hard to see how they view money, it apparently grows on trees for them by how theyRead More are able to budget. Off by 500k on a line item? no concern here... http://www.plainfieldfpd.com/files/12_0724_BUDGET_ORDINANCE.pdf
Tim April 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Ericus - Thanks for the link. The budget looks like it could be handled much better, but that isRead More distinct from the guys pounding the pavement, which is who I was speaking so positively of... From what I can see, the budget is still running in the black, with no deficit spending dipping into contingency funds... (I'm looking at you, village and PD). Like I said, there is always room for improvement, and I have seen no reason to think that the FD wouldn't respond to CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. So run some numbers of your own, look for ways to better handle it, and make suggestions to the board at a public meeting. Unless they prove me wrong by their actions, they still have the public trust in that respect.
Blake April 21, 2014 at 05:34 pm
If you do decide to go to a fire district board meeting expect an inquisitive look from those seatedRead More behind the front table. They don't often have much of an audience at the meetings and I am sure they prefer it that way. Tim is right, the men and women that protect the residents of Plainfield do a fine job. Those in charge of spending the money do so freely. They do apply for grants which is good. I don't think they have ever uttered the phrase that we need to "do more with less". The budget appears to have alot of discretionary spending built in, such as expense accounts for the Chiefs etc.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
voice of america April 23, 2014 at 07:56 am
We need a million man march in Peoria. Demand the removal of the Mayor, All three Judges, and PoliceRead More chief.
Elizabeth Miller April 23, 2014 at 08:34 am
It probably took 3 judges to get them to grant the warrants they were looking for. And the AttorneyRead More Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is the "bar" you are looking for. You will find specific rules there and though anyone can lodge complaints, and all complaints are heard, the accused members of the bar have a right to defend themselves and their actions. The attorney for the arrested kid can file for sanctions, too, and move to suppress the information obtained by the warrant if it is judged to have been granted erroneously.
The Other Christine April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
Here you go: On March 14, Judge Kirk Schoebein signed off on a warrant seeking subscriberRead More information from Twitter. On March 29, two days after Twitter gave police the information they requested, Judge Lisa Wilson approved a warrant for Comcast to find out where the person who used the Internet to access Twitter lived. On April 1, Elliott was identified as the Comcast subscriber for 1220 N. University St., the affidavit said. Two weeks later, Judge Kim Kelley approved the warrant to search the house. Police seized several iPhones, two Xbox video game consoles, computers, pieces of mail, drug paraphernalia, alleged marijuana and digital memory cards. Courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140417/News/140419023#ixzz2zitrPrj3
President Obama
stanley seigler April 23, 2014 at 11:56 am
@Dave, re weep +++ liberals do weep for the po folks who get poorer while the rich get richer underRead More RR/GOP policies <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ we do weep b/c middle class wages have been stagnant since RR snookered [as was dave by the simple chart] GOPs in the 99% to believe they were benefiting (were the richest 1%) from his trickled down, voodoo economics +++ indeed it a simple, cherry picked, chart ... eg it compare 3 years +++ another simple chart shows middle class wages flat lined (stagnated). >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ "...the expansion of stockownership [by rich folks] to nearly 30% of American households still left more than two-thirds [the po folks] of the country shut out of direct benefits from the great bull market of the Age of Reagan ... For 70% of American households...Real wages, remained flat through the 1980s ... the high-paying blue-collar [union] industrial jobs that had been the mainstay of the midcentury economy continued to disappear ... working-class families who depended on wages for their incomes was somewhat better than it had been during the bleak 1970s, but still significantly worse than it had been during the 1950s and '60s." <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< yes we weep for the poor and middle class ... the folks who made america great! +++ BTW i'm beginning to better understand how hitler duped the german people and i weep.
JAY JAY April 23, 2014 at 02:19 pm
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm This guy describes B. Hussain O'bumbler and his band of thieves to a tee !!!Read More "Dirty" Harry R., Nancy Piglousy, Chuck "the lying B-tard" Schumer + 1,000s more that will go nameless. Thanks to the working tax payers, the PO FOLK have food on the table, Section 8 housing, medical, cell phones, EBT & SNAP cards, +++ support $$$ for their chillins!!! Only in America
stanley seigler April 23, 2014 at 04:36 pm
@jayjay, you got it brother: "Thanks to the working tax payers, the PO FOLK have food on theRead More table, Section 8 housing, medical, cell phones, EBT & SNAP cards, +++ support $$$ for their chillins!!! Only in America" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and as you know when you have done it unto them (the least) ye have done it unto Him (maybe Her) ... praise the Lord, hallilulia ... say AMEN BROTHER ... next sell all you have and give it to the poor!!!
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Tim April 18, 2014 at 10:22 am
Thanks for that video Vicky. Did anyone else get the feeling that Silosky was being givenRead More 'practice' to hold meetings like this? She kind of gives herself away at the end of prt1 where she said "Well, Hurtado always did it this way", as if she was following a set of directions given to her. Otherwise, why in the world would she want to emulate that guys behavior? It seems like she is being given the role of the public face for this group, because it is thought she is the 'least offensive' in the public eye. Which means she is somehow unaware that people still know that she is tied at the hip with peck... I can't say this enough times, but this is NOT about you Janet, it is about the park district. You have already decapitated your credibility. It is not coming back. It is gone forever. The ONLY action that you can take that would move the district forward, is to resign. There just is no way to sugar-coat this. You are the problem, along with hurtado and steinys. Your insistence on holding a vote for this resolution until the next meeting because 'you know what the vote is going to be' is a disgusting manipulation of the purpose of the park district. It is exactly this behavior that has given calls for your resignation in the first place. It was almost exactly a year ago where the three of these clowns had no problem at all appointing peck, without the other two board members present. Don't pretend to care that you care about the district, when it is plainly obvious that you only care about your little political kamikaze group.
Vicky Polito April 18, 2014 at 10:27 am
I'm going to disagree on the point that Silosky was following Hurtado's methods. I took herRead More statement to be more of a "oh, I didn't realize we could skip reading chapter and verse on going to closed session and just plainly state it was for personnel" (or, for land acquisition, etc., any reason generally covered by OMA regs). I thought on that bit all she was saying was that she assumed that was the way you had to do it because that's how it had been done/she'd seen the board pres do it and that's how the motion/agenda item reads in detail. I didn't see or hear anything suspect in what she said at that moment.
Tim April 18, 2014 at 10:32 am
Fair enough. Under most circumstances I wouldn't be suspicious either. But these are not mostRead More circumstances. When I said that her credibility is gone forever, I guess my reaction is the result of that perception. No matter what she does, in my eyes she will always be seen as having an agenda to continue the behavior that brought all of us to this point. I will always see that subtext in all of her actions, which is why I call for her resignation. It's the tangible end result of the phrase 'losing the public trust'.
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Grandpamike April 16, 2014 at 11:45 am
Years away, just like years away for any meaningful business opening in Plainfield. Maybe, if ourRead More leaders would think past this week and, at least discuss and possibly apply for a license to be one of the dispensaries, even if we don't get it, at least you are showing some initiative.
Ron Jidzny April 16, 2014 at 03:33 pm
What did Garrett Peck do at this meeting to contribute to the discussion?
Vicky Polito April 16, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Peck didn't say a word. With him, that's actually the best contribution possible. He could atRead More least feign modest interest, look like he's plugged in. He sat there with his hand propping up his smooshed face, like a bored tween in civics class desperate for the bell to ring.
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Bad News Bears April 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm
I kinda like this idea. An extremely experienced ED is coming in for a few months. Larry, have youRead More given any thought to having him start cleaning house to make the permanent position more appealing?
Larry Newton April 15, 2014 at 01:12 pm
The interim is extremely qualified, but I would seriously doubt that many personnel changes willRead More occur during his watch, unless it is shown that actual criminal activity is going on. He wasn't hired to clean house, he was hired on a short-term basis to make day-to-day decisions that need to be made until the permanent person begins. The new, permanent E.D. will have an opportunity to add/subtract/deploy personnel resources as she(he) sees fit.
Vicky Polito April 15, 2014 at 01:21 pm
HALLELUJAH! Big shout of thanks out to Larry Newton for ever so subtly alluding to the fact that aRead More WOMAN is as likely to be hired here. The gender of anyone filling such a job isn't important, except in that it shouldn't be assumed! So, here's to the BEST Exec Director we can hire, not the best "man" for the job!
The existing courthouse was built in the 1960s. Credit: File photo
Larry Newton April 14, 2014 at 06:37 pm
The courthouse is insecure and undersized. What better way to finance the cost of a new structureRead More than user fees?
Baby Paul April 15, 2014 at 08:11 am
The county board members should direct the money they were going to give themselves in raises towardRead More this project.
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John April 15, 2014 at 05:39 pm
@RB - How do you feel about morphine, norco, tramadol, fentanyl etc. around your family? TheseRead More prescription drugs are prescribed for many issues and most patients don't realize how truly evil these drugs can be. They are highly physically addictive. Unless something has changed, THC does not make you sweat, shake, and vomit when you stop using it.
Tim April 15, 2014 at 07:14 pm
RB- What about living near a location that has supported and participated in the molestation ofRead More children, near your family? Well, you already live near one of them. They are called 'churches', and there is a rather large one that was involved with that right here in Plainfield. And they pay ZERO taxes... does your judgement hold true for them too, or just things you have been told are bad by someone else?
RB April 16, 2014 at 06:17 am
@Tim I'm not a church guy. I trust none of them. I really could write a book about all the negativeRead More things I see on them. @John, as I said I'm in favor of legalizing it just like in Colorado. I just think it should regulated and the stores placed away from residential areas. Please do not feed me the non sense talking points about addiction. I know too many people that used it or use it, to believed in the BS that this is not addictive.
A Plainfield Public Works staffer removes an ash-borer infested tree. Credit: File photo
Ericus Alanas April 11, 2014 at 01:47 pm
The cost goes up exponentially for stump removal.
Courtney April 11, 2014 at 07:58 pm
Ummm $377 a tree and we are waiving the bid? That's a crock of ---- for the taxpayers no??????Read More Pretty sure people would love to bid on a job like this?!?! Who decided this? Pretty sure we could get quality bids and "quality" trees either way!
Auroran April 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Ericus: If you are referring to the Emerald Ash Borer being (hopefully) killed off by the coldRead More temperatures in our area, I'm sorry to report that didn't happen. One expert on TV said that the temperature of the wood DEEP inside the tree has to be colder than 25 degrees BELOW for a long time in order to kill off the borer. Sorry, but they're tough little buggers.
The Plainfield Farmers Market returns June 14. Credit: File photo
dina April 10, 2014 at 07:47 am
I agree with Sonja. I would love to see more fruit and vegetables and less flea market crap!
hardworkinglady April 10, 2014 at 09:14 am
I agree. This is a Farmers market not a flea market. We expect fruits, vegetables. Not avon andRead More Tupperware.
Thomas Hack April 11, 2014 at 05:38 am
How about some local honey!
Hector April 13, 2014 at 02:35 pm
Right Ericus, all the new houses being built and sold are just a hologram. You must not get outRead More much.
Seer April 14, 2014 at 01:19 am
Hector- the people buying houses are only able to buy them because they are getting govt HUD loansRead More with 0-3% down- private banks won't touch these deadbeat clowns with a 10 foot pole to write them a mortgage- that's the reason there are massive layoffs in the private bank mortgage depts. this is the SAME CRAP from 6-10 years ago that got the last housing bubble pumped up. You need to stop watching the teevee for govt propaganda.
JeffK April 23, 2014 at 10:27 am
Hey Vicky Hector I thought housing was booming every where? New data released shows IL had a dropRead More in March and wasn't just a drop in the bucket. You are quick to point out when you feel people are ill informed how about owning it once in awhile?
Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook is being accused of falsely advertising a concealed carry course that ended up not meeting state requirements. Credit: Patch file photo
Mayhem April 10, 2014 at 07:49 am
Is this a surprise to anyone? Many instructors saw this as an opportunity to get rich quick.Read More Several instructors we spoke with didn't even have a grasp on the required curriculum. When asked about range time, I was told that it would depend on how good of a shot I was. That revoked instructors list is just going to keep growing. Fact is, now you have 327 people that took classes, wasted their money and time. Hopefully these people will recoup the full amount of the bogus classes they took, and can get into a legit class.
Bad News Bears April 10, 2014 at 10:34 pm
The instructors will declare bankruptcy and no one will recoup a dime. It's the American way
At least one park board member says the issue should be handled locally, not in Springfield. Credit: File photo
Frank April 9, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Here's the kind of publicity we've gotten so far: Unopposed president of PPD removes qualifiedRead More people and appoints an ED with no experience at a 6 figure salary + benefits, a free vehicle titled in his own name and funds his master's degree (LAUGHABLE). Union labor laws are violated and the PPD is forced into a settlement (LAUGHABLE). The Illinois Attorney General, Illinois State Police and Will County State's Attorney have open investigations into a variety of wrongdoings (LAUGHABLE). The abuse of power is so bad that local Senators, Congressmen and Representatives are attempting to enact legislation to curtail it (LAUGHABLE). This isn't even counting alleged involvement with soccer club issues, missing equipment, contracts with bogus companies, the list goes on and on........and somehow you say that some sort of action to bring forth a curtailment of these situations might bring a black eye to the community? LAUGHABLE!!!!!
Frank April 9, 2014 at 08:37 pm
If the odoriferous equine dung you spew isn't the equivalent of peeing on someone then trying toRead More convince them it's raining, I know of no more to say.
my conscience April 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Frank, I think we agree the embarrassing state "solution" was caused by even moreRead More embarrassing local behavior. Singing in the rain, MC.
Plans for a Dunkin Donuts at Route 59, Oak and Arnold Streets is being reworked. Credit: File photo
Ron Jidzny April 8, 2014 at 05:31 pm
I was looking forward to seeing the improvements on this plan. Bill Lamb wants an improvement doneRead More to the 'Village of Plainfield' sign in front of Walgreens and mentioned that he likes the sign they have in West Chicago. That shouldn't even be a thought when you voted to continue a tax increase last night. Further demonstrating the lack of priorities in this Village. It may be nice to have but we don't need to have it. After the continuation of a sales tax increase last night, I'm done supporting any business in Plainfield. I'd rather get my coffee in the morning before hitting the interstate but I'll stop elsewhere before I get to work and I'll be sure to pump gas somewhere else too.
Lisa G April 9, 2014 at 07:44 pm
It's starting to get old seeing commercial deals getting shot down over & over. Plainfield badlyRead More needs; development, tax revenues & national stable businesses that don't fail within a year. The spot is perfect for Dunkin Donuts. The village has to start thinking about the 40,000 that live here and not just a few friends.
kyle korver April 10, 2014 at 12:22 am
Just'a good 'ol town, never meanin' no harm. Beats all you never knew All 'bout who you knew SinceRead More the day they was sworn.... Makin' their way...... The only way they know how Plaintucky!
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Vicky Polito April 8, 2014 at 11:56 am
To all involved: PLEASE do NOT forget that many kids and adults move to heroin as the cheaper highRead More once they get addicted to PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, often stolen from the medicine cabinets of their parents or other family members, even from those in the homes of friends. Secure your medications and/or monitor and count them, keep track. Once someone is addicted but runs out of "free" and easy access to these drugs, they become customers for drug dealers. But the cost ratio of that score is roughly 7-10 dollars for every 1 dollar they could spend on heroin, per high, so they switch to heroin. The sooner you an catch someone, especially a kid, prior to that switch to heroin, the better the chance to save their lives.
Ron Jidzny April 11, 2014 at 08:03 pm
Don't we all just enjoy driving by the gas pumps and seeing the cost of gasoline is now nearly $4.10Read More per gallon and we're a month and a half away from Memorial Day. Plus, five of the Village Board members voted to keep a two cent tax increase on gas. What I enjoyed even more was providing my business to another town other than Plainfield. It's sad that gas and sales taxes are the ways being used to find more revenue for Plainfield. Discretionary spending should be reviewed first before the necessities.
my conscience April 14, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Check on line before filling up. Today you can get gas cheaper in every direction from Plainfield:Read More Oswego, Joliet, Bolingbrook or Naperville all have cheaper gas, saving up to 18c per gallon. I have been checking on line gas prices for years. Its easy to do, just check the towns along your route. Plan ahead and save.
Ron Jidzny April 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm
More than two weeks in the books since this decision has been made and I haven't spent one nickel inRead More Plainfield.