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Tim April 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This is great! I'm glad to see the lessons of 24 years ago have not been forgotten. PreparationRead More saved a lot of lives then, and will save a lot of lives when(not if) it happens again. Plainfield really does have a top notch Fire Department, and these are exactly the types of actions that back up that reputation.... I do give praise where praise is due. Keep up the great work PFD!
Ericus Alanas April 20, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Then again it did take 24 years... Have you seen the PFD meeting minutes, laziness and greed runRead More rampant there.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
local guy April 20, 2014 at 08:06 am
That's the problem with anonymity on the Internet. It gives the scumbags of the world a voice.
The Other Christine April 20, 2014 at 09:12 am
There is no anonymity when the police can go to Twitter and Comcast for something like this. UnlessRead More this kid was making threats, he should be able to say whatever he wants. He wasn't making child porn or meth, just making fun of a politician... And who hasn't, really?!
Quixote April 20, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Of course there is no anonymity (that is exactly what it means to live in a surveillance state), andRead More there is actually nothing surprising about Twitter parodists being viciously tracked down by the police, because if we don't speak up for everybody's rights, we better be ready for our own rights to be trampled on when we least expect it. It starts with criminalizing deadpan satire in the form of "Gmail confessions," and from there it moves to criminalizing Twitter parodies. See the documentation of America's leading criminal-satire case at: http://raphaelgolbtrial.wordpress.com/ and consider, in particular, the NACDL's statement that if certain individuals "feel aggrieved by online speech with academic value, they have remedies in tort," rather than in criminal courts. http://raphaelgolbtrial.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/raphael-golb-amicus-brief.pdf The "Gmail confession" case, despite being widely reported on in the press, has been ignored by nearly every legal commentator in the country, so it's not at all surprising that the police now feel free to go after the creators of satirical Twitter accounts embarrassing to wealthy and powerful members of the community, whether they be politicians, university presidents, or anyone else ordinary people might choose to mimic and mock on the Internet.
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nonoise April 20, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Anon, great word, coexist. Too many refuse.
rob h April 20, 2014 at 02:40 pm
No noise, You need to look up what each symbol stands for in coexist
Raejean Imler French April 20, 2014 at 02:43 pm
Here we go again, non-believers insisting upon doing exactly what Christians and other religiousRead More people are accused of doing-prosthelytizing. Also, if this short-sighted character wishes all government entities to separate themselves from promotion or support of religious beliefs, that should also apply equally to her proud godlessness.
YouTube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Vicky Polito April 19, 2014 at 07:47 pm
And this is a news story how?
Hitchens! April 20, 2014 at 09:25 am
It isn't news. That's rapidly becoming the problem with this site. Nothing local. Spam everywhere.Read More Shitty blogs, hookers for sale, and events that are 1000miles away. Time for a sitewide emena.
Laurey Olson April 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Duke Chapel is my favorite. It is real people singing God's praise. It is like being in church. IyRead More gives me chills!
Hartz April 20, 2014 at 07:36 am
I think we need more punishments that include restitution by public embarrassment. Holding a sign onRead More a busy corner seems to get the publics attention.
local guy April 20, 2014 at 08:01 am
Give us information on where to donate. Talk is so cheap. A lot of people would like to help ifRead More possible.
Dee April 20, 2014 at 09:00 am
Click shelter's link above, donations can be made thru their site.
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Liz Pierce April 20, 2014 at 06:46 am
here's an easter tip....if you or your family wants a rabbit, get it from a shelter. and keep it forRead More life. there is a great website called rabbit.org with all sorts of information about taking care of house rabbits. happy easter!
Jacob Matthews April 20, 2014 at 10:25 am
It starts at the bottom with the crooked alderman and goes all the way up. Vote republican, let themRead More lead is back to the truth.
Judith April 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Vote Republican and let them lead us back to the good old days of the '40s and '50s, those wonderfulRead More days when women died of back-alley and self-induced abortions, when segregation was legal, when anyone could legally be denied a job or an apartment based solely on their race or religion or national origin, when Christian prayer (not non-sectarian, mind you) was allowed in public schools, when teachers had the right to use physical punishment to discipline children, when blacks and whites were subject to arrest if they even walked down the sidewalk together in some states, when blacks were legally subject to poll taxes and/or ridiculous exams before they were allowed to vote in some states...
roger hawrylicz April 20, 2014 at 03:02 pm
Judith is being sarcastic but everything she said about the "good old days" wouldn't be aRead More bad place to start as far as taking our city back from all the welfare crack whores and bringing civility and order back into our lives and public education.
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John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 10:12 am
Went from Rapper to Ripper.
Daniel Derezinski April 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm
How and why is this local news, we don't care about CA idiots
Stu Pidasso April 20, 2014 at 02:03 pm
typical! should we expect anything less??? self sterilization is a great idea!!
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Jonathan Kaplan April 20, 2014 at 08:45 am
Card using enthusaists kind of deserve to have this happen to them. By using your cards everywhereRead More you go, do you realize you are taking a large chunk of the businesses profit and choosing to give it to banks and credit card processors rather than the business itself? You, by using your cards, also force businesses to raise prices. Stop using your cards and you won't have to worry about security breaches AND you help businesses AND you help yourself by allowing businesses to lower prices.
Don April 20, 2014 at 10:09 am
For all the years I've had debit cards, never used them. If you're somewhere where credit cards, aRead More check or cash in your pocket can't be used, you shouldn't be there. Besides, most of you forget about all those last minute withdrawals and Irresponsibility takes over, yet you're still surprised- "what happened my bank account?"- the drunken stupor in the bar, or knee jerk "i gotta have it". Most can't afford those approaches, and the service fees know that
cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 01:17 pm
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
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Kevin April 19, 2014 at 06:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 06:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
Karen April 20, 2014 at 11:52 am
Psychopaths and Sociopaths abound today! This is really sick news!
Flo W April 20, 2014 at 09:55 am
This is not comedy central....either report news or don't. Making fun of police roundup stories isRead More juvenile. We should be glad they are out there protecting us. Grow up PATCH writers.
Jacob Matthews April 20, 2014 at 10:14 am
Patch writers hide behind a keyboard spewing venom for anyone who can read or be read to. They areRead More cowards. Their "stories" are just that. Not a word of truth in any of them. This website is funded by politicians, more often than not written by them as well hiding behind an editors tag. It's propaganda Flo....and you are correct.....it is childish as well as unprofessional.
Pat F April 20, 2014 at 11:06 am
Jeez..........lighten up!! Happy Easter! This sites never claimed to be The Wall Street Journal orRead More New York Times!!
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PMilton Longfellow April 18, 2014 at 02:41 pm
It's not illegal on private property.
RUNXTC April 18, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Your right its not but he was Texting when enetering the parking lot from the road way and if heRead More was'nt doing something he was'nt not suppose to do to begin with then it would'nt have happened in the first place !!!! Just think if That Rock was your child or a family member I bet you would change your tune then PMilton !!!! Would'nt you ? Just Saying he was wrong !!!!
Gary Gnatz April 18, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Carelessness good thing it was not a civilian they would most likely have been held in jail andRead More fined steeply, alright for the police heaven help the little guy..........
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Eric S April 20, 2014 at 10:36 am
Can you hear me now? Fellow countrymen, lend me an ear. Ear today, gone tomorrow. The winner ofRead More the Vincent Van Gogh Look-A-Like contest is...... What is he going to do with the other half of the Q-Tip? In one ear and out the oth..........nevermind. Come on folks, lighten up and have a little fun with it! We all feel bad for the victim and disgust for the suspect but there's no reason not to have a little humor if we can. How many ear references can we come up with ear....er....here?
Mark April 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Hey NAC, maybe you should remove the Junior Worthington on your website as a fitness trainer at theRead More club? Who the hell will want to have a one on one training class with that animal? he beats women and eats human body parts. What is next?
Steve April 20, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Next? Not prison if his family has money.
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Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 06:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 08:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
Omar Monroe April 20, 2014 at 06:29 am
Lol @ Tony Jones
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JAY JAY April 20, 2014 at 02:16 pm
100 MILL. $$$$$ Library... A pittance! Hell the 2 Moochers have spent more USA tax dollars thanRead More that on Vacations over the last 5 years. That does not even take into account the Billions that they have used to buy off their EBT card,Cell phone voting base.
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 03:05 pm
@McCloud, re: That's hilarious, ... buttons, I like to push themRead More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ guess covert racism is hilarious (in a Black [gallows] humorous way) to those who practice it ... the buttons easily pushed are taken as straight lines (lead ins) that easily allow facts to be put on the table and expose covert racism and other bs.+++ bet some of the covert racist's best friends are jewish and/or Blacks! :) +++ thanks for the straight lines...keep on keeping on w/ yo straight lines.
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 03:14 pm
FYI: Laughing Too Hard: Humor Hiding Racism <Read More http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/06/laughing-too-hard-humor-hiding-racism/ > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CLIPS +++ "humor often becomes a covert way of masking deeply laden societal sentiments." +++ ultimately becomes a catharsis for people’s internalized prejudices by enabling them to express negative attitudes in a socially acceptable manner. +++ Dr. Seuss sez—what we laugh at is constructed and shaped by social norms, feelings, and anxieties. +++ I [article author] shudder a little bit when bit when people try to dismiss racist jokes with this idea that it was “just a joke.” +++ Ethnic jokes may be uncouth/but you laugh because they're/based on truth +++ Humor reflects just as much of our prejudices as other modes of public discourse in our society. We should remember that. Laugh. But be sure to interrogate why you're laughing. [end clips] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ btw I am just joking
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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'.
Eddy Curry's former mansion is now in the hands of an oral surgeon.
MomofmanyinPlainfield April 17, 2014 at 07:45 pm
Who cares?!?!?!
stan April 17, 2014 at 07:46 pm
That looks like stan the mans house aka mine being a super hero gets you thease type of thingsRead More aswell as babes
Ericus Alanas April 18, 2014 at 09:28 am
sweet steal man
lilacorn1956 April 18, 2014 at 07:45 am
How many of those in the high unemployment areas are in farm land?
Joe Kocur April 18, 2014 at 11:52 am
I didn't go to college and look at me!!! Big bad joe
Laurel April 20, 2014 at 07:09 am
Seasonally or non-seasonally. Either you're working and getting paid or you're not. They are bothRead More rotten stats.
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