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DONO April 22, 2014 at 08:53 am
This is a great time for all and will allow us to continue to protect and keep safe our shelteredRead More animals. Please share this event and be sure to bring the family - Tickets will go fast!!!!
DONO April 22, 2014 at 09:06 am
The date in MAY 9TH - not MAY 8TH as reported - PLEASE correct - ty
DONO April 22, 2014 at 05:07 pm
THE DATE IS STILL WRONG HERE - IT IS MAY 9TH !!!
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jo April 23, 2014 at 09:26 am
news reported the cost was at 100,000 and they can trace the caller.. he should be prosecuted andRead More pay the 100.000 it cost
bill of rights April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
that is hilarious! video gamers! wait till the jack booted thugs kick in the door and kill a kid. iRead More wonder if these types of police are needed in this day and age. the real danger is the police, the video gamers are lost in the digital age and enjoy a good prank. most of you people are afraid to live, these cops are locked and loaded and looking for a shoot out. police procedure needs to be re-examined. bearing false witness......
Sam April 23, 2014 at 10:10 am
Both the jackass players should be fined. these are the same kids that shoot up the schools whenRead More they're bored with fantasy. The beach is right down the block and your lazy fat ass kid sits on the couch all day gaming. pathetic.
Lorriane April 23, 2014 at 08:35 am
Illinois is in the top for all taxes yet we are the most in debt. Why do we continue to vote theseRead More politicians in offfice? One word....union power. In other news, these same democrat politicians just re elected the devil himself, Mike Madigan to a 5th term of democratic house leader. Expect more of the same high tax, high corruption form of governance to continue unless non union voters do something about this. State union voters like this and like to see the non union state citizens suffer
JR April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
Even if we threw them in jail their brainless voting bases would still reelect them.
Jan Werth April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
Illinois is one of the top most corrupt states in the USA. I have two more years in this GodRead More forsaken state, then after my daughter finishes school, I'm out of here! My home may be paid off, but I still pay at least $500 a month for property taxes--and I live in the older section with a 55 year old house!!
JeffK April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
I hope they don't have any kids. I would hate to think of the mental anguish and embarrassmentRead More caused by the police turning a domestic situation into a standoff fit for a drug king pin. This was a depressed man in a domestic dispute not a violent criminal. I have many friends in law enforcement who work thru out cook county and live here that think the local authorities(village, county) are a joke. Sure towns that don't have a dog call others that do. Sure they cooperate when needed. All these towns called in for this is a disgrace. Before you tell me the what could have happened I will tell you this. I know an officer that had to shoot to kill in a domestic dispute. He worked in a small suburb of Chicago made up of 6,000 people. They didn't need to call in any other towns for support.
Hugo April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am
"Despondant". "Domestic disturbance". "Threatening". Can't put theRead More pieces together yourself? Ok.
Hugo April 23, 2014 at 10:15 am
I didn't read anything about a SWAT team.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
mob mentality. people on this thread dont even understand the ruling. tt, the comparison toRead More sports is absurd. baseball 8% black. hockey? swimming? etc. i dont hear complaints by minority leaders complaing about every facet of life. there is a belief that low test scores , a dearth of black ceo's , etc must be explained by some measure of systemic discrimination. women do it. minorities. heck go to any youth sports program and youll find parents complaing about playing time and favoritism. people complain. sometimes theyre right.
Old Pizza April 23, 2014 at 09:54 am
College admission should be based on scholastic achievement, period.
Observor April 23, 2014 at 10:03 am
One of the primary reasons blacks lag in admission to elite colleges without affirmative action isRead More that a disproportionate number of them come out of horror show urban school systems where they are trapped by an unholy alliance of the teacher unions and the Democrat party. The DTC keeps the unions working regardless of incompetence and in return the unions bankroll the DTC with their members' dues money. Affirmative action is just a way to paper over that "inconvenient truth."
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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.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
..and just a thought, but even though the CC standards "require" critical thinking skills,Read More it does not mean that the curricula developed by the textbook publishers without input from child development experts will succeed in imparting these skills. I can SAY I require good nutrition in my (imaginary) school lunch room, and that all children will leave adequately nourished, but you won't find out for 12 years if your kids have gotten adequate nutrition in my school lunchroom, because every year I change my mind on how to measure it.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
First, every generation thinks that how they learned was better than the next generation. My motherRead More detested New Math. The mantra of New Math was, "We want kids to understand why an answer is correct." My mother used to say that they didn't care in her consolidated school why 2+2=4. That was simply the answer. I hated New Math, but it seems to me that it wasn't as complex as Common Core math. Second, the common refrain is how poorly American students do on various subjects, especially math and science. Yet, the countries that do well tend to me much smaller and much less diverse. I don't think it's an apples-to-apples comparison, when you compare American math aptitude to how students in Singapore perform, or how U.S. kids do in science compared to kids in Finland. Third, there are still plenty of jobs that don't require advanced math and science. Yet, it seems that there is more focus on math and science and less on subjects like history, creative writing, and persuasive writing. Often, down the road, a person has to persuade his boss about a course of action. If he can't write a memo that is clear, concise, easy to read, and persuasive, it won't matter one bit that he can perform complex trigonomic equations or understand the theories of Newton.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
In fact, that brings me back to the 3rd grade Parcc exam that used a 5th grade level X readingRead More passage and 5th grade standards for the questions. Maybe this year we will be told that 80% of schools failed to meet standards. Maybe next year they will use a 4th grade level H text and 4th grade standards on the 3rd grade test, and we will see some improvement. And the next year, when they want to show really impressive gains, they may actually test the standards as written, using the appropriate grade level reading passages. You see why it is a conflict, when the people making the standards are the same people writing the curricula to impart the standards, then making up the tests to test the teaching of the standards, then grading those tests, and keeping everything "confidential" except the final "reports"? I mean, If you can't admit that this is an incredibly incestuous process, than I would say you probably do lack some critical thinking skills. Or else you are just really stubborn.
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Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 08:24 am
@Stones - I actually agree with you. My problem is simply the economic conditions presentlyRead More affecting Illinois, the lack of any credible solution and the nature of the Chicago and Cook County governments which can't seem to keep crooks out of office. I think Presidential libraries serve valuable purposes (and that doesn't matter which President it happens to be) can provide economic benefits to the area in which the library is location (whether short/long term is another question which I am not in a position to answer).
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
I would suggest that Chicago be required to have a credit check performed before any publicRead More assistance is provided to them. The City of Chicago is on Public Assistance already - they should need to certify for benefits every two weeks and prove the need for more funds from us - the employer and safety net of Chicago Government. No Library Needed - Put his online and be progressive
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
In this day and age, Presidential Libraries should be virtual, and should demonstrate leadership,Read More not egomania.
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Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 02:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 03:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Walt Hines April 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm
@ George, I would love to hear what state your moving to. I'm just tired of the same old crap thatRead More will continue no matter who gets in. I'm in Oswego and the school district is $800 million in the hole. They've spent like a bunch of drunken sailors with not much to show for it. My taxes are more than my PMI each month. We're having to give our homes away just to move.........This ? goes out to anyone. Has Rauner said anything about not collecting a pension from the state if he wins Governor? I've heard nothing and to me that's part of the problem, please share if you know differently. God help us all!!!
Danni April 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm
About that library-think it will be filled with graffiti and out of control theft by a certainRead More segment of the gangbangers, flashmob, driveby shooter, grammar school dropout, gun-toting druggie type?
jack hess April 23, 2014 at 09:03 am
God save the over TAX Citizens of Illinois. I wish i could sell my home, an move out of one of theRead More most corrupt state in the U.S. and Crook County ,but would take a big loss on my home. We have more convicted felons State Legislators than any other state. Ask yourself why ? Look at the legislators who running the state gambling committee! Ask yourself why do Crook County Part -time Commissioners and all part time State Legislators get a ( Full-Time Pension).
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:10 am
@Greg Smith - LOL. More nonsense from the Rush crowd. Millions of blacks who are just asRead More disadvantaged as your scumbag gang banger buddies don't drive around shooting up their neighborhoods. You are also, clearly a racist. There are millions of white Americans who aren't born into money and who are unemployed. You should be thankful that we still have a war on drugs. Legalize drugs remove your profits and all of your homies are going to be unemployed and no Ford Foundations to give you grants.
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!
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B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
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Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 09:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
The Convict April 23, 2014 at 09:58 am
This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures.
lablover April 23, 2014 at 10:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
John Belushi and Bill Murray, Chicago's comedy gift to America. You're welcome.
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:53 pm
HaHa very funny Mother F******
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:54 pm
A quote from Eddie Murphy (Not from Chicago) LMAO
Gary April 21, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Well ... Illinois IS a national joke, so ....
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 10:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.