Monday, August 20, 2012
Judge Joseph Polito says he watched porn on his courthouse computer before and after court sessions, even though he knew it violated county rules, published report says.
Will County Judge Joseph Polito says he watched pornography via his courthouse computer during work hours, and is now seeking help to stop his behavior, a story in the Chicago Sun-Times says. Polito made the confession in documents he filed with the Illinois Courts Commission in the wake of a Sun-Times report four months ago that his computer had been used repeatedly to view porn sites. Charges have been filed against him by the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board. Polito admitted viewing pornography before and after court calls, and even though he was aware there was a county policy against viewing such materials on county computers, the story said. Polito's attorney, in the documents filed with the commission, said Polito “has been treated …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
GSB-88 permeates asphalt rather than just covering it, so the roadway has the appearance of being new, village officials said.
When the village resurfaces downtown Lockport Street this fall, it will be using a new material designed to permeate the asphalt rather than just cover it. The end result is the street will look newly paved, public works officials said. The Plainfield Village Board signed off on using the liquid asphaltic pavement maintenance product known as GSB-88 at a cost of $24,139. The low bid -- and only bid -- was submitted by American Road Maintentance of Itasca. The only trustee to vote against the contract was Garrett Peck, who said he did not like that only one bidder of the three that had expressed interest submitted a proposal. Randy Jessen, superintendent of public works, said it's not surprising there might only be one bid in a situation in…
Sponsored by the village of Shorewood and Arborjet, the public event will present information on a new approach that protects ash trees before infestation.
"Save Your Ash Trees, Protect Your Assets," a program sponsored by the village of Shorewood to educate area residents on preventing emerald ash borer infestations, is being held at 7 p.m. Thursday. The free program is open to Plainfield, Shorewood and Joliet residents. It's being held at the Shorewood Village Community Room, 1 Town Center Blvd. The program is being presented by Roger Barrowman, Shorewood's public works director, and Rob Gorden from Arborjet. Although an infestation of emerald ash borers is typically discovered before it's too late to save the tree, Shorewood is attempting to treat trees before they are attacked. The adult beetle usually migrates in August, and can fly as far as three miles, experts say. It's the beetle …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
A therapist at the Wellness Center says the sound waves tell fat cells to hit the road while stimulating muscle growth and boosting metabolism.
When I first heard about zapping cellulite with a tuning fork, I got a mental image of digging forkfuls of flab from my thighs. It turns out, after Wellness Sanctuary sound therapist Sandy Richards gave me the tuning fork treatment, it’s nothing like that. Tuning forks, my friends, are nothing like dinner forks. They are two-pronged "acoustic resonators" that musicians use to tune their instruments. They're most commonly used by piano tuners to perfect the pitch of uprights and baby grands. What does this have to do with cellulite? It’s all in the math, Richards says. Tuning forks emit perfect sine wave patterns that allow musicians to fine-tune instruments. Tuning fork vibrations affect the body on a cellular level, finding the right …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Help Save Pets is seeking a place where this 4-year-old spaniel mix can spend four weeks while recovering from heartworm treatment.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Winston needs your help! He's a 4-year-old male spaniel mix who's not available for adoption yet because he's being treated for heartworm. It's a month-long treatment during which time he needs to take it easy. We'd love to find a home where Winston could recover for the next four weeks. It would be a temporary arrangement, just until his treatment is complete and he can be available for adoption. Check out the attached video, and you'll see he's a quiet dog and easy to manage. If you can help Winston, give us a call at the Animal Care Center at 815-436-8387 and ask for Maggie or Chrissie, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can meet Winston and see how nice a dog he is. Won't you consider helping him out?