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Infamous Steve February 03, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Agreed, now I am starting to see stories from other states! I don't really need to know whatRead Morehappene d in some hick town in Missouri...
Tina February 05, 2014 at 08:29 AM
Since this new buyout, ThE Patch is not only boring as hell, it's not even informative for ourRead Morelocal news and happenings! Sad I'm about to unlike it if they don't change soon. It was the writers who made this site interesting, now it's just lame
Brian Wendholt February 05, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Yep, since AOL is running things, the Patch is sinking to their level--aimed at 8th graders.
J. Ann November 27, 2013 at 08:18 PM
I am all for the natural, preventive means to health care, but N.D.'s will still not be covered byRead Morei nsurance, licensed or not, right? That too often makes all of the difference, unless you practice in a well-off area.
Infamous Steve November 05, 2013 at 09:02 AM
I get a good laugh at people like you!
Herc November 05, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Why would the people of Shorewood care about the mayor of Joliet?
Infamous Steve November 06, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Because we do shop in Joliet at times putting tax dollars into the towns pocket to spend onRead Morewasteful things such as this.
Infamous Steve September 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Within* recent days...
James Kennedy September 23, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Seems to be a general lack of Shorewood News going on here.
Grumpy Old Man July 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Only you are saying there are no jobs. There are jobs. They may not be the type of jobs we hadRead Moreand which are heading out of the USA, but there are jobs. But that has been the pattern for years. Social security is not going to be affected by jobs for returning vets - this isn't WWII and the numbers is Afghanistan can have no impact on that problem. The biggest problem returning vets have is PTSD and suicides which result from it. That is a major problem and the Vet Administration is not doing its job. Eric Shinsecki was put in by Obama and is being criticized by some for failing to reform it and get it responsive to the needs of Vets, but I think its systemic and requires some structural as well as financial changes. And the problem with the entire social security program is the reduced level of employees putting money into the system as opposed to those who are receiving benefits, and this is only going to increase, barring a reversal of population trends. You can yell GOP all you want, but the members of GOP are voted in by their constituents, wisely or not according to your viewpoint. As I said, I tend to vote the candidate, not the party, but when you are voting for a national ticket, unless something changes, any vote other than for a Democrat or Republican really is only a protest vote. Which may well be one's choice. Some years ago, there was a move to add None of the Above on the ballot for national offices. It never got anywhere. It is really a protest vote and was subject to the same criticism other manner of protest votes attract. In any event, thanks for the reminder and keep up the fight.
Alec Ayter July 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Sure Grumps it sure certainly is not 1945 when the returning vet's for given the tools to get intoRead Moret he middle class after the war IN AN ATTEMPT to avoid the certain collapse of the economy and austerity of the GOP of the 20th century in the Hoover and Harding years. These T Party slugs are in congress to insure this does not happen again. The Romney-Bush China Macau enterprise zones have screwed everyone everywhere they and their Bankster have almost destroyed Europe and created the chaos the has thrown Africa to the vampires and vultures all to create new Asian bubbles which are showing the same signs of collapse as the American economy did following the dereg of the banks and glass steagles demise. College students in China are living in ant colonies 20 people to a one room apt 1 bath etc as their economy is about to collapse with all of our dollars in their Macau and Swiss accounts. The GOP Sen immigration reform wants to put a stop gap by bringing a million Chinese and Indian college grad's into the few places where American college grad's get work, of course they will be paid according to their Asian not American standards. Romney is the uncrowned Prince of Bainland Cjina who led the 60,000 factory's into the workers paradise not to employ college grad's but less than a buck per hr collies who do not require SSA CONTRIBUTIONS. The reduced level of employers and employees putting into the system includes the underemployed Wal Mart desperate employees who are told to apply for Medicaid and all he free stuff the tax payers give the unemployed, they are another by product of GOP-1% ECCONOMICS or 100 MILLION WORKERS in a Bain binder that includes children and women who are restricted by law to have another baby and defended by the corp Christian hypocrites in Dixie, Ralph Reed, Robertson, Huckabee and all the good ole boys out to destroy the SAFETY NET. Now put your libertarian mind to work and you will make the connect to the Reduced number of people with good paying jobs paying theirs and the employers share into the system. Then to compound the problem the 10 million jobs gone to China and India were good union and non jobs, the 15,000 corp in the Cayman islands CEO and people who are without a heart or a brain Dorothy steal more money from the USA tax payers with rebates and refunds from not even paying into the system. I never voted for a national party candidate unless he or her were Americans include the Clintons as corporate or anti humans as Perot said, I VOTED FOR Obama it is a mixed bag, I knew he was not as advertised or campaigned but the alternative was beyond holding your nose. The modern day GOP of the 21 st century are a combo of 19th century oligarchs leading the rank file KKK Dixie crat AND BY THE WAY most of their constituents also have a HATRED for JEB Stuart and many think he was assinated by a survivor of Pickett's Div.
James West February 14, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Hey FIBS-it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that your Public Sector Unions and theirRead MoreDemoract ic benefactors are bankrupting your State-if they haven't already. Outlaw Public Sector Unions Collective Bargaining privileges before it's too late.
Dan May 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Shared sacrifice should included those blessed with substantial pension income to pay state taxesRead Moreli ke the rest of us do. Why should the 10,000 individuals that earn over $100,000 in pension income from a former government job receive this income tax free? We need a progressive pension tax to correct this tax loophole.
Johnson H. May 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Your shared sacrifice should not include the public employee who has faithfully paid into theRead Morepensio n system that the politicians set up. The politicians now want to force the public employee to pay more, and the taxpayer to pay more for the states mistakes. Shared sacrifice my A$$... The only sacrifice that should be happening is the politicians give up their pay for the next 10 years to pay for the mess they created by not paying/delaying payments into a system that would have been in good shape if they had payed in to begin with. The politicians made this mess, by skipping payments, setting re-payment schedule @ 50 years with balloon payments and now they want to cry broke and walk away from their obligations. That is horrible. Take a look at what Mayor Rahm is doing in Chicago. Closing schools because he is crying broke, now he is proposing a new $50Million stadium to be built for DePaul. As I have said before "The rich get richer and the poor get screwed" Go into politics and you can become part of the elite in this country and screw everyone else. !
Grumpy Old Man June 04, 2013 at 07:24 AM
Dan, right on and the first overly paid pensioner is Boss Daley who I understand collects more than Read Moreone. I have yet to understand how there are more than one pension plans. I don't believe in any public employee pensions save for first responders and I definitely do not believe that the public office holders, e.g., Mayors, aldermen, state senators and representatives, Governors, Lt. Governors, Comptrollers, State Treasurers or elected officials at the county and local level should receive one penny in public pensions. Until some common sense takes over Illinois all of these separate governmental pensions should be rolled into one and no one entitled to more than one pension check. If that requires amending the state constitution and getting rid of home rule so be it.
Tango July 07, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Hey, what about comparing the rates of killings in America that include more than just guns? WeRead Moreare, by our very nature, a diverse population. This diversity can lead to conflict, unlike the relatively low rates of violence in more homogenous populations. Yes, we kill lots of people with guns. We also kill lots of people with baseball bats, knives, bricks and cars.
© Steve July 26, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Liberals like Frank would rather see the innocent die and think that criminals obey laws.
Dan Cox August 01, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Frank Palmer, perhaps you should move to Canada, if you do not like our Constitutional Rights, that Read Morewe enjoy here. Bye, we won't miss you.