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Dan Rutherford sings "Happy Birthday."
Bambi July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am
I think it was very tacky. If I had just lost my husband 3 months ago, I wouldn't want someone toRead More remind me of his birthday in a public way like that. I would already be aware of it and prefer to grieve and remember him without publicity.
Karen M. Bushy July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am
"Bambi", Mr. Rutherford does not do it in a "public way". It is an email thatRead More comes to your own personal email box if you register your birthday with Mr. Rutherford's website. It was Mr. Brady who chose to make the birthday greeting public, not Mr. Rutherford. If Mr. Brady didn't want it publicized, he could have and should have just deleted it and moved on. Why does his deceased wife still have an email account that he is monitoring? That would be the bigger question in my mind.
Walter White July 16, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Another proud member of the Stupid Party.
State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet. Credit: File photo
seer. July 13, 2014 at 08:57 pm
if anyone knows anything about "fraud" and "theft" it's a IL/Will county Dem.
Herc July 13, 2014 at 09:52 pm
@seer........ isn't that the truth!
A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
LunchLadyU July 8, 2014 at 09:45 pm
I like that this happened at Gate B7. haha Yes, we need bees to pollinate so we have food to eat.Read More Save the bees!
Jim July 9, 2014 at 08:59 pm
In 2011, O'Hare Airport became the first U.S. airport to open an apiary on the premises. ThatRead More spring, 28 beehives were opened as part of a conservation program, according to the City of Chicago. Hansen now oversees 75 beehives at the airport, one of the world's busiest. Why didn't THIS makes the news???? Rock on honeybees!
AJ McCrea July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am
This is not Oak Lawn news.
The remains of Bud Kelder are believed to be buried under this cross in a Manila cemetery. Photos provided by his cousin, John Eakin, show the remains of a veteran in the Philippines and a letter from Bud to his parents.
Rose Mary Stone July 4, 2014 at 11:33 am
A lengthy list of scandals regarding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has now beenRead More publically exposed by NBC, CBS, NPR, Stars and Stripes, the Associated Press, and a host of other media investigative reports. Scathing official reports by multiple federal agencies painted efforts by JPAC as dysfunctional, duplicative, inefficient, wasteful and so poorly managed and led that JPAC simply could not do the job assigned to it. No matter how hard the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) and JPAC management tried to spin the fact that only 385 identifications in seven years with an annual budget far exceeding $100 million was someone else’s fault, the American public and Congress refused to buy this hogwash. The JPAC CIL finally admitted that it takes them an average of ELEVEN YEARS to make an identification after remains are recovered. Investigations by the Department of Defense found 600 to 1,000 sets of American servicemen's remains in cardboard boxes in the JPAC Laboratory that the CIL is incapable of identifying because their methods are antiquated and obsolete. The American public and families of MIAs who accepted the smoke and mirrors from the JPAC public relations machine for years through fraud, phony “arrival home” ceremonies, and out right lies; feel angry, humiliated, and betrayed beyond belief. A large number of current and former employees of JPAC cooperated with these investigations because they are dismayed, disillusioned, disheartened, disgusted, and still disbelieving of what they experienced at JPAC. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, in congressional testimony, spoke for many of them when he called JPAC “disgraceful”. Despite being accused of being “vindictive” and “disgruntled”, many past and present employees braved severe retaliation by the JPAC management to come forward with the truth. There are many truly dedicated men and women who work at JPAC who believe in the mission. Researchers, military recovery specialists, and field investigators who hack through jungles, climb mountains, and wade rivers only to be sabotaged in their work by a completely dysfunctional command deserve great credit for their efforts to expose JPAC’s corrupt operation. In the final analysis, no one with any common sense whatsoever believed the excuses of the JPAC Laboratory Scientific Director and other members of the leadership clique at JPAC when their disgraceful actions became public. The Secretary of Defense finally ordered JPAC dissolved and the entire operation be “overhauled”. The changes are long overdue. Yet, even now, those who remain in command at JPAC continue to make excuses and are trying to keep their high paying jobs through their usual finger pointing, denials of responsibility, and boasts that they can “overhaul” their own severe dysfunction if Congress will just give them more millions. Bovine excrement. It is now incumbent upon the Secretary of Defense to ensure that his pledge to the American public for a "paradigm shift" away from "outdated, institutionalized thinking" at JPAC becomes a reality. Such needed massive reform cannot be accomplished by changing the name of the organization, re-shuffling the same poor managers to new desks and titles, and allowing those at fault for not keeping up with modern science such as DNA, to keep their jobs. To do so would only allow the same infectious disease of arrogance and lies to the families of American heroes to take root all over again. Everyone at any level of management and culpability in the many JPAC scandals must be removed. And removed now! The disaster at JPAC has been added to the VA Hospital, Dover Mortuary, Arlington Cemetery, and the Viet Nam Unknown debacles. We cannot allow it to happen again.
Moira Dunn
Frank June 26, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Prove it, I'm your #1 supporter; no proof, well what can I say. Madigan's crowd will have a FIELDRead More DAY with nonsense swiss cheese claims. You can't BS yourself into public office. You will be called out.
Frank June 28, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Notice how this topic got real quiet? I asked a few questions about Batinick. What business does heRead More own, how many does he employ, how has he created jobs? He is a Realtor, a noble profession. He proclaims to be a small business owner yet the firm he works for is not owned by him. What business does he own from which he has gained this wealth of knowledge he professes to have about running a business, employing people, etc., etc?
Frank June 28, 2014 at 08:36 pm
How many does he employ? What are his gross receipts from this business? Who is on his payroll?Read More Where is this business located? What type of business is he engaged in as an owner of this business? Why can these questions not be answered?
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truthbetold June 23, 2014 at 07:42 am
Go to your doctor and get them done for FREE.
truthbetold June 23, 2014 at 07:43 am
Why would anyone pay 25 dollars for a physical
Raggedyann June 23, 2014 at 09:57 am
Because not everyone is "entitled" to get them free, Truthbetold. I always had to pay forRead More my childrens physicals.
Herc June 19, 2014 at 07:11 pm
Why would you try to give it water? Wow, just idiotic!
Jerry June 19, 2014 at 07:58 pm
This one gets a Darwin Award. A true example of thinning the herd.
Ex Jolietian June 20, 2014 at 11:13 am
Half the yellowhammers in Wilmington look like they have Rabies. Give them all shots.
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Herc June 19, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Good grief, another waste of taxpayer money. Wonder what the salary is.
Shantel June 19, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Good for her!
Don Zwiers June 20, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Big Job Trying to balance a Will County Budget is a big task, when facing the residents who alsoRead More have the Federal, State, townships and all the cities and special district governments to compete with. Most of us are concerned; our Federal and the state of Illinois just doesn’t have enough money to do what they said they would and are concerned about how to borrow more. Something has to change and it’s not at the bottom. We seem to be making it with what we control. Congress is talking about cutting SS, Medicaid, etc. which will never solve the problem of spending what you don’t have. Others are saying we need to change our tax code; too many loopholes and not collecting what is owed. We are hearing about taxing even our cell phone; where is it going to stop? President Obama is the only person to ask Congress: “Why can’t you make a law that “THE ONLY SOURCE OF REVENUE EACH GOVERNMENT HAS IS AN ADJUSTABLE CONSUMPTION SALES TAX ON ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CREATED FOR PROFIT?” This allows only the Federal, state, county and local governments to set their rates and eliminates all special district governments. Adjusting each rate, eliminates borrowing or profits. Everyone alive is spending money and paid all their taxes. Those spending the most; just pay more tax and less tax is needed. The PACs consume advertizing, government profit generating systems are eliminated, and everyone is able to earn as much as they can within the Free Market System. Everyone pays their fair share. Everyone that believes in this basic question needs to make their own label; Mr. President; “WHY NOT?” The question is: “What can we do for our Country?” and THEN DO IT. Any new ideas?
Randy Wayne June 18, 2014 at 12:42 am
Putting non-violent drug addicts in prison does not help ANYONE. If taxpayers are going to have toRead More pay to keep him in prison for 30 years, we might as well flip the bill for a good drug rehab program instead. Obviously, the preference would be for his father to flip the bill....
Shorewood Guy June 19, 2014 at 03:02 pm
Too late for this man - I believe for him it's prison or death by OD...
Tiff June 23, 2014 at 04:03 pm
He should have left his ass in jail. Tough love people.
Patch editor Joseph Hosey.
Kristina BeautifulMrs Riddle June 15, 2014 at 07:51 pm
People are hurting behind this...of course as a young writer myself I understand his want or desireRead More to share vital information with the public, however the Joliet Patch is known by many for its biased posts, racism, and ill regard for the death of those who perish in our town. This is controversial none the less...
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:03 am
I've had the chance to meet him in person he's a great guy
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:11 am
Did a story about my sister being killed by her husband really took the time to get to know her andRead More the family he's really a great guy and thanks for taking the time to get to know us and the who story it was over 10 years ago and he was just starting out here new to the area
State Rep. Natalie Manley. Credit: File photo
Herc June 12, 2014 at 02:00 pm
An hour town hall meeting.....wow could you spare the time?
Cathy Kalnicky June 12, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Hope someone asks her how she is voting on the temporary tax hike or how she is voting on a houseRead More bill that would exempt Rosemont from being smoke free law!
Herc June 12, 2014 at 06:38 pm
I would venture to guess that she will vote the way Madigan tells her to!
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seer. June 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm
CN are a bunch of Canadian turds- there is no way they should have been allowed to gobble up so manyRead More US rail lines- plus they basically do anything they want and nobody in the US says boo.
Infamous Steve June 13, 2014 at 09:26 am
It's only fair that Canada gets to buy up all of the rail system they want...Dubai owns our portsRead More after all...it is a mad international grab for U.S. assets.
seer. June 13, 2014 at 09:50 pm
All that cash the Fed hands out has to find a home.
Joki2 June 12, 2014 at 07:39 am
Serve your country and like anything else your dedication is forgotten. VA Hospital officials shouldRead More be ashamed of themselves.
Kathy rios June 15, 2014 at 07:32 am
Robert, thank you for your service. I'm glad you had no problems receiving your benefits. It's sadRead More that so many others weren't as fortunate as you. Our veterans should be a top priority considering the sacrifice they make for our country.
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:14 am
Yes for all they do for us you would think that they can go to any Dr of their choice
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Ex Jolietian June 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm
They should install a high speed tram from Evergreen Terrace to the new Courthouse... with anotherRead More connection straight to the county jail. That would really save some money.
Shantel June 5, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Then they should route one to your computer. That way they will know just how strong your opinionsRead More are about Evergreen.
KIMBER45 June 7, 2014 at 02:24 pm
These thug bangers don't need a new building to make their monthly court appearance enjoyable! !Read More cant they just set up video court straight from ET!
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BIGBAKER.. June 1, 2014 at 08:33 am
Its funny how they can repurpose the Court House for something else, but not for our High and MIGHTYRead More JUDGES. Keep the court house, just revamp it. and have the work done at night, so there won`t be problems during he day. still tear down the bank for parking. a buckled floor, a few leaks can be repaired a lot cheaper. but not in Illinois. Jackass QUINN will pass it.
Its me June 1, 2014 at 08:07 pm
$200 million to fund a court house... No wonder there's so many homeless and starving people inRead More Joliet.... They clearly think a building is more important!!!! Hmmm. ..maybe they can use the old court house as a homeless shelter, very doubtful though coz they will make millions more renting it out as office and store space...pathetic!!!!
Ex Jolietian June 1, 2014 at 08:11 pm
Maybe we should make some of these lawyers, politicians and judges homeless.....
Tony May 29, 2014 at 04:59 pm
I could use up a whole page on what I think about the Will County Forest Preserve but it won't doRead More any good. My hobby is metal detecting and until they bought the property or claimed it I was able to use it,I just get to pay taxes and watch dogs use the park, they should give my taxes to Cook County , at least I can detect there.
Charlene Jontel May 30, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Utterly ridiculous! What about cleaning up all of the garbage and dead fish, fish hooks, and otherRead More crap over there, instead of stalking a FB page! Freedom of speech? Social media should be referred to as Socialist media! Unbelievable, I feel sorry for that woman, not to mention the taxpayers who pay those incompetent employees' salaries!
got2bekiddingme May 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Very happy to hear this was resolved with some decency and sense.
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JIm Smith May 29, 2014 at 07:10 am
Did they investigate the real reason she posted? Were dogs getting sick there? Sort of stupid itRead More seems to me. Did they see here in the park? Can they prove she was there. Hearsay evidence is no-good. I live in Alabama; but if i posted that i visited there; would they send me a ticket? Another giant step for every alert cop reading facebook.
Skifu May 30, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Justice for one. The person that decided that a citation was warranted should still get fired overRead More this. http://naperville.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/forest-preserve-voids-facebookbased-citation?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true
got2bekiddingme June 4, 2014 at 08:21 am
Well, at least the Forest Preserve District promptly admitted how wrong this was and quicklyRead More rectified the situation - I can only hope the City of Naperville is following this story and sees how easy it is to do.
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Kathy rios May 25, 2014 at 08:13 am
Thank you. In a sea of opinionated know it alls, you are a voice of treason.
Kathy rios May 25, 2014 at 08:13 am
Thank you.
John Tips June 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Hope the new members bring some common sense to the board!
Gov. Pat Quinn's front yard. | Credit: Mark Konkol/DNAInfo Chicago
Edward Andrysiak June 10, 2014 at 01:13 pm
No friends in the neighborhood? When my neighbors are gone on extended vacations and the like...IRead More zip over and cut their grass. But then I like them and value their friendship.
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I don't understand why, between the bullets and the drug dealers, nobody had a chance to go overRead More there and pour some grass killer on the lot...
Walt July 1, 2014 at 08:14 am
The individuals that worry about weeds should get a life. Weeds are a sign of a non-toxic lawn.Read More Weed free lawns usually have dangerous chemicals applied that run-off into rain sewers and end up in lakes and streams. I'd rather have a lawn that is safe for my grandchildren. Many weeds are edible. This has nothing to do with whether I vote for Quinn,
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Jan Schrock May 23, 2014 at 08:43 am
please take your digg to the vet if he/she develops a "cough". It may be kennel cough orRead More it could be something worse like blastomycosis. Symptoms are similar. Please search the internet for information. The Plainfield patch had a good article in the past about the disease.
Jan Schrock May 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
*dog (darn auto spell check/correct)
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