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Plainfield during the April 2013 rainstorm.
danderson,derrick April 24, 2014 at 07:56 am
liars! using "climate change" nonsense as the scapegoat for the flooding. the whole reasonRead More why there were no problems pre 1970's is...there was no one living in most of these areas. will county didnt start to really boom the way it has till a few years ago when cook county got too expensive to live in.
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
swimmer April 23, 2014 at 08:41 pm
How long do you think it will take to recover from the deficits, left from Bush's wars?
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 05:28 am
If the clueless Obama would have signed on to Ryan's budget, we would have been well on our wayRead More toward eliminating the deficit. Instead, he chose to drive us over the cliff. He has been an absolute failure.
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 06:37 am
If Ryan and his cohorts started to slash corporate welfare along with everything else, perhaps itRead More would be worth considering
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!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Hey Oprah, where are you?? out in the streets helping these thugs find a new way of life?? with allRead More that cash and negro power behind you, you should be able to fix this in one show.
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JLO April 21, 2014 at 02:03 am
It would be wonderful if the editors actually knew English sentence structure when posting a storyRead More Take a closer look at the first paragraph for example.
Infamous Steve April 21, 2014 at 10:28 am
I thought that was a little difficult to read....lol almost like street talk.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
voice of america April 23, 2014 at 07:56 am
We need a million man march in Peoria. Demand the removal of the Mayor, All three Judges, and PoliceRead More chief.
Elizabeth Miller April 23, 2014 at 08:34 am
It probably took 3 judges to get them to grant the warrants they were looking for. And the AttorneyRead More Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is the "bar" you are looking for. You will find specific rules there and though anyone can lodge complaints, and all complaints are heard, the accused members of the bar have a right to defend themselves and their actions. The attorney for the arrested kid can file for sanctions, too, and move to suppress the information obtained by the warrant if it is judged to have been granted erroneously.
The Other Christine April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
Here you go: On March 14, Judge Kirk Schoebein signed off on a warrant seeking subscriberRead More information from Twitter. On March 29, two days after Twitter gave police the information they requested, Judge Lisa Wilson approved a warrant for Comcast to find out where the person who used the Internet to access Twitter lived. On April 1, Elliott was identified as the Comcast subscriber for 1220 N. University St., the affidavit said. Two weeks later, Judge Kim Kelley approved the warrant to search the house. Police seized several iPhones, two Xbox video game consoles, computers, pieces of mail, drug paraphernalia, alleged marijuana and digital memory cards. Courtesy of the Peoria Journal Star Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140417/News/140419023#ixzz2zitrPrj3
President Obama
stanley seigler April 24, 2014 at 06:02 am
re: RR provided the environment necessary for the massive job creation +++ well rand paul disagreesRead More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better on the Budget Than Ronald Reagan < http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/rand-paul-jimmy-carter-was-better-budget-ronald-reagan > +++ Paul routinely knocked the Republican icon as a fiscal failure. By David Corn Wed Apr. 23, 2014 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++[CLIPS, goto link for context] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ And he [rand paul] routinely made an assertion: President Jimmy Carter had a better record on fiscal discipline than Reagan. +++ . Ron Paul voted "no" against the very first Reagan budget… Everybody loved this "great" budget. It was a $100 billion in debt. This was three times greater than Jimmy Carter's worst deficit +++ and pointed out that deficits had mounted under Reagan and President George H.W. Bush: "Domestic spending went up more rapidly in the '80s than it did under Carter." And he took this swipe at Reagan <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ People want to like Reagan. He's very likable. And what he had to say most of the time was a great message. But the deficits exploded under Reagan +++ Paul pointed to the dramatic rise in deficit spending under President George W. Bush and declared that Republicans had "become hypocrites" on spending and the deficits >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ Jimmy Carter's last budget was about $34 or $36 billion in debt. Well, it turns out, Reagan's first budget turned out to be $110 billion dollars in debt. And each successive year, the deficit rose throughout Reagan's two terms. +++ spending rose more dramatically under Reagan than it did under Carter. Well, you say, 'Reagan's a conservative, Carter's a liberal.' Not necessarily always what it seems." +++ We were in charge in the Reagan term, the next Bush's term, this last Bush. The deficits were horrendous under the Republicans…During Reagan's two terms, domestic spending went up faster than Jimmy Carter. +++ The deficit exploded because domestic spending rose faster under Reagan, so did military, but domestic spending rose faster under Reagan than under Jimmy Carter… +++[ end clips] <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< well well well +++ thanks sen paul for confirming what this bleeding heart red neck has know
JAY JAY April 24, 2014 at 07:44 am
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for GodRead More loves a cheerful giver. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Get a JOB or get a PULPIT +++ Then you can hang with the phoney Reverends JACKSON, SHARPTON & Obama's hero that he threw under the Bus for votes!!!! Black Liberation church REVREND WRONG//
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 08:28 am
Spam machine is nothing but a cut and paste google search drone. His lack of education makes himRead More easy prey for the polluted message available for the taking on the internet. Repeating cliche is his art, ie using the tired 1% jargon regarding RR, side stepping the cold hard fact of creation of 24,833,000 net new jobs plus the reduction of those not in the workforce of 5,234,000. How in God's name can one lay claim that RR was all for the 1% only. Drone.
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Harry Benson April 16, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Why? Hasn't it already been proven that the Mexicans can either climb it or dig under it?
Dense much? April 16, 2014 at 03:55 pm
A million dollars well wasted.....
Infamous Steve April 17, 2014 at 10:21 am
LMMFAO Harry!!!!
The existing courthouse was built in the 1960s. Credit: File photo
Infamous Steve April 15, 2014 at 09:22 am
Yea, you take the court house out of the ghetto and I'm sure they will all be devastated... ManyRead More officials — including Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante — have pushed to keep the courthouse downtown. "The impact for Joliet would be devastating" if the courthouse were to leave, Winfrey acknowledged. "We are not trying to do that," she added, saying the county board actively supports the revitalization of downtown Joliet.
Volunteer workers chip in their services by shoveling mulch during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Community Volunteer Workday in 2013. This year’s event will be held on April 26 at Whalon Lake. Credit: Submitted photo
Infamous Steve April 14, 2014 at 08:50 am
Yea, what about the Hammel woods dog park? that is in such poor shape, It's not even funny. You knowRead More it is bad when even a forest preserve officer makes the comment,"you know, they just built two new dog parks. You think they'd spend some money on this one."
Seer April 10, 2014 at 12:05 am
Heroin was tough to get before we invaded Afghanistan beccause the Taliban outlawed it- now the CIARead More runs the poppy field show over there and our streets are flooded with H.
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Infamous Steve April 7, 2014 at 09:15 am
And this isn't going to create a controversy?!?!?!?!
Pat April 7, 2014 at 04:01 pm
From what I can see, there is no shortage of people wanting these jobs, so what does that tell you?Read More For what its worth, I say no!
Russ Foster April 24, 2014 at 07:08 am
@gerald - you are what is screwing America. You think American needs to force options to the lowestRead More common denominator--to people who don't know what to do. There was nothing wrong with my former insurance policy. It worked, I didn't go into bankruptcy. Apparently I am smart enough to pick something from the confusing options of "choice and competition". But I no longer have that choice.
Russ Foster April 24, 2014 at 07:12 am
@gerald - I have an exercise for you. Can you tell me exactly was was wrong with my formerRead More insurance policy?
Max Smart April 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
" I have an exercise for you. Can you tell me exactly was was wrong with my former insuranceRead More policy?" Of course ha can. Geri knows all. Fortunately for us plebes, he shares his vast knowledge with all!
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Bob Wadas April 1, 2014 at 03:21 pm
She was actually a very good judge !
Ed60062 April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Funny how everyone thinks she shouldn't be a judge but, as was pointed out earlier, few bothered toRead More vote no on the retention ballot.
Magilla Gorilla April 13, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow. If they had an asterisk by her name on the ballot that symbolized a connotation regarding herRead More illness, I am sure people would have voted No. Most people that vote are either politically ignorant or corrupted anyway. Either way, the voting system is a fraud. SHOW HER THE MONEY, cuz, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of public servants have more than a few screws loose anyway... Birds of a feather flock together.
Prominent cigarette displays in a Walmart. | Credit to anti-smoking advocacy site badadvertising.org
Mike Es. March 30, 2014 at 11:16 am
Maybe we can make up the tax my LEGALIZING MARIJUANA!
Marie MANCERA March 30, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Already, there is TOO MUCH Government interference in the private life of us Americans, why don thisRead More gov agents worry about schools, high taxes, etc. Ms. Madigan has a lot of nerve asking for stores to stop selling cigarettes, at the time the state is legalizing marihuana, Cook county is the highest tax in the state, etc.etc.
karen erickson March 31, 2014 at 07:29 am
If they're gonna ban tobacco products, they should also ban junk food & pop along with alcohol!
Sohan L. Khungar March 28, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Bring jobs by encouraging new businesses, expanding existing ones, encourage R&D, internshipsRead More for students and teachers, give incentives for hiring, particularly the unemployed, encourage home ownership, energy conservation, incentives to get off the vices, like drugs. Convert firearms to ploughs and high tech tools, cars and robots. These will all add revenues and taxes, and we could go back to the good old days of 2 or 3% state income tax. Look at the states with zero state income tax: WA, TX, FL, Arizona, NM, Oegon and others: they are all pro-business, which means more jobs and sales/excise taxes. I hate going to Chicago to pay outrageous parking fees. No such problem in beautiful suburbs like Oakbrook. Bring more jobs to suburbs and the country side. Give incentives to farmers. Why are more ag businesses in Iowa, WI and MN than in IL? I want to start a business which in 3-5 years could add as many as 100 jobs. I went to my village: no incentives! Wyming is giving us "no taxes for 10 years". Wake up IL politicians!
J. Geoff Rove April 10, 2014 at 08:01 pm
"There is also a lack of interaction with state workers, which contributes to low morale amongRead More them and negatively affects the day-to-day management of state government,” Please, at least the Ryan Cronnies are OUT. Only new TOLLROADS around here during 26 YEARS of Thompson, Edgar, Ryan gang.
jim April 10, 2014 at 08:11 pm
@Sohan the days of 2 or 3% are long gone. Look for property taxes to take a big jump over next 5 toRead More 10 years to pay for the pension mess and the politic ans that think money grows on trees ( they see a leaf and think its a dollar)
Mary Lou and Tom Riley in front of their house. | Screengrab from SunTimes.com video.
MiMi March 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
CORRUPTION AND COVER UP IS ALIVE AND KICKING....and is SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.....YES, IT ISRead More INDEED REAL....crap like this happens every where....these people just got caught up in the system.....be glad it was just this instead of something else.
Edward Andrysiak March 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Donald, I'm not feeling any love. You stated you worked for the County for 30 years. There shouldRead More have been no loop holes in an honest system where people got what they were entitled to. So you did nothing to remedy that. Now, you want to profit from the knowledge you have working on a broken system.....cheeeeez.
Donald Yosef Marcus March 30, 2014 at 09:12 am
Dear Edward ,You miss understood what I said, I worked there 30 yrs ago not worked for them for 30Read More yrs. I worked there for 5 yrs in the earily 1980's to the late 1980's. You might might believe this ,but under the last 2 assessor's the office has becomed 100% more open/accessible to their information. The stystem is broken, but this would take a tremenious undertaking to revamp the whole system from top to bottom. This would be like taking on the under funded pention that still hasn't been fully addressed except on the back end some 20 to 30 yrs from now ! I did my best to help the tax payers of Cook County & that's one of the reason's why I left the Assessor's office ! I got removed as an analysis,working on the appeals for them since my production wass 40-50% less then everyone in the department. Why, because I was taking the extra time to give everyone a fair break on their assessment through the loop holes that I learned. I got removed & they put in Tax payer Assistance counter, on the phones to answer questions & then on reachout. I was there in the 1980's for the first 100 yrs flood in Des Plaines. I help homeowners write up their compliants for them.