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Will the real Duke please stand up? Patch file.
enough! July 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm
@ TJ: Que pasa? That's the English now...
enough! July 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm
@ TJ: Sooo not worth the time exchanging comments with ignorant people...Like you.
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Facebook screen grab of bridge demolition.
Mara July 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Ditty for Watertown. Rarely is there anything about this city other than real estate and policeRead More reports. What happened to the local news that Patch was supposed to be all about?
Kathy July 14, 2014 at 12:18 am
"Here Comes A Polar Vortex" Huh? What? Where is the story?
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seer. July 12, 2014 at 07:30 pm
FLWright was a God-awful architect.
William Patrick Thiry July 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm
maybe the moonies will sell their mansion on Sheridan road for a going out of business sale now thatRead More their messiah is rotting in his grave
What a mink looks like when it's not a coat. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)
Cynthia Curran July 13, 2014 at 12:06 am
I use to feel the way you did. Personality, the business class and particularly in Orange County hasRead More hired them for jobs for over 30 years. In fact some of the stats by the US Census while lots of conservatives will not agree with is some of the illegal immigrants left Santa Ana and Anaheim since they couldn't find jobs. The Census shows OC aging and Hispanic immigrants tend to make the county younger but OC is now about 37 years old. Hispanic immigrants tend to have more children and bring the average down. The US Census shows a dropped from 2.8 in 2007 to 2.12 now. Granted, there are still lots of illegal immigrants in the OC but at one time they were over 300,000. As for conservatives Texas has almost as bad a problem since business there hired them to do construction and service jobs like dishwashers and fast food. Also, OC kid population has been dropping which is why I think at least some illegals went home or to other parts of California or out of state. The 5 and under population is now onl 6.1 which is slightly below the US average and the under 18 population is about 23.3 also under the national average.. In fact Hispanics were more foreign born as a percentage of the workforce under George W Bush in 2007 when they represent 56 and are now at 49. The only reason I believe that illegal Hispanics are coming and going particularly from Mexico is the birthrate is dropping they tend to have near the 3.0 figure in the US while native born Hispanics are closer to 2.0.
Cynthia Curran July 13, 2014 at 12:13 am
The Central American kids crisis is a law passed under George W Bush because of human trafficking itRead More went to far in the direction of protecting them. On the other hand, Mexico we can just return the kids without having a court hearing that the 2008 act made different for the Central American kids. The hypercracy over many Republicans on immigration allowed companies like here in Orange County and Texas to hire them but pushed border control when probably getting rid of the job magnet a long time ago even under George W Bush's first term would have solved the problem. In Orange County that met not hiring every maid, landscaper, car washer, fast food worker, day labor, low skilled assembly worker usually in garment work or sometimes medical devices or aerospace assembly, and prep cooks. These are just some of the jobs that have been done by illegal immigrants in Orange County the passed 30 years. They entered Santa Ana in the late 1970's and started with simple factory work that is now in Mexico because of NAFTA.
Victoria Kohlhepp July 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm
This is so Old!For example when I was pregnant 10 years ago I got reprimanded by UAL for using theRead More Restroom for 13 minutes in a 8 1/2 day really!I even went to the Dr to have note of Pregnancy so I wouldn't be let go!
Joe Skibinski July 12, 2014 at 10:43 am
It's not surprising to see Roseland on the list. It has had to struggle with inadequate finances forRead More decades. It may serve Advocate well to consider siphoning a little bit of the cash they spend expanding Christ from lot line to lot line and use it to purchase this struggling institution. Then upgrade it's emergency room, as well as it's in and outpatient facilities. This would alleviate some of the pressure on Christ's emergency room and shorten the the ambulance ride for those who need it the most. Granted that there are great benefits to the economies of scale at Christ. However, such concentrated investment of resources in our hospital system leaves many areas of the city under served and ignored.
Stu Pidasso July 13, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Most hospitals are not "safe", As one Nurse mentioned to me a few years ago " try andRead More stay healthy, you really DO NOT want to be in a hospital" " i should know I work there 40 - 50 hours a week! " I said " point well taken, thank you!"
By Lexi Hart
vicki July 12, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Get off here commenting and parent your kids, if you have them. If not, try being a parent for aRead More day! Yall sound like people from the 70's about rock music! Get over yourself! Good grief. Commenting on comics, a new age.
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Vicki turn down that noise!
Cheryl Miller July 13, 2014 at 06:25 pm
I'm pretty sure that most comics aimed at an adult audience are intended to stir up conversation,Read More otherwise why would the Patch (an interactive blog posting type of news site that can only profit if they can show advertisers how many people visit their site and how involved their readers are with the content) post comics at all if they don't expect anyone to have a reaction? The entire premise behind Patch is to create an interactive news experience .... sheesh. It is funny to hear people without children who say that what is wrong with the world today is that we lack the values and parenting style of the older generation but when the parents actually try to take a stand on an issue that they believe is important, they are again criticized for not embracing the changing times and the role of technology. It's b.s. - kids are still kids and they will get a good education regardless of whether they are reading their textbooks on paper or on a tablet computer. They can read off a black board, white board or smart board. The content delivery is not nearly as important as the content itself and the belief that there are real people in their lives who are there to support them along the way. How can you get the feeling of real people supporting you if every person you interact with is communicating to you electronically? It just isn't normal and our entire society is to blame.... But, you can just laugh at the funny pictures, too. I won't criticize you for your choice to miss the point of it.
AnniesDaughter July 11, 2014 at 08:57 pm
I got married and moved here from Ohio 41 years ago. If I had known then what I know now about thisRead More state I would have run screaming back to Ohio. Too late now, the grandchildren live here so I stay.
JAY JAY July 12, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Only takes 2 words to describe IL. HELL HOLE!!! Corrupt politicians and law breakers head the list,Read More living off the backs of the law abiding tax payers.
JAY JAY July 13, 2014 at 08:48 am
Shame is, CROOK COUNTY alone has destroyed the state from border to border. The theiving politiciansRead More have turned it into a corrupt and crime ridden Cesspool !! Tax payers be damned. Chicago ...Obama's training ground !!!
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
Michael Marr July 13, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Forgetting how you got to work, or leaving a baby in a car, are indicators of problems with shortRead More term memory. Short term memory has to do with what you were doing in the last 30 to 60 seconds. These lapses act like a memory wipe -- you know, you get in your car, then go back in the house and then say, why did I come back in the house?
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 07:02 pm
So , RDF you think that there should be consequences for actions. Yes , so do I. And I think I canRead More speak for most everyone else arguing similarly to me, that they also believe that there should be consequences. My belief however is that we all make mistakes in life. Some have more severe results as is in this case. My reaction is more about how you feel that it can never happen to you, and how this can only happen to stupid irresponsible people and that it's obvious to you given what occurred. I'll provide one more piece of anecdotal evidence that I dont think will be viewed as unique: I have a friend who had 4 kids. 3 went on to become successful professionals, and one became a heroin addict. My question to you is my friend a good parent or a bad parent? Is he an idiot or something else? For me it's not as easy an equation. But since you are very good at making determinations, I'll listen to your judgment. (and then after that, I hope your kids turn out the way you hope as sometimes , as they say , shit happens.
PO'G July 13, 2014 at 08:27 pm
are you implying that successful professionals can't be assholes?
Tony July 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm
One step closer to becoming nationalized
Le Avion July 11, 2014 at 10:05 am
Voice of Reason, I never hid my opinions so what are you complaining about? Search and you'll findRead More research that shows that increasing the minimum wage is good for the businesses and the overall economy. But I am sure nothing will convince you anyway since you prefer the echo chamber of fox news et al. BTW, check out the announcement from IKEA this morning about increasing the minimum wage of their US employees.
Edward Andrysiak July 11, 2014 at 10:44 am
Mixing apples and oranges. Minimum wage is NOT intended to be a living wage. Minimum is entry levelRead More and part time work...a place for young people to get a start in the business world and yes, a place for older folks to supplement their SS check with a few bucks. Living wage and minimum wage should never be compared...they are not the same thing!
Source: FDA website
Richard T. July 12, 2014 at 01:28 am
There are physical symptoms to alcohol withdrawal.
cardiclash July 13, 2014 at 02:36 pm
I am addicted to sugar. I eat way too much of it but I CRAVE it constantly and my willpower is low.
Richard T. July 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm
Sugar is not addictive. There is no physical withdrawal to sugar. If you hace psychological issuesRead More that is not an addiction. I think some people just want to be on the 6pm news with the subtitile "VICTIM"
Luther July 10, 2014 at 09:59 am
It's only pork, theft, waste, etc. when it's not in your neighborhood. I'm sure there is a lot ofRead More the same going on downstate that seldom gets reported. HFM_U.
Angel July 10, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Just got this email this morning. Where did the state get 2.5 million to give Naperville for yetRead More another sports complex ? ________________ From the Desk of Naperville Park District’s Executive Director Ray McGury Dear friend of the Naperville Park District: I’m pleased to inform you that earlier this week, Governor Pat Quinn announced the awarding of a $2.5 million grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to support the Naperville Park District’s construction of an Activity Center. As you’re probably aware, the District has been working diligently on this project. It began in 2013 with soliciting public feedback and demonstrating a need for a year-round facility that will support recreation for people of all ages, families, those with special needs and our senior residents. The Activity Center, which will be located at the corner of Quincy Avenue and Fort Hill Drive, also will encourage health and wellness for all ages, provide a place for teens to connect and address the recreational and social needs of our increasingly diverse population. Some of the planned Activity Center spaces include: • Sports courts • Gymnastics studio • Fitness spaces • Indoor playground • Indoor track • Café • Multi-purpose rooms for programs/events Currently, staff is working with the architect and engineering team to design the Activity Center; a draft concept can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/activitycenter. The remainder of this year will focus on design and permitting, with construction beginning in spring 2015. I know I speak for both the park board and staff when I say that this is a project that we’re very excited about and we look forward to providing residents with updates as the project progresses. Sincerely, Ray McGury Executive Director
TheLonePunman July 12, 2014 at 07:10 am
C'mon people, buy those fishing and hunting licenses, after all, those DNR dollars go right intoRead More the general accounting fund...
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Amanda Reckenwithe July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
THAT'S it!! I'm not hanging around, with any more dead people!
LCT July 11, 2014 at 09:06 pm
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs stats DO NOT include accidents caused by an impairedRead More driver who did something stupid, caused an accident, but wasn't in the accident. Cutting someone off, weaving in high-speed traffic, crossing center line, stopping short, running stop signs/street lights, etc. can cause an accident without offending party being in the accident. These drivers are oblivious and merrily drive on their way.
cardiclash July 13, 2014 at 02:42 pm
For those with the disease of alcoholism to drink is to die and I don't want to die. This stuff isRead More bad all around. Drunk drivers are the most self centered, cowardly people on earth.
Keniah Barnes saved a child from drowning at her birthday party. She turned 9 last week. Credit: screenshot from WGCL TV
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A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
Kent Frederick July 8, 2014 at 07:45 pm
This was probably a minor delay for several flights, compared to what happened at Orlando on Sunday,Read More with wave after wave of thunderstorms coming through the area starting around 1pm. Flights were running anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours behind schedule.
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!
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don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 01:00 am
misplaced patriotism and summarily killing masses on the orders of an egomaniac commander who wouldRead More not carry out the ridiculous mission without the questioning of the reasonableness of the mission, can ,and has led to the robotic knee jerk reaction to mindlessly commit global genocide by non thinking trained mercenaries who feel they can KILL their way into problem solving. then come home and turn on family and friends and community due to the vaccines , and brain damage and residue of the depleted uranium weapons they may use to dump an a sovereign country through fake FEAR AND LIES FROM COMMAND. IT could happen . then they may be too morally damaged to remember job #1 to protect the borders as originally assigned . then just may be that there may not be a job , home , or respect from others except their own fellow mercenaries . then tun on community free speech and true nationalism and safety and mutual community respect . It could happen . It could even RUIN the economic engine of the country and give world power to global bankers who could exploit realtars , home buyers , owners and construction industry and we would not be in a position to afford 44 million invaders. MAYBE?
don mckinney July 11, 2014 at 01:08 am
misplaced patriotism destroyed the free speech and other rights as is displayed by the censoring ofRead More polite comments on this format, not patting mercenaries on the back . ie borders unprotected , blacks displaced by illegals in work force , economy trashed , etc
Brainwashed_In_Church July 12, 2014 at 08:37 am
You can also throw it in the trash.
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yourusmcboyelvises July 7, 2014 at 02:40 pm
independence from what.
Lilliana Nishihira July 11, 2014 at 09:21 am
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MAC July 12, 2014 at 12:41 am
One character in the movie "America: Imagine the World Without Her" is Alexis deRead More Tocqueville, who brilliantly assessed and described American Exceptionalism. Here are a few of his best quotes:---------------------------------------------------------------------"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”-----------------------------------“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”----------------------------------------------------------------------------------“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
One Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuit contains 350 mg of sodium. (Credit: Red Lobster's page on Facebook)
Samora Musa July 5, 2014 at 06:10 am
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