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ChiCubs1 April 17, 2014 at 06:46 am
Love this!!!
Gigi April 17, 2014 at 08:58 am
That is great! Those kids deserve a bright spot in their day!
Paul Shafer April 17, 2014 at 09:13 am
Absolutely fantastic !
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Rodger Higgins April 17, 2014 at 01:49 am
You can believe the Mayor of New York will use this footage to help his case to get rid of ALL horseRead More drawn carriages in New York he promised he would do.
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 07:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 07:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Colleen McAbee April 17, 2014 at 06:13 am
What's an Oswego?
h m April 17, 2014 at 06:44 am
Who cares!!! At the rate Chicago is going, it will be the next Detroit.
Johnny appleseed April 17, 2014 at 10:07 am
Who did they mug to get that rating?
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 06:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 08:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
Lenny Kravitz April 16, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Not as funny as that US Airways tweetRead More yesterday.http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/us-airways-just-tweeted-out-one-of-the-most-graphic-things-y
Dennis Robaugh (Editor) April 16, 2014 at 05:50 pm
wow, lenny kravitz. would hate to be the person working the Twitter feed for US Airways that day.
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D Penta April 16, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Natick news - Nebraska news -- well at least they both start with the letter N. I said this before IRead More think everyone should not open any article on their local Patch unless they see the name of their community in it. They are trying to trick up with news. We see a headline and think - in my case - Natick - and it is not. NO NAME - NO CLICK! I think if the click rate goes down for Patch, it will hurt them advertising wise and then maybe they will listen to us that we want LOCAL NEWS! Who wants to join me in my NO NAME No CLICK campaign?
noah arribas April 17, 2014 at 12:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWyT5RWHtA How its done
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 07:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
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SoSub Resident April 16, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Doesn't H-F have a residency investigator, for lack of a better term? And didn't three of the newRead More students on the team all register at the same Flossmoor address? Seems to me that the residency investigator should be a little worried about his job, too. Unless the entire transfer of former Smith players was quietly condoned... until the lawsuit.
Lisa Shipman April 17, 2014 at 09:02 am
HF employs 2 full time residency officers. i think they were told to overlook the 3 students whoRead More were living at the same address. it's just my opinion, but i think the whole thing was an inside deal. i think the old AD and the principal and other administrators were in on it, as well. how else does something like that get overlooked? i also think that when the whistle was blown, the school offered up the training 'infractions' as a bargaining chip to admit they did 'something' wrong so the attention would be misdirected from the recruits, because if the REAL truth came out and implicated the principal and the superintendent, well then all hell would have broken loose and tony smith would not be the only one looking for a new job. and yes, the players were recruits. there is no other word to use, because they were recruited by Tony Smith to play for him at the new school where he was taking the head coaching position where his old AD was now the new AD and Tony Smith was going to be allowed to run the show and do whatever he wanted because THAT is the relationship he had with his AD at his old school. re: the lawsuit; i applaud the young lady who had the courage to stand up for what is right. i also believe the lawsuit did what it was supposed to do. Tony Smith is no longer at HF, right? enough said.
JMAN April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
The dismissal of Coach Smith is a big step in the right direction but as stated in previous commentsRead More he did not act alone in this. Hopefully, the next step will be corrective actions taken against the Superintendent and Acting Athletic Director who stated that everything was checked and cleared after Coach Smith's hiring. For them to say that they notified the IHSA on February 14 and reported some violations shows that they knew what was going on for many months prior to this self reporting on February 14 (a CYA move) If the administration wasn't caught does anyone think that they would have self reported? They simply chose to ignore the wrongdoings that they were aware of from the beginning.
Homewood Walker April 13, 2014 at 03:30 pm
I bought a rain barrel at the Homewood Farmer's Market a few years back. Wish they would sell themRead More this year too! It's a great idea, to save money by saving rainwater to water your tomato plants!
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 03:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
Grumpy Old Man April 17, 2014 at 08:13 am
@Pete - My tired eyes again! I agree - both parties do the fundraisers but when you have one partyRead More in control as in Crooked County and Chicago it essentially winds up Democratic fundraisers. And the symbiotic relationship between the Democratic machine and the public employee unions is another prescription for disaster.
william savick April 17, 2014 at 08:55 am
They call him the 'real Governor of Illinois' which Michael J. Madigan basically has been. He hasRead More seen elected Governors come and go leaving the state of Illinois in shambles in every aspect. We're hoping he put off retirement because he didn't want his legacy to include being unable to right this ship. Whatever his agenda is let's hope he can somehow get us out of this mess and return the state to a credible standing .
Pete Speer April 17, 2014 at 09:24 am
The Madigoblin, as I prefer to call him is not the Wizard of Oz, more kike the Wizard of Ooze, HeRead More makes his real money dipping his wick in the property tax game which he rigged on behalf or the Cook County machine.and the Chicago boys by setting different property tax ratios for residential property and commercial property. Residences think they are getting a great deal, being assessed at 10% of the ephemeral "Estimated Market Value, Businesses bear the burden with a ratio of 25%. No other County is permitted multiple ratios. Our constitution requires that all property in the State have a ratio of 33 1/3%. To reach that level the state reviews recorded sales REGARDLESS OF PROPERTY TYPE and assigns a multiplier to reach the constitutional level For Cook County that thas hovered around 3.0, That multiplier is then assigned to all property to create the valuation against which you are taxed -- in effect 30% of the County estimated market value on residences; 75%, on businesses In order to get the valuations lowered, the appeal system must be used. You can see why businesses rush to the Madigan form and to the Alderman Burke firm and others to willingly pay big bucks to get their valuation lowered. There is more, but I have gone too long.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 07:24 am
So, Aileen, I guess we have Ronnie Regan to blame for the failed "war on drugs"? HeRead More decided to go after marijuana but ignore the aids epidemic? A true humanitarian and a right wing icon. And what is ironic is we are closer today to beating aids than drugs.
Albert Van Thournout April 17, 2014 at 09:09 am
If it were not for the sad impact on the lives of people pursued by out-of-control government, thisRead More scenario would be the biggest laugh in a long time. Connect these shennigans with 'for profit prisons' where governments (Federal and some State) contract out for incarceration and where the government has to pay an indemnity if it does not do its part to keep for profit prisons at 90% capacity.
Aileen Dodge April 17, 2014 at 09:21 am
I know there are a lot of people in this county that believe Ronnie Regan was a really greatRead More president. I for one do not believe that. I believe he began the start of this country being sold to and then made into a Corporation which is owned and run by the 2% wall street unrealistic, filthy rich, sub humans. He began this process and the Bush's continued and completed it. And though there are those that hate Obama. He is ineffectual as a president because he came into office not knowing what to do to actually stop what had been set in motion to happen. Had Hilary been elected into Office she would have stopped what was happening. Because she was there when her husband was President and she knew what was going on. She would have known what action to take to either stop or at least slow the process of the sale of this county. But it has happened. And Obama was a wonderful puppet voted into office. He has served his purpose well. The County is now a Corporation. And the next time Wall Street falls this country will be forced into the One World Financial Market of the EURO!!! Mark my words it is the way of all Corporations. My motto is this: It is NEVER a BAD day for a REVOLUTION!!!! So people STOP hitting the SNOOZE button and WTF up!!!!!
This is me with my friend Scheri, posing with the entire MercyMe band and our newly signed CDs!
Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Sal is so right. Younger me would not have listened to me.
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Jennifer April 15, 2014 at 07:47 am
Hopefully he will be able to get things back on track with HF and the ISHA, and also expand hisRead More focus beyond football. Good news that they are finally hiring a replacement for Alex Anderson
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Mike- there is no hate here. actually a pathetic situation when one feels he is "owed"Read More something rather than earning it by working for it. Why not move down to the inner city and live there for 6 months, then get back to us!! it should be a real eye opener for you!! I work 6-7 days a week to enjoy what I have, even though i have little time to do so, I'm not complaining, but it bothers me that i am penalized by the way of extra taxes, fee's , etc., to help those who have no intention of trying to help themselves.. I have TWO children, NOT 5, 6, or 7 simply because I cannot afford it, and would NOT EXPECT the government to take care of them for me!!!
John April 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Stu@ ask Mike( the Brown Nose) Brown what he thinks.All should be on the Gov't. A true Communist ifRead More ever.
Sent from my Lear Jet April 16, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Here's the story I posted this morning and was censored by PATCH Pistol Turned to ‘SubmachineRead More Gun’ By Clueless Media April 15, 2014 | Filed under Constitutional Issues,corruption,Culture,Culture Of Corruption,Democrats,Dumb Criminals,Gun control,Liberals,Media | Posted by Warner Todd Huston Once again we get proof of how mindless and clueless the media is, how they don’t fact check, but just mindlessly pass on each other’s bad work ad infinitum. This time it happened with a story about a criminal who used a .22 caliber pistol in a crime but one clueless reporter turned it into a “submachine gun” and hundreds of his mindless colleagues followed suit passing the lie on and on and on. Clueless reporter Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo Chicago, a website that caters to local news, reported on an incident that was perpetrated by a man from West Garfield Park who began wielding a .22 caliber pistol in a grocery store because he didn’t want to pay the 22 cents tax on a bottle of pop he was trying to buy. Holliday “reported” that the crook “pulled an Intratec submachine gun out of a Gucci satchel,” and in the next paragraph again claimed the piece was a “submachine gun” saying, “Officers arrived on the scene shortly after to find Shelton’s Gucci bag open on the counter as well as 15 bullets in the blue steel .22-caliber submachine gun–eight live rounds in one magazine, five in another and one in the chamber, according to court documents.” Of course, it is clear that reporter Holliday doesn’t have any idea what he’s rambling on about. The .22 caliber Intratec pistol is not a “submachine gun. It is a semi-automatic pistol like every other semi-auto pistol. A submachine gun is an automatic rifle that uses pistol cartridges instead of larger ones such as rifle or armor piercing cartridges. A one-hand-held version of this weapon is called a “machine pistol,” but it is also fully automatic. The Intratec pistol used in this crime is not a fully automatic weapon, however. It is semi-auto-meaning it fires only once when the trigger is pulled. It does not expel a stream of bullets like a fully automatic weapon does. Yet, as soon as this story went live on April 13, dozens of other so-called news outlets took up the claim that this dolt used a “submachine gun” in his crime. All one need do is put “Nahshon Shelton submachine gun” in any search engine and dozens of so-called news stories will be revealed saying that the criminal used a “submachine gun.” It all just shows that whenever you see a report on guns in the Old Media establishment, you should not trust it. They don’t even know the proper definitions of firearms terms and from there all their “facts” are suspect.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 09:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.