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Patricia Higgins immediately after being struck in the face (right) and shortly thereafter. | NBC Chicago
Pamela Wollenberg July 17, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Oh Please !!!!
Just Me! July 20, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Janet- while I can empathize with what your friend is going through. I still can not believe thatRead More the thought even crossed her mind to sue for this. As someone else posted, if you break a leg skiing are going to sue the lodge? There are risks that everyone takes in all activities that we do when we walk out the door. If it sounds cruel I can't apologize, but this sounds like just another sue happy cituation that your friend is choosing to partake in. Whether waiting a year or not. I would think she of all people being a M.D. Would have a great understanding, she pays a huge premium in Liability Insurance just to practice medicine. Her premium is high because of frivolous lawsuits, hence if she wins her lawsuit (for an activity she chose) who will pay? The fans with higher ticket prices.
KIMBER45 July 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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Kent Frederick June 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm
If we're going to get rid of Native American mascots (unless a nickname has the blessing of a tribe,Read More such as the Seminole Nation approving of the use of the name and logo by Florida State University), then what about nicknames that are disparaging. What comes to mind is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Besides the ND logo, there is the logo of a leprechaun in a classic boxing stance. Does the average person still think that a person of Irish heritage settles disputes with a fistfight? I like to think that stereotype has fallen by the wayside. Yet, Notre Dame still keeps that offensive stereotype alive.
sklogw June 20, 2014 at 09:19 am
The name Redskins should have been done away with long ago. Imagine if there were such a thing asRead More Whiteskins, Blackskins, Beigeskins, Brownskins or Yellowskins how long would that have lasted? This land was stolen from Native Americans, that's bad enough, add a racist term and make the teams colors the color of red skin and it's horrible. Native American images have been long used as mascots and turned into cartoon characters. There is no respect behind it. It is a slap in the face to Native Americans and a reminder of the lives and land that was raped and pillaged. Then to top it off, people will wear their likeness and call it paying homage. Pretty twisted.
Matt B. June 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Does anyone here personally know a Native American that is offended by this, or is everyone suckingRead More from the teat of the liberal media that tells you this is wrong and offensive? Do you still feel "white guilt" from something that happened hundreds of years ago that YOU had nothing to do with? Elizabeth Warren says this is wrong so it must be (if you don't know the story behind why I brought up her name or who she is please don't respond to this). Twisted to wear a likeness of a group of others, what is next, get rid of Halloween? But this is the Lakeview Patch where people don't offend and everyone lives on Happy lane and farts rainbows, right? Pick any heritage and they have at one time been offended. This is every weekend that this horrible team name is shown on TV so its wrong? Do the REDSKINS offend you in any way shape or form in day to day life? If so, you my want to think about what is wrong with your way of thinking.
James Tiernan May 29, 2014 at 07:12 am
Nice Career! I hope the next Head Coach brings the same level of intensity.
Dr. Derek J. Hartmann May 29, 2014 at 07:33 am
You will be missed on the baseline. Great guy and great coach!
Genvieve LaChappele May 29, 2014 at 10:52 am
Good for you! The most important thing for any child is to spend time with their father! Nice jobRead More J Mac!
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Snag man June 1, 2014 at 08:17 am
Wong place, wong time, screaming the wong things....
Carol S. Kohn June 1, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Go Blackhawks! I want the Stanley Cup back in Chicago again for another season!
Jaded Smaded June 2, 2014 at 05:30 pm
Confusions say " no taunt hockey guy, get squirt in eyes!"
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Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 06:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
CowDung July 23, 2014 at 09:20 am
sportsnut: Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in coaching... If nothingRead More else, becoming a coach will give you a voice in the league to lobby for equal playing time for all kids, and rotation of positions--particularly at the lower levels.
Vicky Polito May 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm
I appreciate the accomplishments of the Blackhawks as well, but they are getting plenty of coverageRead More these days, too, so calm down. This was just one little extra story because of this odd thing called the "cross town classic/cup". They're ALL just games, sports and they each have big followings. Yeesh.
D L May 6, 2014 at 06:46 am
One for the Good Guy's !!
Ryan May 6, 2014 at 09:43 am
Baseball season does not truly begin until hockey season is over.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Williams transferred to the school this year from Bolingbrook and brought players with him.
NJR March 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm
The Coach is still suspended indefinitely by the IHSA. After all the shenanigans with SEVERAL boysRead More teams this season (with no repercussions!) I don't see how they can't reinstate him immediately. #titleIX
Nick002 March 29, 2014 at 06:57 am
Thanks again to Mitchell for exposing this. I wouldn't put too much stock in the school's sayingRead More "we found no evidence". How could they? The only witnesses to illegal recruiting would have been the coach, the students and their parents. Why would any of them confess to the school's attorney when silence gets them off?
Herc March 16, 2014 at 09:23 pm
Nice jerseys, now win some games!
Darlene Barajas March 17, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Bought one and wore it yesterday!
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Alex T March 6, 2014 at 09:59 am
Worried about getting into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the lottery? BypassRead More the lottery system and guarantee your spot by registering to run with Girls in the Game's charity race team, Game Changers. Girls in the Game is a local Chicago nonprofit that seeks to empower girls through sport, health and leadership. - We will WELCOME you with supportive and encouraging teammates - We will TRAIN you to be fit and ready for race day - We will SUPPORT you as you fundraise and build awareness for Girls in the Game Are half marathons more your style? You can also run the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon with Girls in the Game. Learning more about the benefits of joining our team by clicking here: http://girlsinthegame.org/content/index.asp?s=508&s2=623&p=623&t=Run-the-Bank-of-America-Chicago-Marathon
Alex T March 6, 2014 at 10:02 am
Worried about getting into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the lottery? BypassRead More the lottery system and guarantee your spot by registering to run with Girls in the Game's charity race team, Game Changers. Girls in the Game is a local Chicago nonprofit that seeks to empower girls through sport, health and leadership. - We will WELCOME you with supportive and encouraging teammates - We will TRAIN you to be fit and ready for race day - We will SUPPORT you as you fundraise and build awareness for Girls in the Game Are half marathons more your style? You can also run the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon with Girls in the Game. Learning more about the benefits of joining our team by clicking here: http://girlsinthegame.org/content/index.asp?s=508&s2=623&p=623&t=Run-the-Bank-of-America-Chicago-Marathon
kayborst February 25, 2014 at 07:25 pm
All schools do conditioning in the off season. What does the IHSA consider Football camps/summerRead More conditioning. If any any of the usual suspects had a child in HS sports they would know conditioning is open to any student in the school.
Dan February 26, 2014 at 07:05 am
eric grant= welfare fraud.
Rikki February 27, 2014 at 09:44 am
Flintstone, I could find zero information on a special School Board meeting this evening. Can youRead More please provide details? Thank you.
Lisa Shipman February 25, 2014 at 09:41 pm
@nick002 ~ the last time i checked, he had not been fired. i don't know if he's guilty, but i doRead More know that his behavior warrants looking into. i think HF already does have alot of things that make people move to this community and go to our high school and i think that's great. and if the 4 senior girls who played for smith at bolingbrook for 3 years couldn't fathom their senior year without playing for him, then so be it...let their FAMILIES ALL MOVE to the HF community and each buy a single family home and pay taxes like every other family. there are residency requirements that need to be met. if those residency rules were met, then fine, but 3 moms living with 3 daughters in a house that is zoned for single family use just DOES NOT sound like the residency requirements ARE being met. that's all i'm saying. (and that's what i meant about the girls living here, legitimately, NJR, so don't get your panties in a bunch and act like i said something that i did not) he was accused of recruiting at bolingbrook and now he is being accused of recruiting here. (recruiting is NOT ALLOWED) it all sounds suspicious and i think it should be looked into. i never said he was guilty. i said IF he was guilty, he should be fired and so should any and everyone who helped him. and you know what, NJR? you offend me....on so many levels. peace yourself.
Argofan1 February 26, 2014 at 05:32 pm
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TJjones February 27, 2014 at 07:36 am
Lisa if you ever went to a girls basketball game, no one sat the bench. I think Coach Smith playedRead More about 17 girls every game. Did some of those girls lose some minutes from the previous year? Yes, but he kept all players that were part of the program and he was consistently subbing for 5 players.
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