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Joe H. April 23, 2014 at 06:13 am
Got to love the good old boys democrat network.
Herb Hupfer April 23, 2014 at 07:39 am
The pigs in Springfield and the unions need to be run out of this state.
Lorriane April 23, 2014 at 08:35 am
Illinois is in the top for all taxes yet we are the most in debt. Why do we continue to vote theseRead More politicians in offfice? One word....union power. In other news, these same democrat politicians just re elected the devil himself, Mike Madigan to a 5th term of democratic house leader. Expect more of the same high tax, high corruption form of governance to continue unless non union voters do something about this. State union voters like this and like to see the non union state citizens suffer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Steven Serebrenik April 23, 2014 at 08:05 am
I believe that affirmative action had it's place in history. It helped a lot of black people butRead More adversely affected a lot of white people who could not get student loans and jobs....It seemed at the time that after all that had been done to black people, this was the way to go. I'm speaking of the 60's. This is 50 years later. Black people have progressed. In my mind, white people have been redeemed by now. Otherwise, when does it end. It's like a tax...NEVER. HOW FAIR IS THAT?
Keith Cox April 23, 2014 at 08:34 am
Affirmative action IS racism!! This is a win!!
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:41 am
Affirmative Action takes into account Race. It is discriminatory.
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Brandon L. Cohen April 23, 2014 at 07:04 am
I think purchasing a home always makes sense; simply for the point of your literally giving away 1/4Read More of your cash flow. With a mortgage you're at least building your own equity. In NYC, especially now, the market is almost always on the upswing. Granted the downpayment of 20% is a chunk of change, but my mortgage and maintenance is less than I was previously paying in rent.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 08:27 am
Oh, this just in. Product placement on the PARCC exam. "A busboy spills a MUG rootbeer. Mug isRead More a trademark of the Pepsi Cola company...." and a story about perseverance, as encapsulated in the Nike Slogan, Just do it, copyright Nike , Inc. No wonder there is a gag order about the contents of the exam. They don't want parents to know. Does that NOT frighten you? Or at least piss you off? Remeber learning in school about subliminal advertising, how movie thewatres used to flash "drink Coca-Cola" every few frames, so fast it was not picked up consciously by movie-goers, but succeeded in increasing concession sales? Who exactly is regulating the content of the tests? There should be NO marketing to children in schools. Like I said, the idea of national standards sounds so reasonable, but they way this has been implemented, and the HUGE amounts of money poured in ALL by companies that stand to profit from a "market" for and of EVERY schoolchild in America, makes this "product", CC and all it's related materials, tainted. Suspect. And you think you can send your child to private school? Most have to adopt CC, because the architect of the CC, David Coleman, is now the President of the College Board, and will be designing the SAT's to reflect whatever the hell he decided already should be the qualifications for college readiness. Do you see the levels of conflict of interest here? Oh, and Home-schooling. Pearson publishing has spent the last couple of years quietly accumulating a portfolio of on-line home school providers. Good luck figuring out which ones.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 08:32 am
Other "countries" have national standards, but most of the "countries" cited areRead More the size of one of our States. There is an International Baccalaureate that is common to western Europe, but it is also offered at (very few) high schools in the US. Why very few? Because it is much more rigorous than most "national" standards, including the common core.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 08:51 am
What is your point, Jennifer? Do only small countries need educational standards? What is theRead More required curriculum for an 'International Baccalaureate' program at the high school level?
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Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 08:24 am
@Stones - I actually agree with you. My problem is simply the economic conditions presentlyRead More affecting Illinois, the lack of any credible solution and the nature of the Chicago and Cook County governments which can't seem to keep crooks out of office. I think Presidential libraries serve valuable purposes (and that doesn't matter which President it happens to be) can provide economic benefits to the area in which the library is location (whether short/long term is another question which I am not in a position to answer).
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
I would suggest that Chicago be required to have a credit check performed before any publicRead More assistance is provided to them. The City of Chicago is on Public Assistance already - they should need to certify for benefits every two weeks and prove the need for more funds from us - the employer and safety net of Chicago Government. No Library Needed - Put his online and be progressive
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:38 am
In this day and age, Presidential Libraries should be virtual, and should demonstrate leadership,Read More not egomania.
Burt April 22, 2014 at 10:10 am
That is all nice but where is the money coming from ? Increased taxes? I can't even afford a bikeRead More becuase my real estate taxes are astronomical. However, I did see that a new Salvation Army store is opening and they have good deals. The state needs to stop urban sprawl and make it a law.
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Funny how Netflix is the "bad boy" yet those that offer more commercials than the movieRead More itself are just fine :) Cable today is pure garbage, a 2 hr movie will last half the night with all those commercials and since all sports from all countries, could be seen live over the internet...cable is obsolete. Netflix is weak but is a fine alternative to cable for now. (as for news, please, you must be brain-dead to get your news from cable...with all of them all over you from second you start the computer to turn on the radio to even the second you "check" the e-mail on the phone. so Reuters don't worry about Netflix, worry about cable companies whose stocks should be worth a little more than half an ounce of dirt
Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 02:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 03:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
TC April 22, 2014 at 08:41 pm
When someone like Seer starts spewing it causes me to wonder if he's just some ignorant kid tryingRead More to get reactions out of adults or if he's just stupid. After going through some of the 12 other comments he's put on other articles in the last 24 hours it is apparent it is both. I apologize to everyone else for provoking even one more comment out of that imbecile. That said, there is no question that there have been abuses in the pension systems (especially the teacher one with the huge end of career bumps) but I still think it is unfair to blame the rank and file people in that system for what is wrong with the financial status of this state. It goes SO much deeper than that. You can be against pensions and want to eliminate them or whatever you want but take away the biggest incentive for going into professions like those where you make less money than similarly educated private sector employees and you are going to have a major shortage (especially of teachers) much more quickly than you think. Be careful what you wish for.
Walt Hines April 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm
@ George, I would love to hear what state your moving to. I'm just tired of the same old crap thatRead More will continue no matter who gets in. I'm in Oswego and the school district is $800 million in the hole. They've spent like a bunch of drunken sailors with not much to show for it. My taxes are more than my PMI each month. We're having to give our homes away just to move.........This ? goes out to anyone. Has Rauner said anything about not collecting a pension from the state if he wins Governor? I've heard nothing and to me that's part of the problem, please share if you know differently. God help us all!!!
Danni April 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm
About that library-think it will be filled with graffiti and out of control theft by a certainRead More segment of the gangbangers, flashmob, driveby shooter, grammar school dropout, gun-toting druggie type?
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:10 am
@Greg Smith - LOL. More nonsense from the Rush crowd. Millions of blacks who are just asRead More disadvantaged as your scumbag gang banger buddies don't drive around shooting up their neighborhoods. You are also, clearly a racist. There are millions of white Americans who aren't born into money and who are unemployed. You should be thankful that we still have a war on drugs. Legalize drugs remove your profits and all of your homies are going to be unemployed and no Ford Foundations to give you grants.
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!
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B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
Tom Lunde April 19, 2014 at 09:59 am
Any word on if the restaurant on Dundee/Quentin that once was Alamar's is going to re-open? WhatRead More about the Tap House Grill in what was once Mia Cucinas?
consumer April 21, 2014 at 10:14 am
I would be interested in an update on when the new restaurant in the former Alamars location willRead More open.
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Arthur Vecchiotti April 23, 2014 at 07:57 am
What is the big deal? Pull up the shirt and get on with it. Most Americans don't know how to dressRead More anyway - Europeans laugh at us all the time about our non-existent dress code. Let's face it, we dress like slobs most of the time.
J. W. MacMahon April 23, 2014 at 08:11 am
No NIPPLES... NO PROBLEM!!!
Gene Jones April 23, 2014 at 08:32 am
Surprised that anything was said to her. We went to WDW and had a woman behind us on Small World whoRead More was breastfeeding without covering up. We have no problem with breast feeding your baby - just cover yourself. It should be a private moment with you and your baby. A older man asked her to cover up. She was apologized to and is still whining. 15 minutes are up.
John Belushi and Bill Murray, Chicago's comedy gift to America. You're welcome.
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:53 pm
HaHa very funny Mother F******
sklogw April 21, 2014 at 02:54 pm
A quote from Eddie Murphy (Not from Chicago) LMAO
Gary April 21, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Well ... Illinois IS a national joke, so ....
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 10:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 01:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 10:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 03:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
lauribe2000 April 21, 2014 at 07:28 am
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080731055339AA4FPib I would be happy to copy editRead More part time for this publication. It seems as though you need someone. In English, you don't say "a dozen of" anything.
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 07:47 am
Judges are standing together it does not take 3 to get a warrant for his arrest. this is the JudgesRead More way of saying f u America, One for all and all for one the Judges are. So lets disbar all of them. Publish their names. fluid the IL. Bar complaint center, Keep doing it to they removed as judges they are unfit to serve as american judges.
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.
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grace April 21, 2014 at 06:53 pm
uh@ jj you know that how?
grace April 21, 2014 at 06:54 pm
lol had no idea they ,as in your dild*, were more than 50 bucks thx @ jj
Status Quo April 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm
'John B' April 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM... be a swimmer and do not sunk. Feed you body and mind toRead More survive.