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Bug McBride April 23, 2014 at 09:17 am
Agreed this is not funny, but this is not very common, as they are trying to make this out to be. WeRead More would be hearing more about it from major news organizations. The Long Beach police commissioner, has no clue what he is talking about. I hope they catch the guy who is responsible.
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 09:17 am
it will
jo April 23, 2014 at 09:26 am
news reported the cost was at 100,000 and they can trace the caller.. he should be prosecuted andRead More pay the 100.000 it cost
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.
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 08:41 am
Affirmative Action takes into account Race. It is discriminatory.
TT April 23, 2014 at 09:06 am
Personally, I'm tired of the racism in sports, where ONE race gets almost all of the attention. It'sRead More time for REAL change. Until sports reflects the multicultural face of America, nothing else should.
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 09:18 am
outstanding....no more cutting in line.....finally the Supreme court has some balls
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.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 09:15 am
Jennifer: It doesn't bother me that textbook providers are involved with standardsRead More development--they are the ones that need to provide materials that meets the standards, so it makes sense that they are involved. Textbook providers get the same benefit whether we use Common Core or not. They sell books to schools. If schools use Everyday Math curriculum, they provide those books. If schools want Singapore Math curriculum, they provide those books. Have you actually read the standards Jennifer, or are you just parroting propaganda gleaned from various anti-Common Core websites?
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 09:17 am
"Very few have the ability to use critical thinking skills to analyze information. In fact, itRead More sometimes seems painful for them to think out of the box. Our students should be able to understand the reasoning that needs to be applied to find solutions, especially when it isn't exactly what they've seen before, so they can apply those skill to address the many issues they will encounter in the future. " :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Common Core Standards require critical thinking skills. It should be a great improvement over what we had previously.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 09:21 am
"IF there were meaningful differences between the CC -"aligned" curricula."Read More Read the Standards, Jennifer. It really doesn't take much to develop curriculum that aligns with the standard. All of the traditional maths that we took as kids can be 'CC aligned' with minor adjustments--adding more 'story' problems to the mix would go a long way toward meeting the Standards.
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
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.
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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.
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?
jack hess April 23, 2014 at 09:03 am
God save the over TAX Citizens of Illinois. I wish i could sell my home, an move out of one of theRead More most corrupt state in the U.S. and Crook County ,but would take a big loss on my home. We have more convicted felons State Legislators than any other state. Ask yourself why ? Look at the legislators who running the state gambling committee! Ask yourself why do Crook County Part -time Commissioners and all part time State Legislators get a ( Full-Time Pension).
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!
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
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.
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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.
Keith Cumbie April 23, 2014 at 09:05 am
Dee honey, your God can blow me. I am under no obligation to follow the rules of your personalRead More faith nor am I obliged to harken to your personal translations of your holy text. Your beliefs are yours. Personally I think Fundamentalists such as you are a great and evil plague on society.
Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 09:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
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.
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Gary April 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm
So you think religion is the primary cause of war. OK. How do you explain over 100 million peopleRead More who were killed by their own god-less Communist governments in the last century? They ban religions in most Communist countries so shouldn't those countries have been peaceful, Utopian places?
Hitchens! April 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
To repost a response from another thread, "as for Communism, just because it demands atheismRead More doesn’t mean it follows from atheism. It’s just incompatible with any religion because the Communist ideology will not tolerate any competitors. It’s too close to a religion itself". Hitler and the Nazi Party made a treaty with the Pope during WWII, although it was a shaky one at best. Stalin, Mao, and those idiots in North Korea forced citizens to believe that they were divine individuals, thereby establishing "state religion". Stalin was more about absolute power, but never openly rejected the idea that he was believed to be a divine figure. You are confusing the idea of communism as the alternative to religion. Either way, I am not going to get into that here. Have a nice day, and get rid of your religion. I did, and have never been happier. Religion poisons everything.
tenth district April 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
My favorite part about easter is when jesus rises up yet no one saw the guy in 2000 years evenRead More though he could come down for a second hahahaha. Bible says satan comes and goes from god to earth and vice versa...and we know is ok for jesus to show his face since he did it in "front of hundreds" back in the day where you can't go back and check hahahaha so to make a long story short religions want real money in exchange for funny stories. I have a few questions for the religious freaks: why did jesus stay dead 3 days? Couldn't death be defeated right away? And what kind of sacrifice jesus did if he came back to life? Isn't sacrifice something like permanent? Religions were started by morons, vicious and slick like the type you see in Afghanistan today...and it became the greatest business: no expense as promising pies in the sky is free, no taxes since religions get the breaks yet collect hard cash every sunday rain or shine...boy I wish I would have thought of that myself. At least jews and Christians are decent enough to chill regarding warfare unlike the muslims...but still, religions are poor-designed and nicely wraped garbage