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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Tim F April 23, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Illinois receives 100% of the lottery profits, right! Oh I'm sorry, that's what Illinois said inRead More the 1970's when the lottery came to be. Where did all of those dollars go? GENERAL FUND? I remember so many "temporary" income tax increases as well too. Liars? Lawyers? Same thing?
Amin Falaq April 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Tim F. I was just about to address the same issue of the lottery getting approved based on itRead More proceeds would be earmarked for Illinois schools.
James Hayden-Winters. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
Ex Jolietian April 23, 2014 at 08:32 pm
A fine looking young man. LOL
Dion Jones April 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Ex i new you was a faggot lame
stan April 23, 2014 at 10:14 pm
I no where ex jolietian lives he lives in mayfair sudivision in plainfield
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Socrates April 23, 2014 at 11:50 pm
I would want to be briefed by both sides, but from the text, it appears the police are reportingRead More what he said at the time. He could not know in advance whether they were armed or not - since they could have had concealed weapons. Unless he was a trained and experienced gun fighter, once the action started he was acting on pure instinct and terror, as any vet will tell you about their first time in dangerous combat. The episode was unfortunate indeed, but unless I'm missing something here, there is no homicide case due to age and circumstances.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 12:11 am
Well said, in a nutshell.
Heywood April 24, 2014 at 01:52 am
They were popular break-in kids who will break-in no more. LOL
Herc April 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Plainfield central is unranked. Scores are about the same as Joliet West.
David Greenberg April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
So the questions are: "What does #1 do that's better than HPHS? How can HPHS improve? What'sRead More holding us back?" Compare and contrast.
Bernard Johnson April 24, 2014 at 12:48 am
The 'quality adjustment' to the AP results appear to be the only basis as to why DHS wasn't rankedRead More above Stevenson - as the # 1 truly 'public' [taking all comers - not getting to pick and choose its student body - like the academies and/or magnets] in the State of Illinois. OK, so, DHS will have to 'try harder.' As for Highland-Park, what's the story over there; and the same goes for New Trier? My, how the once mighty have fallen. Go Big Red!
Plainfield during the April 2013 rainstorm.
John Roberts April 23, 2014 at 02:54 pm
Its the cities system they made everyone hook up to that everyone PAYS for it to be maintained. TheRead More city went as far as condemning houses for refusing or non annexation into the 'System"...This must be why we have all been seeing the Storm Drain Cleaners working now. Now ya got to work on not using 4 foot stainless steel sleeves on water main when city code says no more than 1 foot,stop pushing asphalt on water mains,...The main thing of all MAKE YOUR WORKERS FLUSH THE HYDRANTS AFTER CUTTING THE WATER MAIN...YOUR CITIZENS ARE DRINKING CAST IRON SHAVNGS EVERYTIME THEY DONT. 5 TIMES THEY DIDNT FLUSH IT ON RIDGEWOOD AVE.
Herc April 23, 2014 at 04:27 pm
LMAO....climate change.....hahahahahaha
Rozeeta April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Insurance company slugs will do anything to shirk their responsibility
Some bricks came loose near the elevators on the first floor of the Will County courthouse on Monday. Credit: Submitted photo
John Roberts April 23, 2014 at 01:51 pm
that's not a floor buckle that's just basically a poor excuse for a tile job so to say. The mortarRead More is same a glue to floor tile. Not a reason to spend millions on a courthouse.
Herc April 23, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Poor excuse for needing a new court house.
seer. April 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Why is this even a story?
Jennifer Del Prete could be released as she appeals her murder conviction. Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections
Tony April 23, 2014 at 05:06 pm
If this woman is truly innocent it's a dirty rotten shame as not only was her life ruined but thatRead More of the business owner of the day care center and it's employees as I understand the facility closed shortly after the incident.
Daimajin April 23, 2014 at 06:51 pm
Whatever the circumstances, Isabella is still dead!!! Never forget that fact!
Raggedyann April 23, 2014 at 08:04 pm
I agree Ericus; Why wasn't this brought up at the beginning. Terrible tragedy but whatever happensRead More now, there still will always be doubts. It has to be a terrible nightmare for everyone.
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 08:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
Frank Estrada April 24, 2014 at 01:24 am
The best populist the Dims can serve up...what a joke.
Paul Shafer April 23, 2014 at 11:35 am
The Cubs are spending longer rebuilding than it took us to rebuild Germany after WWII.
Jon Hall April 23, 2014 at 08:49 pm
Memories? No soap in the rest rooms. Broken seats. All those Mike Schmidt dingers. It's a dump.Read More Demolish it.
D L April 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm
...and then they blow a lead in the 9th inning! Only the "SCRUBS can do that on such a historicRead More day !!
Photo from Long Beach Patch Post
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
Sarah Britz. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Maria Fiori April 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
What's even more sad is when you pull her up on will county circuit court (thanks ex!), she isRead More actually in a custody battle with baby daddy... Do what's right and do not throw away your son or daughters life! Makes me sick to think that a child could have been in that car with her screaming for mommy to wake up.... What's with this generation of trash ass mothers??? Disgusting!!! This chick is all to worried about what people are saying about her per her last arrest and her own comment, yet clearly can not accept that the way she is living is wrong!! I'm not one to always color inside the lines, but the line is drawn when you are causing harm to others!!!!
jimbob11 April 23, 2014 at 11:37 am
I think she starred in this video............................Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6jKsK_IH4c
Emma April 23, 2014 at 09:56 pm
It's these kind of irresponsible excuse of adults that scare me the most. Permanently revoke herRead More license before she kills some one. Obviously she has no regard for her actions.
JR April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
Even if we threw them in jail their brainless voting bases would still reelect them.
Jan Werth April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
Illinois is one of the top most corrupt states in the USA. I have two more years in this GodRead More forsaken state, then after my daughter finishes school, I'm out of here! My home may be paid off, but I still pay at least $500 a month for property taxes--and I live in the older section with a 55 year old house!!
carol j dixon April 23, 2014 at 11:27 am
Shameful! The audacity to want more is as bold as cat manure. They sell the lottery, lease theRead More toll way, to their friends, all the while saying they need more money. This really stinks.
They Don't Get It April 23, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Why are you wondering about me? I don't rant I call you out on your delusions RaggedyAnn. You knowRead More better than to mess with me anyway. As for you Ex the last I checked Trayvon didn't have a gun Zimmerman the murderer did. A gun and a fist are different forces. I will say it again Zimmeman was wrong. If he didn't want to be a cop so bad Trayvon would probably still be here. That has nothing to do with this thread though. It's obvious that some of the people that post on here more than likely work for Patch. You can't possibly have a life outside of it posting all day and night Ex Jolietan, RaggedyAnn, Herc, Clutche and the other wacko's.
Tony April 24, 2014 at 12:28 am
Punk wanna be thug got More than he bargained for and cost him his life. Some would say he lostRead More that lil skirmish If he'd have kept his punk hands to himself he'd still be going for walks to get "candy" Remember...cc is legal in Illinois. The hoodrats aren't the only ones armed. I don't care what color you are...ya act like an a-hole ya get treated like one! As for idle threats from you wanna-be punks, go back to your scum bag low life dog pack you live among and continue mulching up your own. I understand it's a way of life and culture you've been raised in...you simply don't understand any other way to live. As for hiding behind a screen name, it's called common sense to prevent low life scum of any color from entering my safe community of successful moral people...so stay in your gang infested world of second class citizens and continue your search of government freebies and other illegal illicit immoral behaviors to survive. Ashame common sense, work ethic and decency can't be taught to the disenfranchised. You simply can't comprehend it !
Tony April 24, 2014 at 12:52 am
For those of you that need a quick snapshot of the disenfranchised inability to rationalize, readRead More Alesha thompsons comment above. Yea, u wanna grab a coffee and discuss topics with that...not a bit of it relevant but her and her possie will knock the crap out of you. Thanks for a perfect example Ms Thompson.
Beacon April 23, 2014 at 11:39 am
Please know that my intention was to point out the flaws in the journalism here, not to suggest thatRead More the pickup was actually at fault.
Jennifer Docherty April 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm
Beacon, I totally understand what you were pointing out and I appreciate you pointing it out. IRead More felt you did no harm by your comment. I am just hoping they change the article soon. An email was also sent stating the corrections that needed to be made.
Tanya M. Robinson April 23, 2014 at 11:01 pm
When I heard tonight, I couldn't believe it and I'm still in shock! Sue was in my Zumba classes andRead More she was so full of joy!! When I taught tonight, I looked for her in her corner where she would change her shoes and I felt she was in the room with us! I will miss her more than words can ever describe and it is so weird because I was just thinking about her and her husband this morning as I was down at the VA. I was remembering our conversation about the parking there as I was parking my car! RIP Sue! You are greatly missed!!!!!
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 12:52 am
they don't need college to hold a lamp on my lawn
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 12:52 am
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 01:08 am
yep monkey---most homes have electricity. Guess hillbillys paying people still? didnt thinkRead More there were that many idiots out there who dont wire their homes?
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.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 09:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502