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Alex Palomar. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
sillyrabbittrix July 24, 2014 at 10:20 am
Wow, the misogyny on here...astonishing. This has nothing to do with an ex-boyfriend. That kind ofRead More rage and abuse has to do with control. I lived a night almost just like this myself when I was a senior in highschool. My controlling and abuse boyfriend did this SAME thing, except for the grabbing of the throat, when I went to a movie with a friend - who was a female. He didn't want me to go because he felt she was a "bad influence" on me. I went because she was the only friend I had left because of his controlling ass. I had never been so scared in my life before that night. My friend and I ended up driving to the police station because he was stalking us. And this behavior in the relationship started because he saw me hug another guy friend...and only got worse and more controlling after that. Trust me, has NOTHING to do with anything but controlling women, and the thought that a woman is a man's property for him to say what she can and can't do, who she can see and can't see. Misogyny at its worst. Violence against women must end, and it is NEVER the victim's fault.
Shantel July 24, 2014 at 10:56 am
This is why some people don't need to date especially so young. Not everyone can control theirRead More emotions. This kid thought his life was over because of a girl. I hope he gets the help he needs mentally as well.
Ireland July 24, 2014 at 11:21 am
Reminds me of that f***-face from California who was upset because he was a virgin and girlsRead More wouldn't sleep with him ... waaahhh waaahhh waaahhh. For those who want to degrade the victim, please proceed as we know there is nothing that can stop your ignorance. Your words will only show others that you are pathetic and small minded. I would ask you "what if this was your sister or someone related to you?", but with your Beavis & Butthead mentality, I don't think you could even comprehend the question itself let alone try to gather what little brain cells you have to attempt empathy for this girl.
Seer_ July 24, 2014 at 10:15 am
Careful- Resurrected- one of the hipocritical libs in their lily-white suburbs might call you aRead More racist.
Jason Wydra July 24, 2014 at 11:03 am
KATIE - Denounce your U.S. citizenship and then fly down to Central America with your kids.. ThenRead More pay the drug lords to smuggle you back into the U.S. with the rest of the illegals... You will likely get more benefits from Obama that way and won't have to work at all.
Chris July 24, 2014 at 11:37 am
I really enjoy reading the posts in reference to the following story. The original post is aboutRead More the robbery of Radio Shack on Boughton RD. Instead of placing the blame on a specific group of people we should be empathetic to the victims who was held at gunpoint and tied up. Everyone knows Bolingbrook has the good, the bad, and the ugly neighborhoods. The police stay very busy within the community. The only way we'll be able to subside the crime, in Bolingbrook, is to fight it head on as citizens within the community. Instead of bashing one another for their hardships lets come together and help those in need and as Mr. Mcgruff would say, "Take a bite out of crime"!
Dwyane Wade
Seer_ July 24, 2014 at 09:54 am
Shanty- shut yo fried chicken eatin' ass up.
Seer_ July 24, 2014 at 10:04 am
Also- Brandon Marshall needs to come out of the closet.
Shantel July 24, 2014 at 10:58 am
Seer you just got put in your place. There is no need for me to further your shame. Hometown calledRead More you on your bull. Now go eat some chilled balls Jeffrey! I'd rather eat fried chicken than human balls any day.
Mike Kelley. Photo by Erin Gallagher.
Resurrected July 24, 2014 at 10:07 am
Time for a change!
Resurrected July 24, 2014 at 10:07 am
Joe politics are in all jobs and everywhere.
Juan Segura July 24, 2014 at 10:28 am
Double dipping at its best w/ kauppas....only in Illinois.....u got to love it....reason why thisRead More freaking state is bankrupt
j July 23, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Voice of Reason July 24, 2014 at 08:37 am
"Some, such as the Blue Brothers, you probably knew were filmed in Chicago."? "theRead More Blue Brothers"? I wonder if they did any of the filming for that movie near Soldier's Field?
Marvell Beals. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
Ex Jolietian July 24, 2014 at 08:11 am
Jonathan Q. Adams Born: April 8, 1989; in Aurora, IL Died: July 19, 2014; in Joliet, IL JonathanRead More Quincy Adams, born on April 8, 1989, to Quincy Adams and Kimberly Steele in Aurora. He departed this life on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Jonathan attended Joliet Central High School and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where he accepted Christ at an early age. Jonathan is preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Adams; his aunt, Shirley Adams; and his uncle, TiJuan Burnette. Jonathan leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Za'Kyia Adams; mother, Kimberly (Mark) Steele; father, Quincy (Tamikio) Adams; beloved paternal grandparents, Joseph and Sharon Patten (who raised him); maternal grandparents, Larry and Rayzelle Heard; sisters, Shakila Richardson of Albany, GA, Rae Daja Patten of Jersey City, NJ, Charita Patten, Tereshia Weathers, Nakia Burnette, Marissa McCullum, Brittany McCullum all of Joliet, and Carma Adams of Houston, TX; brothers, Marterice Richardson of Albany, GA, Calvin Russell, Kelsey Wilson, Trea McCullum, Brandon McCullum of Joliet, Christian Adams, Cortlund Adams, Cameron Adams, Cassius Adams of Houston, TX; a special aunt, Mia Adams. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, a host of friends, and special friend, Brittany Terrell. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home, and Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 402 Singleton Pl., Joliet, IL. Service at 10:00 AM, Pastor David G. Latimore, officiating. Interment following at Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL. Minor-Morris Funeral Home 112 Richards St. 815-723-1283 Published in The Herald-News on July 24, 2014 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jolietheraldnews/obituary.aspx?n=jonathan-q-adams&pid=171836107&fhid=18936#sthash.RlDhsXQQ.dpuf
TB Plfd July 24, 2014 at 09:26 am
cops should of shot him in the leg, once he hit the ground remove the child and beat him like theRead More animal he is!
Shantel July 24, 2014 at 09:41 am
You can't handle the truth, don't worry it doesn't stop at the Priest. Please Google Matthew DurhamRead More he likes to molest kids too. Listen you and your gang started with me. I did not make one comment towards anyone in the beginning. Now that you can't handle Shantel you want to cry. Grow up and stop trying to be an internet bully. There is more to life than this page. You guys are nothing more than a form of entertainment for me. I don't take anything you say seriously just comically. Have a freaking knarley kind of day! I hope I spelled that correctly as I'm not as smart as you all. Lol
Joshua Miner. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
Ham sandwich July 24, 2014 at 06:59 am
A bunch of fucking saggy nipples don't pay them any attention. It's all they want
Bob July 24, 2014 at 08:40 am
What ever happened to our rights by the constitution for a speedy trail? Come on lawyers and judges,Read More get off your dead asses and get this over with...
Joe July 24, 2014 at 11:28 am
Obviously she waived her rights to a speedy trial. It's a tactical legal move by the attorneys.Read More Besides, the longer you postpone your trial the better your chances. For many different reasons.
Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, 51, could face more charges in the highway deaths of four people Monday, July 21, including Ulrike Blopleh of Channahon.
Jp July 23, 2014 at 01:35 pm
It's was a horrible accident. My heart goes out to the families. The news did a cover story on thisRead More stretch of highway. It showed 172 accident 6 deaths and 58 injuries. The state needs to take a look into that. I do feel his bail is excessive. Let alone made him out to look like a murderer who intentionally did this. I guarantee he wishes it was him rather than to take 4 lives. I think there are many occupations that don't require log books yet these people have been up for 24 hrs + and they get behind the wheel. Yes he should be held responsible but There are people committing horrific crimes that don't get that kind of bail. I know when something horrible happens they want to throw the book at that person. Unfortunately nothing will change the outcome. A perfect example is cell phones. Many deaths have resulted from people causing accidents while on the phone. It's against the law to use them when driving but I see it every day. I will say people are responsible for there actions and there the only ones to blame. Don't put the blame on the state police. That's not on them. I feel for them and everyone on that scene because no doubt it was a horrific accident scene
Ericus Alanas July 23, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Truck traffic on 55 is insane, its getting way out of control and just today there were 11 trailersRead More with 9 of them going 3x3. Its like driving on the same tracks as a locomotive train.
Sara Bloom July 23, 2014 at 08:46 pm
What's with the mention of the restriction for a vision disability. I have one of those on myRead More license. It means I wear corrective lenses. The guy most likely fell asleep at the wheel, you can do that while having perfect eyesight.
Terri Schrishuhn. Photo provided
Silly Willy July 23, 2014 at 09:33 am
Her pay seems high?? She has at minimum at least one Masters Degree, if not more. Many teachers haveRead More multiple degrees that qualify them to earn more money. Not to mention, she has years of experience. If you don't like it, maybe you should have been a schoolteacher that furthered your education instead of ragging on her pay.
Herc July 23, 2014 at 09:57 am
The problem with salaries for government workers like teachers is that, in a monopoly (particularlyRead More one enforced by law), the usual checks and balances on compensation simply don’t exist. But what happens when the state overpays for teachers (or any government employee)? Generally, the govenrment simply demands more taxes. Sure, voters can push back, but seldom do they win in a game dominated by concentrated benefits but dispersed costs. On a per capita basis, teachers always have more to fight for than taxpayers, and are so well-organized (unions)they often are one of the dominant powers in electing officials in state. So the poor tax payer suffers!
Kathryn Kolb July 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
Maybe you should stay an EX Jolietian
Edward Andrysiak July 23, 2014 at 07:04 pm
ayar...you seem to be saying rich people need to work...need more money and the like and go intoRead More politics to be successful. Don't you see the fault in that thinking? They are already rich and successful! The aversion to rich/successful/decision makers amazes me. You have a choice of a person with a proven record of success based on their own achievements/wealth. Would you rather continue to elect some stooge who followed orders, passed out leaflets, knocked doors, drove folks to the polls and kissed party bosses dupa's long enough to raise up in power and stature and affect major decision making... the kind of which they have no experience at in the first place...like we have in our State and White House at present??? Give me a guy or gal who has proven themselves! The "Richie rich" I am not a fan of is the guy who inherited daddy's money...likely never worked a day in his life and is looking for recognition. Illinois needs Rauner or someone like him!
Edward Andrysiak July 23, 2014 at 07:36 pm
Change we need...Change we need...heard that before? Thought the "change" was going to beRead More something entirely different? Many did and are now disappointed. I have to wonder why we are so stupid as to believe any politician when they say they will cut, freeze and do other good things based on revenue growth in the State. If you worked for a widget store that was loaded with department after useless department and, high expenses that could be cut but aren't: only to be called to a meeting by the owner who told you they were having cash flow problems (can't pay their bills) and were hoping to increase growth in the store (meaning get more customers and sales)...you might quickly look at that and realize the widget market is topped out and there are NO MORE sales and with no cuts internally...the place will be closing it's doors very soon. Time to go looking! So, don't believe what you hear. A successful business man will know and not admit that he has to cut, cut, cut, expenses and improve income to the best of his ability and hope that the cuts and savings help get the appreciation of the electorate allowing for more time to continue to cut the size and cost of government which will stabilize taxes and hopefully attract businesses and, finally, increase income/revenues. I believe Rauner will do just that! Oh...did I mention he will not need to kiss anyone's dupa because he don't need their money or favors. Vote for the successful candidate!
Seer_ July 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
No worries- Quinn just floated another $1 billion in bonds to build roads to enrich some juiced-inRead More road contractors and trade labor unions and buy some Nov union votes.
junk yard Dawg July 23, 2014 at 07:52 am
Put that Mexican in jail for life what a piece of shit
joe July 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
Vehicular Homicide charges will follow very soon, and he'll do some serious time in prison. His lifeRead More changed dramatically when he collided with car #1.
junk yard Dawg July 23, 2014 at 10:25 am
Lock his ass up and throw the key away.
With the vehicles involved in the crash still in the background, Illinois State Police held a press conference Monday, raising the death toll to five from Monday's two crashes on I-55 moments apart.
amanda July 22, 2014 at 08:48 am
and the names have been released: Three women and one girl were killed in the crash. They have beenRead More identified as: Kimberly K. Britton, 43, of Urbana; Piper Britton, 11, of Urbana; Vicky L. Palacios, 54, of Coal City; and Ulrike P. Blopleh, 48, of Channahon.
PatchMaster July 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Last year when the construction in that area began and the crashes started adding up there was anRead More out cry about what to do about it. Well the state police and local and state legislators got together to try and find ways to reduce the amount of accidents in the area. Nice job guys-NOT. I know it is not solely the fault of local and state officials, blame must also go to those who drive recklessly. And by that I mean anything that distracts you from your PRIMARY job which is safely and legally operating your motor vehicle. Having higher speed limits is not the problem. Trucks ignoring the law that states their speed limit is 55mph is so widely ignored that they are a major contributor to the problem. Now I know there are people who will come on here and defend trucker drivers but who hit who here? In both crashes a truck was the initiator, need I say more? Regardless of what the state does there will always be stupid drivers, and as long as we have construction zones and stupid drivers we will have crashes and loss of life.
Kristine Neumann July 22, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Speed is the problem. I don't think anyone drives 55 on the expressways. Everyone is in a hurry,Read More for what I don't know. Just to save a few minutes?
A Pace bus outside the Will County courthouse. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Seer_ July 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm
Shantey- actually my grandpappy never spoke to one of his daughters again after she married aRead More knee-groe.
Steve July 23, 2014 at 01:53 pm
I'm guessing the reason we don't hear much black a hook shootings (and there are many examples too)Read More is because that would require the moron gangbangers to actually attend school!
Steve July 23, 2014 at 01:53 pm
Credit: Todd Sherman / Northern Illinois FireGround Photos
Shantel July 22, 2014 at 10:49 am
It was reported that the driver was speeding and over corrected. A witness said they sped pass them.Read More This tragedy could have been avoided. The sad thing us we tell our kids to be safe and then this happens. My prayers go out for the family.
Kimberly July 22, 2014 at 06:02 pm
He is not a teen because he was 22. And he can't get charged with anything since he was deadRead More instantly. Two people died, the 22 year old and the passenger who got sent to Peoria. I knew the driver and it was reported he was drunk. So there is an underage drunk driver who killed 2 people....
Debra harris July 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Jimmy was my stepson'' I raised him for ten years plus''inever stopped believing in you,,'he was aRead More great kid,,,I loved him like a son!!!I forgive you buddy for all the bad we went through,,,you never believed in god,,,but I know he has you in his arms,,,my prayers go out to my ex husband James Harris jr'''you will always be in my heart
Credit: ABC 7 Chicago
EAGLEYE July 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Truth, the driver of that tractor trailer rig has only so far been charged with log bookRead More falsification. I had posted earlier that if what is alleged comes out to be fact, that guy needs to get a minimum of 25 years in the penitentiary. Well, I just heard on the six o'clock news that he is likely to be charged soon with vehicular homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of 28 years.
EAGLEYE July 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm
Ex-Jolietian, obviously the troopers cannot hammer them all, but they can and will crackdown on theRead More ones that break the law. They will do that for sure along with doing tough roadside safety inspections of their rigs. Any time there is an accident of this magnitude involving tractor trailer rigs, you will see stepped up police action on these rigs and their drivers. Don't forget also the fines in construction zones double and an accident involving a fatality let alone four victims would spell lots of years for the driver if convicted.
Ex Jolietian July 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm
From what I've seen the worst truckers are the guys that handle shipping containers....they tend toRead More drive the oldest trucks...and guys that drive gravel/grain trucks. They get paid by the load, not by the mile or by the hour. More loads, more money.
Donald Smith. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
KIMBER45 July 22, 2014 at 02:26 am
Not suprised
Darren Lustik July 22, 2014 at 10:08 am
So many poor decisions in this world.
Hal jelikakik July 23, 2014 at 10:26 am
They will probably get off. The liberal courts these days tend to protect the criminal and fail toRead More protect the decent people.
Vicky Kujawa July 22, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Barry and Michelle aren't planning on coming back to ILLAnnoy; they're buying a multi-million dollarRead More estate in a gated community in Rancho Mirage. They be'z down with the everyday peoples!
Vicky Kujawa July 22, 2014 at 08:00 pm
Bill and Hill are po peoples.
Vicky Kujawa July 22, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Bill and Hill be po peoples
William Ross Henry. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
Meghan Courtright July 23, 2014 at 09:10 am
Does the reply option not work properly or do people just not know how to use it? Seriously. IRead More can't tell.
Meghan Courtright July 23, 2014 at 09:11 am
Also, I'm pretty sure Henry has a drinking problem.
Herc July 23, 2014 at 09:39 am
Meghan, I've noticed the reply option doesn't always work.
Eric Glover (left) and Terrance Rankins
Ex Jolietian July 22, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Hi Gloria. I've man numerous comments about all 6 idiots in this case (the 4 killers and the 2Read More victims). Where were you? The killers are scum bags and the 2 victims were criminals that made poor life decisions and ended up dead. Does that work for you?
Steve July 22, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Could we just set an execution date instead save alot of $$$$
Shantel July 23, 2014 at 11:17 am
The two VICTIMS were not criminals. Did they have a rap sheet? If they went to trade drugs for sexRead More why did the real criminals go to get drugs after they killed the victims? That's just the lie you accept to take all the responsibility off the real criminals. The ones behind bars. Terrance and Eric can't tell their side. The evidence has to speak for them. That's like saying a woman wearing fitted clothing asked to be raped. Take note Ex is not someone you want to do jury duty.
JoJo Pinter July 23, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Why would anyone charge $5 for parking for this event? Who is this jerk anyway. This caused a lotRead More of complaining and traffic issues. Why take away from a good community event by doing something like this?
Brian Kocher July 23, 2014 at 01:51 pm
The article states the festival raised $100,000 for the Plainfield Riverfront Foundadtion.Read More Reeeeealluy? $100,000? I highly doubt $100,000 will be the actual amount used by the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation. I would like to see a published list of each itemized expense. Let's not forget where we live. Illinois....voted the #1 most corrupt state in the country.
Tim July 23, 2014 at 02:15 pm
Brian - aside from Margie Bonuchi unsurprisingly forcing her fingers into that organization, mostRead More all of the people involved are well respected in the community because they are actually involved for the right reasons, and not their own self-gratification(Margie, there IS such a thing as spreading yourself so thin that you do more harm than good - take the hint already). Although for the sake of transparency, I do agree that they should post their financials as well. They surely already have them in digital form, so putting it online would take all of a few minutes of their time, and gain more community support.
Credit: File photo
Herc July 20, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Christine S. July 22, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Sad, too, that besides one 18yo, they're all 25 and older. Hopefully they'll learn.
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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