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Rick whatshisname April 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Yes the Kids are awesome. The window washers made the kids day, so they are real heroes.
sklogw April 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Cute!
ChiCubs1 April 17, 2014 at 06:46 am
Love this!!!
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Rodger Higgins April 17, 2014 at 01:49 am
You can believe the Mayor of New York will use this footage to help his case to get rid of ALL horseRead More drawn carriages in New York he promised he would do.
MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 07:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 07:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Herc April 16, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Who even cares!
Colleen McAbee April 17, 2014 at 06:13 am
What's an Oswego?
h m April 17, 2014 at 06:44 am
Who cares!!! At the rate Chicago is going, it will be the next Detroit.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
T. April 16, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
mark April 17, 2014 at 06:39 am
The disease came from China! Aids came from Africa, other diseases come from Mexico but yet we letRead More people flood to this country and they bring those diseases with them!
Lenny Kravitz April 16, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Not as funny as that US Airways tweetRead More yesterday.http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/us-airways-just-tweeted-out-one-of-the-most-graphic-things-y
Dennis Robaugh (Editor) April 16, 2014 at 05:50 pm
wow, lenny kravitz. would hate to be the person working the Twitter feed for US Airways that day.
Beth Lopez April 16, 2014 at 10:14 am
Patch - could you please add this to the Darien Patch site? It pertains more to that area and maybeRead More someone might know something.
Screen grab from KETV report
D Penta April 16, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Natick news - Nebraska news -- well at least they both start with the letter N. I said this before IRead More think everyone should not open any article on their local Patch unless they see the name of their community in it. They are trying to trick up with news. We see a headline and think - in my case - Natick - and it is not. NO NAME - NO CLICK! I think if the click rate goes down for Patch, it will hurt them advertising wise and then maybe they will listen to us that we want LOCAL NEWS! Who wants to join me in my NO NAME No CLICK campaign?
noah arribas April 17, 2014 at 12:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWyT5RWHtA How its done
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 07:41 am
Hey," No News in Natick" ( D Penta} Good idea, don't click if it's not local news. TheyRead More are almost out of business now, let's put them over the top. What little local news you get now on Patch, will be non-existent.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 03:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
Grumpy Old Man April 17, 2014 at 07:15 am
@Peter Speer - You forget about the voting booths at your local cemetery.
Pete Speer April 17, 2014 at 08:06 am
Grumpy Old Man -- From Pete (not Peter Speer The double dipping plus pensions is a prime sourceRead More of funding for the Democrat Party. From where else would all the machine candidates get ticket sales for their reciprocal fundraisers Oh, of course the law firms, the construction firms and the bankers buy tables --#100 a plate or $1200 a table but the rest of the pols, active and retired, pitch in too. Sure the ciivilians want most favored no bid contracts (How many tables was that, sir?) They have the slush to do it with. It is the perpetual daisy chain from the elected and the employees which keeps the party alive.
Grumpy Old Man April 17, 2014 at 08:13 am
@Pete - My tired eyes again! I agree - both parties do the fundraisers but when you have one partyRead More in control as in Crooked County and Chicago it essentially winds up Democratic fundraisers. And the symbiotic relationship between the Democratic machine and the public employee unions is another prescription for disaster.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Rock Fan April 17, 2014 at 02:35 am
"Nine grams of cannabis were allegedly found in Kirking's Shorewood home after she was held atRead More gunpoint by flak-jacketed agents and police. That was the smallest amount allegedly found in the 11 cases, Pelkie said" Nine grams ? Nine grams ? Are you flipping kidding me ? All that police payroll for that ?.
David Madere April 17, 2014 at 05:02 am
MORE Gov't waste, we need to down size big Gov't and save money.
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 07:24 am
So, Aileen, I guess we have Ronnie Regan to blame for the failed "war on drugs"? HeRead More decided to go after marijuana but ignore the aids epidemic? A true humanitarian and a right wing icon. And what is ironic is we are closer today to beating aids than drugs.
This is me with my friend Scheri, posing with the entire MercyMe band and our newly signed CDs!
Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Sal is so right. Younger me would not have listened to me.
CLM April 15, 2014 at 06:38 am
So is the 55th Street corridor inherently "unsafe"? Why a stepped-up effort to patrolRead More regular citizens just going about their normal days? People don't need to be babysat as they drive. Just one more road hazard to have to look out for as I see it - cops milling around looking for someone to pull over. Somehow that doesn't make me feel safer and actually increases my road stress.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Mike- there is no hate here. actually a pathetic situation when one feels he is "owed"Read More something rather than earning it by working for it. Why not move down to the inner city and live there for 6 months, then get back to us!! it should be a real eye opener for you!! I work 6-7 days a week to enjoy what I have, even though i have little time to do so, I'm not complaining, but it bothers me that i am penalized by the way of extra taxes, fee's , etc., to help those who have no intention of trying to help themselves.. I have TWO children, NOT 5, 6, or 7 simply because I cannot afford it, and would NOT EXPECT the government to take care of them for me!!!
John April 16, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Stu@ ask Mike( the Brown Nose) Brown what he thinks.All should be on the Gov't. A true Communist ifRead More ever.
Sent from my Lear Jet April 16, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Here's the story I posted this morning and was censored by PATCH Pistol Turned to ‘SubmachineRead More Gun’ By Clueless Media April 15, 2014 | Filed under Constitutional Issues,corruption,Culture,Culture Of Corruption,Democrats,Dumb Criminals,Gun control,Liberals,Media | Posted by Warner Todd Huston Once again we get proof of how mindless and clueless the media is, how they don’t fact check, but just mindlessly pass on each other’s bad work ad infinitum. This time it happened with a story about a criminal who used a .22 caliber pistol in a crime but one clueless reporter turned it into a “submachine gun” and hundreds of his mindless colleagues followed suit passing the lie on and on and on. Clueless reporter Darryl Holliday of DNAinfo Chicago, a website that caters to local news, reported on an incident that was perpetrated by a man from West Garfield Park who began wielding a .22 caliber pistol in a grocery store because he didn’t want to pay the 22 cents tax on a bottle of pop he was trying to buy. Holliday “reported” that the crook “pulled an Intratec submachine gun out of a Gucci satchel,” and in the next paragraph again claimed the piece was a “submachine gun” saying, “Officers arrived on the scene shortly after to find Shelton’s Gucci bag open on the counter as well as 15 bullets in the blue steel .22-caliber submachine gun–eight live rounds in one magazine, five in another and one in the chamber, according to court documents.” Of course, it is clear that reporter Holliday doesn’t have any idea what he’s rambling on about. The .22 caliber Intratec pistol is not a “submachine gun. It is a semi-automatic pistol like every other semi-auto pistol. A submachine gun is an automatic rifle that uses pistol cartridges instead of larger ones such as rifle or armor piercing cartridges. A one-hand-held version of this weapon is called a “machine pistol,” but it is also fully automatic. The Intratec pistol used in this crime is not a fully automatic weapon, however. It is semi-auto-meaning it fires only once when the trigger is pulled. It does not expel a stream of bullets like a fully automatic weapon does. Yet, as soon as this story went live on April 13, dozens of other so-called news outlets took up the claim that this dolt used a “submachine gun” in his crime. All one need do is put “Nahshon Shelton submachine gun” in any search engine and dozens of so-called news stories will be revealed saying that the criminal used a “submachine gun.” It all just shows that whenever you see a report on guns in the Old Media establishment, you should not trust it. They don’t even know the proper definitions of firearms terms and from there all their “facts” are suspect.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 09:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
DaveR April 16, 2014 at 09:52 am
I believe it was Gov. Dukakis that allowed the dopers and losers into the senior housing. Got toRead More love the blind faith voting mentality of Massachusetts.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Your right DaveR it was Dukakis.They are there because if your an addict your on disability. So poorRead More Ol Greeema n Greeepa now have to live out their Golden Years worrying if their asses are going to be blown out the window.
nitagregory April 16, 2014 at 03:08 pm
Phew glad grandma and grandpa were ok
Alice Riley April 15, 2014 at 09:12 am
Oh and in one year our property taxes more than doubled--and that's not even including what theRead More mayor plans to do with increasing property taxes. This state is run by corrupt politicians and union leaders. Their ineptitude has what has led us to this fiscal nightmare and they continue to look the other way and just expect to have the residents pay even more to solve the problems of their own making..
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 01:33 pm
@Southeast Side - Well, if all of the middle class has moved out of Chicago it will be othersRead More (wealthy, poor, working class) who are paying the tax. If your argument is that there still is a middle class in Chicago and that they will pay the tax, say it. As it is your response just sounds like a left wing shill. Other than your last comment, I happen to think your post has a point because I think implicit in your response is that there is still a significant middle class in Chicago (but if taxes keep going up the comment in the main article could be a self fulfilling prophesy - maybe not - there is some controversy over whether millionaires would leave the state if the 3% additional surtax was imposed on earnings above $1 million).
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Frankly, I am not so sure that Zorn doesn't have a point. The ever escalating property taxes affectRead More all of us and probably in excess of what we would pay in terms of increased property taxes (or rent increases due to them). However, it would require some trade off - like a reduced property tax level than currently in place and a single taxing entity for Chicago - the council to set all taxes in the City including taxes for CPS. I don't have the answer but I wouldn't mind some reduction in services and something done abut the constitutional provision that these pensions can't be touched regardless of how economic downturns affect the ability of the investments in which the funds are deposited to maintain a pension amount at a given level.