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6:17 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013
How do they know the baby is Christian? Nothing like forcing a religion on the infant. How do you know you are not going against that baby boys non belief (all infants are born atheists until they are indoctrinated into their parents religion) or belief in any one of thousands of other religions. Make it a secular burial or incineration to be fair.
2:44 pm on Friday, May 10, 2013
Doug, you have got to be kidding me. You really think it has been proven that people can choose not to be homosexual. Please state where I can find these scientific studies. Don't bother, they don't actually exist except for in your delusional brain. Did you have to choose to be heterosexual? I don't think so, it's just how you were naturally born. Well it's the same with being gay. They are born that way and it cannot be changed. Try talking to someone in the gay community and discover the truth. Sam, that is what's wrong with religion, they are reinforcing rules written by ignorant men over 2000 years ago. We no longer support slavery, stoning people to death that work on the sabbath or who are not virgins or children that talk back to their parents, and we know the world is not flat and the sun does not revolve around the Earth. Grow up already.
2:23 pm on Friday, May 10, 2013
Mother McAuley High School should be ashamed. A student thinking about suicide goes to the one teacher that can understand her feelings and the teacher gets canned for doing a great job. That's just wrong. They must realize there are other LGBTQ students at the school that could benefit from talking to someone that has been in their shoes. When I dated a girl from Mother McAuley (32 years ago) we knew of several girls that were lesbian that attended the school and they were our friends and we supported them as such. Sadly, that acceptance was not common in those days. Mary Asker Klingenberger never really replied to the column, she just stated their policy. They are avoiding the subject all together because they don't support the LGBTQ community at all. They believe their bigoted religion is against it, as most religions are. This needs to change, it's the 21st century already, grow up. Erin Macke is a strong, smart woman that should get her job back and receive an award like teacher of the year.
12:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Very good Cherise. You have done the right things. I have had similar problems with parents at parks in EP and Oak Lawn. Now my two teenagers don't have time to go to the park much anymore because of high school sports but once in a while they do to play basketball or tennis. I just started taking my 1 1/2 year old there and the big brothers like to go along to play with him and to teach him how to use everything and supervise. I have always been one to play with my kids and this is a necessity with my young one, so I will be on the equipment with him. My children and I have never hogged anything or abused any equipment at any time. As a matter of fact, I have helped fix many pieces of equipment in several parks over the years. When the parks are not crowded I will use several pieces of children's equipment to do exercises on since there is not an outdoor adult exercise equipment area in Oak Lawn. I get some very strange looks from parents with their butts parked on a bench but I never bother the kids or get in the way of their playing. There are some minimum and maximum age ranges posted on some of the newer kids play areas in Oak Lawn parks so those need to be respected for the safety of the children. Parents always need to closely supervise their kids age 10 and under to make sure that the kids are using the park equipment safely and respectfully. It wouldn't hurt if every kid and parent picked up a few pieces of trash while they were at the park either.
11:54 am on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I would like to try this place and give it a chance. The premise sounds good. I can't afford to live on the North side and I enjoy living in Oak Lawn. Places like Palermo's, Papa Joe's, Louie's and Petey's are South side pompous. They are not very good, offer nothing fresh, organic or locally procured, yet people keep going there because of tradition. Well those traditions hurt my stomach. I must admit though, if they won't make me a pizza without onions I will walk out too.
3:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Oak Lawn Fire Department has dozens of photos of the destruction of the tornado. Call 499-7700 for the department secretary and ask to get in contact with Engineer Tim Radtke, he manages the archives.
5:10 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Why is this even a question? Cfoam has the right idea.
11:34 am on Friday, March 22, 2013
It doesn't matter, all of the numbers are in percentages.
1:09 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hey Nancy, I received your message that day, so it is something the patch did. Anyway, be sure to tell me when your god wins in the end, I don't want to miss it. Have fun with your zombie friend crazy person.
10:32 am on Monday, March 18, 2013
That's great that the parks are getting renovated but what about a park area in Oak Lawn that is exclusively for adults to exercise? One of the large parks with a walking/running path should have outdoor exercise equipment stations in place around the path similar to what EP has at 88th and Kedzie. I have to go there to exercise outdoors or use the kids playground equipment in our parks. Doing that gets me some strange looks from kids and parents (which are sitting on their butts instead of playing with their kids) alike. This would do so much to help fight the obesity epidemic in Oak Lawn. Many other cities and towns across the country have adult body weight exercise equipment at their parks. I have brought it up to the park district twice before over the years. Lets make this happen.
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