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Dr. Garen Wintemute
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT April 24, 2014 at 08:47 pm
This doctors picture reminds me of a character: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman
Earnan Drummann April 24, 2014 at 08:48 pm
This guy looks like he got sandblasted by a glazier. I agree with Lenny Kravitz.
OldTimer April 24, 2014 at 08:53 pm
Hey Dr. Wintemute, I hate to ruin your crusade but Chicago has one of the strictest set of gun lawsRead More in the nation and it is the gun violence murder capital of the United States! They had another blood bath there last weekend. There are over 300 million guns (not including police and military) in our country. What are you going to do, Doctor? Ban them all. By doing so the law abiding citizen would turn their guns in and the criminals would keep theirs, thereby setting the good citizens up for slaughter. You need to think through your crusade before you spend a million buck on a futile mission. We are a nation of guns. We always have been, Doctor. You won't change that. The barn door is open and all the horses already ran away!
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Subsidies and tax breaks and incentives for corporations. Exactly
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Incentives such as tax breaks for purchasing "fule efficient" cars?
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Fule effecient? Yeah, that's it
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!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Hey Oprah, where are you?? out in the streets helping these thugs find a new way of life?? with allRead More that cash and negro power behind you, you should be able to fix this in one show.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Bob April 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Wow...you guys are nuts. And I am conservative......a "kid" did something he should notRead More have. A parody doesn't harm other people like he was doing. I do not think anyone would want this "kid" to do it to them and their family. Teach the young man right from wrong w/ the proper punishment.....and chill out people....geeezzzz.....
voice of america April 24, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Bob,I don't where you come from maybe russia, Iran I know the leader over there did the same thingRead More to his people. We are not the mayor or police chief, don't take the job if you can't take what comes with it. I am sure the Mayor said to the incumbent, I can do this job better then you, trust me vote for me, not everybody! the kid did not trust him saw who he really was. the kid is a hero, he brought the true colors of the mayor out, and the kid was wright. Now he got to go. and the police chief with him.
The Other Christine April 24, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Bob... If someone said I was smoking pot with a prostitute I would have to sue them for defamation.Read More That is the proper punishment. And that is what we are trying to explain to you. He didn't yell fire in a crowded theater... that would have the potential to harm other people. They mayor, judges, and police were overzealous at least, or acted criminally at worst. I can't imagine how you think it's acceptable for the police to raid someone's house over a satirical twitter account... this is not Nazi Germany.
President Obama
Jason McSweeney April 24, 2014 at 09:12 pm
These are the irrefutable facts: When G.W.Bush took office, we had a balanced budget. When heRead More left – we didn’t. When G.W.Bush took office the unemployment rate was 5%. When he left – it was 8.7% The government bailout of Wall Street that has given us trillions of dollars in debt was supported by, and signed into law by President G.W. Bush. Good luck re-writing history on those FACTS. Feel free to look them up when the Obama Presidential Library opens up!
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 09:55 pm
I'm sorry, was I speaking of GW Bush?
stanley seigler April 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm
@McCloud, your data is confusing, perhaps if you provide the ref/link from which the data came [theRead More source] i can better appreciate your position ... surely the data didn't come from rushannunbreitbart whole cloth +++ hmmm!
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 01:29 pm
It's very obvious that the provider supply will be reduced in large fashion. Why else would seniorRead More home health care facilities be shedding jobs in a growing demographic market. Low Obamacare reimbursements will force retirement on the one end and shrunken entry into the profession. Hospitals and facilities will be consolidated, many closed up. It's already starting to look like the rest of the civilized world's health system in all hemispheres.
stanley seigler April 24, 2014 at 03:56 pm
@russ foster, re: 'Can you tell me exactly was was wrong with my former insurance policy'?Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ if you liked it probably nothing...but you cant make policy based on russ' experience ... if cancelled , why? (specific reasons) +++ i can tell yall-etal what was/is wrong with our health care system pre BO-care: 1] 30-40 million uninsured; 2] insurance companies could deny coverage due to pre exixtings; 3] 26 yo denied coverage under parents plan (if under 26 yo's, were they covered on yo former?); 4] insurance companies could cap cost (was there a cap on former?) 5] etc google ACA more advantages. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ now can anyone tell us (at least me) why they believe the pre BO-care sysrtem was/is better than socilized medicine ... universal heath care ... practiced in most western democracies. AND which rank higher, by WHO, in quality and lower in cost than we do (WHO ranks USA 37th in quality and NUMBER ONE in cost)! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> rankings probably outdated but close enough for talking points
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Sounds like he prefers the totalitarian way Russ, what you want or need can't make policy on that.Read More Whats that? You lost your insurance, too bad. Whats that, you now have to pat twice as much, too bad. You are just going to have to get used to funding another monster welfare slush fund. too bad.
Dr Silicon April 5, 2014 at 07:02 am
Once again the media has probably escalated and will encourage copy-cats through-out the unitedRead More states, it would have been much better for police to work to notify park districts versus giving sick ideas and media attention to disturbed individuals.
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Bob Wadas April 1, 2014 at 03:21 pm
She was actually a very good judge !
Ed60062 April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Funny how everyone thinks she shouldn't be a judge but, as was pointed out earlier, few bothered toRead More vote no on the retention ballot.
Magilla Gorilla April 13, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow. If they had an asterisk by her name on the ballot that symbolized a connotation regarding herRead More illness, I am sure people would have voted No. Most people that vote are either politically ignorant or corrupted anyway. Either way, the voting system is a fraud. SHOW HER THE MONEY, cuz, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of public servants have more than a few screws loose anyway... Birds of a feather flock together.
Prominent cigarette displays in a Walmart. | Credit to anti-smoking advocacy site badadvertising.org
Mike Es. March 30, 2014 at 11:16 am
Maybe we can make up the tax my LEGALIZING MARIJUANA!
Marie MANCERA March 30, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Already, there is TOO MUCH Government interference in the private life of us Americans, why don thisRead More gov agents worry about schools, high taxes, etc. Ms. Madigan has a lot of nerve asking for stores to stop selling cigarettes, at the time the state is legalizing marihuana, Cook county is the highest tax in the state, etc.etc.
karen erickson March 31, 2014 at 07:29 am
If they're gonna ban tobacco products, they should also ban junk food & pop along with alcohol!
Sohan L. Khungar March 28, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Bring jobs by encouraging new businesses, expanding existing ones, encourage R&D, internshipsRead More for students and teachers, give incentives for hiring, particularly the unemployed, encourage home ownership, energy conservation, incentives to get off the vices, like drugs. Convert firearms to ploughs and high tech tools, cars and robots. These will all add revenues and taxes, and we could go back to the good old days of 2 or 3% state income tax. Look at the states with zero state income tax: WA, TX, FL, Arizona, NM, Oegon and others: they are all pro-business, which means more jobs and sales/excise taxes. I hate going to Chicago to pay outrageous parking fees. No such problem in beautiful suburbs like Oakbrook. Bring more jobs to suburbs and the country side. Give incentives to farmers. Why are more ag businesses in Iowa, WI and MN than in IL? I want to start a business which in 3-5 years could add as many as 100 jobs. I went to my village: no incentives! Wyming is giving us "no taxes for 10 years". Wake up IL politicians!
J. Geoff Rove April 10, 2014 at 08:01 pm
"There is also a lack of interaction with state workers, which contributes to low morale amongRead More them and negatively affects the day-to-day management of state government,” Please, at least the Ryan Cronnies are OUT. Only new TOLLROADS around here during 26 YEARS of Thompson, Edgar, Ryan gang.
jim April 10, 2014 at 08:11 pm
@Sohan the days of 2 or 3% are long gone. Look for property taxes to take a big jump over next 5 toRead More 10 years to pay for the pension mess and the politic ans that think money grows on trees ( they see a leaf and think its a dollar)
Mary Lou and Tom Riley in front of their house. | Screengrab from SunTimes.com video.
MiMi March 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
CORRUPTION AND COVER UP IS ALIVE AND KICKING....and is SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.....YES, IT ISRead More INDEED REAL....crap like this happens every where....these people just got caught up in the system.....be glad it was just this instead of something else.
Edward Andrysiak March 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Donald, I'm not feeling any love. You stated you worked for the County for 30 years. There shouldRead More have been no loop holes in an honest system where people got what they were entitled to. So you did nothing to remedy that. Now, you want to profit from the knowledge you have working on a broken system.....cheeeeez.
Donald Yosef Marcus March 30, 2014 at 09:12 am
Dear Edward ,You miss understood what I said, I worked there 30 yrs ago not worked for them for 30Read More yrs. I worked there for 5 yrs in the earily 1980's to the late 1980's. You might might believe this ,but under the last 2 assessor's the office has becomed 100% more open/accessible to their information. The stystem is broken, but this would take a tremenious undertaking to revamp the whole system from top to bottom. This would be like taking on the under funded pention that still hasn't been fully addressed except on the back end some 20 to 30 yrs from now ! I did my best to help the tax payers of Cook County & that's one of the reason's why I left the Assessor's office ! I got removed as an analysis,working on the appeals for them since my production wass 40-50% less then everyone in the department. Why, because I was taking the extra time to give everyone a fair break on their assessment through the loop holes that I learned. I got removed & they put in Tax payer Assistance counter, on the phones to answer questions & then on reachout. I was there in the 1980's for the first 100 yrs flood in Des Plaines. I help homeowners write up their compliants for them.
Max Smart March 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Can elote carts be far behind?
Flo W March 27, 2014 at 10:13 am
The hot dog cart has been part of our town for quite sometime. I do hope they renew its license.Read More And why not a ice or ice cream cart? Might make for more people wandering around town this summer and going into other shops. All our ice cream stores left so not competition there.
Lorriane March 28, 2014 at 07:51 am
Really Glen Ellyn lets not stifle business. It's not like their is an Italian Ice business they areRead More directly competing in front of. Why is government such an obstructionist.
Lorriane March 26, 2014 at 08:46 am
They should have thought about this when they initially built Ackerman. This town is tax happy andRead More the taxpayers are broke If they can raise money by charging more to putside teams using Ackerman then OK but no more tax increases
Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, wants to see another Big Ten school in Illinois.
Bernard Johnson March 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
PS. The University of Wisconsin spends over $7.5 million a year on their men's basketball program;Read More the State of Illinois can't even pay physicians in Illinois treating Medicaid patients and the state's un-funded pension liabilities excess $100 billion dollars. Murphy and Connelly appear to have delved into their St. Patrick's Day libations early and hard; what else could explain such pandoring to the lowest of the common denominator? This is just another sound-bite and photo-op designed / what passes as policy here in the dire state of the State of Ilinois. Reality-checkpoint, is this about higher-education, or - bouncy-ball pandering the thugs?
Lorriane March 23, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I recommend to my teens that they go put of state and develope roots elsewhere. I don't want themRead More coming back to work in this state and have to pay for this pension mess. No thanks
Mitch Dinges March 23, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Ridiculous to even consider such a thing at the state level. The state has no business whatsoeverRead More of embarking on such a matter. These are bored lazy politicians finding nothing else to do because of a Democrat party stranglehold on the state. Why not put pressure on an inept Attorney General to investigate all the nepotism, ethical compliance, and kick-backs and lack of responsibility by our legislature at governing a very very sick state of Illinois. Fix the University of Illinois by letting taxpayers daughter and sons attend and hopefully retain them within the state rather than sending the talent back to the country they came from, or the least make it affordable to go to the politically influenced "corruptllege."
Bob B March 19, 2014 at 10:08 am
Bender, these are the results strictly from DuPage County. Oberweis won the state but Truax carriedRead More DuPage.
Kent Frederick March 19, 2014 at 11:23 am
What is really interesting is that the vote between Matune and Sandack was very close in DuPageRead More County, but Sandack carried the three precincts in Will County (Bolingbrook) by a substantial margin.
Kathy S. March 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I agree with Bender. Where are the other party's results?
State Sen. Kirk Dillard and wife, Stephanie, cast votes in the Illinois primary at a Hinsdale polling place.
Max Smart March 19, 2014 at 10:29 am
How did that work out, dillbert? You turned your back on America and supported THE ONE. All actionsRead More have consequences.
Delaware Anarchist March 21, 2014 at 01:16 am
Ed Padgett kiss my grits
Magilla Gorilla March 21, 2014 at 07:47 am
News Flash, Gentlemen!!! "The Billboard is NOT Offensive because... It is NO LongerRead More there". As far as Mr. Hunt is concerned, he indirectly claimed that I have a P***Y earlier. This is true. I am an overachiever. My woman should be a supermodel. Mr. Hunt, however, is probably suffering from PAPS (Post Anal Penetration Syndrome) caused by spending time behind the Alter with Father FondleMe. I am sure that Hunt's Boyfriend has a couple P***IES, too. More than likely Latex.
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 04:22 pm
I think it's meant to be a conversation piece.
Bernard Johnson March 14, 2014 at 09:04 am
No - 'John', I'm not proposing to 'spend trillions on the children' - though we did spend such onRead More Iraq and Afghanistan, as an aside. What I'd suggest is that we cut the number of taxing bodies in Illinois down from the nearly 7,000 [the most - by far, of any state in the nation] to under 250. Get rid of townships - they're an antiqauted concept and redundant, at best. Combine duplicative administrative government entities, e.g., sanitation, water, etc, 'districts.' Eliminate patronage. Establish term limits. Require high-school seniors across the state to take a meaninfgul standardized test before they're allowed to graduate. If students can't pass standardized tests at the end of each year of school - hold 'em back. For the long term unemployed - those who are illiterate in English, require 30 hours a week of English language classes for them to receive Illinois State Medicaid, Sec. 8 housing subsidies, food-stamps, etc. For those who are literate and physically able, require 30 hours a week of public-service and 10 hours a week of documented job-searches. For any company doing business in Illinois to get a tax-break, job creation and/or job-training must be allocated to equal no less than 50% of the tax-breaks. There are entirely too many freeloading companies in Illinois. Establish a 2% payroll tax on non-residents who work in Illinois, being those from the border states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky [Iowa and Indiana are so called 'right to work' states that attract businesses away from Illinois and which deflate the value of labor]. Establish minimum standardized test scores for admission to State of Illinois universities. Require Illinois to fund the 'primary' costs of public education in Illinois. Require Illinois to eliminate defined benefit pension plans for ALL state employees [private industry began doing that over 20 years ago]. Establish an education surtax on parents with more than two children in the public schools, for each child beyond the two. Provide a tax-credit to families whose children attend private schools [non-religious only] equal to 1/2 of the educational contribution that the state makes per child {for up to two children}. Require teachers on the public payroll to be truly fluent in English - written and spoken. Limit - as a percentage, the number of non-resident and/or foreign national enrollments in the state's institutions of higher learning {to no more than 20% - undergraduate and/or graduate}. Establish cooperative work-study programs with Illinois-based businesses and the students in the state's public universities. Etc, etc, etc. There's a lot that COULD be done and that SHOULD be done, but, will we [Illinois] do it/them? Hardly! This is... the dire state of the State of Illinois.
Joe Smith March 14, 2014 at 04:42 pm
The rising cost of college and choking student debt is an unnecessary tragedy because there are manyRead More good reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges. But, alas, cost is seldom considered. Instead, students justify expensive schools thinking they will earn more when they graduate. The New York Times recently reported on two studies which show that equally smart students earn the same whether they attend an expensive college or a less expensive college. Online learning should be considered by cost conscious students. Low cost options are available because online students can choose from thousands of regionally accredited colleges. To illustrate the affordability of online options consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State College costs only $22,800. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2953#.UyMdR_ldV8E An MBA is offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E All three colleges have regional accreditation so all are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more and go deep in debt!
Bjarne Jensen March 15, 2014 at 01:19 pm
What happened to all the great low cost colleges in America? Nothing! There are many excellentRead More reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges around. In our new age of internet information they are, ironically, hard to find. Here is an example: Consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or an MBA offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E Both colleges have regional accreditation so both are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more or go deep in debt.