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John Krenkel March 09, 2014 at 10:16 AM
That's what happens when an online news source lays off tons of staff. There is nobody left toRead Moreupda te the smaller sites like Channahon-Minooka. For example, there was a home invasion last week in Channahon on Junior Ave. I got a text alert, so I know it happened. I wish this would pick up because I used to like "HYPER"-Local news.
John Krenkel January 30, 2014 at 07:44 AM
Courtney, We met at Aux Sable Field Day last year doing that pool water game. I was saddened toRead Morehe ar of your accident. I prayed often for you and your family. Information was especially difficult to come by so reading this sure made me happy. Happy that you made, Happy that you are getting better, and Happy for your children that they have Mom back. God has a plan for you. I hope you have an open heart and soul. Listen for your calling and be strong when it happens. Phillipians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Your strength, your courage, your will and determination are AWESOME. Keep working hard and getting better "Embrace challenges. Never let adversity steal your dream" God Bless you and your Family.
Courtney Lynn Sherman February 06, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words they are very much appreciated it's not goingRead Moreunap preciated ;)
Jean January 24, 2014 at 05:28 PM
This event is tomorrow, Saturday January 24, 2014 from 11:45am - 3:00pm at Minooka Community HighRead MoreSc hool Central Campus! Poster Contest, Movie, Raffle Prizes & More!
Jeremy J. Ly January 06, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Brrr... Nice photos!
Maryellen Czegledi January 05, 2014 at 08:41 PM
Hi Earnan! I'm glad you liked the article as much as I did! How can you help recommend? I loveRead Morepa ssing it forward because it really is a great cause Mr. Howard is helping!
Maryellen Czegledi January 06, 2014 at 07:18 PM
I absolutely will! I am a BIG proponent of paying it forward! Thanks Earnan! Stay warm!!
Steven Jack (Editor) June 13, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Anna, It's right here. Thanks!Read More http://channahon-minooka.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/attempted -child-abduction-in-minooka
Grumpy Old Man July 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Only you are saying there are no jobs. There are jobs. They may not be the type of jobs we hadRead Moreand which are heading out of the USA, but there are jobs. But that has been the pattern for years. Social security is not going to be affected by jobs for returning vets - this isn't WWII and the numbers is Afghanistan can have no impact on that problem. The biggest problem returning vets have is PTSD and suicides which result from it. That is a major problem and the Vet Administration is not doing its job. Eric Shinsecki was put in by Obama and is being criticized by some for failing to reform it and get it responsive to the needs of Vets, but I think its systemic and requires some structural as well as financial changes. And the problem with the entire social security program is the reduced level of employees putting money into the system as opposed to those who are receiving benefits, and this is only going to increase, barring a reversal of population trends. You can yell GOP all you want, but the members of GOP are voted in by their constituents, wisely or not according to your viewpoint. As I said, I tend to vote the candidate, not the party, but when you are voting for a national ticket, unless something changes, any vote other than for a Democrat or Republican really is only a protest vote. Which may well be one's choice. Some years ago, there was a move to add None of the Above on the ballot for national offices. It never got anywhere. It is really a protest vote and was subject to the same criticism other manner of protest votes attract. In any event, thanks for the reminder and keep up the fight.
Alec Ayter July 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Sure Grumps it sure certainly is not 1945 when the returning vet's for given the tools to get intoRead Moret he middle class after the war IN AN ATTEMPT to avoid the certain collapse of the economy and austerity of the GOP of the 20th century in the Hoover and Harding years. These T Party slugs are in congress to insure this does not happen again. The Romney-Bush China Macau enterprise zones have screwed everyone everywhere they and their Bankster have almost destroyed Europe and created the chaos the has thrown Africa to the vampires and vultures all to create new Asian bubbles which are showing the same signs of collapse as the American economy did following the dereg of the banks and glass steagles demise. College students in China are living in ant colonies 20 people to a one room apt 1 bath etc as their economy is about to collapse with all of our dollars in their Macau and Swiss accounts. The GOP Sen immigration reform wants to put a stop gap by bringing a million Chinese and Indian college grad's into the few places where American college grad's get work, of course they will be paid according to their Asian not American standards. Romney is the uncrowned Prince of Bainland Cjina who led the 60,000 factory's into the workers paradise not to employ college grad's but less than a buck per hr collies who do not require SSA CONTRIBUTIONS. The reduced level of employers and employees putting into the system includes the underemployed Wal Mart desperate employees who are told to apply for Medicaid and all he free stuff the tax payers give the unemployed, they are another by product of GOP-1% ECCONOMICS or 100 MILLION WORKERS in a Bain binder that includes children and women who are restricted by law to have another baby and defended by the corp Christian hypocrites in Dixie, Ralph Reed, Robertson, Huckabee and all the good ole boys out to destroy the SAFETY NET. Now put your libertarian mind to work and you will make the connect to the Reduced number of people with good paying jobs paying theirs and the employers share into the system. Then to compound the problem the 10 million jobs gone to China and India were good union and non jobs, the 15,000 corp in the Cayman islands CEO and people who are without a heart or a brain Dorothy steal more money from the USA tax payers with rebates and refunds from not even paying into the system. I never voted for a national party candidate unless he or her were Americans include the Clintons as corporate or anti humans as Perot said, I VOTED FOR Obama it is a mixed bag, I knew he was not as advertised or campaigned but the alternative was beyond holding your nose. The modern day GOP of the 21 st century are a combo of 19th century oligarchs leading the rank file KKK Dixie crat AND BY THE WAY most of their constituents also have a HATRED for JEB Stuart and many think he was assinated by a survivor of Pickett's Div.
James West February 14, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Hey FIBS-it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that your Public Sector Unions and theirRead MoreDemoract ic benefactors are bankrupting your State-if they haven't already. Outlaw Public Sector Unions Collective Bargaining privileges before it's too late.
Dan May 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Shared sacrifice should included those blessed with substantial pension income to pay state taxesRead Moreli ke the rest of us do. Why should the 10,000 individuals that earn over $100,000 in pension income from a former government job receive this income tax free? We need a progressive pension tax to correct this tax loophole.
Johnson H. May 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Your shared sacrifice should not include the public employee who has faithfully paid into theRead Morepensio n system that the politicians set up. The politicians now want to force the public employee to pay more, and the taxpayer to pay more for the states mistakes. Shared sacrifice my A$$... The only sacrifice that should be happening is the politicians give up their pay for the next 10 years to pay for the mess they created by not paying/delaying payments into a system that would have been in good shape if they had payed in to begin with. The politicians made this mess, by skipping payments, setting re-payment schedule @ 50 years with balloon payments and now they want to cry broke and walk away from their obligations. That is horrible. Take a look at what Mayor Rahm is doing in Chicago. Closing schools because he is crying broke, now he is proposing a new $50Million stadium to be built for DePaul. As I have said before "The rich get richer and the poor get screwed" Go into politics and you can become part of the elite in this country and screw everyone else. !
Grumpy Old Man June 04, 2013 at 07:24 AM
Dan, right on and the first overly paid pensioner is Boss Daley who I understand collects more than Read Moreone. I have yet to understand how there are more than one pension plans. I don't believe in any public employee pensions save for first responders and I definitely do not believe that the public office holders, e.g., Mayors, aldermen, state senators and representatives, Governors, Lt. Governors, Comptrollers, State Treasurers or elected officials at the county and local level should receive one penny in public pensions. Until some common sense takes over Illinois all of these separate governmental pensions should be rolled into one and no one entitled to more than one pension check. If that requires amending the state constitution and getting rid of home rule so be it.