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Colleen McAbee July 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
Awesome in the true sense of the word.
william savick July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We don't often get storms of this character in Chicago-proper the magnitude of which gives us moreRead More than a concerned eye for those unprotected in the outskirts .
Credit: Ray Fischer, Wheatland Plains subdivision in Plainfield
Don Gettys July 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Their internal communications leave much to be desired. I respect and appreciate their hard work,Read More but the people in "customer service" are always given less info to work with than they used to receive. There needs to be a much better system to communicate to customers what delays may exist and why the do exist. The consumer's deserves better. Of course, we could all switch to solar back-ups, thereby lessening our reliance on a corporate monolith. No, not to replace. Not at today's level of technology. But as an option to power a refrigerator and a TV is doable with some recent advances. Watch it, Excelon. You could become less of a need and more of an option. Keep customers better informed.
Don Gettys July 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Their internal communications leave much to be desired. I respect and appreciate their hard work,Read More but the people in "customer service" are always given less info to work with than they used to receive. There needs to be a much better system to communicate to customers what delays may exist and why they do exist. The consumers deserve better. Of course, we could all switch to solar back-ups, thereby lessening our reliance on a corporate monolith. No, not to replace. Not at today's level of technology. But as an option to power a refrigerator and a TV is doable with some recent advances. Watch it, Excelon. You could become less of a need and more of an option. Keep customers better informed.
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (left) in Honduras with Aqua Quest crew members, including Joliet native Steve Matanich (far right). Credit: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick
seer. June 30, 2014 at 08:37 pm
meet the next generation of the CIA
Glen Converse July 1, 2014 at 09:05 am
Why bother with these 3rd world countries?
seer. July 1, 2014 at 11:23 am
You do realize what the CIA does- right?
AllaboutGod June 30, 2014 at 11:07 am
This is Wonderful! I have family and friends who cannot have children, some were lucky enough toRead More adopt. I don't care where these children our from, there will be a set of parents who will love them and be so thankful to finally be parents! Keep us posted on the outcome.
AllaboutGod June 30, 2014 at 11:08 am
*are from*
o June 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Ha seer makin' it creepy ! Nice
Supporters lined Wolf Road with flags. | Credit: Cindy Beyer Scalone
Herc June 25, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Not a time to talk politic's! Let the young mans family have peace at this time.
Raggedyann June 25, 2014 at 09:47 pm
If what your saying is true Eric Blair, what would you suggest the average American do about it?Read More Voting is a joke and just something to make the peasants think they're in control.
Eric Blair June 26, 2014 at 07:09 am
Raggedyann, your post is very true. There is nothing we can do about it. This country has beenRead More balkanized for a reason. Surely you have heard of “divide and conquer”. With the exception of that Zionist scumbag Eric Cantor it looks like the stupid American people are set to reelect the same cockroaches again that are destroying this country. I’m afraid we’re toast. We failed our kids. In the meantime you might read Paul Craig Roberts, if you can handle the truth, he’s always right on in his commentaries.
A Borzoi. Credit: Arlington Patch
Lori June 23, 2014 at 07:04 pm
If this dog was a therapy dog or service dog, it was not trained well. There are differences in whatRead More each group does. Service Dogs are individually trained to perform tasks and do work that mitigate their handlers’ disabilities. Service dogs are much more than highly trained companions. Working as part of a team with their disabled partners, service dogs help them attain the safety and independence from which their handlers’ disabilities would otherwise limit them. Therapy Dogs also receive extensive training but have a completely different type of job from service dogs. Their responsibilities are to provide psychological or physiological therapy to individuals other than their handlers; who are usually their owners. These dogs have stable temperaments and friendly, easy-going personalities. Typically, they visit various institutions like hospitals, schools, hospices, psychotherapy offices, nursing homes and more. Unlike service dogs, therapy dogs are encouraged to socialize and interact with a variety of people while they’re on-duty. Was this dog a certified Therapy Dog?
Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation
Dolores Hayes June 14, 2014 at 08:06 am
I think we already had enough warnings. You would have to be from outer space not to know to stayRead More away from the Kennedy expressway. It has been the opening story on almost every newscast for over a week.
j June 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
Why is Obama coming?
j June 14, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Thanks Hector. Would you mind?
Credit: Patch file photo
Herc June 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Superstitious anyone?
Vicky Polito June 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm
The moon out just over the past hour (9p-10p on Thu the 12th) has been gorgeous.
Raggedyann June 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm
People do act a little strange during a full moon. Lets see what tomorrow brings. Could the PatchRead More get much weirder?
Photo credit: Kickstarter
Dan Cox June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
A boat is not an Island... it is still just a boat with a fancy deck. What do you do with it in theRead More dead of winter?
seer. June 11, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Sure Stan- people are clamoring to move into the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago.
stan June 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm
You most of never been to chicago seer all I'm saying chicago is gonna be nicer then the burbs theRead More burbs turning ghetto while parts of the city are turning nice
BIGBAKER.. May 31, 2014 at 07:32 am
They better bring along a lot of SECURITY, cause you know what`s going to happen. Watch and See.
BIGBAKER.. June 1, 2014 at 08:01 am
Figure it out yourself.
Yes, because this is so much fun.
Catherine Caporusso May 27, 2014 at 05:53 am
This comment string definitely opened my eyes to hatred against disabled people in this country.Read More Pearl, never stop fighting!
Pearl Gannon May 27, 2014 at 06:17 am
I definitely have to say I'm very surprised by the amount of attention this post received. I will beRead More writing a response to this for my next article because of the feedback in the comments to respond to some of what people said. I'm also shocked that two weeks later people are still writing in about it.
Shawn Palmer June 2, 2014 at 02:15 am
I think Pearl has made good points and to let others view in disabled eyes. I would have to agreeRead More with numbers 4 through 7. My grandma is disabled from a car accident in the 80's and was paralyzed from her waist down only. When she has to use a bathroom at a public place, She's fine cause she has a tubing that can be used for any bathrooms which maybe is helpful in her case. Narrowing aisles she does have problems cause like Pearl mentioned are not wide enough as I witnessed it and sometimes take the advantage and move them if needed for her to go through. Now five is something my grandma has trouble with. She can't push a cart of course or even a basket unless trying to push herself which is hard basically for everyone cause you only have two hands to use. She tries all the time but me or my aunt does take it away just to make things easier for her to push herself. It's true most places don't have automatic doors just opened for you but she doesn't have a problem as she has people opened doors for her even if me and my aunt are there which is nice of them to do so, walking in or out. seven, Same goes for my Grandma. She can't reach cause things are quite bit high for her so she has to ask me or my aunt to get her things if out of her reach. Lastly, eight. Rarely happens only at hospital when my Grandma comes with. But at woodfield mall, I can see where Pearl is coming from. Not so much though at Vernon hills as we usually get on elevators ourselves to minimal amount of people with us. So somethings my Grandma has problems with but she's never down or sad about them. She's grateful to be alive and not dead. Doesn't let anything like that bother her. But whenever she does go out, My aunt and me most of the time are with her anyways cause of how much we care about her. She can still think and do most things as other people can just not with her legs. It's difficult if you go out alone but my Aunt and I make sure to go along with cause we know she's gonna need some help. She accomplish a lot of things before the accident and after too when I was born. Sure we haven't experience much bad things but the point is, she doesn't let whatever stop her. She can find an alternative route but having us with her is ensuring. As long you have a family member or a friend with you if your disabled, you be fine. We all need a hand for something and if we as human beings can't help each other, we are only gonna go down together and further.
The Hiram Scutt mansion has been sold. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Ex Jolietian May 5, 2014 at 08:47 am
Hi Sick. If I was your neighbor I can guarantee there would be no junk cars in the yard and theRead More landscaping would be immaculate. Evergreen Terrace is 1.5 blocks from this once beautiful home..... the crime in this area is 3 times higher than the rest of the city... a fact that was not mentioned in previous articles. I love the history of Joliet.. and despise what's happened to it in the last 25-30 years. If you drive around town and see the squalor you should be upset too.. why aren't you upset.. do you like squalor ?
Daniel Toma May 5, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Does anyone know what this sold for?
debbadew May 5, 2014 at 03:15 pm
check Zillow..looks like 311K
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