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John Q. Public April 18, 2014 at 05:05 pm
OH! I was just set straight by a friend on NPD. He tells me that THIS is THEIR way of creating aRead More "Mount Copmore" (as in, "Mount Rushmore", for those of you from Rio Linda, CA>)
seer. April 18, 2014 at 07:20 pm
stupid NPD donut-inhaler- no gordita for you. he was probably in a hurry to arrest some N-villeRead More hausfrau for not wanting ComEd to install a SmartMeter on her house.
seer. April 18, 2014 at 07:56 pm
I blame steve for the cop on a rock- he should know better than to do the act while the squad is inRead More motion.
Cordale Hallin. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
James Hill April 17, 2014 at 09:42 am
My name is James Hill, co-owner of SUDA International Training Center. I would like to be clear thatRead More he has never been employee in any capacity at our business. The Patch should be more careful with the information they use as it could be detrimental to someone's business. In this case it is mine. We provide services for kids and adults, and that is the last type of false information we need circulating about our company. I want a RETRACTION of that information. It is interesting how my comment keeps getting removed. I own the martial arts school on his Facebook. However, he has never been an employee or member of the facility. It is a so-called mission to report the facts, yet my comment is being removed. How can you report unsubstantiated information based on Facebook, but erase the correction comments of a business that could be affected by it?
Tashi Hill April 17, 2014 at 11:04 am
The patch took a very irresponsible approach to reporting when they reported on some one working forRead More us without any form of verification. On Facebook anyone can claim to work for any place. The person in question had that they worked for SUDA. That person has never worked for our establishment nor had ever been a member. For the patch to link that to us is detrimental to our business and extremely unfair. They never contacted us to get verification.
Credit: File photo
Lisa April 13, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Thank goodness the woman and child are okay...hope she can get her home fixed or a new one be built.
Amani Ibrahim, accused of felony theft and bad parenting.
sklogw April 13, 2014 at 10:24 am
Drawn on eyebrows and a heavy coat on the the lower lid, that's just wrong!LOL Not as wrong asRead More trying to pin it on your 12 year old daughter though, that's just scandalous!
Titan Dad April 13, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Forget the eye shadow. Should of tried to steal a mustache waxing kit.
Joe Tinley April 15, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Oil can Harriett
Will DEA stakeouts force Midwest Hydroganics to close for good? Credit: Joseph Hosey
Spyder Tech April 8, 2014 at 08:39 pm
It's so sad that tax payers resources are being spent on staking out at hydroponic shops. There areRead More way more serious things they should worry about like the heroin sweeping though Joliet. And now they are causing a man to go out of business all over some pot that's becoming legal in more and more states and proven to be more beneficial that previously thought.
Maynard R. Jerome April 9, 2014 at 09:30 am
It's a sad irony that the newspaper is carrying stories about a forum to be held in Minooka orRead More Channahon soon about the rising use of heroin & resultant addiction problems or deaths at the same time as the news breaks about these DEA agents staking out stores, pulling people's electric usage records & doing garbage dives when the most common adverse effect of the perp's illicit behavior will probably be a case of the munchies. This is simply lazy law enforcement. They're going after the low-hanging fruit, who, oh, by the way, probably won't threaten to shoot back or turn a pit bull loose on them. All this while heroin pushers & gang bangers roam the streets just a few miles east and serious drug traffickers travel the nearby Interstates. It's a sad waste of valuable resources & well-trained law enforcement personnel. Hopefully, someone in a responsible position above these guys will see what's going on here & redirect these folks activities to more serious problems in the area.
Credit: File photo
Lee Jeffrey April 8, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Well they've got enough signs warning of construction, but today 2 cars near me were clocked at 71Read More & 73! People are not slowing down, once again! Idiots.,
Kevin Oldaker
They Don't Get It April 8, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Find him!!!
jack hess April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am
Sound like the Judge set a low bond, that why he was out, even with his past convictions. If peopleRead More only new what low bonds some Judges give out on serious charges, specially in CROOK COUNTY,IL.
Shorewood artist Angela Kirking and her attorney, Jeff Tomczak, after a hearing for her possession of marijuana case at the Will County Courthouse. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Justin Virrgginn April 5, 2014 at 10:18 am
The story here isn't the pot. It is still illegal in the state of Illinois period. Unless yourRead More practically dead then you may get the medical marijuana..The story here is the fact that we are following people home from Organic supply stores. And going through their garbage without a warrant. I would like to look at the balance sheet for what it cost to finance such an operation. We have a heroin epidemic that is off the charts in Will County. Yet were following middle aged women home from gardening supply stores? The amount of marijuana she was in possesion of is a misdemeanor. Maybe im crazy but I just dont get it.
everything April 5, 2014 at 10:23 am
I'd love to play the conspiracy theorist, but she was caught with weed, pipes & a plant! That'sRead More manufacture of a controlled substance. People in urban communities are arrested for having less evidence on them personally than this lady had in her residence every day!. Cry me a river...
Justin Virrgginn April 5, 2014 at 11:00 am
I didnt see any mention of a conspiracy...However I will play lawyer because possesion of weed inRead More that amount is a misdemeanor offense as well as possesion of the pipe. Also it said they found stems that smelled strongly of cannabis. So they did not find a pot plant growing. Do you know how many middle aged women use Hibiscus? My Mom has to order a special kind from Whole Foods because of the reasons this lady sited. And so what She had a little weed. She didnt have some elaborate grow operation. Also challenging the law regarding illegal search and seizure is not a conspiracy theory. Its exercising your rights to a fair and level playing field, granted to you by the constitution. Like I said the story is not the pot..
Benjamin Lawton
Milwaukee Mike April 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
Rico Suave April 6, 2014 at 07:24 pm People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only becauseRead More rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. Remember this Benny G and all you other scum sucking Liberals out there. The police in these ghetto areas are chasing them down every night in an attempt to keep them from coming into your so called safe areas. Appreciate their sacrifices and don't give this white Fucktard the time of day. Hey Kenneth! Love teh comments... Who else would say fucktard on here?
Frank G. April 11, 2014 at 11:50 am
Benny G. I think you hate the police because your dad was a abusive cop who poked you in the assRead More when you were growing up.
Benny G. April 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Frankala, I was sloppy seconds to your ripe hole. He was a tiger, huh...LOL Donna the residentRead More "split tail" comment bag- Go iron my shirts and STFU...LOL
John Wrana, in uniform during World War II, and in his later years before a police officer shot and killed him with beanbag rounds.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Brains? We don't have no stinkin' brains. We don't need no stinkin' brains
Magilla Gorilla April 12, 2014 at 07:25 am
@ knee jerk. Although the upper limit IQ for officers is 105, the target IQ is between 94-98. TheRead More average IQ of a U.S. citizen is 100. Whenever you are speaking to a police officer, you are most likely speaking to someone with an IQ considerably Lower than your own. Please remember to speak slowly, always try to limit the amount of syllables in each word to less than three, and try not to laugh... Cuz They get Really Paranoid. Must be the drugs.
Magilla Gorilla April 12, 2014 at 07:28 am
@ Santaella. Robots, Droids or whatever you want to call 'em. They want programmable individuals whoRead More will NOT hesitate to KILL. At some point, Robocops are coming to your town.
Police outside of Adelman's Truck & Equipment in Chicago.
hobo April 3, 2014 at 07:48 am
stan April 4, 2014 at 12:51 am
Hobo are you a hobo?
Danimal April 6, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Real smart. Steal commercial vehicles that most likely had company logos on them. Duh?
Adam West March 30, 2014 at 09:23 am
Does anything happen in Darien anymore?! I never see any articles about anything happening inRead More Darien, the Lion's Club pancake breakfast, the armed robberies at the gas stations, the 75th St. construction, city council budget, anything Darien related! How can you call this the Darien Patch when there is nothing about Darien in. Every other town or city has a Patch site that has articles related to their town. We get lazy editors who just copy and paste from other news sites.
Kelly O' March 30, 2014 at 06:17 pm
You don't have a lot of crime in Darien. Thank your lucky stars.
Dennis Robaugh (Editor) March 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm
@Bambi: OMGPD is a feature that recounts some of the more unusual crime stories in the Chicago-areaRead More suburbs. It's appeared weekly in your Deerfield Patch for about 2 years. @Adam West: I will email you directly with more information about Darien Patch, one of the Patches in the region that has been without a full-time editor for the last year.
Tom Lunde March 27, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Hopefully this has not put you off of using public transportation.
RB March 27, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Video must be a hoax...it shows a working CTA escalator!
art March 30, 2014 at 10:14 am
I'm sure she had her female lover on her mind.
jim April 3, 2014 at 07:49 am
bigbaker agreed
Auroran April 4, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Actually, today (April 4th) she WAS fired. However, I find it a great example of ridiculous unionRead More rules that it took them this long to do so.
Tom RS. April 5, 2014 at 09:13 am
She will have cost all us taxpayers a lot of money when this is all done. Millions in lawsuits andRead More probably a million plus in repairs to the system. I could be wrong, but maybe a little more training and evaluation needs to be implemented before someone is turned loose at the controls...
Elizabeth Colvin March 26, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Another mentally disturbed person needs to be punished . I wonder if we had the eye for eye thereRead More would be less crime.
Jamie March 28, 2014 at 01:15 am
All i can do is SMH.
charlies angel March 28, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Just last week there was a show on tv about urban legends & clowns. One of the stories was aboutRead More razor blades & poison in candy. I think these shows give sickos ideas. just my thought.
Matthew Lechwar. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
John Krenkel March 25, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Mr. Hosey, How would you feel if your daughter became addicted to drugs and the article title wasRead More "Patch Reporter's Druggie Kid Arrested Again" It's obvious, this young man has an addiction problem. Who are we to judge. 'If you judge people, you have no time to love them' MotherTeresa As a Roman Catholic myself, we need to start opening our hearts to those who struggle with their relationship with Christ. We need to stop judging and start loving. This young man to is a Roman Catholic and so is his "Judge" father. We should pray for them, the family, that through Christ's love, Matthew will be able to successfully battle his afflication and addiction. We need to recognize that during this lenten season, we must see God's love in everyone, he did sacrifice his human son for our sins so we may live a just and merciful life.
John Krenkel March 28, 2014 at 10:40 am
He obviously does need help. I never said he did not. Is h getting special treatment, maybe, butRead More to me, it does not matter. What I was pointing out was the headline of this article was inappropriate. We speak of the Bully culture in our school system and looky here, Namecalling.... We have media stories outlining how horrible bullying is for our kids and our own local media outlet is bullying themselves. It needs to stop. Can the system do better for Matt Lechwar, absolutely. But so can our media. What I was saying is: Stop Judging, Start Loving, and watch how the world changes before your eyes. As Louis Armstrong sings: "The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people going by I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do They're really saying I love you."
Screen grab from CBS.
Deerfield Resident March 27, 2014 at 09:41 am
Arthur....the complaint about unions is that they defend employees such as her....she should haveRead More been fired the first time! She has people's lives in her hands....unions make it impossible to weed out bad employees...
Arthur Huff March 27, 2014 at 09:51 am
Deerfield, if it comes out that the union had a role in what happened in February being handled theRead More way it was then I'm right there with you. But we don't know that yet. All we know now is that the CTA handled it that way, we don't know why. For what it's worth, and I'm just pointing out facts for the sake of the discussion, in this crash and the one in New York it was a union official who told the press that the operator dozed off. Doesn't sound like they were trying to protect either of them, does it? In both of these cases they could just give us the standard "we are still trying to determine the cause blah blah blah" but in both cases they admitted right away that the driver was totally at fault. I'm not saying unions are perfect and don't obstruct weeding out bad employees, i.e teachers and tenure, but in this case we have no indication YET that it played a role.
Sue1 March 28, 2014 at 10:25 am
It would be interesting to get a copy of their contract. I would bet they have some sort ofRead More progressive discipline language in it, which would explain why she wasn't fired after the first incident.
Brian Soehnholz. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
just my opinion March 22, 2014 at 01:22 pm
@art...who is Amanda? Your comments are disgusting.
KELLY MELENDEZ March 22, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Don't judge unless you know both sides of the story!!!
JEG March 23, 2014 at 01:15 am
Why would you go to three or four other locations then finally go to the police station? That wouldRead More have been my first stop after calling 911 from my cell phone that everyone has and I am sure the mother and the teen both had one .
Barbara FitzPatrick March 20, 2014 at 12:18 am
Debbie I am so so sorry for your loss
Sheila m March 27, 2014 at 02:45 am
So sorry for your loss Debbie.
Megan Lindsey April 17, 2014 at 08:47 am
I don't know you but sorry for your loss.
Baby Paul Fronczak, in a photo taken hours before he was taken from Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago in 1964.
Magilla Gorilla March 20, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Sorry, I meant Higher Percentage.
frank March 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm
First full day of Spring, the day is bright and we still have the same ole Patch.Read More ##################
sklogw March 23, 2014 at 02:16 pm
It's a shame that the lawyer would represent her. I guess the welfare queen was not the only oneRead More that would do anything for a buck. Where was his morals?
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