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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Amin Falaq April 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Tim F. I was just about to address the same issue of the lottery getting approved based on itRead More proceeds would be earmarked for Illinois schools.
Pat April 24, 2014 at 06:52 am
That's Illinois.......politics and corruption!!!
John Roberts April 24, 2014 at 08:28 am
They get enough that the school will have you arrested if they find out your kid does not go the theRead More correct district they live in. WHY so much? While we sit and learn for months and coloring pictures in 8th grade of Malcom X MLK the people your government does not want you to be like in the first place. We file for grants for after school programs to teach English, math,science. Just look at the school today my kid says for the last quarter they haven't done anything but watch movies and hang around. Is this because of the grade issue? If your school does not meet the standards they want to shut it down. How do you go around that? You stuff as much as you can into them first 3 quarters.4 quarter they start out with A's if you do no work then all got A's on last quarter almost guaranteeing a pass. It's all becoming Government against the teachers...then teachers against the students and parents for money for their school. Actually arresting parents that have their kids going to schools outside their districts. Freedom of choice...Freedom!!...Not in America.
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Honestly IPO April 23, 2014 at 05:58 pm
I believe this is a great idea. Why shouldn't a calming herb be mainstream? I graduated highRead More school in 79 and NONE of the "pot heads" I knew then moved on to harder drugs nor are any of them is jail for involuntary manslaughter. Of the 3 heavy drinkers I knew then 2 are in jail. Plus marijuana has true and proven medicinal properties. Disagree? Ask the parents whose kids have seizures hour after hour who after ingesting a certain strain of marijuana stop seizing and the amount of seizures drops dramatically. Or the cancer patient who can't eat due to chemo, given pot brownies, they can eat and keep it down. This helps put weight on and gives strength to fight their cancer. Anything in excess is wrong, moderation is the key. A small amount of pot ingested mellows people out. A small amount of alcohol , 2 or 3 shots, puts everyone at risk if drinker gets behind the wheel of a car. Colorado has gotten this right.
anthony April 23, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Yea back in the day prided myself on living like Sanford and son... never cared to much aboutRead More anything..... Then i got in shape and was literally dragged in to every hypocrisy and corruption a body could take ANYBODY.... Make no mistake these cook co dramas ....this Harvey Markham EP OL CR OP TP crowd made it legal .. Our "civic minded" advocate our gentle former with his "priv" meetings made it legal But most of all Law Enforcements inability to adhere to procedure tipped the scales .... Not if but when ......greed is universal
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Stephen Bondura April 24, 2014 at 08:27 am
He did to much,Okay these teens must of been watching the house for awhile and saw no movement andRead More broke in.But one shot was enough no matter how mad are nuts he went,So one has to wonder what the girl was thinking after she heard the shot ,that she did not get out of there ,Which leaves the Question when she saw that the boy was shot when she went down the basement did she start to go after the guy.Are did he shoot her coming down the steps.
OverWorkedAndTaxed April 24, 2014 at 08:34 am
While I don't commend the extent he carried this out to, I can understand the mental anguish. AfterRead More several break ins he probably had enough and went to the extreme of ensuring they will not do this to him again. If he held them, then he has to worry about watching his back for their next attempt. ANd now they know he's armed. If he left them wounded, a lawyer would sue him and he would end up going broke paying for their lifetime medical needs, pain and suffering. It was preventable by the two that broke in. It was their choice and they chose poorly. Someone breaks in, who kows their intent? They should be shot and the homeowner not persecuted. Hopefully this may give other people pause before they break into a home.
sue April 24, 2014 at 08:35 am
This juror says NOT GUILTY to man defending himself to the ninth. Guilty to anyone who enters aRead More residence that is not theirs and to which they were not invited. They knew better and deserved what they got.
David Greenberg April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
So the questions are: "What does #1 do that's better than HPHS? How can HPHS improve? What'sRead More holding us back?" Compare and contrast.
Bernard Johnson April 24, 2014 at 12:48 am
The 'quality adjustment' to the AP results appear to be the only basis as to why DHS wasn't rankedRead More above Stevenson - as the # 1 truly 'public' [taking all comers - not getting to pick and choose its student body - like the academies and/or magnets] in the State of Illinois. OK, so, DHS will have to 'try harder.' As for Highland-Park, what's the story over there; and the same goes for New Trier? My, how the once mighty have fallen. Go Big Red!
Eric Norris April 24, 2014 at 06:50 am
Disappointed Bolingbrook was unranked in the nationwide rankings.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 08:10 am
Hey Jerry, I am talking about you specific people on this specific blog post with my originalRead More comment. I, personally, don't give two farts about Sarah Palin or any of her prodigy, and I never once went on any message board or blog post and said the first thing about her or president shrubbery..... and I said as much in my original post. Now, if you'd like to berate me on the point of my post instead of your perceived sins of all liberals, please do. Until and unless you are ready to do that though, I invite you to not lump me with anybody else because I'm an individual.... and maybe learn how to comprehend what you're reading while you're at it.
B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 08:32 am
It's "progeny", not "prodigy". It's kind of tough to comprehend what we'reRead More reading when it is written so poorly.
B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 08:34 am
And I love the automatic labelling as a woman hater just because we don't like Hillary. ObviouslyRead More if you disagree with Obama, then you're racist. But what about if we are sick of John McCain? So now I'm a woman-hater, a racist, and a man-hater (veteran-hater? Ageist?)? Who does that leave? I am not a woman-hater. I'm a Hillary-hater.
Jon Hall April 23, 2014 at 08:49 pm
Memories? No soap in the rest rooms. Broken seats. All those Mike Schmidt dingers. It's a dump.Read More Demolish it.
D L April 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm
...and then they blow a lead in the 9th inning! Only the "SCRUBS can do that on such a historicRead More day !!
Albert Gazalooch April 24, 2014 at 08:02 am
All Wrigley needs now is a decent home team to play there!
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 06:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 07:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 07:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
JR April 23, 2014 at 09:47 am
Even if we threw them in jail their brainless voting bases would still reelect them.
Jan Werth April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
Illinois is one of the top most corrupt states in the USA. I have two more years in this GodRead More forsaken state, then after my daughter finishes school, I'm out of here! My home may be paid off, but I still pay at least $500 a month for property taxes--and I live in the older section with a 55 year old house!!
carol j dixon April 23, 2014 at 11:27 am
Shameful! The audacity to want more is as bold as cat manure. They sell the lottery, lease theRead More toll way, to their friends, all the while saying they need more money. This really stinks.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Love All April 24, 2014 at 05:54 am
TO THE EDITOR....I'm seriously disappointed by the removal of peoples comments overnight.... If youRead More cannot see the flow and context of comments made,, how is one supposed to understand the comments you read? The young man, Black Panther was defending himself and his position in the face of raw bigotry and you removed that?? When you invite unfettered comments from people on a forum such as this,, CENSORSHIP HAS NO PLACE. You either put on your big boy/girl panties and allow Free Speech to run it's course,,, of you SHUT THIS DOWN. I'm so surprised at your actions. Not good!
Bob Zahm April 24, 2014 at 08:23 am
@Love All - not sure what comments were removed, but looking if they were anything like the racistRead More trash "monkey" lewis posts, they violate terms of service and should be removed.
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 08:30 am
think monkey shud be left up.... great example of what people face. its obviouslyRead More meant as provocation. but if u leave it up--they only look like the jerk... should embarrass monkey more than offend anyone. they are obviously just a dope.
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Tom RS. April 23, 2014 at 07:01 am
To each his own. Renting offers mobility but I have yet to meet anyone who "sold" hisRead More apartment and made a profit.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
dwayne roberson April 24, 2014 at 07:08 am
Thanks Gary and Tamara for the info.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 07:53 am
So Cow Dung, Gary has said it all in a much more straight-forward way. Everything he says is true,Read More and the information can be found, and checked, in MANY places. Just NOT on the Common Core website.
Jennifer April 24, 2014 at 08:00 am
Why do I have a problem with the Gates foundation? I think I said it before. They funded theRead More organizations that wrote the standards. They funded the organizations that reviewed the standards. They fuinded every group that supposedly had "input" into the development of the standards. There is NO record of what the "input" consisted of, or if any of it was implemented. All we really have on record is the Content advisor for Mathematics, Jim Milgrim, prof. at Stanford, explaining why he refused to endorse the math standard. We have the English Language content advisor, Sandra Slotsky, explaining why she, likewise, could not sign off on the standards. And she explains that she has sat on many such committees before, in her role in developing Massachussetts very well-respected standards, and she said that this is the first time she was required to sign a non-disclosure. She said such committees are usually subject to "Sunshine" laws. These are specific people, highly qualified people, giving specific and detailed testimony. But you would rather keep pointing to the CC website vaguely referring to "how educators were involved".
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
swimmer April 23, 2014 at 08:41 pm
How long do you think it will take to recover from the deficits, left from Bush's wars?
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 05:28 am
If the clueless Obama would have signed on to Ryan's budget, we would have been well on our wayRead More toward eliminating the deficit. Instead, he chose to drive us over the cliff. He has been an absolute failure.
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 06:37 am
If Ryan and his cohorts started to slash corporate welfare along with everything else, perhaps itRead More would be worth considering
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 01:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
Barbara Blaine, at a SNAP press conference Monday regarding Father Michael O'Connell
Bravo06 April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
DM and Ann let me help you out here. First this article is wrong. Second the allegation says itRead More happened at Golds gym in 1999 and involved a Marist freshman. Third, you had to be 17 to get into Gold's Gym, no exceptions. Fourth Father O'Connell never worked at or near a school. So riddle me this, someones intel is off and its not mine. So before you decide to condemn people, do some research. Dont just read a title and assume guilt.
John Humphrey April 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm
*tshirts
John Humphrey April 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm
I went to golds gym from 1994 to 2002. You could go there if you were 13 with you parent signing theRead More gym contract releasing them from liability. I remember so creeping church guy from our Lady. He tried making small talk with me. I thought he was a creep and avoided him. I found it weird he used to wear Sandburg football and wrestling there considering I never remembered him coaching there, nor did my younger siblings. I always wondered why some 30 something year old guy was always talking to the high school and college kids while there was plenty of hot trim in there. Do you own research first bravo, you didn't have to be 17 to get into gold's, I started going there when I was 14.