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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!
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Marty Spielman April 24, 2014 at 09:20 am
Yes.
Will Joseph April 24, 2014 at 05:15 pm
Oh, NO! Since Nancy Reagan and the Reagan Administration's "War On Drugs" has proven to beRead More SUCH a SPECTACULAR success, let us keep right on throwing zillions of our tax dollars at this "problem." You know, as opposed to legalizing most drugs, taxing the you-know-what out of them, and helping to solve all of our city, state and federal deficit crises.
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
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 08:20 pm
Sounds to me like -9.8 million jobs from your socialist hero is working out well for, let me see putRead More together your subsets of Americans, the middle class, blacks, women, latinos, gays, poor, bilesiantransgender.
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?
Marty Spielman April 17, 2014 at 09:41 pm
Good news. Looking forward to the new carts.
Kathy Adler April 18, 2014 at 07:24 am
My blue bin has been gone for some time. If we don't buy one of these carts, we can't recycle. SeemsRead More counterproductive
cholic April 19, 2014 at 11:41 am
Finally! AZ has had these large bins for 19 years! Could never understand the small size here.Read More Good for the city!
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Kathy April 14, 2014 at 06:54 am
How can the city force me to buy something?!!! How much waste r they creating with the old blueRead More bins? That does the job for me. What if I choose not to recycle?
Kathy April 14, 2014 at 07:00 am
I just moved into the city of Naperville from unincorporated last year. We were given largeRead More recycling carts to encourage us to recycle more, and our property taxes were half of what we currently pay.
James L. Freeland April 14, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Now, gentle people, let's stick to the specific topic of this article and not make attempts toRead More construe each aspect. Also, Bob Fischer states some accurate facts with which I fully agree.
Map of LED Pilot Sites in Naperville Credit: City of Naperville website
Elisa Jed April 14, 2014 at 07:20 pm
I think this is a great idea. Having different parts of the city switch to different brands of LEDRead More light is a good way to test them out. This also helps the community feel involved in the decision. The city's move to switch to LED street lights is a long run cost effective plan and getting the public's opinion just makes it better. Elisa Jed | http://www.ledqusa.com/light-bars.html
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.
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)
Elizabeth Colvin March 26, 2014 at 09:23 pm
I thought it was Lifetime Fitness that had the hot tub problem , that is what all the news stationsRead More were calling the facility.