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A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
Kent Frederick July 8, 2014 at 07:45 pm
This was probably a minor delay for several flights, compared to what happened at Orlando on Sunday,Read More with wave after wave of thunderstorms coming through the area starting around 1pm. Flights were running anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours behind schedule.
LunchLadyU July 8, 2014 at 09:45 pm
I like that this happened at Gate B7. haha Yes, we need bees to pollinate so we have food to eat.Read More Save the bees!
Jim July 9, 2014 at 08:59 pm
In 2011, O'Hare Airport became the first U.S. airport to open an apiary on the premises. ThatRead More spring, 28 beehives were opened as part of a conservation program, according to the City of Chicago. Hansen now oversees 75 beehives at the airport, one of the world's busiest. Why didn't THIS makes the news???? Rock on honeybees!
The remains of Bud Kelder are believed to be buried under this cross in a Manila cemetery. Photos provided by his cousin, John Eakin, show the remains of a veteran in the Philippines and a letter from Bud to his parents.
Rose Mary Stone July 4, 2014 at 11:33 am
A lengthy list of scandals regarding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has now beenRead More publically exposed by NBC, CBS, NPR, Stars and Stripes, the Associated Press, and a host of other media investigative reports. Scathing official reports by multiple federal agencies painted efforts by JPAC as dysfunctional, duplicative, inefficient, wasteful and so poorly managed and led that JPAC simply could not do the job assigned to it. No matter how hard the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) and JPAC management tried to spin the fact that only 385 identifications in seven years with an annual budget far exceeding $100 million was someone else’s fault, the American public and Congress refused to buy this hogwash. The JPAC CIL finally admitted that it takes them an average of ELEVEN YEARS to make an identification after remains are recovered. Investigations by the Department of Defense found 600 to 1,000 sets of American servicemen's remains in cardboard boxes in the JPAC Laboratory that the CIL is incapable of identifying because their methods are antiquated and obsolete. The American public and families of MIAs who accepted the smoke and mirrors from the JPAC public relations machine for years through fraud, phony “arrival home” ceremonies, and out right lies; feel angry, humiliated, and betrayed beyond belief. A large number of current and former employees of JPAC cooperated with these investigations because they are dismayed, disillusioned, disheartened, disgusted, and still disbelieving of what they experienced at JPAC. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, in congressional testimony, spoke for many of them when he called JPAC “disgraceful”. Despite being accused of being “vindictive” and “disgruntled”, many past and present employees braved severe retaliation by the JPAC management to come forward with the truth. There are many truly dedicated men and women who work at JPAC who believe in the mission. Researchers, military recovery specialists, and field investigators who hack through jungles, climb mountains, and wade rivers only to be sabotaged in their work by a completely dysfunctional command deserve great credit for their efforts to expose JPAC’s corrupt operation. In the final analysis, no one with any common sense whatsoever believed the excuses of the JPAC Laboratory Scientific Director and other members of the leadership clique at JPAC when their disgraceful actions became public. The Secretary of Defense finally ordered JPAC dissolved and the entire operation be “overhauled”. The changes are long overdue. Yet, even now, those who remain in command at JPAC continue to make excuses and are trying to keep their high paying jobs through their usual finger pointing, denials of responsibility, and boasts that they can “overhaul” their own severe dysfunction if Congress will just give them more millions. Bovine excrement. It is now incumbent upon the Secretary of Defense to ensure that his pledge to the American public for a "paradigm shift" away from "outdated, institutionalized thinking" at JPAC becomes a reality. Such needed massive reform cannot be accomplished by changing the name of the organization, re-shuffling the same poor managers to new desks and titles, and allowing those at fault for not keeping up with modern science such as DNA, to keep their jobs. To do so would only allow the same infectious disease of arrogance and lies to the families of American heroes to take root all over again. Everyone at any level of management and culpability in the many JPAC scandals must be removed. And removed now! The disaster at JPAC has been added to the VA Hospital, Dover Mortuary, Arlington Cemetery, and the Viet Nam Unknown debacles. We cannot allow it to happen again.
Doug Hitchcock June 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm
ps: Don't just close the streets at 2am (or whenever the bars close)....That's totallyRead More counter-intuitive.
Marty Spielman June 20, 2014 at 01:51 pm
I would even consider permanently closing off Jefferson Street between Washington and Main. TheyRead More could turn that area into a real promenade.
Saint Sergai June 22, 2014 at 06:59 am
Hooray for Drunk Town,Dive City!
Gerard Schilling June 17, 2014 at 04:28 am
More typical waste of our tax payer's money. These devices will cost hundreds of dollars not toRead More mention the million dollar software to run them all so people will learn how to shut off the light switches and reset their thermostats to save money. Most people can figure out if you are going to charge 17 cents a kWh during prime time and 9 cents off prime it would be cheaper to do everything off prime. In both cases your going to pay more not less for both not to mention the fact in many cases you can't redo your schedules.
Patch editor Joseph Hosey.
Kristina BeautifulMrs Riddle June 15, 2014 at 07:51 pm
People are hurting behind this...of course as a young writer myself I understand his want or desireRead More to share vital information with the public, however the Joliet Patch is known by many for its biased posts, racism, and ill regard for the death of those who perish in our town. This is controversial none the less...
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:03 am
I've had the chance to meet him in person he's a great guy
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:11 am
Did a story about my sister being killed by her husband really took the time to get to know her andRead More the family he's really a great guy and thanks for taking the time to get to know us and the who story it was over 10 years ago and he was just starting out here new to the area
Resurrected June 13, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Wrong Gerard! It depends on the situation, manpower resources or location! Learn about PoliceRead More allocations and responsibilities! Dip!
Buck Naper June 14, 2014 at 07:59 am
How silly Reserectum! The City can't allocate police for 3 hours on three weekdays to keep trafficRead More flowing smoothly and business flourishing? That's old government thinking. I've observed plenty of towns with enlightened management that understand that they are their to serve the community. Honestly, how safe is to have major intersections tied up with stop signs instead of police ensuring traffic moves efficiently? I always chuckle when government posts notices to "expect delays and avoid intersections" Wouldn't it be great to have a post, "Expect Police to keep traffic flowing with little disruption to business." What great PR for the City, police and tax dollar utilization. Just sayin' that there is an enlightened, positive way to run a city instead of the tired, lame "expect delays."
Marty Spielman June 14, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Chicago assigns traffic directors to major intersections under construction during rush hour... IRead More would at least like to think our "humble little town" could get some sort of traffic director during construction.
Max Smart June 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Remember...You did NOT build that!
Geneva Taxpayer June 17, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Tyler Road? It's not even a high traffic road for crying out loud, and it's in find condition. WhyRead More not fix parts of Rt. 38 perhaps? Have you guys not seen the huge pot holes still not fixed properly after this winter?
Ellabulldog June 20, 2014 at 03:36 pm
tyler road seems ok, 31 and 38 need it more
Buck Naper June 8, 2014 at 07:05 am
Krieger didn't warn the Council that the Electric Company was nearly broke until it had a negativeRead More cash balance of $22M. The Electric Company is now borrowing $13M from the Water Utility, which may raise water rates another 17% next year. The taxpayers were left holding the bag for $148,000 Loaves and Fishes fiasco. Let's not forget the debacle of the Green Fuels Depot, which was shut down, in part, because the City didn't verify receipt of equipment. Krieger, without consulting Council, paid a former police chief $45,000.00 for a three month consulting contract to help orientate his choice for the new non-police, police chief. Now it's reported that the HR department, which Krieger has over site, is in chaos. Naperville is stuck with a manager that has been reprimanded for racial "insensitivity" which may have aggravated or exasperated an existing hostile workplace for our City employees. This issue is being reported, globally, in the British Daily Mail. Doesn't Naperville deserve a change?
tyrone biggums June 9, 2014 at 07:46 am
Oh don't worry Buck Naper I'm sure he had a good stern talking too about those problems. Your rightRead More Naperville does deserve and needs a change but unfortunately it has to be an total 180 degree change. The counsel that hired our city manager needs to be overhauled including the mayor. Then with a new city manager, they would have to look at the city itself and evaluate each department by department. I'm sure major changes would need to be made. There has been a lot of damage done in the way the city has done business internally and externally for a long time now. This could take years to undo with all of the problems and distrust that our city has cultivated over the past 5-6 years. It has to start somewhere and the next counsel/mayoral elections is that starting point.
Gerard Schilling June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am
This guy (Krieger) gets talked to a regular bases based on his constant oversights, maleficence,Read More ineptness, ethically questionable appointments and fiscally irresponsible decisions. If this was a corporation he would have been fired long ago. In government management it seems everything degenerates to its lowest level. Elected officials seem to think their prime responsibility is to protect/excuse their employees' behavior instead of representing the best interests of their constituents.
got2bekiddingme June 2, 2014 at 09:19 am
Calling this complete facelift/redecorating exercise "required exterior maintenance" isRead More typical of the type of propaganda Naperville is becoming famous/infamous for. Just another ridiculous waste of taxpayer money.
Bob Fischer June 3, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Part of the project is to repair cracks in the exterior finish and then repaint the building so thatRead More the patched cracks don't stand out. Would it be a bigger waste of taxpayers money not to repair the facade?
Tony May 29, 2014 at 04:59 pm
I could use up a whole page on what I think about the Will County Forest Preserve but it won't doRead More any good. My hobby is metal detecting and until they bought the property or claimed it I was able to use it,I just get to pay taxes and watch dogs use the park, they should give my taxes to Cook County , at least I can detect there.
Charlene Jontel May 30, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Utterly ridiculous! What about cleaning up all of the garbage and dead fish, fish hooks, and otherRead More crap over there, instead of stalking a FB page! Freedom of speech? Social media should be referred to as Socialist media! Unbelievable, I feel sorry for that woman, not to mention the taxpayers who pay those incompetent employees' salaries!
got2bekiddingme May 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Very happy to hear this was resolved with some decency and sense.
Marty Spielman June 3, 2014 at 02:02 pm
It will be nice to have new bins that do not tip easily and fill the neighborhood with pizza boxesRead More and beer cans.
Skifu June 5, 2014 at 11:19 am
They will not be bins. They will be covered carts (FINALLY!!) similar to the ones shown in theRead More picture above. They are supposed to be delivered in July. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-16/news/ct-recycling-carts-approved-naperville-tl-0424-20140416_1_cart-naperville-oks-councilmen
Rocco De Nardo June 10, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Glad to hear they will be carts. I can't wait to toss my duct taped, clumsy old bin out.
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