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Gerard H Schilling July 22, 2014 at 08:53 am
Since Naperville owns 30+% of IMEA which owns among other things the Prairie States coal power plantRead More which has been unable to sell its surplus electrical generation thus the blamed 22 million short fall in our electric fund by Krieger. No matter what we do our rates will be higher. Same analogy as the water deal a few years back. Don't use the water and when we didn't they had a short fall in revenue and goosed our water rates. You have to love these guys that get us coming and going.
Resurrected July 22, 2014 at 11:07 am
Gerard our rates are low compared to many surrounding communities and other areas.
Gerard H Schilling July 22, 2014 at 11:50 am
Learn to read a balance sheet Resurrected and see how they beg, borrow and steal from one fund toRead More balance the electric one. In addition the Smart meter project (22 mill with 3 million overrun) also is buried in this fund and bonding is paying for some of it. If we were charged actually what electricity is costing us in real time we would be far and away the highest in the state much less the area. Pay me now or pay me later applies to this scheme. Lastly IMEA contract is a liability loadstone around our collective necks which could be disastrous in the next few years. On a positive note if it survives the EPA's draconian new emission standards it might finally be able to sell its excess capacity which could possibly reduce our costs?
Dan Rutherford sings "Happy Birthday."
Bambi July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am
I think it was very tacky. If I had just lost my husband 3 months ago, I wouldn't want someone toRead More remind me of his birthday in a public way like that. I would already be aware of it and prefer to grieve and remember him without publicity.
Karen M. Bushy July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am
"Bambi", Mr. Rutherford does not do it in a "public way". It is an email thatRead More comes to your own personal email box if you register your birthday with Mr. Rutherford's website. It was Mr. Brady who chose to make the birthday greeting public, not Mr. Rutherford. If Mr. Brady didn't want it publicized, he could have and should have just deleted it and moved on. Why does his deceased wife still have an email account that he is monitoring? That would be the bigger question in my mind.
Walter White July 16, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Another proud member of the Stupid Party.
A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
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!
AJ McCrea July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am
This is not Oak Lawn news.
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.
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