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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!
Tim F April 23, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Illinois receives 100% of the lottery profits, right! Oh I'm sorry, that's what Illinois said inRead More the 1970's when the lottery came to be. Where did all of those dollars go? GENERAL FUND? I remember so many "temporary" income tax increases as well too. Liars? Lawyers? Same thing?
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.
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Socrates April 23, 2014 at 11:50 pm
I would want to be briefed by both sides, but from the text, it appears the police are reportingRead More what he said at the time. He could not know in advance whether they were armed or not - since they could have had concealed weapons. Unless he was a trained and experienced gun fighter, once the action started he was acting on pure instinct and terror, as any vet will tell you about their first time in dangerous combat. The episode was unfortunate indeed, but unless I'm missing something here, there is no homicide case due to age and circumstances.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 12:11 am
Well said, in a nutshell.
Heywood April 24, 2014 at 01:52 am
They were popular break-in kids who will break-in no more. LOL
Herc April 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Plainfield central is unranked. Scores are about the same as Joliet West.
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!
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 08:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
Frank Estrada April 24, 2014 at 01:24 am
The best populist the Dims can serve up...what a joke.
Paul Shafer April 23, 2014 at 11:35 am
The Cubs are spending longer rebuilding than it took us to rebuild Germany after WWII.
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 !!
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Celerino Abad-Zapatero April 23, 2014 at 09:26 am
I am a Lake Forest resident that commutes to Chicago regularly. In the past, there used to be anRead More excellent WIFI service at the East train station (LFGuest) that now it seems that has been discontinued, or is not working properly. Can the city look into this? I found this service extremely valuable for the daily commuters. Thank you so much. Cele.
Celerino Abad-Zapatero April 23, 2014 at 09:30 am
The story about the LFHS offender has an inconsistency in the number of hours of community serviceRead More that Mr. Davidson has to serve. The story in the Patch mentions 1,500; the Daily Herald says 150. What is the correct number? Cele.
Emily Stone (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 09:46 am
Hi Cele, Thanks for pointing that out. The Herald must have changed that number since yesterday.Read More I've updated it. -Emily
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Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
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.
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 12:52 am
they don't need college to hold a lamp on my lawn
monkey lewis April 24, 2014 at 12:52 am
word
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 01:08 am
yep monkey---most homes have electricity. Guess hillbillys paying people still? didnt thinkRead More there were that many idiots out there who dont wire their homes?
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Deerfield Resident April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Look at that scumbag in the picture......I'm all for building more prisons while employing workersRead More to build them and guards to staff them...But this guy deserves the chair! Make it pay-per- view to help fund our police departments to gather up these dirt bags standing on the street corners before they commit these crimes.
Deerfield Resident April 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Better yet.....let me have 5 minutes with this guy. You can video it if you like but it won't beRead More for the faint of heart!
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.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 09:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
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Dan Cox April 23, 2014 at 04:16 am
They asked the man is he was hurt and he said yes... I'm hurt a Latte!
Sue April 23, 2014 at 06:54 am
Though fatalities to older drivers do increase with age, 23% of all auto collisions involve cellRead More phones. Drivers 16 to 19 have the highest accident rates. The higher fatality rates for older drivers is attributed to their inability to recover from injuries that younger drivers could recover from. In all age groups - male drivers have higher accident rates and fatality rates. The most dangerous driver is the driver of any age texting or using a cell phone. Venting about older drivers may be fun, but not very informed. Male teens have the highest accident rates. But like any other group there are good drivers and careless among teen male drivers. We should all put the cell phone away while driving and this would drop the accident rate.
David April 23, 2014 at 09:05 am
You know what's more unbelievable than a car running into Starbucks? The outlandish price of theirRead More coffee. And now they have mild coffee, called "blonde." Huh? So black is bitter and harsh and blonde is mellow and mild. What a country...
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Gary April 23, 2014 at 05:20 pm
We'll promise him that he can "keep his library in Chicago if he wants". he-he-he-he.Read More I'm sure he'll understand.
Independence666 April 23, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Obama is a rank amateur whose clueless policies will take many years to recover from. Hopefully,Read More the Congress will shut him down after the November election.
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?
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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.
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 04:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.