Monday, January 21, 2013
Panel hosted by New Trier Democrats heavily attended by pro-gun advocates.
The New Trier Democrats' panel on gun control turned raucous Sunday, with some members of the audience yelling and interrupting during the speakers. The panel, which was held at the Glenview Police Station auditorium, was entitled “Guns and Public Safety: Where We Stand After Sandy Hook,” and aimed to discuss issues related to guns, including legislation, victims, conceal and carry laws and the history behind the nation's current laws. The crowd, which was so big that many attendees were turned away at the door, was largely made up of National Rifle Association (NRA) members and other pro-gun advocates from around the state. Many were there because of an Illinois State Rifle Association email sent out asking members to come, and some were…
Monday, October 22, 2012
State's Attorney candidates Chris Kennedy and Mike Nerheim participated in Sunday's League of Women Voters Lake County Administrative Offices Debate.
The Lake County State's Attorney office has been attracting national media attention since 2011, when a scandal involving multiple counts of wrongful convictions came out. Democratic candidate Chris Kennedy and Republican Mike Nerheim discussed their visions for restoring the integrity of the office at the League of Women Voter's Lake County Administrative Offices Debate on Sunday afternoon. Holiis Burgess moderated the debate, with the audience submitting the questions anonymously. The questions began with one asking the candidates about how they would ensure that the office becomes more transparent, without sacrificing the privacy of those involved in sensitive cases. "The role of the State's Attorney is to go out into the community and …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
One letter has sparked a heated debate between two Patch editors, and we need our readers to settle this once and for all.
Joanna Schneider, editor of Glenview Patch, recently noticed that Stan Golovchuk, editor of Northbrook Patch, was writing "in the North Shore" when referring to local news. She pointed this out to him and advised he use "on" instead. She insists this the appropriate attribution, and a few of their colleagues seem to agree. Golovchuk did not appreciate the advice, not one bit. A fight broke out — words were said, pans were thrown and still no clear winner emerged from the debate. Both sides made some strong points. "Towns such as Northbrook and Glenview, which consider themselves part of the North Shore, are not along the lake," Golovchuk said. "Therefore, they wouldn't be on the Shore, they're in it. It being a region. C'mon people." …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your north suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch.