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Pat F July 13, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Amazing how you see the sewer lids blow off from the water on TV but people continue to walk andRead More play in the streets after floods!! Where do they think they go when they step into one of these uncovered sewers! DUH!!!!!!!
SouthSide July 9, 2014 at 09:15 am
Rescues/shelters, please email volunteer@southsuburbanhumane.org to participate. We're looking toRead More adopt out as many pets as possible. All adoption polices and procedures apply. House checks, rental agreements, meet-and-greets with all in household (including dogs, if you are looking to adopt a dog), etc., required.
Kevin C July 9, 2014 at 11:08 am
Love these people thank you for looking out for our furry friends
Jamielynn July 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Good luck and I hope all the animals find good homes!
Lost power, toppled trees and power lines and other damage in the Southland this week.
bob busch July 5, 2014 at 09:07 am
Two years ago i had an experience with Com.Ed I would like to share with you.The power went outRead More during a storm. A day later a Com Ed rep, not a repair crew, showed up and began to look over the problem.I got into an argument with her because she didn't even know which pole fed my block.At three am a tree trimming crew showed up but none of them spoke English! They were looking for the branch that had knocked the power line down.Problem was that there was no branch down.then three days after it went off a real repair crew just reset the fuse that had blown down the line.A simple fix totally screwed up because the ComEd rep did not have a clue.
asalazar1214 July 5, 2014 at 09:49 am
I finally got power back Thursday night. As for their response, we'll get to you when we get to youRead More was a little unprofessional. as for the hike, it's stupid it sucks, but what's the point if fighting. they will find a way to get it, they always do.
clueless joe July 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Like many folks in HF, I put my downed branches/tree sections in my parkway. Does anyone know if ourRead More local government(s) will be picking up this debris or do we have to make arrangements ourself?
Colleen McAbee July 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
Awesome in the true sense of the word.
william savick July 2, 2014 at 02:18 pm
We don't often get storms of this character in Chicago-proper the magnitude of which gives us moreRead More than a concerned eye for those unprotected in the outskirts .
Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation
Dolores Hayes June 14, 2014 at 08:06 am
I think we already had enough warnings. You would have to be from outer space not to know to stayRead More away from the Kennedy expressway. It has been the opening story on almost every newscast for over a week.
j June 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
Why is Obama coming?
j June 14, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Thanks Hector. Would you mind?
A superintendent for Hanson Material Service answers questions regarding the daily operation of the quarry. | Credit: Mary Compton
Dave Bloom June 11, 2014 at 08:22 pm
Sure would like to know how the participants climbed onto "St. Paul Lutheran Church buses forRead More the tour. the church doesn't own any buses.
dp June 12, 2014 at 07:34 am
Nice pictures and article. Sure looks different from the inside!
Photo credit: Kickstarter
Dan Cox June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
A boat is not an Island... it is still just a boat with a fancy deck. What do you do with it in theRead More dead of winter?
seer. June 11, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Sure Stan- people are clamoring to move into the corrupt cesspool that is Chicago.
stan June 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm
You most of never been to chicago seer all I'm saying chicago is gonna be nicer then the burbs theRead More burbs turning ghetto while parts of the city are turning nice
Genvieve LaChappele June 8, 2014 at 03:55 pm
This man is part of the greatest generation! They understood all too well how valuable andRead More vulnerable our freedoms really are! Thank You so much Mr. Venditti for protecting my freedoms here in the US! I am so thankful for all of our Veterans, past and present. Without them we would not have all we have today.
This 6-month-old pit bull was found stuffed in a Rubbermaid outside South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights.
Jenny C May 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
She IS beautiful. The condition some people's hearts are in is so scary.
Marie Kanofsky May 17, 2014 at 11:26 am
Really wish the shelters had cameras so they could catch these idiots. At least it wasn't in theRead More middle of winter. She looks a lot like out Hemi.
Tony May 18, 2014 at 08:49 am
Lots of people out there these days with no respect, no class and very self centered.
Yes, because this is so much fun.
Catherine Caporusso May 27, 2014 at 05:53 am
This comment string definitely opened my eyes to hatred against disabled people in this country.Read More Pearl, never stop fighting!
Pearl Gannon May 27, 2014 at 06:17 am
I definitely have to say I'm very surprised by the amount of attention this post received. I will beRead More writing a response to this for my next article because of the feedback in the comments to respond to some of what people said. I'm also shocked that two weeks later people are still writing in about it.
Shawn Palmer June 2, 2014 at 02:15 am
I think Pearl has made good points and to let others view in disabled eyes. I would have to agreeRead More with numbers 4 through 7. My grandma is disabled from a car accident in the 80's and was paralyzed from her waist down only. When she has to use a bathroom at a public place, She's fine cause she has a tubing that can be used for any bathrooms which maybe is helpful in her case. Narrowing aisles she does have problems cause like Pearl mentioned are not wide enough as I witnessed it and sometimes take the advantage and move them if needed for her to go through. Now five is something my grandma has trouble with. She can't push a cart of course or even a basket unless trying to push herself which is hard basically for everyone cause you only have two hands to use. She tries all the time but me or my aunt does take it away just to make things easier for her to push herself. It's true most places don't have automatic doors just opened for you but she doesn't have a problem as she has people opened doors for her even if me and my aunt are there which is nice of them to do so, walking in or out. seven, Same goes for my Grandma. She can't reach cause things are quite bit high for her so she has to ask me or my aunt to get her things if out of her reach. Lastly, eight. Rarely happens only at hospital when my Grandma comes with. But at woodfield mall, I can see where Pearl is coming from. Not so much though at Vernon hills as we usually get on elevators ourselves to minimal amount of people with us. So somethings my Grandma has problems with but she's never down or sad about them. She's grateful to be alive and not dead. Doesn't let anything like that bother her. But whenever she does go out, My aunt and me most of the time are with her anyways cause of how much we care about her. She can still think and do most things as other people can just not with her legs. It's difficult if you go out alone but my Aunt and I make sure to go along with cause we know she's gonna need some help. She accomplish a lot of things before the accident and after too when I was born. Sure we haven't experience much bad things but the point is, she doesn't let whatever stop her. She can find an alternative route but having us with her is ensuring. As long you have a family member or a friend with you if your disabled, you be fine. We all need a hand for something and if we as human beings can't help each other, we are only gonna go down together and further.
The Hiram Scutt mansion has been sold. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Ex Jolietian May 5, 2014 at 08:47 am
Hi Sick. If I was your neighbor I can guarantee there would be no junk cars in the yard and theRead More landscaping would be immaculate. Evergreen Terrace is 1.5 blocks from this once beautiful home..... the crime in this area is 3 times higher than the rest of the city... a fact that was not mentioned in previous articles. I love the history of Joliet.. and despise what's happened to it in the last 25-30 years. If you drive around town and see the squalor you should be upset too.. why aren't you upset.. do you like squalor ?
Daniel Toma May 5, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Does anyone know what this sold for?
debbadew May 5, 2014 at 03:15 pm
check Zillow..looks like 311K
My roommate and I after I won the MVP Award for wheelchair basketball.
Randy F Gollay May 2, 2014 at 07:10 am
One Republic sings in Counting Stars: " everything that kill's me, make me feel alive!"Read More Things happen for a reason- many times very difficult to figure out but there's always a positive hidden there. You have to search deep within you to find it. Once you figure it out, it will blow your mind! Like you said- people, all people have (bad times/pain) Be tolerant, keep searching for solutions and answers and but hesitate to ask others. Behind every cloud is a silver lining. You have terrific character!!
Nicholas May 2, 2014 at 02:56 pm
The Hiram Scutt mansion was taken by a bank and is now for sale. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Andrea Ross April 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Which real estate company is got this place? It says a bank. Anyone have any info?
Paul Grachan April 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm
Paul Grachan April 30, 2014 at 11:06 pm
Gregg it was in the late 1800's. Its a lovely home but I would never own it not even if I was givenRead More it for free. Seth was a dear friend of ours. The things removed from that home were taken by an "antiques dealer" who has a storage facility right off of Richards St near the highschool. It was well known in the Joliet Historic community that breaking into historic homes that were REO or vacant and stripping pieces of history for resale elsewhere in the country was a regular activity of his.
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