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A July 19 car show is behind held in honor of Cpl. Brandon "Bubba" Meyers. Credit: GoFundMe.com
John Roberts July 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Hey jim everyone of my uncles,everyone of my family,everyone of my friends, especially the one whoRead More was in vietnam who has episodes like he's being attacked and hiding in the bushes, yeah that really happens, then having to deal with the VA hospitals each month "forgetting" to order diabetic medications,heart medications after EACH and EVERY single one of them had to deal with this ...APART from wanting to take their own lives...ALL of them said it was not worth it..This young man is a prime example of not being worth it....Serving to defend country yes...fighting a hitler sure...but know this...this man took his life for the things that were done against his morals.....Just like the rest of them.Listen to your Vets when they speak...dont just hang a yellow ribbon,have some parade,give them a dog.....LISTEN to them when they say things like.."THe war isnt worth it"...."Were not changing a thing it all remains the same"..When they came on Youtube wanting to come home and started speaking out against the war then started to get into trouble for it.....Listen to them when they told AMERICA they are not allowed to VOTE..The very right they are supposedly fighting to protect. Listen when they say we "Americans are just robbing citizens over there and doing what ever they want to anyone they want.....When this happens they do not "Rat "out their fellow soldiers so any actions as a group reflects on them weather involved or not because doing nothing is being involved..so it goes directly against their morals...I have sat and watched vets have flashbacks while fishing,watched vet tear up when telling something that reminds them of the war....I dare not say who or what they did...Lets lust say...I listened when they said after they enlisted they understood..they meant nothing and the whole "go America" was bull..war is all about business....From our soldiers having to sit face to face with other governemts that they know are directly reporting to the terrorists to kill more Americans....I listened when they said they all wanted to come home and that a Government poll guggested that 75 to 85% during the bullcrap "Presidential Elections" and maybe even this Soldier here was supporting and going to vote for Ron Paul which prompted Obama to pass the "Soldiers are not allowed to vote not appear at campaings,nor speak at podiums for any candidate" Then brought a wounded worrier and his mother to speak on his behalf....I almost bet this SOldier was voting for Ron Paul...like his fellow Soldiers...
John Roberts July 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm
I watched Hines hospital and what they put some of my friends through...I know every single one ofRead More my vet friends that faught in a war were the ones that told me and convinced me and i Quote.."You can defend America in America we need to protect it from ourselves first" We need to fix whats here first" "All the money wasted wasting time killing people who just come back with the same mentallity year after year we could have America looking like a palace" "I killed people...and all they gave me for it was a medal & a hard time" referring to the VA hospitals.
Kathy rios July 13, 2014 at 07:26 am
These service dogs are highly trained intuitive creatures who have the proven ability to assistRead More people suffering from PTSD. I've read the testimonials.
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: Ray Fischer, Wheatland Plains subdivision in Plainfield
Don Gettys July 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Their internal communications leave much to be desired. I respect and appreciate their hard work,Read More but the people in "customer service" are always given less info to work with than they used to receive. There needs to be a much better system to communicate to customers what delays may exist and why the do exist. The consumer's deserves better. Of course, we could all switch to solar back-ups, thereby lessening our reliance on a corporate monolith. No, not to replace. Not at today's level of technology. But as an option to power a refrigerator and a TV is doable with some recent advances. Watch it, Excelon. You could become less of a need and more of an option. Keep customers better informed.
Don Gettys July 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Their internal communications leave much to be desired. I respect and appreciate their hard work,Read More but the people in "customer service" are always given less info to work with than they used to receive. There needs to be a much better system to communicate to customers what delays may exist and why they do exist. The consumers deserve better. Of course, we could all switch to solar back-ups, thereby lessening our reliance on a corporate monolith. No, not to replace. Not at today's level of technology. But as an option to power a refrigerator and a TV is doable with some recent advances. Watch it, Excelon. You could become less of a need and more of an option. Keep customers better informed.
The scene in a Romeoville backyard. Credit: Tricia Duke Coomer
Tim July 1, 2014 at 06:51 pm
If anyone is old enough to remember... This has shades of Mayor Bilandic in '79. One of the fewRead More times a local weather event can be pinpointed as the cause of a politician losing an election. Hopefully, this event becomes another one. Even more hopefully, before someone needlessly dies or is injured.
camaro1 July 1, 2014 at 10:52 pm
I'm not aware of any distinction between township and village sirens, I think they are allRead More interconnected. BTW the sirens are meant to warn people outdoors. They are not meant to warn people indoors who have access to TV, radio, internet, etc. The storm was very loud and with the high winds blowing the sound around it would be very difficult for people indoors to hear the sirens.
Romeoville Resident July 2, 2014 at 11:14 am
For the record Romeoville sounded sirens
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (left) in Honduras with Aqua Quest crew members, including Joliet native Steve Matanich (far right). Credit: Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick
seer. June 30, 2014 at 08:37 pm
meet the next generation of the CIA
Glen Converse July 1, 2014 at 09:05 am
Why bother with these 3rd world countries?
seer. July 1, 2014 at 11:23 am
You do realize what the CIA does- right?
AllaboutGod June 30, 2014 at 11:07 am
This is Wonderful! I have family and friends who cannot have children, some were lucky enough toRead More adopt. I don't care where these children our from, there will be a set of parents who will love them and be so thankful to finally be parents! Keep us posted on the outcome.
AllaboutGod June 30, 2014 at 11:08 am
*are from*
o June 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Ha seer makin' it creepy ! Nice
Supporters lined Wolf Road with flags. | Credit: Cindy Beyer Scalone
Herc June 25, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Not a time to talk politic's! Let the young mans family have peace at this time.
Raggedyann June 25, 2014 at 09:47 pm
If what your saying is true Eric Blair, what would you suggest the average American do about it?Read More Voting is a joke and just something to make the peasants think they're in control.
Eric Blair June 26, 2014 at 07:09 am
Raggedyann, your post is very true. There is nothing we can do about it. This country has beenRead More balkanized for a reason. Surely you have heard of “divide and conquer”. With the exception of that Zionist scumbag Eric Cantor it looks like the stupid American people are set to reelect the same cockroaches again that are destroying this country. I’m afraid we’re toast. We failed our kids. In the meantime you might read Paul Craig Roberts, if you can handle the truth, he’s always right on in his commentaries.
A Borzoi. Credit: Arlington Patch
Lucy June 25, 2014 at 01:09 am
The therapy dog ran from a neighbors' home? a block over? Who was watching this dog and why was itRead More at a neighbors' home?
Wife & Mother June 25, 2014 at 11:42 am
See people always give Pit Bulls a bad rap. Every dog can bite and kill, not just the pit bull.
Alicia Martha Miller July 14, 2014 at 05:51 pm
Hint for people commenting; a therapy dog is a dog that visits nursing homes and hospitals. MostRead More people here seem to confuse it with a Service Dog - which is a dog trained to help a person with a specific disability. Second - a borzoi should be trained not to attack pets... they can learn the difference between prey and pets - I know because I do train service dogs, including borzoi.
Credit: File photo
Lucy June 25, 2014 at 12:38 am
If Bolingbrook had a historic downtown like Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, etc. it would beRead More such a better place. It doesn't have that. People who live here know where to travel for specific situations but to come here from out of town, there isn't much. I think that it lacks the old feel like other towns do and there isn't much to do in the heart of Bolingbrook. We need more entertainment and more places to "hang out".
Tina Marie Montemagni-Invergo June 25, 2014 at 07:20 am
Goodness, Downtown feel is right at the Promenade. Better parking then street parking. Our DowntownRead More has a beautiful village hall with free concerts and many events held there. Need I add a Beautiful Library. Many places to hang out here just look around. Drive through Naperville, Glen Ellyn and Downers Grove and deal with all the traffic and trouble finding parking. We have grown from nothing, corn fields and no trees. Look around and realize we have become something. I say if you don't like it move to those locations. Maybe even move downtown if you like lots to do. We are a Suburban community with lots of Diversity and good people.
Sonia Farooq July 20, 2014 at 02:47 am
Just moved to Bolingbrook and really do like living here. They did a great job with the library, theRead More concerts on the hill are fun and they have done a decent job with landscaping. However, I do agree, it lacks the fun aspect. They need more stuff which caters to younger people which is what draws attention to a city. How many people play golf? The promenade is great too, I agree...but something's missing here.....they just need to spice it up abit. I know this will cause smoke to come out of most people ears, but add abit of what naperville has. Also, if you'd want the town to grow and develop with more people wanting to invest more money here, u have GOT to do something about the rankings of the schools here....improve that, bring it up to atleast 8 from a 5 and this town has a much bigger potential to grow fast! A river walk would be nice:)
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?
Credit: Patch file photo
Herc June 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Superstitious anyone?
Vicky Polito June 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm
The moon out just over the past hour (9p-10p on Thu the 12th) has been gorgeous.
Raggedyann June 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm
People do act a little strange during a full moon. Lets see what tomorrow brings. Could the PatchRead More get much weirder?
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
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