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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!
ekowal17 July 5, 2014 at 04:07 pm
It looks fantastic!!!!!
Melissa Gula July 6, 2014 at 08:04 am
I love it! I wish more people had a sense of patriotism. I also wish patriotism was somethingRead More people felt and practiced more than once or twice a year! I don't know these homeowners, but am thankful for their hard work and display!
jack hess July 6, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Nice. Too bad most people on my block don't fly the American flag. I fly my the flag all year. SomeRead More people on Sycamore lane in Oak forest have never put up a American Flag. They take their freedom for granted. This is very sad. On Memorial Day you would think you would see a American Flag on every house, to honor our military, for ones that have fought for us to keep us free and give us the freedom to worship all religions. But no! The sad thing people don't care. Even the Oak forest fireman on this block does not fly a flag. Very sad and very lazy.
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 .
jack hess July 1, 2014 at 04:22 pm
In Joke Forest ill you don't need to go park district. You can watch them on 4900 block of SycamoreRead More lane., The police never come when called.
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Eric Blair June 23, 2014 at 05:54 pm
Ask Pat Tillman’s family when is the appropriate time to demand the truth.
Jj June 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
thank you Eric Blair for your honest n appropriate comment! thank you 2 Full Name .. you are soRead More right!
Full Name June 26, 2014 at 07:00 am
If not now, when is a good time?
Catherine Sabeckis Casper June 21, 2014 at 03:51 pm
I was at 147th and Cicero to watch the motorcade. Very emotional. Raining and all. Not aRead More complaint from any one.
Just sayin June 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Wish I could have gone.....R.I.P. I pray for the family.
Nicole Corson June 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Does anyone know the exact route for Tuesdays flagline, would like to show our support
Lauren Traut June 17, 2014 at 01:16 am
Stop in to Catherine's Gardens (address listed in the story) for ribbons and instructions.
None ya business June 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm
We went by Catherine's Gardens and signed up for an email blast giving us instructions on Aaron'sRead More arrival. No email yet, but we have our ribbon's. Info from them was that they had the route covered with ribbons....so someone HAS the route. Anyone know what it is? Info on services?
Ann Kozicki June 19, 2014 at 06:20 am
Would also like to know route and day/time. Thank you.
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!
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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
Lynn June 7, 2014 at 06:50 am
Would good to contact Lost Dogs of Illinois and Post on their site too.
Teri D. Springer June 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Sorry to hear this but, what was he tinting leaving the dog alone all night?? And how was he gettingRead More away with this? Every dog-friendly motel I have stayed in has a strict "dog not to be left alone in room" policy.
Deb Pahl Stearns June 21, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Doesn't the hotel have video?
Joseph Conway June 2, 2014 at 08:33 am
Melissa-great feedback and thank you for taking the time to stop by (twice). I was disappointed asRead More well at the lack of vendors especially some very key vendors. I can assure you that the market committee will be working extra hard this week to track those missing vendors down and to lock them in. Overall, the amount of foot traffic at the market was impressive which tells us that the community truly wants a market and will support it. If there is one thing I've learned about vendors it's that while they are skeptical of new markets, they also talk to each other. My guess is that we will be getting phone calls this week from vendors who heard about our foot traffic and now want to be part of the market. Thanks again for your feedback and your support. See you and hopefully many others again this coming weekend!
Joseph Conway June 2, 2014 at 09:43 pm
Personally drove out to Glenwood this morning to speak with the owners of Zeldenrust Farms. They areRead More a definite lock and will be at our market this coming Saturday. Keep in mind though that almost no crops are in as of today except for spinach and maybe asparagus. Zeldenrust will bring what they have harvested so far and if you stop and talk with them they will be able to give you some idea of when other crops will be harvested. Also, I understand that our fruit vendor out of South Haven contacted the park district and apologized for missing last Saturday assuring us he will be there this coming Saturday.
Jessie June 3, 2014 at 09:17 am
That's awesome, I'll be back this Saturday!
Julia May 30, 2014 at 09:15 am
Those dogs were most likely dumped. People dump their dogs and cats out of their cars in the forestRead More preserves all the time. There is a new stray by me almost weekly here in Arbor Park! People suck.
Barbara Smith May 30, 2014 at 04:54 pm
There was on lady frantically looking for a Chihuahua and she lived across from Mcdonalds I hope SheRead More hears about this Her dog was black
Laura May 31, 2014 at 11:38 am
It was a nice showing for the first week. The prices were high, and the funnel cakes were underdoneRead More and too doughy. The dog treats were $5.50 for a 3 ounce bag. Had a $5.50 mocha iced coffee. Wasn't worth $5.50. Nice perennials, but a little high at $8.00.
Cathy June 1, 2014 at 11:51 pm
Very disappointed. My idea of a farmers market is ALOT of fresh fruits and vegetables and maybe aRead More little jam and bread on the side. This was more like a flea market. Junk food galore - get your kettle corn and fried dough. Definitely will not return.
Susan June 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm
I went to check out the farmer's market in Chicago Ridge today. It is their first one ever. ItRead More runs from 2 - 7. They had a garden club selling potted herbs and plants, bread, tamales, organic meats, kettle and cheese corn, honey and honey products, a man who sharpens knives, outdoor plants and flowers, a hot dog vendor, a cooking demonstration at 5 and the library booth had story time for the kids that ran around 40 minutes. Not to shabby for their first time.
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