#6428 Feb 19, 2013
And things heat up on the issue of political parties in power using muni employees in ways during election cycles that raise eyebrows. Maybe some sort of legal direction will result from this
At least employees of Cicero have to reside there, so I've heard; if that's the case, then at least Cicero employees have some standing as taxpayers and residents to become involved politically, unlike non-resident employees of other municipalities that will remain un-named walking the streets and working the polls for the parties in power before and on election days.
I personally have no problem with a government employee taking a vacation day to campaign or work the polls on election day: just do it in your own town. You know: where you are registered to vote.
#6429 Feb 19, 2013
....here we go again, your assumptions on how the money is being used.
What does "appears ugly mean" ? Casting aspersions again.
#6430 Feb 19, 2013
And labeling information you don't like a witch hunt isn't casting aspersions. The documentation from the State Board of Elections on money being contributed to campaign funds by this group doesn't assume a thing: it's reported by each campaign fund, as required by law here in Illinois.
Maybe you are making assumptions about money and this association, but all I mentioned is that - in the absence of any publicly available information about this group or any other things this group does - the only thing that can be known about it is that it gives campaign contribution money to the UCP Party and the Democrats of Lyons Township. And if its only function is to act as a conduit for political contributions while calling itself a business association...
#6431 Feb 19, 2013
Don't turn this around and insinuate that I am assuming anything....
"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then
you baffle them with bull**** may work with your
new found friends....not here. NO MAS
#6433 Feb 19, 2013
Interesting to see what money is out there !
#6434 Feb 19, 2013
#6435 Feb 20, 2013
You are aware that the Onion is a satirical "news" source? That what they print is all fiction?
#6436 Feb 20, 2013
For those of you who love labelling posts spam, here are the actual definitions of that term, courtesy of Wikipedia:
1. "Spam (shortened from spiced ham) is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation, first introduced in 1937."
2. "Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately."
#6437 Feb 20, 2013
I guess if there was any doubt of why Sarah was replaced as library director the question is answered. Getty needed another "yes man" to do his bidding. Now Chris can take credit for everything the library does, as well.
#6438 Feb 20, 2013
Hope Mr. Powers doesn't think this means the library will start receiving property tax and PPRT money in a timely fashion...unless, of course, the referendum succeeds and they become a stand alone taxing district.
Maybe the party in power is just paving the way in case that happens for another "roll over in submission, Rover" taxing body to help grease the skids for TIF 5...like SD 103 did in the past for TIFs 1, 2, 3, and 4. And how are they working out for us poor taxpaying chumps???
#6440 Feb 21, 2013
She Back are you going to be at our fundraiser tomorrow?
#6441 Feb 21, 2013
Gee, I wonder if the feds looked into Chris using his funds to pay for his car? Did he report it as income?
#6442 Feb 21, 2013
I wonder if a candidate is permitted to pay himself rent? According to Getty's filing, he paid $2,000.00 to "Getty Insurance Agency" for rent.
#6443 Feb 21, 2013
Peterson gets 38 years after screaming,'I did not kill Kathleen'
By Matthew Walberg and Steve Schmadeke
4:00 PM CST, February 21, 2013
Moments after screaming in court, "I did not kill Kathleen," Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the 2004 murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio.
Peterson had faced as much as 60 years, but Judge Edward Burmila said he gave Peterson some consideration for his years as a police officer and his service in the military. Peterson is 59.
The sentence was handed down after Peterson, who did not testify at his trial, made an emotional appeal to the judge, at times appearing to choke up as he argued that he was convicted by "rumors, gossip, outrageous lies and, most importantly, unreliable hearsay."
"I don't deserve this," he told Burmila. "I don't deserve this."
Peterson began his appeal by telling the judge, "Good day, my name is Drew Peterson. I hope I don't aggravate the situation here, but I have a lot of things to be said." Then he screamed, "I did not kill Kathleen!"
"Yes, you did," a woman said.
"Ma'am, I'd like you to leave the courtroom," Burmila said. "And Mr. Peterson, don't make any outbursts that are designed to aggravate people."
"I'm sorry, your honor. I must have been woozy," Peterson said.
Peterson said he is the victim of an unjust and invasive police investigation that ignored or lost evidence that could have shown his innocence. He accused the state police of falsifying reports.
"What they did uncover was rumors, gossip, outrageous lies, and most importantly, unreliable hearsay. Hearsay that pierced three privileges that have stood for centuries," Peterson said.
Peterson bitterly complained that the Rev. Neil Schori betrayed his promise never to repeat anything that was said by Peterson or Stacy. Schori testified at trial that Stacy confided to him that she lied to state police about Peterson's alleged slaying of Savio.
"Out of the privileged information from Neil Schori, the state police was able to create" a case, he said.
"I find it hard to believe that the state was able to take information that they obtained illegally and turn it to their benefit."
Kathleen Savios divorce attorney Harry Smith, who also testified at trial about a conversation he had with Stacy before she disappeared, "gave up privileged information from both Kathy and Stacy, like it was yesterday's garbage," he said. "Ultimately, it led to my conviction.
"Hearsay is a scary thing. There's no proof. Anything can be said and no0body's accountable for the truth.
"In my experience, in divorce situations everybody lies, and everybody lies under the instruction of their attorneys."
"There was an incident where Kathleen exited the house...and punched Stacy in the face. They went to trial, my 9- and 10-year-old sons were called to testify, and under oath they lied," Peterson said.
"On their next visit, I questioned them,'Whyd you guys lie?' They said Harry Smith told them to. They didnt want their mom to go to jail, Peterson said, growing emotional as he spoke.I couldn't be mad at them.
"Stacy provided me an alibi for Kathleen's death. Then she later said she was lying about that. Seems like Stacy was lying all the time about everything. But the state's attorney picked and chose what they wanted to believe.
"Stacy clearly had a crush on the Rev. Schori, which I think was a factor in this.
"There was a constant and consistently illegal activity by the states attorneys, including the states attorney himself.
"So what did the states attorney do? They hire a skinny...spokesperson (Peterson family spokeswoman Pam Bosco) to go out and say anything she wants. It buffered the states attorneys office from anything the court might bring.
#6444 Feb 21, 2013
"And when it came time for a vote from the grand jury, only a handful of people were selected. Not the entire grand jury was brought in to do the vote. Pretty much guaranteed...that I was indicted, which I was.
"There was a first investigation on this case, in which probably one of the most experienced investigators was the first one on the scene in this case, and he determined Kathleen's death was an accident.
"Dr.(Bryan) Mitchell looked at Kathy's body when it was in its freshest state. He determined her death was an accident."
So did the coroner's jury, Peterson said. "All this was done when the evidence was freshest."
Peterson then paused and asked for some water. He resumed by talking about his service in the military and lengthy law enforcement career.
"I was probably one of the highest decorated officers in the Bolingbrook Police Department," he said.
"I always took my job seriously, I never violated the public trust," he said, his voice husky with emotions. "And I never beared false witness against anyone.
"I loved having a job that helped people," he said. "In my private life, I ran up to six companies at one time. I employed nearly 100 people."
"Until this happened, I thought I was a great guy," he said. "And in moments, the media turned me into a monster.
"As soon as I get a chance, I'm going to get a tattoo on my back, from shoulder to shoulder, that says,'No good deed goes unpunished.' "
He said he loved Savio and called her a good wife and mother who did not deserve to die, but insited it was an accident. He then talked about Savios upbringing, calling it difficult and abusive.
"The most pathetic thing Ive ever seen in my life was the night after our wedding, when I held Kathy and she cried because her father failed to show up and give her away on her wedding.
"At Kathy's wake, friends and family put money in cards and envelopes to help cover the cost of the funeral.
I paid for the funeral."
"That's a lie right there," a man in court shouted.
"I paid for Kathys funeral at the request of her sister, who's sitting right there," Peterson said.
He then attacked State's Atty. James Glasglow.
"Mr. Glasgow, all aspects of my life have been destroyed. Everything from my personal life to my professional life to my social life -- all aspects have been destroyed. And I tell you this to give you greater cause for celebration, when you celebrate the fact that you perpetrated the largest railroad job in the history of this country.
"Since I've been incarcerated, I've had nine family members who have died, six of which were cousins," Peterson said. None of them made it past the age of 60, he said.
And in telling you this, I'm not looking for any sympathy, but anything you sentence me to, you're sentencing me to the Department of Corrections to die!" Peterson said.
Peterson said he believes his constitutional rights have been violated.
"And I think the only thing left to make this case run true to form would be a cruel and unusual punishment. And I don't think anybody would care because nobody cares. I can't believe I spent 32 years defending a constitution that allowed this to happen to me. I can't believe people fought and died in wars protecting a constitution that allowed this to happen to me.
America should be outraged, but nobody cares, he said.
"I take full responsibility for my relationship with the media," Peterson continued. "I just wanted them away from my home because they were scaring my kids. They hounded me. I agreed to go on TV and tell my story and ask for legal help.
"Everybody from busy bodies like Nancy Grace...to that ridiculous movie that played repeatedly before and during my trial.
"It pretty much guaranteed that I would not get a fair trial. It's pretty clear that the state took part in that movie because things I remember saying only to the state police appeared in that movie," Peterson said, apparently referring to a Lifetime TV movie starring Rob Lowe at Peterson.
#6445 Feb 21, 2013
#6446 Feb 21, 2013
Aspirin (USAN), also known as acetylsalicylic acid (/əˌs 03;təlˌsæl ɨˈsɪ ;lɨk/ ə-set-əl-sal -i-sil-ik; abbreviated ASA), is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Aspirin was first isolated by Felix Hoffmann, a chemist with the German company Bayer in 1897.
Salicylic acid, the main metabolite of aspirin, is an integral part of human and animal metabolism. While in humans much of it is attributable to diet, a substantial part is synthesized endogenously.
Aspirin also has an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, which under normal circumstances binds platelet molecules together to create a patch over damaged walls of blood vessels. Because the platelet patch can become too large and also block blood flow, locally and downstream, aspirin is also used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk of developing blood clots. It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue. Aspirin may be effective at preventing certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.
The main undesirable side effects of aspirin taken by mouth are gastrointestinal ulcers, stomach bleeding, and tinnitus, especially in higher doses. In children and adolescents, aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.
Aspirin is part of a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but differs from most other NSAIDs in the mechanism of action. Though it, and others in its group called the salicylates, have similar effects (antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic) to the other NSAIDs and inhibit the same enzyme cyclooxygenase, aspirin (but not the other salicylates) does so in an irreversible manner and, unlike others, affects more the COX-1 variant than the COX-2 variant of the enzyme.
Today, aspirin is one of the most widely used medications in the world, with an estimated 40,000 tonnes of it being consumed each year. In countries where Aspirin is a registered trademark owned by Bayer, the generic term is acetylsalicylic acid (ASA).
#6447 Feb 21, 2013
I think that was the most informative and in-biases thing ever posted on this blog. Thank You Asprin. Now go back to hating everything this town does other people.
#6448 Feb 21, 2013
Which one his bmw or corvette?
#6450 Feb 22, 2013
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