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  • POLL: Do you approve of the job Gov. Walker is doing?

    03/13/2011 8:10:06 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 32 replies
    Journal Times ^ | March 2, 2011 | Journal Times
    Currently at: Strongly approve 52.04% (77,191 votes) Approve 5.86% (8,697 votes) Disapprove 1.84% (2,735 votes) Strongly disapprove 40.26% (59,719 votes) Total Votes: 148,342
  • Wisconsin runaway senators make Grayslake pit stop

    03/02/2011 8:19:22 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 46 replies
    Daily Herald (Chicago suburbs) ^ | Wed. Mar. 02, 2011 | Bob Susnjara
    Five runaway Democratic Wisconsin state senators made a pit stop Tuesday at a Grayslake hotel where they watched a budget address by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin's Democratic nomadic senators who surfaced at Grayslake's Comfort Suites are among 14 legislators who bolted for Illinois on Feb. 17 in protest of Walker's proposal that has infuriated public employees. After the senators left, a vote has been unable to occur on Walker's plan to have public workers contribute more to their pensions and health insurance, while losing the ability to collectively bargain benefits and work conditions. “We must work together to bring...
  • Newly elected Palatine Republican to forgo pension

    11/18/2010 11:31:02 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 13 replies
    Daily Herald (Chicago NW suburbs) ^ | 11/17/2010 | Kimberly Pohl
    Newly elected state Rep. Tom Morrison raised some eyebrows Tuesday during freshmen legislators’ orientation in Springfield when presented with paperwork to join the General Assembly’s lucrative pension system. That’s because he opted out a move officials can recall happening just once before. “Are you sure you want to do that?” one administrator asked him. The 35-year-old Palatine Republican, who succeeds six-term state Rep. Suzie Bassi in the 54th House District, realizes that forgoing his pension won’t make a dent in the state’s $13 billion deficit or $80 billion unfunded pension liability. But Morrison says he’s a proponent of self-sacrifice and...
  • Black tea partiers rebut NAACP

    07/16/2010 12:01:38 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 59 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7/14/2010 | ANDY BARR
    Some African-American tea party candidates are displeased by a resolution that the NAACP approved on Tuesday calling the grass-roots conservative movement “racist.” “I have not experienced the charges of racism that the NAACP is touting,” Vernon Parker, an African-American tea party congressional candidate in Arizona, told POLITICO. Parker, former mayor of Paradise Valley, said that he has never felt out of place at a tea party rally because of the color of his skin. “When I go to tea party events, people don’t look at me any differently,” he said. “They didn’t judge me on the color of my skin,...
  • Monk, Blagojevich heard on tape discussing Jackson Jr. for Obama’s Senate seat

    06/11/2010 7:23:03 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 7 replies · 1,405+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    Alonzo "Lon" Monk has moved to the topic of U. S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for the first time, discussing tapes in which former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he had been approached by Jackson representatives about appointing Jackson to the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. In one call Monk said that Michael Rumman, an associate of fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko, was contacting him about Jackson. In another call, Monk can be heard mentioning Jackson. "He'll offer you fundraising and all kinds of stuff,” Blagojevich said of Jackson on the call. Monk said he understood Blagojevich to be saying...
  • Longtime friend outlines Blagojevich's role in hatching allegedly illicit deals

    06/11/2010 7:08:13 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 1 replies · 295+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | Bob Secter and Jeff Coen
    Since meeting in law school, Rod Blagojevich and Alonzo "Lon" Monk had been the closest of friends. They roomed together, partied together, jogged together, vacationed together and worked together. So when Monk first walked into court Wednesday to testify against Blagojevich at his corruption trial, the former governor gave his longtime buddy a stare-down that lasted for minutes and silently screamed betrayal. Monk, who managed Blagojevich's campaigns for governor and for a time also served as his chief of staff, put Blagojevich in the room on more than one occasion when key members of his brain trust were hatching allegedly...
  • Illinois Anti-Tax Protest - Gov. "Raise Taxes" Quinn & his new running mate on the Fly-Around

    03/29/2010 12:11:00 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 366+ views
    Bill Brady for Governor Campaign ^ | March 29, 2010 | NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
    Freep the Gov and the new running mate tomorrow on their fly-around: 8:30am (gather) at MIDWAY - SIGNATURE TERMINAL - parking at 59th street, two blocks east of Cicero, on the south side of the street - FREEPMail me if you can make it for the 9am FREEP Other sites to FREEP if you are in the vicinity: 10:15 AM Rockford International Airport, Rockford 11:45 AM Quad City International Airport, Moline 1:40 PM Student Union, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 3:25 PM St. Louis Downtown Airport, Cahokia 5:25 PM Shryock Auditorium, Southern Illinois University SUGGESTED THEME/SIGNAGE: No Taxes, Cut Spending… OPEN...
  • Was Democrat Bart Stupak Bribed with Airport Deal to Get Him to Switch to "yes" on Obamacare?

    03/24/2010 10:14:25 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 20 replies · 604+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 22, 2010 | Mark Schenker
    Supposed pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak may well have been bribed in order to buy his vote to support Barack Obama's health care "reform." Late Sunday, meticulous research by accountability-minded bloggers first brought to light a stealthy press release from Stupak's own office this past Friday. The release announced a US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration grant in the value of $726 409 for three airports in northern Michigan, meant to go to maintenance and improvements; Stupak represents Michigan's 1st district. Suspicions have only increased with greater fervor since Stupak represented the so-called "pro-life" bloc of Democrat holdouts who wanted...
  • Voter anger caught fire in final days

    01/20/2010 6:30:23 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 17 replies · 1,112+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/20/2010 | Brian C. Mooney
    Angry Massachusetts voters sent Washington a ringing message yesterday: Enough. Voter anxiety and resentment, building for months in a troubled economy, exploded like a match on dry kindling in the final days of the special election for US Senate. In arguably the most liberal state in the nation, a Republican - and a conservative one at that - won and will crash the Bay State’s all-Democratic delegation with a mandate to kill the health care overhaul pending in Congress. It is difficult to overstate the significance of Scott Brown’s victory because so much was at stake. From the agenda of...
  • Healthcare Bill: Pay for a Plan or Go to Jail

    11/07/2009 9:32:16 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 58 replies · 2,493+ views
    New American ^ | Nov. 7, 2009 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is prepared to jail any American who does not buy a qualifying health insurance plan if the healthcare bill she sponsored (H.R. 3962, as amended) is passed into law. On November 6, Congressman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a letter he received from the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) in response to his inquiry as to potential penalties for failing to comply with mandates set forth in the so-called “Affordable Health Care for America Act.” The information set out in the response should be shocking,...
  • Catholic bishops plan to forcefully confront Obama

    11/11/2008 6:58:13 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 77 replies · 1,307+ views
    Chicago Tribune on-line ^ | November 11, 2008 | Manya Brachear, Tribune staff reporter
    BALTIMORE - America's Roman Catholic bishops, long one of the leading political forces against abortion, vowed on Tuesday to accept no compromise for the sake of unity until there is legal protection for the unborn. About 300 prelates gathered here for their national meeting adopted a formal blessing for a child in the womb and advised Chicago's Cardinal Francis George as he drafted a post-election letter to America's Catholics. The moves were meant to tell the incoming Obama administration, which supports keeping abortion legal, that the nation's Catholic bishops are stepping up their opposition to abortion. "This is not a...
  • ACORN Vegas Office Raided in Voter Fraud Investigation

    10/07/2008 11:11:24 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 30 replies · 1,078+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2008 | Eric Shawn, Judson Berger and Cristina Corbin
    Nevada state authorities seized records & computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud. Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state's office, told the raid was prompted by ongoing complaints about "erroneous" registration information being submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN. The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote. "Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were...
  • Clinton owes her own high school money

    03/31/2008 1:49:05 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 25 replies · 1,121+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2008 | Rick Pearson
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign has made little secret that it has been routinely outspent by rival Barack Obama in the extended race for the Democratic presidential nomination and has been forced to curtail checks for some of its vendors and staff. But stiffing your high school alma mater? That’s apparently the case, according to federal campaign disclosure reports that show that among more than $8.7 million listed as debts, the Clinton campaign owed $3,161 to Maine South High School in Park Ridge for renting the school for an event, as well as for catering.
  • Levine weaves tawdry tale - [Obama friend] Rezko jury hears of bribes, Vrdolyak ties, drug use

    03/18/2008 10:09:33 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 5 replies · 790+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 18, 2008 | Bob Secter and Jeff Coen
    The government's star witness in the corruption trial of Antoin "Tony" Rezko took the stand Tuesday and in just 48 minutes laid out a stunning personal tale of bribery, treachery, rampant drug abuse and a precipitous fall from grace. In a brief but vivid prologue to what is expected to be days of testimony, one-time political insider Stuart Levine said he had illegally greased contracts to sell tires to the city's Streets and Sanitation Department and supply school buses to the Chicago Board of Education and even health insurance to members of a postal workers union. Levine, 62, identified one...
  • Eye on Rezko: 'My mother's sister's husband's sister's son'

    03/13/2008 3:10:26 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 7 replies · 669+ views
    Chicago Suntimes blog ^ | March 13, 2007 | Natasha Korecki
    Witness at Tony Rezko trial talks about his connections Rezko witness Thomas Beck said yesterday he's cousins with former longtime ward boss (and former parks superintendent) Ed Kelly. When asked today, Beck laughed. He explained that Kelly is his mother's sister's husband's sister's son. That got a laugh in the courtroom. He calls Kelly his cousin: "to make it simple for everyone." The two have known each other their whole lives, said Beck, former head of the state's health planning board. Beck testified he set up Kelly with a lawyer, Jeff Ladd, who hired Kelly as a consultant to represent...
  • Nev. Caucuses Over; GOP Battle on in SC [Obama gets more delegates than Hillary]

    01/19/2008 6:35:25 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 21 replies · 66+ views
    Comcast news online ^ | January 19, 2007 | DAVID ESPO, AP
    John McCain and Mike Huckabee dueled for victory in a hard-fought Republican primary in South Carolina Saturday. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in Nevada presidential caucuses marred by late charges of dirty politics. "This is one step on a long journey," Clinton told cheering supporters in Las Vegas. She captured the popular vote, but Obama edged her out for national convention delegates at stake, taking 13 to her 12. Obama issued a statement that said he had conducted an "honest, uplifting campaign ... that appealed to people's hopes instead of their fears." If the Democrats...
  • FReep the (former) CReep in Iowa tomorrow - 3 sites, 3 chances!

    11/26/2007 9:36:15 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Hillary Clinton campaign website ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | Clinton campaign
    11/27 Muscatine "Organizing for Change" Event with Pres. Clinton (Muscatine) Pres. Clinton will attend an "Organizing for Change" event at the Muscatine Community YMCA at 11:45 a.m.-1pm in Muscatine, IA. Muscatine Community YMCA 1823 Logan Street Muscatine, IA 52761 11/27 De Witt "Organizing for Change" Event with Pres. Clinton (De Witt) Pres. Clinton will attend an "Organizing for Change" event at the Auditorium Building on the Clinton County Fairgrounds at 3:30 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. in De Witt, IA. Auditorium Building on the Clinton County Fairgrounds 331 East 8th Street De Witt, IA 52742 11/27 Peosta "Organizing for Change" Event with...
  • Hillary's Campaign Events in Iowa - FReep Opportunity

    11/18/2007 1:04:35 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 5 replies · 139+ views
    Hillary Clinton campaign website ^ | 11/18/2007 | Hillary webmaster
    11/19 Hillary Delivers Policy Address in Knoxville (Knoxville) 33.8 miles Senator Hillary Clinton will deliver a policy address at 10:45 a.m. at the gymnasium of the School Administration Office in Knoxville, IA. RSVP to the right or call Sari at (515) 962-2762. 11/20 Hillary Clinton to Attend “Organizing for Change” Event in Creston (Creston) 55.1 miles Hillary Clinton will attend an "Organizing for Change" event at Chicken Inn at 3:15 p.m. in Creston, IA. Please RSVP using the form to the right or call Charlotte at (641) 782-4684. 11/19 "Organizing for Change" Event with Hillary Clinton in Tama (Tama) 59.9...
  • Obama remark angers Pakistan - Official: Threatened strike 'irresponsible'

    08/04/2007 11:40:11 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 36 replies · 988+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 4, 2007 | Mike Dorning, Washington Bureau Tribune reporter Noreen Ahmed-Ullah contributed from Chicago
    WASHINGTON - First Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was attacked by political rivals at home. Now he is under fire from abroad. A senior Pakistani government official Friday criticized as "irresponsible" a threat Obama made this week to launch unilateral American military strikes against Al Qaeda havens in a remote border region of the Muslim nation. Obama's comments also stirred street protests in Pakistan and criticism from Pakistani-Americans living in the Chicago area. "It's a very irresponsible statement, that's all I can say," Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khusheed Kasuri told AP Television News. "As the election campaign in America is heating...
  • Animal parts spill closes expressway lanes

    07/26/2007 8:16:20 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 31 replies · 566+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 26, 2007 | Jason Meisner | Tribune staff reporter
    A truck hauling greasy animal parts lost part of its load after a minor accident on the Stevenson Expressway Thursday night, forcing crews to close down lanes for more than two hours while they mopped up the mess, officials said. It was the second time this month that such a spill has wreaked havoc on a major Chicago-area expressway. The incident Thursday occurred about 6:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Stevenson (Interstate Highway 55) near Loomis Street, according to Illinois State Police. A truck hauling raw poultry and pig parts was involved in a minor traffic accident with...
  • Falling branch hits baby and mom [Baby Rescued by Construction Worker]

    05/14/2007 11:21:17 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 5 replies · 452+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 14, 2007 | Kristen Kridel
    Three construction workers on Monday rescued a baby trapped beneath a 20- to 30-foot tree branch on the city's South Side. "We heard a crack, and it fell down on top of the people," said William Pladis of King Koncrete. "We ran right across the street."The construction workers, who were working nearby on new condominiums, removed the branch within seconds, Pladis said. Rihanna Washington, 9 months old, was in fair condition Monday afternoon at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, said spokeswoman Theresa Carson.
  • FReeper singing National Anthem at the Cubs/Pirates Game Today - 1:10pm Central Time

    05/10/2007 8:14:53 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 41 replies · 1,323+ views
    self ^ | May 10, 2007 | NJAPF
    I will be singing the Star Spangled Banner at Wrigley Field today with several of my singing group friends for the Cubs/Pirates game. Game time is at 1:20pm. Tune in to WGN-TV superstation or WGN Radio (AM 720 in the Midwest). Unfortunately, MLB contracts do not allow WGN to broadcast the game on the Internet via streaming audio, but WGN-TV is carried across the country on cable. We are usually brought down near the Cubs dugout around 1:00pm to await the cue to take the field and sing the National Anthem. I've done this several times now and it's a...
  • Peculiar Polling Places

    04/30/2007 11:41:59 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 13 replies · 628+ views
    Pioneer Press - Chicago suburbs ^ | April 26, 2007 | Pioneer Press
    Click on this link. It's a slideshow with audio.
  • POLL: Is Rosie [O'Donnell] worth $40 million a year?

    04/25/2007 9:23:55 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 82 replies · 1,719+ views
    Warner Bros. dot com ^ | April 25, 2007 | Warner Bros website
    Take the poll now. Results as of this moment: Thanks for taking this poll Is Rosie worth $40 million a year? Yes 176 (21.08%) No 659 (78.92%) Total Replies : 835
  • Another Delay Set In Extradition For Polish Murder Suspect

    04/24/2007 6:10:19 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 4 replies · 265+ views
    dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | Monday April 9, 2007 | German Press Agency
    Washington- The extradition hearing for a Polish-American citizen, Edward Mazur, charged with murder of a one-time Polish official, has been postponed again until May, officials connected to the trial said Monday. The hearing was to have been held Monday in Chicago, but the prosecuting and defence attorney offices said in telephone interviews that it has been postponed to May 23. The previous delay from November until April was in response to the request by defence attorney Chris Gair for more time to prepare. But Gair's office on Monday did not specify the reason for the newest delay. Mazur, 60, is...
  • Driver of red pickup interviewed, won't be charged

    04/14/2007 11:52:26 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 47 replies · 1,917+ views
    NJ Ledger ^ | April 14, 2007 | NJ Ledger
    State Police say they have interviewed the driver of the red pickup truck whose sudden maneuver on the Garden State Parkway was believed to have led to the crash of Gov. Jon Corzine's SUV on Thursday night. He has not been charged. Superintendent Rick Fuentes issued a statement saying the driver indicated he was unaware of the accident. The driver's identity was not released because there are no charges against him. He is described as a 20-year-old Atlantic County resident and an employee of an Atlantic City casino.

    04/12/2007 9:03:31 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 17 replies · 1,289+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2007 | Paula Froelich, Bill Hoffman, Corynne Steindler
    <p>FORMER CBS News reporter Bernard Goldberg is biting the hand that once fed him in a new memoir, taking wicked shots at network CEO Les Moonves and Katie Couric.</p> <p>In "Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right," Goldberg says Moonves made the "dopiest statement in memory" when he called Couric "the Jackie Robinson of network news" after hiring her as the first solo woman evening anchor.</p>
  • CAPTION: Nancy Pelosi Wearing Headscarf Incorrectly While in Syria

    04/04/2007 10:43:13 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 139 replies · 4,483+ views
    AP Wire ^ | April 3, 2007 | AP
  • Coyote Trapped in Freezer/Refrigerator in Chicago Quizno's Restaurant

    04/03/2007 12:49:57 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 80 replies · 3,422+ views
    WLS AM Radio Live ^ | April 3, 2007 | WLS AM Radio live
    About 40 minutes ago, a coyote wondered into a Quizno's in downtown Chicago at Wabash and Adams through an employee door, laid down in the cooling area near the salads and Gator-Aid. The workers managed to keep him trapped into their cold storage unit. Animal control units have been contacted. Also this coyote was spotted prior to entering this restaurant running down the street near Sears Tower.
  • Biology professor: Cicadas 'good to eat'

    04/03/2007 12:30:20 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 63 replies · 1,079+ views
    Pantagraph (central IL) ^ | April 2, 2007 | Bob Holliday
    BLOOMINGTON -- Doug Whitman has a hankering for cicada. He thinks the weird-looking insects -- with bulging red eyes, distinctive buzz and a nutty flavor -- are tasty. "They are good to eat. You can eat them raw or dry them in the oven with garlic," said Whitman, a professor of biology at Illinois State University. They're "packed full of vitamins," he said. Whitman will get a chance to snack by late May or early June, when a 17-year cycle will bring the cicadas back to Illinois. The emergence will be heaviest in northern Illinois. But cicadas are expected to...
  • Kisses: Bite-size chocolate treats turn 100

    02/26/2007 10:00:46 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 17 replies · 571+ views
    Pantagraph (central IL) ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | By Kate Arthur, Pantagraph
    A pocketful of crumpled foil wrappers with a leftover plume or two will give you away. You've been into the chocolate. Again. But a Kiss is just a Kiss and well, it's only 25 calories or so. We love our Kisses, so much so that 100 years after Milton S. Hershey turned out the first flat-bottomed chocolate Kiss with the paper plume, we're going through 80 million a day. That's a lot of co-workers to blame. The bite-size chocolate seems innocent enough; it would take 99 to equal a pound of chocolate, and most of us can stop at a...
  • VANITY: Digital Video Help Needed: Freeze Frame Technique

    02/19/2007 9:10:28 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 35 replies · 410+ views
    self ^ | Feb. 19, 2007 | NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
    I know there are some FReepers out there who know how to capture "stills" or freeze frame from digital video footage. I need to put together a series of photos for a 25 year anniversary "retrospective" musical performance. The goal is to try to capture some "action shots" of these musical performances from 25 yr. history of video footage and work them up into a Powerpoint presentation which we can project onto the auditorium theater wall for the upcoming 25th anniversary shows (3 shows in one weekend). Do I need to have any special software to do this video capture...
  • Killer's Ashes Ordered Out of Cemetery [Arlington National]

    12/26/2006 8:12:00 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 68 replies · 1,666+ views
    Comcast news ^ | Dec. 26, 2006 | AP
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The cremated remains of a convicted murderer must be removed from Arlington National Cemetery under a new federal law. The provision ordering the removal of Russell Wayne Wagner's remains was included in a veterans' health care and benefits bill that President Bush signed into law on Friday. Wagner, a Vietnam veteran, was convicted in 2002 of stabbing to death Daniel Davis, 84, and Wilda Davis, 80, in their home in 1994. He was sentenced to life in prison. Wagner died in 2005 of a heroin overdose in prison at age 52. Because he was honorably discharged from...
  • Streator [Illinois] to dedicate statue to canteen volunteers

    11/10/2006 11:46:01 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 22 replies · 571+ views
    Pantagraph (central IL) ^ | November 11, 2006 | Greg Stanmar
    STREATOR -- A monument honoring the hundreds of volunteers who met 1.5 million World War II soldiers and sailors on troop trains at the Santa Fe station will be dedicated at 11 a.m. today, capping a 15-year drive. Canteen founder Vera Davidson pours coffee for a serviceman in Streator during World War II. The image was turned into a bronze statue at the depot to commemorate the work of volunteers. The idea of a memorial was born when Bob and Helen Knoedler moved onto Illinois Street, across from the station, shortly after the war?s end. They heard tales from their...
  • Chenoa (Illinois) getting ethanol plant

    11/08/2006 9:57:05 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | 11/8/06 | Chenoa
    CHENOA -- Construction of a 50-acre ethanol plant in Chenoa could begin as early as April. Representatives from the New York-based firm U.S. Ethanol met the City Council in a special meeting Wednesday to announce the plant, which could employ up to 65 full-time employees. ?I have to say I?m ecstatic,? said Mayor Walt Hetman. ?This will produce jobs and be a real boost to our economy. We have everything they need and we?re ready to build here in Chenoa.? U.S. Ethanol has hired AGAR Industries of Merrill, Wisconsin to design and build the facility, which will be built in...

    11/02/2006 9:56:59 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 208 replies · 13,009+ views
    Charlie Sykes - WTMJ Radio, Milwaukee ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | Charlie Sykes
    We've been inundated with media requests about the source of the now-famous "HALP US JON CARRY" banner. (I've already done a live shot on Fox News, and given interviews for John Gibson's show and "Inside Edition," which should air later today.) **UPDATE The MSM catches up. Even CNN is reporting Troops respond to 'Jon Carry' with plea for 'halp'; while CBS is reporting "Minnesota Guard Members Mock Kerry In 'Irak' Photo", The AP has put a story on the wire, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is also catching up: The photo initially was posted on the website of Milwaukee talk radio...
  • Jon Tester (Dem running for Senate in MT) also calls for Kerry to apologize

    11/01/2006 10:16:41 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 27 replies · 746+ views
    AP Wire ^ | Nov. 1, 2006 | AP
    Buried in this story Bush-Kerry Rancor Drags Into Second Day is this paragraph: "Sen. Kerry's remarks were poorly worded and just plain stupid," said Montana Senate President Jon Tester, a Democrat trying to unseat GOP Sen. Conrad Burns. "He owes our troops and their families an apology."
  • Suspect in slaying of Polish police chief arrested

    10/20/2006 4:37:12 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 14 replies · 476+ views
    International Herald ^ | October 20, 2006 | Monika Scislowska, AP
    A businessman wanted in Poland on charges of soliciting the murder of a former superintendent of police was arrested Friday at his suburban home, federal officials announced. Edward Mazur, 59, was taken into custody by the FBI, Drug Enforcement agents and police without incident at his home in affluent north suburban Glenview. Keys warned the defendant that if he proved to be the Edward Mazur named in an arrest warrant issued by a court in Warsaw, "the officials from Poland will come to Chicago and take you in custody to Poland." A complaint unsealed Friday said the arrest warrant issued...
  • Do you think corruption is a big problem in Cook County politics? [POLL]

    09/21/2006 8:39:24 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 66 replies · 1,347+ views
    NBC Chicago website ^ | Thurs. Sept. 21, 2006 | NBC5 Chicago
    Dumbest poll question ever.... Go to: Scroll down to lower right. Do you think corruption is a big problem in Cook County politics? Yes No
  • Cops opening a doughnut shop have heard the jokes

    08/28/2006 10:10:09 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 22 replies · 1,860+ views
    Daily Herald online ^ | Aug. 28, 2006 | MICK ZAWISLAK
    Retiring Chicago officers opening Dunkin' Donuts in Libertyville Like any business owners, the Evans brothers are a bit edgy as the grand opening approaches. The bagel oven needs to be calibrated, there is a major glitch getting the credit card machine installed, and dozens of other details demand simultaneous attention. Though stressful, getting Libertyville's first Dunkin' Donuts franchise up and running isn't in the same league with their career jobs, however. Jim Evans is a Chicago police detective and brother Tom is also a police officer assigned to the same North Side area. With about 35 years' combined experience, they...
  • FAA Bans People From Flights

    08/19/2006 1:23:39 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 16 replies · 768+ views
    Humor list by e-mail ^ | August 19, 2006 | Humor List
    'Zero Tolerance for People,' Chertoff Says In a move aimed at further tightening airport security, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it would ban all people from flights leaving or entering the United States, effective immediately. The FAA, which has in the past banned such objects as toenail clippers and hair gel, took the extraordinary step of banning people after the Department of Homeland Security conducted a thorough investigation of previous terror plots. "We looked at terror plots of the past, and in each and every case, people were involved," said Homeland Security Michael Chertoff at a Washington press...
  • Search for missing Egyptian students continues

    08/12/2006 12:08:10 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 45 replies · 1,316+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | August 10, 2006 | AP
    Anxious families of some of 11 Egyptians who failed to show up for studies at an American university said Thursday that the students may have decided to try to look for work and live in the United States. The students' failure to show up for their monthlong study program at Montana State University prompted a police hunt for the 11, though U.S. authorities said they had no indication there was a terrorism threat from any of the 11. Three of them were taken into custody or turned themselves in this week -- one in Minnesota, the other two in New...
  • AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS DENIES RFID USE (link to video created for AE)

    08/09/2006 1:39:02 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 44 replies · 1,931+ views
    Caspian newsletter via e-mail ^ | August 9, 2006 | Caspian newsletter
    On the eve of a major RFID apparel and footwear conference, privacy activists are asking questions about an Orwellian industry video presentation depicting the use of Radio Frequency Identification at an American Eagle Outfitters store. The animated video, created by technology integrator CompEx Inc., depicts how a retailer could embed the controversial technology into clothing and credit cards to secretly identify and track consumers--even deliver targeted marketing messages. "American Eagle Outfitters has assured us that it is not using RFID in its stores or operations, and we applaud them for that. But consumers need to know that this technology exists...
  • Green Oaks (suburb of Chicago) mayor arrested on porn charges

    07/25/2006 8:37:06 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 10 replies · 619+ views
    Daily Herald Online ^ | Tuesday, July 25, 2006 | Tony Gordon
    Green Oaks Mayor Thomas Adams was arrested today and charged with distributing child pornography over the Internet. Adams, 68, was taken into custody at his home at 885 Anderson Drive about mid-morning after sheriff's police served a search warrant for his computer. Assistant State's Attorney Patricia Fix said the FBI told local officials in June they had traced email messages with child pornography attachments sent last year to Adams' computer. Lake County officials began their own investigation, Fix said, and discovered additional images had been sent in May and June of this year. This morning, police found additional images of...
  • Star-Spangled Banner singing today at Cubs

    06/29/2006 6:20:40 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 39 replies · 694+ views
    Vanity | June 29, 2006 | Self
    My singing ensemble will be leading the Star-Spangled Banner at the Cubs/Brewers game today at Wrigley Field around 1:10pm. I promise we'll sing it with straight-up, very-well-sung four-part harmony! (NO Roseanne Barr imitations! Ugh!!!) Turn on WGN-Superstation no later than 1:10pm Central Time or set your VCR/TIVO. It is likely that this singing will be televised as WGN has been pretty consistent about showing the Star-Spangled Banner before the Cubs games over the years. Play ball!
  • Prisoner On Loose Inside Dirksen Federal Building

    06/22/2006 9:50:36 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 34 replies · 2,723+ views
    NBC 5 - Chicago ^ | June 22, 2006 | wire service
    CHICAGO -- The Dirksen federal court building in Chicago has been placed on lockdown while U.S. Marshals look for someone trying to flee custody. Officials made an intercom announcement Thursday morning to say that they're searching for someone within the court building. Authorities say a floor-by-floor search is being conducted. They've instructed all court officials to lock all doors.
  • Biomass could be newest cash crop (Illinois farmers)

    05/30/2006 9:45:29 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 12 replies · 895+ views
    Daily Pantagraph ^ | May 30, 2006 | Jim Paul
    MONTICELLO - Standing on a hill not far from his farmhouse, John Caveny looks down at the grass growing around his feet and says he's looking at the future of Illinois agriculture. "The purpose of this farm is to turn grass into cash," he says. Caveny stands in a plot of miscanthus, a perennial grass that by summer's end will grow about 12 feet tall and has the potential to become not only a cash crop for farmers, but also a source of electrical power and motor fuel. As the nation's No. 2 corn ethanol producer and leading consumer of...
  • Bush Says U.S. Must Honor War Dead ( mentioned)

    05/29/2006 4:54:55 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 43 replies · 1,393+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 29, 2006 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Bush, delivering a Memorial Day message surrounded by the graves of thousands of military dead, said Monday that the United States must continue fighting the war on terror in the name of those have already given their life in the cause. "The best way to pay respect is to value why a sacrifice was made," Bush said, quoting from a letter that Lt. Mark Dooley wrote to his parents before being killed last September in the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Monday's observance at Arlington National Cemetery was not a funeral, so demonstrators were free to speak...
  • Why We Have an Oil Shortage in This Country

    05/27/2006 1:07:08 AM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 4 replies · 628+ views
    E-mail sent to me ^ | 5/25/06 | Unknown
    A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country. ~~~ Well, there's a very simple answer. ~~~ Nobody bothered to check the oil. ~~~ We just didn't know we were getting low. ~~~ The reason for that is purely geographical. ~~~ Our OIL is located in... ~~~ Alaska ~~~ California ~~~ Coastal Florida ~~~ Coastal Louisiana ~~~ Kansas ~~~ Oklahoma ~~~ Pennsylvania and Texas ~~~Our DIPSTICKS are located in Washington DC!!!
  • Firms say they sold cell phone records to authorities

    05/02/2006 8:27:56 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 1 replies · 355+ views
    Suburban Chicago News ^ | May 2, 2006 | Frank Main
    Earlier this year, Congress launched an investigation into the sale of cell phone records after the FBI and Chicago Police warned that Web-based firms could sell their officers' calling lists to criminals. Now some of the companies under investigation for fraud are telling Congress they have provided personal information to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. On Monday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., blasted the FBI after learning that Advanced Research Inc. sent Congress a letter saying the firm did work for the bureau. Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued Advanced Research for allegedly using fraud to obtain Illinois consumers'...