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Benny G. March 3, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Very sad- He lived on Vine Avenue- I saw him everyday walking to school and walking his dog- RIPRead More Michael- One of the good guys.
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Stuart Senescu March 2, 2014 at 01:06 pm
David, Ravinia has had rock bands since before you were born. They had Janis Joplin and some otherRead More hard rockers in the late 60s or early 70s (she died about 1972.) At the time the crowds overwhelmed local authorities and planning. Then Ravinia had second thoughts and started reprogramming with might be called 'adult rock' or 'soft rock' to lessen the crowds and attendant rowdiness. It is those kinds of crowds that provided the money for the upgrades and contributions to local governments. For 8 months of the year Ravinia contributes no noise, no crowds, no cars. And for the other four months the problems you allude to are a few times a week and only for limited hours. Get out your grill and fire it up when the big crowds come. You can start scheduling now. Unless you live within 1 mile of the park, you won't even notice the crowds while grilling and dining.
David Greenberg March 2, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Walter: I don't hate all those those things you mention - rather I take issue with certain negativeRead More aspects of them. Wolters: Co-existed with the neighborhood for over 70 years until the District put in lights and expanded night games and created noise until 10PM. Ravinia: Traffic and noise. Teachers: Only the compensation model - pay, benefits, etc. are too high - I've consistently said that we need to move to a model where they're rated according to fair and achievable metrics, and the raises come from a fixed pool of money. Rosewood Beach: Was just fine - no need to spend MILLIONS of dollars on a so-called 'interpretative center'.
David Greenberg March 2, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Stu: I'm older than you think. 'They lessened the crowds and attendant rowdiness: So why go back toRead More it now? The problem with these 'oh it's only a few months of the year' arguments is that it's somehow supposed that any of these deleterious effects are ever acceptable. Hint: They're not. As we've clearly seen with Wolter's Field, and Ravinia - once we let the camel get its nose under the tent, it's all over. These entities seek to continually expand and expand - to the detriment of the neighbors. Ravinia: Added a pavilion - and from what I heard on the radio the other day - it's not just a few months out of the year, they have events virtually year-round. I don't mind grilling out - but I don't want MY schedule to be dictated by someone else's. That I'm supposed to modify my schedule because of some entity which desires to be a nuisance is ludicrous. And I'm not alone - I know people who used to live around Ravinia back in the 70's/80's - they moved because of the noise and traffic, etc.. They're still in Highland Park, but that begs the question - why should anyone have to move? Rather, why shouldn't the entity seek to not be a nuisance?
Rescue dogs are being trained for shows at Shedd Aquarium. | WGN
Gina Christopher February 26, 2014 at 09:15 pm
Trying to distract from the fact that they have wild captured whales and dolphins in their poolsRead More that they kidnapped to exploit for money!
william savick February 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Learning how to take care of this whale species now will save it from extinction decades from nowRead More when their numbers are diminished through reckless hunting.
Grumpy Old Man February 27, 2014 at 08:02 am
There are good reasons for certain institutions to capture wild creatures. WS mentioned one. ThatRead More said, there is the problem with over stocking of captured animals and not understanding them. Orcas are the primary example. Most orcas are not being captured for study but for profit. And when you have an 8 - 10 ton animal in an enclosed space your may have trouble - two trainers killed by the same orca. There are no recorded instances of orcas attacking humans in the wild - get one in a tank and even if the death is accidental you are still playing with fire - orcas are not dogs. They are highly intelligent creatures - actually the largest member of the dolphin family although their size resulted in their being termed "whale" many years ago and it has stuck. So I agree with both Gina and William on that subject. I am a little surprised that the Shedd is now expanding into a dog show as well. if that helps encourage people to adopt rescued dogs, great.
Benny G. February 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm
A great performance and congrats to Rachel. Even though Season 2 was "no season 1" andRead More generally got panned, what a breakthrough role for one of our very own!!!
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Ty Conderoga February 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm
(20 ILCS 1605/2) (from Ch. 120, par. 1152) Sec. 2. This Act is enacted to implement andRead More establish within the State a lottery to be conducted by the State through the Department. The entire net proceeds of the Lottery are to be used for the support of the State's Common School Fund, except as provided in subsection (o) of Section 9.1 and Sections 21.2, 21.5, 21.6, 21.7, and 21.8. The annual salary of the Director is $142,000.
Ty Conderoga February 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm
notable words: net & except.
JR February 19, 2014 at 08:35 am
Ty, the even bigger political game was that the lottery was sold to ADD TO school funding. Instead,Read More what they did was to use the proceeds to REPLACE the existing funding. The net effect is the schools got about the same amount of money but the state got a huge windfall of new money (the old source of money that used to go to the schools) that they then used on port barrel spending to buy themselves more years at the public trough.
These "bad girls" were filming the Oxygen Network reality how "Bad Girls" in Highland Park the past few months. They are (from left) Aysia, Jonica, Jada, Loren, Alex, Britt, Alyssa. Photo courtesy of Oxygen Media.
kathy Krohn February 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm
why didn't they just use residents
Joe Wallace February 7, 2014 at 06:34 pm
I guess Carly Rousso couldn't get away from her legal troubles.
Stu Pidasso February 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm
AAhhh!! Good one Joe!!
If the Alcyon Foundation believes it can get the necessary backing, the Highland Park Theater will once again be the Alcyon.
Benny G. October 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Yes David, as well as the Regal IMAX on Aptakisic and Milwaukee and the AMC Theaters at NorthbrookRead More Court. I do not understand why people think HP can be a destination location for anything. It is too far East, only accessible by Green Bay Road and Central and Park Avenue and Clavey Road to an extent and we all know what a PITA those roads can be. On a "Ravinia" night, out of towners avoid us like the plague... I guess the only "foot traffic" will have to remain with the facility for the "emotionally challenged" a few doors East from the Alcyon.
Stu Pidasso October 30, 2013 at 04:50 pm
Stuart, Agreed; let the market decide!! Now if we can only get these concrete heads to understandRead More that!!
AK October 30, 2013 at 04:51 pm
Central east of Sheridan is a dump.
Billy Corgan celebrates the one-year anniversary of Madame Zuzu's Teahouse. Photo credit: Korrina Grom
Curious Reader September 29, 2013 at 10:26 am
Mediocre establishment at best. Cease trying to reinvent yourself and learn to do one or two thingsRead More very well. Why the push to attract young persons who are fickle by nature?
A standing-room-only crowd attended the anniversary festivities. Photo credit: Korrina Grom
Moe @ the Buck September 30, 2013 at 11:52 am
Great job Pumpkin Head! My Nanna was wondering when you will finally become a dispensary. LittleRead More something for her glaucoma:)
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