Patch Flash: Big Layoff at Motorola in Libertyville

Chicagoland news to talk about: Peterson trial goes on; defense withdraws motion for mistrial.



Less than three weeks after announcing its planned move to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, , including at its Libertyville headquarters and Chicago office. According to Crain's Chicago Business, Motorola Mobility is cutting 4,000 jobs in total.

The air-rifle shooting incident Friday was only one of a recent series of events that have made worshippers at Morton Grove's mosque nervous, said a leader Tuesday. As Muslims draw their holy month of Ramadan to a close at the end of this week, several incidents have  happened, said Rizwan Kadir, immediate past chairman of the Muslim Community Center Full-Time School

 The judge at Drew Peterson's murder trial on Tuesday lambasted prosecutors who for the third time in as many weeks broached a subject they were told not to mention in front of jurors – again raising the possibility that the case could end with the judge letting the former police officer go free. 

On Wednesday, lawyers for Drew Peterson withdrew a motion for a mistrial, allowing the former Illinois police officer's murder trial to go ahead. The defense attorneys' move Wednesday follows several blunders by prosecutors seeking to prove that the 58-year-old Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004. He's also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, but never has been charged in her case.

Peterson told the judge Wednesday he does not want a mistrial.

Borcia was run over while tubing on Petite Lake, on the Chain of Lakes, in Lake Villa, July 28. The Illinois Conservation Police arrested David Hatyina of Bartlett Aug. 13, said Ari Fisz, chief of felony review for the Lake County State's Attorney's Office. Hatyina's bond was set at $1 million at a hearing the morning of Aug. 14.

, authorities said. Annette C. Brown, 33, of Sandwich, will be taken into custody with a bail of $10,000 when she finishes treatement at an area hospital, according to a news release from the Kendall County Sheriff's Office and the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office. She faces three Class 3 felonies. 

After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Illinoisans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surprise when they turn on their faucets: The tap has run dry. The lack of running water can range from a manageable nuisance to an expensive headache. Homeowners and businesses are being forced to buy thousands of gallons from private suppliers, to drill deeper or to dig entirely new wells.

McCloud September 28, 2012 at 08:22 PM
The more nonsense you post here about Romney, the more I feel good about his chances. Record unemployment, record massive debt, record foreclosures, credit downgrades versus the nonsense you keep writing. Thats the choice.
Nightcrawler September 28, 2012 at 08:41 PM
The guy with the beard? That's a pretty good disguise for Mr. Schulte, though I have to think it's a fake. Maybe he got it from the "Innocence of the Muslims" film director. Come to think of it, maybe that's where the guy went into hiding. With Mr. Schulte, down in the panhandle. It all makes sense now.
Sully September 29, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Naw Crawler, the man with the beard is with a man of color and a college student. That means he's a democrat. We can't have HIM vote, now can we?
Nightcrawler September 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Oh, Sully, you wide-eyed innocent liberal lamb. Look closer. The black kid is Mustafa al Imam, aka Bobby Fort, aka grandson and courier of notorious El Rukn leader and long suspected al Qaeda sympathizer Jeff Fort. The Asian girl is a CIA operative who I used to date. As for Mr. Schulte, check the link below for his latest disguise. Note how the sheet cleverly conceals his beard. These people must be stopped before it's too late. Sounds like a job for Lieutenant McCloud! http://news.yahoo.com/anti-islam-filmmaker-held-los-angeles-federal-jail-013557994.html
Just Sayin September 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Rob..."Oh yeah...Just Sayin...if I was to sink to your level of name calling and ignorance, I would buy a $30 half barrel of Milwaukees Best, sit on my front porch and drink myself to death". Given that I do not drink you will have to come up with a more creative plan for my demise. Speaks volumes about you though. You are a corporate drone...and if that is not ignorance I do not know what is. You might want to consider taking your own advise pal.
Just Sayin September 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Sully...Richard has not left his single wide for months. One exception... when he runs out of Cheetos and has to walk 12 paces to the LiL' General Store in his front yard. He is too poor to own a mobile devise so he has to stay planted in front of his Fischer-Price desk top. He refers to it as his: MASTER CONTROL CENTER. One thing for sure, he is a busy beaver these days...and thankfully soon, will be a dead duck.
Just Sayin September 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM
McClown...your feeling good is going to be short lived...so enjoy it while you can old man.
Just Sayin September 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Guido...When was the last time Romney disagreed with the drones calling the shots at Bain? Romney and Bain both suffer from the Halo Effect.
Rob September 29, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Nope, just a small business owner, that believes every is entitled to their own opinion without being degraded and called names, like we were in Middle School. Actually this country was founded on people agreeing to disagree and Compormising for a solution...that whole concept seems to lost. This whole us against them R vs D till death do us part, just isn't any good for anyone. People like Just Sayin are part of the very large problem this country faces....unfortunately, like an addict this country may hit bottom, before some of these social issue can be fixed. People just don't pay attention to history, our educational system mediocre at best and we have become a population dependent on our government in all phases. Our country is broken and I simply don't think it's governments job to fix it. It's ours. We need to realize the hard facts and the unpopular decisisions that are necessary, bite the bullet and make the changes in our ways of life and behavior before we end up in a place of no return.
ChiTownRunnr September 29, 2012 at 02:50 PM
The problem with most on these posts is that the poster's minds were made in in utero and won't change regardless of the evidence presented. This goes for both extremes and parties. I know that everyone likes to believe they're right...it makes us feel good. The reality is that we could all be wrong. Ultimately, this election (as have most) will be decided by that group of voters in the middle, true independents and those who do not align strongly with either party. The amusing comments notwithstanding, what must be examined is how the current leadership has performed against their promises and am I better off than four years ago? It's really pretty simple.
McCloud September 29, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Does the current leadership have any new ideas or plans? Something they haven't already tried? Raising taxes (income, Obamacare) seems to be their only solution, and I wish there was someone who could ask them how raising taxes on anybody will grow the economy. Will Obama explain how he failed to cut the deficit in half, as he promised when running for office? Will he explain how stimulus money failed to lower unemployment? Perhaps he can explain where all the green jobs are, since I'm not even sure what a green job is. Perhaps he means the people who own the bankrupt green companies who received millions of stimulus money, companies like: Solyndra, Abound Solar, Energy Conversion Devices, BrightSource, LSP Energy, Evergreen Solar, Ener1, SunPower, Beacon Power, ECOtality, A123, Uni-Solar, Azure Dynamics, and now Solar Trust.
Just Sayin September 29, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Rob...Let us not be hypocritical now. Your taunt regarding my opinions was pure Middle School. If you think I believe that you have never degraded or called another a disparaging name you could not be more way off. There is one thing I know about you for sure Rob, and that is you are human. The largest problem this country faces is that government is a flawed system devised and run by flawed humans who can not or will not face hard realities. They bought the rosy picture the history books painted and want to return to and dwell in those illusions. As you want to believe that the founders of this country disagreed without disparagement and that all was fair in compromise. Life in this country got worse the day government and big business jumped into bed with each other. Romney is the face of big business and while it might be appropriate that he becomes the countries leader on that basis alone...I desent and I will be as rude and crude about it as I choose.
Guido McGinty September 29, 2012 at 08:39 PM
"When was the last time Romney disagreed with the drones calling the shots at Bain? Romney and Bain both suffer from the Halo Effect." This is a tu quoque fallacy followed by an association fallacy. Do you have any non-fallacious arguments on this?
Guido McGinty September 29, 2012 at 08:43 PM
"Life in this country got worse the day government and big business jumped into bed with each other." Tough to argue with that. Your proposed solutions, assuming you advocate increased governmental roles, will make the problem worse. The most effective way to combat corporate fascism is to reduce drastically the size and scope of government. If there are fewer favors to dole out of the Taxpayer Slush Fund or through regulation, there will be fewer cronies. Alternatively, you can repeal the first amendment to reduce lobbying/bribes/contributions. I don't think you'll have much luck with that.
Sully September 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Thanks for setting me straight, Crawler. Of course, you are right! I bow to thee!
Sully September 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM
McCloud, have you by any chance heard of this little group in government called 'congress'? The president doesn't do much alone. You see, we have different branches of government that when working together, come to solutions through problem-solving and compromise. The premise of course, is that the government will work together to improve conditions for all Americans. There may be some give and take, but when you're working for everyone in a society, compromise may be the only way to get something done that will satisfy all to some extent. When a president works with a congress whose sole goal is to obstruct every single thing he tries to do just so that president will be defeated in the next election, not much is going to happen. That's been the situation pretty much since the day Obama was elected.
Nightcrawler September 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Just call me Imam.
Sully September 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I stand prostrate to your glory!
Sully September 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Hey Crawler, what happened to the Illini today vs. Penn. State? 35 to 7 to Penn. State? Maybe they haven't heard about the goings-on in State College recently. I'm not an Illinois fan (don't know if you are either) but come on!
McCloud September 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Did you miss the first two years, when both houses of congress were super majority Democrats? Obama did exactly as he pleased, and now that things are miserably bad, fingers are pointing towards the house. All the house has done in the last two years is pass legislation only to have Reid kill it in the senate. You see, everybody needs cover when things go so bad, and Reid is Obama's cover.
Guido McGinty September 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM
"When a president works with a congress whose sole goal is to obstruct every single thing he tries to do....." I'm much more concerned about his actions rather than his inability to act. "The premise of course, is that the government will work together to improve conditions for all Americans." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No government has ever worked for the poor on a net basis. The state exists to prey on the poor.
Sully September 30, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Sorry Mac. The so-called supermajority lasted for a little over forty days. Another republican scam to fool people like you. Another sorry Mac, but the senate has killed everything from the house? Really? You ain't worth the argument buddies! Go listen to old Rush reruns so you can be soothed by the absurd.
McCloud September 30, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I'm thinking cold hard facts and reality you are not up for? I'm also thinking a good President has the burden to work with the opposition, like Reagan and even Clinton did. I am thinking that you really don't know the bills passed in the house, that Reid killed. Lastly, you probably would follow this President into the abyss, and still support him, as the abyss is in our rear view at this point.
RationalTht September 30, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Well, the Democrats had enough of a majority to pass the ACA. As for the Senate, Reid just sits on bills that come from the house - if bills don't provide political cover for the Democrats for their abysmal record, he doesn't allow them to come up for a discussion or vote. You can now go back to your NYTimes and Madow reruns so YOU can be soothed by the absurd.
Sully September 30, 2012 at 04:47 AM
No Mac, this president has never thrilled me. But I do prefer him to the obstructionists in the senate and the tea baggers in the house. Although you don't seem to understand, the credit rating was dropped because of the actions of the tea party in the house. It's all there in black and white should you care to read. And of course there's Mitch McConnells infamous quote after Obama's election regarding what his job would be for the next four years, but you probably don't believe that either. It too is in black and white,should you care to see.
McCloud September 30, 2012 at 01:35 PM
What exactly did the so called obstructionists in the house prevent? More jobs bills? How did the ones they passed in the first two years work out? What is in black and white is the fact that Republicans caved to Obama during the debt ceiling fiasco, and the credit rating was downgraded anyway. Had they listened to the Tea Party, there may have been a chance that the mathematics would favor no change in the rating.
Sully September 30, 2012 at 04:07 PM
What are you talking about? You really have no clue do you? Let me ask you a question, just to see if you're even aware (I know it has nothing to do with the president or congress, but I really want to know if you have any semblance of accurate information)- what just happened in Florida, having to do with the election? If you need to look it up, that's okay.
Guido McGinty September 30, 2012 at 05:03 PM
It broke off from the continental US and is now floating towards the Yucatan?
Sully September 30, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Nope! Wouldn't that be interesting though?
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