Sunday, May 19, 2013
A fake severed head, a pink elephant and more are all part of the bit in this week's YouTube viral video.
At the end of a long week, sometimes you just want to kick back and have a laugh. These pranks have been seen by more than 7.2 million viewers. Just For Laughs Gags posted the video on YouTube. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Murphy is as sweet as can be.
Woof! I’m Murphy, and I’m such a snuggle bug that the first time I nudge you with my nose so you can hug me close, you’ll be in love with me. I’m a wonderful shepherd/collie mix that was left to die at a local shelter, but Young at Heart rescued me in the nick of time, and now I am enjoying fluffy beds, romps in the yard, and lots of love in my foster home. I am such a good boy, I’m an instant companion! Just add love! Now, before I tell you my age, you have to promise not to judge me. After all, I would never judge you! Ok, here goes… I’m 12. Not 12 months old, but 12-years-young. Now wait! Before you stop reading, let me tell you something – there is nothing like providing a sweet dog like me the best love he’s ever known in the …
The following police-related items were taken from area Patches. When an arrest is referenced is should not be considered a conviction.
Des Plaines Battery, Hazing Charges Filed Against Maine West Soccer Coach A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday. Michael Divincenzo was charged with eight misdemeanor counts including three counts of battery, one count of hazing and four counts of failure to report abuse as mandated, in incidents on June 1, 2012, Aug. 31, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Divincenzo is accused of threatening freshmen students to have the varsity players stick their thumbs up their buttocks if they did not communicate properly during a soccer drill, according to the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Passed by a 35-21 vote, the bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet said whether he intends to sign it.
By a vote of 35-21, the Illinois Senate approved legislation on Friday that would allow doctors in the state to prescribe marijuana as pain relief for severe medical conditions. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature. According to the Chicago Tribune, the bill covers 33 specific conditions—including multiple sclerosis, cancer and HIV infection—and includes several controls, with a four-year trial program, dosage limits, fingerprinting, background checks and licensed dispensing centers. “This bill is filled with walls to keep this limited,” the paper quoted sponsoring Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton), who urged lawmakers to pass the legislation as a compassionate measure for those suffering with extreme pain. In opposition, Sen. …
Marchex Institute says Illinois residents are among the worst offenders in the country when it comes to swear words, though we are pretty courteous with 'please' and 'thank you.'
Well gosh darn it, turns out we're a bunch of potty mouths here in Illinois, thank you very much. That's the finding from the Marchex Institute, a data analysis firm, which ranks Illinois as the 5th worst cursing state in the country, though acknowledges that we're pretty liberal with our "pleases" and "thank yous." Just in time for National Etiquette Week, Marchex released findings on the most courteous and the least courteous states in the nation. The Institute examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. You know, the calls that "may be recorded for training purposes." The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers…
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Restaurant representatives are speaking with the village of Kildeer about building on the Muddy Paws site, the Daily Herald reports.
Chick-fil-A could soon be coming to Kildeer at the former site of Muddy Paws, the Daily Herald reports. Representatives of Chick-fil-A spoke before the Kildeer plan commission this week. Some concerns regarding building a restaurant on the site arose, including whether the layout would be big enough for emergency vehicles. Many residents also spoke out against the proposal, saying Chick-fil-A is not a wanted business in town, the newspaper reports. Muddy Paws was torn down in two years ago, after thirty four dogs were found starved to death inside. Diane Eldrup was convicted of 18 felony counts of aggravated cruelty and 18 counts of animal torture for the incident. She was sentenced to 18 months of periodic imprisonment in December of …
Government teacher Andy Conneen created the bill proposing that 17-year-olds be able to vote in Illinois primaries, the Stevenson Daily Digest reports.
Seventeen year olds could soon be voting in Illinois primary elections, thanks to a bill proposed by a Stevenson High School teacher. Government teacher Andy Conneen created the bill titled “Suffrage at 17”, the Stevenson Daily Digest reports. The Illinois Senate approved the bill on Wednesday by a vote of 43-9. It would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections, but only if they turn 18 by the time of the general election, the Chicago Tribune reports. Governor Pat Quinn supports the bill. If passed, Illinois would be the 13th state to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries, the newspaper reports. Related Articles: Andrew Conneen Named Teacher of the Year Finalist
Grab a free drink at Starbucks through May 19.
Cool down this weekend with a free iced beverage from Starbucks. The coffee giant is offering a free tall iced drink when you buy an iced VIA. This deal is valid through May 19. Lake Zurich Starbucks Locations: 369 S. Rand Road 775 S. Rand Road 345 S. Rand Road
Scambook is offering information on avoiding this scam and protecting yourself from scammers.
Due to the extreme penalties behind missing jury duty, scammers are preying on victims’ fear of legal action by pretending to be “jury duty coordinators” questioning consumers about recent jury duty summons. This scam that dates back to 2005, is circulating again with multiple states being hit including Illinois, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona and Oregon. Victims are being confused by scammers who request a Social Security number and date of birth to "verify" their information. With this information, scammers are armed for identity theft, tax fraud, hacking into bank accounts or other illegal purposes. To avoid falling for this jury duty phone scam, Scambook advises the following: 1. Understand that jury duty is always arranged by mailed …