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  1. RS says:

    Downtown Elgin Window Wonderland: Miracle on the Streets - Presented by Provena St. Joseph Hospital -our 12th Annual holiday extravaganza returns home to the streets of downtown Elgin on Saturday, December 4 from 12pm-5pm.

  2. Martini Room Holiday Hafla and Benefit
    December 22, 2010 starting at 8:00pm
    Donation $10
    161 E. Chicago St.
    Elgin, IL 60120

    Come join The Martini Room, Eastern Groove Studio, and literally dozens of bellydancers and troupes for a show like no other!

    This hafla (bellydance show) is a fund raiser for one of our sisters in bellydance, Nilaja of Calico Garden. She is a professional dancer, instructor, event producer, vendor, and craftswoman who is beloved by the entire Chicagoland belly dance community. The Martini Room Holiday Hafla is one of a series of benefits being put on to help Nilaja raise the funds for her much needed medical care. Please help us give back to such a wonderful lady who has given so much to us!

  3. David Reinert says:

    You should thoroughly appreciate and absolutely enjoy this…

    A Celtic (pronounced Keltic) Amazing Grace - from the André Rieu orchestra
    (about three minutes in length - and you will wish it were way longer!).

    It begins with the leading notes being played on a pennywhistle (an instrument which comes to us from Ireland)
    …then, the lead is taken over by a single bagpiper…
    …thereafter followed by an entire array of bagpipers!

    Hope you have external speakers and that you’ll really crank them up for this and be blessed as you watch and listen.

    click link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY8J35OXVxg&feature=related

  4. RS says:

    Sears Centre

    Holiday Open House
    Saturday, December 18, 5:00 PM, Doors Open at 5:00 PM

    Free Community Open Skate- 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Bring your friends and your own ice skates for free ice skating at the Sears Centre Arena. Enjoy skating to some of your favorite top 40 hits and holiday music, and meet the mascot of the new Chicago Express Hockey team.

    Free X-Box Lounge- 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Play your favorite video games on a large screen TV while lounging on couches in our video gamer’s paradise.

    Free Screening of “The Polar Express”- 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Bring your friends and enjoy this holiday favorite on a giant inflatable screen! Popcorn and candy available for purchase, courtesy of the Boy Scouts of America.

    Ticket Prices: Free

  5. RS says:

    Fox Valley Concert Band / Norris Cultural Art Center

    December 5, 2010 - December 5, 2010
    Event Type: Theater & Entertainment
    Norris Cultural Arts Center
    1040 Dunham Rd.
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    847-695-7096
    3PM. Home for the Holidays. No reservations required! Admission is Free.

    http://www.fvcb.org

  6. RS says:

    Christmas on the Prairie/Durant House Museum

    December 11, 2010 - December 12, 2010
    Event Type: Festivals, Seasonal Events & Parades
    Durant House Museum Le Roy Oakes Forest Dean Street St. Charles IL
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve-Dean Street
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    630-377-6424
    2pm-6pm. Authentically-costumed docents will welcome visitors into the enchanting, candle-lit prairie homestead adorned in authentic period décor complete with hot sider and baked treats aplenty; including ginger cakes made from a c. 1840 Illinois recipe.

    http://www.ppfv.org

  7. RS says:

    Garfield Farm Museum’s Candlelight Tours & Homespun Holiday Market December 4th & 5th

    CAMPTON HILLS — Take time away from that chaotic rush of the holiday season and join us at Garfield Farm Museum on December 4th & 5th for its annual Candlelight Reception from 3-7 pm. Interpreters wearing period clothing will share with guests what life was like for people during the height of the horse and wagon era. There is no charge for the Candlelight event, but donations will be accepted….

    Following a visit to the 1846 inn, walk up the glowing lantern path to Burr house and enjoy even more, as the museum will feature its Homespun Holiday Market. In its sixth year, the Homespun Market, features local artisans bringing in their goods for the public to purchase. The Market features a variety of crafts, such as knitted ware, pottery, household items, and many others. Held in the museum’s Burr House, the Market runs from 12 to 7 pm for both days of the Candlelight Event. A percentage of the profits made by the artisans are donated to the museum. A bake sale is also featured at the Holiday Market, whose goods are entirely donated by museum volunteers.

    The Candlelight tour offers visitors a chance to meet the volunteers and donors, who are the lifeblood of the farm. The event is a time for those interested in becoming involved, or those who are currently involved, to meet those who already give so much to help sustain the museum and keep it moving forward. The event also benefits the museum’s ongoing efforts to restore the historic buildings and to provide educational programming.

    The 370-acre Garfield Farm Museum is the only historically intact former 1840s farmstead and teamster inn being restored by donors and volunteers from 2800 households in 37 states as an 1840s working farm museum. Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt.38 on Garfield Road. For information call (630) 584-8485 or email info@garfieldfarm.org.

    http://www.garfieldfarm.org/news120410.html

  8. RS says:

    Kane County Sportsmen’s Show/Kane County Fairgrounds

    December 12, 2010 - December 12, 2010
    Event Type: Antique Shows & Flea Markets, Sports, Hobbies, Collectibles, Cars & Trucks, Festivals, Seasonal Events & Parades
    Kane County Fairgrounds
    Main Street & Randall Road
    St. Charles, IL
    (815) 758-2773
    Hrs: 7:30am-1:30pm. (Dealers in at 5:00am) Admission: $5. Legally buy, sell, trade firearms and all related items, war souvenirs, Indian artifacts, swords, knives, loading tools, books, Indian jewelry, hunting gear and more. All local and state laws apply. Free parking.

  9. Gibster says:

    Touching on Traditions - http://www.ElginPublicMuseum.org

    People from around the world have made their homes in the Elgin area. They brought with them beliefs and traditions from their countries of origin giving the Elgin community a rich diversity, which is now part of our cultural heritage. Start a meaningful winter holiday tradition with your family by visiting the Elgin Public Museum’s authentic and culturally-inclusive winter holiday exhibition, which features displays and objects of traditional holiday significance from more than 50 displays.

    Admission is only $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-11 years of age. Registration is not necessary for individuals and groups during open hours - Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm.

    The “Touching on Traditions” educational program is available for groups during the weekdays, so register your group today.

    While visiting, stop by the International Gift Shop for unique holiday presents.

  10. RS says:

    On Saturday, December 11 from 1:30-3:30pm, Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano at 13 Douglas Avenue hosts the Vintage Remix Fashion Show and Fundraiser to benefit Patricia Keeney of Keeney’s Sporting Goods & PK’s Antiques.

    For a minimum $20 donation to the Patricia Keeney Fund, guests will be treated to scrumptious tidbits, finger food and tea or coffee.

    At 2pm, vintage fashions from PK’s Antiques will be modeled by many of Elgin’s leading ladies, including Karen Schock, Michelle Stegall, Kerry Kelly and daughters Abby and Chloe Steffen, Betty Brown, Laura Dion Jones, Anna Moeller, Tish Powell, Blythe and Lilith Meyer, Toya Randall, Elisabeth McCoy, Tonya Hudson, Rose Diaz, Cherie Murphy, Lenore Adkins, Laurie Faith Aiello and daughter Ali, Heaven Lee, Olivia Munson, Dr. Rise Jones, Cynthia Hernandez, Sigi Psimenos and Deirdre Higgins White. Aubry Bozzano, Miss Illinois International 2011, will serve as stylist and fashion show coordinator.

    There will also be a vintage hat auction, raffles and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience!

    Seating is limited so to make your reservation, send your check made payable to PATRICIA KEENEY FUND, c/o DNA, 2 DOUGLAS AVENUE, ELGIN, IL 60120. Please indicate “fashion show” in the memo of your check.

    http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7462062/IL/Elgin/Vintage-Remix-Fashion-Show-amp-Fundraiser/Villa-Verone/

  11. RS says:

    Art for All Winter Art Show
    Thursday December 9, 2010
    Gail Borden Public Library
    270 N. Grove
    Elgin, Illinois 60120 Get Directions
    Now through Dec. 30, Gail Borden Library at 270 N. Grove Avenue hosts Art for All’s Winter Art Show. Meet the artists and view over 40 works of art in this juried art exhibit with a $1,300 award.

    http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7462073/IL/Elgin/Art-for-All-Winter-Art-Show/Gail-Borden-Public-Library/

  12. RS says:

    On Friday, December 10 beginning at 7pm at Elgin Academy in the new Fine Art Building at Dundee Avenue and Kimball Street in downtown Elgin, the art patrons of Elgin Academy will host a One Man Show by renowned local artist David Powers.

    The exhibit will consist of pieces of David’s sculpture and large paintings.
    Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Parking will be available at the Elgin History Museum at 360 Park St.

    http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7462065/IL/Elgin/David-Powers39-One-Man-Show/Kimball-Street-Theater/

  13. David Reinert says:

    Using Libraries Today–Information Access and Evaluation is a course I just finished at an Ilinoins major university. It is my pleasure too share some (other) sites with those of you who may be interested:

    ERIC

    http://www.eric.ed.gov/

    ERIC users include education researchers, teachers, librarians, administrators, education policymakers, instructors and students in teacher-preparation programs, parents, the media and business communities, and the general public. The user community conducts more than eight million searches each month through the ERIC Web site and commercial and non-commercial sites. A small number of journal publishers also make the full text of an article available at no cost directly through this Web site.

    GOOGLE SCHOLAR

    http://scholar.google.com/

    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

    INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY

    http://www.ipl.org/

    ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.
    Need help, ask a librarian by Email!

    DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

    http://www.doaj.org/

    This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 5836 journals in the directory. Currently 2433 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 484134 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

    LOC-DIGITAL COLLECTIONS & SERVICES

    http://www.loc.gov/index.html

    Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services
    History and culture, historic newspaper, prints and photos, and more
    Need help, ask a librarian in a topic area (including some chat options)!

    I HOPE YOU CHECK THESE INFORMATIONAL SITES OUT AND BOOKMARK THEM FOR FUTURE USE. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHER RESEARCHERS IN THE ELGIN AREA.

  14. Dave Reinerrt says:

    I tried to post as one comment but the material did not post. These are resouurces I learned from my library collage course at WIU. I just finished the class and the instructor had a session on this important research URL’s. Some people who visit this site might find them intetresting as they contain thousands of sources for education researchers, teachers, librarians, administrators, education policymakers, instructors and students. A whole lot more quality information than some of the material posted on this board. It is refreshing to see some good sound education material posted for a change of pace. There is way to much politics posted on this board all of the time. Some of us could care less who gets elected or who runds the federal, state and local governments, we like educational sites to challange our minds.

    • RS says:

      Any comments with more than one link goes into the moderation queue as a precaution against spam. There will be some delay, but it will get published.

    • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

      Dave,

      I am glad you are taking college courses. If they offer a spelling course or how to use spell checker you might want to take advantage of either of those before you criticize so many others who post on this site.

      resouurces
      intetresting
      administrators
      runds

      Please try challenging your mind with a spelling course now that your political candidate is no longer the mayor of Elgin.

      Happy New Year

      • anonyous says:

        My wish for 2012 is that Common Sense Clarence Hayward starts posting remarks that make sense. He got the boot from Boca Jump and maybe CS should do the same on elginite.org as most of his post are worthless. Boca Jump did the right thing because Common Sense Clarence Hayward is not civil or truthful. Mike Bailey did the right thing when he booted Hayward. Elgin don’t need people like him and his worthless comments.

        • enoughalready says:

          Must admit, I am tired of hearing about Clarence’s pee and how he is Master of All Votes in his household.

        • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

          anonyous sounds like it could be Dave Reinert? Is it?

          I would have spelled anonymous.

          Happy New Year everyone.

          • anonyous says:

            CH what do you do to support your family? Why did Boca Jump boot you off their site? Is there some sort of connection between these two questions? I give Bailey credit for his action. Bad and worthless post have no place on these boards.
            Bailey’s action tells it as it is.

          • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

            regarding anonymous post below,

            Probably Mike Bailey was at what was suppose to be Schock’s victory party and since I helped defeat him there were probably too many Schock supporters crying in their beer’s within earshot of Mike Bailey and they said that Clarence should not have freedom of speech on bocajump.

            I don’t want my city tax dollars going to advertising on bocajump. They can make cityofelgin.org into an advertising web site for whatever they need to advertise.

            Dave, why don’t you just stick with your real name?

  15. Dave Reinerrt says:

    My post from this afternoon must be in the moderation queue. I would much rather post my new material as new subject material. How is that done on this board?

  16. Bill O'Neill says:

    http://elginet.wordpress.com/an-irs-christmas/

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the houses,
    No creatures were stirring, except those IRS louses.
    Who do nothing but moan, day in and day out,
    about people not paying their taxes, no doubt.

    They sent us a letter, saying we owed them some money,
    We told them they’re wrong, which they didn’t find funny.
    They hounded and threatened us saying we better pay up
    Or they’ll send out some thugs, maybe even a mutt,
    They’ll hold us hostage, for as long as need be
    because they’re the IRS dammit, who are driven by greed.

    We told them we paid our taxes on time,
    although we might have err’d, by a dime.
    They said we now owed over half a million bucks,
    to which I replied, you’re a special kind of nuts,

    We faxed and we wrote and we talked on the phone,
    until complete exhaustion took over our bones.
    They said have fun Bill, because now we have lien’d,
    that place you call home, who cares if it’s mean.
    Who cares if we’re wrong, and that you can indeed prove,
    you don’t owe us a dime, you’ll still have to move.
    Your credit will be ruined, from now til times’ end,
    now just call it a day and pay what we said!

    Just hold on Mr. Taxman, I said with a smile,
    I have a new friend and he’s got a cool style.
    He says that you’re wrong and that you will soon see,
    it‘s WE who are owed money, according to he.
    An Elgin CPA has come to our rescue, and says Mr. Mason,
    their own tax code we’ll turn to,
    you’ll see with a click and a clack the new numbers
    that yes Mr. Taxman, it’s you who has blundered.

    Over a half million dollars in err, and you were once laughing at our despair,
    Our home and our lives you were ready to ruin, in the name of the IRS’s stupid tax rules.
    The incompetence and bone headedness we dealt with for years, was soon nearing an end which we knew you had feared,
    because even though this won’t change your agency rules,
    We will have been vindicated and with a little luck,
    I’ll get to tell someone who might give a crap and actually do something about an agency who ruins lives daily to show a false justification for their very existence.

    Yeah I know…..the end doesn’t rhyme, get over it. ;-)
    The sad part about this, is that the above, is true story and without the help of our (then) new Senator Mark Kirk (who btw, took my letter asking him for help, on his very first day in office!) Without his help, and the help of Craig Mason, CPA (Elgin, Il http://www.elginCPA.com), we would still have a lien on our home and a BS bill with the IRS of over $600,000.00!

    Thank you Senator Mark Kirk and Craig Mason for standing with us to prove something that everyone said we’d lose.

    This ordeal started in 2007 and even with the help of the Tax Advocate Service, an agency within the IRS who’s very existence is to help those who have exhausted all other efforts, who did absolutely nothing for almost a year until I contacted the Senator, and actually at one point in all this, outright lied to Senator Mark Kirk in an attempt to end the matter with me still owing over $12,000.….we won. Not everyone has the resources I had available to me. Not everybody has the patience that we had to have to see this thing through.

    At several points in this ordeal we were ready to toss in the towel and just write em a check to end it once and for all. Idiot after idiot I had to deal with. Complete days spent on the phone with the IRS. The IRS Revenue Officer I had to deal with locally, is a very lucky fellow because there’s a lot of people who would give anything to have his Government paid job….of doing nothing, with benefits!

    Not many people are able to say they survived an attack like this by the IRS, and make no mistake, they held us hostage (and still do because they now refuse to help get their BS Tax Lien removed from our credit bureaus). It’s very existence makes it appear to creditors (future and past), that we tried to cheat the government when it absolutely wasn’t true.

    Merry Christmas everyone and please have a safe and happy New Year and pray….this never happens to you. If it does….Call or email Craig Mason. He’s got the battle scars to prove he’s been through it already!

    Bill & Janine O’Neill – Elgin, Il

    • RS says:

      What a scary story but glad that you were in the end (with the help of the inestimable Elgin CPA / Craig Mason) able to avoid a $600,000 tax bill.

      • Bill O'Neill says:

        Terry, you’re absolutely correct. Also, make no mistake that this is happening all over the country. Think about it from a number’s standpoint. The Government needs to borrow “XXX”. They (The IRS) manufacture these false debts, and call them their “receivables”. The numbers are so artificially inflated it’s not funny and if and when they’re able to collect ANYTHING against them (or take someone’s property away), they’re up.

        When this happened, the only clue we had that they’d filed the Tax Lien on the house, was that we were inundated with advertisement letters (so many of which look like an official government document too!). All of them claim that “they can settle your debt for pennies on the dollar.” Of course, they want a percentage (I think the average was 25%) of what the government says you owe! So…in essence, the Government is feeding these tax attorneys. Like “here…..we going to scam this much, here’s how you (if you’re a tax attorney) can get your share!”

        I’m still searching for an attorney to sue the FEDS, and go after the bitch who outright lied to Mark Kirk to make it look like we were changing our stories him. I’m sure she gets paid a nice chunk of money for doing what? Covering for the Governments failure to do it’s job in the first place?

        I hate to always be the one bitching about something, but it gets old.

        After having gone through this……can you even imagine (and I’ve only disclosed about 30% of what really happened) what Joseph Stack (Google the name) REALLY went through before finally getting pushed to make the decision, “lay down and let them take everything or……”

        You have to be a certain kinda crazy to do what he did……but it’s easy to see now how they could put you in that position of just saying “F*** it all. And how fast the Feds came out with his “Anti-Government Manifestos” and blogs. Please.. This country is in POOR shape right now, when they do something like this…..it just points more to the reason why we need change, and need it NOW.

        Ok…I’m done. Happy New Year everyone. Sorry for the rant, but…..this has to get some traction because believe it or not, there’s only 2 kinds of people in this world. Those who have had it happen already, and those that it will happen to. The government can’t pay it’s bills now. They’re like a junkie who’s run out of cash and assets and because THEY make the laws, they think they can run rough-shot over anyone.

  17. Terry Gavin says:

    If this story doesn’t prove our Federal Govt. has grown to big & to powerful then I don’t think anything will. I’ve heard stories before like this from clients of mine but this one takes the cake. If “

  18. Terry Gavin says:

    If “We The People” don’t take back our governments from top to bottom
    in upcoming elections these kinds of stories will only get worse!

  19. Bill O'Neill says:

    and RS…..absolutely!

  20. Todd Martin says:

    Happy New Years Elginites!

    I wish everyone a chance for happiness & love with a new year. Let’s take this as an opportunity to tone down the hate and negativity, which doesn’t help anyone relate to one another.

    Honestly, many of the issues raised in 2011 on this site have labeled people (especially City Council members) as villains. While you may disagree with a vote on an issue, I know that they are honestly trying to do the best job they can to serve the needs of the community.

    Hate is easy to cast on a stranger. Ask yourself how well do you know that person? If you’ve never spoken face to face or spent any time with that person, your feelings are entirely self-created. We are fortunate that our City representatives are easy to reach. Whether it is a Villa Verone person-of-the-week celebration, a community service program, a public meeting or retreat… you have the chance to open your eyes.

    • One Vote says:

      Sorry Todd, any so-called leader who opens up new revenue streams when they ought to be cutting deep does not represent me, no matter how nice their personality is.
      Believing they have our best interests at heart has led to a government that has simply sided with the public sector worker and avoided the hard decisions. The well is dry, folks.
      But this latest budget has preserved the layers of management and created new ways to take money from us in sales tax, trash fees and utility taxes.
      Cutting $1.7 million when the deficit was ten times that isn’t management, it’s cowardice. They simply don’t think like we do. They are public sector people who have no idea how to stimulate the economy. (Hint: Raising taxes doesn’t help.)

    • paul says:

      Todd’s post translated into reality:
      ” I wish everyone a chance for happiness & love with a new year.”

      Buy a $1 Illinois lottery ticket for your very own CHANCE for happiness & love. And since it is the non-public employee working stiffs only chance for retirement you might want to buy 2 tickets to double your chance in hell. Thanks, Todd.

      “Let’s take this as an opportunity to tone down the hate and negativity”:
      Unless you are the Occupy Elgin or Occupy Wall Street group hating on capitalism, prosperity, and wealth, then be free to express your hate and negativity. But anyone exercising their 1st amendments rights of free speech and democratic rights protesting confiscation of the fruits of their own labor via increased taxation, big government and socialism; shut up!
      Thanks, Todd.

      “this site have labeled people (especially City Council members) as villains.”:

      For pick-pocketing an additional $10 million in tax revenue from Elgin taxpayers we should call instead consider them heroes! Or as Todd actually calls the additional $10 million in increased taxes - ‘a lowering of taxes’. Thanks, Todd.

      “they are honestly trying to do the best job they can to serve the needs of the community.”:

      So were Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Osama, and Gadhaffi! Thanks, Todd.

      “Hate is easy to cast on a stranger.”

      Public officials who voluntarily work in the public arena, accept paychecks from the taxpayers, run for public office are strangers who should be exempt from criticisms via free speech and the democratic process. Thanks, Todd.

      “If you’ve never spoken face to face or spent any time with that person, your feelings are entirely self-created.”:

      Because EVERYTHING we hear and read has no validity in truth. Only what Todd speaks face to face has validity. Thanks, Todd.

      • Terry Gavin says:

        BRAVO Paul BRAVO!

        Let’s all sit around the campfire & sing “Kumba yah” while we watch our community suffer at the hands of our marvelously benevolent council members, we should thank them for raising our taxes.

        Thanks Todd, indeed!

      • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

        Well said Paul.

  21. anonyous says:

    Common Sense Clarence Hayward
    Your aupport in the city election did not get ten votes for any candidate on the ballot. Stop acting like you played a role in the outcome. You suggest Bailey was for Schock. Next, bocajump.com received aadverising contract from the present council. Why would Kaptain and the council awaed a contract to someone who did not support them? The amount of city tax you pay would not provide a tank of gas for a city auto. You got the boot off bocajump.com because your post are not ttruthful. Please know to whom you’re replying.

    • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

      Are you purposely making all those spelling mistakes?

      • anonyous says:

        CH we are still waiting for the truth why you got the boot off of bocajump.com. We all want the whole truth. Your creditability is at issue for future post here.

        • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

          For the truth you would have to have Mike Bailey post why he banned me the day after Schock lost the election. Incidentally, when Mike Bailey was with the Courier he wrote a column entitled Why I Like The Mayor or something to that effect.

          It must have upset him deeply when he could not have a victory celebration.

          • Anonymous says:

            Clarence, maybe the reason you got booted was your constant delusional stated belief that you single-handedly defeated Schock??? Or maybe your constant oft repeated same old story about Stix or how you met your wife or whatever!
            As to your latest ploy of single-handedly changing the world by shanghiing your friends, family, and neighbors into the voting booth, how do you know they vote the way you want them to vote?
            If you really want to change the world call yourself a community organizer and shanghi 20 million illegals to vote the way you want. Proof of citizenship IS NOT required. Why do you think the ballots are printed in Spanish when the citizenship test is ONLY given in English!

          • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

            I never said I defeated Schock all by myself. I helped defeat him. Lighten up. Life is too short.

  22. Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

    I miss the posts by Dave Reinert. Where did he go?

    • paul says:

      Yeah, the former elected public official convicted felon bloc isn’t adequately represented here. He stormed off in a huff saying he’d never return here. He has since violated that trust too.

  23. anonyous says:

    Common Sense Clarence Hayward and paul are the same person posting on this site.

    • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

      Anonyous,

      That is a false statement. I am not Paul.

      • anonyous says:

        Good PR statemennt CH. I’m not buying it just like bocajump.org did not buy your trash and gave you the boot.

        • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

          anonyous,

          Because you insist that your statement below is true after I told you it was not I now must tell you that you are spreading false statements. RS, you can verify that the ip address for Paul is not my ip address and ask anonyous to cease any more false statements regarding this below.

          anonyous
          January 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

          Common Sense Clarence Hayward and paul are the same person posting on this site.
          Reply

          nonyous
          January 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

          Good PR statemennt CH. I’m not buying it just like bocajump.org did not buy your trash and gave you the boot.
          Reply

          anonyous,

          Your are so wrong that I am Paul. Just as wrong as you are with your spelling. I think your misspelling of the English language is a ruse to throw people off as to who you could be. It is hard to imagine anyone could spell so badly.

          • paul says:

            Stop playing with him, CH.
            If he thinks I’m you then I am quite positive his misspellings are NOT a ruse.
            And to give you some insight as to who ‘anonyous’ is, note his response shortly after I agreed with you that the former elected public official convicted felon bloc is under-represented here.

          • Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

            Good point below Paul,

            I remember how Dave Reinert was so sure that Mayor Schock would win the election.

  24. anonyous says:

    You’re getting smarter….

  25. Common Sense Clarence Hayward says:

    Just so we understand each other anonyous if you make any more statements alleging that I am Paul I will email RS to complain and ask him if there is anything he can do to stop you from posting false allegations.

    All he has to do is look at the ip address to verify you are wrong.

  26. anonyous says:

    Common Sense Clarence Hayward is a big cry baby. He is going to take his bat and ball and go home. He is going to tell the teacher because he got the boot off bocajumo.com.