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When people read they learn.  It is commonly refereed to as an education.  Today is our first lesson called Breuder 101 – A lesson in ethical conduct.

It is a short lesson that I think most could pass, however, do not be fooled by the ease of the course.  Its importance may well become a case study nation wide!

COD Curriculum – Breuder 101- A lesson in ethical conduct

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Dude Where’s My Car Chicago?

by admin on November 17, 2014

in Chicago

My car got towed this morning.

Not for parking illegally. It was just moved or relocated to somewhere else in the city because of street construction. There was a sign, but the signs have been up for months with little or no construction actually taking place and everyone just ignored them.

Now there is a lake to the East of me so that only leaves the North, South, and West to have to search for my car. I managed to find a city of Chicago Streets and sans town truck driver and was able to ask him where my car was towed to. He gave me an address and I walked over there. It was about 6 blocks away. My car was not there. The tow truck drivers where no longer there. So I searched google for the City of Chicago page about where I might find my car.

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I was happy to find this page.

https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/vehicleSearch/org/cityofchicago…

It was slightly helpfull, I could see that they towed some other cars on my street. My car was not on the list. It appears that this data is updated in batches. It has a time stamp at the bottom of the page.

Next I visited this page:

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http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/supp_info/revenue…

I called the phone number in this page and was given another number to call that was not correct and then tolled to call 311.

311 was able to give me the current location of my car.

Total time: 2h

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CTA Blue Line to Forest Park

by admin on November 15, 2014

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With a techno soundtrack!

 

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Nando’s Hunt for White Truffles in Chicago

by admin on November 14, 2014

in Chicago

Trending topic this week
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Buying Sparklers in Chicago

by admin on November 14, 2014

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There are a lot of different occasions to use sparklers, and in Chicago they are used throughout the year. Illinois in general has fairly forgiving laws regarding the use of sparklers, and that’s really good news for the residents of Chicago. Many states only allow sparklers to be used during the weeks around the 4th of July, and there are even other states that don’t allow sparklers to be used at all. Fortunately this isn’t the case in Chicago and residents can use them all year long. There are many great uses for sparklers, and here are a few of the best options.

4th of July
The 4th of July is the most common time to use sparklers in America, and they are by far the most popular firework in the world. Many people agree that the 4th of July just isn’t the same without using sparklers, so make sure you stock up in advance to avoid running out.

New Year’s Eve
As the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins, there is something very majestic about celebrating with sparklers! There really isn’t a better way to ring in the New Year than a kiss from your partner, a drink of champagne, and the majestic glow of a burning sparkler.

Weddings
Though relatively new in the grand scheme of traditions, using sparklers at wedding has become very popular in the last few years. They are a great alternative to throwing birdseed as the couple exits the chapel, and you can do some cool things in photos that will literally drop your jaw.

Where to Buy Sparklers
Though you can use sparklers in Chicago and other areas of Illinois throughout the year, the only time it is profitable for a fireworks store to be open is around the 4th of July. This leaves many residents wondering where to buy sparklers in Chicago, and the best answer is to order them online. If online shopping really isn’t your thing, you might consider stocking up around the 4th for your needs throughout the year. Though many people wish that sparklers could be found in stores around Chicago every single day, it simply isn’t feasible and you either need to plan ahead or else be prepared to order them online.

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Jake Griffin

COD spending

Over the past 16 months, the College of DuPage has paid more than $26 million without the board of trustees knowing specifically how the money was spent.

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Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

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LITERALLY BUSTED AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE—Chairman of the Board Erin Birt’s half-truths, misrepresentations, and track record of deception:

While the President of The College of DuPage (COD) pulls down nearly $500,000 in compensation/perks and tens of thousands in private shooting club payments, the taxpayers might wonder what type of a board permits such lavish expenses; expenses that on the surface may appear legal, however when cross referenced with state statute they clearly are not. (Article VIII, Section 1(a) of the Illinois Constitution, “Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes.”)  The most recent scathing report on COD was published in Forbes Magazine (Click here to view the report) with National Review following up with a piece. (Click here to view that article).

Considering all this is happening under the supervision of elected trustees on the College of DuPage board, we did what we always do when this kind of thing raises its ugly head; we filed Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA). We investigate public officials and establish fact patterns—patterns that establish the good or the bad.

The first FOIA was to the Glen Ellyn Police Department for the mug shot of the current COD Board Chairman, Erin Birt. Why? She had been arrested for an offense that she has recently referred to as a “violent criminal offense”- when others are arrested for it! (Click here for snap shot of her YouTube video)

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With another review of the words spewed from Dr. Breuder, College of DuPage President, it is pretty clear his “Truth Rating” (“TR”) has dropped to a level never before seen.

Breuder made claims that expenditures for his private hunt club was for things like off site meetings and fund raisers, so we decided to once again attempt to validate his words.

  • “Since 2009, $26,133.83 has been spent, in accordance with College protocol, by College of DuPage for offsite meetings and fundraising events for the primary purpose of raising money and developing friendships that can benefit COD.”

Considering meetings of public bodies are required to have minutes a logical conclusion would be that minutes were in fact kept, agreed?  I asked for them and as expected, no minutes from ANY meeting held at Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation.

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Erin Birt is Toxic to COD

by admin on November 10, 2014

in Chicago,Glen Ellyn,Illinois

This is a part of the meeting in which the College of DuPage dedicated approximately 40 minutes to an unwarranted thrashing of a local non-profit organization using the screens and projectors, while only allowing a 3 minute response and without allowing visual aids. You know, “stacking the deck” as most would call it. They continue to do what they do best, stifle public criticism and comments while expending unlimited public funds to push their own agenda.

During this “special moment” of Chairman Birt’s, she displayed discourteous behavior during the meeting as she was observed whispering in tones so low as to not allow all members of the board and the public to hear the conversations while individuals were addressing the Board. Further, Trustee Birt failed to repeat or disclose the content of those whispers for the purpose of meeting minutes in violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Birt’s comments were voiced in a disparaging and abusive tone, apparently calculated to intimidate, confuse, or threaten fellow Board member(s).

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By Josey Wales

These two veterans are showing the nation how to take America back, through their use of the law and taking part in all public meetings, they are holding their elected representatives accountable for their actions.

What would we do without the sacrifices our veterans who have already given so much to this country and continue to fight for the oath they all so proudly took to defend this nation.

People ask all the time, “well what am I susposed to do to fix the corruption”? Here is your answer, participate in your government, attend town hall meetings, county meetings, read up on the statue’s  that are in place to hold our elected officials and public servants accountable for their actions. Record these public meetings so you have the evidence you need to hold them accountable for their misconduct.

Organize other citizens in your communities and form groups that have the same concerns. Organize people who are willing to participate in cleaning out the corruption that is taking place in most of our communities, and even at the state level. It has to start some where, it has to start with you.

Here is how it’s done. God bless our Veterans.

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Chicago Nightlife Ranks High Among Visitors

by admin on November 9, 2014

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Chicago may be the windy city, but when it comes to having a great time at a bar or nightclub, Chicago isn’t just blowing hot air. In a recent survey, Chicago has been touted as one of the best places to visit for adults seeking evening fun, and if you’ve ever visited then you already know why. Chicago has a very rich nightlife history with world famous venues like the House of Blues, not to mention huge attractions like Navy Pier where visitors can enjoy a long stroll near Lake Michigan while sipping on cocktails and even riding a Ferris wheel. With all that happening, it’s hard to imagine someone not having fun when visiting Chicago.

Not only are there tons of great tourist attractions for nightlife fun, but Chicago also has a plethora of bars and nightclubs that are perfect for any young couple looking to dance the night away. Whether you like blues music, rock and roll, or prefer a dance club that plays electronic music, Chicago has plenty of options to suit your taste. In fact, Chicago is the birthplace of “house” music, which is widely regarded as the first type of techno music to hit the shores of the United States.

If you are a big drinker, and many young couples are, there are several great bars and nightclubs that specialize in that type of entertainment as well. If you are into craft beers, there are several beer destinations that no connoisseur should overlook which serve great local brews from companies like Three Floyds. If you are more of a cocktail person, there are many clubs that offer bottle service options that even attach sparklers to their bottle using sparkler safety clips and deliver it right to your table. With mixology becoming so popular, there’s also no shortage of unique cocktails that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

No matter what type of nightlife scene you happen to be into, Chicago has something for you. As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, the selection of bars and nightclubs is certainly just as diverse. The next time you happen to be in Chicago, make sure you set aside some extra time to go out and experience the nightlife for yourself. If Chicago isn’t a city that you pass through often, you should consider making it the next destination for your weekend trip with your husband, boyfriend, wife, or girlfriend.

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Chicago Boiler Repair

by admin on November 6, 2014

in Chicago

Chicago boiler repair

The Boiler for a hydronic system must be mounted level.

All local code and requirements must be checked and followed.

  1. After a system is installed, it should be checked before it is put into service. The procedure used to check the new boiler is commonly  referred to as “boiling out.” The water to be used should be analyzed. A preventative maintenance solution should be added. The fluxes, pipe joint compounds, and cutting oils sometimes form gases in a system. Dirt, sand, steel thread chips, solder bits, or sawing and filing chips may erode the system. They may also clog screens. Dirt and chips also ruin valves and pump seals.
  2. Fill the system with water. Add about one pound of trisodium phosphate for each 50 gallons of water. Circulate for about four hours, then drain. Clean the screens and fill the system with water. It is then ready to operate. A card with a record of past maintenance should be included. A list of future treatment procedures should also be included.
  3. Unless the pump seals leak and the vents are used quite often, avoid treating the water with chemicals. The chemicals may  injure seals and valves. Avoid using phosphates and polyphosphates. Do not use over 300 ppm of chromates or over 500 ppm of nitrates.
  4. Organic growth can be controlled by using sodium pentachlorophenate.

It is best to consult a HVAC & boiler expert before attempting boiler water treatment.

Contact Around the Town HVAC for Boiler Repair in and around Chicago Today.

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Diamond Ranch Academy

by admin on November 6, 2014

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The Diamond Ranch Academy is perfect for anyone who has a troubled teen. They can be teens with behavioral problems or ones that feel that life isn’t as great as it was once made out to be. A lot of young people have a difficult time with growing up and a lot of parents can have a difficult time dealing with the teens that do. Things can get heated and things you never wanted to happen might happen, just making things worse. Diamond Ranch Academy is there for you and your child when you think all hope is lost.

Diamond Ranch Academy has a beautiful 55 acre campus with six treatment programs spread out across it. They offer specialized individual care for each child while ensuring the best possible care for all of them together. The students there have access to many more facilities and activities than they would at any other school. No one wants to accept it but our society today breeds a sense of entitlement and laziness in the young. Something Diamond Ranch refers to as “teenage retirement”. Teenagers are provided with everything and earning nothing. This causes teens to grow moody and resentful, bored with life and disrespectful. That’s why they came up with the “Real Life Transition Program” to reverse the trend.

All of their teachers have Bachelor or Masters level degrees in their field of study. You can be sure that your children are getting the best education possible in a truly wonderful environment. They have Doctorate and Masters level therapists who are regulated by the state of Utah as well. Diamond Ranch Academy knows what they are doing when it comes to helping young people find their place in the world and want to earn it.

The facilities back up the excellent administration and teaching staff. They have world class academic facilities including computer labs, classrooms, a library and a wood shop. Their athletic facilities include both the Diamondback Stadium for football and Venom Park for baseball. They have the Snake Pit for their basketball team as well as a generic sports court for everything else. The academy also has a full gym they call the D-Back Fitness center, a golf course called Sand Hollow, and Rattlesnake Park that has tennis courts as well as areas for the students to lounge in during down times. They also have fully stocked therapeutic facilities, student living facilities, and art facilities. Your students will received a world class education and come out with a much better view on life and themselves.

Their website has both videos and written accounts from children and parents about their experiences with the school and how it changed their lives for the better. Students went in to the academy feeling that they were perfect, that there was nothing wrong with them. By the time just a few months passed they realised their mistake; they realised they weren’t infallible and not only did they have problems, but they had to solve them too. Diamond Ranch Academy gave them the support they needed to do that and they can do the same for you and your children.

http://www.diamondranchacademy.com/admissions/

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Mysterious “Meteor” Flies Over Chicago

by admin on November 6, 2014

in Chicago

On November 3rd, at approximately 6:25pm in Chicago, Illinois, locals reported a mysterious fireball falling from the Chicago skyline. What was this fireball, you ask? The beginning of an apocalypse? Maybe a meteor? Well, Jon Devore, Mike Swanson and Sean MacCormac from the Red Bull Air Force took an epic wingsuit flight in the darkness of night, blasting flares as they fell down from the sky before they landed safely on the Lake Michigan Shoreline to kick off Red Bull Art of Can.

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OBAMA SPREADS #OBOLA

by admin on November 5, 2014

in Chicago

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Chicago Hydronic Heating Systems

by admin on November 3, 2014

in Chicago

Chicago Hydronic Heating Systems

Hydronic heating systems use hot water to carry heat to occupied spaces.

If you live in Chicago or the Surrounding Suburbs, Call 312-243-9896 & Schedule Around the Town HVAC to Service Your Hydronic Heating System or Boiler Today!

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unitednationsdayOn the 69th Anniversary of the formation of the United Nations, one lucky young woman was bestowed the title of Miss United Nations USA 2015. Mischaela Advani, a twenty-five year old Chicago native bested the competition to land the lofty title and bring home the crown.thinkpink8

The former model, who signed with famed modeling agency ELITE in 2009, attended Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, graduating with a degree in Business, with studies focused on Marketing & Finance as well as Corporate Law and Jurisprudence. The future beauty queen was also named the University’s official liaison to the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

Ms. Advani’s involvement as a United Nations advocate grew in 2012 as she served as a film judge for the United Nations International Film Festival, represented the nation of Hungary in the UN International Day of Peace ceremony, and delivered a speech on United Nations Day 2012 about the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States, despite popular belief.

Mischaela serves on the US National Committee for UN Women and as a member of the Advocacy Committee for the United Nations Association. As the new Miss United Nations USA 2015, she will serve as an ambassador for initiatives like “Girl Up” and the UN MDGs, as well as advocate for UN bodies such as the UNDP, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

When asked by Model On A Mission’s, Nora Gouma what winning the title means to her, Ms. USA responded by saying, “ The opportunity to have a larger capacity to advocate for the UN means the world to me. As I’ve studied the UN system, I’ve become very devoted to ensuring all people understand how the system works and how their voices can be heard.”

Ms. Advani’s year begins on United Nations day and carries through the end of 2015. So far, the beauty queen has been very busy, meeting fashion designer Christian Siriano, attending a charity benefit chaired by none other than Cindy Crawford, attending a private event headlined by the White House’s Director of Advisory on the United Nations Development Programme, joining members of the United Nations Association to write a report on the MDGs and UN policy suggestions for UN leadership, and supporting the world’s children at the UNICEF masquerade ball…and that’s only her first week.

 

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The ZAP Center Project is a technology based protocol specifically developed to eliminate some of the deadliest diseases on planet Earth. The project has just launched an Indiegogo campaign (http://golaunchmachine.com/zap/) to fund ZAP Centers throughout Africa (starting in Uganda), where people will receive a series of treatments designed to kill internal diseases.

On the campaign site, the methods of the ZAP Center protocol are explained in more detail, and has links to scientific research connected to their protocols so the reader can determine for themselves the validity of the claims made.
ZAP Center Director, Bryan Williams, is passionate about using this technology to heal the world. So, take a minute to check out their page, (http://golaunchmachine.com/zap/) and IF you feel it’s a worthwhile cause, please page back, click on the Facebook & Twitter buttons to “Like” us, then leave a positive comment. The world needs to hear about the life-saving possibilities of The ZAP Center!

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