64 Politics & Government Bo Jackson's tournament dome plans are that "he's developing these things where they have hotels, restaurants and recreation," D'Arcy said. John Ferak , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Replies The New York Times ran a ran story in 1979, announcing that the U.S. Steel plant, Joliet's second-largest private employer, was shutting down. It's along Ohio Street. Roughly 160 to 180 people attended Monday's "Town Hall With Terry" D'Arcy at Stone City VFW. D'Arcy, who hopes to become Joliet's mayor, suggested Joliet needs a Bo Jackson sports facility at the old U.S. Steel property. JOLIET, IL — During his annual state of the city presentation two weeks ago, Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk revealed plans to draw a car battery recycling plant and green energy jobs to the long abandoned U.S. Steel plant . On Monday night, O'Dekirk's opponent, Terry D'Arcy, suggested Joliet … [Read more...] about Bo Jackson Dome For Joliet? Terry D’Arcy Draws Crowd To Town Hall
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Oakland’s new prosecutor tests voters’ views of crime and punishment
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 OAKLAND, Calif. - For more than a decade, the district attorney for Alameda County, where this city is the center of gravity, prosecuted crime the old-fashioned way, with stiff sentences and the reliable support of law-enforcement unions at election time. That changed sharply in November. Nancy O'Malley, the incumbent, declined to seek reelection amid the strengthening national push to reexamine who is punished and for how long. In her place, voters chose Pamela Price, a civil rights lawyer, who four years and a pandemic earlier had lost her challenge to O'Malley. Now, a woman who made a living taking on the local justice system is running it. "They elected me with a mandate," Price, the first Black woman to serve as Oakland district attorney, said in an interview. "And, to me, the right prosecutor for the moment is one who is not wedded to the status quo." Price … [Read more...] about Oakland’s new prosecutor tests voters’ views of crime and punishment
Transcript of President Obama’s Election Night Speech
The following is the full text of President Obama’s victory speech on Wednesday (Transcript courtesy of the Federal News Service). PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. (Cheers, applause.) It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. (Cheers, applause.) Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and … [Read more...] about Transcript of President Obama’s Election Night Speech
When Some Turn to Church, Others Go to CrossFit
Ali Huberlie , a 27-year-old education consultant in Boston, awakens at 4:45 every morning to go to her CrossFit “box,” or gym, where she spends two hours. When she and her boyfriend, whom she met through CrossFit, went apartment-hunting, they chose a neighborhood near their box. This year, as a student at Harvard Business School, Ms. Huberlie wrote a case study about a founder of CrossFit that was incorporated into the school’s curriculum. And when Harvard Divinity School researchers were studying spaces other than churches that function as spiritual communities, they interviewed Ms. Huberlie. “CrossFit is family, laughter, love and community,” Ms. Huberlie told the researchers, who quoted her in their study, “How We Gather.” “I can’t imagine my life without the people I’ve met through it.” A for-profit gym franchise founded in 2000 that now has 13,000 licensed operators serving at least two million exercisers, CrossFit — like television, sports fandom and health fads — has … [Read more...] about When Some Turn to Church, Others Go to CrossFit
In ‘Lord of the Flies’ Remake, Girls Survive Instead
A planned film adaptation of “Lord of the Flies,” the 1954 novel that examined the inherent evil of humanity through an island of boys without adult supervision, will have a provocative twist: This time, the island will be full of girls. The concept alone invited immediate scrutiny on social media. But skepticism was inflamed by a fairly common Hollywood story : The film about girls will be written and directed by two men, Scott McGehee and David Siegel. The two men have reportedly made a deal with Warner Bros. to create the movie. Mr. Siegel told Deadline, which reported the news , that they intended to do “a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book.” Using girls “might help people see the story anew,” Mr. McGehee said. “It breaks away from some of the conventions, the ways we think of boys and aggression,” he said. “People still talk about the movie and the book from the standpoint of pure storytelling. It is a great adventure story, real … [Read more...] about In ‘Lord of the Flies’ Remake, Girls Survive Instead
How Do People Released From Prison Find Housing?
Kevin Brooks hopes he won’t have to go to a homeless shelter. In 1999, Mr. Brooks and four others were convicted of murder, and he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Now 52, more mature and remorseful, he has a clean disciplinary record and a bachelor’s degree. He believes he has a good shot at getting out after he appears before the parole board in January 2024. He’s less confident about where he’ll live. Before Mr. Brooks went away, he was living with his newborn daughter and girlfriend in a three-bedroom apartment in a brownstone in Crown Heights that rented for about $800 a month. Today the space would go for more than $3,000 a month. The average rent in Manhattan is $4,200, in Brooklyn it’s about $3,700. So next year around this time, Mr. Brooks figures he is likely to join thousands of other formerly incarcerated people who will leave prison and have nowhere to live. Among all releases to community supervision in New York state during 2021 (not just those … [Read more...] about How Do People Released From Prison Find Housing?