Person George Slefo firstname.lastname@example.org
12:49 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2012
My name is Cathy Allen and I'm a director on the board of Hunger Resource Network. Our Community Outreach Day will be this Saturday, 3/24/2012, when we will be distributing over 60,000 lbs. of chicken to area food pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens ranging from Chicago to Waukegan and out to Fox Valley, including the Niles Food Pantry. While the official press release is too long to be submitted here, I'd be happy to send it to you. If you're interested in reporting on this event, the schedule is as follows:
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Volunteers unload two trailers.
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Recipient agencies arrive and vehicles loaded.
10:00 a.m. finished.
Partial Volunteer list:
Hunger Resource Network
Village of Northbrook
Whole Foods Market
St. Giles Church, Northbrook
Please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com or call me at 847-436-8434 if you have any questions.
5:29 pm on Friday, March 9, 2012
It is time to ban Glenn Posner for his insulting, racist attack in the comment sections of many articles. This cannot be tolerated by Patch, and readers should no longer be subjected to it.
6:33 am on Friday, February 3, 2012
My Dear Sweet Friend, Pam Defiglio
Twenty years in journalism is a good amount of time. And, it is enough for us to invite you into our world, the world of the FREE DAY REVOLUTION.
Please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
12:04 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012
Some of the PATCH world is back in order...although...the Dist 219 link to the "Journal" opens up with an article about Dist 71 contract negotiations. Apparently the "Journal" switched its link to today's date. We do things the old-fashioned way at the "Daily Planet" and get hollared at, too !
8:40 am on Thursday, January 19, 2012
Clark, Thanks for the heads up. I wasn't aware the D219 story was not opening. I'll alert the tech people right away. I did fix the other problem with the duplication of the "Victim believes burglary was staged" story. At least I took all the right technical steps--now it's supposed to disappear from the site, but it hadn't last time I checked. I'll do what doctors call "watchful waiting." Thanks.
7:18 am on Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ms. DeFiglio- FYI: Perhaps no one has mentioned this yet, but the article on Dist 219 and other schools "losing" revenues still does not open AND the "Victim believes burglary was staged" is listed in both the police grouping and government (the latter being more appropriate perhaps for reporting thefts). No real complaint about the hours and hours waiting for all of the advertising to be downloaded. Spending too much time clearing all those cookies the advertisers leave.
Have a nice day!
4:54 pm on Monday, January 9, 2012
Thanks for the explanation.
9:48 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2012
Happy New Year to you too. Yes, I think April 8 is the date she had in mind. Ms. Stone wrote that just before she left for her honeymoon, so I'm sure she was in a happy mood. Why ARE people always stealing the baby Jesus out of Nativity scenes? I've never figured that one out.
5:55 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2012
Belated Happy New Year!
On the Jan 7th police article there was reference to the theft of a plaster infant Jesus from a manger. Was Ms Stone trying to be cutsie by claiming "Sources say he'll be back in April?" April 8th perhaps?
11:40 am on Monday, December 26, 2011
And Bob Hope WAS both a hero and a truly witty entertainer!
11:37 am on Monday, December 26, 2011
Thank you Clark! I hope you had the merriest of Christmases, and I encourage you to celebrate all 12 days of Christmas, because La Befana doesn't come until Epiphany, you know.
12:25 pm on Sunday, December 25, 2011
11:23 am on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Thanks for pointing that out. I think you're referring to the Niles North vs. Niles West "Crosstown Classic" story? One of my fellow editors "shared" that story with the Niles site. I've fixed it now. Thanks again. --Pam
8:55 am on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Dear Ms. DeFiglio...
Why is the lead business article for today (12-13-11) about girl's basketnall? Just curious.
6:54 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Dear Ms. DeFiglio...done.
9:54 am on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Dear Ms DeFiglio....AGAIN!
I forgot to include in the earlier note how the public pensioners are going to get it stuck to them this week. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=512&GAID=11&GA=97&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=55337&SessionID=84
The public school teachers are going to get it, too. The bi-partisan scam will ruin the pension system for the teachers. Poking around other pension items (my karma, I guess), I see that the RINOS took their orders from the Demoncrat Madigan and pushed a bill to give the MAYOR OF CHICAGO absolute control over the public workers' pension money. Imagine! Republicans falling over each other to hand Emanuel power over others' finances! It didn't pass THIS TIME! Just you wait! HB 3827 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3827&GAID=11&GA=97&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=62112&SessionID=84
And then Przybylo will have his special bill so he can be the next mayor of Niles. How convenient. My, my! What mighty titans these solons in Springfield!
Have a dry day!
9:30 am on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Dear Ms DeFiglio:
Oh...I'm easy to recognize http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXPS_5hnafE
I used to think that "Frosted Flakes" referred a cereal, and now I think it refers to politicians who are angry when exposed for their sins and crimes against sanity and humanity.
Can't meet for coffee now, I'm very busy. Been counting the one or two people on the "Free" Bus and working diligently on a new book entitled "The History of Modern Niles: Explorations and Interviews with Political Predators."
1:25 am on Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thanks, Clark, you gave me an idea. Would love to meet you at the eco-friendly Starbucks. But I won't know who you are!
11:52 am on Monday, November 7, 2011
Dear Ms. DeFiglio:
It was rather surprising for all to see "legislators" (aka Mike Madigan obedient clones) D'Amico and RINO McAuliffe at the SJB school fund-raiser Saturday.
Oh sure, it will be the usual "I want to help people" yarn, but it is more likely that within a short time we'll see an attempt at an extreme makeover of NIles with city politicians backing ex-committeeman Przybylo.
Betcha a latte at the eco-friendly Starbucks (collectible sometime after the Consolidated Election of April 9, 2013)!
Clark Kent, experienced Crystal gazer
1:55 pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Hi Clark, The polls are a widget Patch just created in order to increase reader engagement. (The people at AOL, Patch's owner, love to use cyber-techno language like that.) Yes, I think it is possible that voting twice would affect the results. We pretty much have to go on the honor system, I guess. I think I'll put a note to that effect into future polls. Thanks, Pam DeFiglio
11:38 am on Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I was curious about the poll which accompanied the article about the sign change so I voted twice just to see if such an action was possible...and it is. Do you think this could significantly effect the results?
11:13 pm on Monday, October 3, 2011
Buona sera, Clark. Thank you for the suggestion. I'm weighing what to do about this. Best, Pam
4:13 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2011
If Mr. Callero has not responded to you with his statement, perhaps you might consider publishing the one which appeared in the "Bugle" indicating he did not reply to the PATCH oportunity. There might be citizens who would otherwise not have an opportunity to read his position or to respond to it.
I've been reading about Niles' past this weekend, and it has been informative (especially for what DIDN'T happen).
3:40 pm on Friday, September 30, 2011
Hi Clark, No, he did not. I called him the Thursday after the meeting and he declined to comment for the record. So--we'll wait and see what happens next. Thanks for the well wishes on the one-year anniversary.
11:46 am on Friday, September 30, 2011
Did Mr. Callero provide PATCH with a statement like he did for "The Bugle?"
11:28 am on Thursday, September 29, 2011
In today's article about the sign dilemma, please note that Mrs. Palicki took office after the April 2011 election.
Have a nice day! Lois says "Hello" and hopes you keep up your fine work.
6:37 am on Friday, September 23, 2011
Molte grazie per averlo reso disponibile su PATCH.
8:39 am on Thursday, September 22, 2011
I was covering the Ethics Board meeting at the time, and as I was heading downstairs to the main chambers for the village board meeting, the village clerk told me it had ended. The whole thing erupted and was over in just a few minutes. We will aggregate the Journal's story for Patch and try to follow up. Thanks, Pam
8:14 am on Thursday, September 22, 2011
Buongiorno, Signora DeFiglio.
Stavo leggendo una notizia da Mr. Robb nel suo Giornale che c'è stato un incontro più insolita in Niles Martedì scorso.
Il vostro giornale segnalarlo anche?
1:33 pm on Thursday, September 1, 2011
I came across this awesome story. I think you should pass it along to all your readers! Here’s the link to the web site… www.theguitarplayermovie.com
Thank you :)
1:35 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Yes, that is really unfortunate wording. I'll suggest to the tech folks that they really need to put quote marks around the headline to avoid that sort of thing! Grazie per il risposto.
12:45 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Dear Ms. DeFiglio:
Whenever notices like this one appear "Study Finds 40 Percent of Suburban High Schoolers Have Tried Cigarettes; 37 Percent Have Had Sex and more from Niles Patch" I have to pause.
I wonder what else Patch has provided!
Forse il giornale potrebbe inviare avvisi con frasi alternativa?
1:16 am on Thursday, July 21, 2011
Merci pour la reponse. Vive les livres de comiques!
12:17 am on Thursday, July 21, 2011
"Lois Lane is dating someone else...what does this mean for Clark Kent? "
1. Lois gets a (temporary?) promotion based upon her unique journalistic talents.
2. Lois will have the opportunity to savor how good life has been, and still can be.
3. Jimmy will have to find another mentor.
4. Mr. White will have to find someone else with whom to be grumpy
5. Everybody will have new coordinated efforts to promote pro-life issues.
6. Clark will have more time for Niles Patch.
Regardez, l'amour c'est ce qui passe entre deux personnes qui s'aiment.
2:58 pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hi Pam- what is your Patch.com email address? I have a great release about Eaglewood Resort & Spa's Sounds of Summer concert series (located right in Itasca)
6:18 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Scott K, Thanks--an excellent thing to check into.
1:23 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Can you look into the whys, wherefores and whens of the Grennan Heights building being closed? It claims to be for "renovation" but the sign has no indication as to when it may be opened. I talked earlier with someone who worked inside and she said that her contract was up and she didn't know if anyone would be in there.
If this is the case, it's a shame. It's a great building and one of only a few that have bathroom facilities with running water (which figures large into play planning with children.)
6:07 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011
About the Lewis University Story. It is very unfortunate that you would post this story before you have read all the facts of this arrest. Furthermore, I am disgusted that you would post the address of Niles residents that had no involvement with the incident that happened in Romeoville, Illinois. I would kindly ask to you edit it to respect the privacy of the people who where not involved in the incident. I have personally had contact with the family and the incident is not as black as white as you make it out to be. The family is a hard working Christian family that sent their child to college for a better future and the actions of the college roommate of the individual has caused this negative light to be brought upon this teenager. This situation has brought a large amount of emotional distress to the family and irresponsible stories will only make the matter worse. I would hope that you can take the responsible action and edit or remove the story until more facts are revealed. Thank You
12:01 am on Thursday, March 31, 2011
Michael, the Patch Help Desk reviewed it and said it should be fixed now. Let me know if it's not.
11:19 am on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Question for you: I posted a comment about visiting the museum on your article (Mom and Spring Vacation). I wanted to print it out for our files and I got the "patch background" blotting out the article and comment. Is there a way to save and print the article and comment? Am I doing something wrong?
12:12 pm on Monday, February 21, 2011
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