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David Greenberg April 18, 2014 at 01:18 am
Madigan comparing Abraham Lincoln to Obummer? Oy vey... We don't have the money for thisRead More library... Maybe if the Dumbocrats hadn't spent $250M on an unused train station in Block 37, $55M on Maggie Daley Park, $60 M on a bike path fly over, $25M on a DePaul Stadium, a ton of money for bike lanes..... and on and on and on... and if we'd actually funded the pensions as we were supposed to, instead of employing "new math" to do the actuarial calculations...and if we'd actually paid our bills on time and lived within our means instead of blowing money on every 'tribute' - we might in some freaky alternate reality have the money to waste on an Obummer library, but we don't. So I'm gonna go with, ummm, NO. Vote every spendthrift out who votes for this...
Norb Locke April 18, 2014 at 01:45 am
Why would anyone want a Obama Library any where in the state of Illinois??? We have enough badRead More stuff in the state as it is! Put it in Kenya where it belongs.
Dan Cox April 18, 2014 at 05:08 am
TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH... 5 of the eight people who supposedly voted for the 100 Million, were notRead More even present when the vote was taken! Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein is the ONLY one to raise his voice in opposition of this non-sense. This is Madigan/ Illinois politics.
sklogw April 17, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Focus on water and sewers! People need to stop focusing on the things they can see and focus on whatRead More they can't see. There is always road construction because it's a cheap easy fix. Fixing streets is like an old broad at an Estee Lauder counter, layers of makeup makes her look nice, but it is what underneath will frighten you! People like visuals, so fresh smooth pavement, yellow cones and blinking lights make people think that their taxes are going to something useful. When the heavy rain comes, water mains burst all the pretty new pavement will be a waste!
McCloud April 17, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Quin needs to pass out spoons to the workers, after all government job creation is free, just addRead More another tax.
sklogw April 17, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Why do they want towers anyway? A school is a place for learning not talking of phones.
Linda J. Maloney-Gamboa April 18, 2014 at 12:29 am
I was at the meeting and you people who think this is ok are wrong. This will not be like the oneRead More at Andrew and researching online we cannot find any cell phone towers this large by grammar schools so how do they know this won't effect the health of our children. All the ones by schools look like the one at Andrew. Also the people that think the school makes money...it goes to the school district not the school. So they will use it for what they think is necessary. So do some research on 129ft cell phone towers with the storage building and see what you find, plus it will be very unpleasant to look at in our neighborhoods.
Gerald Vigue April 17, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Medicare has put $100s of billions into the hands of Doctors, big Pharma and hospitals, and hasRead More spurred the economy by freeing old people from massive debt by freeing them from premiums that would be over $25,000-$30,000 per person per year. Big Gov. also puts $100s of billions into medical research and into Med. schools for Dr. Training. Before Big Gov., we had few Medical schools, so Drs. just hung out a sign in the 1800s that said they were Drs.; maybe they knew something, maybe not. Many went to France for training. Today, a typical medical student pays less than 1/5th of the cost of Med. School; the rest is paid by Big Gov. So far you nimrods have not been able to answer any questions about economics, proving you know nothing about how America works. Now the insurance companies are screwing doctors by creating a blizzard of paper work, and short changing doctors on their share of the massive revenue and profits from new enrollees. Now 8 million are signing up via exchanges, 7.5 million with parents, 4.5 million with Expanded Medicaid, and the insurance companies refuse to come forward with the number of people who signed up with them directly. Republicans fought Medicare, Social Security and now the ACA. Republicans will fight them until death, yours or theirs. Here is some month old data that illustrates why you guys are crying in your beers over Obamacare successes. California has absolutely blown through its goal for enrollments in Obamacare. Covered California hit a milestone late Friday of one million people signed up for coverage in the state’s new health benefits exchange. By the end of Saturday, the figure was up to 1,018,315 people who have applied for coverage and selected a health plan. […] "This is a historic threshold for our exchange, for the state of California and for the nation," Peter Lee, executive director at Covered California, said in a news release. "It speaks to the immense need for the Affordable Care Act and the millions of people who have been waiting for affordable coverage."
McCloud April 17, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Exactly how does enrollment numbers anywhere, translate to a solvent risk pool? Crazy liberalRead More celebrations aside, when the government is subsidizing most for premium payments while others are sick and incur expenses, sounds to me like a mushroom cloud waiting to happen. These types of pools were the trend in the 1980's, google MET, multiple employer trusts, and see how those who incur little expense exit the program, by doing so the pool becomes a death spiral. Eventually lots of self employed folks, like myself, consider not paying into a system where $15,000 is my annual expense, plus a $15,000 deductible, resulting in $30,000 saved to pay for any ailment in a particular year. Double that for two years, triple for three, etc...
Gerald Vigue April 17, 2014 at 07:46 pm
From 'I don't want any part of Obamacare' to 'It's a godsend' By Joan McCarter Fri Jan 17, 2014Read More Recchi's now in remission, but only after the underinsured family (their $469/month policy was worthless at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston) borrowed from family and maxed out their credit cards. Here's Stephanie Ricci last October: I don't think Obamacare will help us. I don't want anything to do with it," Stephanie Recchi told me a week after the launch of HealthCare.gov on Oct. 1. "I hear a lot of bad things about it—that it doesn't cover pre-existing conditions and it's too expensive," she added, referring to what she said were "television ads and some politicians talking on the news. Just a lot of talk that this is a bad law." Did I mention she's an Obama hater? 'I don't want any part of Obamacare,' " recalls health-insurance agent Barry Cohen. "These were clearly people who don't like the President. So I kind of let that slide and just asked them for basic information and told them we would go on the Ohio exchange"—which is actually the Ohio section of the federal Obamacare exchange—"and show them what's available." The upshot? Because they're still in basically start-up mode in their business, their income for the family of four qualifies them for expanded Medicaid. If a big contract they are anticipating comes through for them this year, they'll be bumped off Medicaid, but will still qualify for a subsidy that will put their monthly premiums at $566. What Stephanie soon discovered, she told me in mid-November, the ACA "was a godsend." "Here I get full protection for $566, compared to no protection for almost $500," Stephanie says.
jack hess April 4, 2014 at 10:33 am
Every State should pass this law. It would hopefully put these dirtbags out of business.
LB April 4, 2014 at 11:08 am
I dont think a $500 fine is going to stop many of those business owners. What are their chances ofRead More actually getting caught? However, I fully support this and wish that every state would pass it too.
Edward Andrysiak April 4, 2014 at 11:58 am
Intent seems ok but the definition of "puppy mill' is important. Example; a person wanting aRead More hunting dog, say an English Pointer, is likely not going to find one in a shelter. So, special use dogs will be bred "somewhere" for sale to prospective buyers. In some cases the breeder may be out of State. I think there needs to be careful consideration to the definition of the "puppy mill" word.
Edward Andrysiak April 2, 2014 at 11:02 am
You have to wonder what causes people to be so different. Mexicans, millions of them, sneak over theRead More line to get into this country. They are poor, uneducated and do not speak the language. THEY WORK and abide by the laws, respect family and everybody else. They don't create a Detroit or south side of Chicago. If your are in a hardware store and six Mexicans come in you assume they are buying tools to earn a living. If six blacks come in with hoodies and hanging pants you assume it is time to hold your wallet! Get it madhee? Whites don't do anything to you...you do it to yourselves. As an aside, you toss out your hard working decent black people as some kind of Uncle Tom...wake up and live for today!
Edward Andrysiak April 2, 2014 at 11:15 am
Madhee...you are so negative it prompts me to share another story with you...my first employee whenRead More I went into business was a black man. He stayed with me for years until he passed recently. He was the best technician in the place! I would have made him my service manager but...he could not read or write! He had five kids...(pay attention to what follows here)...they all received a college education and are doing well in life. He paid forward, never bitched or played the poor me part. Take a lesson from a great man. I think about him often. You will pass from my memory as soon as I shut this puter down. Wake up!
jack hess April 2, 2014 at 11:17 am
Your right Larry. No more wasting time on this close minded person. I witness how MuslimsRead More brutalize their women after i spend 6 six years in the middle east. Actually there is documented film 2014 made by Muslims women, on Human right Violation by Muslim men against Women and young little girls. Rapes, murder, genital mutilation, Muslims men taking 9 years old for a wife.
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Bob Wadas April 1, 2014 at 03:21 pm
She was actually a very good judge !
Ed60062 April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Funny how everyone thinks she shouldn't be a judge but, as was pointed out earlier, few bothered toRead More vote no on the retention ballot.
Magilla Gorilla April 13, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow. If they had an asterisk by her name on the ballot that symbolized a connotation regarding herRead More illness, I am sure people would have voted No. Most people that vote are either politically ignorant or corrupted anyway. Either way, the voting system is a fraud. SHOW HER THE MONEY, cuz, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of public servants have more than a few screws loose anyway... Birds of a feather flock together.
Prominent cigarette displays in a Walmart. | Credit to anti-smoking advocacy site badadvertising.org
Mike Es. March 30, 2014 at 11:16 am
Maybe we can make up the tax my LEGALIZING MARIJUANA!
Marie MANCERA March 30, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Already, there is TOO MUCH Government interference in the private life of us Americans, why don thisRead More gov agents worry about schools, high taxes, etc. Ms. Madigan has a lot of nerve asking for stores to stop selling cigarettes, at the time the state is legalizing marihuana, Cook county is the highest tax in the state, etc.etc.
karen erickson March 31, 2014 at 07:29 am
If they're gonna ban tobacco products, they should also ban junk food & pop along with alcohol!
Sohan L. Khungar March 28, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Bring jobs by encouraging new businesses, expanding existing ones, encourage R&D, internshipsRead More for students and teachers, give incentives for hiring, particularly the unemployed, encourage home ownership, energy conservation, incentives to get off the vices, like drugs. Convert firearms to ploughs and high tech tools, cars and robots. These will all add revenues and taxes, and we could go back to the good old days of 2 or 3% state income tax. Look at the states with zero state income tax: WA, TX, FL, Arizona, NM, Oegon and others: they are all pro-business, which means more jobs and sales/excise taxes. I hate going to Chicago to pay outrageous parking fees. No such problem in beautiful suburbs like Oakbrook. Bring more jobs to suburbs and the country side. Give incentives to farmers. Why are more ag businesses in Iowa, WI and MN than in IL? I want to start a business which in 3-5 years could add as many as 100 jobs. I went to my village: no incentives! Wyming is giving us "no taxes for 10 years". Wake up IL politicians!
J. Geoff Rove April 10, 2014 at 08:01 pm
"There is also a lack of interaction with state workers, which contributes to low morale amongRead More them and negatively affects the day-to-day management of state government,” Please, at least the Ryan Cronnies are OUT. Only new TOLLROADS around here during 26 YEARS of Thompson, Edgar, Ryan gang.
jim April 10, 2014 at 08:11 pm
@Sohan the days of 2 or 3% are long gone. Look for property taxes to take a big jump over next 5 toRead More 10 years to pay for the pension mess and the politic ans that think money grows on trees ( they see a leaf and think its a dollar)
Mary Lou and Tom Riley in front of their house. | Screengrab from SunTimes.com video.
MiMi March 27, 2014 at 08:33 pm
CORRUPTION AND COVER UP IS ALIVE AND KICKING....and is SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.....YES, IT ISRead More INDEED REAL....crap like this happens every where....these people just got caught up in the system.....be glad it was just this instead of something else.
Edward Andrysiak March 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Donald, I'm not feeling any love. You stated you worked for the County for 30 years. There shouldRead More have been no loop holes in an honest system where people got what they were entitled to. So you did nothing to remedy that. Now, you want to profit from the knowledge you have working on a broken system.....cheeeeez.
Donald Yosef Marcus March 30, 2014 at 09:12 am
Dear Edward ,You miss understood what I said, I worked there 30 yrs ago not worked for them for 30Read More yrs. I worked there for 5 yrs in the earily 1980's to the late 1980's. You might might believe this ,but under the last 2 assessor's the office has becomed 100% more open/accessible to their information. The stystem is broken, but this would take a tremenious undertaking to revamp the whole system from top to bottom. This would be like taking on the under funded pention that still hasn't been fully addressed except on the back end some 20 to 30 yrs from now ! I did my best to help the tax payers of Cook County & that's one of the reason's why I left the Assessor's office ! I got removed as an analysis,working on the appeals for them since my production wass 40-50% less then everyone in the department. Why, because I was taking the extra time to give everyone a fair break on their assessment through the loop holes that I learned. I got removed & they put in Tax payer Assistance counter, on the phones to answer questions & then on reachout. I was there in the 1980's for the first 100 yrs flood in Des Plaines. I help homeowners write up their compliants for them.
David Niemeyer. | Village of Oak Brook Website.
concerned March 26, 2014 at 10:22 am
Looks like this guy has jumped around quite a bit. I'm guessing we must be paying him a lot moreRead More than he was making.
Ed March 26, 2014 at 10:28 am
concerned..... That's how guys like him operate. They job hop every few years accumulating higherRead More salaries, benefits, and multiple pensions from the good old boys running these towns.
Mike March 26, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Ed...you nailed it....but still an improvement. ...no more low end developments...I.e. golden corral
Plans for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Oak Park Avenue and 183rd Street. | Credit: Village of Tinley Park
ScottRAB March 27, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. VisitRead More http://tinyurl.com/iihsRAB for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://tinyurl.com/6v44a3x). The safety comes from the ‘slow and go’ operation instead of the ‘stop or go fast’ way a stop light works. The smaller size of properly designed modern roundabouts is what makes them safer and keeps speeds in the 20 mph range. This makes it much easier to avoid a crash or stop for pedestrians. It also means that if a crash happens the likelihood of injury is very low. Safety is the #1 reason there are over 3,000 modern roundabouts in the US today and many more on the way. Modern, slow and go, roundabout intersections have less delay than a stop light or stop sign (http://tinyurl.com/mythbustersRAB), especially the other 20 hours a day people aren’t driving to or from work. Average daily delay at a signal is around 12 seconds per car. At a modern roundabout average delay is less than five seconds.
melody_edward March 28, 2014 at 09:10 am
dumb idea and a waste of money. had one in Parker, Colorado and it was difficult to use at any timeRead More of the night or day. it is the same deal there, the government is the only one interested in trying this. lets put this on a referendum as to whether or not we want to spend tax dollars on this.
concerned March 28, 2014 at 09:35 am
ScottRAB... don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Go visit one of these thingsRead More yourself and then see what you think. In heavy rush hour traffic these things are a free for all.
Delaware Anarchist March 21, 2014 at 01:16 am
Ed Padgett kiss my grits
Magilla Gorilla March 21, 2014 at 07:47 am
News Flash, Gentlemen!!! "The Billboard is NOT Offensive because... It is NO LongerRead More there". As far as Mr. Hunt is concerned, he indirectly claimed that I have a P***Y earlier. This is true. I am an overachiever. My woman should be a supermodel. Mr. Hunt, however, is probably suffering from PAPS (Post Anal Penetration Syndrome) caused by spending time behind the Alter with Father FondleMe. I am sure that Hunt's Boyfriend has a couple P***IES, too. More than likely Latex.
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 04:22 pm
I think it's meant to be a conversation piece.
Bernard Johnson March 14, 2014 at 09:04 am
No - 'John', I'm not proposing to 'spend trillions on the children' - though we did spend such onRead More Iraq and Afghanistan, as an aside. What I'd suggest is that we cut the number of taxing bodies in Illinois down from the nearly 7,000 [the most - by far, of any state in the nation] to under 250. Get rid of townships - they're an antiqauted concept and redundant, at best. Combine duplicative administrative government entities, e.g., sanitation, water, etc, 'districts.' Eliminate patronage. Establish term limits. Require high-school seniors across the state to take a meaninfgul standardized test before they're allowed to graduate. If students can't pass standardized tests at the end of each year of school - hold 'em back. For the long term unemployed - those who are illiterate in English, require 30 hours a week of English language classes for them to receive Illinois State Medicaid, Sec. 8 housing subsidies, food-stamps, etc. For those who are literate and physically able, require 30 hours a week of public-service and 10 hours a week of documented job-searches. For any company doing business in Illinois to get a tax-break, job creation and/or job-training must be allocated to equal no less than 50% of the tax-breaks. There are entirely too many freeloading companies in Illinois. Establish a 2% payroll tax on non-residents who work in Illinois, being those from the border states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky [Iowa and Indiana are so called 'right to work' states that attract businesses away from Illinois and which deflate the value of labor]. Establish minimum standardized test scores for admission to State of Illinois universities. Require Illinois to fund the 'primary' costs of public education in Illinois. Require Illinois to eliminate defined benefit pension plans for ALL state employees [private industry began doing that over 20 years ago]. Establish an education surtax on parents with more than two children in the public schools, for each child beyond the two. Provide a tax-credit to families whose children attend private schools [non-religious only] equal to 1/2 of the educational contribution that the state makes per child {for up to two children}. Require teachers on the public payroll to be truly fluent in English - written and spoken. Limit - as a percentage, the number of non-resident and/or foreign national enrollments in the state's institutions of higher learning {to no more than 20% - undergraduate and/or graduate}. Establish cooperative work-study programs with Illinois-based businesses and the students in the state's public universities. Etc, etc, etc. There's a lot that COULD be done and that SHOULD be done, but, will we [Illinois] do it/them? Hardly! This is... the dire state of the State of Illinois.
Joe Smith March 14, 2014 at 04:42 pm
The rising cost of college and choking student debt is an unnecessary tragedy because there are manyRead More good reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges. But, alas, cost is seldom considered. Instead, students justify expensive schools thinking they will earn more when they graduate. The New York Times recently reported on two studies which show that equally smart students earn the same whether they attend an expensive college or a less expensive college. Online learning should be considered by cost conscious students. Low cost options are available because online students can choose from thousands of regionally accredited colleges. To illustrate the affordability of online options consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State College costs only $22,800. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2953#.UyMdR_ldV8E An MBA is offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E All three colleges have regional accreditation so all are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more and go deep in debt!
Bjarne Jensen March 15, 2014 at 01:19 pm
What happened to all the great low cost colleges in America? Nothing! There are many excellentRead More reasonably priced regionally accredited colleges around. In our new age of internet information they are, ironically, hard to find. Here is an example: Consider that a Bachelor in Business Management from Western Governors University costs only $23,120. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=2&FieldOfStudyId=2802#.UyMX4_ldV8E Or an MBA offered by Eastern New Mexico University for only $6,240. See Search results: http://www.degreesanywhere.com/Degrees.aspx?DegreeTypeId=3&FieldOfStudyId=707#.UyMbOvldV8E Both colleges have regional accreditation so both are equal to expensive colleges in the eyes of most employers. There is no need to pay more or go deep in debt.
DHD March 11, 2014 at 09:24 am
Sorry Pau,l the state is taking away people's freedom to poison their children. This is 180 degreesRead More different from red light and speeding cameras.
Paul Dabrowski April 7, 2014 at 08:30 am
Sorry DHD, more government control over EVERYTHING we do. I grew around smokers and I'm veryRead More healthy. Again, it's you give an inch and they take a mile.
Paul Dabrowski April 7, 2014 at 08:45 am
Then again why stop there. What about your house? Or is “Poisoning” kids there okay? AndRead More before anyone says that they can just leave the room, well, the new buzz words for anti-smoking is now “Third Hand Smoke”. Which is the smoke that “clings” to your clothes. And, of course, they say is just as harmful. And what about all the other “bad things” for kids? Fast and junk food. There are plenty of fat kids out there, why not ban McDonalds from selling to people under 18.
goldie_rv March 9, 2014 at 11:23 am
Jim We will definately buy all significant purchases out of Tinley Park due to the increase imposedRead More as of July 1. This is probably the only choice we have since our elected officials have taken the tax & spend approach to government. I hope that Tinley Park businesses support others for local government offices as this policy will certainly hurt their bottom line..
kmg0501 March 9, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I will be doing my shopping in Will County.
Karen Way March 9, 2014 at 03:45 pm
That's where I do my shopping and loved seeing the 7% at Kohl's on 191st but now, not sure whereRead More I'll shop!
Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons
DJ March 5, 2014 at 05:46 pm
I mean Ed. Damn spell check.
antigambler March 7, 2014 at 04:59 pm
The Illinois-taxpayer-funded Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability predicted thatRead More "a reduced tax structure combined with the likely cannibalization of existing casinos could mean that the State would have a large amount of gaming expansion, with little new tax revenues to show for it." Well, maybe $400, as the article says. Call your legislators at (217) 782-2000, and tell them to vote "NO" on any gambling-expansion bills!
Edward Andrysiak March 8, 2014 at 08:09 am
There MIGHT be little new revenue due to dilution as you say but the difference could well be in whoRead More shares in the cash flow.
Herc March 6, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Marianne, nice word statesman, that stopped in the 70's. Today's career politician could care lessRead More about you or me. It's all about lining their pockets with the taxpayers money! They'd sell their soul's to the devil if they had to. Chivalry is long gone!
Ex Jolietian March 6, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Hey.. Teddy is a hero. He dove back into the murky waters that infamous evening.. to put Mary Jo'sRead More panties back on. Google "Waitress Sandwich" sometimes... and enjoy!
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 08:48 pm
Please do not think that my preference leans toward this thread. The direction of my preference mayRead More be very much on the proverbial fence, but the sway of it can be garnered by use of preference.
August (O’Neill) Deuser. | Photo Provided.
JaB March 3, 2014 at 05:15 pm
How about adding the names to the pictures. I don't know any of these folks.
Lauren Traut (Editor) March 3, 2014 at 05:19 pm
You got it, JaB. Accidentally left them off. Thanks for alerting me!
Nicki Serbin March 5, 2014 at 10:54 am
My opponent August Deuser is a democratic candidate is Anti-Choice. He is a member of the IllinoisRead More Federation of Teachers, which have endorsed me. I also have endorsements from AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor, Planned Parenthood, Local 1 Ironworkers, Local 597 Pipefitters, and more. Visit my website NickiSerbin.com for more information about me and my campaign.
Greg February 25, 2014 at 08:58 pm
I agree this is one form of corporate welfare. However if Illinois doesn't put skin in the game,Read More the film productions will go elsewhere. Most of the productions shooting in Louisiana, Georgia and New Mexico were orphans from California which has very limited tax incentives although there is political movement out there to get some skin in the tax incentive game.
rss February 26, 2014 at 02:14 pm
SOUTHEAST SIDE - you have no clue what my economic and social views may be. To be sure, youRead More correctly pinpoint that I am no fan of tax breaks for film. And I am sick and tired of working and trying to raise kids in a nation that has increasingly run amuk of any moral compass. Your radical views no longer disturb me. I am now desensitized to the hard left and the imperialistic views of same. In the meantime, I work hard and once thought I earned a pretty good living... stop the theft!
John Roberts February 27, 2014 at 09:06 am
Film industry own the DVD industry as a subsidiary and claims loss on DVD's which basically get theRead More Original Author NOTHING. While the FILM INDUSTRY" Banks Millions.... Want to support Authors go to Amazon and Purchase the Stories from the Authors. People who write the books get the money they deserve.
Illinois gubernatorial candidates
ayar March 13, 2014 at 09:27 am
and lowering minimum wage ? no thanksRead More http://chicagoist.com/2014/01/07/business_mogul_bruce_rauner_would_l.php
ayar March 13, 2014 at 09:35 am
If you want to bring jobs back, you have to open the federal trickle down again and get federalRead More money back into Illinois, which everyone knows already. How would he talk to those people ? would he even try ? Instead, let's get names like Foster, Kirk, Durbin, and Hultgren perhaps convincing congress into getting federal contracts back into our infrastructure [including education] and 'invest' in us again.
Max Smart March 13, 2014 at 10:03 am
Federal money? IL gets more federal funds than most states and squanders every dime on pensions andRead More other entitlements. What we need is people with the will to do the will of the PEOPLE!
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh | From the documentar "Women in Struggle"
Joe Kocur February 28, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Should of never been in the US. Death penalty to her and Barry!
Roy Keane March 1, 2014 at 09:49 am
I'm normally with most of you guys in other comment boards but in this case it's a little over theRead More top. She never fought against the US, she fought against what she considered an occupying force in her homeland. I'd hope you guys would be brave enough to consider doing the same if your homeland was ever occupied. And Poo, you're just a moron to be honest.
Roy Keane March 1, 2014 at 09:52 am
And it's not her fault that INS completely dropped the ball in processing her paperwork that allowedRead More her to move to this country and start a new non-combatant life. She's only paid taxes for the past 17 years. Your kids have benefitted from that.
Mary Vodar February 19, 2014 at 11:18 am
Looks like I will be shopping ANYWHERE else but Tinley. And some of you laughed at Eberhardt! NotRead More sure where he stands on raising my taxes but I sure do know where Zabrocki stands! Nice going Zabrocki!
Scott February 19, 2014 at 03:14 pm
This is BS..... Next year they will find another tax we need to pay. One more reason to move to IN.Read More I hate our government! All of our government! They are all crooks as far as I'm concerned! When is enough going to be enough!
MagtheHag February 19, 2014 at 07:37 pm
All town will have this tax implemented before long, it's not like it's exclusive to Tinley Park.Read More Go shop and give your tax money to another town instead of the one you live in....Do you also go dump your garbage in unpopulated areas to save a buck?
Luke Dominy February 25, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Maybe I'm being naive, or just too optimistic, but won't an expansion to the gambling bill lead to aRead More casino in the South Burbs that would in turn lead to massive revenue for the State, and more importantly, create HUNDREDS of new jobs here in the South Suburbs?! I realize that revenue from previous bills haven't been appropriated correctly, but since we are in an embarrassing amount of debt (both on the State and Township levels) won't this expansion help drive commerce to our suburbs? Like I stated before, maybe I am not aware of all the negative repercussions, but to me this push for gambling expansion could do more good than harm.
Larry February 26, 2014 at 06:57 am
Luke, new revenue and creation of new jobs, it couldn't hurt. I said that at the airports on a trialRead More basis Slot Machines should be put in place. Why let Indiana, and Wisconsin reap the proceeds from our residents going over to their state, keep the money here. Better than bigger Taxes!!!
Larry March 3, 2014 at 10:09 am
If revenue is going to Indiana through gambling and Wisconsin, why not keep the money in Ill. PeopleRead More will Drink, Gamble and have any other Bad Vice's, You can't say no don't have it because of people's vice's, if that's the case then have no alcohol or drinking in the State.
Joe Kocur February 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
The kill switch is called your side arm your carrying. Pull the trigger and empty 6 of the 12 slugsRead More you have in your weapon. No need for kill switch.
Eric Blair February 24, 2014 at 05:02 pm
Lost phones aren’t really a big enough problem to call for such legislation. Only a pretext toRead More cover for the real reason. The “police state” doesn’t want people recording their unlawful actions against the rest of us. The police would love to be able to turn off the phones of anyone recording their violent behavior. Surely the police would be the ones possessing the “kill switch” device along with the phone companies. Not a day goes by without some video recording the police (any state, U.S.A.) beating and/or killing some poor sap for some nonsensical reason. Note to Joe: I only got five in my big bore revolver, shouldn’t/don’t really need six.
Edward Andrysiak March 6, 2014 at 02:58 pm
I would rather keep CONTROL of my phone with me! To discourage thefts and reuse, perhaps the phonesRead More can be made to accept a personal security code. So you if you want to input a security code to render the phone useless you can. If you answer yes you install up to ten numbers which are the "combination" to start and keep your phone operating. You could program in a frequency code which simply is how often you want your phone to ask you to re input the security code. So, if stolen or lost it operates for just the mount of time you entered for the next restart code to be entered. Assuming the finder or thief can't break your code...the phone is inoperative. It' a do it yourself version of what they want to make law. I like it better!
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Dan February 27, 2014 at 02:20 pm
now gov. fat pat quinn,and dan rutherford can get married.
Vernon Cherrywood March 28, 2014 at 11:31 am
Wow. I have lived, worked, and travelled all around the world after growing up in Homewood. It is soRead More sad to me that this Patch site is really the only locally focused "news". The ignorance in these comments are stunning to me. This entire site really just makes Homewood look to outsiders like a bunch of uneducated, uniformed, bigots. Plus, where is the NEWS versus a bunch of narrow-minded opinions? I'm really saddened that (At least from The Patch) Homewood does not seem to have evolved from it's it's homophobic past, like most educated parts of the Country have. It is easy to bash and throw out hateful comments but please know how your words effect people- I am a non-apologetic gay man. Howerever, growing up in the closet in Homewood was hell. I was on the verge of suicide several times, I stopped caring about my grades at HF, or any future education due to the shame, fear, and self hate instilled in me by the extremely hostile attitudes towards gays in the south suburbs. I left at 18 feeling very scared and unwelcome, never to return. I imagine things have improved from the 1980's but judging from the comments I have read all over this website, Homewood has a LONG way to go before it is relevant in today's modern society. -And by the way, anyone who condemns gays or anyone else, is NOT a true Christian. Period.
Vernon Cherrywood March 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Interesting that the people who cite the one or two lines in the Bible/Torah to denounceRead More homosexuality, completely ignore all the parts in the same chapter about mandatory DEATH for adultery, worshipping idols (hello crucifix and saints), and my favorite "Abomination": eating shellfish. Think of that when you order your next shrimp cocktail! According to the Bible, eating shellfish is equal to the "abomination" of homosexuality. Funny, I have not yet heard of any Christian protests at Red Lobster. Plus, the FIRST of the ten commandments: Thou shall have no other gods before me. (Again- hello, Jesus and every saint that is worshipped.) You treat the Bible like a salad bar. Just saying.
Mel Reynolds tried to get his seat in Congress back in 2012. He got 1 percent of the vote. | Credit: File photo.
Edward Andrysiak February 20, 2014 at 03:58 pm
These creeps just do not give up sex and sex for them is with kids in one way or another. SocietyRead More needs to get serious and understand that you can not release them! Offences against a child should carry a life sentence. That way, and only that way are kids protected from future molestation...which is sure to come.
lyndia February 20, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Bernard, when you speak of animalist behavior and the home of his ancestors, you show your racismRead More and a lot can be said about YOUR race.
Edward Andrysiak February 21, 2014 at 06:56 pm
lyndia...I wondered how long it would take for some one to throw out the racism word. You need toRead More re-read Bernards post a few times so you clearly get what he said. You can't grab a few words out of context and quote them and then accuse. Perhaps it is you who have the racist tendencies because that seems to be all you can see in that post. Are you defending this pervert????
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