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Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Tom April 20, 2014 at 05:42 pm
I'm sure they do have a lot to do. But, I think the point was things were being sent to his kidsRead More & wife. After so many "f" words, texts about you & hookers & marihuana it becomes more than embarrassing. Remember, kids can be pretty cruel & give them material like that & I can imagine his kids were taunted to tears more than once.
Dan Cox April 20, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Tom, oh the horror... teased and given a bad day... poor things. Lets throw out common sense and useRead More our political power to do what no citizen could do, horseshit.
Dan Cox April 20, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Mayor Ardis, in my opinion you need a swift kick in the ass, for wasting tax payers money for yourRead More own Gestapo Police Action. I have forwarded the Tweet to several hundred people and we want this baby to go viral... so hang that one where the sun don't shine.
President Obama
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Moochers, aks children, old folks, po folks the disabled (mentally and physical) ... ie, individualsRead More and families facing hardship cost taxpayers, "About 12 percent of the federal budget in 2013, or $398 billion, supported programs that provide aid (other than health insurance or Social Security benefits) to individuals and families facing hardship. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ Spending on safety net programs declined in both nominal and real terms between 2012 and 2013 as the economy continued to improve." +++ surely no sane person believes all these all those facing hardships are moocher ... anyone know the percent moochers? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ Some say that welfare fraud is not a significant problem +++ advocates for welfare programs insist that fraud is only found in 2%-3% of cases researched by the thousands of welfare investigators across the nation. < http://www.roanen.com/1/post/2012/04/how-much-is-welfare-fraud-costing-us.html > +++ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> in any event, even the total [$398B] is indeed a pitance compared to other tax payer expenses +++ say for example the iraq war which: "An update in 2013 said was $6 trillion +++ Dick Cheney said: 'We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement' +++ close but no see-gar mr veep ... veep's cost estimate about 0.017% of actual cost which would have paid for aboot 15 years of support for the least. ... a contractor could get a lotta losing work if the veep was his estimator :) +++ veeep also said we would find WMDs...still looking!
JAY JAY April 20, 2014 at 06:23 pm
STANLEY "hymie" We don't want to hear about past tense BS over and over !!! ThisRead More **&^%$#@! guy is the present USA Danger destroying America. Financially, a job killer,a housing killer, a free market killer, an investment dividend killer, a self esteem killer, a motivation killer,a pro illegalist. a Anti christian, if you have a company you didn't build that, should have destroyed him. +a race baiter !!!! Just to name a few.
Mildred April 20, 2014 at 06:28 pm
This is quite simple. If they Build the Obama Library in Illinois and you don't want to see it.Read More DON'T GO TO IT.
Lefty Ruggiero April 12, 2014 at 07:31 am
Have the people who gave out the award ever driven the extension? If you are exiting from Ace/JewelRead More onto Atkinson, you must pull out 2-3 car lengths past the stop sign in order to see North or Southbound traffic. Now it takes longer to exit onto Atkinson than before the extension, but what do I know, I only use common sense.
Donald L. Coulson Credit: Burnett-Dane Funeral Home
Sean G. April 7, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Tom Chapel April 8, 2014 at 10:32 am
Don't forget about Brooks Kellogg another former Libertyville real estate mogul three years ago. OneRead More day, a well known influential businessman, the next day murder for hire and mistresses. Interesting that the wives of both men stood by them which certainly shows they had a lot more class than their husbands.
Rick whatshisname April 19, 2014 at 07:42 pm
You know, some of you are beginning to seem like whining Liberals! (scary thought huh!)Read More Please...move on to another article already!
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 01:14 am
"like to call it the unaffordable scare act" ... a rose is a rose is a rose ... asRead More mentioned ad nauseam, ACA will take its place along with other pieces of great legislation (eg, social security, WPA, medicare, GI bill, civil rights, etc) by bleeding heart liberals +++ any progressive legislation/proposals from the GOPs besides BLOCK BO??
stanley seigler April 20, 2014 at 01:22 am
@whatshis, re '...whining Liberals! (scary thought huh!)Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ huhhuh, not as scary as rushlimbo regurgitating conservatives!!
Running55 April 18, 2014 at 04:26 pm
I spoke with some trustees and the pier will be repaired this year. I would encourage you to callRead More and voice your concern about the bandshell.
Susan April 18, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Thanks, I will do that, and thanks also for your kind, encouraging, and wise words. DefinitelyRead More things to think about. We see things a little differently, but we do have common ground. I've enjoyed the conversation. Enjoy the weekend.
Running55 April 18, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Susan - have a great weekend. Libertyville is a great place because of folks like you. That's why IRead More love local politics, it's usually without all riff raff of the state and national politics and people can agree on common ground.
Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, wants to see another Big Ten school in Illinois.
Greg Leonard April 3, 2014 at 07:03 am
Typical out of touch politicians. Why not address the states lack of full funding to the stateRead More university system. Even better yet why not address the issue of admissions at the univ of illinois. How about making a study or policy to have the states public Big 10 school univ of il admit only in state applicants first to fill its openings before accepting any out of state applicants? Like many big name universities today the real money is made off those out of state tuitions and to become glorious symbols of egos vs education.
JJ Hawk April 3, 2014 at 09:12 am
These guys are clueless. What a waste of time. Unless they also plan to create another major TVRead More market in Carbondale or Bloomington, good luck even getting the BIG 10 to answer a phone call. Not to mention the unofficial BIG 10 requirement that member institutes are AAU members. Wonder what buddies of these senators are being paid to be on this commission?
Sal April 3, 2014 at 05:10 pm
A school should be chosen for quality of the education received, not for being in some silly sportsRead More league. Wrong priority.
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.
Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, wants to see another Big Ten school in Illinois.
Bernard Johnson March 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
PS. The University of Wisconsin spends over $7.5 million a year on their men's basketball program;Read More the State of Illinois can't even pay physicians in Illinois treating Medicaid patients and the state's un-funded pension liabilities excess $100 billion dollars. Murphy and Connelly appear to have delved into their St. Patrick's Day libations early and hard; what else could explain such pandoring to the lowest of the common denominator? This is just another sound-bite and photo-op designed / what passes as policy here in the dire state of the State of Ilinois. Reality-checkpoint, is this about higher-education, or - bouncy-ball pandering the thugs?
Lorriane March 23, 2014 at 04:18 pm
I recommend to my teens that they go put of state and develope roots elsewhere. I don't want themRead More coming back to work in this state and have to pay for this pension mess. No thanks
Mitch Dinges March 23, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Ridiculous to even consider such a thing at the state level. The state has no business whatsoeverRead More of embarking on such a matter. These are bored lazy politicians finding nothing else to do because of a Democrat party stranglehold on the state. Why not put pressure on an inept Attorney General to investigate all the nepotism, ethical compliance, and kick-backs and lack of responsibility by our legislature at governing a very very sick state of Illinois. Fix the University of Illinois by letting taxpayers daughter and sons attend and hopefully retain them within the state rather than sending the talent back to the country they came from, or the least make it affordable to go to the politically influenced "corruptllege."
joe bean March 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
well said, martina.
Brian L. March 24, 2014 at 11:52 am
I do agree Martina, but I still will hold that those hours have become wasted, albeit in retrospectRead More only. At the time it was well spent for me trying to do something for the community but as of a few days ago all it resulted in will be a torn down building. Again, I'm not affiliated with the savebrainerd group at all so am definitely not speaking for them. Just myself as a volunteer.
Britton Shoellhorn March 30, 2014 at 09:33 pm
I grew up in Libertyville at the intersection of Douglas and Maple Ave so I was very familiar withRead More the "ins and outs" of the Brainerd building as a child. I have since gone on to college and joined the US Army. I believe that whomever is in current ownership of the building should open up discussions with the Illinois National Guard about selling the building/property as this building would make a great Armory. The building mechanics would be more that adequate to house a number of units with a variety of specializations. It also has the Indoor running track that could be used for fitness tests. I addition the drill weekends would bring a number of honorable Service Members from around your State to the area that would stimulate the weekend food,service, and retail economies. The people of Libertyville would also have the comfort of knowing that they will be there during times of natural disasters; a great example being winter storms. Just a thought, Britton C. Shoellhorn
Martina Golden March 15, 2014 at 03:05 pm
Someone figures the seniors will get enough exercise walking the extra distance from downtown toRead More their new senior center at Brainerd.
Lisa Robinson March 15, 2014 at 04:41 pm
With all the proceeds from Libertyville Days going to the senior center, I'm sure they can afford toRead More buy a dvd from those profits.
Vera Pergl-Butkovich March 16, 2014 at 08:49 am
The Libertyville Days Festival proceeds go to running the Civic Center. The Senior Center, althoughRead More housed in the Civic Center does not take money from the Civic Center. As in other communities funding for the Senior Center comes from your tax dollars. The point I was making if the Village can not afford a $15.00 item, how in the heck are they going to afford a +$14,000,000 dollar building, and please don’t say ‘with the profits from the Brainerd building’…..that money will be going in to the pockets of the people who's children want to be either on the stage or run a nursery school.
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.
Tom Lunde March 14, 2014 at 04:59 pm
I was just in this place about five hours ago and I didn't see this guy. I was interested in thisRead More Amish couple having some McDs burgers
Anthony P. March 15, 2014 at 09:04 am
Me: working the fryer. You: working the drive thru. You yell to me "light salt!" And imRead More immediately captivated by your mole as it stares back at me. We make sweet love on the freezer. 21 years later our McLove child is chaimed to the door of our love shack. ...forever on minimum wage because he has brains of a chimp.
Ron Rogers March 26, 2014 at 09:08 am
It's about me!!!!!!!!
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.
Sean G. March 12, 2014 at 07:54 pm
Many streets don't even have sidewalks. How about we work on that first Libertyville.
gary schlesinger March 12, 2014 at 08:13 pm
that will cost a bloody fortune. let us fix the streets first. they are deplorable. then getRead More sidewalks everywhere. is the public willing to pay more taxes for more sidewalks?
Kevin M March 12, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Shoveling responsibility comes with home ownership. Completely inexcusable for some houses to makeRead More zero effort. Hire a hardworking kid for $20. Elderly who get a break on property taxes should have the option to request complimentary sidewalk shoveling. Village can make such opportunities available to service groups like Boy Scouts, Adventure Guides, church groups, individuals, etc.to volunteer to shovel those houses. Maybe village can just administer and leave the work to good souls willing to help out their community. Anyone else? You have 48 hours after snow ends to demonstrate effort to clear sidewalk. After 48 hours, village will clear it or hire contractors to clear it and bill the resident.
Rick March 7, 2014 at 07:04 am
$11 million to cannibalize a property so it no longer resembles its own self has little to do withRead More preserving heritage. Not owning the property for that money is not building for the future. The old Aldens store could have been bought and fixed up for that money leaving operating funds for years. Then again Libertyville High School and Carmel High School both have beautiful stages and auditoriums that are not used and that are often available.
Sean G. March 9, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Rick, the real cost is about 15 million after you factor in the interest. My opinion after going toRead More two of the town hall meetings and talking to neighbors is the save Brainerd group is a small vocal group. But just in case - Let your neighbors know about the vote and give them the information the save the Brainerd group has published. All of that will be enough for a no vote.
BLT March 10, 2014 at 10:11 am
This started as a project to be completed with private donations. However, the public has donatedRead More only $12,503 in donations over the last three-year period. The public has already shown their lack of support for this project, so now we forced by the village to vote on a referendum to take the money from our pockets anyway. None of the businesses, that we’ve been told have invested millions and millions of dollars in Libertyville, have come forward to help finance this. Local business owners from the downtown area are not lined up to help finance this. If the Brainerd proposal were so viable, I’m sure some would be glad to participate. Last January the Brainerd group had collected enough signatures to but the question to voters at the election last spring. At that time they thought the building cost would be $3.5 Million. The referendum question for which they collected signatures would simply have asked residents whether the taxpayers of the Village should pay for the renovation. This referendum is and entirely different picture, and the original signatures are not relevant. We’ve been told that the referendum is not binding, and that feasibility studies will need to be conducted to make a final decision. Feasibility studies are not free, and they will come from the general funds. We have been forced to vote on a referendum based on no concrete information. Do you really think that the village, after not exercising their responsibility to keep this from moving to a referendum, will actually decide not to proceed if the referendum is passed? Let’s not kid ourselves; this project is another sports complex. A pig, by any other name, still smells just as bad. It will be a drain on the community for years to come, not a revenue-producing asset. This is simply an old building, not a historic landmark. Historic landmarks are places where historic events occurred, or represent unique architectural achievements that should be preserved. The Brainerd is neither of these, and never will be. Vote NO…
Margaret McCarthy March 11, 2014 at 08:46 am
Bravo, BLT!
Mick Garrison March 11, 2014 at 09:32 am
No one seems to mention that even if the referendum is passed, the Village Board is not obligated toRead More move forward on the project. Mayor Weppler made this very clear in each of the town all meetings. If the referendum passes, the Village Board would do its' due diligence. There are so many "ifs" that could be answered. My earlier comment about consolidating Village venues, moving those activities to the Brianerd Center and selling some of those properties deserves to be considered. A thorough review of building usage might yield some savings for the Village and help in future planning. Any comments?
BLT March 11, 2014 at 09:42 am
This issue should never have been made a referendum to begin with, given not only the weakness ofRead More the revenue and cost numbers, lack of any contractual commitments, but also that the signatures obtained to request the referendum were a year ago, thinking the project would cost a fourth of where it is today. Do we think that after not acting to stop a referendum, the board will refuse to go forward with the project if this passes? Not likely.
Ravana March 10, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Isn't this the second time they tabled it? It would be nice if they'd pass it before spring so folksRead More could purchase chicks more easily.
kathleen March 10, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Get those kids to start a petition and advertise it on The Patch. I want hens, too!
Cheer Dad! March 13, 2014 at 07:22 am
Its March 12, Why is Mar. 6th backyard chicken news still a main headline post? again and again?Read More This has become a common problem in recent months on patch, old news reposted Thursday- Monday is pretty lousy too. Anyone else worn out yet?
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.
joe bean March 5, 2014 at 01:19 pm
As usual, and as expected, I should say, Ms. McCarthy gets right to the right point. Looks likeRead More it's sparing future residents a huge headache or laying in a ten year supply of advil.
Vera Pergl-Butkovich March 5, 2014 at 02:29 pm
this was just put on the Village web sight Brainerd Referendum Mailing Clarification Mayor WepplerRead More has received concerns from residents about the mailing that was sent from the Save Brainerd group. Please be advised that while the group utilized the Village Hall address, the mailing was not paid for by the Village or endorsed in any way.
Sean G. March 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm
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.
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