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Dr G April 24, 2014 at 10:14 am
Yes why wouldn't you? You see how much revenue the state collects it's a no brainer. Not one personRead More has ever died for marijuana yet it's ok for your MD to push OxyContin, Morphine, Vicodin and Percocets to young people for their "pain". More people die from pharmaceutical drugs every year than cocaine, heroin and meth COMBINED!!! Go ahead and pick up your Oxys at Walgreens and grab a fifth of vodka on your way out but BY GOD, DO NOT smoke a joint because it's a gateway drug?!?! Hahah
Charvo April 24, 2014 at 08:49 am
ComEd did this to me last time, and it took me almost a year to realize that I did not get switchedRead More over to Nordic. My advice is if you pay online through a third party like a bank, take the time to download your bill and make sure it specifies First Energy after the switch.
bob April 24, 2014 at 09:17 am
Orland Park website said it will costs you nothing to opt-out had to write out envelope and put aRead More stamp on letter great choice by your trustees .Want NOTHING to do with the village ,what next a gas company
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
swimmer April 23, 2014 at 08:41 pm
How long do you think it will take to recover from the deficits, left from Bush's wars?
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 05:28 am
If the clueless Obama would have signed on to Ryan's budget, we would have been well on our wayRead More toward eliminating the deficit. Instead, he chose to drive us over the cliff. He has been an absolute failure.
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 06:37 am
If Ryan and his cohorts started to slash corporate welfare along with everything else, perhaps itRead More would be worth considering
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:25 am
I should have said no Ford Foundation grants. There will always be foundations giving out grants.Read More Hopefully they won't do as the Ford Foundation did and give a grant to Jeff Ford and his gang.
Edward Andrysiak April 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Well, here comes more get rid of the guns talk. You seldom hear why the gangs are at war. The reasonRead More is market share. It's about money. That is how they support themselves. So, let's concentrate on removing what the fight over...drug sales, prostitution and the like. Rid the neighborhoods of that and there will be less to fight over. Squeeeeeze their profits down to zero and there will be less violence!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Hey Oprah, where are you?? out in the streets helping these thugs find a new way of life?? with allRead More that cash and negro power behind you, you should be able to fix this in one show.
John Gordon April 18, 2014 at 07:51 am
He's going to blow as much money as possible before he gets crushed in the election!!! Finally weRead More get a business man as governor!!! Bye bye now Quinn! You're a joke!
John Gordon April 18, 2014 at 07:53 am
Maybe u a Barack can pay for the presidential library that will bring sooo much money into our stateRead More from visitors!!! Lol you must be joking!! Who in their right mind wants to visit anything to do with the worst president in history?!!!!
George April 19, 2014 at 06:30 am
I'm wondering where did the money come from I thought the state was broke?
President Obama
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 08:28 am
Spam machine is nothing but a cut and paste google search drone. His lack of education makes himRead More easy prey for the polluted message available for the taking on the internet. Repeating cliche is his art, ie using the tired 1% jargon regarding RR, side stepping the cold hard fact of creation of 24,833,000 net new jobs plus the reduction of those not in the workforce of 5,234,000. How in God's name can one lay claim that RR was all for the 1% only. Drone.
stanley seigler April 24, 2014 at 11:16 am
@J2, re: 'Get a JOB or get a PULPIT' +++ will immediately take it under consideration. thanks forRead More the suggestion +++ a few suggestions in return: get help, take logic 101, stay cool, +++ you destroy your position, assuming you have one, with nonsensical, irrelevant personal attacks +++ but they do help folks understand character flaws of the attacker and his/her inability to address issues... and in the political arena give the attacker's party a bad name. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ remember give cheerfully to the least (and BO's library) and beware of the four horsemen of the apocalypse ... ohand same suggestions to those of your ilk. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ "How in God's name can one lay claim that RR was all for the 1% only" +++ weel a clue: 'With the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Reagan and Congress sought to raise taxes on lower incomes, eliminate many deductions, and reduce the highest marginal rates.' and ask rand paul, eg, he say: 'the deficits exploded under Reagan +++ see above 'cut and paste' for other paul observations re RR ... verrry revealing especially from a fellow GOP!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BTW ‘cut and paste’ facts beat irrelevant adhoms, 8 days a week...
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 11:52 am
Liberals have been scratching their heads on the RR years for decades. Since so much time hasRead More passed, they feel more comfortable rewriting the era.
Russ Foster April 24, 2014 at 07:08 am
@gerald - you are what is screwing America. You think American needs to force options to the lowestRead More common denominator--to people who don't know what to do. There was nothing wrong with my former insurance policy. It worked, I didn't go into bankruptcy. Apparently I am smart enough to pick something from the confusing options of "choice and competition". But I no longer have that choice.
Russ Foster April 24, 2014 at 07:12 am
@gerald - I have an exercise for you. Can you tell me exactly was was wrong with my formerRead More insurance policy?
Max Smart April 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
" I have an exercise for you. Can you tell me exactly was was wrong with my former insuranceRead More policy?" Of course ha can. Geri knows all. Fortunately for us plebes, he shares his vast knowledge with all!
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.
Kay Shelander March 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm
why give permits to businesses in that area to open up ( Irish Patroit and Hookhah Bar) if you areRead More not going to allow their customers to park on the street? Just what "little shops" is your article referring, certainly not the Union Ave.General Store, which has been there for 45 years, so which "little shops" exactly are in conflict??
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.
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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.
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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.
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.