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Dr. Garen Wintemute
LAKE ELSINORE RESIDENT April 24, 2014 at 08:47 pm
This doctors picture reminds me of a character: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman
Earnan Drummann April 24, 2014 at 08:48 pm
This guy looks like he got sandblasted by a glazier. I agree with Lenny Kravitz.
OldTimer April 24, 2014 at 08:53 pm
Hey Dr. Wintemute, I hate to ruin your crusade but Chicago has one of the strictest set of gun lawsRead More in the nation and it is the gun violence murder capital of the United States! They had another blood bath there last weekend. There are over 300 million guns (not including police and military) in our country. What are you going to do, Doctor? Ban them all. By doing so the law abiding citizen would turn their guns in and the criminals would keep theirs, thereby setting the good citizens up for slaughter. You need to think through your crusade before you spend a million buck on a futile mission. We are a nation of guns. We always have been, Doctor. You won't change that. The barn door is open and all the horses already ran away!
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Honestly IPO April 23, 2014 at 05:58 pm
I believe this is a great idea. Why shouldn't a calming herb be mainstream? I graduated highRead More school in 79 and NONE of the "pot heads" I knew then moved on to harder drugs nor are any of them is jail for involuntary manslaughter. Of the 3 heavy drinkers I knew then 2 are in jail. Plus marijuana has true and proven medicinal properties. Disagree? Ask the parents whose kids have seizures hour after hour who after ingesting a certain strain of marijuana stop seizing and the amount of seizures drops dramatically. Or the cancer patient who can't eat due to chemo, given pot brownies, they can eat and keep it down. This helps put weight on and gives strength to fight their cancer. Anything in excess is wrong, moderation is the key. A small amount of pot ingested mellows people out. A small amount of alcohol , 2 or 3 shots, puts everyone at risk if drinker gets behind the wheel of a car. Colorado has gotten this right.
anthony April 23, 2014 at 08:09 pm
Yea back in the day prided myself on living like Sanford and son... never cared to much aboutRead More anything..... Then i got in shape and was literally dragged in to every hypocrisy and corruption a body could take ANYBODY.... Make no mistake these cook co dramas ....this Harvey Markham EP OL CR OP TP crowd made it legal .. Our "civic minded" advocate our gentle former with his "priv" meetings made it legal But most of all Law Enforcements inability to adhere to procedure tipped the scales .... Not if but when ......greed is universal
dave bird April 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm
smoking for 45 years never arrested,had 3 jobs in 45 years and now retired and never had to carry orRead More conceal a hand gun.why the hell do all you people have so many problems?
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 07:48 pm
Subsidies and tax breaks and incentives for corporations. Exactly
Independence666 April 24, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Incentives such as tax breaks for purchasing "fule efficient" cars?
swimmer April 24, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Fule effecient? Yeah, that's it
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.
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Bob April 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Wow...you guys are nuts. And I am conservative......a "kid" did something he should notRead More have. A parody doesn't harm other people like he was doing. I do not think anyone would want this "kid" to do it to them and their family. Teach the young man right from wrong w/ the proper punishment.....and chill out people....geeezzzz.....
voice of america April 24, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Bob,I don't where you come from maybe russia, Iran I know the leader over there did the same thingRead More to his people. We are not the mayor or police chief, don't take the job if you can't take what comes with it. I am sure the Mayor said to the incumbent, I can do this job better then you, trust me vote for me, not everybody! the kid did not trust him saw who he really was. the kid is a hero, he brought the true colors of the mayor out, and the kid was wright. Now he got to go. and the police chief with him.
The Other Christine April 24, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Bob... If someone said I was smoking pot with a prostitute I would have to sue them for defamation.Read More That is the proper punishment. And that is what we are trying to explain to you. He didn't yell fire in a crowded theater... that would have the potential to harm other people. They mayor, judges, and police were overzealous at least, or acted criminally at worst. I can't imagine how you think it's acceptable for the police to raid someone's house over a satirical twitter account... this is not Nazi Germany.
President Obama
Jason McSweeney April 24, 2014 at 09:12 pm
These are the irrefutable facts: When G.W.Bush took office, we had a balanced budget. When heRead More left – we didn’t. When G.W.Bush took office the unemployment rate was 5%. When he left – it was 8.7% The government bailout of Wall Street that has given us trillions of dollars in debt was supported by, and signed into law by President G.W. Bush. Good luck re-writing history on those FACTS. Feel free to look them up when the Obama Presidential Library opens up!
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 09:55 pm
I'm sorry, was I speaking of GW Bush?
stanley seigler April 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm
@McCloud, your data is confusing, perhaps if you provide the ref/link from which the data came [theRead More source] i can better appreciate your position ... surely the data didn't come from rushannunbreitbart whole cloth +++ hmmm!
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 01:29 pm
It's very obvious that the provider supply will be reduced in large fashion. Why else would seniorRead More home health care facilities be shedding jobs in a growing demographic market. Low Obamacare reimbursements will force retirement on the one end and shrunken entry into the profession. Hospitals and facilities will be consolidated, many closed up. It's already starting to look like the rest of the civilized world's health system in all hemispheres.
stanley seigler April 24, 2014 at 03:56 pm
@russ foster, re: 'Can you tell me exactly was was wrong with my former insurance policy'?Read More >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ if you liked it probably nothing...but you cant make policy based on russ' experience ... if cancelled , why? (specific reasons) +++ i can tell yall-etal what was/is wrong with our health care system pre BO-care: 1] 30-40 million uninsured; 2] insurance companies could deny coverage due to pre exixtings; 3] 26 yo denied coverage under parents plan (if under 26 yo's, were they covered on yo former?); 4] insurance companies could cap cost (was there a cap on former?) 5] etc google ACA more advantages. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< +++ now can anyone tell us (at least me) why they believe the pre BO-care sysrtem was/is better than socilized medicine ... universal heath care ... practiced in most western democracies. AND which rank higher, by WHO, in quality and lower in cost than we do (WHO ranks USA 37th in quality and NUMBER ONE in cost)! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> rankings probably outdated but close enough for talking points
McCloud April 24, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Sounds like he prefers the totalitarian way Russ, what you want or need can't make policy on that.Read More Whats that? You lost your insurance, too bad. Whats that, you now have to pat twice as much, too bad. You are just going to have to get used to funding another monster welfare slush fund. too bad.
Time.To.Clean.Up.Oak.Lawn. April 3, 2014 at 09:18 am
Deejten's wife was in Florida. She is documented as being at a board meeting for their condoRead More association that night.
Time.To.Clean.Up.Oak.Lawn. April 3, 2014 at 09:20 am
And if it was his wife he should of been fired immediately for having a non village employee in theRead More vehicle.
Billy Bulldozer April 3, 2014 at 11:58 am
Uh-oh, anybody know a good family practice attorney?
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.
pitszal March 26, 2014 at 09:58 pm
I don't know how the pharmacy could continue to dispense Vicodin to her son for two more years.Read More Knowing that his Dr. was against it. I would think that the Dr and the pharmacist would of discussed the situation . Maybe there is more to the story then we know of. A good idea would be to have a letter/fax sent to all the pharmacy's in the area/state about a customer abusing narcotics.
Sue Afryl March 27, 2014 at 08:22 am
Utterly ridiculous! He found ways to get the script he owned the addiction not Walgreen's. It isRead More another example of no accountability for ones own actions. There was a note on file from the original Doctor not to honor the pain prescription, however That note is for that Doctor and if another writes the same script it is not Walgreen's responsibility to say it is not valid. Is Walgreen's supposed to determine that every script for the medication is for an addiction? are they supposed to judge whether it has been prescribed for a new injury or for post surgery? I think not. This was an adult who made bad choices meaning he chose to continue with his addiction rather than seeking help to end his addiction. he paid the ultimate price for his choice which is sad but he had options his mother had options . What did she do to end his addiction there are legal steps a family members can take in order to stop all types of drug abuse. But it is not the pharmacy's responsibility to stop it. It is their responsibility to fill prescriptions that are validly written,there are checks in place to make sure the prescriptions written are not false. This is a case of not owning your own actions.
Laura6 April 1, 2014 at 06:21 am
Where is personal responsibility? Why is everyone always blaming someone or something else for whatRead More THEY do?? Vicodin is not that easy to get... trust me!! Pharmacists love to interject themselves into peoples prescription histories.
Paul Vail, 36, a lifelong Oak Lawn resident, declared his intentions to run for Dist. 5 trustee seat on Oak Lawn Village Board.
Christina Finn March 23, 2014 at 09:21 pm
Ozoneo: You are a pathetic sad little person to declare that I do NOT exist in Oak Lawn. How dareRead More you ..... I have been a Proud resident of this Community for 25+ years. I have done my best to HONOR the Service and Sacrifices of our Veterans, Troops and Gold Star Families. Step OFF! Go find a productive and positive hobby instead of hiding in the bowels and safety of a computer screen.........! Disgusted :(
martin March 23, 2014 at 09:46 pm
Are you off your meds again Erica?? Our sources say you never have recovered over your husbandsRead More devastating loss to a political novice. You have been banned numerous times using different names by the patch for your vile and abusive language . Is this what you want to teach to your children?? Mrs. Finn is a real person she donate pillows to our servicemen fighting overseas . She is also known as the pillow lady. Just because you have many names doesn't mean everyone does. By the way everyone who is on a village commission knows someone on the village board. Your husband sure had his share of friends on these boards, so stop being such a hypocrite as well as being mentally unbalanced.
MakeThemHearUs March 24, 2014 at 10:36 am
It is time for the old Political Grudges in this town be be a thing of the Past. "Grudges areRead More for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, is for those who are substantial enough to move on." - Criss Jami, Salome. The time has come to get New, YOUNGER, Grudge free Candidates into positions were they can make a difference in Oak Lawn.
scouter March 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm
With only 13% turn out - it was not a LOUD and clear voice! This was a shameful voter turnout. TheRead More voters are just tired of the CRAP that this board is doing and want all of this FIGHTING and WHINING to stop. Come on, Mayor - you said you were going to be different! Let's see it. Quit punishing the residents and start working with the WHOLE board.
frank March 22, 2014 at 10:31 am
Things haven' t changed in Oak Lawn. Moved out in 1990 and crybabies are still there. Good Luck!Read More ##############
andy skoundrianos March 22, 2014 at 03:41 pm
Go back to complaining about the pots on the propaganda site Scouter You sound more concerned onRead More that post
Tr. Bob Streit (Dist. 3), the longest-serving village board member, reacts to proposal to place term limits referendum on March 18 ballot.
andy skoundrianos March 19, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Pot=Kettle Luther
Luther March 19, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Hey!! There goes Bob and Den And Dave ...quick run after them and yell in their face.
Mike Fields March 20, 2014 at 09:49 am
U.N, why do you consider the people of Oak Lawn "ungrateful swines " ?
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.
Tr. Bob Streit discusses incidents concerning Oak Lawn's newly privatized 911 call center.
andy skoundrianos March 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
Ozoneo why all the hatred and rage?? Chill out it St. Patrick's Day.. Have some corned beef andRead More green beer
scouter March 17, 2014 at 06:01 pm
I have a problem with the ATTITUDE and the behavior of both sides. I am not happy with theRead More outsourcing, nor do I like that fact that in 2010 and 2011 the Village lost their suit about the man power of the fire department, yet they keep spending money fighting what has already been denied them 2 times. IF you want to save money, work with the people of Oak Lawn - not against someone...
andy skoundrianos March 17, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Man I really think I have seen that post somewhere else " scouter "
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.
Roy Keane March 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Why don't you guys go have an Obama-style beer summit at TC's and work out your differences already.Read More Your nitpicking is convoluting this discussion board.
Lynne March 28, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Idiots like little caddie ol broads..!! Stf up. Cause know one gives a rats ass and you idiots needRead More s life!
MD March 28, 2014 at 04:52 pm
I come on this forum to see if there is any informative information on the village, As always allRead More there is are the same adults acting as children. Please have some self respect your only embarrassing yourself.
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.
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!
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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.