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Kathy April 14, 2014 at 06:54 am
How can the city force me to buy something?!!! How much waste r they creating with the old blueRead More bins? That does the job for me. What if I choose not to recycle?
Kathy April 14, 2014 at 07:00 am
I just moved into the city of Naperville from unincorporated last year. We were given largeRead More recycling carts to encourage us to recycle more, and our property taxes were half of what we currently pay.
James L. Freeland April 14, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Now, gentle people, let's stick to the specific topic of this article and not make attempts toRead More construe each aspect. Also, Bob Fischer states some accurate facts with which I fully agree.
Map of LED Pilot Sites in Naperville Credit: City of Naperville website
Elisa Jed April 14, 2014 at 07:20 pm
I think this is a great idea. Having different parts of the city switch to different brands of LEDRead More light is a good way to test them out. This also helps the community feel involved in the decision. The city's move to switch to LED street lights is a long run cost effective plan and getting the public's opinion just makes it better. Elisa Jed | http://www.ledqusa.com/light-bars.html
Gary April 15, 2014 at 10:06 am
Gerald - the federal government spends $250 million every 30 minutes, and you want us to get workedRead More up over a single example of waste in the private sector? Shouldn't you be worrying about where last hour's $500 million just went? Your priorities are wrong AGAIN! Do you get anything right?
Gary April 15, 2014 at 10:18 am
Gerald - You spent 12 years in a business college? Did you eventually graduate?
Gerald Vigue April 15, 2014 at 09:15 pm
I can see you guys are confused, so I'll go slowly. I'll begin with Reagan's Economic Advisor,Read More David Stockman’s analysis of Romney, and follow with an example of an Illinois business, Sensata, that Bain destroyed in 2012. Don't forget Romney still makes money off Bain Capital. This is how Stockman describes Romney: Romney’s “Business Expertise” Often Destroyed American Businesses and Jobs. Romney claims he started a small business that grew because of his business skills. His “small business” - Bain Capital began with $37 million in capital from European and South American Investors. Romney was never an entrepreneur with talents for building companies on Main Street. In contrast, Romney is a Wall Street financial speculator who bought control of businesses via leveraged investments, and flipped them for profit after giving them the appearance of healthy growth. The whole business of private-equity is about maximizing debt, extracting cash, outsourcing production, and glorifying the deal for the fastest, highest profit sale possible. Bain Capital repeatedly “harvested” companies leaving the stake holders and workers holding the bag. One Example: Sensata Technologies, Freeport Illinois, manufactured auto parts. Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies, where 170 workers lost their jobs by the end of 2012. The lost manufacturing jobs were relocated to China. Bain Capital invited Chinese workers to the plant to be trained by Sensata workers to do their jobs. Mitt Romney helped found Bain Capital, and will benefit financially from this outsourcing of good paying jobs to China. Workers from Sensata pleaded with Romney to intervene to prevent the off- shoring of their jobs. Romney never responded to their requests. Sensata was a profitable company, but vulture capitalists steal workers jobs, retirement funds, and worker benefits to get filthy rich. Workers in China make from 11 cents to $0.58/hour to work 10-14 hour days, 6-7 days per week. I saw Romney excitingly raving with glee about these dreadful worker conditions while his audience sat spell bound. This is the scumbag that you supported.
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)
Elizabeth Colvin March 26, 2014 at 09:23 pm
I thought it was Lifetime Fitness that had the hot tub problem , that is what all the news stationsRead More were calling the facility.
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. Michael Connelly, R-Naperville, wants to see another Big Ten school in Illinois.
Krishnan Menon March 21, 2014 at 04:25 pm
How silly
Marty Spielman March 21, 2014 at 06:22 pm
When all else fails... sports! The new Big Ten school can hire a coach to replace the currentRead More highest paid state employee... a coach!
Dan F. March 22, 2014 at 02:30 pm
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