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President Obama
The Sleeper April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
I find Obama and IL to go hand in hand in a bad way. It would be quite ironic to see this builtRead More here.
Willie Wilmette April 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Why not combine the Lincoln & Obama libraries? Must be some economy of scale by combining theRead More two. $100 million, isn't that what Daley collected for his part in the parking meter scam? Thousands go to presidential libraries each year, therefore we should build more Navy Piers where thousands go each day, right? Illinois has nothing better to spend $100 million on because we fixed the pension crisis. We should have a checkbox on our tax forms - Does your household want to donate $21 to the Obama Library? If everyone says yes we get a second Presidential library that we do not keep up. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-02-17/news/ct-lincoln-library-met-20140217_1_lincoln-complex-library-and-museum-abraham-lincoln-presidential-library Every president should have a monument built in their name with taxpayer's money. The silly taxpayers voted for them.
Genvieve LaChappele April 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm
maybe President Obama's library can have exhibits on why capitalism is evil and how to dismantle theRead More private sector. maybe they could throw in a few charts on exactly what a "fair share" is.
Patch file photo
RB April 17, 2014 at 08:17 am
And another question the cops must now ask the soccer mom...."are you carrying a firearm"?Read More We really are becoming a police state and if Harriott doesn't want it, it's not going to happen. If she does what it (like the $700,000) underpass rehab at Deerfield road...she gets it. Meanwhile add Cosi headquarters to another closure list, along with TJ Maxx saying they are moving to Northbrook. The flight continues while the various committees waste our citizens time and money before going before the board that does what ever they want...except repair potholes.
DeerfieldWATCHdog April 17, 2014 at 08:19 am
"pulling it out of my ass"(?) Real classy...Now go find your own information since youRead More always seem to purport yourself to be a community "know-it-all". Too bad for you...
Just Sayin April 17, 2014 at 02:56 pm
DeerfieldWDog... "Always seem to purport yourself to be a communityRead More "know-it-all"...lol...it's obvious to me now that you have zero idea about what you speak. Therefore...by extension...you pulled your statement up north out of your ass. Thanx for clarification. You will henceforth be one of those patch contributors whose comments are best overlooked. Good work dawg...
Ed60062 April 15, 2014 at 09:07 am
Kelli, If anyone here is angry, it is you. Why are you so set against symptom relief for people withRead More serious illnesses? God forbid you should ever have one of those medical conditions. Would you feel better if marijuana was sold only through existing pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS? If your efforts were directed toward ensuring that marijuana be restricted for medical use, I would agree with you.
Jon Hall April 15, 2014 at 09:27 am
I love what I call the "runway people". You're so there, Kelli. Everything goes rightRead More over your head. Which part of "the Village Board" has your back on this don't you get? You've got your panties in a bunch over something our Trustees are not going to approve, but they must do the necessary groundwork and due process as required to pave the way for that decision. Stay cool hunny bunny. Be cool.
Jon Hall April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Ed, I'm recalling Nancy Reagan's visit to our library many years ago and how every teenager inRead More Deerfield, including my own, has just said no ever since. Regardless, Kelli has a non issue by the tail. Medicinal ain't happening here. Kelli, the village could use an activist advocating a grass roots movement for street repairs.
McCloud April 17, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Exactly how does enrollment numbers anywhere, translate to a solvent risk pool? Crazy liberalRead More celebrations aside, when the government is subsidizing most for premium payments while others are sick and incur expenses, sounds to me like a mushroom cloud waiting to happen. These types of pools were the trend in the 1980's, google MET, multiple employer trusts, and see how those who incur little expense exit the program, by doing so the pool becomes a death spiral. Eventually lots of self employed folks, like myself, consider not paying into a system where $15,000 is my annual expense, plus a $15,000 deductible, resulting in $30,000 saved to pay for any ailment in a particular year. Double that for two years, triple for three, etc...
Gerald Vigue April 17, 2014 at 07:46 pm
From 'I don't want any part of Obamacare' to 'It's a godsend' By Joan McCarter Fri Jan 17, 2014Read More Recchi's now in remission, but only after the underinsured family (their $469/month policy was worthless at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston) borrowed from family and maxed out their credit cards. Here's Stephanie Ricci last October: I don't think Obamacare will help us. I don't want anything to do with it," Stephanie Recchi told me a week after the launch of HealthCare.gov on Oct. 1. "I hear a lot of bad things about it—that it doesn't cover pre-existing conditions and it's too expensive," she added, referring to what she said were "television ads and some politicians talking on the news. Just a lot of talk that this is a bad law." Did I mention she's an Obama hater? 'I don't want any part of Obamacare,' " recalls health-insurance agent Barry Cohen. "These were clearly people who don't like the President. So I kind of let that slide and just asked them for basic information and told them we would go on the Ohio exchange"—which is actually the Ohio section of the federal Obamacare exchange—"and show them what's available." The upshot? Because they're still in basically start-up mode in their business, their income for the family of four qualifies them for expanded Medicaid. If a big contract they are anticipating comes through for them this year, they'll be bumped off Medicaid, but will still qualify for a subsidy that will put their monthly premiums at $566. What Stephanie soon discovered, she told me in mid-November, the ACA "was a godsend." "Here I get full protection for $566, compared to no protection for almost $500," Stephanie says.
McCloud April 18, 2014 at 10:05 am
No matter which way you slice it, ACA is just another form of welfare. Redistribution of wealthRead More that will perpetuate more debt, unemployment, and higher prices. The poor will pay for it in the end.
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!
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Deerfield Resident March 28, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Pedro ...you and your liberal friends always have to worry about embarrassing photos and luridRead More videos of you because you have no morals! Fool!
Channing Grant March 28, 2014 at 08:00 pm
Deerfield resident is right. GOP Mark Foley who molested interns and GOP Larry Craig who had man onRead More man sex in an airport bathroom didn't take pictures. When Bill OReilly paid off the victim/employee of his for sexual harassment using burritos and lurid phone calls didn't take video. Billo paid millions to his victim to end any court getting involved like Michael Jackson did so often. No court means the details are hidden.
Dan Cox March 29, 2014 at 09:27 am
Rep. Scott Drury, The Anti-Second Amendment, Anti-Conceal Carry, politician from Highwood... whereRead More his office is the only place that has a Gun Free Zone sign Posted in the entire downtown. This guy has done NOTHING to help to out of control budget issues in this state and is more concerned about some old folks playing video Poker, than he is about this state ending up like Detroit.
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.
Just Sayin March 20, 2014 at 05:38 pm
McClown...Being the first day of spring...a friendly reminder...time to take your quarterly bath andRead More check your blow-up lover for leaks.
McCloud March 21, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Time for you to dry clean those leather shorts, just make sure you take out the chain belt beforeRead More you bring it to One Price. Hey, since they are so cheap, why not throw in those matching spats you like to wear with them when you go club'n.
McCloud March 22, 2014 at 09:09 am
Make sure you sign Ping's waiver at One Price, he is nor responsible for the missing rear portion ofRead More your chaps.
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.
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!
Mel Reynolds tried to get his seat in Congress back in 2012. He got 1 percent of the vote. | Credit: File photo.
Edward Andrysiak February 20, 2014 at 03:58 pm
These creeps just do not give up sex and sex for them is with kids in one way or another. SocietyRead More needs to get serious and understand that you can not release them! Offences against a child should carry a life sentence. That way, and only that way are kids protected from future molestation...which is sure to come.
lyndia February 20, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Bernard, when you speak of animalist behavior and the home of his ancestors, you show your racismRead More and a lot can be said about YOUR race.
Edward Andrysiak February 21, 2014 at 06:56 pm
lyndia...I wondered how long it would take for some one to throw out the racism word. You need toRead More re-read Bernards post a few times so you clearly get what he said. You can't grab a few words out of context and quote them and then accuse. Perhaps it is you who have the racist tendencies because that seems to be all you can see in that post. Are you defending this pervert????
Visitors line up to go through a WWII bomber at Chicago Executive Airport last summer. Courtesy of  Rich Rostron
Walter White February 17, 2014 at 11:37 am
Yes it's kinda like blaming Truman for WWII. Why are you playing the Japanese card? That's pastRead More history!!
McCloud February 17, 2014 at 11:48 am
Must be getting near election time, I saw D Durbin with his token veteran the other day. Never canRead More be too safe in time when you call them murderous nazis. Go Dick.
Walter White February 17, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mission accomplished!!
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Dan February 13, 2014 at 06:34 pm
Gary: I think Grampa Mike fails to understand the complexities of the world outside his microcosmRead More and is not particularly bright on matters of the human condition. There is two sides to a story, it may prove one acted appallingly which defines my interactions with libidinallay based sick filth- they may make lame accusations about me, for the most part. The issue is weather the man who seeks to be governor of Illinois is a sex offender or his accuser is a nearly bankrupt vile lier. The real issue, in my opinion, is that politicians are noticably self serving and do not wish to propose changes that could get Illinois and America back on its feet monitarily and fiscally. At this point I think Mr. Rutherford needs to drop out of the race if he does not submit to a comprehensive lie detector test. His accuser should do the same. I think we have had enough of the criminal shanninagans that define Illinois executive branch on all levels, state, local, federal, including intelligence agencies- they are just better at sneaking around and manipulating.
Dan February 27, 2014 at 02:30 pm
hey rutherford,fat pat quinn is single.
Edward Andrysiak March 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Keep this simple. The report says Rutherford invited his subordinate employee, Michalowski, to hisRead More Peoria home for "an overnight retreat." That is enough for me! It reflects bad judgement if nothing else, very bad judgement to say the least. No supervisor, with any sense would do that. Enough already...I'm for someone else.
Jon Hall February 7, 2014 at 06:39 pm
The two south ends of opposite mules going north have spoken, and no one is any more knowledgeableRead More as a result. Shallow Hal and his brother Al.
McCloud February 7, 2014 at 06:48 pm
You sound like all the answers are in your grasp, do share.
Walter White February 7, 2014 at 07:17 pm
Nah Hall is the Village Idiot.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) meets with local residents who are feeling the impact of the end of long term unemployment benefits.
Sal January 27, 2014 at 06:40 pm
When welfare pays more than work...you get what we have now. If you can't find a job in your fieldRead More after a year...find another field. I feel badly for the children. The adults need to face reality.
McCloud January 27, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Welcome to Obama World folks. This is it!
Stu Pidasso January 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm
We're Screwed!! When you have a numbnuts like the above trying to solve this Countrys problems
A room full of Deerfield's dry cleaners protested an ordinance allowing CD One Price Cleaners to have a special use permit to operate in the Village at Tuesday's Board meeting.
Enrique H. January 28, 2014 at 02:35 pm
Do village planners/management have some say as to what type of new business they allow to open?Read More I understand free market and the philosophy of "let the strong survive" but sometimes it takes years for this to happen, and in the meantime, other businesses suffer because surrounding businesses are in the process of failing or don't share any type of synergy with them. We end up with a never-ending cycle of failed stores. It's tough to see large entertainment districts open in Rosemont, Lincolnshire, and the like, while we continue to get dry cleaners and Italian Restaurants.
McCloud January 28, 2014 at 03:15 pm
How about a combo Italian Restaurant/Dry Cleaner? Mess yourself with all that gravy, and drop yourRead More clothes before the Tiramasu is served.
Enrique H. January 28, 2014 at 03:33 pm
McCloud, have you ever been accused of being brilliant? I think you're on to something.
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