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BellairBerdan July 25, 2014 at 04:53 pm
You just added 10 million people into the Democratic column. lol
Kevin July 25, 2014 at 04:57 pm
No,Bellairhead,your hero,the manchild in chief did,by opening the borders!!! You people are insane.
BellairBerdan July 25, 2014 at 05:00 pm
Kevin, you sound so smart when you make up stupid words!
Jon Hall July 25, 2014 at 09:47 am
Throw another pig roast at the golf course?
Jon Hall July 25, 2014 at 09:48 am
Throw more pig roast retirement gigs at the Deerfield Golf Club?
Resurrected July 25, 2014 at 10:07 am
This must be based on communities with less than 50,000 people!
Joseph R. Martan July 25, 2014 at 11:07 am
Western Springs is #3. Of course - the lawless element is terrified of my 14 lb. attack dachshund!Read More lol
Mike N July 25, 2014 at 04:02 pm
looks like very limited criteria was used... some of those towns are Pits...
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hometown July 25, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Any competitor knows that if it's allowed, then it's fair game to use...so you're comment on honestRead More vs cheating is irrelevant. Non flopping rules were established this season, so pior to this season it was allowed. Back to era discussion..jordan would fair similar if the same rules applied and vice versa..the outcome is they utilize ever aspect that avail to win and in any situation the both are still dominate players...so show me a video of where a magority of LB points in any given game are based on flopping as opposed to his ability to score over an opponent...then that would justify your rant and honesty, but a foul or two.does not make a player or a game
RALPH MALPH July 25, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Never said majority of his points comes off flops , but I do see him flop just as much as anyone . IRead More do not see any indication of jordan flopping , so come up with something better . Jordan would never flop like these guys do , never seen it . How come you never heard of flopping in the jordan era ? Exactly . Point proven
hometown July 25, 2014 at 04:53 pm
Obviously you see what you want...flop and fake stomach pain..then as rebound comes his way he'sRead More healed the grace of Zeus to grab rebound go down court and score... maybe you're right the video lies and that was lebron dressed as jordan. Now back in the real world...that's what folks call flopping....
Voice of Reason July 24, 2014 at 08:37 am
"Some, such as the Blue Brothers, you probably knew were filmed in Chicago."? "theRead More Blue Brothers"? I wonder if they did any of the filming for that movie near Soldier's Field?
B.S. Buster July 24, 2014 at 07:37 pm
But you dong see the film "Chicago" on the list. It was filmed in Toronto
B.S. Buster July 24, 2014 at 07:52 pm
But you don't see the film "Chicago" on the list. It was filmed in Toronto
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Dan Jenks July 24, 2014 at 02:25 pm
Walter, what's the "nightmare" that people warned was coming if we passed the referendum?Read More Please explain.
Walter White July 24, 2014 at 02:48 pm
The district not coming up with the 25 mil, mismanagement of funds, cost overruns, pick one. ButRead More I'm sure none of those things will happen. Rah Rah!
Walter White July 24, 2014 at 02:49 pm
And the thought that a community group will ensure the projects are delivered as promised isRead More laughable.
Doremus Jessup July 24, 2014 at 01:04 pm
After reading the headline I thought it was a story about Reboot's Sugar Momma's pending divorce.
ayar July 25, 2014 at 01:42 pm
@Edward - "ayar...you seem to be saying rich people need to work...need more money and the likeRead More and go into politics to be successful. " huh ? say whaaat ? nope, Edward, actually the EXACT opposite. I think *poorer* people need to get involved in politics, or the Rich politicians will eat them ALIVE. "I'm a businessman and I'm running for office" generally means vote for the OTHER guy.
ayar July 25, 2014 at 01:52 pm
oh, and I'd rather see someone in office that has experience in the public sector as opposed toRead More private, and understands the reason for both to exist side by side, which Mr. Rauner [who doesn't seem to be able to answer a lot of reporters questions] doesn't. It sure seems like a hedge fund manager is looking at the pensions in Illinois like a big piggy bank in need of a sledgehammer for him and his buds to cash in on. Which is NOT the case, people payed into those things with their blood, sweat and tears. And you talk about sucking up to boss's parties, and so on. How do people in the BUSINESS world advance ? we both know. So yes, I'd rather vote for a politican who actually knows that side of the street who will keep after our federal reps to keep the faucet flowing.
Vicky Kujawa July 22, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Barry and Michelle aren't planning on coming back to ILLAnnoy; they're buying a multi-million dollarRead More estate in a gated community in Rancho Mirage. They be'z down with the everyday peoples!
Vicky Kujawa July 22, 2014 at 08:00 pm
Bill and Hill are po peoples.
Vicky Kujawa July 22, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Bill and Hill be po peoples
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 09:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 07:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 11:21 am
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
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Jamie July 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Rick Johnson – I agree that Illinois has to be more competitive, it’s just a fact ofRead More life. But is there an end to how far we should stoop? It is not just Illinois, but even the business friendly states that are losing out to foreign competition. And while red states are whipsawing blue states, all our states are being adversely affected. In 2013 according to Walgreen’s annual report, they paid about $134 million in state taxes which was about 2.2% of their earnings. What that does not reflect is the $6 million tax credit over a 10 year period nor does it reflect $625,000 in state incentives to train employees. Souce: http://redecatur.com/walgreens-to-renounce-u-s-citizenship/. But, I thought that the Illinois corporate tax rate was between 7% to 9%. In the US we previously argued which was better between red & blue states, and perhaps Walgreens would consider moving to Texas since their stated tax rate is 0% (Not really accurate since they have other ways of taxing corporations) but cheaper none the less. The nominal tax rate for the US is 35%, but corporations with a tax accounting department never actually pay that amount, and in fact many profitable corporations actually net rebates rather that actually paying taxes. I should clarify that those corporations that actually accrue a tax liability will defer the majority of if and therefore the cash actually transferred to the federal/state government is delayed for years. That amounts to an interest free loan in my opinion. But, individuals do not get to defer their taxes indefinitely like corporations. According to Walgreens 2013 annual report, their pre-tax earnings were $3,895 million and they paid $1,122 million (28.8%) but when one considers their tax deferral of $816 million their effective tax rate in 2013 was actually 7.9% As I understand, Switzerland’s nominal tax rate is 17%. I do not know if their effective tax rate is less than that. But I have to ask the questions. Are Illinois taxes really that high when one considers incentives and tax breaks? OK, so Texas’ state tax rate is lower and I understand the allure of moving to Texas, but Walgreens like many other corporations are no longer whipsawing U.S. states, they are saying to hell with all the states and denouncing their U.S. allegiance by exploiting the benefits of inversion. So are the red states taxes too high as well? Or is it the US tax rate that is too high. Again, I want to point out the difference between the nominal rate of 35% vs. Walgreens effective tax rate of 7.9%. Oh and another thing to consider, when corporations leave the burden falls on the individual tax payers. But, that burden is further compounded when those jobs like the ones in Deerfield IL are moved to Switzerland; there are less employed people in the pot to pay the deficits left by the inversion exploiters. I also read where Walgreens received $16.7 billion from Medicare & Medicaid in 2013. Should we maybe consider legislation to spend taxpayer dollars from Medicare & Medicaid to US based pharmacies? Or at least corporations that maintain their headquarters in the US. And I bet the savings that Walgreens realizes will still be spent on lobbying efforts to lessen the tax rate on the US operations that they still have to pay.
Rick Johnson July 22, 2014 at 11:02 am
Jamie, Your response was very well articulated and researched, however I'm not sure the type of taxRead More reform I'm eluding to should be thought of as "stooping". Are their countless loop holes and special deals in place to lower the effective tax rate for companies like Walgreen, encouraging them to keep their jobs and revenue in our state? Absolutely. But that is precisely the problem. Special deals have to be made because our corporate rate is so high. Roughly 70% of the jobs in our country come from small businesses. These same small businesses aren't afforded the special deals received by companies like Abbott, Cat or Walgreen, making it even harder for them to grow and create jobs. Here's the bottom line, it is the responsibility of the CEO and their Board to improve their bottom line and grow their business - growth that is vital for our communities. The trickle down effect of new jobs and subsequent tax dollars feed into things like better education for our kids and lower healthcare costs for our families. But until we decide to actually do something to encourage this growth, we'll continue to see our communities suffer.
Jamie July 22, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Rick, I guess I could have used a better term than stoop, but corporations keep whipsawing statesRead More against each other and now even the US vs. other nations. A line needs to be drawn to say that corporations that want to operate in the US need to abide by a certain standard that is fair for all. If we compare our tax rate to Switzerland for example, we are ignoring the fact that they do not have a comparable military that we have that preserves democracy and capitalism for our nation and many others. However, I do understand that you were referring more so to small business owners, but Walgreens for example competes with small business owners such as ma & pa pharmacies which I cannot even think of any off hand and ma & pa convenience stores. Those tax breaks that Walgreens (just one company out of many that are exploiting inversion) are receiving are used as an unfair advantage against ma & pa stores who in turn want tax breaks as well. Then the downward spiral continues. Eventually government (local, state, fed) bills need to be paid. I am a fiscal-conservative, social-liberal which may be necessary to disclose my next point. Trickle Down Economics is often cited for many reasons, but usually only translates to tax breaks for Big Corporations which are job killers rather than creators over the long-term. The rhetorical dialogue needs to be changed or updated to emphasize the needs that you are talking about. Which means in my opinion holding those candidates who defend Trickle Down Economics accountable for its exploitation and failures and ask how they might improve it. Since the Reagan era, the nominal tax rate has fallen, and yet still net high paying jobs has fallen since then. Yet we somehow the US did not collapse when the top tax bracket was at 90% during or prior to the Kennedy era. I do understand that the economy has gotten globally competitive since the 90% tax bracket and that the technological advances have changed the economic landscape since Reagan so it is not a simple fix. Yet, our tax system has not absorbed those technological changes nor has it addressed all the unfair (my opinion) trade agreements with other nations. We got to re-examine the same political rhetorical dialogue when our candidates keep regurgitating their campaign agendas. Thanks for your compliments on my articulation. I try. I feel it is better to be respectful than to insult opposing views. However, I think we are on the same page for the most part.
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Dr G July 20, 2014 at 09:09 am
Knock that old turd out.
Barbara Smith July 20, 2014 at 03:16 pm
You Know the lack of respect for older and even younger people nowdays just shows that Our societyRead More is in trouble. People have no manners and the young people are rude and act like trash. Due to the lack of upbringing By the parents We need to teach manners in school. Before this whole country goes to hell if it already hasn't. One question for You Dr G. What if that was Your Dad or Your grandpa. Would You like someone to knock Them Out?
Ralph "Cash" Beardsley July 20, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Old man age 67- go and take a nice, big dosage of ambien- you should be ashamed of yourself- by theRead More way- I'm age 66- do the world a great big favor and get in bed and pull the covers over your head and stay that way!!
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Bryan Harz July 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm
AAARGGHHHH HAVE YOU NOT READ A THING I HAVE WRITTEN
Bryan Harz July 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Go on...
Johnny R July 25, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Cindy, marijuana is a cure for cancer but you are not smart enough to know that! What kind ofRead More person wants to keep it out of the hands of people that are fighting cancer? You and our corrupt government that's who!... Its a cure in 1999 Rick Simpson found the cure for cancer - in 2001 he tried to tell the world! http://youtu.be/Ckn5LrzoU7k
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