Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Who's Really the Ones Selling "Hate"?

Our local administration is circulating emails, flyers, etc with the slogan "Hate Has No Home Here" which are an attack upon the Trump administration. While the local administration, and many local Democrat officials support irresponsible government spending at the expense of the working families of our communities, they attack any attempt at responsible management practices and label that which they themselves hate as "Haters." Just another disingenuous agenda by the irresponsible faction which is fostering a welfare economy which will eventually have a major collapse.
http://www.ward49.com/news/stand-up-for-all-our-neighbors-hate-has-no-home-here-signs-available-at-49th-ward-service-office/

    Stand up for ALL our neighbors: "Hate Has No Home Here" signs available at 49th Ward Service Office
    Dear Neighbor, You may have noticed signs with the message "Hate Has No Home Here" posted inwindows, yards and car bumpers throughout Rogers Park. These popular signs serve as a counter to the divisive and harmful rhetoric and policies emanating from the current occupant of the White House and a declaration of our community's solidarity with those have been the object of hateful speech and conduct.
    http://www.ward49.com
  • The 49th Ward is one of the more liberal wards in the city, so I think that Moore is pretty safe politically.

  • But, Manticore, a new alderman would be great for Rogers Park.

Feb 20

Updated Feb 24

    A Look at How Illinois' Budget Fight Has Affected Residents
    The fight over Illinois' state budget has been directly felt by more than 1 million residents, from people with disabilities to seniors and college students. It also has exacerbated the state's already pathetic financial situation. Here's a look at some of the damage caused by the nearly two-year disagreement between Republican Gov.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Feb 04

Updated Feb 09

Bag Tax

We just found out that Joe Moore voted YES to this BAG TAX.
We wont be voting for him ever again.

  • steven beckerman Lifelong resident of the Rogers Park neighborhood.

    Yes, it is about revenue, but it's also about costs, as thousands these bags clog the sewers every rainstorm, costing us the taxpayers millions of dollars to clear. Not to mention the bags in the trees, and shrubs. Then of course there's the overall environment as mentioned throughout this thread. I'd rather have a bag tax, I can willingly avoid, than another property tax increase I cannot. just like cigarette taxes, they can be avoided, stop smoking!

  • ^The new President? Isn't this a LOCAL conversation?

Jan 29

Updated Feb 01

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Thanks for that info from the Cato Institute, Live. The troglodytes can't exactly claim you're quoting a bastion of liberalism.

  • True. Cato Institute is pinchy pants libertarian, ultra right. But that didn't prevent a couple of EB troll accounts, including the lurker Mango, from personally attacking you with a passive-aggressive thumbs downs

Jan 29

Updated Jan 29

RP is proudly the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago

On Saturday, 1/29/17, United States citizens were detained and threatened with deportation at multiple airports. Notably, at O'Hare International Airport. Chicago showed the world that we will not stand for these actions.

This is only the beginning. Show up, speak your voice, and gain unity with others who believe that the US is a nation of immigrants, and believe the creed written at the base of the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

It is the duty of the American public to hold accountable those who are elected to represent their constituents, or more plainly put, the people.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Early in this thread, in response to a question from Robin, this falsehood was posted: "Many years ago I took a City of Chicago taxi driver class at Harold Washington College. We had a class especifically designed to teach those coming from Muslim countries how not to discriminate against gay...

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    Early in this thread, in response to a question from Robin, this falsehood was posted: "Many years ago I took a City of Chicago taxi driver class at Harold Washington College. We had a class especifically designed to teach those coming from Muslim countries how not to discriminate against gay people (how it is illegal in the US to do so) the comments by the majority of the students would make you cringe and cry." Many years ago it was perfectly legal to descriminate against LGBT people. Robin, you let him get away with that.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    While we've been reading a lot on this thread about the horrible Communist regime in Cuba, not one word has been mentioned about the far worse Communist regime in Russia. Oh, yes, Putin is the Trumpster's good buddy, isn't he?

Jan 27

Updated Jan 28

What is Lisa Madigan's angle?

Why is Lisa Madigan getting involved in this fight? Clearly, the machine wants to bad mouth Rauner as much as possible, but Papa Madigan has veto proof majorities and can get anything passed he wants. So is Lisa doing this to make Rauner look bad and she can make a run for the mansion in the next election?

http://abc7chicago.com/news/ag-lisa-madigan-files-motion-to-stop-paying-state-employees-without-budget/1723203/

    AG Lisa Madigan files motion to stop paying state employees without budget
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed motions Thursday to stop paying state employees until a budget has been passed. The state has been without a full budget for two years. A court ruling last year put in place a preliminary injunction to force the state to pay its employees while funding for social services and higher education has been cut off by the lack of appropriations legislation.
    http://abc7chicago.com
  • Actually, JJ, the correlation between the rise in violence and defunding of Cease Fire is demonstrable--it maps closely, and there has not been a spike in the one neighborhood where they're still operative. I don't know how to link on this iPad (I know, incompetence!) but Gary Slutkin (sp?) has been eloquent on this on this and has shared the data. Correlation is not causation, of course, but by that standard there's no way to prove anything along these lines, so as an objection that doesn't make sense.

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @JJ - The State of Illinois contracts with scores of external agencies to provide essential services for which the state does not have the resources or personnel with the appropriate expertise to perform.

    Those services include such things as providing safe havens for domestic abuse victims and in-home services for...

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    @JJ - The State of Illinois contracts with scores of external agencies to provide essential services for which the state does not have the resources or personnel with the appropriate expertise to perform.

    Those services include such things as providing safe havens for domestic abuse victims and in-home services for a variety of eldercare and long-term care needs.

    Those external social service agencies are the ones not getting paid and must use their capital reserves and cut services.

    Therefore, your original statement is still incorrect. There the budget problem has a direct impact and prevents the provision of essential services.

Jan 27

Updated Jan 28

property tax slush fund

They jack up our taxes, come up with a stupid refund procedure most people didnt even bother with, most of the money goes unclaimed, and now its a slush fund to blow on whatever.

How about just putting the money where it was supposed to go in the first place?

nah...free money!

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @RPguy - Can you provide a little more substance to your post? Who is "they" and what is the "stupid refund procedure" to which you are referring?

  • The Raging Scotsman Mindful, compassionate skeptic

    "Politics is like a snake: you cannot easily discern its intentions, the direction it will move in, nor the moment it will strike- but you do know it's dangerous to your health- and that is the only certainty upon which you may reliably act."
    -David Chambers (1958- )

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