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State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Willie Wilmette April 23, 2014 at 07:19 am
We do not fund the Lincoln Library properly, now we can have another underfunded library!
Stones April 23, 2014 at 07:38 am
The link below provides answers about presidential libraries and their funding:Read More http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/faqs/#8 Of particular note: How is a Presidential Library paid for and funded? A Presidential Library is constructed with private or non-Federal funds donated to non-profit organizations established usually for the express purpose of building a Presidential Library and supporting its programs. Some libraries have also received construction and development funding from state and/or local governments. The library is then transferred to the Federal government and operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through its congressionally appropriated operating budget. Some staff and programs at Presidential libraries are paid for with funds from associated private foundations organized to fund the construction of the library and provide continuing support for library programs and special events, such as conferences and exhibitions. It turns out local taxpayers have provided support in the past. Not to say that we should with this one. Also, once opened, they are administered by the federal government with federal employees. So, in fact, we are paying for all of them in some way.
Seymour Taylor April 23, 2014 at 07:38 am
Bravo to you Jay Jay for doing credible research and downloading these "facts" from theRead More internet. Of course you know that if its on the internet it must be true.
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:10 am
@Greg Smith - LOL. More nonsense from the Rush crowd. Millions of blacks who are just asRead More disadvantaged as your scumbag gang banger buddies don't drive around shooting up their neighborhoods. You are also, clearly a racist. There are millions of white Americans who aren't born into money and who are unemployed. You should be thankful that we still have a war on drugs. Legalize drugs remove your profits and all of your homies are going to be unemployed and no Ford Foundations to give you grants.
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!
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Darth Prophet April 23, 2014 at 06:28 am
I see some of the Hitler youth ie Bod and his servant Flora. Ok Bob now I take offense at yourRead More comment and believe you should be punished but because of the internet I'm not quit sure if was actually you who made the whole post so I will send in some thugs round up every one near to you, take all the devices and put you all in little rooms and question you all for a few hours to get to the bottom of it. .. It's the damn internet to do what this moron mayor did is an offense to all Americans. The mayor the judges and the police chief do not have what it takes to be trusted agents of the state. End of story. go pound sand bob!
Ronda Wheeler April 23, 2014 at 06:50 am
Bob and Flora apparently voted for Obama too. They have no regard for our rights and theRead More constitution of this country. Line up Bob and Flora, get your Kool Aid!
voice of america April 23, 2014 at 07:47 am
Judges are standing together it does not take 3 to get a warrant for his arrest. this is the JudgesRead More way of saying f u America, One for all and all for one the Judges are. So lets disbar all of them. Publish their names. fluid the IL. Bar complaint center, Keep doing it to they removed as judges they are unfit to serve as american judges.
President Obama
McCloud April 22, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I happen to agree with you, however when speaking with people who don't understand this the best IRead More can convey is that RR provided the environment necessary for the massive job creation. People have the strange conception that jobs are the benefit, as a business owner jobs are a cost. Public sector job creation most of the time is also a cost with the product many times irrelevant. But crafty campaign speeches from public sector enablers have been around for ages, and people drink it in.
stanley seigler April 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm
we have a "a failure to comunitcate" [cool hand luke] and a failure to compare apples +++Read More the cloudy one cherry picked RR 6 vice 8 years ... think it might clarify issues if the cloudy one would just provide ref/link from which he cherry picked and which he hasnt and probably wont... <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< FYI and as mentioned: RR, bush-one, bush-two (see link above) in 20 years produced less jobs than clinton did in 8 years +++ ie, DEM policies produce more jobs than GOP policies ... and BO created FACT: BO (2009-13) created 1.2M jobs. NOT NOT zero jobs as the cloud posted with NONO ref. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ in the mean time accept grumpy's opine: No president creates jobs and the fact jobs were being lost in 2008 and are now being added +++ and that the economy is improving +++ your call re the reasons!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< @jim miss you point +++ we all know RR served 8 years and 4x12 is 48 ... what's yo point ... or do you have one??
jim April 23, 2014 at 07:17 am
@STANLEY YOU SAID..." RR term covered 96 months (4 yrs)
City of Elmhurst has set aside April 26, May 3 and May 10 for Spring Clean-Up.
Joy April 17, 2014 at 06:50 am
Of course we would choose the option of paying double time to refuse workers and letting the streetsRead More be clogged with junkers and debris for three weeks straight. Who are these people running our city ?
Pamela Uslander (center, back row) and the remnants of a Hot Dog Lady flashmob. | Pam Uslander
Ercie Berwick April 12, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I say leave "The Hot Dog Lady" alone. She lends a lot of class to the downtown area. IRead More love to see her there when I'm weary and tired and hungry, and I always make a beelline for her cart, order one of her luscious hot dogs with a drink and sit down on one of the benches nearby to rest up and have my little feast. Don't the city fathers have more important things to think about other than "The Hot Dog Lady?" Heavens to Elizabeth!!!
Jim Court April 16, 2014 at 09:42 pm
I have heard it said that the city DID try to constructively get this resolved but Pam may have notRead More responded in a timely manner. I hope I understand this properly. Pam has gotten so much publicity about this that she will reap huge benefits. She could never buy the extent of publicity she is receiving. Pam is a nice lady, no doubt.
Ercie Berwick April 16, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Concerning all the positive free publicity Pam has received, all I can say is "HOT DOG!"Read More ROFLOL!!!!!! :)
Emmet Paulson April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
The guy who is in didn't hand out water bottles, just a lot of hot air
Senator Breckinridge April 10, 2014 at 07:41 am
jimbo, what do you mean by 'exiating rules'. According to Mr. Webster, there is no such word asRead More exiate. There is a word "expiating"; but the verb expiate means "to atone for; or to make amends or reparations for". Thus, the usage of expiate implies some sort of guilt based action. Assuming you meant expiating, what is the city guilty of ? btw, Doremus, you are spot on - these people think they are so important - reminds one of the scene in "Animal House" when Otter blurts out "point of parliamentary procedure". And I don't think they have any idea how much they look like petty bullies attempting to "re-regulate" this lady under the guise of public safety. sort of like a kangaroo court.
Joy April 10, 2014 at 08:50 am
I am not surprised at all. Anything the council doesn't want to deal with is put on hold. Leave theRead More poor woman alone already.
McCloud April 22, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Which lie is worse? "If you like your doctor/insurance policy, you can keep it." Or (toRead More the Ukraine) "Hand over your nukes, don't worry, we've got your back"
Gerald Vigue April 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm
Maxwell, I am still waiting for your website, or an invite to tour your multi-million company.Read More Really, I love industry on parade, and I liked to take students on corporate tours. As far as you can keep your insurance, you could keep it if it was not junk insurance. Unfortunately, over 900,000 policies in California and Kentucky alone were junk, and these states sued the companies for them. Companies had 3 years to comply with the ACA standards, and they couldn't even do that. Further, Obama gave them 20% profits, and they still want to screw you for more! Emsley was made over $400 million, McGuire $1.3 billion by sending people to death, and the SOBs want more of your money, or your death. Obama stopped the law suits against insurance fraud, because the fraudulent lawsuits would have put the ACA in court which would have stopped the enactment of the ACA. And the companies largely relented, and less than 1 million lost coverage, and most got a better deal out of the whole thing after they factored in the Gov support. Now, about your complaints. Read Potter's books, esp. Obamacare, what it means to me. There is an ACA policy for you. And your old insurance was junk. If you are too lazy to study, then find a reputable insurance salesman who can guide you through it. I studied old age insurance for four years, with 4 different salespeople before I found suitable insurance. Insurance is important, and it’s important that you stop blaming Obama for your screwing of yourself. Do your homework. From your answers to my questions, I would guess none of you whiners have ever done any homework on anything, and have the curiosity of G. Bush. And constantly remember, Fox News is sponsored by Prince Al Weleed Bin Talal, a Saudi Prince who makes billions by screwing Americans, just like you. Anything you learn from Fox has been censored by the Saudis, who gave Fox $2.3 Billion, for that privilege, and Saudi's love war. As far as Ukraine is concerned, why don't you guys go and fight. But take your wallet, not mine. We presently have over 600 bases and posts in over 140 countries. Most of which you could not even name. There are over 225 countries requesting further American assistance, I hope you wallet is very, very big. About 11% of the economy of S. Carolina is federal military spending, on WWII style bases. Ever wonder why Lindsay Graham wants to fight forever everywhere?? I'll let you pay for that. Ukraine and Iraq are twins; full of people who say they want our help until we give it, and then they will say F-you, but give me more money. You guys never learn.
McCloud April 23, 2014 at 07:41 am
You need to stop with the 20% profit margin, try reading about what defines a business's profit andRead More what is an expense. I know it sounds good from the polluted information you are fed on a daily basis, but insurance company profits for health insurance has been around 2.5%. Let me try to break it down for you, for every dollar of premium now, $0.85 goes towards paying claims, then you have 2.5% state tax, 10% to pay the electric bill, payroll, capital equipment, lease, paper, postage, .... Then when all that is paid, whatever is left over is deemed profit moron.
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!
Jim Court March 28, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Would it not be a vastly superior idea to locate part of the public works to the Northside ofRead More Elmhurst in the commercial and industrial area west of York Rd. ? It is hugely inefficient to have vehicles and employees waste huge amounts of time, manhours, gas and wear and tear on equipment traveling back and forth. I would divide the town in half with the tracks as the dividing line. The community is geographically large enough to warrant this and any time and motion study would support what I am saying. Innovative thinking and constructive problem solving is the answer.
Jim Court April 2, 2014 at 08:37 am
I am always amazed by the lack of community response. I believe we are a fairly educated communityRead More so it confuses me. Are we this disengaged or perhaps exceptionally busy. Has the Patch lost its voice in the community?
j April 2, 2014 at 10:06 am
Any attempt to contact the Oltean family or their attorney for comment on this story? What was theRead More offer price and independent estimate of fair market value? Wouldn't the offer price be public information? Lorraine, that might be a good update to this "news advisory" from city hall.
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.
WLA March 27, 2014 at 02:52 pm
It has been a long Elmhurst added so many new houses in one location at one time and we have oneRead More chance to get this right. While the tax revenues generated from the new homes will benefit the city as a whole, it is primarily Field School and to a lesser degree Sandburg that will shoulder the burden of the influx of students. I appreciate my alderwoman's forward thinking on this matter. Where her kid's go to school or how much her tax bill none of my business. Her job is to look out for the best interests of her constituents.
Mike W March 30, 2014 at 09:25 am
Total funding for this project and apartments on Hahn Street should support another elementaryRead More school or significant expansion of Hawthorne, Field, and Sandburg. No portable classrooms! Total funding being from impact fees, continuing property taxes, state funding etc...blinders can't be keep on and forget the magnitude of what's going on at Hahn Street. Tie this up by oversizing impact fees on Hospital Project ($25k per lot minimum) until funding from both Hospital and Hahn Street figured out. Make the Hospital impact fee carry over to the Hahn Street project until the matter is resolved and school funding sorted out.
Dan March 30, 2014 at 10:15 am
New house construction has been a cash cow for the city over the past decade. It replaced the taxRead More revenues that the car sales use to generate to the city. The cost of building permits is substantially higher then the actual cost to approve and inspect the homes being built. The new construction doesn't just bring in new tax revenue from the homes built but also increases the value and in turn the tax revenue for all the homes in Elmhurst. If it is okay to charge an impact fee by guessing on the number of students these new homes will generate why not charge an impact fee on the actual homes that have children in the school system? We need to stop using our home values as an ATM to fund our schools. Illinois is dead last in funding schools from the state. They provide less than 8% of the school budget or about $3.25 per day per child to district 205 while most of the funding comes from property taxes. The average school district in Illinois receives about 28% of their budget from Springfield. The 20% under funding our school district is burdened with equals tens of millions of dollars a year. It is time for property owners to stand up and say we already are paying way more than our fair share.
Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Naperville, wants to see another Big Ten school in Illinois.
Vincent Russell March 24, 2014 at 09:12 am
Maybe these smart high school seniors are leaving the state to attend schools in states they willRead More actually live in. They are probably learning from their parents that the more they will make, the more the state of Illinois wants--and more! If they start a business, Illinois will want even more. Dear Senators, focus on lowering taxes, fixing Illinois, and leave the Big Ten alone.
Jamie March 24, 2014 at 07:03 pm
One of my economics professors in an IL state university was explaining to us one of the majorRead More reasons U of I’s tuition has skyrocketed in recent years which was due to the costs associated with stadium renovations and other costs related to its football program. So I would suggest that the state legislature do its homework before jumping the gun on this issue, and I would hope the voters would do their homework on that as well. Also, many schools football teams that make it to the lesser bowls end up losing money and that it is the BSC organization that keeps most of the profits. I believe there are over 100 football programs in the Div 1A but only about 25 of them pay for themselves. Although, the 25 that do like say U of Michigan are able to fully support the other sports programs at the school and boost Alma mater donation. I don’t know which other IL university these lawmakers want to see join the Big 10, but if that school’s tuition is considered affordable, I would leave well enough alone.
Joe O'Malley March 24, 2014 at 11:26 pm
They should have introduced legislation that would actually reduce the unfunded debt of the State.Read More Two Republican nitwits.
Bob B March 19, 2014 at 10:08 am
Bender, these are the results strictly from DuPage County. Oberweis won the state but Truax carriedRead More DuPage.
Kent Frederick March 19, 2014 at 11:23 am
What is really interesting is that the vote between Matune and Sandack was very close in DuPageRead More County, but Sandack carried the three precincts in Will County (Bolingbrook) by a substantial margin.
Kathy S. March 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm
I agree with Bender. Where are the other party's results?
Veritas March 19, 2014 at 06:19 pm
So......give the names and the vote count PLEASE. This story is fascinating really. Elmhurst, orRead More FLOODHURST as some people call it. has a city council that is going to charge MORE MONEY for WATER! Too bad all those poor Elmhurst residents who are flooded every other month can't hoard their water in their basements and then sell it back to the city.
Veritas March 19, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Maybe instead the brilliant City of Elm / Floodhurst should erect gigantic rain barrels all overRead More town to collect all that flood water. Then the residents could get in their boats whenever it floods here and retrieve water for their use at home. And the only cost would be for the gigantic rain barrels. Then everyone here can be SO GREEN in this COOL Flooded City.
Ercie Berwick March 20, 2014 at 12:06 am
If we put our heads together, perhaps we can come up with something to get back at the City ofRead More Elmhurst concerning the rate increase in our use of water. Maybe we can all stop taking daily showers. Why do people feel they need a daily shower or a daily bath for that matter? Whatever happened to good old-fashioned sponge baths? And let's stop planting flowers and having to water them. And how about letting the grass get brown; it always comes back. It seems to me that if we put our thinking caps on, we can beat the City at their own miserable little game! Ten dollars a month increase is outrageous, and why do we have to be the helpless victims? We need to stop being "victims" and stand up and be counted. It wouldn't hurt to picket City Hall! Anybody thought about that??? :(
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.
Ken March 14, 2014 at 11:32 am
I voted early and they had the nerve to ask me for my ID! I asked the judge why now and not when IRead More vote during the general election and I was told it was to protect my ballot from being stolen! I should have the right to steal votes just like they do everywhere else! Where's Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when you need them?
LunchLadyU March 15, 2014 at 11:20 pm
During Early Voting your ID is requested, but if you vote on the regular election day in yourRead More precinct you are not required to show ID because they verify your signature.
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.
Vincent Russell March 12, 2014 at 09:15 am
With ramps, or underpass, they can still be in business. Millions of travelers will benefit.Read More Clearly the greater good prevails in this case.
Jim R March 12, 2014 at 10:32 am
Vincent I understand your point and wish they would have done this years ago, but remember it is theRead More clowns in the state running the show. They would probably turn that into a multi year project and have to buy private property for easement. All they have done for us is bankrupted the state, murdered unborn children, and made a mockery of marriage. I do not respect Quinn or Cullerton. Wish they would go some place else and work for a living.
J. Geoff Rove March 12, 2014 at 06:20 pm
Under 26 years of Republican governors, the suburbs got little in construction compared to all theRead More license and gas taxes paid. Sure, the ride to Hinsdale on Il-83 was improved by Dillard, but then nothing at 63rd, Plainfield, or 75th. The Dupage Tollway scammers didn't want any improvements at North and IL-83, then people would avoid the Tolled I-294.
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!
Panelists discuss surge in DuPage County heroin abuse at Yellow Box Community Christian Church in Naperville. Mark Piccoli, director of DuMEG, activist Karen Hanneman and Jim Scarpace, of the Gateway Foundation Treatment Center.
Idont Givitout February 26, 2014 at 11:48 am
The solution to the problem is the law enforcement community should assume possession means it isRead More for personal use. Therefore they should make the possessor consume the entire quantity in possession at one time. Problem solved!
Jim Court February 28, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Idont Why don't they do that if you are on the way home and you have a large quantity of alcoholRead More you just have purchased? I assume you are being factitious.
Idont Givitout February 28, 2014 at 05:07 pm
I agree, too bad I have heart problems that prevent me from drinking alcohol. The low sodium partRead More sucks too
Kelly February 25, 2014 at 07:30 am
It is so sad that these burdans are on the victim not the lovely folks who perpatrate the crimes. IRead More suggest a bill should also remove the cell phone buyback kiosks at shopping malls, especially on route 59. People standing 5 deep with sometimes 8 phones???