Posts Tagged “suburbs”

Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

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Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor Or, how the Suburbs got their name. Suburban residents should have the right to vote to select Chicago’s next mayor since Chicago survives not only on the taxes it collects from its residents but from nearly 30 percent of the taxes collected from residents who live in the…

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Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman

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Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman

Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman Pro-taxpayer champion and 17th District Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison re-elected as leader of the Cook County Republican Organization. Morrison led the drive to block the oppressive soda and sweetened drink tax imposed by former Chicago Machine alderman and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Sean Morrison, the…

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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax Sean Morrison upholds the anti-tax mandate of the voters in the suburbs of Chicagoland leading the charge to repeal Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s oppressive one-cent per-ounce tax on soda pop and sweetened taxes. Preckwinkle selected the tax because it would shield many of her own constituents…

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Breaking: Fatality in accident on 87th Street in Bridgeview

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Breaking: Fatality in accident on 87th Street in Bridgeview

Breaking: Fatality in accident on 87th Street in Bridgeview An accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on the 87th Street Bridge between Oketo Avenue (about 7400 West) and 78th Avenue (7800 West) has closed off the street to all traffic, Bridgeview Police announced. The pedestrian (either walking or on a bicycle – it hasn’t…

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Bridgeview police search for armed suspect

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Bridgeview police search for armed suspect

Bridgeview police search for armed suspect Suspect sought in Bridgeview assault. On Aug 17, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Officers of the Bridgeview Police Department responded to an armed robbery, which had just occurred at the Salvation Army store located at 9000 S. Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, Illinois. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a 31-year-old female victim [name withheld]…

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Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation

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Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation

Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation Several members of the Cook County Board on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the oppressive sales tax pushed by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, responding to outrage and anger from over taxed cook county residents. By Ray Hanania Calling Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s 1 cent per ounce sales tax…

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Rauner blocks legislative rape of suburban taxpayers

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Rauner blocks legislative rape of suburban taxpayers

Rauner blocks legislative rape of suburban taxpayers Once again the Illinois Legislature is stepping in to bailout wasteful spending and mismanagement at the Chicago Public Schools but forcing suburban taxpayers to pay extra to cover the city’s debt. Instead of making Chicago residents pay for their own failed institutions, the Chicago controlled legislature is forcing…

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Opposition to Preckwinkle soda tax building

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Opposition to Preckwinkle soda tax building

Opposition to Preckwinkle soda tax building Consumers in Cook County’s suburbs are the targets of a new tax imposed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who is based in Chicago. The tax excludes pop purchased by lower income and welfare supported buyers, such as using SNAP, but targets middle income homeowners in the county’s…

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Home sales up in Chicago suburbs in April

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Home sales up in Chicago suburbs in April Chicago-Area Home Sales Presented Mixed Picture in April, RE/MAX Reports; Home Values Rise, Unit Sales Dip Slightly April sales data showed the seven-county, Chicago-area housing market maintaining a strong sales pace, RE/MAX reports. April sales topped 10,000 units for the second consecutive year, and home values continued…

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Chicago suburban rents rising, nationwide trend

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Chicago suburban rents rising, nationwide trend

Chicago suburban rents rising, nationwide trend As rent becomes more expensive, renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas, according to a new Zillow® report. For the first time in four years, suburban rents are rising faster than…

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Chicagoland No. 2 destination for U-Haul renters

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Chicagoland No. 2 destination for U-Haul renters

Chicagoland No. 2 destination for U-Haul renters Chicago continues to safeguard its standing as the No. 2 U-Haul U.S. Destination City, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report. Chicago saw a 5.8 percent drop in 2016 arrivals compared to 2015, although it managed to stave off San Antonio as the second busiest U.S. market…

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve By Ray Hanania I don’t hate the people of Chicago, but I do worry about the city where they live. The fact that everyday at least one or two people are murdered on the streets of the city is enough to cause worry. You can’t blame…

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