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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Resurgence now is as a bedroom community for Chicago's booming far NW suburbs.
    That has long been the hope and dream, but when I look at Rockford having the highest crime rate of any American city between 100,000 and 200,000 I am just going to go right ahead and say that they are not there yet.


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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    That has long been the hope and dream, but when I look at Rockford having the highest crime rate of any American city between 100,000 and 200,000 I am just going to go right ahead and say that they are not there yet.


    https://lawstreetmedia.com/blogs/cri...-under-200000/
    That's, of course. the West Side. East side is a medical and aviation industry paradise. Good pay, low cost of living.

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    That's, of course. the West Side. East side is a medical and aviation industry paradise. Good pay, low cost of living.
    No kidding, I figured out a few years ago that our place on Kentucky was worth dollar for dollar about a third of what my dad paid for it in 1965.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Pretty good article here dissecting the current situation. I guess, you could say this is what happens when Democrats run amok.

    https://www.gty.org/library/question...s-it-important



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    Both parties are at fault.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Both parties are at fault.
    Hard to say that since Dems made all the laws.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Hard to say that since Dems made all the laws.
    Evening Jack
    If we went back we would see both being responsible in an irresponsible way.
    From what i recall the State must change their Constitution regarding the pensions they cannot meet payments for.
    Is the last correct?
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Evening Jack
    If we went back we would see both being responsible in an irresponsible way.
    From what i recall the State must change their Constitution regarding the pensions they cannot meet payments for.
    Is the last correct?
    Please see the link in my #4. I haven't lived in Illinois since 1976 and there hasn't been a governor I trust there since Richard Ogilvie.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    These people around here selling the story the Chicago is AOK best wake up:

    Chicago Area Employment — August 2017
    Local Rate of Employment Growth Below National Average

    Total nonfarm employment for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 4,709,800 in August 2017, up 24,700, or 0.5 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.5 percent.
    https://www.bls.gov/regions/midwest/...nt_chicago.htm

    I say that Chicago is in grave danger, in no small part because the state it is in is deeply broken, and deeply broke.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Illinois Governor Out to Smash Bankrupt 'Blue Model'
    George Will, Boston Herald

    [FONT="]. . . In 2018, Rauner will try to enlist voters in the constructive demolition of the “blue model.” It is based on Madigan’s docile herd of incumbent legislators, who are entrenched by campaign funds from government unions. Through them government, sitting on both sides of the table, negotiates with itself to expand itself. Term limits for legislators, which a large majority of Illinoisans favor, would dismantle the wall.[/FONT]
    A 60 percent supermajority of the legislature is required for such a constitutional reform. So, next year voters will be urged to oppose any legislature candidate who will not pledge to vote to put term limits on the ballot. And all candidates will be asked how often they have voted for Madigan for speaker — he has a 26 percent approval rating — and to pledge not to sin again.
    “I love a fight,” says an ebullient Rauner, whose rhetoric cannot get much more pugnacious. He calls Madigan “the worst elected official in the country” and Madigan’s machine “evil.” The nation has a huge stake in this brawl because the “blue model” is bankrupting cities and states from Connecticut to California, so its demolition here, where it has done the most damage, would be a wondrous story enhancing the nation’s glory.
    Excellent citation.

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    Both parties are at fault.
    One party is dramatically more at fault than the other, in this case.

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    There are 2 Illinois. Chicagoland, and the rest of the state.

    The current Gubernatorial field is pathetic on both sides. If I do vote, it'll be Green Party. Just to send a message.

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