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Robert March 14, 2014 at 01:59 PM
@Arthur Wulf Achieving balance in a debate can hardly be done with defective facts and faultyRead Morepresum ptions not to mention religious prejudice. The actual acreage required for a religious facility in Northbrook is NOT, as you assert 2 acres, but 50,000 sq. feet for R1 zoning and 30,000 sq. feet for R2 zoning, 1.14 and .68 acre, respectively (Northbrook zoning regulations section 3-110). As is clear from the voices of the neighborhood, peace, tranquility and quality of life is the priority of the residents, not the increased real estate value. The purely speculative argument you make about the real estate prices may be your main criteria of judgment and concern, it clearly is not of the ones who will be affected by the unwanted intrusion. Reaching your irrelevant conclusion you show that you did not understand the concerns of those who oppose the construction. Religion has nothing to do with it but you did tip your hand and showed us your prejudice.
Ric Warchol March 14, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Robert, well stated.
Eliot Tokowitz March 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM
I agree. Well put, Robert. I, like many of the neighbors opposed to the synagogue, am Jewish. AllRead Moreth is means is that I don't want a public use facility built next to my home. It has nothing to do with religion. The argument that A. Wulf makes about property value completely misses the point. We are also dumbfounded by the lack of transparency, which I regret to say has possibly reinforced some hurtful stereotypes. I hope those who are following this will resist the temptation to generalize.
Deborah Stern Harris March 01, 2014 at 07:52 AM
No guns...no unnecessary apostrophes...
Bill Leseberg March 06, 2014 at 08:27 AM
First, I would not give my money, and do business, with a company that had a "Guns - NoRead MoreService " policy, period! Second, If a business/company has a "Guns - No Service" policy, that forces a girl/woman/man to leave their gun in their vehicle or at home. If a person is robbed inside their building, e.g., a bank, or if in their parking lot, e.g., a bank, Walmart, mall, and they get robbed/purse snatched, and/or carjacked, that business should be held liable, and accountable, and be sued for a person's monetary loss, emotional distress, inconvenience, and anything else that an attorney can add onto it. A business with a "Guns- No Service" policy serves no good to anyone, except a criminal. It is a 'disservice' to the people wanting to do business with them. If you hold a carry/concealment permit you have every right to take your gun into any business, but not into a courthouse, federal building, and I believe schools are now included.
Ken Fine January 24, 2014 at 08:05 AM
This meeting has nothing to do with you losing your constitutional rights. I believe it was toRead Moreexpla in the new law that is in place to explain its nuances and applications. Stop spreading misinformation. They are using their first amendment right to free speech. It's the first amendment for a reason.
Dan Cox January 24, 2014 at 04:46 PM
Ken Fine, Rep. Laurie Fine is a well known Gun-Control Advocate, that voted against Passing theRead MoreConc eal Carry Law...even though the Federal Courts had ordered the State of Illinois to Pass a CCW Law. Rep. Laurie Fine only invited Gun-Control Advocates to the forum and was not going to allow any rebuttal to their statements. This Draconian and tyrannical kind of governmental leadership is not acceptable. The Glenview Village Officials were absolutly correct in shutting down this ill-conceived and poorly planned event. When an elected Official is going to have a public forum on something that is in regards to our Constitutional Rights... they had better allow both sides to be presenting their side of the facts, otherwise you will have citizens ready and willing to defend their Rights, whether you like it or not...First Amendment Rights!
Dan Cox January 24, 2014 at 04:56 PM
NOTE: There was a Glenview Police Station Event last year, where the Gun-Control AdvocatesRead Moreattempted to have one of their one-sided meetings and we took it over with over 400 Gun-Owners saying no to your agenda!We were ready to be arrested if need be, to defend our Rights! I was there and so was my 8 year old Son, D.J., we were with the protesters outside and we remember the event as... "Freezing for Freedom!" The winds of change are coming to Illinois and we are going to fight for our Rights, anywhere, anytime.
barb norman January 06, 2014 at 06:20 PM
I don't know who or where your agent is, but I have had nothing but the finest service from PeterRead MoreMa rsten and crew - right here in Brookfield on Federal Road. They truly keep you in good hands. Sorry you had such a rotten experience.
Dan Cox January 02, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Wild West... Chicago, with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation is Murder City USA. Elena, Read Moreshop at the big Saks ffth Ave in H.P., oh wait, they went out of business.
Dan Cox January 04, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Wild West... Skokie had three Armed Robberies in just two days... even though they enacted anRead MoreAssaul t Weapons Ban that is exactly like the Highland Park Assault Weapons Ban, Hmmm Do you think the criminals from Chicago like an unarmed populace? Do you think they like the idea of you not being able to defend yourself? That is how predators think you know!
Ed60062 January 08, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Since Illinois is the last state to allow concealed carry, I wonder which states Elena considersRead Morepar t of the "wild west." Whether you are for or against guns, it is foolish to think criminals care about obeying the law.