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lilacorn1956 July 19, 2014 at 07:15 am
From what I have read so far, the cost of purchasing and making changes is NOT worth the price tag.Read More After purchasing the building, we will not own the property because of the Techny's 99 year clause. Besides that problem, we still willing only have a tiny indoor walking path and small indoor pool for 35,000 people. My vote is no.
Ed60062 July 19, 2014 at 08:52 am
Most of the plan for Five Seasons duplicates existing facilities. There has got to be less expensiveRead More ways to add whatever is missing.
Meshephelous July 18, 2014 at 09:02 am
Wah wah wah TR. Glad to see that the plan commission cares about maintaining the character of aRead More bedroom community.
concerned citizen July 19, 2014 at 07:08 am
If you want to live in "Schaumburg" Move! Most people here in Northbrook are happy withRead More our bedroom community!
S.F. July 21, 2014 at 07:04 am
This is ridiculous. Waukegan Road at Willow is a commercial district. The neighbors to the car washRead More would be a drug store and a bank. It is ironic that if you go a few miles north to Waukegan and Shermer, you will find a car wash, a drug store and bank. If Northbrook continues to shoot down every commercial business that tries to come in, how will we be able to afford a tennis club that we don't need?!? Oh that's right, just raise the property taxes for the residents.
Jim Kelly July 16, 2014 at 11:26 am
So now our leaders are disavowing the decision they made to build the new water tower by saying theyRead More didn't know. IT IS THEIR JOB TO KNOW! When the election comes around, remember that these people are spending $6.7 million to correct their original $2.5 million problem!
Michael Liberman July 16, 2014 at 11:54 am
And this is the smae leadership that is going to waste our money on 5 seasons.
Michael Liberman July 16, 2014 at 11:57 am
And this is the same group that will waste our money and doesn't have the answers to the questionsRead More people have on Five Seasons. Yes, I know it's the park district, part of the same government.
Dan Rutherford sings "Happy Birthday."
Bambi July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am
I think it was very tacky. If I had just lost my husband 3 months ago, I wouldn't want someone toRead More remind me of his birthday in a public way like that. I would already be aware of it and prefer to grieve and remember him without publicity.
Karen M. Bushy July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am
"Bambi", Mr. Rutherford does not do it in a "public way". It is an email thatRead More comes to your own personal email box if you register your birthday with Mr. Rutherford's website. It was Mr. Brady who chose to make the birthday greeting public, not Mr. Rutherford. If Mr. Brady didn't want it publicized, he could have and should have just deleted it and moved on. Why does his deceased wife still have an email account that he is monitoring? That would be the bigger question in my mind.
Walter White July 16, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Another proud member of the Stupid Party.
Mission Hills
Arthur Wulf July 13, 2014 at 04:01 pm
As I understand it, the golf course is separate from M/Hills. That is why the residents don't makeRead More any contribution to the maintenance of the golf course. Subject to a court lawsuit, I doubt that Red Seal, who is pretty smart, would have started this quest, if they did not think they had pretty good grounds to be successful. Red Seal is not stupid. As an aside, when the school district wanted to raise money, the Seniors, who are basically selfish, self centered people who don't have much of a community feeling, M/H came out strongly in opposition to the betterment of the schools. So don't be surprised if many Northbrook residents are not sympathetic to their plight. When you don't care about your neighbors, don't expect your neighbors to be there when you want their help. Art Wulf (Senior and long time resident, just down the street from Mission Hills).
IgnorantA July 14, 2014 at 10:24 am
Well stated Arthur! The residents in opposition ( whose combined age is well over a million) talk aRead More good talk, pretending to care about "trees" and etc... but lets be honest here, they are only bitching because something impacts THEM. if this same development was occurring on the complete other side of town, not ONE PERSON would give a damn.... so why should I....
Xandra July 15, 2014 at 05:25 pm
I don't have an opinion on the matter, but am I understanding correctly that the new developmentRead More will be built on the golf course? And the golf course is operated separately from Mission Hills? If that's the case, can't the golf course redevelop however it pleases? That "more children in neighborhood schools" comment seems a bit odd.
Arthur Wulf July 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm
I am not surprised by this article. I have had several dealings with Ron Weddington & hisRead More ineptness.
Meshephelous July 11, 2014 at 02:25 pm
The mail always gets delivered quickly. I don't see the problem.
Pamela Ryan July 14, 2014 at 11:55 am
ridiculous behavior....how is this in anyway acceptable? These positions are so secure he does notRead More even have to pretend to care what the public sees or thinks. SMH
A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
LunchLadyU July 8, 2014 at 09:45 pm
I like that this happened at Gate B7. haha Yes, we need bees to pollinate so we have food to eat.Read More Save the bees!
Jim July 9, 2014 at 08:59 pm
In 2011, O'Hare Airport became the first U.S. airport to open an apiary on the premises. ThatRead More spring, 28 beehives were opened as part of a conservation program, according to the City of Chicago. Hansen now oversees 75 beehives at the airport, one of the world's busiest. Why didn't THIS makes the news???? Rock on honeybees!
AJ McCrea July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am
This is not Oak Lawn news.
TR July 7, 2014 at 03:45 pm
The planning commission needs to develop a backbone. I appreciate that they are concerned with theRead More neighbors, but those people bought a house next to a vacant property that is zoned commercial. What did they think was going to go there? I think a car wash is a lot better use than most. Be thankful that a department store or grocery store is not going there and that they won't have semi-trailers pulling in at all hours. Some of the commissioners in Northbrook do nothing but vote "NO" to every proposal unless there is 100% consensus. Its annoying and irresponsible to the rest of the community. My only question to the residents next door, "Did you think that the church was going to expand their convent across the street"? Let's get real. Planning Commission Board - it is time to step up and be smart.
lilacorn1956 July 10, 2014 at 08:49 am
I agree with TR. These people bought property on Waukegan Rd. What were they thinking? This has beenRead More zoned commerical for a very long time. If they wanted a quiet place to live, it was not there. PC should vote for the car wash.
Andy Shaw and the Better Government Association
Harry Callahan July 3, 2014 at 07:33 am
We have to take back our country from these dirty politicians from the WH right down to the stateRead More and local Gov. its just out of control.
Homewood Jim July 3, 2014 at 08:27 am
Cities, counties, states, countries - like fruit, rot from within. At least in this case they can'tRead More blame the Republicans, because there aren't any. One-party rule is usually called a dictatorship. And there aren't citizens, there are only slaves.
Voice of Reason July 5, 2014 at 05:40 pm
"Cook County government, led by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, refuses to release documentsRead More that would shed light on this issue."? I'm waiting for the response that will come in a week or 2 which will be the Lois Lerner/IRS excuse that the "dog ate my homework", and that Two Years Worth of Lerner's emails are Gone, and her computer Hard Drive mysteriously destroyed. Somehow, the history of this Board (with the likes of Stroger, Sr. & Jr., William Beavers, and John Daley) doesn't bode well for being Responsible with Your Taxpayer Dollars...
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David Otis July 11, 2014 at 10:05 am
I think there are to many facilities around the area that already provide what is being proposed.Read More The lost revenue from the taxes probably doesn't enter into the equation because Five Seasons will probably not be around much longer. In my opinion the city would be much better off using our tax dollars to fix the areas of poor infrastructure that leads to many flooded basements. Here's an idea. start a skunk eradication program.
IgnorantA July 11, 2014 at 10:23 am
@David, the Village and the Park District are two separate organizations.
joel kogen July 16, 2014 at 01:05 pm
If no one like the park dist plan Whey don't the sell to IMAX Or sell it to zines the comedy ClubRead More that used to be in Vernon hills Just an ideal to toss out their
The remains of Bud Kelder are believed to be buried under this cross in a Manila cemetery. Photos provided by his cousin, John Eakin, show the remains of a veteran in the Philippines and a letter from Bud to his parents.
Rose Mary Stone July 4, 2014 at 11:33 am
A lengthy list of scandals regarding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has now beenRead More publically exposed by NBC, CBS, NPR, Stars and Stripes, the Associated Press, and a host of other media investigative reports. Scathing official reports by multiple federal agencies painted efforts by JPAC as dysfunctional, duplicative, inefficient, wasteful and so poorly managed and led that JPAC simply could not do the job assigned to it. No matter how hard the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) and JPAC management tried to spin the fact that only 385 identifications in seven years with an annual budget far exceeding $100 million was someone else’s fault, the American public and Congress refused to buy this hogwash. The JPAC CIL finally admitted that it takes them an average of ELEVEN YEARS to make an identification after remains are recovered. Investigations by the Department of Defense found 600 to 1,000 sets of American servicemen's remains in cardboard boxes in the JPAC Laboratory that the CIL is incapable of identifying because their methods are antiquated and obsolete. The American public and families of MIAs who accepted the smoke and mirrors from the JPAC public relations machine for years through fraud, phony “arrival home” ceremonies, and out right lies; feel angry, humiliated, and betrayed beyond belief. A large number of current and former employees of JPAC cooperated with these investigations because they are dismayed, disillusioned, disheartened, disgusted, and still disbelieving of what they experienced at JPAC. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, in congressional testimony, spoke for many of them when he called JPAC “disgraceful”. Despite being accused of being “vindictive” and “disgruntled”, many past and present employees braved severe retaliation by the JPAC management to come forward with the truth. There are many truly dedicated men and women who work at JPAC who believe in the mission. Researchers, military recovery specialists, and field investigators who hack through jungles, climb mountains, and wade rivers only to be sabotaged in their work by a completely dysfunctional command deserve great credit for their efforts to expose JPAC’s corrupt operation. In the final analysis, no one with any common sense whatsoever believed the excuses of the JPAC Laboratory Scientific Director and other members of the leadership clique at JPAC when their disgraceful actions became public. The Secretary of Defense finally ordered JPAC dissolved and the entire operation be “overhauled”. The changes are long overdue. Yet, even now, those who remain in command at JPAC continue to make excuses and are trying to keep their high paying jobs through their usual finger pointing, denials of responsibility, and boasts that they can “overhaul” their own severe dysfunction if Congress will just give them more millions. Bovine excrement. It is now incumbent upon the Secretary of Defense to ensure that his pledge to the American public for a "paradigm shift" away from "outdated, institutionalized thinking" at JPAC becomes a reality. Such needed massive reform cannot be accomplished by changing the name of the organization, re-shuffling the same poor managers to new desks and titles, and allowing those at fault for not keeping up with modern science such as DNA, to keep their jobs. To do so would only allow the same infectious disease of arrogance and lies to the families of American heroes to take root all over again. Everyone at any level of management and culpability in the many JPAC scandals must be removed. And removed now! The disaster at JPAC has been added to the VA Hospital, Dover Mortuary, Arlington Cemetery, and the Viet Nam Unknown debacles. We cannot allow it to happen again.
Walmart tried unsuccessfully to build a store on the property.
Bran June 21, 2014 at 10:26 am
Thank goodness we are all filthy rich, and do not need tax relief, or world class low prices. OnceRead More again Northbrook buckles to the PC police. Bring on a world class dog park !
North Brook June 21, 2014 at 01:12 pm
TR July 7, 2014 at 04:59 pm
A developer who bought this property would need to have their head examined. The planningRead More commission has successfully made a mockery of Northbrook. The developer that bought this would be a moron to buy it. Northbrook is a old and dying with no new revenue.
Patch editor Joseph Hosey.
Kristina BeautifulMrs Riddle June 15, 2014 at 07:51 pm
People are hurting behind this...of course as a young writer myself I understand his want or desireRead More to share vital information with the public, however the Joliet Patch is known by many for its biased posts, racism, and ill regard for the death of those who perish in our town. This is controversial none the less...
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:03 am
I've had the chance to meet him in person he's a great guy
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:11 am
Did a story about my sister being killed by her husband really took the time to get to know her andRead More the family he's really a great guy and thanks for taking the time to get to know us and the who story it was over 10 years ago and he was just starting out here new to the area
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Meshephelous June 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm
It's not a destination point. It's a bedroom community with great schools, great parks, and lowRead More crime. Glad to see you left.
North Brook June 2, 2014 at 03:41 pm
Northbrook is not a bedroom community....it's a totally asleep community. No offense, but youRead More basically described Glenview and Deerfield as well and they manage to have dining and shopping options along with amenities we lack. Our town's leadership has no clue how to address these issues and we will all suffer as a result. The lack of shopping, dining and upgraded amenities will not be attractive to the next generation of home buyers.
Meshephelous June 2, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Deerfield has ZERO dining or shopping destinations. Just about every restaurant on Lake Cook andRead More Waukegan has closed. Downtown deerfield is a bunch of useless stores and a cramped parking lot. Glenview has nothing outside the Glen, and the Glen did so well that the developers lost millions and millions and millions of dollars on it.
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Catherine Caporusso May 29, 2014 at 06:17 am
The law was passed last summer! http://www.mpp.org/states/illinois/IllinoisHB1BillSummary.pdf
Catherine Caporusso May 31, 2014 at 06:18 am
And there will only be one allowed in all of Northfield township.
Steve S. May 23, 2014 at 07:36 am
Where is Cox on this one? Look out northbrook, he's coming for you
walnet May 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
Dan Cox May 25, 2014 at 02:50 pm
When a Conceal Carry License holder is forced to use his Concealed Handgun to defend his life... itRead More won't matter where he does it, he will still be alive. No law in the United States may violate your Right to Life and your Right to defend it. Arrest him and charge him $75.00 for the violation... I'm sure his life is worth it to him / her. Now, if said contractor were to disarm and comply with the Northbrook Rule and end up killed... the lawsuit would be in the Millions$$$. What is Northbrook doing to insure that insane people are not calling contractors to their home and while their in the basement all alone...Hmmm We do nothing to control the Mentally Ill in Illinois, but do everything to make sure one of their victims is defenseless!
Gov. Pat Quinn's front yard. | Credit: Mark Konkol/DNAInfo Chicago
Edward Andrysiak June 10, 2014 at 01:13 pm
No friends in the neighborhood? When my neighbors are gone on extended vacations and the like...IRead More zip over and cut their grass. But then I like them and value their friendship.
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I don't understand why, between the bullets and the drug dealers, nobody had a chance to go overRead More there and pour some grass killer on the lot...
Walt July 1, 2014 at 08:14 am
The individuals that worry about weeds should get a life. Weeds are a sign of a non-toxic lawn.Read More Weed free lawns usually have dangerous chemicals applied that run-off into rain sewers and end up in lakes and streams. I'd rather have a lawn that is safe for my grandchildren. Many weeds are edible. This has nothing to do with whether I vote for Quinn,
Edward Andrysiak May 16, 2014 at 10:55 am
Here is why I can't wait for this "commander in grief' to be out of office. As head of theRead More military you would think he would hop in this problem and get it fixed. Instead he waits for someone other than himself to find the solution...like he is having an out of body experience and just looking in on the goings on. At this point there is no other immediate fix other than servicing vets in the private sector via Medicare providers and family Doctors and Hospitals...Vets get a VA voucher/card to use just like Medicare. How hard would it be to implement that? Where the hell is that executive order pen he is so good with. I guess that would signal that his Obama care isn't going to work either. It sickens me to know that the gangbangers in the south side of Chicago get better and more immediate care than our Vets.
Harry Callahan May 16, 2014 at 05:31 pm
To all Veterans I think its time to take our country back whats left of it.
Just sayin June 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Maybe the problem is there isn't enough staff and not enough space for all departments? Not makingRead More excuses, just saying. I know I'm late on this post, but maybe that is something to look into?
BJ May 11, 2014 at 12:01 am
Jesus Christ! I can't stand these naysayers who never want any progress in Northbrook. We're oneRead More of the most affluent communities in the country and I have to drive to the Glen and pay non-resident rates because we don't have a rec center in our own town. I applaud the efforts to buy Five Seasons!
Catherine Caporusso May 11, 2014 at 05:36 am
I absolutely want a rec center with a pool. It is ridiculous that we don't have one. I justRead More don't know if buying an old bldg is a better choice than building a new one from scratch. The indoor pool at the Five Seasons is very small, nothing compared to the Glen's, so is the kiddie pool, and all of them need such massive updating to even come close to the Glen's that I wonder if building new ones on the land that NB has already paid for would be better.
Sandy May 15, 2014 at 04:04 pm
A track!! We have nowhere to walk/run in the winter without going to the Glen or a mall. The GBNRead More Field House used to be available but not anymore, also not practical as it can't be used during school hours. Let's be open to suggestions and decide if it's practical AFTER Open House and meetings.
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Catherine Caporusso May 8, 2014 at 07:23 am
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knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 07:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 07:58 pm
My point exactly.
George Soros was the impetus behind the founding of the Democratic Alliance, reports Watchdog.org.
Porter gladstone May 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
voice--you have never heard of quantitative easing yet you call other people idiots? Other peopleRead More lost? Look it up--then claim that you are an expert on it or something. hahah... gotta love these dolts who simply regurgitate "that's fox news" as though its gotta be false. Talk about brainwashed programmed dopes. Voice you are out of it.
kk May 13, 2014 at 03:27 pm
According to William A. Niskanen, one of the architects of Reaganomics, "Reagan delivered onRead More each of his four major policy objectives, although not to the extent that he and his supporters had hoped", and notes that the most substantial change was in the tax code, where the top marginal individual income tax rate fell from 70.1% to 28.4%, and there was a "major reversal in the tax treatment of business income", with effect of "reducing the tax bias among types of investment but increasing the average effective tax rate on new investment". Roger Porter, another architect of the program, acknowledges that the program was weakened by the many hands that changed the President's calculus, such as Congress.[2][21] President Reagan, has remained popular as an antitax hero despite raising taxes eleven times over the course of his presidency, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.[22] Reagan ultimately raised taxes more times than he cut them.[23] According to Paul Krugman, "Over all, the 1982 tax increase undid about a third of the 1981 cut; as a share of GDP, the increase was substantially larger than Mr. Clinton's 1993 tax increase."[10] According to historian and domestic policy adviser Bruce Bartlett, Reagan's tax increases over the course of his presidency took back half of the 1981 tax cut. Though since the Reagan tax reductions, top marginal tax rates have remained lower than at any point in US history since 1931, when the top marginal rate was raised from 25% to 63%. [24]
Gary May 13, 2014 at 04:21 pm
It's not the number of times that count, it's the size of the resulting cuts, and txes dropped underRead More Reagan, and economy boomed. Reagan's tax increases were part of a deal with Democrats to reduce spending. The taxes went up but the spending cuts never occurred. Just like Reagan's amnesty was supposed to be tied to border enforcement. Reagan's two biggest mistakes involved trusting Democrats to hold up their end of the deal. Those of us who remember that will never be fooled again.
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