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Viva Homewood Vegas, Hutchinson Takes on Old Boss: Patch Talk

This week on Patch Talk, we get into Homewood's surprise casino announcement and Senator Toi Hutchinson's intent to go after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recently vacated seat.

Articles Mentioned on Chicago Heights Patch:

  • Toi Hutchinson Announces Run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Congressional Seat

Article Mentioned on Homewood-Flossmoor Patch:

  • Toi Hutchinson Announces Run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Congressional Seat
  • Homewood Takes Next Step Towards Casino

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I Think, Therefore I Vote November 30, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Mssr's. Paicely & Fitzpatrick, At the risk of sounding biased, I would suggest that Debbie Halvorson, will be the candidate that would be best for the 2nd Congressional District. The other announced candidates, have their niches in our District, and have been, or perhaps yet will be, admirable in their offices. Ms Halvorson, combines all the skills required to represent All the constituents of the District, right from the start. Thank You, Michael ... A Voter in the new 2nd Congressional District
Tobias Cichon November 30, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Nice digest, guys, much appreciated. It would be great to hear some quotes from council members, especially from the meetings. Quotes from locals, like the guy who was vehemently morally opposed to the casino, would be fantastic, too.
WA Mama November 30, 2012 at 04:36 PM
You forgot to tell us how your turkeys turned out - brining or bacon?
Arthur W. Wiggins Jr. November 30, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Tobias, I am here. My fight for a better South Suburbia has not lost steam. I believe in democracy and if this is what the people want, who am I to oppose it. I believe with any collection of data after such a facility is built, the results would not show through to be as admirable or valuable as the proponents of it make it out to be. We blindly gravitate to many things presented as good, without a critical dissection of its pros and cons. Yes, we need jobs, however we need jobs that provide the generation of revenue FROM outside of our community, not recycling of it within our community. We need jobs that provide a living wage for single worker families. We need industries that define our community as a contribution to development and manufacturing. Are we that desperate to pass up all the infrastructure which remains from our industrial era? The argument that we have nothing left to manufacture is false. BUT IF THE PEOPLE WANT CASINOS GIVE THEM CASINOS!
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Tobias. You've given me some good ideas.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 08:45 PM
The best word to describe it was "undermoist." I didn't cook it, though.
Victor December 01, 2012 at 09:31 AM
it seems like we never learn out lesson just keep voting them in. no wait sandy jackson would be perfect.lololol what a joke
Victor December 01, 2012 at 09:31 AM
look around we are loosing everything PEOPLE WAKE UP HELLOOOOO....
Judity F. January 09, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Check out www.voteAnthonyWWilliams.com Compare, then decide. If Debbie was such a tireless worker and cared about our district why hasn't she spoken out on any of the issues affecting us from the time she lost the seat? This goes for the rest of the contenders. I support Anthony W. Williams who does work tirelessly unlike those currently in office, the newly elected and others running. When have they personally advocated for us on any issue? Did they advocate for Rocky when his school insurance capped and the state was about to yank benefits from him: the state stealing from retirees' pensions, closing mental health clinics, hospitals? Yet silence among those who say they will see that we receive justice. I guess not one issue was important enough to anyone except Anthony W. Williams resulting in Clark keeping insurance status, 40k coming forward and retirees receiving refunds. Williams was blocking projects in Englewood, etc. before Gardner. Think how much more he would do once elected! Don't vote for people just because "they have been there, they are there or they say what they will do when they get there. Go by what they have and are doing. Give votes to those who have EARNED them.

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