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What's Wrong With the Heights and Homewood? Patch Talk

In today's Patch Talk, Chris and Ryan discuss your suggestions for how to improve Chicago Heights and Homewood. We also talk a little about the 2nd District special election.

Visit these articles, mentioned in today's Patch Talk:

  • Heights Residents Point to Education as Source of City's Woes
  • What Would You Improve in H-F in 2013?
  • Homewood Attorney to Vie for Jackson's Vacant Seat
  • Let the Filing Begin: 2nd District Candidates Look to Lead the Ballot

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mick January 07, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Butch i didnt understand a thing you said. But it is true, cook county is losing residents by the thousands every year, hopefully one day they will realize revenue is not made by raising taxes, it is made by buisnesses selling products to consumers, and as long as taxes are high we will continue to lose residents and buisnesses to northwest indiana, because they know what it takes to produce revenue. They are even sending tax rebate checks to residents because there budget is in surplus.
BUTCH January 07, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Mick the welfare Queens are the BIG STORES, OIL CORP and DEF CONTRACTORS along with PHARMACEUTICALS,insurance ETC THE 1% IS THAT PLAIN ENOUGH THEY PAY NADA if u pay taxes it goes to them in a refund. Biden and McConnell just agreed to let it go on, taxes are high because it is cheaper to give them LINK than 25 cal or AR 15 and pay their emergency room visits as long as the hospital and insurance do not have to pay THE TAXPAYERS PAY MORE THAN ONCE more welfare for the 1%. U should have paid attn in economics 101, NW IND is the Template for the new world order once more it can do what it does because Illinois will pick up the slack they don't know what it takes they do not have MADIGAN they have MURDOCH!
JP January 09, 2013 at 10:21 PM
If you want to fix something --- start with human behavior --- why do people move to places? "I got a great deal on a home" -- "The schools are top notch" -- "The taxes are very reasonable" -- "I feel its a safe place to live" -- and finally "I just love the community" -- Start with listening to those comments and you will end up with a great place to live!
Arthur W. Wiggins Jr. January 09, 2013 at 10:34 PM
JP that is the most correct and intuitive answer yet!
JP January 09, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Ok -- also --- since i'm on a behavior rant --- in our own area as well nationwide -- we have kids 17 years old that were never and i mean never told "Do not hurt" or "Steal" - they know they may get caught but -- after 17 years of their life -- they are ignorant to understanding "Its wrong" --- from their parents, to their teachers, to their faith leaders -- no one is telling them "Do Not Hurt or Steal -- its Wrong"! In their mind its all a game not to get caught -- We need to be bold and forceful in our words constantly -- Do Not Hurt Any Living Thing or Steal Someone Else's Possessions

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