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Seer_ July 21, 2014 at 06:09 pm
Pols like Quinn and the Springfield Legislative Gang aren't worth saving.
Seer_ July 21, 2014 at 06:14 pm
Pols like Quinn and the IL Democrat Gang are not worth saving.
Seer_ July 21, 2014 at 06:15 pm
IL pols like Quinn and the Democrat Gang are not worth saving.
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
Zack Mooranis July 21, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Patch is in trouble guys. There's been words out for months that they may declare bankruptcy.
Hawa Coulibaly July 21, 2014 at 09:05 pm
Every now and then a group of trolls come on patch to start fake controversies regarding theirRead More Around The Region post. If you don't want to know what is going on around your region, then don't read it. It's that simple!
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Dansr14 July 21, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Brilliant! Brought a smile to my day and an upbeat note to the beginning of my week!
paschal July 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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Desert Rat July 22, 2014 at 12:54 am
I bet Dr. Dike is from Nigeria.....
checkthisout July 21, 2014 at 11:48 am
Your right Sue, there are no more extensions, after 26 weeks your on your own. Just makes theRead More government look good by the unemployment rate dropping.
Seer_ July 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Billions of $ in aid to Israel- not one more penny for Federal extension of unemployment benefitsRead More from Congress-????
Jamie July 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Rick Johnson – I agree that Illinois has to be more competitive, it’s just a fact ofRead More life. But is there an end to how far we should stoop? It is not just Illinois, but even the business friendly states that are losing out to foreign competition. And while red states are whipsawing blue states, all our states are being adversely affected. In 2013 according to Walgreen’s annual report, they paid about $134 million in state taxes which was about 2.2% of their earnings. What that does not reflect is the $6 million tax credit over a 10 year period nor does it reflect $625,000 in state incentives to train employees. Souce: http://redecatur.com/walgreens-to-renounce-u-s-citizenship/. But, I thought that the Illinois corporate tax rate was between 7% to 9%. In the US we previously argued which was better between red & blue states, and perhaps Walgreens would consider moving to Texas since their stated tax rate is 0% (Not really accurate since they have other ways of taxing corporations) but cheaper none the less. The nominal tax rate for the US is 35%, but corporations with a tax accounting department never actually pay that amount, and in fact many profitable corporations actually net rebates rather that actually paying taxes. I should clarify that those corporations that actually accrue a tax liability will defer the majority of if and therefore the cash actually transferred to the federal/state government is delayed for years. That amounts to an interest free loan in my opinion. But, individuals do not get to defer their taxes indefinitely like corporations. According to Walgreens 2013 annual report, their pre-tax earnings were $3,895 million and they paid $1,122 million (28.8%) but when one considers their tax deferral of $816 million their effective tax rate in 2013 was actually 7.9% As I understand, Switzerland’s nominal tax rate is 17%. I do not know if their effective tax rate is less than that. But I have to ask the questions. Are Illinois taxes really that high when one considers incentives and tax breaks? OK, so Texas’ state tax rate is lower and I understand the allure of moving to Texas, but Walgreens like many other corporations are no longer whipsawing U.S. states, they are saying to hell with all the states and denouncing their U.S. allegiance by exploiting the benefits of inversion. So are the red states taxes too high as well? Or is it the US tax rate that is too high. Again, I want to point out the difference between the nominal rate of 35% vs. Walgreens effective tax rate of 7.9%. Oh and another thing to consider, when corporations leave the burden falls on the individual tax payers. But, that burden is further compounded when those jobs like the ones in Deerfield IL are moved to Switzerland; there are less employed people in the pot to pay the deficits left by the inversion exploiters. I also read where Walgreens received $16.7 billion from Medicare & Medicaid in 2013. Should we maybe consider legislation to spend taxpayer dollars from Medicare & Medicaid to US based pharmacies? Or at least corporations that maintain their headquarters in the US. And I bet the savings that Walgreens realizes will still be spent on lobbying efforts to lessen the tax rate on the US operations that they still have to pay.
paschal July 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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Dr G July 20, 2014 at 09:09 am
Knock that old turd out.
Barbara Smith July 20, 2014 at 03:16 pm
You Know the lack of respect for older and even younger people nowdays just shows that Our societyRead More is in trouble. People have no manners and the young people are rude and act like trash. Due to the lack of upbringing By the parents We need to teach manners in school. Before this whole country goes to hell if it already hasn't. One question for You Dr G. What if that was Your Dad or Your grandpa. Would You like someone to knock Them Out?
Ralph "Cash" Beardsley July 20, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Old man age 67- go and take a nice, big dosage of ambien- you should be ashamed of yourself- by theRead More way- I'm age 66- do the world a great big favor and get in bed and pull the covers over your head and stay that way!!
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Channing Grant July 21, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Legalized or not it is used by 1/4 of Americans illegally. It is available and always will.Read More Hydroponics changed everything. On the North Shore you can't drive more than a 90 seconds without passing a secret growroom.I don't have a green thumb so I never have grown any.
Smarty McSmartypants July 21, 2014 at 08:25 pm
ANY law, that criminalizes something without a real criminal is a law against us all.
paschal July 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm
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Russ July 19, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Kent - do you have details/links to stories about the Country House and Pfeifer Hall? My interestRead More has been piqued...
Independence666 July 20, 2014 at 08:50 am
Hey, if you really want to travel down some creepy roads, visit the war zones on Chicago's South andRead More West sides on any Friday or Saturday night.
Mike Fangman July 21, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Excuse me, Independence666, but I'm going to have to ask you to extinguish your burning cross.
Chicago Police at the scene of a Friday morning shooting  on East 43rd Street. | Screenshot via the Red Line Project Storify.
Tracey July 21, 2014 at 08:49 am
Let them kill each other? What about the one's who don't die and need millions in healthcare for theRead More rest of their life? Who pays for that? All of us! Stop the violence and ignorance!
Patti Smith July 21, 2014 at 10:19 am
Who's kids are doing the shooting? Theirs! Parents cry about losing love ones yet are you parentsRead More watching over your own kids? Do they believe bad kids are being Bused into the City of Chicago to shoot people??? Parents where are you kids right now, where are they at night? Watch your KIDS it's up to you to teach them right from wrong NOT the police!
Pat F July 21, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Stop the revolving door of justice(nonjustice!)!! Once they are involved in a crime involving a gun,Read More they should be sentenced to Hard Labor.. That's right, just like the Old Days!! No more of this crap where they lay around and get free room and board! Put them out in chain gangs and let them work! Screw the bleeding hearts who want to be nice to felons! Most of these people are hardened criminals..once again, if you do the crime, you do the time..But, now make it Hard Time that may sway them to straighten up!!
Andrew Chin. (Patch file photo.)
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georgiarbarnett July 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail,,,,, ========================= WWW.MUMJOB.COM =========================
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Jesse Vega in his booking mug and on Wednesday afternoon in the back seat of an Elgin police car after his capture.
Just Sayin July 17, 2014 at 03:54 pm
ATTENTION PATCH EDITOR ET AL.... This fellow Louis Fasullo needs to be reported to localRead More authorities. His comment is not only highly confused...but also borders on a confession of sorts. Check into his ISP address...and contact appropriate persons.
sophia July 18, 2014 at 08:19 pm
jesse's lips look like he enjoys servicing men in prison!
Hater July 19, 2014 at 02:21 am
Guy seams totally stable. http://louisfasullo.blogspot.com/?m=1Read More http://dockets.justia.com/search?query=Louis+Fasullo I wonder wtf he's suing dc comics for?
Ryan July 17, 2014 at 09:37 am
Illinois Government: Too Big to Fail. ...or even be reformed a tiny bit.
Independence666 July 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Illinois is a joke!!
Seer_ July 17, 2014 at 02:55 pm
That's okay- the broke-assed State of Ill is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Veteran fights on. (Photo from Go Fund Me.)
georgiarbarnett July 17, 2014 at 08:01 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail,,,,, http://WWW.MUMJOB.COM
David Nicosia, 55, is accused of slapping a Cook County judge, spitting on her and calling her "Rosa Parks."
Glenn Spoman July 18, 2014 at 10:45 am
at 79 years old , i think one can make their own desicions on how one wants to live
kc July 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm
People are out of their minds with intolerance these days and everything sets them off to theRead More extreme!! Thankfully he didn't hide a "lawful firearm" outside of the building before he went it and confiscate it during the break .
kc July 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm
People are out of their minds with intolerance these days and everything sets them off to theRead More extreme!! Thankfully he didn't hide a "lawful firearm" outside of the building before he went in and confiscate it during the break .
Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle
Maria Houser Conzemius July 16, 2014 at 11:49 am
Maybe the Chicago Mob made her an offer she couldn't refuse.
Tony July 17, 2014 at 05:17 am
Big deal. Two career politicians stealing a pay check with their grubby hands in every ones pockets.Read More Get a real job ! One term and done ! Show me a good politician and I'll show you an excellent liar. This is not a newsworthy item. Scumbag talentless career politicians !
DHD July 17, 2014 at 11:05 am
Karen Lewis must not be elected. That will usher in the era of Detroit style clown government.
Grumpy Old Man July 17, 2014 at 03:51 pm
We hearken back to a conversation we had long ago. I agree with the targeted and temporary tariffRead More which allowed HD to get back on its feet and thrive. I tend to agree with you that as far as schools are concerned the primary focus needs to be on the teachers and the quality of education they produce as measured by the success of the students and budgets which allow the teachers to do their jobs.
Fred Savage July 17, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Sure..more money from our $17 trillion in debt Fed will fix everything. It's free money!
oldschool July 17, 2014 at 09:25 pm
I hope everyone who reads this knows that administrators negotiate their contracts with the schoolRead More board of their districts. Nothing to do with the teacher union, however they are part of the teacher retirement system. The other thing everyone should realize is that many of these superintendents come back as "consultants" to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per year. I have been teaching for 30 years, every teacher I know would agree that there needs to be a cap on this type of retirement gouge. I could write a book about the waste in schools, all of it as the result of administrators trying to justifying their existence. G.O.M (above), you nailed it. Get rid of the federal department of education and the state department of education. What they do in no way makes me a better teacher!!
Richard July 16, 2014 at 07:19 am
Only 5 people arrested? This will happen again if the police don't make dozens of arrests. I'llRead More bet those arrested are already out of jail.
Shoe gal July 16, 2014 at 08:14 am
Funny- Suburban people love to say how DANGEROUS the city is, seems like suburban youth are the onesRead More usually causing the trouble
Patricia Higgins immediately after being struck in the face (right) and shortly thereafter. | NBC Chicago
Pamela Wollenberg July 17, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Oh Please !!!!
Just Me! July 20, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Janet- while I can empathize with what your friend is going through. I still can not believe thatRead More the thought even crossed her mind to sue for this. As someone else posted, if you break a leg skiing are going to sue the lodge? There are risks that everyone takes in all activities that we do when we walk out the door. If it sounds cruel I can't apologize, but this sounds like just another sue happy cituation that your friend is choosing to partake in. Whether waiting a year or not. I would think she of all people being a M.D. Would have a great understanding, she pays a huge premium in Liability Insurance just to practice medicine. Her premium is high because of frivolous lawsuits, hence if she wins her lawsuit (for an activity she chose) who will pay? The fans with higher ticket prices.
KIMBER45 July 21, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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Photo: Jerry Bradley Facebook
georgiarbarnett July 17, 2014 at 08:01 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail,,,,, http://WWW.MUMJOB.COM
Farad Polk at his Monday press conference discussing his lawsuit against Cook County.
j July 15, 2014 at 04:18 pm
Something strange how this could happen. I think you have to sign in and out when you visit jails.
J3 July 15, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Well it didn't very long for one of you idiots to pull the race card! Morons!
sophia July 18, 2014 at 08:17 pm
AND the ghetto lottery begins again! dumb "man"!
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.
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