Posts tagged: Chicago

Frustrated Illinois Manufacturer Flees to Indiana’s ‘Affordable Shore’ Next Door

From the Chicago City Wire

The president of a company that moved from Illinois to Indiana said recently on a Chicago radio talk show that he looks back on Illinois and hopes one day the state will get its act together.

“It’s kind of a double-edge sword,” Hoist Lifttruck President Vincent Flaska said during a recent edition of “Illinois Rising.” “I still live in Illinois, and I want to see Illinois succeed. But the problem that they have is that they need to get rid of how their tax credits function. They’re basically the only state that gives tax credits out to retain companies. Indiana does not do that.”

There is a lot that Indiana does and doesn’t do that Illinois doesn’t and does do, enough that Illinois couldn’t hold onto his company or the hundreds of jobs that went with it, Flaska said.

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Chicago in 1932 and Milwaukee Today

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Written by Micah Clark

There is a perception that Chicago was a war zone during the time of Al Capone and alcohol prohibition.  Not long ago, I watched a Jimmy Stewart movie based upon a true story of a person falsely convicted of killing a police officer in 1932.  The 1948 movie began with an attempt to shock the audience by reminding them of that “most violent year in Chicago history” in which one person died from a gunshot each day of the year.

Last weekend 52 people were shot in President Barack Obama’s hometown. Even with modern medical technology, nine of those individuals died.    In 2015, Chicago experienced 490 gun homicides.  As of August of this year the Democrat run city has already seen 443 deaths from shootings.… Continue Reading

“Freedom of Choice” Now Applies to Restrooms

 

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Written by Russ Stewart

How does one tell the difference between gravity and frivolity? The Chicago City Council is a superb yardstick.

The agenda of the council’s June 22 meeting will ensure a descent into the abyss of frivolity and stupidity. At that session, the council is scheduled to address such momentous matters as transgender or any gender access to public restrooms, along with a mandated “poop patrol,” with a swarm of inspectors empowered to find dog droppings on private property, bag them, ascertain the DNA, do a dog swab, and levy a fine of $500. The “right to choose” ordinance mandates that anyone, any time, can use any public facility restroom anywhere, even if they’re not transgender. Under the strict language of the bill, schools and churches are not exempted.… Continue Reading

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