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Proviso Probe

Sunday, December 11, 2005

GENERAL, Suburban Life, hoops & Walmart

To pinch pennies Broadview trustees voted to nix health insurance for the trustees elected after the next election. See Suburban Life (Debrah Bonn). Trimming a little here, a little there isn't gonna paper over serious mismanagement. And losing the budget is serious mismanagement.

Suburban Life (Megan Brody) tells of Brookfield failing to collect money from businesses to pay for the cost of health inspections. What caught my eye was the line:
Brookfield employed an independent health inspector for $900 a month until Cook County took over inspections in December.

I'm going to engage in psychic journalism a report that it costs more to have Cook County do the health inspections than having the independent health inspector.

Hillside will raise taxes to pay more into the fire and police pension funds. See Suburban Life (Debrah Bonn).
Because Hillside is a home rule community, no referendum is required to raise the tax levy beyond the 5 percent or the rate of inflation cap for non-home rule municipalities.

Remember this when politicians talk-up home rule.


State Senator Christine Radogno (Republican)
is running for treasurer. See Suburban Life (Sara Luneburg). Got opinions or info about Radogno?

La Grange Park is going to pay more for a water infrastructure project for having delayed it. See Suburban Life (Tara Alexander). I skimmed the article twice and I didn't get why it's gonna cost more money. Can someone explain it?

Sun-Times (Steve Tucker) has a nice profile of Hillside native and Proviso West alum Khara Smith, DePaul hoops player who may play in the WNBA.

East beat West 66-54. See Sun-Times (Carter Crane).

1 Comments:

  • CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS WAL-MART December 11, 2005
    >
    LOCAL COMMUNITY & FAITH-BASED LEADERS CALL ON WAL-MART TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
    >
    Forest Park, IL - Local citizens, community activists, and faith-based leaders are holding a candlelight vigil in front of the Wal-Mart in Forest Park, Illinois, on Sunday, December 11, 2005, at 6:00 p.m.
    >
    The candlelight vigil is part of the "Light A Candle for Change"
    campaign launched by WakeUpWalMart.com, America's leading campaign to change Wal-Mart. At the event, local citizens and leaders of faith in Chicagoland will be calling on Wal-Mart to do what is right and change its business practices for the better this holiday season. The local candlelight vigil is part of a coordinated national day of action, occurring in over 20 states across the country.
    >
    > Supporters of the action will each light a candle in the hope that Wal-Mart will "see the bright light" and change into a responsible
    and moral company instead of profiting at the expense of working
    families.

    Candlelight Vigil at Wal-Mart (in front of store) Sunday, December 11, 2005 6:00 p.m. 1300 Des Plaines Avenue (Des Plaines and Roosevelt) Forest Park, IL 60130
    >
    >
    >
    > Scheduled Speakers: Reverend Robin Hood, Pastor of Redeemed Outreach
    > Ministries; Rosetta Brown, Sam's Club employee; Ron Powell,
    President,
    > Local 881UFCW, and Reverend Calvin Morris, Executive Director,
    Community
    > Renewal Society
    >
    > ###
    >
    > The Candlelight Vigil is being hosted by Local 881 of the United Food
    and
    > Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Chicago Jobs with Justice, and
    ACORN.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 4:36 PM, December 11, 2005  

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