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#93192 Nov 6, 2013
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#93193 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
Hee hee - the way the headline is phrased, it looks like it is a bill that will allow gay people to marry the governor.:D

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93194 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.

I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#93195 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
I have no idea what took so long.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93196 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
Yes, because gay marriage is MUCH more important than... I dunno... solving the 100 BILLION pension deficit problem?

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#93197 Nov 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.
I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next
It would help if we had a better, stronger governor.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93198 Nov 6, 2013
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#93199 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
In your dreams. Downstate won't win out over Chicago area. I will say it would be good to get rid of Madigan and I won't mind a Repub governor as long as he/she is not a right wing nutjob.

Since: Oct 12

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#93200 Nov 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.
I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next
Unfunded pensions are gonna be a huge problem, down the line....For years in Law Enforcement, Firemen and other public servants had an incredible pension plan....actually too good to be true...Police could retire after 20 years with 50% pension, at their highest salary....without any employee deduction at all....INCREDIBLE....even got 2.5% for every additional work year....Pie in the Sky, eh?....Up until, these cities, municipalities and governments are now learning, that may be impossible to fund.....Your right, another path needs to be taken....
Mimi

United States

#93201 Nov 6, 2013
So Illinois passed same sex marriage. Whats that like 13 or 14 states now with Hawaii getting ready to do it too? Thats half the country...more than actually. More than 50% of the country supports this.

Damn hippie liberals....

Since: Aug 08

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#93202 Nov 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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In your dreams. Downstate won't win out over Chicago area.
That's not so good. Chicago is facing the same problems as the state as a whole.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93203 Nov 6, 2013
Mimi wrote:
So Illinois passed same sex marriage. Whats that like 13 or 14 states now with Hawaii getting ready to do it too? Thats half the country...more than actually. More than 50% of the country supports this.
30%. Fifteen states out of fifty.
A noted observer

Hoffman Estates, IL

#93204 Nov 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.
I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next
Welcome to politics.

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Since: Mar 09

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#93205 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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30%. Fifteen states out of fifty.
Oops my bad. I was thinking 26…IDK why. <shrug> Still 30% that's about &#8531;, so yeah, it's getting there.

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Since: Mar 09

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#93206 Nov 6, 2013
* one third
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#93207 Nov 6, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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That's not so good. Chicago is facing the same problems as the state as a whole.
true, but Rahn was on WGN yesterday talking about what he's doing. what was funny is how he was so subtle about what previous administrations have not done right. no names but that pretty much covers the Daleys. I think he's better for the city then anyone else that ran, and is watching the pennies.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#93208 Nov 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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true, but Rahn was on WGN yesterday talking about what he's doing. what was funny is how he was so subtle about what previous administrations have not done right. no names but that pretty much covers the Daleys. I think he's better for the city then anyone else that ran, and is watching the pennies.
I have to agree. I might not agree with all of his decisions but he has no problem being a strong leader and that's something the State could use as well.

Since: Aug 08

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#93209 Nov 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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true, but Rahn was on WGN yesterday talking about what he's doing. what was funny is how he was so subtle about what previous administrations have not done right. no names but that pretty much covers the Daleys. I think he's better for the city then anyone else that ran, and is watching the pennies.
He doesn't have much of a choice ... instead of dealing with the problems as a good mayor should do, Daley totally f'd over the city in his last few years. That parking meter deal alone was so dumb and short sighted.

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Since: Jun 09

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#93210 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
Not really

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Since: Jun 09

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#93211 Nov 6, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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He doesn't have much of a choice ... instead of dealing with the problems as a good mayor should do, Daley totally f'd over the city in his last few years. That parking meter deal alone was so dumb and short sighted.
Daley's legacy is that he made sure all the different groups got theirs in relatively fair measures. His financial handling was awful and as we learn more and more, not at all transparent Millenium Park which is indeed a gem was 4 years lat and 1
$17 million over budget and now we ar learning that there are some bonds or other obligations for the park which he agreed to but wasn't publicized.

The park is grand. The Bean has become the hallmark of the city along with the Picasso. I am quite sure he couldn't have gotten it passed if the true likely cost were known.

The parking meters.

Meigs Field being bulldozed.

Someone remind me of other good stuff he achieved in his 20+ years.

The pensions

John Burge, police torturer who was on the police force when Daley was States Attorney and while he was mayor.

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