Can Alderman Vierya beat Rep Rita in the new 28th?

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Larry

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Jun 1, 2011
 
It looks like it.
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Jun 1, 2011
 
here we go again, are you out of your mimd.
Bob R

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Jun 1, 2011
 
How stupid you must look.
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Bob R wrote:
How stupid you must look.
My dog can beat Bob Rita now. By his slavish attitude to Mike Madigan in raising taxes and making Fred Bilotto appear to be innocent of the Pool Party debacle last Summer, he has done what nobody else could in Blue Island. Make Don Peloquin look not so bad after all. That is quite an achievement.
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Well, is Lety a convicted felon like Bob Rita?
If not, she's got a chance at winning.
sam

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in BI wrote:
Well, is Lety a convicted felon like Bob Rita?
If not, she's got a chance at winning.
No she is here illegally and if she is not here illegally i guarantee she is an anchor baby.
tommy b

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run letty run
pot

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Jun 2, 2011
 
tommy b wrote:
run letty run
If you help her like you helped Diana Mendez she a lost cause.
Tommy B you are poison. And now everyone knows it.
Sellout!
Chuck

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Jun 4, 2011
 
I think The Speaker can appease the Hispanic Community, by slating Alderman Vierya. The new map disenfranchises the Hispanic Community. She would do a better job, and she would receive the famous pension. It is a good thing.
Vote for Vierya

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It’s up to you now, Gov. Quinn. With the stroke of a pen, you have the opportunity to determine whether Illinois will control the crass and dangerous influences of gambling or let them define the personality of the state.
You are right, governor, that the latter is not what the people of Illinois want.

We can tolerate, even enjoy, a restricted gambling industry that is carefully managed to meet limited, specific objectives. We’ve reluctantly acknowledged, for example, the need for slots to save horse racing at Arlington Park, and we can understand the tourism appeal of a Chicago casino.
But a proposal that more than triples the number of slot machines now allowed in the state? Five new land-based casinos sprinkled throughout the region? No provision for the dramatically increased pressures on an already strained regulation system, plus revisions that could politicize the Illinois Gaming Board? All in addition to a move already under way to put video poker — that famous “crack cocaine,” remember?— in truck stops, bars and VFW halls across the state?
This we must not allow.
Is our hunger for cash so desperate that we will accept any proposal that hints at satisfying it? Are we so profligate that we would undertake even the most radical reshaping of our cultural personality rather than confront the prospect of restraining spending?
Surely not.
Remember, this is not a temporary salve for our dire financial ailments. This is a permanent alteration of the sociological face of the state. Once this massive expansion is uncapped, its clangy neon will not return quietly into the jar out of which it exploded. It will define Illinois. It will sully the reputation of a state whose reputation certainly needs no more sullying.
Remember, too, the weakness of the premise on which such a radical expansion of gambling is based — the notion that gambling and profits are inextricably linked.
Even in today’s restricted market, Illinois casino revenues have been declining for years — with the nearly 4 percent drop between 2009 and 2010 continuing into this year, according to figures at the Illinois Gaming Board website.
If such declines are taking place in a limited market, what is going on to suggest that expanding the market will produce more revenues?
Indeed the logical conclusion is that the revenues of existing casinos will decline amid a rush of operations all striving to exploit the same finite source of business.
As destination locations already, Arlington Park and even the city of Chicago may attract specialized clienteles distinct from that supporting the state’s existing casinos. But with casinos ensconced in small towns around the state, airports and — considering the increasingly lax monitoring and approval provisions of the new law — who knows where else, the gambling market is sure to become so saturated that current estimates of revenue to the state will be short-lived if they ever materialize at all.
And where will we find ourselves then?
In a state swelling with all the problems and blemishes of gambling, but still struggling to find the money to pay day-to-day bills, not to mention support the legitimate social needs of our population.
Don’t let it happen, Gov. Quinn.
When this bill reaches your desk, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate the moral and practical leadership you have advocated since your earliest days as a government watchdog.
Seize it.
Vivian

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Misdeeds are forgotten too readily

As I read about the Arnold Schwarzenegger saga I’m reminded about the missteps of some of the entertainment/political world’s other prominent figures. Lindsay Lohan, Chris Brown, Eliot Spitzer, Mel Gibson, Mike Tyson, Bill Clinton, Jesse James and an abundance of others in the very exclusive circles we call Hollywood or Washington have been discovered doing unsavory deeds to those they love or serve. It amazes me these events are somehow forgotten when it is discovered they have landed their next contract with some company that has chosen to look the other way and forget about the questionable ethics exhibited by their new, overpaid, arrogant, narcissistic, self-indulgent employee.
Just wanted to let the “Governator” know that there is hope. Bad behavior is always rewarded with a new contact for something! Don’t believe me? Just read the paper.

Hard to believe these are our role models.
Chuck
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Jun 4, 2011
 
pot wrote:
here we go again, are you out of your mimd.
you better believe it-the difference between rita and vierya-rita gets things done! say what you want, but he gets things done! vierya is a deadbeat-and the only reason she is in political office is b/c the 2nd ward is mostly hispancic-trust me, if she ran in a bigger race, she would have not even stand a chance-it's this small town politics, and her riding on the coat toals of the deadbeat mayor that keep her in office-and again, these beyond stupid voters keep voting the same morons in office over and over again-that is why this town is a dump.
Martha

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Jun 4, 2011
 
I'm from Cal. Park, and I visit Blue Island frequently. The two bridges that are closed, are they in the 2nd Ward??

If so, this alderman/woman should be held accountable for this mess also! And to be brought up as a reputable candidate for Mr. Rita's office is a JOKE!!

Bob gets things done, if you like him personally or not. The money dished out to Blue Island is NOT being used properly. How long will you people put up with your mayor and his lackies??

Making Western Ave. a one-way was a joke, but having two closed bridges, three if you count the one by Riverside Tap, a Ray Martino boondoggle, and you are becoming the laughing stock of the southside!!!!
Joe

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Jun 5, 2011
 
Larry Petta put it together for the Honorable Bob Rita, he could do the same for Alderman Vieryya. She probably would support the Speaker 100%, and it would save him in the Hispanic community, which have been short changed during the map process. She will find the money to open the bridges. She will be all right!

Do not worry about Bob, he will have his pension secure, and the Democrats will guarantee him a life long job. And he still has the Township.
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Jun 5, 2011
 
Joe wrote:
Larry Petta put it together for the Honorable Bob Rita, he could do the same for Alderman Vieryya. She probably would support the Speaker 100%, and it would save him in the Hispanic community, which have been short changed during the map process. She will find the money to open the bridges. She will be all right!
Do not worry about Bob, he will have his pension secure, and the Democrats will guarantee him a life long job. And he still has the Township.
you are out of your mind.
sammy

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Jun 5, 2011
 
Joe wrote:
Larry Petta put it together for the Honorable Bob Rita, he could do the same for Alderman Vieryya. She probably would support the Speaker 100%, and it would save him in the Hispanic community, which have been short changed during the map process. She will find the money to open the bridges. She will be all right!
Do not worry about Bob, he will have his pension secure, and the Democrats will guarantee him a life long job. And he still has the Township.
So,what you are saying is Vierya would be a bobblehead for Madigan as she is now a bobblehead for Peloquin? "Save him in the hispanic community" how about one community united? You are a racist and do not even know it.....
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<quoted text>So,what you are saying is Vierya would be a bobblehead for Madigan as she is now a bobblehead for Peloquin? "Save him in the hispanic community" how about one community united? You are a racist and do not even know it.....
All Right Sammy! Who is the real Racist? A poor choice of words to be sure. The 28th Illinois Legislative District has been an African American majority District, but because of the dirty tricks of removing candidates from the ballot etc, a Honorable Bob Rita has been able to divide the vote and conquer. The Honorable Vierya will be a compromise candidate, and be very digestible. She will become a Great State Representative. She is what the new 28th needs now. Mr. Phil Kadnar should write a wonderful article about her.
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Maureen wrote:
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All Right Sammy! Who is the real Racist? A poor choice of words to be sure. The 28th Illinois Legislative District has been an African American majority District, but because of the dirty tricks of removing candidates from the ballot etc, a Honorable Bob Rita has been able to divide the vote and conquer. The Honorable Vierya will be a compromise candidate, and be very digestible. She will become a Great State Representative. She is what the new 28th needs now. Mr. Phil Kadnar should write a wonderful article about her.
you are also out of your mind-actually this is so hilarious to even think this woman could represent the 28th district-peloquin and kadner would have to go door to door and put the southtown on people's doors b/c they are so desperate to get their poor taste articles, and "hearsay" information for journalism-phil kadner is the biggest moron on earth-and dumb on top of it.
Edward

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Ald. Vierya would not have a fund raiser to honor Fred.
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Edward wrote:
Ald. Vierya would not have a fund raiser to honor Fred.
This is SO true.

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