Chicago Ridge hasn't told businesses ...

Chicago Ridge hasn't told businesses about plans to buy or move them

There are 12 comments on the The Southtown Star story from Apr 17, 2014, titled Chicago Ridge hasn't told businesses about plans to buy or move them. In it, The Southtown Star reports that:

Chicago Ridge has plans for the former Yellow Freight terminal that involves buying and possibly relocating existing businesses to create a TIF district that would include multiuse buildings, restaurants, a cinema, hotel, conference center and an indoor water park.

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Big Ratt

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 24, 2014
Typical Toke-arz. No I in team when Charles is in charge.
oompah loompah

Evergreen Park, IL

#2 Apr 24, 2014
Big Ratt wrote:
Typical Toke-arz. No I in team when Charles is in charge.
you just can't help yourself with your adolescent, shallow, reactionary b.s., can you?
barkadoo

Chicago Ridge, IL

#3 Apr 24, 2014
oompah loompah wrote:
<quoted text> you just can't help yourself with your adolescent, shallow, reactionary b.s., can you?
I got your back Chuck!
More chocolate.
Wheels

Romeoville, IL

#4 Apr 30, 2014
As I drove down 111th street out of town to have a nice dinner in old Palos Heights I thought that our Village really sucks. I moved here in 2008 and there was at least a chance that things would improve. The Village now looks like a poor section of Detroit. There is no hope. This is a joke.
The Kid

Orland Park, IL

#5 May 2, 2014
I see a lot of slop throwers, where are Chicago Ridge's Answer to the Shell Answer man!!! What are your ideas? Where is your constructive criticism? Where is the substance of being a man, and take ownership to your town, your words, your making a difference to all of us!!!! Quote the KID nevermore...
youyo

Chicago, IL

#6 May 12, 2014
Town is a DUMP!!!! too many mexicans and blacks are running this town down and the mayor is a scumbag
RidgeDog

Chicago Ridge, IL

#8 May 12, 2014
So...a cinema is a bad idea since there's one about a mile from the site. This would result in drawing off moviegoers from the mall cinemas, so you'll have two multiplexes that will each be half full.

A music theater is a HORRIBLE idea! Has anyone from our village government seen what a white elephant both Toyota Park and First Midwest Amphitheater have become? Besides, the Mencker theatre is nearby.

Hotels...Bridgeview was supposed to have build some in their grand plan for the Toyota Park/Harlem Avenue redevelopment. If they weren't going to fly on 75th and Harlem, why would they fly on 103rd and Harlem? Adding the water park MIGHT be a draw - adding a conference center would be a plus, since there really aren't any in this area.

Just PLEASE - no movie theaters, no music venues.
Big Dog

Chicago, IL

#9 May 13, 2014
RidgeDog wrote:
So...a cinema is a bad idea since there's one about a mile from the site. This would result in drawing off moviegoers from the mall cinemas, so you'll have two multiplexes that will each be half full.
A music theater is a HORRIBLE idea! Has anyone from our village government seen what a white elephant both Toyota Park and First Midwest Amphitheater have become? Besides, the Mencker theatre is nearby.
Hotels...Bridgeview was supposed to have build some in their grand plan for the Toyota Park/Harlem Avenue redevelopment. If they weren't going to fly on 75th and Harlem, why would they fly on 103rd and Harlem? Adding the water park MIGHT be a draw - adding a conference center would be a plus, since there really aren't any in this area.
Just PLEASE - no movie theaters, no music venues.
Two words: Pipe Dream.
A conference center? Because it is so (not) easy to get to Midway? There is a great reason why there is no conference center in the area...there is no need for one. This was a great spot for a trucking terminal until it stopped being a great spot for a trucking terminal.
Little Bark

Chicago Ridge, IL

#10 May 13, 2014
Big Dog wrote:
<quoted text>Two words: Pipe Dream.
A conference center? Because it is so (not) easy to get to Midway? There is a great reason why there is no conference center in the area...there is no need for one. This was a great spot for a trucking terminal until it stopped being a great spot for a trucking terminal.
You know what scares Big Dogs? Bark, Bark, Barkadoo!
Going Nowhere

Evergreen Park, IL

#11 May 25, 2014
There is a lot of negativity about this village which certainly cries for change.
The business district is deplorable and it appears the ruling party is doing nothing to improve the village. Instead of shoring up the local business district that we have along Ridgeland there are pie in the sky things going on to take over businesses Harlem that won’t do anything to help the existing residents.
Mayor Tokar has done nothing for the Village, taxpayers, or public as evidenced by the conditions of the streets and water plant. His project on Harlem will drain all of our accounts to fight the multiple lawsuits coming. His only appointments (which he will blame on the Village Board) are inexperianced and uncredentialed and are in positions to just fill their pockets via the payroll to pension system.
Will

Lombard, IL

#12 May 27, 2014
Tokar would be well advised to consult with the one person most knowledgeable with matters of incentives for business. He is so formidable in this area that just the word from him will came the commercial brokers to sit up and take notice. Nothing gets done in Springfield or Chicago without his OK. He is a man about town. A man of the ages. A scholar and dealmaker. He is the man that should be mayor and may soon be. He is Trustee Davies.
Mickey D

Chicago Ridge, IL

#13 May 27, 2014
Will wrote:
Tokar would be well advised to consult with the one person most knowledgeable with matters of incentives for business. He is so formidable in this area that just the word from him will came the commercial brokers to sit up and take notice. Nothing gets done in Springfield or Chicago without his OK. He is a man about town. A man of the ages. A scholar and dealmaker. He is the man that should be mayor and may soon be. He is Trustee Davies.
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