City Buys Run Down Business to "Re-Invest" in our Community!!

Posted in the Hickory Hills Forum

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
CCH in Oak Forest

Chicago, IL

#1 May 23, 2012
The rumor has it a business in town wanted the property that the city just agreed to purchase last night. The city will most likely sell the property to an established business, that is how it will most likely work out. Not sure if the business could have afforded it on their own, so the city fathers decided to as they put it "Re-invest" in the business community.
Tommy Two Toes

Chicago, IL

#2 May 23, 2012
Same blah blah blah as always
Of dude

Oak Forest, IL

#3 May 23, 2012
Where did the money come from?
Deakre

Oak Forest, IL

#4 May 23, 2012
Of dude wrote:
Where did the money come from?
What are you expecting them to do? The Cicero Avenue corridor is so blighted, they should do something shouldn't they? So they give an existing business a great deal to expand, isn't that what our city government is all about!
Wally

Evanston, IL

#5 May 23, 2012
Deakre wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you expecting them to do? The Cicero Avenue corridor is so blighted, they should do something shouldn't they? So they give an existing business a great deal to expand, isn't that what our city government is all about!
Has our city come up with a new supply of money? Was it not just a few weeks back that we were laying people off and had no new revenue sources? So they move one smaller business down the street to a larger building, what are they going to do with the smaller building, buy that one also? Doesn't it seem strange that there is a new influx of money to spend in our city? I guess they expect to new sales tax to bring in a Tidal wave of new monies!
Answer

United States

#6 May 23, 2012
Of dude wrote:
Where did the money come from?
A line of credit
Tommy Two Toes

Chicago, IL

#7 May 23, 2012
Wally wrote:
<quoted text>
Has our city come up with a new supply of money? Was it not just a few weeks back that we were laying people off and had no new revenue sources? So they move one smaller business down the street to a larger building, what are they going to do with the smaller building, buy that one also? Doesn't it seem strange that there is a new influx of money to spend in our city? I guess they expect to new sales tax to bring in a Tidal wave of new monies!
Actually they hired new people gave others raises and promotions and raised our taxes.
Of dude

Oak Forest, IL

#8 May 24, 2012
What business is getting this favor and why couldn't they buy the building. There has to be a reason the city bought it and will sell it to them. It smells fishy. The city should not dabble in real estate with tax dollars. Is it possible the city will make money on this deal? I don't see that happening. Not a good business deal for the other party. What about he church on 159th standing vacant? Is the condo deal still on the table for that property?
Who Cares

Schererville, IN

#10 May 24, 2012
Small Establishment on the east side of Cicero Avenue, south of 155th street. Not sure what the city gets from it, but there sure are a good deal of question in my mind. How did the city negotiate this deal? What is to be gained here? Is this business solvent enough to not stick the taxpayers with an additional tax? Why does the city believe that a gutted building that has not been a success in the past will be "an Investment in Oak Forest Business community"? Trade one open spot for another, is that really Economic Growth, maybe we can ask Mr. Dotson that question! What a great deal that guy has with nothing to show for it! It is a strange time here in the city surrounded by forests! This town has been drinking too too much of that Green committees Kool-Aid lately!
Tommy Two Toes

Chicago, IL

#11 May 24, 2012
Who Cares wrote:
Small Establishment on the east side of Cicero Avenue, south of 155th street. Not sure what the city gets from it, but there sure are a good deal of question in my mind. How did the city negotiate this deal? What is to be gained here? Is this business solvent enough to not stick the taxpayers with an additional tax? Why does the city believe that a gutted building that has not been a success in the past will be "an Investment in Oak Forest Business community"? Trade one open spot for another, is that really Economic Growth, maybe we can ask Mr. Dotson that question! What a great deal that guy has with nothing to show for it! It is a strange time here in the city surrounded by forests! This town has been drinking too too much of that Green committees Kool-Aid lately!
Id like to see the political contribution reports filed with the state and see if that leads anywhere..... Hmmmmmmm
Blast from Oakforest 1

Highland Park, IL

#12 May 24, 2012
Who Cares wrote:
Small Establishment on the east side of Cicero Avenue, south of 155th street. Not sure what the city gets from it, but there sure are a good deal of question in my mind. How did the city negotiate this deal? What is to be gained here? Is this business solvent enough to not stick the taxpayers with an additional tax? Why does the city believe that a gutted building that has not been a success in the past will be "an Investment in Oak Forest Business community"? Trade one open spot for another, is that really Economic Growth, maybe we can ask Mr. Dotson that question! What a great deal that guy has with nothing to show for it! It is a strange time here in the city surrounded by forests! This town has been drinking too too much of that Green committees Kool-Aid lately!
I think asking Mr. Dotson would be a good idea. Call him. Post his answer here.
Blast from Oakforest 1

Highland Park, IL

#13 May 24, 2012
Tommy Two Toes wrote:
<quoted text>
Id like to see the political contribution reports filed with the state and see if that leads anywhere..... Hmmmmmmm
Good idea. Go to the State site and search it. I did, and I did not find any fishy contributions. http://www.elections.il.gov/Default.aspx
FRANK S

Oak Forest, IL

#14 May 24, 2012
Blast from Oakforest 1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Good idea. Go to the State site and search it. I did, and I did not find any fishy contributions. http://www.elections.il.gov/Default.aspx
Blaster, you are correct, I didn't find any fishy stuff, but I would say there is all sorts of fascinating stuff if you spend a little time looking.
Tommy Two Toes

Chicago, IL

#15 May 25, 2012
FRANK S wrote:
<quoted text> Blaster, you are correct, I didn't find any fishy stuff, but I would say there is all sorts of fascinating stuff if you spend a little time looking.
Didi you check ALL the Elected officials?
Blast from Oakforest 1

Chicago, IL

#16 May 25, 2012
Tommy Two Toes wrote:
<quoted text>
Didi you check ALL the Elected officials?
Well, they only have to file if they receive more than a certain amount of contributions. It is either $5,000 or $10,000, but I lean towards remembering it was $5,000, and yes I looked up all the elected city officials.
Answer

United States

#17 May 25, 2012
There is one city official that has never taken a dime from anyone.
Who Cares

Evanston, IL

#18 May 25, 2012
Who is that - let us know for it might be a large surprise to the rest of us! It is interesting that some employees have donated to certain campaigns! Not illegal, but very interesting after job appointments. Screwy town we have, don't ever see us changing the way we do business!
Lazy

Oak Forest, IL

#19 May 25, 2012
I know of two, Simon & Toland.
Answer

United States

#20 May 25, 2012
Lazy wrote:
I know of two, Simon & Toland.
You're kidding right? No campaign contributions?
Lazy

Oak Forest, IL

#21 May 25, 2012
Not kidding, NONE. I have heard them both bragg about never accepting a donation.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hickory Hills Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Chicago Region Sees Rise In Anti-Islamic Sentim... 2 hr Laughing Bear Fan 4
Division Street Bridge Secretly scheduled to open 2 hr Hoodwinked Again 79
park dist 3 hr Voter 4
Chicago ridge streets. 4 hr Dont you know 8
When and where are the Aldermanic Debate's 6 hr The Buck Stops Here 6
On The Bright Side 7 hr Wondering 2
parco? 8 hr VOTE 2015 5
Hickory Hills Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Hickory Hills People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 3:00 am PST

Bleacher Report 3:00AM
Updating Indianapolis Colts' 1st-Round Big Board Post-Combine
NFL 6:29 AM
Ricky Jean Francois to visit Redskins, 49ers
ESPN 1:20 PM
Pretrial conference moved for Colts' Bradshaw
Bleacher Report 9:10 PM
Bears Latest Free Agency News
Bleacher Report12:01 AM
Colts' DL Needs Drastic Growth with Jean Francois Release