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curious

Steger, IL

#1 Nov 22, 2012
What is the village spraying on the streets the last few days?
WTF

Joliet, IL

#2 Nov 22, 2012
Beet juice. It supposedly helps the salt work better.
Mr. Mr.

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 22, 2012
Really
Make a cake

Duluth, GA

#4 Nov 22, 2012
WTF wrote:
Beet juice. It supposedly helps the salt work better.
WHat new Lenox politician has buddies in the beat juice business? Put down the good stuff. SALT!!!
Mr. Mr.

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 22, 2012
Salt baby salt
Chris Kringle

Frankfort, IL

#6 Nov 22, 2012
Its poison.
Unincorporated

New Lenox, IL

#7 Nov 22, 2012
They missed a spot on my block. Must have been one beet off. "Rim Shot!" I'm here all week!
lebeR

New Lenox, IL

#8 Nov 22, 2012
It's actually used to reduce the corrosiveness of pure salt.

It doesn't improve traction, in fact it lowers the friction of salt brine (salty slushy water left from snow and ice )

Based on my observation of the leadership of this Village , it wouldn't surprise me in the least bit that someone has a financial interest in this stuff.... It doesn't improve performance and its terrible for ground water and plants.
lebeR

Chicago, IL

#9 Nov 22, 2012
lebeR wrote:
It's actually used to reduce the corrosiveness of pure salt.
It doesn't improve traction, in fact it lowers the friction of salt brine (salty slushy water left from snow and ice )
Based on my observation of the leadership of this Village , it wouldn't surprise me in the least bit that someone has a financial interest in this stuff.... It doesn't improve performance and its terrible for ground water and plants.
Get your own name - there's only room for 1 lebeR on here.

You make a good point about someone @ Village Hall getting rich on this stuff. Someone has an angle for sure. However the salt brine definition is off a bit. Salt brine is sprayed on the ground to get a head start against a upcoming storm. Beet juice helps it stick to the ground.
I may be wrong but I think all of this is to combat packed snow and ice from sticking to the ground so they can move it with a plow.

And I can't believe beet juice is worse for ground water and plants compared to just salt.
Hold On

United States

#10 Nov 23, 2012
it tastes just like beets!
Mr Me

Downers Grove, IL

#11 Nov 23, 2012
Why did they spray it that night it was 40+ deg. and 50's during the day ?? What a waste of tax money. Someone needed money for shoping.
dollar bill

New Lenox, IL

#12 Nov 23, 2012
Mr Me wrote:
Why did they spray it that night it was 40+ deg. and 50's during the day ?? What a waste of tax money. Someone needed money for shoping.
New Lenox has been placing beet juice for the last couple of years. Savings are proven.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Wondering

Downers Grove, IL

#13 Nov 23, 2012
Mr Me wrote:
Why did they spray it that night it was 40+ deg. and 50's during the day ?? What a waste of tax money. Someone needed money for shoping.
No traffic at night. They roll up the streets around here after nine.
someone

Hazel Crest, IL

#14 Nov 23, 2012
Can someone give one valid example of somebody benefitting financially from knowing a NL politician? If not then the statements made are bs.
Someone

United States

#16 Nov 23, 2012
someone wrote:
Can someone give one valid example of somebody benefitting financially from knowing a NL politician? If not then the statements made are bs.
When it comes to spending tax dollars on anything locally statewide or nationally , one hand washes the other. Truely you must know that. Someone has to supply the stuff and someone benefits . Or did they just get the idea from the latest edition of streetwise.
someone

Hazel Crest, IL

#17 Nov 23, 2012
Can anyone give one example? I don't need the standard paranoid anti govt lecture.
non smoker

Frankfort, IL

#18 Nov 23, 2012
lebeR wrote:
It's actually used to reduce the corrosiveness of pure salt.

It doesn't improve traction, in fact it lowers the friction of salt brine (salty slushy water left from snow and ice )

Based on my observation of the leadership of this Village , it wouldn't surprise me in the least bit that someone has a financial interest in this stuff.... It doesn't improve performance and its terrible for ground water and plants.
So what exactly is the point of it?
Someone

Mokena, IL

#19 Nov 24, 2012
What you saw on pavement may have been the water from the street sweeper, which dries pretty quick in the warmer months. Thats what it was on my block and the lines are gone now.
As for beet juice, it is mixed with salt. Salt works best at 25 degrees, salt + beet juice works to minus 25. 40% of salt mined is used for pavement deicer and mining salt has transport and processing costs. Salt corrodes and kills plants/grass. Less salt is required when using beet juice. Beet juice does cost more ($8 ton more) now due to demand. City of Chicago and others are trying it. Jury is out on long term savings and effects.
As for the idiots, did you ever think that when someone makes money for providing beet juice someone else is selling less salt. The village could save money. Enough of the propaganda. After all is said no-one can give an example of the mayor as an individual or the village making someone money due to connections.
Neighbor

Bolingbrook, IL

#20 Nov 24, 2012
Someone? Tim's wife has been given salary increases as a direct result of Tim. That's old news, but serves as a known example that others have posted out here. Can you disprove that? Curious me...
someone

Chicago, IL

#21 Nov 24, 2012
Neighbor wrote:
Someone? Tim's wife has been given salary increases as a direct result of Tim. That's old news, but serves as a known example that others have posted out here. Can you disprove that? Curious me...
Exactly how were they the result of Tim? If you are referring g to NLSD 122, what did she gain that other employees did not. It may be old new but doesn't mean its true or has valid sources.

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