STAR Bond development update
rumor has it

Belleville, IL

#64 Jan 31, 2013
Mt vernon is the armpit of So Il.
lies n politics

United States

#65 Jan 31, 2013
Boulder Creek is a joke.
Here is how I would describe it.....
Phony fuzz
cigar talk
political propaganda
Hot-air
Smoky, backroom chatter
Butler B.S.
tax tricks
pocket stuffing
big hat, no cattle
smoke and mirrors
"gentleman's agreement"
dog and pony show
19th hole planning
School district robbery
racketeering
"Confidential"
Sgt Schultz

Carterville, IL

#66 Jan 31, 2013
Hey rumor.... What does that make Marion ?( Hint: where do they they stick the enema tube?)
rumor has it

Marion, IL

#67 Jan 31, 2013
You mean Marion the town that made 3 million dollars last year,more than any other town in southern illinois?
John from Harrisburg

Stone Mountain, GA

#68 Jan 31, 2013
Sgt Schultz wrote:
Hey rumor.... What does that make Marion ?( Hint: where do they they stick the enema tube?)
Gross That's plain disgusting.

Took a drive through Marion today. Looks like y'all are struggling from a money standpoint. The old part of town looks like it got popped by Popeye.

Yikes I thoughtMarion was an economic machine. Them small businesses are dead.. Devastating to me, but guess we are all struggling in our region yes
Wrong Path

Saint Louis, MO

#69 Jan 31, 2013
The only money being made is by the corporations and at the end of the day all the revenue is wired to their headquarters in other states. All we get are some 9 and 10 dollar an hour jobs. Name one employer in Marion that pays a living wage besides federal government and health care.
Pappy

Marion, IL

#70 Jan 31, 2013
Wrong Path wrote:
The only money being made is by the corporations and at the end of the day all the revenue is wired to their headquarters in other states. All we get are some 9 and 10 dollar an hour jobs. Name one employer in Marion that pays a living wage besides federal government and health care.
Aisin
lies n politics

United States

#72 Feb 1, 2013
Hey "JOHN FROM HARRISBURG"....

You dumb mule. Looks like your village is gonna be opening a new movie theater. Bout time something popped up. Nothing to do in your pit of a town. I spent 3 days cleaning up crap in your "junkyard" after the storm hit, and never got a single "Thank You."

Need a job??? Now you can stuff popcorn down a paper bag on Friday nights. it will give your old ass something to do besides mudding, cow-tipping, playing tic-tac-toe and checkers with your geriatric buddies, or spending your unemployed link-card time posting on MARION's forum!!! Keep your white trash uneducated comments off our forum.
About Time

Marion, IL

#73 Feb 4, 2013
I heard that a big announcement is forthcoming about the Star Bond development later this month. (And no, I don't mean an announcement about the point on your head; you know who you are)
announcement

Ballwin, MO

#74 Feb 4, 2013
The announcement is that the land is getting donated because PITI are eating up developers bottom line. They are writing it off as a loss. Toxic strip mine land takes millions of dollars just to get it ready for initial development. Nobody wants to buy it. Just because land lies next to an interstate does not always mean that it is worth 500K per acre.
Sgt Schultz

Carterville, IL

#75 Feb 4, 2013
Would not surprise me one bit.

The county board was on record in the Southern on the weekend that no major developments are projected for the county in the near future.

A lot of folks were fooled again...
took a chance

Marion, IL

#76 Feb 5, 2013
Sgt Schultz wrote:
Would not surprise me one bit.
The county board was on record in the Southern on the weekend that no major developments are projected for the county in the near future.
A lot of folks were fooled again...
People were fooled? I love how people like you bash an idea that someone tried to pull off to create jobs in the area. Yes maybe it will never happen but this is how areas change and become better. Imagine how many people thought Walt Disney was a nut case when he announced what he was going to do down in Florida all those years ago. Now,I am not comparing this to Disney just trying to say that it is ok to take a chance everyonce and a while. Maybe if you got off your computer and quit bitching and started dreaming this area could be a better place to live for generations to come.
Tim

Edwardsville, IL

#77 Feb 5, 2013
Haha. Marion will be remaining White Trash statis
Tim you are an idiot

Marion, IL

#78 Feb 5, 2013
If you are going to call a town white trash, please learn how to spell the word status. What a moron you are Tim.
lies n politics

United States

#79 Feb 5, 2013
Marion, IL....."The HUB of the Universe's armpit"

Butler decided to take off the word "armpit" back when he came up with the slogan.

You all don't realize. This is all just Illinois good ole boy politics with this STAR bond bull.

The only reason Marion got the big INTERCHANGE project was because back a few years ago they saw the writing on the wall. Their scenario planning saw that tons of jobs were going to leave the area. The good ole Liberal Blue Boy Democrats saw to it that they come up with a big "TRANSPORTATION" project. Stimulus bull that will never amount to REAL PRIVATE CORPORATION AND ENTERPRISE GROWTH for Marion. That is what this place needs, not a bunch of State of Illinois Union pikers digging holes and building ramps.

Destination??? Who wants to come here other than to hunt, go out for a dinner at a BBQ joint, and make fun of the "sludge" that crawls inside Wal-Mart each day, and then get back on the road??!!
John from Harrisburg

Edwardsville, IL

#80 Feb 7, 2013
Well I told yas so. We got us some business a brewing in my town you Fat Cat city folk. I knews we was gonna thrive alright. Yall better wait and see. The Southern is already reporting it. Wait and see children of the Fat Cat yes. Harrisburg is gonna keep on growing like a wildfire with business enterprise and be brining us some jobs yes.
John is an idiot

Marion, IL

#81 Feb 8, 2013
The only thing growing in Harrisburg is the amount of people realizing you are an idiot and the amount of farm animals that run away when they see you.
intheknow

Marion, IL

#82 Feb 8, 2013
John is an idiot wrote:
The only thing growing in Harrisburg is the amount of people realizing you are an idiot and the amount of farm animals that run away when they see you.
LMAO!!!!
YELP

Marion, IL

#83 Feb 8, 2013
JOHN, u have lost more than u will ever regain 420 jobs at WILLOW LAKE MINE plus about another 100 or more spin-off jobs, how can anything replace that//////, Why does everyone that I know that lives in Saline Co. comes to Marion to shop and eat.
harrisburg

Saint Louis, MO

#84 Feb 10, 2013
Harrisburg is dead. All of Saline County is dead for that matter. The only businesses left in Harrisburg are retail and wait until Illinois is finally forced to cut all welfare benefits in order to survive. There will be no money to spend and all of the retail will dry up which will cause a domino effect for the town.

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