Bobby Rush says he'll stand with Robb...

Bobby Rush says he'll stand with Robbins residents against mine

There are 18 comments on the Chicago Sun-Times story from Oct 20, 2013, titled Bobby Rush says he'll stand with Robbins residents against mine. In it, Chicago Sun-Times reports that:

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush vowed Sunday to fight alongside Robbins residents to block the state from using quick-take powers to condemn their homes for a mining and quarry project that would take 20 percent of the village.

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tlp

Orland Park, IL

#1 Oct 21, 2013
Hmmmm, wonder when the last time good ole Bobby went thru Robbins? Has he done anything about the poverty, the condemned buildings, the crime? Perhaps he's just looking to get his name in the papers? It'd be doing those people a favor to get out of there.
Ride the Bus

Maywood, IL

#2 Oct 21, 2013
At Sunday’s event, village residents were asked to sign up to travel on buses to Springfield to lobby the Legislature against the quick-take process. Buses will leave at 8 a.m. Tuesday from Greater Christian Unity Church at 3030 Claire Blvd.
Lots of Legal Troubles

Maywood, IL

#3 Oct 21, 2013
Louthen has other legal troubles besides the possible injunction. First Midwest Bank has filed a lawsuit against another of his companies, Riverside-based Town Builders Studies, claiming he owes the bank $350,000 after defaulting on a loan, according to court records.

In a statement issued last week, Louthen said the lawsuits were the result of developing “distressed communities like Robbins” that require significant investment without seeing any meaningful return.
Trick

Maywood, IL

#4 Oct 21, 2013
Lots of Legal Troubles wrote:
Louthen has other legal troubles besides the possible injunction. First Midwest Bank has filed a lawsuit against another of his companies, Riverside-based Town Builders Studies, claiming he owes the bank $350,000 after defaulting on a loan, according to court records.
In a statement issued last week, Louthen said the lawsuits were the result of developing “distressed communities like Robbins” that require significant investment without seeing any meaningful return.
Will State Reps Will Davis and Bob Rita back the October Surprise, Now that they know better?
Seeifitsticks

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 21, 2013
Lots of Legal Troubles wrote:
Louthen has other legal troubles besides the possible injunction. First Midwest Bank has filed a lawsuit against another of his companies, Riverside-based Town Builders Studies, claiming he owes the bank $350,000 after defaulting on a loan, according to court records.
In a statement issued last week, Louthen said the lawsuits were the result of developing “distressed communities like Robbins” that require significant investment without seeing any meaningful return.
Shouldn't we allow him or his company to have his day in court before you hang him.People/companies file lawsuits every day,that doesn't mean he is guilty.But then that wouldn't help your cause,would it?
No doubt

Chicago, IL

#6 Oct 21, 2013
tlp wrote:
Hmmmm, wonder when the last time good ole Bobby went thru Robbins? Has he done anything about the poverty, the condemned buildings, the crime? Perhaps he's just looking to get his name in the papers? It'd be doing those people a favor to get out of there.
You are such a doubter,I for one am sure our illustrious congressman will be on that bus with the rest of us.
Really

Tinley Park, IL

#7 Oct 21, 2013
What has Rush done for anybody lately, especially Robbins? Not a thing. Nothing. His appearance alone will turn public sentiment against this raggedy group that do not want to see improvement of a poor excuse of run down Village.
Jimmie

Tinley Park, IL

#8 Oct 21, 2013
Rush will be where the cameras are. Once they leave, he will leave.
Officer Flip Flop

Blue Island, IL

#9 Oct 21, 2013
Jimmie wrote:
Rush will be where the cameras are. Once they leave, he will leave.
What makes Rita any different than Rush?
No Different

Maywood, IL

#10 Oct 21, 2013
Officer Flip Flop wrote:
<quoted text>What makes Rita any different than Rush?
Politicians love the Limelight, power, money, make appointments, and always want to ink the deal.
A Democrat

Blue Island, IL

#11 Oct 21, 2013
Officer Flip Flop wrote:
<quoted text>What makes Rita any different than Rush?
When the residents of Crestwood discovered they were being poisoned by their drinking water, State Rep Bob Rita did nothing, afraid to upset Chet Stranszyck who helped to get him elected. The Honorable Congressman Bobby Rush came to the rescue and promised the EPA would immediately become involved, and they did. Bobby Rita represents special interest's, Congressman Rush represents the People. So you see, my Friend, this is the difference between Congressman Rush, and your Bobby!.
Officer Flip Flop

Blue Island, IL

#12 Oct 22, 2013
A Democrat wrote:
<quoted text>
When the residents of Crestwood discovered they were being poisoned by their drinking water, State Rep Bob Rita did nothing, afraid to upset Chet Stranszyck who helped to get him elected. The Honorable Congressman Bobby Rush came to the rescue and promised the EPA would immediately become involved, and they did. Bobby Rita represents special interest's, Congressman Rush represents the People. So you see, my Friend, this is the difference between Congressman Rush, and your Bobby!.
U are 100% correct except i am not your friend and Bobby is not mine.
Springfield Bound

Maywood, IL

#13 Oct 22, 2013
Ride the Bus wrote:
At Sunday’s event, village residents were asked to sign up to travel on buses to Springfield to lobby the Legislature against the quick-take process. Buses will leave at 8 a.m. Tuesday from Greater Christian Unity Church at 3030 Claire Blvd.
On to Springfield to put an end to this foolish and underhanded scheme.
Cordwainer Trout

Lexington, KY

#14 Oct 22, 2013
Isn't Bobby Rush a felon, someone spending most of their life on dope and preaching White hatred? Don't tell me... he's a born again Muslim.
Very Disappointing Reps

Maywood, IL

#15 Oct 22, 2013
Trick wrote:
<quoted text>
Will State Reps Will Davis and Bob Rita back the October Surprise, Now that they know better?
Gentlemen:
This is a Complete and Utter Embarrassment!

Research First then Support...
Haaa

Eustis, FL

#16 Oct 22, 2013
Is Rush's son still in jail for fu***** prisoners when he used to be a guard ?
Good Question

Maywood, IL

#17 Oct 23, 2013
Seeifitsticks wrote:
<quoted text>Shouldn't we allow him or his company to have his day in court before you hang him.People/companies file lawsuits every day,that doesn't mean he is guilty.But then that wouldn't help your cause,would it?
The lawsuits were filed about nine months after ALM Resources was founded and about three months before the company signed the development agreement with Robbins, records from the Illinois secretary of state’s office show. The Robbins agreement stipulates that there are no pending lawsuits against the developer that threaten the project.

What is the penalty for making false statement(s) with the Illinois secretary of state's office?
mark

United States

#18 Oct 24, 2013
A Democrat wrote:
<quoted text>
When the residents of Crestwood discovered they were being poisoned by their drinking water, State Rep Bob Rita did nothing, afraid to upset Chet Stranszyck who helped to get him elected. The Honorable Congressman Bobby Rush came to the rescue and promised the EPA would immediately become involved, and they did. Bobby Rita represents special interest's, Congressman Rush represents the People. So you see, my Friend, this is the difference between Congressman Rush, and your Bobby!.
Term limits needed.

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