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West Chicago, IL

Obama-Economy - West Chicago, IL

How could he have made it worse? we were sliding into an abiss. At least we're on the road to recovery.  (Apr 26, 2012 | post #1)

West Chicago, IL

Empire buys Luna Carpet, but jingles will ring on

Nice to see that they aren't planning on laying off anyone. This economy still sucks and people need jobs. With so much of our work outsourced or reduced to the point customer service suffers, this is not how America should continue. Thanks to any organization that stays here and builds stronger ties to the communities. +1 to Empire and Luna  (Feb 7, 2012 | post #3)

West Chicago, IL

As toll hikes loom, some motorists prepare to bail

I already pay high gas tax to illinois, why should I have to pay more in use tax to be on the roads? I'm changing my route, fortunately it will only add 5 mins to my commute, but save .90 each way. (North Ave to Schaumburg, instead use Army Trail) Nice they're going to inject billions into the economy, but at the same time take away billions from the economy at a time when gas prices are still very high as well. They didn't mention all of the savings they have achieved by using open road tolling, and reducing coin collectors and toll attendants. They should have dropped rates, not increased them.  (Dec 28, 2011 | post #3)

West Chicago, IL

Village Refuses to Issue COD Occupancy Certificates Witho...

I would think the college hired much more competent and capable inspectors than what the village could provide. This is major construction, not a new addition to a home. All they want is their payout just like anyone else in these townships. Of course the deannexation has probably caused a rift too it would sound.  (Jun 22, 2011 | post #3)

West Chicago, IL

Red-light cameras raking in cash

I don't need or want big brother watching everything I do. Regardless of how the laws are enforced, it is possible to safely make right hand turns while creeping forward at 1 mile per hour, possibly 2 {sarcasm}. But in the eyes of the law that would be a ticket. These should be shown for what they are, revenue generators and if anything the excess money should go into a national fund, not into your cities coffers to bolster fat political pensions. They don't create a safer intersection, as right on reds aren't the key problem as they always state the t-bone accidents that occur. But if you notice, very few cameras are focused on the intersection where t-bonning happens.  (Jun 15, 2011 | post #1085)

West Chicago, IL

Dupage strip club may go dry

Oh yeah, Vegas is a perfect place to bring up a family... As much as you don't live on the strip, I don't live in chicago. I'm about 45 miles west of it. So although I don't live in the "ghetto" as you call it, it's certainly better than New York. I actually have land, trees, a garden and employment. You're lucky to have a job in Vegas with the high unemployment last I heard of over 13%. So get off your high horse. The comment was you don't want to bring up your kids on "the strip". You're not and neither am I. And just like you said they're in every large community. Now this information is so old. The building is under contract to be torn down due to unnecessary widening of the highway.  (Jun 15, 2011 | post #6)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

Sounds more like Naperville=Fail since you've more or less proven what MOP was trying to state. Very sad, when you could have proven him wrong but didn't.  (May 9, 2011 | post #87)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

Probably fairly true. But my house on the golf course has a very nice view. 1.03 acres of land, and 100 year old oak trees. Can't say that in most of naperville. Especially when 10+ years ago most of the town annexed in farmfields from Plainfield. I didn't say I worked in WC. I figure a paper route is worth a thousand or two per year, yea, I'm 100x that.  (Apr 21, 2011 | post #82)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

Maybe that's me? No, I would have to have 100 paper routes to make my dinero. Si, entiendo espanol tambien. Pero mi primo lingua es ingles. Y sabe mas y mas toda del tiempo.  (Apr 20, 2011 | post #80)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

You know, you guys just prove that MOP is correct. Sure there are good people and total idiots everywhere. I think most of them are in front of me going 30 in a 40 too. Drives me f'n nuts. I do have a bit more thick skin though, and just have to realize that's what makes me better than you. You in Naperville or you in Aurora, it's what you do with your life to be a better person and understand those differences. Not to denigrate others because you're trying somehow to "defend" your city.  (Apr 19, 2011 | post #77)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

@The State What are you smokin'? 90 years to life? Please, you can get away with murder for 25 to life and get out in 12-20 with good behaviour.  (Apr 18, 2011 | post #69)

West Chicago, IL

Mosque still blocked

We need a moratorium on prayer locations. Be them mosques or otherwise. The Wheaton Church on North avenue in Carol stream is huge. Took a lot of land that can't be taxed, requires hiring of off duty officers to manage traffic and congesting the highways. As far as the story goes, relating 2004 as a time when the mosque opened in Glen Ellyn, brought in a flood of people wanting to buy houses in a growing market. Guess what? It's not 2004 any longer and this market is messed up. This mosque brought in a lot of foreign buyers and the diversity of those people purchased a lot in the development behind the Menards. Their lifestyles are very different than ours. The houses are substantially less than what they were, as they are everywhere, and frankly it just brings too much change too quickly. You're in the USA, adapt to our culture and norms, or just stay where you came from.  (Mar 16, 2011 | post #1)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

I love how Jesus/God or Obama/Bush always works it's way into a subject. God was probably an alien anyways. So worship all you want. There are too many answers to questions that would be otherwise. Without money, there would be a lot of people working on farms and no industry and no technological developments. People with money take chances and those chances provide jobs. And as often as they have been, many of those multi-billionaire rich people are donating their monies to poor. Unfortunately I think if you donate in that way, just like our entitlement programs, people have no incentive to fix their own problems or improve their lifestyle. Donate to save the whales, our planet, or our future. People should be able to take care of themselves.  (Mar 16, 2011 | post #61)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

you know, some of those attitude issues are valid. I see a lot of the women as busy bodies not having to work and getting their noses into everyone elses business. They just have nothing else to do with their time. To be fair, I have found many that are great people too.  (Mar 15, 2011 | post #56)

West Chicago, IL

I frankly have a problem with Naperville people

Better would be to say..."To be fair..." Using a double negative isn't normally how you'd try to say that. Now to your point, you can say that about any city how they have their good people and bad, I'd just have to say there are more people in Naperville that have made better choices or have had more opportunities available to them. Growing up in Warrenville we were always considered to be second rate to Naperville. Then as Naperville expanded their city limits, Aurora became more of a border town to them. You guys are quite polar opposites of each other...and I would think that given the choice you too would live in Naperville. I might too, but for me, the wasted money on taxes isn't worth it. But like I said given the choice, meaning, you make sufficient money to afford living there and want that lifestyle, you'd do it.  (Mar 13, 2011 | post #51)