Steve S.'s Recent Activity

1 year ago on 05/01/2017 at 9:08 AM
1 year ago on 05/01/2017 at 9:08 AM
1 year ago on 04/17/2017 at 4:26 PM

"I agree, Kathy Meade. no reason for anyone to be ashamed. "

1 year ago on 04/08/2017 at 7:52 AM

"Tom Sotos, this question is typical of the D64 Board's mindset: Ask "the community" but actually ask "the one-third of the community that sends children to D64 schools". Meanwhile, the two-thirds of t..."

1 year ago on 04/05/2017 at 12:20 PM

"At least, according to MY calculations. #NewMath"

in response to this post:

Maloney wins by 76. 22% by Park Ridge.

1 year ago on 04/05/2017 at 12:20 PM
1 year ago on 03/24/2017 at 12:14 PM
2 years ago on 01/12/2017 at 9:59 AM
2 years ago on 01/06/2017 at 4:12 PM
2 years ago on 01/04/2017 at 7:54 AM

"Follow up: an editorial last week in the Chicago Tribune. My guess is the property taxes on Tribune Tower are about to mysteriously skyrocket. #Madiganistan "

2 years ago on 12/18/2016 at 6:19 PM
2 years ago on 09/28/2016 at 10:29 AM
2 years ago on 09/26/2016 at 3:50 PM
2 years ago on 08/16/2016 at 6:15 PM

"In case I haven't been clear in the past: While I have a big issue with the seemingly careless way in which the D64 Board raises teacher salaries, at least that money is going into the classroom. If I..."

2 years ago on 07/24/2016 at 12:13 PM
2 years ago on 07/23/2016 at 9:46 AM

"Although I am 100u0025 in favor of making these negotiations transparent, Kathy Meade's point is realistic given the current situation. Key question: When IS the series of meetings where the public ge..."

2 years ago on 07/20/2016 at 10:48 PM

""Please don't screw over our taxpayers. Please don't screw over our taxpayers. ""

2 years ago on 06/10/2016 at 3:50 PM

"As soon as they massage the data enough to tell the story they want to tell. "

2 years ago on 06/05/2016 at 10:35 PM

"Typical of the Maine Clownship government and a perfect example of why I don't trust either the Dems or the Repubs here in Illinois. The state's Latin motto should be: "Slippus envelopus". "

2 years ago on 06/01/2016 at 3:12 PM

"Barbara Gaffke, this is how it works: They say they will raise taxes on "millionaires and billionaires", but (a) the threshold for the higher taxes will be below $1 million, (b) the threshold will be ..."

2 years ago on 05/30/2016 at 7:36 PM
2 years ago on 05/28/2016 at 6:22 PM

"We use the Library very frequently and are big supporters. Yes, we occasionally incur fines but have never been called by the repo man. Fines are a way to help teach my children responsibility -- and ..."

2 years ago on 05/24/2016 at 9:17 AM

"Where is the money going? To pay huge unfunded liabilities. We were told the 66u0025 income tax increase was supposed to pay off everything, but the taxes went up. and so did the debt. "

2 years ago on 05/24/2016 at 7:59 AM
2 years ago on 05/20/2016 at 4:50 PM

"I'll defer to the authority figures on this -- provided they actually answer, and in plain English -- but as I recall the various propaganda sent out by D64 over the years, having a healthy surplus wa..."

2 years ago on 03/25/2016 at 2:28 PM

"Tom Sotos, my hat is off to you. This topic has been floating around for years and it's great to see something actually happen. Congrats to you and whoever else was involved. NOW can someone publish a..."

2 years ago on 03/04/2016 at 10:08 AM

"Have seen this also and wondered if it an outlet from one of those overhead flood protection arrangements? The water usually seems cleaner than wastewater. and our ejector pump sends its water/waste d..."

3 years ago on 02/29/2016 at 2:34 PM

"I must say I completely sympathize with you, Kathy. Perhaps a PRPD commissioner can enlighten us -- or change this anti-parent policy? Completely wrong. "

3 years ago on 12/30/2015 at 12:50 PM
3 years ago on 12/30/2015 at 12:50 PM
3 years ago on 12/30/2015 at 12:50 PM
3 years ago on 12/20/2015 at 8:16 PM

"I proudly "own" that the neighbors stood together and defended our property values. Nobody is paying higher taxes because of that one parcel of land, and if they are, the effect is dwarfed by the doub..."

3 years ago on 12/20/2015 at 7:38 PM

"William Cline, sorry you're still smarting from not being able to swoop in and plop down a business on the corner of Meacham and Northwest Highway. The neighbors make a reasonable case for that piece ..."

3 years ago on 12/19/2015 at 7:41 AM

"If you keep your old tax bills, take a moment and calculate which line items went up the fastest, i. e., which spending bodies contributed the most to your property tax increase. Most of them -- the s..."

3 years ago on 10/08/2015 at 7:50 PM

"I notice the proposed fee increases are 0. 8% and 3%. When taxes go up by more than these percentages, we are told it's just the cost of living in Park Ridge (translation: shut up and pay). "

3 years ago on 09/26/2015 at 10:17 AM

"OK then Tom Sotos at which school board meeting, on what date, surrounding what topic, would be the greatest opportunity for people to show up and give community input? What is the status of the budge..."

3 years ago on 09/25/2015 at 11:39 PM

"I sympathize with Bill Chip. I've been to several D64 Board meetings and usually it's "talk to the hand". The Board caters to the 1/3 of the population that sends children to the schools but doesn't c..."

3 years ago on 09/22/2015 at 11:49 PM

"I've been critical of the local papers in the past, but props are due Jennifer Johnson for persisting with the FOIA request. Also amused that the school board president can't get his grammar straight..."