Matt C.'s Recent Activity

11 months ago on 05/01/2017 at 9:08 AM
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1 year ago on 04/04/2017 at 6:07 PM

"Now you're getting into philosophy. which is fine. However, you should not assume that all Rs are conservative and that all Ds are liberal. Here's a question, has anyone running for office declared th..."

1 year ago on 04/04/2017 at 6:02 PM

"I believe, and I am completely willing to admit that I'm incorrect should someone like Mel Thillens chime in, that the term "non-partisan" applies strictly to the office, not to the person running for..."

1 year ago on 04/04/2017 at 5:56 PM

"I guess I would have to know how they were "identified", but even then, it doesn't change the category of the position, which is "non-partisan". I don't think that being endorsed by a partisan group ..."

1 year ago on 04/04/2017 at 5:50 PM

"A non-partisan election simply means that there is no R or D (or I or G) next to the candidate's name and he cannot use party affiliation in his campaign materials. To your question. a non-partisan el..."

1 year ago on 04/04/2017 at 2:42 PM

"They all use Belle Plaine because it's the quickest way back from EPI"

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 8:22 AM

"Hey. My spouse is an accountant. I know NOTHING about accounting. Now, I wish she made more money, so if I could influence her employer to pay her more, I might do that, but I still have no expertise ..."

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 8:18 AM

"EXACTLY why we need Biagi and Sanchez on the board. "How we spend it is more important than ever""

1 year ago on 04/01/2017 at 10:50 AM
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1 year ago on 03/23/2017 at 8:22 PM

"Driver on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right. However, this is distinctly different than stating the vehicle on the right has the right-of-way. The driver of EACH vehicle has an obligatio..."

1 year ago on 03/23/2017 at 8:19 PM

"*yawn* How's about we trust our neighbors to weigh the veracity of each candidate's statements, regardless of how many times they see those statements, and vote accordingly? The amount of money being..."

1 year ago on 03/22/2017 at 3:29 PM

"We could set up a Campaign Sign croquet tournament at one of the parks! "

1 year ago on 03/21/2017 at 3:25 PM

"I'm putting all of mine on John Moran's front lawn. I advise everyone else to do the same ;)"

1 year ago on 03/17/2017 at 2:40 PM

"It's non-partisan and you should already know that, Barbara. Now, you might ask if it's conservative fighting conservative, but even so, what difference should that make? "

1 year ago on 03/15/2017 at 11:12 PM

"Park Ridge did miss money from the casino, but I believe that deal was done long before most (if not all) of the current city council was in office. Someone else with a better memory can probably clar..."

1 year ago on 03/15/2017 at 3:33 PM

"I'm sort of wondering out loud here, but is it particularly important that board members have innovative ideas on education or is it perhaps more important that they be receptive of innovative ideas? ..."

1 year ago on 03/15/2017 at 1:21 PM

"Nice post, Tom. I only take issue with one thing. The mailer in question was factually incorrect. You cannot add percentage increases from year to year in the manner in which he did. The fact that he ..."

1 year ago on 03/13/2017 at 5:26 PM
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1 year ago on 03/12/2017 at 11:17 PM

"Coyne & Company Insurance does a decent job. I'm biased, though, since I'm one of the owners. We've been in Park Ridge for 34 years. "

1 year ago on 03/10/2017 at 11:22 AM
1 year ago on 03/09/2017 at 5:59 PM

"Let's note the absence of the words "parasite" and "freeloader" from the candidates' quotes. (and "conflict of interest", too). :)"

1 year ago on 03/09/2017 at 5:50 PM
1 year ago on 03/08/2017 at 11:41 AM
1 year ago on 03/07/2017 at 2:08 PM

"One can both be in favor of full time kindergarten and be fiscally conservative. The conservative might look at the cost vs need vs educational outcomes before deciding on doing it. Because someone l..."

1 year ago on 03/07/2017 at 10:14 AM

"The problem is that article is really about "austerity programs", but the author makes that phrase synonymous with "fiscal conservatism" and the draws the conclusion that it is conservatism which is a..."

1 year ago on 03/05/2017 at 4:54 PM

"Pretty cool. Congratulations on your Gold Award. "

1 year ago on 03/05/2017 at 8:29 AM

"Ah, but we have an acting City Manager who, by all accounts is doing a better job than his predecessor. And, as I'm sure everyone here knows, it would have been folly to try to hire someone for this p..."

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 5:54 AM
1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 2:02 AM
1 year ago on 03/03/2017 at 9:56 AM

"You are asking the wrong question, Barbara. "Any outside contact" is not the standard that is being applied to Mr. Fuksa's situations and would be an impossible standard to apply to any official, but ..."

1 year ago on 03/02/2017 at 5:48 PM

"It's good to know. I was wondering if there was anything published about the VFW project, though. I thought there were at least two different development projects that had been discussed and I thought..."

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1 year ago on 03/02/2017 at 10:42 AM

"Yeah. ummm no. I think it's disrespectful and insulting to the intellect of the City's Polish community to presume for a second that they would vote for a candidate based on his ethnic heritage. That ..."

1 year ago on 02/28/2017 at 2:49 PM

"Now. can I declare my basement a "detention reservoir" and get my fee reduced? ;)"

1 year ago on 02/28/2017 at 2:44 PM

"Incredibly well-stated, John. Seriously. "

1 year ago on 02/28/2017 at 1:19 PM

"So, the open question for the alderman in our midst is this: Would the Country Club (or any property owner for that matter) need to have a permit to install the screening on the fence? "

1 year ago on 02/27/2017 at 8:00 PM

"Further south than I was north, but similar neighborhoods, at least they were once. :)"

1 year ago on 02/27/2017 at 7:53 PM

"Where in Chicago? I grew up in Rogers Park. I'm old enough to remember when they switched from the blueish lights to the bright orange ones. When we moved to the suburbs, it took me quite awhile to ge..."

1 year ago on 02/27/2017 at 7:38 PM

"I don't know the answer to why we don't have more street lights, mainly because I'm happy with the number we have, but we do have a street light at every intersection in town (or nearly so)"

1 year ago on 02/21/2017 at 10:37 AM
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