Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Another hostage
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Another hostage

Friday, Oct 30, 2015

* More from DeKalb

“It’s your city government, your county. You should decide how bidding gets done, how outsourcing, how contract gets done – also, how collective bargaining gets done. It’s your community, its your town … you should decide,” Rauner said.

Among the county’s economic highlights mentioned at the event is the enterprise zone designation it received from the state this summer.

The municipalities of DeKalb, Genoa, Sandwich, Sycamore, Cortland and Waterman look forward to bringing jobs and economic investment to the area by using special tax incentives the enterprise zone allows.

But the required certification of the zone is on hold because the Rauner administration said the state is losing too many jobs and the cost of doing business in Illinois is too high.

So, lemme get this straight. A local enterprise zone, which could be used to help the area’s business climate, is on hold because… the economy is bad…?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:22 am:

    Madigan has described this as an “epic struggle” many times, even preceding GA overtime.

    We are calling them “hostages”, while one of the lead participants is describing this in terms of war. There are no hostages to those engaged in a war, only winners and losers.


  2. - PublicServant - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:22 am:

    ===So, lemme get this straight. A local enterprise zone, which could be used to help the area’s business climate, is on hold because… the economy is bad…?===

    You obviously don’t understand structural reform, Rich. Providing an Enterprise Zone designation is useless unless his structural reforms are first passed. /s


  3. - Anonymous - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:27 am:

    Vanillaman,

    There aren’t as many public health facilities to close since Rahm Emanuel closed 1/2 of Chicago’s and Pat Quinn followed with the state mental health center closures.


  4. - Albany Park Patriot - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:31 am:

    Didn’t the guy say he wasn’t pushing collective bargaining changes any more? Or am I missing his nuance?


  5. - JS Mill - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:37 am:

    “The municipalities of DeKalb, Genoa, Sandwich, Sycamore, Cortland and Waterman look forward to bringing jobs and economic investment to the area by using special tax incentives the enterprise zone allows.”

    Please, outside of DeKalb/Sycamore those other towns will not experience much “development” other than letting the Dollar General relocate and reap a nice tax benefit.


  6. - CCP Hostage - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:41 am:

    Anonynous 9:22 am. A hostage is
    noun: hostage; plural noun: hostages
    a person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition.

    In this case, the condition is the turnaround agenda. I don’t disagree this is war, but we hostages know what we are regardless of what spin is put on the situation.


  7. - Tom - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:50 am:

    The Governor would make a great Defense Back, lots of confidence and no memory


  8. - lake county democrat - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:52 am:

    Such a shame Jack Franks said that he won’t allow Madigan to end all this suffering, no matter how bad it gets. Oh wait…


  9. - Pacman - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:56 am:

    I don’t think we are going to be able to save any hostages, time to send in SWAT.


  10. - GA Watcher - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 9:59 am:

    Snark alert - Possilbe response from the Governor: The mayors of DeKalb, Genoa, Sandwich, Sycamore, Cortland and Waterman might want us to think they are collaboratin’ on an enterprise zone to bring about jobs and investment and do what’s best for their communities, but really all they want is the ability to tax and spend. They’re just like their buddy to the East, Mayor Emanuel: all tax and spend politicians.

    What they should be doin’ is engage with me in passin’ structural reforms that will save their taxpayers millions of dollars. Why? because I said so.


  11. - Ghost - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:08 am:

    we used to let buisness owners decide how things should get done, how to do pay, benefits etc…. this is how we got the meat packing industry in Chicago as described in The Jungle…. unions arose becuase people make bad decisions when it comes to money and how to treat workers.

    right now communities do have a say in all thosr things. Negotiations are a way that owners and workers discuss these things. removing bargaining rights doesnt give people a voice, it silences workers, the exact opposite of giving them a say.

    Rauner is appealing to the same mob rule type speeches used in cairo Illinois to start riots between the different grps. he talks to the folks who arent doing the work and says wouldnt it be great if you cpuld force them into horrible working conditions to make yourself better off…..


  12. - Wordslinger - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:19 am:

    Outside of ag, NIU is the economic engine for DeKalb County and has been for 120 years.

    To talk economic development there when you’re bleeding the place dry in a political power play is surreal.


  13. - Blue dog dem - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:28 am:

    That a boy Bruce. More tax incentives. Let’s tilt the playing field to a few at the expense of others. You are a true capitalist. If taxes are so egregious, change em so everybody has a chance to prosper.


  14. - Honeybear - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:31 am:

    In the Navy you have to be able to “fight the ship”. All damage to personnel or to the ship is prioritized to “fight the ship”, meaning the least injured sailor gets treated first and the damage that effects weapons and propulsion is fixed first in order to “fight the ship” that is attacking you. Rauner is not “fighting the ship”. If he was he’d fund those enterprise zones, he’d fund and staff his economic agency DCEO (weapons) and fund and staff his propulsion (IDOR). Love of God, ADM Rauner has got his fleet dead in the water while under attack, taking on water from the hits, demanding that Congress upgrade his weapons systems and stomping his feet for a nuclear reactor retrofit on ALL vessels regardless of whether that would work or not.


  15. - Norseman - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:33 am:

    === A local enterprise zone, which could be used to help the area’s business climate, is on hold because… the economy is bad…? ===

    How pathetic can you get.


  16. - Huh? - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:47 am:

    This isn’t the first enterprise zone to be put on hold. This has been going on since July.

    http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/state-puts-hold-on-enterprise-zones/article_00bab9f1-4b6b-5dfe-b96f-f37a7b239c77.html

    From the above article:

    “In light of Illinois’ current fiscal uncertainty and ongoing budget impasse, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will not certify the enterprise zones at this time,” department Director Lyndsey Walters said in a press release.


  17. - Langhorne - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 10:50 am:

    Rauner is the dumbest smart guy i have ever seen. Allowing locals to arbitrarily do away w collective bargaining, even on a permissive basis, will never pass. Get over it. No amount of pain, or hostage taking, will change that. Move on to something that can pass. Accept the reality of your situation.


  18. - Shemp - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 11:01 am:

    DCEO is really fouling up the enterprise zone renewal process. Right now, they are not allowing E-Zones to renew unless they are about to expire. Kind of a problem if one of the big benefits of the E-zone is a 5 year property tax freeze. On the other hand, there are a lot of legislators who want to kill or limit the Enterprise Zones in Illinois. I don’t think people realize how few incentive programs cities and counties have and this is one of the biggies.


  19. - PolPal56 - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 11:07 am:

    Governor Ahab fires another harpoon through the hull of the good ship Illinois.


  20. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 11:09 am:

    Why is he getting away with the “local control” over collective bargaining argument? I know he’s not winning the argument. But can someone please ask him if it is local people that do collective bargaining? They don’t outsource the bargaining portion do they? Those are local people, many of whom are held accountable by the voters every so often. They already have local control. Stay reasonable my friends, stay reasonable.


  21. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 12:17 pm:

    ==Local control== reappears? Have not heard that for a few weeks, iirc.


  22. - Shemp - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 12:46 pm:

    =ask him if it is local people that do the collective bargaining?===

    Local people do, but on fire and police, interest arbitration (and precedents from other interest arbitrations) have far more influence on the outcome than do local negotiations. Mandatory subjects of bargaining also affect the locals, especially so-called non-monetary ones likes minimum manning which sure are monetary when you are paying for it….


  23. - Bud Keyes - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 1:07 pm:

    So making hundreds of millions of dollars in Illinois is not good enough for him, he needed to make a few million more so we need these changes???


  24. - RNUG - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 1:14 pm:

    You know, if Rauner wants to improve local control that bad, maybe, instead of being Governor, he should resign and offer his contract negotiating services on a voluntary basis to the local entities and municipalities in order to help “regain” local control. And, maybe, he could ask fellow GOPer Mike Tristano to help out; Mike was really good at hard-nosed contract negotiation.

    Rauner and Tristano, Labor Negotiations … that has a nice ring to it.


  25. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 2:08 pm:

    Geez RNUG, almost 30 years later, that name still sends chills down my spine.


  26. - RNUG - Friday, Oct 30, 15 @ 3:24 pm:

    -AA-

    He was something else … and we’ll just leave it at that.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Brady makes some unusual appointments to discrimination and harassment task force
* Pritzker sues endorser, deletes ad she appeared in
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Candidate announcement
* Best tweet of the day
* Question of the day
* Roskam race moved to "Toss Up" by Cook Political Report
* Kennedy lashes out at Emanuel, while Pritzker takes a softer approach
* Rauner refuses to weigh in on federal tax legislation
* Reports: Former Munger firm gets $12.5 million no-bid contract after a $12 million payment was frozen by Mendoza
* "Every time I see a little kid waving I always try to wave back"
* Londrigan, EMILY's List stand by their false statements
* In praise of Mary Ann Ahern
* George Will: Illinois "approaching a death spiral"
* Rauner urged to sign education funding "cleanup" bill
* Republican Party wants Durbin, Duckworth to give away Franken's cash
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Open thread
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....
* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....
* GEORGE WILL: In Illinois, a battle looms over t.....
* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....
* George Will: 'Blue model' bankrupting Illinois .....
* McHenry County Board asks Gov. Bruce Rauner to .....


* Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism
* EXCHANGE: UI lab has watched children grow for 75 years
* EXCHANGE: Hit by train, Highland teen has amazing recovery
* Chicago-area school chief who is to resign denies harassment
* Ex-Merrillville councilman admits guilt in bribery case
* Newspaper investigation finds Illinois raffle irregularities
* Newspaper investigation finds Illinois raffle irregularities
* $80M Mississippi River bridge opens from Illinois to Iowa
* $80M Mississippi River bridge opens from Illinois to Iowa
* New temporary US attorney named for central Illinois

* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas
* Fact check: Are Gov. Rauner's grandparents immigrants?
* Londrigan accused of attacking Davis for 'opposite' of remarks
* Gov. Rauner signs sex harassment legislation
* Under the Dome Podcast: Governor's race, sexual harassment, Rodney Davis
* Macoupin Co. highway renamed in honor of soldier who died in Vietnam
* Macoupin Co. highway renamed in honor of solder who died in Vietnam
* Schoenburg: Rep. Davis leads new caucus, pleased with White House access
* Rep. Davis leads new caucus, pleased with White House access

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* Here's how Baker McKenzie profits from offshore tax system
* Cards Against Humanity works to maintain its naughtiness
* The either/or world of Cards Against Humanity: Funny or Die
* Why do people give? Not for the tax break.


* Woman, 24, wounded in drive-by shooting on South Side
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Nov. 19, 2017
* Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure
* ‘SNL’ host Chance the Rapper creates a new Thanksgiving anthem
* 4 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
* MAP: Chicago weekend shootings tracker for Nov. 17 – 20
* Man charged with stabbing off-duty CPD officer in ‘domestic incident’
* Prosser Career Academy students win Cooking Up Change chef competition
* Artem Anisimov scores winner as Hawks continue dominance over Pens
* Man found fatally shot in Hainesville driveway


* Sandhill cranes bounce back from brink as migration over Illinois to peak next week
* Receptive Ryan: Scianna's TD catch lifts Lincoln-Way East into state finals
* 3 wounded in shootings on South, West sides
* Mar-a-Lago's new winter season: The Red Cross Ball is out, and 'Trumpettes USA' are in
* Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned
* LaToya Cantrell will become first woman mayor in New Orleans' history
* From scout team to leading rusher: Rhys Logan helps Loyola reach 8A final
* Lena Dunham under fire after defending 'Girls' writer accused of sexual assault
* Kwaku Appiah's return TD sparks Lincoln-Way East past Maine South
* After allowing shorthanded goal, Blackhawks finish power play with winning score


» State Week: Are Voters Thinking About 2018?
» Legislative Checklist: Veto Session
» How 3 Women Want To Make Illinois’ Political Future Female
» Illinois Supreme Court Weighing Seizure Of Woman’s Harley
» Illinois Supreme Court Weighing Seizure Of Woman's Harley
» Statehouse Ethical Issues Might Need Outside Oversight, Legislators Say
» Prosecutor: No More Indictments In Laquan McDonald Shooting
» Metra Board OKs Budget With Service Cuts, Fare Hikes In 2018
» For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life In Prison
» State Week: Harassment Training, Veto Wins And Losses, Late Payments


* Bernard Schoenburg: Ives says Rauner joined 'ruling class' he was to fight
* Statehouse Insider: Republican primary for governor underway
* Doubek: For harassment and beyond, Springfield needs stronger accountability
* Jim Dixon: It is time for a fair tax for Illinois
* Our View: It’s time for decision on YWCA block
* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Ed Rogers: A Clinton special counsel won't help Republicans in 2018
* Guest View: Rural health care providers deserve our thanks
* Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas
* Fact check: Are Gov. Rauner's grandparents immigrants?


* UPDATED: waterway advisories remain for northern counties
* Michelle N. Rollins
* Max Owens
* Jody Spaniol
* Holiday obituary hours
* Merton Edward Thayer Jr.
* Nick D. Bartlow
* Billy Dean Gibbs
* Robert D. Bell
* Francis J. Lingle


* Missouri wins fifth straight to become bowl eligible
* Mavericks stop 4-game slide with win against Bucks
* Herbert returns, Oregon beats Arizona 48-28
* Boys bowling: Scouting Lake County
* Officials: McHenry County jail inmate's death under investigation

* US lawmakers urge Trump to prod Rody on dr...
* SULLUM: Trump's 'great relationship' with ...
* US lawmakers to Duterte: 'Sovereignty does...
* Local Congressmen React to the Passage of ...
* DOJ to ban US lawmakers should Duterte ord...
* Hultgren whishes McHenry County College a ...
* Hultgren and Ruppersberger: Protect infras...
* Shaun Alexander: I'm amazed by the authori...
* US lawmakers urge Trump to prod Rody on dr...
* SULLUM: Trump's 'great relationship' with ...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* Randi Weingarten’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon.
* Believe women.
* SNL Watch Party at SMG-Chatham
* The Weekend Desk Report
* The Weekend In Chicago Rock
* The Week In Chicago Rock
* Sunday week in review.
* Keeping retirement weird. Our Miss Brooks.
* SportsMonday: Peak Bears
* Trump FCC Opens Corporate Media Merger Floodgates


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Google Pixel 2 bootloader issues, iPhone X fixes & more – Pocketnow Daily
* [Sponsored] Take advantage of Tomtop’s electric treadmill flash sale!
* NFL may expand match livestreaming away from Verizon phones
* Razer Hammerhead USB-C earbuds designed to compliment Razer Phone
* Honor V10 specs reportedly include headphone jack, slightly smaller battery
* The Razer Phone is now available at select Microsoft Stores
* HomePod unceremoniously delayed until early 2018

* Sporcle Saturday: Top player performances
* LIVE: MLB Awards unveiled on Network
* White Sox face roster call on Clarkin, 6 more
* Thyago Vieira brings missing heat to White Sox bullpen battle
* MLB Awards grand finale (7 CT, MLB Network)
* White Sox trade for hard-throwing Vieira
* White Sox acquire prospect Vieira from M's


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller