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Isabel’s morning briefing

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 - Posted by Isabel Miller

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22 Comments
  1. - H-W - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:03 am:

    Ah, Mary Miller. Having nothing to stand upon, no record of accomplishments, she chooses to lie about those who have served the People so as to not acknowledge her shortcomings.

    May your descendants be for three generations to come, be saddled with your memory.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:11 am:

    So…

    Sen. Gillespie filed the “Bears Bailout Bill”

    Gillespie is now the sponsor of a bill that aids a billion (with a b) dollar entity that as a franchise earns it’s needed revenues to function (and profit) not during the season, oh no, the Bears get their profit making revenues in *MARCH* and this franchise needs incentives?

    Maybe Gillespie isn’t aware that Arlington Heights is the only option for the franchise. The Bears already own the property, and the Bears are *NOT* leaving the 3rd largest media market AND the market is unshared, the largest unshared market in the league.

    According to Forbes? Well, according to Forbes the debt value is 2% of the franchise. They are, for all practical measures “debt free” without the stadium, and further, the Halas Hall complex, how much debt is there?

    My point? If Gillespie was at all honest with herself, the value of the franchise, the low debt, the guaranteed income, and the NFL signing on the note, the Bears need ZERO assistance, they are only looking for handouts… to maximize profits… nothing more.

    It’s embarrassing to sponsor such a bill giving aid to something or anything that is already locked in, won’t leave, owns the property, and seeks to ONLY maximize profits…

    … at the cost of likely property owners, school districts, and other taxing bodies that will need to service the “Cash Cow” Gillespie seems more than willing to help get all the profits possible, as fast as possible for a business that has as its business model… “cash TV monies checks”

    Gillespie is apparently looking out for the Bears interests and not the interests of her constituents, the region, or this state, even if the relief is “local”… just wait till AH asks for more state money for police, fire, infrastructure… the upkeep of a facility and things around it gaining a windfall of breaks… all unneeded.

    Not one nickel. Not ONE.

    Ask the Ricketts, the Wirtzs, the Reinsdorfs…

    There’s nothing to discuss or “figure out”, the figures are clear… the Bears need no help, and they aren’t figuring to move from the purchased land, assistance or not.


  3. - Candy Dogood - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:21 am:

    ===Sen. Gillespie filed the “Bears Bailout Bill”===

    I think it’s only appropriate to call it a bail out bill if it somehow gives them a functional offensive line and a ln outlook on life that doesn’t cause them to celebrate getting the number one draft pick.

    There needs to be a worse term for this than a “Bailout.” Filing this bill merits a single issue primary. The only think sinking because of this situation is the Senator’s reputation.


  4. - MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:25 am:

    “Tax plan proposal filed in Springfield that could aid Bears’ proposed Arlington Heights development”

    Counter-proposal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qynydbBpqy4&t=20s

    – MrJM


  5. - Steve Rogers - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:27 am:

    For Mary Miller, according to the Washington Post, your orange master lied 30,573 times during his tenure in office. What is your performance protest against him?


  6. - Nearly Normal - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:32 am:

    Good job SIU Carbondale for surprise presentations to area students receiving full-ride scholarships. Other state universities should take note.


  7. - Chambananon - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 8:34 am:

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that a Curaleaf executive was lamenting how all the business was going to “felons” and people with “two heads”?

    That said, seeing as he IS apparently engaged in wage theft and talking out of both sides of his mouth, maybe he’s got some personal knowledge of the danger after all?


  8. - Amalia - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 9:00 am:

    The time to crime piece in the Sun Times makes you wonder. The distance between supposedly good people and bad people is very short.


  9. - Back to the Future - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 9:07 am:

    Read Cardinal Cupich’s letter to our local elected officials.
    Troubled by the direction the city council is going in.


  10. - Amalia - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 9:09 am:

    whoa that new negative ad from Lightfoot. it just proves what Joan P wrote yesterday I don’t trust him.


  11. - JoanP - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 9:09 am:

    I don’t think Mary Miller will be missed.


  12. - MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 9:28 am:

    “The distance between supposedly good people and bad people is very short.”

    Counterpoint: The distance between supposedly bad people and good people is very short.

    – MrJM


  13. - Blue Dog - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 9:55 am:

    Mary Miller is a disgrace for not attending. so childish. not one nickel for the bears.


  14. - Amalia - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 10:20 am:

    A notice about pitchers and catcher only a week away actually makes me feel warm.


  15. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 11:59 am:

    Mary Miller…may she have the day she deserves.


  16. - Dotnonymous - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 12:03 pm:

    Will Mary Miller be missed?


  17. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 12:09 pm:

    Not familiar with Taurus but Smith and Wesson and Glock are brand names and I can’t imagine a 9mm is cheap. I guess that’s why the stolen guns. Are these guns really stolen and if so were they reported stolen before they were traced? If they are real thefts, how do so many guns get stolen?

    I’ve been of the opinion that guns that aren’t being involved in crimes are no harm to anyone, but if they have a high propensity to getting stolen, I may have to rethink that.


  18. - Sir Reel - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 12:58 pm:

    Mary Miller is my congressperson. I gag when I say that. What a nothing burger.


  19. - Blue Dog - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 1:34 pm:

    I am not a fan of this president or the last one. but you respect the office. BTW, I hope this speaker of the house doesn’t pull the childish antics in the background like the last one.


  20. - Lagertha's Shield - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 2:39 pm:

    I will not even attempt to do my job since performative politics is all anyone needs to do to get elected in my district these days. *yawn* - Mary Miller, probably.

    She most definitely does not speak for us all.


  21. - Amalia - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 3:53 pm:

    @MisterJayEm, I still think my way because I truly wonder about who sells what…or gives what…to whom after they buy it legally. too many stories about legal purchasers knowing they got it for someone who could not otherwise get it cause it was my brother/best friend/ he needed protection. very sad.


  22. - Just Peachy - Tuesday, Feb 7, 23 @ 4:30 pm:

    So what Mary Miller…you expect President Biden to cancel his speech since you won’t be there? I doubt you’ll be missed.


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