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by rocki
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

I wish the gov would do something about the high property taxes in Illinois. Complicates my home finding process. Do I put up with the high property taxes along with the benefit of zero state income tax on my retirement or do I settle for the Davenport/Bettendorf area? Yes, I am embarking on MY new...
by rocki
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

I wish the gov would do something about the high property taxes in Illinois. Complicates my home finding process. Do I put up with the high property taxes along with the benefit of zero state income tax on my retirement or do I settle for the Davenport/Bettendorf area? Yes, I am embarking on MY new...
by rocki
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

He's a 'disaster' who just signed $200 million in new capital funding for Western. As opposed to the previous disaster who starved WIU into this crisis by pulling tens of millions of operating funds, with no time to plan for it. this ↑ I'm not saying Pritzker is going to be some amazing governor th...
by rocki
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

I wish the gov would do something about the high property taxes in Illinois. Complicates my home finding process. Do I put up with the high property taxes along with the benefit of zero state income tax on my retirement or do I settle for the Davenport/Bettendorf area? Yes, I am embarking on MY new...
by rocki
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

I’m a huge Norine supporter but I disagree with her on this one just cause someone has long ties to something doesn’t mean that it has there best interest at heart. On the other hand, they absolutely could have the best interest of WIU at heart, but it doesn't line up with the governors. I'll admit...
by rocki
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

In response to Governor JB Pritzker’s decision to pull the names of two recent Western Illinois University Board of Trustees appointees just hours before their scheduled confirmation hearing, State Representative Norine Hammond has issued the following statement: “On Wednesday evening, I learned of...
by rocki
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

Tere North wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:37 am
Neckfansince71 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:04 am
Tere, I stand corrected! ;) jc
I was just trying to figure out who Nick and Jill were :o I remember Jack and Jill and their dog Spot from grade school, but Nick and Jill was eluding me :D
Hmmm. I had Dick and Jane and Spot when I was in school. And I think the cat was Puff.
by rocki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

So, when October rolls around, do they then start a search for a new president, or does it automatically default to the interim president? Not saying anything against the current interim (as he hasn't had time to do much of anything yet), but we all know that Rives is not a good choice. I feel it ne...
by rocki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

It's time to update 110 Illinois Compiled Statutes 690/35 Today, more people identify as "unaffiliated" than they do to either of the two political parites. That may be true, but in McDonough County we have to declare a party in primary voting. I don't know if that holds for the entire state, or wh...
by rocki
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: A New Beginning has Begun
Replies: 96
Views: 2984

Re: A New Beginning has Begun

This "different direction" business has me concerned.