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Old 04-01-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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Factories are not the salvation, in fact they are part of the problem. They generate few jobs per acre, and it keeps dropping. Perhaps develop the Dixie Square into a destination, if anyone had the guts to go there. I am reminded of a short lived industrial project in also depressed Robbins, an incinerator. Some of those employees were actually happy to be paying income tax for the first time! When most of us dread tax time?http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...-plant-robbins

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Old 04-01-2018, 10:19 PM
 
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Reality check — the issues that have made the sorts of manufacturing jobs scarce across the country are amplified when there are factors like corruption, violent crime, undesirable local workforce... You can blame some of that on local politicians, maybe some on policies of county & state, Federal layers...

Thing is even if there were successful efforts that did “repair” mistakes of local pols, somebody who got the county to maybe help with assessments to encourage redevelopment, and smart leaders who used some state “economic development incentives” to maybe reduce tax burden, and even cooperation to get the most favorable legislation from Federal levels the surrounding area would likely take years to show any positive changes following literal decades of failure...

In a broad sense the same sorts of things are why Chicago has lost unbelievable tens of thousands of AA residents — whatever jobs that existed have been decimated. Fools who don’t understand that the remaining folks will be an increasingly negative drain on everything from law enforcement, to judicial system, to healthcare, education and other social systems are clueless about how the spiral of hopelessness grows...
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: All Over
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Clamping down on corruption, nepotism and incompetence. So many of Harveys problems could be solved if the corruption stopped and there wasn't so much incompetence in every level of government. I remember years ago they had no gas to put in the police cars so the police cars just sat in a lot. Then a few years back all their guns were stolen out of a trailer behind the police department. Stop stuff like this and things begin to get a whole lot better
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:13 AM
 
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Lay off the fire department. Oh, wait, they've already done that. https://patch.com/illinois/homewood-...s-firefighters
Maybe the title should be, "if you wuz.."

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Old 04-11-2018, 06:51 AM
 
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File for bankruptcy - really no other options as first step... After bankruptcy start demo of blight and sell vacant land on pennies with lot neighbors getting first opportunity at buying as they have vested interest... at same time focus on improving schools... basically use same formula as Detroit on mini scale...

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Old 04-11-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Harvey, IL was name numerous times as the murder capital of the southland. If you was the mayor of Harvey, what would you do to change this impoverish suburb and make it into a vibrant community.
If I WERE mayor of Harvey, I'd try to improve the school system. If you're a resident, it clearly needs improvement.

"was nameD"

"this improverishED"
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