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Some things never fail to surprise me. The South Side baseball team is much better than the North side baseball team. And property taxes are going up.

Taxes going up in Cook County and Chicago? Surprise!


Some things are, well a little of a surprise. Like Dorothy Tillman Alderman of the 3rd Ward is actually getting real competition for 3rd Ward Alderman next election. Her running mate, Mell Monroe is starting with the fact that she spent so much money on sculptures when her Ward desperately needs the money in so many other areas.
My early memories are of Dorothy Tillman and one of her big hats are Dorothy grabbing a painting off the wall of the Art Institute and heading out the door. There was so much film of Dorothy in one her biggest hats hanging onto the painting and pushing her way out of the Institute. The picture was of the late Harold Washington in ladies underwear, painted by an art student of the Art Institute. OK so anything Dorothy does should not surprise anyone? This was the first sign that Dorothy paid attention to the arts. For non-Chicagoans, Dorothy Tillman is never without a hat, she infamous for them. Is she on the Art committee?

With the group we have in Cook County government and City Hall we don't have a lot of dull media days.

Mell Monroe

Dorothy Tillman art appreciation

8 Comments:

  1. Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "Her running mate, Mell Monroe is starting with the fact that she spent so much money on sculptures when her Ward desperately needs the money in so many other areas."

    Money on sculptures? Monroe thought about material things instead the public..wasn't exactly serving the public..

    "The Civic Federation of Chicago calculates an average 36 percent hike in every tax bill -- or $829 more a year, unless state legislators renew a homeowners' protection bill that would drop the average hike down to about $255."

    Now that is insane! I know my taxes have gone up but nothing that insane like Chicago. The state is really sticking it to the taxpayer's big time. And that is really unfair.. The city of Chicago needs more ass scrubbing than my state!
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Oh and pics of Wigley Field? right? Sounds like you are into baseball.. I used to go to baseball game.. In fact, I was invited to an event after the Angels won the World Series. It is called the VIP Diamond room. Very nice and I got to see and walk down the box seats in the stadium while I was there.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Monroe actually is thinking of community centers, after school day care.....to name a few. As you can see Alderman Dorothy Tillman is into the Arts, even if you have to rip it off the wall at the Art Institute!
    Sadly a lot of people in gentrification areas are being taxed out of their homes, this is true for people who have been retired and owned their homes for decades. On the South side it is not so bad....yet.
    Thanks for the link!
    I'll ad you if it's OK.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    Thanks for adding me!

    I am an art lover. You can tell that by now. But, damn, to rip off the public! It is a shame that people have to suffer and taxpayers are flipped the bill all in the name of greed. Many city and public officials really took advantage of their states and robbed them blind while the Gerbil was in office. No one was minding the store it seems...

    And that is alot of money for property taxes.. I cannot imagaine of the state of Louisiana are going through with the loss of homes and revenue in that state.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Dorothy Tilman wanted the picture of the late Mayor Harold Washintong removed from the exhibit and the courts blocked it, 1st ammendment style. So she decided to remove it herself. She is a very fiesty outspoken Alderman, and a hat fanantic, that's her signature.
    But her area needs so much help as far as daycare, community centers etc. and she used the money for sculptures, I wonder how the people in her ward felt?
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "But her area needs so much help as far as daycare, community centers etc. and she used the money for sculptures, I wonder how the people in her ward felt?"

    Well, she focused on her own self instead of being concern for others all in the name of greed. Stuff like that comes back to bite you.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Well she has a nice plaque by the exhibit so people can always remember her.
    Anonymous said...
    "Her running mate, Mell Monroe is starting with the fact that she spent so much money on sculptures when her Ward desperately needs the money in so many other areas."

    Minor note, but Mell Monroe is running against Tillman, he's not her mate.

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