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Arthur Jones, standard-bearer for the Republican party in the 3rd Congressional District, on CNN:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkm6bLE0Bmk

I haven't seen anything about him appearing on Fox News, even though evening anchors on the channel voice strong support for Republican and conservative issues. Why haven't they had him on, do you think?
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General Discussion / Re: Tax Referendum - Berwyn Park District
« Last post by Ted on February 09, 2018, 06:15:22 AM »
We could end up paying other way!

 Yeah, it sounds like one way or another our park district taxes are going to go up - either via the referendum passing or via additional bonds and debt.
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Here's video of Art Jones in a MAGA hat and praising Trump for his posturing on immigration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psjbbz__iPE

If you support Trump but don't support Jones, why? What distinguishes the two, do you think?
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General Discussion / Re: Tax Referendum - Berwyn Park District
« Last post by berwyn senator on February 08, 2018, 10:42:42 AM »
We could end up paying other way!
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There strikes and you out!!!!  Hate to see any business failing Berwyn.
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Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants / Re: 35 Sports Bar and Grill (formerly Big Hurt Brewhouse)
« Last post by Ted on February 08, 2018, 08:25:29 AM »

 It closed up again.  Second try at it.  Rumors are there is going to be a third try.

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General Discussion / Tax Referendum - Berwyn Park District
« Last post by Ted on February 08, 2018, 08:24:06 AM »

 The Berwyn Park District will have a tax referendum on the ballot in the March primary to increase the district's tax rate.

  The proposed increase would be between $30 to $50 per year for most homes in Berwyn.

  The reason given for the increase is various infrastructure projects and to support additional staffing.

 The park district stated in its post that it may be forced to issue additional debt through general obligation bonds if the tax increase referendum fails.

  Here is a link on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/berwyn.parkdistrict/posts/1924536567565904

 
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Story in the New York Times this morning about this:

https://nyti.ms/2BJU4GC

Amusing bit toward the end:

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While struggling, with increasing exasperation, to turn off a cellphone that kept ringing as he spoke to a reporter — “what is it with this!” he exclaimed — Mr. Jones explained his belief that “what we call civilization today is a product for the most part of white genius.”

But, more seriously, the article states: "He described himself instead as a longtime Republican who stands 'shoulder to shoulder, philosophically,' with President Trump." So, again, if you're a Trump supporter, why would you have a problem with voting for Art Jones? Berwyn Senator, your thoughts?

 It's a good thing the New York Times was not at the 2006 or 2012 ABC candidates forums, especially 2012.  Those were totally bizarre with Jones entering with his entourage of jack booted thugs wearing Nazi paraphanalia.
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Story in the New York Times this morning about this:

https://nyti.ms/2BJU4GC

Amusing bit toward the end:

Quote
While struggling, with increasing exasperation, to turn off a cellphone that kept ringing as he spoke to a reporter — “what is it with this!” he exclaimed — Mr. Jones explained his belief that “what we call civilization today is a product for the most part of white genius.”

But, more seriously, the article states: "He described himself instead as a longtime Republican who stands 'shoulder to shoulder, philosophically,' with President Trump." So, again, if you're a Trump supporter, why would you have a problem with voting for Art Jones? Berwyn Senator, your thoughts?
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Not sure when he would have run unopposed in a primary---if you have the dates, let me know. Best as I can tell from some googling around, there was no GOP candidate for the district in 2002. He either didn't run or had a challenger in 1992 (Harry C. Lepinske), 1994 (Jim Nalepa), 1996 (Nalepa again), 1998 (Robert Marshall), 2000 (Karl Groth), 2004 (Ryan Chlada), 2006 (Wardingly), 2008 (Michael Hawkins), 2010 (Michael Bendas) and 2014 (Sharon Brannigan); he had two challengers in 2012. In 2016 he was removed from the ballot because of problems with his candidacy application materials, according to the county GOP.

So if Jones has run unopposed for elected office in a primary, it wasn't for the 3rd Congressional District seat going back to the early 90s. But again, I'm googling quick and could be wrong.

It's true that the Cook County GOP has effectively conceded the seat to a Democrat, but this appears to be the first time it's conceded its party nomination for the seat to a Nazi.

  You are correct.  Based on records from the Cook County Clerk (which go back to 1998 only), he ran in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2012 and he had opponents in all those years. It was in 2006 that he almost ran unopposed - Wardingly entered the race when he found out Jones was running unopposed.

  This is the first year Jones does not have an opponent in the primary.  I stand corrected.  In the ABC candidates forum in some years, Jones spoke on the same stage as a Lipinski representative, but I think that was due to ABC putting all candidates from all parties in the primaries on the stage together,
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