September 18th, 2019 4:13 AM
Is it just me or are these incident blotters getting onger?
September 17th, 2019 5:40 PM
The Ghost is Galloping his way towards total domination of Ogden Ave.
September 17th, 2019 4:05 PM
With all of the places on Odgen getting bought up by the galloping ghost, How about Galloping Ghost Parking next??? . The neighbors could use the parking relief.
September 16th, 2019 4:25 PM
When I posted this information, it change ... to a ? which made it confusing.
September 16th, 2019 4:18 PM
Here is some research on retail outlets and why it is bad for the community: according to a 3-year study in Denver, published in 2017 by Ohio State University, legal marijuana shops are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas. They found that while crime isn't higher in the area immediately surrounding marijuana outlets, adjacent areas saw about 84 more property crimes per year? Being close to a retail outlet is bad for our youth: a study published July 15, 2015 in the Journal Addiction found that living near a marijuana dispensary increases the likelihood of marijuana use and frequency of use among young people aged 18-22. It also linked to a greater amount of days in the last month in which marijuana was used and those individuals held more positive views of the drug. In addition, a report by Seattle Schools states that 39% of kids who used marijuana received their drug from a medical marijuana dispensary, Source: Seattle Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Another...
September 14th, 2019 10:40 AM
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September 14th, 2019 12:10 AM
Much of the cannabis available today has THC levels 3-4 times higher than in the 70s. Healthline, the CDC, and Pew Trusts are among sources that say around 9% of adult marijuana users become addicted, with a higher percentage for those who start before 25. The withdrawal symptoms aren't usually as severe as for harder drugs, more often like nicotine withdrawal. Also, the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (2002 study of 2000 subjects) and Harvard Medical School say that regular cannabis use doubles the risk of schizophrenia when people start using in their teens to mid-20s, since the brain is still developing until around age 25.
September 12th, 2019 4:02 PM
It's interesting to see how the NR village trustees and unelected staff view Costco in that it's a business to exploit. You think Costco management sees this as a good thing? I doubt it. What sort of tax schemes are next? This effort also shows how little concern or respect NR has for the other two smaller gasoline stations in town, both of which have been around for many decades. The gentleman on Cermak has it exactly right: Dupage county is just a short ride away for everything, not just gas. It wouldn't take much social media to turn 9 million into 8 million gallons or even less. Share this Landmark article on facebook and twitter and whatever else you social media people use. It only takes a few minutes. Hermanek should be ashamed of himself for saying it's out of towners that'll be paying for this, just like his red-light camera scam. Maybe not as much as you think, bud.
September 12th, 2019 2:36 PM
Readers, regarding how much gasoline Costco sells, we made an error, which has now been corrected in the story. The village's tax revenue estimate was based on Costco selling 9 million gallons of gas annually. The estimate was not based on $9 million in sales. Sorry for causing the confusion.
September 12th, 2019 12:44 PM
Based on what John Chauvet wrote I did a little math. Using an average gas price of 2.5/gallon I divided $9,000,000 by $2.50. This comes out to 3.6 million gallons sold at Costco. At 3 cents a gallon that come out $108,000 in additional revenue to NR. Only 40% of what the NR Mayor estimates.
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