Jon Osterman

Jon Osterman

The slumlords have a nice loophole in the law. Code enforcement can only be applied to occupied spaces. Since no one uses the bank or Montgomery Ward building the interior can be a falling-apart dump (with flooded basements) and the city can’t do a thing other than say the building must be l…

Jon Osterman

On the occasions that a government (the city) uses eminent domain to actually build a public building (or overpass, road, etc.) that is used by the public, it's mostly a fair use of land. Taking a parcel of land to build a City Hall can be a good use of the tool, although a voluntary buyout …

Jon Osterman

This sounds like one of the most frightening things I’ve heard from the city council, for a variety of reasons. It appears they are starting down the slippery slope of the US Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelo_v._City_of_New_London

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Jon Osterman

Couldn't Chicago Police just search their apartments and find some weed? That makes it their fault.

Jon Osterman

How do you take one person's claim (lacking substantial details) and proclaim "it likely happened?"

Jon Osterman

Chuckie Schumer wants this claim to be "fully investigated" before there is a vote on the nominee. Investigate what? The FBI has already looked at the letter Feinstein had for apparently months and they've said they're doing nothing. INVESTIGATE THIS HOW? OK, so we go ask her what …

Jon Osterman

Other mainstream press articles give more details.

“However, Ford told The Post she did not recall exactly who owned the house, how she came to be at the house, or how the gathering was arranged.”

Dead giveaway that she’s lying: details are missing. For someone to claim that this…

Jon Osterman

Bathrooms at CIRA? When are they closed? There is at least five in the terminal and they don't have doors on the main entrances that can be closed and locked. If anyone is in the terminal there is an open bathroom there.

Jon Osterman

GOOD ANSWER! You're one of the few people that recognize the sunk cost fallacy when you see it. We're on the hook for $3 million (or more) a year, so why keep pouring another $600,000 into the same hole?!

Jon Osterman

Chad's response is always a variation of "Hey, man, we can just RAISE TAXES SOME MORE so we are never out of money!" Always. Every time. No other response from him. Just RAISE TAXES.