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 Post subject: Emerging Leaders? Roflmao. Emerging Idiots
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:51 am 
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Representatives of this group were recently on WJOB RADIO where they professed that their ilk were unconcerned, indeed oblivious, to the disparate property tax schedules of Indiana and Illinois. That tax considerations were not a concern of their generation in deciding their domicile. That if the SouthShore extension was not publicly subsidized and the suburbs expanded, why they would rather just live in Illinois nothwithstanding being subject to increasing taxation.

Emerging Leaders? Really. More like emerging followers.

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Emerging Leaders Network to rally for South Shore extension

11 hours ago • Times Staff

HOBART | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky will be keynote speaker at a free forum Monday to promote the extension of the South Shore commuter railroad.

"Laying Tracks for the Future" is set from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart.

The event is sponsored by the recently created Emerging Leaders Network, which is joining the call for action on the long-talked about expansion of the South Shore Line.

The Emerging Leaders Network, a coalition of groups of young Northwest Indiana professionals, identified expanding the South Shore as priority at its first meeting.

On Monday, those people and the public can get the facts on where the effort now stands.

A study commissioned by South Shore operator Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District shows the proposed 8-mile extension to Dyer would attract 5,600 riders daily.

Riders on the existing South Shore commuter railroad bring about $237.5 million in wages back to Northwest Indiana annually from well-paying jobs in Chicago's Loop, according to the same study. With the extension and other improvements planned for the existing South Shore system, that figure would increase by about $147.3 million.

Visclosky, D-Merrillville, currently is rallying local communities to support the South Shore extension by putting up a share of their receipts from Lake County's new county economic development income tax.


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