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the new rules and why they

by WOODS-HICK / January 1, 2007 2:09 AM PST
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I notice the Illinois change in eminent domain
by Diana Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 2:23 AM PST

I remember when the property was simply rezoned so the taxes went up. This usually enticed the homeowner to sell because he didn't want to pay commercial taxes on farmland.

I did notice that the government couldn't take over the property unless it's in a "blighted" area. I've seen nice, normal neighborhoods suddenly become "blighted" when the government wants to put a shopping mall in there.


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are you familiar with illinois?
by WOODS-HICK / January 1, 2007 2:45 AM PST
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My mom grew up in the St. Louis/East St. Louis area
by Diana Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 3:00 AM PST

They are more from Missouri area than Illinois. Haven't been back there since I was a teenager.


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It's interesting that the place you say you lived in keeps
by Kiddpeat / January 1, 2007 4:04 AM PST

changing. I seem to recall a claim to live in Chicago. Now its Geneva? Hmmmmmmm.

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stick to your day job
by WOODS-HICK / January 1, 2007 4:18 AM PST

hopefully it has nothing to do with investigations. there is common practice in the usa. people move. we are not plants.

did your insatiable curiosity ever wonder why 'change of address cards' were invented? put on your pack, and get out more.

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Don't get testy ;-)
by Diana Forum moderator / January 1, 2007 4:27 AM PST

I figured out one time that, in six years of elementary school, I went to 13 different schools (and that was only in three states).


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