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posted: 3/5/2014 5:01 AM

Hit Chicago back over high water fees

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I read the other week an article in which Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson was discussing the high price of Chicago water and looking at options. It's a shame that all the mayors didn't do something a long time ago when Mayor Rahm Emanuel slapped all the suburbs in the face with having to pay for Chicago water infrastructure. It will be interesting if he can come up with a solution to the problem for Elk Grove.

One of the things Mayor Johnson and others connecting into Chicago water should have been telling their citizens is that if the suburbs are going to get hit with this 90 percent increase, don't spend your money in the city of Chicago. I'm talking about things like going to the theater, going to all sports events, eating out in restaurants, etc.

Mayor Emanuel has been hitting suburban pockets, so why don't the people in the suburbs hit back and stop spending money in Chicago? It's called tit for tat.

I wonder how many people from the suburbs donated money to the speed cameras in school and park areas to help Mayor Emanuel's city debt?

Since Mayor Emanuel hit Mount Prospect in the wallet with the water bills, I no longer spend one penny in the city of Chicago. I only spend it in the suburbs. Even when I go to the Air and Water Show I bring my own lunch and ride my bike so I don't have to spend anything. Wake up and hit Mayor Emanuel like he's hitting us.

Larry Maurer

Mount Prospect

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