What Would You Improve in Chicago Heights in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Chicago Heights, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Chicago Heights to make it an even better place to live?

Perhaps you would like to see major retailers come to the Heights. Maybe you want to see a big reduction in burglaries. What about tree removal? Everyone, including the mayor, seems to be ready for improvement there. 

What is on your Chicago Heights wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below!

NotBuyingIt January 02, 2013 at 01:46 AM
I'd say a good start would be to cut the Chicago Heights Library budget which is A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR in half, and use those funds for additional law enforcement. How in the name of God can Chicago Heights justify spending A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR on a library?!?!?!?!?!? By the way, half of that is salaries!!! Complete and utter disregard for the taxpayer, and a vehicle used to line the pockets of connected individuals I would imagine.
siciliangal January 02, 2013 at 04:05 AM
I have emailed the Mayor and Christopher Paicely a few times already asking for a meeting. I have a way for the merchants of Chicago Heights to bring in more customers to their businesses. Also a way for the citizens to bring in a few extra dollars every week. Neither has responded to my emails! This is a free program to benefit the citizens. This city needs to bring more money to our merchants so they can prosper! This is a way to do that and to KEEP the money in our city instead of spending it on unnecessary things! One Mayor and the Officials have started to participate in this opportunity and it has already helped their city. You are asking us what we would do to improve the city, but when someone tries to shows you a way for that to happen.....you don't respond! The professional thing to do would be for the Mayor to at least give me the opportunity to explain how this can be done!
siciliangal January 02, 2013 at 04:15 AM
Lester, if they approve my comment below, I would like you to read it. You are absolutely right about the shopping in the Heights. I have a proven way to get people to shop in our city and to get people back to helping our merchants. We need the revenue to stay in our city to improve it. Nobody wants to come to Chicago Heights anymore for anything! I have a way to bring them back and even more in. But, I can't do it if nobody in the Mayor's office will hear me out!
tim January 03, 2013 at 11:07 PM
I would like to see new streets on my block.I have only lived here ten years and the street on my block is filled with pot holes.
Lester Scanland January 03, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Be careful of what you wish for. My street had so many potholes that they came and filled them all with asphalt. Now it went from being like the surface of the moon to a street made of braille It seems when they do actually resurface streets, its one street per neighborhood at a time. Your best bet is to call your alderman/woman and ask them to repair your street or even set up a petition in your neighborhood and present that to your alder-person.


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