Though taxes are a huge issue locally, we need to be thoughtful about them. The descent of West Sub during Tenant’s ownership has been appalling. People have different views of Rush, but the reality is that West Sub has provided a vital service locally, on both sides of the border, extending into River Forest and Forest Park. 

For-profit medicine hasn’t worked here; we need a nonprofit with a vital mission to run it, for the good of the community, and to deal with the tax issue in a comprehensive way that thoughtfully prioritizes our community’s needs and lowers taxes. 

To my mind, retaining West Sub and better utilizing it would be high on the list.

Carrie Hageman 

Oak Park 

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