[S]uburban Rosemont is offering its homeowners $3,000 grants.
The village may not have landed the big casino, but it has lots of commercial development and relatively few residents. Mayor Brad Stephens likens this year’s grant — the village has parceled out money for 15 years in a row — to a “dividend” a company would grant its stockholders.
Wow! Say what you want about Rosemont and it’s creepy mayor’s family (Hummel Museum, really?) but this guy provided for the citizens. Massive taxes flowing into the city coffers from private industry, residents get paid to live there.
I for one, am impressed.