Cicero largely silent as residents ra...

Cicero largely silent as residents rail about aggressive car-to...

There are 80 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 18, 2009, titled Cicero largely silent as residents rail about aggressive car-to.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Andy Amato's car has been towed twice this year because he left it parked on the street on days Cicero 's street sweepers were to come through.

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Cicero

Midlothian, IL

#1 Jun 18, 2009
Pope ask Univision where Mr Dominick promised to eliminate the towing in Cicero.
You are correct this is a conflict of interest and the only person benefiting form this is Del Galdo's family.
You should consider requesting a FIOA with the amount of money Tuff has paid Cicero back....NOTHING if anything the Town has paid Tuff more of our tax payers money.

Business as usual in Cicero....

Our community is been damaged time after time, I urge all Cicero residents we come together at the next town Board Meeting scheduled at 7 PM, and we demand that Mr. Dominick resign.
Chicago Tough

Lincolnshire, IL

#2 Jun 19, 2009
Sounds like Cicero took one from Chicago's playbook. Democrats! Hope and Change!
coo coo for coco puffs

United States

#3 Jun 19, 2009
pitchforks, torches and tar and feathers. i never gave t&f much thought but i hear its awful maybe fatal, seems appropiate
Cadillac

Darien, IL

#4 Jun 19, 2009
Maybe if people payed their taxes, the city wouldent have to do this. The town of Cicero is roughly %50 illegal non-english speaking immigrants.

Sorry buddy but someone has to pick up the tab for your 6 children to go to school and learn english so they can translate for you next time you use the ER for free.

“BullsBearsSox!”

Since: Apr 09

Chicago

#5 Jun 19, 2009
Cadillac wrote:
Maybe if people payed their taxes, the city wouldent have to do this. The town of Cicero is roughly %50 illegal non-english speaking immigrants.
Sorry buddy but someone has to pick up the tab for your 6 children to go to school and learn english so they can translate for you next time you use the ER for free.
Cadillac: I live in this "town" and I would say it's higher than 50% illegal.
Break the Unions

United States

#6 Jun 19, 2009
It's all about clout. Clearly Tuff is connected and being richly rewarded for that connection. The fact that Cicero had to eat $2.2m because of a terminated contract to do a job that any monkey can do just goes to show how much political leaders will do to enrich their supporters and friends.
HoHum

Safety Harbor, FL

#7 Jun 19, 2009
I remember a time when the Chicago land area was a decent place to live. It seems that political thugs have taken over and made living there impossible. Why do politicians think we are here to serve them? It is time for REAL change, not the kind of change bandied about by power crazy pols.
Nancy Mortonthal

Westchester, IL

#8 Jun 19, 2009
Once again Larry Dominick is ensnarled in lying , thieving and cheating. We know Cook County Mistress of do nothing Alvarado will not try to stop him. She's a political hack and part of the problem. Hopefully, Patrick Fitzgerald and the Feds can ensnare Dominick and his evil cabal with an indictment for corruption.
Ski

Coal City, IL

#9 Jun 19, 2009
Wait! Have any cars been towed illegally?

No? Then this story is about stupid residents, not corrupr officials!!
John

Oak Lawn, IL

#10 Jun 19, 2009
Give parkers an inch and they'll take a mile. If a three warning citation program is implemented, everyone will wait for three warnings before moving their car. How about three $50 citations first? Or, how about no more than two cars registered to any given residential address? I do not live in Cicero, but if you don't like it...move!
Pelon

Highland, IN

#11 Jun 19, 2009
CROOKS should be put in jail!

Federal Attorney Pat Fitzgerald should look into this scam!
burbs

United States

#12 Jun 19, 2009
They do this in Evanston too.
Not fooled

Bolingbrook, IL

#13 Jun 19, 2009
How about this : Since the days and times of street cleaning are clearly posted, LEARN TO READ ENGLISH AND OBEY THE LAWS !
Cicero resident

United States

#15 Jun 19, 2009
Where do these people put their cars in winter?The streets have to cleared of snow,and they have to be cleaned in summer.The big issue is that there are too many cars in shall I say one household.Too many people dont use their garages either.The hiring of Tuff towing was wrong!Their just filling their pockets with our hard earned money!Plus you have to pay them cash,hm makes you wonder what they claim on their income tax.Plus who cares that much money around to get their car out?!In Berwyn you get a ticket,and I agree,but it seems its working there without towing so why not here?Unless of course the car is left abanded.People you have to go to the board meetings and speek up!!!
CICERO RESIDENT

Willowbrook, IL

#16 Jun 19, 2009
in some cases yes not only that but the towing fee went from 85.00 to 170+ ticket ram towing only charged 85.00 on top of that we got to pay the bill for a 2.2 million dollar loss because of political patronage?
Ski wrote:
Wait! Have any cars been towed illegally?
No? Then this story is about stupid residents, not corrupr officials!!
CICERO RESIDENT

Willowbrook, IL

#17 Jun 19, 2009
I agree
Cicero wrote:
Pope ask Univision where Mr Dominick promised to eliminate the towing in Cicero.
You are correct this is a conflict of interest and the only person benefiting form this is Del Galdo's family.
You should consider requesting a FIOA with the amount of money Tuff has paid Cicero back....NOTHING if anything the Town has paid Tuff more of our tax payers money.
Business as usual in Cicero....
Our community is been damaged time after time, I urge all Cicero residents we come together at the next town Board Meeting scheduled at 7 PM, and we demand that Mr. Dominick resign.
deni2518

Aurora, IL

#21 Jun 19, 2009
Not fooled wrote:
How about this : Since the days and times of street cleaning are clearly posted, LEARN TO READ ENGLISH AND OBEY THE LAWS !
Thats would be too easy to do...lol
Sheila

Chicago, IL

#22 Jun 19, 2009
It was the same law when Betty Loren was president. She owned Ram Towing and also got paid every time a car was towed!!! It was wrong then and wrong now. Everyone sleeps late once in a while and shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg just because they missed street sweeping day once or twice a year! A ticket yes, towing - no.
Cicero Resident

La Grange, IL

#23 Jun 19, 2009
Well, we had the opportunity to vote Larry and his incompetent clan of cronies out of office in February but instead, only invalids like Cadillac voted and now we are stuck with Larry for 4 more years. And don't give me that B.S. about the cars not being towed illegally. The Town Attorney, Del Galdo, benefits because his father-in-law owns Tuff. And if there are any law suits, Del Galdo benefits because he gets to keep billing the Town. It is a huge conflict of interest and highly unethical. We can't wait for Patrick Fitzgerald to do something about this. The competent people in this Town need to mobilize to get these people out of office. And yes, we should all start going to the town meetings and demand an explanation and accountability. And the fact that Raleigh is sending shots across town hall @ Del Galdo tell and Proft should tell you something is amiss in Larry's camp. Larry better start reading the tea leaves, assuming he can read.
Resident

United States

#24 Jun 19, 2009
Cicero Resident wrote:
Well, we had the opportunity to vote Larry and his incompetent clan of cronies out of office in February but instead, only invalids like Cadillac voted and now we are stuck with Larry for 4 more years. And don't give me that B.S. about the cars not being towed illegally. The Town Attorney, Del Galdo, benefits because his father-in-law owns Tuff. And if there are any law suits, Del Galdo benefits because he gets to keep billing the Town. It is a huge conflict of interest and highly unethical. We can't wait for Patrick Fitzgerald to do something about this. The competent people in this Town need to mobilize to get these people out of office. And yes, we should all start going to the town meetings and demand an explanation and accountability. And the fact that Raleigh is sending shots across town hall @ Del Galdo tell and Proft should tell you something is amiss in Larry's camp. Larry better start reading the tea leaves, assuming he can read.
haha i agree

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