Antioch Rescue Squad treasurer accuse...

Antioch Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing $12,618

There are 48 comments on the Daily Herald story from Oct 19, 2012, titled Antioch Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing $12,618. In it, Daily Herald reports that:

The former longtime treasurer for the troubled Antioch Rescue Squad has been charged with stealing from the agency for the past decade.

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Sherry-ake Villa

Riverside, IL

#27 Oct 21, 2012
Main street-Wayne or one of his crooked board members.How else would he know about $1,000.000 or this girl amount of the law suit! As far as I am concern what was done to those girls they should get all thier funds so they go broke and Antioch gets better rescue services!! Throw the bums out!!
Village Safety

Downers Grove, IL

#29 Oct 21, 2012
wrong trustee wrote:
<quoted text>
Sakas does not belong on your list. Scott Pierce does. Sakas gets it and is trying to fix the problem along with the two other trustees thinking clearly.
You are correct, Pierce, not Sakas.
GregTknolls

Mundelein, IL

#30 Oct 22, 2012
Jonh-If you got any of that coin left meet me a Limericks next saterday night and buy us a bunch of roubnds
CHECKING

Lombard, IL

#31 Oct 22, 2012
Audit Waynes accounts , I wonder what will be found.
Pete Grayslake

Chicago, IL

#32 Oct 22, 2012
What does it take for the Village to get rid of these A.R.S. slime balls and get thier own rescue squad, how much do we have to read about before you board members do something. How much more do we as residents of Antioch have to be ashamed of where we live? Maybe we should clean house of the Village Board and get someone to standup to these idiots. I know I won't let my family be treated this Rescue Squad, I will drive to Lake Villa if I have to or across the State line for treatment,WAKE UP!!!!
Ant in Antioch

Chicago, IL

#33 Oct 22, 2012
I'll bet there's more to come....
Leadershipless

Round Lake, IL

#34 Oct 22, 2012
Pete Grayslake wrote:
What does it take for the Village to get rid of these A.R.S. slime balls and get thier own rescue squad, how much do we have to read about before you board members do something. How much more do we as residents of Antioch have to be ashamed of where we live? Maybe we should clean house of the Village Board and get someone to standup to these idiots. I know I won't let my family be treated this Rescue Squad, I will drive to Lake Villa if I have to or across the State line for treatment,WAKE UP!!!!
Refer your comments to the Mayor.

You have at least three Board members who get the fact that ARS as it is currently set up needs a major revamp or elimination. Take a look at the last Board vote concerning the ARS and the picture will be clear. There are people on the Board who are more concerned with old friendships and politics than they are about your safety. I am not sure what it will take to get these people who were elected by you to take care of their needs to WAKE UP as you suggest. It seems that old habits are hard to correct. Maybe we need a new Mayor who will actually provide leadership on this issue. The current one certainly isn't. Hey Mary Goborek, what is YOUR stand on this issue? Are you swallowed up in local politics too?
Pete Grayslake

Chicago, IL

#36 Oct 22, 2012
Leadershipless wrote:
<quoted text>
Refer your comments to the Mayor.
You have at least three Board members who get the fact that ARS as it is currently set up needs a major revamp or elimination. Take a look at the last Board vote concerning the ARS and the picture will be clear. There are people on the Board who are more concerned with old friendships and politics than they are about your safety. I am not sure what it will take to get these people who were elected by you to take care of their needs to WAKE UP as you suggest. It seems that old habits are hard to correct. Maybe we need a new Mayor who will actually provide leadership on this issue. The current one certainly isn't. Hey Mary Goborek, what is YOUR stand on this issue? Are you swallowed up in local politics too?
This village board put the current Chief Wayne Sobzack in charge of getting this mess with the law suits taken care of and now this comes out that his best friend John Edgell has been stealing money from rescue funds! And then Wayne & Steve Smouse stand up at Edgells wedding! This is like putting the Fox in the Hen House!! No they don't care about the people or they would get rid of them.
Watcher

United States

#37 Oct 22, 2012
Pete Grayslake wrote:
<quoted text>This village board put the current Chief Wayne Sobzack in charge of getting this mess with the law suits taken care of and now this comes out that his best friend John Edgell has been stealing money from rescue funds! And then Wayne & Steve Smouse stand up at Edgells wedding! This is like putting the Fox in the Hen House!! No they don't care about the people or they would get rid of them.
Ha I think they stood up at his weddings and then had him arrested once they found out. Would be weird if they stood up afterwards. I know if I was in the position of the chief I would never speak to John again cause of what he did.. Ohh well I'm gonna get ready for the Bears game. I won't be loosing sleep over this nonsense lol
Antiochr

United States

#39 Oct 22, 2012
Antiochr wrote:
It is sheer stupidity to think that Steve and Wayne had no part in this. Id bet the farm on the fact that they knew about it, and sold John out to take pressure of themselves and make them look like good guys.
Think open minded, I doubt that's it. I'm sure John just screwed up.
Cincerned Resident

Chicago, IL

#40 Oct 22, 2012
Antiochr wrote:
<quoted text>Think open minded, I doubt that's it. I'm sure John just screwed up.
You must be on some of the meds illegally dumped in the coffee of ARS staff. John screwed up alright. As in he committed a FELONY. I have been trying to be supportive and "open minded" about the ARS for months. It's no longer an issue of that. The question now after all the stuff that has been revealed so far, is just when does this fiasco of an entity start working under adult supervision?

Soothe saying as you are doing is no longer of interest to concerned residents in our town.
Nobody listened

Lake Villa, IL

#44 Oct 23, 2012
I tried to tell my story for years. The ems system blew it off. The letter to the IDPH was never answered. I told you so. Shame on you Wayne, Steve, and DeKind. Your wrongs will not go unnoticed. What does the North Lake County EMS system have to say for its self? Dr. Freeland and NLCEMS shoved so much dirt under the rug and covered for them so many times. How about paramedics signed off for skills they never performed. How about falsified reports. This is only the beginning. I was told to shut up, but that doesnt matter now Does it?

Good luck on your whistle blowing plea deal John. I wonder how Antioch township feels about all this? Or how about the school board? Better check your books.
Village Safety

Plainfield, IL

#45 Oct 24, 2012
Does anyone know if Smouse has stepped down yet as President of the ARS? Is he still on the First Fire Protection Board? Is being on the FFD board part of the Township Supervisors job?
Antiochr

Mchenry, IL

#46 Oct 24, 2012
Steve is still the township supervisor, Wayne is still president of the school board, Dekinds computer buisness still handes everything for the village. This fine looks like all that will happen. Once again ARS will skate through all of this.

This so called board they will apoint will probably be made up of friends of ARS, or even retired members so they can continue to operate their own way. Hell, the board doesnt run that place anyway, Wayne, Brian, and Steve do. So I hate to break this to everyone...nothing is going to change, they only are making you think it will change.
Be Sure to Vote

Mchenry, IL

#47 Oct 24, 2012
I think Antioch Township Supervisor position is up for reelection this spring. If you don't approve of the president of ARS running our our township, you should vote out Steve Smouse.
Antiochr

United States

#48 Oct 24, 2012
I now heard that the people that signed paperwork against the squad for the lawsuit are in trouble for falsifying information and that IDPH plans to take their license away as well. Even one of the girls that filed the lawsuit. This is one big cluster!
Leadershipless

Round Lake, IL

#49 Oct 24, 2012
Is the ARS Mayor Hansen's Libya?

Just askin'
Antioch voter

Crystal Lake, IL

#51 Oct 24, 2012
Leadershipless wrote:
Is the ARS Mayor Hansen's Libya?
Just askin'
The same crew that was there when fatty ran the village.
Antioch townsman

United States

#52 Oct 30, 2012
Sherry-lake villa wrote:
As a former member od A.R.S. we were never allowed to know how much money we had in funds, only Wayne and his hand picked board knew, as only the board was allowed to see the votes for Chief and everything else we voted on. I think Wayne, Smouse, DeKind and everybody else that may be on the board now should quit or go join Edgell in a Jail cell someplace as they are all involved! Wayne & Smouse stood up at Edgell's wedding a week or so ago, so he is just covering his own ass!
Did they stand up in his 20k+ commitment ceremony edgell had to his wife or the actual wedding in his backyard? He spent all this money, which was probably the rescue squads money, on a commitment ceremony because he tried to marry his current wife while still married to his ex-wife. Talk about morals and standards from a guy who attends church every Sunday and is an Antioch Township Trustee!
informer

Lake Forest, IL

#54 Oct 30, 2012
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20121030/n...

So another lawsuit on Lake County Sheriffs for wrongfully accusing someone of a crime and had him in jail for 20 years.

They just had another where they beat a guy and made him say he committed a murder, and after in jail for 5 years they did DNA which was negative.

Ha, sounds like ARS has it really easy here. I mean your tax dollars are going to this too. And these are paid "professionals." Shouldn't continue to judge like everyone does.

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