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Chicago, IL

#46 Mar 31, 2011
Great idea
Jen

Los Angeles, CA

#47 Apr 7, 2011
The only choice wrote:
The first person who comes to my mind is MICHELLE HELSEL. If that women sets her mind to something it gets done!!!!! Michelle, please help us turn our village around!!!!!
Are you kidding? That woman cannot obey a simple STOP sign and you want her as our mayor? I'm waiting for her (or one of her family members) to take out one of the neighborhood children with their driving.
fed up

Chicago, IL

#48 Dec 2, 2012
I see the steger good ol boys erased a few posts of recomendations for mayor. No need to mention their names because both are good guys and the powers that be won't dare allow the throne to go to a none ass kisser.I have lived here for 40 years and this regime is pathetic.Steger deserves what it gets if it puts one of the good ol boy clowns on shermans throne.
louie louie

United States

#49 Dec 2, 2012
fed up wrote:
I see the steger good ol boys erased a few posts of recomendations for mayor. No need to mention their names because both are good guys and the powers that be won't dare allow the throne to go to a none ass kisser.I have lived here for 40 years and this regime is pathetic.Steger deserves what it gets if it puts one of the good ol boy clowns on shermans throne.
you have had forty years to move--AND YOU ARE STILL HERE--MUST NOT BE ALL THAT BAD..
funny

Thornton, IL

#50 Jan 26, 2013
how come nobody said the CASHman ??
fed up

Tinley Park, IL

#51 Feb 10, 2013
In reply to Louie Louie's remark, why in the hell should I leave the home that I love because the town is infested with a few corrupt assholes.TIME WILL HEAL THIS MESS,THIS TO SHALL PASS,THANK GOD.
Not You

Chicago, IL

#52 Feb 10, 2013
The mayor is only one vote. It is the position that is very powerful due to it's unique home rule policy. Imagine having the power to hire and fire. Time to clean out some of the wasteful practices like city owned vehicles being driven home and to part time jobs. Offering "family plan" cell phone service for anyone who is friends with city managers and department heads. These are the same people who tell employees to report to work each day and then leave town to take care of family business and run errands for the wife next door. Find someone to vote for that will commit to cleaning up the "politics" and get back to basics as a business of running a town.

not home rule

Quincy, IL

#53 Feb 10, 2013
Steger is not home rule, but it has been mentioned from those on the current board. It must be voted in by the residents.
Not You

Cicero, IL

#54 Feb 13, 2013
At almost $4 a gallon for gas maybe someone should take a look at mileage of the public works vehicles. It spends a lot of time going out of town and running errands for honey.
Yup

Monee, IL

#55 Feb 13, 2013
Is Ken Peterson the only candidate? The head of the water dept. always had a nice truck to drive around on the village dime. I'm pretty sure this was brought up and was said that he responds directly to the emergency scene from home. I would believe that if steger weren't 8 blocks long. You can be anywhere in steger in less than 3 minutes so two extra minutes to drive to the garage and get his truck isn't going to make or break anyone.
Steger Elections

Chicago Heights, IL

#56 Feb 24, 2013
The other candidate for the Village President position is William J. Joyce.
Not You

Riverside, IL

#57 Feb 25, 2013
Before you vote ask the candidates about how they are going to reduce waste and what waste they have a handle on. A good look at the books will provide the answers if they take the time to look. Start the review under fuel, telephone and exception.

Yup

Riverside, IL

#58 Feb 25, 2013
Why does the head of the water department in steger drive out of town so much. He's always heading into crete or Homewood on the mayors dime

Since: Aug 09

Sterger

#60 Apr 3, 2013
Town Hall Meeting
Sat. Apr. 6th Steger VFW, Chicago Rd
10 am - Noon

The elections are right around the corner on April 9th.
There will be a town meeting for the residents of Steger
to have a chance to come out and get answers to your
questions from the people running for village office.

please submit questions to
[email protected] l.com

Since: Apr 13

Tallahassee, FL

#61 Apr 8, 2013
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the residents of Steger will have yet another opportunity to exercise one of the most important of the rights of the people as installed by the Constitution of the United States. It is at the local level that elections are most important, and at that same level that dynasties are most often created. Please remember, when the President of these United States signs a new law, it is months, or even years before you feel the effect. On the local level, within 30 days of passage of an ordinance, without challenge, it will be a part of your every day lives, having its effect right where you live and call "home". Too much apathy and ignorance has caused the Village much deterioration and consternation over these many years, and allowed so few to operate unimpeded and unchallenged, while holding power that, albeit small, has much local consequence. In reviewing the choices given, it is too bad that no faces are fresh, and without the freshness, the ideas for the future are far from new. What you have now will be what you will continue to have. It is my opinion that the best and most productive way to see political change become the norm is to force it to start at the most local level. The dog catcher, or whatever other local offices are available. Force term limits by ordinance or referendum. If the President cannot serve for more than 2 terms, why should anyone else? Politics is supposed to be public service. George Washington, was our reluctant President. He had a lucrative farm after the Revolutionary War and was living quite comfortably. They hounded him to run for the office. He was a war hero. A businessman. A farmer by trade. Check the facts, President Washington wasn't defeated after his first term, he did not run for re-election. He got the concept. Give deeply and quickly to the duty of Public service, make a difference, get out, and get back to whatever you were doing before you accepted the responsibilities of that service. It should NEVER be a career. But, alas, it becomes a dynasty. A fifedom. And we dutifully march to the polls and vote for that candidate over and over again. Lou Sherman of Steger, Chester Stranczek of Crestwood, Guys named Daley in Chicago, the list goes on and on. If the incumbent find comfort in their office of service, eventually they forget who they are representing. They make political "friends" who keep them in the seat. They take care of these friends. After a while, everyone else doesn't matter. But, our complacency has brought us to this scourge of taxation without representation. We continue not to care or have concern and if we even bother to vote, we vote for the names we know. We don't research the candidates, check the voting records of incumbents or examine the platforms of challengers for the claimed viability! So, how about this - As Steger is a vortex of an unproductive energy, and the choices are quite limited for its future to change that in the here and now, could the reasonable residents band together and force the next administration after the "dynasty" to ordinance or referendum term limits? My bet is twofold. First, too much complacency and the people won't band together and secondly, the incumbents will howl, scream, kick, cry, bash, fight, claw, accuse, re-accuse, persecute and erase that thought from ever becoming more than just the thought itself. And that, folks, is the tragedy of politics as a career instead of a service to a constituency. On April 9th, at 7 pm when the polls close, I will drop to my knees and pray for a Village in the throes of its' death knell. May God help Steger, Illinois, and all who live and work therein. Veritas Aequitas, Veritas vos Liberabit, Semper vigilo paratus et fidelis.
Interested 1

Lawrence, MA

#62 Apr 9, 2013
Same old town it's always been and always will be. Sorry! So stop your bickering your only wasting time people.
the winner is

United States

#63 Apr 9, 2013
KEN PETERSON
what a loon tune

United States

#64 Apr 10, 2013
Gone and Forgotten 2009 wrote:
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the residents of Steger will have yet another opportunity to exercise one of the most important of the rights of the people as installed by the Constitution of the United States. It is at the local level that elections are most important, and at that same level that dynasties are most often created. Please remember, when the President of these United States signs a new law, it is months, or even years before you feel the effect. On the local level, within 30 days of passage of an ordinance, without challenge, it will be a part of your every day lives, having its effect right where you live and call "home". Too much apathy and ignorance has caused the Village much deterioration and consternation over these many years, and allowed so few to operate unimpeded and unchallenged, while holding power that, albeit small, has much local consequence. In reviewing the choices given, it is too bad that no faces are fresh, and without the freshness, the ideas for the future are far from new. What you have now will be what you will continue to have. It is my opinion that the best and most productive way to see political change become the norm is to force it to start at the most local level. The dog catcher, or whatever other local offices are available. Force term limits by ordinance or referendum. If the President cannot serve for more than 2 terms, why should anyone else? Politics is supposed to be public service. George Washington, was our reluctant President. He had a lucrative farm after the Revolutionary War and was living quite comfortably. They hounded him to run for the office. He was a war hero. A businessman. A farmer by trade. Check the facts, President Washington wasn't defeated after his first term, he did not run for re-election. He got the concept. Give deeply and quickly to the duty of Public service, make a difference, get out, and get back to whatever you were doing before you accepted the responsibilities of that service. It should NEVER be a career. But, alas, it becomes a dynasty. A fifedom. And we dutifully march to the polls and vote for that candidate over and over again. Lou Sherman of Steger, Chester Stranczek of Crestwood, Guys named Daley in Chicago, the list goes on and on. If the incumbent find comfort in their office of service, eventually they forget who they are representing. They make political "friends" who keep them in the seat. They take care of these friends. After a while, everyone else doesn't matter. But, our complacency has brought us to this scourge of taxation without representation. We continue not to care or have concern and if we even bother to vote, we vote for the names we know. We don't research the candidates, check the voting records of incumbents or examine the platforms of challengers for the claimed viability! So, how about this - As Steger is a vortex of an unproductive energy, and the choices are quite limited for its future to change that in the here and now, could the reasonable residents band together and force the next administration after the "dynasty" to ordinance or referendum term limits? My bet is twofold. First, too much complacency and the people won't band together and secondly, the incumbents will howl, scream, kick, cry, bash, fight, claw, accuse, re-accuse, persecute and erase that thought from ever becoming more than just the thought itself. And that, folks, is the tragedy of politics as a career instead of a service to a constituency. On April 9th, at 7 pm when the polls close, I will drop to my knees and pray for a Village in the throes of its' death knell. May God help Steger, Illinois, and all who live and work therein. Veritas Aequitas, Veritas vos Liberabit, Semper vigilo paratus et fidelis.
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