Glinda

Hammond, IN

#26 Mar 6, 2013
Take a look at the platform on Facebook Bill Bailey Your Monee Mayor. The present mayor hates him because Bailey wants to rid Monee of corruption and bullying. He has worked on several of the public buildings here and has keen insight into padded contracts and operations. He is an HVAC guy.
People are terrified of the retribution of the current Mayor Dan Tovo, who used to be a Chicago cop. Look at the Sun Times article on the scandal of his pension due to an "injury".
Also, note there is a platform headed by Jay Farquhar who is also running for Mayor. You can select any of the people on that platfom without voting for Jay.
You mentioned property taxes: they APPEAR to be stabilized but that is due to a fall in house values. The tax RATE is actually up, and when house prices begin to rise our taxes are going to follow.
And all Tovo does is brag about bringing fast food restaurants into Monee. The downtown needs revitalization so Monee can be a destination and not simply a place to pass through.
Glinda

Hammond, IN

#27 Mar 6, 2013
ASK EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE (SIMPLE, ON-LINE). DEADLINE IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY (march 13) TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION.

PEOPLE STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!
Rachel

Peotone, IL

#28 Mar 6, 2013
I am fully aware that the tax rates keep going up. My tax bill has not changed yet my home value from assessor has been dropped over $100,000 since I moved here. I have been unimpressed to say the least by the current Mayor and will be severely disappointed if he remains in office. What about the other candidates? I am aware one was mayor in past so he does not have my vote solely off that. This town obviously did not prosper under him either.
Your neighbors

Chicago, IL

#29 Mar 7, 2013
I would not vote for Jay Farquhar. I don't think he respects women. He has had multiple restraining orders against him by his own family. One former resident told me that he was hitting on her. He is also VERY much a right-wing political wacko. We don't need ultra-partisan politics in Monee- we just need people who can do the job. Jay is an a$$hole and I wish he would go back to Kankakee where he came from. He is a completely fake individual.
Egyptian Trl

Roselle, IL

#30 Mar 7, 2013
Your neighbors wrote:
I would not vote for Jay Farquhar. I don't think he respects women. He has had multiple restraining orders against him by his own family. One former resident told me that he was hitting on her. He is also VERY much a right-wing political wacko. We don't need ultra-partisan politics in Monee- we just need people who can do the job. Jay is an a$$hole and I wish he would go back to Kankakee where he came from. He is a completely fake individual.
Even people in his own party agree.
Truth Seeker

Calumet City, IL

#31 Mar 7, 2013
Rachel wrote:
So I am newer to town and do not participate in village gossip. I would like to know legitimate pros and cons for the candidates in the upcoming election. This town from what I have seen needs a serious change in elected officials that are truly willing to work for the people and improve this town. It has the potential to be so much better than it is. I'd like to see a mayor in the office and working. I do not understand why we are electing a mayor and paying a village administrator to do all the work. Why do the people not put someone in office that is capable and willing to do both and eliminate one less thing we as tax payers are responsible for to help bring down the insane property taxes in monee? The clerks if we keep voting in incompetent individuals should be elected. If the people wise up and vote for a real candidate then an appointment for our clerks would be fine because a real candidate that wants to properly serve the community will put clerks in the office that are fully capable of performing their job.
So you are "newer" in town and don't participate in gossip?? That's all your post is--a rehash of gossip. ALL villages out here have a mayor and an administrator. Mayors are not elected to do the day-to-day work an administrator does. "Keep voting in incompetent" clerks?? This is the first election for clerk. And for the record, a clerk is just the keeper of records, not someone who runs the village. Why don't YOU wise up, before you post incoherent junk like this?
Rachel

Chicago, IL

#32 Mar 14, 2013
Wow whomever you are that responded to my post. You may want to do some further research yourself before you throw stones. All villages do not have administrators. There are a wide variety of models that towns villages cities follow for their day to day functions. I admittedly do not recall off hand the correct terminology for each of them but they are outlined by the state of several structures that may be followed. If you would like to debate over politics you would get much further and sway the proper people by not acting like a juvenile in your response and forming factual valid argument. Not by belittling someone!

Since: Mar 13

Hammond, IN

#33 Mar 14, 2013
Glinda wrote:
Take a look at the platform on Facebook Bill Bailey Your Monee Mayor. The present mayor hates him because Bailey wants to rid Monee of corruption and bullying. He has worked on several of the public buildings here and has keen insight into padded contracts and operations. He is an HVAC guy.
People are terrified of the retribution of the current Mayor Dan Tovo, who used to be a Chicago cop. Look at the Sun Times article on the scandal of his pension due to an "injury".
Also, note there is a platform headed by Jay Farquhar who is also running for Mayor. You can select any of the people on that platfom without voting for Jay.
You mentioned property taxes: they APPEAR to be stabilized but that is due to a fall in house values. The tax RATE is actually up, and when house prices begin to rise our taxes are going to follow.
And all Tovo does is brag about bringing fast food restaurants into Monee. The downtown needs revitalization so Monee can be a destination and not simply a place to pass through.
Wow. So this person stated what seem to be facts - and then is judged as "nuts"? Hello Tovos -- you don't even have the dignity to use your real names.
Just Askin

Calumet City, IL

#34 Mar 14, 2013
BarbaraMyRealName wrote:
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Wow. So this person stated what seem to be facts - and then is judged as "nuts"? Hello Tovos -- you don't even have the dignity to use your real names.
No, BMRN, "Glinda" is not the Tovos. He is a smarmy creature from Chicago/Wisconsin/Costa Rica who plays on the Forums hiding behind women's names. He has bad history with the Tovo's, tho, and despises them. He has contacted just about everybody in Monee, trying to get them to buy into his revenge act. Frankly, I am surprised he hasn't contacted you, as well. Most of us know who he is, and we do our best to ignore him.
Horrified

Chicago, IL

#35 Mar 26, 2013
As a young and informed voter, the politics I have seen in Monee these last few weeks are shocking. I know many positions are up for vote, but the last thing a local election needs is candidates running on the same ticket. Rather than have each candidate run on his or her own merits, voters are led to believe in strength in numbers; just because one candidate is a "nice" guy, doesn't mean the rest of the ticket deserves your vote (don't be fooled into believing you have to vote the ticket). What I have learned about the mayoral candidates is pretty disheartening. I have found nothing on one candidate besides complaints about their work in another position. One candidate's page focuses solely on the "I" rather than how the community can accomplish anything (still unsure of what they want accomplished). The third candidate opens a window of big picture ideas, but does not put forward a comprehensible plan on how these goals should be accomplished in the short run. From what I have seen, and maybe I am wrong, but only one candidate has listed what they want to accomplish as mayor and detailed the beginning steps towards achievement. Frankly, this is a local election- leave the mud-slinging to the big dogs. Because we all want to better our community, the candidates should just be trying to inform voters, letting the best person win.

Since: Mar 13

Hammond, IN

#36 Mar 27, 2013
Except from te Patch news source, about a Chicago Heights trustee with a bad temper intimidating one of the city employees. He tried to manipulate the cops to bury this -- until the State' Attorney learned the truth and took action.

State's Attorney needs to field all the complaints from the current and former Monee workers who feel the rath of the Tovos. People, stand up for yourselves!!!

Amadio has friends and RELATIVES on the Chicago Heights Police Department, everyone knows that fact.

Turns out that he sped over to the police department while the victim went for medical attention for a broken thumb. He told the police what to write in the VICTIMS report and they complied with him. The police refused to do anything more for the victim. They tried to bury the whole incident for Amadio until the Cook County States Attorneys office found out that the police made a bogus report titled Criminal Battery but only put Amadios words in it saying that it was an accident.

Police omitted the victims words from the report and the victim complained about it but was told by the officers that a report can't be changed.

Even though there were numerous eyewitnesses to the attack by Amadio, the police lazily or intentionally didn't interview any of them.

A Criminal Battery report is for injury intentionally done to someone by another. The States Attorneys Office determined that there was a cover up being carried out and made the Chicago Heights Police Department arrest Amadio for battery.
Even though the victim demanded to sign an arrest complaint against Amadio on the same day that he was attacked, it took him almost a month to get to the point of being allowed to sign a battery complaint against Amadio because of the games being played at the police department.
Frustrated with Monee

Beecher, IL

#37 Mar 27, 2013
Watcher wrote:
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You make valid points, but I think people would pay more attention if you used more intelligent language. Clean it up, and let's have a real discussion about what Monee needs, and who is actually qualified to serve on the Village Board and in the Village Hall. Many of us are very concerned about the lack of experience some candidates show, as well as the personal vendettas. This will not move Monee forward!
EXPERIENCE?!?!?!?!
Tovo is the only one running with experience as a mayor. Is that who you're talking about? Really?
Or you talking experience as a manager or business owner?
A town runs allot different than a business.
Concerned Monee Resident

Chicago, IL

#38 Mar 30, 2013
Personal vendettas will not keep Monee moving forward.
Be intelligent. Think before you vote. Over 5,000 people are depending on it.
Question for all concerned, if Farquhar wins, who is he going to appoint to his position as Trustee? Someone who looses? Someone he has already made a deal with?
Stack the deck the other way and guess what, more "yes men"(or women)
Not good for Monee. Not good for the people.
Please be for the people, not yourself.
Someone who thinks

Orland Park, IL

#39 Apr 2, 2013
Karen wrote:
It stinks that our choices are so limited but given the choice of Tovo, Farquhar, Bailey or Barfoot, I'll take Bailey or Barfoot. Anyone but Tovo or Farquhar!! Bad for our village, bad for us!
Yeah, 4 candidates for mayor does limit your choices. Hopefully next election we'll have 10. Like a mayoral buffet!
Someone who thinks

Orland Park, IL

#40 Apr 2, 2013
Your neighbors wrote:
I would not vote for Jay Farquhar. I don't think he respects women. He has had multiple restraining orders against him by his own family. One former resident told me that he was hitting on her. He is also VERY much a right-wing political wacko. We don't need ultra-partisan politics in Monee- we just need people who can do the job. Jay is an a$$hole and I wish he would go back to Kankakee where he came from. He is a completely fake individual.
So you "think" he doesn't respect women. and how would you know about restraining orders? Someone else told you that he was hitting on her? have you ever met the guy? sounds like your making opinions based on things you've heard. have you ever seen the restraining orders or did you have another friend tell you about that? Thank goodness she didn't say he made advances on her to cause God knows you would have believed that too!

If Jay is such an bad person why are all the business in Monee supporting him? Which of the other candidates have endorsements by organizations or elected officials? last I checked none of them do...

I've found that the people that don't like Jay are people that don't know him that listen to and spread gossip. Or people that think he is arrogant. No one has said anything about why they think he would be a bad mayor. He is currently a trustee and knows what is going on in Monee and has a plan to make it better... I don't see what wrong with that?
Someone who thinks

Orland Park, IL

#41 Apr 2, 2013
Plinko wrote:
Go to the Will County Circuit Clerk's website http://www.willcountycircuitcourt.com/ and Click "look up case information online.". Put his name in, and you will see case numbers with "OP" in the middle. That stands for order of protection, if you go to the clerks office in Joliet, you can actually read the court file, the allegations, and the judges findings. Case numbers 02-844 and 01-2345 in will county. There are others in Kankakee County. The cases were eventually dismissed, but that doesn't mean anything. Usually, they are dismissed when time passes, or sometimes a witness doesn't appear. I don't know what really happened, but if I were running for office I would come clean about it.
Wow, do you know how stupid you just sounded? Dismissed means that they didn't have enough evidence or cause for him to be found guilty. this sometimes can mean that his Ex-wife or someone else doesn't like him and wants to get back at him or take away his custody of his children(ex's do that sometimes you know!). Basically you admitted you know nothing other then some cases were filed and dismissed. so what was your claim? he doesn't need to tell anyone who wasn't involved anything... it's none of their business.
Someone who thinks

Orland Park, IL

#42 Apr 2, 2013
Manic wrote:
Hey Tiggles- we know who you are too- the one person in Monee who is not bright enough to know what kind of piece of doo-doo Jay Farquar is.
Whats wrong with Jay? I hear all these allegations but no one wants to back anything up. everyone talks about he behaved towards someone they know but I haven't heard any first hand accounts... just allegations. why would he be a bad mayor? is he a bad trustee? I want to make sure I make an informed vote and vote for someone else because of false allegations, when he is the one getting endorsed by everyone and the other candidates are not any endorsements
Spiked

Peotone, IL

#43 Apr 2, 2013
Or, dismissed means the wife didn't show up to court, which is typical in spousal abuse cases. Or, maybe the wife wanted to give him anther chance and dropped it, or dropped it because she didn't want her child to suffer. Or maybe they settled it out of court. You don't know either, yet you are taking a position on it. Maybe Jay should just be forthright and say what happened, but apparently he doesn't have the guts or moral fortitude. I dealt with Jay repeatedly on a village issue and he was a condescending jerk.
Dave Else

Chicago, IL

#44 Apr 4, 2013
I want my Job Back vote for my drinking Buddy Bill Bailey.
Buy In Monee

Chicago, IL

#45 Apr 4, 2013
I'm a business owner in Monee, Jay and his crew are going around shaking down the business owners. Saying that if you don't put his sign on your property, that he would make sure that your business license will not be renewed. We all need to stand up to him and say NO.

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