Domingo Vargas next Democratic Mayor ...
No Passion

Beecher, IL

#42 Oct 11, 2009
We were talking about what kind of mayor Domingo Vargas would be? He is obviously under great amount of pressure lately, for one reason or another. He is the frasor=peloquin defense attorney who chooses to be part of the problem, and not the solution. He views the corruption from the inside and permits this to happen. He defends in court drug dealers, and illegal alien drug dealers. So he looks at this in a different perspective. We wonder,and so should you, where is this behavior going to get you Domingo?
Susan in BI

Melrose Park, IL

#43 Oct 11, 2009
I am no friend of Domingo Vargas but anyone who is charged with a crime in this country has the right to a legal defense. As a defense attorney, Domingo makes sure his clients receive fair treatment from our legal system. A system that has a long history of racism and unfair treatment to minorities.
jesus

Melrose Park, IL

#44 Oct 11, 2009
Susan in BI wrote:
I am no friend of Domingo Vargas but anyone who is charged with a crime in this country has the right to a legal defense. As a defense attorney, Domingo makes sure his clients receive fair treatment from our legal system. A system that has a long history of racism and unfair treatment to minorities.
shut up with your unfair treatment to minorities i am tired of hearing that b.s.
Susan in BI

Melrose Park, IL

#45 Oct 11, 2009
Jesus,

Maybe you are tired of the "BS" but this weekend the Manrique family observed the fifth anniversary of the death of their grandfather who died at the hands of the BIPD. He was severely beaten on the corner of a BI park, across the street from a gradeschool in a residential neighborhood.

Although the death was ruled homicide, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office refused to prosecute the police officers in the case, the Il State Police Board refused to do anything about it. The BIPD now admits Mr. Manrique was committing no crime when he was beaten so horribly by the police. The only justice the family will get is in the courts with an attorney.

Jesus, I am totally sure that YOUR FAMILY would want justice if something horrible like that happened to you. Let me tell you, your family would want an attorney too! Anytime injustice occurs in a community, it is a threat to everyone, that is why we have courts and attorneys.
H___ s Kitchen

United States

#46 Oct 11, 2009
This is a prime example of injustice exhibited by the frasor peloquin team and bobble heads!
And an excellent example of why Domingo should not be a go along get along bobble head.
government we deserve

United States

#47 Oct 11, 2009
Susan you need to understand if Domingo Vargas was representing our community like he should be , we would not have all these lawsuits against our city. He has never spoken against the custom and practice of the Blue Island police department nor has he tried to change this. If he would have been the alderman for the people, as he said he would be, perhaps we would not have these tragedies. He has the power, but won't help.
Susan in BI

Melrose Park, IL

#48 Oct 11, 2009
Dear Gov,
What you say about Domingo not standing up for the people of BI is completely true. When Antonio Manrique was murdered; Domingo had nothing to say about it except he told the Southtown that the Peloquin administration had reached out to Hispanics but they had not responded.

In the last election, Domingo presented himself as a representitive of his people but nothing can be further from the truth.

For "Jesus" to tell anyone to "Shut Up" about unfair treatment to minorities in the face of the Manrique tragedy is just plain ugly.
Former Blue Islander

United States

#49 Oct 12, 2009
Why the don't you people stop complaining and move to a real town? BI sucks. Has for years.
jesus

Melrose Park, IL

#50 Oct 12, 2009
i refuse to let peloquin and his cronies continue status quo and something must be done! i demand accountability! our town is a third world country and i am the outcast
New Leadership Needed

Chicago Heights, IL

#51 Oct 12, 2009
Dear Susan in BI, et el
I am going to explain to you in the local vernacular. Domingo can best be described as a Gatekeeper.
Domingo is Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, one of his duties is to review and settle lawsuits. However he refuses to do this, for one reason or another. He could have settled the Manrique lawsuit long ago, but chose not to. The frasor-peloquin team appropriated three hundred thousand dollars this year alone, to defend the city in lawsuits. This money could have been better spent, settling this case out of court. It seems seems to me egos are in the way!
Commentary

AOL

#52 Oct 12, 2009
His position as chairman of the judiciary committee and his profession place him in a conflict of interest.
peloquin was aware of this when he made the appointment.
jesus

Melrose Park, IL

#53 Oct 12, 2009
every move peloquin now makes is in conflict because of the "JOBS FOR VOTES" campaign he ran
Commentary

AOL

#54 Oct 12, 2009
april- jobs for votes
september- give backs

Is there a connection?
Its easy

Chicago Heights, IL

#55 Oct 12, 2009
All you have to do, is connect the dots.
A Call to Step Aside

Hammond, IN

#56 Oct 13, 2009
Domingo held so much Promise. He chose the Dark Side, instead.
jesus

Melrose Park, IL

#57 Oct 13, 2009
"JOBS FOR VOTES" dave mindeman not qualified.bernie perryman rehired after retired. riehal hired after slum apts changed management and fired him.does anybody want to add??????????that is just in building dept
jesus

Elmhurst, IL

#58 Oct 13, 2009
joe pierce sighting 135th and pulaski 840 a.m. heading west in city vehicle on our tax dollar. last time i checked the city of blue island does not go that far
Susan in BI

Melrose Park, IL

#59 Oct 13, 2009
Dear New Leadership,
There is no question about Domingo's relationship with the mayor. Domingo has never voted against or questioned anything Don Peloquin has ever said or done. Domingo was appointed by the mayor to the judiciary committee in 2009; the Manrique case has been sitting in court for five years this month.

The Manrique case is being handled by the law firm Odelson and Sterk.(Cary Horvath former city attorney) It will be Cary Horvath and Don Peloquin who will call the shots in this case. Domingo is only there as a flunky to back up anything the mayor does, not to set any policies. You are right, BI does need new and honest leadership.
jesus

Elmhurst, IL

#60 Oct 13, 2009
all the aldermen and women with 2 exceptions (for know) cathi spizziri and rose are peloquin flunkies and have no nuts. ray cantelo being the most nutless.dave mindeman resigning and then being put in charge of the building dept is as corrupt as it gets
CASA-

El Dorado Hills, CA

#61 Oct 13, 2009
The after mentioned subject matter has been back & forth for some time now.
But where were you all good citizens when during the Spring election? Why did you not help the individuals who ran against the Peloquin ticket? Where were you when there were viable candidates on Tommy Browns ticket who could have replaced the odious leadership (your own words)? Where were all of you who claim that new leadership was & is needed? Where were you when Tommy needed support, manpower & votes? Where were all of you so-called informed citizens? You hippocrates did not like the idea of a Black Man running Blue Island. That is what is pure & simple. Mrs. Nancy Thompson can verify that easily.

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