City Attorney ShawnTe Raines has No M...
code enforcement

Orland Park, IL

#41 Jul 21, 2014
Vargaritaville wrote:
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When you don't own property here then why would you care what happens to the taxpayers? Answer us Vargas. Why?
Remove your garage sale signs or fines will be imposed
Deceptive Practices

Maywood, IL

#42 Jul 22, 2014
Fuzzy numbers don't and won't work for attorney's or elected officials.
What do they think they are doing?
Conversion

Maywood, IL

#43 Jul 23, 2014
Misuse of funds.
Just another carpetbagger

Blue Island, IL

#44 Jul 24, 2014
Her expertise is doling out $500,000. NO BID CONTRACTS to her friends,

She Brings new meaning to the word carpetbagger.
David K

Maywood, IL

#45 Jul 24, 2014
Incentives to corrupt contracts. Cooresponance needs to be reviewed and explained.
gov cheese

United States

#46 Jul 24, 2014
Shawnte be chillin and collecting. TAking and consuming what they finna do best
Fest

Maywood, IL

#47 Jul 26, 2014
Expect more failure.
She Raines Money

Blue Island, IL

#48 Jul 26, 2014
Just another carpetbagger wrote:
Her expertise is doling out $500,000. NO BID CONTRACTS to her friends,
She Brings new meaning to the word carpetbagger.
She be the Raines lady, she makes it raines money for her Boss man. The west side is the best side.$500,000 here $500,000 there she be walking and talking.
The BiGG DiGG

Maywood, IL

#49 Aug 18, 2014
Sewer System wrote:
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The Cal Sag is part of the Blue Island combined sewer system; raw sewage is why swimming and fishing is banned there. Read the signs.
Read them and weep. Raw sewage is also flooding Blue Island homes.
Redirect the Funds

Maywood, IL

#50 Aug 20, 2014
The BiGG DiGG wrote:
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Read them and weep. Raw sewage is also flooding Blue Island homes.
Funds targeted for the latest round of NO BID Contracts must be used to resolve the flooding problem in the ignored 7th ward. Aldermen MUST VOTE NO!
Goes Pop

Maywood, IL

#51 Aug 20, 2014
Redirect the Funds wrote:
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Funds targeted for the latest round of NO BID Contracts must be used to resolve the flooding problem in the ignored 7th ward. Aldermen MUST VOTE NO!
Blue Islanders are suffering from regular flooding and the administration is considering picking MORE NO BID CONTRACTS? It's creepy and crazy; why would elected officials continue to engage in such antics?
Slammed

Maywood, IL

#52 Aug 21, 2014
Goes Pop wrote:
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Blue Islanders are suffering from regular flooding and the administration is considering picking MORE NO BID CONTRACTS? It's creepy and crazy; why would elected officials continue to engage in such antics?
Blue Island can not afford the BIIP!
What Protocol

Blue Island, IL

#53 Sep 10, 2014
At the September 09,2014 city council meeting, six, six, Alderman were absent! There was no Finance meeting because Chairman Rita was away on vacation. There was no scheduled finance meeting last week, and yet the vote was taken to pay out $359,444.57 for payroll and $549,852.39 Accounts payable. The Finance Director was also conveniently absent. Where is the accountability? There were NO I repeat NO Questions asked.

What exactly is the city attorney permitting?
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Catalog

Maywood, IL

#54 Sep 10, 2014
The brief meeting included signs of stress; so many aldemen missing clearly a cloud of suspicion exists. A game of catch-up will be played at a later date when the legal system deals with all of the nonsense that has been allowed to go on.
Prison Terms Necessary

Maywood, IL

#55 Sep 10, 2014
Goes Pop wrote:
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Blue Islanders are suffering from regular flooding and the administration is considering picking MORE NO BID CONTRACTS? It's creepy and crazy; why would elected officials continue to engage in such antics?
Burnham pol gets 1½ yrs. for embezzling,‘betrayal and hypocrisy’
TUE, 09/09/2014 - 11:57AM KIM JANSSEN

Gripped by a gambling addiction, she stole $20 or $30 of taxpayer's cash at a time and fed it into the slots at Indiana casinos.

But over the years the loot former Burnham Village Clerk Nancy Dobrowski took from the village cash register added up to more than $650,000.

And on Tuesday, the 70-year-old finally paid the price, when she was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras told Dobrowski — the tiny working class South suburb's top vote getter for decades — that she should be ashamed for displaying the "height of betrayal and hypocrisy" for "pillaging" from "blue collar people who have trouble putting food on the table at times."

Held in one of the smallest courtrooms in Chicago's downtown Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Dobrowski's hour long sentencing hearing had the feel of a classic Frank Capra movie.

One after another, village officials who felt personally betrayed by Dobrowski stood up to berate her as she leaned on a walker in tears. The town's small size — its population is just 4,206 — meant most residents knew her, and that her nine year embezzlement scam had a direct impact on police and fire services, they said.

Burnham Mayor Robert Polk told the judge, "I trusted her, I trusted her, I trusted her," explaining that many creditors were now reluctant to work with the village because of Dobrowski's crime. Polk said he'd several times asked Dobrowski to account for irregularities in the village's finances, but "the third time I went to her it was too late because the feds were coming through the door."

And Burnham Police Sgt. Jack Daley said "As a police officer I prided myself for getting criminals off the street — I never saw you that way."

Angrily telling Dobrowski that officers took pay cuts and used faulty equipment so that she could be "treated like a Queen with all of your comps and meals at the casinos," he added, "I for one am disgusted!"

Fire Chief Andrew Horberg also said that fire services had suffered.

But a sobbing Dobrowski apologized for her crimes, claiming a gambling addiction had "overtaken me" when she kept village towing fees and other taxpayer cash for herself.

"I don't go to sleep at night," she said. "I think that everybody hates me for what I've done... I pray that I don't wake up in the morning."

"I'm so sorry I let the people down. I loved them so much."

But Kocoras told Dobrowski in front of a packed courtroom that "You say you loved all of these people but for years and years and years you betrayed them," calling stealing her "other addiction."

"You never once sought help," the judge said.

Kocoras also said the casinos that fed her addiction by giving her free meals and perks should share in the blame. "Shame on them!" he said.

Prosecutors had asked for a sentence of three to four years, while Dobrowksi's lawyers had asked for probation.

The judge said a prison term was necessary to promote "the dignity of the law," but that Dobrowski's advanced age and health problems meant she should get a discount. Though he ordered her to pay restitution to the village, he said he recognized that the money was "lost" and that taxpayers shouldn't expect much.

"I'm sorry that I have to do this, but I must," he said.
Transformation

Maywood, IL

#56 Sep 10, 2014
Banks, Businesses, and People are backing away from Blue Island.
asleep

Blue Island, IL

#57 Sep 11, 2014
Prison Terms Necessary wrote:
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Burnham pol gets 1½ yrs. for embezzling,‘betrayal and hypocrisy’
TUE, 09/09/2014 - 11:57AM KIM JANSSEN
Gripped by a gambling addiction, she stole $20 or $30 of taxpayer's cash at a time and fed it into the slots at Indiana casinos.
But over the years the loot former Burnham Village Clerk Nancy Dobrowski took from the village cash register added up to more than $650,000.
And on Tuesday, the 70-year-old finally paid the price, when she was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras told Dobrowski — the tiny working class South suburb's top vote getter for decades — that she should be ashamed for displaying the "height of betrayal and hypocrisy" for "pillaging" from "blue collar people who have trouble putting food on the table at times."
Held in one of the smallest courtrooms in Chicago's downtown Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Dobrowski's hour long sentencing hearing had the feel of a classic Frank Capra movie.
One after another, village officials who felt personally betrayed by Dobrowski stood up to berate her as she leaned on a walker in tears. The town's small size — its population is just 4,206 — meant most residents knew her, and that her nine year embezzlement scam had a direct impact on police and fire services, they said.
Burnham Mayor Robert Polk told the judge, "I trusted her, I trusted her, I trusted her," explaining that many creditors were now reluctant to work with the village because of Dobrowski's crime. Polk said he'd several times asked Dobrowski to account for irregularities in the village's finances, but "the third time I went to her it was too late because the feds were coming through the door."
And Burnham Police Sgt. Jack Daley said "As a police officer I prided myself for getting criminals off the street — I never saw you that way."
Angrily telling Dobrowski that officers took pay cuts and used faulty equipment so that she could be "treated like a Queen with all of your comps and meals at the casinos," he added, "I for one am disgusted!"
Fire Chief Andrew Horberg also said that fire services had suffered.
But a sobbing Dobrowski apologized for her crimes, claiming a gambling addiction had "overtaken me" when she kept village towing fees and other taxpayer cash for herself.
"I don't go to sleep at night," she said. "I think that everybody hates me for what I've done... I pray that I don't wake up in the morning."
"I'm so sorry I let the people down. I loved them so much."
But Kocoras told Dobrowski in front of a packed courtroom that "You say you loved all of these people but for years and years and years you betrayed them," calling stealing her "other addiction."
"You never once sought help," the judge said.
Kocoras also said the casinos that fed her addiction by giving her free meals and perks should share in the blame. "Shame on them!" he said.
Prosecutors had asked for a sentence of three to four years, while Dobrowksi's lawyers had asked for probation.
The judge said a prison term was necessary to promote "the dignity of the law," but that Dobrowski's advanced age and health problems meant she should get a discount. Though he ordered her to pay restitution to the village, he said he recognized that the money was "lost" and that taxpayers shouldn't expect much.
"I'm sorry that I have to do this, but I must," he said.
Everybody was fast asleep.
Smart Limits

Maywood, IL

#58 Sep 12, 2014
Blue Island has plenty of money the problem begins and ends with how the money is spent/distributed.
Bills and Payroll must be REVIEWED and DISCUSSED before Voting to approve in the city council meetings.

VOTING TO APPROVE WITHOUT DISCUSSION IS CRAZY!

And Makes as much sense as giving a credit card to a Teen
with "No Spending Limit" or "Discussion regarding any of the Purchases!"
Rip off

Blue Island, IL

#59 Sep 12, 2014
Smart Limits wrote:
Blue Island has plenty of money the problem begins and ends with how the money is spent/distributed.
Bills and Payroll must be REVIEWED and DISCUSSED before Voting to approve in the city council meetings.
VOTING TO APPROVE WITHOUT DISCUSSION IS CRAZY!
And Makes as much sense as giving a credit card to a Teen
with "No Spending Limit" or "Discussion regarding any of the Purchases!"
Raise the estimated water bills and you can spend all of the citizens hard earned dollars.
Cozy Relationships

Maywood, IL

#60 Sep 12, 2014
The pebbles in the pond are indeed collectively piling up.

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