Mayor Claar:: clean up your town man!

Since: Oct 07

Bolingbrook, IL

#41 Jul 13, 2008
Copper wrote:
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Because the Mayor, not the Police Chief or dept., gets the final say of what gets released to the media.
It's time to let some of that loose for public safety and awarness. What do we have to do? Picket the village hall???

Since: Aug 07

United States

#42 Jul 13, 2008
Hey, exercise that freedom of speech. I don't think I'll be able to find the Post, but remember when the Chief got in the Mayor's dog house because the Chief released to the media the armed robbery incidents for public safey and the Mayor hit the roof, there was an article in the paper about it. Also, you can exercise your right to vote, IF anyone ever runs against him that is.
Astounded

United States

#43 Jul 14, 2008
I have lived around here for a while myself. I see this going on everywhere. BB, Lisle, Woodridge, Romeoville.......and so on. Yes, there used to be small time trouble and drugs here when I was in HS. But I feel like I have seen it get much worse since the housing boom has gone on. I think a lot of it has to do with parents being screwed up themselves and not giving their kids the proper attention, dicipline they need. The kids seem a lot more angry and violent now then 20 years ago and seem to be doing more damage. Also, as far as the mayor and the cops go. I was at a bbq on saturday with an official from Will County. Very nice guy, but he was one of the biggest hell raisers there. So for the posters with the DP obsession, if the mayor had to spank every guy in the bolingbrook PD that did questionable things on his off time, he wouldn't have time for the mall. I respect and thank everyone that wears a badge for their service and protection. But obviously the law enforcement officials aren't always the fine upstanding citizens we used to read in the Dick and Jane books. You see it with the politicians the men of the cloth too. And I think for us Will county residents, not much will change. It doesn't matter how many meetings you go to or if you cry at the mayors desk, the PD cannot be on every street at once. I don't think it will get any worse, but I don't think it will get any better either. This whole area just got too congested and all the "bad neighborhoodness" just comes with that.
STANFORD

Mexico

#44 Jul 15, 2008
Mayor Claar should do something about this 'zero tolerance' on traffic violations...it's on the BPD website under press releases

in any city, this practice if it goes on will alienate the public at large and effect police morale

traffic safety is important, and it entails issuing of citations, but this zero tolearnce is the wrong approach
Foxylady

Redmond, WA

#45 Jul 15, 2008
STANFORD wrote:
Mayor Claar should do something about this 'zero tolerance' on traffic violations...it's on the BPD website under press releases
in any city, this practice if it goes on will alienate the public at large and effect police morale
traffic safety is important, and it entails issuing of citations, but this zero tolearnce is the wrong approach
Geez Stanford, how long are you going to harp on this? Have you run out of other things to talk about. It's NOT zero tolerance for ALL traffic violations, it's zero tolerance for traffic violations that can cause accidents. You know, violations like running stop signs, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, speeding, etc., etc., etc..
orphanannie

Austin, TX

#46 Jul 15, 2008
Foxylady wrote:
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Geez Stanford, how long are you going to harp on this? Have you run out of other things to talk about. It's NOT zero tolerance for ALL traffic violations, it's zero tolerance for traffic violations that can cause accidents. You know, violations like running stop signs, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, speeding, etc., etc., etc..
He's too pie-eyed to see anything different, Foxy...
He's got dollar signs in front of his eyes waiting for that tiny footed little Asian person to fly in from Manila and support his sorry ass...
He has A LOT on his mind, you know!!
The stress must be just unbearable! He's probably had to get his Xanax script renewed and everything!!
One thing about Stanfrog, he's entertaining.
Brian

Bolingbrook, IL

#47 Jan 11, 2009
You have a choice if you act NOW! Clementines pub on Shchmidt has a sheet you can sign to put Bonnie K on the ballet to run for Mayor of Bolingbrook. She needs enough names before the 21st of January.

Since: Oct 07

Bolingbrook, IL

#48 Jan 11, 2009
Brian wrote:
You have a choice if you act NOW! Clementines pub on Shchmidt has a sheet you can sign to put Bonnie K on the ballet to run for Mayor of Bolingbrook. She needs enough names before the 21st of January.
Who is Bonnie K? What is her experience, ect? I'm all for change, but not just for the sake of it. Before signing I'd like to know if a person is qualified or interested in making the changes/improvements that I'm interested in.

Can you tell me where to get additional info about her - like her full name? lol
joe bartender

Columbus, OH

#49 Jan 11, 2009
FreeThought wrote:
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Who is Bonnie K? What is her experience, ect? I'm all for change, but not just for the sake of it. Before signing I'd like to know if a person is qualified or interested in making the changes/improvements that I'm interested in.
Can you tell me where to get additional info about her - like her full name? lol
There is nothing like a grass-roots campaign stared in a pub. I hope one of the campaign promises is to bring back "happy hour". Cheers!

Friends don't let friends vote while drunk.
wow

Bolingbrook, IL

#50 Jan 11, 2009
I worked in Bolingbrook for 10 years and I lived there as well (for over 7 yrs). I couldn't take it and quit. Every evening when I left work I was harrassed by gangs of kids who wanted money or yelling 'come on over here, chicky' or some other cat calls. They once chased my car as I quickly got out of the parking lot. Of course, the 'boss' didn't care--so long as it didn't happen to her (she left early most afternoons) and the police often didn't even respond to calls. I never worked late again. There were so many gang fights in our parking lot (believe it or not, it was mostly girls!). I was always nervous. It wasn't great living in BB either, as we lived next door to an apartment complex--most of the trouble makers would come into our subdivision, damage homes and the park we lived across the street from, cars, etc. It was the main reason why we left. BB has always had some problems--what place doesn't? But it has indeed gotten so much worse in the last 5 years. Claar could less about the HS (his wife worked for the school district and probably left the problem on her shoulders!). I have witnessed him claim that he will make BB the next Naperville. HA! Lots of the BB trouble makers are spilling into Naperville too! So much for that. It's such a shame. There are so many nice houses and parks in the town--it truly is pretty--until you see how ugly some of the residents can be (some-not all!).
Paul

United States

#51 Jan 12, 2009
You can do something about it. Go to Clementines and sign the petition for the mayoral candidate Bonnie before January 21, 2009!
Paul

United States

#52 Jan 12, 2009
Her name is Bonnie Kurowski Alicea. Her issues will be posted after they allow her on the ballet. The signature sheets (and they are at many places not just a bar), are to allow her to put her name on the ballet.
I heard she grew up in this town, is a college professor and business consultant. I guess more information will be covered if she gets enough signatures that say she can put her name on the ballot. Spread the word, at least there is a choice now. Also, I am sure she would nto try to run if she was not qualified. Who else would take on Clarr after 12 years of no contenders? Give the woman credit! Plus she is not in his inner circle, that means alot!
pak31

Bolingbrook, IL

#53 Jan 14, 2009
Proud BB Resident wrote:
People must have selective memories because as a teenager many years ago, Bolingbrook was very much thought of as a "gang-banger" town. I remember the days of going to crazy rock and then hanging out at white castle in Bolingbrook or going to the parties at the clubhouse next to Jewels on Boughton. Many fights and selling drugs happening. How soon we forget I guess. Bolingbrook has come such a long way since then and if you don't see that, then your eyes are only looking for the bad. Every town has the same crime eliments going on, except Bolingbrook is the "hot" name for the media to sell news at this time.
Just stumbled upon this blog but I have to agree with your post. I grew up in Glen Ellyn in the 70's and 80's and I remember when people would mention the town Bolingbrook, they would not be bragging about how nice it was. It was always getting a bad rap. The first time I ever heard of it was back when I went to Old Chicago or White Fence Farm, then Two Rivers. People only referred to what a dump it was. Then the Rachel Melon case came about. So it really wasn't that great, from the outside looking in. Even when I became a resident in BB, most of us would say we are on the "good" side of BB.The newer built up area made way for the changes that have come about. As far as Claar, he's done a great job cleaning it up. Nothing that gets built, as far as businesses or office spaces, is put together poorly. Everything goes in with nice curb appeal and quality. Yes, the area around the high school and Beaconridge is bad but all towns have bad areas. It's sad that it exists like that but that is the people and how they are raising their kids, not Claar.

Since: Jan 09

Lombard, IL

#54 Jan 16, 2009
The mayor of Bolingbrook is showing complete and utter ignorance of letting a pet store sell dogs from puppy mills in his town. There is also another guy on Boughton & Rte. 53 who does the same. I thought you had to have intelligence and education to be a mayor.

How could he let Petland open a store after they have been on the news for nearly a year after the Humane Society exposed them? I would really love to hear his answer. I of course did approach him with the question, and he had no response.

Enough said.
ready2go

Mission Hills, CA

#55 Jan 20, 2009
Where else can you find a petition for Bonnie? I'll happily sign.
Brian

Bolingbrook, IL

#56 Jan 26, 2009
Big news Bolingbrook, Bonnie is on the ballot FOR MAYOR! Exciting times for all!
I just saw her web site at www.bolingbrookmayor.com . I cannot wait for this election coming!
GO BONNIE!
Roger C

Columbus, OH

#57 Jan 26, 2009
Brian wrote:
Big news Bolingbrook, Bonnie is on the ballot FOR MAYOR! Exciting times for all!
I just saw her web site at www.bolingbrookmayor.com . I cannot wait for this election coming!
GO BONNIE!
Just some constructive criticism:

Her webpage needs some attention....

Her list of qualifications/experience is underwhelming. More details are needed.

Her "Platform" comes off as canned.

The Biography page needs more information.

Hope this helps...
Patrick Fitzgerald

Naperville, IL

#58 Jan 28, 2009
Roger C--

"Her list of qualifications/experience is underwhelming. More details are needed."

Her qualifications are underwhelming? What about the boobs like Michael Evans that Roger appoints?

The guy has never held a REAL job in his life and HE'S named the head of the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce. All he's ever done is work for Roger. He's never run a business. He's never written a business plan for a real business. He's on the school board too ranting about saving tax payers dollars. Yet he's never paid property taxes in his life. He's gone from living in his mom's basement to becoming Roger's Annointed One without accomplishing one noteworthy thing on his own.
Roger C

Columbus, OH

#59 Jan 28, 2009
Patrick Fitzgerald wrote:
Roger C--
"Her list of qualifications/experience is underwhelming. More details are needed."
Her qualifications are underwhelming? What about the boobs like Michael Evans that Roger appoints?
The guy has never held a REAL job in his life and HE'S named the head of the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce. All he's ever done is work for Roger. He's never run a business. He's never written a business plan for a real business. He's on the school board too ranting about saving tax payers dollars. Yet he's never paid property taxes in his life. He's gone from living in his mom's basement to becoming Roger's Annointed One without accomplishing one noteworthy thing on his own.
I agree with you and I hope we can clean house soon. Just because I offered some constructive criticism does not mean I'm not for change.
Kathy

Los Angeles, CA

#60 Jan 30, 2009
Mayor's wife is going to retire this year.

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbroo...

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