Alderman: It's no longer Welch's 'show' in Country Club Hills

Jun 7, 2011 Full story: Daily Southtown 6

Dwight Welch has been elected mayor of Country Club Hills for seven straight terms, but measures taken by the city council at a contentious special meeting last week may have signaled a shift in power.

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Dued

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 7, 2011
Take away his squad car!!!!!
Rambo

Roselle, IL

#2 Jun 14, 2011
Dued wrote:
Take away his squad car!!!!!
Also,make his "POLICE BODYGUARD" give a detailed list of where he took the mayor,when he was assigned bodyguard duties. Welch abuses this privilege and uses the "Bodyguard"as his chauffer on his drunken excursions to Chicago martini bars,and the casinos along with his latest babe from City Hall.These aldermen should call in the Police Chief and "Bodyguard" and make them accountable for the overtime payed,and regular pay,payed for this service. WElch gambles and parties using campaign funds,so let him pay the cost of the "Bodyguard". Pay his hourly rate plus benefits.We are paying to keep Welch from getting a DUI.How nice is that?
Res

Tinley Park, IL

#3 Jun 14, 2011
They are questioning everything he has done. Hopefully they uncover enough to take to the States Attorney Office.
Rambo

Roselle, IL

#4 Jun 14, 2011
Res wrote:
They are questioning everything he has done. Hopefully they uncover enough to take to the States Attorney Office.
It is about time!! After all the newspaper articles telling about his shenanigans plus all the comments made at the bottom of those articles detailing the crap he has pulled.Yet,not one newspaper columnist did a follow up on this guy.He has been spending his campaign funds at the casinos,wining and dineing the young babes from city hall.It is not going to take a Dick Tracy to find out about this guys doings. Sgtart right with the police dept. and pull in his bodyguard for an extended interview,see how many lawsuits there have been against the police dept/city,especially for unjust termination. Look to see what policemen have earned the honor of screwing up so bad that federal lawsuits have been brought against them. Yet,these cops are still holding command positions and responsible for lies against their own.It's tiome for a massive shake-up to restore,pride,honor and integrity to the police dept..Get rid of these Stroger appointed clowns who are all double dipping and triple dipping.They have their arms into the city bankroll right up to their sholders.Keep up the good work!! You aldermen are getting into a dumpster of dirt. Get the Attorney General involved before an investigative error is committed and the result may hinder charging him.Good Luck!!
sour sugar

Chicago Heights, IL

#5 Jun 16, 2011
We have known for a long time that the mayor gives his girlfriends jobs. I for one don't approve of this practice. I believe that girl friends shouldn't be rewarded for the service that they do for the mayor. The villiage doesn't get any benefits from this practice and the taxes are still getting higher.
At a villiage hall meeting, someone asked about the taxes, well the mayor stated " the taxes are high deal with it". Our taxes are high due to the bloat in the goverment, since when does a villiage that has only about 17,000 residents have to pay salaries that exceed $300,000.00 and that's just for 3 people. Also let's not forget about the perks that go along with the jobs. Bloat is alive and well in C C Hills. While the council has done some investigation into the corruption that is in the villiage, there must come to some point that in fighting and one up manship will not be tolerated not by Burris, Lockett, Welch or any others. Put aside the differences that is going on and make an effort to get it right. Lead by example not by puking on the citizens that pay all of the salaries.
After reading some of the comments, Are we really paying the police cheif husband over or about $100,000.? Seems to me that Nepotism is alive and well in the villiage. STOP THE MADNESS.
Old timer

United States

#6 Jun 16, 2011
HEY WHEN THE STATES ATT. ,GETS THRU WITH WELCH ,COME TOO MANHATTAN AND TAKE ON SO CALLED MAYOR, AND HIS CROOKED POLIEC CHIEF FITZGERALD. YOU WILL ALSO GET AFEW XTRA CROOKS IN VILLAGE HALL AND POLICE OFFICERS ALSO. ITS TIME TOO CLEAN UP OUR TOWNES.

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