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DoubleDipDuty

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#21
Dec 11, 2012
 
Master Craftsman wrote:
<quoted text>Does your weasel friend think he can get away with running for the Worth Township Board again without quitting the Chicago Ridge Village Board and keep sucking down his $40K sweetheart bonus and swallowing the early Village Retirement package? Wonder what the courts will have to say about that? Does he plan on paying any of the money back? He'll look good in the next set of negative headlines. The reporters didn't dig deep enough the first time. They have a lot more ammo now.
(60 ILCS 1/55-37)
Sec. 55-37. Misconduct of officers; penalty. Every township officer who is guilty of a palpable omission of duty, or who is guilty of willful and corrupt oppression, malconduct, or misfeasance in discharging the duties of the office, shall be guilty of a business offense and, on conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000. The court in which the conviction occurs shall enter an order removing the convicted officer from office.
(Source: P.A. 87-946; 88-62.)
Not pointless

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#22
Dec 12, 2012
 
Les Kissing wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhhh, I have a question here. Where in the constitution does gay marriage come up?
It's not there. So that means that Federal government does not have the authority to dictate the status of marriage.
Then that falls under Amendment 10. States rights. And that reads:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Now what needs to happen is the Federal government needs to come out and say this is a state issue and leave it to the states to decide.
For those trying to make it a federal issue, stop. You are wasting everyone's time. Take it to your state legislature.
You were unable to go anywhere with it. There is nowhere to go with your version of reality silly girl. All you can do is dumb down marriage to a contract between two people. Something countless people qualify for and more than two will demand.
20,000 pages ago and still people are falling for your lame ass routine.

Just goes to show that some people respond to truth, while others dumb down denial.
Hurtn4U

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#23
Dec 27, 2012
 
Les Kissing wrote:
<quoted text>Ahhhh, I have a question here. Where in the constitution does gay marriage come up?
It's not there. So that means that Federal government does not have the authority to dictate the status of marriage.
Then that falls under Amendment 10. States rights. And that reads:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Now what needs to happen is the Federal government needs to come out and say this is a state issue and leave it to the states to decide.
For those trying to make it a federal issue, stop. You are wasting everyone's time. Take it to your state legislature.
Well you don't anything about the Bible or you would know that unicorn is in the Bible several times. Next I understand that you're homosexual & youre trying to justify what you do by denying God. Well the only thing I can say to you is that I'll pray that you change your ways & that you don't send your soul to hell. If you want proof of God then just read a Bible & accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Then you'll understand & be able to see reason. Your entire life will change for the better. And I don't need to prove "any gods existence" because there is only one God. I am sorry you are the way you are. You need some more Faith. I'll pray for you. God bless you. It sounds as if you really need it.
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#24
Dec 28, 2012
 
Hurtn4U wrote:
<quoted text>Well you don't anything about the Bible or you would know that unicorn is in the Bible several times. Next I understand that you're homosexual & youre trying to justify what you do by denying God. Well the only thing I can say to you is that I'll pray that you change your ways & that you don't send your soul to hell. If you want proof of God then just read a Bible & accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Then you'll understand & be able to see reason. Your entire life will change for the better. And I don't need to prove "any gods existence" because there is only one God. I am sorry you are the way you are. You need some more Faith. I'll pray for you. God bless you. It sounds as if you really need it.
hello CR trustee
Hey Jack

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#25
Jan 3, 2013
 
During the Worth Township November Board Meeting Chicago Ridge Trustee made the motion and then voted to RAISE your taxes. AND he motioned to give Township Trustees continued raises. HE IS A SHAMELESS.

"NEW BUSINESS
Tax Levy Ordinances
Motion made by Trustee Lind, seconded by Trustee Walsh, to approve Ordinance #440-12, an ordinance
levying and assessing taxes for the Town of Worth General Town Fund, Cook County, Illinois for the tax
year 2012.
All ayes; Motion carried.
Motion made by Trustee Mahoney, seconded by Trustee Lind, to approve Ordinance #441-12, an
ordinance levying and assessing taxes for the Town of Worth General Assistance Fund, Cook County,
Illinois for the tax year 2012.
All ayes; Motion carried.

Ordinance for the Continuation of Certain Elected Officials Salaries
Motion made by Trustee Lind, seconded by Trustee Mahoney, to approve Ordinance #443-12, an
ordinance providing for the continuation of certain elected officials salaries.
All ayes; Motion carried.
Lombard

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#26
Jan 3, 2013
 
Hey Jack wrote:
During the Worth Township November Board Meeting Chicago Ridge Trustee made the motion and then voted to RAISE your taxes. AND he motioned to give Township Trustees continued raises. HE IS A SHAMELESS.
"NEW BUSINESS
Tax Levy Ordinances
Motion made by Trustee Lind, seconded by Trustee Walsh, to approve Ordinance #440-12, an ordinance
levying and assessing taxes for the Town of Worth General Town Fund, Cook County, Illinois for the tax
year 2012.
All ayes; Motion carried.
Motion made by Trustee Mahoney, seconded by Trustee Lind, to approve Ordinance #441-12, an
ordinance levying and assessing taxes for the Town of Worth General Assistance Fund, Cook County,
Illinois for the tax year 2012.
All ayes; Motion carried.
Ordinance for the Continuation of Certain Elected Officials Salaries
Motion made by Trustee Lind, seconded by Trustee Mahoney, to approve Ordinance #443-12, an
ordinance providing for the continuation of certain elected officials salaries.
All ayes; Motion carried.
what can i say? its good to be king.....
Hey Jack

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#27
Jan 3, 2013
 
Lombard wrote:
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what can i say? its good to be king.....
So you can raise property taxes on the Village Residents twice every single year? Because you are KING? That is a great reason. Bless your heart.
Stop the HiJacking

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#28
Jan 6, 2013
 
Lombard wrote:
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what can i say? its good to be king.....
Trust is the key word that describes the appropriate relationship between a local government’s elected officials, other public officials, and their constituency.

An elected official serves only as a result of the trust which the majority of the electorate have exhibited by electing that individual to office.

A public officer’s goal should be to further the public good, not to improve the standing of that public officer, except that the officer may share in the benefit as a member of the public at large.
The second idea is that the public officer is a servant of the people. It comes from the Constitution.
A servant cannot exist without a master. The Constitution establishes the public as masters and public officers as servants who are charged with responding to the needs and wishes of the master. Holding incompatible or inconsistent offices is another potential situation that can give rise to an ethical violation.
A Chicago Ridge Village official is ineligible to hold any other municipal office at the same time he or she serves as a member of the Chicago Ridge Village Board. The Worth Township Board is another Municipality.
Incompatibility of office is present where two public offices, by virtue of their conflicting duties, cannot be held by the same person. A public official should not hold two salaried public offices at the same time.
Sorry is as sorry does

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#29
Jan 7, 2013
 
Stop the HiJacking wrote:
<quoted text>Trust is the key word that describes the appropriate relationship between a local government’s elected officials, other public officials, and their constituency.
An elected official serves only as a result of the trust which the majority of the electorate have exhibited by electing that individual to office.
A public officer’s goal should be to further the public good, not to improve the standing of that public officer, except that the officer may share in the benefit as a member of the public at large.
The second idea is that the public officer is a servant of the people. It comes from the Constitution.
A servant cannot exist without a master. The Constitution establishes the public as masters and public officers as servants who are charged with responding to the needs and wishes of the master. Holding incompatible or inconsistent offices is another potential situation that can give rise to an ethical violation.
A Chicago Ridge Village official is ineligible to hold any other municipal office at the same time he or she serves as a member of the Chicago Ridge Village Board. The Worth Township Board is another Municipality.
Incompatibility of office is present where two public offices, by virtue of their conflicting duties, cannot be held by the same person. A public official should not hold two salaried public offices at the same time.
So what you're saying is you don't think a Village Trustee can be a Township Trustee at the same time? Are you complaining formally or are you leaving it up to meoff to figure it out on his own? Don't wait for him. He thinks he is King. Read the other postings. Complaining on Topix is a waste. File a lawsuit or forget it. Meoff is shameless.
Not so fast

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#30
Jan 8, 2013
 
If a person is disqualified from holding two offices simultaneously, the disqualification occurs at the
time he or she takes the oath for the second office. There is never a disqualification from simply running for an office that might be incompatible with an office the person currently holds. However, a
candidate for municipal office cannot run for two incompatible offices at the same time.
WhatuMean

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#31
Jan 8, 2013
 
Not so fast wrote:
If a person is disqualified from holding two offices simultaneously, the disqualification occurs at the
time he or she takes the oath for the second office. There is never a disqualification from simply running for an office that might be incompatible with an office the person currently holds. However, a
candidate for municipal office cannot run for two incompatible offices at the same time.
In basic terms, to hold “more than one civil office” means to hold two paid public offices. The prohibition against holding two civil offices means No person shall hold or exercise at the same time, more than one civil office
A public officer, unlike a public employee, exercises a sovereign function of government largely independent of the control of others for the public benefit. This distinction recognizes the essential elements of public office: first, the officeholder’s authority to exercise governmental power for the benefit of the public; and second, the officeholder’s independence from the control of other governmental entities or officials. A mere employee does not hold a public office.
Resident

Saint Charles, IL

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#32
Jan 9, 2013
 
Jack Lind wrote:
you must bow down before me.
Hey Guy! Big day tomorrow?
Dumb Blonde Joke

Chicago, IL

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#33
Jan 10, 2013
 
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Guy! Big day tomorrow?
An individual may apply for a job or run for an office that is incompatible with a current position without resigning from the current position. When the individual is elected or appointed to an incompatible office, the individual is considered to have resigned from the first position. Who knows which came first anyway the chicken or the egg.
No Joke

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#34
Jan 10, 2013
 
So if someone was on Village Board and got elected to the Township Board, which job do they get to keep? Somebody is doing a lot of legal postings on here without really saying anything. What should the final verdict be?
Fraud

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#35
Jan 24, 2013
 
According to the Collins English Dictionary 10th Edition fraud can be defined as: "deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage".[1] In the broadest sense, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and also a civil law violation. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud, but there have also been fraudulent "discoveries", e.g. in science, to gain prestige rather than immediate monetary gain
*As defined in Wikipedia
TaxWatch

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#36
Jan 24, 2013
 
McHenry Citizens TaxWatch is currently working with local state legislatures to secure ballot access for the November 2014 General Election for the following questions.  The questions would be binding.

1)  Shall Illinois Law Permit An Individual To Hold Two Or More Elected Offices Simultaneously?

2)  Should (name of your township government) be dissolved?

Question 1, which was advisory, was on the ballot in McHenry County and DuPage County at the November 2012 Presidential Election.  Voters responded.  With over 90% in both counties voting in opposition, the question was soundly defeated.  The message was loud and clear.  It is time for a state-wide binding referendum which would allow all voters in Illinois to have voice on political double-dipping at taxpayer expense.

Question 2 is a question which would allow voters to reduce government glut in Illinois.  Sadly, with 7,000 units of government, which is 2,100 more than any other state, Illinois is the leader of governments in the United States.  Why township governments?  Township government was established in Illinois in the mid-1800's for a community of a few farmers and settlers.  Now, in the 21st century, Illinois has mostly evolved into an urban society of municipal governments.  Townships are the extra layer of government and taxation, their duties are redundant of city and county governments.  There are 1,434 township governments in Illinois.  This is one fifth of all townships in the country.  Thirty states do not have township governments.

What can you do?  Contact your state senators and state representatives and ask for their support to secure ballot access for questions (1) and (2).
Greedy

Chicago, IL

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#37
Jan 24, 2013
 

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It is time to tell Jack Lind to Stop being a greedy politician. Stop holding two elected positions at the same time. It is Wrong!
lind

Chicago, IL

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#38
Jan 25, 2013
 
Stop it,years ago I had one of my guys trim your tree.that was hard on me.thats why I needed that early pension buyout.
Stop the Hi-Jack

Evergreen Park, IL

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#39
Jan 27, 2013
 
"Accordingly, because of the potential conflict of duties,
it is my opinion that the office of township trustee is
incompatible with that of trustee for a village located within
one of the assessed townships. One person, therefore, may not
simultaneously hold both offices".
Respectfully yours,
ROLAND W. BURRIS
ATTORNEY GENERAL

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