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Christopher Irving

Midlothian, IL

#1 Feb 21, 2014
I have lived on the 2200 blk of Florence since 1978.I have Plowed the city street and the alley since 2008 to help out my area with snow removal.
I was recently told by city officials that I could no longer do so and may be fined for plowing the street I live on. The city was then hit by another storm on Monday 2/17/14 which carried into Tuesday 2/18/14.
My home security system had recorded a full size city dump/plow/salter and the cities huge wheel loader perform snow removal for City employee Mark Miller whom lives just south of me.
As the city sat idle in the street Mr. Miller exited his home to move his personal truck(parked in front of his home)The plow and wheel loader had cleaned only the area in front of Millers home then they left the area. I was told that i could no longer help out yet the city days later plowed only Millers home and alley, well here is a link to the You Tube video that was made today because Topix . com will not upload any of my photo's since the election( Not a Vargas supporter)Watch it for yourself mind the quality of video it was dark and the emergency lighting affects the picture. http://youtu.be/sv8VrFxRrUA
Christopher Irving

Midlothian, IL

#2 Feb 21, 2014
If trouble with playback click my name, then the video on my you tube page, then it will play
Take out the Trash!

Orland Park, IL

#3 Feb 21, 2014
So this is what my tax dollars pay for? How do I get my snow cleaned by the city?
Equal treatment underLaw

Blue Island, IL

#4 Feb 21, 2014
I am greatly disappointed in Superintendent Berrini for allowing this corruption. Berrini was given an opportunity, to serve the entire city of Blue Island, not just a select group of people. What are the Alderman of the Seventh Ward doing about this? All Animals are equal, but some animals are more equal then others. George Orwell Animal Farm
What a legacy

Blue Island, IL

#5 Feb 21, 2014
What is Alderman Hawley and his misinformation program saying about this corruption?
Take out the Trash!

Melrose Park, IL

#6 Feb 21, 2014
Who's house is getting snow remove? NOT MY HOUSE! Let's start taking the trash out this next election!
Christopher Irving

Midlothian, IL

#7 Feb 21, 2014
Equal treatment underLaw wrote:
I am greatly disappointed in Superintendent Berrini for allowing this corruption. Berrini was given an opportunity, to serve the entire city of Blue Island, not just a select group of people. What are the Alderman of the Seventh Ward doing about this? All Animals are equal, but some animals are more equal then others. George Orwell Animal Farm
That wheel loader is well over 100,000.00.What is the cost of the two public works men. Some streets never see a plow while others ,well watch the clip..
Caught on Tape

United States

#8 Feb 21, 2014
Christopher Irving wrote:
<quoted text>That wheel loader is well over 100,000.00.What is the cost of the two public works men. Some streets never see a plow while others ,well watch the clip..
We need more videos like this to come forward show everyone what really is going on. Then maybe SOMETHING will get done and SOMEONE will be accountable. Any other videos or pictures
out there??
Crystal Clear

Maywood, IL

#9 Feb 21, 2014
Documentation IS everything.
We believe

Blue Island, IL

#10 Feb 21, 2014
Christopher Irving wrote:
I have lived on the 2200 blk of Florence since 1978.I have Plowed the city street and the alley since 2008 to help out my area with snow removal.
I was recently told by city officials that I could no longer do so and may be fined for plowing the street I live on. The city was then hit by another storm on Monday 2/17/14 which carried into Tuesday 2/18/14.
My home security system had recorded a full size city dump/plow/salter and the cities huge wheel loader perform snow removal for City employee Mark Miller whom lives just south of me.
As the city sat idle in the street Mr. Miller exited his home to move his personal truck(parked in front of his home)The plow and wheel loader had cleaned only the area in front of Millers home then they left the area. I was told that i could no longer help out yet the city days later plowed only Millers home and alley, well here is a link to the You Tube video that was made today because Topix . com will not upload any of my photo's since the election( Not a Vargas supporter)Watch it for yourself mind the quality of video it was dark and the emergency lighting affects the picture. http://youtu.be/sv8VrFxRrUA
Great job Chris! While Hawley is telling everyone to get out there and help their neighbors with snow removal you get threatened for doing so. These guys are so full of crap. These are terms for termination for all involved. If the city workers involved were forced to do so then the Supervosors involved should be let go. Let's see how this one plays out. Come on Vargas and Hawley, we are waiting for your reaction.
We believe

Blue Island, IL

#11 Feb 21, 2014
Vargas and Hawley are Rita's puppets. They have absolutely no authority.
Nut-in-Honey

Chicago, IL

#12 Feb 21, 2014
We believe wrote:
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Great job Chris! While Hawley is telling everyone to get out there and help their neighbors with snow removal you get threatened for doing so. These guys are so full of crap. These are terms for termination for all involved. If the city workers involved were forced to do so then the Supervosors involved should be let go. Let's see how this one plays out. Come on Vargas and Hawley, we are waiting for your reaction.
Termination, definitely should happen but will it? Maybe the next video or picture that arises will be the icing on the cake for the two doing the naughty together ;)

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Shoveler

Blue Island, IL

#13 Feb 21, 2014
Thank you, Mr Irving for coming forward with this video. This disgusting abuse of power can not be tolerated. In any other government sector, such actions would result in terminations. Let's hope that this video is seen by the Mayor and that disciplinary action is taken. If not, then we must hold the Mayor responsible.
Fact or Fiction

Chicago, IL

#14 Feb 21, 2014
We believe wrote:
Vargas and Hawley are Rita's puppets. They have absolutely no authority.
I would only hope this is not true. The Mayor really should put his foot down now and deal with this situation. Reprimand all involved.
let it snow

Blue Island, IL

#15 Feb 21, 2014
Fact or Fiction wrote:
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I would only hope this is not true. The Mayor really should put his foot down now and deal with this situation. Reprimand all involved.
No reprimand, termination. But Bob Rita is calling the shots. Therefore nothing will happen. This will be swept under the carpet. Business as usual.
Blatant Disregard

Blue Island, IL

#16 Feb 21, 2014
Christopher Irving wrote:
I have lived on the 2200 blk of Florence since 1978.I have Plowed the city street and the alley since 2008 to help out my area with snow removal.
I was recently told by city officials that I could no longer do so and may be fined for plowing the street I live on. The city was then hit by another storm on Monday 2/17/14 which carried into Tuesday 2/18/14.
My home security system had recorded a full size city dump/plow/salter and the cities huge wheel loader perform snow removal for City employee Mark Miller whom lives just south of me.
As the city sat idle in the street Mr. Miller exited his home to move his personal truck(parked in front of his home)The plow and wheel loader had cleaned only the area in front of Millers home then they left the area. I was told that i could no longer help out yet the city days later plowed only Millers home and alley, well here is a link to the You Tube video that was made today because Topix . com will not upload any of my photo's since the election( Not a Vargas supporter)Watch it for yourself mind the quality of video it was dark and the emergency lighting affects the picture. http://youtu.be/sv8VrFxRrUA
Thanks for posting. Lived in BI since 72 and it's been routine for a Mayor, alderman and city worker to get priority snow removal on their street but that's just it! It was the whole block that had that extra snow plow come down etc and it was a benefit to everyone on the street. I've never seen this type of special treatment though where snow removal was for a single house. What law or ordinance could you be possibly breaking by plowing your street/alley? You're not a City employee so if by chance you damaged anything it would fall on you correct? I know I sure appreciate running into you during this winter after all these years when you were out working. It just doesn't make sense to keep citizens like yourself from helping out in times of need. Keep up the good work Chris & I'm sure I'll run into you again soon!
Spielberg

Blue Island, IL

#17 Feb 21, 2014
let it snow wrote:
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No reprimand, termination. But Bob Rita is calling the shots. Therefore nothing will happen. This will be swept under the carpet. Business as usual.
If they don't address this then send the video to the media. Attach the bad guys names to it. Then inform the BGA.
Photo Opp

Maywood, IL

#18 Feb 21, 2014
Spielberg wrote:
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If they don't address this then send the video to the media. Attach the bad guys names to it. Then inform the BGA.
Kadner, Toner, Placko, would certainly be most interested in interviewing Vargas and Rita.
Headline: "No Service for the Common Folk but Oh there are Perks for Some!"
BlueIsland City Services

Maywood, IL

#19 Feb 21, 2014
Photo Opp wrote:
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Kadner, Toner, Placko, would certainly be most interested in interviewing Vargas and Rita.
Headline: "No Service for the Common Folk but Oh there are Perks for Some!"
From Bad to Worst.
Appalling

Maywood, IL

#20 Feb 21, 2014
Investigate All Parties Involved; including the homeowner city employee. This should not be tolerated.

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