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Joe

Blue Island, IL

#209 Aug 19, 2013
Alcoholics and drug users running a government, does not mix well. They were for drug testing city workers, but totally against testing elected officials and department heads.
Start a new thread

Blue Island, IL

#210 Aug 19, 2013
Joe wrote:
Alcoholics and drug users running a government, does not mix well. They were for drug testing city workers, but totally against testing elected officials and department heads.
Who cares. The title people of this thread are no longer in office. Move on to someone in office now.
Hello Start

Chicago, IL

#211 Aug 19, 2013
Start a new thread wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares. The title people of this thread are no longer in office. Move on to someone in office now.
Different day different people same habits!
Alcohol and Drug Test

Chicago, IL

#212 Aug 19, 2013
Hello Start wrote:
<quoted text>
Different day different people same habits!
Begin by alcohol and drug testing ALL of the folks in the Blue Island City Hall building first. Then move on to the PD, FD, until ALL have been tested.
Start a new thread

Blue Island, IL

#213 Aug 19, 2013
Hello Start wrote:
<quoted text>
Different day different people same habits!
Then rename or start a new current thread.
Great Idea

Chicago, IL

#214 Aug 19, 2013
Alcohol and Drug Test wrote:
<quoted text>
Begin by alcohol and drug testing ALL of the folks in the Blue Island City Hall building first. Then move on to the PD, FD, until ALL have been tested.
Alcohol and Drug testing for ALL!
for the record

Blue Island, IL

#215 Aug 19, 2013
Start a new thread wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares. The title people of this thread are no longer in office. Move on to someone in office now.
The names of this thread continue to influence Blue Island city government. Very Sad, Very True.
interesting conspiracy

Blue Island, IL

#216 Aug 19, 2013
The indictment alleges that Ahmad used his authority in the Ohio treasurer’s office to direct state business to Ohio securities broker Douglas Hampton in return for payments from Hampton. Hampton was a high school classmate-turned-investment adviser of Ahmad.

Ahmad and his Chicago business partner Joseph Chiavaroli allegedly concealed those payments from Hampton by passing them through the accounts of a landscaping business in which Ahmad and Chiavaroli held ownership interests.
tell me jerry under oath

Blue Island, IL

#217 Aug 20, 2013
interesting conspiracy wrote:
The indictment alleges that Ahmad used his authority in the Ohio treasurer’s office to direct state business to Ohio securities broker Douglas Hampton in return for payments from Hampton. Hampton was a high school classmate-turned-investment adviser of Ahmad.
Ahmad and his Chicago business partner Joseph Chiavaroli allegedly concealed those payments from Hampton by passing them through the accounts of a landscaping business in which Ahmad and Chiavaroli held ownership interests.
Why do you refuse to have a separate checking account for the golf course, one that will provide some checks and balances?
Do you think it is professional to keep on raiding the city checking account?
What happened to all the golf course money, if it actually is making a profit?
Why happened jerry?
Why happened jerry?
Why happened jerry?
What

Chicago, IL

#218 Aug 20, 2013
LAST YEAR; the aldermen voted against the appointment/reappointment of the golf course manager. There have been No Significant Changes..........same ole freebies.
This year they voted to keep him.
WHY?
Bob

Blue Island, IL

#219 Aug 20, 2013
Embezzlement? If they get rid of Jerry he may just flip. Then we all are in trouble.
Voter

United States

#220 Oct 2, 2013
They are all former elected officials.
Seuss

Blue Island, IL

#221 Dec 14, 2013
Are you kidding!? This guy could not have been more corrupt if he had tried to be. He had scams planned before he even took office! It's all public record! I think I'm living in Bizzarro land. He was shown to be a pathological liar and sociopath.
He could only function by filtering everything through the "what can I get for this" filter. He was not looking to benefit the taxpayers or his party or a philosophy. He was only interested in what's in it for him PERSONALLY!
Abuse of Power

Blue Island, IL

#222 Feb 4, 2014
Shaw: A campaign to trim Illinois’ government fat
By Andy Shaw Better Government Association

Updated: February 2, 2014 2:12AM

It’s “show time” again in Springfield, and what a difference a couple of months can make. The unexpected success of the fall veto session and the politics of an election year offer genuine hope for a productive 2014.

In December, lawmakers passed a major pension reform bill, and whether or not you like the details, the rating agencies are pleased, and the courts will decide on its constitutionality. The General Assembly also legalized marriage equality, which settles a divisive social issue, at least for now.

Those giant steps were made possible by the sensible stewardship of the four legislative leaders, who rounded up enough votes from their respective members.

So now it’s on to the new challenges of a new year.

On the fiscal side, that means paying the state’s bills on time, not a year late; really balancing the budget, not just pretending to do so; and determining the future of the massive 2011 income tax increase that expires at the end of the year.

I’d like to offer another long-overdue reform that tops our legislative agenda at the Better Government Association and that we call “smart streamlining.” Illinois is weighed down by a public-sector obesity epidemic, and it starts with the figure 7,000 — roughly the number of units of government in the state, all of them separate taxing bodies.

That’s far more than any other state — about 2,000 more than runners-up Texas and California, which have much larger populations, and Pennsylvania, which is about the same size as Illinois.

The poster child for our bureaucratic bloat is the state’s 1,400 townships — relics from the horse-and-buggy era that offer, for the most part, services also being provided, or that could easily be provided, by adjacent municipalities and counties.

Illinois also has about 900 school districts — more than 200 have only one school — along with about 850 drainage districts, 800 fire protection districts, 300 park districts and 300 library districts.

Cook County has 542 governmental units, more than any other U.S. county, and that includes five downtown offices — assessor, treasurer, clerk, circuit court clerk and recorder of deeds — that mostly push paper around.

Add it all up, and you have a multibillion-dollar government “industry” replete with waste, inefficiency and duplication and that’s subsidized by us, the taxpayers.

It’s time to put Illinois on a serious diet by developing a smart multi-year streamlining plan for consolidating some local governments and eliminating others. Lawmakers have talked about it for years, and it’s now time for action.

The BGA has a few other watchdog priorities for 2014, including:

Strengthening statements of economic interest, which are opaque documents, so they provide clear information on public officials’ sources of income and potential conflicts.

Protecting Illinois’ freedom of information law, our most important transparency tool, from efforts to increase filing costs and lengthen response times.

Closing the pension abuse loopholes that haven’t been addressed yet, most notably double-dipping and unjustified end-of-career pension “sweeteners.”

The BGA is encouraged that lawmakers joined us last year to add safeguards that should reduce the number of wrongful felony convictions, to stop protecting police officers who consume alcohol before or during their shifts and to start giving residents the power to abolish their townships.

Those are important reforms. And we hope our legislative allies support this year’s BGA agenda, beginning with “smart streamlining.”

That would confirm that the Legislature is indeed moving toward the better government that we deserve.
They Suck

Blue Island, IL

#223 Feb 4, 2014
What a mess they left of Blue Island, and Cook County.
The truth

Blue Island, IL

#224 Feb 4, 2014
They Suck wrote:
What a mess they left of Blue Island, and Cook County.
The real answer to thus question is that they are collecting less in pensions and salaries from the poor people of Cook County. Unlike the Rita's who are pilaging Blue Island.
Bert

Blue Island, IL

#225 Feb 22, 2014
The lies that they told, the lies are the only thing that remains, as a witness to their epic failures! And now one of their officers of propaganda, is writing a book about there thirty years successful reign of corruption.
take a deep breath

Blue Island, IL

#226 Feb 22, 2014
They left us closed bridges, crumbling streets,flooding areas,ruined uptown area,millions of dollars in debt,millions of dollars in lawsuits, a dysfunctional government. And if you dare ask questions, harassment.
Implement

Maywood, IL

#227 Feb 22, 2014
Alcohol and Drug Test wrote:
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Begin by alcohol and drug testing ALL of the folks in the Blue Island City Hall building first. Then move on to the PD, FD, until ALL have been tested.
Immediate action needed.
the misery continues

Blue Island, IL

#228 Feb 22, 2014

Reply »|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#22712 min ago

Alcohol and Drug Test wrote:
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Begin by alcohol and drug testing ALL of the folks in the Blue Island City Hall building first. Then move on to the PD, FD, until ALL have been tested.
Immediate action needed.

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