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HMM

Munster, IN

#1 Nov 15, 2009
Does anyone know when the next fundraiser party is for the blue island forum is?
Lee

United States

#2 Nov 15, 2009
Come and gone, I'm afraid:
SUPPORT THE FORUM NEWSPAPER AT THEIR WINE & CHEESE EVENT Saturday, November 7th, from 6 pm-10 pm in the beautiful setting of the Cornerstone Gallery, 13168 Olde Western Ave. See old friends and meet new ones for only $10; tickets available at our office, CARR garden or at the door.
once and for all

Country Club Hills, IL

#3 Nov 16, 2009
They are holding a raffle for a motor scooter. Tickets are available at the FORUM office, and at Carr Gardens. All proceeds benefit the FORUM. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. It's a nice scooter. You can see it in the window of Carr Gardens.

Since: Jul 09

Blue Island

#4 Nov 16, 2009
Yes, it's true. The motor scooter is in our window, and we are selling tickets! Stop down and take a look. The money from the raffle goes to support the Forum newspaper.
Straight Talk

Alsip, IL

#5 Mar 11, 2014
Carr Gardens?
Fire marshall

Orland Park, IL

#6 Mar 11, 2014
Carr Gardens wrote:
Yes, it's true. The motor scooter is in our window, and we are selling tickets! Stop down and take a look. The money from the raffle goes to support the Forum newspaper.
Is that Vehicle filled with fuel, and stored in that place of business ILLEGAL...
Attorney Mayor Wake UP

Blue Island, IL

#9 Mar 12, 2014
Thatís the same reason Iíve had a difficult time getting anyone to take seriously allegations Iíve made in this column regarding financial corruption and incompetence in struggling south suburbs.

By the time elected officials or police officials are indicted for criminal conduct or eventually tossed out of office, the damage has been done.

Money has been stolen or simply squandered. Taxpayers never recover their money or their confidence in their local government. Businesses and residents with the ability to do so move out of town.

With that said, I can understand why the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association opposes Dartís idea.

Among its members is Eric Kellogg, the mayor of Harvey, who has been the subject of many newspaper stories, including several recently, about political corruption.

In Robbins, elected officials voted to sell about one-third of the entire town to a rock quarry developer. Only when Dart and his inspector general stepped in, after a series of stories in the SouthtownStar, did the controversial deal come to a grinding halt.

The elected officials in Robbins werenít happy. But the people who live there sure were. They knew the mayor and trustees had not acted in their best interests.

My question to Paesel and his group is this ó if not Dart, who will protect the poor citizens of Robbins and Harvey?

Maybe the members of the regional association donít care. But the groupís funding comes from taxpayers via an annual fee. The mayors and managers donít pay for their membership in the association, you do.

So when they take a stand in their interests that runs counter to the best interests of the public, itís just plain wrong.

I hope the Cook County Board gives Dart the authority he seeks because no one else wants the job.

The people who reside in some of the poorest towns in Illinois need help.

They deserve better government than theyíre getting.

The Forum Newspaper Must Fight The Blue Island Corruption
We believe

Midlothian, IL

#11 Mar 12, 2014
Attorney Mayor Wake UP wrote:
Thatís the same reason Iíve had a difficult time getting anyone to take seriously allegations Iíve made in this column regarding financial corruption and incompetence in struggling south suburbs.
By the time elected officials or police officials are indicted for criminal conduct or eventually tossed out of office, the damage has been done.
Money has been stolen or simply squandered. Taxpayers never recover their money or their confidence in their local government. Businesses and residents with the ability to do so move out of town.
With that said, I can understand why the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association opposes Dartís idea.
Among its members is Eric Kellogg, the mayor of Harvey, who has been the subject of many newspaper stories, including several recently, about political corruption.
In Robbins, elected officials voted to sell about one-third of the entire town to a rock quarry developer. Only when Dart and his inspector general stepped in, after a series of stories in the SouthtownStar, did the controversial deal come to a grinding halt.
The elected officials in Robbins werenít happy. But the people who live there sure were. They knew the mayor and trustees had not acted in their best interests.
My question to Paesel and his group is this ó if not Dart, who will protect the poor citizens of Robbins and Harvey?
Maybe the members of the regional association donít care. But the groupís funding comes from taxpayers via an annual fee. The mayors and managers donít pay for their membership in the association, you do.
So when they take a stand in their interests that runs counter to the best interests of the public, itís just plain wrong.
I hope the Cook County Board gives Dart the authority he seeks because no one else wants the job.
The people who reside in some of the poorest towns in Illinois need help.
They deserve better government than theyíre getting.
The Forum Newspaper Must Fight The Blue Island Corruption
The Forum newspaper is in bed with the Rita's. A promise of financial support to keep the paper afloat. That's how it works. While the paper ripped the previous Mayor every chance they got, they now turn their heads on blatant mismanagement of our town. Readers are smart and have brought this to my attention. Fairness is not the paper's agenda. Brainwashing is the goal.
Nothing New

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 12, 2014
We believe wrote:
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The Forum newspaper is in bed with the Rita's. A promise of financial support to keep the paper afloat. That's how it works. While the paper ripped the previous Mayor every chance they got, they now turn their heads on blatant mismanagement of our town. Readers are smart and have brought this to my attention. Fairness is not the paper's agenda. Brainwashing is the goal.
The brainwashing began years ago.
Erin go Brah

Blue Island, IL

#14 Mar 13, 2014
Great News!
Newsworthy

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 13, 2014
Readers do want to hear what's really going on. Yes, they are interested in issues. From Beverly, Calumet Park, Robbins, and Alsip readers expect to learn more about local concerns that involve any and all of these communities. People complain because there aren't many information sources and resources. Readers expect more because they think it's "The Forum Newspaper"; where they can get mostly newsworthy information.
How Stuff Really Works

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 13, 2014
It is as bad as you think. Reporters, elected officials, CEOS, legal system really has to provide the public with dog and pony shows to divert the fill my pockets programs and wrong doing of every imaginable sort.
Doppler

Chicago, IL

#17 Mar 13, 2014
Newsworthy wrote:
Readers do want to hear what's really going on. Yes, they are interested in issues. From Beverly, Calumet Park, Robbins, and Alsip readers expect to learn more about local concerns that involve any and all of these communities. People complain because there aren't many information sources and resources. Readers expect more because they think it's "The Forum Newspaper"; where they can get mostly newsworthy information.
if one reads the mission of the forum it is not about local news - rather to promote positive aspects of the community ... Rita's org provides material that supports his party - events , etc. the Forum uses that info and any info received by the city ... Very little ... Past administrations wanted to put the Forum out of business . We too would like to see some vehicle for what is really going on in town.
Hal

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 14, 2014
Doppler wrote:
<quoted text> if one reads the mission of the forum it is not about local news - rather to promote positive aspects of the community ... Rita's org provides material that supports his party - events , etc. the Forum uses that info and any info received by the city ... Very little ... Past administrations wanted to put the Forum out of business . We too would like to see some vehicle for what is really going on in town.
Lack of financial support, fewer editions, light readership, elimination of regular home delivery without the purchase of a subscription have taken a huge toll on the small paper that made an effort to provide some insight regarding hot issues including "Clark".
Rita Umbrella

Orland Park, IL

#19 Mar 14, 2014
Carr Gardens wrote:
Yes, it's true. The motor scooter is in our window, and we are selling tickets! Stop down and take a look. The money from the raffle goes to support the Forum newspaper.
Candy, where did posts 7,8,10 go
just like the forum paper edited.
Obvious

Munster, IN

#20 Mar 14, 2014
It's obvious that the forum is strictly aimed towards the socialists of blue island. They also plant secret code in paper. Usually placed in the obit section.
FORUM Please help us

Blue Island, IL

#21 Mar 15, 2014
For the Forum to survive, they should become an arm of the BGA. People are starving in Blue Island for Ethical Government. These People will attend the annual fundraiser, and support the Forum. The orum should stop playing games.
Future

Midlothian, IL

#22 Mar 15, 2014
FORUM Please help us wrote:
For the Forum to survive, they should become an arm of the BGA. People are starving in Blue Island for Ethical Government. These People will attend the annual fundraiser, and support the Forum. The orum should stop playing games.
You are absolutely right. It is responsible and honest journalism that exposes corruption, mismanagement and the misuse of taxpayer funds. Without a strong unbiased newspaper Blue Island doesn't stand a chance. Stop the bias reporting in support of the BIIP.
Impartial

Chicago, IL

#23 Mar 15, 2014
Future wrote:
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You are absolutely right. It is responsible and honest journalism that exposes corruption, mismanagement and the misuse of taxpayer funds. Without a strong unbiased newspaper Blue Island doesn't stand a chance. Stop the bias reporting in support of the BIIP.
Survival for the Forum is doubtful. Unless it becomes independent and honestly reports The Forum; sadly will continue to shrink until it eventually disappears.
Future

Midlothian, IL

#24 Mar 15, 2014
Impartial wrote:
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Survival for the Forum is doubtful. Unless it becomes independent and honestly reports The Forum; sadly will continue to shrink until it eventually disappears.
Actually, we have been informed that the Rita's are seeking to fund and control our local paper. Attend the fundraiser to see for yourself.

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