Rich Ruge Chicago Ridge

Rich Ruge Chicago Ridge

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Inspector

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 11, 2014
Rich Ruge is the Restaurant Inspector for Chicago Ridge. At the last board meeting it was revealed that in nearly five years he has only issued two citations. It was also revealed that he is required to do at least two inspection of each restaurant and nearly a third of the restaurants were not inspected. Brad Grove's bar/restaurant was one that was not inspected.
pols over people

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 11, 2014
I hope that those elected to serve the people of Chicago Ridge will understand that no single patronage worker is more important than the Tax Payer. When restaurants go uninspected we and our loved ones are at risk. I know that Ruge has helped a lot of the Chicago Ridge Politicians but do the right thing and move Ruge out of a vital position that he has proven he can't handle.
Wow

Evergreen Park, IL

#5 Feb 11, 2014
Rich you put yourself in a bad spot.to bad.
YELP

Evergreen Park, IL

#6 Feb 12, 2014
Not inspecting chicago ridge restaurants means citizens are at risk. This is a very serious concern and must be addressed. I'm not sure why it seems so hush hush. I sure hope that the inaction is not political in nature. I know Sally Durkin is a very good trustee and a true reformer. I'll bet she is furious that so many restaurants went uninspected.
Ridge Rat with grandkids

Evergreen Park, IL

#7 Feb 12, 2014
YELP wrote:
Not inspecting chicago ridge restaurants means citizens are at risk. This is a very serious concern and must be addressed. I'm not sure why it seems so hush hush. I sure hope that the inaction is not political in nature. I know Sally Durkin is a very good trustee and a true reformer. I'll bet she is furious that so many restaurants went uninspected.
Sad but true. Only one trustee spoke up in public and I hear it caused him grief.
Another Resident

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 12, 2014
“When you get below 95 [points] out of 100, you have a problem,” the health inspector said.“When you are in the 80s there are a whole bunch of things going on.“I try to work as best as I can to not keep businesses closed and I don’t want people to lose money, but they have to do the right thing,” the health inspector said.“I think the language barrier is an issue. I usually get a lot of smiles and head nodding but when I go back nothing was done.”
Did you ask the manager if they could understand YOU, Mr. Bonehead? Did you put it in writing for them, or were you just there looking for a free meal? Why are you guessing if this business owner or manager had a language barrier with you? Why didn’t you find out if there was a language barrier before it became FRONT PAGE NEWS? Are you out of your mind? Are you in somebody’s pocket? Do you realize that you have opened the whole Village up to enormous liability? From that parent company AND from anybody who became ill because you didn’t do your job.
You don’t get to decide who makes money and who doesn’t. Your job is to cite health violations. What if the “right thing” for the business owner is to ignore the inspector? What if the “right thing” for the business owner is to What if the “right thing” for the business owner is to avoid taxes and license fees?
Worried Mom

Evergreen Park, IL

#9 Feb 12, 2014
The village inspector is a disgrace for allowing his sloth and incompetence to put our children at risk. This is unacceptable. Shame on you! We need more women on the village board so this kind of nonsense ends.
grovagoon

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 12, 2014
I'm pretty sure Ruge is a GroveAGoon. He has help Grove in past elections as well as most of the powerd to be on the board. I'm curious to see how this issue will be resolved. I just hope the good old boys put the people ahead of politics.
Ridger

Oak Lawn, IL

#11 Feb 12, 2014
Simple........fire him immediately
Gordan Ramsy

United States

#12 Feb 12, 2014
IT'S RAW!!!!!!!!
GET OUT OF OUR KITCHENS
And we're paying this guy $1200.00 a month FOR WHAT?
WHAT A JOKE!!!
Licensed not RIch

Evergreen Park, IL

#14 Feb 15, 2014
Thanks Alot Rich wrote:
Come on Ruge, you've had almost 5 years to study for and take your L.E.H.P.(Licensed Enviriomental Health Inspector) you know what it is! every towns health inspector has to be certified. Oaklawn, Bridgeview, Orland, just to name a few.But all you've done is cash the checks almost $75, 000 to date. All you care about is yourself not the people of Chicago Ridge. Its time for the trustee's to take action and to relieve you of your duties or resign .Do the RIGHT THING Rich you've let our children, our familys and the village of chicafo ridge.
This cannot be right. How can they continue to have him inspect without a license?
Sir Jack a lot

Evergreen Park, IL

#15 Feb 16, 2014
YELP wrote:
Not inspecting chicago ridge restaurants means citizens are at risk. This is a very serious concern and must be addressed. I'm not sure why it seems so hush hush. I sure hope that the inaction is not political in nature. I know Sally Durkin is a very good trustee and a true reformer. I'll bet she is furious that so many restaurants went uninspected.
Only one Trustee cared enough to speak up and he seemed really informed on the matter. Now I hear he's a target for the Non-Performance people. We need to know which Trustee's are backing him up and which one's think Rich is doing a great job.
Yep, at least one Trustee thinks Rich is doing a great job. Guess who.
Poop

United States

#16 Feb 16, 2014
Me Rich poop does not smell I am rich I am good .
Truthful

Chicago, IL

#17 Feb 16, 2014
Sir Jack a lot wrote:
<quoted text>
Only one Trustee cared enough to speak up and he seemed really informed on the matter. Now I hear he's a target for the Non-Performance people. We need to know which Trustee's are backing him up and which one's think Rich is doing a great job.
Yep, at least one Trustee thinks Rich is doing a great job. Guess who.
lind says nothing he does is about politics but it is all about service. Here is a real good example that his service isn't so great. His whole life is about politics. He spent plenty of nights in front of the village board getting ripped on his service to the community. If he doesn't flex on this issue he obviously has was obviously not paying attention
Is anyone home

Evergreen Park, IL

#18 Feb 16, 2014
Jack Lind was defeated when running for reelection to his second elected position as Township Trustee. This happened in April and he was beat right here in Chicago Ridge. Voters are on to him and his ways. Telling his political patronage worker Restaurant Inspector Rich Ruge he is doing a great job will come back to haunt him. We will discuss the fact that our citizens were put at risk by Ruge skipping his inspections. We will ask where was the supervision. We will talk about the fact that when Trustee Lind found out he ignored the threat to public safety and complimented Ruge for a job well done.

We will hold ALL trustees accountable for there support of machine politics over the people.
No supervision

United States

#19 Feb 17, 2014
Wait a minute isn't he part of the building department where the Building commisioner is his supervisior?
The same building commisioner who is collecting (3) THREE pay checks for (3) THREE jobs. Looks like another KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCKER.
WTF

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 17, 2014
Is that a fact? Three jobs for one department head is, well for lack of a better term, sooo chicago machine politics. Is this really happening in chicago ridge? You guys sound like chicago in old man Richard J. Daley's 1960! No wonder why these corrupt trustees allow for their patronage inspector to keep a do nothing job!

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