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Straight Talk

Alsip, IL

#103 Mar 4, 2014
No Transparency wrote:
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This same cover up was done by Mayor Peloquin and City Clerk Double Dip Pam Frasor. Mike Anastasia who wasted twenty years attempting to be a budget director with No previous experience(on the job training}. So now this is being continued with Mike Anastasia Son. Time to clean house in the Blue Island Finance Department.
Mike Anastasia and John Derango were both( if my memory is correct) bartenders at Burr Oak Bowl serving up Peloquin and his cronies 35 years ago. That is the extent of their training!
Stevo jr

Chicago, IL

#104 Mar 4, 2014
We believe wrote:
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Your mean Randy Heuser and Billotto. They are the real money boys!
Randy is a part time employee with full time pay.
Bingo

Blue Island, IL

#105 Mar 4, 2014
Straight Talk wrote:
<quoted text> Mike Anastasia and John Derango were both( if my memory is correct) bartenders at Burr Oak Bowl serving up Peloquin and his cronies 35 years ago. That is the extent of their training!
Bingo Anastasia wife worked at First National Bank and provided some interesting confidential information to them, This act endured them. Where is the Forensic Audit that was promised? What has been covered up?
Tour de Force

Chicago, IL

#106 Mar 4, 2014
Connections, team players, you name it, Blue Island's got it.
Wheel keeps turning

Chicago, IL

#107 Mar 4, 2014
No Transparency wrote:
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This same cover up was done by Mayor Peloquin and City Clerk Double Dip Pam Frasor. Mike Anastasia who wasted twenty years attempting to be a budget director with No previous experience(on the job training}. So now this is being continued with Mike Anastasia Son. Time to clean house in the Blue Island Finance Department.
Are you one of the "finance employees" that was let go? Are you saying Mike's son does not have the qualifications? You obviously have something against Anastasia's don't you?
We believe

Midlothian, IL

#108 Mar 4, 2014
Wheel keeps turning wrote:
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Are you one of the "finance employees" that was let go? Are you saying Mike's son does not have the qualifications? You obviously have something against Anastasia's don't you?
You are absolutely right! Matt is well educated and either is planning on jumping ship or is part of the big Domingo May departure plan. So, in typical BIIP style start slamming the guy, his family and other good and decent folks. Starting lies does not make you guys look good. BIIP is slime!
Alright Alright Alright

Chicago, IL

#109 Mar 4, 2014
Matt is young credentialed and inadvertently became the point person and front man for the accounting software no bid contract. Matt always appears embarrassed and humiliated in the bird cage box seat line up with the other suspects.
Kevin Brown

Hobart, IN

#110 Mar 4, 2014
You'll see I'm the only person on this board that's brave enough to put their real name on a post, so that speaks volumes to me immediately...

I grew up in BI and was transplanted to NW Indiana by my folks in the late nineties. After growing up, getting my own place, getting married, and starting a family, my wife and I decided to move back to the only place I've ever called home - Blue Island.

Over the past several months, we've attended many city council meetings, Cal-Sag Trail planning meetings, and city events, to find one common theme in all of these - embarrassingly low attendance.

I understand the frustration that goes along with government - especially on the city level. I also understand that, unfortunately, this great city has many people in place that aren't equipped to do the jobs they've been handed. But whining and crying behind the anonynimity of a computer screen isn't going to help solve ANYTHING. In fact, I could hardly believe I found such an active conversation about BI anywhere considering the attendance, or lack thereof, to the functions I've been a part of over these last several months.

Here's the deal - when my family decided we were going to be a part of this community, we took action. Not just attending the functions I talked about above - We've even donated our professional services to city hall, to which you will see the effects of in the coming months, to help get the good word out about so many great and exciting things that are on the horizon, or already happening, in BI. This city is filled with some of the area's best kept secrets, and it's a crying shame that BI has such a negative connotation to just about anybody I meet.

My plea is this: If you want things to change, if you want to make a difference, if you genuinely want to improve the community that you love... Do something about it. It takes numbers. It takes people getting out of their comfy houses for just an hour or two every other Tuesday, at the VERY LEAST, to make an impact. I've seen it happen.

This city is poised to be great again. I see the opportunities and know that enough people will stand up to help see that these don't get passed up as they have for the past 3 decades. Don't be remembered as the brat who kicked and screamed in the corner when the REAL MEN AND WOMEN of Blue Island stood up and did something about it.

Be proud of this city. Come out and be a part of the rebirth of Blue Island.
Straight Talk

Alsip, IL

#111 Mar 4, 2014
Kevin you will either join the BIIPS or they will destroy you and your family. Thats the way it is.
Unforeseen Consequences

Chicago, IL

#112 Mar 4, 2014
Straight Talk wrote:
Kevin you will either join the BIIPS or they will destroy you and your family. Thats the way it is.
"We've even donated our professional services to city hall, to which you will see the effects of in the coming months, to help get the good word out about so many great and exciting things that are on the horizon, or already happening, in BI."

"Absorbed and Neutralized!"
Kevin Brown

Hobart, IN

#113 Mar 4, 2014
Unforeseen Consequences wrote:
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"We've even donated our professional services to city hall, to which you will see the effects of in the coming months, to help get the good word out about so many great and exciting things that are on the horizon, or already happening, in BI."
"Absorbed and Neutralized!"
Haha I'll take your words of caution with a grain of salt... Seeing as I have no political agenda and haven't necessarily been working hand-in-hand with the Mayor or any other elected official, or working against them, for that matter, I think I'll be fine. I can say, for what it's worth, that so far I've had a great experience with everybody at city hall and beyond working to improve the city. See you at the city council meeting next Tuesday!
Storm Watch

Chicago, IL

#114 Mar 5, 2014
Slick roads, 1 - 4 inches of new snow before ending around noon, side streets were not cleared after Saturday's snow, be safe.
Heartbeat

Chicago, IL

#115 Mar 5, 2014
Please refrain from abusing 15 minute paking spaces. If you need more time please park in appropriate spaces.
Excellent Idea

Chicago, IL

#116 Mar 5, 2014
Heartbeat wrote:
Please refrain from abusing 15 minute paking spaces. If you need more time please park in appropriate spaces.
People conducting business at the post office should have access to the spaces in front,
So special

Midlothian, IL

#117 Mar 5, 2014
Excellent Idea wrote:
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People conducting business at the post office should have access to the spaces in front,
Uh oh, Snow White stealing prime spots at the Post Office?
Alright Alright Alright

Chicago, IL

#118 Mar 6, 2014
Storm Watch wrote:
Slick roads, 1 - 4 inches of new snow before ending around noon, side streets were not cleared after Saturday's snow, be safe.
More snow Saturday!
BI Pot Hole Audit

Chicago, IL

#119 Mar 6, 2014
Public Works should check streets that were replaced last year for pot holes. Those streets may be under warrantee and should be repaired at the expense of company who was given the contract, not at Blue Island taxpayers expense.
Are You Suggesting

Chicago, IL

#120 Mar 7, 2014
BI Pot Hole Audit wrote:
Public Works should check streets that were replaced last year for pot holes. Those streets may be under warrantee and should be repaired at the expense of company who was given the contract, not at Blue Island taxpayers expense.
You seem to be suggesting the company be held accountable! That is an outrage!
Next Snow Storm

Chicago, IL

#121 Mar 11, 2014
The snow storm begins 10 pm Tuesday ending at 1pm Wednesday; 2 - 8 inches expected.
Naive Reader

Blue Island, IL

#122 Mar 12, 2014
So special wrote:
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Uh oh, Snow White stealing prime spots at the Post Office?
Who is "Snow White?"

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