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Time Out

Midlothian, IL

#1 Aug 16, 2014
Take a guess how many Village people(employees/elected) or their relatives, have or are receiving your tax money in more than one paying position? I was blown away!!!
Chet

Alsip, IL

#2 Aug 16, 2014
Too many...give !e your numbers.
John

Oak Lawn, IL

#3 Aug 17, 2014
Got a few of those morons on my hit list
and I mean literally!!
Know It All

Midlothian, IL

#4 Aug 17, 2014
Name names then
Time Out

Midlothian, IL

#5 Aug 17, 2014
Gleason(Village & School Lawyer, Park President). Rybak(Mayor and Park) OShea(Park,Village & School) Schavone (Police & Trustee) Gillis(2 Park, 1 Village & Trustee). Lheurex (Trustee & School) Kreis (Trustee & County Hospital) Kohlstedt(Park & Village)McDonald (School, Village and Park). I've known many of these people for years. School, sports, church, scouts, village functions. I am embarrassed that they are no different than the prior group.
hmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 17, 2014
Wow. Next election need more change especially our trustee spot
Village web site

Kansas City, MO

#7 Aug 17, 2014
Time Out wrote:
Gleason(Village & School Lawyer, Park President). Rybak(Mayor and Park) OShea(Park,Village & School) Schavone (Police & Trustee) Gillis(2 Park, 1 Village & Trustee). Lheurex (Trustee & School) Kreis (Trustee & County Hospital) Kohlstedt(Park & Village)McDonald (School, Village and Park). I've known many of these people for years. School, sports, church, scouts, village functions. I am embarrassed that they are no different than the prior group.
What town are you writing about
hmmmmm

Chicago, IL

#8 Aug 18, 2014
Midlo
Interesting

Loganville, GA

#9 Aug 19, 2014
Time Out wrote:
Gleason(Village & School Lawyer, Park President). Rybak(Mayor and Park) OShea(Park,Village & School) Schavone (Police & Trustee) Gillis(2 Park, 1 Village & Trustee). Lheurex (Trustee & School) Kreis (Trustee & County Hospital) Kohlstedt(Park & Village)McDonald (School, Village and Park). I've known many of these people for years. School, sports, church, scouts, village functions. I am embarrassed that they are no different than the prior group.
I find your take on this very interesting. Let me give mine now, Gleason, Evelyn works for the park (paid position) and has for many years. She also is on the school board (unpaid). Bill is an attorney that represents the village (paid). Rybak is the Mayor (paid) and has worked at the park district for many years (paid). O'Shea, Tom is a park district commissioner (unpaid) and a teacher at Bremen (paid). Courtny is a village employee (paid). Schavone is a retired police chief (paid) and a village trustee (paid). Gillis, Jerry retired from the park (paid) and is a village trustee (paid). I think I may be missing something on Jerry. Lhereux, Gary is an electrician that is also a village trustee (paid). Laurie has worked in the school district for almost 20 years.(paid). Kreis worked for Oak Forest Hospital for many years and retired.(paid) She is also one of our Trustees (paid). Kohlsted recently retired from his job (paid) is on the park board (unpaid) and is the village clerk (paid).
So you are disgusted that these people held jobs, all of them for many many years and then the people elected them into office? All of the names I see here have been people involved in the community for a very long time. I don't know who McDonald is so I can't say anything about that one. It's okay to complain or not like people, believe me, I can't stand some of the people on that list, but it's not okay to pick apart their jobs that many were doing before they got involved at village hall.
You also realize that the trustees make about $5000 a year, right? They certainly aren't milking the system. Don't try to insinuate something that just isn't there. The people on this forum are just not that stupid.
Chet

Alsip, IL

#10 Aug 19, 2014
Interesting wrote:
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I find your take on this very interesting. Let me give mine now, Gleason, Evelyn works for the park (paid position) and has for many years. She also is on the school board (unpaid). Bill is an attorney that represents the village (paid). Rybak is the Mayor (paid) and has worked at the park district for many years (paid). O'Shea, Tom is a park district commissioner (unpaid) and a teacher at Bremen (paid). Courtny is a village employee (paid). Schavone is a retired police chief (paid) and a village trustee (paid). Gillis, Jerry retired from the park (paid) and is a village trustee (paid). I think I may be missing something on Jerry. Lhereux, Gary is an electrician that is also a village trustee (paid). Laurie has worked in the school district for almost 20 years.(paid). Kreis worked for Oak Forest Hospital for many years and retired.(paid) She is also one of our Trustees (paid). Kohlsted recently retired from his job (paid) is on the park board (unpaid) and is the village clerk (paid).
So you are disgusted that these people held jobs, all of them for many many years and then the people elected them into office? All of the names I see here have been people involved in the community for a very long time. I don't know who McDonald is so I can't say anything about that one. It's okay to complain or not like people, believe me, I can't stand some of the people on that list, but it's not okay to pick apart their jobs that many were doing before they got involved at village hall.
You also realize that the trustees make about $5000 a year, right? They certainly aren't milking the system. Don't try to insinuate something that just isn't there. The people on this forum are just not that stupid.
If you don't know who Joe McDonald is then you don't have a full understanding of Bremen Township politics. Joe is the unelected treasurer of Bremen township trustees of schools. He is Gleason's go to guy for all things financial. He seems capable of all his duties. My concern is that he is way over paid and in a position which smarter townships have eliminated . The fact that Evelyn Gleason continues to go to only one guy (Joe) shows how these politicians avoid any true oversight of what is really going on in Bremen and Midlo. Also Attorney Gleason works as the Bremen D228 attorney, he is employed by Sraga and Hauser who have received millions of dollars from the taxpayers , much of this due to political games where last I looked they ( btts.org ) was still considering paying Gleason's friends lawyer fees for about $22K. This is public money!

Also the AG Madigan told Rybak to resign the school board as it is a conflict of interest to be mayor and school board member but we still have the same attorney representing both D228 and Midlothian. This is the same conflict but of course these people have no ethics, and so it goes....
Interesting

Loganville, GA

#11 Aug 19, 2014
Chet wrote:
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If you don't know who Joe McDonald is then you don't have a full understanding of Bremen Township politics. Joe is the unelected treasurer of Bremen township trustees of schools. He is Gleason's go to guy for all things financial. He seems capable of all his duties. My concern is that he is way over paid and in a position which smarter townships have eliminated . The fact that Evelyn Gleason continues to go to only one guy (Joe) shows how these politicians avoid any true oversight of what is really going on in Bremen and Midlo. Also Attorney Gleason works as the Bremen D228 attorney, he is employed by Sraga and Hauser who have received millions of dollars from the taxpayers , much of this due to political games where last I looked they ( btts.org ) was still considering paying Gleason's friends lawyer fees for about $22K. This is public money!
Also the AG Madigan told Rybak to resign the school board as it is a conflict of interest to be mayor and school board member but we still have the same attorney representing both D228 and Midlothian. This is the same conflict but of course these people have no ethics, and so it goes....
Thank you for the explanation. It does clear things a little. My concern was only that it was made to sound like these people used politics to get ahead. There were some very hard working people in that original list that didn't deserve that.
Chet

Washington, DC

#12 Aug 19, 2014
My bad...the web site is brementts.org . Another confusing name to keep info out of the public eye.
Say what

Midlothian, IL

#13 Aug 19, 2014
Time Out wrote:
Take a guess how many Village people(employees/elected) or their relatives, have or are receiving your tax money in more than one paying position? I was blown away!!!
Speaking of village positions whose our new inspector?
Time Out

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 20, 2014
My point is that these elected officials and or employees are related and paid with tax money. For years all I heard was people at the Village, Park, and School all received jobs because of who they knew, not because they were the best candidate. It seems to have been going on for years and is even worse now than it has ever been. Hard working and capability are not being questioned here, it is those repetitive last names that concern me. It is hard to throw your relative out of the dinner party you invited them to. Even harder if they are not playing nice with the other guests. Earn the position don't hand it over to the relative that wants it. Interview people and post jobs. It is my tax money and it seems to all be going into the same place. Cleaning house at the Village for this exact reason and replacing it the same way is simply hypocritical. I am still correct though, no matter how you spin it. All of the listed people are being paid with tax money and some in more than one place. Many because of their last name.
Chet

Alsip, IL

#15 Aug 20, 2014
Time Out wrote:
My point is that these elected officials and or employees are related and paid with tax money. For years all I heard was people at the Village, Park, and School all received jobs because of who they knew, not because they were the best candidate. It seems to have been going on for years and is even worse now than it has ever been. Hard working and capability are not being questioned here, it is those repetitive last names that concern me. It is hard to throw your relative out of the dinner party you invited them to. Even harder if they are not playing nice with the other guests. Earn the position don't hand it over to the relative that wants it. Interview people and post jobs. It is my tax money and it seems to all be going into the same place. Cleaning house at the Village for this exact reason and replacing it the same way is simply hypocritical. I am still correct though, no matter how you spin it. All of the listed people are being paid with tax money and some in more than one place. Many because of their last name.
So you would like a meritocracy???

Good government is not easy, Human nature puts friends and family first ii ones life. The lack of involvement by the people that live here and elsewhere make it easy for those in power at the local level to do as they please. I think in these times of no money for anything it would be more important than ever to have the best qualified receive the posted job. But the people that run this area are out for themselves and have this political side figured out, until we get radical new blood inpower they will continue to bleed the residents to support their families. And so it goes...

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