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Indianapolis, IN

#1 May 29, 2013
dblanke

Mountain Home, AR

#2 May 29, 2013
Another fine example !!! The whites move out the blacks move in and BAM !!!! There goes the neighborhood.
whatwhatwhat

Lake Geneva, WI

#3 May 30, 2013
Is dolton really broke???? Then why was the Ice Mountain water truck delivering five gallon jug after five gallon jug of water to village hall, fire dept. And police dept. Yesterday...must be too good to drink tap water...or maybe they got a link card and was using it to buy the bottled water...much like I see people do at food 4 less..
BTW

Chicago, IL

#4 May 30, 2013
dblanke wrote:
Another fine example !!! The whites move out the blacks move in and BAM !!!! There goes the neighborhood.
South Holland isn't broke and the whites moved out from there too. It's the tax base and the income of your residents, not their race. If not, please show us the proof that white towns with high unemployment, low income residents, and low education rates still continue to prosper.
TRHS1995

Chicago, IL

#5 May 31, 2013
my question is, how come Rogers act like this stuff is new. Rogers sit on the board as trustee for 2yrs, you telling me he didn't know about all this stuff then. He could have blown the whistles then, now you want a poor town to pay higher water bills when Dolton can't even pay on personal loans they took. I'm hiring Rogers is laying off people instead he should be cutting some of those high salaries or make alot of the new hires he did a week after he got in office work for free like the village manager or let the board decide.
BTW

Chicago, IL

#6 May 31, 2013
TRHS1995 wrote:
my question is, how come Rogers act like this stuff is new. Rogers sit on the board as trustee for 2yrs, you telling me he didn't know about all this stuff then. He could have blown the whistles then, now you want a poor town to pay higher water bills when Dolton can't even pay on personal loans they took. I'm hiring Rogers is laying off people instead he should be cutting some of those high salaries or make alot of the new hires he did a week after he got in office work for free like the village manager or let the board decide.
Yeah..yeah..yeah. I thought it was interesting too when Bert was reported saying that in the paper but then I thought about it I realized it was garbage. Dolton allowed its mayor to function as an executive, hiring and firing people, as well as making decisions without board approval. Technically, the mayor should not have been able to do that based on the form of government Dolton uses by ordinance which gives the mayor and the board its power. With that said...tell us what he could have actually done. I submit to your memory that angry board meeting, packed full of residents in opposition to Angelique Lewis getting a contract for The Dorchester. Our village board had members who even boycotted the meeting to prevent a quorum so the board couldn't vote on the contract. And.....it did not move Lewis one bit. So tell me what a new trustee, that Lewis did not like anyway, could have done when multiple board members voicing opposition, a village of angry residents, and news cameras and reporters on scene didn't deter him for his most controversial decision during his tenure. Nice try Bert. There's no way with all the control the mayor had that anything the other board members wanted was disclosed to them upon request. And for you to suggest that Dolton should not pay people who are working like dogs to fix this crap is ridiculous. Why don't you offer your services to your job for charity first then you'll have some credibility to ask that of others.
TRHS1995

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 2, 2013
BTW wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah..yeah..yeah. I thought it was interesting too when Bert was reported saying that in the paper but then I thought about it I realized it was garbage. Dolton allowed its mayor to function as an executive, hiring and firing people, as well as making decisions without board approval. Technically, the mayor should not have been able to do that based on the form of government Dolton uses by ordinance which gives the mayor and the board its power. With that said...tell us what he could have actually done. I submit to your memory that angry board meeting, packed full of residents in opposition to Angelique Lewis getting a contract for The Dorchester. Our village board had members who even boycotted the meeting to prevent a quorum so the board couldn't vote on the contract. And.....it did not move Lewis one bit. So tell me what a new trustee, that Lewis did not like anyway, could have done when multiple board members voicing opposition, a village of angry residents, and news cameras and reporters on scene didn't deter him for his most controversial decision during his tenure. Nice try Bert. There's no way with all the control the mayor had that anything the other board members wanted was disclosed to them upon request. And for you to suggest that Dolton should not pay people who are working like dogs to fix this crap is ridiculous. Why don't you offer your services to your job for charity first then you'll have some credibility to ask that of others.
Hahahahaha, you think i'm Bert. You too funny, I'm just someone that's been leaving in Dolton for over 20yrs. I'm sick to my stomach with all this B.S. going on here in Dolton, other villages are going forward but we are going backwards double time
BTW

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 3, 2013
TRHS1995 wrote:
<quoted text>Hahahahaha, you think i'm Bert. You too funny, I'm just someone that's been leaving in Dolton for over 20yrs. I'm sick to my stomach with all this B.S. going on here in Dolton, other villages are going forward but we are going backwards double time
Wrong. I don't think you're Bert. I said that Bert made that point in the newspaper (Rogers did nothing as a trustee) and after thinking about it I came to the conclusion it was garbage....hence me writing "Nice try Bert." I was not referring to you, I was referring to his comment in the paper that I almost fell for.
midloguy30

Midlothian, IL

#9 Jun 3, 2013
BTW...where did you go?
BTW

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 4, 2013
midloguy30 wrote:
BTW...where did you go?
Are you going to keep following me around on various forums until we eventually become friends? If that's the case, then just give me your address and invite me over to play cards so we can skip to it. For the record, I am straight and I am taken so no hanky panky.
TRHS1995

Chicago, IL

#11 Jun 5, 2013
BTW wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. I don't think you're Bert. I said that Bert made that point in the newspaper (Rogers did nothing as a trustee) and after thinking about it I came to the conclusion it was garbage....hence me writing "Nice try Bert." I was not referring to you, I was referring to his comment in the paper that I almost fell for.
Well you most be on that high payroll of Rogers added to a budget thats not even done yet because that man sit on that sit has trustee for 2yrs and had to know something or didn't want to know.
In the know

Tinley Park, IL

#12 Jun 5, 2013
First of all TRHS1995 learn how to spell. And to all you on here wait to you see what happens in a very short time. It will shut up all of you. All I can say right now it's big and a lot of people are going to jail. Trust me!!!
midloguy30

Midlothian, IL

#13 Jun 5, 2013
BTW wrote:
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Are you going to keep following me around on various forums until we eventually become friends? If that's the case, then just give me your address and invite me over to play cards so we can skip to it. For the record, I am straight and I am taken so no hanky panky.
when are you going to reply to my post. You said a lot of things that were incorrect. I corrected you and you ran away like a little bitch.
midloguy30

Midlothian, IL

#14 Jun 5, 2013
And why was the generational thing I was too lazy to factor in?

You talk a lot of shit but don't like to back it up.
TRHS1995

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 6, 2013
In the know wrote:
First of all TRHS1995 learn how to spell. And to all you on here wait to you see what happens in a very short time. It will shut up all of you. All I can say right now it's big and a lot of people are going to jail. Trust me!!!
no one is going to jail, trust me. And also you can teach me how to spell, just go to my job at 14014 Park ave, Dolton, IL. Ask for the person that can't spell
David

Tinley Park, IL

#16 Jun 6, 2013
BTW wrote:
<quoted text>
South Holland isn't broke and the whites moved out from there too. It's the tax base and the income of your residents, not their race. If not, please show us the proof that white towns with high unemployment, low income residents, and low education rates still continue to prosper.
. Because South Holland is governed by whites who have not fled yet. White towns don't have high unemployment, therefor little low income and education is a priority. That's why! Every south suburban town that had white flight has suffered under black governance.
J T L U K

Tinley Park, IL

#17 Jun 6, 2013
Bottom line is when the shaw brothers took control of Dolton,They drove it into the ground.
wow

Prairie Village, KS

#18 Jun 6, 2013
David wrote:
<quoted text>. Because South Holland is governed by whites who have not fled yet. White towns don't have high unemployment, therefor little low income and education is a priority. That's why! Every south suburban town that had white flight has suffered under black governance.
that is the truth
Stranger Things

Harvey, IL

#19 Jun 7, 2013
Now I am a little dissappointed here; the more educated minorities don't get involved in politics. They seem to know it does not work, for them anyway. South Holland does not have apartment building like Dolton, Cal City, Riverdale, and most other towns out here. THEREFORE none of the rif raff that we get here lives in that town. NO APARTMENT NOT TOO MANY LOWER CLASS PEOPLE. ALSO, our culture does not lend room to us being able to expand our growth pass trying to survive in a racist world. This is not an excuse but a fact, most black are the low income so we have nothing to offer much to oursleves or try to run a community. The younger generation should step up by gaining knowledge of all world events. I am a, just saying.
Dolton Eagle Eye

Baltimore, MD

#20 Jun 12, 2013
WOW, I'm late to this discussion but in actuality, the comment about White flight is absolutely true. The comment about the Shaw brothers is somewhat true. The comment about South Holland's tax base is true. To wit: Dolton, Cal City and Riverdale all suffered from White flight which occurred 20 years ago. Since that time, nearly everyone who moved into town was Black. Bill Shaw bought up vacant houses and turned them into a section 8 cash cow. That was his casino money. With section 8 comes unemployment (maybe not in all cases but basically) and riff raff. That is a fact. South Holland does still have a lot of White people living there so the town works. And they voted the town dry and that helps. That doesn't mean that you can't buy alcohol somewhere else and bring it home but no liquor stores equates to no people hanging out and around doing no good.

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