Pro tem Hawley
head in the sand approach

Blue Island, IL

#42 Nov 26, 2013
Tonight Alderman Hawley tried his darnedest, to further cover up the financial mess created by his mentor, Mayor Peloquin. He had no solutions. He wants you to think this happened by itself. He refuses to give us a transparent government. He ignores the political promises he made.
no comment

Blue Island, IL

#43 Nov 26, 2013
Deep Throat wrote:
At tonight's city council meeting, Alderman Hawley will explain how he will be raising our taxes, and spending all of the city money. They will even vote on a new bond issue of one million one hundred thousand dollars. This is a very bitter pill the BIIPS are forcing you to swallow.
The Bond issue of one million one hundred thousand is a refund that Mayor Vargas refuses to comment on! Go figure!
The truth

Blue Island, IL

#44 Nov 26, 2013
head in the sand approach wrote:
Tonight Alderman Hawley tried his darnedest, to further cover up the financial mess created by his mentor, Mayor Peloquin. He had no solutions. He wants you to think this happened by itself. He refuses to give us a transparent government. He ignores the political promises he made.
He rides the fence. He is not an ally of the previous mayor. He is just trying to protect the former mayor pro-tem. He has a huge ego and that will lead to his political demise.
Spin Room

Maywood, IL

#46 Nov 28, 2013
no comment wrote:
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The Bond issue of one million one hundred thousand is a refund that Mayor Vargas refuses to comment on! Go figure!
You will never hear anything vaguely resembling the truth in the city council chambers where no one knows what is going on because they prefer to remain in the dark in the hope it will protect them from prosecution.
We believe

Blue Island, IL

#47 Nov 30, 2013
Spin Room wrote:
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You will never hear anything vaguely resembling the truth in the city council chambers where no one knows what is going on because they prefer to remain in the dark in the hope it will protect them from prosecution.
Their voting records will incriminate them.
Stanley4

Taylor, MI

#48 Nov 30, 2013
We believe wrote:
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Their voting records will incriminate them.
Wasn't Vargas on city council for 20+ years - can't escape the reality of his role in the demise of our town!
Zero Zip Nada

Maywood, IL

#49 Dec 1, 2013
Stanley4 wrote:
<quoted text> Wasn't Vargas on city council for 20+ years - can't escape the reality of his role in the demise of our town!
In any of the current mayor's many roles he has had nothing to offer except destruction. Unwilling and unable to lead.
We believe

Blue Island, IL

#50 Dec 1, 2013
Zero Zip Nada wrote:
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In any of the current mayor's many roles he has had nothing to offer except destruction. Unwilling and unable to lead.
Pro-tem are you aware that the Mayor has allowed Comp time off for certain but not all employees?
Ask Bob Rita

Oak Lawn, IL

#51 Dec 2, 2013
We believe wrote:
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Pro-tem are you aware that the Mayor has allowed Comp time off for certain but not all employees?
You're posing your question to the wrong person.
Accountant

Blue Island, IL

#52 Dec 3, 2013
Ask Bob Rita wrote:
<quoted text>You're posing your question to the wrong person.
Apparently so. The great Mr. Hawley has inflated a salary of a former employee, in order to make the city's savings from the current pay-cuts, appear greater than they are. So this is their angle. Is anyone else out there shocked by John Rita's ridiculous salary and Hawley's ludicrous comment that Rita's making the city run more efficiently. This is all smoke and mirrors.
Accountant

Blue Island, IL

#53 Dec 3, 2013
Accountant wrote:
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Apparently so. The great Mr. Hawley has inflated a salary of a former employee, in order to make the city's savings from the current pay-cuts, appear greater than they are. So this is their angle. Is anyone else out there shocked by John Rita's ridiculous salary and Hawley's ludicrous comment that Rita's making the city run more efficiently. This is all smoke and mirrors.


Tom, you happy now?
Tricks

Maywood, IL

#54 Dec 3, 2013
Accountant wrote:
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Apparently so. The great Mr. Hawley has inflated a salary of a former employee, in order to make the city's savings from the current pay-cuts, appear greater than they are. So this is their angle. Is anyone else out there shocked by John Rita's ridiculous salary and Hawley's ludicrous comment that Rita's making the city run more efficiently. This is all smoke and mirrors.
Than others, when the announcements were made many people had already figured out the angle. Blue Island was already broke the elected officials were aware of that especially Mayor Pro Tem and the Treasurer who supported the rob Peter to pay Paul program. What did they do to fix it? Hire Higher!
Actually

Maywood, IL

#55 Dec 4, 2013
Tricks wrote:
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Than others, when the announcements were made many people had already figured out the angle. Blue Island was already broke the elected officials were aware of that especially Mayor Pro Tem and the Treasurer who supported the rob Peter to pay Paul program. What did they do to fix it? Hire Higher!
The elected were hopeful the public was not.paying attention to their tricks.
blue sland Son

Chicago, IL

#56 Dec 4, 2013
Actually wrote:
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The elected were hopeful the public was not .paying attention to their tricks.
Hawley looks ill all the time.
We believe

Blue Island, IL

#57 Dec 4, 2013
Really Tom, transparency? NOT!
Awake

Blue Island, IL

#58 Dec 4, 2013
We believe wrote:
Really Tom, transparency? NOT!
Newly created positions do not save money. Your presentation at the Council meeting was very flawed. There are multiple ways for a community to save and generate money. You guys have brought nothing but inexperienced employees into the city and have terminated many extremely valuable employees. Stop trying to sell us your ideas. We are way to smart for your rhetoric. Stop defending your stupid decision to support the newly created security director position, no one agrees with you.
Commentary

Blue Island, IL

#59 Dec 5, 2013
Hawley and the rest of the Vargas administration believe that the solution to the Bilotto debt crisis should fall on to the backs of the citizens of Blue Island. They layoff and cut hours of city employees that live in this town. How does that stimulate the local economy? They ask us to volunteer and do the work that Public Works doesn't do. They want us to shop in Blue Island. Kind of hard to do when there are so few stores.
So, it is our fault that we are in this mess and it is our responsibility to get us out of it. Hmmm...interesting angle. How about this angle? Why doesn't the BIIP work on getting our vacant storefronts occupied with quality shops? Why not stimulate the local economy through incentives and creative plans that will pull us out of the doldrums that we are in? There are many ways that intelligent minds can bring Blue Island back to its former glory.
Unfortunately, there are no intelligent minds capable of this task in the current administration. Instead they put the burden on us.
Epic Failure

Maywood, IL

#60 Dec 5, 2013
Commentary wrote:
Hawley and the rest of the Vargas administration believe that the solution to the Bilotto debt crisis should fall on to the backs of the citizens of Blue Island. They layoff and cut hours of city employees that live in this town. How does that stimulate the local economy? They ask us to volunteer and do the work that Public Works doesn't do. They want us to shop in Blue Island. Kind of hard to do when there are so few stores.
So, it is our fault that we are in this mess and it is our responsibility to get us out of it. Hmmm...interesting angle. How about this angle? Why doesn't the BIIP work on getting our vacant storefronts occupied with quality shops? Why not stimulate the local economy through incentives and creative plans that will pull us out of the doldrums that we are in? There are many ways that intelligent minds can bring Blue Island back to its former glory.
Unfortunately, there are no intelligent minds capable of this task in the current administration. Instead they put the burden on us.
The current administration promised much and delivered nothing positive for anyone but themselves.
joe22

Chicago, IL

#61 Dec 5, 2013
Epic Failure wrote:
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The current administration promised much and delivered nothing positive for anyone but themselves.
. Welcome to the Democratic socialist party ! Power ...control ...waste.....fraud .... Obama would be proud!
Be vocal ... Get engaged ...shine the spotlight on the blatant abuse of power and mismanagement !
Interesting

Blue Island, IL

#62 Dec 13, 2013
Hawley, is doing what he is told to do. He is John Rita's biggest supporter. The idea is to inflate the debt, hire loyalists and terminate the opposition. Then in four years they will be able to mildly improve the overblown debt. Debt that could have been avoided right now. They will campaign on John Rita's record and tell the local residents that they saved the city. They will say that Peloquin created the debt. They will LIE. Fools will fall for their rhetoric, but we enlightened will be there. All of us, united together to save BI!
Just remember, Hawley supports Rita!

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