The truth in Glenwood
Honest Abe

Richton Park, IL

#1 May 25, 2011
Here is the truth about what has happened. The Village cried broke but hired an idiot Village Manager named Wiederhold. Wiederhold was a doomsday conspiracy theorist. A quick background check would have revealed that he goes to a town, tells them how broke they really are then blames all union employees. He launches an attack on unions demanding massive concessions or lay offs will happen. He then is asked to leave prior to his contract expiring and gets bought out early. Sound familiar? Then Glenwood hires police chief after police chief that they in turn buy out of their contracts early. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been lost in just early buy outs of department heads hand picked by the elected officials. The Village has not given raises to any non union employees in three years. The Village Treasurer just had his salary doubled from 1500-3000. The Village is planning two 4th of July extravaganzas that will cost tens of thousands of dollars. The Village just spent millions on a new banquet hall, golf carts, cart paths at Glenwoodie. The new police Chief just got a brand new Ford Explorer fully decked out while the officers are driving beat up run down squads. The prison cells have been re-painted when they looked just fine. The Village Manager just got a substantial raise yet no new significant businesses have come to Glenwood. We have lost a few more including Emporium Liquors and Choles Mexican Restaurant. Homewood picked up BW3 and Chipotle Grill. Why does no one ask these questions at Board Meetings? Why do u people not consider this when you vote in Glenwood?
Say it aint so

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jun 13, 2011
Because they dont care. Why the hell is the bowling alley still standing. Its some bs. Why isnt it all adressed!!!!
glenwood is crappy

United States

#3 Jun 18, 2011
Yea as you can see no one that lives in this town cares I guess. There is something really wrong. Why is the bowling alley and plaza standing. What is going on. Something is NOT right. I think the feds need to step in to this town over the heights.
Glenwood Res

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 17, 2012
Like everyone says, why the the bowling ally AND Auntie Lee's still standing and Glenwood Theatre was just torn down? I can guarentee you that something is going on with the Glenwood Theatre property and that is why it's being torn down when the other two buildings were in much worse shape.
Danny The Rat

Park Forest, IL

#5 Mar 9, 2012
Anyone notice that Tower Construction keeps getting all the jobs now? Glenwoodie, the Glenwood Lansing Plaza and now the theater. I notice the unions are protesting because the Village is using non-union workers. I wonder who is really getting money on these deals. Certainly not union workers.
Danny The Rat

Park Forest, IL

#6 Mar 9, 2012
Further, don't believe the cries of "broke" coming from the halls of Asselborn Way. Glenwood lost $800,000 because someone "mistakenly" under billed Crosslink by 90% on their water bill. The Village agrees to accept $50,000 to settle this error. That's $750,000 of your money wasted. I wonder who made out on that scam. Glenwood then donates money and time to rehab a house occupied by residents that have burglarized homes and cars, robbed Arrenello's pizza guys, harbored minor run a ways, drug dealers and gang members. Glenwood then sells these criminals a used detective car for twenty dollars. Anyone else in the Village wish they could have had their homes remodeled, received a free furnace and gotten a car for 20 bucks?

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