Mayor to make Glenwood police a part time department

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Police

Chicago Heights, IL

#1 Sep 4, 2010
The mayor is striving as we speak to fire all of the full time police and make the station a part time station to save money. That means the police department will not be open 24 hours a day. The department has a few part timers now. Out of all of them 1 is reliable and comes to work. The others call of sick or come in to work for a 3 hour shift just so they can hold a badge. Is this what the residents want? Someone that works for the village JUST TO HAVE A BADGE. I don't think the public know that part timers are not budgeted to go to court either. Which means they will not make arrests. Durkin and Joe Barry is again trying to ruin the village. Please voice your opinions on this.
wow

Chicago Heights, IL

#2 Sep 6, 2010
this is nuts
Sick of this

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 7, 2010
I am a long time resident of Glenwood and not very happy. Mayor Durkin and the board just approved $18,000,000.00 dollars in bond issues over the next 20 years. I understand it is to pay off the current bonds on the golf course and village hall including other improvements. To me the village is not paying off the bonds but extending them. I understand that Mayor Durkin approached the Cook County Sheriff’s Department to take over the policing of Glenwood because we did not have enough money to pay our police officers. But now we are taking the bond money and purchasing new golf carts, a new club house, buying property from a failed development and giving away $10,000.00 to each of the next 10 purchasers of condominiums at the failed Nugent Square project. The golf course hasn’t made money in years nor will it now. The owners of both properties are close friends of Mayor Durkin and donated largely to his campaign for mayor, a nice payback for their contributions at the cost of the taxpayers, What is wrong with this picture? Free golf and drinks at Glenwoodie mayor? You and the trustees will now be able to drink and golf in style at your new club house for free at the cost of the taxpayers of Glenwood. To think that former Mayor Maggio had the golf course sold but you and the rest of the board would not let her complete this transaction. Let’s see, if you would have agreed with her all current bonds would have been paid off and we would have about 5 million in the bank to pay for a rainy day. Mayor Durkin, I am stuck here in Glenwood but I have more to say and believe me­­­­­­­- I WILL.
kerry durkin

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 25, 2012
dear sick of this, its now your opportunity to do something. Place your real name on something called a ballot and run for office.
Sick of this wrote:
I am a long time resident of Glenwood and not very happy. Mayor Durkin and the board just approved $18,000,000.00 dollars in bond issues over the next 20 years. I understand it is to pay off the current bonds on the golf course and village hall including other improvements. To me the village is not paying off the bonds but extending them. I understand that Mayor Durkin approached the Cook County Sheriff’s Department to take over the policing of Glenwood because we did not have enough money to pay our police officers. But now we are taking the bond money and purchasing new golf carts, a new club house, buying property from a failed development and giving away $10,000.00 to each of the next 10 purchasers of condominiums at the failed Nugent Square project. The golf course hasn’t made money in years nor will it now. The owners of both properties are close friends of Mayor Durkin and donated largely to his campaign for mayor, a nice payback for their contributions at the cost of the taxpayers, What is wrong with this picture? Free golf and drinks at Glenwoodie mayor? You and the trustees will now be able to drink and golf in style at your new club house for free at the cost of the taxpayers of Glenwood. To think that former Mayor Maggio had the golf course sold but you and the rest of the board would not let her complete this transaction. Let’s see, if you would have agreed with her all current bonds would have been paid off and we would have about 5 million in the bank to pay for a rainy day. Mayor Durkin, I am stuck here in Glenwood but I have more to say and believe me­­­­­­­- I WILL.
Denial

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 25, 2012
Sick of this wrote:
I am a long time resident of Glenwood and not very happy. Mayor Durkin and the board just approved $18,000,000.00 dollars in bond issues over the next 20 years. I understand it is to pay off the current bonds on the golf course and village hall including other improvements. To me the village is not paying off the bonds but extending them. I understand that Mayor Durkin approached the Cook County Sheriff’s Department to take over the policing of Glenwood because we did not have enough money to pay our police officers. But now we are taking the bond money and purchasing new golf carts, a new club house, buying property from a failed development and giving away $10,000.00 to each of the next 10 purchasers of condominiums at the failed Nugent Square project. The golf course hasn’t made money in years nor will it now. The owners of both properties are close friends of Mayor Durkin and donated largely to his campaign for mayor, a nice payback for their contributions at the cost of the taxpayers, What is wrong with this picture? Free golf and drinks at Glenwoodie mayor? You and the trustees will now be able to drink and golf in style at your new club house for free at the cost of the taxpayers of Glenwood. To think that former Mayor Maggio had the golf course sold but you and the rest of the board would not let her complete this transaction. Let’s see, if you would have agreed with her all current bonds would have been paid off and we would have about 5 million in the bank to pay for a rainy day. Mayor Durkin, I am stuck here in Glenwood but I have more to say and believe me­­­­­­­- I WILL.
Privatize the golf course for an immediate savings, the down turned economy has negatively impacted the bond market, so municipalities should steer clear of the bond market or risk bankruptcy like other communities nationwide and counties such as Jefferson County.
glenwoodie

University Park, IL

#6 Aug 25, 2012
glenwood does not need full time pd
hey

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 25, 2012
Fire them
Delusional

Monee, IL

#8 Aug 25, 2012
You ever see the arrest and conviction record for crimes in Glenwood? This towns police are doing an excellent job and I tell them that every time I see one. You can tell by their faces they not used to getting compliments. Good job to all the young men and women of our police department.
Yea

Louisville, KY

#9 Aug 27, 2012
3 people shot an hour ago. We sure don't need Glenwood police.

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