Harvey Mayor Kellogg asks for One year leave of absence from the city

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Council Member

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Oct 3, 2011
 
I find this quite humiliating at a time where when our city is in crisis and owes money to frankly evryone that you wanna disappear and leave the city to be blamed oh no you will sit and take shots with the rest of the degenerates who you let cause all this mischief under your direct supervision.
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Oct 3, 2011
 

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He is a piece of shit what do you expect
same old harvey

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Oct 3, 2011
 

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What do you expect! He doesn't care. Look at the city roads, there in shambles. Sink holes forming. His sister making 100k plus for nothing. His brother making God knows what providing God knows what services to the dept. The fire dept is short people. There given no proper or new technology. There pension is millions short, but Betty's paycheck isn't. There police dept has no cars, but mustaffa farakan got his. I heard they even gave the beggers pizza owner football player guy a police badge, so you know hes packin!
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Oct 4, 2011
 
same old harvey wrote:
What do you expect! He doesn't care. Look at the city roads, there in shambles. Sink holes forming. His sister making 100k plus for nothing. His brother making God knows what providing God knows what services to the dept. The fire dept is short people. There given no proper or new technology. There pension is millions short, but Betty's paycheck isn't. There police dept has no cars, but mustaffa farakan got his. I heard they even gave the beggers pizza owner football player guy a police badge, so you know hes packin!
That's why we must stop this foolery and take back our city but too many people are scared to come forward
Wondering

South Holland, IL

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#5
Oct 4, 2011
 
I really do not believe he (Kellogg) is taking a leave. Why should he, the city as been in this state of ruins for how long. People just don't care anymore, the city council--what a joke. Look at the proof--go to the clerks office and ask for a copy of annual budget and see for yourself who voted or did not vote for it. Only if you care that is---or is it easier just to con't. to place the blame.
mr-illinois

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#6
Oct 4, 2011
 
This whole dialogue is sorta sad and to a certain extent this thread is living proof that "mob mentality" is still alive and well. First of all, have you even thought to ask yourself if an elected official can ask for such a long amount of time off? Guaranteed the answer is NO! Harvey has its problems to be sure, but my lord, this doesn't even make sense. I wonder if Harvey spent millions of dollars on press and marketing, like country club hills, elmhurst, olympia fields, etc, if folks would play pile on to such a great extent. Most people are so skewed and easily led that they have given up on the ancient task of FACT CHECKING or due process. Everyone is guilty in the land of cyber reality...
The real problem is the unfair distribution of state and federal funds that usually end up in upper middle class towns versus towns that need the money the most. Folks should focusing on helping as opposed to the per-usual "pile on" that helps know one, in the end.
ya mami

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#8
Oct 16, 2011
 
Council member, when you say take back this city, its the Harvey citizens who put Kellogg in office.again ....
Besides anyone is a fool if they think Buck's going to leave Harvey behind, when he has to worry about his family who still works there
I know Things

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Nov 12, 2011
 
mr-illinois wrote:
This whole dialogue is sorta sad and to a certain extent this thread is living proof that "mob mentality" is still alive and well. First of all, have you even thought to ask yourself if an elected official can ask for such a long amount of time off? Guaranteed the answer is NO! Harvey has its problems to be sure, but my lord, this doesn't even make sense. I wonder if Harvey spent millions of dollars on press and marketing, like country club hills, elmhurst, olympia fields, etc, if folks would play pile on to such a great extent. Most people are so skewed and easily led that they have given up on the ancient task of FACT CHECKING or due process. Everyone is guilty in the land of cyber reality...
The real problem is the unfair distribution of state and federal funds that usually end up in upper middle class towns versus towns that need the money the most. Folks should focusing on helping as opposed to the per-usual "pile on" that helps know one, in the end.
He actually did request the leave in order to take the Thornton School District job, they would not let him do both so he tried to bend the rules to double his salary and keep his family employed.
fifty years in harvey

Harvey, IL

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#10
Nov 28, 2011
 
kellogg, should resign,and/or change his logo, from a new harvey rising to harvey falling,as he have destroyed it.we went from budget surplus prior to him becoming mayor to almost bankrupt,
and it not because he have done any thing for the city,streets have pot holes ,he dont even use our
payments for water to pay our water bill to chicago,or the funds for our streets to repair them
it appears that funds are being misapporiated.
we need a audit of our city funds.i hope thigs change soon.
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I think the man has taken the Money. if he leaves, he will not come back. he might move to Nigeria that is full of scam artists
Denial

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Harvey has a 38 % share with the SSJAWA that has no water. How much will that cost?
Wondering

South Holland, IL

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Aug 27, 2012
 
Little over 5 million, I'm told.
Denial

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The following information was revealed at the August 30, Jawa meeting:

1. The SSJawa water project does NOT have a water source. No water, no water agreement with Whiting. No approval/ok with or from Hammond to Whiting.
2. Whiting purchases water from Hammond.(That 20 year contract does not allow Whiting to sell water or take water out of the lake.)
3.The Jawa is selling bonds. The seven communities will pay for the bonds.
4. The SSJAWA treasurer Joe Letke announced his resignation effective 8/30/12.
5. City Attorney of Harvey was present and is very concerned about the Jawa water project and the project's effect on the community she represents. 
6. According to Postl and Donahue; the jawa water project will NOT eliminate water from Chicago, it will instead include water from another source in addition to Chicago water.
7. Three engineering bids are being gathered for the Jawa water project.
8. A woman from Calumet Park; asked what the back up plan is for these poor communities in the event the Jawa fails. The Jawa committee reported there is no back up plan.

According to Postl and Donahue; the Jawa water project is NOT going to eliminate water bills from Chicago, it will instead include water from another source.  Jawa communities will continue to purchase water from Chicago and purchase water from an additional source when one has been identified and secured. 

*Had it been revealed the Jawa did not have a water source, it is obvious some of the communities involved would never have taken on the bond debt load. It appears SSJawa water project has been terribly mismanaged from the very beginning.
Not Good

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#15
Sep 5, 2012
 
@Denial, Letkes resigns, wow and the City of Harvey Attorney is concerns, interesting. That in itself is alarming, when is Harvey concern about anything other then themselves and not even their town. Take a good look at that town and then compare it with the towns around them. Nothing looks as bad. It's not the people who live their--it is the people who manage the town. What are you up to Denial? I don't think it about educationing the people. Once you mention Harvey, forget it no one wants to believe what you have to say. PERIOD
da illest eva waz

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Mar 7, 2013
 
Buck was bought out by the board .know one knows why . Rumor is money missing bad practices
da illest eva waz

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Mar 7, 2013
 
The fire dept is responding to calls in a red pickup truck . 3 of the cities 5fire trucks are out of service and have been out forever
PuppyLove

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Apr 6, 2013
 
Where is the mayor?
Peace Out

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Harvey is a Sodom& Gamora and should be Destoryed.Drop a Atomic Bomb.
Peace Out

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It's. A problem in Harvey when you can't go get your Birth Certificate???:(
Believe

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Oct 22, 2013
 
Peace Out wrote:
Harvey is a Sodom& Gamora and should be Destoryed.Drop a Atomic Bomb.
So, what type of person are you to say "Drop a bomb in Harvey". There are good people such as myself who reside in Harvey. How would you like it if someone said that about your neighborhood when you have some of the same BS going on. Yes, it is sad what goes on in this town, but this is America. There is so many things going on in our world and Harvey ain't the place to "Drop no bomb". I felt offended by your comment and you as anyone else live to make it in this world. Instead of judging try helping that's what a righteous "Human would do". Its generations that is still her that need the love and attention that people like you fail to realize.Our parents and grandparents came from small towns like this are you embarrassed of them? Be conscious of your tongue!!!

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