Who should run for Mayor of Harvey?

Who should run for Mayor of Harvey?

Created by friend of the forgotten on Mar 30, 2009

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Verna

Round Lake, IL

#21 Jun 26, 2009
You are right Jesse. We are one of a few whites living in our neighborhood and we are also wanting to get out!
It is too dangerous for us to stay here any longer. The gangs and dopers are more than we can tolerate and we blame the mayor and the black leaders who put this jerk into office.
He is the worse of the worse and we think he should be investigated by the federal government.
The white people who moved away are the smart ones, we actually believed that there would be no difference between a black administration and a white one, we were so stupid.
At least we didn't make that same mistake with Obama, we have learned our lesson.
Let blacks vote for blacks and whites for whites.
I wish we had supported those whites years ago who wanted to keep the first black family out of Harvey. If we had maybe this town would be like it used to be, no, not just all white, but safe and in good economic shape.
Our home is worth nothing today and was one of the best homes in Harvey before the blacks.
Bill

Pearl City, HI

#22 Jun 26, 2009
It's not about race. Harvey has been in a slump for years. How is Homewood and CC. Hills doin? OK I presume because they have been accountable in every facet of city govt. Harvey needs the best leader, not a person who puts on a wonderful show and tells you what u want to hear then behind closed doors had no intentions of doin it. Find someone who has a clean record, who dosen't owe anyone and without all the croonies hangin on for the ride. Unless a new town popped up Harvey is still the most accessible suburb in the state. Everything the other towns have that promote there towns in positive ways Harvey should have had in place for years now. U got too may greedy for self politicians and officers in place to make a difference. The thugs have taken over and the police just drive by. The politicians keep stealing money and making bad decisions and yet they keep getting voted in on boards and other commities where the voice counts. When these dirty govt. officials are brought up on charges or even allegations they should be removed quickly not allowed to run for another board or even be in the govt. arena. They have no shame and still run around like they the shi_, why cause the citizens keep letting them do it. Everyone knows who is dirty, who really doesn't care and who just can't do the job so when the time comes get them the hell out of office so the city can breathe again. Sick and tired of seeing fools on the street sellin, ho's on the street walkin, and politicians say one thing but do another.
James

Round Lake, IL

#23 Jun 26, 2009
When is the election for Harvey mayor anyway?
XXX

United States

#24 Jun 29, 2009
Nick Graves was the last real hope the residents of Harvey had. RIP! They voted him out cause he was white. Look at what is running the city now. He is a educated thug. I guess the citizens of Harvey like living in corruption.
XXX

United States

#25 Jun 29, 2009
Jesse wrote:
The question was, when is the next Harvey mayoral election.
Mayor Kellogg is a disappointment to us in the church community. We helped elect this man and to date he has done little or nothing to clean up and improve this community.
When we moved here nearly 45 years ago, this was one of the best towns in the south suburban community.
As a white person, I have done my best to stay here but the other day, after a visit to city hall, I was shocked to see how bad the actural situation has gotten.
I also saw a copy of a newspaper called the Harvey City News. Is it something new?
Is it published by the Harvey administration?
It had an article that told about a payoff in a recent crime but as there was only one copy left, they wouldn't let me have it. Is it my race or were they just keeping a copy, I don't know.
I plan to put my house up for sale as my wife and I are in our senior years and can't take the risks associated with the crime waves here. We know we will not get any return on our investment in our home as they have let the town fall to pieces.
I think the black residents, who control the votes because they compose over 85% of the registered votes, are to blame and must enjoy the crime and the lowered property values.
Also, the town's annual report is flawed and anyone can see that there is corruption in Harvey. Why won't the united states attorney looking into the crime and spending of federal money in Harvey.
Cook County Sheriffs Department has a new public corruption unit that looks into corrupt administrations. If you know something contact them.
DirectoryforHone sty

Dolton, IL

#26 Jul 1, 2009
Please add more prospective candidates to that poll, because the ones that are listed I have absolutely no interest in seeing as Mayor.
Victor

Round Lake, IL

#27 Jul 1, 2009
I just visited the 2nd District after being gone for about a decade. I was shocked at what I saw in Harvey and believe it is a shame what has been done to that community.
Where are the churches and social action agencies on improving Harvey. Where is the Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. isn't the city a part of his district?
Bill

Honolulu, HI

#28 Jul 1, 2009
Jesse JR. WON'T DO ANYTHING UNLESS IT BENIFITS HIM. The mayor is the boss and he has seen first hand how the different wards have gone to total disaster. Kellogg should be holding these guys/gals accountable for the negative look. If they can't get the job done then he should do it, then they should not be elected back in. Some have good intentions but I don't know what in the hell is goin through there minds. I know times are rough know and Harvey is feeling it but there are creative ways to get it done. I don't know when election time is but when it gets here the people should look at the state Harvey is in and go from there.
Jerry

Round Lake, IL

#29 Jul 2, 2009
I just got a recent copy of the new newspaper called the Harvey City News.
I see that they are critical of the mayor of Harvey and of Obama. Who are these people and where in the world in Bourbonnais, that's where their office is supposed to be.
Who is James TAylor the publisher and what history does he have in journalism.
I have never met him and have lived here for 50 years?
GRAND DRAGON

Chicago, IL

#30 Dec 13, 2009
Verna wrote:
You are right Jesse. We are one of a few whites living in our neighborhood and we are also wanting to get out!
It is too dangerous for us to stay here any longer. The gangs and dopers are more than we can tolerate and we blame the mayor and the black leaders who put this jerk into office.
He is the worse of the worse and we think he should be investigated by the federal government.
The white people who moved away are the smart ones, we actually believed that there would be no difference between a black administration and a white one, we were so stupid.
At least we didn't make that same mistake with Obama, we have learned our lesson.
Let blacks vote for blacks and whites for whites.
I wish we had supported those whites years ago who wanted to keep the first black family out of Harvey. If we had maybe this town would be like it used to be, no, not just all white, but safe and in good economic shape.
Our home is worth nothing today and was one of the best homes in Harvey before the blacks.
your just a racist and if you had any money you would have been gone. White or Black does not matter, its the persons HEART. So please leave Harvey cause you don't help our city either.
big brown eyes

Lombard, IL

#31 Jan 19, 2010
Jesse wrote:
The question was, when is the next Harvey mayoral election.
Mayor Kellogg is a disappointment to us in the church community. We helped elect this man and to date he has done little or nothing to clean up and improve this community.
When we moved here nearly 45 years ago, this was one of the best towns in the south suburban community.
As a white person, I have done my best to stay here but the other day, after a visit to city hall, I was shocked to see how bad the actural situation has gotten.
I also saw a copy of a newspaper called the Harvey City News. Is it something new?
Is it published by the Harvey administration?
It had an article that told about a payoff in a recent crime but as there was only one copy left, they wouldn't let me have it. Is it my race or were they just keeping a copy, I don't know.
I plan to put my house up for sale as my wife and I are in our senior years and can't take the risks associated with the crime waves here. We know we will not get any return on our investment in our home as they have let the town fall to pieces.
I think the black residents, who control the votes because they compose over 85% of the registered votes, are to blame and must enjoy the crime and the lowered property values.
Also, the town's annual report is flawed and anyone can see that there is corruption in Harvey. Why won't the united states attorney looking into the crime and spending of federal money in Harvey.
I strongly agree with you 1000%. I'm an African American and I do not approve to or condone the activity in Harvey. I believe I can speak for other African Americans and myself on this statement following, as a black community, we try to give some one who is the same race as us a chance to prove themselves to the black community. It appears to me, Mayor Kellogg have done nothing to improve this town. It's sad to say, but he suppose to be a christian, therefore he let the people who are in the body of christ down. I was told in the early 70's, harvey was booming. I'm not sure who the mayor was at that time, but Harvey had it going on.

When I walk through the streets of Harvey, it's sooooo depressing. I see dilapidated homes, apartment buildings and garages. I hate for something tragic happen to a young girl or boy walking through an ally and someone is behind them and drag the young girl or boy into a building or garage that is not properly boarded up. If this is what the black community wants, buy-all-means, to each is on. However, I hate for this to happen to family and there's a sudden change of heart in the community. Why wait???????

Mayor Graves, I believe did a good job and he was white. Even though whites maybe in office and dip and dab in the finances. they still improve the town they love for example Mayor Daley. The only decision I have in mind for Harvey residents is to vote someone outside of Harvey to clean up Harvey. We need new administration in office, new police chief in office, new everything. It's just like in NFL or NBA, in order to improve in game skills and win a playoff game, the owner must start from the top down to the players. Therefore, the residents are the CEO of the town.
Big Bertha

South Holland, IL

#32 Jan 19, 2010
We got Barak Obama what else we need ???
I Agree

Chicago, IL

#33 May 11, 2010
Big Bertha | Jan 19, 2010 | Reply
We got Barak Obama what else we need ???

Come on now Big Bettha. Pres Obama is the President of the United States not Harvey. He works for all people...Harvey is not special. That's why you get on your city admin & senators.
I Agree

Chicago, IL

#34 May 11, 2010
I agree 100% It seems like whatever community we move into....with the exception of those who were raised to pride ourselves in taking care or what's ours...in no time we ruin the damn community. I lived in Harvey & we moved out there in the early 80's and it was very nice. It predominately white where we lived & so was Riverdale. I don't remember all of the mayors but I do remember Nick Graves. I don't care what people said about him white or not I thought he did a good job for Harvey. Citizens didn't have to fight to get their voices. His administration was in order the HPD was in order. I mentioned in another post how they would always patrol the neighborhoods and I know it was because the dynamics of the city & department were different then. I agree Harvey is a depressing peace of S$!t now. I avoid it as much as possible. Sibley street especially close to Halsted was messed up for a long time. I don't how people let stuff like that ride....even if it is considered a state road or interstate or whatever. Why is it that as blacks we always accept or take bullcrap. Any other nationality chinese, indian, mexican, white whatever, they will organize faster than a New York minute and pitch a b$?ch! Here it is hispanics are wreaking a lot of havoc...doing homes invasions, commiting all kinds of crimes like identity theft whatever..some of which are in the states illegal as hell & they organize all the time & will express their discontent or anger so that their voice is heard. What the hell! Its all about unification. As African americans we don't...we just take it real good in the azz! It's ridiculous and frustrating. We'll pitch a b?!ch about someone stealing our 42" flat screen tv but won't say a word about the stuff that's important...issues that really effect our communities. I guess we waitin' on Massa to save us....that's that old slave mentality that's so deeply inbedded in too many people.... "we's gon' wait! Massa gon save us" Gives us Free!! 
Babies getting killed in cold blood no one says anything..or a young teenager loses his/her life because they have a bright future or dresses nice, so some crazy hatin' azz teenager wants to take their life...and no one wants to take responsibility because of this dumb azz code of silence thing. The whole point is Black folks are good for placing blame or pointing a finger at someone else when the action they need to take is in their back yards under their noses. You have a problem or a voice use it...don't let foolishness keep you from living the life you deserve. It plenty of resources out there. I'm sorry but I had to get that s!%t off my chest. You work hard your whole life or go to school & get all these degrees & then can't live a life you want to enjoy...where you want to enjoy it & when because of foolishness...Puh-leease!! I couldn't be a judge cause I would throw the damn book at criminals & corrupt people. Ya'll better start organizing & grab some shovels so you can get that s$!t out your backyards. 
HCC is trying to get together with the wonderful citizens & Ex-Harvey is trying to get folks fired up but is anyone biting? So sad.....
time for a change

Park Forest, IL

#35 May 12, 2010
bigred wrote:
where is brenda l thompson's name, who are you kidding, oh i forgot you are with them, the haters. there is only one thats is capable of turning this city around, yeah i said it and i mean it.
WHY THE SAME PEOPLE OVER AND OVER KEEP POPPING UP? NONE OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE MADE HARVEY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE...I THINK IT'S TIME THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE NEED TO GET OUT OF A JOB THAT THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT AND GET FRESH NEW PEOPLE IN WHO CAN DO SOME GOOD!!
EX-Harvey

Dayton, OH

#36 May 30, 2010
time for a change wrote:
<quoted text>WHY THE SAME PEOPLE OVER AND OVER KEEP POPPING UP? NONE OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE MADE HARVEY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE...I THINK IT'S TIME THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE NEED TO GET OUT OF A JOB THAT THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT AND GET FRESH NEW PEOPLE IN WHO CAN DO SOME GOOD!!
I agree 100%.......Harvey needs a total makeover. ait really is not hard to create and run a town. All laws, state, federal, and local have been in place for years. The infrastructure of government for a small town is already set.
Cleaning up drugs and obtaining funds are the obvious concerns, however..I have researched and shares with this forum the many available grants to towns with "Blighted areas", grants for crime reduction, and how to obtain the un-used funds to re-build downtown Harvey via the CN railroad T.O.D. or "Travel Oriented Development Fund" project. Also, then the inter-modal gateway was proposed, allegedly, downtown was supposed to be "fixed up" via some of their fund offerings, but were they by current administration? NO. Why???? Mystery.
However the lack of private citizens wanting to form "basement civic coalitions", and really "Put together" civic oriented ides as to how citizen's wish and know how to help run the community of Harvey FAILED. Why? I feel, the citizens cry and moan, but do not take on, or muster the inititive to "organize" For example, how can Harvey NOT have a POOL? I, if living there, would organize, advance specific complaints, research how to obtain grant money and establish "Arts RelatedConcerts" and Activities to fund raise toward this achievement.
If I, or another leader "landed" in Harvey and saw how a class 1 rail line runs through it, how it has sme intact 1870's property areas, with streetcar tracks still underneath, how it is on a metro rail line, I could see the downtown "Arts" and "Antique" Tourist draw, and the economic potential for light "tech industry" plants. I cn also see potential for the large TTHS to rebuild it's academic base, by re-structuring itself as an academic magnet academy, and tie itself closely with the civic government of Harvey, so students grow up while helping to "run the city" from a municipal standpoint.
I can see how an all fresh out of cadet school Eastern-style (as in Boston) police force can be "awarded" tax free houses, which are readily aavailable in Harvey's economy.
I can go on and on, but hey, I don't live there anymore. I believe, however, that, being from Harvey....If I can think like I do, isn't there 3 more people in Harvey who also think like I do? Can't they begin these ideas?
Who cares? Anyone?
Congrats to Harvey

Chicago, IL

#37 Jun 1, 2010
You all better start doing something..Harvey has now been tagged as one of the worst 7 City's in America..What a shame.
http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/01/news/economy/...
HCC

Chicago, IL

#38 Jun 1, 2010
If people joiin the Harvey Community Coalition we may be able to make a change. This month, the HCC is holding a Membership/Community Awareness Drive. Membership is free. First, we encourage people to visit the HCC facebook page. Second, we ask that people complete a brief survey. The purpose of the survey is to ascertain community concerns in an effort to help effectuate change. Anyone that wants more info, contact the group at [email protected]
HarveyWorld

United States

#39 Aug 7, 2010
The city of Harvey needs a Leader with a Vision! It's a problem when your mayor thinks its a good idea to put strip plazas with chicken shacks, barber shops, beauty salons, and predatory lenders on every corner. Church and liquor store on every other corner. Strip clubs and bars full of prostitutes, dope fiends, and, drug dealers. It's the same greedy politicians, they are all cronies. That whole list of politicians was bogus. Check the backgrounds and resumes of these people before you endorse. Ask the streets about them too. It's a lot of double lifestyles. Look for young, fresh new leadership in Harvey. The city is doomed without it. Harvey has great potential to be a town full of arts, entertainment, and dining. It's a "chicken shack me first mentality" that plagues the city. Let's look for a young successful entrepreneur with a vision to take Harvey into the future!
QkweenB

United States

#40 Oct 21, 2010
GRAND DRAGON wrote:
<quoted text>your just a racist and if you had any money you would have been gone. White or Black does not matter, its the persons HEART. So please leave Harvey cause you don't help our city either.
I know this is an old post, but she should take her old white broke a$$%^ somewhere else. She mad because she doesn't have any money to move like the other whites. I hope one of those "blacks" that she's referring to run her trailer park butt out of Harvey. Don't need you.

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