how they run hoopeston
concerned citizen

New York, NY

#1 Apr 16, 2011
why is it the water department can only take there truck to 1 place to get fixed in hoopeston. they are not allowed to check prices and get parts for cheaper they have to go to McElhaney's friend and how much kick back is he getting for doing this? they should have the right to take it to other places what do you guys think?

Michigan City, IN

#2 Apr 19, 2011
I think everyone would agree the city is run poorly. But were too lazy to turn out to vote and we keep putting the same people in the offices. We deserve what we earn. And this is it.
concerned too

Waterloo, IA

#3 Apr 19, 2011
ya and they all get to drive those vehichles any where they want on city gas

Since: Apr 11

Danville, IL

#4 Apr 21, 2011
Don't tell me you wouldn't do the same. Drive the city vehicle everywhere, all HIGH and MIGHTY! If you say you wouldn't, than you're probably a lier! Besides there are some decent city workers that do follow the rules. So don't put down all of them for the few that disregard rules. Don't be throwing stones because they may fly back your way someday. Whether you did something or not.
concerned too

Waterloo, IA

#5 May 1, 2011
Some city workers might follow rules they just dont work for the city of Hoopeston. Oh and I suppose you do?

Since: Apr 11

Danville, IL

#6 May 2, 2011
I do not work for the city. Not all people are bad. Some people just like to make trouble out of everything. There is good in every person, even if it is a little. Cities are only as the residents make them.
concerned too

Waterloo, IA

#7 May 4, 2011
I rest my case

Lincoln, IL

#8 Jul 12, 2011
Many of the cities employees are corrupt. They steal, lie and do as they please. They are allowed to do this because apparently now body who has been voted into office really cares. All they cared about was having a title! What a shame.
David JAckson

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jul 15, 2011
At least they are working and not lazy like the rest of the dope smoking town. Let them drive their trucks & squad cars home. At least their pay isn't very much they can have something for it. You go get in a water hole in January and work 10 below. Sorry you get no sympathy here.

Lincoln, IL

#10 Jul 15, 2011
My husband happens to work for the city of Hoopeston, I can guarantee you he is over worked and under payed. Yes just like most jobs. The employee is taken total advantage of while the folks in the office receive all the glory and pay raises. So what if they drive the city vehicle home, that's all they do they sure aren't cruising the strip.
Given Up

Mascoutah, IL

#11 Jul 18, 2011
The whole "being" of hoopeston has just gone down hill. No one wants to "be a part of it".....if your aren't certain ppl around here, it doesn't matter what you want. Im not saying that there aren't any good ppl here in town, but most ppl just sleep for work, or for anything fun to do. Alot of it has to do with the economy and alot of it has to do with others arrogant attitudes. Just take a look around at all the "for sale" signs in ppls yards...everyone wants out!
No jobs

Emden, IL

#12 Jul 31, 2011
I think homes are for sale here because there are no jobs in this town. There is virtually no entertainment here, no decent restaurant,and no place to shop. I remember back when down town was active and stores to shop in. Now it just needs torn down. It's really sad. And the trucks go to the lowest bid.

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