Our City Council is an Embarrassment

Our City Council is an Embarrassment

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Lockport Proud

Lockport, IL

#1 Feb 8, 2013
The more I watch the more that I'm convinced that all but Perretta need to go. In the last few days:

- At the council meeting Marynowski, Kelly, Van Dyke and Turner didn't even try to hide that they vote together in a block. They clearly just follow Turner's orders.

- Collorelli is now the president of the Chamber. It's a controversial move that isn't necessarily wrong, but I'm not a fan of. To make it worse he excuses himself from his actual elected position and leaves the meeting Wednesday before he could face any criticism for it.

- Van Dyke MORE THAN ONCE compared handling Old Canal Days to LOLLAPALOOZA. Seriously Stupid

- Marynowski goes on a crazy rant at the end of the meeting. I'm not even sure if she had a point because she was a rambling crazy person.

- Deskin actually asked a reasonable question about what Robinson proposes for water costs and he got shouted down by Turner and Van Dyke so that no actual issues could be discussed.

- Segments on WJOL on the Chamber airing clips from Turner and Collorelli make EVERYONE sound awful. When WJOL cites the council as Majority vs. Minority we've all failed. Different opinions are good, but the two sides should work together rather than against each other.

- I'm not sure if Tom Kelly was awake at all on Wednesday, but that's probably for the better.

Come April they ALL NEED TO GO!!! We need people who actually respect the residents and have some common sense. This nonsense is crazy
lockport

Lockport, IL

#2 Feb 8, 2013
deskin is a pin head
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#3 Feb 8, 2013
lockport wrote:
deskin is a pin head
Hopefully he will be the 3rd ward's "pin head" after April 9th. Replacing a person the likes of Tom Kelly would be a good thing for Lockport. Ladies in the 3rd ward don't need to be demeaned by an elected official. This goes for all women in Lockport.

Since: Jul 12

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#4 Feb 9, 2013
lockport wrote:
deskin is a pin head
If that is your best shot, I feel sorry you.

Could not find any more words than that in your childrens books?.

The original poster made some comments, I agree with some disagree with some. Until all the facts are out for the second ward, I would not comment anymore wether Smith should stay. While I have always been a fan of a clean sweep, no incumbents, that is proving to be possibly unwise thinking. Peretta at least remains level headed during a meeting, possibly just a front, but at least for appearance sake shows respect. Something that the HEAD COWARD and lapdogs are not capable of doing. Son that line of thinking Smith will probably be best to get re-elected as well. After that then a clean sweep.

Lockport Local, you did a good job of running down the characters of each sitting council member. Remember folks even took jabs at Colllarelli. That is a sign of true honesty.

In defense of Pete for leaving, remember he was taught by the best of them in the last 2 yrs.

Also talk of policital campaigning, why wasn't Turner rambling about Denise even tho she is not personally campaigning, she is supporting the old majority thinking. Notice how it was always we in her comments when defending themselves against the email. Nice 20 minutes wasted, trying to prove their points for the next election. Ok for them, but don't let a taxpayer go the podium and ask questions. Just like when she used time defending herself for her comments on the parking increase costs.

She has no room to talk ever again, in my book after voting ABSTAIN on a issue of who was going to take over temporary for the mayor on 1 night! That is so pathetic.

Remember wether you voted for her or not, she was elected to vote on issues, not attend a meeting to ABSTAIN her vote.
Lockport Proud

Lockport, IL

#5 Feb 9, 2013
thoughts or ideas wrote:
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If that is your best shot, I feel sorry you.
Could not find any more words than that in your childrens books?.
The original poster made some comments, I agree with some disagree with some. Until all the facts are out for the second ward, I would not comment anymore wether Smith should stay. While I have always been a fan of a clean sweep, no incumbents, that is proving to be possibly unwise thinking. Peretta at least remains level headed during a meeting, possibly just a front, but at least for appearance sake shows respect. Something that the HEAD COWARD and lapdogs are not capable of doing. Son that line of thinking Smith will probably be best to get re-elected as well. After that then a clean sweep.
Lockport Local, you did a good job of running down the characters of each sitting council member. Remember folks even took jabs at Colllarelli. That is a sign of true honesty.
In defense of Pete for leaving, remember he was taught by the best of them in the last 2 yrs.
Also talk of policital campaigning, why wasn't Turner rambling about Denise even tho she is not personally campaigning, she is supporting the old majority thinking. Notice how it was always we in her comments when defending themselves against the email. Nice 20 minutes wasted, trying to prove their points for the next election. Ok for them, but don't let a taxpayer go the podium and ask questions. Just like when she used time defending herself for her comments on the parking increase costs.
She has no room to talk ever again, in my book after voting ABSTAIN on a issue of who was going to take over temporary for the mayor on 1 night! That is so pathetic.
Remember wether you voted for her or not, she was elected to vote on issues, not attend a meeting to ABSTAIN her vote.
I agree that a clean sweep is really never ideal. Especially given all of the openings that we currently have with the city. The city does need some level of consistency. However, I've gotten to the point where I think smart, honest people could just come in blindly and do a better job. Also, not all seats are up for election this april anyways, so we will have half of the council guaranteed to return (because Parretta in unoposed).

Colorelli is going to have to discuss his presidency of the Chamber, it's not like he's going to miss every meeting. I'm sure he realizes that. I just felt that it should have been addressed at this meeting.

Since: Jul 12

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#6 Feb 9, 2013
Lockport Proud wrote:
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I agree that a clean sweep is really never ideal. Especially given all of the openings that we currently have with the city. The city does need some level of consistency. However, I've gotten to the point where I think smart, honest people could just come in blindly and do a better job. Also, not all seats are up for election this april anyways, so we will have half of the council guaranteed to return (because Parretta in unoposed).
Colorelli is going to have to discuss his presidency of the Chamber, it's not like he's going to miss every meeting. I'm sure he realizes that. I just felt that it should have been addressed at this meeting.
This is true on Pete having to decide which is more important. OF course, that still does not excuse the 20 min rant from the ABSTAINING queen, when someone is not present. She should have brought this up while he was there, or at least made a quick point, then at the next mtg, go into detail.
As I have said before, this is how the HEAD COWARD, ABSTAINING QUEEN, and lapdogs deal with fellow council members, taxpayers, public speakers. Always afraid to debate when they have the chance. This group, has no morals and will always run their mouths when the opposite cannot respond.
Mi wants 2B Mayor

Cicero, IL

#7 Feb 9, 2013
you people make Crest Hill look good,
You do realize your just the same losers posting & reading all this BS , most could careless and go about their lives..

take care you stupid people of Lockport
CMON

Mokena, IL

#8 Feb 9, 2013
Lockport Proud wrote:
The more I watch the more that I'm convinced that all but Perretta need to go. In the last few days:
- At the council meeting Marynowski, Kelly, Van Dyke and Turner didn't even try to hide that they vote together in a block. They clearly just follow Turner's orders.
- Collorelli is now the president of the Chamber. It's a controversial move that isn't necessarily wrong, but I'm not a fan of. To make it worse he excuses himself from his actual elected position and leaves the meeting Wednesday before he could face any criticism for it.
- Van Dyke MORE THAN ONCE compared handling Old Canal Days to LOLLAPALOOZA. Seriously Stupid
- Marynowski goes on a crazy rant at the end of the meeting. I'm not even sure if she had a point because she was a rambling crazy person.
- Deskin actually asked a reasonable question about what Robinson proposes for water costs and he got shouted down by Turner and Van Dyke so that no actual issues could be discussed.
- Segments on WJOL on the Chamber airing clips from Turner and Collorelli make EVERYONE sound awful. When WJOL cites the council as Majority vs. Minority we've all failed. Different opinions are good, but the two sides should work together rather than against each other.
- I'm not sure if Tom Kelly was awake at all on Wednesday, but that's probably for the better.
Come April they ALL NEED TO GO!!! We need people who actually respect the residents and have some common sense. This nonsense is crazy
Great write up! Basically we have a bunch of small town nitwits trying to play Chicago politics. They all claim to love Lockport but their every actions prove it's all about themselves not the city. I literally laughed out loud with VanDykes comparison. I personally think the entire chamber thing is overblown. They took a chance on doing something outside the box and it failed. So what. Lets give them the chance to dig their way out. These aregood people and they're good for Lockport.

Since: Dec 12

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#9 Feb 9, 2013
Lockport Proud wrote:
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I agree that a clean sweep is really never ideal. Especially given all of the openings that we currently have with the city. The city does need some level of consistency. However, I've gotten to the point where I think smart, honest people could just come in blindly and do a better job. Also, not all seats are up for election this april anyways, so we will have half of the council guaranteed to return (because Parretta in unoposed).
Colorelli is going to have to discuss his presidency of the Chamber, it's not like he's going to miss every meeting. I'm sure he realizes that. I just felt that it should have been addressed at this meeting.
Yes Ald Colarelli is going to have to answer any questions concerning his potential conflict. The Chamber is a private organization http://www.acce.org/whatisachamber/ however doing business with the city for in kind services does open the Chamber up for some scrutiny. That same scrutiny though should apply to any business that does business with the city. Especially if a sitting alderman's business is providing services to the city even if it is as mundane as printing services.

Since: Dec 12

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#10 Feb 9, 2013
Mi wants 2B Mayor wrote:
you people make Crest Hill look good,
You do realize your just the same losers posting & reading all this BS , most could careless and go about their lives..
take care you stupid people of Lockport
Well you're reading it and took the time the post so what exactly does that make you?

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#11 Feb 9, 2013
EJCDad wrote:
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Yes Ald Colarelli is going to have to answer any questions concerning his potential conflict. The Chamber is a private organization http://www.acce.org/whatisachamber/ however doing business with the city for in kind services does open the Chamber up for some scrutiny. That same scrutiny though should apply to any business that does business with the city. Especially if a sitting alderman's business is providing services to the city even if it is as mundane as printing services.
Guess the real question is did the city go out for bid for this printing services or did his company get it because he is a alderman. Regardless of how mundane it is.

So theres another question for the HEAD COWARD?
Ward 1

Lemont, IL

#12 Feb 9, 2013
Lockport Proud wrote:
The more I watch the more that I'm convinced that all but Perretta need to go. In the last few days:
- At the council meeting Marynowski, Kelly, Van Dyke and Turner didn't even try to hide that they vote together in a block. They clearly just follow Turner's orders.
- Collorelli is now the president of the Chamber. It's a controversial move that isn't necessarily wrong, but I'm not a fan of. To make it worse he excuses himself from his actual elected position and leaves the meeting Wednesday before he could face any criticism for it.
- Van Dyke MORE THAN ONCE compared handling Old Canal Days to LOLLAPALOOZA. Seriously Stupid
- Marynowski goes on a crazy rant at the end of the meeting. I'm not even sure if she had a point because she was a rambling crazy person.
- Deskin actually asked a reasonable question about what Robinson proposes for water costs and he got shouted down by Turner and Van Dyke so that no actual issues could be discussed.
- Segments on WJOL on the Chamber airing clips from Turner and Collorelli make EVERYONE sound awful. When WJOL cites the council as Majority vs. Minority we've all failed. Different opinions are good, but the two sides should work together rather than against each other.
- I'm not sure if Tom Kelly was awake at all on Wednesday, but that's probably for the better.
Come April they ALL NEED TO GO!!! We need people who actually respect the residents and have some common sense. This nonsense is crazy
You might want to let everyone know Pete left the meeting because the just had their 10th child and his wife needed a little extra help since she just had the baby 2 days before the meeting.
Mi wants 2B Mayor

Cicero, IL

#14 Feb 9, 2013
EJCDad wrote:
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Well you're reading it and took the time the post so what exactly does that make you?
it makes me not liking the taste of your mama.
Lew

Lockport, IL

#15 Feb 9, 2013
I would be for voting all of the incumbents out. Every one of them. Both sides.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#16 Feb 10, 2013
Mi wants 2B Mayor wrote:
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it makes me not liking the taste of your mama.
LOL and now you come back with a taunt about my mother! I am so insulted why I've never heard such vile taunts. Well at least since the 6th grade. Yeesh.
The village creep rants

Lockport, IL

#17 Feb 10, 2013
EJCDad wrote:
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LOL and now you come back with a taunt about my mother! I am so insulted why I've never heard such vile taunts. Well at least since the 6th grade. Yeesh.
This is the same guy who writes the vile taunts about 83 yr. old women in our community. He is really sick and is over sixty himself. He is gruesome and everyone knows it. He has his head in the dirt and his mind in the gutter. His reasoning is to deflect, dismiss, distort and hope you believe his crap! We want educated people to run our city that are for Lockport! We will get them this time around thanks to all the people that are working so hard. Steve Streit is well liked and so are the other candidates that live here, raise their families here and all have youth on their side. Don't be too upset by this fellow as he is just a creep.

Since: Dec 12

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#18 Feb 10, 2013
The village creep rants wrote:
<quoted text> This is the same guy who writes the vile taunts about 83 yr. old women in our community. He is really sick and is over sixty himself. He is gruesome and everyone knows it. He has his head in the dirt and his mind in the gutter. His reasoning is to deflect, dismiss, distort and hope you believe his crap! We want educated people to run our city that are for Lockport! We will get them this time around thanks to all the people that are working so hard. Steve Streit is well liked and so are the other candidates that live here, raise their families here and all have youth on their side. Don't be too upset by this fellow as he is just a creep.
I'm not upset, I just like to point out the sheer stupidity of some people. It is not hateful (that's for my buddy in Geneva who claims I spread hate) it is merely pointing out the behavior many claim I and others like me participate in is exactly what those who say I do do on a daily basis.
Puh lease

United States

#19 Feb 10, 2013
Ward 1 wrote:
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You might want to let everyone know Pete left the meeting because the just had their 10th child and his wife needed a little extra help since she just had the baby 2 days before the meeting.
That's Pete's problem! We need people in this city who take their jobs seriously. If he knew his wife was gonna squirt another one out he shouldn't have run for his position. Is he gonna not show when one of his spawn gets the sniffles? Where does it end?

Colarelli only shows when it's convenient for him. I think he's a DOUCHE!
Postcard King

Lockport, IL

#20 Feb 10, 2013
His wife just had a baby two days before..of course, you wouldn't know what it is like to raise a family! It is called kindness and a real reason to leave a little early. It is just like you to make fun of a family man since you are a divorced single man with no family at all. How jealous are you? I saw you clapped, what a hypocrit for the camera. Now we start on his family when there is no place to go. What a person ? you are.

Since: Dec 12

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#21 Feb 10, 2013
Puh lease wrote:
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That's Pete's problem! We need people in this city who take their jobs seriously. If he knew his wife was gonna squirt another one out he shouldn't have run for his position. Is he gonna not show when one of his spawn gets the sniffles? Where does it end?
Colarelli only shows when it's convenient for him. I think he's a DOUCHE!
LOL thank you for so eloquently making my point. Say Mr.Geneva what say you about this?

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