Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#22 Nov 30, 2012
TELL US WHY wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, and he is always trying to deflect from the real problems that they have made by this majority. It has to be told to the residents. They need to know that their money has not been put to good use at all. They need to interview and find out all things about their candidates. It cannot come from some lies on postcards. It must be a priority of the people running to get their message out that we do not want people that spend money on no bid contracts, etc. and do nothing for this town but put it in the position it is now. After two years these people have NO record to run on. They can only talk about others not themselves. That is a strong point for people running. I applaud the people who stood up and put this council on the front burner. They are heroes in my eyes and others I have talked to. Election time can't come too soon! We need to get to the ballot box and urge our neighbors to do the same and vote for honesty, transparency, accountability, and for the taxpayers to be heard. The fact that they have been treated like dirt balls at the meetings is a fact that needs to be brought out! THE GOOD PEOPLE OF LOCKPORT NEED TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE VOTING FOR!!!! TELL US WHY!!!!!!!!!! GET SOME ANSWERS FROM THEM WHEN YOU ASK....TELL US WHY!!!!!!!!!!
The voting public need to focus on the coming election. Ask questions of the people coming to your door.
What is your agenda? How long have you lived in the ward? Where do you live in the Ward? Who do you support among the other aldermen candidates running in the other wards? What is your reason for running for alderman? Do you have a platform that I can see? What is your opinion of the city government at present? What do you think of the type of mailers being sent by the announced candidate for mayor? Do you believe them or do you even read them?

If these type of questions are asked, maybe the electorate will have a fighting chance of getting good government in Lockport.
Cat Lady

Homer Glen, IL

#23 Dec 1, 2012
Lockport Local wrote:
<quoted text>Nice distraction from the real problems of why Lockport is in the shape it's in. Now you got Juan talking about the past. Keep your FOCUS on the future! The future is getting rid of the "Slimys" in the next election and not voting for anybody that they support. FIXED ON COURSE UNTIL SUCCESSFUL is the message from now until the April election.
That is why I will be voting against EVERY incumbent I can and spreading the word to all of my friends and neighbors. They are all worthless, unprofessional crybabies who couldn't fix a cup of coffee, let alone a city problem.
Hoss

Lockport, IL

#24 Dec 2, 2012
Cat Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
That is why I will be voting against EVERY incumbent I can and spreading the word to all of my friends and neighbors. They are all worthless, unprofessional crybabies who couldn't fix a cup of coffee, let alone a city problem.
All incumbents & Deskin.
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#25 Dec 2, 2012
Hoss wrote:
<quoted text>
All incumbents & Deskin.
This is the problem. We don't know the difference between incumbants and those who are candidates. This is what the "Slimy Four" do, they attack and muddy the "water" of Lockport.

The taxpayers of Lockport can't tell who is running for office. The "Slimy Four" muddy everything with no bid contracts to Robinson, paying legal fees to "Bert and Ernie Sterk" for arbitration etc. The "Slimys" want to attack and keep the taxpayers confused and guessing. This is the game plan from now until election day.
Chumbalone

Champaign, IL

#26 Dec 3, 2012
Lockport Local wrote:
<quoted text>The voting public need to focus on the coming election. Ask questions of the people coming to your door.
What is your agenda? How long have you lived in the ward? Where do you live in the Ward? Who do you support among the other aldermen candidates running in the other wards? What is your reason for running for alderman? Do you have a platform that I can see? What is your opinion of the city government at present? What do you think of the type of mailers being sent by the announced candidate for mayor? Do you believe them or do you even read them?
If these type of questions are asked, maybe the electorate will have a fighting chance of getting good government in Lockport.
Here is ONE BIG QUESTION to ask ANYONE, new or incumbent, trying to become an alderman in this town. "HOW, AND FROM WHOM, ARE YOU GOING TO GET ALL THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO FIX ALL THE STUFF THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED IN THIS TOWN THAT HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS ? " If they answer.."from you..where else" ...VOTE for them..because THAT will be the honest and truthful answer.
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#27 Dec 3, 2012
Chumbalone wrote:
<quoted text> Here is ONE BIG QUESTION to ask ANYONE, new or incumbent, trying to become an alderman in this town. "HOW, AND FROM WHOM, ARE YOU GOING TO GET ALL THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO FIX ALL THE STUFF THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED IN THIS TOWN THAT HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS ? " If they answer.."from you..where else" ...VOTE for them..because THAT will be the honest and truthful answer.
Chum: ask Turner when he says he wants to be your Mayor. Ask the same of Kelley, Smith, Peretta, Van Dyke and see the comparisons in the answers you get.
no confusion

Lockport, IL

#28 Dec 3, 2012
Lockport Local wrote:
<quoted text>This is the problem. We don't know the difference between incumbants and those who are candidates. This is what the "Slimy Four" do, they attack and muddy the "water" of Lockport.
The taxpayers of Lockport can't tell who is running for office. The "Slimy Four" muddy everything with no bid contracts to Robinson, paying legal fees to "Bert and Ernie Sterk" for arbitration etc. The "Slimys" want to attack and keep the taxpayers confused and guessing. This is the game plan from now until election day.
Not voting for any council person on this council & Deskin in any election EVER!
Chumbalone

Chicago, IL

#29 Dec 3, 2012
Lockport Local wrote:
<quoted text>Chum: ask Turner when he says he wants to be your Mayor. Ask the same of Kelley, Smith, Peretta, Van Dyke and see the comparisons in the answers you get.
Like I said...one more time...ask whoever the hell you want where and from whom they will get the funds to fix all the broken down stuff that has deteriorated to the point of no return in this town. That includes...PERRETTA...SMITH... COLLARELLI and TRIVEDI...they don't get a pass either. Neither do the rest of them. Throw in the City Administrator as well. He started the ball rolling when he said that the water fund needed to be paid back millions of dollars !!! All this stuff will cost a boatload of money ! Oh...and those studies you folks always bring up ???? Well...that money won't amount to a pimple on an elephants ass compared to the "REAL" money that NEEDS to be spent to fix what those studies say needs to be fixed !! Let's all wait and see who states the facts and reality of this mess...and then see who gets elected because they told the truth !!!
J Kass

Lockport, IL

#30 Dec 3, 2012
Chumbalone wrote:
<quoted text> Like I said...one more time...ask whoever the hell you want where and from whom they will get the funds to fix all the broken down stuff that has deteriorated to the point of no return in this town. That includes...PERRETTA...SMITH... COLLARELLI and TRIVEDI...they don't get a pass either. Neither do the rest of them. Throw in the City Administrator as well. He started the ball rolling when he said that the water fund needed to be paid back millions of dollars !!! All this stuff will cost a boatload of money ! Oh...and those studies you folks always bring up ???? Well...that money won't amount to a pimple on an elephants ass compared to the "REAL" money that NEEDS to be spent to fix what those studies say needs to be fixed !! Let's all wait and see who states the facts and reality of this mess...and then see who gets elected because they told the truth !!!
Perretta Smith Collarelli and trivedi are the only ones telling the truth on this. I can't understand your anger toward them. Turner and his bunch have been lying!
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#31 Dec 3, 2012
J Kass wrote:
<quoted text>
Perretta Smith Collarelli and trivedi are the only ones telling the truth on this. I can't understand your anger toward them. Turner and his bunch have been lying!
John your column in the Tribune is very enjoyable. You are also great on the radio. Keep up the good work. We need your input in Lockport. If you ever talk to Turner, Marynowski, Tom Kelley or Van Dyke, remember they lie a whole bunch. Watch their lips, that will tell you all you need to know.
Save yourself trouble

Hanover Park, IL

#33 Dec 3, 2012
Hoss wrote:
<quoted text>
All incumbents & Deskin.
Good point.

I can recall some facts about Deskin. First, he was great friends with Tom Kelly, and for a short time, Kelly Turner. Let us not overlook that.

The second fact, let us turn to his failed attempt to thwart Jack Waxweiler from office in 2010. Anyone recall that goof? Deskin will never own up to it, but he attempted a state wide investigation into Waxweiler, and claimed it was being used for vacation. In actuality, the entire accusations were BASELESS and FALSE, and Waxweiler was cleared. The investigation yielded that Waxweiler was searching for a branch shredder, and he found the best price on one in FL. Kudos to him for his dedication to drive such a long way for us taxpayers.

The third fact... Justin Vandemeer is an out of towner crook. Darren has sat on these forums (as an unamed obvious coward who is sure to respond to my comments and judge them as nuts) criticizing Turner for the exact same strategy. I have lived in Lockport for 44 years. I have never heard the name Vandemeer. Not once. Not one damn time. It looks like we have caught Darren with his pants down (again) and he can't paint his way out of this.

Fourth... Lets see, how many times has he been arrested according to this forum? Twice in official public records on Topix. Not to mention someone layed him out at Old Canal Days this year... Anyone hear about that, besides me? Right on Hamilton Street. I heard it was a one punch for the KO.

Anyways, people if this guy comes to your front door, assume its propaganda. Assume its lies. Assume he is an idiot. You will save yourself a ton of time. Do a nice roundhouse kick to knock him off your front porch and slam the door. Win win for everyone. This guy has zero business in politics!

(Up yours Deskin!)
Hornery cuss

Lockport, IL

#34 Dec 3, 2012
The third fact... Justin Vandemeer is an out of towner crook. Darren has sat on these forums (as an unamed obvious coward who is sure to respond to my comments and judge them as nuts) criticizing Turner for the exact same strategy. I have lived in Lockport for 44 years. I have never heard the name Vandemeer. Not once. Not one damn time. It looks like we have caught Darren with his pants down (again) and he can't paint his way out of this.

I bet you supported Justin Fentress though. Did you ever hear that wife beaters name before Turner propped him up?
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#35 Dec 3, 2012
Hornery cuss wrote:
The third fact... Justin Vandemeer is an out of towner crook. Darren has sat on these forums (as an unamed obvious coward who is sure to respond to my comments and judge them as nuts) criticizing Turner for the exact same strategy. I have lived in Lockport for 44 years. I have never heard the name Vandemeer. Not once. Not one damn time. It looks like we have caught Darren with his pants down (again) and he can't paint his way out of this.
I bet you supported Justin Fentress though. Did you ever hear that wife beaters name before Turner propped him up?
Who ever heard of Samantha Neitske until Balisch and Turner needed someone to run in the 3rd Ward. The high school board probably wouldn't miss her if she were to win the council election. She is Fentress in a skirt and would do Turner's bidding along with Balisch. We don't need another Marynowski for the next two years. Her ties to Balich and Homer Glen do not bode well for Lockport citizens, especially in the 3rd Ward.
Chumbalone

Chicago, IL

#36 Dec 4, 2012
J Kass wrote:
<quoted text>
Perretta Smith Collarelli and trivedi are the only ones telling the truth on this. I can't understand your anger toward them. Turner and his bunch have been lying!
The "truth" may NOT get you elected...or re-elected...for that matter. I'm all for giving up the "facts" about what a mess this town is in and has been for the last many years ! The "truth"..one more time..is that Lockport needs a ton of money. Not just for "maintaining" the current water system...but for ALL those water mains...pipes...sewers...new roads...fixing old roads...and on and on. Lockport will NEVER get ALL that money with constant water rate increases and sales tax revenue. Where will all this money come from ???? Remember the last city council ?? The folks on that council wanted to tax all our utilities and made a deal to pass the sales tax. What happenned...3 of 4 of them were knocked off at election time...for telling the truth !! Point is...go ahead and tell the truth...ALL OF THEM....but you may not get elected because the residents will vote their wallets....not the "truth". Times are still TOUGH..and folks don't like people telling them to cough up more money when their tax bills are sky high in this town ! I want the truth too....BUT AT WHAT COST ! I'm not mad at anyone...so go ahead..tell the truth ! You may NOT get elected. Stop me when I'm lying !
Super 77

Lockport, IL

#37 Dec 4, 2012
Chumbalone wrote:
<quoted text> Remember the last city council ?? The folks on that council wanted to tax all our utilities and made a deal to pass the sales tax. What happenned...3 of 4 of them were knocked off at election time...for telling the truth !! Point is...go ahead and tell the truth...ALL OF THEM
They didn't get fired for telling the truth. They got fired because the Turner camp ran a campaign that lied. Turner's mailers continually stated that the tax increase was a scam because the work was unnecessary. He is still saying that is the case even though Robinson stated that there is a whole boat load that needs to be done. That is why the study money they were recently awarded to figure out the cost is another scam. They should have had that number by now. We won't hear the true cost until after the election so Turner can run for mayor on his stale lie.
Chumbalone

Champaign, IL

#38 Dec 4, 2012
Super 77 wrote:
<quoted text>
They didn't get fired for telling the truth. They got fired because the Turner camp ran a campaign that lied. Turner's mailers continually stated that the tax increase was a scam because the work was unnecessary. He is still saying that is the case even though Robinson stated that there is a whole boat load that needs to be done. That is why the study money they were recently awarded to figure out the cost is another scam. They should have had that number by now. We won't hear the true cost until after the election so Turner can run for mayor on his stale lie.
If they lied....someone bought it. That's history. These "studies" have pointed out MILLIONS...can you read...MILLIONS of dollars to get ALL that NECESSARY work done ! Now...YOU tell me where ALL that money will come from !! Does Lockport need this work to be done or not ?? Stop pointing fingers for once and TELL US ALL where YOU think the funding will come from !! It's either very obvious this town needs this work to be done....OR NOT...which is it ?? If yes...TIME TO PONY UP THE MONEY....If not....then shut up and live with it ! Can't have it both ways....chum.
Chow

Lockport, IL

#39 Dec 4, 2012
Chumbalone wrote:
<quoted text>If they lied....someone bought it. That's history. These "studies" have pointed out MILLIONS...can you read...MILLIONS of dollars to get ALL that NECESSARY work done ! Now...YOU tell me where ALL that money will come from !! Does Lockport need this work to be done or not ?? Stop pointing fingers for once and TELL US ALL where YOU think the funding will come from !! It's either very obvious this town needs this work to be done....OR NOT...which is it ?? If yes...TIME TO PONY UP THE MONEY....If not....then shut up and live with it ! Can't have it both ways....chum.
Of course it comes from us. Who argues this? And no, I don't mind paying to make the fixes happen. I'm either going to pay now or later so we might as well get it done now and have better water (here in the old part of town it's awful) and properly sized water mains on State street.
Jack

Chicago, IL

#40 Dec 4, 2012
Hardliner wrote:
<quoted text>
My real estate taxes are $10,600.00 per year. Above and beyond the bare minimum of services that most every town has like police, fire and emergency services what exactly am I getting for that huge bill? I certainly don’t get a developed downtown with quality sit-down restaurants and retail shopping. I get Big Lots, Dollar General, Family Dollar, more auto parts stores than you can shake a stick at and burned down buildings in my downtown. Take a look around, the only thing separating Lockport from Posen, Markham or Harvey is that there are still more white people here than there. How long do you think that will last as the city’s infrastructure continues to deteriorate and we fall further and further behind neighboring communities in development? The leadership in this towns sucks with a CAPITAL “S”! They all need to go next election.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you the same Hardliner that was vehemently against a new high school in the area? If so, then you are feverishly contributing to the downfall of Lockport and I hope you get what you deserve.

Now somebody queue the Sanford and son music- which is the new Lockport theme song.
Lockport Local

Lockport, IL

#41 Dec 4, 2012
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you the same Hardliner that was vehemently against a new high school in the area? If so, then you are feverishly contributing to the downfall of Lockport and I hope you get what you deserve.
Now somebody queue the Sanford and son music- which is the new Lockport theme song.
Hardliner has nothing to do with the "Sanford and Son" image. The "Slimy Four"/Fentress built that image in the last almost 18 months. That is record time for screwing up a city. Now Turner wants to be Mayor. Tom Kelley, Van Dyke, and Samantha Neitske want to be on the City Council. Marynowski wants to be a "queen maker" in the 4th ward by naming Peretta's opposition for alderman. These people think they have done a great job! What say you taxpayers of Lockport?
Jack

Chicago, IL

#42 Dec 6, 2012
Lockport Local wrote:
<quoted text>Hardliner has nothing to do with the "Sanford and Son" image. The "Slimy Four"/Fentress built that image in the last almost 18 months. That is record time for screwing up a city. Now Turner wants to be Mayor. Tom Kelley, Van Dyke, and Samantha Neitske want to be on the City Council. Marynowski wants to be a "queen maker" in the 4th ward by naming Peretta's opposition for alderman. These people think they have done a great job! What say you taxpayers of Lockport?
When you have misguided priorities and are ignorant to the fact that a solid education system is a key component to a progressive, thriving, community, then you can't get shell shocked when your town goes to crap with dollar stores and tattoo parlors because your number one priority is the illusion of lower taxes. I can't wait for strip joints to infest Lockport.

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