Antioch mayor defends "indecisiveness" accusation from opponent

Mar 22, 2013 Full story: Daily Herald 42

The challenger in the race for Antioch mayor said indecisiveness by her opponent shows a lack of leadership for the village.

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Standing up stright

Lisle, IL

#22 Mar 28, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>You drove straight? Thats a change for you leaving a bar.
Hi Mary I see you got out of the bar long enough to log on. Must have been closing time !
Skyfall13

United States

#23 Mar 28, 2013
So who cares if her pictures are on HER signs. She is paying for them and has a right do so. She may not have the expierence Antioch needs but I give her kuddos for running and wanting to make a change. Not everyone has what it takes to run a campaigan and deal with all the negative comments towards them. Do you see any of her supporters calling the mayor nasty names or calling him a drunk? No. Who cares if she goes to bars, she is a grown adult and as long as she is responsible about
its really non of your business or mine. People in glass houses should not throw stones.

I think wanting to make a change, to stand up for your beliefs, your convictions whatever they may be takes courage. How many of you would run for mayor when all people do is talk down about how you are not fit to run, how your posters scare people etc. No many. Either way she has a right to be treated with a little respect. Afterall she is someone's wife and mother.
Buddy

Round Lake, IL

#24 Mar 28, 2013
Standing up stright wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Mary I see you got out of the bar long enough to log on. Must have been closing time !
I see you woke up from your drunken stupor long enough to make a post.Now go back to the Lodge and sleep on on the bar you loser
Buddy

Round Lake, IL

#25 Mar 28, 2013
Tax Man wrote:
<quoted text>
You make my point. There are NO pictures of guys, just of her. Why? I suspect because they are not desperate narcissists.
In answer to your question, I don't want to look at any of their ugly mugs. What they look like has nothing to do with past, present, or future performance, although Ms. Gaborek apparently feels it has a lot to do with why she should be elected. I disagree. I look at credentials, experience, other objective qualifications, and results people have achieved. I recognize that the masses in our country get spun up on issues such as hairdo's race, smile, spouses, kids, pet dogs, and the like. And that is part of the reason our country is in the toilet. What someone looks like is no predictor of qualifications or performance.
Please don't ask stupid questions.
As soon as you stop making chauvinist comments. It's a person running against your beloved Larry.If you don't wish to vote for her then don't . All I have seen is a bunch of posts slamming the only person who has the nerve to try to make the village better.She cares what's going on in our village and has done something about it. or wrong
Voting No To Gaborek

Waukegan, IL

#26 Mar 28, 2013
Buddy wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as you stop making chauvinist comments. It's a person running against your beloved Larry.If you don't wish to vote for her then don't . All I have seen is a bunch of posts slamming the only person who has the nerve to try to make the village better.She cares what's going on in our village and has done something about it. or wrong
No she has only made an ass out of herself with her lies (she has not attended almost all the village meetings in the last several years as she states in the paper). I should know I go to all of them and hardly ever see her except for the last few months when she decided to run --before then I've never seen her around). So she's full of crap. If she makes up stuff like that she'll make up anything just to get a vote. Her campaign is based on lies and she has no clue on what she's talking about -- it's scary. She is not village material, never was and never will be. Yeah, I'll give her credit for having the courage to run, but if you're going to run do it with style and base your campaign on facts--TRUE FACTS (which she obviously knows nothing about)--she is the puppet for The Antioch Republican Club ya know. They lie so much that they convince themselves that the lies they tell are the truth. When she talks stupidness and inexperience comes out. She doesn't attend enough meetings to be "in the know" (the last few months) big deal--not. Move on Gaborek--Antioch doesn't need or want your lies or your lack of knowledge. I would never trust her judgment. Antioch needs and wants to continue to move forward and you are not the person to do that and never will be. Voting for Hanson is voting for experience and know how. Hanson is as good as his board and staff and I'm pleased with how things have been getting accomplished these last four years and changing things now would prove disastrous for the village. No to Gaborek!!
Longtime Antioch voter

Antioch, IL

#27 Mar 28, 2013
Buddy wrote:
<quoted text> I see you woke up from your drunken stupor long enough to make a post.Now go back to the Lodge and sleep on on the bar you loser
You must be talking about Mary. I think that was just said. Read the above post ding dong.
Election Watcher

Spring Grove, IL

#28 Mar 29, 2013
Buddy wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as you stop making chauvinist comments. It's a person running against your beloved Larry.If you don't wish to vote for her then don't . All I have seen is a bunch of posts slamming the only person who has the nerve to try to make the village better.She cares what's going on in our village and has done something about it. or wrong
Wow. "The only person who has the nerve to try to make the Village run better".

What a ridiculous statement. What do you think the rest of the elected officials are trying to do - those running and those not up for reelection but still subject to slurs, name calling, and hateful comments?

The crap comes with the territory, and if someone can't stand the heat, they should stay out of the kitchen, as the old saying goes. She should have known what was coming, and by the way, she has done plenty of attacking herself. So much so that she has alienated most of the Board with self serving comments that reflect poorly on them. She has tried to paint herself as the savior who will lead the uneducated Board out of their incompetence. Wow. Looking at the makeup, experience, credentials,, and track record of the people there, I think she has put her foot in her mouth big time. From a background alone, she can't hold a candle to most of those people.

I do give her and anyone running for any office credit for putting themselves on the line. She wants to help and that is just fine. What is not is that she reached way too far on her first effort, and those who understand that have little respect for her claims. If she were running for Trustee, she might have had a shot at winning. Another old saying, walk before you run - for Mayor.
Election Watcher

Spring Grove, IL

#29 Mar 29, 2013
Skyfall13 wrote:
So who cares if her pictures are on HER signs. She is paying for them and has a right do so. She may not have the expierence Antioch needs but I give her kuddos for running and wanting to make a change. Not everyone has what it takes to run a campaigan and deal with all the negative comments towards them. Do you see any of her supporters calling the mayor nasty names or calling him a drunk? No. Who cares if she goes to bars, she is a grown adult and as long as she is responsible about
its really non of your business or mine. People in glass houses should not throw stones.

I think wanting to make a change, to stand up for your beliefs, your convictions whatever they may be takes courage. How many of you would run for mayor when all people do is talk down about how you are not fit to run, how your posters scare people etc. No many. Either way she has a right to be treated with a little respect. Afterall she is someone's wife and mother.
"Someone's wife and mother" should have known what she was getting in to when her Republican Club pals played to her ego and convinced her to run. Notice that none of them stepped up.

No one is allowed to throw out assumptions as facts and get away with it ( except here). She has few and has failed to gain credibility with many. You cannot talk your way into respect, especially when you only have half the story. Respect is earned. Her first job was to convince others that she could be part of a team, and she has failed miserably. How can you lead people you have trashed to win an election? She has missed the fact that the Board has done a great job and that the Mayor is popular even if not perfect in his approach 100% of the time. If she truly had leadership skills she should have found a different way to make her points. She was facing a steep hill anyway with no experience, limited name recognition, lack of facts, embellishments and outright lies, and a background that while honorable, does not qualify her to lead a seasoned and productive Board.
Bree

Aurora, IL

#30 Apr 9, 2013
All of you should wake up!!! What has Hanson done for Antioch in last few years? Gaborek has done a hell of a lot more..........Just saying :)
Bree

Aurora, IL

#31 Apr 9, 2013
Tax Man wrote:
What's with her face on signs all over town? Is she trying to use her feminine "charm" to get votes? It really is a very nice picture of her and I am sure when it was taken 20 years ago she looked exactly like it. Not to say that she is not an attractive lady, but she is 49 or 52 (depending on who she is talking to - her age seems to be a movable feast), but she is showing it. Not fair to attack people on their looks, but then it's not fair to try to use looks to achieve some goal. Unless of course, you are a woman.
Although I would never vote for her, I wish her well, and I also wish that she would run on her plans and capabilities, not on the lies and distortions she is campaigning on.
That's a her recent picture, She looks great for 49 years old and has done a lot for Antioch. Have you seen Mr. Hanson? Scary and he works at MA & PA's clothing shop. LOL
Bree

Aurora, IL

#32 Apr 9, 2013
Standing up stright wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Mary I see you got out of the bar long enough to log on. Must have been closing time !
Wow, she doesn't even drink!! She's really into health and fitness. She looks beautiful for 49, don't you think
Bree

Aurora, IL

#33 Apr 9, 2013
Hanson hasn't done anything for Antioch, At least Gaborek has in her 10 years. She is what Antioch needs. CHANGE!!!!
Bree

Aurora, IL

#34 Apr 9, 2013
Buddy wrote:
<quoted text> I see you woke up from your drunken stupor long enough to make a post.Now go back to the Lodge and sleep on on the bar you loser
You must be a real loser, to post a comment like that. She should help mentally ill people like you. Get a life and stop posting lies when you don't even know the woman.
Bree

Aurora, IL

#35 Apr 9, 2013
Antioch people should vote for Gaborek, If I lived there she would get my vote.
Flobbits

Spring Grove, IL

#36 Apr 10, 2013
Bree wrote:
Antioch people should vote for Gaborek, If I lived there she would get my vote.
FRAAAAPPPP
Bree

Aurora, IL

#37 Apr 10, 2013
Truth Seeker wrote:
OMG, what a whack job/moron this woman is. She needs to have her head examined. If this woman gets elected all of Antioch would become unraveled. She obviously doesn't go to the meetings (the last few months doesn't count). I go to almost every village meeting and where was she during the discussions about the Lake Michigan water being brought to Antioch??!!-geez she wasn't there. GO FIGURE!!! Larry and his administration did a very extensive study looking into getting Lake Michigan water just the same way other towns did. Like the article said Larry doesn't run a one man show. The decisions that are made are done by the trustees voting on it and what they feel is in the best interest of the village. They are informed votes with knowledge of what's going on via the studies that are conducted. Hello the trustees do village "things" outside regular village meetings, they also attend meetings that have to do with things on the village agenda which also includes the Lake Michigan water issue. Also Larry has a very good staff (Jim Keim-Village Administrator). Larry will break a tie if need be. He still is on top of things and things are and have been getting done these last four years. He has an excellent track record to PROVE it. She is so full of hot air. I can't believe the crap that comes out of her mouth. She has nothing to go on against Larry so she just starts grabbing things out of the sky hoping she can make it stick. She is just an incompetent puppet for the past administration that put Antioch on a path of self destruction (I'm sure you heard of Dorothy Larson) and her former idiot friends yes that includes ex-police chief Forester-well those are the idiots that are trying to weazle their way back into control thru this joke of a person called Mary Gaborek. Mary you are better off running your little household as a housewife and NOT running a village. The village is not a PTO for grade school where you figure out where to hold the next kid party and collect a few cereal box tops to help with the school. The mayor's job requires some "know how and experience" which she obviously has none and it shows. Her too few brain cells is not enough to run a village. She also appears to be a flat out liar (she doesn't attend board meetings like she claims too (a few months doesn't compare to several years of attending). I tell ya she already has Larson written all over herself. If she is a liar now imagine if she got elected. The village has taken 20 steps forward since Larry was elected back on 2009 and if Gaborek wins that would send the village into an out of control backwards tailspin. This twit bimbo Mary Gaborek is definitely not the right choice for Antioch--she would be like committing "village suicide". She can't even give good speeches. PEOPLE IF YOU'RE SMART VOTE FOR LARRY HANSON FOR MAYOR AND KEEP ANTIOCH MOVING FORWARD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
Hanson has done nothing for Antioch, he can't even attend meetings on time. At least Gaborek has made changes. She has done a hell of a lot more than Hanson has. He should continue working for his Mom & Dad little shop. Hanson has done nothing, Antioch is worse now than in 2008..........

Since: Oct 11

Antioch, IL

#38 Apr 10, 2013
Bree wrote:
Antioch people should vote for Gaborek, If I lived there she would get my vote.
But you apparently don't live here. So I'd assume she's a friend of yours.

Larry Hansen has indeed done well by Antioch. The budget is balanced and the town is running well. I utilize the parks and other services and see no problems. As to running the "Mom & Pop" store, the simple fact that it remains open after all these years despite the recession and number of other similar business that have closed speaks to his business sense. I'll take quiet action and results over flash and rhetoric, any day.

Congrats on another term, Mayor Hansen! Please continue the good work.
Buddy

Round Lake, IL

#39 Apr 10, 2013
News Reader 2011 wrote:
<quoted text>
But you apparently don't live here. So I'd assume she's a friend of yours.
Larry Hansen has indeed done well by Antioch. The budget is balanced and the town is running well. I utilize the parks and other services and see no problems. As to running the "Mom & Pop" store, the simple fact that it remains open after all these years despite the recession and number of other similar business that have closed speaks to his business sense. I'll take quiet action and results over flash and rhetoric, any day.
Congrats on another term, Mayor Hansen! Please continue the good work.
Maybe he can now afford to move out of Mommy and Daddies basement
Flobbits

Spring Grove, IL

#40 Apr 10, 2013
Buddy wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe he can now afford to move out of Mommy and Daddies basement
How long have you been a shut in gnome who is blinded by hate a stupidity?

As gnomes do, you will now attack me with slurs and lies.

Congratulations on your cowardly and meaningless life. Don.

By the way, you misspelled the word describing his father. You figure it out you half wit.
It's Bull

Waukegan, IL

#41 Apr 10, 2013
Bree wrote:
<quoted text>Hanson has done nothing for Antioch, he can't even attend meetings on time. At least Gaborek has made changes. She has done a hell of a lot more than Hanson has. He should continue working for his Mom & Dad little shop. Hanson has done nothing, Antioch is worse now than in 2008..........
You must be on crack. Changes--what changes??--PTO at school is great, but from an overall village standpoint that doesn't count. You have no clue what you're even saying. Grow up moron. You sound like a Sore loser cause your candidate lost--you must be from the has been Larson club. Gone to any meetings lately? Larry has accomplished a lot in these last four years and it's called Positive,forward moving "Progress" and the emphasis is on the word progress (oh, sorry that word is probably not apart of your vocabulary).(And he managed it in a recession). Larson couldn't even accomplish that when economic times were good!!! The people of Antioch have spoken and they obviously picked who they felt is the wiser choice and they obviously didn't choose Gaborek because she may try to come across as a nice lady but nice and inexperienced doesn't cut it -- thank God she didn't get voted in cause this town would have gone down the toilet. Larry is not perfect, nobody is (we're all human), but at least I know that this town is in good hands with him being re-elected. And those who voted for him
back me up on that. We don't need any has beens and/or connections to the has beens because that would only set this town backwards. I think the people, myself included also don't trust Garborek cause I think she and her Antioch Republican / Larson club had a hidden agenda if she had been elected and the people saw right thru her and decided she was not what the village needs. We don't need or want history to repeat itself. The Larson way of doing things is in the past and everyone is more than happy to keep it there. PERIOD!! Now onto making another 4 years of progress.

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