Antioch trustee says voters can veto ...

Antioch trustee says voters can veto lake water

There are 19 comments on the News Sun story from Jul 9, 2010, titled Antioch trustee says voters can veto lake water. In it, News Sun reports that:

If the village is going to pursue Lake Michigan water with nine other municipalities, officials agree the ultimate decision to switch from well to lake water should be made by voters.

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Ben Derover

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Jul 9, 2010
BULLSHIT!
You will drink whatever they tell you to drink.
People have a choice in NOTHING.

Since: Jul 10

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#2 Jul 9, 2010
Why would anyone not want to vote for Lake Michigan water? We should get it while we can and have the wells as backup. It's a better plan for the future.
KeithR

Round Lake, IL

#3 Jul 10, 2010
I would rather keep my well. They dump the sewer plants in lake Michigan then filter and put chemicals in it and sell for drinking water. The well water don't have fluoride or medications in it.Look at Chicago always dumping raw sewage in lake Michigan. The sewer plants in IL only treat 60% at the most.
hi and dry

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 10, 2010
AntiochITGuy wrote:
Why would anyone not want to vote for Lake Michigan water? We should get it while we can and have the wells as backup. It's a better plan for the future.
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A quarter to half a Billion dollar boon doogle paid for by you and me-- government don't work now and all of a sudden this is a better plan for the future?

Keep me on Antioch Water not Lake County Water
Lou Provanzano

Zion, IL

#5 Jul 10, 2010
I've worked for the Chicago Water department for nearly 40 years. Wheather you want to or not, you're getting Lake Michigan water. It's already planned and figured into your tax assesment for 2015. Reason, Radium. Which is now .2 Picofarrads
above minimum government standards. Not to fear though. I the past 20 years the EPA has raised the limits four times.
Just Sayin

Medinah, IL

#6 Jul 10, 2010
It's quality H20.
Garry Meier

Zion, IL

#7 Jul 11, 2010
Wouldn't it be funny if you turned on the faucet and out came fecal greaseballs?
Water Expert

United States

#8 Jul 12, 2010
Lou Provanzano wrote:
I've worked for the Chicago Water department for nearly 40 years. Wheather you want to or not, you're getting Lake Michigan water. It's already planned and figured into your tax assesment for 2015. Reason, Radium. Which is now .2 Picofarrads
above minimum government standards. Not to fear though. I the past 20 years the EPA has raised the limits four times.
I hear you but you know how expensive it is to treat. Good water--but expensive as heck. Our town has been blending the water between the wells in order to keep the radium down. At least with the economy being down, towns cant build more homes.
Water Expert

United States

#9 Jul 12, 2010
AntiochITGuy wrote:
Why would anyone not want to vote for Lake Michigan water? We should get it while we can and have the wells as backup. It's a better plan for the future.
How would pay for this???? For each homeowner your talking probably $10-15,000 for a hookup. With all the foreclosures in the area its a disaster in the making.
2bit

Lombard, IL

#10 Jul 13, 2010
Water Expert wrote:
<quoted text>How would pay for this???? For each homeowner your talking probably $10-15,000 for a hookup. With all the foreclosures in the area its a disaster in the making.
Double that if your still on private well.
VyvB

United States

#11 Jul 14, 2010
Would it actually cost anything to hook up individually? Wouldn't the piped-in water connect to our existing water system? Where do you we get answers to these questions?
Just a thought

Round Lake, IL

#12 Jul 14, 2010
VyvB wrote:
Would it actually cost anything to hook up individually? Wouldn't the piped-in water connect to our existing water system? Where do you we get answers to these questions?
Here is a novel idea - go to a Village Board meeting and ask. There are answers, just no questions in the right place. Asking here gets no response, and even if it did, how do you know if it isn't right or objective?
This place is little more than a forum for some people for their raving and ranting based on wild speculation. That is so much more fun than having any facts whatsoever.
Just a thought.
Reader

Round Lake, IL

#13 Jul 15, 2010
Just a thought wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is a novel idea - go to a Village Board meeting and ask. There are answers, just no questions in the right place. Asking here gets no response, and even if it did, how do you know if it isn't right or objective?
This place is little more than a forum for some people for their raving and ranting based on wild speculation. That is so much more fun than having any facts whatsoever.
Just a thought.
That is a nice if not simplistic idea :Just a thought". The problem is, a number of the people on these blogs use them as a political tool, which by itself would probably be OK if they knew what the heck they are talking about.

My observation is that there are a few people who post here under different names whose comments are generally without merit, or reflect an uninformed, highly biased view. Those people are trying hard to convince people that there are problems or issues that are fundamentally made up, or problems in the writers mind that he/she has convinced themselves is real, with nothing but irrational thinking to back it up.

Case in point - the idiot who loads uncontrolled, unscientific, non verifiable, and therefor invalid polls. Some of the things this person does are pathetic attempts to try to create a reality that can only be described as an upside down reality in an alternate universe.

I do agree with this - if you want facts and real information to use your own intellect to come to logical conclusions, don't look for them here. Go to the source - the Village Board, the Mayor, the Township, the Township Supervisor, the county, or the state.

The only thing that looks like it is real here is that some people are trying to put poor Kelly's cupcakes out of business. That's a shame. This town needs small businesses and entrepreneurs. Why are some so anxious to tear down and attack, when what is really needed is advice and encouragement? I just don't get that point, and I don't think I ever will.
VyvB

United States

#14 Jul 16, 2010
"Poor Kelly" justs needs to listen to the feedback here. Kelly can thank this site directly for the purchase I made from her store. Despite the "people trying to put her out of business" with their negative opinion of her product, I thought the idea of specialty cupcakes sounded interesting and tried them. I gave my own negative opinion. Since I have seen other positive opinions since by bad experience I'm willing to give her store another try. I'm hoping I just tried her product on a bad day or that she has listened to the feedback and made improvements.

@Just a thought: Who are you to sit in judgement of people's preferred method of communication. You may decry this site and other internet outlets as inferior, but maybe some of us are intelligent enough to sift through the crap and useless non-posts like yours to find the truth out here. Just because some of us actually want to use the technology we have to disseminate information in a useful manner and ludites such as yourself would rather we all meet face to face in the town barn doesn't make you any more correct. Of course I can show up at the next town hall meeting. I should have been clear to anyone that wasn't trying to be an ass that I was asking where the information could be found in the media I was currently using. If you read the article this thread is centered around you would know that the Northern Illinois County Lake Michigan Water Planning Group intends to creates educational material so the public can make an informed decision. I'm the sure the Antioch village board would appreciate the waste of time caused by morons like you who couldn't bother reading the article and instead each show up at the next 10 village board meetings and ASK THE SAME DAMN QUESTION. Instead, I merely asked if the information was available already in a public forum.
VyvB

United States

#15 Jul 16, 2010
"It should have been clear" not "I should have been"
Reader

Round Lake, IL

#16 Jul 17, 2010
VyvB wrote:
"Poor Kelly" justs needs to listen to the feedback here. Kelly can thank this site directly for the purchase I made from her store. Despite the "people trying to put her out of business" with their negative opinion of her product, I thought the idea of specialty cupcakes sounded interesting and tried them. I gave my own negative opinion. Since I have seen other positive opinions since by bad experience I'm willing to give her store another try. I'm hoping I just tried her product on a bad day or that she has listened to the feedback and made improvements.
@Just a thought: Who are you to sit in judgement of people's preferred method of communication. You may decry this site and other internet outlets as inferior, but maybe some of us are intelligent enough to sift through the crap and useless non-posts like yours to find the truth out here. Just because some of us actually want to use the technology we have to disseminate information in a useful manner and ludites such as yourself would rather we all meet face to face in the town barn doesn't make you any more correct. Of course I can show up at the next town hall meeting. I should have been clear to anyone that wasn't trying to be an ass that I was asking where the information could be found in the media I was currently using. If you read the article this thread is centered around you would know that the Northern Illinois County Lake Michigan Water Planning Group intends to creates educational material so the public can make an informed decision. I'm the sure the Antioch village board would appreciate the waste of time caused by morons like you who couldn't bother reading the article and instead each show up at the next 10 village board meetings and ASK THE SAME DAMN QUESTION. Instead, I merely asked if the information was available already in a public forum.
THANK YOU for your lecture. Unlike many, I am taking your advice. I sifted through it, determined it to be crap, and ignored it.

As far a questions to the Board, there is nobody at the meetings to ask them. I am sure they would welcome a little mental stimulation with a question now and then. The only place anybody seems to care about anything that is going on is on these stupid posts.
Not that thirsty

Aurora, IL

#17 Jul 19, 2010
Just a thought wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is a novel idea - go to a Village Board meeting and ask. There are answers, just no questions in the right place. Asking here gets no response, and even if it did, how do you know if it isn't right or objective?
This place is little more than a forum for some people for their raving and ranting based on wild speculation. That is so much more fun than having any facts whatsoever.
Just a thought.
Here is the facts, this will cost you big bucks. If they get lake water, to coincide with the new treatment plant, goodbye any open space left.
antioch resident

Round Lake, IL

#18 Aug 3, 2010
Water Expert wrote:
<quoted text>How would pay for this???? For each homeowner your talking probably $10-15,000 for a hookup. With all the foreclosures in the area its a disaster in the making.
I think it's about time we get Lake Michigan water.
The water in Antioch is awful. I'll vote yes!
VyvB

United States

#19 Aug 3, 2010
antioch resident wrote:
<quoted text> I think it's about time we get Lake Michigan water.
The water in Antioch is awful. I'll vote yes!
Are you sure you aren't hooked up to a private well? Because Antioch water tastes better than any other town I've lived in, including Waukegan (which gets Lake Michegan water if you Lake County geography is sketchy).

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