Updated 10/29: Lake Villa's Chief Vis...

Updated 10/29: Lake Villa's Chief Visconti heads for the hills

There are 171 comments on the The Highland Park News story from Oct 29, 2008, titled Updated 10/29: Lake Villa's Chief Visconti heads for the hills. In it, The Highland Park News reports that:

After 28 years as Lake Villa's Chief of Police, Roger Visconti is goin' south to the Tennessee Cumberlands where he'll fish and hunt, enjoy the mountain scenery and begin a new life with his wife Linda.

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cant_stand_liars

Naperville, IL

#22 Nov 5, 2008
Well, as far as Visconti goes... He is a liar! He sucks the life out of everyone he comes in contact with. I feel sorry for all the guys at the Lake Villa police department that he told he was grooming for the chief's position. He played so many guys at the LVPD! He had the Deputy Chief and one of the Sergents believing that they were next in line!!! What a joke of a man! I feel bad for Roth having to pick up all the bodies and morale of the people that Visconti was once in charge of. And if you think Visconti is bad Mayor Lafredo of Lake Villa is worse!! Well, God Bless Roth! Poor Guy hope he knows what he is in for.
The Watcher

Round Lake, IL

#23 Nov 5, 2008
Don't feel sorry for Roth,he will jump ship as soon as another position opens any where with a couple more dollars on the pay check.
cant_stand_liars

Naperville, IL

#24 Nov 5, 2008
I don't really feel sorry for Roth.... I just hope he understands what the heck he got himself into.I feel sorry for the deputy chief. What a slap in the face. From what I have heard the deputy chief has worked for the LVPD for almost 20 years and was told by Visconti and the Mayor that he was next in line. I know people complain about the Hainsville Mayor... At least he puts time into the Village. The Mayor of Lake Villa is never there. Well, Now that his buddy Visconti is gone maybe he will actually do his job and Mayor.
No name

Chicago, IL

#25 Nov 6, 2008
cant_stand_liars wrote:
Well, as far as Visconti goes... He is a liar! He sucks the life out of everyone he comes in contact with. I feel sorry for all the guys at the Lake Villa police department that he told he was grooming for the chief's position. He played so many guys at the LVPD! He had the Deputy Chief and one of the Sergents believing that they were next in line!!! What a joke of a man! I feel bad for Roth having to pick up all the bodies and morale of the people that Visconti was once in charge of. And if you think Visconti is bad Mayor Lafredo of Lake Villa is worse!! Well, God Bless Roth! Poor Guy hope he knows what he is in for.
All cops are a joke!!! Roth, Visconti, Schroeder (lier himself) and the rest of them! A joke! Did it really matter who made chief?
KEE

Miami, FL

#26 Nov 6, 2008
Visconti was insecure, lived in officers basements, hired poor quality officers.
hey Schroeder how does it feel to be passed over on the promotion !!!!
all those years of being "loyal".....
kee

Miami, FL

#27 Nov 6, 2008
Wait until Ron Roth takes over as police chief,
and discovers the "nit wits" he has
inherited as a police department.
hey Schroeder all that back stabbing did'nt pay off !
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kee

Miami, FL

#28 Nov 6, 2008
The town of lake villa needs to realize the inadequate supervisory police staff,
and the low quality officers.
tippet, battinus, janik, schroeder,
the list goes on.
check their personnel files !!!!!
********
chief Roth has an uphill battle with
this bunch of drama and insecue and imiture people.
****** thank god for the union !!!!!!!!!!
kee

Miami, FL

#29 Nov 6, 2008
HEY LAKE VILLA POLICE OFFICER SNITCHES,
DO YOU THINK ROTH WILL LISTEN TO YOUR LITTLE WHISPERS LIKE VISCONTI DID ???
TIME TO GROW UP !!!!
Uncle Joe

Chicago, IL

#30 Nov 6, 2008
I don't know who you are, kee, but you're not fit to lick Schroeder's boots. Sounds like you have your own little ax to grind. Are you a criminal? They usually have bad things to say about police officers.
Slats

Chicago, IL

#31 Nov 6, 2008
Sounds more like a cop, ex-cop...and if this is who I think it is, he's actually with the LCSD. How scary is that! Lock your doors.
reader

Chicago, IL

#32 Nov 6, 2008
Slats wrote:
Sounds more like a cop, ex-cop...and if this is who I think it is, he's actually with the LCSD. How scary is that! Lock your doors.
ex lvpd cop!
Mr_Doo

Wayne, IL

#33 Nov 6, 2008
kee wrote:
Wait until Ron Roth takes over as police chief,
and discovers the "nit wits" he has
inherited as a police department.
hey Schroeder all that back stabbing did'nt pay off !
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Gee "KEE" You sound a little bitter... Did Schroeder pass you up for a promotion or something?? It's sad that you have to slam the only person on the LVPD who is an upstanding police officer!! God what can make someone that upset.... Did you get fired by Schroeder or something cuz you have serious issues!!!!
Mr_Doo

Wayne, IL

#34 Nov 6, 2008
No name wrote:
<quoted text>
All cops are a joke!!! Roth, Visconti, Schroeder (lier himself) and the rest of them! A joke! Did it really matter who made chief?
Why would you ever put Schroeder with the likes of Visconti??? He is the only honest police officer they have in Lake Villa.. Can't speak for Roth dont know the man!
Reader

Morrison, IL

#35 Nov 7, 2008
Everyone has their opinions. Especially when it comes down to bad cop good cop best cop. I can tell you opinions / rumors I have heard about schroeder and they are not the greatest but I will not air one's dirty laundry unlike some here. I think they all do their jobs well period! As far as attacking one's charactor like so many have on visconti is just WRONG! He was a great cop and did alot for that department!!!!!!!!!
tom

Chicago, IL

#36 Nov 7, 2008
Reader wrote:
Everyone has their opinions. Especially when it comes down to bad cop good cop best cop. I can tell you opinions / rumors I have heard about schroeder and they are not the greatest but I will not air one's dirty laundry unlike some here. I think they all do their jobs well period! As far as attacking one's charactor like so many have on visconti is just WRONG! He was a great cop and did alot for that department!!!!!!!!!
From what I heard roger helped schroeder get on the force supported him and they had a falling out. A lot of people used him pretending to be his friend to get ahead and when things no longer went their way they turned their back on the man. This I know to be fact and for those of you who may even be one of those people reading this know it is fact and you cant deny it. If you do your full of BS and everyone knows it. This whole forum is out of control if you ask me due to the way to much personal crap said on here inwhich half of it is nothing but fictional crap. Who ever it is who posted such BS about roger "women in the woods asking them if they are scared", GROW THE HELL UP you you!!!!!!!!
tom

Chicago, IL

#37 Nov 7, 2008
Mr_Doo wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would you ever put Schroeder with the likes of Visconti??? He is the only honest police officer they have in Lake Villa.. Can't speak for Roth dont know the man!
Roth will do good for LV. Another oldtimer at heart. Just hope officers don't use him as so many used roger and then cried when things did'nt go their way!
Mr_Doo

Naperville, IL

#38 Nov 7, 2008
tom wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I heard roger helped schroeder get on the force supported him and they had a falling out. A lot of people used him pretending to be his friend to get ahead and when things no longer went their way they turned their back on the man. This I know to be fact and for those of you who may even be one of those people reading this know it is fact and you cant deny it. If you do your full of BS and everyone knows it. This whole forum is out of control if you ask me due to the way to much personal crap said on here inwhich half of it is nothing but fictional crap. Who ever it is who posted such BS about roger "women in the woods asking them if they are scared", GROW THE HELL UP you you!!!!!!!!
Tom The only reason I made the comment about comparing Visconti and Schroeder. Schroeder has only been married once and is still married. And on many occasion Visconti has made comments about how he wished he could settle down like Schroeder.I know the Schroeder family and Visconti very well. And there has never been a falling out as a matter of fact Visconti often had dinner with the Schroeder's. Visconti was Schroders mentor and Schroeder look up to him. I know there is a lot of crap said about Visconti on this site that is untrue and just plain mean. But for you to say like you have first hand information that Schroeder used Visconti is sick. Visconti did not help Schroeder get the position at LVPD. There was one opening for a full time police officer and Schroeder was a part time. Cheif Debevic offered it to Schroeder and Schroeder accepeted. Schroeder was the only one that applied for the position that already had police academy. So, before you go and put a wedge in the relationship of Schroeder and Visconti you need to stop. As a matter of fact Schroeder helped Visconti find his place in Tennesee which is miles from Schroeder's father in law. I am sure they will be seeing each other often. So, please don't act like you have first hand information when you don't.
kee

Miami, FL

#39 Nov 7, 2008
chief roth,
**********
good luck with
martino, geraty, castro, tippett
alot of hidden baggage in the personnel files of these officers !!
**********
visconti did a very good job of false promises, tiring you out mentally, and
hiding officer problems...
i am glad to see he finally made a decision to retire....
**********
how does it feel roger schroeder , being passed over on the promotion ???
**********
kee

Miami, FL

#40 Nov 7, 2008
some one should find out what this schroeder had on visconti to achieve the promotions and easy assignments he recieved over the years.
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schroeder has no personality,the public does not recognize him.
he has no people skills, and does not set an example for a fit and trim officer,
and is liked by no one in the department
thats probably why he is not the chief.
and that is "first hand information" !!!
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hurray for the police union....
Mr_Doo

Naperville, IL

#41 Nov 7, 2008
kee wrote:
some one should find out what this schroeder had on visconti to achieve the promotions and easy assignments he recieved over the years.
==========
schroeder has no personality,the public does not recognize him.
he has no people skills, and does not set an example for a fit and trim officer,
and is liked by no one in the department
thats probably why he is not the chief.
and that is "first hand information" !!!
==========
hurray for the police union....
Well, Kee you never answered my question.... Were you passed up for a promotion by Schroeder?? Schroeder has a great personality if you are not a dirt bag and he may not be fit and trim, but.... He has a heart of gold. You must really be jealous of Schroeder. Did it piss you off to see him on the front page of the NEW SUN??? Man Schroeder he is a true man and a great officer. He does it all kinda like superman he stomps out corruption and delivers babies!! What a guy! And as far as his personel file it is spotless!!! AND THAT MY FRIEND IS FIRST HAND INFORMATION!!! You keep mentioning the union.... The people who wanted that are not very bright! We will see if they are happpy in a year when the union has ruined the LVPD!!!!

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