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#1 Apr 5, 2013
Candidates square off in sparsely attended forum
BY SUSAN DEMAR LAFFERTY [email protected] April 4, 2013 8:50PM


It may have been spring break vacations, Holy Week services or simply voter apathy that resulted in a low turnout for both candidates and voters in the first-ever candidate forum sponsored by the Homer Township Chamber of Commerce recently at Lockport Township High School.

While disappointed in the turnout — half the candidates for Lockport city council and LTHS board of education showed with fewer than 30 residents — chamber organizer Steve Balich said the forum would be held again for future elections.

Five candidates for three Homer Glen village trustee spots participated: incumbents Mike Costa and George Yukich, and challengers Bill Thompson, Tom Bernicky and Sharon Sweas. Trustee Mary Niemec is not seeking re-election in the April 9 election.

Costa, a resident since 1985 and trustee since 2009, said it is “important to be involved in your community and know what your community is doing.” Before becoming a trustee, he was involved in coaching sports, served on committees for open space and the Interstate 355 corridor and was a Homer Township trustee.

“As a trustee, you are there to answer questions and I will continue to ask people what they think,” he said.“We know our decisions are not always popular but we ask the opinions of our residents.”

Yukich, also elected in 2009, said,“We try as hard as we can to be transparent. There are so many things trustees do not know about.”
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#2 Apr 5, 2013
If Streit had shown up he would have brought hundreds to the event. Who wants to see fireplug-headed Turner ramble on? Have you seen that newspaper interview video? He looks ridiculous!
bobby v

Lockport, IL

#3 Apr 5, 2013
On a day Trip wrote:
If Streit had shown up he would have brought hundreds to the event. Who wants to see fireplug-headed Turner ramble on? Have you seen that newspaper interview video? He looks ridiculous!
u pin heads are like seeing a lighting bug for the first time. remeber. pin heads are always pin heads

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#4 Apr 5, 2013
bobby v wrote:
<quoted text>u pin heads are like seeing a lighting bug for the first time. remeber. pin heads are always pin heads
Then explain in detail what your plan would be for this city if you were the mayor? See it's easy to sit behind the keyboard and degrade others opinions without offering any details or solutions on what YOU (not u) would do to improve conditions in this community.

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