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I dont know

Elmhurst, IL

#1 Dec 30, 2013
I just read the Joliet Herald News online and they had the top quotes of 2013. They printed Alderman Turner's quote about the Lockport Chamber of Commerce debacle. I checked out the Chamber website and there is no current activity on it. Most of the business links don't appear to be working. What up with them? Did they go under? Is Pete Colarelli still the President? Did they pay off the $117,000 they owed?

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/24568592-417/t...
chamber mystery

Palatine, IL

#2 Dec 31, 2013
I think they actual owed a lot more than the 117 grand. I think it was around 160 grand. I don't remember reading or hearing anything about the outcome of that. I checked out the Chamber directory and the business links don't appear to work. Maybe they did go under.

http://www.lockportchamber.com/newsearch2/ind...
Bewildered

Bolingbrook, IL

#3 Dec 31, 2013
I dont know wrote:
I just read the Joliet Herald News online and they had the top quotes of 2013. They printed Alderman Turner's quote about the Lockport Chamber of Commerce debacle. I checked out the Chamber website and there is no current activity on it. Most of the business links don't appear to be working. What up with them? Did they go under? Is Pete Colarelli still the President? Did they pay off the $117,000 they owed?
http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/24568592-417/t...
The Chamber is a non-profit organization that tried to put on an event in Lockport. Why are they vilified? It is run by volunteers and they don't receive tax money or anything like that. Perhaps if someone like Mr. Turner - who is an alderman and was a mayoral candidate - took some actions to try to help local businesses, the Chamber would be doing a little better.

Another funny thing that never gets mentioned is that Mr. Turner voted in favor of LogJam when it was presented to the city. Then, he thought he could win the mayor's race by slamming the Chamber. What an interesting political science lesson that the voters couldn't reject that strategy strongly enough.
are you

Palatine, IL

#4 Dec 31, 2013
"Bewildered", you sound like you know a lot about the Chamber. Are you Pete Colarelli, the person who is listed as the president? Maybe you could clear up some things? Did the chamber pay the money back? How does a business organization perform so badly in a business venture? Aren't these volunteers business people? Was there a full accounting of all of the receipts? Where did the money go? Who were the vendors? You say they took no tax money, but then you say that Alderman Turner voted for it. So, it did take tax money. You blame the problems of the Chamber on Alderman Turner, but apparently he wasn't involved. If you are Pete Colarelli, have you ever actually run a business?

I think we all hate politicians that blame their own mismanagement on others. I think the State's Attorney should be involved.

Since: Dec 12

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#5 Dec 31, 2013
are you wrote:
"Bewildered", you sound like you know a lot about the Chamber. Are you Pete Colarelli, the person who is listed as the president? Maybe you could clear up some things? Did the chamber pay the money back? How does a business organization perform so badly in a business venture? Aren't these volunteers business people? Was there a full accounting of all of the receipts? Where did the money go? Who were the vendors? You say they took no tax money, but then you say that Alderman Turner voted for it. So, it did take tax money. You blame the problems of the Chamber on Alderman Turner, but apparently he wasn't involved. If you are Pete Colarelli, have you ever actually run a business?
I think we all hate politicians that blame their own mismanagement on others. I think the State's Attorney should be involved.
These are the same sentiments you possessed during your failed second mayoral run. Please watch this video and seek help.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#6 Dec 31, 2013
are you wrote:
"Bewildered", you sound like you know a lot about the Chamber. Are you Pete Colarelli, the person who is listed as the president? Maybe you could clear up some things? Did the chamber pay the money back? How does a business organization perform so badly in a business venture? Aren't these volunteers business people? Was there a full accounting of all of the receipts? Where did the money go? Who were the vendors? You say they took no tax money, but then you say that Alderman Turner voted for it. So, it did take tax money. You blame the problems of the Chamber on Alderman Turner, but apparently he wasn't involved. If you are Pete Colarelli, have you ever actually run a business?
I think we all hate politicians that blame their own mismanagement on others. I think the State's Attorney should be involved.
I see you are still up voting your own posts. You really are a tosser aren't you?
Pot and Kettle

Lemont, IL

#7 Dec 31, 2013
I remember reading that Turner filed for bankruptcy and is running a business that is losing money.

That guy needs to look in the mirror.
New chamber

Wheaton, IL

#8 Jan 1, 2014
You know, I'd like to know what did happen to the Chamber of Commerce. All Chambers of Commerce are supposed to be business oriented and not political. Were politicians the cause of the demise of the Lockport Camber of Commerce?

It's too bad, it used to be a great organization. Obviously, by the looks of these posts and the website, the organization is defunct and all that is left is the name calling.

If a new organization is formed, they should keep the "glory hunting" politicians out of it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#9 Jan 1, 2014
New chamber wrote:
You know, I'd like to know what did happen to the Chamber of Commerce. All Chambers of Commerce are supposed to be business oriented and not political. Were politicians the cause of the demise of the Lockport Camber of Commerce?
It's too bad, it used to be a great organization. Obviously, by the looks of these posts and the website, the organization is defunct and all that is left is the name calling.
If a new organization is formed, they should keep the "glory hunting" politicians out of it.
What like you?
Mark LaPorte

Lockport, IL

#10 Jan 1, 2014
It is hard to keep count, but this was Lockport's most frequently defeated candidate, aka Kelly Turner's 3rd Mayoral run and loss in a row. Nine+ lost elections in 20 years. In 2005 he waged his first bid for Mayor finishing 3rd out of 4 candidates. If memory serves, it was the same pattern of attempting to sell a list of manufactured crises that only he could resolve with his vast political experience and heavy connections in Springfield and Washington. I think he scored around 15% of the vote after blanketing the community with his misspelled, rambling postcards accusing his opponents of crimes (past, current and yet to be committed), unethical behavior, treason, etc.

I have noticed that he seems to feel legally safe accusing just about anything if he slings a question mark after it. But he fashions himself a lawyer, just ask. "Will John Doe turn City Hall into a house of prostitution if he is elected?". The last election was the strangest collection of mailings I have ever received from anyone, for any reason political or not. My personal favorite is this claim of walking the neighborhoods, he continues to say it to this day among his political musings on International politics, National domestic and State politics. This had never occurred...NEVER. This little narcissist is terrified of the public and avoids the public as much as possible, I don't know a soul who has ever witnessed him buying gas or as much as a stick of gum in Lockport since the bus dropped him and his turtle off (starting life over at 43) at his downtown attic apartment 15 or so years ago.

Face it, this site is his life. He has multiple personalities and they are all OK with that. This gives him a place to vent his hatred and fill his time with what drives him. For most people it is family, community, kids, sports etc. For him it is this and will be till he's pushing up mushrooms. His life is about his perceived political rivals, his hatred and jealousies, his adopted hometown of Lockport's politics and exacting revenge on anybody who he thinks is out to get him. He is also consumed with attacking the people in and around politics who he blames for his failures or sees as a threat to his next campaign. Currently he think's it is Pete before that Tim Murphy occupied his days and nights 24/7/365. There was Jerry Adelman then and occasionally now and a few others. He ignores this mayor for the most part as he don't get it, he ignored the last one.

Every time you read on here "you must be so and so", it is him. What he don't get is anyone who knows him also knows he has no legitimate supporters. He has a a few stooges every couple years and they fade away. But we all know he does NOT have anyone on this planet who will bother to go to the computer and defend him, least of all defend him and attack his suspect rivals except he himself. So he might as well sign his name, but in his mind he is so clever and as long as he is on the attack all the time, giving them hell...well then it's worth it. Thus you have this wretched figure.

Lockport has had it's fair share of fanatics over the past 10 years (20 in his case) but they have come and gone. They do most everywhere but this one, he is one of kind. You get my point. So goodnight Kelly Turner, I'm going to bed, got kids to support.
Interesting

Lemont, IL

#11 Jan 2, 2014
Mark LaPorte wrote:
It is hard to keep count, but this was Lockport's most frequently defeated candidate, aka Kelly Turner's 3rd Mayoral run and loss in a row. Nine+ lost elections in 20 years. In 2005 he waged his first bid for Mayor finishing 3rd out of 4 candidates. If memory serves, it was the same pattern of attempting to sell a list of manufactured crises that only he could resolve with his vast political experience and heavy connections. I think he scored around 15% of the vote after blanketing the community with his misspelled, rambling postcards accusing his opponents of crimes (past, current and yet to be committed), unethical behavior, treason, etc.
I have noticed that he seems to feel legally safe accusing just about anything if he slings a question mark after it. But he fashions himself a lawyer, just ask. "Will John Doe turn City Hall into a house of prostitution if he is elected?". The last election was the strangest collection of mailings I have ever received from anyone, for any reason political or not. My personal favorite is this claim of walking the neighborhoods, he continues to say it to this day among his political musings on International politics, National domestic and State politics. This had never occurred...NEVER. This little narcissist is terrified of the public and avoids the public as much as possible, I don't know a soul who has ever witnessed him buying gas or as much as a stick of gum in Lockport since the bus dropped him and his turtle off (starting life over at 43) at his downtown attic apartment 15 or so years ago.
Face it, this site is his life. He has multiple personalities and they are all OK with that. This gives him a place to vent his hatred and fill his time with what drives him. For most people it is family, community, kids, sports etc. For him it is this and will be till he's pushing up mushrooms.
Every time you read on here "you must be so and so", it is him. What he don't get is anyone who knows him also knows he has no legitimate supporters. He has a a few stooges every couple years and they fade away. But we all know he does NOT have anyone on this planet who will bother to go to the computer and defend him, least of all defend him and attack his suspect rivals except he himself. So he might as well sign his name, but in his mind he is so clever and as long as he is on the attack all the time, giving them hell...well then it's worth it. Thus you have this wretched figure.
Lockport has had it's fair share of fanatics over the past 10 years (20 in his case) but they have come and gone. They do most everywhere but this one, he is one of kind. You get my point. So goodnight Kelly Turner, I'm going to bed, got kids to support.
You make VERY valid points! I've been reading this forum for about 3-4 yrs now and now that you spell it all out here, it makes perfect sense.

I would just like to add though, there IS one other person who is on here even MORE than him and from the way she writes and some of the things she says she's quite the bitter old woman but her posts are most defining by her incessant ramblings against or about Turner. We've pegged her "Crone Scorned" as that is exactly what her posts project her as! Since I began reading here I've seen her annoyingly hijack each and every thread with either her insane, drunk-sounding anti-Turner rambling rants or when the new mayor was running for office, many of her posts were repeated fawning and gushing over that man. But with either of her two favorite topics, she's always hell-bent on doing her damnedest to author at least more than half a threads total posts.

Now I'm CONVINCED that this woman IS his ex-wife or she REALLY IS one who's advances WERE rebuffed by him thus her becoming "Crone Scorned". It makes sense that the two people who make Topix their life, 24/7/365 have/had some sort of relationship in real life? If they didn't/don't, then they should! They sound perfect for one another!
Turner Enemies

Lemont, IL

#12 Jan 3, 2014
Mark LaPorte wrote:
It is hard to keep count, but this was Lockport's most frequently defeated candidate, aka Kelly Turner's 3rd Mayoral run and loss in a row. Nine+ lost elections in 20 years. In 2005 he waged his first bid for Mayor finishing 3rd out of 4 candidates. If memory serves, it was the same pattern of attempting to sell a list of manufactured crises that only he could resolve with his vast political experience and heavy connections in Springfield and Washington. I think he scored around 15% of the vote after blanketing the community with his misspelled, rambling postcards accusing his opponents of crimes (past, current and yet to be committed), unethical behavior, treason, etc.
I have noticed that he seems to feel legally safe accusing just about anything if he slings a question mark after it. But he fashions himself a lawyer, just ask. "Will John Doe turn City Hall into a house of prostitution if he is elected?". The last election was the strangest collection of mailings I have ever received from anyone, for any reason political or not. My personal favorite is this claim of walking the neighborhoods, he continues to say it to this day among his political musings on International politics, National domestic and State politics. This had never occurred...NEVER. This little narcissist is terrified of the public and avoids the public as much as possible, I don't know a soul who has ever witnessed him buying gas or as much as a stick of gum in Lockport since the bus dropped him and his turtle off (starting life over at 43) at his downtown attic apartment 15 or so years ago.
Face it, this site is his life. He has multiple personalities and they are all OK with that. This gives him a place to vent his hatred and fill his time with what drives him. For most people it is family, community, kids, sports etc. For him it is this and will be till he's pushing up mushrooms. His life is about his perceived political rivals, his hatred and jealousies, his adopted hometown of Lockport's politics and exacting revenge on anybody who he thinks is out to get him. He is also consumed with attacking the people in and around politics who he blames for his failures or sees as a threat to his next campaign. Currently he think's it is Pete before that Tim Murphy occupied his days and nights 24/7/365. There was Jerry Adelman then and occasionally now and a few others. He ignores this mayor for the most part as he don't get it, he ignored the last one.
Every time you read on here "you must be so and so", it is him. What he don't get is anyone who knows him also knows he has no legitimate supporters. He has a a few stooges every couple years and they fade away. But we all know he does NOT have anyone on this planet who will bother to go to the computer and defend him, least of all defend him and attack his suspect rivals except he himself. So he might as well sign his name, but in his mind he is so clever and as long as he is on the attack all the time, giving them hell...well then it's worth it. Thus you have this wretched figure.
Lockport has had it's fair share of fanatics over the past 10 years (20 in his case) but they have come and gone. They do most everywhere but this one, he is one of kind. You get my point. So goodnight Kelly Turner, I'm going to bed, got kids to support.
Whoever wrote this really knows Turdner well - he nailed this guy's psychosis! Turdner is a loser extreme.
Thank you

Aurora, IL

#13 Jan 3, 2014
Thank you Pete Colareli for those last 3 posts. You really nailed Turner and I thank you for it. It is very brave of you to stay on Topix 24 hours a day in your quest to save us from Turner. How do you come up with all of these personalities? You should be commended.

We should take up a collection to help you, it must take away from work and family to keep up this quest.

Bless you Pete.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#14 Jan 3, 2014
LOL still beating that drum and still in utter denial. Just keep up voting your own post and enjoy the final years in office.

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