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jones

Orlando, FL

#1 Jan 31, 2013
The chamber must provide city and taxpayers financials. Its their money. How much does director make and what are benefits. Can pete REALLY be president. CONFLICT with city council?Someone needs to be held accountable for taxpayer money.

Since: Dec 12

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#2 Jan 31, 2013
And somebody needs to FOIA the City for the amount of money being paid to Robinson. After that someone needs to FOIA the Will County Clerk for the entire City Council's Statement of Economic Interest. Then someone can FOIA the City's contract's with Robinson. You want to keep playing this game Ald Turner? Let's play I am sick and tired of your antics of trying to deflect away from your failures. It is time for you to own up to the failures that the majority have perpetrated on this city. Can you point to one one major developer that you and the majority brought to this town? I seem to remember yourself and former Ald Greg Piazza screaming to anyone who would listen that the city was screwed over in the Wal-Mart deal. Well Wal-Mart's here and brought people into town to shop there and at the shops around it, what have you and the majority brought into town? Give you a hint nothing. Zero, nada, zilch. Don't give me ML that was in the works before you somehow managed to weasel your way back onto the council. SO before you start slinging mud at the Chamber then you sir better take along look in the mirror.
6th Street

Lockport, IL

#3 Jan 31, 2013
All the chamber BS is just that if the Mayor vetoed the latest resolution. They need six people to override the veto. There are only 7 members currently on the council. The vote will be 4-3 against the override.

End of story.
Resident

Lockport, IL

#4 Jan 31, 2013
FYI - the Lockport Chamber of Commerce is NOT a government agency. Operations are not funded by the City or the taxpayers. They are funded by the membership, businesses in the community, to whom they ARE accountable and their financials should be open and available to the membership.
Snooper wants Facts HaHa

Lockport, IL

#5 Jan 31, 2013
You know it! They are using it as a political ploy and the Chamber knows it. That guy in the Legend is a friend of theirs. He doesn't seem to mind that they are spending his taxpayer dollars like water. He is just concerned with the Chamber and the facts. Just the facts, man, just the facts. What facts have we ever gotten from this majority??? I like what the post (the third above me says). It is true and you will never hear how the money is spent in the city. Keep vetoing it Mayor T. They want it as Mr. Coyle said for political purposes and that is all. They have nothing good to say about themselves so they pick on the opposition. This time they are biting off more than they can chew!!!
We are watching

Lockport, IL

#6 Jan 31, 2013
EJCDad wrote:
And somebody needs to FOIA the City for the amount of money being paid to Robinson. After that someone needs to FOIA the Will County Clerk for the entire City Council's Statement of Economic Interest. Then someone can FOIA the City's contract's with Robinson. You want to keep playing this game Ald Turner? Let's play I am sick and tired of your antics of trying to deflect away from your failures. It is time for you to own up to the failures that the majority have perpetrated on this city. Can you point to one one major developer that you and the majority brought to this town? I seem to remember yourself and former Ald Greg Piazza screaming to anyone who would listen that the city was screwed over in the Wal-Mart deal. Well Wal-Mart's here and brought people into town to shop there and at the shops around it, what have you and the majority brought into town? Give you a hint nothing. Zero, nada, zilch. Don't give me ML that was in the works before you somehow managed to weasel your way back onto the council. SO before you start slinging mud at the Chamber then you sir better take along look in the mirror.
You have the perfect solution to it all. They want the Chamber notes so they can use them against them. The Chamber said join and you can see. They do not want to be a part of the Chamber, never once would they help them. WE ARE WATCHING HOW OUR MONEY IS SPENT IN THE CITY AND TO WHOM, BUT NO ANSWERS HAVE COME FORTH. NEVER WILL THEY !
CIVIC WATCHDOG

Lockport, IL

#7 Jan 31, 2013
ejcdAD HAS THE RIGHT IDEA. He won't be fooled when he walks into that voting booth. A lot of people have said they are voting for Steve because of NO accomplishments. Do you see any? Show us! Oh, the rented buildings, I forgot. How wonderful in the two years/four years/plus more if they get re elected. Let's work hard for the best man----Steve!

Since: Jul 12

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#8 Feb 1, 2013
Resident wrote:
FYI - the Lockport Chamber of Commerce is NOT a government agency. Operations are not funded by the City or the taxpayers. They are funded by the membership, businesses in the community, to whom they ARE accountable and their financials should be open and available to the membership.
In one aspect your wrong. Yes the city and naturally taxpayers do assist with money or in-kind services. Big deal, the city and taxpayers get something for that money and services. Think about the real reason this is all coming out now.

Steve is running for mayor and is also on the chamber.

Nothing more.

If Steve was not running for mayor, then the HEAD COWARD along with the other lapdogs would not have said anything. Besides, didn't Steve just become a board member recently. He was not on the board during all this so-called misuse of funds.

Now the real question is, remember we are talking about only $100,000.00. That is hardly even 1 month of unitemized bills from Robinson and Odelson together.

This is just another smoke and mirror, spin and deflect away from the council problems and who is running for mayor the HEAD COWARD.

So lets not loose sight of the real issues. It has been 2 yrs now, and still no open books to the public. If a taxpayer went into city hall and asked to look at checkbook, and all records, they would be laughed out of city hall, and handed a FOIA paperwork, along with a bill for the piecce of paper.

SO in closing, the city finance director has already reviewed the chamber books and found nothing wrong. The chamber books are open to any member to see, Oh thats right, the HEAD COWARD doesn't have his business in Lockport, not even a office space, possibly not even a home as well.
jones

Orlando, FL

#9 Feb 1, 2013
There are some people in chamber that are NOT BUSINESS OWNERS.as for robinson bills probably overcharging city MAYOR should stop this. If we can lose $75,000.00 to the chamber then LETS DONATE $75,000.00 to the FOOD PANTRY.OR WHAT IS MARY Kays SALARY AND benefit package costs. This is not about the majority and minority----this is about right snd wrong.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#10 Feb 1, 2013
jones wrote:
There are some people in chamber that are NOT BUSINESS OWNERS.as for robinson bills probably overcharging city MAYOR should stop this. If we can lose $75,000.00 to the chamber then LETS DONATE $75,000.00 to the FOOD PANTRY.OR WHAT IS MARY Kays SALARY AND benefit package costs. This is not about the majority and minority----this is about right snd wrong.
The city didn't loose $75,000.00. How can anyone figure that?
The city donated in-kind services worth $72,000 over the last 3 yrs together, that is roughly $25,000 a year. It is not lost, it was donated to provide police,public works services. So, it was not lost.

Oh well another lapdog of the HEAD COWARD, trying to spin and deflect the real issues.

Books have been reviewed by the city with no problems found. So now lets have the city open its books to the taxpayers.
To little fella

Lockport, IL

#11 Feb 1, 2013
thoughts or ideas wrote:
<quoted text>
In one aspect your wrong. Yes the city and naturally taxpayers do assist with money or in-kind services. Big deal, the city and taxpayers get something for that money and services. Think about the real reason this is all coming out now.
Steve is running for mayor and is also on the chamber.
Nothing more.
If Steve was not running for mayor, then the HEAD COWARD along with the other lapdogs would not have said anything. Besides, didn't Steve just become a board member recently. He was not on the board during all this so-called misuse of funds.
Now the real question is, remember we are talking about only $100,000.00. That is hardly even 1 month of unitemized bills from Robinson and Odelson together.
This is just another smoke and mirror, spin and deflect away from the council problems and who is running for mayor the HEAD COWARD.
So lets not loose sight of the real issues. It has been 2 yrs now, and still no open books to the public. If a taxpayer went into city hall and asked to look at checkbook, and all records, they would be laughed out of city hall, and handed a FOIA paperwork, along with a bill for the piecce of paper.
SO in closing, the city finance director has already reviewed the chamber books and found nothing wrong. The chamber books are open to any member to see, Oh thats right, the HEAD COWARD doesn't have his business in Lockport, not even a office space, possibly not even a home as well.
This needs to be conveyed to the city public. The perception that Steve was on the Chamber is wrong. He is an honest man, one we need! And Eric looked over the books and nothing is wrong! Nothing! And the lappys can join the Chamber and look themselves! Now wouldn't that be something. Odelson and Sterk are not even mentioned.hmmmmmmm, I wonder why> that is hush...hush! They are in the mood of flaunting the Chamber and its problems and trying so hard to connect Steve to it. The head lapdog is working overtime! He has nothing good to say about himself so he is pounding away at this! It is not working! People know the truth! And he is losing credability daily!
Case Closed

Lockport, IL

#12 Feb 1, 2013
The Chamber's business is their business! If you want to know more join them and find out! Political ploys are seen through very easily, esp. by the Chamber membership which is full of respected citizens of this town. Mary K. is a well respected person and so things went wrong as they do in many towns, it should not be made into something it is not! It is shameful the way it has been portrayed to the public by the guy on the city council. Let's play you show us all your records, all of them first! Why not?
Thank you Pete

Naperville, IL

#13 Feb 1, 2013
Most of these posts are from Pete Colarelli.
He is defending the chamber to the best of his ability. I think in the end the chamber should probably release the books.
Thank you Pete

Naperville, IL

#14 Feb 1, 2013
That opinion comes from a chamber member.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#15 Feb 1, 2013
Thank you Pete wrote:
Most of these posts are from Pete Colarelli.
He is defending the chamber to the best of his ability. I think in the end the chamber should probably release the books.
You must have been on vacation. The chamber has already had their books reviewed by the city finance director and given a clean bill of health. So again, will the city open its books, canceled checks etc to the public to see without FOIA? We are talking about less than $100,000.00 with the chamber, in regards to the city, there is tens of millions that need to be accounted for in detail.
CIVIC WATCHDOG

Lockport, IL

#17 Feb 1, 2013
it is naperville Kelly doing what he does best..trying to fool the residents of Lockport. Not working this time around! And your surprise of the day, I am not Pete. And why do you pick on that man? Are you so jealous of him in every way possible? You should learn to be your own person and not so jealous of others. It shows!
Lockport Opinion

Lockport, IL

#18 Feb 1, 2013
EJCDad wrote:
And somebody needs to FOIA the City for the amount of money being paid to Robinson. After that someone needs to FOIA the Will County Clerk for the entire City Council's Statement of Economic Interest. Then someone can FOIA the City's contract's with Robinson. You want to keep playing this game Ald Turner? Let's play I am sick and tired of your antics of trying to deflect away from your failures. It is time for you to own up to the failures that the majority have perpetrated on this city. Can you point to one one major developer that you and the majority brought to this town? I seem to remember yourself and former Ald Greg Piazza screaming to anyone who would listen that the city was screwed over in the Wal-Mart deal. Well Wal-Mart's here and brought people into town to shop there and at the shops around it, what have you and the majority brought into town? Give you a hint nothing. Zero, nada, zilch. Don't give me ML that was in the works before you somehow managed to weasel your way back onto the council. SO before you start slinging mud at the Chamber then you sir better take along look in the mirror.
OMG can there be one thread on here where Robinson, the majority or slimy's do not come up? Just one. Stay on topic for a change.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#19 Feb 1, 2013
Lockport Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>OMG can there be one thread on here where Robinson, the majority or slimy's do not come up? Just one. Stay on topic for a change.
Sounds great. This thread should be over then, since the chamber has had the books reviewed by the city finance director with nothing wrong. Also the books are available to all members of the chamber for review. So then this topic should never come up again, as well as any amendments, resolutions etc ever again.
Idiot AT it AGAIN

Lockport, IL

#20 Feb 1, 2013
Snooper wants Facts HaHa

We are watching

CIVIC WATCHDOG x2

To little fella

Case Closed

THESE ALL THE SAME IDIOT. An annoying, pathetic 83 yr old lady with a vagina hard-on for Kelly Turner.
Lockport Opinion

Lockport, IL

#21 Feb 1, 2013
thoughts or ideas wrote:
<quoted text>
In one aspect your wrong. Yes the city and naturally taxpayers do assist with money or in-kind services. Big deal, the city and taxpayers get something for that money and services. Think about the real reason this is all coming out now.
Steve is running for mayor and is also on the chamber.
Nothing more.
If Steve was not running for mayor, then the HEAD COWARD along with the other lapdogs would not have said anything. Besides, didn't Steve just become a board member recently. He was not on the board during all this so-called misuse of funds.
Now the real question is, remember we are talking about only $100,000.00. That is hardly even 1 month of unitemized bills from Robinson and Odelson together.
This is just another smoke and mirror, spin and deflect away from the council problems and who is running for mayor the HEAD COWARD.
So lets not loose sight of the real issues. It has been 2 yrs now, and still no open books to the public. If a taxpayer went into city hall and asked to look at checkbook, and all records, they would be laughed out of city hall, and handed a FOIA paperwork, along with a bill for the piecce of paper.
SO in closing, the city finance director has already reviewed the chamber books and found nothing wrong. The chamber books are open to any member to see, Oh thats right, the HEAD COWARD doesn't have his business in Lockport, not even a office space, possibly not even a home as well.
You do realize that you can see the city checkbook online any time you want, right? This information is there.

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