Lyons, Illinois officials recorded using racist language

There are 13 comments on the Apr 2, 2009, WOC-AM Davenport story titled Lyons, Illinois officials recorded using racist language. In it, WOC-AM Davenport reports that:

VILLAGE PRESIDENT DAVID VISK SAID HE INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATED A RECORDING DEVICE INSIDE A LYONS POLICE CAR WHEN HE WAS DRIVING IT TO CHICAGO FOR A PARADE LAST SUMMER.

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Lyons Luver

Chicago, IL

#42 Apr 10, 2009
Concerned Resident wrote:
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And who would this trustee be? Which one?
Robert Sullivan
Air

Oak Park, IL

#43 Apr 22, 2009
I'm just wondering what exactly the UPC party DOES intent on doing? All of the literature I received(which was plenty)referenced a lot of what would NOT be done and a lot of slamming of other parties but not much of what is planned to advance our community. true, I've only been aresident for a couple of years but I appreciated the changes that were happening and fear that those efforts will now come to a stand still. Yes, I've heard the "Getty stories" and quite frankly they don't make me feel all that great and yes, the Task story isn't great either (although, it seemed strategically placed to time with the election, if someone really was concerned they should have spoken up say....in July!) But as a soon to be mom, I'm concerned with the future! what will this community hold? I see lots of possibilites especially if we could get that quarry filled in, that's a lot of space that could be used to move Lyons into a more vibrant place! I'm proud to live here but I think we need to be known for more than 1 tower, a big hole in the ground, all of the strip joints in our past and corruption in our politics!
Nice

New York, NY

#44 Apr 22, 2009
It's good to see a real person in office or should I say was in office. As soon as the sun times gets rid of Mary Mitchell I'll worry about fisk or visk whatever his name is.
Lyons Guy

AOL

#45 May 20, 2009
FYI wrote:
If you really think you will figure out who you want to vote for on here your an idiot. David Visk racist? No...Bigot maybe. Big difference between attending a Klan meeting and using the stereo type watermelon. Just ask Obama about using stereo types...especially you Nala who pretty much plagurized an Obama speech. Obama must hate litte mentally disabled kids because of his remark on Leno. So David Visk is no more guilty than Obama. Talking about change. I'm Sure you saw the Chris Getty flyer that went out today. You think him being arrested for resisting arrest and battery is not true...well that picture is from his mugshot. Go down to village hall and request a foia form, ask for his arrest record http://www.villageoflyons-il.net/DocumentsAnd... . He was 21 years old when it happened. His Father I don't even have to talk about we all know that story, and how he would want to be the next village manager. Now, very interesting about Patti Krueger. She is a tough one, no one can prove anything bad about her right? I beg to differ. No one is perfect, not in Lyons and not in election season. To tell you the Truth I think that she is the worst of all. Let me tell you about Patti Krueger. Do you know that Patti Krueger has full backing of the Police Department? Why? TLC just gave them a new police station, yes there was a village hall attached to it. So why are the police so much behind her, TlC gave then another officer....because they really needed it? The Lyons Police Department is comprised of the Chief of Police,$100k+ two (2) Commanders, 100k+, Five (5) Sergeants,80k eighteen (18) Patrol Officers, Minimum 53K, 6 patrol officers made over 100K with OT, one (1) Records Clerk $$$, one (1) Communications Supervisor,$$$$ four (4) Communications Operators,$$$$$$ Why are they so unhappy? Because they did not get a basement? Please did they not get a nice police station, look at all the surrounding communities stations. I am sure they would like the place. They were made they did not get a shooting range? Why could they be so unhappy, well maybe the contract has not been settled. Will Krueger go ahead and give them a big raise? Is it because her son is a police officer so her heart bleeds for them? I wish the police would stay out of politics and do their jobs, that they get paid for. Well mrs. Krueger, I think they make enough, times are tough, the police station needs to tighten it's belt, and stop buying favors from you. Police contract was up in I think December, and has not been settled. The current board is not happy with it obviously. I think that is called patronage.
Patti Krueger has the support of the Lyons Police because she has had a "special" relationship with the police chief. The chief has used his "friendship" with Krueger to run the police dept independently from city authorities and has been disciplined by the former city manager for insubordination. Krueger ran interference for the chief while a trustee. Dave Visk may have made a mistake with his comments, but always ran the Village as a competent administrator and believed strongly in the elected government controlling the village work force for the good of the people, including exercising proper oversight over the police and its chief.
Mike Resident of Lyons

United States

#46 May 22, 2009
Lyons Guy,

Before you make accusations about Patty and the police chief you need to prove it first. So, if these are just rumors then keep them to yourself.
Mike Resident of Lyons

United States

#47 May 22, 2009
Lyons Guy,

By the way I'm not a supporter of Patty or the Police Chief. I just think that Lyons has a bunch of residents that should mind their own business and like to hear themselves talk. So, if you can't bring anything positive or constructive to improve issue in Lyons then just shut the hell up.
Neecy

San Francisco, CA

#48 Jul 26, 2009
Concerned Resident wrote:
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And who would this trustee be? Which one?
Kevin Haggerty

Since: Apr 09

Arlington, VA

#49 Aug 10, 2009
Neecy wrote:
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Kevin Haggerty
You may be right. I know for a fact he likes Mexican food.
Judy P

Westchester, IL

#50 Aug 11, 2009
Lyons village government has always been crooked, and likely will remain that way for a long time. Patrick Fitzgerald and the Feds need to take a long hard look at all the political players in this village.
Jennifer

Orange City, IA

#51 Oct 30, 2009
Yes he is Nancy. I went to high school with him and his older brother. The whole family is liars, cheats, and clowns. You should try to talk to people that went to Morton High school with them or people that help with Getty Sr's campaign and never saw a dime of what was to be paid for helping.
Nancy Mortonthal wrote:
<quoted text> Is Christopher Getty any relation to Ken Getty, the man whole stole millions from Lyons before being imprisoned?
Nancy Mortonthal

Westchester, IL

#52 Oct 31, 2009
Jennifer wrote:
Yes he is Nancy. I went to high school with him and his older brother. The whole family is liars, cheats, and clowns. You should try to talk to people that went to Morton High school with them or people that help with Getty Sr's campaign and never saw a dime of what was to be paid for helping.
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Wow, a family full of cheats. The new Getty is duping the rubes of Lyons from their tax dollars right now. Wonder if he will steal more than big chief Mayor Smith from the 60's and 70's? The electorate of Lyons is a mass of stupidity.
Elwood Icheegoo park

United States

#53 Nov 6, 2009
nancy, mybe there's somthing in the water they also voted for a bunch of thieves who had there campain office in the developers headquarters. They also created 4 T.I.F.'S IN WHICH tif 4 is broke and have to borrow money from tif 3 because the new sidewalk & parking lot can't be finished at Culvers. They love to be on film and recorded for there accomplishments.
Elwood Icheegoo park

United States

#54 Nov 13, 2009
hello hello I forgot patty pelosi oh excuse me its patty krueger.

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