Niles official vows take his seat des...

Niles official vows take his seat despite '84 felony conviction

There are 19 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 10, 2009, titled Niles official vows take his seat despite '84 felony conviction. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A newly elected Niles trustee who had a run-in with the law as a teenager vowed Friday to take his Village Board seat, though Illinois prohibits felons from serving in elected municipal posts.

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Allison L

Westchester, IL

#1 Apr 10, 2009
Let this guy serve and in a few years George "the killer" Ryan will run for Secretary of State again.
Greek Lightning

United States

#2 Apr 10, 2009
Provide an exception in his case because he's "special".

RIGHT !!!
Bubba

Dyersville, IA

#3 Apr 10, 2009
6 counts of agg. batt. is far more than a "college party gone bad." This guy is lucky he didn't end up in prison. Hey, there's only a five year backlog in seeking pardons from the governor; maybe he could run again in 2014.
Dean

Dornsife, PA

#4 Apr 10, 2009
Keep the felon out.....Keep the felon out....So this guy thinks the law doesn't apply to him. Thats great. Who the heck does he think he is, Why didn't he tell the people that he had a felony conviction before the election. Would he have gotten all those votes? I think not! Did he hide it on some questinaire..He should not be seated.
apologize for what

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#5 Apr 10, 2009
I don't want convicted felons in office. Every gang banger on the south side will have one. Oh, wait, they do.
u gotta be kidding

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#6 Apr 10, 2009
Celebrating the 28th anniversary of his conviction, George re-enacts his surrender.
his lawyer

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#7 Apr 10, 2009
He had anger management issues. He's all better now, especially when he takes his meds.
Monty

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 10, 2009
Wait, you have hateful people in the suburbs????
Danno

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 11, 2009
People have to learn that actions, even those taken when young, have consequences. Otherwise, the rest of us will never be safe. The law is clear: no felons need apply. You are disqualified George.
Stoughton

AOL

#10 Apr 11, 2009
It will seem the people of Niles tolerate this. First, Nick the Crook and now George.

I hope Nick loves Prison, rot there you bastard!
Alex

Glen Ellyn, IL

#11 Apr 11, 2009
What are laws for.........to be broken, naturally! If a politician breaks the law, then it's OK. Nothing worse than a politician.
Moises Sandoval

Westchester, IL

#12 Apr 11, 2009
Alpogianis should not be allowed to break the laws of our land. We all have to follow the laws to avoid moral decay and anarchy. Boot him from office. The office he attempts to occupy illegally.
Shamus

Mundelein, IL

#14 Apr 11, 2009
Is this guy NUTs? The law is the law, learn to live with it you scumbag!
Stephen

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Apr 12, 2009
Funny how the state wants people who have troubled pasts to become citizens but won't allow them the available options to do so. Maybe theses felons should just say the hell with it and keep living a life a crime, seeing as the state corrupt crook politicians won't allow them to live like citizens. Let's just rob banks f**ck it.
Allison L

Westchester, IL

#16 Apr 13, 2009
Stephen wrote:
Funny how the state wants people who have troubled pasts to become citizens but won't allow them the available options to do so. Maybe theses felons should just say the hell with it and keep living a life a crime, seeing as the state corrupt crook politicians won't allow them to live like citizens. Let's just rob banks f**ck it.
Yeah, anarchy will get you a long way.
mzm

Skokie, IL

#17 Apr 13, 2009
He was a teenager who turned himself around. If some of you had your way he'd be wearing a BIG C.
NoreformforNiles

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 13, 2009
The political sleaze that is Niles continues unabated. Alpogianis ought to be ashamed of himself, but the Blaise machine rolls on in Niles. Take a look at who this felon and his relatives have supported with campaign cash: George H. Ryan, Rod Blagojevich, Nick Blaise and others. This alone ought to be grounds to bar him from serving in office.
Niles Center Toad

Chicago, IL

#19 Apr 13, 2009
Wow, he couldn't plead the thing down from a felony? Tough shi* horsebrain.
Over By Boobys

Buffalo Grove, IL

#20 Apr 13, 2009
NoreformforNiles wrote:
The political sleaze that is Niles continues unabated. Alpogianis ought to be ashamed of himself, but the Blaise machine rolls on in Niles. Take a look at who this felon and his relatives have supported with campaign cash: George H. Ryan, Rod Blagojevich, Nick Blaise and others. This alone ought to be grounds to bar him from serving in office.
Blaise ran Niles like his personal fiefdom for years. Apparently, little has changed.

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