Municipal incivility: River Forest board meetings get heated, b...

Chicago aldermen have leaped on desks and warily eyed each other for hidden recording devices, but these days the center of raw, WWE-worthy municipal incivility is River Forest , a well-heeled western suburb of broad lawns and acid tongues. Full Story
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methinksdifferen t

Oak Park, IL

#62 Apr 7, 2009
Embarrassed in RF, RF schools and proximity to the city are responsible for our property values. Just ask anyone in real-estate. Paris and his methods our old school and nothing creative. The real reason for the disconnect on the current board is; Frank was not use to anyone asking him real questions where a real explanation was needed.

Before Dudek and Hoke were even on the board I personally witnessed the way Paris worked HIS system, His board of yes men or ladies.

The only thing Dudek and Hoke are guilty of is......

actually asking questions that Frank did not want to answer, and not
rolling with the status quo.

It was Franks way of the highway. If it was due to ego, that's bad. If it
was because he was hiding certain aspects of village business, that's worst.

As for who to vote for?

The Rigas crew sought and accumulated campaign donations from residents. The Hoke crew paid for their campaign out of their own pockets. It is not a coincidence that Rigas received the endorsement of both local news papers. The ad revenue from the Rigas crew clearly dictated this. The endorsement went to the one with the deepest pockets. It also tells you our local news papers have no integrity when you consider this story broke in the Tribune.

Either way...who ever wins...this village BS better stop.
Pat H

Yankton, SD

#63 Apr 7, 2009
#1 Al Ronan is part of the George Ryan, Rod Blagojevich, Eddie Vrdolyak gang that has endorsed questionable conduct within the State of Illinois that has made us the laughing stock of the Nation and is what will lead to higher taxes in the State, the County and the Village.

#2 President Paris has failed to comply with the State/County ethics laws regarding relationships with entities that he had a financial interest with, that is why S/A Anita Alvarez has directed an investigation be opened into these dealings.

#3 Mr. Rigas has yet to explain his dealings regarding the sale of the Washington school property and his subsequent purchase of a parcel of this land and his allowing the school board to increase the real estate taxes in a questionable fashion.

#4 Why did Paris and his gang vote down the ethics ordinance last month? In Illinois we need ethical reform!

This is why I am voting to change the status quo within River Forest!

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