The Weekly Distorter
Posted in the Romeoville Forum
#1 Mar 28, 2009
The Weekly Reporter is owned by Phil Petrakos, Kelly Turner and Tom Kelly of Lockport and John Gabriel of Joliet.
Phil claims to work for the Secretary of States office and is about 400lbs. Kelly Turner is on his 7th try for office in Lockport and Tom Kelly is certified insane old man.
John Gabriel writes all the stories...all of them. He gets most of the scripts from Turner. Gabriel has alias writer names such as Ralph LaPorte, Miles Goodson, Mark Goodson, Kenny Holmes and Lindsey. Meaning those supposed writers in his supposed newspapers are not real, they are him.
Gabriel is 72 years old and lives in a bedroom in his granddaughter’s home at 6901 Monmouth Ave. Joliet, IL 60431. The home is owned by his granddaughter and former Troy Township Democrat candidate for Clerk Margarita Hernandez. Margarita works for Southwest Airlines and they are both from Cicero in recent years.
Here is a link... http://www.troytownshipdemocrats.com/teendemo...
Phil Petrakos a former and failed candidate for Will County Board was helping fund the paper through an unauthorized full page advertisement purchase and donations from his Greek buddy / manager at Mazda of Naperville until the out of state owner found out about their scheme and now that’s over. Now they are banking on getting legal advertisements from Nancy Schultz Voots on their one year anniversary to keep the little paper afloat as they have NO revenue.
So hey Roger and Noak, do you know who your friends really are guys???
Will your fellow Republican Nancy Voots take our taxpayer money to fund this political newspaper with legal advertisements...I bet she will??? He is courting her with flattering stories and pictures of her ugly mug each week and counting on that business May 2009.
State Statute says a paper cannot take legal advertisements until they are in business for one year. His one year anniversary is in May 2009.
FYI the great law abider and crime fighter Gabriel was taking those legal ads in violation of State Law about 6 months ago from Voots until it was stopped.
#2 Mar 28, 2009
Do you have proof?
#3 Mar 28, 2009
Do you have evidence to the contrary?
Why don't you tell us where the above is wrong.
#4 Mar 28, 2009
I do not doubt either your right or wrong but proof of this will help expose this publication and allow other credible sources of media an opportunity to take notice. Not every media outlet will report rumors.
#5 Mar 28, 2009
If you have the proof, share it with the other newspapers. I am sure they would like to know.
#6 Mar 28, 2009
Is that the same Mazda dealer that gave money to Gail Raucci? Also is that the same Secretary of States office that Andy Goittia works/worked at? You know the one that gave John Gabriel his "award."
#7 Mar 30, 2009
This gets more interesting all the time.
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