Disrespect to Mayor Lewis Towers Sauk...
Firefly

Willowbrook, IL

#41 Jul 27, 2011
Can't fix stupid!!! Let it go.

“The original 'Former Trustee'”

Since: Nov 08

Sauk Village

#42 Aug 3, 2011
Firefly wrote:
Can't fix stupid!!! Let it go.
AMEN to that!
Mrs Hopkins

Harvey, IL

#43 Dec 11, 2011
Sauk Village Voice wrote:
I'd laugh outloud here, but that would be rude. As far as Towers being smarter than the 5 put together, why is it that Towers wanted to hire a group of 5 to 10 youths from Bloom Township for summer jobs, but had nothing for them to do, and nobody appointed to supervise them - since in all his wisdom, he fired most of the Village employees even though he said he wouldn't fire anybody from the Village that would cut essential services.
Oh yea - that's some fine Mayoral skills he has there. Everyone is beginning to see just how smart he really is - In my opinion, he couldn't count his own balls and get the same number twice !
People like you make me sick. Let's try to look outside of the box. 1.) 5 to 10 kids would have earned additional income for their household, which most likely would have been spent here in the Village. 2.) 5 to 10 kids would have had something positive to do besides hang out on the corner and end up in some kind of trouble. 3.) 5 to 10 kids may have learned some work ethics and behaved so that they could be considered again. Etc....Now as to nothing to do, go out with the Beautification Committee sometime. Look at the paper, weeds and the lawns of some of the elderly. Really, nothing to do. But it's o.k. You do not have to come out of your little box but at least turn the light on!
Mrs Hopkins

Harvey, IL

#44 Dec 11, 2011
This post is comical wrote:
Seeing that the New Progress Party lost trustee seats recently, Mayor Lewis Towers and Trustee Benson are quite delusional if they, or their supporters (like those on this board), believe they stand a chance politically. Because of their actions, Mayor Lewis Towers and Trustee Benson have continued to stir up the anger from the people of Sauk Village. Politics 101 - One pissed off person will tell ten other people.
I spoke to a friend, who has lived in the village all his life, about this topic. He said that, "it was about time Sauk Village hired black people." I thought it was about qualifications not reverse discrimination? In case you haven't seen the latest census info, whites are becoming a minority ( http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/613737... ).
What is your basis for this argument. As I see it, everything Mayor Towers has attempted to put into place has been voted down by the majority of the Board. How can anyone state honestly what the Mayor has or has not done?
A logical argument states that those not qualified for a position should not occupy that position. A racist argument places unqualified individuals in a position to which they are not qualified, based on race not merit. I believe Mayor Lewis Towers was elected based on his race and it has cost the city dearly. Those that have realized this error are attempting to correct it.
Let's put qualified individuals in place of Mayor Lewis Towers and Trustee Benson - regardless of race.
What is the basis for your argument. The way I see it, everything Mayor Towers has tried to accomplish has been voted down by the majority of the Board of Trustees.
Mrs Hopkins

Harvey, IL

#45 Dec 11, 2011
This post is comical wrote:
Seeing that the New Progress Party lost trustee seats recently, Mayor Lewis Towers and Trustee Benson are quite delusional if they, or their supporters (like those on this board), believe they stand a chance politically. Because of their actions, Mayor Lewis Towers and Trustee Benson have continued to stir up the anger from the people of Sauk Village. Politics 101 - One pissed off person will tell ten other people.
I spoke to a friend, who has lived in the village all his life, about this topic. He said that, "it was about time Sauk Village hired black people." I thought it was about qualifications not reverse discrimination? In case you haven't seen the latest census info, whites are becoming a minority ( http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/613737... ).
A logical argument states that those not qualified for a position should not occupy that position. A racist argument places unqualified individuals in a position to which they are not qualified, based on race not merit. I believe Mayor Lewis Towers was elected based on his race and it has cost the city dearly. Those that have realized this error are attempting to correct it.
Let's put qualified individuals in place of Mayor Lewis Towers and Trustee Benson - regardless of race.
Question: If you had to ask someone about Sauk Village then you don't live here and you don't have first hand knowledge of anything. But my question is, WHY YOU ALL UP IN OUR BUSINESS?
Entitlement Mentality

Chicago, IL

#47 Dec 11, 2011
Mrs Hopkins wrote:
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People like you make me sick. Let's try to look outside of the box. 1.) 5 to 10 kids would have earned additional income for their household, which most likely would have been spent here in the Village. 2.) 5 to 10 kids would have had something positive to do besides hang out on the corner and end up in some kind of trouble. 3.) 5 to 10 kids may have learned some work ethics and behaved so that they could be considered again. Etc....Now as to nothing to do, go out with the Beautification Committee sometime. Look at the paper, weeds and the lawns of some of the elderly. Really, nothing to do. But it's o.k. You do not have to come out of your little box but at least turn the light on!
Earned?
If you give jobs to people with no clear purpose or leadership , they will come to depend on your alleged generosity in exchange for support of their agenda.( Which might be to provide plum jobs at the expense of taxpayers).

Spent in the Village?
How can you be so sure that people would spend any money in the Village?

Something positive to do and work ethic?
The resposibility of the parents , do not take that away!
Perry Masonite

Chicago, IL

#48 Dec 11, 2011
Mrs Hopkins wrote:
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What is the basis for your argument. The way I see it, everything Mayor Towers has tried to accomplish has been voted down by the majority of the Board of Trustees.
Please tell me if you can , just what it is that Towers has tried to accomplish?
Highfalutin Endorsements

Chicago, IL

#49 Dec 11, 2011
Mrs Hopkins wrote:
<quoted text>
Question: If you had to ask someone about Sauk Village then you don't live here and you don't have first hand knowledge of anything. But my question is, WHY YOU ALL UP IN OUR BUSINESS?
Speaking about up in other peoples business , did you see all of the clowns from other towns trying to tell Sauk Village who they should have as a Police Chief? Why didn't they endorse him for their town? Would you ever go to another town and tell those people how to run their town? I think NOT!
Leadership

Chicago, IL

#50 Dec 11, 2011
Leadership is not and easy job.
You must surround yourself with intelligent people who will tell you what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear.

You must be an excellent communicator and diplomat. Not everyone is going to agree with you and you might have to depend on them someday.

You must have your finger on the pulse of the people.

Where is you finger Mayor?
Da SV Man

Chicago, IL

#51 Dec 17, 2011
Dat Mayors Finger be all up his own ass!!!
Bensen

Chicago, IL

#52 Dec 17, 2011
What yall don't understand is it's our time. We waited 400 years to get a chance to raise up and get ours. Now yall gonna say that ain't right , but the good Lord take care of his own. If yall don't like ie , it gonna cost you outta pocket. We gots a lotta mo surprises before 2012.
Hop

Harvey, IL

#53 Feb 27, 2012
Sauk Village Voice wrote:
I'd laugh outloud here, but that would be rude. As far as Towers being smarter than the 5 put together, why is it that Towers wanted to hire a group of 5 to 10 youths from Bloom Township for summer jobs, but had nothing for them to do, and nobody appointed to supervise them - since in all his wisdom, he fired most of the Village employees even though he said he wouldn't fire anybody from the Village that would cut essential services.
Oh yea - that's some fine Mayoral skills he has there. Everyone is beginning to see just how smart he really is - In my opinion, he couldn't count his own balls and get the same number twice !
You poor thing. You are just slow and there ain't nothin that can be done to help you. You poor baby....
Hop

Harvey, IL

#54 Feb 27, 2012
Bensen wrote:
What yall don't understand is it's our time. We waited 400 years to get a chance to raise up and get ours. Now yall gonna say that ain't right , but the good Lord take care of his own. If yall don't like ie , it gonna cost you outta pocket. We gots a lotta mo surprises before 2012.
This was not written by Trustee Benson. But I would love to know what the purpose was for pretending to be him? This racist garbage was written by someone to weak to stand behind their own words or thoughts. But to bad, so sad. It Didn't work. You played the "militant negro card" much to over the top. It was funny though, and know this sweetie, whoever you are, you're the real joke.
Hop

Harvey, IL

#55 Feb 27, 2012
Da SV Man wrote:
Dat Mayors Finger be all up his own ass!!!
Sounds like a personal problem to me!!!!
Hop

Harvey, IL

#56 Feb 27, 2012
Entitlement Mentality wrote:
<quoted text>
Earned?
If you give jobs to people with no clear purpose or leadership , they will come to depend on your alleged generosity in exchange for support of their agenda.( Which might be to provide plum jobs at the expense of taxpayers).
Spent in the Village?
How can you be so sure that people would spend any money in the Village?
Something positive to do and work ethic?
The resposibility of the parents , do not take that away!
1) What makes you believe that there was no clear purpose? Teaching a child to earn his or her own way, allows them to consider alternative directions or purposes. I see no creation of dependency, I see impowerment.
2) I can not be sure but, let's agree that with nothing to spend you can not spend. However, with a little change in their pockets possibility, has now been created.
3) I am not attempting to take anything from The Parents. However I do believe that these hard working parents would not retreat from help that motivated their child toward a positive direction.
Hop

Harvey, IL

#57 Feb 27, 2012
Perry Masonite wrote:
<quoted text>
Please tell me if you can , just what it is that Towers has tried to accomplish?
Mayor Towers stated that he helped to bring in Winpac. They were not here in the Village two years ago, and they are here now.

Mayor Towers provided Turkeys for Thanksgiving to many homes. How he got them I don't know but I saw Turkey's being given to families.

Mayor Towers attempted to provide summer jobs for a few Village children, but majority ruled and his plan was voted down.

Mayor Towers has appointed a Police Chief that seems to care about all of the Village, which helps in the closing of a widening gap that was being created between the Police force and SV Citizens.

Mayor Towers pushed to keep a Village Manager that knows what needs to be done to help the Village and attempts to handle these matters.

I will end this by saying that I have observed Mayor Towers working to bring a safe, clean and ultimatly less exspensive form of water to Sauk Village.

MY HAT IS OFF TO MAYOR TOWERS WITH MANY THANKS FOR CONTINUALLY TRYING TO PUT THE RESIDENTS FIRST.
SicknTired

Markham, IL

#58 Mar 7, 2012
Really, Bern!!! Funny how the mayor is helping out everyone from other towns but not Sauk Village!!! Tell me who has he hired from Sauk Village? Are you saying that the only think Sauk Villagers are able to comprehend is free giveaways at holidays!!! But they can't be hired!!! He attempted to bring jobs to Sauk village? Who was going to supervise those kids? Whose insurance policy were they going to be covered under! Most importantly, what has Towers done o save Sauk Village? Have you not noticed the conditions of the roads? I've read the minutes and I don't see one reference to him attempting to get grants to fix up anything!!!
huh

Park Forest, IL

#59 Mar 8, 2012
everyone the mayor has appointed has been from a different town. those kids in the work program were going to be from another area too...not sauk village.
I think Burgess had a great deal to do with Winpac coming to Sauk Village.
SicknTired wrote:
Really, Bern!!! Funny how the mayor is helping out everyone from other towns but not Sauk Village!!! Tell me who has he hired from Sauk Village? Are you saying that the only think Sauk Villagers are able to comprehend is free giveaways at holidays!!! But they can't be hired!!! He attempted to bring jobs to Sauk village? Who was going to supervise those kids? Whose insurance policy were they going to be covered under! Most importantly, what has Towers done o save Sauk Village? Have you not noticed the conditions of the roads? I've read the minutes and I don't see one reference to him attempting to get grants to fix up anything!!!
20 year resident

Oak Forest, IL

#60 May 18, 2012
Funny, The big deal of not hiring Fox was we don't have the money to pay him. Then we needed to get rid of the village manger because again we cant pay.This comes from the majority that rules the board. Now they are talking about bringing back 2 code enforcement employees. Oh now we have money. Taxes are going up, why? Because a few of those old time board members agreed that we needed to have that huge village hall. They tried there best to beat down Lake Michigan water. Didn't work well for them.
Keep blocking everything the mayor is trying to do, lets see at election time if its working for you.

Since: Oct 08

United States

#61 May 20, 2012
You know Bernice, for someone that lives in Sauk Village and knows EVERYTHING about NOTHING, let me set the record straight on ALL of your points. I’d say when you took your hat off to Lewis Towers that your brain fell out, but that would imply you actually HAD a brain to start with.

You stated “Mayor Towers stated that he helped to bring in Winpak”. NOTHING could be further from the truth. The Winpac deal was being brokered LONG BEFORE Lewis ever got here. Trustee Benson, Ed Paesel, and the TIF districting was what pulled Winpak. Towers was too busy hiring all his cronies, then taking the Village to court.

You stated “Mayor Towers provided Turkeys for Thanksgiving to many homes. How he got them I don't know but I saw Turkey's being given to families”. What you DIDN’T SEE was how Winpak was responsible for purchasing and delivering them on a truck for distribution. And Lewis Towers in his TRUE ignorant form, took full credit for it.

You stated “Mayor Towers attempted to provide summer jobs for a few Village children, but majority ruled and his plan was voted down”. What are you referring to here Bernice, those Crook County flunkies he hired in from the COUNTY, and NOT SAUK VILLAGE that were all FIRED for taking 2+ hour lunches, not showing up, showing up late, and not even doing the jobs they were given to do, and then the alleged leaking of police information? Those are the ones I remember.

You stated “Mayor Towers has appointed a Police Chief that seems to care about all of the Village”. Is that why the two slain men on Brookwood found in an empty home was never even solved? Is this why he spends his time escorting Henrietta Turner back and forth to work? Is this why he was brought into Sauk Village be Lewis Towers WITH AT LEAST 2 PENDING EEOC AND CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CASES AGAINST HIM?. And was fired from his Dolton job so he could work for Stroger Erkel Jr. in the Medical Examiner’s Office? Oh, I can ASSURE YOU TEMPORARY CHIEF FOX could care less !

You stated “Mayor Towers pushed to keep a Village Manager that knows what needs to be done to help the Village and attempts to handle these matters”. ATTEMPT? Henrietta Turner came to Sauk Village from Country Club Hills. One of the most corruption riddled communities near Sauk Village, and even though the Lake Michigan Water issue was GHOST VOTED in, she AND LEWIS TOWERS HAS NO PLAN TO MOVE LAKE MICHIGAN WATER FORWARD !!

And the last time I was in contact with the Department of Natural Resources – the starting organization that accepts applications for connecting to Lake Michigan Water, Sauk Village HAS NOT EVEN APPLIED for Lake Michigan Water.

Oh, by the way Bernice, just why are you AND Francine Anderson suing Sauk Village again? Lewis Towers, his hand picked appointments, and he himself has cost Sauk Village about $750,000.00, that’s THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS in lawsuit settlements, and legal fees, and that of his associates. Currently, YOU, Francine Anderson, Frank Martin, TEMPORARY CHIEF FOX, Henrietta Turner, and Brunetta Hill-Corley ALL have pending lawsuits in Cook County Court suing Sauk Village for whatever reason you think is correct. Yet Lewis thinks this is the fault of the Village Board.

So now if you’re done Bernice, please wipe the corners of your mouth, there appears to be some fecal matter at the corners of it from talking all that fecal matter you are used to talking…

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