Ballot takes shape for Will County

Ballot takes shape for Will County

There are 35 comments on the Bolingbrook Sun story from Nov 14, 2009, titled Ballot takes shape for Will County. In it, Bolingbrook Sun reports that:

It's all over, for now. The deadline for filing petitions for next year's elections was last week.

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Talkin a Little

United States

#1 Dec 10, 2009
While we are talking about ballot's and voting. How in the name of all that is good and right can we get rid of these judges in Will County that are just sucking the life out of people. I will give you, that when you are arrested you have more then likely done somethng wrong. But, why is it that when you get in court you are treated with TOTAL disrepect. They feel that they are so high and mighty they can do or say whatever they want. These judges require respect to the point of thinking they are kings and queens for God sake. Can they be voted out?????? Maybe this question should be placed on a ballot.... Just a thought.
Dont do it first

Morris, IL

#2 Dec 10, 2009
Well your right. If you have to go to court because you were arrested, what do you expect? Do you want them to be nice to you because you hurt someone, stole from someone or killed someone. You more than likely weren't nice in the first place so why should these people want the most respect when they didn't show respect in the first place. Don't speed, keep your hands to yourself, so on and so on, the list is endless. If you want respect then give respect (to your self and your bettwe judgement) and don't put yourself in a possition to break the law.
eckolie

Paso Robles, CA

#3 Dec 10, 2009
Judges are elected to their positions.I don't know what judges you have dealt with,but I do business with several Will county judges,and have always found them to be very fair and kind people.They take their positions seriously and do the best they can to carry out their duties in a fair and unbiased manner.
Retired

Minooka, IL

#4 Dec 10, 2009
Talkin a Little wrote:
While we are talking about ballot's and voting. How in the name of all that is good and right can we get rid of these judges in Will County that are just sucking the life out of people. I will give you, that when you are arrested you have more then likely done somethng wrong. But, why is it that when you get in court you are treated with TOTAL disrepect. They feel that they are so high and mighty they can do or say whatever they want. These judges require respect to the point of thinking they are kings and queens for God sake. Can they be voted out?????? Maybe this question should be placed on a ballot.... Just a thought.
All I want to know is, how in the name of all that's good can we get rid of every last democrat in Will County and the nation for that matter. It's sucking the life out of us!
Leon

Bolingbrook, IL

#5 Dec 11, 2009
Not all judges are elected by the people. Some, I believe Associate Judges, may be appointed. These appointed Judges, are usually just well connected individuals, who couldn'r make it on their own. Just last year we had one appointed Judge that couldn't get elected "Dog Catcher" and he and those that appointed him knew it. So instead of running for the job he "retired", and is now the office manager for Glasgow.
Fortunately, the people of Will County only had to suffer that travesty of justice until the next election. So, if you think we need changes become active and support the people that you want to be elected.
Westsider

Romeoville, IL

#6 Dec 11, 2009
Retired wrote:
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All I want to know is, how in the name of all that's good can we get rid of every last democrat in Will County and the nation for that matter. It's sucking the life out of us!
Get rid of the Republican obstructionists and then this nation can go forward. The Republicans are stuck in the mud of Du(m)bbya.
OK go

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 11, 2009
Westsider wrote:
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Get rid of the Republican obstructionists and then this nation can go forward. The Republicans are stuck in the mud of Du(m)bbya.
Take a civics class would ya'? The Democrats hold veto proof majorities but still can't get anything done. It just goes to show you that the myopic straight party voters of this country are incapable of putting quality representation in office.

I thank Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Lobbies for crippling us, and the fact that you don't have to take a basic civics test to register to vote.
Biscuit

United States

#8 Dec 11, 2009
Hey what did you do Talkin a Little to find yourself in court. I really hope that you aren't one of those "Oh everything happens to me, I'm not in control of my own life nor am I responsible for my own actions it's everybody elses fault".
I do spend a lot of time in court and have noted those who have a hard time following rules, giving respect, and just generally treating others as you would like to be treated have the most difficult time in court.
Maybe mom and dad should have taught you that you really are responsible for your own actions and what happens to you.
Talkin a Little

United States

#9 Dec 11, 2009
Ok lets get this straight. I was not in court. I was there with someone else. My issue is with judges who I observered going over the edge because someone had a piece of gum stuck in the side of their mouth. Or because someone is reading a book while they are waiting for someone else who is in court. They are just crazy with the position. I am NOT talking about the person who enters court with an attitude and needs to be told to get a new life. Judge Steven White (who while working as an Outreach Counselor I spent time with) is a great judge. He can be very tough but also can show at least a small amount of respect to people. There is a difference. I have had it with people in general who believe if you make a mistake, that you then can be treated like a dog. If you show no respect then you should get none!!!! But, lets be at least be some what smart. And, you are right about the democrats. The one in the White house is going to kill us.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#10 Dec 11, 2009
Exactly how I feel about every single republican. I will NEVER vote for anyone who is affiliated with that party, as I disagree with pretty much every single plank in its platform.
Retired wrote:
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All I want to know is, how in the name of all that's good can we get rid of every last democrat in Will County and the nation for that matter. It's sucking the life out of us!

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#11 Dec 11, 2009
I grant you that the Democrats have not accomplished what I hoped they could. The republicans are doing everything in their power to prevent progress, but I also hold the yellow dog democrats responsible for the foot-dragging. If we could just eject the southeastern quadrant out of the US, I believe we could actually get some good things done!
OK go wrote:
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Take a civics class would ya'? The Democrats hold veto proof majorities but still can't get anything done. It just goes to show you that the myopic straight party voters of this country are incapable of putting quality representation in office.
I thank Big Business, Big Labor, and Big Lobbies for crippling us, and the fact that you don't have to take a basic civics test to register to vote.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#12 Dec 11, 2009
Silly me...I thought US citizens were "presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty." Apparently, some people have have decided to ignore the US constitution and simply presume guilt. After all, why waste money on a trial when we know that police NEVER make mistakes or act out of prejudice...LOL!!!
Dont do it first wrote:
Well your right. If you have to go to court because you were arrested, what do you expect? Do you want them to be nice to you because you hurt someone, stole from someone or killed someone. You more than likely weren't nice in the first place so why should these people want the most respect when they didn't show respect in the first place. Don't speed, keep your hands to yourself, so on and so on, the list is endless. If you want respect then give respect (to your self and your bettwe judgement) and don't put yourself in a possition to break the law.
andy

Plainfield, IL

#13 Dec 11, 2009
THEAprof wrote:
I grant you that the Democrats have not accomplished what I hoped they could. The republicans are doing everything in their power to prevent progress, but I also hold the yellow dog democrats responsible for the foot-dragging. If we could just eject the southeastern quadrant out of the US, I believe we could actually get some good things done!
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I say if we ejected those fine states of california, Nevada, Massachusstes, New York, Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island, washington, oregon just to name a few, this country would not be in the shape its in now. Since it has been the democrats who destroying this country with extreme liberalism.. as who as a group are pathological liars. They do not love this country, they hate everything about this country. I say that these people should be brought up on treason and be dealt as perscribed by law..
andy

Plainfield, IL

#14 Dec 11, 2009
and they take their chicago thug administration leaders as well.. GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY Leave MY country alone

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#15 Dec 11, 2009
And I would LOVE to be in the new nation you would create. IMO, it is you right-wing nut-jobs that have ruined this nation. Too bad we can't really separate this no longer "united" country into progressive and redneck nations. I know I'd be a lot happier.
andy wrote:
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I say if we ejected those fine states of california, Nevada, Massachusstes, New York, Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island, washington, oregon just to name a few, this country would not be in the shape its in now. Since it has been the democrats who destroying this country with extreme liberalism.. as who as a group are pathological liars. They do not love this country, they hate everything about this country. I say that these people should be brought up on treason and be dealt as perscribed by law..
OK go

Chicago, IL

#16 Dec 14, 2009
THEAprof wrote:
Exactly how I feel about every single republican. I will NEVER vote for anyone who is affiliated with that party, as I disagree with pretty much every single plank in its platform.
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You are part of the problem. You imply that you use party affiliation rather than personal character and real world experience to make your decisions. An informed voter would have never put Durbin back in office this last election cycle. An informed voter would have questioned why a George Ryan or Rod Blagojevich haven't held a private sector job in years and years. An informed voter asks why the current administration needs 33 different "csars" that bypass the congressional approval process including one that governs the compensation of private sector people. An informed voter would have sent GWB packing after his first term, and probably wouldn't have voted for him the first time. An informed voter asks why legislatures and executive branches, both state and federal, that are controlled by one party STILL can't move forward in any kind of way that actually advances our nation. An informed voter asks how someone with the dubious credentials of Alexi Giannoulias became Treasurer of Illinois and is poised to become our next senator. An informed voter wonders why we, the citizens of Illinois, were represented by ONLY ONE SENATOR for almost two full years while we paid the salaries of two.

A thinking person votes as a true independent. From this and your other posts, you are clearly not in that group.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#17 Dec 14, 2009
It is BECAUSE I am informed about the republican party that I refuse to vote for a single candidate affiliated with the gop. I disagree with pretty much every single plank in its platform; why on earth would I ever want to vote for one of its candidates? If the gop ever stops kowtowing to the right-wing fundies, then who knows. but as it stands, they are simply not an option for me.
OK go wrote:
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You are part of the problem. You imply that you use party affiliation rather than personal character and real world experience to make your decisions. An informed voter would have never put Durbin back in office this last election cycle. An informed voter would have questioned why a George Ryan or Rod Blagojevich haven't held a private sector job in years and years. An informed voter asks why the current administration needs 33 different "csars" that bypass the congressional approval process including one that governs the compensation of private sector people. An informed voter would have sent GWB packing after his first term, and probably wouldn't have voted for him the first time. An informed voter asks why legislatures and executive branches, both state and federal, that are controlled by one party STILL can't move forward in any kind of way that actually advances our nation. An informed voter asks how someone with the dubious credentials of Alexi Giannoulias became Treasurer of Illinois and is poised to become our next senator. An informed voter wonders why we, the citizens of Illinois, were represented by ONLY ONE SENATOR for almost two full years while we paid the salaries of two.
A thinking person votes as a true independent. From this and your other posts, you are clearly not in that group.
common sense

Frankfort, IL

#18 Dec 15, 2009
anyone that votes only for a gop or dem are idiots. both parties are crooked. both parties takes bribes. I am a conservative not a republican. but i will vote for a dem if they are not crooked and are for the people instead of for themself. I do have a problem with what is going on. Bush (who i didnt approve of) tried throwing money at a recession (bailout) and it didnt work. So obama throws more money at it (by printing money) thats not working either. If you are in debt do you keep spending? no you balance the budget. how bout we do that. Secondly if 80% of people are satisfied with their health care and 35% want universal heatlt care then why are we still going through with this. instead of spending more money on this why dont we just let people who have health care keep it and have the govt provided health care for the people who dont have health care. also to reduce the scamming on insurances why dont we open up the state lines so if i cant get a better deal on insurance in arizona then i can get it. that will force insurance co to lower their costs and have more of a even playing field.

Since: Dec 06

Plainfield, IL

#19 Dec 16, 2009
To those who have marked my earlier posts with "nuts" and "clueless" icons: how sad that you don't think that one should vote based on principles and values. My vote reflects my core beliefs; that is NOT going to change.
old man

Bolingbrook, IL

#20 Dec 17, 2009
THEAprof wrote:
To those who have marked my earlier posts with "nuts" and "clueless" icons: how sad that you don't think that one should vote based on principles and values. My vote reflects my core beliefs; that is NOT going to change.
Then do not post if you do not want anyone to disagree with you! That's what it is all abou isn't it? Or do you think we should all just step in behind you like a bunch of lemmings. There are a lot of free thinkers out there who will vote for a good candidate (Republican or Democrat) but people like yourselves are closed minded, self centered, and do not truly care about the country.

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