Only 2 Candidates for Blue Island Mayor

Only 2 Candidates for Blue Island Mayor

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Old Voter

Blue Island, IL

#1 Mar 11, 2013
In my opinion the election for Mayor is either Brown or Stevo since the third candidate did not show up. From here on out we should discuss only Brown or Stevo for Mayor!
Old Voter

Blue Island, IL

#2 Mar 11, 2013
My vote for Mayor has changed to Stevo. I don't have a choice for alderman in the first ward unfortunately.
Wake Up

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Many candidates did not show up, and a couple that did show did not want to speak there and stated so. CASA organized this event to promote Stevo. Stevo/Green signs were the only ones posted in case you didn't notice. Stevo is far out of touch and not based on reality of how times have changed. He only wants to inflate his over-inflated ego with the title of mayor. What actual solutions did he offer that you heard and I and others did not? Just how is he going to lure big businesses like those listed on his survey to town? Where is the money going to come from to tear down the abandoned buildings, re-open the bridges and line the streets with trees? He didn't say, not that I heard anyway. The main problem boils down to the fact that there isn't enough money to go around and not enough coming in. I only heard his far-out visions (MetroSouth to be a research institute), his self importance (HE defeated the arc plasma), and his memories of better times when the downtown was so busy it needed a traffic cop....but wasn't that back when Clark Oil was operating and the residents who worked there had really good paying jobs?

Perhaps you should have run for alderman in your district since there is only one candidate instead of trying to tell the rest of us to limit our discussions to Stevo and Brown because it's YOUR opinion. As an Old Voter, you should know better than that.
Jobs for Votes

Blue Island, IL

#4 Mar 11, 2013
Stevo is the obvious choice. Brown is to chummy with the undertaker.
resident

Lawrence, MA

#5 Mar 11, 2013
No siree the only 2qualified canditates .with good ethics and morals.not to memtioned educated and of caliber are vargas and stevo.
Come on

Munster, IN

#6 Mar 11, 2013
Wake Up wrote:
Many candidates did not show up, and a couple that did show did not want to speak there and stated so. CASA organized this event to promote Stevo. Stevo/Green signs were the only ones posted in case you didn't notice. Stevo is far out of touch and not based on reality of how times have changed. He only wants to inflate his over-inflated ego with the title of mayor. What actual solutions did he offer that you heard and I and others did not? Just how is he going to lure big businesses like those listed on his survey to town? Where is the money going to come from to tear down the abandoned buildings, re-open the bridges and line the streets with trees? He didn't say, not that I heard anyway. The main problem boils down to the fact that there isn't enough money to go around and not enough coming in. I only heard his far-out visions (MetroSouth to be a research institute), his self importance (HE defeated the arc plasma), and his memories of better times when the downtown was so busy it needed a traffic cop....but wasn't that back when Clark Oil was operating and the residents who worked there had really good paying jobs?
Perhaps you should have run for alderman in your district since there is only one candidate instead of trying to tell the rest of us to limit our discussions to Stevo and Brown because it's YOUR opinion. As an Old Voter, you should know better than that.
I am sure Vargas could of put up a sign had he SHOWED UP!!!
BILib

Lansing, IL

#7 Mar 11, 2013
CASA did not put up Allan's sign....he did that himself. So far as I can tell, the candidates who did not participate were those on the Vargas slate. They may have had their reasons but not appearing was very disrespectful of the voters. There is much partisanship and the election will be very interesting.....not to mention the aftermath.
BILib

Lansing, IL

#8 Mar 11, 2013
Jobs for Votes wrote:
Stevo is the obvious choice. Brown is to chummy with the undertaker.
This was a real surprise. Maybe it shouldn't have been.
Following

Arlington Heights, IL

#9 Mar 11, 2013
Why is everyone making such a big deal about "CASA's" Candidates night?! Everyone knows what a JOKE that "organization" is. My family and I didn't attend because we know what an insult this is to us Hispanics. Anyone else that raves about "oh I am not voting for him because he disrespected us by not showing." Uh no... CASA is an embarassment to this town.

If more people thought it was so great, more would have shown. 95% of voters dont' go. Wonder why that is??

If I was running, I wouldn't have shown up either and wasted my time with CASA. Get over yourselves.
BILib

Lansing, IL

#10 Mar 11, 2013
The issue isn't about CASA. The issue is the candidates who didn't care enough about the voters to appear before ANY group to make their positions known. You can like or support CASA or not but shunning a candidate forum because you don't like the host organization is short-sighted at best. I don't care who the host is; I want to hear what candidates have to say before I decide for whom to vote.
You Should have Attended

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 11, 2013
Following wrote:
Why is everyone making such a big deal about "CASA's" Candidates night?! Everyone knows what a JOKE that "organization" is. My family and I didn't attend because we know what an insult this is to us Hispanics. Anyone else that raves about "oh I am not voting for him because he disrespected us by not showing." Uh no... CASA is an embarassment to this town.
If more people thought it was so great, more would have shown. 95% of voters dont' go. Wonder why that is??
If I was running, I wouldn't have shown up either and wasted my time with CASA. Get over yourselves.
The large Hispanics audiance appeared most pleased to have candidates communicating with them in Spanish. Vargas can not defend the shameful and terrible things he did to made things harder for Hispanics in Blue Island.
mi mente

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 11, 2013
Come on wrote:
<quoted text>I am sure Vargas could of put up a sign had he SHOWED UP!!!
But the fact is he did not to show up! You see, he's just following orders! When he was running for re election for Alderman all these past years, he was up on that stage. I guess following Peloquin's order, yes? This time, he has a different boss and was told not to go. Too bad, such an educated man but always just a follower!
Hispanictaxpayer

United States

#13 Mar 11, 2013
The CASA event was a 3 ring circus for Alan Stevo. I heard nothing new from this Sky Pilot. He's still has his head in the clouds. Pace-Green is still a Balloon too. What are they smoking?
potwho9u

United States

#14 Mar 11, 2013
Hispanictaxpayer wrote:
The CASA event was a 3 ring circus for Alan Stevo. I heard nothing new from this Sky Pilot. He's still has his head in the clouds. Pace-Green is still a Balloon too. What are they smoking?
run for public office so we can hear what people say about you. I don't believe in those 2 candidates at all, it is because they have no real clear vision. And lack the experience in running a city government. Especially Mr Brown. Free medical insurance REALLY.
Good old days no more

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 11, 2013
Wake Up wrote:
Many candidates did not show up, and a couple that did show did not want to speak there and stated so. CASA organized this event to promote Stevo. Stevo/Green signs were the only ones posted in case you didn't notice. Stevo is far out of touch and not based on reality of how times have changed. He only wants to inflate his over-inflated ego with the title of mayor. What actual solutions did he offer that you heard and I and others did not? Just how is he going to lure big businesses like those listed on his survey to town? Where is the money going to come from to tear down the abandoned buildings, re-open the bridges and line the streets with trees? He didn't say, not that I heard anyway. The main problem boils down to the fact that there isn't enough money to go around and not enough coming in. I only heard his far-out visions (MetroSouth to be a research institute), his self importance (HE defeated the arc plasma), and his memories of better times when the downtown was so busy it needed a traffic cop....but wasn't that back when Clark Oil was operating and the residents who worked there had really good paying jobs?
Perhaps you should have run for alderman in your district since there is only one candidate instead of trying to tell the rest of us to limit our discussions to Stevo and Brown because it's YOUR opinion. As an Old Voter, you should know better than that.
Oh Dear, it's not even just way back during the Clark Oil days hr was talking about. You may be the one who is out of touch. Clark Oil brought us pollution, may be jobs! Clark Oil wasn't the glorious, happy days he was reminiscing about. It's way back when, my dear, when even neighboring cities flocked here in Blue Island to shop, dine and for entertainment. What he was trying to communicate to you (but you didn't get) was that we can bring back the prosperity Blue Island once had.What can I say other than before you even heard him speak, you mind is already closed to whatever he's going to say.ADMIT IT you're there for someone else.

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Jobs for Votes

Blue Island, IL

#16 Mar 12, 2013
Hispanictaxpayer wrote:
The CASA event was a 3 ring circus for Alan Stevo. I heard nothing new from this Sky Pilot. He's still has his head in the clouds. Pace-Green is still a Balloon too. What are they smoking?
The first thing that needs to be done is a thorough power washing of our uptown area starting with Ruthenberg Realty. Have you ever looked in the alley behind this property? 25 years of debri and neglect.
Hispanictaxpayer

United States

#17 Mar 12, 2013
Good old days no more wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh Dear, it's not even just way back during the Clark Oil days hr was talking about. You may be the one who is out of touch. Clark Oil brought us pollution, may be jobs! Clark Oil wasn't the glorious, happy days he was reminiscing about. It's way back when, my dear, when even neighboring cities flocked here in Blue Island to shop, dine and for entertainment. What he was trying to communicate to you (but you didn't get) was that we can bring back the prosperity Blue Island once had.What can I say other than before you even heard him speak, you mind is already closed to whatever he's going to say.ADMIT IT you're there for someone else.
i
To live and dream of the past is to ignore the present & future. Stevo is ignoring that basic fact. Times have changed. The business model he envisions is unworkable. The Civil Rights act was passed and the basic population of Blue Island is no longer White Anglo-Saxon. He seems to forget that fact in his melancholy. To throw the Police Department under the bus as he did was disrespectful. And to add that he would stand up to "public pressure" was a slap in the face of those very same people he wants to vote for him. He is "nuts".
Hispanictaxpayer

United States

#18 Mar 12, 2013
BILib wrote:
CASA did not put up Allan's sign....he did that himself. So far as I can tell, the candidates who did not participate were those on the Vargas slate. They may have had their reasons but not appearing was very disrespectful of the voters. There is much partisanship and the election will be very interesting.....not to mention the aftermath.
No it wasn't. It was obvious to anyone with eye's & ears and a brain that the CASA event was a Allan Stevo/Pace-Green snake oil show. Some of Mark Potoska's people and Tommy Brown were overheard to say that they got sucker-punched and realized too late that the event was rigged. They had no idea that Stevo/Green posters would be on stage and thought it was to be a neutral site event with no signs or hand-out literature. To allow Pace-Green more time after being complemented over some editorials by the moderator was in poor taste. To literally give Stevo the floor at the end and make the audience captive also was a dirty trick.
Watchdog Watcher

Wilmette, IL

#19 Mar 12, 2013
Welcome to the world of political theater. It is the vain attempt by Casa to pervert the political process.
Notice how there is always a negative comment as opposed to simply arguing their position... that's because it is easier to tear down an opponent than to come up with original ideas.
Anyone but Stevo it will be....
Ordinance Violation

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 12, 2013
Jobs for Votes wrote:
<quoted text> The first thing that needs to be done is a thorough power washing of our uptown area starting with Ruthenberg Realty. Have you ever looked in the alley behind this property? 25 years of debri and neglect.
Clean it up.

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