Summit - Mayor 2013
too bad

Oswego, IL

#41 Mar 23, 2013
Cicero wrote:
Perhaps we need to dig a little deeper in the mayor’s supposed financial wizardry.

Casino Revenue --- that money was awarded to several very needy municipalities. Joe claims a huge role in getting the funds for Summit, but when pressed “what would the Des Plaines mayor say about your role”, Joe said the Des Plaines mayor “wouldn’t know what he’s talking about”, i.e., outside sources are going to refute the mayor’s claim of significant influence in getting those funds. As for what the mayor is doing with those funds, would he care to ask the residents? No, instead,$100 checks are going out in the mail as a “refund” to residents’ bloated water bills. Wait a second, the biggest water payers in Summit are businesses ---but they aren’t getting checks! I wonder why….because businesses DON’T VOTE! Now that is one creative way to buy votes. These are going out a few weeks before the election, and hopefully residents aren’t fooled. Shame, shame.

New funding for homes….that’s County money. Attributing Joe to getting those funds is like saying Bill Wennington brought the Chicago Bulls championships in the 90’s by watching from the sidelines.

CDBG Funding --- all they have to do is fill out an application. After that, a strict Federal metric determines which streets get repaired and how much money is received. It’s good the mayor and his gang can fill out applications because they will be looking for new jobs in May.
Senior Housing --- a huge chunk of this came from Summit TIF dollars. Cash that should go to schools, parks, and the library; or as a reduction to Summit’s astronomical property tax bills. Summit residents are in the dark about TIFs because for years the administration has not been having annual public TIF meetings as REQUIRED BY LAW. Shame, shame.
Businesses – 16 years ago, at the start of Joe’s regime, there were more businesses than there are now...they are leaving even faster recently, i.e. the car wash, what about 63rd Street the business district is destitute. When businesses leave, they stop paying property taxes; who foots the bill? The residents!
Do those new officers speak Spanish? Creo que no. Joe doesn’t care about reaching out to Hispanics in a town of 64% Hispanics, and the vast majority of families with children are Hispanic. If someone in Summit doesn’t speak Spanish, they have a neighbor that does…and having more cops with those abilities would help everyone solve problems. Shame, shame.
I totally agree with everything u say except the police speaking Spanish part. According to stare law a police and fire commission have a test for police new hires. These are usually done by an outside firm to control nepotism. After the test is completed the candidates are ranked according to score and have to be hired by ranking. Highest score first. They have no control over who takes the test or who scores what and what place they are on the list. Not the villages fault for not having more Spanish speaking officers
too bad

Oswego, IL

#42 Mar 23, 2013
funny wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting...police are hired based on testing..it would be nice to see Les Peterson results. That man is a joke. But it pays to be a friend of a friend I guess...I hope people vote to get Joe out and the new mayor gets rid of Les. It will be a good election.
If u know Burt odelson that means u get a job. Doesn't matter if he was asked to resign from mvcc because of sexual harassment lawsuits. Or the lawsuits from willow springs when Burt got him a job there. Or the grant money he lost willow springs. Or how he was going to be hired by forest view. But after a background check was completed he mysteriously asked to bow out. He has connects to madrigal through Burt and I'm sure the village was promised something to hire and keep him. But what is it??? He is not qualified to have anything to do with the police. Just because he has certificates and degrees. Does that make u a leader if men. I think not.
Resident

Hales Corners, WI

#43 Mar 24, 2013
Mayor Joe has done great things for Summit. Keeping things moving forward...with Joe or Mike Long. Last thing we need is a babbling guy in as Mayor like Teddy boy.
Clearly Mistaken

Justice, IL

#45 Mar 24, 2013
I've worked with Marco for many years now. Let me tell you this, he goes above and beyond for the kids in this town. When it comes to leadership, he is the clear definition. You are the obvious ignorant one.

"this is coming from his leadership group," 1 Get the name right.

2) If you are one of the kids he works with, WHY REFER TO THE YOURSELF AS "OUR YOUTH." Does that not included you.

Case and point, just another bunch of trash posted by the Village Party and their minions!! Shame on you
change

Rockford, IL

#47 Mar 30, 2013
It's time for a change, it's that simple.
Get Him Fired

La Grange, IL

#48 Apr 1, 2013
FIRE CHESTER!!! He is the one making a bad name of the Village. NOT JOE, NOT TRUSTEES, it is CHESTER!!!
lets be real

Union, NJ

#49 Apr 1, 2013
Accountability goes across the whole board...Chester does create most of the problems but the trustees approve every single thing at board meetings! Clean house and get new people in there...plain and simple...start fresh.
fyi

Union, NJ

#50 Apr 1, 2013
Fyi chesters position is appointed by the mayor so in order to get rid of him you have to get rid of Joe!
Get Him Fired wrote:
FIRE CHESTER!!! He is the one making a bad name of the Village. NOT JOE, NOT TRUSTEES, it is CHESTER!!!
funnier

Ripon, WI

#51 Apr 1, 2013
Hiring Chester was one of Joe's biggest mistakes. What if Joe wins another term and cannot finish, who will the gang appoint?
Boxer briefs

Chicago, IL

#52 Apr 1, 2013
i heard the trustees vote amonngst themselves for interim mayor
confused

Dallas, TX

#53 Apr 2, 2013
Why would Mayor Joe approve the rental of that RV parked on the parkway across from PD with that huge sign? Does his campaign funds go for that purpose? An inquiry to David Orr is coming and an audit of campaign funds. Why wouldnt he use the $600k from casino to pay back the $1,000,000 pension fund he stole from and wont pay back and is now getting sued. Yes voters, Joe stole money from Village employees and wont pay them back. Instead he will mail out "refund" checks. What ever happened to Judy losing that $600,000 online scam? Chet and Joe are being followed to see exactly where Joe lives. Joe is obviously very ill and does not live full time in Summit.
interesting

Park Forest, IL

#54 Apr 3, 2013
The RV is gone now.
FYI

Chicago, IL

#55 Apr 5, 2013
No it's not, just saw it this morning. It's obnoxious really. Of all the gangs in summit you would think someone would have tagged it by now.Probably the only thing I wouldn't mind getting tagged.
Really

Lisle, IL

#56 Apr 5, 2013
too bad

Oswego, IL

#57 Apr 5, 2013
Really wrote:
http://www.thenewspaper.com/ne ws/02/245.asp
I'm not for joe. But this is old. From 2005. Look at the source on the bottom of the report. Of all the dirty stuff that goes on. This is all that could be found?
Really

Schaumburg, IL

#58 Apr 6, 2013
Shows his character.
This time he is attempting to buy votes with water "rebate" checks issued one week before election.
Are you kidding Jim

Elkhart, IN

#60 Apr 7, 2013
You talking about character? Mr. not a CPA

Should change this up from your other posts.
Clearly Mistaken

Justice, IL

#61 Apr 7, 2013
Really wrote:
Shows his character.
This time he is attempting to buy votes with water "rebate" checks issued one week before election.
The source? WLS-tv, Channel 7 news is no longer a valid news source? Interesting. Yes it was from 2005 and YES Chug Chug Mayor Joe STOLE $100,000 dollars from the taxpayers.

And no thats not the only "dirt" that the mayor has. Have we all forgotten his love of drinking and driving? If we have here are some articles.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-01-09...

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-04-22...

Thats "proven Leadership?"
too bad

Oswego, IL

#62 Apr 8, 2013
Clearly Mistaken wrote:
<quoted text>The source? WLS-tv, Channel 7 news is no longer a valid news source? Interesting. Yes it was from 2005 and YES Chug Chug Mayor Joe STOLE $100,000 dollars from the taxpayers.

And no thats not the only "dirt" that the mayor has. Have we all forgotten his love of drinking and driving? If we have here are some articles.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-01-09...

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-04-22...

Thats "proven Leadership?"
Wasn't saying that it's not a valid source. Just that it's old news. As far as the drinking and driving. I don't think he does that anymore. It's hard to drink and drive when your nephew drives you everywhere Mostly because he doesn't live in summit anymore. If joe wins. I wonder who he made a deal with to pass his "seat" to. What trustee will it be? But since he has Burt odelson on his side I'm sure he will find some obscure law that will allow him to give it to who ever he wants. Trustee or not. It's all a scam
Really

Winfield, IL

#63 May 7, 2013
Jim is a licensed CPA

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