lyons, il politics
Lyons Resident

Chicago, IL

#22 Jun 23, 2008
I was so estatic to hear that there is a new Political Party in town. Patty Krueger and Pattie Wisneski have seen the light and have formed the Lyons MVP Party, which is for the Residents. My support is behind the MVP Party 100%. Dan Graunke, Rick Stafford, Nancy Booth, Patty Krueger, and Pattie (Grahovac) Wisneski these are all people that you can trust. They all trusted names and all have lived in our village for over 30+ years... and they want what is best. Please help get TLC Party out of the office and vote for the Residents... the MVPs of the Village of Lyons
resident on lawndale

Chicago, IL

#23 Jul 21, 2008
Lyons Resident wrote:
I was so estatic to hear that there is a new Political Party in town. Patty Krueger and Pattie Wisneski have seen the light and have formed the Lyons MVP Party, which is for the Residents. My support is behind the MVP Party 100%. Dan Graunke, Rick Stafford, Nancy Booth, Patty Krueger, and Pattie (Grahovac) Wisneski these are all people that you can trust. They all trusted names and all have lived in our village for over 30+ years... and they want what is best. Please help get TLC Party out of the office and vote for the Residents... the MVPs of the Village of Lyons
OK before you want people to vote for the MVP you really need to talk about what they will do. Does it matter that they have lived here for 30+ years or does it matter what they will do to make the Village a better place to live? Are you saying that new residents are any less important to the MVP than longtime residents? What will they do that TLC Party has not done for the Village. By stating they are "for the residents" what does that mean? I think most voters would like to know the platform of MVP rather than generalizations about them being "for the residents". Pres. Visk, Cathy Bergman and Gary Benedik are trust worthy too, so what makes MVP a better choice? I am going to vote for TLC because they have a track record for helping the community (that means we had a part in it) bring the Village into the 21st century and making the village a place where people can be proud to live work and play. You say about MVP that "they know what's best",that sounds like you are saying that it is MVP's way or the highway and to heck with anyone elses thoughts. I feel better knowing that the Village is in the hands of people who work toward the good of all rather than the good of those in charge and "know what's best".
LMLL Board Member

AOL

#24 Jul 22, 2008
I have been a board member with Lyons McCook Little League for 5 years. Lets set the record straight Lyons McCook Little League has never claimed to own Smith Park, We fill out a use permit to use the fields every year. We call the Village when ever major problems arise. We have always showed our appreciation to Lyons Puplic Works for the help in upkeeping Smith Park. We as board members also volunteer extreme amounts of time to keep the fields looking as nice as they do.
Those of us who met with The Village officials and heard about there plans were willing to work with the Village on it's devolpment of the new fields. All we wanted was a guarantee that we would always have fields for the kids to play on and that the new fields were going to be built on enviromentally safe land. Instead we as a board were labeled liars by Village officials about what really was said in that meeting, and accused of misleading Little League Parents. Last I heard the Village is still building townhomes on Smith Park, so I'm not quite sure what we lied about.
So please don't speak for the Little League, all of us are just volunteers for the kids in this community.
Concerned Resident wrote:
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I don't recall seeing "anywhere" where the Village is "taking away" anything like this from the kids in town. The Village is going to "replace" the fields across the street and from what I understand it's going to be top knotch, new fields built to official little league specs. Little League wants everyone to think that they own that property at Smith Park. They don't. The Village has owned that property, they maintain it, they cover the cost of water, electric and so on. I don't understand what everyone is getting all crazy about.
vachatalover

Chicago, IL

#25 Jul 29, 2008
david visk is the BEST thing that ever happened to Lyons. ask anyone "outside" of town their opinion of Lyons NOW versus 10-15 years ago.
lyons is on the upswing, and EVERY resident has benefitted through increased property values.
Happy

AOL

#26 Aug 8, 2008
Same old Lyons.
Happy Feet

AOL

#27 Aug 8, 2008
You might want to research Patty Krueger a bit before you mindlessly throw your support her way.
Smart enough to know

Aurora, IL

#28 Aug 11, 2008
I am a young voter educated in politics and in the politics of this town. I think David Visk has done more for this town in the past four years then all of the progress of Lyons in its lifetime. If you think the MVP is a logical choice you have not lived in Lyons the past decade. When people voted outside the TLC party look what they got... "NO PROGRESS Vacata" Everything that was good for our town was put to a halt. NOT because it was the right thing for the town, but because of political agendas. If you think the same thing is not going to happen with MVP you are wrong. They will do anything to go against the best thing that had EVER happened to OUR town. I have NEVER been more proud to live in Lyons then I do now knowing their are people in office with the best interests for my town.
The TLC is a breath of fresh air after that disaster Ken Getty came and ruined this beautiful town. TLC were the ones that pulled this town out of the gutter that Ken Getty left it and I think they are the only party to continue doing so.
Why wouldn't you vote TLC?
Poor Richard

AOL

#29 Aug 12, 2008
Dave Visk is actually a good hearted person who has been a pretty good mayor. Patty Krueger rode his coattails for several years, but if you ever talk to her of anything of substance, you'll find the lights are on and no one's home. The biggest mistake Visk ever made was to appoint Patty's dear friend, Dan Babich, to police chief. Dan went from janitor to chief almost over night with Patty promoting it every step of the way. Ask how he managed to jump a five year waiting list to go the FBI Academy? Isn't it true that Ms. Krueger had a friend in the FBI pull strings? Babich has shamelessly used his association with Krueger to advance his personal agenda and Krueger has protected and promoted Babich along the way. In my opinion, Krueger is brainless, vicious and crude and Mr. Visk you are better off without her. If you thought you had it bad under Vachata, Patty is fully cut from the same broad cloth.
Smart enough to know

Chicago, IL

#30 Aug 12, 2008
I couldnt have said it better myself.
Poor Richard wrote:
Dave Visk is actually a good hearted person who has been a pretty good mayor. Patty Krueger rode his coattails for several years, but if you ever talk to her of anything of substance, you'll find the lights are on and no one's home. The biggest mistake Visk ever made was to appoint Patty's dear friend, Dan Babich, to police chief. Dan went from janitor to chief almost over night with Patty promoting it every step of the way. Ask how he managed to jump a five year waiting list to go the FBI Academy? Isn't it true that Ms. Krueger had a friend in the FBI pull strings? Babich has shamelessly used his association with Krueger to advance his personal agenda and Krueger has protected and promoted Babich along the way. In my opinion, Krueger is brainless, vicious and crude and Mr. Visk you are better off without her. If you thought you had it bad under Vachata, Patty is fully cut from the same broad cloth.
The Truth

AOL

#31 Aug 12, 2008
The previous people who wrote on this blog should really do their homework before they put anything in writing for others to read. Educated in Lyons Politics? I think NOT! Krueger riding Visk's coat tails???? Try the other way around! Do your research people...most of the good things brought to the people of Lyons were done by Krueger. Tell me what Visk has brought in the last four and let's compare the lists!!!!
happy2knowU

AOL

#32 Aug 12, 2008
I agree...Patti is the best for this town and has proven herself. AND..shame on the one that said her light is on and no one is home.the only part you got right was saying her light is on and it's on because she is always thinking of ways to make this town better!!!
Poor Richard

AOL

#33 Aug 19, 2008
Sorry, but Patty Krueger has only Patty Krueger and her friends at heart. Every single one of her new party associates are people who do her bidding rather than think independently. It's too bad more people don't read this blog who have been attacked, intimidated and downright assassinated by this woman. Name one thing she ever accomplished for Lyons. Anything of substance would have been the brainchild of Dave Visk, Greg Boksa, Gary, or the past city managers. The woman was never assigned a serious committee assignment, never wrote any grants (despite lying that she did). And wasn't it Patty Krueger who, along with Police Chief Babich, tried to engineer a secret agreement with Material Services to turn the quarry into a dump? Wasn't it Krueger who would put her head down on the table and go to sleep at council meetings? Wasn't it Krueger who used city staff to do personal errands for her? Anyone who thinks this person is mayor material needs to move.
Koz

United States

#34 Aug 21, 2008
The Truth wrote:
The previous people who wrote on this blog should really do their homework before they put anything in writing for others to read. Educated in Lyons Politics? I think NOT! Krueger riding Visk's coat tails???? Try the other way around! Do your research people...most of the good things brought to the people of Lyons were done by Krueger. Tell me what Visk has brought in the last four and let's compare the lists!!!!
The other way around??? You have to be kidding. HMMM.. right after the elections Patti Wisneski jumped ship. So TLC fully funded her bid for trustee, funny she only took a two year spot...why, because Krueger had this whole thing planned ahead of the election...then low and behold Wisneski was elected only have her jump ship to Krugers party. That kind of behavior is only goes to further prove that MVP uses people to further their own agenda. I Think the facts speak for themselves. Mayor David Visk has done more for this village than any of the challengers, he has a backround in construction which further legitimizes his value to this village, seeing that he is the voice of reason when it comes to realistic projects and goals. He has given this village so much, and continues to improve this town. I look forward to giving TLC my full support.
Koz

United States

#35 Aug 22, 2008
In Knee Deep wrote:
I’m so disgusted with the TLC Party running the village of Lyons, IL. The developers are getting richer while the village residents are suffering with higher taxes, village streets with terrible pot holes, and alleys that need to be paved. This administration has financially ruined the village by squandering the reserves from $3.6 million less than two years ago to a projected reserve by end of the year of $400K. They’ve started projects without thinking thing through and now the village is financially strapped. I’ve spoken to residents and they are terrified by the strong arm tactics that they use against the residents. They threaten residents into voting for their party if they resist they have the building code enforcers to their home writing up bogus code violations. So, I hope to “God” that on April 17th the residents go out and vote those want to be gangsters out of office. We need to renew the faiths and hearts of the residents with a new administration of honest and community giving trustees.
First off you need to come up with some new material as you cut and pasted that right off of Gettys website fron the last election. Secondly you must not understand how taxes work...tell me what percentage does the village take from your taxes. You got a beef with your taxes you need to take that up with the tax assesor, then maybe go visit the school borad....then maybe write to your local congressman about the laws that govern the village as far as what power it has enforcing 3 families living in a sigle family home and forcing your taxes up because they have 8 children going to school on the same taxes that a family with one child has, that right there my friend is your taxes. The village gets roughly 15 to 17 percent of your tax bill. Then stop and think about forclosed properties hmmmm...village can not collect on that, or people that are behind....hmmm. you are shouldering all of that...perhaps you should look at the big picture. As for your other complaints...did you ever think that the village needs developemnt to help offset All the costs....the village bringing development only helps with the things you complain about like your streets....I bet you would love the village to float a bond like Berwyn did to improve all its streets at once, the you could add $200 dollars a year to your tax bill for the next twenty years....not to mention that the village as a whole has to vote on it to pass it...think again as stroger, and Blago whom you more than likely voted for put the people of illinois in the position to pay even more in taxes. you know what learn about things before you spew nonsense.
Wise old Al

AOL

#36 Aug 24, 2008
The TLC and Dave Visk have done a monumental job in holding of the disaster of a Getty and a Vachata regime. In the interim, they have gotten areas of Ogden Avenue developed, adopted and enforced model codes, beefed up the police department and are on the way to building a much needed new police station. The Village's tax assessment has kept pace with but not exceeded inflation. Patty Krueger may have been on the council during this time, but you can be sure that these accomplishments can be credited to Dave Visk's leadership, as well as Boksa and Benedik. There is absolutely only one choice next election and that is Dave Visk. Krueger, Vachata and Getty, or their people, only represent the type who will govern mindlessly, viciously and only toward self-service.
believer

AOL

#37 Aug 25, 2008
LOL..
resident

Chicago, IL

#38 Aug 25, 2008
We will have to let the residents decide what is best for the village of lyons. isn't that what an election is for. in the mean time, i advise everyone not to believe everything they read on here. residents need to do their own research and talk to neighbors and all officials/party members to make the choice that they believe is right.
You Poor People

United States

#39 Aug 26, 2008
Are you all blind? Do you really think after all this time Krueger has really split from Visks Gang of thugs? Of course not if you vote her in there will be no changes. TLC will still have control its all political game to those morons. All they are doing is messing with you people. We need to wise up and elect some new people to office. I am voting for the
UNITED CITIZENS PARTY, and if any of you know whats good for this town you will fall in line behind me!!!
ONE WHO KNOWS BETTER

Wabash, IN

#40 Aug 27, 2008
Those of you that like to complain, do you really do anything for the Village of LYons? Most probably not, you most likely only like to hear yourself talk. For one thing do you really know Dave Visk and the trustee's? If not take the time and go to talk to them you will find out that they are for the PEOPLE AND THE VILLAGE OF LYONS. And one more thing have you ever talked to Patti Krueger? She sounds like she is going to sing at any moment ME ME ME ME ME ME I I I I I. I want Dave Visk and TLC to make sure the town is running smoothly not a singer.
XXXXXXXXXX

Wabash, IN

#41 Aug 28, 2008
It will be interesting come April of 2009. If you care stop and take a look at the progress that has taken place her in the VILLAGE OF LYONS. Thanks to David Visk and party. And there is more to come, so stay tuned.

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