lyons, il politics
Twilight Zone

United States

#7878 Sep 6, 2013
12:00 PM..... Ditto!!!!!!!!!!
Need to know

Forest Park, IL

#7879 Sep 7, 2013
Nice to have an ordinance that states the village will pick up fallen branches 72 hours after a storm! But I'm still waiting a week later for them to pick them up!
Taxpayers United

United States

#7880 Sep 8, 2013
Thanks and kudos to Lyons Library Staff and Trustees for - once again - a great family fun event yesterday! Thanks also to the citizens who donated time and items for the raffle prizes and to the businesses that donated food and other items. Those who attended appreciate all of your efforts to bring together our community as one, if for only one afternoon.
Taxpayers United

United States

#7881 Sep 8, 2013
Foolish

Lyons, IL

#7882 Sep 9, 2013
WTH wrote:
Just wondering if they are going to be serving liquor at the great village anniversary dance at the village hall? Is it really a good idea if they plan to do so? And will the police be keeping an eye out for intoxicated drivers leaving the dance?
No Liquor at party. Why would you look out for people leaving the dance. Seniors/ Why not check all of the people leaving the bars after watching a Football Game.
School Issue in Paper

Forest Park, IL

#7883 Sep 10, 2013
Taxpayers United

United States

#7884 Sep 11, 2013
School Issue in Paper wrote:
http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-sear ch/we/Archives?p_action=doc &p_docid=148BB46AA3439E50 &p_docnum=13
"No-bid school project skirted law


Chicago Sun-Times (IL)- Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Author: BY JON SEIDEL ; AND BECKY SCHLIKERMAN ; Staff Reporters


A controversial roofing project in west suburban Stickney skirted state law in various ways, making it possible for a politically connected company to do the work with few questions asked, the Chicago Sun-Times has found.

No bidding process was needed. And no bond was required.

That’s because Lyons Elementary District 103 estimated the project would cost $35,000 — well below the $50,000 threshold in state law that makes such due diligence mandatory.

But when the 2012 project at Edison Elementary School went over budget by at least four times the estimate, most of the business kept going to a pair of companies that are apparently connected: Lembke & Sons True Value and A1 Building Maintenance and Plumbing.

Now a school board attorney has recommended the district hire an independent auditor to look into the roof project. The topic was discussed at a board committee meeting Monday night where school board president Sharon Anderson called the project “a repair gone psychotic.”

A1 doesn’t have a business license in Darien where it’s based, nor is it incorporated in Illinois. And now the Chicago Sun-Times has found through the Freedom of Information Act the school district has no proof of insurance, bonding or licensure from A1.

Finally, the newspaper found no permits were pulled at Stickney Village Hall for the roofing project. Stickney Treasurer Kurt Kasnicka said fees would have been waived for the school district — but the permit was a necessity.

In all, records show the school district has spent nearly $125,000 at A1 in recent years and more than $800,000 at the hardware store over the last six."
Taxpayers United

United States

#7885 Sep 11, 2013
Special SD 103 Board meeting tonight...BTW, their tentative budget for 2013-2014 - which must be passed by the end of this month - shows a projected deficit of $454,815. Note that before they go into closed session citizens are allowed to comment.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 103
September 11, 2013
6:00 PM
SPECIAL MEETING
CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ILLINOIS REVISED STATUTES CHAPTER 102, PARAGRAPH 42.02 (OPEN MEETINGS ACT), NOTICES OF THIS MEETING HAVE BEEN POSTED. LOCATION OF THE MEETING IS THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 4100 JOLIET AVE, LYONS, IL 60534, AT 6:00 PM.
A G E N D A
I.
Call to Order
II.
Pledge of Allegiance
III.
Roll Call
IV.
Citizen's Statements
V.
Closed Executive Session The Board will go into Closed Executive Session for the purpose of the superintendent's evaluation
VI.
Return to Open Session
VII.
Adjournment
CL D

United States

#7886 Sep 11, 2013
R.I.P to to my former boyfriend who passed on 9/11.:( :( :(
WTH

Forest Park, IL

#7887 Sep 13, 2013
Wonder how much the village got the library to ante up to have the alley paved? Of course, with Getty people running the board, it doesn't matter...
FYI

Lisle, IL

#7888 Sep 14, 2013
Don't anyone reveal who you are cause certain people will pry in your family and your life just to get something on you. That is what I was told. Thank you kindly for all your attention, Moe, Larry and Curly but you all confused me for someone who gives a f***!
Taxpayers United

United States

#7889 Sep 18, 2013
Newsy

Forest Park, IL

#7890 Sep 20, 2013
Enough

Forest Park, IL

#7891 Sep 20, 2013
So, now little Ken is not only getting paid from the village for accounting work, he is NOW on the Police and Fire Commission!
Question

Forest Park, IL

#7892 Sep 20, 2013
Enough....Little Ken doesn't even live in Lyons! Don't you have to be from town to sit on a board? Just wondering....
Fed up

Forest Park, IL

#7893 Sep 20, 2013
Welcome to Gettyville!!!
Fed up

Forest Park, IL

#7894 Sep 20, 2013
I hope the people in this town finally wake up at the next election and see the Gettys for what they really are, a bunch of money hungry, power hungry crooks!
Time for change

Burbank, IL

#7895 Sep 21, 2013
Can we march over to SB 103 and clean out the Board members and all those involved in hiring companies that don't exist on the tax payer dime!!! I'm in disbelief after reading the Sun Times that this kind of corruption is happening in our back yard. What is the Board doing to protect our money!
Fed up

Forest Park, IL

#7896 Sep 21, 2013
Time for change wrote:
Can we march over to SB 103 and clean out the Board members and all those involved in hiring companies that don't exist on the tax payer dime!!! I'm in disbelief after reading the Sun Times that this kind of corruption is happening in our back yard. What is the Board doing to protect our money!
Absolutely nothing! They have no say so. Everything in this town is run by the Gettys!!!!
No Surprise

Forest Park, IL

#7897 Sep 21, 2013
Time for change wrote:
Can we march over to SB 103 and clean out the Board members and all those involved in hiring companies that don't exist on the tax payer dime!!! I'm in disbelief after reading the Sun Times that this kind of corruption is happening in our back yard. What is the Board doing to protect our money!
They never protected our children, let alone our tax dollars !

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