2 sue Wood Dale over property dispute

2 sue Wood Dale over property dispute

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 15, 2007, titled 2 sue Wood Dale over property dispute. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two men who bought property in a new Wood Dale subdivision last year are suing the city's mayor and the real estate development firm where the mayor is a partner, saying they failed to disclose an ongoing ...

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PANDORA

Woodridge, IL

#1 Nov 15, 2007
I didn't know mayor Dailey owned property there!
FORMER WOOD DALE ALDERMAN

AOL

#2 Nov 16, 2007
THE MAYOR OF WOOD DALE KNEW OF THE FLOODING PROBLEMS FOR YEARS. HE LEAD THE COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE DEVELOPMENT WHICH WAS OWNED BY HIS
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR. THE SUBJECT PROPERTY WAS THE BASIS FOR THE LONGEST LAW SUIT IN WOOD DALE HISTORY. THE LAW SUIT WAS BASED UPON THE FLOODING
CAUSING THE PROPERTY TO BE UNBUILDABLE. TO SETTLE THE LAW SUIT THE CITY AGRRED TO BUILD A DETENTION POND HOWEVER THE ENGINEERS WERE WRONG AND THE FLOODING PROBLEM WAS NEVER CORRECTED. THE CITY WAS ACCUSED OF INCREASIING THE FLOODING DUE TO DEVELOPMENTS THAT CHANGED THE FLOW OF FLOOD WATERS.
THE MAYOR EVEN RAN FOR OFFICE STATING HE WOULD SETTLE THIS LAW SUIT. WHILE THE OWNER AT THE TIME WAS HIS CANPIAGN MANAGER.
THIS PROBLEM WAS DISSCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
SO MANY TIMES IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE MAYOR TO CLAIM IGNORANCE. IT IS AROGANCE
Concerned Citizen

AOL

#3 Nov 16, 2007
It is really possible for a mayor to own a part of a development company that is developing in a town that he runs??????
Also screwed by Johnson

Naperville, IL

#4 Nov 19, 2007
I am a licensed realtor in town and was swindled by Ken Johnson and his associate "Szymon", who calls himself "Shawn".
I wrote up a sales contract for my client to purchase a property owned by a trust that Ken and Shawn are beneficiaries of...and the next morning, Ken calls me to say that the property was sold to someone else.
Then...I find out that Ken and Szymon went behind my back and CALLED MY CLIENT in order to cut me out of the deal and avoid paying me my commission. They wrote a new sales contract cutting me out of the deal. How's that for honesty in business!? I had a good contract and they called up MY client behind my back!!! We can't trust him to be ethical with a small business deal...are we sure we can trust him in government???
Two years later, he is still refusing to pay the commission owed to me.
Both my wife and I run our businesses out of Wood Dale, I am an elected official on one of the major boards in town, a Park District volunteer, a volunteer in the Dept. of Homeland Security as well as a recent Honorable Dischargee from the Naval Reserve.
It is a shame that we have such a dishonorable person in charge of our city.
If you have any comments or questions about this, you can call me at: xxx630xxx204xxx3542xxx

Since: Nov 07

Wood Dale, IL

#5 Nov 19, 2007
Oh...BTW...Wood Dale was a nice little village before Ken brought Chicago-style politics here.
Its About Time

United States

#6 Nov 20, 2007
All I can say is that it's about time somebody finally sees what's going on. I just hope it doesn't stop here and if you believe for a minute that this is all that the Mayor has been involved in guess again. How many people does he have to hurt before someone really investigates him?(Maybe someone should look at his Campaign contributions next)
As far as the law suit over this property goes, there is no question that it will probably be dropped only because the mayor will put the screws to certain members of the council that will give him his way to allow the permits to be issued. This will happen, even though the situation in that area is not resolved. Then in a few years when everything is built out in Ethan Woods, the residents of Wood Dale will once again have to pay to fix the storm water problem.
WAKE UP WOOD DALE VOICE CONCERNS
morena

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#7 Nov 20, 2007
wooddale is fjust bad hi shawn
PRECIOUS

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#8 Nov 20, 2007
Also screwed by Johnson wrote:
Oh...BTW...Wood Dale was a nice little village before Ken brought Chicago-style politics here.
YOU KNOW WHAT THERE IS ALOT ABOUT SYZMON OR SHAWN THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT LIKE THE FACT THAT HE IS NOT EVEN PROBALLY LEGALL WHAT KIND OF NAME IS SYZMON POLISH? CAN YOU TRUST A NON AMERICAN? NO WAY JOSE!!!
PRECIOUS

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#9 Nov 20, 2007
Its About Time wrote:
All I can say is that it's about time somebody finally sees what's going on. I just hope it doesn't stop here and if you believe for a minute that this is all that the Mayor has been involved in guess again. How many people does he have to hurt before someone really investigates him?(Maybe someone should look at his Campaign contributions next)
As far as the law suit over this property goes, there is no question that it will probably be dropped only because the mayor will put the screws to certain members of the council that will give him his way to allow the permits to be issued. This will happen, even though the situation in that area is not resolved. Then in a few years when everything is built out in Ethan Woods, the residents of Wood Dale will once again have to pay to fix the storm water problem.
WAKE UP WOOD DALE VOICE CONCERNS
WOODDALE IS JUST PLAIN BAD WERE CROOKED PEOPLE LIVE HI SHAWN !!!!!YOU HAVE BEEN VERY BAD SANTA WILL PUT A COAL IN YOUR STOCKING THIS YEAR FROM ALL THE BAD AND THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE RIPPED OFF
PRECIOUS

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#10 Nov 20, 2007
Its About Time wrote:
All I can say is that it's about time somebody finally sees what's going on. I just hope it doesn't stop here and if you believe for a minute that this is all that the Mayor has been involved in guess again. How many people does he have to hurt before someone really investigates him?(Maybe someone should look at his Campaign contributions next)
As far as the law suit over this property goes, there is no question that it will probably be dropped only because the mayor will put the screws to certain members of the council that will give him his way to allow the permits to be issued. This will happen, even though the situation in that area is not resolved. Then in a few years when everything is built out in Ethan Woods, the residents of Wood Dale will once again have to pay to fix the storm water problem.
WAKE UP WOOD DALE VOICE CONCERNS
THEY WILL GET THE KARMA RIGHT BACK AT THEM WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND

Since: Nov 07

Wheeling, IL

#11 Nov 20, 2007
PRECIOUS wrote:
<quoted text>WOODDALE IS JUST PLAIN BAD WERE CROOKED PEOPLE LIVE HI SHAWN !!!!!YOU HAVE BEEN VERY BAD SANTA WILL PUT A COAL IN YOUR STOCKING THIS YEAR FROM ALL THE BAD AND THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE RIPPED OFF
My family and I have lived in Wood Dale for years, while there are questionable people that live there, its a great place to raise your kids. We are not all "crooked".
PRECIOUS

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#12 Nov 21, 2007
Chicago_ Girl wrote:
<quoted text>
My family and I have lived in Wood Dale for years, while there are questionable people that live there, its a great place to raise your kids. We are not all "crooked".
CHICAGO GIRL YOU
DONT KNOE THEM AS WELL AS I DO !!!!!!!!!!
PRECIOUS

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#13 Nov 21, 2007
Also screwed by Johnson wrote:
Oh...BTW...Wood Dale was a nice little village before Ken brought Chicago-style politics here.
YEAH THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING SZYMON"SHAWN"WOULD DO
I live right next to it

West Jordan, UT

#14 Jan 31, 2008
That development that they are speaking of is being built at the end of my block, which by the way is a dead-end street and also is just way too small to even fit the amount of houses they want. Every single person besides the person building it, who also lives on the block, signed a petition saying they did not want the development and it was completely ignored. At the town meeting, everyone showed up and argued, but nothing was ever solved by that. Currently construction has stopped and has been stopped for about a year now due to both this lawsuit and utility issues. Its terrible what they're doing. They've cut down nearly a whole forest and for what? Flooding has been worse than ever around that area and everyone is very upset about this. Many are moving away as well. I just hope someone better comes along and can help our area out.
Just the good old Boys

Roselle, IL

#16 Dec 31, 2008
No joke Ken Johnson is just like Boss Hogg!

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