About Us

After seeing the hypocrisy and wanton disregard for the lives of the residents of the Village of Carpentersville, this site was developed to inform the resident of essential issues that effect their daily lives – things the Village Board doesn’t want them to know.  I have been a resident in the village for the last 7 years, 2 on Arrow St and 6 on Wakefield Dr, and prior to that I had spent a couple years in Algonquin, and the 4 before that on Osage Ct here in town.  I’ve met a lot of great neighbors and good people, and I’ve seen countless trustees come and go.

Because people eventually find out everything – nothing in this world is a secret – and I sincerely hope our Village Board and Manager know that – I would like to disclose that in addition to being a resident, I am a village employee (15 years).  I don’t want the readers of this site to find that out from another source, and accuse me of withholding that in order to appear more objective.  The fact is, I’m not objective, I’m passionate about what I do and making sure that my neighbors and family have the very best service that our village can afford.  I’m declining to say which department I work for at this time (although it might become evident or someone might call me out .. who knows what can happen), because I do not want to bring attention to that department specifically – All our public safety departments in town require our attention and knowledge, and I don’t want the other public safety departments to get slighted in the conversation.  (Public Safety departments = Public Works [because we like our clean water, our poop’s gotta go somewhere out of our house and bad streets cause accidents] Police and Fire Departments)  Those that know me will know what I do, where I work and my level of dedication not only to the village, but to my own family.

Speaking of which, it is for the safety of my family that I started this blog.  My family and YOUR family are no longer safe in this town.  The way this village works these days has lost any sense of order.  Every village is supposed to have “bean counters” – people only concerned with money and how much things cost.  Village are supposed to have advocates for services that residents need, i.e. Department Heads.  The village has residents who ultimately determine what they want from the village, and then it’s supposed to have Trustees who objectively weigh the need for services with what the bean counters are telling them, and chose, WITH THE GUIDANCE of the residents who elected them, what services have priority when not enough beans exist.  This village works differently though – The trustees listen to the bean counters, the bean counters threaten to fire the advocates, and the residents stick their head in the sand hoping it either won’t effect them or will go away before it does.  Well, it’s time for this Inquisitive Citizen to stand up and say – NOT ANYMORE!  The residents cannot just stick their heads in the sand anymore, and I certainly won’t do it.

My wife and I would like to thank all our readers for taking the time to muddle through what we’ve posted.  However, while we own and host this site, we are not the only administrators.  There are other authors on the site, whom have their own reasons and may decide if they chose, to reveal themselves and create their own “About Us” page.



3 comments on “About Us

  1. It’s OK, I’ll say it for you, then. You’re Christopher Scholl, XXXX (REDACTED FOR MY SAFETY!) Wakefield Drive, EMT with the Village of Carpentersville, a.k.a. “Chryssipus.”

    So now the question is, do you choose to out yourself, or do you want me to do it for you?

  2. I was hoping to wait until the board meeting on the 19th … but, as I said in my “About Us” page – until someone decides to reveal my identity … I am Chris, but have never used the moniker “Chryssipus.” And I’m not entirely alone – my editor in chief is always telling me how to improve it. In fact, this is my first adventure into the blogging world. I stuck mainly to watching the old sites, and my preferred CMS site tool is Joomla, but figured for this WordPress would be more appropriate to the message. I can only assume you were trying to “out” an old nemesis on the multitude of old wordpress blogs. I always got the impression that you guys who argued a lot on those old blogs were a bit older than I am. More to the point now, while some may think my reasons are more work related – I assure you, it’s entirely personal. I live in this town, on the east side, with my Wife and 3 young children. My family and I have been a victim of someone trying to break into our house – with a 5 minute police response, and my wife and my daughter have needed the paramedics. And i’ll tell you something – for all the times I’ve been the one responding – those 3 incidents were pretty scary each time. This is most definitely a personal matter. But more importantly, I took an oath to Protect and Serve the residents of this town. I can’t very well look my children in the face and tell them to stand up against what you know is wrong when i’m not willing to do the same thing. And i’m trying to do just that, but was trying to avoid it being entirely about one department – and I hope that I generally achieved that.

    It’s interesting how you are probably one of the few that would have been able to determine my identity … a sound knowledge of internet ownership was required. I am a Firefighter & Paramedic. I none-the-less stand behind everything I’ve said – which has been obtained through FOIA requests AND download of the budgets from the Village Website. But, I’ll drop the super-secret identity if that makes it better for everyone out there. As I said from the day I made this site – I’m not objective, I’m passionate. But, it doesn’t mean I’m wrong. It means what it’s always meant – there’s a lot more out there for people to know and it’s up to each resident of the village to determine for themselves what they believe by becoming informed citizens and telling their Trustees what they expect from their village.

  3. Normally, I could help myself – but I can’t – i can see why it was fun for you: You’re Grant Crowell, XXXX (REDACTED FOR YOUR SAFETY!) Shady Tree Ln, Wheeling, IL. 60090. Video/Social Media Consultant.

    What I’m trying to figure out though is – did you really think I was Chryssipus and it’s just a coincidence that you live in the town where our current village manager became suddenly departed from on September 29th 2009 after a executive closed session board meeting with no explanation but a non-disclosure agreement? Do you still have ties and/or connections to my community in Carpentersville? If so – please .. join the debate. Moderation is only turned on so that folks who are inclined can help guide me on where and what information to FOIA in order to dig a little deeper, and I can keep the fact that they helped completely anonymous. I approved your comment because I’m not in the habit of stopping someone from saying what they want. It is not ever going to be my intention to stifle debate from any resident or trustee – i hope for differing opinions from my own, and our Village needs that – many people, learning, checking, verifying and ultimately guiding our trustees in what we want as a community.

    Oh .. and i can now say this – I have proven to those that know me that I can type as fast as I can talk. < -- and they never believed me when I said that -->

    P.S. My facebook page – which I assume is where you got the info, says I’m a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Village of Carpentersville, not an EMT. (My editor in chief, a.k.a. my wife, suggested I add that in there.)

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