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When we started this site, the postings were made as the site itself.  This was done to ensure that the public didn’t mistake my views as a private citizen for those coming from a village employee.  However, during the last election, my identity as an employee of the Village of Carpentersville was revealed by several of […]

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Time for another Department Manager

Truthfully, it’s been too long without a department head leaving.  Here in Carpentersville, we currently average a department manager loss about once every 4 months.  Apparently it’s time to get rid of another one!!!  Facebook has been abuzz with this tidbit: Carpentersville Seeks New Fire Chief I certainly hope that any potential Fire Chief that […]

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Handwriting Analysis Request

A while back, we reported that there was an anonymous report of a forgery involving a Disciplinary Document that was used to “entice”” former HR Director Mogren to accept a settlement agreement during the investigation into her behavior. Well, the village has again been ordered by the Attorney General’s office to turn over a document […]

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Public Duty Doctrine

The Illinois Supreme Court has recently ruled that the Public Duty Doctrine was no longer necessary and has struck it down.  I tend to follow these things because they affect my full time employment, and I’ve had a chance to do some digging as to what this is – and what it means.  Please feel […]

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Post Election

First, I’d like to offer my congratulations to the winners of yesterday’s elections.  Both Trustee Sabbe and Trustee Humpfer have declared their intent to listen and be honest.  I welcome that, and I WILL hold you to it!  Election seasons are rarely as contentious as they were this time, and it was definitely a knock-down […]

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Foundations

Some time ago, we covered several complaints against the Village Manager.  One of them was a complaint from former HR Director Linda Mogren.  In case my readers have forgotten, you can see the investigation materials here.  INVESTIGATION.  Through our anonymous tip and contact form, we received information that 2 things (that we didn’t already know) […]

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Public Funds for Elections?

Here’s a question: Is it illegal to use village funds in conjunction with election campaigning? I only ask, because Business Cards bought and paid for by the Village for Village Trustees probably should end up here:   These are being delivered by Trustee Burroway while he and his supporters are canvassing.  This particular photo was […]

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