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The Emperor and the Ordinances

Getting back to the mission with which this site was founded, we are going to talk about a subject that was previously covered before the elections.  This is important to you as a taxpayer – your money is on the line with this one … We’ll give a brief...

Foundations

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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...

Crying Broke

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Every year we endure our Manager and Village Board Members and their endless complaining of employee compensation, benefits and just how bad a financial situation the Village is in.  President Ritter sits up there lambasting the pensions (while he draws one,) Trustee Humpfer pays lip service to our financial...

Facts & FOIAs Revisited

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Part of my most recent foia has been returned, and no shock here, a vast majority of the information was denied.  Here is a copy of the request: Click Here.  You’ll notice that most of the documents that I requested were specifically to determine whether or not the information...

Audit, Finance, Public Safety and Communication

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I had the pleasure of attending the last audit and finance commission meeting, as requested by Trustee Humpher when he seemingly invited me (and any other resident that wanted to attend) to the meeting to “Roll up your sleeves” and discuss these issues with the commission.  Alas, Trustee Humpher...

Solutions Requested? OK!

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The board meeting last night was very interesting, and I appreciate that the Trustees are at least looking at what I’ve been saying even if it’s to just deflect the criticism.  I sincerely hope that the Trustees understand that my dissatisfaction with the job performance of the Trustees has nothing...

Press Release Blues!

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So I’ve been considering what I should write about today – just one of things that I started doing every day – it’s therapeutic.  One of the things I have come to truly enjoy is picking apart what Village Officials say by using their own words and data.  And...

No Wonder Nobody Knows (Part 2)

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Continuing on with analysis of the General Fund, and whether or not our Village Trustees, the Audit and Finance Committee and the Village Staff (Finance and Manager) is capable of being accurate with our money,  I submit the following to the residents of the village: Property Taxes Sales Tax...

No Wonder Nobody Knows …

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Welcome to my second installment of my discussion on our Budgetary Calamity.  This one also focuses on the General Fund.  We’ll get to the Water and Sewer and other funds that the village uses as time allows. After going on this journey with me, you’ll probably come to the...

Where the heck is our money going?

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So how to attack this question?  Let’s do some comparing.  For the purposes of this, I compare 2 relatively similar towns.  Streamwood, IL and Carpentersville, IL.  Both towns have similar demographics, both have similar departments, census amounts, and their police and fire departments respond to similar number of incidents...

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