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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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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Needs of the Community

Readers of this blog, and to the community in Carpentersville … what are the needs of the community?  What is it that Trustees are supposed to do? There are so many answers for that – unique to each resident, and as wide and diverse as the members of our community.  There are so many things […]

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The Trustees should be Ashamed …

As we reported earlier, on March 14th, 2015, during a break of the audit and finance commission meeting, Village Manager Rooney had an altercation with Humberto Garcia, a commission member and trustee candidate.  Mr. Garcia, in his remarks to the Trustees on March 17th, described what happened as an abuse and assault.  We received information […]

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