.

All Boards

Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Vicky Polito July 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM
You know, MC, I do understand that being that stupid would probably make your head hurt. But, it's Read Morehard to be sympathetic when there's a cure that they just won't use! To your question on HB5593, per Illinois law (and, really most states have the same law, just with differences in timing), if Gov. Quinn does not veto it in any way by 60 days after it got to his office, it automatically becomes law. (The "pocket veto" is a federal mechanism, as regards the US President signing a law, not a state one.) I don't know the exact date it got to the governor's office, but I would guess-timate we're talking about the 2nd half of August? That said, I have heard from some sources in Springfield that Gov. Quinn is likely to sign it before that deadline, anyhow. Once it becomes law, it's up to Rep. Cross and Sen. Bertino-Tarrant to choose a couple of good citizens to serve until the spring 2015 election, when they would run for their seats. As long as I'm here, anyone wanting to call the governor's office and support the signing of HB5593 asap should call either the Springfield office at 217-782-0244 or the Chicago office at 312-814-2121. Takes about 40 seconds, you call, you give your name and say you strongly support Gov. Quinn signing HB5593 into law as soon as he can. You can call more than once to stress your support, but tell the person answering that you have called before and just want to re-emphasize your support. Wouldn't it be a hoot if he showed up and signed it here!?
my conscience July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Yes it would. Thanks for that.
Ron Jidzny July 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Is the Patch a legitimate news source?
Michelle July 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Bill Lamb (AKA power hungry narcissist) doesn't want you to know anything. You don't need toRead Morequesti on him, he's king
Ron Jidzny July 23, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Here's point number 2 directly from the ten-Point checklist used to award municipalities for theirRead Moret ransparency. This thread is obviously recommending an improvement but why is our Village 'leadership' dead silent on this issue? Meetings Online transparency recommendation: -- A calendar disclosing one year’s worth of scheduled public meetings, -- Agendas and board packets posted online 72 hours prior to board meetings, -- Meeting minutes for previous five years, -- Board packets for previous five years____Rationale_____Citizens should have the knowledge of when an elected body meets and what issues they will be voting on so they can be informed and engaged in the democratic process. Meetings are one of the few ways the public can engage in true dialogue with their elected representatives. Failing to provide adequate materials to citizens and the media in advance hinders public participation in democratic institutions, and the participation that does happen is made on a less-educated basis. Given the reality of citizen’s busy schedules, governments should also offer an alternative to attending to be informed about public meetings by posting agendas, board packets and meeting minutes on their website.
Ron Jidzny July 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Here's point number 2 directly from the ten-Point checklist used to award municipalities for theirRead Moret ransparency. This thread is obviously recommending an improvement but why is our Village 'leadership' dead silent on this issue? Meetings - Online transparency recommendation: -- A calendar disclosing one year’s worth of scheduled public meetings, -- Agendas and board packets posted online 72 hours prior to board meetings, -- Meeting minutes for previous five years, -- Board packets for previous five years____Rationale_____Citizens should have the knowledge of when an elected body meets and what issues they will be voting on so they can be informed and engaged in the democratic process. Meetings are one of the few ways the public can engage in true dialogue with their elected representatives. Failing to provide adequate materials to citizens and the media in advance hinders public participation in democratic institutions, and the participation that does happen is made on a less-educated basis. Given the reality of citizen’s busy schedules, governments should also offer an alternative to attending to be informed about public meetings by posting agendas, board packets and meeting minutes on their website. Here's the link from the post above: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/10-point-transparency-checklist/
my conscience July 23, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Tinfoil, you are certainly a convoluted character!
Frank July 23, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Convoluted would be one way of describing it.
Frank July 23, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Taking pride in beating the system doesn't impress any voters. it alienates them. Gloating aboutRead Moreget ting one over on the "dolts" only gets you 5 minutes of fame. I think it's called temporary beauty. Ugly is permanent. It doesn't go away...its only temporarily covered up. VERY temporarily.
See more »