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Robo-Call Quizzes Residents About Plainfield Park District

Readers reported getting calls asking them to answer questions regarding the Plainfield Park District.

Several Plainfield residents on Tuesday reported getting automated phone calls, purportedly from the local Republican party, about the Plainfield Park District.

Vicky Polito — an outspoken critic of the recent goings-on at the park district — said she heard from a friend who got the robo-call survey, moments before she got a call of her own shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Polito said she didn't record the call, but believes it began with a message saying it was a "brief survey from your Republican party." The call when on to say,"Currently there are many issues at the Plainfield Park District causing concern with the public, are you aware of them?," asking the listener to press 1 for yes, 2 for no.

Another question asked whether respondents thought the board members responsible for the issues should resign.

Polito said the call came from the number 815-230-7762. A call placed to the number turned up an automated message saying the number was no longer in service.

Another reader reported via Plainfield Patch's Facebook page that she got a similar automated message on her voicemail.

Have you gotten the automated phone call? Let us know in the comments.


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Frank February 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Vicky, we're both saying the same thing. But I know from experience (and I assume you do too) that many people achieve an age where they should know better and have an elevated character, but they simply don't. There comes a time when you have to realize that you can't re-raise a 40 year old person. You can't change a 40 year old's established value system. You can't leave your door unlocked and expect that only coffee clatchers will walk in. You can only learn to deal with them, protect yourself from them, learn to counteract them, all while trying to live in peace with them.
Vicky Polito February 12, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Hey, everyone. Just fyi, I’ve put on The Patch’s “Town Square” sidebar links to the video recording I made tonight of the Plainfield Township Board meeting, where they took up a resolution to make a vote of no confidence in the Board of the Plainfield Township Park District. Please check there for active links to the two video clips. In long form, the video links are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n30Sbfy9SQI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-gfrLc_McI&feature=youtu.be Please bear with me as I will post this same info to comments on different articles, just to cover the bases, so you may see this message a few times. Thanks much.
Michael R. Plainfield February 13, 2014 at 08:59 AM
Larry - you say my points only contain "half-truths" and Frank - you mention that my story has no merit. Guys, please correct the record and tell me where I'm going wrong. I refuse to climb in the gutters with "theories" and other garbage such as, "because someone supported a group of candidates then they ALL must be behind some giant conspiracy..." Assumptions, theories, and proclamations with no backup proof does not advance the discussion and move the community forward. So please - let me know where I'm factually wrong because I'm human and happen to make mistakes every day - and participating in baseless smear campaigns only diminishes the democratic process.
Frank February 13, 2014 at 09:45 AM
MRP, if you review my comments, I think you'll discover that you just agreed with me as to the points you just related above.

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