Monday, November 5, 2012
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Monday, November 5, 2012
At first, my Republican opposition tried the innovative tactic of candidate suppression directed at me. When the attempt to keep me off the ballot failed, they resorted to the hackneyed tactics of suppression of my freedom of speech! This took the form of an intimidating telephone call from John Argoudelis to one of my supporters to remove my campaign sign from the latter’s property, followed by wholesale theft of my signs. Now, just a few days before the election, my opposition has sent out a direct mailing that employs a tactic that has come to typify the Republican Party: distortion of the opponent’s position. Of course, this is done with a combination of omissions and taking parts of sentences out of context. The mail piece in question…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Staff temporarily relocated to Plainfield’s Village Hall after well water tested positive for bacteria.
Plainfield Township employees were back to their old digs on Monday after temporarily moving out due to issues with the facility’s well water. Supervisor John Argoudelis said testing done by the Will County Health Department revealed small amounts of bacteria in the water. “Sometime in the middle of last week, we had our annual water test,” he said. “Not everyone tests their water annually, but we do.” For the first time ever since the building opened in 2005, Argoudelis said tests revealed bacteria. He said the bacteria was not found to be dangerous. According to Argoudelis, the problem may have stemmed from the summer drought, which resulted in low water levels. Township Assessor Erin Kljaich said the water had to be chlorinated before …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The candidate is running for Will County Board District 5 in the Nov. 6 election.
Friday, September 7, 2012
A few weeks ago, your newspaper printed a story about eight Democrats who were kicked off the Will County Board elections ticket. Out of those eight candidates, only one managed to get back onto the ballot and that was Reed Bible. Reed Bible is a resident of Plainfield and a retired attorney, who also worked as a supervisory special agent for Homeland Security. He and his wife have been very active within the Plainfield community, including involvement with the Obama for America campaign, Better Government Association, Habitat for Humanity, Literacy DuPage and Democrats for Will County. We need someone like Reed Bible. He feels that there are many ways to improve the way Will County can serve its residents, both the present population…
Monday, August 27, 2012
The proposal calls for expanded meeting space to serve seniors, community groups.
Plainfield Township is moving forward with a plan to build a 3,000-square-foot addition to the township building, 22525 W. Lockport St. Township Supervisor John Argoudelis said the final architectural drawings have been completed, and the project will go out for bid on Sept. 6. The project was initially envisioned as a senior citizens’ wing, but has since become a plan for a multi-use addition complete with additional meeting space for community groups, a kitchen and an office for joint Plainfield Township/Plainfield Park District Senior Coordinator Kathy Whalen. “It all started with the old senior center,” Argoudelis said, referring to the park district’s River Edge Recreation Center, which has been closed for several years after being …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Mike Costello says he wants to be more involved in local government and believes his civil engineering skills would enhance his ability to serve the district.
Political newcomer Mike Costello is collecting signatures to run for a Will County Board District 5 seat in the March 20, 2012, election. Costello, 29, is an Oak Forest native who has lived in Plainfield since 2005. He said his reasons for running are two-fold: A desire to get more involved in local government and the belief that his civil engineering skills can be beneficial to the board. "There is not a single issue that I am running on," he said. "I've long had an interest in learning how government works, and I'm ready to get more involved in that. "I'm not so much critical of the board, this isn't a vote-one-guy-in-and-the-other-guy-out situation. ... I do think I have a good skill set that will help the board priortize where the …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Plainfield Township supervisor has announced he's running for re-election in 2012.
John Argoudelis has issued a news release! Don't get too excited. It wasn't the one we've been waiting for since Nov. 5, 2010, the day he was elected to the Will County Board to represent District. 5. It was to announce he would be a candidate for re-election in 2012 for the “newly revised county board District 5.” Yes, it's been 233 days since he was elected to the county board and he still hasn't found time to write a news release to tell his constituents whether he plans to continue to double-dip by drawing paychecks as both the Plainfield Township supervisor and a county board member. At June’s township board meeting, he said he was “getting closer to being ready” to write that release. This news release is going to be quite the piece …